Ida B. Wells Fellowship

Named after the pioneering African-American investigative reporter, the Ida B. Wells Fellowship was launched to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color.

The Ida B. Wells Fellowship provides four reporters each year with a $10,000 stipend and access to an Investigative Fund editor who will advise them throughout the process of producing their first substantial work of investigative reporting. The one-year fellowship also covers travel and other reporting costs associated with the project and the costs of attending the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference. Each fellow will enjoy access to research resources, legal counsel, professional mentoring, and assistance with story placement.

The fellowship is a one-time educational opportunity and is non-renewable. Journalists of color are strongly encouraged to apply, as are other reporters who believe their presence would contribute to diversifying the field of investigative reporting. The fellowship is open to entry-level or mid-career journalists, recent journalism school graduates, journalism students or journalism interns, as well as reporters in other fields seeking to pivot to investigative reporting. Applicants may be freelance or on the staff of a media organization.

The deadline for the 2017 application is March 1. On January 31, at 12 noon Eastern, the Investigative Fund will hold a Google Hangout to answer questions about applying. Visit the url below for details and answers to FAQs.

We are looking for reporters:

  • With great story ideas, a passion for holding the powerful accountable, an appetite for digging.
  • With the demonstrated ability to produce a narrative feature for print or broadcast.
  • Who would relish the opportunity to closely collaborate with editors.
  • Who are persistent, detail-oriented, and organized enough to complete a major project on deadline.

Winners will be notified in May and announced in June. Fellows are required to publish or air their projects in a U.S. media outlet within the fellowship year.

The Investigative Fund incubates and supports important investigative stories with the potential for social impact, which are published in a wide variety of print, broadcast, and online outlets. Investigative Fund projects have won some of journalism’s top awards, including the Emmy, the Polk, the National Magazine Award, the Scripps Howard Award, the IRE Medal, and the Hillman Prize.

A nonprofit media center, The Nation Institute is dedicated to strengthening the independent press and advancing social justice and civil rights. Its programs include The Investigative Fund; a bestselling book imprint, Nation Books; the syndicated website TomDispatch; the Victor S. Navasky Internship Program; and Journalism Fellowships that support dozens of reporters every year.

For more information, see

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. Programs in Washington, DC

Summer Internships in DC

Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 8
Final Deadline: March 16
**Scholarship Funding Available**

Will You Answer the Call?
Do you sit in class daydreaming about working on Capitol Hill or an international NGO? Or perhaps being a reporter for the White House press corps or working to address community issues at a nonprofit organization? When you read the news and see the many challenges that confront our nation do you ever ask yourself, do I have what it takes to help resolve today’s most pressing challenges?

If you answered yes, we invite you to apply to the 2017 LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. Programs and be counted among the next generation of professionals to shape tomorrow’s public policy decisions.

Programs are offered in following fields:

• International Affairs
• Public Policy & Economics
• Journalism & Communication
• Community Leadership & Service
• Business & Government Affairs
• Leadership & the American Presidency

Program Components:

• Internship: Intern 30-35 hours a week on Capitol Hill, at a think tank, NGO, government agency, major corporation, media outlet or PR firm.
• Economics and Government Coursework: Combine theory and practice and take courses on economics and government for 3 to 9 credit hours through George Mason University. Click here to view the course catalog.
• Exclusive Lectures and Site Briefings: Engage in debate and discussion on salient issues of U.S. policy with prominent scholar-practitioners, and attend exclusive briefings at key Washington institutions including the State Department, Federal Reserve, Capitol Hill, embassies and various federal agencies.
• Small Group Networking: Meet with seasoned practitioners including congressional staff members, think tank experts, lobbyists, and other professionals to learn about career paths in public policy, international affairs , journalism and the nonprofit sector.
• Mentor Program: Connect with a practitioner in your field of interest who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program. He or she will provide tips for living in Washington as well as career advice and networking contacts.
• Housing: Students will live in furnished apartments on campus at George Washington University in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other program participants as roommates. The apartments are located steps from the White House, State Department and National Monuments, and provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.
• Scholarships: More than 70% of students receive partial scholarship awards based on financial need and merit.

This Could be You:

“Interning with the Consumer Protection Branch of the Department of Justice has been unbelievably rewarding and fulfilling work. As a legal intern, I have supported the trial attorneys at the branch with various preparation activities and support services. I have been able to get an inside look at the workings of the federal prosecution process, which has led me to work toward a similar career in the future.”
Thomas Fiegener, Oklahoma State University
Intern, Department of Justice

“The Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC), while a small non-profit organization, has a very large outreach in DC and impact on the events in Iraq. It was enriching to become so specialized in the security and humanitarian conditions of Iraq, and to work in a friendly and professional environment.”
Nicole Ladouceur, Wake Forest University
Intern, Education for Peace in Iraq Center

Application Instructions:
Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 14, but applicants are encouraged to apply for by the February 8 Priority Deadline for Scholarships in order to receive special consideration.

Application requirements include a topical essay, statement of purpose, resume, official transcript, letter of recommendation and $25 application fee. An application checklist is available here:

Visit for more program details and to begin an application. Questions may be directed to Mallie Woodfin, Recruitment and Admissions Manager, at or 202.986.0384.

Journalism internship at Affairs Today (Online)

Affairs Today is an independently run online student journal headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland. Our staff comprises student journalists from around the globe.

As students, it can be difficult to deliver a robust, professional writing portfolio in order to get a competitive internship or a post-grad job. However, the problem that most students encounter is that they need experience in order to get experience and they have no way to get that experience. Becoming a contributor for Affairs Today can help you build a diverse portfolio because you’ll be able to write on topics of your choice, given that they align with Affair Today’s values and existing content.

Required Experience/Skills

  • Must currently be a college/university student; any level, degree program, or course of study welcome to apply
  • Must be able to read and write in English fluently and accurately (non-native speakers of English are welcome to apply)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Some knowledge of Google Apps (primarily Google Drive and its functionality)
  • Experience working as a writer or a journalist, or some experience that is equivalent
  • Desire to lead, manage, and coordinate others
  • Desire to work with a global team
  • Interest in working in a “start up” environment

Preferred Experience/Skills

  • Experience working with WordPress would be a major plus
  • Experience working remotely in some capacity would be a benefit
  • Experience managing others
  • Working in an agile environment

How to Apply

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an editorial team at the head of an online student journal, with a global readership. The role is demanding, but extremely rewarding and offers the opportunity to becoming part of a growing project.

Great experience for aspiring journalists.

To apply, simply attach your resume or CV and a writing sample and we’ll get back to you soon. Good luck!

Please send applications containing a cover letter and CV to

Deadline for application is Jan 31, 2017.

Camera Operators, TCT Network, Des Moines

TCT Network is seeking freelance camera operators for live and live-to-tape HD studio productions at its inspirational television network station in West Des Moines, Iowa.  Freelance operators needed to tape several different network program series between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday on an ongoing basis.  Opportunity to work as little as a couple of hours per day, one day per week up to 8 hours per day every weekday as your availability permits.  Hourly rate is $12.00.

Experience with pedestal mounted Sony HD studio cameras greatly preferred,  Must have professional business demeanor and commitment to providing high quality television production services.

For immediate consideration, please e-mail credentials and a brief letter of introduction to Stephanie Burkhall ( or call 515-419-1576 with questions.

Project Vote Smart Spring Internships

Project Vote Smart has just moved to Drake University and is looking for interns for spring semester to start Feb. 6.  Students will need to commit 10 hours a week for the semester and may receive Internship credit if added by Jan. 30.  All majors are welcomed to apply and training and evaluation are included.

More information and application information is attached. Apply ASAP!


Naturalist Intern Position

Dates: College Internship; Program runs May 1 through August 31

Description: Responsible for all aspects of interpretive programming including, but not limited to development, marketing and presentation of various programs. Day-to-day activities performed by full-time staff (including copying, filing, building maintenance, etc.) will also be performed by the intern but would not be the focus of the internship. Continue reading