AFP, Multimedia Desk Intern

The Multimedia Desk at AFP in Washington is looking to fill one paid internship.

Our interns work directly with editors, packaging stories with AFP photos, videos and graphics for Internet clients. Primary responsibilities include selecting and editing photos, writing captions and organizing stories based on their news value in real time.  Interns must be organized and be able to write quickly and clearly in English.

The right candidate would display intellectual curiosity, have some experience with Photoshop and an understanding of how news is generated. French is not required.

Interns work 20 per week, evenings and Saturdays, for a stipend of $600 per month. We ask that they commit to working at least through May.

Apply directly to Magan Crane by sending at resume and cover letter to

Channel 4 News, Spring 2013 PAID Internships

Channel 4 News, one of the main network news shows in the UK, is seeking a full-time paid intern to start in January. The position is in the Washington DC bureau, which covers all US news with a five person team (correspondent, producer, cameraman, editor, and intern). Regular hours are 9 to 5 M-F, however different projects and filming may necessitate longer hours and travel occasionally. The contract is flexible – previous interns haved worked by 3 month contracts and typically stay for 6 months. This is an incredibly hands-on opportunity to work with a small team producing news for a major, nightly, hour-long program. Please email a resume and cover letter to Emily Wilson at

BBC, Spring Interns

The BBC seeks interns for the spring semester 2013 to work in our Washington, DC bureau. The bureau covers news for our multiple international TV, radio and online outlets, as well as in multiple languages, and interns’ tasks reflect this variety. Interns can expect to spend time working on our newsdesk, gaining an insight in the day-to-day operations of a foreign bureau of the world’s largest news organisation, as well as experience in helping cover breaking news. Alongside that role interns will have an opportunity to work with producers and reporters on a range of assignments depending on the news of the day – this could range from research, to helping set up stories, to conducting brief radio and TV interviews on behalf of correspondents.


Interns must be self-motivated and have a keen interest in international affairs. Please send your spring 2013 availability, resume and cover letter to

Bethesda Magazine, Web Intern

Bethesda Magazine is seeking a bright and enthusiastic college student for an unpaid fall semester intern to work on the magazine’s website, The internship will provide a great way for a student to strengthen his/her resume, obtain recommendations, earn credits, and have fun while learning in a hands-on environment. The intern will work directly with the Web Manager and will be involved in all facets of web production.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Post blogs and stories
  • Create and send email alerts
  • Research web trends
  • Archive stories in custom CMS
  • Create new content for the website
  • Handle administrative tasks supporting the department
  • Coordinate photo galleries for multimedia section
  • Manage online calendar


Travel Channel, Digital Intern

Travel Channel’s DC based Digital team is currently looking for a media savvy, detail-oriented and energetic intern. During this internship, the ideal candidate will have the opportunity to learn various aspects of the Interactive department.

During this internship, the ideal candidate will have the opportunity to assist in building a content grid by cataloging existing assets and identifying gaps for short-form and long-form videos, non-show content such as articles, bios, digital-only videos and photo galleries. In addition, the ideal candidate will also have an opportunity to assist with the development of future apps.


Associated Press, Global News Intern


The Associated Press is offering paid journalism internships for the summer of 2012 in 10 U.S. cities (including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.) and 10 international locations (including London, Jerusalem, Seoul, Mexico City, Rome, Bangkok, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow).

The interns will contribute to AP’s text, video and photos report from these bureaus for 12 weeks this summer. Although a primary format may be declared – depending on interest and ability – the internships will provide experience and training in all three. Interns will attend and contribute to all-format editorial meetings. Assignments will be made by a trainer who will also provide performance appraisals during the course of the internship.

Interns will be expected to be fast thinkers and show creativity and strong news judgment. They should be strong storytellers who are able to recognize interesting news elements, suggest their own story ideas and angles and incorporate them in stories, video and still images. Interns should be comfortable interacting with a diverse group of co-workers and interview subjects.

Interns will be expected to keep up-to-date with news in the city or region and its relevance to national and international affairs. Responsibilities will include tracking down information, conducting interviews, monitoring social media, and covering breaking news stories, either by phone or going to the scene. Assignments may include covering general, sports, business or entertainment spot news or features.

Interns will contribute to the text news report – reporting and writing their own stories under the direct supervision of an editor. Editors will train interns on such areas as interview techniques, sourcing, databases and AP style. Interns will be expected to become familiar with – and abide by – the AP’s statement of values and principles governing ethics.

Staff photographers will supervise interns on visual storytelling techniques. Where possible interns will accompany staff photographers on assignments, assist with arrangements in the field, and shoot photos. Interns will be trained in the use of photo editing software – Photoshop and Photomechanic – as well as transmission. Training will include photojournalism ethics, especially on authenticity.

Interns will assist in the production of video stories, including non-linear editing and writing story summaries and scripts for broadcast. They will research and set up video news and feature stories and occasionally join location shoots, or do their own shooting, if they possess the required skills. Interns may also assist with content management and translations.


Gannett Digital, Interactive News Design Intern

Gannett Digital, a top 20 digital media and Fortune 500 company, seeks an intern to support our strategic initiatives in the company. Excellent internship opportunity!

This is a paid internship and the intern will be exposed to the digital media industry and report to a vice president in the organization.

Internship is based out of Gannett / USA TODAY HQ in Tysons Corner, VA. This internship will give the intern valuable real-world experience.

We are looking for someone who has a nice combination of design and journalism degree profile.  Analyst will provide support for Snapshots interactive.

  • Must have a strong design focus with a passion for the  future of journalism
  • Will assist in the spectrum of technical and design tasks involved with producing interactive graphics.
  • Gain experience with the editorial and design process coming together to create visual journalism at a major news organization
  • The intern is considered an integral part of the Digital department and as such, their ideas
    and input will be valued.


To The Contrary, Production Intern

The PBS program To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé is looking for a production intern for the Spring 2012 semester. To the Contrary is a weekly television program focusing on women, children, families and diverse communities. The intern will work with the To the Contrary production staff on each week’s show. Responsibilities may include researching topics, working with social media platforms, logging tapes, performing interviews, editing video, etc.
We are looking for a student in journalism, communications or a related field, preferably with an interest in women’s issues. This student must be in the DC area during the Spring 2012 semester. This internship is unpaid.
Please contact Cari Stein at

Smithsonian Magazine, Intern

DEADLINE: November 4

A six-month, full-time, paid, writing internship is available at Smithsonian magazine in Washington, D.C., beginning January 2012. The job involves writing, blogging and producing multimedia for the magazine’s Web site and writing for the print magazine’s “Around the Mall” department. Candidates should have a proven aptitude for writing and Web-journalism skills. A recent undergraduate or graduate degree is a must.