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.


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 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. 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. 

DEADLINE: Dec. 15 for the 2020 summer internship

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

These paid jobs will provide experience working with professional reporters and computer programmers as they report the news. The interns 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.

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 Dec. 31, 2019.

If you have any questions, direct them to Ben Welsh at ben.welsh@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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