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 website, contribute to our guides on specific legal topics, and conduct research for other special projects.

Interns are called on to provide significant contributions to our publications. Interns report and write on free press and media law issues for our website and guidebooks, and assist our staff and fellows in 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 competitive 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 research and writing for our website, guides and other publications. The intern will support our communications team, as well as our development director and our legal team as needed. 

To apply:

***We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2018. ***

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing samples (maximum of 3 clips OR a short research paper if you do not have clips). A strong background in journalism is preferred. NOTE: Please submit materials in one PDF or Word file.

Applications should be sent by Jan. 31 for the summer term; Aug. 1 for fall; and Oct. 31 for spring.

Send materials via email to

No phone calls, please.