Los Angeles Times Kicks Off Summer Internship Program Virtually

2020 Summer Interns
L.A. Times 2020 Summer Interns

The Los Angeles Times newsroom will welcome 26 interns for its summer 2020 program. This year’s contingent was selected from nearly 1,000 applicants from across the country and abroad, according to Director of News Development, Tracy Boucher.

The roster includes a number of fellowship recipients. This year The Times expanded its partnerships, adding: City University of New York’s Newmark School of Journalism; Duke University; Yale University’s John E. Linck and Alanne Headland Linck Fellowship; and the inaugural Notre Dame Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy Institute, founded by former New York Times Internship Director Richard Jones.

The Times is once again hosting interns from Stanford University; University of Notre Dame; University of Missouri; the University of Nevada, Reno; the Dow Jones News Fund; and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) mass media fellowship.


The group also includes six USC students who will be working on “The Pandemic’s Toll: Lives Lost in California.” This collaboration is funded by USC and a grant from the Pulitzer Center’s Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge, and will be led in the newsroom by Mitchell Landsberg, Steve Marble and Millie Quan and at USC by Alan Mittelstaedt.

While stay-at-home orders are in effect the interns will all be working remotely.

The full list of 2020 interns:

  • Taylor Avery, Business
  • Chace Beech, COVID-19 Reporting Team
  • Megan Botel, COVID-19 Reporting Team
  • Nolan Brey, Copy Desk
  • Annette Choi, Data & Graphics
  • Brian Contreras, Politics (Washington, D.C. bureau)
  • Micah Fluellen, Features Design
  • Georgia Geen, Audience & Digital News
  • Dessi Gomez, Arts & Entertainment
  • Katherine Hu, Editorial Pages
  • Naomi Klinge, Business (Company Town)
  • Mariah Kreutter, Editorial Pages
  • Stephanie Lai, Metro
  • Maria Leontaras, Audience Engagement
  • Max Levy, Science
  • Tomás Mier, COVID-19 Reporting Team
  • Isaiah Murtaugh, COVID-19 Reporting Team
  • Josie Norris, Photo
  • Jill R. Shah, Features
  • Jake Sheridan, Metro
  • Hayley Smith, COVID-19 Reporting Team
  • Kristi Sturgill, Metro
  • Elliot Wailoo, Washington, D.C. bureau
  • Tiffany Wong, COVID-19 Reporting Team
  • Meiying Wu, Video
  • Laura Zornosa, Arts & Entertainment