Military Veterans in Journalism is pleased to announce that The Washington Post has selected Army Veteran Eve Sampson to join its 2023 class of summer interns as an MVJ Fellow. Sampson is the second veteran to receive this intern position as part of MVJ and The Post’s partnership to increase the number of military veterans in America’s newsrooms.
Sampson is a student at the University of Maryland, where she is working toward her Master’s in journalism. She is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and commissioned as an Army engineer officer. While serving, Sampson helped integrate some of the first female enlisted combat engineers before deploying to Syria and Kuwait. She has also been a breaking news intern at the Detroit Free Press and a Pentagon reporter with Capital News Service. In her free time, Sampson enjoys traveling and spending time with her rescue dog, Mr. Biggs.
“Meeting some of the most incredible people, hearing their stories and seeing their resilience during my time overseas inspired me to pursue a career in journalism,” Sampson said. “I am so excited to join The Washington Post’s Foreign desk as a Military Veterans in Journalism intern and help tell the stories of people like them.”
As a fellow with The Post’s foreign team, Sampson will learn the ins and outs of international news coverage and assist with reporting stories beyond the United States.
“We enthusiastically welcome Eve. Her breadth of knowledge and expertise will add value to our newsroom and coverage while also serving as a testament to our rewarding partnership with Military Veterans in Journalism,” said Carla Broyles, the newsroom’s senior editor for career development who oversees the summer internship program.
Sampson, whose experience includes reporting with the Detroit Free Press and as a Howard Center for Investigative Journalism fellow, has also said she looks forward to the chance to learn from some of the best journalists in the industry and contribute to thoughtful and nuanced journalism.
“We at MVJ are grateful for The Washington Post’s dedication to diversity through the inclusion of veteran voices at all levels of their newsroom,” said Russell Midori, MVJ’s president. “We are excited to see Eve’s skills flourish under the guidance of their excellent reporters, and we encourage other newsrooms to take the steps necessary to include more veterans.”