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Intern - CQ Roll Call

Intern - CQ Roll Call

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United States-DC-Washington

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Washington’s CQ Roll Call brings up-to-date news, analysis and insights to senior decision-makers on Capitol Hill.  This trusted source of unbiased, impartial information provides authoritative, nonpartisan and accurate congressional news and legislative tracking tools to its subscribers. Through more than 40 print and online products, CQ Roll Call keeps readers updated on a weekly, daily and real-time basis covering every legislative action in Congress with breaking news, bill tracking, and member profiles and offers insight on the people and institutions that influence public policy and legislation.   


CQ Roll Call’s parent, The Economist Group, is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. The brands are bound together by their objective opinion, original insight and advocacy of economic, political and democratic freedom around the world.


CQ Roll Call is looking for an intern to join the CQ newsroom. The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate or a rising junior or senior with a reporting or editing background. Candidates who are familiar with public policy and congressional decision-making will be given preference.


The internship is full-time and based out of the CQ Roll Call newsroom in downtown Washington, D.C. Though interns have ample opportunity to report from Capitol Hill where they're encouraged to pose questions to senators, congressional representatives and hill staffers. Your duties will consist primarily of reporting and writing -- both for CQ News, the weekly magazine and our social media feeds.


Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter, résumé, three clips and a letter of recommendation with their application.


In the role you would be expected to:

  • Perform a range of tasks depending on the newsroom’s needs in a given semester
  • Cover committee markups and hearings and attend policy events around town
  • Conduct legislative research meeting and working with CQ staff members from various departments
  • Visit Capitol Hill with one of CQ’s reporters, who will show you the ropes and help you navigate the Capitol complex

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in the role you must have: 

  • Work experience or previous internship in journalism or government setting is preferred but not required
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral and an attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Mircrosoft Office Suite

 To succeed in the role you will be able to demonstrate:

  • A profound interest in journalism and/or government
  • The ability to prioritize and be organized
  • Creativity and a flexible work style
  • The ability to be a self starter who can take direction and contribute ideas