Internship Opening: Political Journalist

PoliticsPA, Pennsylvania’s longest ­running political news website, is seeking talented individuals to contribute to our news coverage throughout the Commonwealth. Interns will have the chance to gain journalism experience and a stronger understanding of Pennsylvania politics. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to build a portfolio with published political writing. Internship openings are available for the Fall 2014 semester. The position can be performed remotely and applicants are welcome from anywhere in Pennsylvania as well as Washington, DC.”

Intern duties include:
-Writing news stories.
-Monitoring press releases and regional news outlets for relevant source material.
-Covering political and government events.
-Conducting other research, including taking transcripts.

Requirements:
-Applicants must have strong writing skills.
-Applicants must have strong knowledge of Pennsylvania politics.
-Applicants must possess strong research skills.
-A commitment of 15 hours per week; specific times based on news events.

The strongest applicants will have a background in politics or journalism. Positions are unpaid. Please send a resume, cover letter and a writing sample to nick@politicspa.com. The ideal writing sample will demonstrate the applicant’s familiarity with PoliticsPA subject matter. Email Nick Field nick@politicspa.com with any questions.

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