Internships: Nov. 30, 2016

Renée Schafer Horton, Internship Coordinator

Dear Students:

If you have a spring internship offer, please come see me before Dec. 18 so I can get you enrolled for the proper credit and give you the appropriate forms for your on-site supervisor. If you are awarded a summer internship, also please let me know as soon as possible.

I will be out tomorrow (Dec. 1), so am sending this one day early. I’ll also be out Tuesday (Dec. 6). Always check my calendar and remember that your best bet of seeing me is to make an appointment via this link (the Wise Advising online calendar).

December and May grads looking for print jobs: Consider the Gannett Talent Development program. Search options here. Additionally, .Mic has its list of jobs for recent grads (and 2-month internships) listed here.

There are a number of new summer internship opportunities posted below and new tips in the tip section – especially for those wanting internship on study abroad. Remember: Reading is fundamental! J


Tip: Bigger, more competitive internships (LA, NY, Denver, etc.) often close their application once they get a pool of 25 good applicants, even if the deadline has not yet come.  So, if you see an internship you like, apply early so you have your best chance for consideration.

Time, Inc. Magazine Summer Internship PAID (NY)

Deadline: Dec. 1 for priority but applications accepted through end of December. Apply here.

Business Insider Spring Internship (6 months) PAID (NY)

Deadline: Not listed but because you would start in January, assume no later than Dec. 10. Excellent opportunity for December grads! Looking for people who are ambitious, smart, funny, fast, and consume huge amounts of digital media. Be comfortable working on multiple stories per day and building your own audience and personal brand through social media. Ideal candidates will be insatiably curious about the psychology of success, how to get ahead in your career, how women can have it all, whether college is worth it, the management science behind companies like Google and Facebook, and the habits of rock-star businesspeople like Warren Buffett and Sara Blakely. The internship term runs for approximately six months, with some flexibility on start and end dates. Interns are encouraged to work full-time (40 hours a week) if their schedule allows.

Forbes Summer Internship PAID

Deadline: Dec. 5. Read details at link above – make sure you click through to page 2 and 3 of the article linked – and apply here. Not nearly as competitive as one might think!

Newsday PAID

Deadline: Dec. 5. Details in hyperlink.

Eater Reporting, video and social media internships PAID (NY and SanFran)

Deadline: Not listed, apply as soon as you can for spring and by Jan. 15 for summer. Internships run for 12-15 hours a week, and paid and college positions are available. See list of openings at the link above and email jobs [at] (you must specify the internship you're applying for in the subject line) with a few paragraphs about yourself, your interests, and why you want the internship, as well as a resume and relevant clips and social media profiles. Please note: Eater also lists a number of current job openings at that link.

Orange County Register PAID

Deadline: Dec. 23. See the link above and note that the deadline isn’t listed and that they tell you to keep checking back. Follow that advice! I got the deadline from Poynter.

MetPro News PAID

Deadline: March 1, 2017 but application opens Dec. 1. See here for details and not above about applying early to competitive internships!!

Christian Science Monitor Newsweekly Reporting Internship PAID

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2017. This is a mail-in only application so make sure you go here and scroll to bottom for all the details of the reporting internship.

CBS Social Content Intern, summer 2017 (NY) PAID

Deadline: Jan. 21, 2017 Look at the details via link above but apply through the CBS link here, searching for particular internship of interest.

CBS Social Content Intern, summer 2017 (CA) PAID

Deadline: Jan. 21, 2017 Look at the details via link above but apply through the CBS link here, searching for particular internship of interest.

CBSSports Video Production Intern, summer 2017 (FL) PAID

Deadline: Jan. 22, 2017 Apply through link above.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press PAID

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017. Great for journalism students interested in media law or law school. Open to recent grads as well. Located in Washington, D.C. Interns write articles for digital magazine and website, contribute to booklets on specific legal topics, and conduct research for special projects. Interns report and write on free press and media law issues for our quarterly digital magazine The News Media & The Law, website and guidebooks, and assist staff and fellows in research. Application instructions here.

Advance Local Media Content Internship PAID

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017. See all details at link above

Moment Magazine editorial, social media and graphic design interns UNPAID

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017 for summer. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter; applicants for editorial internships should include two writing samples or clips. Please send all materials to, attention Sala Levin.

Mother Jones: The Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program PAID

Deadline: April 1, 2017. Six month fellowship for December or May grads who have had experience at Wildcat and multiple internships. Apply here.

AP Global General News Assignment Internship PAID

Deadline: Not listed yet. Check link in January for the 2017 deadline. Highly competitive and you want to apply early. For juniors, seniors, grad students and recent grads. Review all requirements at link above.

Time, Inc. Birmingham Post-graduate Fellowship PAID

Deadline: Feb. 20, 2017. Looking for photographers, videographers, reporters and editors who are 2017 graduates (Dec. 2016 grads as well) who want to start their careers at a legendary company on our iconic Southern campus in Birmingham, AL. We prefer that applicants have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. If you’re a media-obsessed, enthusiastic self-starter who wants to build a career with iconic brands from our Southern campus in the heart of Birmingham, we want to hear from you. View full details here and apply here.

Ida B. Wells Fellowship PAID

Deadline: Opens in January. Check here beginning Jan. 1 for application and more details. This is a fellowship for Decemeber or May grads and is a fellowship to increase the number of women and persons of color doing investigative journalism. Even if you have never done investigative journalism, you are encouraged to apply. Also, if you are not female or a person of color you can still apply, especially if you have some good enterprise and/or investigative clips, but you will need to state in your application letter how you think you could contribute to the diversification of investigative journalism.

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.

Democracy Now! Video production internships PAID

Deadline: May 16, 2017 for a June 5 start date (!) I encourage you to apply by March. All details at link above.

Starnes Publishing PAID and UNPAID

Deadline: March 31, 2017 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.

Amsterdam (New York) News UNPAID

Deadline: Not listed, but assume February for summer. Looking for interns in reporting, video, social media and photography. All details here. Remote Internship UNPAID

See all details here.


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.

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.

Is photojournalism your wheelhouse? Want money for spring semester? The Arizona Highways Photo Workshops Scholarship ($750) is for juniors and seniors for whom photography plays an integral role in their studies & career path. Application deadline is December 15. See the attached document for requirements & application process.

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.

Google Lab News Fellowship PAID

Deadline: Jan. 6, 2017. Work at one nine of the best investigative news organizations over your summer. Here’s what they want: You’re excited about journalism, especially data driven journalism or freedom of expression online. You’re interested in exploring and creating business models to help the industry in the digital age. Apply through link above.

Hearst Journalism Fellowships PAID – two year placement

Deadline: Jan. 10, 2017. This is an outstanding opportunity for December or May grads. Detailed, very, very specific application instructions here.


Deadline: Dec. 30. Through Disney program. Great foot in the door if you can get it. Details and application at link in headline.

Chronicle of Higher Education PAID

Deadline: Noon, EST, Jan. 2, 2017. Need three references, two of whom have edited/supervised you in journalism. Details at the link above.

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.

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.


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.

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. Wick application

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.

WATE6 TV Summer Internship (Knoxville TN)UNPAID

DeadlineApril 15, 2017. See link 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.

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.

Ton of Tips:

  • A tip on finding internships in Europe is here.
  • Make sure you check out 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 2016/17 deadline will be very close to the 2015 one.
  • Poynter internship database is here and it is worth your time to check out for summer 2017 internships.
  • Here is a list that the Asian American Journalists Association keeps regarding multiple scholarships and internships. Bookmark it and check it often.
  • 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!
  • 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 UNPAIDinternships this summer. Check out Chicago SplashChicago Magazine, and Chicago Scene
  • 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.
  • Need ideas about landing a dream internship? Go here.
  • You can also search for internships at or through UA Career Services.
  • Please remember: Local public relations internships are announced on the miscellaneous board by the elevator, but there isn’t much room there, so the best thing to do if you want a PR internship is to set up Google alerts for public relations or communications internships in various cities and/or set up an appointment with me or UA Career Services to learn how to search for them.






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.

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