Now accepting applications for spring session. This is a paid position.

Overview: The Paid Internship Program

Interns wanted for spring, summer, fall sessions. This is a paid position

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    Sean Browning

    Thank you for your interest in the paid internship.

    Our program is an opportunity for driven students to take their skill set to the next level. This is a rigorous program designed exclusively for students who already have a mastery of reporting, writing and AP style, and are ready to learn more.

    This is a paid position.

    Students will be immersed in the day-to-day news gathering operations of the NBC4 Southern California digital team, including, mobile apps and social accounts.

    A passion for news and the Internet is a must.

    You will be working with veteran digital journalists to write one to two stories a day, find sources, conduct interviews, compile research, build photo galleries, edit video and assist with social media and editorial planning. You will explore all aspects of digital journalism.

    This is not a get-coffee, just-hang-out internship. You will be a part of our team, learning new skills every day. This is an opportunity to transition from college student to real-life journalist via the day-to-day challenges of the No. 2 media market in the country. By the end of the internship, you will leave with a well-rounded newsroom education and a portfolio of 30 to 50 articles.

    Motivated students can thrive in this position.

    Your intern experiences will include:

    • Publishing dozens of original stories with your byline on, including your own bio page. Some stories will be published nationally on
    • Working closely with award-winning digital and on-air journalists
    • Interviewing public officials, police officers, politicians and other prominent sources
    • Researching complicated issues, including civic affairs and political matters
    • Coordinating and executing special projects, such as Olympics, elections and major news.
    • Producing breaking news under deadline
    • Going out in the field with an NBC4 on-air journalist and photographer
    • Working with multimedia, including video and photo galleries
    • Composing updates, tweets, pins and Facebook posts for the NBCLA social campaigns
    • Sitting in on high-level station-wide strategy and planning sessions
    • Pitching original enterprise stories
    • Learning cutting-edge web publishing tactics, including search engine optimization