National news editor

POSTED: November, 15, 2023

The National Desk Editor is interested in innovative reporting and committed to journalism that is highly distinctive and constructive, and exemplifies the Monitor’s fairness and values-based reporting. The Monitor wants to be a tool for readers who want more than news – they want to be a part of the solution. Our national coverage is a vital part of this promise, and our team will interact frequently with our audience, through articles, social media, events, and partnerships. The National Desk Editor will work as part of a news desk shaping coverage for our daily output as well as our weekly magazine. In this role, the incumbent will also work to support the Monitor's other editors focused on other topics.

For more information on essential duties and responsibilities, and to apply, please visit our job board.

Newsroom Editorial Internships

The deadline for our summer 2024 internship program is January 15.

Do you like digging in to find answers to hard questions? Do you enjoy captivating friends with a well-told story? The Christian Science Monitor is a Pulitzer-prize-winning, international news site that offers short-term paid internships. We look for self-starters who have analytical skills, a basic understanding of world events, and can write and edit with clarity and precision. Multimedia skills are a plus. Come work alongside top-flight senior editors and writers in a dynamic newsroom that strives to show hope and progress amid a divisive media landscape. Visit to see our difference.

Why this internship stands out: Editorial interns participate in a robust curriculum of workshops centered on developing journalism skills. Those skills are deployed in real-time, essential newsroom duties. Past interns have contributed to award-winning coverage and gone on to have active careers as journalists both in the United States and internationally.

Duties include: Posting wire stories every morning, assisting with the audio production of our Daily podcast in the afternoons, and creating content for our Weekly print magazine. There will be limited time to pitch, report, and write your own news and feature stories. 

What we look for in applicants: Journalistic experience in the classroom, prior internship, or campus newspaper, is given priority when considering applications.

Essential skills: 

• Editing

• Writing

• Research

• Attention to detail

• Ability to work in a team environment

Work Schedule: Paid interns will work Monday through Friday, between 35 to 40 hours a week. The position is based in Boston, Mass. The Boston newsroom has returned to a hybrid work schedule. In-person work is expected for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Application packages: Please send the Internship Editor a résumé, a cover letter that shows your understanding of Monitor journalism, and at least three journalistic writing clips to

  • Summer internships run from May 28 to Aug. 9. Application deadline is January 15.
  • Fall internships run from September through December. Application deadline is June 15.
  • Spring internships run from January through the third week of May. Application deadline is October 22.

To apply by email, please contact the Internship Editor and send a résumé, cover letter that shows your understanding of Monitor journalism, and at least three journalistic writing clips (if emailing, please attach clips as separate, printable documents and not as links) to:


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