The American Prospect is devoted to promoting informed discourse on public-policy matters from a progressive perspective through narrative interpretation of complex issues. We don’t just make magazines, we make a difference. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit incorporated in Washington, D.C. At this time, all positions are remote. We operate via Zoom and G Suite.
The Prospect hosts three classes of interns each year with flexible dates ranging from January to April; May to August; and September to December. This internship is unpaid, but a daily stipend is provided. Full and part time internships are available; a three- to five-day per week schedule is encouraged; stipend is $100 per day.
Editorial interns assist with research, fact-checking, social media, data entry and library services for both the print magazine and the daily website. Interns are encouraged to contribute editorially, writing book briefs and articles as assigned, and participating in generating story ideas, as well as pursuing their own projects under the guidance of Prospect staff. We encourage interns to fully integrate themselves into the Prospect’s editorial operations while taking full advantage of the public events only available in Washington, D.C.
This is the perfect internship for journalism, political science, and economics majors. Juniors, seniors and grad students are encouraged to apply.
Your TAP Internship application includes…
- Your résumé.
- Three writing samples.
Consider clips or posts, academic papers and unpublished pieces.
- Your cover letter.
Please provide your assessment of the current political moment; your interest in The American Prospect’s journalism, OR how an internship with the Prospect would align/advance your personal/career goals.
Please submit your application for the next session by Monday, November 15, 2021.
The internship schedule is somewhat flexible, running about four months long.
At this time, all positions are remote.
We plan to open our Washington, D.C., headquarters as soon as it’s safe to do so.