The Chronicle of Higher Education Editorial Internships

The Chronicle of Higher Education
About Editorial Internships
The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks interns for the fall 2009 session, which will begin in late August or early 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 till late December. In addition to a $500 weekly stipend, academic credit can often be arranged.

Four interns will be hired; two spots will be reserved for undergraduates.

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.

For information on The Chronicle, click here. For comments from former interns, click here.

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 5, 2009. Applications that are late, e-mailed, or faxed will not be considered.

Applicants should send a cover letter; résumé with telephone, e-mail, and postal contact information; and a maximum of five varied and impressive clips to:

Don Troop
Internship Coordinator
The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037


Semifinalists are generally called within two weeks of the application deadline, and all applicants are notified by postcard when the search is completed, usually within six weeks. Candidates who are concerned about whether their application was received should use a mailing service that offers "delivery confirmation." Because of the volume of applications, we cannot be expected to respond to individual status requests. Those who violate that request will be referred back to this page.

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