Internship

Location
Washington
Posted
Dec 03, 2012
Closes
Jan 02, 2013
Contact
The Chronicle
Duration
Full Time
The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking interns for the summer 2013 session, which will begin in late May and last through August.

The Chronicle’s internships aim to give current undergraduates and recent college graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience at the No. 1 source for news about higher education. Applicants must show a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism with relevant coursework or prior experience.

The internships are full-time in our Washington, D.C. office. In addition to a $500 weekly stipend, academic credit can often be arranged.

Interns will be hired to work in two areas of the newsroom: editorial, and data and interactives.

Editorial interns will report and write daily news articles for The Chronicle's Web site (which often appear subsequently in print), write news articles for other sections of the newspaper, blog, and do 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. Candidates must be able to legally work in the United States and to stay through the term of the internship.

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. Please also note in your cover letter that you are applying for the editorial internship.

Applications for the editorial internship must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013 and sent to:

Dan Berrett
Internship Coordinator
The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037

Applications that are late, e-mailed, or faxed will not be considered. NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR E-MAIL INQUIRIES, PLEASE.

The data and interactives intern will help pull together and visualize data for our major online projects and daily stories. One candidate will be chosen, and he or she can fill one of two slots: a journalist who loves data, thinks in SQL and has a passion for pivot tables; or a design-minded developer for whom CSS and JavaScript are their canvas and who yearns to develop engaging interactive multimedia projects. Either position will make specific and substantive contributions to high-profile projects.

Requirements: Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience – either at a student or professional publication – with data reporting, programming for news sites, or designing interactive multimedia projects. Those with previous internship and deadline-driven newsroom experience preferred. Candidates must be able to legally work in the United States and to stay through the term of the internship.

Applications should include a cover letter; a résumé with telephone, e-mail, and postal contact information; and no more than five links/examples that show your work. Be sure to describe your exact role in those projects. Please indicate in your cover letter that you are applying for the data and interactives internship.

Applications for the data and interactives internship must be received by 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, January 4, 2013, and e-mailed to: internship@chronicle.com.
Applications that are late or faxed will not be considered. NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR FOLLOW-UP E-MAIL INQUIRIES, PLEASE.

Semifinalists are generally called within four weeks of the application deadline, and all applicants are notified by postcard when the search is completed, usually within seven weeks. Candidates for the editorial internship 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 respond to individual status requests.