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 three summer reporting internships this year.

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.

Application deadline: April 7

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.

KCRW 89.9FM 
Application deadline: April 28

AAJA-LA is sponsoring a summer internship at KCRW 89.9FM in Santa Monica.

The intern will work on All Things Considered with afternoon news producer Ben Gottlieb, developing skills such as: forming a well-focused story, researching and fact-checking, writing for broadcast news and using audio equipment/editing software. The intern may also be able to pitch and produce his/her own stories.

The pay is $4,000 for 10 weeks of full-time work, starting at the beginning of June. The All Things Considered team begins work at 1 p.m. and finishes at about 7 p.m.

Interns 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. Preference will be given to applicants whose interests or background align with AAJA-LA’s mission (

Send cover letter, resume and work samples to Michelle Escobar,, with the subject line “AAJA Internship — (Your Name),” by April 28.

*Update: The application for this internship has passed.*

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! 



This post was updated on April 5 with a third internship option at KCRW.