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Washington Journalism Internship Opportunities

Summer 2010 intern Molly Jasinski at USA Today  Summer 2010 intern Molly Jasinski at USA Today

"The NJC has meant a great deal to me....There are relatively few opportunities for young, aspiring journalists like myself who value free-market principles and believe in American Exceptionalism."

- Jarrett Stepman, Spring 2011
Human Events intern

There is no better place to be for hard-hitting news than in Washington, D.C., and there is no better way to get your foot in the door than with an internship with the National Journalism Center. The 12-week program combines weekly seminars, assigned reporting drills, and on-the-job reporting experience through internships with newspapers, magazines, broadcast outlets, and other media. 

Weekly seminars include a blend of writing assignments, journalism exercises and quizzes, lectures with prominent public policy experts and journalists, and current events discussions. Interns typically work three to four days per week at a news outlet and spend one day per week at the National Journalism Center participating in journalism skills workshops.

Summer 2012 intern Matt Pitchford at White House press briefingNJC interns have recently been placed with media outlets around the Washington, D.C. area, including:

  • The Washington Times
  • The Washington Examiner
  • The Washington Business Journal
  • Fox News
  • Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
  • Radio America
  • The Daily Caller
  • The Sean Hannity Show
  • American Veterans Center
  • Forbes
  • Media Research Center
  • The Weekly Standard
  • Catholic News Service
  • USA Today
  • And many more!!



 If Washington is where you want to be this upcoming spring, summer, or fall, fill out our online application below. If you have any additional questions about NJC, please e-mail Program Director Hannah Jackman.

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CLICK HERE to apply today!

Future NJC Internship Session Dates and Deadlines:

Fall 2014: September 8 - December 5, 2014.... Application Deadline: July 1, 2014
Spring 2014: January 13 - April 4, 2014.... Application Deadline: November 1, 2013
Summer 2014: May 13 - August 1, 2014.... Application Deadline: December 1, 2013 (early); March 1, 2014 (regular)

NOTE: Many media outlets in Washington require taking the internship for college credit. These placements also have earlier application deadlines. If you are interested in receiving college credit for your internship, please apply four weeks in advance of the listed deadline. Applications are also processed on a rolling basis, so it may be to your advantage to submit your completed application early. The Center will work with interested students to arrange for academic credit.

 Spring 2011 interns Erica Wenig and Monica (Way) Underwood at The Washington Examiner


Please complete an online application, and then e-mail, fax or mail the following supplemental materials (email preferred): 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 2-3 writing samples (news clips preferred; 5 page limit per sample)
  • 3 references (no letters of recommendation; please include each reference's name, affiliation, relationship to you, and contact information)
  • An official college transcript is required upon acceptance into the program (NOTE: An intern will not be accepted nor allowed to participate without an official transcript.) 

IMPORTANT: Applications will not be reviewed until ALL supplemental materials are received, and candidates will not be accepted into the program with any outstanding materials.

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