Editorial 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 regular brown-bag lunches with guest speakers from local media and progressive organizations. Recent speakers include Suzy Khimm on policy reporting; Jane Mayer on investigative reporting; Michael Schaffer on the changing world of journalism; and Molly Ball on campaign reporting. 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.
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. 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:
Summer 2015 Application Deadline: Friday, April 3
Program Dates: May 20 - mid-August (exact end date to be determined)