TIME Magazine interns will be expected to do a variety of tasks - from covering votes in Congress, hearings and press conferences to logging tapes or helping crunch numbers for our data reporting team. Applicants should have an interest—and basic knowledge of—politics and writing. In your Statement of Interest, please be sure to include two brief (no more than two pages) writing samples of either published or unpublished work.
2017 Intern Reflection:
TIME Magazine’s D.C. office is a fantastic place to work. As an intern, I’ve had the opportunity to pitch my own stories, chase down interesting leads, learn firsthand what it’s like to report on Capitol Hill, and contribute to investigative stories. I’ve been able to write on everything from day drinking during Comey’s testimony before Congress to this year’s spike in transgender political candidates to presidential approaches to diplomacy in North Korea. I’ve learned a ton about both print and online journalism and honed my writing thanks to a team of supportive editors. It’s also been a crash course in understanding D.C. politics and how they are covered, all of which is totally new to me. I’ve really appreciated the variety that this internship has offered: not only have I been able to do reporting on topics that have taken me all over the city, but I’ve also gotten to speak to a range of really interesting sources and worked on both shorter daily pieces and longer, more in-depth features. I would highly recommend this internship to anyone who wants to learn more about magazine journalism, improve their reporting and writing skills, or get more immersed in politics.
Emma Talkoff '18
2016 Intern Reflection:
The IOP Director's Internship at TIME Magazine has been, in one word, incredible. It's journalism boot camp in the best way possible. I got to report and write my own pieces, and even went to Capitol Hill to interview Senators and Representatives on a few occasions. Every day at the office was a learning experience.
Office culture is very helpful, friendly, and driven. Everyone in the office was always very willing to help out. I really felt like I was part of a team and my contributions were meaningful. Even more importantly, the people I worked with took a personal interest in me and were incredibly kind. I would do this internship all over again if I could.
Julissa Higgins '19