Internships At Student Press Law Center
in improving your reporting and news writing skills while getting
a taste of life in the nation's capital? Would you like to cover
legislation that affects thousands of journalists across the country,
as well as important press freedom and freedom of information
court cases? The Student Press Law Center has internship positions
available in its Washington, D.C. area office each school semester
and during the summer.
internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students as
well as recent college graduates with experience in news writing
and an interest in media law.
Interns at the Student Press Law Center are a crucial component
in the work of the SPLC. Interns research, write and help edit
the Report, the Center's thrice-yearly magazine that chronicles
student press law cases and controversies from around the country.
Interns serve as the magazine's news staff, reporting and writing
news stories. Interns also write News Flashes and analysis pieces
for the Center's popular Web site.
followed the efforts of state legislatures around the country
to pass laws protecting high school students' free press rights
and covered landmark litigation by the college and commercial
media seeking access to campus crime information. Their stories
have ranged from exploring the impact of school violence on students'
free expression rights to antagonism between the student media
and the NCAA.