World Policy Journal Editorial Internship

Posted On: July 18, 2016

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: World Policy Journal

Company Description

World Policy Journal, one of the leading US publications in global affairs, is seeking editorial interns beginning September 2016. Interns will have broad editorial responsibility contributing to World Policy Blog, assisting in the production of the quarterly print magazine including researching and designing visual elements, and assisting the Editor, Christopher Shay, who has had wide experience as a foreign correspondent for Time, Al Jazeera America, and The Phnom Penh Post.

The Journal’s pages are distinguished by articles written in a lively, non-academic style, coming from strong points of view that transcend the traditional foreign-versus-domestic policy divide. It runs policy articles that present a well-supported argument and offer provocative policy recommendations; essays that consider (and reconsider) such issues as immigration, exile, and ethnicity; articles that provide insight into a historical era, event, or person; and articles that illuminate cultural change and cross-cultural influences; profiles that comment on the political or cultural context of which the subject is a part; book reviews; and reportage from regions or on subjects not widely covered in the general media.
World Policy Journal is the flagship publication of the World Policy Institute, a non-partisan source of informed policy leadership for more than four decades, develops and champions innovative policies that require a progressive and global point of view. In an increasingly interdependent world, WPI focuses on complex challenges that demand cooperative policy solutions to achieve: an inclusive and sustainable global market economy, engaged global civic participation and effective governance, and collaborative approaches to national and global security.

Job Description

Editorial interns will be charged with recruiting writers for the website and magazine, editing material for print and online, and writing for the website. Accordingly, successful candidates will have a broad interest and academic training in international relations, global issues, and current events. They will also have editorial experience and a basic knowledge of social media. Foreign languages are desired, but not mandatory.

To Apply

Applicants should mail the following information:
Cover letter
Time frame of desired internship
Should you be selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation.

Alternatively, applicants may mail the above information to the following address:
Yaffa Fredrick
World Policy Journal
108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000
New York, NY 10018

Please do not contact us by telephone. Because of the volume of applications, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

As with any job application, successful cover letters must demonstrate familiarity with our work and a clear sense of how the candidate is prepared to contribute. Your resume may be fabulous in general, but we are only interested in why you would be fabulous for us in particular.