Offer: IHS Journalism Internship Program
The IHS Journalism Internship Program places talented writers and communicators—who support individual liberty, free markets, and peace—at media companies and non-profit investigative newsrooms. Past interns have worked at 20/20, the Orange County Register, Reason.TV, Fox News, and many other companies and organizations. Internship placements are offered year-round, during the spring, summer, and fall.
A Comprehensive Program
Eight-week internship at a newspaper, radio station, new media company, or nonprofit newsroom
$3,200 stipend and an allowance for travel to internship
A six-day journalism workshop featuring working journalists
Mentoring and job placement assistance from the program director, a former journalist
Once accepted into the program, the program director will match you with a host based on your goals and experience and a host’s needs.
You can also apply for funding for an internship you secure on your own, such as at a local paper or TV station.
The program offers the opportunity to learn core reporting skills under the guidance of experienced editors and producers: how to identify compelling stories, secure sources, research facts, and ask the right questions. Interns will expand their professional network and receive job search assistance from the program director. Plus all interns, from throughout the year, meet and network at the annual IHS Journalism Career Workshop.
Previous experience is a plus but not required. Skilled writers and communicators passionate about liberty are encouraged to apply. A journalism major is not required. Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics, are eligible. The program is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates.
Almost all internships are in the United States, and American media outlets require candidates to speak and write English fluently. Candidates must also meet all visa requirements.
Journalism Career Workshop
The program includes our weeklong journalism workshop. Experienced journalists share career stories and advice, and outstanding professors explain the foundations of a free press and economic tools for understanding political and economic issues. You can network with other interns and the faculty during meals, discussion groups, and nightly receptions. IHS provides travel assistance to the workshop. All program interns from throughout the year—fall, spring, and summer—attend.
Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market
Editors and producers seek individuals with work experience, and an IHS internship gives you the chance to publish stories in local or city newspapers, investigate political controversies, or help produce a live, talk-oriented program.
If you have an eye for news and want to get the story and if you believe individual rights precede government then start or enhance your journalism career through the IHS Journalism Internship Program.
Fall, 2011 July 1, 2011 (Add to calendar)
Spring, 2012 Nov 15, 2011 (Add to calendar)
Summer, 2012 Jan 31, 2012 (Add to calendar)
The fall application is currently available. Subscribe to program updates to learn when the spring and summer applications become available and to receive application deadline reminders.