For more than three decades The Nation Institute, in conjunction with The Nation magazine, has provided an internship program for early-career journalists interested in journalism and publishing. We are currently accepting applications for our winter/spring 2018 internship session.
The following positions are available:
Editorial Internships at The Nation:
Editorial interns experience a comprehensive immersion into The Nation and TheNation.com’s editorial processes. These interns' primary responsibilities include fact-checking for the magazine and website, providing research support to Nation writers and editors, and assisting bloggers on TheNation.com. Interns are not expected to arrive with fact-checking or digital media experience and will be extensively trained in those areas, though a familiarity with The Nation and the range of issues we cover is essential. These interns are based in the magazine's New York City offices.
Editorial Internship at the Investigative Fund:
The Don and Doris Shaffer Intern is dedicated to working with the Nation Institute's Investigative Fund, assisting in the creation and distribution of long-form investigative pieces that appear in a wide variety of media outlets. This intern will conduct research for reporters and editors, do in-depth fact-checking, and assist with push-out on stories. This intern also occasionally works on Institute-related projects and is based at the Institute’s New York City offices.
All interns participate in educational seminars with journalists, academics, and activists who come by our offices to speak to interns about their work. Recent guests have included Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner, author and critic Vivian Gornick, Nation Institute fellow Sharif Abdel Kouddous, senior editor of The Atlantic Ta-Nehisi Coates, and New Yorker staff writer Rachel Aviv. Interns are encouraged to suggest people they would like to come in and speak with the group.
The internship is full time, five days a week.
Compensation and Credit: Interns are paid $15 per hour, $525 per week. Whenever possible, The Nation Institute will assist interns in arranging for academic or work-study credit.
Deadlines and Duration of Program:
Application deadline: October 16, 2017
Notification deadline: November 10, 2017
Program duration: January 2 - June 29, 2018
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