Summer 2018 Internship Guide

The Fall semester may have just started but it’s already time to start thinking about internships for next summer. Time to dust off your resume and polish your portfolio. Here’s a roundup of design internships.

The Washington Post

Design Internships offered: News or digital designer, graphics reporter or developer.

Deadline: Oct 6, 2017

Paid?: Yes, $700 a week.

How to apply: Complete the online application and attach all relevant materials, including résumé, work samples and autobiographical essay.

Contact: Tracy Grant, Deputy Managing Editor [email protected]

The New York Times

Design Internships offered: Design, Graphics

Deadline: Oct 31, 2017

Paid?: Yes, about $1,000 a week.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and samples of writing and graphic design work. Links to relevant social media accounts and published work are preferred, but not required.

The Star Tribune

Design Internships offered: Digital Design, Print Design

Deadline: Nov 1, 2017

Paid?: $727 a week.

How to apply: Apply for summer 2018 internships at

The LA Times

Design Internships offered: Visualization and Data, Design

Deadline: Dec 1, 2017-Visualization and Data, and Dec 15, 2017-Design

Paid?: Yes

How to apply: Visualization and Data: Go to 2018 L.A. Times Summer Visualization and Data Internship. Submit a brief cover letter; resume with three references; one-page personal essay; up to 10 work samples and your GitHub account, if available. There is no prompt for the essay.

Design: Go to 2018 L.A. Times Summer Design Internship. Submit a brief cover letter; resume with three references; one-page personal essay; and up to 10 work samples. There is no prompt for the essay.

Contact: Director of News Development Tracy Boucher at (213) 237–6737 or at [email protected]

The Texas Tribune

Design Internships offered: Data Visuals Fellowship, Art Fellowship

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2017

Paid?: Yes

How to apply: Data VisualsTo apply, send your resume, a cover letter describing your interest in the fellowship and links to previous projects and/or your GitHub account to Annie Daniel, designer/developer, at [email protected].

Art-To apply, send your resume and links to your work to Tribune Creative Director Jacob Villanueva, [email protected].

The Boston Globe

Design Internships offered: Editorial Design

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017

Paid?: Yes

How to apply: Application forms can be downloaded from their website:

The Virginian-Pilot

Design Internships offered: Page Design

Deadline: Not listed

Paid?: Yes

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three references. Page designers should include PDF copies of eight to 10 published work samples. You may upload samples at the online portal. You may also add links to your application if you have online-only samples.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Design Internships offered: Data Visualization Developer

Deadline: Oct 1

Paid?: not listed

How to apply:

A short note on why you want to be a journalist and how an internship at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will help you pursue your goal. Send your online portfolio or links to your work, and/or your github username.

  • Note the specific internship you’re interested in: reporting, data journalism or multimedia. Note that digital applicants apply to a separate site maintained by the Audience department.
  • 3 links, pdfs or other samples of your best work
  • Resume
  • References (contact information for 2).

Contact: [email protected]

Intern Coordinators: Ken Foskett and Monica Richardson

The Denver Post

Design Internships offered:

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2017

Paid?: $500 a week

How to apply: Email your cover letter, your resume with references, and an online portfolio or link to clips to [email protected]Only digital applications will be accepted.

Contact: Please contact Linda Shapley at 303–954–1800 or [email protected] with any questions.

The Dallas Morning News

Design Internships offered: data and interactive design

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2017

Paid?: $15/Hr, 40 hrs/wk

How to apply: Applicants should send their eight best samples or links. A cover letter and résumé with references are required with all applications.

Contact: John Hancockat 214–977–8985 or [email protected]


Design Internships offered: 

How to apply: Visit the Career Portal. Select “Intern” from the Category dropdown list to view available internships and read a complete description and requirements of each position. Through the portal you’ll be able to complete profile information, upload resume, cover letter, and writing samples.

To apply for multiple positions at once, submit all application materials to up to three internships each semester. If you are loading multiple cover letters, name the file with the specific internship title.

Contact: Libby Bawcombe  [email protected]

Note: This list is based off of the most current internship application information found on newspaper’s websites. It will be updated frequently. If you’d like to be added to the list please email [email protected]

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