At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.
Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provide readers with timely, relevant news. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent journalism that makes a real difference to our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.8 million.
Our locally-owned company takes great pride in our impact to the community, as we have for over 120 years. We know this starts with our commitment to our employees, first and foremost. We offer multiple comprehensive health benefit plans for employees (and their families), a 401(k) retirement plan with matching, generous vacation/sick time off, annual wellness benefits, dependent care options, and much more. We continuously strive to provide a work-life harmony that encourages personal and professional growth at a company that breathes deeply held values of quality, independent journalism.
Every year, The Seattle Times offers a series of paid summer internships to outstanding students eager to build a career in journalism. For 10 weeks, our interns have the privilege to work closely with members of our Pulitzer Prize-winning staff members on a variety of real-world assignments as employees of our established, renowned metropolitan newspaper and website. Next summer, you could be paid to train in your chosen profession at the Northwest’s leading daily news media organization.
With the state of the industry given the impact of Covid-19, we expect internships to be remote. Internships are only available to Juniors and Seniors (including graduating Seniors) attending a four-year college or university, as well as graduate students. Applicants must be journalism majors or have a demonstrated commitment to print or online journalism, possess social media skills, and be digitally astute. Internship experience at other news organizations is strongly preferred.
If you meet most but not all of the qualifications listed, you may still be a candidate for this position. We encourage you to showcase any additional skills and unique experience as it relates to the role and its objectives. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive newsroom and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. Strong preference is given to those applicants who specifically demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the importance of diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences in newsrooms.
Please note we are only accepting applications from students residing in Washington or Oregon. Students attending other universities or colleges from outside Washington or Oregon may still apply if they are current residents. Students with a permanent mailing address in either state are also eligible (for example, those who plan to return to Washington or Oregon for Summer break).
Applicants should have interest in and some specialized knowledge of at least one of the following subject areas: arts & entertainment; travel & outdoors; food & drink; and/or lifestyle and culture.
Must be 18 or older.
As a paid position, this internship pays $16.39 per hour. Note this is subject to change depending on the legal minimum wage for Seattle in 2021.
Complete and submit your application below. We will only accept applications submitted through this page – applications mailed via USPS, as well as emails and calls, will not be considered.
When attaching your resume and cover letter, please use the following naming convention: InternshipName-Document-ApplicantName. Example: Features-CoverLetter-JohnDoe.
Submit three references familiar with your work (with at least one reference being a current or former manager or supervisor).
Include five samples of your reporting work, which include samples that demonstrate the breadth of your writing abilities. No more than five samples are allowed. Please collect any content and include this as one file, with any associated links included being accessible and not behind a paywall. Attachments over 10 MB cannot be accepted.
Deadline: submit your application package by Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 4 p.m. PST.
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