Internships: Dec. 6 and Nov. 30, 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

Dec. 6, 2017

Dear all:


Rarely is there a feature writing paid internship, but there is one right now at the Las Vegas Review-Journal – and it could lead to a fulltime job after the internship. You can also apply as a junior or senior wanting to take a semester off and work in LV for the spring. They reached out to us specifically – they’d love a UA student there. Feature writers – this is your chance!


Here is where to apply and below is job description and application instructions.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is offering a Features internship. Our team needs a dynamic storyteller who can cover the entertainment capital of the world as well as the interesting events and people behind the city's burgeoning arts, cultural and culinary scenes.

The ideal candidate is a junior or senior or a recent college graduate; has completed a previous internship or written features for a professional print or online publication; can generate original story ideas and handle breaking news assignments; can write clean copy quickly; can request, upload and archive photos; is active on all social media platforms and understands what appeals to a digital audience; and can shoot and edit video.

Start and end dates for the internship are flexible, but we're looking for someone who is able to begin in December and work through May, depending on availability. Interns work 40 hours a week and are paid $15 an hour ($600 a week). They are eligible for overtime pay if they are asked to work it. They also receive mileage reimbursement (about 35 cents per mile). A reliable vehicle is required.

The Review-Journal is an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screening is mandatory.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and links to three to five work samples to Assistant Managing Editor for Features Anastasia Hendrix at Please put "Features intern application" in the subject line

Nov. 30, 2017

Dear students:
We are almost at the end!!! Bring on the chocolate fountain! Please pay close attention to this listserv, especially if you have a spring internship.
1.      If you have a spring internship for the spring, I need the internship application and risk and release form filled out by you, then signed by your on-site supervisor on the appropriate lines, and returned to me no later than Dec. 18 so I can get you enrolled for the spring credit.
2.      There is a new place to search for jobs for those of you graduating this year and willing to move to the Dallas area. The site was passed on by a journalism alum. Jobs are writing jobs at niche publications and/or communications jobs for which your journalism degree qualifies you. Check it out []here and bookmark it for the future.
3.      There are also two new places to look for internships! Here and here.
4.      Have a less than stellar GPA and worried about internships or jobs? Read this so you know how to handle that.
5.      Mark your calendar for the SPRING INTERNSHIP FAIR here at the School of Journalism: Friday, March 16. Get off from your jobs now and plan to do classwork ahead of time so you can come interview for Tucson internships for the summer and/or fall.
6.      There is a killer paid freelance (paid!) opening for students who can turn copy around pretty quickly and want to work to telecommute from Tucson!
Deadline: Dec. 5. See all details at link above. You must be enrolled student, so Dec. 2017 grads do not qualify.
KOLD News 13 FT Multimedia Journalist (MMJ). Perfect for December grads!
Deadline: Not listed but assume this second. Successful candidate will need a Bachelor degree in Journalism or related field. Minimum 1-2 years reporting experience/live reporting preferred. Ability to tell memorable stories and experience in breaking major news stories preferred. Computer literacy preferred, including ENPS and Avid editing. Candidate may shoot some of their own material using JVC or Sony High Definition cameras and edit on non-linear equipment. Must demonstrate strong news judgment, a keen sense of logistics, and ability to work well under pressure with strong “live” reporting skills. Candidate will gather, write and present news reports for various newscasts including our digital platforms, and will perform other duties as assigned by News Management. Must have valid driver`s license and proof of insurability. Candidate must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen and MVR check. Qualified applicants, please apply online here and attach your resume, references, a cover letter explaining your news attitude and philosophy, and links to your work. No phone calls please. 
Top Class Actions freelance news reporter PAID.
Deadline: Dec. 8. This is a telecommuting position. Need someone to start in late December and work through January. Will also need people in spring and summer.
Must know AP-Style, inverted-Pyramid style of reporting, and be able to produce clean copy. Classwork is acceptable as work samples to apply. Salary is $20/per 500-word article and you are required to write 2 articles/day. (That math means $200/week for six-eight hours work). Writing assignments are given by 3 pm each day and must be turned in by 10 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Friday. See the website – this is a niche website reporting on class action lawsuits. Knowledge of law is not required. In fact, most of our writers do not have a legal background. You will be reporting on court documents with the goal of informing consumers about lawsuits and settlements that may interest them. For example, a lawsuit accusing McDonald’s of falsely advertising that its sandwiches are made with “100% Chicken”, or a settlement over claims that Uber sent unwanted text message spam. Freelancer will be trained on the basic concepts of SEO, including keyword usage, as well as WordPress. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and two news reporting writing samples (class assignments okay) to Sarah Mirando at
Deadline: Not listed. Assume Dec. 10 for spring and no later than Jan. 30 for summer. APPLY NOW. This is with Tribune Media Group. See details to apply at link above.
The Sierra Vista Herald/Review spring 2018 news design interns. UNPAID (eventually paid)
Deadline: Dec. 15.  The Herald/Review is a five-day-a-week newspaper. We also design weeklies in Arizona, Alaska, California and Louisiana as well as specialty publications and magazines. We are looking for a visual journalist to join our design team. You will gain experience working on diverse publications that truly reflect their communities. We need designers who have experience with InDesign and Photoshop; knowing Illustrator is a plus. You need to be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with multiple daily deadlines. After training in Sierra Vista, our interns have the option of working out of our Sierra Vista office or our Tucson office, conveniently located minutes from the UA campus. If interested, contact Bethany Strunk with a resume, cover letter/email and work samples at
Deadline: Not Listed, assume Dec. 1. For December grads and students who can take a semester off. Students wanting a summer internship there should keep checking back hereto see when it is listed. (Normally listed Jan. 1 with a mid-Feb. deadline.)
Deadline:  Dec. 1. Application link and details here. You must send a résumé, including email, postal address and telephone number; work samples according to what you are applying for (see specific details of work samples required of reporters, photographers and video producers on the poster outside Reneé’s office (Marshall Room 323A); and a typewritten cover letter (no more than 500 words) explaining why you want to be an intern, your ambitions and interests, and your experience in journalism, including multimedia. Salary is $500/week. I lived on $800 a MONTH during my first reporting job. It can be done, especially in Kentucky, which by the way, has some amazing hiking.
Deadline: Dec. 1. Please send a PDF of your resume to Noelle Devoe (, Internship Coordinator, with subject line: “ Fellowship: [Your Name]”. Please include your cover letter and any links to relevant clips, social media accounts, and personal website/blogs in the body of the email.
Deadline: December 1. All info about the internship program can be found One of our students did this internship last year and worked at a magazine in NY. This is a ten-week program for rising college seniors (current juniors) at magazines in New York and Washington. Since the program was founded in 1967, 2,000 college students have worked as ASME interns. Nearly 500 have gone on to successful careers in print and electronic journalism. Interns participate in a three-day orientation program and learn the fundamentals of reporting, fact checking and copy editing. Over the course of the summer, ASME interns attend special events in New York and Washington and meet regularly with top editors. ASME interns report, edit, fact-check and copy-edit for print and online publications. It helps if you are nominated by your School, so if you are interested in applying, see Renee or a favorite professor about nomination. Questions? Come see me.
Reuters 2018 Journalism Internship PAID
Deadline: Dec. 1
Description: "Reuters offers talented students and graduates with a strong interest in journalism an opportunity to learn at the world's largest international multimedia news provider. Our paid internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting."
Deadline: Dec. 1. Put this on your calendar for Oct. 15 to look for application. Deadline is always sometime in December.
Los Angeles Times Summer Visualization and Data Internship PAID
Deadline: Dec. 1
Description: "Are you a journalist+nerd+artist? Do you geek out on data, human visual perception or user experience? Do you excel at generating visualizations that inform and entertain? Then we have a place for you. The Los Angeles Times is looking for interns to join our Visualization and Data Department." 
Buzzfeed Emerging Writers Fellowship PAID
Deadline: Dec. 4
Description: "With the mission of diversifying the broader media landscape by investing in the next generation of necessary voices, BuzzFeed's Emerging Writers Fellowship is designed to give writers of great promise the support, mentorship, and experience necessary to take a transformative step forward in their careers."
Asian American Journalists Association Student Ambassador PAID (fully funded summer abroad) Deadline: Dec 5. You work for AAJA. See Student Ambassador One-Pager for all the information. Interested students should submit their application here. 
Propublica Health Care Reporter PAID
Deadline: Dec. 8. Seeking reporter who wants to land powerful stories about the U.S. health care system’s inequities, weaknesses and gaps in oversight. Few topics affect readers as much as health care, and we want someone who is passionate about exploring the system’s winners and losers. Apply now here.
Forbes Editorial Internship Program PAID
Deadline: Dec. 8
Description: "Our editorial interns have written dozens of posts for and contributed to some of our biggest web/print packages, including the Top Colleges and Forbes 400 issues. Some wrote pieces for Forbes magazine; a few continue to write as contributors after heading back to college; others have been hired as full time staffers."
Deadline: Dec. 15 (and follow-up with contact below in January) Placements primarily in NY City, although recruiter says there may be one or two openings in LA. To apply for the Editorial internship, send a résumé, cover letter and three writing samples to Hillary Frey, HuffPost Director of Editorial Strategy at Ms. Frey came to UA and spoke with some of our students a month ago. We’re lucky to have the contact, so consider applying. 
Deadline: Dec. 15. offering a fellowship, supported by the Scripps Howard Foundation, to train emerging reporters in the journalistic tools of tomorrow. Applicants can choose from a number of tracks: Investigative reporting, engagement reporting, data reporting or multimedia storytelling. The fellowship runs for a year, from June 2018 through June 2019, pays $50,000 and includes full benefits. The deadline for applications is Dec. 15. Apply now here.
Propublica/Google News Lab Fellowship PAID
Deadline: Dec. 15. Seeking undergraduate and graduate students interested in using technology to tell investigative stories through data science, infographics design, programming and journalism. Fellows who are already familiar with at least two of these areas will hone their existing skills and learn new ones at ProPublica over their 10 weeks in the program. Fellows will receive a stipend of $9,000 and a travel budget of $1,000 from Google during the 10-week program, which runs from June through August. The deadline for applications is Dec. 15. Apply now
Deadline: Dec. 15. The program, which starts in June 2018, is a paid opportunity for postgraduates looking to kick start their journalism career. Your degree does not have to be in journalism to be considered. We are looking for people with a demonstrated passion and commitment to journalism, and a desire to become a future leader in the industry. Investigative news, Newsroom 360 and Data Reporting are the tracks. Everyone who applied for the Pulliam should apply for this.
Los Angeles Times Summer Data Desk Internship PAID
Deadline: Dec. 15
Description: "The Los Angeles Times is looking for an intern to join our Data Desk. It is a paid position. The Data Desk is a team of reporters and computer programmers that works with journalists in The Times newsroom to collect, organize, analyze and present large amounts of information. In short, we use data to find and tell stories. Stories that make a difference. Stories that otherwise would not be told."
Los Angeles Times Summer Design Internship PAID
Deadline: Dec. 15
Description: "Submissions will be accepted for internships working alongside some of the best designers in the business. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong visual sense for page design outside the classroom and have newsroom deadline experience." 
Deadline: Dec. 18. All details at link above.
Deadline: Dec. 31
Description: "The NPR Kroc Fellowship identifies and develops a new generation of extraordinary public radio journalists. Over the course of a year, the three Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing."
Google News Lab Fellowships PAID
Deadline: Jan. 3
Pay: $8,500 stipend and $1,000 for travel
Description: "The Google News Lab Fellowship offers students interested in journalism and technology the opportunity to spend the summer working at relevant organizations across the U.S. to gain valuable experience and make lifelong contacts and friends."
Applications open January 3 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.
American Press Institute Summer Fellowship PAID
Deadline: Jan. 7
Pay: $9,000 stipend for 12 weeks
Description: "The American Press Institute offers a summer fellowship for college students or recent graduates to contribute to and learn from the Institute’s efforts to conduct research, convene thought leaders, create tools and publish insights that advance innovation and sustainability in journalism. The program is for students with high levels of initiative, analytical thinking and ambitious ideas about inventing future models of journalism."
The Hearst Journalism Fellowship PAID – Two-year program!
Deadline: Jan. 12. But apply early! For December and May grads (and recent graduates currently working in the field). All FAQs are here and application instructions are here. Begins August 2018. The Fellowship is a two-year program focusing on journalism in a changing digital world. The Fellowship program consists of two 12-month rotations at our top metro papers. Fellows will receive training, mentoring and real-world experience alongside top journalists who are using cutting-edge tools to tell stories through data, video, and more. Hearst Fellows are full-time employees with competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance and relocation assistance. Candidates must be willing to relocate to San Francisco, Houston, San Antonio, Albany, and/or New Haven as those newspapers employ our Fellows. 
Deadline: Jan. 26.
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice. Offers a limited number of paid summer internships for student journalists. Interns work in our New York City offices alongside our staff of award-winning reporters and editors, pitch and write their own stories and data and visualization projects and contribute to longer investigative work. Internships generally last eight weeks. We also offer training sessions in topics such as FOIAs. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and clips or other examples of your work
Times Media Group (Phoenix), including Pulitzer Prize Winning East Valley Tribune UNPAID
Deadline: January 30. Requirement: showing previous experience and aptitude. Seeking fulltime summer interns. Many interns become paid freelancers. Contact Paul Maryniak,Executive Editor Ahwatukee Foothills News and East Valley Tribune at with an email cover letter, five work samples showing your range, and a resume in JANUARY.
Deadline: Feb. 1. Lewisville Texas. Application instructions at link above.
Daily Press Internship Program PAID
Deadline: February 18
Description: "The Daily Press Media Group offers a paid, 10-week summer internship program in its editorial and advertising departments. Interns are assigned a mentor and participate in team meetings. Teamwork is underscored at every level in our newsroom."
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.
Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian editorial fellows PAID
Deadline: April 1 for June 1 start date.
Mother Jones is currently accepting applications for its prestigious Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, located in San Francisco and Washington, DC. This is a full-time opportunity, starting in December and lasting six months, with the possibility of an additional six-month extension. Mother Jones fellows dig deep into our investigations as fact-checkers, soak up research chops and digital skills, and learn how a nonprofit news business hums. They comb archives and spreadsheets while immersed full time in our collaborative projects.Mother Jones is better for it, and at the end of a six-month or yearlong intensive stint, MoJo fellows are armed with all the tools of the journalism trade—tools they’ve gotten paid to learn. Fellows work closely with top-notch editors, penning pieces about a transgender inmate risking everything to protest mistreatment in jail; digging into Black Lives Matter’s influence on candidates for elected office; illuminating sexual harassment allegations at the EPA; and chronicling the aftermath of Trump’s move to end DACA. Mother Jones believes that a diverse newsroom strengthens the quality of our workplace and reporting. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. To learn more about the fellowship position, pay, and how to apply, visit our fellowship page at
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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