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How to land a journalism internship in Washington, D.C.
Journalism internships in Washington, D.C., are a chance to expand your skills and to experience life in a professional newsroom. But not all internship experiences are the same. Considering a D.C.-based internship means thinking about relocating, whether the internship is paid, and other things that can feel like barriers to applying — and even make a talented student feel like they don’t belong in D.C.

You do belong here. We’re inviting student journalists of all experience levels to join us for a question-and-answer session featuring a panel of internship coordinators based in Washington. Working in the nation’s capital can be a life-changing experience, and we’ll provide guidance to help student journalists plan their internship applications.

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute and a panel of recruiters for D.C.-based news internships at 2 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 23. You’ll learn about the reporting, visual journalism, production, and other opportunities that exist, as well as:

- What makes an internship applicant stand out
- What recruiters wish applicants would do differently
- How to frame your journalistic achievements and best stories
- What types of work samples catch an editor’s eye
- How to decide whether a paid or unpaid internship opportunity is right for you

We’ll also share information about the new Lewis Scholarship, which will provide free housing and a monthly stipend to a student journalist of color interning in Washington, D.C. Valued at $10,000, the first award will be given to someone interning in Spring 2023.

Sep 23, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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