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    Sarah Westwood appears on Fox News’ On The Record with Greta Van Susteren on December 18, 2014, discussing an article she wrote for the Washington Examiner. Sarah interned at the Examiner during the Fall 2014 session of the National Journalism Center and was hired by the Examiner at the end of the session ten days before her appearance.

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    The National Journalism Center

    Summer 2012 interns Matt Pitchford and Meagan Clark outside White HouseSince 1977, the National Journalism Center has trained aspiring journalists in the values of responsible, balanced, and accurate reporting.  Weekly seminars and on-the-job experience provide participants with the tools to become leaders in combating bias in the mainstream media.  

    Seminars include talks with prominent journalists and public policy experts, writing exercises, training in investigative reporting, reading assignments, and current events and policy discussions.  Interns spend the majority of the week on assignment with a media outlet learning from professionals in the journalism field. 

    The balance of real-world experience and quality academic training provides students with a competitive edge in the job market after completing the National Journalism Center's 12-week program. 

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     Here’s what some of our alumni are saying:  

     "This internship gives me a leg up on the competition when I enter the market. . . . I came here as an intern, but I am leaving as a young professional."

    - Adam Ulbricht, intern at Radio America, Summer 2012

     

      Summer 2010 intern Jessie Abrams at BBC

    “From writing and interviewing skills, audio and video editing, to rolling the teleprompter – my internship has stocked my resume with the tools I need to succeed after college. I have had exposure to DC council meetings, congressional hearings, and news breaking press conferences – sometimes all in one day.”  

    - Megan Hickey, intern at WTOP and ABC7, Summer 2011

       

    "The weekly sessions at NJC have offered me an inside view into the working life and mind of the successful DC journalist."     

    - Luca Gattoni-Celli, intern at USA Today, Fall 2012    

     

    "This summer I learned more about reporting simply by doing it and by being surrounded by journalists, than I could have by reading a dozen books.  Most notably, I honed my skills by interviewing at least 60 different people during my internship.    

    NJC taught me that excellence in journalism is ultimately dependent on the individual journalists and news outlets rather than on the media world in general.  I have hope that my career will bear evidence of painstaking devotion to truth, accuracy, and relevance if only I work hard and dedicate myself to true and good ideals that are bigger than myself." 

    - Celina Durgin, intern at Washington Business Journal, Summer 2012

     

    HOW TO APPLY:

    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.


    Apply today and join the network of more than 2,000 NJC alumni! For more information about the program, contact us today!

     
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    Future NJC Internship Session Dates: 

     

    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 2015

    September 7 - December 4, 2015 

    --Application Deadline: July 1, 2015


    Apply today!

     Complete an online application here.

     

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