Thank you for your interest in The Stack! We're excited to receive your application.
As a data journalism intern, you'll gain practical reporting, data analysis and web development experience working to create projects on deadline. Some past projects we've produced include:
We're one of the top student-run data journalism blogs in the country and have won multiple awards for our coverage. Our alumni have gone on to intern and work full-time for companies such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Dropbox, Adobe, Autodesk, Bloomberg, and many other top newspapers and tech companies.
We welcome applicants of all skill levels, majors, and backgrounds and have had successful contributors come in with no prior writing or programming experience.
Please note there are 3 half-day mandatory weekend training sessions that we will expect you to attend, on the weekends after 2nd, 3rd, and 4th week. You will also be expected to attend weekly meetings with the Online team on Tuesdays from 6–9pm. If you have any questions about The Stack, the application, or the internship process, please email us [email protected]
Please upload your resume as a PDF.
Please attach your schedule for this quarter as a screenshot.
This will help us schedule meetings and find you study buddies :)
Do you have any other weekly commitments we should be aware of?
(Jobs, other clubs, etc.)
If accepted, will you be able to attend all trainings?
If you answer "no," please specify which trainings.
How did you hear about The Stack?
Why The Stack? What do you hope to gain/learn from of us?
Choose one of the links below and critique it. What would you do differently in terms of data collection, visualization, and analysis?
Why do you think you’d be a good data journalist? What skills do you need to work on to be a better one?
Be honest – we're trying to make training useful and tailored to your needs!
What's your favorite non-Stack example of data journalism? Send us a link and tell us what you liked best about it!
To start, you can check out FiveThirtyEight, NYT’s The Upshot and/or the LA Times Data Desk.
Do you have a background in reporting and journalism? If so, please link us up to three samples of your work.
If not, tell us about your experience with writing of any kind, providing a sample if possible – we’d like to get a sense of your voice.
Tell us a bit about your experience with programming, data science and/or web design. Feel free to list any work experience, classes taken (either at UCLA, online, or somewhere else) or projects, providing links to your work wherever possible.
Describe in some detail a data-related project you’ve worked on. Tell us what you did, how you did it, whether you worked with others, and how you overcame any obstacles.
Where do you get your news?
Who’s your all-time favorite character in TV/film?
Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you? Feel free to include links (portfolio, projects, GitHub, etc.)