Legislative Internship | Deseret News

About the Position

The News Division of the Deseret News is looking for a talented student intern reporter to help cover the Utah Legislature. This internship offers students a distinctive journalism experience unlike any other. Our legislative intern is a full-time member of our daily reporting team at the Utah State Capitol during the 45-day Legislative Session. Following the session, the intern joins the reporting staff in our News Division, a unique newsroom where TV, radio, print and online reporters work together in an environment that provides news content for five different media platforms.


  • Writing that is engaging, thoughtful, informative and rigorous
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
  • Training in journalism or other writing experience involving critical/analytical thinking
  • Knowledge of current events
  • Ability to take regular feedback and work with editors in a professional environment
  • Ability to write on deadline, following AP Style, and take assignments on short notice
  • Commitment to Deseret Media Companies mission and values


  • Location: N/A
  • Pay:¬† $10/hr
  • Time Period: N/A
  • Application Deadline: N/A


Internship Contact

If you have questions or concerns please contact this program's Intership Coordinator listed below.

Susan Polster

Susan Polster

Department Head | Journalism & Communication