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August 22nd, 2012

 

Inter Press Service (IPS) Washington DC bureau is looking for a reporter-intern.

Responsibilities include:

Liaising with press representatives from think tanks, non-profits and U.S. government agencies to contribute to IPS’s weekly news agenda.

Conducting interviews with government officials, experts, representatives of international agencies and human-rights organisations and other individuals.

Covering press conferences, lectures, panel discussions and other events.

Monitoring and helping to manage IPS’s social media accounts.

Pitching clear stories on IPS’s key focus areas, with a strong Washington angle, to our bureau staff and regional editor on a weekly basis.

Independently researching and writing mid-length feature news stories on a weekly basis.

Published pieces will be bylined.

IPS will facilitate the acquirement of press credentials from the Foreign Press Centre and, if appropriate to the intern’s coverage areas, the Hill and U.S. State Department.

Requirements for position:

The IPS Washington Bureau only accepts applications from candidates with a background in/working knowledge of at least one (but preferably more) of the following broad areas:

- U.S. foreign policy
- global environmental crises
- economic development
- global health
- international human rights
- politics of the Greater Middle East
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is strongly preferred.

Previous experience writing for a newspaper, magazine, or daily publication is preferred.

Ability to work independently under very tight deadlines is required.

Excellent written English is required. Foreign-language proficiency, particularly in Spanish, French, or Arabic, is desirable.

Exact internship dates are negotiable, though should begin in early September, with a three-month timeframe preferred.

Hours per week: 30, unpaid

Send an e-mail cbiron [at] ips [dot] org with your cover letter, CV and three writing samples (links to published clips preferred). Deadline: August 24.

 

 

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