Interns are compensated for articles published in our magazine.
Hours per week
1902 18th St NW
Are you looking for a meaningful, even “life-changing” fall internship? Are you applying for internships in corporate publications or TV studios where you’ll be lucky if you get a caption published or a sentence used in a script? Is there a chance that you’ll land an internship in an NGO that will use you to answer phones or photocopy?
The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs is seeking motivated applicants for its 2018 fall internship program. Applicants should be attending college or graduate school or a recent job-seeking graduate. This internship is ideal for you if you’ve majored in journalism and have experience working in multi-media platforms or if your focus is international studies because you would be attending (and writing or tweeting about) conferences and panel discussions. Your work will help us grow our social media followers. Your articles, videos and photographs will be posted on our website, printed in our magazine and featured on our YouTube channel.
Our Middle East Books and More bookstore director also needs help staffing our store and filling orders for books/pottery/olive oil (interns receive a staff discount!). Arabic language ability is a plus but not required (we sell some books in Arabic). Our bookstore is transitioning into an Arabic-style coffee shop offering exciting book talks and cultural events in our lively Adams Morgan, DC community. We set up our popular bookstore booth at major conferences and cultural events throughout the fall.
You’ll help us inform and continue to build a community of leaders and readers who are passionate about supporting human rights at home and international law abroad. We’ll value your input and ideas for the bookstore and the magazine. Pitch an idea and you’ll have a receptive audience because our 36-year-old organization is not only committed to changing our world but also eager to change with the times. We have recently redesigned our website to incorporate YouTube videos, current news reports, plus photos and articles by writers—including our interns. We also co-sponsor a yearly “Israel Lobby and American Policy” conference that challenges a lobby whose programs are harming the United States.
Our publishing office/bookstore is located at 1902 18th St., NW, Washington, DC, between T and Florida, near the Dupont Circle Metro stop (Q Street Exit) in Adams Morgan. Interns are paid for published articles and photos but you will not receive an hourly wage—however, the experience you’ll gain is priceless.
How to Apply:
Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the internship to email@example.com with subject line “intern application.” Please also send a writing sample (no more than four pages). Your sample will highlight your reporting skills or your knowledge of the Middle East. You could pitch us an article or alternatively write a one- to three-page essay describing how you became interested in the Middle East. Application Deadline is October 8.
For more information, and to read what past interns have said about their experience, please visit our Web site: http://www.wrmea.org/interns.html
We have a bookstore in Adams Morgan, Middle East Books and More. Interns can gain real work experience and meet our wonderful customers. Interns can attend panel discussions all around DC and submit articles about those events. For each article and photo that is published, you will receive a payment. You will build your clipping portfolio!
How To Apply
Interns should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample of less than four pages. Writing samples should preferably highlight the applicant's reporting skills. Otherwise, please submit a piece of academic writing related to international relations or Middle East issues. Explain why you are interested in the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy.