Posted On: October 10, 2019
Paid Journalism Internship
Media Organization: Chalkbeat
Chalkbeat is a nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven, in that we believe that every child deserves an excellent education, and that a strong press is vital to making that happen. Yet we are also fiercely independent, in that we do not take a position on the best path for achieving equity.
We’re looking for interns to report on education in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, New York City, and Memphis.
Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, is seeking motivated undergraduate or graduate students to serve as summer reporting interns. Our reporting teams cover schools in seven cities — Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark, and New York City — and our national bureau covers issues affecting schools across the country.
The 10-week paid internship from June to August 2020 offers students the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation’s top education journalists at a dynamic, rapidly growing organization. At this critical moment for an active, independent press, join us as we produce journalism that matters.
Interns will work 40-hour weeks and undertake daily education news assignments, work on enterprise stories, and participate in our reporting teams in every way.
Who are you?
You’re energized by our mission and excited to help us build a news organization that reimagines daily newsgathering while upholding traditional journalistic values. You have a passion for public policy and social issues journalism, plus strong reporting and writing skills, and you’re eager for feedback to become even better. You’re an entrepreneurial, creative, energetic, and tenacious reporter.
Candidates should have:
Clips that demonstrate strong reporting and writing skills.
Meaningful high school, college, or professional journalism experience.
A passion for and curiosity about education.
Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.
To complete our 2020 Internship application, please visit https://jobs.chalkbeat.org/jobs/2020-summer-internship/.
We will review applications in three rounds:
Dec. 1 - Priority Deadline
Feb. 2 - Second Deadline
March 15 - Final Deadline
Chalkbeat is dedicated to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. Chalkbeat encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientations, and marital statuses to apply.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.