"My outstanding associate producer and call screener, Lauren, is a
graduate and alumna of the National Journalism Center. NJC is changing the
media landscape by raising up a new generation of conservative
journalists." ~ Sean Hannity
Since 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.
"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
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
- Megan Hickey, intern at WTOP and ABC7, Summer 2011
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
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):
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
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.
today and join the network of more than 2,000 NJC alumni! For more information about the program,
contact us today!
January 12 - April 3, 2015
--Application Deadline: November 1, 2014
May 11 - July 31, 2015
--Application Deadline: December 1, 2014 (early); March 1, 2015 (regular)
September 7 - December 4, 2015
--Application Deadline: July 1, 2015
Complete an online application here.