Internships: Oct. 12, 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

Dear students:


Hang in there through midterms. And – apply for internships. Some good new ones below. And for your happy news this Thursday: May grad Julianne Stanford is reporting now fulltime at the Kitsap Sun in Washington State near Seattle. She says she loves it! Journalism dreams do come true --- and it starts with internships! (Don’t forget to see the attachments.)


I look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow at the internship fair. Good luck!




DOW JONES NEWS FUND SUMMER INTERNSHIPS TEST  - you can still sign up for the test.

FRIDAY, OCT 27, and you sign up here. I don’t know how to be clearer: If you are breathing, and have earned a B or better in JOUR 320A you should take this test and apply for these internships. This is one of the best options for paid journalism training in the nation. Even if you don’t want to be a copy editor, the connections you’d make doing this internship can help get you a job later in reporting! Deadline to apply is Nov. 1 (after our test) College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing. To apply, visit the programs page on the Fund website. Get familiar with the application BEFORE you take the test so you’re ready to apply and have all materials ready.



All December grads:

Yearlong Fellowship with Report for America PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. This is a project funded by Google, the Knight Foundation and a zillion others. Read all about it hereand apply for the Appalachian Reporting Project!!! You know how we always say journalism can change the world? This is an excellent idea of how it can. They want to train “the next generation of great journalists.” That’s you. APPLY.


Graduating in May? Go HERE and read about the Report for America project in general and sign up to be on their list of reporters to consider hiring. Be on the cutting edge.



The College Fix Spring internship PAID

Deadline: Oct. 15 Work in Washington D.C. at a variety of news organizations, including the following: National Review, Real Clear Politics, Daily Caller, The Hill, Reason Magazine, The Washington ExaminerUSA Today and The Weekly Standard.


Nature Magazine News Intern, Spring (Jan – June 2018) PAID FT

Deadline: Oct. 31. Nature’s news team seeks a reporter for a January-June 2018 internship – a paid, full-time writing position based in our Washington DC office. Our interns are treated like staff reporters. They cover a beat, travel for stories and write for both the website and print magazine. Top candidates will have a strong background in both science and journalism, and should demonstrate a desire to cover the process of science for an audience of researchers, administrators and decision makers. Past interns have gone on to staff positions at Chemical & Engineering News, Science News, Gizmodo and Nature. To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and 3-5 clips (full text, please) by using this link below.


Seattle Times Summer 2018 internship PAID

Deadline: Nov. 3. During the course of the summer, the interns will work side-by-side with award-winning journalists. They will work directly with assigning editors on important stories of interest to the greater Seattle area. They will participate in weekly brown bag sessions with top editors, reporters, photographers and news producers to discuss best practices and gain useful insights. We have a dozen positions throughout the newsroom. For complete details, see the attached flyer and the flyers outside Renee’s office.


ASME Magazine Internship Program 2018PAID

Deadline: December 1. All info about the internship program can be found One of our students did this internship last year and worked at a magazine in NY. This is a ten-week program for rising college seniors (current juniors) at magazines in New York and Washington. Since the program was founded in 1967, 2,000 college students have worked as ASME interns. Nearly 500 have gone on to successful careers in print and electronic journalism. Interns participate in a three-day orientation program and learn the fundamentals of reporting, fact checking and copy editing. Over the course of the summer, ASME interns attend special events in New York and Washington and meet regularly with top editors. ASME interns report, edit, fact-check and copy-edit for print and online publications. It helps if you are nominated by your School, so if you are interested in applying, see Renee or a favorite professor about nomination. Questions? Come see Renee.


KOLD News 13 has an immediate opening for a part-time evening video editor. We are looking for an aggressive journalist who knows how to edit. Familiarity with Edius 7/7.5/8, JVC Cameras, non-linear editing, and studio camera operation a big plus. Strong organizational and deadline skills are essential. If you are self-directed, self-motivated with ability to work with a diverse group of people please apply online and attach resume with cover letter. Candidate must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen.  No phone calls please.



Wall Street Journal summer 2018 internships PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. Tucson time

You have to scroll through the jobs, looking for the ones that say interns. They are looking for reporters in the Americas and abroad and have spots for video (i.e. broadcast), photo and graphics interns. I am trying to set up Skype interviews with their recruiter but apply now!


CHIPS QUINN Internship/Scholarship Program PAID

Deadline: Oct. 15. This program provides training, mentoring and paid internships to college juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates who want to work in the news business. You’ll be placed at newsrooms across the country – and they want broadcast students as well because every newspaper now has video and multimedia. It is open to all but focuses on developing multi-cultural talent to increase newsroom diversity. All details are here, and if you are a junior or a senior of diverse background (race, religion, socio-economic background) you must apply! They love UA students! You need letters of recommendation, work samples and you have to write a short essay on why you want to be a journalist and a Chips Quinn scholar, so get cracking on that essay draft ---- and make sure I or a professor sees it before you send it off. Questions? Come see me or email Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan who was a 2011 Chips Quinn scholar at She has generously volunteered to speak with any of you who are interested in applying (or even learning about) Chips Quinn. She would be invaluable with the essay portion. You. Want. This.



Deadlines: Mid-Oct and Nov, depending on internshipNBC Universal has posted all its major internships here. Students should apply as soon as possible for highest consideration, according to the NBCUni Campus recruiter. Summer 2017 internships will be posted by the end of September, but the recruiter advises checking the hyperlink above daily for new postings and applying right away. They sometimes close applications before the deadline if they think they have

Edible Baja Spring and Summer internship UNPAID


Deadline: Oct. 15 for spring; March 1 for summer. Edible is only going to take one journalism intern per semester and is no longer attending the internship fair. Apply by sending a résumé, cover letter and work samples to Shelby Thompson at Make sure you request an interview.


The Nation PAID

Deadline: Oct. 16 for spring 2018 internships and April 1 for summer 2018 internships. Application is very competitive. Two different internships, one reporting in general and one on the investigative desk. All info at the link above but in a nutshell you need: A cover letter that explains why you want to work for The Nation. Please mentionNation writers you follow and/or Nation pieces you’ve enjoyed. If you are applying for the Don and Doris Shaffer Investigative internship position, please explain your interest in working with the Investigative Fund and mention some IFund stories you found interesting. If you are applying for both positions, please address both. Also need: a resume, two letters of recommendation with contact information for the referees included. Letters may be emailed directly by recommenders to, or may be uploaded with the rest of your application materials. Make sure you read application questions found here and then apply here.


AZ Capitol Television Broadcast internship – WILL BE AT INTERNSHIP FAIR

Deadline: Oct. 25. $4,000 stipend and tuition waiver for the spring

The broadcast internships give students a rare opportunity to gain an insiders’ understanding of the legislative process while developing their television production, journalism and communication skills in a professional work environment. Interns work full-time at the State Capitol (January-May) producing video coverage of legislative proceedings for the Internet and cable television. Interns earn a paycheck, a tuition waiver (NAU and U of A students only), and up to 12 hours of upper division class credits.


Denver Post PAID

Deadline: Oct. 27 for summer 2018. Our editors choose full-time summer interns in news, business and features reporting (3 positions); digital production; photography; videography; and information design/visual communication. If you are applying for one of these positions, please email your cover letter, your resume with references, and an online portfolio or link to clips to internships@denverpost.comOnly digital applications will be accepted. READ EVERYTHING HERE before applying! Also take sports internship and copy editing interns, but process is different so read everything at link above.


The University of Arizona Press Editorial intern UNPAID Spring

Deadline: Oct 30. Seeking driven, dependable interns for the spring semester. Interns will be exposed to the many facets of book publishing, including insight into how manuscript projects are submitted, reviewed, and selected for publication; the process of editing, designing, and producing a book; and the various aspects involved with marketing and advertising new titles. Openings are available in each of the following three departments at the Press: Acquisitions; Editing, Design, and Production (EDP); and Marketing. Please see the attached document for more information about applying.


Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/Scholarship PAID

Deadline: Oct. 31. AWSM places female college students interested in sports media careers in paid summer internships working in broadcast, print/digital and media relations. All interns also receive a $1,000 scholarship and complimentary registration and lodging at AWSM’s annual convention. Interns in 2017 worked at ESPN, USA Softball, CNN, USA Today Sports,, Sports Illustrated and the Golf Channel. Internship hosts are subject to change each year. All details at link above and apply at this link. E-mail any questions about the AWSM internship and scholarship program to


The Charlotte Observer Summer internship PAID AND UNPAID

Deadline: Nov. 1 From Day 1 of your internship, you will be welcomed as part of The Charlotte Observer staff. We expect our interns to function as beginning professionals from their first day: that is, to report or shoot video for stories ready to be edited for digital and print publication.

Our summer learning program – Observer U – includes weekly seminars in which experienced reporters and editors discuss such topics such as reporting and writing news stories, researching public documents, shooting video on deadline assignments and understanding libel law. Each intern works with a mentor and can expect regular feedback and side-by-side editing. We are committed to helping you develop as a journalist. Applications for 2018 internships are being accepted now. They should include a cover letter, resume, five work samples and an autobiography of about 500 words. The deadline is Nov. 1, 2017 – but please send as soon as possible. To apply, please email your application to Gary Schwab, the editor in charge of interns, at Or mail your application package to June Lancaster, Newsroom, The Charlotte Observer, PO Box 30308, Charlotte, NC, 28230. Read more at link above.


Chicago Public Media Internships PAID

Deadline: Depends of if you want spring or summer. Find out details here, including a nice little article on what makes a winning application!  CPM is noted for producing great radio, as well as producing Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, a very popular news-quiz show.


The Oregonian/ PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. Need previous internship experience. The Oregonian/OregonLive newsroom is offering paid summer internships for college students and recent graduates for the summer of 2018. We're looking for critical thinkers and students who want an intensive learning and training environment to sharpen their skills. If selected for the 10-week program, you can look forward to challenging and fast-paced assignments; training in interviewing, multimedia, and other essential skills; and working with a team of experienced journalists. Applications are accepted Sept. 11, 2017, to midnight Nov. 1, 2017. Apply here. 


Boston Globe summer internship PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. Applications available outside Renee’s office. You must fill out the application and email it and rest of materials. Questions? Come see Renee. More details


LA TIMES summer reporting internship PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1 for reporting and visual journalism

See highlights below for other options/deadlines. Must have access to car in good working condition. We offer 10 weeks of intensive, hands-on experience in a region where big stories are the norm. We place interns throughout the L.A. Times: Metro/Local, Foreign/National, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages, Photography/Video, Data Desk, Visualization and Data, Design, the website/audience engagement team and in the Sacramento and Washington, D.C., bureaus. These are paid internships and placements usually run from June to August. The deadline to apply for the reporting positions and visual journalism (photo and video) is Nov. 1; applications for the website/audience engagement and the Visualization and Data department are due Dec. 1; the page design and Data Desk deadline is Dec. 15. Go to this page and read application requirements and then, and only then, if you still have questions, contact Director of News Development Tracy Boucher at (213) 237-6737


High Country News Internships & Fellowships PAID (free housing and a stipend!)

Deadline: Nov. 1 for a January start date and in January for a summer start date. This is for students graduating in December or May who want to work with environmental journalism. Read all the info at the link in headline.


Star-Tribune Media Company PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1 Application open now. Most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college, worked for a college news outlet AND interned with at least one other professional daily news organization. See link above and keep checking for current application.


Spring 2018 internship Reason Magazine PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. Reason is taking applicants for its Burton C. Gray Memorial Internship program. Interns work 12 weeks in our D.C. office with a $5,000 stipend. Interns have the opportunity to report and write for Reason and, as well as helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work at the The Wall Street JournalForbes, ABC News, and Reason itself. Send your résumé, as many as five writing samples (preferably published clips), and a cover letter by the deadline below to Please include "Gray Internship Application" and the season for which you are applying in the subject line.


The Montreal Gazette PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. Go to this link on Sept. 15 to get current year’s application. Deadline is always November.


Sports Journalism Institute PAID

Deadline: Nov. 2. Ten student journalists will be selected. Ideally, applicants should be college sophomores or juniors. Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated interest in sports journalism as a career and excellence on the required essay. The Institute is designed to attract talented students to journalism through opportunities in sports reporting and editing and enhance racial and gender diversity in sports departments of newspapers nationwide. The program will begin with one week of classes at Missouri University in Columbia, Mo. and eight weeks of professional experience at a paid internship in the sports department of a daily newspaper in the U.S., and a $500 scholarship upon successful completion of the program for students returning to college.


AP Global News Internship. PAID

Deadline: Application opens in December but you need to gather materials now. Look at link above for what they want. One of the requirements is a reference letter from a prior internship supervisor (on site) or an employer in journalism so get that now.


The Tulsa World PAID

Deadline: Dec. 1. Put this on your calendar for Oct. 15 to look for application. Deadline is always sometime in December.


Times Media Group (Phoenix), including Pulitzer Prize Winning East Valley Tribune UNPAID

Deadline: January 30. Requirement: showing previous experience and aptitude. Seeking fulltime summer interns. Many interns become paid freelancers. Contact Paul Maryniak, Executive Editor Ahwatukee Foothills News and East Valley Tribune at with an email cover letter, five work samples showing your range, and a resume in JANUARY.


The Lewisville Texan UNPAID

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018 for summer internship. Lewisville Texas. Application instructions at link above.


Rio Grande SunNew Mexico PAID – and housing provided!

Deadline: February. You just apply through the common application at the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors website here: ISWNE offers internships at papers across the country and not all of them pay, but the Rio Grande Sun does, and the editor helps interns get housing for almost no cost or free, so list Rio Grande Sun as your top choice and then also reach out to the editor there. We have a 2017 UA alum working there and she loves it.


Time Warner Broadcast internships. PAID

Deadline: Varies. All details here.


McClatchy News Service PAID

Deadline: Varies according to position and location. See all details here and use filters.


TEGNA – all stations PAID

Deadlines: Varies by station. Sign up here for news alerts so you see job openings and internship opportunities. Phoenix News 12 is one of these stations and they have three paid internships each summer.


Wogammer Fellowship PAID

If you’re female and have coding skills, mark this on your calendar to check for the current deadline in December.


The Austin (TX) Chronicle. UNPAID

The Austin Chronicle offers unpaid internships in the spring, summer, and fall semesters. School credit available, and hours are flexible. Interns will be paired with one or more departments (News, Music, Food, Arts & Culture, Screens, and Social Media), work closely with editors, and gain first-hand experience with print and digital newsroom operations. Applicants should send a cover letter, three writing samples (journalism or academic), and a résumé Please include in your cover letter your background, interests, and preferred department. See hyperlink above for deadlines for different semesters.


Broadway World (online magazine) editorial internshipUNPAID

Deadline: Reach out to them at or through the online form on this page in February to ask when and how to apply for summer 2018.



Deadline: March 1, 2018. This Memphis, TN stations takes a news intern and a meteorology intern each summer. Gohere for details.


Christian County Headliner News; Ozark, Missouri

Deadline: Probably March. Reach out in February to their current managing editor for details on how to apply. Only paper of record for Christian County, MO, and they take multiple interns each summer.


NBC News Associates Program PAID

Deadline is usually in March but applications open in January and are first-come first-served, so apply early. Checkthis website in November to know how to apply and get your letters of recommendation.


Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian editorial fellows PAID

Deadline: April 1 for June 1 start date.

Mother Jones is currently accepting applications for its prestigious Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, located in San Francisco and Washington, DC. This is a full-time opportunity, starting in December and lasting six months, with the possibility of an additional six-month extension. Mother Jones fellows dig deep into our investigations as fact-checkers, soak up research chops and digital skills, and learn how a nonprofit news business hums. They comb archives and spreadsheets while immersed full time in our collaborative projects. Mother Jones is better for it, and at the end of a six-month or yearlong intensive stint, MoJo fellows are armed with all the tools of the journalism trade—tools they’ve gotten paid to learn. Fellows work closely with top-notch editors, penning pieces about a transgender inmate risking everything to protest mistreatment in jail; digging into Black Lives Matter’s influence on candidates for elected office; illuminating sexual harassment allegations at the EPA; and chronicling the aftermath of Trump’s move to end DACA.Mother Jones believes that a diverse newsroom strengthens the quality of our workplace and reporting. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. To learn more about the fellowship position, pay, and how to apply, visit our fellowship page at


Internships at Vibe/Vibe Vixen in NY UNPAID

Deadline: ongoing. Take interns for fall, spring and summer semesters. Apply mentioning the semester you want to work there. Have editorial and social media internships and the applications for each vary. See link above for details.


KUER 90.1 NPR station PAID (UTAH)

Deadline: Rolling. You need to reach out through link above by February for a summer internship. This is paid only $500 for the semester, but if you’re in Utah for the summer and can live at home… worth it.



Ø  Needing to turn your article posted on a website into a PDF for your portfolio? See this link from Mashable about the latest iOS update that works even without the brand new iPhone or iPad. (Hat tip to Prof. McKisson for sharing)

Ø  Another site that is super easy to convert website to PDF is this:

Ø  You know what I’ve said about transferable skills? (You haven’t heard that speech? Come see me.) Here’s an article that discusses a few internship ideas for aspiring journalists that are outside of editorial.

Ø  Remember to follow recruiters on various social media sites. For example, everything you ever want to know about job openings at the USA TODAY Network/Gannett can be found at their personal pages at these links:LinkedInTwitterInstagram,  FacebookThe Muse, Glassdoor and Gannett Careers

Ø  Fashion internships in AZ can be found here.

Ø  Want an international internship? The School of Journalism has a $2,000 scholarship it gives out to students who want get a journalism internship in a foreign country. Here’s some advice on why you might consider an internship in a foreign country and you can come talk to me about ways to find journalism internships abroad.

Ø  Book mark here (all PAID) and here (some paid) and check daily for updated internship postings for major publications throughout the U.S.

Ø  If you want to intern at CNN, make sure you have a program in mind that you want to intern for. Read this student’s article about her experience on the Erin Burnett’s “Out Front” prime-time political reporting show. See all CNN internships (and everything from Turner Broadcasting here.) You can add your email on the Turner page to be notified of internship and job openings.

Ø  Ed2010 is the place to go for magazine internships. Students can sign up with their email to search for internships or potential jobs. The website also sends out weekly emails with tips or articles that are helpful. Go to to sign up and check it out.

Ø  The Arizona Daily Star freelance reporters

Good opportunity for students to get their work published and get paid. All you need is a good story pitch! If you’ve got a piece you’ve been working on in journalism 306 or another journalism class, or if there something you’ve always wanted to do, pitch it to Mr. Corella at or, if you want to write for #ThisisTucson, pitch Irene McKisson at Pay ranges from $50-$100 depending on the story.

Ø  Do you want to work in entertainment? You should join the job board here.

Ø  Looking for something outside of journalismHere is a new site with jobs that need your journalism skills!This site has the more recent internships I’ve been sent. And, look at the Department of Communication Internship Digest, at this SBS page for internships in politics, and this SBS page for internships in lots of other areas, including non-profits. The Intern Queen website is outstanding.







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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