The Christian Science Monitor Editorial Internship

Do you like digging in to find answers to hard questions? Do you enjoy captivating friends with a well-told story? The Christian Science Monitor is looking for self-starters who have analytical skills, a basic understanding of world events, and can write and edit with clarity and precision. Audio and video skills are a plus. Come intern alongside top-flight editors and writers in a dynamic newsroom that strives to show hope and progress amid a divisive media landscape. For those applicants who lean more toward business, ask about storytelling opportunities through the Monitor’s social media accounts.

Opportunities:

  • Assist editors and writers on newsroom projects.

  • Assist audio producers of the Daily Monitor.

  • Attend workshops with Monitor staff on a range of journalism topics.

  • Post daily wire stories by the Associated Press and Reuters.

  • Pitch, report, and write stories with angles that strive to bring understanding to divisive topics, show innovative approaches to problems, or highlight progress.

Requirements:

  • Applicants will be self-starters, have keen analytical skills, and a basic understanding of world events. 

  • An ability to write and edit with clarity and precision – published reported articles (not opinion columns or reviews) in a student newspaper are a plus.

  • Creativity and an attention to detail.

Qualifications & Desired Qualities:

  • An interest in news, culture, and world affairs. 

  • An active relationship to the Monitor as a reader.

  • A cover letter explaining why Monitor journalism is unique and important in today’s media landscape.

  • Three writing samples, preferably journalistic in nature.

  • Team player with a can-do spirit who embraces both small and large assignments. 

  • Love and understanding of the Monitor’s mission to “injure no man and bless all mankind.”

How to apply

Fill out the online application and attach your resume and cover letter. Or, email them to us at tmcyouthintern@christianscience.com. The application deadline has been extended to August 18, 2022.

Program Dates: September 12 - November 4

Compensation: Interns will receive a living stipend of $300/week, as well as a housing stipend to be determined based on their work location. They will also receive a $500 grant upon completion of the internship. These payments are taxable benefits.

Questions: If you have questions about this program, please contact The Mother Church at tmcyouthintern@christianscience.com.