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Published on January 27th, 2011 | by Jim Lobe

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Know Any Young, Eager ForPol/Development Buffs?

Inter Press Service is seeking a graduate student or recent grad with a strong interest in U.S. foreign policy and/or international development who would like to gain writing and research experience as an intern in the IPS Washington bureau.

This is not an administrative internship. You won’t be filing our work, answering our phones and getting us coffee (unless you’d like to). This is an incredible opportunity to write about the issues about which you are passionate, interview the thinkers you admire or loathe, and build a portfolio of substantive clips. Your pieces will be published by news outlets all over the world.

You’ll be expected to commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week and can be accommodated through the end of the school year – dates are negotiable. The internship is unpaid, although reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of work would be reimbursed. Past journalistic experience and foreign-language proficiency, particularly in Spanish, French, or Arabic, are desirable.

Applications with your CV and two to three writing samples (clips are preferred; academic papers are okay, too, but just send excerpts) can be sent to ipswas [at] igc [dot] org.

Since its founding in 1964, IPS, which is based in Rome, has specialized in the coverage of issues and events of interest to the Global South, particularly regarding social and economic development, human rights, the environment, and the foreign policies of the developed powers as they interact with developing countries.

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  1. avatar scott says:

    Is it possible to do this remotely, like from N. Texas? I’d be interested, I imagine you have a sense of my writing. I’m long out of school, but looking to do something different.


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Jim Lobe served for some 30 years as the Washington DC bureau chief for Inter Press Service and is best known for his coverage of U.S. foreign policy and the influence of the neoconservative movement.



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