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National Journalism Center - Paid Journalism Internship in Washington, D.C. (Spring 2020)

Since 1977, the National Journalism Center, a project of Young America's Foundation, has provided aspiring conservative journalists with the premier opportunity to learn the principles and practice of responsible reporting. The National Journalism Center combines 12 weeks of on-the-job training at a Washington, D.C.-based media outlet and once-weekly training seminars led by prominent journalists, policy experts, and NJC faculty.
The program matches interns with print, broadcast, or online media outlets based on their interests and experience. Interns spend an average of 35-40 hours per week gaining practical, hands-on journalism experience. Potential placements include the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, C-SPAN, Fox News, and more.

Students will attend the NJC seminar one day a week, sharpening their writing and reporting skills and gaining a better understanding of media, society, and public policy, and the intersection between the three in Washington, D.C. and nationwide. 

Opportunities:Internships are offered during the spring semester, and can be done on a 3-day track plan, or a 5-day track plan, to accommodate class schedules.

Spring 2019: January 21 – April 10
Early Deadline: November 10
Regular Deadline: December 8

Compensation: $1,200/month if participating in the 5-day track plan; $800/month if participating in the 3-day track plan.

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our online application through the external application link on Handshake
Step 2: Upon completing the online application, you will be redirected to a document upload page: Please upload:
* Cover letter
* A current resume
* 2-3 writing samples (published news clips are preferred)
* Transcript (official or unofficial)
With any questions, please contact Kelleigh Huber at or 800-USA-1776.