Don and Doris Shaffer Internship Summer/Fall 2021

Type Investigations, formerly The Investigative Fund, incubates high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable. We work with independent investigative reporters to produce deeply reported journalism that we publish in partnership with a wide variety of print, broadcast and digital media outlets. Our editors provide diverse freelance reporters with expert editorial guidance, a team of researchers, and funds to cover their travel, time and other reporting costs. We are part of a larger media nonprofit called Type Media Center, which also has a nonfiction book imprint, and several award and fellowship programs.

The Internship
We are looking for an entry-level researcher and/or fact-checker with a deep interest in investigative journalism. Interns will work closely with our team of editors to do in-depth investigative research, compile databases, conduct originality searches on story proposals, do fact-checking, and generally assist with the operations of Type Investigations.

Though interns will receive training in fact-checking and how to use software such as Nexis, Accurint, and PACER, any familiarity with the above is welcome. All applicants should take some time to review the kind of stories we publish, on our website at The internship is remote for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have two intern sessions per year: from June through December, and from January through June, and have one position open per session. The internship is full-time, five days a week.

Interns are paid $18 per hour, plus a monthly technology stipend.

Application Procedure
Please submit:

  • A cover letter that explains why you want to work for Type Investigations. Please include background on your research, fact-checking, and/or journalism experience.
  • A resume.
  • Two references, including contact information.

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Finalists will be asked to complete an editorial test and an interview.

Applications are now open; the deadline to apply is 11:59PM EST on April 11, 2021.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please address all queries to No phone calls, please.

Deadlines and Duration of Summer/Fall 2021 program:
Application deadline: April 11, 2021
Notification deadline: May 21, 2021
Program duration: June 29 – December 17, 2021

Note: The Type Investigations internship is separate from the internship program at The Nation magazine, though it was previously a jointly administered program.