The Pavlovic Today News Internship is a 3-month mentoring program providing students with a real-world learning experience at the independent news organization in Washington DC.

Each cohort will undergo a rigorous training program where they will gain professional newsroom experience and learn how to work on The Pavlovic Today news desk.

If you are an aspiring young journalist with a passion for the real-world learning experience, reporting, and editing on a breaking news desk in Washington DC, send your resume and cover letter to Tell us why you want to join our program and explain why is independent journalism important in this age and time. 

We would like to foster diversity and inclusivity and accommodate a cohort on a continuum from progressives to conservatives. Students from a range of backgrounds and media are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for:

  • Hardworking, detail-oriented work ethic
  • Passionate about the The Pavlovic Today mission and independent journalism
  • Interest in politics and/or global affairs
  • Ability to respond in minutes and publish initial stories quickly
  • Have the skill to write sharp headlines fast
  • Must be deadline driven
  • Interest in writing, producing, editing, research
  • A passion for Gen Z

Each member of the cohort will be evaluated on the industry based criteria:

  • Work ethic
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Ability to listen, take and respond to feedback
  • Attention to detail
  • Team-work
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Journalistic integrity and accuracy of reporting
  • News judgment

Becoming a news intern at The Pavlovic Today will give you an opportunity to take your experience outside of the classroom with the opportunity to be published.

Learning outcomes:

  • Developing story ideas, gathering information, conducting interviews, and pitching to editors.
  • Focus on news, long-form essays, opinion pieces, and profiles.
  • Develop the critical analytical skills needed to produce news coverage and sources in terms of fairness, accuracy, bias, and context.
  • Professional experience in researching, reporting and writing news reports.
  • Know the difference between straight news, analysis and opinion.
  • Portfolio of clips

The Pavlovic Today News Internship is remote and offered to current students on a full-time or part-time basis for academic credit. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. Writing sample required. 

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as you can.

What our former interns are saying

Delaney Tarr, Co-founder March for Our Lives, University of Georgia

In the past two years I’ve discovered food and culture writing– new passions of mine. I could explore things I loved, like food and film, while putting them in a broader sociopolitical context. I could write the stories I so enjoyed reading,. 

Yet to do that reporting I needed a political background. That’s where The Pavlovic Today came in. There is a fiercely independent streak to the publication that allows me not only to develop my skills as a journalist, but to explore the different areas the field has to provide. 

Independent journalism is not beholden to the same sensationalism and advertising as corporate media. It’s a place to stay true to your values, to put the reporting first. It’s allowed me to form into the best journalist I can be. 

I’ve learned so much in the short time I’ve been at The Pavlovic Today. I’m not fetching coffee or doing busy work, I’m reporting. It’s real world experience that’s helped prepare me for a career more than a classroom ever could.

The quick deadlines and professional standards uphold me to the level of a real journalist, not a hypothetical future writer. Working here is fast-paced and intense, but it’s also thrilling. It makess me a better journalist

Some of the stories Delaney has covered: Pride Is Corporate-So What’s The Point?, The First Step: Van Jones’ Uphill Battle To Reconcile America Around Prison Reform, One Year Later, George Floyd’s Family Pushes For Progress, White House Continues Infrastructure Push Amidst Climate Concern andNasrin Sotoudeh Still Fights On For Social Justice

Sayeh Yousefi, The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

Former Munk One student Sayeh Yousefi interned as a journalist for The Pavlovic Today with the White House Press Corps, the pinnacle spot of political reporting. The experience gave her a revelation of the real power of democracy.

In order to be selected for this internship, I had to go through a rigorous selection process. Things that were required included an ability to work under extreme pressure, strong writing and analytical skills, coupled with a good grasp of American politics and global affairs. The Pavlovic Today puts emphasis on recruiting writers with a strong background in global affairs, and in this sense, I was able to directly apply my knowledge and understanding of global affairs acquired at the the Munk One Program.

My experience as a writer and editor for The Pavlovic Today has been fundamental to my development as a journalist, writer, and most importantly – an engaged global citizen. My internship with The Pavlovic Today in the White House Press Corps was a unique opportunity to engage with U.S. politics at the pinnacle spot of news reporting – to understand and appreciate the role of journalists in shaping the news and relaying information to the world. Aside from the incredible first-hand access to news sources awarded to young, aspiring journalists, Ksenija’s mentorship is meaningful, personal, and taught me the value of being a journalist with integrity. The Pavlovic Today is a great opportunity for youth interested in impactful journalism and to learn from experience.” — Sayeh Yousefi, University of Toronto

Yeji Lee, University of Toronto, Columbia University 

Yeji-Jesse Lee

Yeji is covering the White House. More by Yeji-Jesse Lee

Pavlovic Today’s White House News Desk intern, Yeji Lee, shares her insights on the future of journalism and how working with The Pavlovic Today prepared her for studying at the prestigious Columbia School of Journalism.

“Before working with The Pavlovic Today, I’d written a lot of lifestyle and general opinion pieces. I never really learned how to write a political article. The formatting, and what I should and shouldn’t include in the article, and all the intricacies of political writing – all the pieces that you would never learn by yourself. Ksenija really guided me into what I should and shouldn’t be doing with the information available to write the articles.” — Yeji Lee, Columbia University

Grace Jin, Yale University

Grace Jin

Grace Jin is a student at Yale University. She’s a multi-time national champion in debate and is passionate about intersectional politics from the perspective of Generation Z. More by Grace Jin

My experience with writing for The Pavlovic Today certainly helped me build and find my writing voice, revolutionized the way I think about and interact with journalism, and allowed me to create news catered to and written from the perspective of Generation Z. The internship program and Ksenija allowed me deep flexibility and responsibility with what and how I wrote, while allowing me unimaginable access to White House background calls and covering political issues with a regular beat. I recommend this program for anyone interested in content creation, building experience in journalism and regular writing, and a glimpse inside a newsroom”

— Grace Jin , Yale University

Jasmine Razeghi, Whitman College, GW  Writes News And Spotlights Gen Z Voices With The Pavlovic Today

My supervisor, Ksenija Pavlovic-McAteer, keeps the interests of her interns in mind. We are often assigned news that she knows we have personal interest in. I have hopes of becoming a journalist after Whitman, and Ksenija has been an excellent mentor in my first experience with real journalism. Writing for The Pavlovic Today gave me the opportunity to be a part of the news media, which is constantly under threat. To write the truth as a journalist in the “fake news” era is an honor in itself.