The Desk Assistant (DA) position is part of a six-month entry-level program designed for recent graduates and aimed at providing practical experience in a broadcast news setting. The DAs are exposed to all aspects involved in producing a nightly television news program. Desk Assistant duties are rotational among the different units that compose the NewsHour. To be considered, please email ztreu(at)newshour.org.
Fran Lewine covered the White House for the Associated Press (AP) during six presidential administrations and spent nearly three decades as a CNN editor and producer. A trailblazer and tenacious crusader for women’s rights in journalism, she successfully fought to open the National Press Club and the Gridiron Club to women. She was also the AP’s first full-time female White House correspondent. The Lewine fellowship is consistent with her legacy of encouraging careers for women in the field of journalism.
Fran Lewine achieved many honors during her lengthy career, including being elected to the Washington Society of Professional Journalists Hall of Fame, the Hunter College Hall of Fame, and being awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. The Frances L. Lewine fellowship will help to perpetuate not just Fran's memory, but the principles and priorities to which she devoted her distinguished career.
The Frances L. Lewine Internship is a paid internship that places a female journalism student for 10 weeks during the summer in CNN’s Washington DC bureau newsroom, where Fran Lewine spent the last 27 years of her illustrious and groundbreaking career. Applicants should have a passion for news and an interest in the workings of government and politics on a national level as well as a command of digital journalism. Prior experience in a newsroom is strongly preferred. Candidates are asked to submit samples of their work-written or audio/visual. The ability to shoot and edit with consumer style equipment is necessary. A short written letter or essay should outline their reasons for pursuing a career in journalism.
Apply in writing directly to:
Fran Lewine Internship
Office of Human Resources
820 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
David E. Rosenbaum was a reporter and editor at The New York Times for more than 35 years, most of them in the Washington bureau, where he wrote about politics, economics and government policy. He was particularly adept at translating obscure government policies into lucid and accessible stories. A prize-winning writer with a keen eye for detail, he was a role model and mentor for countless reporters in Washington and across the globe. He died in 2006 at the age of 63.
In his honor, The Times and the Washington Press Club Foundation select an exceptional intern to report and write across a wide variety of subject areas in the Washington bureau during a 10-week summer internship. The position, which is co-sponsored by the foundation, is intended for aspiring reporters with a demonstrated interest in or aptitude for writing about government and policy. It is aimed at financial aid students who hope to become print journalists in Washington.
The first week of the internship will be spent in New York for orientation to the newspaper. The remainder of the internship will be spent reporting and writing bylined stories from The Times's bureau in Washington.
Applicants must be seniors or graduate students with previous daily newspaper experience.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, six clips from daily professional or college newspapers, and proof of financial aid from their college or university. A 500-word essay on the applicant's specific interest in Washington news also is required. Salary is $900 a week. Apply here.