Sightline Media Group is the leading news organization covering military, defense, 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. Our brands include Defense News, Military Times, Army Times, Air Force Times, C4ISRNET, Federal Times, Marine Corps Times and Navy Times. We cover the news that is most important to U.S. troops, the defense industry and the federal workforce.


Defense News and Military Times publications seek interns for our 2024 internship program. We’re looking for students and recent graduates with experience writing and reporting who will work with our news team on daily coverage of the defense industry and military/veteran affairs. Our 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 our sites and in our print editions. You’ll also support larger team-reporting projects. 

Our editors value accuracy, clarity, and a good story. There are 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 an Editorial Fellow program for recent graduates.  Our main office is near Washington D.C., and these positions are not open to remote work.  

Our spring 2024 program will likely run from late March through May. Our summer 2024 program generally runs from May through August, but the dates can be changed and extended, depending on applicant needs.



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  • Clarify whether you’re looking for a student internship or an editorial fellowship for recent graduates.


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