The CSIS Practicum in Journalism aims to provide aspiring journalists with a practical experience in Washington, D.C. centered around multimedia reporting on international affairs in a volatile media landscape.

During the week-long practicum, journalism and international relations students work with CSIS’s award-winning production studio, the iDeas Lab, its expert scholars, and a network of prominent practitioners to report on timely issues and acquire new skills that allow them to diversify their storytelling.

CSIS welcomes a new school to participate each quarter, and works closely with faculty advisers to ensure the program simultaneously complements their area of study. While most participants are graduate students, some exceptions for upper-division undergraduates are made.

The CSIS Team

Executive Education Program — The Executive Education Program at CSIS offers a wide range of customized educational and leadership development programs tailored to empower students and professionals to become strategic foreign policy thinkers and leaders.

Dracopoulos iDeas Lab — The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab enhances CSIS’s research and impact through creative digital experiences. CSIS experts partner with the iDeas Lab to create websites, interactive visuals, custom reports, graphics, videos, and podcasts that effectively communicate policy scholarship and recommendations to a global audience.

About CSIS

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. For over 50 years, CSIS has been dedicated to developing practical solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges, focusing on national security, regional stability, and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to development, technology, and economic integration. CSIS is repeatedly voted the world’s number one defense and national security think tank, as well as the top think tank for use of media, and most innovative policy ideas.



This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation