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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 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earn four credits and work at a political office as an intern!
Are you interested in politics? Students from any major can apply for the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics Seminar, where students work in a political office (local, state, or federal) for 9 hours a week and attend a once a week seminar.
City of Pittsburgh Internships
The Mayor’s office is now centralizing all internships within the City! Its goal is to host 100 students per semester beginning this summer – all for academic credit – spread among 20 departments! It is also planning social and professional development opportunities for the interns to get to know one another in an effort to build a sense of commitment to our city’s future leadership.
To apply, students may go to www.pghjobs.net to submit a general application and resume. The city will match students to departments based on experience and interest, then each respective department will conduct interviews.
Deadline for Summer 2015: 4/20/2015 10-week internships begin on June 8.
Deadline for Fall 2015: 6/29/2015
General position description:
Departments hosting interns:
The Institute for Humane Studies offers internships, scholarships, and interdisciplinary seminars. The internships include the Journalism Internship Program, the Public Policy Internship Program, and the Production Internship Program.
The Rothfus for Congress Campaign is looking for four students to join our team for the 60 Day Homestretch plan.
PennPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.
For decades, we’ve stood up for consumers, countering the influence of big banks, insurers, chemical manufacturers and other powerful special interests.