Summer 2022 News Intern

Employer USA Today
Location Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., McLean, Virginia
Type Internship
Apply by November 1, 2021
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Posted on September 27, 2021


The USA TODAY internship program is an exciting opportunity to produce high-quality journalism alongside some of the world’s most talented reporters, editors, photographers and videographers.

Interns are assigned to work for nation, opinion, entertainment, politics, social media, video, sports or consumer news teams. Our interns pitch story ideas, report, create videos, graphics and photographs and write articles, scripts, photo captions and social media language. In return, interns are assigned a mentor and attend weekly training sessions during this paid 10-week internship program.

Interns must be students or demonstrate they were enrolled in a high school, college, or university within 3 years of beginning the internship program. Previous internship experience, freelance work or student newspaper experience is strongly preferred, but not required. Candidates with professional, full-time journalism experience are excluded from USA TODAY’s internship programs, which are intended to provide opportunities for emerging journalists.

Interns currently have the option of working remote. When USA TODAY newsrooms reopen, interns will be able to work remotely or report from a USA TODAY office in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., or our main office in McLean, Virginia. Housing and transportation are not provided.

To apply, you must submit:

-A one-page cover letter that explains why you are interested in the internship program and how your previous experience makes you a strong candidate

-A one-page resume that demonstrates clean copy and previous work experience

-At least four work samples, such as videos, photographs or articles

*Applications must be received by November 1, 2021 

Helpful tips:

-All submitted text, including writing samples, must be in English

-Applicants must have work authorization in the United States

-A journalism major is not required and other areas of expertise and training are welcome

-A high school or college degree is not required

-Language skills beyond English are appreciated

USA TODAY is committed to an inclusive newsroom that reflects the diversity of our nation. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, immigrants, people of color, veterans and LGBTQ+ candidates.

Apply here.