Summer Program Offers Intensive Training to University Students

Arlington, Va.

POLITICO announced today the creation of POLITICO Journalism Institute, an initiative focused on training the next generation of journalists and supporting diversity in Washington newsrooms. The program will offer intensive, hands-on training for university students interested in covering government and politics.

The first session will be held July 31-Aug. 8 with 10 student participants selected by a POLITICO editorial committee. 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.

Senior editors and reporters from POLITICO’s newsroom will work closely with those selected, with curriculum guidance provided by the American University School of Communication and the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.

“Since POLITICO launched more than seven years ago, we have made training the next generation a priority with programs like the POLITICO Fellowship, and with an overall dedication to hiring young journalists,” said POLITICO Publisher Robert Allbritton. “We’re thrilled now to have this unique opportunity to give students from diverse backgrounds the chance to come to Washington and experience, in real time, how journalism works.”

“This is a particularly important partnership, given the critical need for a more inclusive press corps covering politics and government in Washington,” added Maynard Institute President Dori J. Maynard. “We are thrilled to be working with POLITICO to expand the horizons of a diverse group of aspiring journalists.”

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

To apply, please complete this online application.

Please note hard copies of the application or supporting materials will NOT be accepted.

Applications must be submitted by June 27.

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