Program Intern

International Center of Journalists

Job Description

Posted on: 
February 14, 2024

Program Intern

DC, Washington, DC, US

2 days agoRequisition ID: 1018


Salary Range: $17.00 To 17.00 Hourly

Join a team that’s making a difference!

Fact-based journalism is under unprecedented attack at a time when a free, independent news media has never been more important. The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) works to ensure that the cornerstone of healthy democracies - increasing the flow of reliable, trustworthy news – stays strong for generations to come. We give journalists the support and tools they need to do their jobs better. Through our work, journalists are enhancing news coverage and connecting more deeply with their audiences. ICFJ’s network is truly international - in the past five years alone, we have worked with 161,000 journalists from 180 countries. ICFJ implements about 80+ programs in the United States and globally each year. Our programs have impact: Stories produced by our participants have led to the fall of corrupt governments, promoted better laws, and made communities safer and healthier. ICFJ is a fast-paced, global, multilingual organization that has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

ICFJ seeks a paid intern for our Programs department. Estimated start date: As soon as possible.

The internship is a great opportunity to build foundational experience in running international programs. Core tasks could include coordinating travel logistics, maintaining databases, conducting due diligence, tracking finances, monitoring and evaluating projects, communicating impact through the Web and social media, researching media innovation for project development and other administrative tasks.


  • Assist ICFJ staff with arranging travel and other logistics for program participants
  • Maintain Salesforce database with contact information and project data
  • Process expense reports and update financial tracking systems
  • Assist in managing social media (Facebook, Instagram, web analytics, etc.)
  • Help recruit program participants and assist in the implementation of workshops/trainings
  • Assist in conducting program evaluations and writing reports
  • Provide administrative support as needed

Selection Criteria:

  • Intern must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or a recent graduate
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Strong attention to detail and highly developed organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Experience with logistics, event planning, research, databases, finances, administrative tasks and spreadsheets is preferred
  • Proficiency in a second language is helpful
  • Applicant must be U.S.-based

The internship would be 20-35 hours a week with a three-month commitment, with the possibility of extending an additional three months. Internship can be fully remote or hybrid. Preference will be given for candidates in the DC area.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. Only complete applications, including a cover letter, will be considered.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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