The Michigan Advance seeks a Reporting Intern for the summer in Lansing, Mich.

Deadline to Apply: April 15

The Reporter Intern will work 10-20 hours per week alongside professional new staff to provide political and government coverage for the Michigan Advance during the summer semester. The intern will have the opportunity to write articles in consultation with the Editor in Chief, and will end the internship with a portfolio of published news articles. Topics include the environment, civil rights, immigration, state budget, education, criminal justice and politics. This is an excellent and challenging opportunity designed for college students or recent grads who are interested in pursuing a career in political journalism. This is a paid position.

Ideal candidates will have 1-2 years college reporting experience, and the ability to work on deadline, cover state Legislature sessions and committee hearings and complete short-term tasks while pursuing longer-term projects.

Responsibilities and Tasks 

    • Under direction from Editor in Chief, produce high-quality reporting on issues facing Michigan, including but not limited to public policy matters and people’s lives
    • Write blog posts
    • Work closely with the editorial team to help generate story ideas
    • Pursue story leads with strong self-direction and news judgment
    • Assist reporters with research, data analysis, data visualization and pertinent knowledge when/if available

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and three stories to [email protected]