Internships: Feb. 9, 2017

Renée Schafer Horton, Internship Coordinator

Dear students:

Happy Thursday! Please remember to mark your calendar for the Spring Internship fair, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, March 3 here in the Marshall Building. The sign up link will be sent out NEXT WEEK, but you can go here and see which recruiters have confirmed coming. Please note that we have three (!) weekly papers from Phoenix looking for interns this summer who will be coming to the fair! That is great for all you Phoenicians who will be going home for the summer.

Please read the tips at end of this missive, especially if you are a senior on the job hunt right now. There’s a great piece linked about what to do while you’re waiting to hear back from places to which you’ve applied.

This is the last change seniors and graduate students have to RSVP for the job-search prep session with a panel of local media (and one recent grad with a job up in Phoenix) on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. in room 344. I’ll be closing the RSVP document next week, so RSVP soon. The media coming have lots of experience as hiring managers, except for the last, who will be sharing her perspective as a recent grad who got a job. They are:

  • Michael Chihak, news director, AZPM/Arizona Public Media
  • Mari Herraras, editor, Tucson Local Media
  • Tom Burke, news director, KGUN/Scripps
  • Ann Brown, events editor, Arizona Daily Star
  • Maggie Driver, recent grad currently work as a Junior Publicist at The Lavidge Company

Bring a couple hard copies of your résumé and cover letter so you can take notes from feedback. Go here to sign up.

If you need to see me, make appointments via this link (the Wise Advising online calendar) and remember if you are interested in internships outside of journalism, check out the large bulletin board by the restrooms/elevator. And now, to what we have this week:



Prepare for the Fair Week – UA CAREER SERVICES

February 27-March 3. UA Career Services has a comprehensive week of workshops, activities, and meaningful contact with employers to help students hit the ground running. The presentations and contacts will help you, especially if you are open for employment outside of journalism, but even if you want a journalism job, the practice and tips you’ll get during this week will help you. You pay a Career Services fee to attend UA so get your money’s worth by attending. Open to all majors and all levels – not just juniors and seniors! The diversity of programming, which can be viewed in the hyperlink above, falls under three main themes: Plan, Polish, and Present for students in various stages of their career development. Alongside this week will be another campaign for the Macy’s Elevator Pitch Competition. Questions? Email Farrah Dalal at or Sadie Randall at


BEhance Online Portfolio webinar FREE

Wed. Feb 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. Do you have an online portfolio yet? If now, Behance is one way to do it through Adobe. The company is hosting a free webinar for us on how to use Behance to showcase your creative work. Students who participate will receive a free license to Adobe Creative Cloud for their participation. Learn more and RSVP hereThis webinar will be broadcast online via Adobe Connect, but you are free to gather at The University of Arizona iSpace and watch in person with the group.




UA+ @ AZPM Student Producer/Videographer PAID

Deadline: This very second. AZPM’s UA+ show needs a student producer/videographer ASAP. They will also need someone for the fall. See the attached PDF advertisement and send in your materials right away.


KCCI 8 TV; Des Moines UNPAID

Deadline: March 10

KCCI 8 News is now taking applications for 2017 Summer Internships. This is a great opportunity for a student seeking a career in journalism. You will work closely with staff at the #1 TV Station in Central Iowa. Applicants must be journalism or communication students. The role is hands on and applicants must be self-motivated. The internship is unpaid. Applicants must provide cover letter, resume and list of references to Erin Moynihan at No phone calls.


Getty Images Female Sports Photographer Internship PAID (in London!)

Deadline: March 31

Getty Images are now taking applications for a newly created female sports photographer internship. Offered in partnership with Women’s Sport Trust, Cerno Capital and Canon, the internship will be a paid position in Getty Images’ London office and will run for one year from July 2017. During this time the photographer will learn all angles of the sports photography business by shadowing the picture desk, assignments team and field editors and honing her photography skills at sporting events. Applicants are asked to submit a CV and cover letter alongside a portfolio of their 15 best images. All details in link above.


Genuine Foods Social Media Intern PAID

Deadline: Not listed. They want it filled as soon as possible. It is located in Brooklyn, but are willing to consider remote worker! Need: In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn; 1+ years’ experience in social media/marketing (if you’ve done this for Daily Wildcat, etc., you’re good to go!); excellent oral and written communication skills; experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics and Facebook Insights; basic knowledge of Photoshop


The Spectator (UK) Summer Internships PAID (barely)

Deadline: Not listed. All details – and they are specific and unusual – are in link above.




KGUN seeking promotions producer and radio digital content editorFT jobs for May grads.

Deadline: Open until job is filled. Check the job descriptions attached to this email. Remember, if you have 60 percent of the skills listed, you should apply and, even if they say they want to fill the position right this second, you should apply, letting them know you’re available in May.


Alexia Foundation Photography Grants PAID

Deadline: Feb. 14. The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities. See rules below for details on each. See link above for all the details – the application is a little complex, so read carefully.


WBLT (Baltimore) Summer Internship UNPAID

Deadline: None listed, assume Feb. 15! Details in link above.


ABC Sports/News Summer 2017 video production internship PAID

Deadline: Unlisted, so assume no later than Feb. 15Undergraduate students in their Junior or Senior year; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; an interest in politics; experience operating a DV Camera; experience using AVID digital editing system; experience working for college sports/news TV station or a prior internship in news/sports. All details about how to apply at link above.


Time, Inc. Birmingham Post-graduate Fellowship PAID

Deadline: Feb. 20. Looking for photographers, videographers, reporters and editors who are 2017 graduates (Dec. 2016 grads as well) who want to start their careers at a legendary company on our iconic Southern campus in Birmingham, AL. We prefer that applicants have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. If you’re a media-obsessed, enthusiastic self-starter who wants to build a career with iconic brands from our Southern campus in the heart of Birmingham, we want to hear from you. View full details here and apply here.


Slate D.C. Editorial Intern PAID

Deadline: Feb. 26. Candidates for the D.C. editorial internship must be available to work in Slate's Washington, D.C., office 29 hours per week. They must be highly organized, have a proven interest in journalism, and be very familiar with Slate. They must also be able to work quickly, efficiently, and without much supervision. There will be opportunity for writing blog posts and articles. This internship is paid D.C. minimum wage (currently $11.50/hour).To apply, include a résumé, a brief cover letter, a 300-word critique of any Slate story from the past two months, and three clips or writing samples. At least some of the clips should relate to politics, policy, the law, science, or other Washington-related topics. Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. To apply for the summer (roughly May through August) 2017 D.C. editorial internship, send the materials mentioned above as a single PDF file to with the subject line "Summer 2017 internship" by Feb. 26.


CBS News Summer Internship PAID

Deadline: Feb. 28. NY or DC Bureaus. Read everything at the link above.


The Skagway (Alaska) News. PAID

Deadline: Your application must be received by them by Feb. 28.  Link in headline goes to paper and all details about internship and applying are hereIf you apply to this internship, you MUST let me know so I can try to set up a Skype interview for you with the editor. This is a great opportunity, even though you’re in a teeny tiny town. One of our students did this last year, and I’d love to have them accept another one of our students. More than 100 people apply, so apply early. Free board, $200 per week and an unforgettable experience working for a small town newspaper in Alaska. Interns will have a hand in every aspect of the paper:  writing stories, taking photos, laying out the paper, picking it up from the printing press in Canada and even distribution. We cover exciting sporting events, such as The Yukon River Quest, The Skagway Marathon and The Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay. Interns will attend meetings, find features and more. 


ABC Entertainment Group Summer 2017 Internship PAID

Deadline: March 1. Must be a junior, senior, grad student or have received your college degree no later than Dec. 2016. See all details above in link.


Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship $2,500

Deadline: March 15. For student interested in religion reporting. More requirements, application and details at link above.


The National Review PAID

Deadline: Not listed, so apply no later than March 15 The intern will work in our New York office, receive a modest stipend, participate in every part of the editorial process, and have some opportunities to write. The ideal candidate will have an excellent academic record and some experience in student or professional journalism. If you wish to apply, please send a cover letter, your résumé, and two of your best writing samples (no more, please) to editorial.applications (at)


Please note: For all the listings in the group below, you must be a 2017 AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association) member, but you do not need to be Asian American to apply. See Celina in the front office for how to join AAJA.


USA Paralympic Social Media Internship UNPAID

Deadline: Listed as ASAP. Internship starts in June and will be abroad. See link above for all details.


A&E Network Internships PAID

Deadline: March 1. Applications opened in January, so apply ASAP. All details at link above.


Ida B. Wells Fellowship PAID

Deadline: March 1. This is a fellowship for December or May grads and is a fellowship to increase the number of women and persons of color doing investigative journalism. Even if you have never done investigative journalism, you are encouraged to apply. Also, if you are not female or a person of color you can still apply, especially if you have some good enterprise and/or investigative clips, but you will need to state in your application letter how you think you could contribute to the diversification of investigative journalism.


Larry Whiteside Sports Journalism Scholarship PAID

Deadline: March 1. $5,000 scholarship and a free trip to the National Association of Black Journalist Convention/Career Fair in New Orleans. Winner of this scholarship will be introduced representatives from major media outlets across the country and have the opportunity to meet mentors and develop contacts throughout the industry. Apply here! Background: Larry Whiteside, a pioneer in the field of sports journalism, was the first African-American beat sports writer for The Boston Globe.  His achievements earned him many prestigious honors including induction into NABJ’s 2009 Hall of Fame (posthumous); NABJ’s 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2008 J. G. Taylor Spink Award posthumously given by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.  Mr. Whiteside passed away in 2007 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.  NABJ’s Sports Task Force established this scholarship in Mr. Whiteside’s honor to provide financial assistance to journalism students interested in sport journalism. Part of the application is writing a profile essay on a sports journalist, alive or deceased, you admire and explain why this person has inspired you to pursue a career in sports journalism. GPA requirement of 2.5 in journalism and the following are required: Resume, cover letter, official college transcript (get that ASAP!), 5 work samples, 3 references.


MetPro News PAID

Deadline: March 1. See here for details and not above about applying early to competitive internships!!



Deadline: March 1. We accept a maximum of eight interns for news, one weather intern and one sports intern. Additionally, we have one research-based investigative intern position. We currently do not have any internships available for production.


Wick Communications Summer Internships PAID COMING TO INTERNSHIP FAIR MARCH 3

Deadline: April 1 – but coming to the internship fair. Have the attached application filled out before the fair!  Wick Co., Inc. will have a limited number of internships available for the summer of 2017 at its various daily newspapers. The location of each is to be determined by the Wick Internship Committee. Applicants must be ready to locate to any of the Wick sites although the applicant’s location preference will be considered. (See the Wick locations at The internship will be for up to 10 weeks based on the availability of the intern. Interns will be paid $9.00 per hour ($360 per week) and overtime. The interns will not qualify for benefits due to their short tenure. A travel allowance of up to $400 will be provided to and from the location of the internship if necessary. The Company is not responsible for an intern’s personal vehicle and or personal vehicle expenses. A rent allowance of $500 per month will be provided if necessary. This will be limited to three months and prorated as necessary. Applicants must be Journalism majors and must have completed their freshman year by the summer break of 2017. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked on the campus newspaper or previous newspaper internships.


Sinclair Broadcast Group Diversity Scholarship PAID

Deadline: March 10. Apply online here. Sinclair is offering this opportunity to student journalists of color who plan to be enrolled in college full-time for all of the 2017-2018. Graduation date must not be sooner than Spring 2018. See this video featuring the students who were recipients of the Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship last year to get an idea about the benefits. Seeking students pursuing careers in broadcast field on all beats and in all positions (reporters, MMJs, producers, assignment editors, investigative reporters, etc.)


The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Voices Program PAID

Deadline: March 31. Now accepting applications for the 2017 VOICES program, open to currently enrolled college students, graduate students and recent grads. The program will take place July 24 – 29 at 2017 AAJA National Convention in Philadelphia. VOICES is a multimedia journalism training fellowship for college and graduate students. Students will be mentored by professional journalists and be expected to produce and complete news assignments at the 2017 convention. Transportation, convention registration and hotel expenses will be covered for the students selected. Visit this link for more info and to apply. Students of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.


Starnes Publishing PAID and UNPAID

Deadline: March 31 for summer 2017. Starnes produces monthly community newspapers in the metro Birmingham (AL) area. Seeking editorial, design and digital interns with a variety of skills and a passion for hyperlocal community journalism. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with our small staff in ways that impact the production process. For more information about our publications, visit and find on Facebook. To apply, email the following items A cover letter outlining your reasons for wanting the internship, your availability, your experience and qualifications and the area(s) in which you desire to work; a current résumé; three writing or design samples. If you have photography or videography work samples, please include.


The Nation Editorial Internship PAID

Deadline: April 1. Multiple positions. Read carefully everything at the link above.


Pen America Editorial Internship UNPAID   

Deadline: Rolling. Must live in NY during internship. Editorial and communications interns will be involved in all aspects of the online editorial process, as well as help to maintain PEN’s blog, website, online databases, and presence across various social media platforms. PEN’s internships offer a unique opportunity to learn more about both the publishing industry and human rights advocacy world. See link above for application instructions.

KCRA TV Sacramento – Summer 2016 internship UNPAID

Deadline: April 4


USA Today College Correspondent program UNPAID

Deadline: Rolling. See details in hyperlink above.


Chicago Magazine editorial internships PAID

Deadline: April 1. Journalism students and recent graduates can apply for an internship with Chicago Magazine in Chicago. In addition to pitching and writing stories for the magazine, interns will offer assistance with fact-checking and research. The internship pays minimum wage, and interns work four days a week. Click here for more information.


CNN summer internships PAID

Deadline: Varies depending on internship. Juniors, seniors and graduate students can apply to several internships at CNN. They have positions across different fields and interests. Interns will get hands-on experience at every step of the newsgathering process, and are paid at minimum wage. Click here for more information and begin the search.


The Nation Summer 2017 internships PAID

Deadline: April 1, but apply ASAP for priority consideration. Highly competitive, so read all the qualifications, application instructions, and deadlines in the hyperlink above.


Mother Jones: The Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program PAID

Deadline: April 1. Six month fellowship for December or May grads who have had experience at Wildcat and multiple internships. Apply here.


The Nation PAID

Deadline: April 1. The application is intense so read all about it here and get things ready long before the April 1 deadline.


WATE6 TV Summer Internship (Knoxville TN) UNPAID

DeadlineApril 15. See link for application instructions.


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.




Turner Broadcasting PAID

Deadline: Rolling. See link above. Have to go to this website and click on each internship for details. Make sure you check the link above weekly for updates, especially if you are a December or May grad looking for broadcast work.


FOX News Internships – SOME PAID

DeadlineRolling, based on semester you want to work. Go to link above for details and to search.

NOTE: FOX also has a beginning “shadowing” internship that you can read about here:


Time-Warner/HBO internships PAID

DeadlineRolling, based on semester you want to work. Right now they have spring internships listed, but summer should be listed by mid-November. Keep checking the link. It is a hunt to find how to apply, but there are contacts to ask questions.


Pacific Standard Magazine Fellowship PAID ($22.5K for the year)

Deadline: Not listed, but assume no later than Nov. 15. Seeking two reporting and one design fellow. The ideal Pacific Standardfellow is pursuing public interest journalism as a career, has experience working in a deadline-oriented environment, and has an abiding interest in public policy and social science, as well as an understanding that intensive reporting and academic research are vital to finding solutions for society’s most significant and pressing problems. Visit the link above for application details.



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.


Want to know the best college internships according to various outlets? Go here and check it out.

Looking for something outside of journalism? Here 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


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