Internships: May 11, 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

Hello students:

To everyone graduating this May: Congratulations!

To those graduating with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working these past few years: I’m so proud of your work here and in internships and I’ll really miss you. Go out there and make us proud, and please keep me in the loop about the jobs you get and send me photos of you on the job! (There’s a new job listed below for a local TV station.)

To those of you returning next year: This is the final internship of the 2016-17 year. Look for the next listserv message at the beginning of August, but see all important info below about my summer hours, internship requirements and a handful of internships still open below.

1.      I’m here much of the summer, regular hours (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), except for the times when I’m on vacation. Do not expect email to be answered on the weekends or when I’m on vacation. I’m passing on this information so you can plan in advance, especially those of you in summer internships. Days I will be gone:

a.      May 24 – June 1

b.      June 22

c.      July 4-15

d.     And, importantly: Aug 15 – 17 (!!)

2.      If you are in a summer internship, you will be receiving an email about deadlines for internship requirements later today. Read that email!

3.      Sign up for Jour 201A (Career Success) if you can fit this 1-unit, 5-week course into your fall schedule. Your future self will thank you!

4.      Summer reading:

a.      Can you Snapchat your way to an internship? Maybe.

b.      Want to know how to do great work? Here are the winners of this year’s Hearst Journalism Competition.  Read an article a day with an eye (and notebook) for figuring out how the story was reported and written. These are the kinds of pieces you need to pursue through classes, at the Wildcat, at UATV or at Kamp. Yes, you can.


Have a great summer and I hope to see some of you around!



KOLD/KMSB-TV has an immediate opening for a NEWS PHOTOJOURNALIST.

If you are someone with a creative eye who knows how to tell a story with pictures, sound and emotion, this job is for you. We`re looking for a technically strong journalist who can embrace live, local, late breaking events on-air and on all digital platforms. We need someone who thrives under pressure and wants to win in our highly competitive market. Familiarity with JVC HM650 cameras is a plus. Must be flexible with schedules. Let's see your work!  Qualified applicants, apply here and attach your resume and link to your work.  No phone calls please.  EOE-M/F/D/V


United Nations Social Media Internship PAID

Deadline: May 28. Must be bilingual and bi-literate in Spanish. In New York, start date June 5. All details at link above.



AZPM is looking for a producer/videographer for UA+ for the fall. This is a PAID position and former UA+ interns have used this experience to get jobs in broadcast TV this summer! Interested? See the attached flyer.


Opposing Views/Render Media op-ed internshipPAID

Deadline: not listed. As a journalism intern focused on opinion-editorial pieces for Render Media, you will research and write articles for, the company's flagship news site boasting 32 million unique monthly visitors. Seeking interns to cover politics, religion and society stories in both op-eds and hard news articles. Internship begins in June and last approximately three months. Opportunity for advancement to freelance upon completion of the internship. See all details at the link above and website here.


FOX 31 – Denver UNPAID

Interns will have an opportunity to perform duties in the fast-paced environment of a news gathering operation. KDVR/KWGN off the unique experience of working under two television stations housed in the same facility, broadcasting two morning shows simultaneously, produce and air two daily entertainment programs and provide five hours of nightly news coverage. Interns will explore various aspects of the newsroom including Reporting, Photography, Production, Assignment Desk, Sports and Digital Media. Preference given to current juniors and seniors in college. For application details see 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, 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.


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.


ProPublica is offering a number of $500 scholarships to students who want to attend the national conventions of Conferences of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association and Native American Journalists Association. All info regarding scholarship and applying is here.


The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 tuition scholarships for collegiate sports journalists. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years in 2017 are eligible. Awards will be based on the students' journalistic work, academic record, financial need, and geography. Deadline is June 1.Include the following information in a letter of application: 

·        Name, address, age, phone number.

·        A copy of your transcript

·        A brief rundown of your financial situation, in regards to how he/she plans to pay for tuition.

·        Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections the student has edited), using either links or PDFs.

Email all the above to Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe at with APSE Scholarship in subject line.




Remember to look at the Department of Communication Internship Digest (check it every week – bookmark it!) for non-journalism internships.




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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