Internships: Aug. 31, 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

Aug. 31, 2017

Dear students: 

I can’t encourage you enough to come to the following event. You must RSVP here.


Pizza and Portfolios: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5 to 7 p.m., beginning in Marshall Room 312 (Reading Room) featuring:

·        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, editor and publisher

·        Danyelle Khmara, Tucson Weekly reporter

·        Myles Standish, Arizona Daily Star copy desk

We will start with a panel discussion/Q&A and then students who want to have their résumés, cover letters, work samples, reels, photos and multimedia packages critiqued will do so in one-on-one sessions with faculty members who are attending. RSVP is required for us to order pizza and so faculty know what to expect in regard to critique.  Sign up here to attend and vote on type of pizza we should order! Open to all students. This is a rare chance to hear from people who have made journalism a career.



Arizona Broadcasters Career Fair  Thursday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pima Community College downtown campus.

If you want a job in broadcasting, it is worth going to this to see the options. You can also approach the representatives there about doing internships for them in the spring and/or part-time jobs in the spring or summer


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.


Fall Internship Fair: Friday, Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Recruiters 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.



TIPS of the week (more at end of this message):

u  If you want to intern at CNN, make sure you have a program in mind that you want to intern for. Read this student’s article about her experience on the Erin Burnett’s “Out Front” prime-time political reporting show. See all CNN internships (and everything from Turner Broadcasting here.) You can add your email on the Turner page to be notified of internship and job openings.

u  Ed2010 is the place to go for magazine internships. Students can sign up with their email to search for internships or potential jobs. The website also sends out weekly emails with tips or articles that are helpful. Go to to sign up and check it out.



AZ Capitol Television Broadcast internship or The Bolles Legislative Reporting Fellowship Deadline: Oct. 25. BOTH PAID with a TUITION WAIVER

Information on Legislative internships can be found here’. Information about the Bolles’ Reporting Fellowship can be found by contacting Dr. Terry Wimmer in Room 324 of the School of Journalism building. These internships are during the 2018 spring semester – the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-Third Arizona State Legislature. The broadcastinternships 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.



Time Warner Broadcast internships. PAID

Deadline: Varies. All details here.


Chicago Public Media InternshipPAID

Deadline: Depends of if you want spring or summer. Find out details here, including a nice little article on what makes a winning application!  CPM is noted for producing great radio, as well as producing Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, a very popular news-quiz show.


McClatchy News Service PAID

Deadline: Varies according to position and location. See all details here and use filters.


KGUN/Scripps local seeking graphic artist. PAID

We're seeking a Graphic Designer who will be responsible for designing, creating and operating graphic related hardware and using tools such as 2D and 3D animation, print creatives, video shoots, stock imagery and photography for the Scripps television stations. Details and how to apply here.



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. 


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.



Deadlines: September & October, depending on internshipNBC Universal has posted all its major internshiphere. 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


Seattle Times Summer 2017 internship PAID

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


Atlanta Journal-Constitution PAID

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 internshipto be competitive. All details at link above.


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.


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.


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.


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 priorinternship 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.


The Montreal Gazette PAID

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


TEGNA – all stations PAID

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


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.


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 theseinternships 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


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.


Wogammer Fellowship PAID

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


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!


Mediacom Summer Internship PAID

Deadline: Late fall/early spring. The link above takes you to all the information about theinternship 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.


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.


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 offersinternships 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.


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.


KUER 90.1 NPR station PAID (UTAH)

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



Want an international internshipThe School of Journalism has a $2,000 scholarship it gives out to students who want get a journalism internship in a foreign country. Here’s some advice on why you might consider an internship in a foreign country and you can come talk to me about ways to find journalism internships abroad.


u  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.

u  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!

u  Bookmark this link and check it frequently. It is NYU’s electronic internshipdatabase. They add new internships weekly.

u  Also, look at the Department of Communication Internship Digest, at this SBS pagefor internships in politics, and this SBS page for internships in lots of other areas, including non-profits.

u  Three things you should do immediately after your internship ends listed here.

u  Do you want to work in entertainment? You should join the job board here.

u  Suggestions for landing dream internship from a college student here.

u  Want to know what to do while waiting to hear back on jobs you’ve applied for?Do these things so you can decrease your stress and increase your chances of being employable.

u  Want to know the best college internshipaccording to various outlets? Go hereand check it out.

u  Looking for something outside of journalismHere is a new site with jobs that need your journalism skills!






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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