The Student Press Law Center is now hiring interns for fall 2017.
The Student Press Law Center is seeking up to four interns for the fall of 2017. Three positions are full-time and come with a stipend. One position is part-time, unpaid, and designed for a D.C.-area based student to receive academic credit.
These internships are best suited for someone interested in careers at 501(c)(3) nonprofits, news organizations or related journalism and education associations.
Local, journalism and social media internship: During the fall and spring terms, we offer one unpaid, part-time journalism and social media position for a D.C.-area college student with flexible hours that can be structured for academic credit.
The SPLC offers internship positions in its Washington, D.C., office each school semester and during the summer.
Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent college graduates with experience in up to four specialty areas: news reporting/writing, media law, nonprofit organization management and strategic communications.
Are you in law school? SPLC offers a legal internship for qualified students in law school, which takes place over the summer. Depending on the applicant’s schedule, there have been occasional legal internships in the spring and fall as well.
SPLC pays a living expense stipend of $4,000 (summer, for 10 weeks) and $5,600 (spring and fall semesters, for 15 weeks). Many interns arrange to receive academic credit from their college or university with the support of the SPLC.
The SPLC doesn't provide housing, but will assist interns in finding housing for the semester. Washington, D.C. has plenty of intern housing available, including furnished properties owned by Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH), which gives SPLC interns a 10 percent discount on general rates for spring and fall semesters.
Additionally, interns join in issue-oriented seminars organized by the SPLC. In recent semesters, they’ve visited The White House, visited The New York Times Washington bureau, heard arguments at the Supreme Court, met with The Washington Post's legal staff and attended First Amendment seminars at the Newseum.
Founded in 1974, the SPLC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that serves as the premier source of legal assistance for student media. The SPLC is an advocate for student First Amendment rights, freedom of online speech, and open government on campus. The SPLC provides information, training and legal assistance at no charge to high school and college student journalists and the educators who work with them.
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Submit your application for a fall 2017 internship to: firstname.lastname@example.org.