Candidates for the D.C. editorial internship should be available to work in Slate’s Washington office between 20 and 40 hours per week. (We can schedule hours around classes.) They will tackle a mix of duties, including research, assisting with the Dear Prudence live chat, and writing for the Slatest and Future Tense verticals. They must be organized, have a proven interest in journalism, and be familiar with Slate’s style of analysis and opinion. They must also be able to work efficiently and without much supervision. This internship is paid D.C. minimum wage, currently $15 an hour.
Update, Oct. 1, 2020: The spring 2021 internship will be remote. Candidates must be able to be online 10-6 Eastern and have authorization to work in the U.S. We currently do not know whether the summer 2021 internship will be remote or in the D.C. office. We will update this page when we know more.
To apply, please send a single PDF that includes the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline below:
• a brief cover letter that includes a few sentences about why you’re interested in a Slate internship
• a résumé
• a 200-word response to a story from Slate’s Politics section from the past month (this should be an analysis of the author’s arguments, not comments on grammar or sentence structure)
• three clips (preferably around 1,000 words each)
Please put the season and year (e.g. “Spring 2021 internship”) in the subject line of the email. Only finalists will be contacted.
Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
Spring (January through April): Deadline is Nov. 1.
Summer (May through August): Deadline is Feb. 1.
Fall (September through December): Deadline is July 1.