The Texas Observer Seeks Editorial, Digital Interns for Summer

We’re now accepting applications for summer 2019 internships! Two positions are available: one digital intern and one editorial intern (for cultural coverage). The deadline to apply is March 29. 

Digital Intern

Successful Observer digital interns will help manage social media and newsletters. They will monitor traffic and consider growth strategies. Working under the supervision of the assistant digital editor, they will create graphics and data visualizations. The digital intern should be ready to experiment with digital products and complete at least one long-term project, conceived by the intern.

Only undergraduates are eligible for the digital internship, which includes a stipend.

To apply: Send cover letter, résumé and no more than three published clips or other appropriate digital samples (e.g. social media clips, sample newsletters, digital illustration, data visualization, etc.) to [email protected].

Editorial Intern (Culture)

Working under the supervision of the managing editor, the culture intern will research, report and write stories focused on Texas arts and culture — from reviewing art exhibitions to interviewing authors. Observer internships may be taken for course credit where so offered. Editorial interns are paid at regular freelance rates for work published in the bimonthly print magazine, and online at

Send cover letter, résumé, and no more than three published clips or other appropriate reporting/writing samples to [email protected].

All Observer interns:

  • Work under the direct mentorship of skilled editors and nationally recognized reporters to produce substantive work for one of the nation’s last bastions of noncommercial, mission-driven journalism and longform narrative.
  • Commit to work about 20 hours per week (scheduling is flexible)
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Will not be asked to make coffee. Collegiality and a working sense of humor required.