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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 2021 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. Little training is offered, so we require at least one prior internship in a daily newspaper with a circulation of at least 50,000.

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: Nov. 15, 2020 HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NOV. 30, 2020 for the summer 2021 program

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