Sightline Media Group, the nation’s leading news enterprise serving the military, defense and federal communities, seeks editorial fellows for a significant editorial support role at its Tyson’s Corner, Va., newsroom.

Our prestigious, industry-leading media brands, Military Times, Defense News, Federal Times and C4ISRNET – serve the entirety of the defense and federal establishment, from senior leadership to rank and file service members.  

We are looking for solid journalism students with a deep interest in defense, military, enterprise IT, geopolitics and national security issues. Prior military service is a huge plus, and will be strongly preferred. We also seek veterans for a wide variety of full-time roles at our company.

Fellows will receive an unparalleled experience covering military affairs and national security issues. Our newsroom is fast-paced, deadline driven, and we have incredibly high standards for all of our journalists.

You will be immersed in our operations, consulted on key editorial decisions and expected to produce a variety of content every day. You’ll be highly marketable upon completion of the internship.

Located outside of Washington, D.C., our brands have a proud legacy of producing award-winning journalism. Our reporters cover conflict and overseas contingency operations, military weapons and technology, policymaking at the Pentagon and military personnel issues. We advocate on behalf of rank-and-file service members and their families by asking tough questions of their leaders and aggressively holding to account those who break the rules.

Note: While we will work with your school to file any paperwork needed, we cannot guarantee academic credit; only your academic adviser, college or university can make that determination.

Candidates must live in the Washington, D.C., metro area.  Content samples required. 


  • Journalism major or prior journalism internships.
  • Ability to work independently and possessing strong intellectual curiosity.
  • Effective prose, proper grammar and syntax.
  • News savvy.
  • Ability to work at company office a minimum of 15 hours a week.

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