Fall Internships with the National Magazine and the National Institute Fall Internships with the National Magazine and the National Institute

The National Institute The National Institute

Location New York City, NY
Start Date 9/1/2015
End Date 12/18/15
Application Deadline 6/26/15
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Pay Rate $15/hr
Contact Information Please address all queries to [email protected] No phone calls, please. The Nation Institute 116 East 16th Street 8th Floor New York, NY 10003 Phone: 212–822–0250 Fax: 212–253–5356


For more than three decades The Nation Institute, in conjunction with The Nation magazine, has provided an internship program for early-career journalists interested in journalism and publishing. We are currently accepting applications for our fall 2015 internship session.

Editorial interns experience a comprehensive immersion into The Nation and TheNation.com’s editorial processes. These interns' primary responsibilities include fact-checking for the magazine and website, providing research support to Nation writers and editors, and assisting bloggers on TheNation.com. Interns are Not expected to arrive with fact-checking or digital media experience and will be extensively trained in those areas, though a familiarity with The Nation and the range of issues we cover is essential. These interns are based in the magazine's New York City offices.

All interns participate in educational seminars with journalists, academics, and activists who come by our offices to speak to interns about their work. Recent guests have included Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner, author and critic Vivian Gornick, Nation Institute fellow Sharif Abdel Kouddous, senior editor of The Atlantic Ta-Nehisi Coates, and New Yorker staff writer Rachel Aviv. Interns are encouraged to suggest people they would like to come in and speak with the group.

The internship is full-time, five days a week.


Application Procedure: Applicants must submit the following: • A cover letter that explains why you want to work for The Nation. Please mention Nation writers you follow and/or Nation pieces you’ve enjoyed. If you are applying for the Don and Doris Shaffer internship position, please explain your interest in working with the Investigative Fund and mention some IFund stories you found interesting. If you are applying for both positions, please address both. • A resume • Two letters of recommendation with contact information for the referees included. • Answers to the questions listed in the application form found here. Please send your application to: Naomi Gordon-Loebl Internship Director 116 East 16th Street, 8th Floor New York, NY 10003 Incomplete applications will Not be considered. All application materials become the property of The Nation Institute. Please address all queries to [email protected] No phone calls, please. The Nation Institute is an equal-opportunity employer.