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Be part of our team!

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Newsroom Internship program

Credit: Hyosub Shin/AJC

About our program

The AJC offers Fall, Spring and Summer Newsroom internships.

Fall/Spring semester

These internships are part-time, offering local students a chance to earn college credit and pay.

Summer session

These internships are paid, 10-week programs that are generally full-time (approximately 40 hours per week).

The AJC is looking for upper-level college students interested in pursuing a career as a reporter, database specialist, photographer or digital producer. Our interns are treated as professional journalists.

Please email Carl Davis with questions.

Internship Requirements

You 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 learn 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 interns join one of the newsroom’s reporting teams, which include breaking news, enterprise reporting, business, local education and government, state politics, sports and investigations. Daily deadline writing and reporting experience is 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 Node.js), 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.

Credit: Taylor Croft/AJC

How To Apply
Application Materials
  • A short note (no more than 300 words) 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. Please upload your resume, cover letter and clips at the same time.
  • References (Provide contact information for at least two).
  • Spring 2024: The AJC is planning to launch many new initiatives in 2024, especially during the first quarter of the year. As a result, we are going to pause our internship program for Spring 2024. If you’ve already applied for the Spring internship, we thank you for considering the AJC.
  • Summer 2025: Internship applications will be accepted between Sept. 15, 2024 to Oct. 15, 2024. Internship expected to run from early June to mid-August.

Kiana Stevenson, Spring 2023

Photo of AJC intern Kiana Stevenson in graduate cap

I am a graduating senior at Clark Atlanta University from Jacksonville, Florida. I worked on the digital media team, particularly focused on social media and podcasting, though I had the opportunity to learn about newsletters, and homepage production.

I enjoyed every second of my internship at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I built an extensive portfolio full of graphics and visuals that I created, including a monthly food/events calendar series and a plethora of cards making statistics both engaging and informative.

More than anything, I worked alongside a team of incredible people with an amazing supervisor who champion creativity. Every single person on the digital team made me feel at home from the time I started and throughout my duration as an intern.

They empowered me, advocated for me, and equipped me with as much knowledge as they could. I would highly recommend this internship to an emerging digital media professional who is interested in any form of digital media and looking to build their portfolio at a company that actually cares. – Kiana Stevenson, Spring 2023

Meet some of our journalists who began their careers as AJC interns
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Politics/government reporter
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Watchdog Reporter
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Sports reporter
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News Applications Developer
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Local News Reporter

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Data Journalist

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Local News Reporter
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Atlanta Now Reporter
The AJC’s mission and history

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the leading journalism organization in the Southeast, focuses its reporting staff on local matters and closely monitors state and local governments, the local economy, entertainment and sports.

Our journalists seek to uncover the truth, protect the public’s right to know and hold community leaders accountable for serving the public. Reporters, editors and photographers aggressively document the region’s moments, milestones and people. Every day, whether in print or on its digital and social platforms, the AJC informs and empowers its readers who value credible, in-depth journalism.

The newspaper traces its roots to 1868, the founding date of The Atlanta Constitution. The Atlanta Journal debuted in 1883. The papers have been under common ownership since 1950 and fully merged in 2001. The newspaper is owned by Cox Enterprises, a family-owned company that has been in Atlanta since 1939. While the newspaper is owned by a private company, its news decisions are made by the journalists in the AJC’s newsroom.