Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Institute for Humane Studies, Journalism Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 5349

Tue, April 1, 2014

The IHS Journalism Internship Program places talented writers and communicators—who support individual liberty, free markets, and peace—at media companies and non-profit newsrooms. Past interns have worked at 20/20, the The Orange County Register, Reason.TV, Fox News, and many other organizations. Internships occur during the spring, summer, and fall. 

Program elements include: 

•Eight-week internship at a newspaper, radio station, new media company, or non-profit, investigative newsroom 
•$3,200 stipend and an allowance for travel to internship and program seminar 
•Mentoring and job placement assistance from the program director, a former journalist 
•Journalism seminar featuring journalists and professors, and many networking opportunities 

Four Tracks: 
•Newspaper: Intern at a daily newspaper. Write features, report hard news, contribute opinion commentary. 
•Broadcast: Work at a major media network or news production house. Schedule interviews, research stories, and edit videos. 
•New Media: Intern at a web-only media firm or a media company with an aggressive new media strategy. 
•Investigative Journalism: Sharpen your research skills at a public policy organization or independent, non-profit newsroom. 

Once accepted into the program, the program director will match you with a host based on your goals and experience and a host’s needs. The program director will speak with you by phone to discuss opportunities. IHS provides a travel allowance to get to the internship. 

You can also apply for funding for an internship secured on your own, turning an unpaid internship into a paid one. 

The program includes our weeklong journalism seminar, Journalism & a Free Society. Experienced journalists share career stories and advice, and outstanding professors explain the foundations of a free press and economic tools for understanding political and economic issues. You can network with other interns and the faculty during meals, discussion groups, and nightly receptions. IHS provides travel assistance to the workshop. All program interns from throughout the year—fall, spring, and summer—attend. 


•Most accepted applicants have attended an IHS Summer Seminar, either Journalism & a Free Society or another seminar. 
•Previous journalism experience is a plus but not required. Skilled writers and communicators passionate about liberty are encouraged to apply. 
•A journalism major is not necessary. Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics, are eligible. 
•The program is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. 
•Due to visa and travel costs, most interns live in the United States. Almost all internship hosts require English fluency, written and spoken. 
•You must be able to work full-time, for forty hours per week. You cannot take classes during the internship. You may apply to obtain course credit from your academic institution
BTT Gateway Job ID 5349


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