Los Angeles Times Internship Programs
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, Sports, Business, Features, Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages, Washington bureau, Photography, Design, Graphics, Data 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.
Submissions are being accepted now (we'll move quickly) for winter internships working alongside some of the best page designers in the business. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by Dec. 1, 2013. The internships will start in January.
PLACEMENTS: We are looking for reporting interns for all news and features departments, as well as interns for our design team, data desk, graphics department and website for the summer.
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: Applications must be postmarked by Jan. 1, 2014, for the summer 2014 internships.
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 email@example.com
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: Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 15, 2013, for the summer 2014 internships.
MAIL OR EMAIL TO:
Robert St. John
202 W. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on internships and other entry-level positions, review www.latimes.com/webproducer
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 must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2014, for the 2014-15 class.
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