UPDATE: Kevin Schaul posted 5 more reasons to apply.
You have two days to apply for the summer internship at the Seattle Times. Here are five reasons why you should do this:
4. The brown bag lunches
Each Wednesday at noon there’s a brown bag lunch for interns. The company brings in people from all over the newsroom to talk about how they sourced amazing stories, took unbelievable photos or keep the paper running during turbulent financial times. Yeah, interns this year got two separate lunches with Publisher Frank Blethen.
3. The other interns
There were at least nine interns this year and they were a trip. We had fun off the clock checking out different parts of Seattle. We even lost in the epic staff-versus-interns kickball game.
2. Data and news apps
The people on these teams are amazing. Cheryl Phillips helped me make data requests and learn Tableau and the Bloomberg terminal. Justin Mayo is a whiz at Excel and helped me do all kinds of crazy VLOOKUPs and INDEXs and more. Lauren Rabaino is a bulldog editor who stands up for your work and ideas and makes magical things happen with very limited resources. She’s also an amazing designer and loves talking about design, news apps and the future of media.
1. Make it what you want
Finally, the best thing about this internship is that you can really make it what you want. Kevin Schaul before me built a team of people for election night coverage. They even grabbed him a little after the internship for some more work.