How do I apply?
Click here for information about requirements and the application process.
Is there an age requirement?
Applicants must be a college junior, senior or graduate student on the November 1, 2012, application postmark deadline. There is no age requirement.
What prior experience is needed?
Applicants must have had at least one previous professional news media job or internship.
Can a foreign citizen apply?
Foreign citizens can apply for internships. If chosen, they must provide the documentation needed to obtain the proper visa to work in the United States.
Are interns paid?
Yes. It is our policy to pay everyone who works for us, including interns. For summer 2012, the salary was $750 per week.
What do interns actually do?
Our interns write articles, edit copy, take photographs, design pages and produce graphics. We treat them as staff members during their 12 weeks of employment.
Does The Washington Post assist in finding summer housing?
We can point you. Classified ads and apartment listings are the place to begin looking for housing. We give each intern a subscription to the electronic version of The Washington Post for six weeks before internship. Craigslist is a good resource. You also might want to check out Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH). Ultimately, interns must make their own housing arrangements.
Do interns need cars?
Reporting interns must have a car available for their use during the internship. All interns must provide their own transportation to and from work.
How soon will I hear whether I've been selected?
Final selections will be made and e-mail notifications will be sent by Dec. 14th.