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The Chronicle of Higher Education offers three internship sessions each year: winter/spring, summer, and fall.
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. In addition to a $500 weekly stipend, academic credit can often be arranged.
Three interns will be hired; we are looking for both undergraduates and recent graduates.
All the interns will have the same primary responsibilities: reporting and writing daily news articles forThe 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.