Part-Time Spring Internship (NAHJ Members Only)

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Bay Area Chapter in collaboration with the San Francisco Chronicle will offer a 12-week Spring Internship Program for an NAHJ Bay Area student member to report on one of its news teams (metro, sports, interactive, lifestyle/cannabis, arts). These are part-time (2 day per week) internships.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer, reporter and have acumen for news judgment. Experience with a campus or other professional publications a plus; the intern should know AP Style and be adept at using social media. Just as importantly, the intern would be energetic, fun and a creative self-starter.


  • To qualify, the candidate must be a junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in a regional Bay Area accredited university
  • The student must have declared a major in journalism and/or communications
  • The student must be a dues-paying member of NAHJ

More about the SF Chronicle teams looking for part-time Spring Interns

  • Metro: The intern would not only chase breaking news, but generate their own story ideas. We look for writers who have worked on campus or other professional publications, know AP Style and are adept at using social media.


  • Sports: This intern will report, write and video for a variety of sports stories for print, websites, and social media. Experience as a reporter at a college newspaper, website or related work, with an emphasis in a breadth of skills.
  • Interactive intern: This intern will help generate ideas as part of The Chronicle's Digital Team and work on larger projects with the rest of the newsroom to create packages that are easy to navigate and visually stunning. Candidates should have both design and web development abilities. They should be savvy in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and be familiar with Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator. The ideal candidate will also have newsroom experience, familiarity with CMSs, frameworks, responsive/mobile design and an ability to break down complex information to tell stories visually. Experience with services, products and tools such as working with APIs, Google Maps/Fusion Tables, D3.js, and understanding of data visualization are all highly desired skills.


  • Intern with The Chronicle’s new cannabis online magazine: We are looking for a reporter with strong writing and social media skills to multi-task as we launch our new digital publication covering marijuana from a West Coast POV. The ideal candidate will have a start-up mentality, ready to write a pop culture item one day, research medical journals for an online reference section the next, establish a new social media account then interview people on the street. In short, a creative self-starter not afraid to do what’s needed.


  • Arts and Culture Intern: We seek an ambitious writer with a broad love of arts and culture in the Bay Area to write for our arts sections. The applicant must have strong writing and reporting skills, a lively sense of what’s happening on the Bay Area arts scene, both above and below the radar, and strong working knowledge of digital storytelling and social media.


Application deadline

  • Please submit an application, resume, cover letter and at least five work samples or a link to your portfolio by Dec. 9, 2016.


  • Neither the NAHJ Bay Area chapter nor the SF Chronicle offer housing or relocation stipends, but will assist in finding housing.

About Us

The NAHJ Bay Area Chapter is the local affiliate chapter of the national organization by the same name. The mission of NAHJ is to increase the number of Latino reporters in newsroom and to advocate for an accurate depiction of Latinos in news media.

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