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 $14 an hour.
To apply, please send a single PDF that includes a brief cover letter, 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), and three clips to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline below. Please put the season and year (e.g. “Fall 2020 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.