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Be an Indy Intern


Are you looking for a great journalism internship in 2021? Upcoming application dates are as follows:

Summer 2021 applications accepted through Apr. 16.

Internships will be available for both Las Vegas and Reno-Sparks to assist with daily reporting and special event coverage.


  • Junior or senior status or at least one reference from a prior internship for a news organization
  • Ability to work at least 30 hours per week
  • Internet access and the willingness to work weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (or until your planned story is filed) as well as some weekends (as required by events)
  • A reliable vehicle and the ability to cover events when not in class
  • Strong writing skills (a writing test may be administered)
  • Strong Internet research and information-gathering skills
  • Experience with table-building or working in Excel
  • Willingness to do some data entry
  • Ability to multitask or change directions from day to day without getting flustered
  • Ability to self-manage and work independently
  • Ability to generate story ideas


  • Data journalism and/or info-mapping skills
  • Experience in one or more data graphics platforms (like Google Fusion, Tableau, Infogram, etc.)
  • Spanish language skills a big plus

Pay and benefits:

  • Indy interns are considered independent contractors (a W-9 will be required, a 1099 will be issued)
  • $15 per hour (detailed weekly invoice required)

To apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter and writing samples to [email protected].

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