Reporting Intern

  • Intern/Fellowship
  • Washington DC
  • Applications have closed

Website OpenSecrets

Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

You’ll report and write about how money in the electoral process influences politics and government. Intern responsibilities include writing breaking news items and longer in-depth pieces for the OpenSecrets Blog.

You’ll write about various industries and special interests and how the money they pump into politics is designed to affect policy. You’ll talk to people affected by federal policy decisions, and to lobbyists, politicians, lawyers and other prominent Washingtonians, to get the scoop on where the money’s coming from, why — and where it’s going. You’ll get great editing from experienced, award-winning journalists.

Our reporting interns depart with numerous clips that demonstrate their strong writing skills and political savvy, as well as detailed knowledge about campaign finance, lobbying and personal finances.

  • 40 hours per week.
  • Compensation will be provided.

Please provide a resume, cover letter, 3-5 writing samples, and three references.

Application deadlines:

  • Fall: August 5
  • Spring: December 10
  • Summer: March 15