Intern Intern

The Nation The Nation

Location New York, NY
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Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Pay Rate $15/hr.
Contact Information Job Application Contact Name: Naomi Gordon-Loebl Job Application Contact Email: [email protected]


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’s editorial processes. These interns’ primary responsibilities include fact-checking for the magazine and website, providing research support to Nationwriters and editors, and assisting bloggers on 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. Application deadline: June 26, 2015 Notification deadline: August 1, 2015 Program duration: September 1 – December 18, 2015 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. Job Benefits: Interns are paid $15 per hour, $525 per week. Whenever possible, The Nation Institute will assist interns in arranging for academic or work-study credit.