The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for. 


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Job Description


The New York Times is seeking inventive and motivated interns to join the Governance, Risk, and Compliance team. In this role, you will be an active member of the Governance, Risk, & Compliance team helping to identify and reduce technology risks utilizing various techniques and working with multiple teams within technology to execute.

About Us

Every day, journalists at the New York Times report more than 200 stories from dozens of countries around the world on topics ranging from major international events to the best way to roast a chicken. Those stories are read, listened to and watched by millions of users across our web and mobile products.

About our Team 

Governance, Risk, and Compliance helps ensure the New York Times remains compliant with relevant laws, regulations and best practices. We oversee technology risk strategy; governance, policies and standards; compliance monitoring and reporting; PCI compliance; ERM Tooling; GRC tooling; and generally where risk, compliance, and technology intercept. We are members of the Risk, Information Security & Compliance department and work closely with our Information Security colleagues.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Interning at The New York Times is a unique opportunity to work at a historic and innovative global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information

  • You will be helping to power, distribute and expand what is possible for our award-winning journalism

  • We run a week-long maker event during the summer, where Design, Product, Project, Marketing and Technology come together  to work on creative, cross-functional projects

  • We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of news makers and industry leaders

  • NYT interns benefit from competitive pay, great perks and influential networking

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with technology teams to proactively identify, document and assign ownership to  risks

  • Examine existing policies and procedures to identify gaps

  • Help to build out new policies and procedures

  • Participate in the system-wide information security compliance program, ensuring cyber activities, processes, and procedures meet defined requirements, policies and regulations

  • Assist in third party risk assessment process

  • Contribute to IT Risk and Control awareness efforts


  • Understanding of fundamental IT and information security topics

  • Interest in learning more about Governance, Risk and Compliance

  • Strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to contribute in a meaningful way to a virtual team and partner with cross-functional stakeholders

The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local “Fair Chance” laws.