Creative Technologist Internship

Innovate. Learn. Repeat.

This research-driven internship charts new territories for the L.A. Times. From new storytelling technologies to novel user experiences, we take on unique challenges faced by the newspaper and deliver actionable insights from our experiments.
P.S. We are hiring!

Who we are

We are engineers, designers and researchers. We are innovation-minded and value-oriented problem solvers.

Projects

L.A.'s 21 Essential Burgers

augmented reality                   photogrammetry

The first augmented reality project developed at the L.A. Times is about something that everybody loves - cheeseburgers. Using the latest 3D scanning technologies, we brought some of the best cheeseburgers in town to our audiences. We even made the AR experience accessible to our print readers.

Podcast+

mobile development                   user experience design

The technology behind podcasts has largely remained unchanged since its creation in the early 2000s. What can we do to make it more interactive and engaging? This project explores the next generation of audio storytelling.

InsightNLP

natural language processing                   machine learning

To obtain better placement in search results, we developed an algorithm that generates SEO keyword suggestions for our editors based on Google Trends, with the goal of saving editors time. Semantic analysis & NLP techniques are used to identify the relevance and popularity of keywords.

Current Openings

Creative Technologist Intern (Spring 2020)

EL SEGUNDO, CA

The internship starts on January 20th, 2020. As a creative technologist intern, you will use your hands-on skills to build prototypes during a 10-week program at our headquarters in El Segundo, California. You will have the opportunity to closely observe the newsroom, understand how news is produced, and team up with other interns to develop proof-of-concept prototypes for future products.

Creative Technologist Intern (Summer 2020)

EL SEGUNDO, CA

The internship starts on June 1st, 2020. As a creative technologist intern, you will use your hands-on skills to build prototypes during a 12-week program at our headquarters in El Segundo, California. You will have the opportunity to closely observe the newsroom, understand how news is produced, and team up with other interns to develop proof-of-concept prototypes for future products.