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Summer 2021 Copy Editing Internship (Remote)

Every year, The Seattle Times offers a series of paid summer internships to outstanding students eager to build a career in journalism. For 10 weeks, our interns have the privilege to work closely with members of our Pulitzer Prize-winning staff members on a variety of real-world assignments as employees of our established, renowned metropolitan newspaper and website. Next summer, you could be paid to train in your chosen profession at the Northwest’s leading daily news media organization.

With the state of the industry given the impact of Covid-19, we expect internships to be remote. Internships are only available to Juniors and Seniors (including graduating Seniors) attending a four-year college or university, as well as graduate students. Applicants must be journalism majors or have a demonstrated commitment to print or online journalism, possess social media skills, and be digitally astute. Internship experience at other news organizations is strongly preferred.

If you meet most but not all of the qualifications listed, you may still be a candidate for this position. We encourage you to showcase any additional skills and unique experience as it relates to the role and its objectives. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive newsroom and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. Strong preference is given to those applicants who specifically demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the importance of diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences in newsrooms.

Please note we are only accepting applications from students residing in Washington or Oregon. Students attending other universities or colleges from outside Washington or Oregon may still apply if they are current residents (or plan to move). Students with a permanent mailing address in either state are also eligible (for example, those who plan to return to Washington or Oregon for Summer break).

  • Applicants must have strong language skills and some editing experience on multiple platforms.
  • Applicants should have a basic grasp of AP style.
  • Willingness to work on nights and weekends.
  • Finalists will be required to take a copy-editing test.
  • Must be 18 or older.

  • As a paid position, this internship pays $16.39 per hour. Note this is subject to change depending on the legal minimum wage for Seattle in 2021.