The Intercept was founded in 2014 by Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Laura Poitras to provide an outlet for fearless, adversarial journalism that holds powerful institutions accountable. The digital magazine, a publication of First Look Media, produces original investigative reporting, analysis, and multimedia content focusing on national security, politics, civil liberties, environment, international affairs, technology, criminal justice, media, and more. The Intercept publishes its journalism on our website and on other platforms, including through social media and distribution partners. 

 The Intercept succeeds in its mission for three key reasons:

  • Independence: We are not governed by corporate interests.
  • Transparency: We are focused on getting to the truth.
  • Support: We provide the freedom and legal support to pursue our journalistic goals.

The Position:

The Intercept is looking for a talented, motivated photo intern to help with photo editing and other visual responsibilities. The internship will involve photo research, story art and layout, portfolio research, organizing contracts and documents, brainstorming concepts and ideas for visual storytelling, and collaborating with designers, editors, writers, and the social media team. While the intern may be asked to take photos, this is a photo editor position and not a photographer position. The intern will work on a variety of projects depending on the publishing schedule and the stories assigned.

 Background & Qualifications:

  • Current student or recent graduate preferred
  • Fluent in Photoshop
  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • A strong visual aesthetic
  • Passion for news and current events
  • Enjoys reading and digging deep into complex stories to understand nuances
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects within a tight deadline


The internship is five days a week, $15/hour for 12 weeks.

Application deadline is April 15; internship begins in June.

In your cover letter, please indicate your year in school or year of graduation.

Relocation services are not provided. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.   

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