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The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association offers a paid, 10-week program for undergraduate and graduate students looking to learn more about reporting on state government, elections and political campaigns. The program has a flexible start date (usually late May or early June), and next year will be particularly interesting with a gubernatorial election in the fall. Students will write for six publications, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Harrisburg Patriot-News and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, during the program. We will be accepting applications throughFeb. 1.
Here is the link to our website for more details: http://www.pacapitolreporters.org/pacapitolreporters-interships.html
The Democracy Fund, based in Washington D.C., is looking for internships for the Spring of 2018 in the following areas:
- Elections Program
- Public Square
- Strategy, Impact, and Learning
The Democracy Fund offers a paid internship program in an inclusive environment that gives students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to make important professional contributions to our work. For the Spring 2018 term, the pay rate is $21/hour for undergraduate interns and $25/hour for graduate level interns.
The Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. The Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.
For more information, please see: http://www.democracyfund.org/page/jobs
The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association offers a summer internship program at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa.
The 10-week program for two interns consists of rotations at the following publications: The Allentown Morning Call, Capitolwire.com, LNP Media Group, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pennlive/Patriot-News.
Interns will assist reporters covering the state budget and report on committee hearings and other political and policy stories in a fast-paced news environment. Interns are expected to pitch their own ideas as well as take assignments on a variety of subjects. Depending on assignment, interns may be required to shoot videos and photos with their phones or other equipment. We are seeking candidates who can produce their own stories, whether writing quickly for the web on a breaking news event or turning around longer enterprise pieces.
Applicants should be college juniors or seniors or graduate students.
Start dates are flexible, but interns are expected to complete the full 10-week program, working five days a week except for July 4. Occasional evening or weekend work may be necessary.
Pay is $500 per week. Interns are expected to provide their own laptops and cell phones. (A small stipend will be provided to offset phone costs.)
Preference is given to students who plan to pursue a career in journalism covering politics and government, though former interns have gone on to cover a wide array of beats at news organizations around the country.
The deadline to apply for the 2017 summer internship is Feb. 15.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and six-to-eight published clips to internship coordinator Karen Langley @ email@example.com.
Andrew & Kelly Hughes were foster parents who took in 7 different foster children over a period of time. Two of those children ended up needing a forever home and they adopted them in 2015.
It was overwhelming for foster kids to arrive with almost nothing or a few items stuffed in a trash bag. So Kelly set out to change that reality for as many kids as she could. She put together a placement bag drive in November of 2014 with the goal of having 300 bags donated that would be filled with new pajamas, a blanket, stuffed animal, book, socks, soap & toothbrush/toothpaste. These were essentials that would make the transition a little easier for both foster kids on such as hard day as well as give some tangible help to foster families who often receive these children with only a few hours notice. Thankfully, Pittsburgh caught the vision of this project and over 1,300 filled bags were donated during the 5 week drive! 2015 brought a second drive in which 1,800 bags were donated and were able to be distributed to over 20 agencies in 10 counties in Western PA.
As the burden on their hearts and awareness of needs has continued to grow to help ease transitions during the very hard process of foster care, they have continued to move forward in further developing the Foster Love Project. It is now registered as a 501c3 nonprofit and the current goal is to open a full time resource center that will be available with free donations for kids in foster care. Come work with us and gain valuable experience while making a difference in the lives of some of the vulnerable in our community!
Our internship will involve helping with support in getting items to foster kids in need, helping secure and move to a full time facility, writing grants to receive funding, maintaining communication with foster agencies, and best of all, getting to interact with some awesome kids!
Please contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply or for more information about this position.