February 6, 2011

Paid summer internships @ The Nation magazine

The Nation, a 160,000-circulation weekly leftist periodical devoted to news, politics and culture, is offering several paid journalism internships this summer. Positions are based in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Most interns' primary responsibilities are fact checking and research. Some interns work as web editorial interns. Candidates interested in this internship should indicate that in their cover letter and describe their experience with web production and social media. The Nation also offers the Spira Lopez internship, a position for qualified Hispanic or Latino candidates.

All interns have the opportunity to write for TheNation.com; participate in career seminars with journalists, politicians, and activists; in addition to performing administrative work.

The internship is full time, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., five days a week. The Summer 2011 session begins June 7 and ends August 19, and the deadline for postmarked applications is March 1, 2011. There are nine intern positions (including two web interns and the Spira Lopez intern). There is a $150/week stipend.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed their junior year of college. Each applicant will be evaluated on the basis of his or her cover letter, résumé, recommendations, and writing samples. International applicants are welcome to apply.

Application Procedure: Send a cover letter indicating your interest in The Nation and The Nation Institute and describing your career goals. In addition, include a résumé, two letters of recommendation, and two writing samples. Published clips are preferred, though academic papers and creative writing samples are acceptable (no longer than eight pages, please). Your application must be postmarked by the application deadline.

All application materials become the property of The Nation Institute. Send the above material and address all inquiries to:

Kate Murphy Internship Program Director 116 E. 16th St., 8th Floor New York, NY, 10003

Please address all queries to kate@thenation.com.

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