Job Information

  • Description:


    The Fourth Estate is looking for two promising and talented intern reporters for a challenging role covering the Trump White House. 

    Selection as a Fourth Estate White House reporting intern is based on the following criteria that would illustrate qualifications, character, and commitment to public service journalism:

    • A commitment to news and journalism in the public interest
    • A solid understanding of the current political, economic and social themes that drive news coverage
    • A demonstrated ability to be a strong and effective communicator, not afraid to ask intelligent questions
    • A strong work ethic and someone who's priority is gaining exposire and experience
    • A commitment to the mission and vision of the Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation

    Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria to apply:

    • Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree seeking program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution); or have graduated no more than one year before the internship program start date.

    • A minimum of 3 years of student journalism experience
    • must be eligible to work in the United States

    • must be a minimum of 18 years of age


    Time Commitment:

    We are flexible on term, but prefer a candidate who is available for at least one full academic year (approximately 8-12 months and commit to a minimum of 25 hours per week.

    These positions are paid a monthly internship stipend.


    This position reports to our Washington, DC office, because of the nature of the internship remote applicants will not be considered. 

    Note that this internship may occasionally demand work outside of regular working hours and could include domestic and/or international travel.


    Rolling application - for a January 2020 start date.

    How to Apply:

    Submit a brief cover letter; resume with three references; a current or recent unofficial or official transcript in English, a one-page personal essay; and up to 10 work samples.


  • Starts On: Jan. 1, 2020, 9 a.m.