The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking four interns—three editorial and one multimedia—for the Spring 2015 session. The internships will begin in January and last 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 $500 weekly stipend, academic credit can often be arranged.
Editorial interns will 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. The three editorial interns will be 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. 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 résumé 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 also note in your cover letter that you are applying for the editorial internship. Please send materials in a single pdf.
The multimedia intern will conceive, plan, coordinate, and produce digital media for chronicle.com, including video, audio, photos, informational graphics, and motion graphics. The intern will also support our core news content and assist the multimedia producer and other members of the web team. There is very little grunt work. An intern who proves himself or herself as a multimedia journalist will be provided with opportunities to develop larger projects. We will focus on visual reporting skills—learning more about lighting, composition, and HDDSLR shooting, how to make a bland interview setting pop, and how to thoughtfully craft a feature video.
Requirements: Experience working with multimedia for a student or professional news organization is required. Candidates with previous internships and deadline-reporting experience are preferred. Familiarity with video production and related video and audio editing applications is required. Working knowledge of content-management system and blogging platforms, HTML, and CSS is preferred. Candidate 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, email, and postal contact information, and links to at least five recent projects that demonstrate your multimedia background. Please be sure to include a description with each link that details your exact role in each project (especially helpful for large team projects).
All applications must be received by 5 p.m. (Eastern time) on Friday, October 3, 2014, and sent to:
The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037
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.
The Chronicle of Higher Education produces two newspapers and three websites 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 its website is seen by 1.9 million unique visitors 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.