Tomorrow is the Fall Internship Fair. Make sure you bring copies of your résumés and work samples, or have your laptop open to your reel or online portfolio. Most of these interviews are only 15 minutes long and you do not want to make a bad impression by not having your reel up and running or have to search for the URLs of your online work. Be prepared! And remember: Business casual dress. What is that? It looks like this or this or this. Never this, this or this. And while I personally would love to see this, you are not allowed to bring it to the internship fair.
Make sure you see the TIPS section at the end of this message if you want extra options for internship searching, especially for the D.C. area, fashion and in magazines!
PLEASE NOTE: While I will be in the office all day of the internship fair, my schedule for next week is limited to Wednesday and Thursday, as I’ll be out of the office on Tuesday.
Santa Clarita’s KHTS AM-1220 Now Accepting Applications For Internships UNPAID
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 hometownstation.com.
USA TODAY newspaper PAID
Deadline: Nov. 1. Internships with USA TODAY can be found at this link for spring and summer of 2017. USA TODAYprefers students who haven’t graduated yet.
USA TODAY Network (multiple properties) PAID
Deadline: Nov. 1 for the summer internships for graduating seniors only. Internships and jobs (which are constantly rotated and have specific deadlines) can be found listed at Gannett.com under the Careers tab.
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.
University of Arizona Press UNPAID
Deadline: Oct. 31. The University of Arizona Press is looking for driven, dependable interns for the Spring and Summer 2017 semesters. 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. See the attached document for more information about how to apply.
PRIOR INTERNSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS/JOB LISTING STILL TAKING APPLICATIONS
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
firstname.lastname@example.org · 520-232-2644
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 email@example.com · 520-232-2676; Phoenix Internships: Jessica Dunham firstname.lastname@example.org · 480-638-3773
Deadline: ASAP. Need writers starting immediately! Allsportstucson.com is looking for 5-10 Sports Writing Interns.Please contact Steve Rivera (email@example.com) or Anthony Gimino (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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)
NBCUniversal. SOME PAID
Deadlines: September & October, depending on internship. NBC Universal has posted all its major spring internshipshere. 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!
Deadline: Oct. 16. Must be a junior, senior or graduate student. All the details and FAQs at the hyperlink in the title.
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 BostonGlobe.com. 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 theNational Association of Hispanic Journalists. Apply through hyperlink in headline.
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 OregonLive.com 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 withHigh 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Stefanie.Boe@tusd1.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2017. Click on headline link for all details and comprehensive application instructions.
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.
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.
Washington Media Institute: STUDENT PAYS TUITION AND HOUSING
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.
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.
TIPS and ANNOUCEMENTS
- Are you considering Grad School? This year’s Career Services-sponsored UA Graduate School Day on Wednesday, November 2, from 1- 4 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center 3rd floor ballroom will feature graduate programs from across the country including representatives from: the Mayo Clinic, Boston University, Purdue University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, NYU, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt and Northwestern University. You will find a wide range of disciplines at this fair including medical schools, law schools, business schools, Schools of Public Policy, Arts and Sciences, fashion design, Renewable Resources and Theology. In addition, graduate programs from across the UA campus will be there. Further details and links to participating school’s websites can be found at: http://www.career.arizona.edu/events/ua-graduate-school-day.
- 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 Washingtonian, D.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 atNYU’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 UNPAIDinternships this summer. Check out Chicago Splash, Chicago Magazine, and Chicago Scene
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
HOURS: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To make appointments, visit https://wiseadvising.arizona.edu/student and follow the prompts.