Religion News Service Internship
An RNS internship means gaining practical experience as a news reporter and building a strong clip file. RNS’ interns regularly have their pieces picked up by major consumer and religious media.
RNS accepts undergraduate or graduate students with knowledge of religion and experience in reporting to cover press conferences, Capitol Hill, events taking place in Washington, and news stories.
RNS has three full-time Washington-based editors with extensive experience in religion reporting, willing to work with a qualified intern to generate and edit stories, help make contacts with religious organizations and media, and develop the nuances of religion reporting.
The intern will meet with RNS’ editor-in-chief to determine a mutually convenient working schedule. The primary (initial) focus of the intern will be writing short news stories for RNS’ daily news service, 300-400 words in length. Feature news stories are also possible. Content of stories and frequency of writing are to be determined by the editor and the intern. Interns are also assigned occasional special projects, such as photo processing.
Religion News Service has been an authoritative source of news about religion, ethics, spirituality and moral issues for 75 years.
Based in Washington, D.C., RNS has a network of correspondents around the world, providing news and information on all faiths and religious movements to the nation’s leading newspapers, news magazines, broadcast organizations and religious publications.
RNS’ first priority is to provide intelligent, objective coverage of all religions — Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Asian religions and private spirituality. RNS also provides commentary from a diverse array of all points of the political and theological spectrum.
The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, USA Today and National Public Radio all rely on RNS as a trusted source of news as do religious publications from the Catholic Digest to Christianity Today.
RNS produces a daily news service, a weekly news service, and a photo service.
For spring 2013 internships: Dec. 15, 2012. For summer 2013 internships: April 15, 2013.
Length of internship is to be determined by intern and editor.
Send resume, clips and a brief outline of internship goals to: