DePaul Journalism Program/Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Bootcamp


The DePaul Journalism Program and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a bipartisan think tank, jointly offer a unique practicum experience through the CSIS Journalism Bootcamp in Summer 2022.

We seek 10 talented students to represent DePaul in this program, which will involve an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. (July 16-23, 2022).

Selected students will engage in a multimedia reporting project that investigates food waste issues and solutions, thereby gaining knowledge and skills in storytelling and explanatory journalism.

During the week-long stay in D.C. students will have opportunities to interview world-renowned experts and interact with veteran journalists as well as top-level speakers on the subject matter. DePaul students will work with CSIS iDeas Lab mentors to produce a long-form story in multimedia (written text, audio, video, data visualization). The reporting project will be published on the CSIS official website and shared with its networks of experts and journalists.

Previous projects by DePaul students:

More details about the program:

For additional information or inquiries, please contact Prof. Hai Tran at

- Excellent reporting, writing and editing skills
- Excellent collaboration skills

Plus any of the following:
- Strong video skills
- Strong audio skills
- Strong data visualization skills

Applicants must provide a resume, cover letter and two journalistic work samples. Selected students must be available for the duration of the CSIS Journalism Bootcamp (July 16-23, 2022).

Supplemental Questions
  1. You must be available for the duration of this experience . Are you committed to attend the CSIS Journalism Bootcamp between July 16 and July 23, 2022?
  2. Please upload a cover letter detailing your interest in this project.
  3. Please upload a resume with a summary of your reporting experience and relevant skills (including multimedia and production).
  4. Please include a link to your professional portfolio. If you do not have an online portfolio, you must upload and/or provide the links for a total of two examples of your journalistic work. Please avoid uploading audio, video, large media or data files. Post them on SoundCloud, YouTube or other hosted services/platforms and provide the URLs instead.
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