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The American Prospect’s Writing Fellowship

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The American Prospect’s Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, D.C., developing their journalistic skills. Each fellow benefits from an intensive mentoring program and is expected to contribute regularly to the website and to the print edition. The goal of the program is to ensure that fellows develop the relationships, track record, credibility, quality of writing, and clips to pursue a career in journalism. Past fellows have gone on to take leadership roles at the Prospect as well as to work and write for The New York Times, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Boston Globe, and many other publications.

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The fellowship pays a salary of $33,000 a year and includes health, dental, and vision benefits. Ideal candidates should have strong writing and analytical abilities who are as comfortable generating article ideas as they are relying on assignments. A passion for politics, policy, print and digital journalism is a prerequisite. Prior journalism experience is encouraged but not required. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our people with ongoing career-development opportunities. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Mid-April each year

Academic Level: Graduate, Post-Graduate, Post-Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

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