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. For further information, contact Director of News Development Tracy Boucher at (213) 237-6737 or tracy.boucher@latimes.com.

We place reporting interns throughout the L.A. Times: Metro/Local, Sacramento, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages and in our Washington, D.C., bureau. To also apply to D.C., please go to latimes.submittable.com. These are paid internships and summer placements usually run from mid-June to late August, with rolling start dates to accommodate school schedules. Our reporting internships are limited to summer. 

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. Applicants for the reporting positions must have a valid driver's license and access to a car in good working condition. (A car is not required for the Editorial Pages or D.C. internships.) 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 up to 10 work samples. There is no prompt for the essay. If you have a specific department you're interested in, you can mention that in your cover letter. 

DEADLINE: Nov. 11 for the summer 2017 program.

We place reporting interns throughout the L.A. Times, and this application is for the internship in our Washington, D.C., bureau. You are also welcome to apply to our L.A.-based reporting spots: Metro/Local, Sacramento, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment and Editorial Pages; details are at latimes.com/interns or latimes.submittable.com. This is a paid internship and summer placements usually run from mid-June to late August. 

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 up to 10 work samples. There is no prompt for the essay. 

DEADLINE: Nov. 11 for the summer 2017 program.

We are looking for interns to work with our photography and video teams. 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. Applicants must have a valid driver's license, access to a car in good working condition and their own camera equipment. A limited amount of pool gear is available. Internships are for students who have not worked professionally as staff journalists. This is an advanced program, with one to two previous internships required. 

TO APPLY: Submit a brief cover letter; resume with three references; one-page personal essay; and links to three complete photo stories or multimedia stories and a selection of single images. There is no prompt for the essay. 

DEADLINE: Nov. 11 for the summer 2017 internships.

Submissions will be accepted for internships in digital editing and production on latimes.com. These are not reporting positions. Web internships do not require a car. This is a paid internship 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 brief cover letter; resume with three references; one-page personal essay; and links to any online work. There is no prompt for the essay.

DEADLINE: Dec. 1 for the summer 2017 program. On occasion we have internships available in fall and spring and will post such opportunities at latimes.com/interns.

Are you a journalist+nerd+artist? Do you geek out on data, human visual perception or user experience? Do you excel at generating visualizations that inform and entertain? Then we have a place for you. The Los Angeles Times is looking for interns to join our Visualization and Data Department. Our expanding Visualization and Data team is on a mission to add diverse skills to our storytelling arsenal, including rich JavaScript visualizations, innovative motion graphics and games — all running on multiple types of devices. And that’s just the start. We’re also preparing for the future by experimenting in WebGL and VR.

While the entire team is expected to produce the basics (maps, charts, etc.) and use common apps, we are looking for teammates that know where they want to specialize. Our list includes:

  • WebGL (three.js, etc.)
  • VR programming
  • Javascript (D3. etc.)
  • Animation
  • Python
  • Data analysis
  • Innovative mapping

This is no coffee-fetching internship. You will learn the finer points of mapping and charting as you work your way through multiple assignments. Your experience will culminate in a final, portfolio-worthy project that you conceive of, report and produce. 

Note that the Los Angeles Times has two separate departments in this digital space, with slightly different roles: Visualization and Data, which concentrates on breaking news, front-end development and print graphics, can be found at latimes.com/visuals/graphics/.  The Data Desk, which concentrates on database, back-end and project development, can be found at datadesk.latimes.com. You're welcome to apply for either or both. 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. Previous internship experience is preferred.

To 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. 

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

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.