Editorial Internship-Spring Internship

Washington, District of Columbia /
Editorial – The Site /
Slate is looking for an intern to tackle a mix of editorial duties, including writing for the magazine and assisting staff with research. They must be organized, have a proven interest in journalism, and be familiar with Slate’s style of analysis and opinion. They must also be able to work efficiently and without much supervision. This is not a podcasting position.
Candidates should be available to work between 20 and 40 hours per week. (We can schedule hours around classes.) Our preference is for candidates who are available to work from the D.C. office, but exceptional candidates who are able to work well remotely are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be based in the U.S.
This internship is paid $15 per hour and runs for 90 days. This position would be a good fit for a current or recently graduated student who is considering a career in journalism.
The deadline for the spring (January to April/May) rotation is Nov. 1.
A brief cover letter that includes a few sentences about why you’re interested in a Slate internship. At the bottom of your cover letter, please include links to three clips (preferably under 1,000 words each). Please do not attach these clips as separate files.
A short pitch—150 words max—for a Slate story. This pitch can be on any topic, and it can be newsy or evergreen, but should feel in line with Slate’s voice. For guidance on what makes a good Slate pitch, please consult this document.

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply. If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know. We will do what we can to meet your needs.

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