Summer Internships at Chalkbeat

Employer Chalkbeat
Location Various Locations
Type Internship
Apply by December 9, 2022
Posted on October 18, 2022


Want to help us cover the effort to transform public education? Do you believe in building the future of strong, sustainable journalism? Do you love to learn on the job?

Chalkbeat is hiring mission-driven journalists, business staff, and technologists who believe an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Join us as we seek to provide deep, local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools

Are you a motivated undergraduate or graduate student interested in telling stories about education in America? Come join us at Chalkbeat, where you’ll spend 10 paid weeks covering the effort to improve U.S. schools for all children, especially for students who have historically lacked access to a quality education.

As a reporting intern in one of the following bureaus: Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Memphis or Philadelphia bureau, you will:

  • Join a diverse and dynamic newsroom, working alongside some of the nation’s best education journalists.
  • Write daily stories on deadline, with editing from top-notch story editors.
  • Incorporate data journalism, polls, and social engagement.
  • Attend skills-building sessions on data journalism, FOIA, outlining, engagement, and more.

Apply here.