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EVENT: POLITICO Journalism Institute - Deadline March 27

Mar 20, 2017

Posted in: Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships

POLITICO announced the upcoming session of the POLITICO Journalism Institute (PJI), an educational initiative focused on supporting diversity in Washington newsrooms.

PJI, now in its fourth year, will be held May 30 to June 9, and offer intensive, hands-on training for up to twelve university students interested in covering government and politics.

Two students will be selected for a three-month residency in the POLITICO newsroom where they will write, edit and produce content. The POLITICO Residency Program is now in its fourth year.

Both programs reflect POLITICO's ongoing support of journalism education and recruitment of top-notch talent.

"A diverse, collaborative and well-trained newsroom is mission critical in today's media climate," said POLITICO Publisher and CEO Robert Allbritton. "We are excited to mentor young journalists and look forward to welcoming our fourth Institute class to POLITICO."

The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and American University will once again partner with POLITICO on the development of a curriculum, the selection of student participants and the facilitation of classroom sessions.

Recent events are reminding all of us about the importance of accurate and relevant journalism and the need to focus on stories that matter," said Jeffrey Rutenbeck, dean of the American University School of Communication. "Our partnership with POLITICO continues to play a crucial role in identifying and empowering the next generation of storytellers who will take the profession to the next level.”

“The diversity of this country is its strength. We have been a partner in this program since it began and we are pleased to work once again with POLITICO and American University in this effort to bring new, different voices to political reporting,” said Evelyn Hsu, co-executive director of the Maynard Institute.

Programming will include interactive lectures, panels with industry leaders, mentor-pairings with POLITICO journalists and an opportunity for the students to see their work published by POLITICO.

All costs for PJI participants, including room, board and transportation, will be provided by POLITICO. PJI students split time between American University in Washington, D.C., and POLITICO headquarters in Arlington, Va.

The residencies are paid positions and include a housing allowance.

Institute applicants who are rising juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities will be given preference. Student members of minority journalism associations are encouraged to apply.

The online application deadline is March 27.

To apply, complete this online application.