Internships: Oct. 6, 2016

Renée Schafer Horton, Internship Coordinator

Dear students:

There are still LOTS of openings for interviews with recruiters coming to the Internship Fair, Friday, Oct. 21. I cannot emphasize this enough: You will not find a job in journalism without at least one internship. (For that matter, you will have a hard time finding a job in any field without at least one internship.) So, do your future a favor and sign up now right here! I have highlighted the open times with something close to this color. Don’t know what to sign up for? Here is how to decide:

  • If you have taken JOUR 205 and have had no other internships, you can – and should - interview with Tucson Sentinel, Tucson Weekly, KVOA, KOLD, and Downtown Tucson Radio.
  • If you’ve taken JOUR 306 and/or have many clips from the news desk at the Wildcat for more than a year, you can – and should – interview with all the above, and the Arizona Daily Star.
  • If you’ve completed JOUR 306 and have other internships under your belt and/or two years at the Wildcat, you should interview with the Sierra Vista Herald (yes, you actually can survive living a summer in Sierra Vista, if you want to increase your chances of a job after graduation) and the Navajo Times (ditto about living somewhere for the summer) because both of these are paid. You should also interview with the Arizona Daily Star.
  • If you’ve completed or are currently enrolled in JOUR 313 (Reporting Public Affairs) you can – and should – interview with all the above and the AP, Wick Communications, the Pulliam Fellowship, and the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.
  • If you are senior graduating in December or May and have at least two years at the Wildcat or internships, you need to focus on the Navajo Times, the Sierra Vista Herald, the AP, Wick, the Pulliam, the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting because they all pay!
  • If you are a broadcast student you should be interviewing with KVOA, KOLD, Downtown Radio and Tucson12 – especially if you haven’t had more than one internship!

Please note: Madden Media, which normally hosts at least one intern per semester, is no longer attending the internship fair, but they are still offering internships. This is a great way to get a foot-in-the-door to the travel magazine arena. See their listing in the New Internships/Fellowships section below.

Also note: There are many deadlines coming up quick for national, paid, competitive internships. Please, for the love of croissants and French espresso, apply for the ones for which you are qualified. And if you aren’t qualified, start working at the Wildcat and getting local internships so you can pump out a boatload of copy and get yourself qualified in the next year or so!

Don’t forget, we also have Skype interviews, Thursday, Oct. 27 with a recruiter from Sinclair Broadcasting. If you’re a broadcast student, sign up here!


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) 

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

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.  Read details in the hyperlink in headline.


Wall Street Journal Reporting the Americas Summer 2017 Internship PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1, midnight, Eastern Time. 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.


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


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.


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.


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 · 520-232-2676; Phoenix Internships: Jessica Dunham · 480-638-3773


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 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.



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



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!


The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship. PAID.

Deadline: Oct. 11. 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.


Science News Internship PAID

Deadline: Oct. 14 for spring placement; Jan. 15 for summer placement.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


RealSM Ltd Sport Content Creator UNPAID

Deadline: Rolling. Remote internships providing content to sport website. See internship specs attached. Seeking passionate and knowledgeable sports fans who are interested in pursuing a career in sports journalism. If interested, please contact with which sports you’d be most interested in covering for the site. Editor-in-chief Gur Samuel is a former top contributor to both CNN and SBNation where he covered the NFL and more specifically the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


The College Fix Internship at National Review Online. PAID

DEADLINE: Rolling. Paid journalism internships every spring, summer and fall at leading news outlets in Washington D.C. – including USA Today, National Review, The Hill, Examiner, Real Clear Politics, Weekly Standard, and many more. Working remotely can be arranged. For more information contact: Jennifer Kabbany at jkabbany(at) or visit application link at



Want to get some attention and help yourself get a job? Enter a writing contest and win it. Please see the attached 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. 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!


Have a great weekend!





Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator

Internship and Career Development

School of Journalism, University of Arizona

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