The intensive 10-day program, which is designed for college students, will be held May 29
to June 9, 2018, with hands-on training for up to 12 university students interested in
covering government and politics.
In addition, two students are selected each year to return for a three-month residency in the POLITICO newsroom, where they will write, edit and produce content. The POLITICO
Residency Program, also entering its fifth year, includes two paid positions and housing
allowances. Both programs reflect POLITICO’s ongoing support of journalism education, a
more diverse industry and recruitment of top-notch talent.
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“The POLITICO Journalism Institute reflects our determination to recruit and train the next generation of diverse, top-notch talent,” said Carrie Budoff Brown, editor of POLITICO.
“Expanding diversity within journalism remains a core mission of POLITICO’s and we lookforward to welcoming our fifth Institute class to POLITICO.”
As partners in the POLITICO Journalism Institute, American University and the Maynard
Institute will collaborate on curriculum development, selection of participants and
classroom sessions, which will be led by professional journalists from Washington, D.C.,
“Access to accurate, relevant and inclusive information has never been more important
than it is now, and the POLITICO partnership is playing an important role in making sure
that the next generation of journalists is able to take the profession to the next level,” said
Jeffrey Rutenbeck,dean of the American University School of Communication.
In addition, the Maynard Institute co-Executive Director Evelyn Hsu, said, “This program
has a vital role in creating a pipeline of diverse, well-trained journalists ready to work
covering politics and policy. The Maynard Institute is proud be a continuing partner in the
POLITICO Journalism Institute.”
Programming for PJI includes interactive sessions, panels with industry leaders, mentor
pairings with POLITICO journalists and an opportunity for participants to have their work
published by POLITICO.
“PJI did more than open doors,” POLITICO graphics producer and PJI alumna Christina
Animashaun says. “It gave me the opportunity to be a part of a nationally recognized news
outlet as a visual reporter. It embraced the skills I brought to the program and provided me the opportunity to grow as a journalist.”
PJI students split their time between American University in Washington, D.C., and
POLITICO headquarters in Arlington, Va. All costs for PJI participants, including room,
board and transportation, are covered by POLITICO.
Applicants who are rising juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities
will be given preference. Student members of minority journalism associations are
encouraged to apply