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Company: CQ Roll Call
CQ intern
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
March 13, 2013
Job ID: 1468398

CQ Roll Call wants to attract and develop the best people in our industry, wherever they are from and wherever they are. We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package that includes a 401(k) plan, extended vacation, health insurance, and bonus schemes that recognize and reward individual and team performance.

Congressional Quarterly's internship program offers an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced news organization in Washington, D.C. CQ treats its interns like entry-level staff members -- they don't make copies, fetch coffee or answer phones. Interns work closely with CQ's editors and reporters and have the opportunity to write stories and obtain clips that will help advance their careers. Several past interns have returned to CQ as staff members.

CQ's internship program is competitive. Interns generally come to CQ with a profound interest, and at least some experience, in journalism and/or government. Preference is given to juniors and seniors in college, recent graduates and graduate students.

CQ interns perform a range of tasks depending on the newsroom's needs in a given semester. These tasks can include covering committee markups and hearings, attending policy events around town or conducting legislative research. During certain times of the year, interns may work with the team that publishes the biennial Politics in America book, which includes information on each member of Congress. CQ also accepts interns for the online and multimedia teams, legislative tracking team, copy desk, and other departments, based on the skills of the applicant.

Summer interns typically work full-time (40 hours weekly). Spring and Fall interns are welcome and encouraged to work full-time if their schedules permit, but many work two to three full days weekly due to school commitments.

In addition to their duties, interns meet CQ staff members from various departments, including several "brown bag" lunches during the summer. Interns will also make at least one trip to Capitol Hill with one of CQ's reporters, who will show them the ropes and help them navigate the Capitol complex.

Application Process:

Applicants for internships should submit a resume and may be asked to submit at least two writing samples to the hiring manager upon request.

In 200 words or fewer, please tell us about an interesting experience or difficult decision you've faced while reporting. Use the notes section of this application.

Before obtaining an internship, qualifying candidates will be given an interview and a writing test. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. Applicants for summer internships must apply by February 28, and decisions will be made by early- to mid-April. Spring applicants should apply by November 1 of the preceding year. Fall applicants should apply no later than July 31.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Each application will be evaluated against the minimum job qualifications identified in the job posting above. Failure to return the completed application will negatively impact your candidacy for the position. By returning the completed application, you will be considered an applicant, but it does not guarantee an interview.

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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