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We’re Hiring Fall Interns

FiveThirtyEight is looking for three fall interns, one for our visual journalism team, one for our political team, and one to help with our podcast and video production. The positions are paid, and we can accommodate part-time interns who are enrolled in school.

The visual journalism intern will design, edit and produce static graphics to accompany stories on the site, assist with reporting and research, create original stories (which can be primarily or entirely visual, or mostly written), and — depending on the intern’s skill set and level of interest — contribute to bigger interactive projects. This fall is going to be huge at FiveThirtyEight: In addition to our 2016 election coverage, we have really ambitious plans for forecasting professional sports and pushing the boundaries of what data journalism can be when applied to culture, science and economics. The ideal candidate will have experience making data graphics using design tools such as Illustrator or programming languages such as JavaScript, Python and R. Other journalism-related programming experience — such as Web-scraping or news app development — is a plus. General comfort with numbers is essential, as is experience with spreadsheet software such as Excel.

The politics intern will conduct research and work closely with our politics writers. You’ll help us keep track of new polls and feed them into our forecast of the presidential election. And you’ll have the opportunity to pitch and write stories like this one. You should be detail-oriented and have some reporting and research experience. You should also be familiar with electoral politics. If you can name every vice presidential candidate for the last few decades, you should apply.

The podcast and video intern will work in both audio and video production. FiveThirtyEight currently produces three weekly podcasts, and has plans to evolve and expand its coverage this fall and winter. We also have a robust video team, making original content and video to accompany stories on the site. The intern will help with topic research, setting up the studio, editing both audio and video, and packaging online and for social media. We’re looking for someone with basic audio and video editing skills, but more than that, we’re interested in applicants who are curious and eager to take on new challenges.

All our interns are encouraged to pitch stories, collaborate on bigger projects and participate in the daily editorial process.

Our internship program runs from approximately Sept. 12 to Nov. 18. Interns should be enrolled in a U.S. college or university and taking at least one class at the time of application. Candidates with graduation dates of May or June of 2016 are also eligible. More details about eligibility can be found on the application page.

Interns may work up to 40 hours per week (with some flexibility in schedule to accommodate classes as needed).

For more details, and to apply, follow these links:

Applicants must apply online; email applications will not be looked at. The positions are filled on a rolling basis.

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