About the Center for Journalism and Liberty
The core mission of the Center for Journalism and Liberty is to ensure that the news media of the United States and our democratic allies is fully independent and robustly funded in the 21st century’s digital economy. The Center’s work is guided by the belief that government plays a fundamental role in structuring news media markets and business models to ensure that neither the state nor any one or few private actors control the words or actions of reporters, editors and publishers. The center focuses on policy solutions with regard to privacy, platforms, business models, and content integrity. The CJL operates within the Open Markets Institute.
About the Open Markets Institute
The Open Markets Institute is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that uses research and journalism to expose the dangers of monopolization, identifies changes in policy and law to address them, and educates policymakers, academics, movement groups, and other influential stakeholders to establish open, competitive markets that support a strong, just, and inclusive democracy. By combining policy, legal, and market structure expertise with sophisticated communications and outreach efforts, Open Markets seeks not only to hold today’s monopolies accountable for abuse of power, but to rebuild an economic system where progress is easier to achieve, because power is far more widely and equitably distributed.
The Center for Journalism and Liberty, with the Open Markets Institute, seeks an intern with an interest in investigating regulatory and legislative policies that regulate and shape channels of communication pertinent to privacy, platforms, journalism business models and news quality and integrity. This remote internship is an opportunity for recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in competition policy to apply principles and theories taught in the classroom to a professional environment.
- Conduct supporting research related to the news ecosystem that is central to the focus of the Center for Journalism and Liberty, including identifying and interviewing sources (40%)
- Conduct supporting research for medium and long-form reporting on media evolution and corporate power in various sectors, including platforms, sustainability and independence, among others (20%)
- Organizational and administrative support, including helping to maintain the center’s page on Open Markets’ website, media monitoring, helping with the planning and execution of conferences and events, social media outreach and related tasks (40%)
- Undergraduate or graduate (including currently seeking) degree in journalism or related fields (i.e. political science, economics) or recently completed an undergraduate or graduate degree.
- Strong interest in exploring the media ecosystem, corporate power and competition policy.
- Strong writing skills, highly organized, and detail-oriented, including strong proofreading and editing skills.
- Exceptional news judgment, willingness to learn and comfortable in asking for clarity and offering contrasting viewpoints.
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
- Familiar with working virtually and track record in quickly learning new skills and digital tools.
This internship pays an hourly rate starting at $20/hour, and applicants must commit to at least 15 hours per week during regular business hours with some flexibility around course and personal schedules. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks, and can start as early as July 1 and no later than Aug. 1.
How to apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Your cover letter should highlight your academic experience and skills, along with an explanation of why you are interested in deepening your understanding of competition policy that strengthens journalism and First Amendment freedoms.