Internships: Oct. 13, 2016

Renée Schafer Horton, Internship Coordinator

Oct. 13, 2016

Dear students:

There are still some openings for interviews with recruiters coming to the Internship Fair, Friday, Oct. 21. Do your future a favor and sign up now right here! I have highlighted the open times with something close to this color.

We also have Skype interviews Thursday, Oct. 27, with a recruiter from Sinclair Broadcasting. If you’re a broadcast student, sign up here!

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 flyer for the Hearst Journalism Awards competition categories and deadlines. The competition guidelines are available in Hearst booklets outside Renée’s office or by talking with Renée. If you are publishing stories through ASN or the Wildcat or UATV, you qualify! Check out the attached document and the brochures about last year’s winners in the Reading Room.

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!

I forgot to include this reminder on the listserv. There are still openings for the Arizona Legislative Broadcast internships! You can do this is you are a freshman or a sophomore! Deadline: Oct. 24 – all details here:

PAID INTERNSHIPS offered Students during the 2017 spring semester. Interns work full-time at the State Capitol in Phoenix (January-May) producing video coverage of legislative proceedings for the Internet and cable television and get many benefits:


  • $4,700 to be paid in biweekly checks
  • Upper division or graduate credit (up to 12 hours)
  • A waiver of all tuition and fees

·       Students from Tucson may also qualify for partial reimbursement of travel expenses.

  • Hands-on television production experience
  • A rare opportunity to learn the legislative process from the inside
  • Possible reimbursement of moving expenses (up to $500) for students living outside of Maricopa County


  • Work full-time at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix during the 2017 spring semester
  • Produce live television coverage of legislative proceedings
  • Interview lawmakers and other state elected officials
  • Write, shoot and edit news and feature packages that will air on
    Arizona Capitol Television, the legislature’s cable television channel


REMEMBER: Most The titles are hyperlinked to the internship information.

New York Times Student Journalism Institute FREE

Deadline: Nov. 1

Held from May 20 to June 4, 2017 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in Manhattan, for students (including those graduating in December or May!) who are members of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Apply through hyperlink in headline.

Tucson Unified School District Media Relations spring-semester intern UNPAID

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

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.

Madden Media Marketing Design Internship UNPAID

The Madden Media marketing department is looking for an enthusiastic intern who is a fast learner and self-motivated (spring, summer, and fall semesters available). Interns are expected to work a minimum of eight hours each week. Must be proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop. Dreamweaver and strong interest in marketing is a plus. Selected intern will be tasked with one semester-long project and other smaller design projects. Please be prepared to share your portfolio if selected to interview. If interested, please email your résumé and cover letter to: Vanessa Koza · 520-232-2644

Madden Media Editorial Internship UNPAID

The Madden Media Tucson and Phoenix editorial departments normally hire 1-2 student interns for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 6-8 hours each week. Occasionally we take on interns who have already graduated but are interested in gaining work experience and learning about the publishing industry. Interns are exposed to many facets of the publishing industry, such as fact-checking, copyediting, and formatting copy using InDesign. Interns also attend in-house meetings, write sidebars and listings, and meet with people from the production, design, and sales departments. If interested, please email your résumé and cover letter to: Tucson Internships: Andrew Schaeffer · 520-232-2676; Phoenix Internships: Jessica Dunham · 480-638-3773

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


REMEMBER: Most The titles are hyperlinked to the internship information. UNPAID

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) 


Deadlines: September & October, depending on internship. NBC Universal has posted all its major spring internships here. They add internships daily at that link, so summer internships are coming up. Apply as soon as possible for highest consideration, because the campus recruiter says they sometimes close applications before the deadline if they think they have enough qualified applicants!

Washington Post Summer 2017 Internship PAID

Deadline: Oct. 16. Must be a junior, senior or graduate student. All the details and FAQs at the hyperlink in the title.

Boston Globe Summer 2017 internship PAID

Deadline: Oct. 22, 2016. Will not take emailed applications! Hires 11 interns to work as reporters, or as a photographer, designer or copy editor. The 12-week paid internship places reporter-interns in our Metro, Business, Living/Arts, and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections, the design intern creates sections fronts and information graphics for print and online, and the copy editing intern works on local and regional, national and business copy, as well as with We provide direction and feedback on a daily basis. Globe interns produce every day and finely polish their journalism skills over the summer. More information on the program and an application at the hyperlink above.

Denver Post Summer 2017 Internship PAID

Deadline: Oct. 31. Editors choose interns in news and features reporting, photography and design. Go to link to get details on application requirements. Must have had a prior internship and/or a couple years at the Wildcat.

Association for Women in Sports Media print, digital and broadcast reporting/production Summer 2017 Internships PAID

Deadline: Oct. 31. Offer eight internships that go along with eight scholarships available for summer 2017: three newspaper/magazine/digital, one broadcast reporting, two broadcast production and two public relations. Winners also receive a $1,000 scholarship and complimentary registration and lodging at AWSM’s annual convention in Austin in May. There is no fee for AWSM members to apply, and a $40 application fee for non-members. A student membership to AWSM is $25, which waives the internship/scholarship application fee. The link to the application is in the headline and please see attached flyer.

New York Times Summer Internships PAID

Deadline: Oct. 31. The Times has nearly a dozen internships, all listed in the hyperlink above and they all have varying requirements. Take time to read them and apply!

The Wall Street Journal Reporting in the Americas Summer Internship PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1, midnight, Eastern Time. Read details in the hyperlink in headline.

The Wall Street Journal’s internship program is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue a career in journalism. Internship lasts 10 weeks. The summer internships generally take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances. Include a cover letter, resume and up to six published samples of your work (written and/or multi-media) in your online application. The screening process puts heavy emphasis on clips and journalistic experience. Most of those chosen have had prior internships with other media organizations as well as experience on a campus newspaper or as a freelancer. Only finalists will be contacted.

The OregonianLive Summer 2017 Internship PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. Offers 10-week summer intern program for college students who wish to work in a digitally focused newsroom. We’re looking for primarily students who have completed their junior or senior year and who have previous internship experience. Summer interns are given news and feature assignments just like regular staff members, producing journalism for the and The Oregonian. See details and application link here.

High Country News Internships & Fellowships PAID (really well!)

Deadline: Nov. 1. For students graduating in December. For all of our positions, a bachelor's degree or equivalent and some prior journalism experience and/or education is preferred. We also prefer applicants who are familiar with High Country News and who have lived in the West and know its environmental and community issues. Photographic experience and familiarity with audio and visual programs such as Final Cut Pro and Flash, as well as radio or video experience are all pluses. We strongly encourage Native American journalists, Hispanic journalists and those from other under-represented backgrounds to apply. Our fellowship is designed for journalists with experience that may preclude them from an internship and who may have something extra, in terms of experience, to bring to High Country News. Information and application here.

Star-Tribune Media Company PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1 (application opens Oct. 1). 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.

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.

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 (but apply sooner!) See attached flyer for the very specific application process. They have internships in news, investigation, sports, graphics, copy-editing, photojournalism and digital interactives.

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.

Politico Summer Internship PAID

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

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 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.


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.

Have a great weekend!



Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator

Internship and Career Development

School of Journalism, University of Arizona

Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg., Room 323A

Tucson, AZ 85721-0158


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