September 21, 2010

Paid journalism internships @ Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education, a newspaper and website that covers higher education news, is currently offering three paid journalism internships for the winter/spring 2011 session, which will begin in early January.

The internships are full-time in the Washington, D.C., office and will last through May. In addition to a $500 weekly stipend, academic credit can often be arranged. Three interns will be hired; The Chronicle is 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. 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, October 8, 2010. Applications that are late, e-mailed, or faxed will not be considered.

Applications should include a cover letter; a resume 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: Sarah Henderson, Internship Coordinator, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. No calls or e-mail inquires.

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