Journalism internship

Employer The Badger Project
Location Madison, WI | Remote
Type Internship
Contact information pcameron@thebadgerproject.org
Apply by Deadline not specified—Apply ASAP!
More details www.thebadgerproject.org
Posted on September 22, 2022

Description

This is a great position for a college student who wants to get some journalism experience. We will mostly be investigating state government, politics and law enforcement in Wisconsin. You will get experience in a wide variety of areas, including fundraising, investigation, data gathering and graphic design. We will be doing some hard-hitting stuff digging into the backgrounds and campaign finances of political candidates.

As we are an nonprofit constantly looking for funding, the candidate we hire will also be expected to do some fundraising, mainly in November and December during our big fundraising push. This is a skill modern journalists need.

We are a nonpartisan journalism organization, which means if you work for us, you give up your right to make partisan political statements on social media, do partisan political activism, etc. You’ll have to scrub your social media of any partisan political content before you start.

Start date: ASAP

Duration: ongoing

Compensation: $250 stipend after successful completion of semester

Hours: 5-10 hours per week

Location: Madison preferred, but you’ll mostly work remotely

Duties: online research and computer work, graphic design, database building, fundraising support, photography, open records requests, miscellaneous duties

To apply: Complete the test below and send the answers, a CV, a very short email on why you want to do this work, and some clips of your stories, graphic design, photo and/or other work to the managing editor, Peter Cameron, at pcameron@thebadgerproject.org.

TEST
1. To establish who your elected officials are, in what part of Madison or in what part of Wisconsin do you live?

2. How many U.S. senators represent Wisconsin, and how many represent you?

3. Who represents you in the U.S. Senate?

4. How many U.S. House representatives represent Wisconsin, and how many represent you?

5. Who represents you in the U.S. House?

6. How many state senators are in the Wisconsin State Senate, and how many represent you?

7. Who represents you in the state Senate?

8. How many state representatives are in the Wisconsin State Assembly, and how many represent you?

9. Who represents you in the state Assembly?

10. How many of Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seats are up for reelection this year?

11. Name the candidates.

12. How many of Wisconsin’s U.S. House seats are up for reelection this year?

13. Name some of the candidates.