February 5, 2009

Washington Post seeks intern from UK

The Washington Post -- a 700,000-circulation daily newspaper in Washington, D.C., and one of the world's top newspapers -- is offering a paid summer internship to a young British journalist.

The intern will work on the paper’s national desk in Washington for three months this summer. S/he will be paid a salary by the Post. In addition, air fare and a modest sum for travel in the U.S. will also be provided.

"Applications will be considered from any journalists, whether they work in print, radio, television or the web, in London or elsewhere in Britain," the ad states. "Though no one will be barred on grounds of age, the intention is to appoint a young journalist who has experience of important national stories and has substantial cuttings of such stories."

Applications for the "Laurence Stern Fellowship" are due by March 6. To apply, mail a resume, two references (including at least one from a former editor or supervisor) and three work samples to:
The application should be sent, on paper only, not by email, to: Anna McKane, Laurence Stern Fellowship, Department of Journalism, City University, Northampton Square, LONDON EC1V OHB.

Washington, DC

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