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The Reporters Committee offers internships for college students and recent graduates in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Interns have the opportunity to work with staff on major projects, contribute to ongoing research, and report and write about media law issues for our website. The intern will support our communications team, as well as our development director and our legal team as needed.

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.

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.

To apply: 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 March 1 for the summer term; July 1 for fall; and Nov. 1 for spring.

Send materials via email to

No phone calls, please.