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 internships to outstanding students eager to build a career in journalism. For 10 weeks, our interns attend regular training sessions with members of our Pulitzer Prize-winning staff members while working on a variety of real-world assignments at an established, renowned metropolitan newspaper and website. This fall, you could be paid to train in your chosen profession at the Northwest’s leading daily news media organization.
As a family owned and operated organization, we are dedicated to the local and regional community we serve and proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested? Internships are open 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. Prior internship experience at other news organizations is preferred.
Knowledge of WordPress, Excel, and/or SQL a plus.
Complete and submit your application below. We will only accept applications submitted through this page (no email applications or calls, please).
When attaching your resume and cover letter, please use the following naming convention: InternshipName-Document-ApplicantName. Example: DigitalInteractive-CoverLetter-JohnDoe.
Submit three references familiar with your work (with at least one reference being a former manager or supervisor).
Include five samples of your work or a link to portfolio that contains samples to showcase your skills. 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.
As a paid position, this internship pays $16.00 per hour.
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