Join the Premier News Organization in Louisiana!

Are you passionate about journalism and eager to gain hands-on experience in a dynamic newsroom environment? We are seeking interns to join our esteemed media family in four vibrant Louisiana markets: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Shreveport. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to develop your reporting, writing, visual and digital skills. This is a unique chance to contribute to the rich tapestry of local news and engage with communities across the Pelican State.

Our paid internships are full-time and typically last 8-10 weeks over the summer break. Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting Intern:

  • Conduct thorough research and interviews to gather information for compelling news stories.
  • Craft well-written, accurate, and engaging articles on a variety of topics.
  • Collaborate with editors to refine writing skills and adhere to journalistic standards.
  • Master digital reporting skills.

Photography Intern:

  • Capture impactful and visually compelling photographs to accompany news stories.
  • Work closely with the photography teams to enhance your creative skills.
  • Cultivate video storytelling skills.

Sports Writing Intern:

  • Cover local sports events, providing insightful analysis and engaging narratives.
  • Develop a deep understanding of sports reporting techniques and industry trends.
  • Collaborate with the sports desk to produce content that resonates with our diverse audience.

Digital Intern:

  • Manage and update content on our digital platforms to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
  • Collaborate with the online editorial team to enhance the user experience.
  • Stay abreast of digital media trends and contribute innovative ideas for online content.


  • Currently enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or graduate program or recent graduate.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in journalism and media.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed.

How to Apply:

If you are excited about the opportunity to contribute to the evolving landscape of local news and gain valuable experience in journalism, please submit your resume, a cover letter and samples of your work in the online portal. Please detail which internship you are interested in and list all locations where you would be willing to work.

About us: 

The Times-Picayune | Nola.com, The Advocate, The Acadiana Advocate and The Shreveport-Bossier City Advocate are equal opportunity employers and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.