Jobs and Internships

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Writing Fellowships

The American Prospect’s Writing Fellows Program offers journalists the opportunity to spend two years developing their skills with the magazine at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. (or working remotely, in pandemic times). 

Each fellow benefits from an intensive mentoring program with the experts on our editorial team, and is expected to contribute regularly. 

The Prospect is looking for candidates with strong writing and analytical abilities who will generate story ideas as well as take assignments. A passion for politics and policy is a prerequisite. Prior journalism experience is encouraged but not required. The Prospect is committed to a diverse workplace and supports employees with ongoing career-development opportunities. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Prospect’s goal is to ensure writing fellows develop the relationships, credibility, quality of writing, and more than enough clips to pursue a career in journalism. Past fellows have gone on to roles at the New York Times, Vox Media, The Atlantic, Slate, Washington Post, Mother Jones, Daily Beast, and many other publications. 

The salary for this two-year fellowship starts at $41,000 and includes a full range of benefits (health, dental, vision) plus union membership in Washington-Baltimore News Guild (Communication Workers of America).

Applications for the Fall fellowship will be accepted through September 30.


Editorial Internships

The Prospect hosts three classes of interns each year with flexible dates ranging from January to April; May to August; and September to December. 

Editorial interns assist with research, fact-checking, social media, data entry and library services for both the print magazine and the daily website. Interns are encouraged to contribute editorially, writing book briefs and articles as assigned, and participating in generating story ideas, as well as pursuing their own projects under the guidance of Prospect staff. We encourage interns to fully integrate themselves into the Prospect’s editorial operations while taking full advantage of the public events only available in Washington, D.C.

This is the perfect internship for journalism, political science, and economics majors. Juniors, seniors and grad students are encouraged to apply. Full and part time internships available; stipend is $100 per day. 

Here's what recent interns have to say:  

The Prospect's internship program offers an unparalleled experience in political journalism, with regular opportunities to pitch and write. Editors guide interns with invaluable mentorship while giving them the freedom to pursue stories they pitch themselves. The program affirmed my love of journalism and served as a crash course in national politics.
Amelia Pollard, Spring 2021 intern
Working at the Prospect is exhilarating. Everyone is accessible, friendly, and phenomenal to be around (this felt true even with our internship being virtual!), and we were genuinely trusted to help make the wheels turn. I learned by doing – from PR and social media, to fact-checking and reporting. The internship gave me the opportunity to learn much, and encounter wonderful new friends and mentors.
Prem Thakker, Spring 2021 intern
At The American Prospect, I was one piece of a small team punching above its weight through the sharpest reporting on U.S. politics today. Because of this internship, I discovered the type of writer, reporter, researcher, and colleague I want to be. Whether it was providing research support, fact-checking, running social media, or pitching story ideas, our work always mattered. As an intern, you work closely with various editors, journalists, and other staff, each offering many personal and professional lessons that I would never have considered without this opportunity. The Prospect team's commitment to your growth as a journalist is indescribable.
Jarod Facundo, Spring 2021 intern

Applications for fall are now closed. Winter application cycle will open soon. Stay tuned! 


The American Prospect prioritizes attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. All qualified applicants will be considered, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other such characteristic.