Internships: May 12, 2016

Dear Students:

This is the final internship listserv message for the 2015-16 academic year. Remember you can see all the prior posts here to check out other options. There are only a handful of places still looking for interns – or, for May graduates (congratulations!) – a few places looking for recent grads.

The Internship Office remains open during the summer for our regular hours (Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) except for a few vacation days. Make sure you check my calendar to know if I’m in so you aren’t frustrated by lack of presence or response. Remember, technology is your friend J! See below for internships and jobs! Enjoy your summer ---- Renée

Featured job/internship event!!!

May grads looking for jobs, as well as students still seeking internships:

Arizona’s Career Mixer, sponsored by UA Career Services and held in Scottsdale in early June is a statewide, one-of-a-kind career networking opportunity. Designed to promote meaningful conversation between job seekers and potential employers, the format of this event is tailored to juniors and seniors and recent grads from Arizona’s three state institutions. Polish your resume and go to The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center; Building #3, Synergy Room I & II; 1365 N. Scottsdale Rd.; Scottsdale, AZ 85257,on Thursday, June 2nd, from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. Questions? Contact: Julie Trujillo @ 520/906-1873. For more details on directions and parking and to see who is coming, visit


Madden Media UNPAID

Deadline: ASAP. If you’re still looking for an internship and will be in Tucson in the summer, consider Madden Media. Contact UA J. School alum and Madden editor Andrew Schaeffer at 520-232-2676 or

Externship in Sustainability. PAID

Deadline: May 13. Perfect for students interested in the environment. Recruiting 13 students to work in eight AZ counties in sustainable gardening, education, water harvesting, and beetle research. They match UA undergraduate students with sustainability projects across Arizona counties. Work 35 hours/week for 10 weeks during the summer, beginning May 15. To learn more about the projects and apply, visit: Questions? Email Gabrielle Sykes-Casavant at

Scott’s Marketplace Content writer internship PAID

Deadline: May 20. This is an ecommerce platform for local businesses across the United States to create an online store and sell their products to an audience of shoppers who love to "shop local”. They have two blogs - The Local Lifestyle, which is our consumer-facing shopping blog, and The Drive Blog, which supports our sellers with advice for small business owners. They are looking for a candidate who possesses (very) strong writing skills to contribute to these blogs, write press releases, and who is a team player willing to help with a variety of public relations, content marketing & digital marketing tasks. Their most recent intern was hired FT following internship so this is a job May grads might want to consider. To apply, read the attached job description and then send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Public Relations Internship UNPAID (but offers transportation stipend)

Deadline: May 20. Work with a UA School of Journalism Class of ‘13 graduate in New York! This is a great opportunity for our students who come to UA from the East coast! Here are some details. Three days/week, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., start June 4. Need: Excellent writing skills; preferably some InDesign experience; social media, socializing and networking skills for media events; and willingness to share creative ideas. PR intern will  work alongside our team to assist on accounts with media inquiries, outreach to press on behalf of clients, creating unique ways to approach the press with client news & materials, helping to manage our social platforms, and assistance with event planning just to name a few. See link above for info on company and to apply email Ashley Guttuso at with a resume and a brief cover letter introducing yourself and explain why you want to work for GoodWordPR for the summer. 

NPR fall internships UNPAID and PAID

Deadline: May 22. Multiple internships at NPR and programs running on NPR, including a production assistant for Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me radio show. Yes, you CAN do a fall internship. You simply have to do a leave of absence from school. It is less complicated than it sounds and you should just come see me about it! Don’t miss out!

The Thomas R. Brown Foundations. PAID

Deadline: May 30. Seeking 10-15 hours week Web Project Manager to help them improve their website and online presence. The position is for this summer with potential to continue into next year. Please see the attached job description for details about job and how to apply. Compensation is $12-15/per hour depending on experience. Please email Jesse McCain with any questions.

Sony Music SLR internship program UNPAID

Deadline: May 30. Fill out the application here

Chronicle of Higher Education fall interns PAID (more than $2,000/month)

Deadline: June 6. Reporting and writing for the number one news source for higher education news. Founded in 1966, the Chronicle of Higher Education has a print readership of 215,000 and more than 12.8 million website visits per month. The paper has a staff of more than 70 writers, editors and international correspondents. Click these links to see some of the projects the Chronicle has turned out in the past year. Working here will help you learn to be a better reporter about the UA when you return and give you a beat to highlight when you start looking for jobs. This is a good opportunity for May graduates as well as students who are willing to take a one semester leave of absence. Please explore the leave of absence possibility (come see me!) for this excellent internship. Apply here.

The German-American Fulbright Berlin Capital Program 2016 FUNDING PROVIDED

Deadline: June 7. Applicants must have U.S. citizenship and a valid U.S.-American passport, permanently reside in the U.S., demonstrate relevant background and professional interests, and be a graduating senior in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university OR a masters student in a U.S. journalism program. The grant provided by the Fulbright Commission covers program costs including hotel accommodation, round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, local transportation, health insurance coverage during the seminar and a small incidental allowance. The program will be conducted in English and the description and application form can be accessed at link above. Questions? Email: Ms. Klopp-Koch at

The Great Radio Race Competition. WIN $1,000.

Event happens Aug. 6 but need to prepare before. 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 join together 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 for a licensing fee of $1,000, and will also receive one-year subscriptions to PRX (the Public Radio Exchange) and SoundCloud. Additional prizes will be awarded for special achievements like the “Social Butterfly Award” and the “UnFictional Award”. For more information about entering contest, follow KCRW on Twitter @IPPkcrw or FB @



Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator

Internship and Career Development

School of Journalism, University of Arizona

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Tucson, AZ 85721-0158


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