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12 Dec 2019

Data Analysis & Visualization Chalkbeat 2020 Data & Visuals Internship

 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

We’re looking for a DC-based data and visuals intern to help our newsroom report on local education in seven cities across the U.S.

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, is seeking motivated undergraduate or graduate students to serve as our summer data and visuals intern. In this role, you will collaborate with our newsroom on daily and enterprise reporting projects. On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for analyzing data for reporting purposes, and creating graphs, charts, illustrations or other elements to enhance our visual storytelling.

This position is based in DC and will collaborate with teams across the country. Our reporting teams cover schools in seven cities — Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark, and New York City — and our national bureau covers issues affecting schools across the country.

The 10-week, full-time, paid internship from June to August 2020 offers students the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation’s top education journalists at a dynamic, rapidly growing organization. At this critical moment for an active, independent press, join us as we produce journalism that matters.

Who are you?

You’re energized by our mission and excited to help us build a news organization that reimagines daily newsgathering while upholding traditional journalistic values. You like finding creative storytelling solutions to help audiences connect with news, and have strong data analysis, design and development skills that you apply to bring your vision to life. 

Candidates should have:

  • Projects that demonstrate strong data analysis and visualization skills.
  • Experience with Excel, CSS, HTML and Javascript.
  • A passion for and curiosity about education.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

How to Apply

To complete our 2020 Internship application, please click here. We will review applications in two rounds:
  • Feb. 2 - Priority Deadline
  • March 15 - Final Deadline
Chalkbeat is dedicated to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. Chalkbeat encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientations, and marital statuses to apply. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Bureaus: Washington D.C.. Job Categories: Internship. Job Types: Data Analysis & Visualization.