Mother Jones Internship Profile
- "Raise hell, learn journalism"
- "Independent thinkers wanted"
Industries: Internet and New Media, Nonprofit, Publishing
Locations: Washington, DC; Los Angeles, CA
Number of Interns: Less Than 10
Responsibilities: Editorial, Marketing, Nonprofit, Print Media, Research
Award-winning Mother Jones magazine was founded by the Foundation for National Progress (FNP) to investigate and report on important social and political issues. The FNP launched Mother Jones magazine in 1976 and MotherJones.com in 1993 to bring uncompromising reporting to a broad national audience.
Editorial interns fact-check articles, conduct research for upcoming issues, pitch, write original content for the website and magazine, contribute to blogs and attend editorial and web meetings. Exceptional interns may be asked to take part in an additional six-month fellowship program, in which they are given increased responsibilities. The communications intern implements marketing strategies through activities that include social media, promotion and outreach. About 10 percent of fellows are offered full-time positions.
April 1st for internships beginning in June; October 1st for internships beginning in December. Applicants must send an application form (available at www.motherjones.com/about/benbagdikian- fellowship-program), cover letter, resume, two references and two writing samples to the address listed below.
Most applicants are college graduates with reporting, communications, activism and/or research experience. Individuals with online blogging and multimedia skills are desired.