Interns report for work each day at the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, which is housed in the same office as the Scripps Washington Bureau, blocks from the White House in downtown Washington. They report, write, take photos and shoot videos of breaking news and news features. Interns also talk with experts at the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Student Press Law Center, the Washington Post, the Pentagon and others to better understand how to cover the news. Interns should be prepared to cover government, politics, breaking news, business and features.
Interns are paid a stipend of $3,346 for the 14-week spring and fall terms and $2,390 for the 10-week summer program. Students are housed in furnished apartments paid for by the foundation.
Applicants must be college juniors and seniors studying print, online, broadcast or visual journalism. Students who have graduated are not eligible. For example, if you graduate in May 2016, you are not eligible for the summer program.
2016 program and application deadline dates:
Spring 2016 (Jan. 7 to April 13). Stipend: $3,346 and free housing.
Because Semester in Washington is going on hiatus after the spring program, we won’t have summer or fall internship programs in 2016. Watch for updates on the foundation’s Facebook page or at scripps.com/foundation.