Internships: Aug. 17, 2017

Renée Schafer Horton, Internship Coordinator

  • Room: 323A, Marshall Bldg
  • Email:
  • 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

Dear students, 

Happy end of summer and beginning of fall! This first message is packed with info, so read carefully.


Remember that my position is part-time. That means I am only in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments are the best way to guarantee you’ll get time with me, so see my availability and sign up for an appointment at the Wise Advising Calendar. If you can’t make an appointment, stop by and I’ll see you if I’m not with other students or on deadline.


If you have been offered a fall internship and did not get me paperwork in the spring, please fill out the paperwork attached to this email (Internship Application and Risk and Release Form), get it signed by your on-site internship supervisor, and then back to me before Sept. 5. We do not enroll students in internship after the second week of class. See this page for all info on internship policy/practice at the School of Journalism.


Do your future a favor and sign up for Journalism 201A – Career Success – a five-week one unit course focused on getting internships and jobs that meets on from 9 – 10:15 a.m., Tues/Thurs., beginning from Oct. 30 to Dec. 6. If you don’t have a conflicting class at that time, take Career Success. I guarantee it will help in your personal internship search and increase your chances of finding a job after graduation, and I can offer that guarantee because I’ve designed and am teaching the course.


Attached are a number of helpful documents for internship and job-search planning. One is all the places that students from our School have interned over the past nine years. This will give ideas of where you might want to intern. Another is hyperlinked list of various competitive paying internships in calendar form by application due date. The links will take you to summer 2016-17 deadlines, but fear not! Simply note when the deadline was in prior years, and return to that link closer to the deadline for the updated 2018 summer application. Another option? Search: “name of the company, internship, summer 2018.” Do that weekly until the new applications are up. Questions? Come see me.


We cannot list PR or Communication internships on this listserv. For those types of internships, please look at the bulletin board opposite the bathrooms in the School of Journalism and the one outside my office. Also, look at the Department of Communication Internship Digest, at this SBS page for internships in politics, and this SBS page for internships in lots of other areas, including non-profits.


FINALLY: Read this message every Thursday to get new listings for internships, and, as always, keep searching yourself near your hometowns or the city/town where you eventually want to work. This message will always be organized the same way:

·        General information (what you’re reading now)

·        Event announcements, if any

·        New internship and job listings

·        Prior listings still taking applications

·        Tips (for all sorts of things)


Happy reading and I’ll see you all soon! Bear down! ---- Renée


EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS – mark your calendars NOW

Wildcat Student Employment Fair: Aug. 23, 11a.m. – 3 p.m. in Student Union Grand Ballroom.

Hundreds of job opportunities available for students who want: to earn money, to work a flexible schedule and to work on or near campus. Local business looking to fill positions include: DeMont Family Swim School, American Woodmark, Casa de los Ninos, MaaXCloud, and SMG-Tucson Convention Center. View the complete list of participating employers when you RVSP on Handshake. Some of the UA departments signed up for this year’s fair: Engineering Design Program, Arizona Public Media, Tucson Village Farm, UA Residence Life, UA Campus Recreation, and The THINK TANK.


Pizza and Portfolios: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5 to 7 p.m., beginning in the Marshall Room 312 (Reading Room.) Join local media for pizza and a panel presentation on getting jobs in journalism, then have your résumés, cover letters, work samples, reels, photos and multimedia packages critiqued in one-on-one sessions with faculty. RSVP is required because we need to order pizza. Sign up here to attend and vote on type of pizza we should order! Open to all students.


Fall Internship Fair: Friday, Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.mRecruiters will be coming to interview for both spring 2018 and summer 2018 internships. Must have completed or be currently enrolled in JOUR 205 to attend. Exceptions made for students with at least a year’s experience/clips from the Wildcat or Aztec Press. Recruiters are still being finalized. Once they are, a link to sign up for interviews will be sent through this listserv.  Get your résumés, cover letters, and work samples prepared in both print and digital formats (PDFs) now, because all the recruiters you interview with want those materials sent to them via email by Oct. 7.


Prepare for Fall Career Days - Sept. 18-22

A comprehensive week of workshops and activities designed to help students in various stages of their career development. These sessions well help students plan their career strategy, practice articulating their experiences and to professionally present themselves. Students will also benefit from meaningful contact with employers who will also be attending Fall Career Days. See the link above for all relevant information and to RSVP.


Fall Career Days - Sept. 25-27

UA has optimized your job and internship search by bringing employers to you. Go to the link above for all relevant information to know what days you should attend and see which employers are coming.




On UA campus: Science writer wanted PAID ($10-$11/hour)

Deadline: August 30.

Steward Observatory is seeking undergraduate journalism student to work 10 hours/week on an astronomy teaching, communication, and outreach project, under the supervision of Chris Impey, Associate Dean of Astronomy and University Distinguished Professor. You will be creating printed and web materials on topics and misconceptions in astronomy and we are in need of talented writers and journalists who can help us craft compelling stories for videos and for articles on our website. See this website for sample articles. No previous science knowledge is required, but an interest in science, particularly astronomy and space science (and a willingness to learn) is a must! Also check out our YouTube channels: here and here. To apply for the position, send a résumé, letter of interest and five writing samples to Dr. Matthew Wenger, Education Program Manager


Pulliam Journalism Fellowship (Phoenix or Indianapolis) PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. Will be at fall internship fair interviewing. Download application at link above or apply online BEFORE the Oct. 13 internship fair at our School! Join us for the summer of 2018. The Arizona Republic and Indianapolis Star, two of the largest papers in Gannett Co.'s USATODAY NETWORK, are seeking college students and new graduates with a talent for reporting, news design and graphics, social media, or photo- and video journalism for an exciting and demanding journalism fellowship program.


AZ Capitol Television Broadcast internship PAID and TUITION WAIVER

Deadline: Oct. 25.

Information on Legislative internships can be found here

Arizona Capitol Television is offering several paid internships to qualified college students during the 2018 spring semester – the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-Third Arizona State Legislature. These broadcast internships give students a rare opportunity to gain an insiders’ understanding of the legislative process while developing their television production, journalism and communication skills in a professional work environment. Interns work full-time at the State Capitol (January-May) producing video coverage of legislative proceedings for the Internet and cable television. Interns earn a paycheck, a tuition waiver (NAU and U of A students only), and up to 12 hours of upper division class credits.


The Arizona Daily Star freelance reporters PAID

Good opportunity for students to get their work published and get paid. All you need is a good story pitch! If you’ve got a piece 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 or, if you want to write for #ThisisTucson, pitch Irene McKisson at Pay ranges from $50-$100 depending on the story.


2017-18 Collegiate Baseball Scouting Network Writer Internship

Deadline: Sept. 5. See job description and application questionnaire attached to this email as CSBBN Writing Internship.


Dow Jones News Fund Summer Internships PAID

Deadline: Normally Nov. 1. New deadlines will be announced by Sept. 10. Provides free pre-internship seminars and weekly salaries for at least 10 weeks. Students are assigned to media based on academic performance, DJNF copy-editing scores and news outlet requests. Interns who return to college full-time receive $1,000 scholarships. If you got an A in JOUR 320 (editing) you should take advantage of this opportunity because completing on of these internships can greatly increase your job chances post-graduation. Practice tests and workshops from Prof. Nancy Sharkey will be announced within the first two weeks of school. Questions, please email Professor Sharkey at


Mediacom Summer Internship PAID

Deadline: Late fall/early spring. The link above takes you to all the information about the internship that just concluded (summer 2017), so look at it and if interested, mark your calendars to check back to the link mid-September and then every week thereafter for the 2018 application.



Deadlines: September & October, depending on internship. NBC Universal has posted all its major internships here. Students should apply as soon as possible for highest consideration, according to the NBCUni Campus recruiter. Summer 2017 internships will be posted by the end of September, but the recruiter advises checking the hyperlink above daily for new postings and applying right away. They sometimes close applications before the deadline if they think they have


Boston Globe Summer 2017 internship PAID

Deadline: October. Will not take emailed applications! Hires 11 interns to work as reporters, or as a photographer, designer or copy editor. More information on the program and an application can be found here.


Sports Journalism Institute PAID

Deadline: Nov. 2. New application will be up at link above by Sept. 15. Ten student journalists will be selected. Ideally, applicants should be college sophomores or juniors. Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated interest in sports journalism as a career and excellence on the required essay. The Institute is designed to attract talented students to journalism through opportunities in sports reporting and editing and enhance racial and gender diversity in sports departments of newspapers nationwide. The program will begin with one week of classes at Missouri University in Columbia, Mo. and eight weeks of professional experience at a paid internship in the sports department of a daily newspaper in the U.S., and a $500 scholarship upon successful completion of the program for students returning to college.


Atlanta Journal-Constitution PAID

Deadline: Oct. 1Hires multiple interns. Must be a sophomore when applying and have had at least a year at the Wildcat and have completed (or are currently in) at least one internship to be competitive. All details at link above.


The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship. PAID.

Deadline: Oct. 6. Part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and storytelling in one, two, or three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society. Storytellers publish stories on the Fulbright-National Geographic Stories blogVery good for graduate students.


Washington Post Summer 2018 Internship PAID

Deadline: Usually first of October. Must be a junior, senior or graduate student. Go to this page for the FAQs to know how to prepare, and check back at the link after Sept. 1 for current deadline.


Denver Post Summer 2018 Internship PAID

Deadline: Oct. 31. Editors choose interns in news and features reporting, photography and design. Go to link to get details on application requirements. Must have had a prior internship and/or a couple years at the Wildcat. They also offer part-time (24 hours/week) internships all year long. Go to link above and see details.


High Country News Internships & Fellowships PAID (free housing and a stipend!)

Deadline: Nov. 1 for a January start date and in January for a summer start date. This is for students graduating in December or May who want to work with environmental journalism. Read all the info at the link in headline.


Star-Tribune Media Company PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1 (application normally opens Oct. 1). Most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college, worked for a college news outlet AND interned with at least one other professional daily news organization. See link above and keep checking for current application.


L.A. Times 2017 Summer Reporting Internships PAID

Deadline: November. They don’t have their current application up, but keep checking at link above and be ready to apply – it should be open no later than Oct. 1. They are looking for reporting interns for all news and features departments: Metro/Local, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages and our Washington, D.C., bureau. Can apply online or submit your applications directly by snail mail to Tracy Boucher / Director of News Development, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. You can apply to both internships. Application requires: cover letter, resume with three references; one-page personal essay; and up to 10 work samples. Highly competitive – get going now!


Seattle Times Summer 2017 internship PAID

Deadline: Application opens on Oct. 1. See link above for details and flyers outside of Renee’s office. They have internships in news, investigation, sports, graphics, copy-editing, photojournalism and digital interactives.


Rio Grande SunNew Mexico PAID – and housing provided!

Deadline: February. You just apply through the common application at the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors website here: ISWNE offers internships at papers across the country and not all of them pay, but the Rio Grande Sun does, and the editor helps interns get housing for almost no cost or free, so list Rio Grande Sun as your top choice and then also reach out to the editor there. We have a 2017 UA alum working there and she loves it.


The Austin (TX) Chronicle. UNPAID

The Austin Chronicle offers unpaid internships in the spring, summer, and fall semesters. School credit available, and hours are flexible. Interns will be paired with one or more departments (News, Music, Food, Arts & Culture, Screens, and Social Media), work closely with editors, and gain first-hand experience with print and digital newsroom operations. Applicants should send a cover letter, three writing samples (journalism or academic), and a résumé to Please include in your cover letter your background, interests, and preferred department. See hyperlink above for deadlines for different semesters.




The Montreal Gazette PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. Go to this link on Sept. 15 to get current year’s application. Deadline is always November.


The Tulsa World PAID

Deadline: Dec. 1. Put this on your calendar for Oct. 15 to look for application. Deadline is always sometime in December.


Broadway World (online magazine) editorial internshipUNPAID

Deadline: Reach out to them at or through the online form on this page in February to ask when and how to apply for summer 2018.



Deadline: March 1, 2018. This Memphis, TN stations takes a news intern and a meteorology intern each summer. Go here for details.


Christian County Headliner News; Ozark, Missouri

Deadline: Probably March. Reach out in February to their current managing editor for details on how to apply. Only paper of record for Christian County, MO, and they takemultiple interns each summer.


NBC News Associates Program PAID

Deadline is usually in March but applications open in January and are first-come first-served, so apply early. Check this website in November to know how to apply and get your letters of recommendation.


Wogammer Fellowship PAID

If you’re female and have coding skills, mark this on your calendar to check for the current deadline in December.


KUER 90.1 NPR station PAID (UTAH)

Deadline: Rolling. You need to reach out through link above by February for a summer internship. This is paid only $500 for the semester, but if you’re in Utah for the summer and can live at home… worth it.


TEGNA – all stations PAID

Deadlines: Varies by station. Sign up here for news alerts so you see job openings and internship opps. Phoenix News 12 is one of these stations and they have three paid internships each summer.



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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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