Join the Eagle

Our staff applications for the spring semester open on December 6. If you're interested in getting involved through our contributing program, email any of our Managing Editors to receive information about pitch meeting times:






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Any undergraduate or graduate student can contribute. That includes bilingual students interested in taking part in our Spanish article initiative. You’ll produce content for any of The Eagle’s departments: news, life, sports, opinion, online and multimedia. Prior journalism experience is not required. Each section has weekly pitch meetings. There, you can meet the editors, pick up an assignment and get started. It’s a small time commitment and you can start whenever you’d like by attending a pitch meeting.

Interested in podcasting, interviewing Madeline Albright or savoring the cuisine in a delicious new restaurant for a review?

You’ve found the place to do all that and more (plus a great community of people to join). If you already know you want to be part of our team, reach out to our editor-in-chief.

Any AU student, including graduate, law and Washington Semester students, are welcome to get involved with The Eagle. Here’s how it works.

Full-time staff applications open each December and April (sometimes again in August, too). You’ll be able to apply online at that time. Full-time staff members attend editorial board meetings and news shifts in the office each week, in addition to writing articles, taking photos or other assignments as needed.

This semester, our new program allows for contributors to become part of staff in the spring with an expedited process for contributors who attend three pitch meetings and produce three articles  throughout the fall semester. Though acceptance is not guaranteed, dedicated contributors can apply with the application our full staff uses. 

Have questions or want more information? You can email our editor-in-chief at

Former Eagle staff members have gone on to prestigious internships and jobs at The Washington Post, Cooking Light, NBC News, NPR, Baltimore Sun Media Group and more.

Would you like to support our work? Donate here to The Eagle Innovation Fund.

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