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About Washington Center for Politics & Journalism

The Washington Center for Politics & Journalism is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1988 to educate future political reporters. The Center’s focus is the Politics and Journalism Semester, an internship and educational program. More than 500 interns have participated in this program, many of whom have gone on to work in journalism organizations around the globe.

Interns participating in the Politics and Journalism Semester work as reporters within news bureaus in Washington, DC. Past placements have included “Bloomberg TV,” “National Law Journal/Legal Times,” “The Hill,” and “The Wall Street Journal,” to name a few. In addition, interns participate in seminars on campaign, governance, and interest group politics.


Open to college juniors and seniors, recent graduates, graduate students, and PhD candidates interested in political journalism. Non-US citizens are welcome to apply.

Washington Center for Politics & Journalism

Terry Michael, Executive Director
Washington Center for Politics & Journalism
Washington Center for Politics & Journalism
P.O. Box 15239
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 296-8455


Number of Interns: 10 to 20; 12 (Fall; Winter/Spring)
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend; Stipend - $3,000 / internship. With Perks: Meals; Seminars; Speaker Series
Duration: 3 to 6 months; 16 weeks (Fall; Winter/Spring)
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Washington, DC