Sports Reporting Intern, Summer 2022

Employer The San Francisco Chronicle
Location San Francisco, CA
Type Internship
Apply by Not specified
Posted on November 11, 2021


Would you like to work with world-class journalists at a digital media company seeking to reinvent the way it covers news and reaches readers?

The San Francisco Chronicle is looking for a reporting intern to join our sports journalists for an exciting summer of covering Bay Area teams and the issues that surround them. This paid, 12-week intern will hit the ground running, covering a variety of stories from the office and in the field, but will also receive training and mentoring, and a working knowledge of the complexity of a modern digital news operation. Breaking news and game-day stories will be a focus, but there will be opportunities to pursue other topics, data-driven and enterprise stories depending on interest and experience. The ideal candidate will hustle and compete to be first on a story, while engaging readers through social media, visuals, graphics and alternative story forms. We need someone with high standards, curiosity and empathy who can collaborate and is comfortable providing and taking feedback.

All college students, including community college students or students who will have recently completed their associate’s or bachelor’s degree, are encouraged to apply.


This position will be full-time, based in the Bay Area. Weekend, evening and holiday work may be required as news and games warrant. This paid 12-week internship typically begins in June and lasts through August, but there is some flexibility to accommodate college schedules.


  • Receive training and mentoring from editors and colleagues across departments.
  • Work and train within a cohort of more than a dozen summer interns.
  • Report and write news articles for The Chronicle and that reflect the diversity of experiences and coverage of multiple sports teams in the Bay Area.

What we’re looking for:

  • Overall: Someone eager to find and chase good stories, while engaging readers through compelling headlines, visuals, graphics and other multimedia. Strong writing skills are important, as is a strict dedication to accuracy, fairness and inclusiveness.
  • Newsroom experience: Strong college publication experience or previous internships preferred, but not required.

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Newspapers requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after November 12, 2021, be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Hearst Newspapers will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical, including pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition,and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

About The San Francisco Chronicle:

The San Francisco Chronicle is one of the largest news organizations in the West. Our website,, is home to the Bay Area’s best journalism and has been recognized as the best large newspaper website in California. Our award-winning journalists provide insight into the people and events shaping the Bay Area, investigate wrongdoing and waste, and deliver the quickest and most reliable coverage of breaking news in Northern California. Join our team!

Apply here.