Since 1977, the National Journalism Center, a project of Young America's Foundation, has provided aspiring conservative and libertarian 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 30 hours/week gaining practical, hands-on journalism experience. Potential placements include The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, CNN, Fox News Channel, and more.
Students will attend the NJC seminar one day a week, sharpening their writing and investigative reporting skills and gaining a better understanding of media, society, and public policy, and the intersection between the three in Washington, D.C.
Opportunities: Internships are offered in the fall (Sept. - Dec.), spring (Jan. - Apr.), and summer (May - Aug.).
HOW TO APPLY:
Step 1: Fill out our online application. http://www.yaf.org/NJCapply.aspx
Step 2: Email the following supplemental materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
* Cover letter
* A current resume
* 3 writing samples (published news clips are preferred)
* 3 references (no letters of recommendation)
Summer 2013: (May 13 – Aug. 2): (early) Dec. 1, 2012
(regular) March 1, 2013
Fall 2013: (Sept. 9 – Dec. 6): July 15, 2013
Spring 2014: (Jan. 13 – April 4): Nov. 1, 2013
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and a desire to practice responsible journalism. Previous experience writing/reporting/broadcasting in the media, campus, or academic setting is preferred.
Must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior or recent graduate.