Investigative Journalism Internship

IHS will not be offering Journalism Internships in 2014. For a list of other organizations offering journalism opportunities, please check back or visit

The Investigative Journalism track of the IHS Journalism Internship Program is for print journalists seeking challenging, investigative writing assignments at state-level, public policy think tanks and independent, non-profit newsrooms

Working under the guidance and supervision of a professional investigative journalist, you’ll sharpen your writing, research and analytical skills while learning how to investigate government programs. You’ll leverage the resources and knowledge base of the think tank to provide a free-market perspective to readers and government officials.

"My IHS internship taught me how to identify and pursue stories that protect and promote liberty." -S. Burklin interned at the Independence Institute and now works at

Past Placements

The Experience

Yasmin Tadjdeh interned at The Pennsylvania Independent
From day one, Yasmin was working on stories and in total wrote 20 quality articles. She submitted Freedom of Information requests for the salaries of all county employees in Pennsylvania. After reviewing 1,500 pages of Senate expenditures from 2009-2010, Arielle said, "It was good experience to see what investigative reporters do every day. Sometimes things aren’t laid out nicely for us and we have to dig a little." One of her favorite aspects of her internship was working at the Pennsylvania Capitol building in the newspaper correspondent’s area. 

A Comprehensive Program

Stipend & travel allowance • Mentoring and job placement assistance

Application Deadlines

Spring, 2014November 15                          

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