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Last chance to apply to be The Cable’s first ever intern

Applications are still being accepted for the job of intern at Foreign Policy magazine. This special  undergrad or graduate student will work part time doing research and writing on the inner workings of foreign policy making inside the Obama administration for The Cable. One lucky selectee will be chosen for the chance to put in ...

Applications are still being accepted for the job of intern at Foreign Policy magazine. This special  undergrad or graduate student will work part time doing research and writing on the inner workings of foreign policy making inside the Obama administration for The Cable.

Applications are still being accepted for the job of intern at Foreign Policy magazine. This special  undergrad or graduate student will work part time doing research and writing on the inner workings of foreign policy making inside the Obama administration for The Cable.

One lucky selectee will be chosen for the chance to put in 15 to 20 hours each week gathering content for the news, analysis, and interviews that make up the blog. The position is unpaid, but there will be opportunities to cover events, write posts, and spend time hanging out with your humble Cable guy in and around Washington, DC. The Cable‘s new intern will also be a full-fledged member of the Foreign Policy magazine internship program and could be eligible to receive college credit.

The ideal candidate will be Washington based, have a voracious appetite for news, some tangible experience working in foreign policy or with the Obama administration, and have a no fear approach to hunting down facts and stalking senior officials as part of The Cable‘s never ending mission to shine light on the politics and personalities that shape foreign policy decision making here in Washington every day.

The Cable is an equal opportunity employer. Journalism experience is helpful but not mandatory. The intern would be expected to begin working as soon as possible, with an eye toward staying until the end of the semester or the end of May, whichever comes first. 

If you’re interested in applying, send your one-page resume to me at josh.rogin@foreignpolicy.com. No phone calls or faxes please. 

Josh Rogin covers national security and foreign policy and writes the daily Web column The Cable. His column appears bi-weekly in the print edition of The Washington Post. He can be reached for comments or tips at josh.rogin@foreignpolicy.com.

Previously, Josh covered defense and foreign policy as a staff writer for Congressional Quarterly, writing extensively on Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay, U.S.-Asia relations, defense budgeting and appropriations, and the defense lobbying and contracting industries. Prior to that, he covered military modernization, cyber warfare, space, and missile defense for Federal Computer Week Magazine. He has also served as Pentagon Staff Reporter for the Asahi Shimbun, Japan's leading daily newspaper, in its Washington, D.C., bureau, where he reported on U.S.-Japan relations, Chinese military modernization, the North Korean nuclear crisis, and more.

A graduate of George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, Josh lived in Yokohama, Japan, and studied at Tokyo's Sophia University. He speaks conversational Japanese and has reported from the region. He has also worked at the House International Relations Committee, the Embassy of Japan, and the Brookings Institution.

Josh's reporting has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, CBS, ABC, NPR, WTOP, and several other outlets. He was a 2008-2009 National Press Foundation's Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow, 2009 military reporting fellow with the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and the 2011 recipient of the InterAction Award for Excellence in International Reporting. He hails from Philadelphia and lives in Washington, D.C. Twitter: @joshrogin

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