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Internship Opportunities October 28 – November 1

Journalism - Institute on Political Journalism - Spend a summer in Washington, DC making an investment in your future that will help set you apart after college.  The comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies includes a guaranteed journalism or communications internship placement, courses for transferable credit, and furnished housing in downtown Washington. The organization has academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Options are endless – the organization works with many different newspapers, magazines, online publications, news services, TV and radio stations, as well as communications firms. Who you know does matter - especially when it comes to your future job search. Our programs are designed to allow students to make valuable professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. You can participate in a mentor program, as well as attend professional development seminars, roundtable discussions, and networking receptions with program alumni.Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths while enjoying a vibrant arts and culture scene. Take advantage of the free Smithsonian museums, many musical and theatre performances, as well as sports events. You can explore DC and meet fellow program participants through program-planned social activities including a guided tour of the monuments, a day trip to Mt. Vernon, canoeing on the Potomac River, and outing to the National Zoo. Earn up to nine academic credits from the DC Metro Area’s George Mason University. In 2012 Mason was ranked the #1 Up and Coming University by U.S. News and World Report. The program has a curriculum that is designed to complement the journalism internship experience. You will have a front row seat to a variety of exclusive briefings and uniquely DC events, allowing you to further explore the journalism career field, make important professional connections and have fun while doing so. You will have the chance to attend once-in-a-lifetime tours and hear from leaders within such institutions as the State Department, U.S. Congress, World Bank, National Press Club, and Newseum. Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 18, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the early deadline of December 9, 2013 in order to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as a 5% tuition discount.
For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org/IPJ. Questions may be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.


Sports Journalism – Apply now for the 2014 Sports Journalism Institute Internship! College students interested in sports journalism can get specialized training, a paid sports news internship, a scholarship and industry contacts through the 2014 Sports Journalism Institute (SJI). The program combines an intensive week of instruction from top professionals with an eight-week paid internship at a print, digital or electronic media outlet. Class session topics range from ethics to photo editing, to how to keep a running score at a baseball game to copy editing. Upon completion of the program, college students can receive a $500 scholarship. The 2014 program starts with the training sessions taught by Poynter Institute faculty May 30 to June 7 at the University of Missouri at Columbia, followed by the internships. Applications must be submitted to AAJA by November 8. To begin your application, you must login or create a free online account and click on “View Open Competitions” on your home page under “Awards and Competitions.” Eligibility: 10 student journalists will be selected. Ideally, applicants should be college sophomores or juniors (current seniors will also be considered). Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated interest in sports journalism as a career and excellence on the required essay. Eligibility is not limited to journalism majors. Applicants do not need to be AAJA members, but must sign up as members if selected. Travel logistics, housing arrangements and internship placements are made by the institute. Details can be found at www.aaja.org/2014-aajasports-journalism-institute-internship. Email justins@aaja.org for questions.