David E. Rosenbaum Reporting Internship in Washington David E. Rosenbaum Reporting Internship in Washington

New York Times New York Times

Location Washington, DC
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Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Pay Rate $1,000/wk.
Contact Information [email protected]


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.


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. Do Not submit more than six clips and do Not submit a URL for a Web site if it shows more than six clips. A 500-word essay on the applicant's specific interest in Washington news also is required. Salary is about $1,000 a week.


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.