Interns Wanted

So it’s time to bring in some new reinforcements, for one of the political world’s most substantive internship opportunities. Note that this is now a paid part-time position, aside from its typical academic value and unquestioned resume value:

The Washington Monthly is looking for thoughtful, creative, driven interns for the spring and for the summer. We have a small staff that produces big stories, so expect to work closely with editors on our website and bimonthly print magazine. We are a nonprofit, independent voice with 45 years of experience understanding Washington and telling fascinating, deeply reported stories about the ideas and characters that animate America’s government. This is not a place where interns fetch coffee and observe journalism from the sidelines; you’ll be expected to research and fact check stories, manage our (presently being overhauled) social media accounts, and potentially write for the site. This is a part-time paid position, and we can do our best to accommodate a second job if necessary. Please send a resume and any pertinent clips to washingtonmonthlyjobs@yahoo.

I don’t get much direct benefits from our interns, but am always happy to promote their work when it appears, as it often does, at Ten Miles Square. I remember that when rising journalism star Rachel Cohen was one of our interns recently, it seemed she was forever publishing original work in addition to her many chores. So I really encourage anyone on the first step of the career ladder who would like some hallowed digs to consider joining us at WaMo.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.