About NJC

Since 1977, the National Journalism Center has trained aspiring journalists in the values of responsible, balanced, and accurate reporting. Weekly seminars and on-the-job experience provide participants with the tools to become leaders in combating bias in the mainstream media.

Seminars include talks with prominent journalists and public policy experts, writing exercises, training in investigative reporting, audio and video training, and current events and policy discussions. Students are also provided a $1200 monthly stipend to put towards rent and transportation to their internship.

The balance of real-world experience and quality academic training provides students with a competitive edge in the job market after completing the National Journalism Center’s 12-week program.

“I had an incredibly formative summer with NJC both professionally and ideologically. I really appreciated both the opportunities to research and publish at my placement and the Friday sessions and trips that developed and strengthened my conservative knowledge and values.” ~Michael Johns, intern at Media Research Center, Summer 2017

“NJC was one of the best experiences I had in D.C., and it has continued to be a great resource moving forward. As Bill McMorris said, NJC really is one of the best programs out there, and it’s helped me far beyond just the summer.” ~Kelly McDonald, intern at the Daily Caller, Summer 2016

“NJC has provided me a wealth of opportunities to learn from D.C.’s best and brightest, from my editors at CQ Roll Call to the stars of local news teams. If you want to break into journalism––if you’re looking for any way in, like I was––you’d be hard-pressed to find better guides to get you there.” ~Griffin Connolly, intern at Roll Call, Summer 2017

“Taking part in the National Journalism Center gave me opportunities to network and establish myself as a journalist. It pushed me out of my comfort zone, and I am grateful for it.” ~Alex Grubbs, intern at CNS News, Summer 2016