Interested in working with some of the best journalists around? We offer 10 weeks of intensive, hands-on experience in a region where big stories are the norm. We place interns throughout the Los Angeles Times: Metro/Local, Arts and Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Business, Features (Fashion, Food, Travel, Home Design, Mind & Body), Foreign/National, Editorial Pages, Photography/Video, Data and Graphics, Design, Digital/Engagement and in the Washington, D.C., bureau. These are paid internships and placements usually run from June to August. 

The deadline to apply for the reporting positions and visual journalism is Nov. 1; applications for the Digital/Engagement internship are due Dec. 1; page design is Dec. 15; and the Data and Graphics deadline is Dec. 31. Editorial does not have internships in the fall and spring. For more information, contact Director of News Development Tracy Boucher at (213) 237-6737 or tracy.boucher@latimes.com.

Note: We've also added our creative technologist internships to this submissions form. Those business-side roles, working with our technology and product team, are available in the spring and summer. For questions, contact Director of Academic Partnerships & Research Max Lu at max.lu@latimes.com.


 As a creative technologist intern, you will use your hands-on skills to build prototypes during a 12-week program at our headquarters in El Segundo, Calif. You will have the opportunity to closely observe the newsroom, understand how news is produced, and team up with other interns to develop proof-of-concept prototypes for future products. Depending on the type of project, interns can expect to create up to three prototypes. You will be asked to present your designs to newsroom stakeholders and the product team at the end of each design cycle.

Qualifications

Who Should Apply?

In this role, you’ll have the chance to prototype news products of the future. The ideal candidate will have the following traits:

  • Curious and open-minded
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Adept at working on early-stage ideas

Recommended Skills

Applicants with expertise in at least one of the areas below are encouraged to apply.

  • User research
  • Design thinking
  • UI/UX design
  • Physical prototyping
  • Web app development
  • Mobile app development
  • Product design and development
  • Mathematical modeling and optimization

This full-time internship starts June 1, 2020, and is paid. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Those within 12 months of graduation are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2020. 


TO APPLY: Submit your resume, a link to your portfolio, GitHub and/or Google Scholar page, and answer all required questions on this page. A cover letter is not required, but you can submit one if you’d like. 

As a creative technologist intern, you will use your hands-on skills to build prototypes during a 10-week program at our headquarters in El Segundo, Calif. You will have the opportunity to closely observe the newsroom, understand how news is produced, and team up with other interns to develop proof-of-concept prototypes for future products. Depending on the type of project, interns can expect to create up to three prototypes. You will be asked to present your designs to newsroom stakeholders and the product team at the end of each design cycle.

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