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Journalism Internship in California (Paid)


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Sacramento, California




3 Months

Company Description

The company is a three year old nonprofit news organization with a full time staff of 22 dedicated to explaining the policy and politics of America’s biggest state. We produce vivid, original journalism and data-driven news and analyses distributed to more than 170 media partners.

Internship Duties

You’ll contribute to several major data projects we have planned this summer, on issues ranging from climate change impact to the educational achievement gap. Interns’ work will depend on their skill set and interests, but interns will likely be asked to help with data collection and analysis, public records requests, statistical analysis, database construction and querying, programming, and creating some snazzy visualizations and interactives. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from a team of experienced journalists who are happy to teach.


The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in utilizing data to explain complex policy and politics topics in an easily digestible way. Journalism students are encouraged to apply, as are students from other fields (graphic design, computer science, public policy, statistics). In your cover letter and resume please describe: • A list or description of what data analysis tools you’ve used and what programming languages you may know. A list or description of what visualization tools you may be proficient with. One or two data-intensive projects you’ve worked on and how you created them. Projects do not have to be journalistic. Audio and video skills a plus!

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