Internships: March 9, 2017

Renée Schafer Horton, Internship Coordinator

Hi, Students:

I hope you all are getting ready for a great spring break! Some really, really important information:

1.      If you are offered and accept a summer internship, I must have your paperwork filled out, signed by your on-site supervisor, and returned no later than May 22, so I can get you enrolled on May 23 for the June 5 start date. I am giving you 10-weeks’ notice on this, so plan accordingly. The paperwork you must fill out for summer internship is attached (Internship Application and Risk & Release form)

2.      If you are offered and accept a fall internship, I must have your paperwork filled out, signed by your on-site supervisor, and returned no later than Aug. 2, so I can get you enrolled before the Aug. 9 start date. The paperwork you must fill out for fall internship is the same as for summer internship.

3.      Make sure that you identify on the application form attached if you are working a part-time or full-time internship.

a.      Part-time internship in the summer is working a minimum of 12 hours over the 10-week summer session (June 5- Aug 9) and fulltime is a minimum 24 hours over the 10-week summer session. If you have specific questions about your internship hours, come see me long before May 22.

b.      Part-time fall internships are a minimum of 8 hours over the semester and fulltime are a minimum of 16 hours over the semester.

4.      Make sure you read all the attachments for further opportunities not listed on this listserv.

And now: Internships, scholarships, events and tips for you! Do your future self a favor and READ this entire email.

TIP OF THE DAY: Those of you who have had me edit your cover letters know that I’m constantly telling you it is a why-what-how formation: why I am a journalist and want the internship you are offering; what I’ve done so far to prepare; how my background will benefit you while I am also learning from you. In other words: Tell me a story, make me want to keep reading, don’t burying the lede. It turns out I’m not the only person who thinks this is how you need to write a cover letter. NPR just posted this piece on five things that are probably wrong with your cover letter.Read it and learn.


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 and Tail Winds Magazine (Tucson) interviews for fall internships: Friday, April 7, 8:30 to 11 a.m. in Marshall Building, Room TBA. 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. Paid for TailWinds, unpaid for All Sports.


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) by noon, EST, on Monday, June 5, 2017.

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.

Getty Images Women in Sports Photography Internship. PAID

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





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.


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.


Social Media Intern – Wurrly (Santa Monica) UNPAID

Deadline: Not listed; assume April 1. All details at link above.



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. 



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.




Association of Food Journalists 2017 Awards Competition

Deadline: Wednesday, March 15. Categories and rules found here. Anyone who has done the Edible Baja internship or written for Foodie should consider applying! Open to all undergraduate and graduate level students. There is no fee for qualified individuals to enter the student writing category. The first-place winner will receive $300. The contest is open to students as well as AFJ members and to food writers and editors who are not members of the association. Questions? Contact: Nancy J. Stohs, at (414) 224-2382 or; or Amanda C. Miller at


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.


The Knot Summer 2017 Social Media Internship PAID New York

See all details and apply at link above.


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 No phone calls.


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.)


AAJA-Sacramento/The Sacramento Bee 2017 Internship PAID.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 15. Must be 2017 AAJA member. Preference given to CA residents, but still apply! See all info at link above.


Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship $2,500

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


CBS Radio Internship in Baltimore PAID

Deadline: Not listed, but assume not later than March 15. Internship opportunities at radio stations (WJZ-AM, WJZ-FM, WLIF-FM, WWMX-FM). Must be current junior or senior in college. The CBS Radio Baltimore Internship Program is designed to provide its participants with the opportunity to learn about the radio broadcasting industry while gaining work experience in a variety of different departments, such as Programming, Promotions & Marketing, Sales, Production, and Digital & Graphic Design. All details and application at link above.


Walt Disney World social media intern PAID (six-month internship)

Deadline: Not listed; assume March 15. Read details and apply through link above.


The Amsterdam (N.Y.) News (pay not listed)

Deadline: Not listed, assume March 15. The New York Amsterdam News was started more than a century ago and has gone on to become one of the most important Black newspapers in the country. The weekly newspaper - geared to the African-American community - remains one of the most influential Black-owned and -operated media businesses in the nation. Amsterdam News interns have a passion for journalism and the Black community. They show this by reporting and writing stories that make a difference to the community. If you believe you have what it takes to be part of our internship team feel free to submit your resume, cover letter and three writing samples. See rest of job requirements at link above.


Marvel Digital Social Media Intern (pay not listed)

Deadline: Not listed, assume March 15. All details at link above.


ABC News 13/Houston Social Media Intern UNPAID

Deadline: Not listed, assume March 15. This page also has a number of current job openings at ABC for May grads!See details 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.


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.



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.


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. 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.



Deadline: April 4. Details at link above.


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.




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. 


Do you want to work in entertainment? You should join the job board at


Suggestions for landing dream internship from a college student here.


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!


Look into Inside Tucson Business this week (copies in the lobby of the Marshall Building) and see list of commercial photographers and Event Planners if you are thinking of jobs in photography or Event Planning




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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