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, Entertainment and Arts, Sports, Politics, Business, Features/Lifestyle (Fashion, Food, Travel, Home Design, Plants), Foreign/National, Editorial Pages/Op-Ed, Photography, Video, Data and Graphics, Design, Digital/Engagement, Podcasting and in our Washington, D.C., and Sacramento bureaus. (Our multiplatform editing intern comes through the Dow Jones News Fund’s national selection process, and that deadline is Nov. 5.) These are paid internships and placements usually run from June to late August. 

The deadline to apply is Oct. 15, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. PST. This is a hard cut-off. All applicants will receive an email notification of the selection committee’s decision by Feb. 15, 2022 (click here for the FAQ). Editorial now offers spring internships for Southern California students. These internships begin between January and March. We do not have internships in the fall. For more information, contact Assistant Managing Editor Angel Jennings at careers@latimes.com.


Submissions will be accepted for internships in audience engagement, 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 placements usually run from June to 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. 

A basic understanding of the work is required as interns are expected to hit the ground running when they arrive. A previous internship is recommended. With training from our staff, we will help develop, polish and elevate your work and add to your journalistic toolbox.

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: Oct. 15, 2021, for the summer 2022 program

The Los Angeles Times is seeking a summer intern to join its Data and Graphics Department. The intern will partner with reporters and editors across the newsroom to inform and engage our readers.

This paid job will provide experience working with professional reporters and computer programmers as they report the news. The intern will join a newsroom team that works to collect, organize, analyze and present structured data. Its journalism has attracted millions of readers, sparked sweeping government reforms and helped win some of our industry’s highest awards

Past interns have built searchable databases, invented newsroom tools, released open-source libraries, visualized data and developed maps. They have gone on to jobs at the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Associated Press, ProPublica, Vox Media and Politico. 

We don’t expect our interns to walk in the door with knowledge of every programming language. But strong applicants will demonstrate having used computers to be creative and get things done on deadline. A basic understanding of the work is required as interns are expected to hit the ground running when they arrive. A previous internship is recommended. With training from our staff, we will help develop, polish and elevate your work and add to your journalistic toolbox.

Interested in applying? Send us your resume and three references, along with links to the things you’ve made that you’re most proud of. Include a cover letter explaining how you helped make them. The deadline is Oct. 15, 2021.

If you have any questions, direct them to Data and Graphics Editor Ben Welsh at ben.welsh@latimes.com.

Submissions will be accepted for internships working alongside some of the best designers and art directors in the business. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong visual sense for 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 June to 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. A basic understanding of the work is required as interns are expected to hit the ground running when they arrive. A previous internship is recommended. With training from our staff, we will help develop, polish and elevate your work and add to your journalistic toolbox.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter; resume with three references; one-page personal essay; and links to a portfolio or up to seven work samples.

 
DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2021, for the 2022 summer internship program

We are looking for ambitious and curious audio reporters and producers to train with our audio team to work on our flagship daily podcast, The Times. The intern will work with the executive producer, host, senior producers and audio engineer to learn how to develop and produce a show. We've produced episodes on topics ranging from Nicaragua to Flamin' Hot Cheetos to the life and times of Danny Trejo, and interns would have the opportunity to pitch and tell audio stories no one else is telling.

These are paid internships and summer placements usually run from June to 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 for the reporting positions must have a valid driver's license and access to a car in good working condition. Internships are for students who have not worked professionally as staff journalists.  A basic understanding of the work is required as interns are expected to hit the ground running when they arrive. A previous internship is recommended. With training from our staff, we will help develop, polish and elevate your work and add to your journalistic toolbox.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter; resume with three references; one-page personal essay; and up to six work samples. There is no prompt for the essay.

DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2021, for the summer 2022 program

We are looking for interns to work with our photography and video teams. These are paid internships and summer placements usually run from June to 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. A deep understanding of the work is required as interns are expected to hit the ground running when they arrive. This is an advanced program, with one to two previous internships required. With training from our staff, we will help develop, polish and elevate your work and add to your journalistic toolbox.

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: Oct. 15, 2021 for the summer 2022 internships
 

We place reporting interns throughout the L.A. Times: Metro/Local, Arts and Entertainment, Sports, Business, Editorial Pages, Foreign/National, Features (Fashion, Food, Travel, Home Design, Mind & Body) and in our Sacramento and Washington, D.C., bureaus. To also apply to D.C., please go to 2022 L.A. Times (Washington, D.C.) Summer Reporting Internship. These are paid internships and summer placements usually run from June to August, with rolling start dates to accommodate school schedules. We do not have fall or spring internships.

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.  A deep understanding of the work is required as interns are expected to hit the ground running when they arrive. This is an advanced program, with one to two previous internships strongly recommended. With training from our staff, we will help develop, polish and elevate your work and add to your journalistic toolbox..

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter; resume with three references; one-page personal essay; and up to six work samples. There is no prompt for the essay.

DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2021 for the summer 2022 program

This application is for the political reporting internship in our Washington, D.C., bureau. You are also welcome to apply to our L.A.-based reporting spots; details are at latimes.com/interns and the application can be found at 2022 L.A. Times Summer Reporting Internships. 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 be a junior or above. 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. A deep understanding of the work is required as interns are expected to hit the ground running when they arrive. This is an advanced program, and one or two previous internships are strongly recommended. With training from our staff, we will help develop, polish and elevate your work and add to your journalistic toolbox.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter; resume with three references; one-page personal essay; and up to six work samples. There is no prompt for the essay.

DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2021 for the summer 2022 program

This year, the Los Angeles Times welcomed its inaugural class of spring interns. We are excited to continue this program aimed at training and preparing local students for fruitful careers in journalism. 

The spring internship is structured to give students the flexibility to gain experience while continuing their education. The internship can be either part-time or full-time depending on the student's schedule. Interns can start between January and March. Last spring, interns were paid $17.50/hr.  The entire internship is a total of 400 hours. That equals to a 10-weeks internship if an intern works 40 hr/week or 20-weeks if the intern works 20 hr/week.


QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants  must be students who attended or recently graduated from a Southern California college or university and live locally. They 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.) Internships are for students who have not worked professionally as staff journalist. A basic understanding of the work is required as interns are expected to hit the ground running when they arrive. A previous internship is recommended. With training from our staff, we will help develop, polish and elevate your work and add to your journalistic toolbox.

 
TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter; resume with three references; one-page personal essay; and up to six work samples. There is no prompt for the essay.

DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2021 for the summer 2022 program

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