Editorial and digital interns assist the editorial department with fact-checking and research for the print magazine and also assist with the daily production of The American Prospect's website. Knowledge of HTML, photoshop and video editing is a plus. Interns are encouraged to contribute editorially and participate in meetings in addition to pursuing their own projects under the guidance of staff members. The internship program features brown-bag lunches with guest speakers from local media and progressive organizations. We encourage interns to fully integrate themselves into the operations of the magazine while taking full advantage of the events and hearings only available in Washington, D.C.
The Prospect is also offering a digital engagement and social media internship. Digital interns will work closely with the editorial interns, and are also encouraged to contribute editorially and assist in fact-checking and research for the print magazine. Please specify in your application if you are interested in the digital internship.
This is a internship with flexible hours and a $200 weekly stipend (for full-time). The American Prospect will assist in arranging for academic or work-study credit whenever possible, though interns who receive full course credit are ineligible for the weekly stipend.
Applicants should have an interest in politics and journalism. People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, please mail or e-mail a cover letter; resume; two printable writing samples (not links, preferably clips); and a letter of recommendation to:
The American Prospect
1333 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Deadlines and Dates of Program:
Program Dates: May through late August (exact dates may be flexible)
Application Deadline: Friday, April 1