Sunday, February 22, 2009

Paid journalism internship in Berlin

Transparency International, a non-profit organization focused on fighting corruption worldwide in both government and the private sector, is offering a 6-month paid internship writing for its publications and website.

Intern will be paid 400 euros per month and write articles for Daily Corruption News, help prepare the organization's annual report, update the organization's website, monitor press clippings and handle other tasks. Applications must be fluent in English.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter (including when you're available to start) and resume to: Michael Sidwell at

Location: Berlin, Germany

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

1 week paid gig for investigative journalism website

If you're in between jobs, here's a position for you:

Texas Watchdog, a new nonpartisan website devoted to investigating waste, fraud and corruption in government, is offering paid, weeklong, telecommuting reporting assignments.

The gig pays up to $500 to spend a week writing blog posts about local government transparency and conflicts-of-interest. The reporting will focus on Texas, but you can work from anywhere.

(The organization also offers longer-term fellowships.)

As the ad explains: "Is your newspaper closing? Are you being forced into a furlough? Well, we’re a small operation and we can’t replace your salary, but we are seeking journalists to do some blogging on our site. We’re trying to spread the wealth, such as it is (and it ain’t much) by bringing on board a different furloughed or downsized reporter each week to write several posts a day for us."

E-mail a cover letter and a few samples of your work to Deputy Editor Jennifer Peebles at

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Paid internships in investigative journalism

The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces original investigative journalism on issues of public concern, is offering paid internships in the spring and/or summer in its New York and D.C. offices. The position pays $10 per hour.

"Assignments may include everything from poring through government reports, records, and statistics to interviewing government officials, academics, economists, activists, whistleblowers, and others," the ad states. "Interns typically focus on a single project under the supervision of investigative journalists at the Center. Interns also may be asked to assist in online media production, fundraising, and communications."

The application for the spring internship, which will involve working on a project about sexual assault cases, is due immediately. Apply for the summer internship by February 6. The application and more info can be found at

This seems like a great place to launch your career. My friend began his journalism career here and now writes for the Politico and regularly appears on Sunday morning political shows.

-Mark Grabowski

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Short-term investigative journalism fellowships

Texas Watchdog, a new nonpartisan website devoted to investigating waste, fraud and corruption in government, offers fellowships for those interested in learning investigative and enterprise reporting.

The three-month fellowships are open to bloggers, journalism students and interested residents. Shorter-term programs, including weekend training seminars, are available. The fellowships comes with a small monthly stipend. There are also guest speakers, from award-winning journalists who are skilled in digging to political operatives who work at hiding information from the public and are willing to tell their secrets.

"The fellows accepted into the Houston-based program will learn investigative skills by digging into Texas state and local government," organizers said. "They will produce investigative reports based on their findings, which will include both long-term projects and daily updates published on our Web site. Award-winning journalists who specialize in investigating state and local government will advise and mentor fellows."

The fellowship has a rolling application deadline, so apply at any time. For more information and to apply, send your resume and three to five writing samples to

Find more opportunities on's journalism fellowships webpage.

-Mark Grabowski

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Investigative reporter @ Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Bee, a 270,000-circulation daily newspaper in California's capital, seeks an investigative reporter to focus on the region and the state as a whole.

"Our goal is short- and long-term investigations that make a difference in the lives of our readers and that cause change," the job ad says. "This reporter also would weigh in on deeper reporting attached to breaking news, with an emphasis on digging up stories and angles exclusive to The Bee."

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references and 6-10 clips showing versatility and initiative, preferably via online links, to Amy Pyle, The Bee's Investigations and Projects Editor, at

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Investigative reporter @ Winston-Salem Journal

Winston-Salem Journal, an 82,000 circulation daily newspaper in North Carolina, is looking for an investigative reporter. You'll do projects while also covering city hall and local politics. You will write both breaking news for the paper's website and deeper pieces for the newspaper. While experienced candidates are preferred, the newspaper will also consider young journalists.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Village Voice seeks interns

Village Voice investigative reporter Wayne Barrett is seeking interns to assist with major investigative stories about the upcoming presidential election. Interns will be credited as research assistants on each story.

This is an unpaid internship and all applicants must receive college or graduate school credit to be eligible. The Village Voice is a free weekly newspaper that's based in New York City and has a national reputation. Apply ASAP.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Investigative journalism job for recent grad

Rotten Dog Productions has a paid internship position available for a recent graduate looking to do independent, investigative journalism.

"You should be comfortable researching a subject in depth and covering environmental, science and political stories," according to the ad. "You'll be responsible for finding stories along the Atlantic Coast from New York through Newfoundland. You should be able to find a human interest angle to the stories illustrating scientific or political event with a story about its impact on people. Your stories will be published online and combined with video and photos for documentary production."

To apply, e-mail your resume and a few work samples to Bill@Southworth.TV.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Another fellowship in investigative journalism

The Center for Public Integrity and American University, both in D.C., are offering an investigative journalism fellowship. Fellows enroll as full-time students at the School of Communication, earning a master's degree in journalism, while pursuing investigative projects at the Center for 12 to 20 hours each week. The fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship plus a stipend of $24,000. Candidates must have at least four full years of professional experience. Applications are due by March 15, 2008. The fellowship starts in August 2008. Download an application by clicking here.

-Mark Grabowski

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Friday, March 7, 2008

Investigative journalism fellowship

U.C. Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program is accepting applications for three year-long fellowships. The training program aims to "develop a new generation of investigative reporters," so young journalists should consider applying.

It pays $45,000 and includes health insurance, office space, business expenses and travel funds.

"The graduate program in investigative reporting in the coming year will focus on corporate corruption, particularly the way some U.S. companies operate overseas," according to the announcement. "Entries for the 2008-2009 fellowships are urged to present detailed areas of inquiry within this broad subject area. Proposals could include print and broadcast components as well as multimedia projects for the Internet. Their findings will be published or broadcast for general circulation. Fellows will report on stories that serve the public interest and have been traditionally under-reported by traditional news organizations. "

For more info, click here. The deadline is April 1.

-Mark Grabowski

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pulitzer winners to discuss investigative reporting

Monmouth University Nov. 15 will host Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporters Dean Calbreath of the San Diego Union Tribune, and Marcus Stern, Jerry Kammer, and George Condon of Copley News Service, Washington, D.C., who are credited with uncovering the Duke Cunningham scandal, the largest congressional corruption case in the history of our nation.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Professor Joseph Patten at (732) 263-5742 or send e-mail to


What: Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporters
Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m.
Where: Monmouth University, Wilson Auditorium

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