Texas Tribune Internships

Paid News Apps Internship

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 spend three months this summer working 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:

  • Fall 2014–Spring 2015 (9-month) internship: June 30, 2014 (EXTENDED: July 14, 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.

During the fall, we hire two paid interns part-time for a two-semester, nine-month internship. During the summer we hire three full-time paid interns for a three-month internship.

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 editorial internship coordinator, Corrie MacLaggan, at [email protected].

Approaching Deadlines:

  • Summer 2015 internship: Nov. 15, 2014