Paid Journalism Internship in Washington, D.C.

Industry: 
Newspaper Publishers
Classification: 
Full-time
Company: 
The National Journalism Center,
529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045,
Washington D.C.,
District Of Columbia
20045
Contact Person: 
Hannah Jackman
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 2015: January 12 - April 3, 2015.... Application Deadline: November 1, 2014 Summer 2015: May 11 - July 31, 2015.... Application Deadline: December 1, 2014 (early); March 1, 2015 (regular) Fall 2014: September 8 - December 5, 2014.... Application Deadline: July 1, 2014
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. Must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior or recent graduate.
Application Instructions: 
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