SDLA Seeks Photojournalist/Blogger Intern

San Diego Leadership Alliance develops the next generation of progressive leaders by providing the skills, relationships and opportunities to build a sustainable progressive infrastructure in the San Diego region. SDLA's benchmark program is our leadership institute. We bring together a diverse group of progressive young professionals and provide them the tools needed to become leaders in San Diego. For 10 days over five months, 15-20 Fellows participate in daylong trainings to prepare them to engage in local political and civic life.

SDLA seeks a photojournalist or blogger intern to attend the 10 training sessions, document them photographically and draft a story for each session for use on SDLA's blog, email marketing and social media. The intern will work directly with a communications professional/board member from SDLA.

Photojournalism / Blogger Intern Responsibilities

Photographing 10 training sessions

Updating Facebook albums with Institute photos

Interviewing speakers and/or fellows about the sessions

Writing 300 – 500 word stories about each session

Building the blog post with photos onto SDLA's blog

Drafting email, Facebook and social media posts to promote each story



Applicants should have experience with photography, writing and interview projects and an interest in progressive leadership. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, highly developed organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to manage projects.

Applicants must have a camera and a laptop. Candidates must commit to attend all 10 training sessions. Session dates tentatively scheduled for:

SESSIONS 1 & 2. Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26

SESSION 3. Saturday, February 8, Happy hour to follow with SDLA Board and Institute Alumni.

SESSION 4. Saturday, Feb­ru­ary 22

SESSION 5. Saturday, March 1

SESSION 6. Saturday, March 15, Happy hour to follow with progressive partner organizations.

SESSION 7. Saturday, March 29

SESSION 8. Saturday, April 12

SESSION 9. Saturday, April 26


SESSION 10. Saturday, May 17

SESSION 11. Saturday, May 31: Graduation

*All sessions run from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (except Session 8, which may start earlier and Graduation, which will only be in the afternoon).

Candidates must have, or be in the process of obtaining, a university degree.


Salary, Benefits & Terms


Nonpaid, ideally for college credit.


Part time (5 - 10 hours every other week). Includes weekends.

To Apply

Please send your resume and/or cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line "Photojournalism/Blogger Internship for SDLA."

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