Thursday, June 4, 2015

Paid Summer Internship with the Huffington Post

The Huffington Post's DC bureau is seeking an intern to work closely with the reporters and editors on the Politics team.  Our intern can expect to be fully immersed in politics and given a crash course on life as a reporter at a national publication. We are looking for a political junkie with strong reporting, writing and research skills. He or she must be able to work well both independently and with a team, absorb constructive criticism and have a passion to learn about politics, policy and journalism. This is great opportunity to learn all the ins and outs of new media and get first-hand exposure to how The Huffington Post works.

Job Description

This is a paid internship, which will run from June-August of 2015. This internship is open to current college students as well as recent graduates.
 Primary responsibilities include:
- Pitching and writing stories
- Covering events
- Researching content
- Learning the ins and outs of social media and how the Politics page works
- Staying up-to-date on all the latest political news
- Other general assignments working closely with HuffPost Politics editors and reporters
- General administrative duties

Qualifications

Requirements for Success:
- Strong research and writing skills
- Insatiable appetite for political news and extensive knowledge of national politics
- Creativity and the ability to think outside the box
- Meticulous dedication to detail
- Ability to receive constructive criticism and learn from the feedback
- Familiarity with social media preferred

Click here to apply.