Internship Site Spotlight: The Institute on Political Journalism

When it comes to internships in Washington, DC, TFAS has been able to provide our students with some amazing opportunities over the years. Between our Capital Semester programs in the fall and spring and our four summer institutes, we place over 500 undergraduate students in a wide variety of internships throughout out the DC metro area every year. In today’s post, we turn our attention to a couple of the fantastic opportunities available through the Institute on Political Journalism.

NBC Nightly News: The folks at the DC bureau of NBC Nightly News’ Investigative Unit have opened their doors to TFAS students over the past two years. Interns have had the opportunity to do a wide variety of things including real investigative work.

From fact checking, field shoots, web editing, and good old fashion reporting, our students have done some impressive stuff. One of our alumnae was actually hired there last year!

WTOP/WFED Radio: The only 24 hour AM & FM news radio station in the nation’s capital, WTOP and sister station WFED have been a reliable partner with TFAS for many years. Interns have the chance to write, edit, report, produce online content, and shadow some of the best producers and reporters in the business.

Last year a TFAS intern worked with award winning national security correspondent J.J. Green. Interns at WFED focus on what’s happening in the federal work force and at various federal agencies.

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