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We are no longer accepting applications for our 2019 internships.

The Marshall Project offers a limited number of paid summer internships for student journalists. Internships generally last 10 weeks and are designed to build skills that will benefit students when they hit the job market. Interns work in our offices in New York City or Washington, D.C., alongside our staff of award-winning reporters and editors, pitch and write their own stories and data and visualization projects and contribute to longer investigative work. We also offer training sessions in topics such as FOIAs, investigative techniques, data analysis and more. The Marshall Project will reimburse interns for the cost of travel to and from New York City or Washington, D.C.

This program is primarily intended for young journalists: rising college juniors or seniors, graduate students and people who have just graduated. Candidates don’t have to be journalism majors to apply, but most interns have had some prior experience at a student or professional publication. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate a deep familiarity with U.S. criminal justice issues.

Who we are:

The Marshall Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization focused on the U.S. criminal justice system. We produce investigative and explanatory journalism about law enforcement, courts, incarceration and reentry. To reach a wider audience, we share our work with larger news outlets — more than 100 so far. We also publish a daily roundup of news and commentary from around the country, and a weekly feature, “Life Inside,” that gives voice to people entangled in the machinery of criminal justice.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity. We welcome qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders, and sexual orientations, including people who have been incarcerated. We feel a responsibility to help train and mentor the next generation of investigative journalists.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for summer 2019, please send a cover letter, resume and clips or other examples of your work to info+interns@themarshallproject.org. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2019.

Due to the high volume of applicants, we may not be able to respond to everyone individually.

The Marshall Project does not offer spring or fall internships.