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Los Angeles Times Internship Program

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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 L.A. Times: Metro/Local, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages, Washington bureau, Photography/Video, Data Desk, Visualization & Graphics, Design and latimes.com. These are paid internships and summer placements usually run from mid-June to late 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. Applicants must have a valid driver's license and access to a car in good working condition. Internships are for students who have not worked professionally as staff journalists. Little training is offered, so previous internship experience is preferred.


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Data Desk, Visualization & Graphics Internships

Submissions will be accepted in 2015 for summer internships with our Data Desk and Visualization & Graphics Department.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume with three references and a link to work examples to Tracy Boucher at tracy.boucher@latimes.com.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2015, for the summer 2015 placement. On occasion we have internships available in winter and fall and will post such opportunities on this page.

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Design Internships

Submissions will be accepted in 2015 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.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume with three references and a link to work examples to Tracy Boucher at tracy.boucher@latimes.com.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2015, for the summer 2015 placement. On occasion we have internships available in winter and fall and will post such opportunities on this page.

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Website Internships (Summer and Other Periods)

TO APPLY: Please submit a brief cover letter and/or a one-page autobiography; a resume; links to any online work; and a list of three references. Web internships do not require a car. Email application to onlinejobs@latimes.com.

DEADLINE: Varies.

For further information on internships and other entry-level positions, review www.latimes.com/webproducer

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Summer Internships

PLACEMENTS: We are looking for reporting interns for all news and features departments.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter; a resume; a one-page personal essay; up to 12 work samples; and a list of three references. If you have a personal website that showcases your work, you can include that information in your packet. Also, if you have a specific department you're interested in, you can mention that in your cover letter.

DEADLINE: The postmark deadline is Jan. 1, 2015, for summer 2015 positions.

MAIL TO:
Tracy Boucher
Director of News Development
202 W. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For further information, contact Boucher at 1-800-LATIMES, Ext. 76737 or at tracy.boucher@latimes.com

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Summer Visual Journalism Internship

TO APPLY: Please submit a brief cover letter; a one-page autobiography; a resume; a portfolio with three complete photo stories or multimedia presentations; a selection of singles; and a list of three references. This is an advanced program, with one to two previous internships required.

DEADLINE: The postmark deadline is Nov. 14, 2014, for the summer 2015 positions.


MAIL OR EMAIL TO:
Robert St. John
Photo Editor
202 W. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
photointern@latimes.com


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Other: Los Angeles Times Metpro Training Program

WHAT IT IS: Metpro is a unique program designed to help beginning journalists launch careers and boost diversity in Tribune newsrooms. We're seeking high-potential, highly motivated aspiring journalists with diverse backgrounds or life experiences. The program's main thrust is to provide participants -- recent college graduates or journalists with limited professional experience -- the training and support necessary to put them on a fast track to success. Metpro is not an internship but a formal program customized to help trainees realize their goals.

TO APPLY: Details can be found at www.metpronews.com. Applications are closed for 2014.


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Non-Editorial Positions: Digital Product Team Internship

WHAT IT IS: The audience development intern will help execute online marketing campaigns for social media, community, SEO/SEM, registration/CRM, content marketing, sweepstakes, e-commerce, email marketing, analytics and more. These paid internships are open to current college students who can work at least 15 hours per week, are knowledgeable and passionate about digital media and have good computer and communication skills. Statistics and Web analytics experience is a plus; applicants must like math at a minimum.
TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to Lauren Kozak at lauren.kozak@latimes.com.

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