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FiveThirtyEight Is Hiring Interns

We’re once again on the hunt for interns with a strong interest in data journalism to join us in our New York City newsroom leading into the spring of 2016.

What do FiveThirtyEight interns do? As an intern, you might help research a major interactive project on primary campaign endorsements, report a story on Native American mascots, come up with a name for our newest podcast, do the math on the cost of raising a ballerina, keep an eye on the best data journalism from around the Web, or build a Twitter bot that tells the stories of real people using census data. That’s just a sample of the great work of past FiveThirtyEight interns, and similar opportunities await candidates in early 2016.

These paid internships run for 10 weeks from Jan. 11 through March 18, with some flexibility. Candidates with college graduation dates of December 2015 through May 2017 are eligible. Interns may work up to 40 hours a week, and we’re happy to accommodate classes and other scheduling concerns. Candidates with demonstrated newsroom experience (either on campus or off) and an interest in the 2016 election will be strongly considered.

We have three positions available, each with its own opportunities to develop skills and contribute to FiveThirtyEight.

  • The data reporter intern will conduct research and have the chance to write and report stories related to the 2016 campaign. Learn more and apply »
  • The visual journalist intern will help design and produce graphics for the site and have the chance to pitch and create original graphics. Learn more and apply »
  • The podcast/video intern will help research, edit and produce FiveThirtyEight’s weekly podcasts and assist with video and other multimedia projects. Learn more and apply »

For more information and to apply, please follow the links above.

ESPN is an Equal Opportunity Employer — Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

Simone Landon is a former senior editor for FiveThirtyEight.