The GW Hatchet is the independent student newspaper of record at the George Washington University. First published in 1904, The Hatchet is the second-oldest newspaper in Washington, D.C. in continuous publication.
Students gain valuable firsthand experience and new skills by working with news organizations, government offices, political firms, digital media companies, and advocacy groups. We provide access to dozens of listings through our internship database and offer course credit program and funding opportunities.
The School of Media and Public Affairs annually awards over $100,000 to students each year. SMPA also offers special opportunities for students at leading communication and journalism organizations and support for academic and professional goals and achievements.
The School of Media and Public Affairs offers a short-term abroad option in Paris for all students and an exchange program in Berlin for our master's students. We also encourage students to take advantage of GW’s many study abroad opportunities and our frequent international research opportunities.