The Chronicle of Higher Education is hiring three fall 2022 reporting interns. The internship runs from roughly Labor Day to mid-December.
The Chronicle is the premier source for news about higher education. We’ve been around since 1966, and more than a million people read us online every month. Click these links to see some of the projects we’ve turned out recently. We’re also an equal-opportunity employer, and one of our top priorities is recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff.
As an intern, you’d be a full-time reporter in our newsroom, in Washington, D.C. Interns primarily contribute to our daily-news coverage, but also have opportunities to pursue more ambitious stories. Click these links for some examples of our past interns’ work. Pay is $700 a week before taxes. Starting with summer 2022, we plan for our internship to offer an in-person experience in our D.C. office. Reach out to our internship coordinator if you have questions about this policy.
Our internship typically involves working Monday to Friday during normal business hours, and is not designed for full-time students. If you're taking just one or two courses, email our internship coordinator, and we can discuss whether our program will work for your schedule.
To apply, you’ll need to submit a cover letter, a resume, and five published clips that show us what you're capable of (articles, links to articles, links to multimedia projects, or any other kind of reporting project). Candidates should have some prior experience in a newsroom, be it college or professional. You'll also need to include the email addresses and phone numbers of three references; at least two of them should have edited or supervised your journalism.
Questions? Contact Sarah Brown, news editor and internship coordinator. And thanks for your interest.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chronicle of Higher Education has taken appropriate measures to ensure the safety of its staff members. This is a hybrid role based out of our Washington, DC office.
The Chronicle is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to creating a diverse work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.