How to land a journalism internship in Washington, D.C.

    September 23, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Journalism internships in Washington, D.C., are a chance to expand your skills and to experience life in a professional newsroom. But not all internship experiences are the same. Considering a D.C.-based internship means thinking about relocating, whether the internship is paid, and other things that can feel like barriers to applying — and even make a talented student feel like they don’t belong in D.C.

    You do belong here. We’re inviting student journalists of all experience levels to join us for a virtual question-and-answer session featuring a panel of internship coordinators based in Washington. Working in the nation’s capital can be a life-changing experience, and we’ll provide guidance to help student journalists plan their internship applications.

    Register today to join the National Press Club Journalism Institute and a panel of recruiters for D.C.-based news internships at 2 p.m. ET on Friday, September 23. You’ll learn about the reporting, visual journalism, production, and other opportunities that exist, as well as:

    • What makes an internship applicant stand out
    • What recruiters wish applicants would do differently
    • How to frame your journalistic achievements and best stories
    • What types of work samples catch an editor’s eye
    • How to decide whether a paid or unpaid internship opportunity is right for you
    Panelists currently include:

    Beth Francesco, the Journalism Institute’s deputy executive director and a former student media adviser, will moderate the discussion and question-and-answer session, which will be held on Zoom.

    We’ll also share information about the new Lewis Scholarship, which will provide free housing and a monthly stipend to a student journalist of color interning in Washington, D.C. Valued at $10,000, the first award will be given to someone interning in Spring 2023.