Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Paid D.C. journalism internships

Paid political journalism internships in Washington, D.C. are rare. Here are two places seeking Spring semester interns:
  • ExecutiveGov, a daily blog that covers senior executives in the federal government, seeks a paid reporting intern to start immediately. Position is 20-30 hours per week, based in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Vienna, Va., and pays $13 per hour. Responsibilities include: Research and write four to six stories a week, plus shorter news briefs; track news and develop contacts and in-depth knowledge in a specific coverage area; attend hearings, meetings and other news-making events in Washington from time to time; actively contribute to the end-of-week meetings.
  • The Sunlight Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open government, paid intern to serve as a researcher/reporter starting in January 2010 in its Washington, D.C. office. Pay is $8.25 per hour. "Duties will include some news aggregation, writing short daily posts for the reporting site and working on longer, in-depth investigative reports," the ad states. E-mail a resume and writing samples to Bill Allison at intern_realtime@sunlightfoundation.com.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Journalism scholarships in Washington, D.C.

Washington Post High School Writing Seminar and Scholarship Program
Washington, D.C. area high school seniors spend Saturdays in March learning about writing news and feature stories from Post reporters and editors. At program's conclusion, students write a news story and receive critiques. Top two students receive $2,500 college scholarship. Deadline: February 7.


Location: Washington, D.C.

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