We place reporting interns throughout the L.A. Times: Metro/Local, Foreign/National, 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 June to 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. 1 for the summer 2019 program