News Intern - Fresno Bee

News Fresno, CA


Join us this summer as a paid intern and gain practical education and professional experience while having a great time working alongside reporters and editors in our newsroom.

You will work on stories, be assigned a mentor, and learn from experienced journalists about the ever-changing world of news.

Our company: The Fresno Bee is one of 30 news organizations in the McClatchy Company. We're the largest news organization in the central San Joaquin Valley, with our newspaper, website ( and other products on different delivery platforms. 

We primarily serve Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings counties, covering important issues like government accountability, education, air quality, and major industries like agriculture and logistics. We are an award-winning organization with a reputation for accuracy, fairness, credibility and civic purpose. Our investigations bring about change. Our community involvement touches readers. Our news imperatives bring them information fast and truthfully.

The summer internship/core mission: Our goals are many. We will put you to work – you will write stories, create photos and videos and contribute to audience engagement. Internships have led to full-time jobs in The Bee's newsroom and in other McClatchy newsrooms.

The program/supervision/support: Our interns are vital and we value them. The program works this way: 

  • Internships are 10 weeks, 40 hours per week, and is paid. Schedule could include weekend hours. 

  • Interns learn how to cover local news, features and business – and more. 

  • Each intern has an editor who oversees them, guides them and helps solve problems.

  • Interns can work in multimedia as well, creating content and crafting social promotion for digital platforms. 

Qualifications include:

  •  The ability to write quickly, accurately and well;
  • The ability to monitor and mine various sources for breaking news;

  • Solid news judgment;

  • An instinctive grasp of what will engage your audience;

  • A deep understanding of what drives interest on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms;

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

  • A collaborative style that allows you to work comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company.

  • A familiarity shooting photos and video, including the use of entry-level video editing software, is preferred.

Brief description: 

The Fresno Bee is looking for a reporting intern to join us for 10 weeks this summer. We are looking for an aspiring journalist who is eager to write stories of all types, take photos and video, and learn about SEO and social promotion. The qualified candidate is a self-starter with lots of curiosity and high energy who tackles work with a collaborative mindset and an appreciation for working as a team toward common goals.

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.