Career Opportunities

D.C. Witness Fall Semester Internship

Are you looking for an internship for the Fall semester?

Then you should apply to D.C. Witness.

D.C. Witness is looking for interns to help in its vital mission to bring transparency and change to the city’s broken criminal justice system.

Students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing careers in journalism, sociology, public health, data analysis or legal fields are welcome to apply.

You will be a part of the team that reports on court cases, analyzes data and identifies violent crime trends.

This is not a coffee grabbing internship. From Day 1, you will learn and hone journalism techniques that will enable you to help D.C. Witness make a difference. So many community members are craving the information you will provide.

During the internship, interns may:
● Track violent crime cases;
● Attend court hearings/trials on violent crimes;
● Write brief and long-form stories on violent crime cases, data and trends;
● Research court documents and analyze crime-reduction policies;
● Assist with interviewing families of defendants and victims;
● Interview court employees;
● Participate in multimedia projects; and
● Other administrative responsibilities.

This internship is unpaid but college credit may be offered. D.C. Witness is a news site
(www.dcwitness.org) that provides transparency on homicide, sexual assault and domestic violence cases in Washington, D.C. The site does this by collecting data on cases from date-of-death/incident to judicial resolution, reporting on court proceedings, and conducting interviews.

If interested in applying, please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to the
Editor-in-Chief LaTrina Antoine at jobs@dcwitness.org.