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About San Francisco Bay Guardian

Since 1966, the San Francisco Bay Guardian has been an independent alternative weekly newspaper focusing on arts, entertainment and political coverage. The Guardian is one of the founding members of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and has a strong local focus.

Interns begin by writing the Guardian’s Superlist (a guide to interesting, often off-beat services and locations in the Bay Area), and progress to more complex research and writing projects, as well as administrative responsibilities. Interns who specialize in the news area assist reporters with research and news-gathering, eventually developing their own short On Guard articles. Interns interested in arts and entertainment focus on film reviews, music writing and calendar listings. There is also a culture intern position for those who are interested in writing longer, analytical articles. Interns are provided with workshops on city politics, research and writing skills, and freelancing.


Open to high school students, current college students, recent graduates and grad students. International applicants are welcome.

San Francisco Bay Guardian

San Francisco Bay Guardian
135 Mississippi Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 255-3100


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Los Angeles, CA