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. Two fellowships are available starting in Summer and Fall 2021, running through Summer and Fall 2023.

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 two-year fellowship pays an annual salary of about $40,000 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 position will open again soon.


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 presents an amazing opportunity to work closely with writers and editors who are invested in your development as a journalist. I got the chance to pitch stories I cared about and to get invaluable advice about the best way to bring them into fruition.
Shera Avi-Yonah, Class of 2021, Summer 2020 intern
All of the work I did at the Prospect felt valuable, and the staff both trusted me with important responsibilities and helped me grow as a reporter and as a writer. This is an opportunity to work alongside an amazing team of journalists and editors and develop essential skills while doing so.
Blaise Malley, Class of 2020, Summer 2020 intern
Under the Prospect's editors, I developed my ability to research and highlight the political importance in the issues I value as a journalist. I fact-checked a story that broke news, ran a Twitter account followed by over 50,000 people, and wrote pieces that drew the attention of advocacy groups and other media outlets. Through this internship, I became more certain of who I am both as a person and journalist.
Alex Rouhandeh, Class of 2020, Summer 2020 intern

The deadline to apply for the fall session is Monday, July 26, 2021.


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.