Join the Eagle


Our staff applications for the spring semester are now closed. Applications for summer and fall staff will open in late April. 

Interested in podcasting, interviewing local politicians 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, is 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.

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.

If you're interested in getting involved through our contributing program, email any of our Managing Editors to receive information about pitch meeting times:

News: news@theeagleonline.com

Life: life@theeagleonline.com

Sports: sports@theeagleonline.com

Opinion: opinion@theeagleonline.com

Multimedia: multimedia@theeagleonline.com

El Águila: elaguila@theeagleonline.com

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

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.

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