Defense News Seeks In-Person Summer Interns in Washington, DC

Sightline Media Group is Hiring Interns for Summer 2023!

Defense News and Military Times publications are seeking interns for their 2023 internship program. They’re looking for students and recent graduates with experience in writing and reporting who will work with their news team on daily coverage of the defense industry and military/veteran affairs. The ideal candidate will have published articles to submit. This is a rare opportunity for candidates looking to practice journalism that focuses on business, national security and the concerns of military service members, veterans and their families. You will be assigned byline stories to report and write for publication on their sites and in their print editions. You’ll also support larger team-reporting projects.

Their editors value accuracy, clarity, and a good story. There are opportunities to work with their video team and on audio projects for candidates with the right skills. The internship includes a program for both students who are seeking academic credit and an Editorial Fellow program for recent graduates. The main office is near Washington D.C., and these positions are not open to remote work.

Sightline Media Group is the leading news organization covering military, defense, C4ISR and cyber defense. Their independent, award-winning journalism offers coverage from around the globe, from Sightline headquarters in the Washington, DC area to bureaus and correspondents in the U.S. and around the world. Their brands include Defense News, Military Times, Army Times, Air Force Times, C4ISRNET, Federal Times, Marine Corps Times and Navy Times. They cover the news that is most important to U.S. troops, the defense industry and the federal workforce.

The summer 2023 internship program generally runs from May through August, but the dates can be changed and extended, depending on applicant needs. You will be compensated with college credit and hourly pay. This is aimed at summer 2023, but the dates are flexible. There is no set deadline; they will be evaluating applications as they receive them.

How to Apply:

  • Send a resume
  • Share your three best published writing samples.
  • Include a cover letter with a brief description of why you’re interested in working with us. 
  • Define your weekly work availability
  • Clarify whether you’re looking for a student internship or an editorial fellowship for recent graduates.

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Or email Marjorie Censer, editor for Defense News at