News Intern - Wichita

News Wichita, KS


The Wichita Eagle and are hiring interns for the summer of 2023. Gain practical education and professional experience and have a great time working alongside reporters in our newsroom.

The Wichita Eagle hires students for our summer internship program, giving them an opportunity to work as reporters or audience growth editors in our newsroom alongside our award-winning professional journalists. While these are student positions with an opportunity to learn and continue preparation for a news career, we expect an understanding of basic news standards and ethics, and at least a rudimentary skill set in being able to produce content.

All need to meet deadlines, be accurate and adhere to ethical standards. Reporters need to report thoroughly, write clearly and grasp the elements of storytelling, recognizing visual components and social connections. Audience growth editors need to be able to craft sharp, concise, clean social and newsletter copy that helps readers understand and engage with the local news that affects their daily lives and elevates our journalism. 

The internship is 10 weeks at 40 hours per week. The schedule could include weekend hours. This is a paid position. 

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test.

Qualifications include:

  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and well;

  • Solid news judgment;

  • Drive, with an instinctive grasp of what will engage an audience;

  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit, good curiosity and high energy;   

  • A collaborative style.


McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.