Newsroom Internships

The Chicago Sun-Times offers a paid, full-time summer reporting 10-week internship to a college junior, senior or recent college graduate who is a person of color.

Additionally, the Sun-Times offers a small number of paid and unpaid newsroom internships over the summer, and part-time for the spring and fall semesters, in the following departments: metro, visual, audience/social media and sports.


  • Applicants must be a college junior or senior or graduate student within six months of graduation.
  • For unpaid internship positions, applicants must provide a letter showing they are working for college credit.
  • Applicants must have had at least one internship at a professional daily newspaper, or show equivalent experience working as a freelance journalist as little training is provided.


Summer internships: January 15 of the summer before the internship

Fall internships: April 15 of the autumn before the fall semester

Spring internships: August 15 of the spring before the spring semester

How to apply

Email your resume, cover letter and at least five professional samples to In the subject line, specify which internship and session you’re applying for.

No phone calls please.