Sightline Media Group is the leading news organization covering military, defense, public sector, federal employees, 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. The FEDERAL TIMES publication is a longstanding source for news on the people that make the federal government work, from career employees to contractors to agency leadership.


FEDERAL TIMES is seeking an enterprising and motivated intern to provide coverage on the federal government’s workforce. We are looking for current students and recent graduates with solid writing and reporting skills to join our newsroom and support coverage of federal workforce policy and breaking news. You will have the opportunity to work on daily beat reporting as well as developing enterprise stories, all with your byline on our site. This work will include assigned coverage as well as the chance to pitch stories to the editorial team. We are looking for someone who is interested in the inner workings of government, passionate about the field of journalism and eager to learn. The position will be expected to work approximately 29 hours a week during the six-month internship.


The position will be predominantly remote; however applicants should be within reasonable distance of Washington, D.C. in order to pursue in-person coverage of federal happenings.


  • Submit a resume
  • 2 writing samples
  • 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

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