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It’s that time of year again…internship time!

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The Chicago Tribune News Apps team has been lucky enough to have had some of the world’s greatest summer interns. Are you next?

We’re looking for a sharp, self-motivated college or graduate student to spend the summer working with the News Apps team, where you’ll help us gather and visualize data in a meaningful way and build useful, user-friendly web applications (some of which you can see here). As part of our team, you’ll write code on Monday that could be live on Wednesday. It’ll be great for the resume, not to mention your own sense of satisfaction.


This position is based in Chicago and is open to college juniors, seniors and graduate students with programming experience. Ideal candidates will have some journalism in their background.

Company-wide internship requirements stipulate that only individuals who are currently enrolled in college or graduate school are eligible for the program. Sorry, non-student folks!

Details and compensation

The Tribune’s 12-week paid internship program is part-time, 20-24 hours a week. (And we’re not evil taskmasters–we can be flexible with scheduling, as long as we work it out in advance.) You’re absolutely welcome to apply if you’re not local to Chicago, but you’ll need to find your own accommodations.


To apply, email, and tell us why you’d like to spend your summer with us. Include your preferred start date and some type of resume-like rundown of your abilities and experience. Bonus points will be given to applicants with neat skills and/or a project or two in mind.

For a more thorough list of requirements and responsibilities, check out the official Tribune internship posting. You’ll have to fill that out eventually, but go ahead and email us first.


Written by Kaitlen Exum

February 3, 2014 at 10:06 am

Posted in Jobs

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