A nonprofit media center, Type Media Center is dedicated to strengthening the independent press and advancing social justice and civil rights. 

Our dynamic range of programs includes a bestselling book publishing imprint, Bold Type Books; our award-winning Type Investigations, which supports groundbreaking investigative journalism; the widely read and syndicated website TomDispatch; the Don and Doris Shaffer Internship at Type Investigations and Journalism Fellowships that fund over 25 high-profile reporters every year.

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Don and Doris Shaffer Internship Application

Type Investigations, formerly The Investigative Fund, incubates high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable.

We work with independent investigative reporters to produce deeply reported journalism that we publish in partnership with a wide variety of print, broadcast and digital media outlets. Our editors provide diverse freelance reporters with expert editorial guidance, a team of researchers, and funds to cover their travel, time and other reporting costs. We are part of a larger media nonprofit called Type Media Center, which also has a nonfiction book imprint, and several award and fellowship programs.

We are looking for an entry-level researcher and/or fact-checker with a deep interest in investigative journalism. Interns will work closely with our team of editors to do in-depth investigative research, compile databases, conduct originality searches on story proposals, do fact-checking, and generally assist with the operations of Type Investigations. Though interns will receive training in fact-checking and how to use software such as Nexis, Accurint, and PACER, any familiarity with the above is welcome. All applicants should take some time to review the kind of stories we publish, on our website at typeinvestigations.org. Interns are based in our New York city office.

We have two intern sessions per year: from June through December, and from January through June, and have one position open per session. The internship is full-time, five days a week.


Interns are paid $15 per hour, $525 per week, plus a monthly NYC Metrocard. 

Application Procedure
Please submit:
• A cover letter that explains why you want to work for Type Investigations. Please include background on your research, factchecking, and/or journalism experience. 
• A resume.
• Two references, including contact information. 

Finalists will be asked to complete an editorial test and an interview.

Applications are now open; the deadline to apply is 11:59PM EST on September 23, 2019. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please address all queries to richard.salame@typeinvestigations.org. No phone calls, please.

Deadlines and Duration of Winter/Spring 2019-20 program:

Application deadline: September 23, 2019
Notification deadline: November 15, 2019
Program duration: January 7 – July 3, 2020

Note: The Type Investigations internship is separate from the internship program at The Nation magazine, though it was previously a jointly administered program.

Type Media Center is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, Type Media Center will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants (and employees) with known disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the religious practices of applicants (and employees) unless, in either case, doing so would result in an undue hardship. Consistent with this commitment, Type Media Center will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with known disabilities to enable them to apply for employment, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship. To request a reasonable accommodation for this purpose, please email and mail Richard at richard.salame@typeinvestigations.org or at 116 E 16th St, 8th Fl, New York, NY 10003. When doing so, please state the basis for your request and any accommodation that you are requesting, and please provide us with your contact information for purposes of responding to your request. The email and mail addresses set forth above are to be used solely to request an accommodation with respect to the employment application process. Type Media Center will not respond to communications that are sent to those addresses for any other reason. Please note that any information provided in connection with your request will be used strictly for purposes of considering your request. Reasonable accommodation requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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