Renée Schafer Horton, Internship Coordinator
- Room: 323A, Marshall Bldg
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 520-626-9219
- Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Appointments: Visit https://sbs.arizona.edu/advising/student/login.php?k= and follow the prompts.
Jan. 12, 2017
Welcome to the spring semester. You’ve got a lot going on, but save the date right this minute for the School’s Spring Internship Fair, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, March 3 right here in the Marshall Building. I’ll give you a second to add it to the calendar in your phone. (Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.) You can’t yet sign up for the interview times, but you can go here and see which recruiters are coming. Also….
• We are going to host a résumé and cover letter review/prep session for students who are graduating in May Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. in room 344. If you are graduating and you do not yet have a job offer, please take advantage of this session. I’m working to get media professionals to help me with all the reviews. Go here to sign up to come – right now, don’t wait!
• If you want to fancy-pants your résumé, check this out in re: graphic-representation résumés. These aren’t great for most job applications, but should be considered for those of you wanting to do newspaper/magazine design, entertainment news, or social media.
• Remember: Check out the miscellaneous board by the class mailboxes/elevators for internships outside of journalism. And recall that the The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a new internship search tool here. Finally, if you need to see me, make appointments via this link (the Wise Advising online calendar).
And now: your internships, scholarships and tips listings!
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is 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. Deadline: Friday, March 31
OTHER NEW INTERNSHIPS (and scholarships!)
2017 Korva Coleman Excellence Awards PAID
Deadline: Jan. 31. This national award recognizes outstanding digital media produced by students ages 14-23. Winners receive a $1,000 scholarship, an engraved crystal Korva Coleman award and a trip to Phoenix for the awards ceremony in the spring of 2017. Submitt digital journalism pieces in the categories of audio, video and multimedia storytelling. There is no entry fee, butentries must have been published online in 2016. Entries can be submitted online here, or visit spot127.org for more information. SPOT 127 is the youth media center of KJZZ 91.5 FM, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix.
Deadline: April 4
Deadline: Listed as ASAP. Internship starts in June and will be abroad. See link above for all details.
Orange County Register SOME PAID/SOME UNPAID
DEADLINE: Feb. 1 for Spring Sports Internship and April 4 for Summer/Fall internship. (Mention in cover letter which semester you are applying for.) The Register is accepting applications for spring sports interns and summer and fall interns in all areas of the newsrooms. Sports internship would start in February, March or April and run for 10 weeks and is paid. For summer and fall, Register is looking for talented, motivated journalists in the areas of news, features, business and sports reporting; online & social media journalism; photography, page design, graphics and copy editing. Open to journalism majors who have experience working in journalism for their college newspaper or similar publication. Preference will be given to applicants with experience living, working or going to school in Southern California. Reporter and photography applicants must be licensed drivers with access to an insured car. Email a resume, cover letter, letter of recommendation, latest college transcript and three work samples to email@example.com
INTERNSHIPS LISTED PREVIOUSLY THAT ARE STILL TAKING APPLICATIONS!
Deadline: Not listed, but application opens Jan. 15, so get your application in by Feb. 1 at the latest. The Gazette is looking for interns to work during the summer of 2017 – reporters and photojournalists. Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, The Gazette is the preferred source for news and information among the nearly half million people residing in El Paso and Teller counties. Click here for more information – especially if you want to do photo!
Deadline: Jan. 15. This is a mail-in only application so make sure you go here and scroll to bottom for all the details of the reporting internship.
CBS Social Content Intern, summer 2017 (NY) PAID
Deadline: Jan. 21. Look at the details via link above but apply through the CBS link here, searching for particular internship of interest.
CBS Social Content Intern, summer 2017 (CA) PAID
Deadline: Jan. 21. Look at the details via link above but apply through the CBS link here, searching for particular internship of interest.
Deadline: Jan. 22. Apply through link above.
Eater Reporting, video and social media internships PAID (NY and SanFran)
Deadline: Not listed, apply as soon as you can for spring and by Jan. 15 for summer. Internships run for 12-15 hours a week, and paid and college positions are available. See list of openings at the link above and email jobs [at] eater.com (you must specify the internship you're applying for in the subject line) with a few paragraphs about yourself, your interests, and why you want the internship, as well as a resume and relevant clips and social media profiles. Please note: Eater also lists a number of current job openings at that link.
Deadline: Opens in January. Check at the link above beginning in January for more details. 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.
The American Press Institute offers paid summer fellowships to college students and recent graduates who want to advance innovation in news organizations. Unlike a summer internship, the program includes a self-proposed fellowship project. They are looking a student or recent graduate who can “envision building something from start to finish — such as a tool, resource or guide — that would help news organizations make decisions in critical areas of their work.” Click here for more information.
Creative Tucson “Five on 20” show intern UNPAID
DEADLINE: Jan. 27 (for spring internship; May 1 for summer internship). Seeking students to commit to semester long internships to put on a 30-minute news show at 6PM every day. We need writers, producers, camera operators and on-camera personalities and most of all: hard workers, dedicated to attempting to do something that rarely gets done well. Requirements: completion of JOUR 205 with a B or better and on-camera experience through KAMP or equivalent. This setup will be a great opportunity for students to increase their news writing skills, get on-camera experience and gain video production skills while getting material for their reels and resumes. To apply, send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Five on 20 Journalism Internship.” For more info about Creative Tucson, see www.CreativeTucson.org.
Deadline: Jan. 31. Great for journalism students interested in media law or law school. Open to recent grads as well. Located in Washington, D.C. Interns write articles for digital magazine and website, contribute to booklets on specific legal topics, and conduct research for special projects. Interns report and write on free press and media law issues for our quarterly digital magazine The News Media & The Law, website and guidebooks, and assist staff and fellows in research. Application instructionshere.
Advance Local Media Content Internship PAID
Deadline: Jan. 31. See all details at link above
David S. Barr Award for social justice reporting is seeking applicants $1,500
Deadline: Jan. 31. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
Deadline: Feb. 1 for summer. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter; applicants for editorial internships should include two writing samples or clips. Please send all materials to email@example.com, attention Sala Levin.
Deadline: Feb. 1. For undergraduates who are interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. In addition to improving their skills, the program seeks to make a dent in the demographics of the profession: Although science is a global activity, the journalists who cover it don't reflect that diversity. Funded by the Pitts Family Foundation, the internship takes place each summer at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS's Science magazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. Interns spend ten weeks at Science under the guidance of award-winning reporters and editors practicing what science writers do for a living. They have a chance to meet leading scientists, attend conferences and hearings, and cover breaking news. Interns are expected to contribute to all facets of the news operation, including writing bylined articles for the print magazine and online news service, engaging in social media, and contributing to other news products. Interns receive a weekly stipend as well as the cost of a round-trip ticket to and from Washington, D.C. The internship runs from early June to mid-August. This year's application deadline is Feb. 1, 2017. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate academic program at the time they submit their application.
Deadline: Rolling. See details in hyperlink above.
Unity Media Group UNPAID
Deadline: Not listed, assume Feb. 1. Seeking an emerging writer to join our internship team. The right candidate will have an amazing opportunity to work on content for our two premier print publications: VUE and The Digest. The position requires applicants to have experience writing and/or be studying in a relevant field (e.g. English, Journalism, Communications, etc). In addition to proofreading and editing, interns will begin by writing blog and social media posts. Eventually, the right candidate will be able to author content for print editorials as well as print ads. Must submit resume and work samples to be considered. Go to the link in headline to apply through the Craigslist posting.
St. Louis Jewish Light (Missouri) PAID
Deadline: Feb. 5. Summer news-feature writing intern sought. Candidates should send a resume, cover letter and three writing samples to Managing Editor Mike Sherwin at 6 Millstone Campus Drive, Suite 3010, St. Louis, 63146 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.
Deadline: Feb. 1 (and the early bird gets the worm!) If you paid any attention at all to the election, you know why you want one of these four internships. Our own Christianna Silva was the FiveThirtyEight intern this fall, so they know UA and being from here might give you a leg up! Read about all four positions and how to apply here. You need a killer cover letter; come by my office to read the letter that helped Christianna her interview!
Deadline: None listed, assume Feb. 15! Details in link above.
No deadline listed; assume Feb. 15 for summer internships
Deadline: Feb. 26. Slate is seeking paid interns to work at its office in Washington, D.C. 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. Interns work 29 hours per week. Click here for more information – and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page!
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.
WBSTV (Atlanta) UNPAID
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.
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 videofeaturing 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.)
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.
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.
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.
Washington Media Institute: STUDENT PAYS TUITION AND HOUSING
Deadline: Feb. 24. Work with you to get an internship that fits with your needs and desires. 95 percent placement on first-choice internship. Internships offered in sports broadcasting, political reporting, social justice, documentary broadcasting, public relations, non-profit communication and political communication (i.e. working in Congress) are all. Deadlines and tuition here. Amos Gelb is the founder and Director of the Washington Media Institute. Professor Gelb produced virtually every type of television news programming during a two-decade broadcast journalism career, from daily news and multi-hour documentaries to undercover investigations to talk shows. Before establishing the Washington Media Institute, he was the director of academics for the American University’s Washington Semester and then was recruited by The George Washington University to design, manage and teach its Semester in Washington Journalism program, which became the first experiential media program to win an Emmy Award for student production.
Amsterdam (New York) News UNPAID
Deadline: Not listed, but assume February for summer. Looking for interns in reporting, video, social media and photography. All details here.
MetPro News PAID
Deadline: March 1. See here for details and not above about applying early to competitive internships!!
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 starnespublishing.com and find on Facebook. To apply, email the following items email@example.com: 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.
Deadline: April 1. 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 atwww.wickcommunciations.com) 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.
Deadline: April 1, but apply ASAP for priority consideration. Highly competitive, so read all the qualifications, application instructions, and deadlines in the hyperlink above.
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
Deadline: April 15. See link for application instructions.
Deadline: May 16 for a June 5 start date (!) I encourage you to apply by March. All details at link above.
INTERNSHIPS WITH UNLISTED OR ROLLING DEADLINES
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
Deadline: Rolling, 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:
Deadline: Rolling, 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.
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 https://wiseadvising.arizona.edu/student and follow the prompts.