Texas Tribune Internships

Paid News Apps Internships

Are you a journalism student or would-be reporter in another major? Know a little bit about HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and/or Python/Django, and would like to continue to hone your skills? Are you passionate about politics, policy and open government? You should join us.

You'll work directly with news apps developers, reporters and editors in the newsroom. Interns are first-class citizens on our team – in the past, they've had the opportunity to not only contribute to high-profile projects but to take the lead on them. You'll get to create data visualizations and maps, participate in an active and friendly newsroom, play a role in editorial meetings and contribute to a number of different beats.

We're looking for someone passionate about web standards and the little details. Someone willing to show their work. Someone looking to learn. If you're interested, send your resume and links to previous projects and/or your GitHub account to [email protected].

You'll have a blast here, we promise.

Approaching Deadlines:

  • Summer 2015 news apps internship: Nov. 15, 2014

Paid Reporting Internships

The Texas Tribune internship program provides aspiring journalists the opportunity to hone their reporting skills and learn a host of new ones that will prepare them for the 21st century newsroom.

"This is not a teaching hospital," in the words of our fearless leader, CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith. We expect interns who are anxious to dive into daily news coverage alongside our seasoned reporting staff. Interns at the Tribune write stories and blog posts, shoot photos and video, develop news apps and assist with our major data projects. Intern work has appeared in Texas editions of The New York Times through our partnership with the most prestigious newspaper in the country.

We have paid, part-time reporting interns for the fall and spring semesters and paid, full-time reporting interns for the summer. In addition, we have a paid editorial intern in the fall and spring (part time) and summer (full time) who reports for our newsletters (topics include education, politics and water). 

To apply, please send us your resume, a one-page letter describing what you'd like to accomplish as an intern at the Tribune and up to five of your very best writing/work samples. Please email your application materials, or any questions about the internship program, to the Tribune's news editor, Corrie MacLaggan, at [email protected].

Approaching Deadlines (you can apply for both of these positions in the same email):

  • Summer 2015 reporting internship: Nov. 15, 2014
  • Summer 2015 newsletters internship: Nov. 15, 2014


Other Internships

The Tribune does not currently have any openings for photography interns, but check this page in March 2015, when we will post any available opportunities. For more information about photography internships, please contact the Tribune's art and multimedia director, Jacob Villanueva, at [email protected] For information about technology internships, please contact the Tribune's chief innovation officer, Rodney Gibbs, at [email protected]