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 L.A. Times: Metro/Local, Sacramento, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages, Washington, D.C., bureau, Photography/Video, Data Desk, Visualization and Data, Design and latimes.com. These are paid internships and summer placements usually run from mid-June to late August. The deadline for the reporting positions was Nov. 18; visual journalism (photo and video), website and Visualization and Data applications are due Dec. 1; and the deadline for page design and Data Desk applications is April 1. For further information, contact Director of News Development Tracy Boucher at (213) 237-6737 or tracy.boucher@latimes.com.

The Los Angeles Times is looking for an intern to join our Data Desk. It is a paid position.

The Data Desk is a team of reporters and computer programmers that works with journalists in The Times newsroom to collect, organize, analyze and present large amounts of information.

In short, we use data to find and tell stories. Stories that make a difference. Stories that otherwise would not be told.

We are seeking an applicant with interest and experience doing the same.

Our team is responsible for the full development stack from:

We don't expect anyone to walk in the door with all of those skills. But strong applicants will demonstrate having used one or more to be creative and get things done on deadline.

We are also passionate about open-source software and hope you are too. You can find examples of our approach on GitHub. Keep up with our latest releases by following @LATdatadesk.

Past interns who have worked with our team have gone on to successful careers working with data at The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Associated Press, Vox Media, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Factual.

Who is qualified?

Our internships are for students who have not worked professionally as staff journalists.

Applicants must be actively working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree and must be eligible to work in the U.S. Graduates may qualify if you've finished school within six months of the start of the internship.

How can I apply?

Submit a cover letter; resume with three references; one-page personal essay; and links to up to 10 work samples and your GitHub account, if available. There is no prompt for the essay.

When's the deadline?

April 1 for the summer 2017 placement.

Submissions will be accepted for internships working alongside some of the best designers in the business. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong visual sense for page design outside the classroom and have newsroom deadline experience. We're looking for interns to work in multiple areas of our expansive editorial operation, including News, Features, Sports and Business. Design internships do not require a car. These are paid internships and summer placements usually run from mid-June to late August, with rolling start dates to accommodate school schedules. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be actively working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree and must be eligible to work in the U.S. Graduates may qualify if you've finished school within six months of the start of the internship. Internships are for students who have not worked professionally as staff journalists. Little training is offered, so previous internship experience is preferred.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter; resume with three references; one-page personal essay; and a link to up to 10 work samples. You may also submit your application by mail to Tracy Boucher / Director of News Development, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

DEADLINE: April 1 for the summer 2017 placement. On occasion we have internships available in spring and fall and will post such opportunities on www.latimes.com/interns.