The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

Call for applications: 2017 summer reporting internships

How do you get a job in journalism? Get journalism experience. Apply now for one of our summer internships.

We are excited to announce that we’re sponsoring two summer reporting internships this year, one at the Orange County Register and one at the Pasadena Star-News. Both internships offer the opportunity to write about local Asian communities.

Each intern will be paid $4,000 for approximately 10 weeks of full-time workInterns will be matched with a mentor and will receive a free AAJA-LA membership. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university or have graduated within the last six months. 

Check out the spectacular work our AAJA-LA interns did last year.


The Orange County Register is seeking a talented, dedicated intern for its local news desk. The intern will cover general assignment and breaking news as well as Little Saigon and other Asian communities.

Preference will be given to applicants invested in or interested in the Vietnamese or other Asian communities and who have ties to Southern California.

Applicants should have experience in news or feature writing. Send a cover letter, resume, three writing samples and at least two references to Steve Green, Assistant Managing Editor/Operations,, by end of day Friday, April 7.


The San Gabriel Valley includes some of Southern California’s most vibrant Asian immigrant communities. The intern’s primary responsibility will be to write about trends and issues in those communities, though the internship may include some general assignment work. Fluency in an Asian language is a plus but not required.

Deadline is March 31. Send cover letter, resume and clips to Brian Harr, Senior Editor,

Good luck!