Internships: March 23, 2017

Renée Schafer Horton, Internship Coordinator

Hi, Students:

I hope you all are had a great spring break! We’re in the home stretch. Please make sure you read all the attachments at the bottom for further opportunities not listed on this listserv, and, especially if you have a summer or fall internship, read the SUMMER/FALL INTERNSHIP attachment and release form!

Also, if you’re interested in working for NASA, at the end of this listserv are tips from J. student Emmalee Mauldin who landed a NASA science writing internship for this summer. Applying to NASA for internships is complicated and Emmalee has generously shared the process for students interested in getting a NASA writing internship next summer.


KVOA (Tucson) Interviews for summer and fall internships: Tuesday, March 28, 10 .m. to 2 p.m., Marshall Building Room 344. Sign up here.


AllSportsTucson (UNPAID) and Tail Winds Magazine (PAID) interviews for fall internships: Friday, April 7, 8:30 to 11 a.m. in Marshall Building, Room 326. If you are currently in JOUR 205 and have an interest in sports writing or broadcasting, you should try to get this internship. He’ll take up to five interns. Sign up here.



·        World of Beer Drink-It Interns PAID

Deadline: March 26. Lasts four months over summer and requires international travel. I just found this, students, so sorry about the late deadline, but those of you interested in food writing, who also can tolerate and/or understand drinking beer (for reviewing, not revelry), should apply to this. Conde Nast reports that you earn $12,000 over the summer and have travel expenses paid, and this is confirmed by a Travel and Leisure article. Application is not easy and you can imagine this is really competitive. You have to do an audition tape as well as be fluent in Instagram and Twitter, so get going on looking at the requirements and application here. You can see the videos of student work from last year here. I know some of you want food reporting --- this is a step in the door! One of the internship sites says to make sure your social media has photos of beer with interesting comments, but get rid of anything that looks like you’re a “risky drinker.” There you go.


·        AAJA VOICES internship. PAID – all expenses.

Deadline: March 31. Application here. Open to all students of all ethnicities and backgrounds. This is a killer opportunity! Apply!



Getty Images Women in Sports Photography Internship. PAID

Deadline: March 31. Every single one of our female sports photographers should be applying for this.


Discovery Communications Summer Intern PAID

Deadline: March 31. Details at the link above. (Note: Discovery also has a paid production internship listed here.)


Univison Summer Internship PAID

Deadline: March 31. See all details and apply through link above.


Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship PAID

Deadline: March 31. Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship is available for the U.S. college sophomore or junior who are attending an accredited four-year undergraduate college or university and studying in the areas of broadcasting, journalism, or marketing. Apply and see details at link above.


KCRW Santa Barbara: News Intern UNPAID

DEADLINE: March 31. If you’re interested in becoming a weekly KCRW Santa Barbara news intern, send a blank email to for an application.


AZPM TV interns for the AZPM News Break for FALL semester.

Deadline: April 1, but the early bird gets the worm with this one. Interested? Email a résumé, and letter of interest to Michael Chihak, News Director AZPM | Arizona Public Media and ask to set up a screen test. Also seeking one radio intern. Email:



Deadline: ASAP. Seeking a technically strong journalist who can embrace live, local, late breaking events on-air and on all digital platforms. Familiarity with JVC HM650 cameras is a plus. Must be flexible with schedules. Let's see your work!  Qualified applicants, please apply online here, and attach your resume and link to your work.  No phone calls please. 


The National Catholic Reporter's Bertelsen Editorial Internship PAID

Deadline: April 3. For May graduates only. Six month placement. This is an independent national newspaper covering the Catholic Church. To apply, send a cover letter, a resumé and three writing samples to Stephanie Yeagle, managing editor, at In the cover letter, explain how you learned of this opportunity and why you think you would be a good fit for NCR. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the paper before applying.


KYMA –TV/YUMA seeking anchors and reporters. PAID

Deadline: ASAP Fulltime job for May broadcast grads. News director Ernesto Romero is looking for some anchors and reporters in Yuma, Arizona. If interested, please email your résumé and a link to your reel, along with writing samples if you have them, to Ernesto Romero at, explaining that you heard through the UA School of Journalism that he had openings.


OneAZ Credit Union Scholarship Program

OneAZ is accepting applications for the 2017 OneAZ Scholarship Program. They will award 15 scholarships valued at $1,000 to five incoming junior or senior students at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and The University of Arizona. You have to be a member of the credit union to apply, but it takes about six seconds and only $50 to open a savings account there, which makes you a member.


Flood Digital Networks/News Channel Nebraska PAID

Deadline: Not listed. Seeking students wanting a future career in television and/or radio broadcasting. This program is designed for students who want to learn the ABCs of how a news station works; from creative and community services, to ultimately getting the news product on the air. We are seeking the next generation of “news gatherers.” We are looking for out-of-the-box ideas, web-based as well as over the air broadcasting techniques. Students with on-line savvy; who want to write, report, produce, and have a passion for multi-platform news. See details and apply through link above.


Render Media PAID

Deadline: Not listed. All details at the link above. Great for students who’ve done opinion writing at the Wildcat.


One Acre Fund Digital/Social Media internship. STIPEND

Deadline: Not listed, but gig starts in June, so apply right now. Enthusiastic rising senior or recent graduate with interest in social enterprise and international development to assist our Communications team in New York. Details here.


Fashion United Photography and Social Media Internship LONDON

Deadline: Not listed. See details in link above


KCRW 24-hour Radio Race CAN WIN $1,000

Every August, KCRW hosts the 24-Hour Radio Race: a whirlwind day of high-stakes radio making, open to all members of the broadcast community. We receive entries from radio newbies and seasoned professionals alike from all over the world. Entrants can produce solo or in teams and will have 24 HOURS to write, record, and edit a nonfiction radio story. Winners will have their pieces broadcast on KCRW’s “UnFictional” documentary program and be paid a licensing fee of $1,000. In addition winners will also receive one-year subscriptions to PRX (the Public Radio Exchange) and AIR (the Association for Independents in Radio).Additional prizes will be awarded for special achievements like the “Social Butterfly Award” and the “UnFictional Award”. This year’s Radio Race will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2017. To get on the listserv to be notified directly of all the rules and, email and ask to be put on her notification list. Here’s a story by a woman won one the race in the past years, and more information on prior Races can be viewed at link above. / cinemathread magazine UNPAID

Deadline: Not listed, assume ASAP. Seeking editorial assistant intern will support and join a passionate editorial team in a start-up environment. cinemathread is a film-focused, culture-centric print and digital publication covering the intersection of film, art, design, music, and lifestyle. The ideal candidate has a knack for identifying interesting stories, a passion for the written word, and a love of film and culture. Application requirements and info at link above.



Center for Middle East Studies Internship scholarship

Deadline: March 27. Open to any student participating in a Middle East-related journalism internship during Summer 2017 or AY 2017-2018. All details here.



Deadline: March 27, 5 p.m. Challenging position for qualified students with broadcast and management experience. Pick up application packet from the Student Media business office, Park Student Union Room 101 (615 N. Park Ave.) Applicants advised to contact Mike Camarillo, broadcast advisor at before applying.


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 to 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.


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.


NBC News Associates Program PAID – for MAY grads!

Deadline: March 31 but apply here early! The News Associates Program is a one-year long staff position designed to give participants real-world news experience. Aspiring journalists with diverse backgrounds hone research skills, work on developing news stories in a working news bureau, and participate in field and studio production on a variety of news programs.


Gatehouse Media Internship UNPAID

Deadline: April 1. The largest local media company in Eastern Massachusetts with a network of more than 100 websites and local newspapers and several newsroom locations, we have nearby opportunities for interns who are looking to gain real-world experience and mentoring. Interns work with a team of journalists to gather news, conduct interviews, write articles, take photographs, shoot video and contribute to social media. Interns can expect to have their work published in print and online on a regular basis.



Successful candidate will perform traditional production assistant duties (chyron, audio, studio camera, and teleprompter) as well as newsroom duties including editing and posting to our website. This is an exciting position with great potential for upward mobility. Flexible schedule required. College Degree and/or relevant experience preferred.  Apply online here and attach resume with cover letter.  No phone calls please.           


Girls on the Run Documentary Film Intern UNPAID (Chicago)

Girls on the Run-Chicago (GOTRC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The Communications/Documentary Film Intern will assist the department in the development, production and editing functions of creating its annual documentary film project. Working with the GOTRC Communications Director and the Communications Coordinator, the intern will also assist with implementation of monthly social media strategy including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and will provide 5k staff support (three Saturdays in May and June). Details at link above.


KTVT- Fort Worth Internship PAID (TX min wage)

Deadline: April 1. News and sports interns. See link above for details and to apply


NEWS10 ABC and Fox 23 are looking for NEWS INTERNS. UNPAID

Deadline: April 1. Working in the news department, interns will be exposed to how a newsroom decides, gathers and executes news coverage both over the air and online. Various areas of focus are available: assignment editing, web producing, and news producing, among others.

Brendan Burke USA Hockey Internship PAID

Deadline: Monday, May 1. The 10-month internship is based in the hockey operations department at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Michigan, and runs from August through June 2018. For MAY GRADUATES interested in hockey operations as a career. Details at the link 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.

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. Applyhere.

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.



Deadline: April 4. Details at link above.



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.


WATE6 TV Summer Internship (Knoxville TN) UNPAID

DeadlineApril 15. See link for application instructions.


The Knot Summer 2017 Social Media Internship PAID New York

See all details and apply at link above.


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.


Chronicle of Higher Education Fall Internship PAID

Deadline:  June 5, 2017. Full details at link above. Basic details: Send your application (in a single PDF) to by noon, EST, on Monday, June 5, 2017.


USA Today College Correspondent program UNPAID

Deadline: Rolling. See details in hyperlink above.


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.


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.


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.




Need to print clips from a website? Here’s how (HT Jessica Suriano for sharing this!)

1. Open link of your clip in web browser.

2. Go to File> Print at the top of your computer screen.

3. Click on "Open pdf in preview" at the bottom of the Print window. 

4. The pdf preview window of your clip should pop up.

5. Go to File> Export as PDF.

6. Save the clip pdf to your desktop. 

7. Print the clip from your exported desktop version. 


Want to be a science writer? NASA Internship Tips by Emmalee Mauldin

NASA conducts so much research that the public wants to know about, so they require science journalists to report on their latest scientific findings. Through the "OSSI" NASA website, you can create a profile and select which internships you would like to apply for. I found the website by Googling "NASA Internships."


Please note:

·        Part of the application are two letters of recommendation that the WRITER has to submit (you cannot upload them yourself).

·        All writing/journalism positions are under the "Business" category.

·        Under that category you must select "Public Affairs" or "Communications." You can explain that you're a science journalist during the interview.


Once the profile is created, prospective interns can search for internships that relate to your field and submit an additional paragraph explaining why the internship will benefit you. Once the deadline for applications passes and you are a valid candidate, you will receive calls from various Space Centers.

These are questions I was asked during my interviews: Why do you want to work for NASA? What do you know about NASA and/or what projects do you know about or follow? What are your strengths/weaknesses? What are your experiences in journalism/social media/science writing? What makes you stand out from other applicants? How will this internship help you reach your goals? Complimentary to the interview, many Centers asked me to email the mentors 2-3 samples of my writing.



·        Choose who will write your Letter of Rec's wisely; they have to be willing to log into the OSSI gov't website

·        Apply to as many internships that you think will apply to you and FILL OUT the description paragraph (I applied to anything that stated "communications," "social media," "writing," etc.)

·        Don't limit yourself to specific locations or Space Centers

·        ALWAYS answer your phone when the application deadline has passed even if you don’t recognize the number. It could be NASA calling.

·        Do research on current NASA projects to talk about prior to interviews


Note: The internship I received was one that I did not specifically apply for. The mentor/internship coordinator at Johnson Space Center found me via the OSSI website (I'm assuming she found my

profile/application) and asked for an interview because she thought that I would "be a good fit" for the position. That position is now my internship for this summer in Houston!


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Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator

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School of Journalism, University of Arizona

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