From singing on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and riding the subway to recording a program for a Chicago radio station, Kenya’s Afrizo singing group is on a tour like no other.
From singing on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and riding the subway to recording a program for a Chicago radio station, Kenya’s Afrizo singing group is on a tour like no other.
The messy and chaotic weather – including a brief tornado warning – outside the mayoral forum Wednesday afternoon fit the candidates’ demeanors inside.
The White House celebrated programs addressing childhood obesity Tuesday and invited elementary school students from across the nation to help with the third annual fall harvest of the South Lawn garden.
 
 
 

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The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington program has five internship opportunities.

All applicants must use the online application form.

2015 Program dates and application deadlines

Spring: Jan. 7 to April 14. Application deadline: Nov. 1. Program includes a stipend of $2,660 and free housing.

Summer: June 8 to Aug. 14. Application deadline: Nov. 1. Program includes a stipend of $1,900 and free housing.

Fall: Sept. 9 to Dec. 15. Application deadline: March 15. Program includes a stipend of $2,660 and free housing.

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Summer 2012 intern Chelsea Boozer interviews people attending a rally for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.Click on photo to enlarge or download: Summer 2012 intern Chelsea Boozer interviews people attending a rally for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

Undergraduate reporting internship

Interns report for work each day at the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, which is housed in the same office as the Scripps Howard News Service, four 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 features. 

Click here to access the 2015 application form

Post-graduate multimedia fellowship

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 2015 and go through August 2016. The application form will be available in early 2015.

International students

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.

Hispanic Link internship

The Scripps Howard Foundation sponsors an intern who reports for the Hispanic Link News Service in Washington. The term dates, stipend and housing arrangements are the same as those for Semester in Washington interns. Students interested in both programs must apply to each. The Hispanic Link intern reports on Washington news for readers of this influential newsletter. Applicants should have an interest in reporting news about and for a Latino audience.

Click to access the Hispanic Link 2015 application form

Short Course

Students from Hampton University and Florida International University spend a month in Washington reporting news and news-feature stories.

2015 Program dates: May 4 to June 4. Application deadline: Nov. 15

Program includes a stipend of $760 and free housing.

Click to access the short course 2015 application form

 

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