Thursday, November 8, 2012

Public Interest Job of the Week – The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

The Reporters Committee is a nonprofit association dedicated to providing free legal assistance to journalists. It offers internships at its Arlington, VA headquarters on a regular basis. Interns are called on to provide significant contributions to their publications and legal work. Interns report and write on free press and media law issues and assist the staff and legal fellows in media law research.

The Reporters Committee also provides its interns with regular opportunities to interact with working journalists, media lawyers and policymakers through seminars around Washington, D.C. Interns may attend congressional hearings, hear arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court or other federal appellate courts, and visit newsrooms and government agencies where they can learn firsthand about free-press issues. 

More information can be found at:

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample (3-5 clips and/or short research paper). Journalism experience is not necessary, but is preferred. Applications for summer internships are due on January 31, 2013. However, applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until all positions are filled. Applications should be sent to or:

Internship Coordinator
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209