Jump-start your career at The Seattle Times, one of the few remaining independent, local and family-owned metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. and the most-visited digital information source in Washington state. Learn how to create principled, quality journalism that has a direct impact on the local community.
For 10 weeks, interns attend weekly training sessions with The Seattle Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning staff, gain experience working on a variety of assignments, and receive mentorship and an individualized skill-development plan.
Please note the specific application requirements for each department below. Apply for no more than two positions.
REPORTING • Applicants should have strong reporting, writing and multimedia skills. • Provide five samples of your reporting work.
SPORTS REPORTING • Applicants should have strong sports knowledge, as well as reporting, writing and multimedia skills. • Provide five samples of your reporting work. • Applicants MUST have a car.
DAVID BOARDMAN INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING • Applicants must have strong reporting, writing and public records research skills. Data skills a plus. • Provide five samples of your work, including those that show deep reporting.
GRAPHICS • Applicants must have strong computer, drawing and data visualization skills. • Provide a digital portfolio with links to up to 20 samples of your work, including illustrations and static and interactive infographics.
COPY EDITING • Applicants must have strong language skills and some editing experience on multiple platforms. • Finalists will take a copy editing test.
PHOTOJOURNALISM • Provide a link to your online portfolio containing 20–30 images that include news, features, portraits, sports, at least one photo story and an example of video work. • Applicants MUST have a car and photo equipment.
FEATURES REPORTING • Applicants should have some specialized knowledge of at least one of the following subject areas: arts & entertainment; travel & outdoors; food & drink; lifestyle trends. • Provide five samples of your reporting work.
How to Apply
Applications are due November 1, 2019, by 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Submit applications online only, via st.news/intern.
RÃ©sumÃ©, cover letter, work samples and references must be submitted together to complete your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please do not mail hard copies. Each department has its own specific application requirements.