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Real Estate Reporting Internship – Summer 2023

The San Francisco Standard is hiring a real estate reporting intern for summer 2023. 

What to expect:

The real estate reporting intern will learn and work beside industry professionals in our innovative digital newsroom in San Francisco. We expect the intern to produce daily stories on residential and commercial real estate, working solo or with other reporters. Candidates with educational background or work experience in real estate, development, land use or general business are preferred. Interns must work on-site in San Francisco at least four days per week. 

The internship is full-time, will begin in early June and run 10 weeks. Compensation is $20/hour.

Our internship program provides:

  • The opportunity to develop your writing and reporting skills  
  • Weekly training to expand your expertise in newsroom functions and the real-world impact of journalism
  • Bi-weekly meetings with a staff member for mentorship
  • Professional development
  • Timely and constructive feedback from an editor on your work

Application process

The Standard is looking for hard-working students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in journalism. 

How to apply:

  • Fill out our internship application.
  • Include a copy of your resume.
  • Provide a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and any relevant experience you would bring to our newsroom.
  • Link to or attach three writing and/or multimedia samples. Samples that are relevant to San Francisco or the Bay Area are encouraged. Clips do not need to be published. (They could have been written or produced for a class or published on a personal blog or website.)
  • Have two references fill out a reference form. (The references can be professors, teachers, mentors, etc.)
  • Candidates who seem like good matches will be screened by newsroom leadership.

The deadline to apply is April 28. All materials, including references, are due at this time.

About The Standard

The San Francisco Standard is the Bay Area’s fastest growing source for news and information.

Whether it’s an investigation into political corruption or a guide to the best wine bars in town, we provide San Francisco–one of the most dynamic cities in the world–with the journalism it deserves.

Since launching in 2021, we’ve become one of San Francisco’s most influential media outlets. We now reach more than a million readers each month. Our reporting has been highlighted by numerous national outlets including The New York Times, CNN, CBS and Politico. In 2022, The Standard was a finalist for two Online News Association awards, including general excellence in online news, and won two EPPY awards from Editor & Publisher.

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