Sightline Media Group is the leading news organization covering military, defense, public sector, federal technology, C4ISR and cyber defense. Our 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. Sightline Media offers our business clientele a wide range of platforms to reach the market. From digital and mobile solutions to events, thought leadership, publications, video and custom options, Sightline works with clients on opportunities that have credibility, integrity, engagement and impact.


Defense News is seeking interns for our 2021 internship program. We’re looking for students and recent graduates with some experience writing and reporting to work with our news team to support daily coverage of the defense industry. This is a good fit for candidates looking to learn more about journalism that focuses on business or national security. You may be assigned stories to report and write to be published on our sites with your byline. Or you’ll be asked to support larger team-reporting projects. Our editors value accuracy, clarity and a good story. There may be extensive opportunities to work with our 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 also Editorial Fellow program for recent graduates who will receive a modest stipend.  Our main office is near Washington DC, but these positions will be available to anyone working remotely.   


  • Send a resume
  • Three writing samples you’re most proud of
  • A cover letter with a brief description of why you’re interested in working with us.  
  • Your potential weekly availability for working with our newsroom.
  • Clarification of whether you’re looking for a student internship or an editorial fellowship for recent grads.


College credit and potential for hourly pay

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