The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking interns for the Spring 2016 session, which begins in January and lasts through May.

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 $625 weekly stipend, academic credit can often be arranged.

Interns report and write daily news articles for The Chronicle's website (which often appear subsequently in print), write news articles for other sections of the newspaper, blog, and do research for special projects. They are expected to provide fast, smart, explanatory coverage of the day's news, events, and conversations related to higher education.

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. There is very little grunt work.

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. Newsroom experience with web production, social media, video production, data reporting, and front-end coding are a plus. Candidates must be able to legally work in the United States and stay through the term of the internship.

Applications should include a cover letter; a resume with telephone, email, and postal contact information; and a maximum of five varied and impressive clips. Clips should include dates and publication names, and be large enough to read. Please send materials in a single pdf.

All applications must be received by 12 p.m. (Eastern time) on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, and sent to:

Andy Thomason
Internship Coordinator

Late applications will not be considered. NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR FOLLOW-UP EMAIL INQUIRIES, PLEASE.

Semifinalists are generally contacted within a month of the application deadline. Because of the volume of applications, we cannot respond to individual status requests.

About us

The Chronicle of Higher Education produces two newspapers and three websites as well as newsletters and events. The Chronicle of Higher Education ( 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 its website is seen by 1.9 million unique visitors a month. The Chronicle of Philanthropy ( 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 ( 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.