POLITICO Journalism Institute

  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
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  • Posted
    Dec 07

Position description

The POLITICO Journalism Institute is a two week program (running from May 29, 2018-June 9, 2018) offering intensive, hands-on training for up to twelve university students interested in covering government and politics.

Programming for PJI includes interactive sessions, panels with industry leaders, mentor pairings with POLITICO journalists and an opportunity for participants to have their work published by POLITICO. Throughout the program, PJI students split their time between American University in Washington, D.C., and POLITICO headquarters in Arlington, VA. All costs for PJI participants, including room, board and transportation, are covered by POLITICO.

Applicants who are rising juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities will be given preference. Student members of minority journalism associations are encouraged to apply. At the conclusion of the program, two students will be selected for a three-month residency in the POLITICO newsroom where they will write, edit and produce content. 

Application instructions

Please include the following with your application:

  • A resume (please include link to Twitter, if applicable)
  • Links/PDFs to 4 to 6 clips of your best journalistic work
  • A PDF document with a response (in no more than 500 words) to the following question: Why should we choose you to participate in the POLITICO Journalism Institute?
  • We also ask that you include one letter of recommendation. Please instruct your reference to send their letter electronically to [email protected] with your name in the subject line.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on January 15, 2018.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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