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Editorial Internship, New York Summer 2023 in New York, New York


POLITICO's New York team is seeking an editorial intern for summer 2023. The intern — working both virtually and from our Lower Manhattan office — will play a critical role in our coverage of Mayor Eric Adams, the City Council and politics and policy in America's biggest city.

Internship date ranges and application deadlines:

Application Deadline: December 18, 2022 at 5:00pm ESTInternship Dates: June 2023 – August 2023 Hours: TBDCompensation: $23/HR

What You’ll Do:

  • Pitch, report and write stories of consequence, both for our audience of influential professionals in New York and POLITICO's wider national readership.

  • Cover spots news as assigned by editors.

  • Work with our New York Playbook team to write and produce our daily newsletter on politics in the state.

  • The intern will be involved in all aspects of content creation and production, including research, reporting, writing, editing and aggregating. Some of this work will occur in early morning hours.

What You’ll Need:

  • A can-do attitude, initiative, good time management and the ability to work well under pressure.

  • Strong critical thinking skills and a desire to not only develop your own story ideas but explain their broader meaning to a sophisticated audience.

  • The ability to write quickly and cleanly while on deadline.

  • Prior hands-on experience as an intern at a professional news outlet and, ideally, experience working on a student publication.

  • A passion for politics and policy and a thirst to learn how New York works.

  • A commitment to fair-minded, nonpartisan journalism.

  • 3-5 clips original clips are preferred

We welcome applicants who are recent graduates. Applicants who are still in school must, at least, be rising juniors. The ideal applicant will have experience at a school publication and/or previous experience at a professional news outlet.

We are driven by our values. We are relentless contributors, disruptors of the status quo, collaborators, talent cultivators and DEI stewards. Our culture is defined by grit, total integrity and a prioritization on innovation.

We value our people. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, commuter and cell phone reimbursements, retirement plans, as well as work-life balance flexibility and opportunities for career development. Click here ( for more on what we offer and what it’s like to work for POLITICO.

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