Whayne Dillehay Internship Program

ICFJ's interns take on challenging assignments to ensure that programs are of the highest quality. The program honors ICFJ's late former Executive Vice President Whayne Dillehay.

The International Center for Journalists' internship program began in the 1990s as a modest effort to give students the chance to help develop and support ICFJ’s workshops, exchanges, conferences and fellowships.

Under the guidance of former Vice President and the program's namesake, Whayne Dillehay, the internship program became a key training ground for the organization. Nearly one-third of all ICFJ staffers began their careers as an intern and many now assume important leadership roles.

ICFJ encourages interns to push the boundaries of their internship responsibilities and personalize their experience so that it is as educational and rewarding as possible. Interns are welcome to attend many conferences, panels and other events that ICFJ hosts.

Current interns are entrusted with duties such as writing for IJNet’s weekly bulletin (www.ijnet.org), translating documents into Arabic, Russian and Chinese, helping organize international programs, events and conferences, and performing administrative assignments in support of better journalism worldwide.

ICFJ offers both paid and unpaid internships that require 15-20 hours a week.


  • Program Intern, IJNet

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks a paid intern for a writing, research and administrative position for our programs department. The intern will primarily work with staffers who run the International Journalists’ Network (www.ijnet.org) and the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellowships. The internship is a great opportunity to gain experience in social media outreach and to report and publish clips that focus on the latest tools, trends and innovations in journalism around the world.

  • Program Intern

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks a paid intern for our programs department.