Fall Editorial Internship

Washington D.C.
May 18, 2016
Jun 22, 2016
Full Time

Are you an early-career or aspiring journalist interested (even just a little) in covering colleges and universities?

If so, you should apply to be one of our three fall interns.

Q. Who are we?

A. The Chronicle is the premier source of 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 in the past year.

We're also an equal-opportunity employer, and one of our top priorities is recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff.

Q. What would I do as an intern?

A. You'd be a full-time reporter in our newsroom, in Washington, D.C. Simple as that.

Click these links for some examples of our past interns' work.

Q. Is it paid?

A. Yes, you'd make $625 a week before taxes.

Q. What are the internship's dates?

A. Roughly from Labor Day (September 5) to mid-December, but we're flexible to accommodate different academic schedules.

Q. How do I apply?

A. Here's the process. You'll need to submit four things — in a single PDF, please:

Cover letter

Tell us about yourself and what you're looking to accomplish through the internship. Perhaps most important, tell us what you can offer, and why you want to bring it to The Chronicle.

And keep it to one page, please.


You probably know what's in a résumé. Candidates should have some experience in a newsroom, be it college or professional.

Make sure to include your phone number and email address.

Again, one is the magic number of pages.

Five clips

Send us five examples of what you're capable of. They can be articles, links to articles, links to videos or multimedia projects, audio projects, or any other kind of reporting project. Specify the publication and the publication date.

Three references

Include the email addresses and phone numbers of three references. At least two of them should have edited or supervised your journalism.

Q. What's the deadline?

A. Send your application (in a single PDF) to internship@chronicle.com by noon, Eastern time, on Monday, June 6, 2016.

Q. What happens then?

1. In mid-June, our intern-selection committee will read every application and pick the most promising 15 to 20 candidates.

2. Roughly a week after the deadline, we'll give those 15 to 20 people a writing test, to get a sense of how they work under pressure.

3. Considering the applications and the tests, we'll cut our list down to the eight to 10 most promising candidates in late June.

4. One day in late June, we'll interview the finalists by phone. In the following days, we'll make decisions.


Email internship@chronicle.com. And thanks for reading.

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