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The Hechinger Report Education Reporting Intern

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March 9, 2020 — The Hechinger Report is looking for a paid education reporting intern, based in Washington, D.C., for summer 2020.

Company Description

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The Hechinger Report is a nonprofit news outlet that covers education across the United States. It’s a small newsroom with big ambitions to cover the most pressing issues facing classrooms and campuses. Its journalists travel across the country and the world asking tough questions, seeking out promising solutions and listening to the voices of educators, families and kids. Here are the opportunities to join us in its mission.

Job Description

Education Reporting InternSummer 2020

The Hechinger Report is looking for a reporting intern. The intern will research, conduct interviews and write about national higher education issues for its site. Their work may also be published by one of its media partners. Over the 12-week internship, the intern will produce at least one in-depth story with the support of its experienced editors and reporters. Hechinger Report’ coverage is known for its focus on how education policy affects students and educators in classrooms and on campuses, and the internship usually requires travel.

Intern will also be expected to contribute shorter news items, newsletters and other reporting tasks on a range of education issues.

This internship will be based in Washington, D.C. Pay is $650/week and a membership to the National Press Club will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
  • Skilled at writing for both print and online audiences
  • Experience doing research, conducting interviews and producing on-the-ground reporting
  • Comfortable writing analysis pieces based on original reporting
  • Able to understand and explain data to a general audience
  • Basic knowledge of national education issues
  • Photography/ multimedia experience
  • Prior internship at a news outlet

How to Apply

To apply, send resume, cover letter and two published clips to Learn more here.


March 29, 2020.

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