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(FALL 2023) Social Media Representative/News Writer (Locally or Virtually)

Start date: 09/25/2023(flexible)Duration: 14 Weeks
Unpaid Internship15 - 15 hrs/wk

3 days ago


The DC Spotlight Newspaper is searching for an intern in the role of social media representative/news writer/reporter to work locally or virtually on all social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram to promote stories and events in the newspaper.

This is an unpaid position.

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Must have a minimum of a high school diploma and pursuing a college degree.

Must be committed to the entire semester for the internship. Internships are five months in the Spring and Fall and three months during the summer. 

Must be proficiency with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.

Must be an excellent writer with MS Word proficiency.

Must be knowledgeable of current news events and follow news coverage.

Must be proficient in using the internet and Google.

Must be available for 15 hour work weeks

About DC Spotlight Newspaper

The DC Spotlight Newspaper is a Washington, DC newspaper covering news, politics, sports, entertainment, food, restaurants, events and more in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. SAMPLE ARTICLES Homeless women in Washington, D.C. Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles with the Boys and Girls Club
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What happens after you send in your application?

DC Spotlight Newspaper is actively interviewing now. We asked DC Spotlight Newspaper what they would do if an applicant does not move forward in the hiring process, and this is what they said: “Only applicants we interview will receive a hire or rejection note.”

DC Spotlight Newspaper also indicates this role is likely to convert to full-time.

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That get hired for this type of internship

  • Journalism18%

  • English Language And Literature15%

  • Communication12%

  • Speech Communication And Rhetoric4%

  • Writing4%

  • 294 other majors44%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • NBC Universal
  • Hearst
  • Conde Nast
  • Cnn
  • Nbc News


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