ThinkProgress features a dedicated staff of writers, but we also provide the opportunity for aspiring researchers and reporters to join the team throughout the year for a season as an intern. Our interns have the opportunity to write for the site, contribute to our social media team, and support the research we do behind the scenes. All internships at the Center for American Progress Action Fund include a monetary stipend and transportation subsidy, but we do expect you to work with us here in Washington, DC.
Click here for information about applying for an internship! Applications for Summer 2013 are due by February 15, 2013. If you have specific questions about the ThinkProgress internship experience, please contact Zack Ford or Rebecca Leber.
ThinkProgress.org is one of the web’s top progressive blogs, with original and continual research on the day’s hottest news. Interns assigned to assist the research team will be asked to do extensive researching, writing, editing, fact-checking, monitoring of news stories, blogging on Think Progress, contributing to social media, and other tasks as assigned. Our team looks for interns with strong research and writing skills. Other duties include conducting targeted research and reporting on policy meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to write on the subject of their choice either as a contributor to a larger final piece or as an individual author of a column for our website.
What Recent Interns Have To Say:
“One of the best things about working at ThinkProgress is seeing your efforts pay off in real time — your posts can take off and have a noticeable impact. The work is substantive, fast-paced, and interesting. The TP team is an awesome group of people, too.” – Greg Noth (Fall 2012)
“Interning at ThinkProgress sharpened my writing and research skills significantly while teaching me how to think strategically about daily political news. The staff writers include interns on the team fully, giving us ample opportunity to write and also listening to our ideas. As someone with an interest in both political communications and journalism, I gained invaluable experience and had a great time interning at ThinkProgress.” – Ben Sherman (Summer 2012)
“My summer at ThinkProgress was definitely one of the most thrilling and educational experiences to date. I don’t think that any other place could offer me the opportunity to gain so much knowledge about writing, researching, media, and politics; I learned more about real-world politics and public policy from a summer at TP than from all of my political science classes in college. The culture at ThinkProgress and CAP is also unparalleled, in no small part due to the approachability, intelligence, helpfulness, and awesomeness of the (very young and clever) ThinkProgress staff.” – Angela Guo (Summer 2012)
“It’s rare to find an internship where you can write daily, rummage the Internet for the best stories, and report from the steps of the Supreme Court — but ThinkProgress is that internship. It solidified my interest in journalism and allowed me to meet and work with some of DC’s finest.” – Steven Perlberg (Summer 2012)