Journalism, Public Relations & New Media


Opportunities are ordered by nearest application deadline. Each internship and fellowship name is linked to the appropriate application page. Check back often for new opportunities!

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Last page update: April 15, 2019



The Los Angeles Times: Washington, D.C. Bureau


  • Summer 2019 Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Full time, June-August (usually 10 weeks)
  • Paid



  • Applicants must be actively working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree and must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Little training is offered, so previous internship experience is preferred.
  • Internships are for students who have not worked professionally as staff journalists.
  • Graduates may qualify if you've finished school within six months of the start of the internship.

Summary: Interested in working with some of the best journalists around? We offer 10 weeks of intensive, hands-on experience in a region where big stories are the norm. We place interns throughout the L.A. Times: Metro/Local, Foreign/National, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages, Photography/Video, Data Desk, Visualization and Data, Design, Website/Audience Engagement and in our Sacramento and Washington, D.C., bureaus.



Fox News College Associate Program


  • Fall 2019 Application Deadline: Not yet posted, check frequently for updates
  • Part time (16 hrs/week)
  • Paid

To Apply:

  • Must be enrolled in accredited college or university pursuing a bachelor or graduate degree
  • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. without a visa or sponsorship (CPT-seeking candidates not accepted)
  • College credit is NOT required to be eligible for the program
  • Students are responsible for their own housing and transportation
  • Committed and available to work entire semester/summer
  • Prior relevant work/internship experience
  • Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits)
  • Strong academic record - minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or above to be considered
  • Resume and cover letter detailing why you should be selected for this program

Summary: The Fox News College Associate Program is for motivated college students who are passionate about the news industry. College Associates are paid to gain real world work experience with guidance from top news professionals. College Associates are assigned to a department that matches their skill set, work experience and career aspirations.



The American Society of Magazine Editors: Magazine Internship Program


  • Summer 2019 Application Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Full time, 10 weeks
  • Paid
  • Must be a rising college senior at the time of the internship


Besides overall academic performance, criteria used to select ASME interns include:


  • Academic training in journalism (but students shouldn’t be afraid to apply for an ASME internship if their school doesn't offer journalism courses or if they're not majoring in journalism)
  • Previous internships or employment at city, regional or national newspapers, magazines or websites
  • Experience in campus journalism, preferably as a reporter or editor on a newspaper, magazine or website

Important Note: Students do not need to be nominated by a college or university to apply, but applicants recommended by journalism departments or career-guidance offices are given preference over students from the same school. Letters of recommendation should be included in each student's application. To ensure geographic diversity, only one student is usually accepted from any one college or university.

Summary: For over 50 years, the American Society of Magazine Editors has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program - a ten-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington. Since the program was founded in 1967, some 1,800 college students have worked as ASME interns. Nearly 500 have gone on to successful careers in print and electronic journalism.



The National Public Radio (NPR) Kroc Fellowship


  • Application Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Full time; Begins in August (one year)
  • Paid with benefits, including paid vacation

Candidate Qualifications:

  • While the ideal Kroc Fellow aspires to work in public radio, previous journalism or radio experience is not required.
  • Kroc Fellows must be able to demonstrate exceptional potential and drive.
  • Candidates should be close to completing a undergraduate or graduate degree, or have earned a degree no more than one year prior to December 31.


Summary: The NPR Kroc Fellowship identifies and develops a new generation of extraordinary public radio journalists. Over the course of a year, the three Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing.


The Fellowship is designed to offer exposure to various units at NPR, in both the News and Digital Divisions, and at an NPR Member Station. NPR Kroc Fellows work alongside some of the nation's most respected reporters, producers and editors and receive regular instruction in writing for radio and on-air performance.



POLITICO Journalism Institute


  • Application Deadline: 11:59 PM EST on January 14, 2019
  • Program runs May 28 - June 7, 2019
  • All costs for PJI participants, including room, board and transportation, are covered by POLITICO.


Applicants who are rising juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities will be given preference. Student members of minority journalism associations are encouraged to apply. At the conclusion of the program, two students will be selected for a three-month residency in the POLITICO newsroom where they will write, edit and produce content.

Summary: The POLITICO Journalism Institute is a two week program (running from May 28, 2018-June 7, 2019) offering intensive, hands-on training for up to twelve university students interested in covering government and politics.

Programming for PJI includes interactive sessions, panels with industry leaders, mentor pairings with POLITICO journalists and an opportunity for participants to have their work published by POLITICO. Throughout the program, PJI students split their time between American University in Washington, D.C., and POLITICO headquarters in Arlington, VA.




(Current Internship Listings)


  • Fall 2019 Application Deadline: Rolling; open until filled


Basic Qualifications: You must have an interest in public relations, communications or marketing and possess good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with others.

Detailed Qualifications posted with each position.

Summary: Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world's largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman was awarded the Grand Prix Cannes Lion for PR in 2014; six Cannes Lions in 2015; and the Grand Prix in the Titanium category in 2016. The firm was named "2016 Global Agency of the Year" by the Holmes Report, and one of Advertising Age's “Agencies to Watch" in 2014. In 2015, Edelman was among Glassdoor’s "Best Places to Work" for the fifth time. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.



The Hill



  • Fall 2019 Application Deadline: No set deadline (always open), but applicants are encouraged to apply between early-October to early-November
  • Full Time
  • Unpaid

Summary: The Hill has a very active internship program. At The Hill, we believe strongly that an internship is what an intern makes it. We reward initiative and judge on merit. Interns have an opportunity equal to anyone else in getting their writing published.

Interns for The Hill have traveled to the Republican, Democratic and Reform party conventions, and have broken major stories, receiving widespread recognition. Their work has also appeared on The Hill website,

A Hill internship will include intense exposure to nationalpolitics and Congress. Interns will experience a fast pace and deadline pressure. The Hill publishes five times a week when both chambers of Congress are in session and once a week the rest of the year.



Google News Lab Fellowship


  • Summer 2020 Application Deadline: Not yet posted
  • Full time, June-August (10 weeks)
  • Paid


Ideal Candidates:

  • Must be a US student or a student studying in the US with a relevant visa
  • Experience with a web programming language like HTML or Javascript and spreadsheet software gives you an edge
  • Master multitaskers who work quickly, smartly, and resourcefully
  • Students who think analytically and have a knack for research, writing, and communication.
  • Students an excellent academic record, and a few activities that show you’re engaged outside of school
  • Students interested in exploring and creating business models to help the industry in the digital age
  • Students excited about journalism, especially data driven journalism or freedom of expression online
  • Students from all majors and degree programs


Summary: The Google News Lab Fellowship offers students interested in journalism and technology the opportunity to spend the summer working at relevant organizations across the US to gain valuable experience and make lifelong contacts and friends. While the work of each host organization is unique, Fellows have opportunities to research and write stories, contribute to open source data programs, and create timely data to accurately frame public debates about issues in the US and the world.




 (Summer 2019)


  • Summer & Fall 2019 Application Deadline: Rolling; Opened Until Filled
  • Minimum of 30 hours per week
  • $1,000 stipend


Basic Qualifications:

  • You must be pursuing a bachelor's degree during the semester you would like to intern.
  • First priority is given to rising juniors and seniors.

Summary: The C-SPAN Internship Program seeks to utilize the talents and education of students like yourself who are interested in communications and politics. During your internship you will become familiar with the workings of a cable television network and you'll get a front row seat to the political process.


You will assist in research, writing and/or production for a specific unit or department, detailed below. This may include learning aspects of print and video production; technical, promotional and public relations techniques or program production.



Opportunities with Deadlines that have Passed for Summer 2019



Atlantic Media

(Business Fellowship) (Editorial Fellowship)



  • 2019 Application Deadline: October 8, 2018
  • Full time, January-December (one year)
  • Paid with benefits
  • As a world-renowned enterprise that thinks and acts like a digital media startup, we place a premium on finding exceptional talent. We seek individuals with fresh perspectives who constantly push us to be at the forefront of an increasingly digital, mobile and social world.


Summary: Atlantic Media offers high-achieving recent college graduates a unique opportunity to participate in the Atlantic Media Fellowship Program. The Program is a structured, year-long paid fellowship for top-tier talent committed to editorial-side or business-side careers in media. Each year we look forward to our new class of Fellows, who add a fresh perspective and new ideas to our company initiatives. As a digital-first company, we have experienced tremendous growth as a result of emphasis on digital initiatives, and our Fellows have been key contributors.


Over twenty Atlantic Media Fellows will be placed in areas of the Company, including but not limited to: Analytics, Client Services, Communications & PR, Design, Editorial, Events, Finance, Marketing, Product Management, Research, Sales, Strategy, and Video.



The Washington Post


  • Summer 2019 Application Deadline: October 12, 2018
  • Paid
  • You must be a college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a degree program on Oct. 12, 2018.
  • Applicants must have had at least one previous professional news media job or internship.


Summary: Our interns report and write articles, edit copy, take photographs, shoot and edit video, create graphics and design on multiple platforms. We treat them as staff members during their employment.