Gwen Ifill was one of the nation's leading lights in journalism. For seventeen years, she was the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour.
Ifill began her career as a print journalist working at the Boston Herald American, Baltimore Evening Sun, The Washington Post and TheNew York Times before joining NBC News as chief congressional and political correspondent. She was also the best-selling author of “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.”
On November 14, 2016, Gwen passed away. The Gwen Ifill Fund for Journalism Excellence has been established to honor her memory and fund a paid summer internship for a minority college student or recent graduate interested in a career in journalism.
The Intern will apply classroom learning in the real-world environment of a national news program through hands-on experience working with producers, fellows and other production staff to research stories, prepare videos, scripts, and rundowns, etc. The Intern will also draft metadata for the show and webcast from the control room during the live Friday night broadcasts.
The Intern will gain a practical understanding of the multi-platform approach to producing a national news analysis program and the importance of working on a daily deadline through meetings with the entire staff including the managing editor, producers (TV and web), editors, directors, and production staff.
For a full job description or to apply through our online application please click here. To confirm that a WETA or PBS NewsHour job posting is under recruitment, please visit our websites for our current job postings list: www.weta.org and www.pbsnewshour.org.
This is a paid, full-time, 10-week summer internship. It does not include housing or transportation. Applicants must be able to work a flexible Tuesday-Friday schedule that includes Friday evenings.
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