Internships at
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

About the Internship

The AJC offers fall, spring and summer internships. Fall/spring semester internships are part-time, offering local students a chance to earn college credit and/or pay. Summer internships are paid, 10-week programs. The AJC is looking for upper-level college students interested in pursuing a career as a reporter, database specialist or interactive producer. Interns are treated as full-time professional journalists.


Internship Requirements

Must be a rising junior, senior or graduate student. We also accept applications from those who have graduated within six months of the start of the summer internship. The AJC accepts applications from all schools and regions of the country but gives priority to applicants from Georgia or who attend school in Georgia. Roughly 80% of our interns have a local connection to the state.

Digital Intern

The AJC’s digital interns will work on learning to cultivate and grow audiences through social media, content curation/creation, interactive development and more. Throughout the course of the internship, digital interns will have the opportunity to experiment in a variety of areas depending on their skills and interests. We are looking for two types of interns: Those skilled at writing/producing content and those familiar with interactive web development.

Reporter

Reporter interns join one of the newsroom’s reporting teams, which include breaking news, enterprise reporting, local education and government, state politics, sports and investigations. Daily deadline writing and reporting experience preferred. Experience shooting video, taking photos, and using other digital skills also preferred. Must have worked on the campus newspaper or website and/or had previous professional news internship.

Data Reporter

We’re looking for someone with a strong news sense -- ideally a person who has already worked at one regular reporting internship -- who has a deep interest in working with data as the starting point of a story. Programming skills preferred but not required. What’s required, above all else, is a desire to work with data along with the ability to fumble through Excel and learn SQL. Knowledge of statistical packages, such as R, and mapping is a plus.

Data Visualization Developer

We’re looking for someone who has solid web development and design skills, as well as a knack for making clean, clear, creative interactive graphics.

  • Must have demonstrated experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and version control (such as Git).
  • Experience with drawing libraries like D3.js and mapping libraries like Leaflet or Google Maps API.
  • Major plus: experience with a server-side scripting language such as Ruby or Python, or graphics experience with an eye for great design (or both!).
Send us your online portfolio or links to your work, and/or your GitHub username.

Multimedia photojournalist

  • Familiarity or experience with Premier Pro or similar editing software.
  • Comfortable shooting video/interviewing & interacting with the public.
  • Basic photography/framing skills.
  • Video production experience a plus.

How To Apply

Application Materials

  • A short note on why you want to be a journalist and how an internship at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will help you pursue your goal.
  • Note the specific internship you’re interested in: digital, reporting (news or sports), data journalism or multimedia.
  • Three links, PDFs or other samples of your best work.
  • Resume.
  • References (contact information for two).

Key Dates

For summer internships: send applications by October 1. Decisions will be made by December 15.

For fall internships: send applications by June 1. Decisions will be made by August 15.

For spring internships: send applications by September 15. Decisions will be made by November 15.

If you are a finalist, you will be notified.

Contact Information

ajcinterns@gmail.com

Intern Manager: Ken Foskett


Meet AJC journalists who began their careers as AJC interns


Meet the AJC 2021 summer interns

Anjali Huynh

News Reporter

Emory University

Caroline Silva

News Reporter

Emory University

Christine Tannous

Photojournalist

Webster College

Eric Fan

Data Journalist

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Isaiah Poritz

Investigative Reporter

Emory University

Lizzie Kane

News Reporter

Davidson College

McClain Baxley

Sports Reporter

Georgia Southern University

Sarah Kallis

News Reporter

Georgia Institute of Technology

Giana Levy

Entertainment Reporter

Clark Atlanta University