Join the Eagle


Our staff applications for the fall semester are now closed. Applications for spring staff will open at the end of the fall semester. 

Interested in covering events on campus, podcasting, interviewing local politicians, sports 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. Any AU student, including graduate, law and Washington Semester students, is welcome to get involved with The Eagle. In addition to developing skills and producing content you are passionate about, alumni often leave saying working here was the best part of their college experience because of the friends they were able to make and how rewarding they found being a part of The Eagle. Former Eagle staff members have gone on to prestigious internships and jobs at The Washington Post, Bloomberg, the National Journal, Cooking Light, NBC News, NPR, Baltimore Sun Media Group and more.

The Eagle has served as the paper of record for the American University community since 1925. In addition to publishing daily content online, The Eagle also produces one special print edition every semester. 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.

Besides full-time staff, students can also get involved at The Eagle by being contributors! 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.


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