Spring 2020 Public School Shakedown Internship

Employer The Progressive
Location Madison, WI
Type Internship
Contact information Jess Pernsteiner, jess@progressive.org, 608-257-4626
Apply by January 31, 2020
More details https://progressive.org/about-us/internships
Posted on December 12, 2019


The Progressive is proud of its long-running internship program, which has helped launch young writers and editors who go on to work with diverse organizations all over the country. Our graduates work for The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Capital Times, and Center for Popular Democracy among other establishments.

Our Madison-based team produces both The Progressive magazine (a 110-year-old nationally-read print publication) and our website, offering several news and analysis pieces posted daily to over 200,000 visitors a month. This work, plus our Public School Shakedown and Progressive Media Project, offer many opportunities for creative and motivated interns. We are looking for candidates interested in current events and progressive politics, with solid clips and references, and able to work both collaboratively and independently. Flexibility and a sense of humor a must.

Our Public School Shakedown project supports a diverse group of writers and bloggers who contribute pieces to our website on the importance of public education for democracy. This position involves planning, creating, and posting content on our website, and social media for our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. We’re looking for someone who is social media savvy and comfortable in the world of alternative media and progressive ideas, and ideally, is familiar with the challenges facing public education today.

Useful Skills: Social media literacy, strong writing skills, comfortable working with websites and multiple social media platforms.

Click here to find out how to apply.

Application Deadline—January 31, 2019.