The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks interns for the summer 2008 session, which will begin in June. The Chronicle is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to maintaining a diverse work force. The internships are full-time Washington, D.C. and will last through August 2008. In addition to a stipend, academic credit can often be arranged.
The interns’ primary responsibilities are reporting and writing daily news articles for The Chronicle‘s Web site (which usually appear subsequently in print), contributing brief features to the “Short Subjects” section, writing news articles for other sections of the newspaper, and doing 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: Candidates must have experience writing for publication, whether at a student newspaper or a professional publication. Experience in writing news articles on tight deadlines is especially appreciated. Applications must be received by February 29, 2008.
Applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, and a maximum of five impressive clips to:
The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037