October 24, 2010

Internships @ American Prospect magazine in D.C.

The American Prospect, a monthly 34,000-circulation political magazine, offers year-round editorial internships. Internships are based in Washington, D.C., and are unpaid. Internships can be full or part time.

Editorial interns assist the editorial department with fact checking, research, evaluation of unsolicited manuscripts, and other administrative tasks as needed. Interns may have the opportunity to help with the production of The American Prospect Online's website, and are encouraged to participate in weekly editorial/staff meetings as well as relevant events in Washington, D.C. Interns are encouraged to take advantage of writing opportunities with The American Prospect Online.

Throughout the year, the internship program also features regular "brown-bag" lunches with guest speakers and fellow interns from local progressive organizations. Recent speakers include Chris Hayes on magazine feature writing; Matt Yglesias on blogging as a career; Elana Schor on covering Congress; and Spencer Ackerman on reporting from a war zone. Former TAP interns have gone on to write for The American Prospect, The Washington Post, Politico, The Huffington Post, and Campus Progress, among others.

The American Prospect will assist interns in arranging for academic or work-study credit whenever possible. Transportation costs are covered.

To apply, please mail, fax, or email a cover letter, resume, two writing samples (clips preferred), and one letter of recommendation to:
Pema Levy, Editorial Assistant
The American Prospect
1710 Rhode Island Ave NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-776-0740
Email: plevy@prospect.org

Deadlines and Dates of Program:
* Spring 2010 Application Deadline: Nov. 24, 2009; Program Dates: Jan. 4 - May 21 (flexible)
* Summer 2010 Application Deadline: April 30; Program Dates: June 1 - Aug. 20 (flexible)
* Fall 2010 Application Deadline: July 20 ; Program Dates: Aug. 27 - Dec. 18 (flexible)

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