Journalism Internship – Science, Tech, National Security

U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation/Trajectory Magazine
  • Location
    Herndon, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Jan 04

Position description

Trajectory, the official magazine of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), seeks a skilled journalism intern. USGIF is a 501c3 educational nonprofit dedicated to furthering geospatial science and technology in the interest of global security. The award-winning trajectory magazine launched in 2012 and includes a quarterly print publication, website and blog, monthly e-newsletter, and social media presence. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the trajectory website re-launch in February and contribute some of the first content to the updated site.


  • Research, pitch, and write weekly web exclusives and blog posts for on a wide range of topics.
  • Edit web content and print magazine proofs.
  • Contribute to trajectory social media accounts.
  • Assist in updating trajectory circulation data, to include Congressional mailing list.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Location: Washington DC Metro Area or Telecommute

Compensation: Paid, stipend, or college credit

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be an upper-level undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate majoring in journalism or a related field.
  • Strong reporting, writing, and editing skills.
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 8 to 10 hours per week.
  • Ability to represent trajectory magazine in a professional manner.
  • Ability to self-direct, especially if interning remotely.
  • Social media skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A demonstrated interest in science, technology, and/or national security journalism.
  • Prior internship, freelance, and/or student newspaper experience.
  • Knowledge of SEO and Google Analytics best practices.

Why trajectory

  • Learn from experienced J-school graduates.
  • Add published clips to your portfolio.
  • Interview high profile sources from throughout the science, technology, and national security communities.
  • Opportunities to sit in on trajectory editorial planning meetings/calls to gain knowledge of magazine publishing.
  • Potential opportunities to attend USGIF events for additional professional experience and networking.
  • Flexible schedule.

Application instructions

Send a resume, cover letter, and 3 writing samples to USGIF Editorial Director Kristin Quinn.

No phone calls please.  

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