The New York Times Internship Programs

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The New York Times offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students during the summer and throughout the academic year. These opportunities provide students with a chance to spend time working alongside professionals who truly care about their work and who are committed to doing the best job possible in their daily assignments. There is work is available for college students to participate in all media outlets that the New York Times is involved in - digital operations, magazines, newspapers, radio, and television. The New York Times Internship Programs are available to United States authorized workers only.

The New York Times Summer Internship Program

The New York Times 10-week summer internship program is open to all students interested in pursuing a career in journalism. In addition to the valuable experience, interns will obtain while completing an internship with the New York Times; the experience will become an integral part of any resume and the recommendations received from supervisors can move a candidate forward when they begin looking for a full-time job.

The New York Times has long been committed to offering opportunities to students from all ethnic backgrounds and internships are open to all students. The New York Times understands the importance of having a diverse staff of people to help them deal with the incredibly wide range of newsworthy stories that are written on a continual basis.

The New York Times Offers Summer Opportunities in the Following Areas

  • James Reston Reporting Fellowships
  • Thomas Morgan Internships in Graphics, Design, and Photography
  • Editing Internships


The New York Times offers paid summer internships. Housing is available for many students at the NYU downtown campus.

To Apply for a Summer Internship With the New York Times, You Can Contact

Dana Canedy
Senior Editor
The New York Times
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

The New York Times Academic-Year Internships:

Semester-long internships are available for motivated graduate students majoring in journalism. These students get a chance to work right alongside New York Times reporters and editors and will have an opportunity to observe news events, evaluate news releases along with competitors' stories and will even get the chance to get their work critiqued by regular staff members of the New York Times.


  • Students must receive academic credit for the internship.
  • Provide contact information for the professor or advisor who will be setting the criteria and doing the evaluation for the internship.
  • Preferred candidates will have an interest in journalism and previous internship experience writing for other publications.
  • Students do not need to be journalism or communications majors as long as they have previous internship experience and can provide published clips of their work.
  • Students will work flexible days and most likely somewhere between 6 to 8 hours per week.

To Apply

  • Complete an application form
  • Submit resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors
  • Six newspaper or online clips
  • A letter outlining what student hopes to learn from the internship

All applications for academic-year internships must be sent to

Nancy Sharkey
Senior Editor - Recruiting
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10018