Job Title: Journalism and Media Summer Intern - 2019
Chicago, IL United States
Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Journalism and Media Summer Intern - 2019
General Summary of Internship:
• Assist the MacArthur Foundation’s Journalism and Media program team in awarding grants in support of professional nonprofit reporting, nonfiction multimedia storytelling, and participatory civic media organizations in the United States that produce just and inclusive news and narratives.
• Conduct internet-based research about the distribution and impact of MacArthur-supported documentary films, and journalistic investigations.
• Attend local events, gather information about Chicago’s evolving local journalism and media landscape
Competitive applicants will have a deep interest in and some knowledge of journalism and media, including (but not limited to) investigative reporting, accountability reporting, documentary film, interactive new media, global reporting, participatory media, and media-based organizing, at the local and national level. Strong writing and research skills a plus. Preference will be given to applicants with deep familiarity with Chicago.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume. As a requirement, students “must be returning back to school” to be eligible. Students meeting the minimum requirements should apply through the MacArthur Foundation website (www.macfound.org/jobs). The internship posting is listed under the About Us/ Employment tab.
The deadline for the submission of applications for the internship will be accepted through Friday, April 5, 2019.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago.
MacArthur is one of the nation's largest independent foundations. Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. In addition to Chicago, MacArthur has offices in India, Mexico, and Nigeria.