You must be a college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a degree program on Oct. 6, 2017. You must have had at least one professional news media job or internship.
The application deadline for the 2018 program, noon ET Friday, October 6, 2017.
Complete the online application and attach all relevant materials, including résumé, work samples and autobiographical essay. All work submitted must be in English.
Roles for interns:
- Reporters: Clear, concise, energetic writing is highly valued. Conventional coverage of news events should be demonstrated, but a higher value is placed upon enterprise reporting that shows creative, inventive or investigative skills.
- Visual Journalists: For digital photographers, candidates must be proficient in Photoshop CS, photo management software, and Mac and PC platforms. Your application must include a portfolio.
- Multiplatform Editors: Successful editors must be able to edit for multiple platforms, writing headlines that are tailored for print and digital audiences. Editors must also have a keen understanding of style, grammar and sentence structure, and must be able to edit for clarity.
- Multiplatform Producers: The producer will be responsible for updating the web and mobile sites with fresh content and making sure article pages have critical web elements. We are looking for interns with solid news judgment, the ability to write smart headlines and blurbs and experience at packaging web stories, photo galleries and videos.
- News Designers: The designers craft the visual presentation of our content across platforms. Assignments will include design of National, Foreign, Financial, Metro and Features pages in print, as well as related online content.
- Digital Designers: The designers make high-impact digital news experiences come alive. From conceiving novel story experiences to designing innovative pages, the interns will work closely with senior designers and editors to create advanced storytelling forms across all our products.
- Graphics Reporters: The graphics reporters tell visual stories and present data on the web. A candidate should be able to utilize the entire storytelling toolbox — writing, reporting, charting, mapping and data visualization — and know how to weave it all together to tell engaging stories.
- Graphics Developers: The successful candidate will be a self-starter who thrives in a deadline-oriented environment. The position calls for design and programming skills, a passion for news, and an understanding of the inner-workings of the web
- Social Media Producers: The producers foster engaging and useful conversation on washingtonpost.com and social media platforms. We are looking for students who have an ability to identify and participate in online communities, big and small.