Aug. 24, 2017
Hope you all are surviving syllabus week! Make sure you see all the attachments below – there are internships, internship deadlines as well as a flyer for the EDGE internship preparation program, among other things. Also:
This is a pretty great article by an intern about why local journalism is important. Also, you just found out, reading it, of another paper offering internships!
Bookmark this link and check it frequently. It is NYU’s electronic internship database. They add new internships weekly.
Remember that we cannot list PR or Communication internships on this listserv. For those types of internships, look at the bulletin board opposite the bathrooms and the one outside my office. Downtown Tucson Radio has a new internship for the fall that is half-radio and half-marketing and promotions and it is posted today on those bulletin boards.
For instance, if you apply to an NBC affiliate in a small town and fail the drug test, you’ll never work for any NBC station ever. Interns are not usually tested, but your motto should be better safe than sorry. Marijuana lasts in your system for at least 14 days, even if you are just standing in a room where people are lighting up and breathing in that second-hand smoke. For more info check out:
And now – to events, internships, jobs and tips!
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS – mark your calendars NOW
· Samantha Cortese, morning anchor at KGUN9
· Christopher Conover, reporter, AZPM radio (NPR affiliate)
· Luis Carrasco, Arizona Daily Star editorial writer
· EJ Junker, KOLD-TucsonNewsNow producer
· Caitlin Schmidt, Arizona Daily Star reporter
· Johanna Willett, #ThisisTucson reporter
· Dylan Smith, TucsonSentinel.com editor and publisher
· Danyelle Khmara, Tucson Weekly reporter
· Myles Standish, Arizona Daily Star copy desk
You want to learn from these people! There will be a panel Q&A with these members of the local media, and then you can get your résumés, cover letters, work samples, reels, photos and multimedia packages critiqued in one-on-one sessions with faculty. RSVP is required for us to order pizza. Sign up here to attend and vote on type of pizza we should order! Open to all students.
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.
NEW INTERNSHIPS AND JOB LISTINGS
KOLD News 13 is looking for a part-time, Bilingual Digital Content Producer PAID
Seeking employee to create and publish news and other content on Spanish digital platforms, including Noticias website, app and social media pages. In addition to creating original Spanish content, will also translate, edit and publish stories written by others, create slideshows, video, and other online elements. Participate in daily editorial planning for station, working in fast-paced newsroom environment, delivering high quality work on deadline while working independently or as part of a team. Minimum requirements include exceptional writing ability, sound news judgment, clean driving record. Experience in news media preferred. Flexibility in schedule is required and candidate must be able to work holidays, etc. Pre-employment drug test required. Qualified applicants should apply onlinehere and attach resume and cover letter. No phone calls.
Deadline: Aug. 31 for the Jan. 1 fellowship. They have fellowships that begin in summer as well. Go to the link for all details, but if you are a female student graduating this year (Dec. or May), apply for this! Independent, nonprofit feminist media organization now in its 20th year offers three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. $2,000 stipend for the three-month period. This is not a full-time position, but an independent fellowship designed for writers who want to develop confident, well-rounded voices and are particularly interested in feminist criticism and mission-driven journalism. You can do this fellowship remotely. Fellows may be based globally, and U.S. citizenship or residence is not required to be a fellow. Applications must be submitted through our submission manager: see info in link above.
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 at email@example.com.
2017-18 Collegiate Baseball Scouting Network Writer Internship
Deadline: Sept. 5. See job description and application questionnaire attached as CSBBN Writing Internship.
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 blog. Very good for graduate students.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you want to write for #ThisisTucson, pitch Irene McKisson email@example.com. Pay ranges from $50-$100 depending on the story.
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.
NBCUniversal SOME PAID
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: mid-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. Current application is not yet posted, but see application that is up now to know what you need to get ready.
Pulliam Journalism Fellowship (Phoenix or Indianapolis) PAID
Deadline: Nov. 1. Should 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Deadline: Oct. 1. Hires 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 Sun; New Mexico PAID – and housing provided!
Deadline: February. You just apply through the common application at the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors website here: http://www.iswne.org/ 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 email@example.com. Please include in your cover letter your background, interests, and preferred department. See hyperlink above for deadlines for different semesters.
PLANNING AHEAD FOR SUMMER 2018 INTERNSHIPS
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.
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 take multipleinterns each summer.
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.
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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