ICFJ New Initiatives Internship 2023 for Students & Recent Graduates

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks a paid intern for our new initiatives department. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline: Rolling

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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.


  • Conduct research on proposals and funders  
  • Assist with the writing and preparation of proposal materials  
  • Input and maintain proposal information on ICFJ database 
  • Help develop project budgets  
  • Assist, organize and maintain the department’s prospect lists  
  • Support with cleaning up and updating proposal information on shared folders and database  
  • Provide administrative support as needed   

Type: Internship

How are Applicants Selected?

  • Intern must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or a recent graduate 
  • Strong writing, communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, and Google Drive  
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter 
  • Strong attention to detail and highly developed organizational skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks 
  • Applicant must be U.S.-based 

Where will Award be Taken? USA

How Many Awards? Not specified

What is the Benefit of Award? The internship is a great opportunity to build foundational experience in how a media development non-profit organization develops new programs, including research, proposal development, project budgets and database management, as well as other administrative tasks. 

How Long will Award Last? The internship would be 15-25 hours a week with a minimum three-month commitment with the possibility of a three month extension.

How to Apply: Apply

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. Only complete applications, including a cover letter, will be considered.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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