Peering into massive semi-truck engines, ducking beneath wheel wells and examining tail lights, students at Boone County Truck Driving School slowly worked through their first pre-trip inspection, huddling together in small groups against the chilly mountain air.
Peering into massive semi-truck engines, ducking beneath wheel wells and examining tail lights, students at Boone County Truck Driving School slowly worked through their first pre-trip inspection, huddling together in small groups against the chilly mountain air.
Ian Heaton was a black belt Tae Kwon Do instructor who played baseball, soccer and lacrosse as a sophomore at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Md. “I did not appreciate what a great life I was living,” Heaton, now 18, said in March testimony before Congress. “It was over in a split second.”
Fast forward 238 years since the founding of U.S. democracy, and it continues to survive through the efforts of presidents past. But the office has evolved from what George Washington had in mind.
 
 
 

International students

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Robin Siteneski, who is from Brazil, was the spring 2012 international intern. He covered a demonstration in Lafayette Square across from the White House marking the the 10th anniversary of the first prisoner at the U.S. camp at Guantanamo Bay.Click on photo to enlarge or download: Robin Siteneski, who is from Brazil, was the spring 2012 international intern. He covered a demonstration in Lafayette Square across from the White House marking the the 10th anniversary of the first prisoner at the U.S. camp at Guantanamo Bay.The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington internship program brings two international students per year to Washington to work at the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire 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 news outlets across the United States and in the intern's home country.

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.

To apply

The International Center for Journalists selects one international student to take part in each session of the Semester in Washington Program. Apply through its website.

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Lyudmilla Tsubiks, who is from Russia, was the fall 2011 international intern. She covered the press conference of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and President Barack Obama in the White House East Room.Click on photo to enlarge or download: Lyudmilla Tsubiks, who is from Russia, was the fall 2011 international intern. She covered the press conference of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and President Barack Obama in the White House East Room.

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