About Center for Investigative Reporting

Founded in 1977, the Center for Investigative Reporting strives to expose social injustice and abuse of power through the tool of investigative journalism. CIR launches hard-hitting investigations and intensive research to cover stories that local media often miss. Its work appears in national print, web, radio and television outlets such as The Washington Post, USA Today, National Public Radio, PBS Frontline, CNN and others.

CIR internships allow future investigative reporters to develop necessary skills by working part time with investigative journalists. Web interns write for CIR's Muckraker blog, produce multimedia reports and work on the website. Reporting interns assist with research and contribute reporting. Other tasks include research assistance, interviews and administrative duties from the project's beginning stages to publication or broadcast.


Open to college graduates or graduate students. Non- U.S. citizens are eligible.

Center for Investigative Reporting

  • Center for Investigative Reporting
  • 2927 Newbury Street, Suite A
  • Berkeley, CA 94703
  • Phone: (510) 809-3160


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Los Angeles, CA