November 29, 2010

Paid summer internships @ Politico

Politico, a Washington, D.C.-based newspaper and website covering U.S. politics, is offering a paid journalism internship program during Summer 2011.

Hurry and apply, though -- application deadline is Dec. 1, 2010.

College students and recent graduates are eligible. Interns will be involved in all aspects of Politico’s fast-paced print and online production, including research, reporting and writing.

To apply, send a letter describing why you are qualified for a Politico internship. Describe any special skills you have in addition to reporting, writing and/or editing, including multimedia experience. We’d like to hear about previous internships or newsroom experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a deep interest in and demonstrated ability to report and write about politics, government and national policy issues. Applicants must at least be rising juniors as of June 1, 2011.

Send a brief cover letter, résumé, three clips that exhibit experience in political/government reporting, a recommendation letter and contact information for two additional references to employment@politico.com, using this subject line: Summer 2011 internship. No phone calls.

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