The Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau is seeking a fall intern to join its reporting team. This will be an opportunity to become a fully functioning member of our news reporting staff, covering a range of issues in the nation’s capital working alongside beat reporters and under one of our group editors. The intern will be expected to cover news events, produce stories for print and online in real time and help produce online graphic and, on occasion, video elements. In addition, there will be opportunities to undertake broader enterprise reporting projects.
Strong writing skills are required, and some experience working in a professional journalism environment would be very helpful. We’re looking for someone with deep interest in policy and political debates, and good inter-personal skills. A broad liberal arts education is useful.
Interns should be self-starters who understand the needs of the paper’s growing readership on various platforms. Dedication to high journalism standards, creative thinking, excellent writing skills and dogged reporting are absolute musts. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in news as well as the ability to work independently and under deadline pressure.
This is a 10-week, full-time paid internship for undergraduates, recent graduates or graduate students who intend a career in journalism. It cannot be completed while taking classes.
The screening process puts heavy emphasis on journalistic experience. Most of those chosen have had prior internships in other large media organizations as well as experience on a campus news outlet or as a freelancer. Only finalists will be contacted.
The application for fall internships must be received no later than July 1, though applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Include a cover letter, resume and up to six published clips with your application.