Internships: Nov. 3, 2016

Renée Schafer Horton, Internship Coordinator

Dear students:

The biggest news today is that Poynter just released the coolest database ever (really!) of summer 2017 internship deadlines.  Many with October or November deadlines are ones I’ve posted on this listserv over the past two months and some of you have applied. But there are other listings that I didn’t have, including the Orange County Register (deadline Dec. 23!), which just put its application info up at Poynter. We’ve had interns at the OCR in the past, so being a Wildcat helps! Please, take charge of your future and check out the Poynter database!

In other breaking news:

The Courier-Journal Summer 2017 internship application is live here. PAID

Deadline: Nov. 25. Must have a car. This is a great internship! See the flyer on the bulletin board outside Renee’s office for details on what they are looking for, but know this: juniors and seniors have priority, the internship is looking for reporters, photographers and online producers. Spend the summer in Louisville, KY at one of the best papers in the nation!

The Spring Business Reporting Internship at Chicago Public Media was just announced PAID

Deadline: Nov. 18. Starts Jan. 9, 2017 and runs through June 30. About 30 hours/week. Chicago Public Media is one of the nation’s largest and most respected NPR-member organizations and is home to WBEZ 91.5 FM, Sound Opinions , and Vocalo. Our future intern will gain exposure to a major market news room, and learn solid foundations of public radio style journalism covering stories relevant to business and the economy. As part of their experience, the intern will learn broadcast news writing, how to report short news items for local newscasts and publish related content for web. By the end of the internship, the intern will have learned how to edit audio, and report news features that will broadcast on air and online. Extra consideration will be given to applicants currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from a journalism program with a concentration in business reporting (or a minor in business!) Potential interns should be interested in stories beyond the current price of stocks and corporate mergers, and have a deep interest in Chicago and the surrounding communities. Prior exposure to broadcast journalism is helpful but not required. Print majors are welcome to apply. In your cover letter talk about what draws you to business reporting, and how this internship will help achieve your journalistic goals. Application instructions at the link above.

The MetPro Journalism Training Program application just went live PAID

Deadline: March 1, 2017 (Start gathering materials now and get familiar with the application process.) This is an amazing program designed to help beginning journalists launch careers and boost diversity at the LA Times or the Chicago Tribune. Seeking high-potential, highly motivated aspiring journalists with diverse backgrounds or life experiences. The program's main thrust is to provide participants - recent college graduates or journalists with limited professional experience - the training and support necessary to put them on a fast track to success. Metpro is not an internship but a formal program customized to help trainees realize their goals. If you are curious, creative and motivated, if you want to watch history as it unfolds and have a strong desire to be a part of one of our newsrooms, then come join the Metpro graduates who have found success.

David S. Barr Award for social justice reporting is seeking applicants $1,500

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017. Please see the attached flyer for all details.

The U of a Press spring and summer internship deadline has been extended to November 14. See the attached flyer for application details. This is a fabulous internship for those of you who want to go into publishing.

Want some great tips?

·        Sometimes, you might want to learn something we don’t teach here. Poynter has some fabulous webinars, and many of them are not too expensive, like this one on 360-videos --- it is less than $30.  Explore the “courses” tab for more.

·        Those of you who want to go into PR or Marketing need to pay attention to listings such as this and this one to see your options and gather up names of possible employers to seek out for internships or job opportunities.

·        Students wanting to work in the music business who are from (or could live in) Toronto, LA or NY, could consider this listing, reaching out to see if they have summer internships and laying the groundwork for future networking.

·        Need ideas about landing a dream internship? Go here.

Please make sure to review all the attachments and see the listings below that are still taking applications for internships, jobs and scholarships! Have a productive weekend –



Deadline: ASAP. Need writers starting immediately! is looking for 5-10 Sports Writing Interns. Please contact Steve Rivera ( or Anthony Gimino ( if interested. Must know AP style and experience with URLs and game-day writing preferred. Must be able to attend high school games, Tucson Roadrunners matches, and well as other local sporting events (media passes will be provided) 


Tucson Unified School District Media Relations spring-semester intern UNPAID

Deadline: Nov. 30. Submit resume, writing samples and letter of interest to Stefanie Boe at


L.A. Times 2017 Summer Reporting Internships PAID

Deadline: Nov. 11. Looking for reporting interns for all news and features departments: Metro/Local, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages and our Washington, D.C., bureau. A car is not required for the Editorial Pages or D.C. internships.) Go to links above to apply or submit your applications by mail to Tracy Boucher / Director of News Development, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. You can apply to both internships. Application requires: cover letter, resume with three references; one-page personal essay; and up to 10 work samples. There is no prompt for the essay. If you have a specific department you're interested in, you can mention that in your cover letter.


Seattle Times Summer 2017 internship PAID

Deadline: Nov. 15  See attached flyer for the very specific application process. They have internships in news, investigation, sports, graphics, copy-editing, photojournalism and digital interactives.


Association of Copy Editors Scholarship

Deadline: Nov. 15. $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships. You can get this!

Santa Clarita’s KHTS AM-1220 Now Accepting Applications For Internships UNPAID

Deadline: Not listed. Both high school and college students are invited to apply to work and gain skills in the news, features and video department and learn to cover Santa Clarita, California, news, crime and politics. Seeking interns interested in a wide range of human-interest reporting topics, SEO writing, video and web development. Will also be accepting applications for social media interns. For more information please call (661)298-1220 and ask to speak to the internship coordinator about summer internships or visit  


Overseas Press Club Scholarship ($2,000 – or funding to go overseas in an internship)

Deadline: Dec. 1. For students wanting to do international reporting. They have very specific requirements so make sure you read everything at link below. This is an outstanding opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students wanting to work abroad. The Foundation selects up to 11 scholars and pays travel and living expenses for them to intern at foreign bureaus at such leading news organization as the Associated Press, Reuters, GlobalPost, Wall Street Journal and Forbes and at foreign English-language media companies like the South China Morning Post and Khmer Times. Students win either a $2,000 grant or funding for their overseas experience.


Time Magazine, Inc. Summer Internship PAID

Deadline: Dec. 1 for priority consideration. Looking for students who aren’t afraid to try new things at more than 90 brands, including People, TIME, Cooking Light and Sports Illustrated. Must be a junior to apply, but seniors with experience are most competitive. All details and application instructions here.


American Society of Magazine Editors Summer 2017 Magazine Internship Immersion PAID

Deadline: Dec. 1. Applicants must have extensive experience at the school newspaper and/or prior magazine internships and a letter of recommendation from someone in the School of Journalism. All application materials must be submitted on the website. From the announcement: The Magazine Internship Program usually gives preference to students who have been recommended by academic departments and career-guidance offices over other applicants from the same school. A letter of recommendation should be included with the student’s application.

Details here and application here.


Thompson Reuters 2017 internship PAID

Deadline: Dec. 1. Thompson Reuters offers talented students and graduates with a strong background in journalism an opportunity to learn at the world's largest international multimedia news provider. Our paid internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting. Interns will receive formal training before they start work. Every intern will report to a senior editor and be assigned a journalist mentor who will be available to provide advice and guidance. Internships last for 10 weeks and most will begin in early June 2017. Internships are available in many Reuters Americas bureaus. Apply at link in headline.


F. James Pensiero Summer Reporting Internship at the WSJ PAID

Deadline: Dec. 15. Preference given to students from University of Oregon, and second preference to students from other state schools, such as UA!  Seeks current student or recent graduate who intends to pursue a career in business and financial journalism to work in New York City. Students majoring in business journalism or journalism with a second major or minor in economics or business will be favored. This is a paid, 10-week summer internship. It also includes a $3,000 stipend to assist with housing or travel costs. Read all details in hyperlink in headline.


NPR Kroc Fellowship: ($40,000 for the year) PAID

Deadline: Dec. 31. For current seniors or recent graduates, perfect for our broadcast students wanting to work in news. If you’ve done work at AZPM you should apply for this! Candidates should be close to completing a undergraduate or graduate degree, or have earned a degree no more than one year prior to December 31. Kroc Fellows must be able to demonstrate exceptional potential and drive.




Boutique PR Firm seeking Social Media Intern (to work into FT job) NY: UNPAID

Good for May grads wanting Social Media job. Boutique PR firm is seeking a full time social media intern that can turn into a FT job. Working on fun accounts like toys/beauty and more. Creating content, being out of the box, learning who to follow, engage with fans and much more. You need to be organized, reliable, responsible, take this internship seriously, want to work in this field, can have fun with platforms yet willing to learn how to collect data and analytics. See link above for how to apply.



Deadline: This is operated on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply as soon as possible for the summer. City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. Tuition required. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, participants undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies. Students and graduates develop real-world skills, build their professional network and fast-track their career. Placements are available in banking and financial services, art, fashion and design, marketing, advertising and PR, consulting and professional services, entertainment, media and journalism, law and politics and lastly, technology and engineering.


PUNCH Media (Philly) Internships UNPAID

Deadline: ASAP for spring, but contact at email below if interested in summer. Must be at least 21 years old. If most of this is you and you’re interested in committing min. 15-20 hours a week for roughly 15-weeks min., please hit us back with a sparkling resume, sharp letter, rock through the window, whatever works. Contact: email resumes, cover letter, writing sample, creative portfolio, personal website, and anything else to



DeadlineRolling, based on semester you want to work. Assume Nov. 1 for summer internships! It is run through Disney, so you have to go through application process on their website. Read all about it at link above.


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.


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 Standard fellow 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.




Politico Summer Internship PAID

Deadline: Jan. 1, 2017. Click on headline link for all details and comprehensive application instructions.


The Knight-CUNY Summer 2017 Internship PAID

Deadline: Jan. 1, 2017. The Knight CUNYJ Summer Internship Program brings 20 aspiring journalists to New York City for two months — June and July — to participate in an all-expenses paid training and internship program. At the end of the summer, the five top performers are offered tuition-free enrollment at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, if they apply and are admitted to one of CUNY’s M.A. programs.


Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition PAID REPORTING TRIP TO JAPAN

Deadline: Jan. 10, 2017

Awards nine of the country’s top student journalists from universities all around the country with an all-expenses paid trip to Japan each year. The Scripps Howard Foundation, with Indiana University journalism, established the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition in 1984 to honor the memory of the journalist who led Scripps Howard Newspapers from 1922-1953 and United Press from 1912-1920. Asia was an area of special interest to Roy W. Howard, who traveled and reported on the area extensively, even while leading major news organizations. Tentative trip dates are May 11-20, 2017. Read about the trip and application process at the link in headline above.


Colorado Springs Gazette PAID and UNPAID

Deadline: Jan 15, 2017 but apply sooner! This is a Pulitzer-Prize winning paper that kicks some tail and a great place to break in. Details on application and contacts in the headline link.


The AAAS Pitts Family Foundation Minority Science Writers Internship PAID

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017. 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.


Wick Communications Summer Internships PAID

Deadline: April 1, 2017. 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 at 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. Application.


WATE6 TV Summer Internship (Knoxville TN)UNPAID

DeadlineApril 15, 2017. See link for application instructions.



Deadline: Feb. 24, 2017. 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.


The Nation Summer 2017 internships PAID

Deadline: April 1, 2017, but apply ASAP for priority consideration. Highly competitive, so read all the qualifications, application instructions, and deadlines in the hyperlink above.



·        Here is a list that the Asian American Journalists Association keeps regarding multiple scholarships and internships. Bookmark it and check it often. And see the rest of the TIPs at the end of this email.If you want to work for a specific newspaper, TV station or magazine, find their contact on the internet and email or call them asking if they have summer internships. Not all publications advertise! Go for what you want.

·        A number of you have mentioned wanting to work on the east coast and/or for magazines. You can contact the managing editors at each of the following to ask about summer internships: Washington Life Magazine, the WashingtonianD.C. Life Magazine, and the Washington City Paper. Also, this is an entire list of publications in the D.C. area, and this is a list of options for fashion internships in D.C. Happy hunting!

·        Want to get some attention and help yourself get a job? Enter a national reporting contest and place in the top 20! Please see the attached Hearst Journalism Awards competition categories and deadlines then and bring your submissions to Renee for consideration at least a week before the deadline. If you are publishing stories through ASN or the Wildcat or UATV, you qualify!

·        Make sure you check out the Poytner job board for internships and job listings, as well as frequently look at NYU’s internship database of paid-internship deadlines. Please note: It is alphabetical and if the deadline says “2015” it simply means two things: The site hasn’t been updated this week and/or you can count that the 2016 deadline will be very close to the 2015 one.

·        Also, here is a list of 81 internships (some of which I’ve highlighted below) that Poytner collects. Note that the dateline on the column the hyperlink goes to is “2015,” but they have updated the list for 2016-17 internships.

·        If you’re particularly interested in broadcast and you’re graduating this year, start looking here for TV stations and building a database of where you might apply!

·        Want to work in Chicago this summer? There are three Chicago-based magazines that have UNPAID internships this summer. Check out Chicago SplashChicago Magazine, and Chicago Scene





Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator

Internship and Career Development

School of Journalism, University of Arizona

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