Commonweal Internship Program

Commonweal invites qualified candidates from undergraduate and graduate programs in any discipline to apply for its editorial internship program. We are currently seeking candidates for the fall of 2019.

Interns work closely with editors in writing original articles for the Commonweal website or print magazine. They also participate in Commonweal’s editorial, marketing, development, and digital work. Proofreading, manuscript review, editorial administration, website curation and research, event preparation, marketing campaign development, and various special projects are all options for an intern to explore, depending on their interest and background. Interns’ names will appear on the masthead during their time with Commonweal.

Candidates should demonstrate an interest in journalism and engagement with the topics covered in Commonweal — religion, politics, culture, and the arts. We particularly wish to hear from candidates with experience writing for publication in any medium, and from underpresented communitites. One need not be Catholic to apply, but a willingness to engage with the Catholic tradition and experience is necessary for understanding and enjoying Commonweal’s work.

Starting and ending dates are flexible. Modest stipends are offered to help defray living and commuting expenses, though Commonweal cannot provide housing. Our offices are located on the Upper West Side in New York City. The schedule for summer interns will be four days a week, Monday through Thursday; interns in semesters other than the summer may be able to work out a part-time schedule.

Interested applicants should write to us describing their interest in Commonweal, and include a resume and samples of original writing. Applications are accepted by e-mail only to

Milton Javier Bravo
Audience Development Director