Internships

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization, employs paid student interns throughout the year.

Some are hired as investigative reporters, while others work as public engagement and marketing assistants.

Generally, two to three interns work for the Center during the academic year. Each works about 20 hours a week.

In the summer, the Center generally employs three interns. They work 40 hours a week.

Interns are paid $11 an hour.

To be eligible for internships, applicants must be enrolled at the time of application as UW-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication undergraduate or graduate students.

The application period for our 2016 summer internships has expired. More information is available here. Announcements about internships are posted on our website and Facebook and Twitter accounts, and on the journalism school’s listservs and social media accounts.

Interns receive intensive training and experience in interviewing, researching and writing and other skills. They work with Center staff and partners at Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television to produce high-impact investigative journalism on government integrity and quality-of-life issues, and to assist with critical public engagement and marketing efforts.

Interns also assist mainstream and ethnic media outlets around Wisconsin in investigative coverage. Some travel around Wisconsin may be required. Access to a vehicle is required.

Interns are provided office space in Vilas Communication Hall.

Reports are distributed on WisconsinWatch.org, the Center’s Web site; public radio and television; and by news organizations around the state.

Questions may be directed to Andy Hall at ahall@wisconsinwatch.org, 608-262-3642, or in the Center’s office, 5006 Vilas Communication Hall.