Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC
June 4 – July 29
Extended Deadline: April 6, 2016
**Scholarship Funding Available**
Are you still deciding what to do this summer? Want to take a big step in your journalism or public relations career? There are numerous quality internships still available. It’s not too late to spend 8 weeks in Washington, DC completing an internship, earning credit, and expanding your professional network.
The Presidential campaign of 2016 makes this summer a particularly exciting time for students to come to Washington, DC.
GUARANTEED JOURNALISM + COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIPS
Unlike many other Washington, DC internship programs, we guarantee you an internship placement with one of the following types of organizations:
- Print or broadcast media outlet
- News service
- Internet publication
- Public relations firm
- Capitol Hill press office
- Advocacy organization
Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals. You’ll gain real-world experience that will set you apart when it’s time to find your first job after graduation. Click here for a list of sample internship sites.
Live in the heart of Washington, DC on George Washington University’s campus, just steps from the White House and Department of State. Roommate matching with other program participants is included. Click here to learn more about housing accommodations and the neighborhood.
COURSES FOR CREDIT
Maximize your summer by also taking courses between 3 and 9 credits from George Mason University. Take courses designed for journalism and communication majors and choose from a variety of engaging electives. Learn from Professor Richard Benedetto, founding White House and Campaign Reporter for USA TODAY. His internship seminar will give you an insider’s view of political reporting. You’ll also hear from Pulitzer Prize winning guest speakers. Click here to read more about the courses.
We award over $1 million in scholarship funding each year, and there are generous scholarships still available. Students receive awards based on financial need and merit and which typically to range from $1,000 -$4,500.
Students are encouraged to visit www.DCinternships.org/IPJ for more information and to begin an online application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the April 6 extended deadline. Students will be notified of their admission decision within two weeks of completing an application. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.986.0384.
SEE WHAT ALUMNI ARE SAYING
Check out this video to hear from some of our program alumni on why interning in DC is an experience worth having! Read this recent blog entry to see how program alumni answered the question, “I was just accepted into the program for this summer, and I am very excited, but I’d like to hear about whether the cost was worth it from some alumni of the program. Is it worth it to have political experience in DC? I’d love to hear about your experience as soon as possible!”
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