Internships

Here’s all you need to know about internships with the digital news team.

Update: The fall internship application window is now closed. Please check back for future internship opportunities.

Here’s how to apply for digital news writing internships at NBCLA.com and Telemundo52.com. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for information on broadcast internships.

Students interested in applying for a digital news internship with NBCLA.com and Telemundo52.com may apply by sending a résumé, and writing samples to Heather Navarro at: heather.navarro@nbcuni.com. (Cover letter optional.)

Interns must also apply here on the NBUCareers site.

Application deadline: June 17

Program dates:  Sept. 19 – Dec. 9 

Interns who can write in English and Spanish are desired.

Overview:

NBCLA.com and Telemundo52.com are looking for digital news interns. Interns will work with an integrated digital news team, working alongside veteran award-winning journalists who publish on the TV stations’ websites in English and Spanish, post to their branded social channels, and much more. Interns will cultivate news writing skills, work in a fast-paced environment, sharpen reporting skills, and learn to work in a multitude of programs toward one major goal: breaking accurate news fast online.

The team works in tandem with the TV stations’ newscasts, converting on-air scripts to easy-to-read digital stories with attention-grabbing headlines.

The role will be in office, and interns will join editorial meetings for assignments with the digital team via Microsoft Teams.

The Details:

Day-to-Day Tasks:

  • Making calls, interviewing sources, writing stories and publishing in a CMS (content management system)
  • Clipping reporter videos for the website with SEO-friendly and attention-grabbing headlines and descriptions
  • Crafting social posts for the stations’ branded accounts and/or gathering UGC (user generated content) from social media to use on the website, on-air broadcast, or social accounts

Desired Competencies:

  • Experience working with a campus newspaper/website and proficient in AP Style
  • Experience working in a content management system, like WordPress
  • Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is a big plus — writing and speaking. Interns who can write in Spanish have an opportunity to also write for Telemundo52.com
  • Above-average news judgment and what qualifies as a quality news story
  • Experience posting for a university publication’s branded social accounts and a working knowledge of social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Multi-tasker
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Wildmoka a plus

Qualifications:

  • Reporting and writing for a school news organization’s website
  • In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution and be able to provide documentation to confirm your degree progress.
  • Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. without a visa or sponsorship
  • Internships at NBCUniversal are paid and do not require course credit

Spring and fall interns are scheduled about 20 hours per week (summer session ranges up to 40 hours), depending on availability. Internship periods: spring, summer and fall.

Please note that the application process above is specifically for digital journalists who are interested in writing and reporting for the website. If you are interested in a broadcast news internship, check the careers site here.

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