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.
Semester in Washington is going on hiatus after the spring program. There won’t be a summer or fall program this year. We will spend the next few months designing a new semester program. Watch for details on the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Facebook page or at scripps.com/foundation.
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. Because the program is going on hiatus, we won’t be picking a new post-grad fellow in the spring of 2016.
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. We will have an international student in the spring 2016 program, but there will not be a fall international intern.
Students from Hampton University and Florida International University spend a month in Washington reporting news and news-feature stories.
There will not be a 2016 short course because Semester in Washington is going on hiatus after the spring program.