Apply to be a Don and Doris Shaffer Intern at Type Investigations *Deadline Extended*
Type Investigations, formerly The Investigative Fund, incubates high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable.
We work with independent investigative reporters to produce deeply reported journalism that is published 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 assist in covering 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 intern who can do research and/or fact-checking, someone 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. Interns are based in our New York city office.
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.
Compensation: Interns are paid a regular hourly rate of $15, and are provided with a monthly Metrocard.
Applicants must submit the following:
- A cover letter that explains why you want to work for Type Investigations. Please mention any writers we have worked with who you follow, or stories we have done that you enjoyed, and why.
- A resume.
- Two letters of recommendation with contact information for the referees included, emailed to email@example.com.
- Answers to the application questions.
Applications are now open; the deadline for all application materials except letters of recommendation is midnight EST on April 5, 2019. Letters of recommendation are due by April 15. Click here to apply. (Note: Please create a free Submittable account to submit your application.)
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please address all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Deadlines and Duration of Program
Application deadline: April 5, 2019
Deadline for letters of recommendation: April 15, 2019
Notification deadline: May 3, 2019
Program duration: June 25 – December 21, 2019
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 mail Darren Ankrom at email@example.com or at 116 E 16th St, 8th Fl, New York, NY 10003. When doing so, please state the basis for your request and any accommodation that you are requesting, and please provide us with your contact information for purposes of responding to your request. The email and mail addresses set forth above are to be used solely to request an accommodation with respect to the employment application process. Type Media Center will not respond to communications that are sent to those addresses for any other reason. Please note that any information provided in connection with your request will be used strictly for purposes of considering your request. Reasonable accommodation requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
*Note: The Don and Doris Shaffer internship at Type Investigations is separate from the internship program at The Nation magazine, though it was previously a jointly administered program.