Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline to apply for the Winter/Spring 2016 term of the Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program?

The deadline to apply for the Winter/Spring term is September 25, 2015.

When does the Winter/Spring internship begin?

The Winter/Spring internship begins early January 2016 and ends mid-April 2016.

Can graduate students or professional journalists apply to the internship?

No. The internship program is only opened to undergraduate students.

What expenses are covered for the duration of the internship program?

ICFJ will pay for round-trip economy air fare to and from the United States; housing; a per day meal/living/transportation allowance; and health insurance for the duration of the program. Selected participant assumes responsibility for all incidental expenses.The program cannot cover salary or pay honoraria.

What is the English language proficiency requirement?

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. ICFJ will use the application essay to help determine an applicant’s ability to communicate in English.