November 17, 2009

Paid D.C. journalism internship for international students

International students are eligible for a journalism internship in Washington, D.C. that provides free housing, a stipend and the opportunity to publish articles.

Here are the specifics:

The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington internship program brings two international students per year to Washington, D.C., to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for a semester or summer term. The internship is designed to give international students an opportunity to cover events in the U.S. capital, as well as to report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. Stories written by Scripps Howard interns may be published in newspapers across the United States.

The internship is open to undergraduate journalism or communications students who intend to pursue careers in journalism after graduation. Interns must be fluent in both spoken and written English. Interns who are selected in the program will work in one of two periods: January to April or June to August.

The internship is sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation, which strives to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development. International participants in the program are recruited and selected by the International Center for Journalists, which provides training and other assistance to journalists across the globe.

Interested journalism students can get an application by clicking on the link on the right-hand side of this page. The deadlines are November 20 (for the January-April term), and March 1 (for the June-August term).

An application form is available at:
http://app.formassembly.com/forms/view/111619

For more information contact:
International Center for Journalists
1616 H Street, N.W., Third Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006, USA
Tel: 202/737-3700
Fax: 202/737-0530
E-mail: lfeatherstone@icfj.org

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