POLITICO's California team is seeking an editorial intern for Summer 2024. The intern will work from our Sacramento office and will play a critical role in our coverage of politics and policy in the nation's largest state.
Internship Date Ranges And Application Deadlines
: October 31st, 2023 at 5:00pm PST
: June 2024 – August 2024
: 40 Per Week
What You’ll Do
- Pitch, report and write stories of consequence, both for our audience of influential professionals in California and POLITICO's wider national readership
- Cover spot news in policy and politics in and around the state capitol
- Work with our California Playbook team to write and produce our daily newsletter on politics in the Golden State
- The intern will be involved in all aspects of content creation and production, including research, reporting, writing, editing and aggregating. A significant amount of this work will be in early morning hours
What You’ll Need
- A can-do attitude, initiative, good time management and the ability to work well under pressure
- Strong critical thinking skills and a desire to not only develop your own story ideas but explain their broader meaning to a sophisticated audience.
- The ability to write quickly and cleanly while on deadline
- Prior hands-on experience as an intern at a professional news outlet and, ideally, experience working on a student publication
- A passion for politics and policy and a thirst to learn about California politics and government
- A commitment to fair-minded, nonpartisan journalism
- 3-5 clips original clips are preferred
We welcome applicants who are recent graduates. Applicants who are still in school must, at least, be rising juniors. The ideal applicant will have experience at a school publication and/or previous experience at a professional news outlet.
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