Journalism Intern

Website OpenSecretsDC The Center for Responsive Politics

Count Cash, Make Change

As a news reporting intern, 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 OpenSecrets News.

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.

You’ll also write money-in-politics profiles of issues and industries that are permanently hosted on the Center for Responsive Politics’ highly regarded website,

To apply, send a cover letter, résumé, 3-5 writing samples and three references to Specify your interest in the “reporting internship.”