Newsroom Internship Program: Frequently Asked Questions - Washington Times
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Newsroom Internship Program: Frequently Asked Questions

1. When are internships available?
The Washington Times offers unpaid internships year-round and paid internships during the summer. Internships are available on several desks in the newsroom — National/Politics, Sports, Metro, Photo, Features, Foreign, Graphics, News Desk and Copy Desk.

2. How do I apply?
Email a cover letter, resume and no more than five clips/writing samples to Applicants for unpaid internships must certify that they will receive college credit for their work at The Times. Applications for summer internships must be received by Dec. 31 of the previous year.

3. Is there an age requirement?
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and at least a college junior at the time they intend to work at The Times.

4. Can foreign students apply?
Foreign students can apply and must present proper documentation of their visa status.

5. Do interns need cars?
Having access to a car is preferred, but not required. Interns without cars should be prepared to use public transportation and cabs to get to and from assignments.

6. Does The Washington Times provide transportation/housing for interns?
Interns are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel to and from Washington and housing while here. Craigslist and classified ads are good resources for housing searches. There are also several local universities and journalism programs that provide housing.