We're looking for a smart college student who loves hard news to join us as our summer intern for 2013.

The ideal candidate will be a good digger and writer with a passion for breaking news and hot subjects such as environment/land-use; crime/cops/gangs; development wars/density/transit; education reform/public school scandals; and high-tech/Silicon Beach.

Our summer news intern doesn't focus on busy work. He or she works alongside full-time real reporters. The news intern produces daily bylined news shorts for our news blog as well as reporting and writing longer articles for the print edition of L.A. Weekly.

We'll want you to ferret out, report and write stories. You don't have to be a journalism major but you do need online clips showing you know the basics.

Since these are unpaid internships, you need to be enrolled at a college or university that's willing to confirm in writing that you will receive course credit for your time here. You will work about 20 hours per week through the summer, with some flexibility on your working hours and days.

You must be living in the L.A. area beginning in late May or early June, through the summer. It's a plus if you have a car.

If you're interested, please promptly send links to three recent news articles, as well as your resume and a cover letter explaining your areas of news interest, to our Editorial Manager, Jennifer Swann (jswann [at] laweekly.com). No phone calls, please.

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