IHS Journalism Internship Program

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


The IHS Journalism Internship Program places talented writers and communicators—who support individual liberty, free markets, and peace—at media companies and non-profit newsrooms. Past interns have worked at 20/20, the The Orange County Register, Reason.TV, Fox News, and many other organizations. Internships occur during the spring, summer, and fall.

A Comprehensive Program

  • Eight-week internship at a newspaper, radio station, new media company, or non-profit, investigative newsroom 
  • $3,200 stipend and an allowance for travel to internship
  • Mentoring and job placement assistance from the program director, a former journalist

Four Tracks

Newspaper

  

Broadcast

  

New Media

  

Investigative

Newspaper Sections TV Reporter ON AIR News website on smartphone Person working on laptop within view of state capitol
Intern at a daily newspaper. Write features, report hard news, contribute opinion commentary.Work at a major media network or news production house. Schedule interviews, research stories, and edit videos.  Intern at a web-only media firm or a media company with an aggressive new media strategy.Sharpen your research skills at a public policy organization or independent, non-profit newsroom.

Placement Process

Once accepted into the program, the program director will match you with a host based on your goals and experience and a host’s needs. The program director will speak with you by phone to discuss opportunities. IHS provides a travel allowance to get to the internship.

"When I was placed at the Daily Caller, I knew that it was the right placement because IHS took the time to understand my career goals and plans." -A. Carey.

You can also apply for funding for an internship secured on your own, turning an unpaid internship into a paid one. 

"The stipend of $3,200 allowed me to work for a lawyer-turned-investigative journalist." - M. Curlyo

Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market
Editors and producers seek individuals with work experience, and an IHS internship gives you the chance to publish stories in local or city newspapers, investigate political controversies, or help produce a live, talk-oriented program.  

If you have an eye for news, want to get the story, and if you believe individual rights precede government, then start or enhance your journalism career through the IHS Journalism Internship Program.

"The program gave me my start in journalism, so I'm still thankful for it to this day." - B. Olson

Eligibility

  • Previous journalism experience is a plus but not required. Skilled writers and communicators passionate about liberty are encouraged to apply. 
  • A journalism major is not necessary. Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics, are eligible. 
  • The program is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates.
  • Due to visa and travel costs, most interns live in the United States. Almost all internship hosts require English fluency, written and spoken.
  • You must be able to work full-time, for forty hours per week. You cannot take classes during the internship. You may apply to obtain course credit from your academic institution.

 

Newspaper Track 

Application Deadlines

Spring, 2014November 15                          

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