Announcement: Latino News Network — NPR Midwest Newsroom Internship


The Latino News Network (LNN) is accepting applications for the Hortencia Zavala Foundation (HZF) Summer Internship Program.

This intern would work with NPR’s Midwest Newsroom, which focuses on investigations and enterprise reporting and would be based at one of four stations: St. Louis Public Radio, Iowa Public Radio (with locations in Ames, Des Moines, Iowa City, and Cedar Falls), Nebraska Public Media, or KCUR in Kansas City.

LNN is looking for students in all communications fields with a demonstrated interest in journalism for this eight-week paid opportunity. The intern is expected to work at 30 hours per week, with a pay rate based on fair wages in the city where they work.

Successful applicants will be assigned meaningful work in the production of local news, including, but not limited to, graphics, content development (photo/video/audio), social media, writing, and copy editing suitable for their background.

The internship runs from June 5 to July 28. Advisors and mentors will meet with students regularly to identify and develop their summer goals.

All applications will be accepted until May 12, 2023. The internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Applications should include at least three examples of the student’s work. Please send inquiries, resumes, and cover letters to

Jacquelyn Jimenez Romero, a final-year student at the University of Washington, is the HZF’s Spring intern. “Working with Washington Latino News and The News Tribune has been an amazing experience that has allowed me to produce multimedia stories showcasing Latino culture and the everyday lives of Latinos in Washington state,” said Jimenez Romero.

“It’s been exciting getting to immerse myself into the stories I produce to create stories that are reflective of my culture and community. Additionally, creating and fostering trust with Latinos in Washington state has been extremely valuable,” she said.

”I’m grateful for the opportunity to leverage partnerships like what we are nurturing with The News Tribune and NPR Midwest Newsroom in providing young journalists with training, mentoring, and real work experiences,” said Hugo Balta, Publisher of LNN. “Internships are core to realizing LNN’s mission.”

The HZF was created in 2016 by Balta, Owner/Publisher of LNN and twice president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), to help students while honoring the legacy of his abuelita, Hortencia Zavala.

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