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. They report and write a variety of stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. Interns also talk 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.
Interns are paid a stipend of $3,349 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 or August 2015, you are not eligible for the fall program.
The application deadline for 2015 undergraduate internships has passed for spring, summer and the short course.
2015 program and application deadline dates:
Spring 2015 (Jan. 7 to April 14). Stipend: $3,349 and free housing.
Summer 2015 (June 8 to Aug. 14) Stipend: $2,390 and free housing.
Fall 2015 (Sept. 9 to Dec. 15) Stipend: $3,490 and free housing.
Deadline: March 15, 2015
Short Course 2015 (May 4 to June 4). Stipend: $1,195 and free housing. Only available to FIU and Hampton University students.
The application form for the 2015-2016 post-graduate, multimedia fellow will be posted in mid-January.