Internships: April 13, 2017

Renée Schafer Horton, Internship Coordinator

  • Room: 323A, Marshall Bldg
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  • Phone: 520-626-9219
  • Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Appointments: Visit here and follow the prompts.
  • Prior internship listings: Click here

Hello students!!

We’ve had some great news about some students getting fabulous summer internships! Many of them came about because people applied to listings on this listserv. So, let’s look at what is new this week:

  • A number of new internships
  • An offer to pitch stories to the Star; they have a freelance budget!
  • Some must-read advice in Tips section, especially if you want to go to the IRE conference in Phoenix this June or the SPJ/NAHJ conference in Anaheim in September.
  • A reminder that I will be teaching a 5-week, 1-unit course, JOUR 201A, this fall focused on getting internships and jobs. I highly recommend taking this if you are a current freshman or sophomore, but any and all of you will increase your chances of having your applications considered with what you’ll learn in the class.



Hipolito Corella, a senior editor at the Star, said the paper has a freelance budget. He said this is a good opportunity for students to get their work published and get paid. All you need is a good pitch! So that story you’ve been wanting to do? Pitch it to Mr. Corella at


4WT Media Documentary Intern UNPAID

Deadline: April 20. We are producing a documentary called DRAIN which focuses on the falling water levels of the Great Lakes and are looking for passionate interns to help build the social presence. DRAIN has a fantastic online presence already - and it's an opportunity to work on a project to truly make a difference. DRAIN was recently invited to the United Nations in New York to present with the prestigious Nexus Global Youth Summit.


RWS Entertainment Group Social Media & Video Production Intern. PAID, part-time; New York

Deadline: April 30

Full service, worldwide production company that provides the very best in custom-designed as well as pre-packaged events and live shows for corporations, theme parks, cruise ships, resorts, and the fashion industry. Established in 2003, RWS Entertainment Group was built from the ground up through the dedication and devotion of a hard working team. We have experienced continued growth embracing our mission, Raise Your Experience.

The Orlando Magic 2017-18 Internship Program PAID

Deadline: May 1. Open to juniors, seniors, graduate students AND May grads! This would require taking a year off from school to complete this internship if you haven’t already graduated. See Paloma re: details of taking a year off and still getting classes when you return. Begins in July 2017 and runs through June 2018.


Business Insider social video intern for Tech Insider video team. PAID

Deadline: May 1. This is a six-month position.

The role includes finding and pitching visual ideas for videos, as well as researching, writing, and producing scripts. The ideal candidate finds compelling and viral video online before anyone else. We're looking for someone with great story sense, clear writing skills, and video editing experience. To apply, go here.


The Ringer Summer Podcast Internship PAID (LA)

Deadline: May 1. Read details at link above to make sure you have the right tech skills. Then submit your application materials (résumé, three writing samples, and a cover letter) to and put “Summer Internship — Podcast” in the subject line. 

Business Insider Sports Intern PAID (NY)

Deadline: May 1. Internship can be summer or up to six months. Read all details and apply through the link above.


Radio 94.7, Sacramento. UNPAID

Deadline: May 5, but apply early for best consideration. How to apply here.



The Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI), which is a creativity engine designed to accelerate the commercialization of biomedical technologies, is looking for a journalism intern right now. This position will start ASAP and carry over through the summer. It is PAID ($10-15/hour, depending on experience). Intern will write content for social media/website pages. This is great for any of you wanting to go into science or technology reporting. If interested, please email résumé and three writing samples to Michael Dicaro Tell him you heard about the job through the School of Journalism listserv.


KOLD News 13 P/T Content Specialist - Editor (2)

Immediate opening for 2 part-time (30 hours/week, no benefits) morning video editors. Looking for an aggressive journalist who knows how to edit. Familiarity with Edius 7.5, JVC Cameras, non-linear editing, and studio camera operation a big plus. Strong organizational and deadline skills are essential. Reach out to one of the editors below with your resume and link to your most recent work AND apply online here.

·        E.J.Junker; Asst. Content Director; KOLD/KMSB/;

·        Robert Pyle; Content Operations Manager; KOLD/KMSB/;

·        Scott Coleman; KOLD/KMSB/;


The Montrose Daily Press and its online companion -- -- has an opening for sports reporter and they are looking at May graduates! The successful applicant will cover the primary news beat of Montrose, Olathe, Delta and the surrounding area. Photography and pagination skills regarded as a plus. Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. The Montrose Daily Press is a seven-day morning daily newspaper. It is a division of Wick Communications, a family-owned multi-media company, now in its third generation, with operations in community markets in 11 states. This location offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities in a growing market. Send your resume and a PDF of your clips, to: Matt Lindberg, Managing Editor Visit our web site at and visit our parent company’s web site


KYMA –TV/YUMA seeking anchors and reporters. PAID

Deadline: ASAP Fulltime job for May broadcast grads. News director Ernesto Romero is looking for some anchors and reporters in Yuma, Arizona. If interested, please email your résumé and a link to your reel, along with writing samples if you have them, to Ernesto Romero at, explaining that you heard through the UA School of Journalism that he had openings.


WATE6 TV Summer Internship (Knoxville TN) UNPAID

DeadlineApril 15. See link for application instructions.



Please note: For all the listings in the group below, you must be a 2017 AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association) member, but you do not need to be Asian American to apply. See Celina in the front office for how to join AAJA.

Deadline: Sunday, April 16. In addition to the $5,000 for school, the winner gets and travel, lodging and registration to summer AAJA conference. Details at the link above.

·        Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship $2,000 for school expenses. Deadline: Sunday, April 16. Details at link above.


KCRW 24-hour Radio Race CAN WIN $1,000

Every August, KCRW hosts the 24-Hour Radio Race: a whirlwind day of high-stakes radio making, open to all members of the broadcast community. We receive entries from radio newbies and seasoned professionals alike from all over the world. Entrants can produce solo or in teams and will have 24 HOURS to write, record, and edit a nonfiction radio story. Winners will have their pieces broadcast on KCRW’s “UnFictional” documentary program and be paid a licensing fee of $1,000. In addition winners will also receive one-year subscriptions to PRX (the Public Radio Exchange) and AIR (the Association for Independents in Radio).Additional prizes will be awarded for special achievements like the “Social Butterfly Award” and the “UnFictional Award”. This year’s Radio Race will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2017. To get on the listserv to be notified directly of all the rules and, and ask to be put on her notification list. Here’s a story by a woman won one the race in the past years, and more information on prior Races can be viewed at link above.


Brendan Burke USA Hockey Internship PAID

Deadline: Monday, May 1. The 10-month internship is based in the hockey operations department at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Michigan, and runs from August through June 2018. For MAY GRADUATES interested in hockey operations as a career. Details at the link above.


The Knot Summer 2017 Social Media Internship PAID New York

See all details and apply at link above.


Democracy Now! Video production internships PAID

Deadline: May 16 for a June 5 start date (!) I encourage you to apply by March. All details at link above.


Chronicle of Higher Education Fall Internship PAID

Deadline:  June 5, 2017. Full details at link above. Basic details: Send your application (in a single PDF) by noon, EST, on Monday, June 5, 2017.


ProPublica is offering a number of $500 scholarships to students who want to attend the national conventions of Conferences of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association and Native American Journalists Association. All info regarding scholarship and applying is here.


The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 tuition scholarships for collegiate sports journalists. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years in 2017 are eligible. Awards will be based on the students' journalistic work, academic record, financial need, and geography. Deadline is June 1.Include the following information in a letter of application: 

·        Name, address, age, phone number.

·        A copy of your transcript

·        A brief rundown of your financial situation, in regards to how he/she plans to pay for tuition.

·        Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections the student has edited), using either links or PDFs.

Email all the above to Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe at with APSE Scholarship in subject line.



If you are planning on doing journalism outside of the country this summer, or want to attend a professional journalism conference, you can for the Carpenter Travel Funds. See the attached form, fill out and return to Celina in the main office. Usually you can apply for up to $500 which would go a long way toward the IRE conference in Phoenix this June, or SPJ/NAHJ in September in Anaheim, CA.


This is your must read for this week, is this piece on former interns landing their first jobs. Read and learn.

If you’re freelancing as a photographer, CJR has an article on the best places for freelance photojournalists to pitch their photos.






Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator

Internship and Career Development

School of Journalism, University of Arizona

Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg., Room 323A

Tucson, AZ 85721-0158


HOURS: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To make appointments, visit and follow the prompts.


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