Scripps Howard Semester Internship Program 2016 – Washington DC, USA (fully-funded)

Scripps Howard Semester Internship Program 2016 – Washington DC, USA (fully-funded)

Deadline: September 25, 2015

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation is now accepting applications for the Winter/Spring 2016 term of the Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program. The internship program brings two international students per year to Washington, D.C., to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for a semester.

The internship is designed to give international students an opportunity to cover events in the U.S. capital, as well as to report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. Stories written by Scripps Howard interns may be published in newspapers across the United States.


ICFJ will pay for round-trip economy fare to and from the United States; housing; a per diem/meal/living/transportation allowance; and health insurance for the duration of the program.

Selected participants assume responsibility for all incidental expenses. (The program cannot cover salary or pay honoraria.)


  • The internship is open to undergraduate journalism or communications students who intend to pursue careers in journalism after graduation.
  • Interns must be fluent in both spoken and written English. ICFJ will use the application essay to help determine an applicant’s ability to communicate in English.

The Winter/Spring internship begins early January 2016 and ends mid-April 2016 (1/7/2016 – 4/13/2016)

How to Apply

A complete application packet includes the following

  • CV/ Resume
  • Up to 3 samples of journalism work
  • Essay: Professional Goals and Interests- why you want to participate in this program, what you hope to accomplish and what you plan to do when you finish your degree. The essay should be no longer than 700 words.

Click here to apply here.

For more information, visit Scripps Howard Semester Internship.