Internships: Oct. 5, 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
There are still LOTS of openings with recruiters. There should be NO openings. We have nearly 300 students who have completed or are currently enrolled in JOUR 205, and all of you should be signed up for interviews. These recruiters are looking for SPRING and SUMMER interns. All of you should be trying to get print and broadcast experience to make yourself the most marketable – remember any internship is better than no internship!. I have highlighted the open slots in a lavender color so you can find them. There is something for EVERYONE. You sign up here and this is who you should apply with:
·        If you are currently in JOUR 205, you should be interviewing with:
o   Madden Media
o   AZ Capitol TV
·        If you have completed JOUR 205 and are currently in JOUR 306 you should be interviewing with:
o   Tucson Local Media/Tucson Weekly
o   Arizona Jewish Post (PAID)
o Bicycling (SOME PAID) – New recruiter this week!!
o   Madden Media
o   AZ Capitol TV (PAID)
o   KVOA
o   KOLD
·        If you have completed JOUR 306, you should be interviewing with
o   Arizona Daily Star         
o   Tucson Local Media/Tucson Weekly
o   Arizona Jewish Post (PAID)
o   AZ Capitol TV (PAID)
o   Madden Media
o   KVOA
o   KOLD
·        If you are in JOUR 280 or have completed it, you should be interviewing with:
o   KVOA
o   KOLD
o   GoAZCats
o   AZ Capitol TV
·        If you are interested in being a photojournalist and you have completed or are currently in JOUR 203 you should sign up for interviews with:
o   Arizona Athletics
·        If you are interested in being a photojournalist and you have completed JOUR 203 you should sign up for interviews with:
o   Arizona Athletics
o   GoAzCats
o   Arizona Daily Star
·        If you want to be a sports reporter, you should interview with:
o   GoAZCats
·        If you are in JOUR 313 or have completed it, you should be interviewing with:
o   Arizona Daily Star
o   Associated Press (PAID)
o   Sierra Vista Herald (PAID)
o   Wick Communications (SOME PAID)
o   AZ Jewish Post (PAID)
·        If you are a senior and you’ve had prior internships and/or at least two years of reporting at the Wildcat, you should be interviewing with:
o   USA Today Network (PAID)
o   Associated Press (PAID)
o   Sierra Vista Herald (PAID)
o   Wick Communications (SOME PAID)
o   AZ Jewish Post (PAID)
o   AZ Republic/Pulliam Fellowship (PAID)
·        If you are bilingual and biliterate and have completed at least one internship and/or time at UATV and are at least a junior, you should interview with
o   Wick Communications (Nogales international) (SOME PAID)
o   Sierra Vista Herald (PAID)
o   Arizona Daily Star
There are also still a few openings for Sinclair Broadcasting FaceTime interviews on THURSDAY, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon in Room 347. This is the day before the internship fair! Seeking December or May grads for jobs, but also wants to meet with upcoming promising juniors, so if you are in JOUR 385 or 390, and have had at least one internship you should be interviewing) You’ll have a better chance at getting a job if you’ve worked at UATV and/or interned at a TV station but they are also looking for strong writers who can write for the web – so Wildcat work counts! Sign up for the interview here.
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 indata 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.
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!
Seattle Times Internships PAID (multiple desks)
Deadline: Nov. 14, but apply early! Applications open now here for each intern (sports, photo, reporting, graphic, digital, etc.) Read each description carefully and then click the “apply online” link.
Deadline: Oct. 6. Must be a junior, senior or graduate student. Go to this page for the FAQs to know how to prepare.
Deadline: Oct. 6. Part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and storytelling in one, two, or three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society. Storytellers publish stories on the Fulbright-National Geographic Stories blogVery good for graduate students.
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.
Deadline: Now. Starts immediately and runs six months. If you’re a Dec. grad, apply. If you can’t do it now, keep looking at this page for internships at the Insider or to give you contacts to reach out to for a summer internship.
Pulliam Journalism Fellowship (Phoenix or Indianapolis) PAID
Deadline: Oct 13 – will be at the fall internship fair interviewing! Download application at link above or apply online BEFORE the Oct. 13 internship fair at our School! Join us for the summer of 2018. The Arizona Republic and Indianapolis Star, two of the largest papers in Gannett Co.'s USATODAY NETWORK, are seeking college students and new graduates with a talent for reporting, news design and graphics, social media, or photo- and video journalism for an exciting and demanding journalism fellowship program.
Deadlines: Mid-Oct and Nov, depending on internship. NBC Universal has posted all its major internships hereStudents 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.
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 mention Nation 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. 
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
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.
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.
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.
Deadline: Nov. 1. Go to this link on Sept. 15 to get current year’s application. Deadline is always November.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re female and have coding skills, mark this on your calendar to check for the current deadline in December.
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 to Please include in your cover letter your background, interests, and preferred department. See hyperlink above for deadlines for different semesters.
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. Go here for details.
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 takemultiple interns each summer.
Deadline is usually in March but applications open in January and are first-come first-served, so apply early. Check this 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
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.
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 internshipsStudents 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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