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.


  • Communications Intern

    ICFJ is looking for an energetic communications intern to join our team. Duties may include updating ICFJ's social media accounts, assisting in the production of marketing materials and publications, helping plan and execute ICFJ events, contributing to the maintenance of ICFJ's websites and other administrative tasks.

  • Program Technology Support Intern

    ICFJ has an opportunity for a part-time (10-20 hrs/wk) intern to develop web and data solutions to support international journalism programs, working closely with program management and the Director of Innovation. We are looking for a creative, curious person to work on rapid prototypes and solution development using free and low-cost tools such as Google Apps script, GitHub Pages, and cloud-based database solutions.

  • Program Intern

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

  • Communications Intern

    ICFJ seeks an intern to work as part of its Communications team in Washington, D.C. beginning in January 2017. Duties will include editing video for the ICFJ website and for social media; creating graphics; web production; monitoring web and social media analytics; and some administrative tasks.