Frequently Asked Questions
Intern with America's Media Watchdog!

Q: Where is the MRC located?
A: The MRC is located in Alexandria, Virginia, just across the river from Washington, DC

Q: Do you offer internships in any other locations?
A: No. All internships are located at our headquarters in Alexandria.

Q: Do you accept international students?
A: Any student who can legally work in the United States is eligible for our internships. This includes US citizens and green card holders. We do not sponsor international students to obtain work visas.

Q: How long are the internships?
A: Interns participate in one 12-week session. Internships are available Summer (May August), Fall (September December) and Spring
(January April)

Q: How much are interns paid?
A: Interns are paid $9.00/hour

Q: How many hours do interns work?
A: The majority of MRC interns are full-time and work 37.5 hours per week.

Q: Are part-time internships available?
A: Yes. Part-time internships are available during the spring and fall semesters. With approval from the intern coordinator, MRC interns may work as few as 20 hours per week. All part-time interns must adhere to a set schedule.

Q: What is the best way to submit an application?
A: Applications may be emailed to; faxed to
(703) 683-9736 or mailed to:
Media Research Center
Attn: Intern Coordinator
325 South Patrick Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Q: How does the MRC choose interns?
A: All applications are evaluated on a first-come, first serve basis. Candidates should have solid writing skills, an ability to work under pressure, have a passion for politics, and have a firm understanding of conservative ideals. Qualified candidates will undergo at least one interview and may be tested on their knowledge of current events in order to determine which division of the MRC would best suit their needs and interests.

Q: Can I choose which division I want to intern in?
A: The application allows you to select the division(s) you prefer to work in, but interns are ultimately placed in the division that best suits their skills and interests.


Deadlines to apply:

Spring 2010
(1/18 - 4/16)
February 1, 2010

Summer 2010
(5/17 - 8/13)
April 1, 2010

Fall 2010
(9/20 - 12/10)
August 1, 2010

More information:

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About the MRC

About the Intern Program


Contact Us


Please call
(703) 683-9733
and ask to speak with
Intern Coordinator
325 South Patrick Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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