Summer 2021 Marketing and Engagement Internship

Employer Chalkbeat
Location Remote
Type Internship
Apply by March 15, 2021
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Posted on February 8, 2021


Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, is seeking motivated undergraduate or graduate students to serve as a summer marketing and engagement intern.

In this role, you’ll work closely with our cross-functional AudSquad to develop and test different ways to grow our audience. You’ll also conduct research to better understand our audience needs and find opportunities for audience development. And you’ll have an opportunity to collaborate with our reporting teams in eight cities — Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark, New York City, and most recently, Philadelphia — and our national bureau, which reports on issues affecting schools across the country.

This position is fully-remote, just like the rest of us. The 10-week, full-time, paid internship from June to August 2021 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 always know to put your user first, to think about their needs, and you want to help Chalkbeat build a larger and more engaged audience.

Candidates should have:

    • Data analysis and user research experience.
    • A passion for and curiosity about education.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • A solid understanding of different platforms across social, email, and web.

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 eight 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:

We will begin reviewing applications starting on March 15, 2021 and will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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.