The Media Research Center is a 501(c)3 research and education organization that has been the nation’s premier media watchdog since 1987. We are committed to neutralizing left-wing bias in the news media and popular culture. We do this through journalism (CNSNews.com), analysis and research (NewsBusters), blogs and video (MRCTV), and a complex grassroots and marketing initiative. Because we are a nonprofit, we are careful about our resources, and one of our greatest resources is a team of interns who are excited to learn and promote our work.
This internship is designed for conservative-minded students and recent graduates. We hire interns during three semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer). The current application is for our Spring internship program.
To view photos and former intern testimonials visit our website: www.mrc.org/internships
As an MRC TechWatch intern, you will be on the cutting edge of technology and journalism, addressing the No. 1 issue facing the conservative movement – online censorship. TechWatch is a new and groundbreaking project for the MRC and interns have a chance to make a huge contribution – covering an issue that is changing almost every second.
You will also have the opportunity to contribute to one of the nation’s most widely read conservative blogs, NewsBusters. Interns will analyze social and search media news coverage on a daily basis looking for bias on many different issues. Interns will also have the opportunity to expose trends of anti-conservative bias through research projects. Twitter, Facebook, Google, YouTube are just a few companies MRC TechWatch monitors.
Qualifications of an MRC TechWatch intern:
· Must be active online – Twitter and Facebook, especially. Tumblr, Instagram and other social/search media sites also useful.
· Ability to present ideas concisely and clearly in writing
· Ability to perform qualitative and quantitative research
· Desire to combat media bias and communicate truth to news consumers regarding rapidly changing social media subjects
· Ability to meet deadlines