MarylandReporter.com, Paid Government Reporting Internships - MD
Location: Annapolis/Columbia, MD
MarylandReporter.com, an online news website covering state government and politics, has an immediate opening for a reporter internship covering the Maryland General Assembly. The internship will last at least six weeks. A summer internship of 13 weeks covering state government and starting in late May or early June is also available. The two could possibly be combined.
The internships are open to rising seniors, master’s candidates or graduates, and students or graduates who have had experience on student newspapers or other publications. The internship is also open to non-traditional students and career-changers from other fields who wish to pursue a career in journalism, and have limited experience in the field but do have the necessary writing and reporting skills. The internships are NOT open to people who have been full-time, working journalists for 12 months or more.
A familiarity with Maryland and state government would be a plus.
The internship is designed to enhance your skills as a journalist covering state government and politics. We will task you with a wide range of assignments, hopefully geared to your interests and strengths, but also designed to stretch your capabilities. The internships are supported by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
These are temporary full-time employment paying $400 week with no benefits. You will work out of the State House in Annapolis or out of your home in the summer. You will need a smart phone and a laptop computer, and you will be reimbursed for phone use and other expenses.
To apply for this internship, send a letter spelling out your qualifications and availability to Len@MarylandReporter.com, along with a resume and 5-10 clips of your work (URL links are fine; DO NOT SEND LARGE PDFs.)
The subject line should say “Internship.” Specify whether you’re interested in the internship with an immediate start date, in the summer internship or both.
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