Independent/Progressive Media Internships

The Park Center for Independent Media sponsors a summer internship program aimed at giving justice-oriented students the opportunity to work at some of the best independent/progressive media institutions and advocacy nonprofits in the nation. Participating students are awarded financial stipends (of up to $3,000).

In recent summers, students have worked at many leading independent media organizations and progressive nonprofits. Here's a partial list:

Other internship possibilities (partial list)

FOR AN APPLICATION FORM,click here. Email applications to Brandy Hawley at no later than March 19, 2018.

Expect to work at the internship a minimum of 25 hours per week, at least 8 weeks (with some exceptions).

Students are selected for the program through a competitive application process – generally requiring a minimum 3.25 GPA and a minimum of 45 credit hours earned by the time the internship begins. They receive academic credit (between 1 and 3 credits), for which they pay tuition fees and are award a stipend of up to $3,000 to help defray the costs of the internship. The tuition fee for Summer 2018 is $ $1,319 per credit.

Students must complete a sexual harassment prevention workshop before they can begin their internships. Click here for more info.

For questions about Independent Media Internships, contact Brandy or center director Jeff Cohen at

Maddy Murnane at Democracy Now!
Maddy Munane with Amy Goodman at DN!

Journalism major Maddy Murnane '18 interning this summer at Democracy Now! (and FAIR) in New York. Maddy is one of four social media interns working to disseminate Democracy Now!'s daily content to the public through the independent outlet's nine social media accounts.

Christian Savini at Stone Soup Films
Christian Savani at Stone Soup Films

Film, Photography & Visual Arts major Christian Savini '17 at Stone Soup Films
Christian is shooting footage at the Washington Youth Garden - an organization at the US National Arboretum that teaches children horticultural skills and environmental skills. This particular shoot, they were learning about various herbs and vegetables, as well as the importance of bees and pollination.