Welcome to the CSIS Practicum in Journalism, an initiative that connects rising journalists with policy experts and multimedia producers to tell pressing stories from around the globe.
Each year, four universities are invited to bring a select group of students to the nation’s capital to complete an intensive week of workshops that allow them to gain a meaningful understanding of global issues and the nuances of international reporting in an evolving media landscape. Students complete the practicum by producing a digital story on a subject of global significance, providing a permanent example of their talent as well as the knowledge gained over their time at CSIS.
CSIS is a nonprofit, bipartisan think tank focusing on all aspects of U.S. foreign policy. Through its research, policy recommendations, and programming, the center seeks to provide solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.
What they're saying
“Throughout the course of this week, I found myself realizing, bit by bit, that a positive work environment, filled with passionate people who are extremely knowledgeable, is absolutely crucial to success. I hope to create such collaborative environments at my school and wherever I end up in life (maybe…hopefully?…at CSIS!).”Paige MontfortStudent, Tulane UniversityJune 2018
“I found a way to utilize a variety of tools to convey information in a way that it is meaningful. I anticipate using this course as an inspiration for future multi-media journalism projects.”Emma WattersStudent, Tulane UniversityJune 2018
“The one-week practicum is an excellent opportunity to gain intensive journalism experience while the line-up of speakers offers an enormous depth of information on reporting and on the case study.”Jena Rose DaggettStudent, Syracuse UniversityJan 2018
“The CSIS Journalism Practicum Program was an eloquent introduction to the struggles that journalists encounter everyday to keep us informed and the intricate process of producing quality news with an amazing team for support every step of the way. This experience is unparalleled.”Rainea CumberbatchStudent, Syracuse UniversityJan 2018
“By far the most enriching experience during my time as a graduate student. The face-to-face time with experts in the field is unparalleled.”Brooke Diane HirsheimerStudent, Syracuse UniversityJan 2018
“One big thing I learned from this practicum is that infographics and data visualizations should have a functional purpose and serve the words. For a piece to simply look pretty won’t help you deliver your message to audiences.”Anran YuStudent, Syracuse UniversityJan 2018