Monday, September 21, 2009

Awards from The Institute of Humane Studies

IHS Journalism Internships provide a stipend, housing allowance, and travel allowance. Placements are available for spring, summer and fall. The deadline for spring placement is November 15, and the deadline for the summer is January 31. For more information, please visit

• Newspaper & Print track: Interns are placed at daily newspapers across the country and participate in an opening career building workshop. The internship offers real reporting assignments—interns this summer averaged 30 clips.
• Broadcast Journalism track: Interns work at major media networks or news production houses on projects such as researching news stories and setting up interviews. Last year we sponsored internships at CNN in Atlanta, ABC's "20/20" in Manhattan, and Fox News in Los Angeles, among others.
• Investigative Journalism track: Interns work under the guidance and supervision of a professional investigative journalist; writing, researching and analyzing state policy.
State and Federal Policy

INTERNSHIPS: Public Policy
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program offers internships for students and recent graduates interested in public policy at the state or federal level. All placements offer participation in the Washington, DC, opening and closing workshops, a $1,500 stipend, travel reimbursement, and housing (or a housing allowance). Application Deadline: January 31, 2010.
• State-based Policy: Placements available at policy organizations in more than 30 states.
• Public Policy: Interns will spend the summer working at think tanks and nonprofit organizations around the Washington, DC, area.

IHS Production Internships offer placements in feature films, documentaries, video game development and animation. Placements are available for spring, summer and fall and take place in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and other major media centers across the country. Past internship hosts have included Warner Brothers, Focus Features, Big Mouth Productions, and more. We consider applicants at all levels of experience — from extensive camera work and training in Final Cut Pro to simply a general interest and desire to work in the film and media industry. The deadline for spring placement is November 15, and the deadline for the summer is February 15. Find out more at

SCHOLARSHIPS: Master of Fine Arts
IHS Film & Fiction Scholarships award up to $10,000 for tuition and expenses. Open to all students who will be pursuing an MFA full-time in the 2010-2011 school year. The application is online; the deadline to apply is January 15. More information is available at

Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
The Humane Studies Fellowships award up to $12,000 to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, including those in the fields of law and journalism, who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work. Open to all students pursuing a degree full-time in the 2010-2011 academic year. The deadline to apply is December 31.