Summer Internship

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The Dispatch is expanding its Internship Program for the summer of 2022. The Dispatch’s Summer Internship is a 10-week full-time opportunity. A $2,000 stipend will be provided, unless you are receiving funding from another source such as a foundation or fellowship. You will work closely with other staff writers and editors in the creation of a daily newsletter, called The Morning Dispatch. In addition to reporting for the daily newsletter, interns will have the opportunity to report and write their own pieces that will be published on The Dispatch’s website and to work with the podcast team. This is a hands-on internship that will provide invaluable experience for aspiring journalists. Application deadline is April 1, 2022.


  • Contribute to The Morning Dispatch, our daily news round-up, as well as standalone pieces for The Dispatch website. 

  • Interview key persons (witnesses, sources etc.) to obtain pertinent information for reporting and explainers. 

  • Establish contacts and sources for use in future research.

  • Keep abreast on news developments by studying papers, attending events etc.

  • Transcription of interviews and other duties that support the work of the editorial team. 

  • Write show descriptions for podcast episodes and cut clips for social media.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in a related BS or Masters degree. Those graduating in 2022 are eligible.  

  • Desire to pursue a career in journalism. 

  • Ability to follow strict deadlines, and take direction and correction, and constructive feedback professionally. 

  • Familiarity with American politics, media, conservatism/classical liberalism.

  • Proficiency with the news media ecosystem and active knowledge of today’s big stories.

  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, Google, web search, databases).

  • Excellent communication and critical thinking skills. 

  • Audio and video production skills are a bonus for those hoping to work with the podcast team.

We’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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