Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Summer Paid Editorial Internship with Washington Monthly


Position description

The Washington Monthly is looking for thoughtful, creative, driven interns. We have a small staff that produces big stories, so expect to work closely with editors on our website and bimonthly print magazine. We are a nonprofit, independent voice with 50 years of experience understanding Washington and telling fascinating, deeply reported stories about the ideas and characters that animate America’s government. This is not a place where interns fetch coffee and observe journalism from the sidelines; you’ll be expected to research and fact check stories, pitch your own stories for the site, and help manage our social media accounts.

This is a part-time, paid position, and we can do our best to accommodate a second job if necessary. No phone calls, please.

“The Washington Monthly was an amazing place to do an internship. That’s where it cemented for me that I wanted to be journalist.” – Ezra Klein

Recent interns have gone on to work for the following publications: Washington Post, the Atlantic, Politico, Politico Magazine, HuffPost, Chicago Tribune, Mother Jones, the Week, American Prospect, Washingtonian, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Applicants should have an interest in politics, government, and journalism. People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are now soliciting applications for the Summer 2021 Editorial Internship

  • Internship dates: Early-to-May through mid-late August /early September (dates are flexible)

Application instructions

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and two clips — and mention ‘internship’ in the subject line to jobs@washingtonmonthly.com.