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Job Title: Journalism and Media Intern - Summer 2020
Location: Chicago, IL United States
Position Type: Internship
Post Date: 02/27/2020
Expire Date: 04/27/2020
Job Categories: Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Journalism and Media Intern - Summer 2020
The Journalism and Media team is responsible for working to strengthen American democracy by informing, engaging, and activating people in the United States through deep investments in organizations that produce and support accurate, just, and inclusive news and narratives. The team supports three areas of work: Professional Nonprofit Reporting, Nonfiction Multimedia Storytelling, and Participatory Civic Media.

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General Summary of Internship:

Assist the MacArthur Foundation’s Journalism and Media program team in awarding grants in support of professional nonprofit reporting, nonfiction multimedia storytelling, and participatory civic media organizations in the United States.
Conduct internet-based research about the distribution and impact of MacArthur-supported documentary films, and journalistic investigations.
Assist with short-term research projects about trends in funding and in the production, distribution, and demand for investigative reporting at the local (with a special focus on Chicagoland), national, and international level), nonfiction multimedia storytelling, and participatory civic media.
Support the planning and facilitation of public events and grantee convenings.
Qualifications & Requirements
Competitive applicants will have a deep interest in and some knowledge of journalism and media, including (but not limited to) investigative reporting, accountability reporting, documentary film, interactive new media, global reporting, participatory media, and media-based organizing, at the local and national level. Strong writing and research skills a plus. Preference will be given to applicants with deep familiarity with Chicago.

Application Process:
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume. As a requirement, students “must be returning back to school” to be eligible.
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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago. MacArthur is one of the nation's largest independent foundations. Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. In addition to Chicago, MacArthur has offices in India, Mexico, and Nigeria.
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