Join the Eagle

Our open staff application for summer/fall 2021 are now closed. Keep an eye out for our application openings in the fall. Email our editor-in-chief Clare Mulroy at for more information or how to get involved.  

At any time, you're welcome to become one of our contributors. That includes bilingual students interested in taking part in our Spanish article initiative. You’ll produce content for any of The Eagle’s six 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.

The Eagle is working to expand our online and multimedia presence, which means we’re always looking for new photographers, graphic designers and videographers. 

Full-time staff applications open each November 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.

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, NBC4, NPR, Baltimore Sun Media Group and more.