Posted On: April 28, 2011
Paid Journalism Internship
Media Organization: The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents.
Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
The Chronicle's audited Web-site traffic is routinely more than 14 million pages a month, seen by more than 1.7 million unique visitors.
In print, The Chronicle is published in two sections: Section A, which contains news and jobs, and The Chronicle Review, a magazine of arts and ideas. Subscribers also receive the annual Almanac of Higher Education and special reports on diversity, the academic workplace, online learning, and other topics. The Chronicle newspaper is available in print and digital formats.
The newspaper is subscribed to by more than 68,000 academics and has a total readership of more than 245,000.
The paper is currently seeking interns for the fall 2011 session, which will begin in September. The Chronicle is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to maintaining a diverse work force.
The internships are full-time in our Washington, D.C., office and will last through December. It pays $500 weekly stipend.
Three interns will be hired; we are looking for both undergraduates and recent graduates.
In addition, The Chronicle is offering a Diversity Internship to give current undergraduates and recent college graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience at the No. 1 source for news about higher education. The program aims to help bring greater diversity to the field of journalism by reaching out to students who are members of minority groups underrepresented in the industry. Applicants for this internship must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism, and should note on their application that they are applying for The Chronicle of Higher Education's Diversity Internship.
All the interns will have the same primary responsibilities: reporting and writing daily news articles for The Chronicle's Web site (which usually appear subsequently in print), 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: 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. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011. Applications that are late, e-mailed, or faxed will not be considered.
Applications should include a cover letter; a résumé with telephone, e-mail, and postal contact information; and a maximum of five varied and impressive clips. Clips should include dates and publication names. Please be sure type is large enough to read. Send applications to:
The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR E-MAIL INQUIRIES, PLEASE