The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington program has five internship opportunities.
All applicants must use the online application form.
2016 Program dates and application deadlines
Spring: Jan. 7 to April 13. Application deadline: Nov. 1. Program includes a stipend of $3,346 and free housing.
Summer: June 6 to Aug. 12. Application deadline: Nov. 1. Program includes a stipend of $2,390 and free housing.
Apply for spring and summer here.
The application form for fall will be available in January.
Fall: Sept. 7 to Dec. 13. Application deadline: March 15. Program includes a stipend of $3,346 and free housing.
Interns report for work each day at the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, which is housed in the same office as the Scripps Washington Bureau, a few blocks from the White House.
They report and write a variety of stories. In addition to perfecting their reporting and writing skills, interns take photos and shoot and edit video. They meet with experts at the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Student Press Law Center, the Washington Post, the State Department, the Pentagon and others to better understand how to cover the news.
Interns should be prepared to cover government, politics, breaking news, business, sports and news features.
The fellowship includes website design and maintenance, creating multimedia projects for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, teaching skills to undergraduate interns and helping them to develop multimedia projects. The paid fellowship includes free housing. It will begin in September and go through August. The application for the multimedia fellowship will be posted in January.
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 and other news outlets.
Students from Hampton University and Florida International University spend a month in Washington reporting news and news-feature stories.
2016 Program dates: May 2 to June 2. Application deadline: Nov. 1. Program includes a stipend of $1,196 and free housing.