The Washington Post Summer Newsroom Internship for Junior Senior or Graduate

The Washington Post Summer Newsroom Internship for Junior Senior or Graduate

Title: Newsroom Internship Program

Salary Range: $750 per week

Consideration Date:  October 6, 2017

Brief Description:

Applications are open for the “Paid Summer Internship” at The Washington Post.  This 2018 Newsroom Summer Internship Program is an opportunity to be a reporter, photographer, videographer, multiplatform editor or producer, news or digital designer, graphics reporter or developer, or social media producer at the post. In order to apply, You must be a college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a degree program on Oct. 6, 2017.

Host Institution:

The Post was founded in 1877 and owned by the Meyer-Graham family from 1933 to 2013 when Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought the company. The Post has won more than 60 Pulitzer Prizes and has more than tripled its digital audience since Bezos bought it.

Eligibility:

Applicants for the internship program must meet each of the following requirements:

  • You must be a college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a degree program on Oct. 6, 2017.
  • You must have had at least one professional news media job or internship.
  • Foreign citizens can apply for internships.
  • If selected, the necessary documentation for obtaining the proper U.S work visa must be provided

Instructions for Applying:

To be eligible applicant must submit the online application, The link is:

https://sub.washingtonpost.com/hosted/washpost/597b42d334cee41af12ad5bc

Supporting Documents:

  • Reporters: Indicate your reporting assignment preference: General Assignments (includes national and health/science), Foreign (assignments would be in the Washington newsroom), Arts, Entertainment and Culture, Local, Sports or Editorial. No more than five clips.
  • Visual Journalists: Indicate your assignment preference: Photography or Video. Your application must include a portfolio. Videographers must be proficient in all aspects of digital video/audio and editing software, including Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere. Experience with voiceover narration and HTML is helpful. The required portfolio must be attached.
  • Multiplatform Editors: Successful editors must be able to edit for multiple platforms, writing headlines that are tailored for print and digital audiences. Editors must also have a keen understanding of style, grammar, and sentence structure, and must be able to edit for clarity. We also value editors who can detect problems in stories and work with others to make them better. Include up to six examples of news or feature stories you have edited, preferably files that include a headline and caption(s) for web or print.
  • News Designers: Send a portfolio that includes five to 10 examples of your print and/or digital design work. The portfolio should be contained in one PDF or link on your application form.
  • Digital Designers: Send a portfolio that includes five to 10 examples of your digital design work. The portfolio should be contained in one PDF or link on your application form.
  • Graphics Reporters: Send a portfolio that includes five to 10 examples of your graphics work. The portfolio should be contained in one PDF or link on your application form.
  • Graphics Developers: Send a portfolio that includes five to 10 examples of your development work. The portfolio should be contained in one PDF or link on your application form.
  • Social Media Producers: Send at least one sample of an online discussion you’ve led and include links to your personal social media handles and/or accounts you have managed.
  • An essay of not more than 500 words that will tell the selection committee something about you that cannot be gleaned from your experience and education. Allowed file types include txt, doc, xls and pdf; files must be less than 10 MB.
  • Complete the online application and attach all relevant materials, including resume, work samples and an autobiographical All work submitted must be in English.

Financial Internship:

The Post pays everyone who works for them, including interns. For summer 2017, the salary was $750 per week.

Detailed Information Link:

http://intern.washpost.com/

Contact Information:

If you have any questions or additional query, send an email to: newsinterns-at-washpost.com