Paid Journalism Internship in Washington, D.C.

Classification: 
Full-time
Company: 
National Journalism Center,
529 14th St. NW,
Suite 1145
Washington,
District Of Columbia
20045
Contact Person: 
Hannah Jackman, Program Director
Contact E-mail Address: 
hjackman@yaf.org
Contact Phone Number: 
(202) 6281490
Description/Responsibilities: 
Since 1977, the National Journalism Center, a project of Young America's Foundation, has provided aspiring conservative and libertarian journalists with the premier opportunity to learn the principles and practice of responsible reporting. The National Journalism Center combines 12 weeks of on-the-job training at a Washington, D.C.-based media outlet and once-weekly training seminars led by prominent journalists, policy experts, and NJC faculty. The program matches interns with print, broadcast, or online media outlets based on their interests and experience. Interns spend 30 hours/week gaining practical, hands-on journalism experience. Potential placements include The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, CNN, Fox News Channel, and more. Students will attend the NJC seminar one day a week, sharpening their writing and investigative reporting skills and gaining a better understanding of media, society, and public policy, and the intersection between the three in Washington, D.C. Opportunities: Internships are offered in the fall (Sept. - Dec.), spring (Jan. - Apr.), and summer (May - Aug.). Compensation: $1,000/month HOW TO APPLY: Step 1: Fill out our online application. http://www.yaf.org/NJCapply.aspx Step 2: Email the following supplemental materials to hjackman@yaf.org: * Cover letter * A current resume * 3 writing samples (published news clips are preferred) * 3 references (no letters of recommendation) DEADLINES: Spring 2014: (Jan. 13 – April 4): Nov. 1, 2013 Summer 2014: (May 12 – Aug. 1): Dec. 1, 2013 (early); Mar. 1, 2014 (regular) Fall 2014: (Sept. 8 – Dec. 5): July 1, 2013
Requirements/Qualifications: 
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and a desire to practice responsible journalism. Previous experience writing/reporting/broadcasting in the media, campus, or academic setting is preferred. College juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.
Application Instructions: 
HOW TO APPLY: Step 1: Fill out our online application. http://www.yaf.org/NJCapply.aspx Step 2: Email the following supplemental materials to hjackman@yaf.org: * Cover letter * A current resume * 3 writing samples (published news clips are preferred) * 3 references (no letters of recommendation) DEADLINES: Spring 2014: (Jan. 13 – April 4): Nov. 1, 2013 Summer 2014: (May 12 – Aug. 1): Dec. 1, 2013 (early); Mar. 1, 2014 (regular) Fall 2014: (Sept. 8 – Dec. 5): July 1, 2013