The San Francisco Chronicle is proud to welcome its 2023 class of summer interns. These standout students will work on big stories across departments and coverage areas.
Let’s meet the journalists and their assignments:
Kyran Berlin will join The Chronicle as an intern on the Audience team. Originally from Albuquerque, N.M., Berlin is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in print and online journalism. While at S.F. State, they contributed as online editor at the university paper for two semesters and spent a semester at the Danish School of Media & Journalism reporting on European crisis initiatives during the invasion of Ukraine.
Matthew Brown is a rising senior at UC Berkeley, where he studies political science with a minor in public policy, and he will be one of this year’s multiplatform editing interns under the Dow Jones News Fund journalism fellowship. Before joining The Chronicle, Brown was a reporting intern at Politico, where he covered California politics and policy and helped produce the daily California Playbook newsletter.
Gabe Castro-Root is a junior at American University in Washington, D.C. He is the local news editor for his college paper, the Eagle, and interned last summer at the Charlotte Observer in North Carolina.
Amaya Edwards is a recent graduate of the journalism program at S.F. State. She was recently a photo intern at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Her pitch for a documentary photo story about Black Doulas and Black Maternal Justice earned her the Fran Ortiz Grant, which she is still working on.
Isabel Funk is a rising senior at Northwestern University studying journalism and gender and sexuality. She previously worked at the Daily Northwestern, where she served as the summer editor-in-chief, print managing editor and campus editor. As a reporter, she has primarily focused on student activism and labor rights, with additional reporting on local city politics. This summer, Funk is working as a multiplatform editing intern through the Dow Jones News Fund.
Zara Irshad is the summer intern for the Datebook team. She is a recent graduate of UC San Diego, where she studied communications. She previously interned for the San Diego Union-Tribune and wrote for her campus newspaper, the Guardian, where she served as editor-in-chief.
Laya Neelakandan is a rising senior at Northwestern University majoring in journalism and sociology with a minor in music. She is originally from Baltimore and will join the breaking news team. Neelakandan has interned at Fast Company, NBC News with Today.com and SEEMA Magazine, and she is a social media editor at Brown Girl Magazine.
Andrew Park is a rising senior at Columbia University studying computer science, math and urban studies. He is also managing editor for the school’s biggest student-run newspaper, the Columbia Daily Spectator, and served as graphics editor in the past year.
Sam Warren is a recent graduate from Syracuse University who majored in newspaper and online journalism. He wrote for the school newspaper, the Daily Orange, and interned as a sports reporter for Syracuse.com and with the communications staff for Syracuse University Athletics.
Matt Yan is the newsroom’s food and wine reporting intern. Originally from Washington, D.C., he is a senior at Northeastern University in Boston and will graduate in December with a combined degree in journalism and English. Yan most recently was a correspondent at the Boston Globe, where he wrote hundreds of breaking news stories about local crime, Taylor Swift, and everything in between. He also was the editor-in-chief of the Huntington News, Northeastern’s independent student paper, and an intern at Edible DC.
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