National Journalism Center

About National Journalism Center

Since 1977, the National Journalism Center, a project of Young America's Foundation, has provided aspiring conservative journalists with the premier opportunity to learn the principles and practice of responsible reporting.

The National Journalism Center combines 12 weeks of on-the-job training at a Washington, D.C.-based media outlet and once-weekly training seminars led by prominent journalists, public policy experts, and NJC faculty.

The program matches interns with print, broadcast, or online media outlets based on their interests and experience. Interns spend on average 35-40 hours per week gaining practical, hands-on journalism experience. Potential placements include the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, C-SPAN, Fox News, and more. Students are provided a $1,200 stipend per month, and there is no fee to apply or participate.

Students will attend the NJC seminar one day a week, sharpening their writing and reporting skills and gaining a better understanding of media, society, and public policy, and the intersection between the three in Washington, D.C. and nationwide.


News Intern

May 2020 - August 2020 Washington, DC
“I got so much real world experience in the broadcast world. I was able to produce videos, news stories for radio, social media posts and marketing related content for my placement. I also made strong connections with people in the industry and have a super mentor now.”

Summer Fellow

May 2019 - August 2019 Washington, DC
“Engaging, fascinating speakers from every conceivable field in, and adjacent to, journalism. Lots of opportunities to acquire additional experience through hands-on workshops. Great people and company, tours of D.C., and other perks. The office is excellent. ”
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