Apply to be a Don and Doris Shaffer Intern
Type Investigations incubates high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable.
We work with independent investigative reporters to produce deeply reported journalism that we publish in partnership with a wide variety of print, broadcast and digital media outlets. Our editors provide diverse freelance reporters with expert editorial guidance, a team of researchers, and funds to cover their travel, time and other reporting costs. We are part of a larger media nonprofit called Type Media Center, which also has a nonfiction book imprint, and several award and fellowship programs.
We are looking for an entry-level researcher and/or fact-checker with a deep interest in investigative journalism who has had at least one prior internship or job in a related field. Interns will work closely with our team of editors to do in-depth investigative research, compile databases, conduct originality searches on story proposals, do fact-checking, and generally assist with the operations of Type Investigations.
Though interns will receive training in fact-checking and how to use software such as Nexis, Accurint, and PACER, any familiarity with the above is welcome. All applicants should take some time to review the kind of stories we publish, on our website at typeinvestigations.org. The internship is remote for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have two intern sessions per year: from June through December, and from January through June, and have one position open per session. The internship is full-time, five days a week.
Interns are paid $18 per hour, $630 per week, plus a monthly technology stipend.
Deadlines and Duration of Program
Application deadline: October 5, 2020
Notification deadline: November 16, 2020
Program duration: January 5 – July 2, 2021
• A cover letter that explains why you want to work for Type Investigations. Please include background on your research, factchecking, and/or journalism experience.
• A resume.
• Two references, including contact information.
Finalists will be asked to complete an editorial test and an interview.
Applications are now open; the deadline to apply is 11:59PM EST on October 5, 2020. Click the link below to apply. Please create a free Submittable account to submit your application.*
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please address logistical queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Note: The Type Investigations internship is separate from the internship program at The Nation magazine, though it was previously a jointly administered program.
*Type Media Center is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, Type Media Center will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants (and employees) with known disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the religious practices of applicants (and employees) unless, in either case, doing so would result in an undue hardship. Consistent with this commitment, Type Media Center will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with known disabilities to enable them to apply for employment, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship. To request a reasonable accommodation for this purpose, please email and/or mail Richard at richard.salame@