About Nation, The

Founded in 1865, The Nation is the oldest weekly magazine in the US and focuses on arts, books, culture and politics. The journal has had contributions from such notable figures as Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Arthur Miller, Ralph Nader, and Eleanor Roosevelt, to name a handful. The Nation Institute is a nonprofit organization focused on expanding progressive values and growing independent press. The organization features a book imprint called Nation Books, the Investigative Fund, journalism fellowships, and more.

Together with The Nation, The Nation Institute offers internships for students and recent graduates interested in pursuing careers in journalism or publishing. Positions are available in the following areas: editorial, web editorial, Nation Books, and The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund. Most interns are hired into the New York office, with one editorial position open in Washington, DC. Responsibilities vary based on position and location but may include copywriting, engaging in social media, fact checking, performing research, and reviewing book proposals. Interns also enjoy seminars with activists, journalists, and politicians.


Open to college seniors (and rising college seniors), recent graduates, graduate students, PhD candidates, and mid-career applicants. Non-US citizens are eligible.

Nation, The

  • Kate Murphy, Internship Director
  • Nation, The
  • The Nation Institute
  • 116 East 16th Street, 8th Floor
  • New York, NY 10003
  • Phone: (212) 209-5419


  • Number of Interns: 10 to 20; 12 (Summer; Fall; Winter/Spring)
  • Compensation/Benefits: Stipend; Stipend - $150 / weekly. Perks: Free Weekly Yoga; Seminars
  • Duration: 6 to 12 weeks; 11 weeks (Summer); 15 weeks (Fall); 20 weeks (Winter/Spring)
  • Academic Level: College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC