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3 Jan 2017

Reporter or Editor Paid summer education reporting internships

Chalkbeat
 Anywhere

Job Description

Chalkbeat, the national nonprofit education news organization covering local public schools, is seeking motivated undergraduate or graduate students to serve as summer reporting interns.

Our reporting teams cover schools in Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, and New York City, as well as education issues affecting schools across the country.

The 10-week paid internship will offer student journalists the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation’s top education journalists in a dynamic, rapidly growing organization. At a critical moment for an active independent press, join us as we build an organization working to sustain journalism that matters.

Interns will have the opportunity to undertake daily education news assignments, to work on enterprise stories, and to participate in the life of our reporting teams in every way.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate a passion for public policy and social issues journalism, strong reporting and writing skills, and comfort working in digital media. They will be mission-driven, entrepreneurial, creative, energetic, and tenacious reporters.  

About Chalkbeat

Chalkbeat, founded in 2013, is the nonprofit news organization covering the national effort to transform public education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. We seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools.

Qualifications

We are seeking summer reporting interns who are energized by our mission and excited to help us build a news organization that re-imagines daily newsgathering while embracing traditional journalistic values. Candidates should have clips that demonstrate strong reporting and writing skills. We’re also looking for people with a passion for (and ideally, a familiarity with) covering education.

In particular, you should have:

– Significant high school, college or professional journalism experience

– A high level of comfort with the exciting opportunities and challenges inherent in working in a high-energy start-up environment

– Familiarity with and curiosity about education issues such as standards, school choice, and teacher effectiveness

The 10-week internships start June 5 and run through Aug. 11. (The dates can be adjusted if necessary.) Interns will work 40-hour weeks and receive a stipend.

To Apply

Please send a resume, five relevant clips, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and any preferences among our locations to careers@chalkbeat.org. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 3. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we recommend that you apply as early as possible. Please specify “Application for 2017 internship” in the subject line.

Chalkbeat is dedicated to equal employment opportunities in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. Chalkbeat encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientations, marital statuses, gender expressions to apply.

 

How to Apply

Please send a resume, five relevant clips, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and any preferences among our locations to careers@chalkbeat.org. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 3. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we recommend that you apply as early as possible. Please specify “Application for 2017 internship” in the subject line. Chalkbeat is dedicated to equal employment opportunities in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. Chalkbeat encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientations, marital statuses, gender expressions to apply.

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