How it Works
We place students who are seriously considering a journalism career in positions that offer writing opportunities at some of the nation’s leading publications.
Our yearlong fellowships provide recent graduates who are looking to begin their careers in media with a full year journalism experience.
Our summer internships provide current college students with the opportunity to explore a media career for ten weeks.
You will be asked to provide some basic contact information, as well as a resume, cover letter, transcript, references, and writing samples. After you submit your application materials, you will receive an email confirming their receipt. The application deadline for internships is January 15th, 2020. The application deadline for fellowships is February 15th, 2020. ISI will reach out shortly after these deadlines with further information about the interview and placement process.
Recent Fellowship and Internship Placements
Katherine Mangu-Ward,Editor-in-Chief, Reason Magazine
Matthew Continetti, Resident Fellow, AEI, Founding Editor, Washington Free Beacon
David Weigel, National Political Correspondent, Washington Post
Eliana Johnson, Editor-in-Chief, Washington Free Beacon
James O’Keefe, President, Project Veritas
John McCormack, Washington Correspondent, National Review
Joseph Lawler, Policy Editor, Washington Examiner
What Alumni Are Saying
It was through the Collegiate Network that I discovered and developed my dream of being an investigative journalist.
- Ellie Gardey
This internship program gave me the opportunity to explore journalism and discover how exciting of a career it is and can be.
- Noah Garfinkel
The internships that CN provides are extremely valuable to young journalists hoping to enter into this changing career field. Getting hands-on journalism experience is vital as we strive to reach our career goals, and these internships provide that.
- Katrina Pross
Please provide contact information for two references willing to submit letters of recommendation.
In addition, please provide 2-3 writing clips. Published articles are preferred, but blog posts and brief academic essays are acceptable.
If you have any questions, contact Ryan Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.