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Journalism Internship Opportunities in Washington, D.C. on the Rise

Industry Woes Benefit College Journalism Students Looking for summer Internships in Nationís Capital

Washington, DC, December 11, 2009 --( While the news industry continues to struggle to find a workable model for profitability, student journalists from across the United States are finding that news outlets are increasingly interested in making use of their talents. Nowhere is this truer than in Washington, D.C. Qualified students can often find themselves covering major news stories and getting bylines for their budding portfolios at news desks once held by veteran journalists.

The Fund for American Studies journalism program, The Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) works with news outlets in Washington by placing students in a variety of news related internships. Last summer the Institute placed over 90 student interns at a variety of outlets including The Washington Post’s online news site, The Washington Times, NBC Nightly News and with the D.C. bureau of Telemundo.

To help meet the increasing demand for interns, the Institute on Political Journalism is increasing their scholarship opportunities for interested students. Students accepted into IPJ intern approximately 35 hours a week and take classes and live at Georgetown University. Students also are offered professional mentors for the summer; attend numerous site briefings and tours. Students interested in applying should visit:

Joe Starrs
Director, Institute on Political Journalism

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