Internships

The Reporters Committee offers internships at its Washington, D.C., headquarters on a regular basis. The work is challenging, but rewarding. Right from the start, interns write articles for our digital magazine and website, contribute to our booklets on specific legal topics, and conduct research for other special projects.

Interns are called on to provide significant contributions to our publications and our legal work. Interns report and write on free press and media law issues for our quarterly digital magazine The News Media & The Law, website and guidebooks, and assist our staff and legal fellows in media law research.

The Reporters Committee also provides its interns with regular opportunities to interact with working journalists, media lawyers and policymakers through seminars around Washington, D.C. Interns may attend congressional hearings, hear arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court or other federal appellate courts, and visit newsrooms and government agencies where they can learn firsthand about free-press issues.

Students or recent graduates may intern during the spring, summer or fall semesters. Interns may receive college credit and are eligible to receive a $2,000 stipend from the Reporters Committee. Some interns may be enrolled in Washington semester study programs through their colleges or universities.

Journalism interns:

College student or recent graduates will cover a broad range of issues, primarily writing for our magazine, website, guidebooks and other publications.

To apply:

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing samples (3-5 clips and/or a short research paper). A strong background in journalism is preferred.

Applications should be sent by Jan. 31 for the summer term; Aug. 1 for fall; and Oct. 31 for spring. However, applications are also accepted on an ongoing basis until all positions are filled.

Send materials to:

Internship Coordinator
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 1250
Washington, DC 20005-1779

or via email to internships@rcfp.org.

No phone calls, please.