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.- and Sacramento-based reporting spots: Metro/Local, Foreign/National, 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 June to 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. 1 for the summer 2019 program