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Apply Now: Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program (2 spots for non-US journalism students)

28 March 2012
Apply Now: Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program (2 spots for non-US journalism students)
Deadline: 14 May 2012

The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington internship program brings two international students per year to Washington, D.C., to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for a semester. The internship is designed to give international students an opportunity to cover events in the U.S. capital, as well as to report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. Stories written by Scripps Howard interns may be published in newspapers across the United States. ICFJ has selected an intern for the spring 2012 term. The deadline to apply for the fall 2012 term is May 14, 2012. The fall 2012 internship begins September 10, 2012 and ends December 14, 2012.

The internship is open to undergraduate journalism or communications students who intend to pursue careers in journalism after graduation. Interns must be fluent in both spoken and written English. Interns who are selected in the program will work in one of two periods: January to April or September to December.

The internship is sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation, which strives to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development. International participants in the program are recruited and selected by the International Center for Journalists, which provides training and other assistance to journalists across the globe.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the deadline to apply for the fall 2012 term of the Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program? The deadline to apply for the fall 2012 term is May 14, 2012.

When does the fall 2012 internship begin? The fall 2012 internship begins September 10, 2012 and ends December 14, 2012.

Can graduate students or professional journalists apply to the internship? No. The internship program is only opened to undergraduate students.

What expenses are covered for the duration of the internship program? ICFJ will pay for round-trip economy air fare to and from the United States; housing; a per day meal/living/transportation allowance; and health insurance for the duration of the program. Selected participant assumes responsibility for all incidental expenses. The program cannot cover salary or pay honoraria.

What is the English language proficiency requirement? Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. ICFJ will use the application essay to help determine an applicant’s ability to communicate in English.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For inquiries: cjimenez@icfj.org

For submissions: apply here

Website: http://www.icfj.org
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