The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking four interns for the fall 2013 session, which will begin in September and last through December.
The Chronicle’s internships aim to give current undergraduates and recent college graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience at the No. 1 source for news about higher education. Applicants must show a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism with relevant coursework or prior experience.
The internships are full-time in our Washington, D.C. office. In addition to a $500 weekly stipend, academic credit can often be arranged.
Interns will report and write daily news articles for The Chronicle's Web site (which often appear subsequently in print), write news articles for other sections of the newspaper, blog, and do research for special projects.
There is very little grunt work. Interns who prove themselves as reporters and writers are often asked to write full-length features.
The Chronicle places a premium on reporting that is accurate and writing that shines. All writing, including that done by staff reporters, is carefully edited. Interns typically leave with a set of strong, varied clips.
Requirements: Experience writing for publication, either at a student newspaper or a professional publication, is required. Candidates with previous internships and deadline-reporting experience are preferred. Candidates must be able to legally work in the United States and to stay through the term of the internship.
Applications should include a cover letter; a résumé with telephone, e-mail, and postal contact information; and a maximum of five varied and impressive clips. Clips should include dates and publication names. Please be sure type is large enough to read. Please also note in your cover letter that you are applying for the editorial internship.
Applications for the internship must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013 and sent to:
The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037
Applications that are late, e-mailed, or faxed will not be considered. NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR E-MAIL INQUIRIES, PLEASE.
Semifinalists are generally called within four weeks of the application deadline, and all applicants are notified by postcard when the search is completed, usually within eight weeks. Candidates who are concerned about whether their application was received should use a mailing service that offers delivery confirmation. Because of the volume of applications, we cannot respond to individual status requests.
The Chronicle of Higher Education produces two newspapers and three Web sites as well as newsletters and events. The Chronicle of Higher Education (Chronicle.com) has been published since 1966 and is the leading source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. It has a print readership of more than 315,000 and Web traffic of more than 12 million page views a month. The Chronicle of Philanthropy (Philanthropy.com) is the newspaper of the nonprofit world with a print readership of more than 110,000 and Web traffic of more than 1.2 million page views a month. Arts & Letters Daily (aldaily.com) is a highly regarded guide to online articles about culture and ideas.
The Chronicle offers three internship sessions each year: winter/spring, summer, and fall. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to maintaining a diverse work force.