Summer 2022 TPFP/Policy Internship

  • 1156 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
  • Intern

Company Description

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press provides pro bono legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists.

The Reporters Committee serves news organizations, reporters, editors, documentary filmmakers, media lawyers, and many more who use our online resources

Job Description

The RCFP Technology and Press Freedom Project (TPFP)/policy team offers one full-time summer internship for current students.

TPFP/policy interns have the opportunity to work with the Reporters Committee TPFP team on press freedom projects that impact both federal and state policy. Applicants should be current graduate or law students interested in public policy and press freedom. The policy intern will provide essential research on legislation and policies related to press freedom, along with updating policy documents and resources for our website. Interns will have the chance to experience policy-related events around Washington, D.C., as opportunities arise, such as attending congressional hearings, policy briefings and strategy meetings.


Successful candidates will be detail-oriented and interested in expanding their knowledge about U.S. press freedom and media law issues.  A strong background or interest in journalism is preferred.

Additional Information

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by January 15, 2022. 

To apply: Submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample, and a transcript. NOTE: Please submit materials in one PDF or Word file

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.