FTC:WATCH, a respected, 35-year-old publication covering consumer protection and competition, is expanding to cover the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a controversial new agency with a staggering array of responsibilities in a time of economic uncertainty.
We are looking for interns who are smart, savvy, intellectually curious and good writers. This is an opportunity to break new ground in covering consumer finance, including student and mortgage lending and the credit industries. Journalism students and recent graduates will be considered, and will be mentored by senior, award-winning reporters with extensive experience covering business and politics in Washington.
Objectivity, accuracy and attention to detail are essential qualities. These are paid, part-time positions. Unfortunately we can not offer health insurance at this time. Our publication is read by our paying subscribers, who are top officials at the Federal Trade Commission, Justice Department, leading law firms, consumer advocacy organizations and state attorney generals nationwide.
Prospective applicants should send a resume, two clips, several names of professional references and a cover letter to Managing Editor Kirstin Downey, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone calls, please.