Los Angeles Times

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

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, Multiplatform Editing, Photography, Video, Data and Graphics, Design, Digital/Engagement, Podcasting and in our Washington, D.C., and Sacramento bureaus. (One of our multiplatform editing interns comes through the Dow Jones News Fund’s national selection process, and that deadline is Nov. 14.) These are paid internships and placements usually run from June to late August. 

The deadline to apply for a majority of spring and summer 2023 positions was Nov. 15, 2022. Applicants for summer 2023 internships will receive an email notification of the committee’s decision by March 30, 2023. (click here for the FAQ). 

*** JUST ADDED ON MARCH 15 *** The Los Angeles Times is looking for an intern to help the community engagement editor communicate and interact with our audience. The community engagement intern will help bring the journalism and the journalists of The Times from the pages of the newspaper into the communities we serve by helping to organize virtual discussions, host events, curate experiences and engage in outreach with community stakeholders, readers and critics. 

This intern's focus will not be on reporting or writing for a section but instead to be part of an exciting effort to find innovative ways of connecting with readers. At the end of the internship, this person will have a portfolio of creative events and tested initiatives to bring journalism to underserved communities. If you’re interested in being considered for the community engagement internship, please apply.

The community engagement internship is for college students and recent graduates living in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The intern must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle in good working condition, with suitable auto insurance coverage. Occasional night and weekend work is expected.

The deadline to apply has been extended to April 28, 2023 at 11:59 pm PST.

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