The Washington Post is thrilled to announce its 2019 Summer Intern Class. This will be the 56th summer that The Post has welcomed college juniors, seniors and graduate students into the newsroom to work alongside some of the world’s best journalists. Over the years, many of those interns have stayed at The Post and gone on to become Pulitzer Prize winners – and in the case of 1964 intern Leonard Downie, to become executive editor.

The 28 interns will work as reporters, photographers, videographers, graphic reporters, designers, editorial writers, multiplatform editors, social media editors and audio producers. They represent 20 colleges and universities from as far away as the University of Oregon and as nearby as the University of Maryland.

This is also the largest intern class in the history of the program thanks in large part to a gift by Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward to underwrite two additional interns who are to be designated as Bradlee Fellows, in recognition of the courage and integrity the late Washington Post Executive Editor Benjamin C. Bradlee instilled in his newsroom. The Bradlee Fellows are to be funded each year by the gift from Woodward and his wife, fellow journalist Elsa Walsh.

The Washington Post summer interns will arrive in the newsroom in June for 10 weeks of work. Every year there is an internal newsroom joke that one day we will be working for one of them. Except that that actually happens. Here are The Washington Post 2019 summer interns.

  • Klara Auerbach, a senior at Rhode Island School of Design, will be interning on the Design Desk.
  • Lillian Barkley, a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be a multiplatform editor for the Editorial Department.
  • Tyler Blint-Welsh, a senior at Northeastern University, will be reporting on the Sports Desk.
  • Rachael Bolek, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be an editor on the Multiplatform Desk.
  • Emily Davies, a senior at Brown University, will be reporting on the National Desk as a Bradlee Fellow.
  • Hana Meihan Davis, a junior at Yale University, will be an opinions writer for the Editorial  Department.
  • Laurel Demkovich, a senior at Indiana University, will be reporting on the Local Desk.
  • Hannah Denham, a junior at Washington and Lee University, will be reporting on the Business Desk.
  • Travis DeShong, a senior at Yale University, will be reporting on the Features Desk.
  • Hailey Fuchs, a junior at Yale University, will be reporting on the National Desk as a Bradlee Fellow.
  • Vanessa Gregorchik, a junior at Northeastern University, will be designing on the Design Desk.
  • Matthew Gutierrez, a senior at Syracuse University, will be reporting on the Sports Desk.
  • Michelle Hanks, a junior at Western Kentucky University, will be a videographer on the Video Desk.
  • Hannah Knowles, a senior at Stanford University, will be a general assignment reporter on the General Assignment Desk. 
  • Morgan Krakow, a senior at the University of Oregon, will be a general assignment reporter on the General Assignment Desk.
  • Forrest Milburn, a senior at the University of Texas at Austin, will be a social media producer for Audience Development.
  • Hawken Miller, a senior at the University of Southern California, will be a multiplatform producer for Emerging News Products
  • Hannah Natanson, who interned at The Post in 2018, is a senior at Harvard University and will again report on the Local Desk.
  • Terry Nguyen, who was an intern with Emerging News Products in 2018, is a senior at the University  of Southern California and will be reporting on the Features Desk.
  • Claire Parker, a senior at Harvard University, will be reporting on the Foreign Desk.
  • Katherine Perry, a graduate student at the University of Oregon, will be a graphics reporter and developer on the Graphics Desk.
  • Ryan Romano, a senior at the University of Maryland, will be editing on the Multiplatform Desk.
  • Marlena Sloss, a graduate student at Ohio University, will be interning as a photographer.
  • Cortlynn Stark, a senior at Missouri State University, will be reporting on the Local Desk.
  • Rennie Svirnovskiy, a senior at the University of Southern California, will intern as an audio  producer.
  • Rebecca Tan, who was a 2018 intern on the Foreign Desk in 2018, is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania and will be reporting on the Local Desk.
  • Darian Woehr, a senior at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will be interning as a videographer
  • Monique Woo, a graduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will be editing on the Photo Desk.