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About National Journalism Center

The National Journalism Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit program in Washington, D.C., that places applicants in media internships, focusing on government and policy reporting. Internships are available in newspaper, magazine, television, radio and online. In addition to real-world experience, interns are exposed to prominent D.C. journalists and public policy experts, provided journalism training and invited to participate in current event and public policy discussions. Recent placements have included The Washington Times, Washington Examiner, American Spectator, Fox News, BBC and Radio America.

Interns spend 30 to 35 hours a week on the job at a Washington media outlet, and attend a half-day training seminar once a week. During the fall and spring sessions, students often take classes alongside their internship. NJC encourages interns to take six classroom hours in addition to six credits (internship and independent study).


Open to rising college sophomores, juniors, seniors, recent graduates and grad students. Applicants are not required to be journalism majors, though some exposure/training to journalism and communications is preferred. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible.

National Journalism Center

Lauren Smith, Program Officer
National Journalism Center
The National Journalism Center
529 14th Street NW, Suite 937
Washington, DC 20045
Phone: (202) 628-1490


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Washington, DC