Journalism Jobs & Internships

Reporting internship, Berkeleyside

Summer internship at Berkeleyside

Berkeleyside, the award-winning independent news site for Berkeley, California, is looking for a reporting  intern for summer 2019 (typically 6 weeks during June-August).

Now in its tenth year, Berkeleyside is widely regarded as a national pioneer in the provision of local news and interns are guaranteed valuable reporting experience.

Berkeleyside is a small operation, with a core team of seven working from our downtown Berkeley office, and a roster of freelancers. Our core news focus is Berkeley but we cover the wider East Bay in areas including food and real estate.

Reporter interns: Interns at Berkeleyside jump right in and have the opportunity to build a significant portfolio of published work. Expect to write about City Council meetings, crime, the community, culture and development issues, as well as longer feature stories. If you have data journalism chops, all the better. Get the inside, hands-on experience of creating a successful online news site.

Interns receive a modest weekly stipend and direct guidance and mentoring from Berkeleyside editors.

Berkeleyside is committed to diversity and especially encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.


TYPE: Internship
DURATION: Temporary
WORK SETTING: Office, Varies


Tracey Taylor


Strong reporting and writing skills required. Reporters at Berkeleyside also take photos and engage on social media. While the bulk of our internships are journalism-focused, some administrative work may also be required. Knowledge of the city of Berkeley and its workings is helpful, but not essential, and interns will be expected to be based in or near Berkeley during the internship, with reliable transportation options. Interns will work out of Berkeleyside’s co-working offices downtown.  


Deadline: May 31, 2019

To apply, please email the following to using the subject header “2019 intern application”:

  • Covering letter explaining why you want to work for Berkeleyside and what you have to offer
  • Resume
  • Clippings (URLs or PDFs)
  • Critique of Berkeleyside (max 300 words)
  • Your availability during summer 2019