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National Journalism Center, Washington, D.C.

Washington Journalism Internship Opportunities
  Summer 2010 interns tour the U.S. Capitol.
There is no better place or time to be for hard-hitting news than in Washington, D.C., and there is no better way to get your foot in the door than with an internship with the National Journalism Center. The 12-week program combines weekly seminars, assigned reporting drills, and working journalism through internships with newspapers, magazines, broadcast outlets, and other media outlets. Weekly seminars include a blend of writing assignments, journalism exercises and quizzes, lectures with prominent public policy experts and journalists, and current event discussions. Interns typically work three to four days per week at a news outlet, which could include evening and weekend hours, and spend one day per week at the National Journalism Center participating in the training workshop.

Future NJC Internship Session Dates and Deadlines:

Fall 2010: September 13 - December 10, 2010.... Application Deadline: August 1, 2010 - Deadline extended!!
Spring 2011: January 17 - April 8, 2011.... Application Deadline: November 1, 2010
Summer 2011: May 16 - August 5, 2010.... Application Deadline: (early) December 1, 2010 (regular) March 1, 2011
Fall 2011: September 12 - December 9, 2010.... Application Deadline: July 15, 2011

NOTE: Many media outlets in Washington require taking the internship for college credit. These placements also have earlier application deadlines. If you are interested in receiving college credit for your internship, please apply four weeks in advance of the listed deadline. Applications are also processed on a rolling basis, so it may be to your advantage to submit your completed application early. The Center will work with interested students to arrange for academic credit.

Please complete an online application, and then e-mail, fax or mail the following supplemental materials: cover letter, resume, 2-3 writing samples (news clips preferred; 5 page limit per sample), 3 references (no letters of recommendation). A college transcript may be requested at a later date during the application process. Applications will not be reviewed until all supplemental materials are received, and candidates will not be accepted into the program with any outstanding

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