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ProPublica seeks intern with excellent reporting and social media skills

ProPublica is seeking an intern to both report and help build community around its investigative projects with social media and engagement tools.

The internship will begin in January and last for up to a year. It is full-time and based in New York. Compensation is $700 per week.

Interns will be part of their investigative team focused on quick-turn reporting that riffs off the news as well as their engagement team, which works across social networks to build communities around their coverage and develops crowdsourcing and social media strategies for their reporting. Applicants should have prior journalism experience, and a demonstrated interest in leveraging social media for newsgathering purposes.

Interns at ProPublica have gone on to work at The New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Center for Public Integrity and the Chicago Tribune.

If you would like to apply, please send an email to with your resume and a note explaining why you’d be a good fit. Also, include two clips and an explainer-type sample post. It should help guide readers through some accountability topic in the news.

Please include your clips as attachments — either Word docs or PDFs.

Your application will come into the inbox of several staff members, so there is no need to address it to a specific person.

View the official job post here.