The Washington Post invites college junior, senior or graduate student to come to be a reporter, photographer, videographer, multiplatform editor or producer, news or digital designer, graphics reporter or developer, social media producers and audio producers.
Interns report and write articles, edit copy, take photographs, shoot also edit video, create graphics and design on multiple platforms. Washington Post interns have gone on to win Pulitzer Prizes, in the case of Leonard Downie Jr., to become executive editor.
The Post was found in 1877 and own by the Meyer-Graham family from 1933 to 2013. Further, when Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought the company. The Post has won more than 60 Pulitizer Prizes and has more than tripled its digital audience since Bezos bought it.
- Reporters: Clear, concise, energetic writing is of high value. But a higher value is upon enterprise reporting that shows creative, inventive or investigative skills.. Please indicate your reporting assignment preference: General Assignments (includes National and Health & Science sections), Foreign (assignments will be in the Washington newsroom), Arts, Entertainment and Culture, Local, Sports or Editorial (will be assigned to the Opinions section). No more than three clips.
- Visual Journalists: For digital photographers, candidates must be proficient in Photoshop CS, photo management software, also Mac and PC platforms. Your application must include a portfolio. Videographers must be proficient in all aspects of digital video/audio also editing software, including Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere. Please indicate your assignment preference: Photography or Video.
- Multiplatform Editors: Successful editors must be able to edit for multiple platforms, writing headlines. Editors must also have a keen understanding of style, grammar, and sentence structure, and must be able to edit for clarity. We also value editors who can detect problems in stories and work with others to make them better. Writing captions for photo galleries, proofing pages and the ability to work calmly under intense deadlines are also requirements, as is strong news judgment. Include up to six examples of news or feature stories you have edited, preferably files that include a headline and caption(s) for web or print.
- The internship is a paid position. For summer 2019, the salary was USD 750 per week.
- You must be a college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a degree program by the application deadline date;
- You must have had at least one professional news media job or internship;
- Foreign citizens can apply for internships. All work samples must be in English. If selected, the necessary documentation for obtaining the proper U.S work visa must be provided.