Internships: April 27, 2017

Renée Schafer Horton, Internship Coordinator

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April 27, 2017

Hello students!!

You’re almost at the finish line! There are some great JOBS listed below, new ones for May grads so check those out, and there is a great late-announced PAID internship in Reno!

Remember, if you have been offered a summer internship, regardless of if it is paid or unpaid, in journalism or not, please come see me or email me so I can keep all our data correct about who is doing what and let you know your options for credit.

Remember to look on the bulletin board by the bathroom if you’re interested in internships outside of journalism. There are a number of paid communications jobs open for summer or fall.



The Reno Gazette-Journal digital news writing/multimedia production interns (2) PAID

Deadline: May 10. The internship is a paid, 10-week commitment. However, start/end date is flexible, depending on intern's college schedule. Interns are expected to work 40-hour weeks with some nights and weekends as a member of our team. The RGJ typically helps the interns find housing, but interns must be able to provide their own transportation for the summer. Interns will work directly with current RGJ staff members in story and concept development, story editing and multimedia production. Familiarity with iPhones and producing videos on iPhones is a plus. Social media acumen also is preferred. The general assignment writing internship will include some sports coverage. Reporters shoot and edit video and photos, and tweet, Facebook Live, create graphics and maps, etc. as well as write. To apply, please submit a cover letter, current résumé and no more than three clips in a Word document or PDF via email to content strategist Peggy Santoro, at  The deadline for applications is May 10. The RGJ will contact finalists for more information and to set up a phone interview by May 12. Applicants who are not contacted by that time will not be contacted further and can consider the process closed. All applications must be submitted by email; no hard copies or phone calls please.




Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc., in Cottonwood, AZ seeking News Reporter. PAID

Immediate opening for May grads! Job responsibilities include reporting and writing stories, taking photos and creating news videos. The ideal candidate will have clear, concise writing skills with an unwavering penchant for accuracy; knowledge of Associate Press style and experience with online and social media news delivery. Strong page design skills with Adobe Indesign desired. Please send resume, examples of writing and photography and page design to Dan Engler at


ABC7, Amarillo, TX PAID

Immediate opening for May grad. Alum Kendra Hall wants more School of Journalism grads in Amarillo with her. Apply at this link/posting and put Kendra’s name down in the section where they ask how you heard about the job.


ProPublica is hiring for 12 positions in New York and Chicago offices. PAID

Immediate jobs for May grads, including full-time, temporary, and contract positions. Seeking to fill these positions very quickly, so apply now. Seeking:

Investigative reporter to take on stories that will surprise, probe deeply, test underlying assumptions and bring change. Full details.

Freelance Producer/Copy Editor: Looking for a sharp-eyed, detail-oriented web producer with copy editing experience to supplement our New York newsroom on a temporary freelance basis.

See listing for full details.

Data Editor with the vision and skills to guide, edit and elevate top-notch, data-based projects that spur change. See listing for full details.News Apps Developers (One Contract, One Permanent): one contract and one permanent software developer/journalist to join its award-winning news applications team. See listing for full details.News Apps Developers for Politics (Contract): seeking journalist-developers to work on unifying and enhancing our interactive databases (we call them “news applications”) that cover politics and the Congress. These are contract positions that begin immediately and run until the end of 2017.

See listing for full details.

Senior Research Fellow: Seeking top-notch senior research fellow to work in one of America’s most innovative newsrooms. You’ll team up with reporters and editors to do the kind of deep digging required to put out rigorous, powerful investigations. See listing for full details.Data Fellow to help create in-depth, data-driven investigations. See listing for full details.Engagement Reporter, ProPublica Illinois to help grow ProPublica Illinois’ audience and work on investigative projects. See listing for full details.Reporter, ProPublica Illinois: Help launch ProPublica’s first regional operation in Chicago. See listing for full details.Senior Editor, ProPublica Illinois to work with our editor-in-chief to create and run a successful online news site and to guide, edit and elevate top-notch, compelling investigations that spur change. See listing for full details.Web Producer, ProPublica Illinois looking for a sharp-eyed, detail-oriented web producer to join our new Chicago-based newsroom covering Illinois. See listing for full details.



Candidate must be a self-starter, able to work under tight deadlines and be a vocal part of a newsroom that has a heavy focus on digital. We are looking for a high-energy, creative candidate with a journalistic background who can write or edit an AP-style news story quickly with no errors and knows how to engage an audience on social media and drive them to our content.

A digital content producer must be able to conceptualize and implement compelling digital stories that include elements such as live video, polls, social media posts, video and slideshows.

You will also need a command of image editing, video production and streaming video as well as the ability to quickly learn new applications used in the newsroom. Qualified applicants, apply here and attach resume and link to your most recent and best work. No phone calls please.



Content Writer/Social Media guru PAID (Boston)

Deadline: May 1. Want you to start in mid-May. If you’re a Boston native, this job’s for you. 20 hours/week in their office near Fenway Park. Details and to apply at link above.


NFL internships in social media PAID (various locations)

Most of these positions start in July and end in Feb., so better for May grads than current students. All details at link above.



KOLD Producer/Assignments desk (part-time – 30 hours) PAID

Deadline: ASAP. Immediate opening for a Newscast Producer/Assignment Editor. Job for May graduates. We`re looking for a high-energy, creative candidate who can be a leader for our newscasts. Must be willing to take chances, make key decisions, and have a bank of story ideas. Stackers and packers need not apply. Flexibility and tight writing skills are essential. Must understand the importance of web and mobile reporting, as well as Facebook, Twitter and other social media. You will need to have the drive to win the big local stories.  When not producing you may be asked to work on the Assignment Desk. We're looking for an aggressive journalist who knows how to work the phones and the scanners. Strong organizational and dispatch skills are essential. Must have solid awareness of community issues. This is a great foot-in-the-door opportunity. You will work weekends and nights.  Qualified applicants, apply online here and attach resume, cover letter, and link to your most recent work.  No phone calls please. 


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.


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


KOLD- News/Content Specialist (part-time - 30 hours) PAID

Deadline: ASAP. Job for May graduates. Successful candidate will perform traditional production assistant duties (chyron, audio, studio camera, and teleprompter) as well as newsroom duties including editing and posting to our website. Familiarity with Edius 7.5, JVC Cameras, non-linear editing, and studio camera operation a big plus. Strong organizational and deadline skills are essential. This is an exciting position with great potential for upward mobility. Flexible schedule required. College Degree and/or relevant experience preferred.   Apply online here and submit resume with cover letter. No phone calls please.


Telemundo Bureau chief in multimedia journalist – Tucson-based PAID

Deadline: not listed. Job for bilingual May graduates. Telemundo Arizona is currently looking for an individual with a comprehensive understanding of television news production, with an outstanding writing and verbal communications skills. Individual must also have knowledge of the Edius editing system, and camera operation


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.

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 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.


Opposing Views/Render Media op-ed internshipPAID

Deadline: not listed. As a journalism intern focused on opinion-editorial pieces for Render Media, you will research and write articles for, the company's flagship news site boasting 32 million unique monthly visitors. Seeking interns to cover politics, religion and society stories in both op-eds and hard news articles. Internship begins in June and last approximately three months. Opportunity for advancement to freelance upon completion of the internship. See all details at the link above and website here.


FOX 31 – Denver UNPAID

Interns will have an opportunity to perform duties in the fast-paced environment of a news gathering operation. KDVR/KWGN off the unique experience of working under two television stations housed in the same facility, broadcasting two morning shows simultaneously, produce and air two daily entertainment programs and provide five hours of nightly news coverage. Interns will explore various aspects of the newsroom including Reporting, Photography, Production, Assignment Desk, Sports and Digital Media. Preference given to current juniors and seniors in college. For application details see 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.


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.




Remember: Hipolito Corella, a senior editor at the Arizona Daily Star, recently announced that the paper has a freelance budget. This is a good opportunity for students to get their work published and get paid. All you need is a good pitch! If you’ve got are not standing story you’ve been working on in journalism 306 or another journalism class, or if there something you’ve always wanted to do, pitch it to Mr. Corella at


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.

Remember to look at the Department of Communication Internship Digest (check it every week – bookmark it!) for non-journalism internships.




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.

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