Internships: Sept. 15, 2016

Renée Schafer Horton, Internship Coordinator

Sept. 15, 2016

Dear Students:

In this week’s listserv by category:

  •  Announcements
  • Featured internship
  • Sign-up links for all fall events – there are NEW events and new signups, so make sure you read carefully and with your calendar close by. Listed by date.
  • Internships and fellowships. Listed by deadline.
  • Tips


Sign up for Pizza and Portfolios: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 5 to 7 p.m., Reading Room (Room 312). We still have 15 spaces open for this this great event, which is open to all journalism students, even those in JOUR 105! Local media and faculty will offer one-on-one critiques of résumé’s, clips, broadcast reels, multimedia packages and cover letters. If you are a senior graduating in December or a student hoping to get an internship at the Fall Internship Fair, attending Pizza and Portfolios should be a high priority. RSVP required for this event so we have enough food. RSVP here, making sure you follow all the directions on the page.

Important note: Deadline change for Don Bolles Reporting Fellowship, Spring 2016 PAID

DEADLINE CHANGE: Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.; interviews on Sept. 26. Spend the spring semester in Phoenix covering the legislature for Arizona Sonora News and earn up to 12 units of upper-division credit. Want to report on the Arizona Legislature in 2017? Apply for the Bolles Fellowship. This program provides 12 hours of class credit in political science and journalism and a $4,000 stipend to report from Phoenix. Stories are distributed through Arizona Sonora News to media throughout the state. The fellow will report directly to Dr. Terry Wimmer. To apply, e-mail him a resume, links to your writing, and a short letter explaining your interest to See this attached formPlease note: Students also may seek reimbursement of up to $500 in moving expenses. 


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.

WHY YOU WANT TO WORK HERE: Former Arizona Daily Star reporter and all-around great data journalist Carli Brousseau is on the investigative data reporting team there doing some great work. She won the Arizona Press Club Sledgehammer award for her open-records advocacy, she’s a close personal friend of mine and a former Tucson Citizen colleague. Also, living in Portland in the summer is pretty amazing. Finally, Oregon has turned into crazy-town (remember this?) and that can lead to some cool reporting opportunities.


New Event: AZ Capitol TV Legislative Broadcast Internship INFO SESSION: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Room 344 of the Marshall Building. Bring a lunch and find out about paid internships offered qualified college students during the 2017 spring semester. No RSVP required – just come find out about this cool paid opportunity! Interns work full-time at the State Capitol in Phoenix (January-May) producing video coverage of legislative proceedings for the Internet and cable television. Students earn a paycheck, a tuition waiver for the semester and up to 12 hours of upper division class credits. Students living outside of Maricopa County may also qualify for partial reimbursement of travel expenses. Watch a video produced by prior interns here.

New Event: UA Fall Career Days: Tues/Wed., Sept. 20 & 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Student Union Memorial Center third-floor ballroom. Employers looking to fill 2,367 internships and 4,440 full-time positions will be attending. Find entire list of recruiters here. Dress to impress, bring lots of copies of your latest résumé.

New EventCats in the Corner Office: Steve Kerr; Thursday, September 22; 12- 1 p.m.

NBA legend and UA Wildcat Steve Kerr '88 will share stories and advice from his 28-year career in the UA Alumni Career Lab's web series Cats in the Corner Office! Kerr will join UA Alumni Association president Melinda Burke for a conversation about life in the NBA as a player, coach and analyst. The event is streamed live to YouTube and Kerr will be taking questions from the audience. For more information and to register click here.

Subs and Sites: eegees and Online Portfolio Development with UA ONA – Sept. 23

Join your UA Online News Association on September 23 at 4 p.m. in Room 322 for Subs and Sites, a new workshop taught by ONA leadership to help you craft your online portfolio through Wordpress development and personal branding. We'll help guide you through website creation, from style to function, to make your online resume more appealing to today's employers. Plus we've got eegees subs and slushies for your culinary pleasure (#junglejuicemonth). Be on the lookout for other ONA workshops and guests in the coming weeks on multimedia, data and immersive journalism. Check out the ONA@UA Facebook group for details!

New EventDow Jones editing test and test-prep sessions (Oct. 5 and Oct. 28)

This test serves as the clearinghouse for the well-paid summer editing internships at newspapers and major magazines across the country. Professor Nancy Sharkey will be offering a test prep Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 1-3 p.m. in room 341. You must RSVP for the test prep here. Then, Prof. Sharkey will proctor the Dow Jones test on Friday, Oct. 28 from 1-3 p.m. in Room 340. You must RSVP for the test here. Information on the program is here and please see the internship description in the next section of this listserv where all the Dow Jones internships are described.

New Event: recruiting; Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Prefers juniors and seniors but will accept interviews with sophomores who have published work in the Wildcat or other venues, especially if they have covered sports or outdoor adventures. Make sure you see the site’s content here before signing up for an interview here.

USA TODAY NETWORK recruiting with Aric Johnson. Thursday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Minimum requirements: Completion of JOUR 306, 307 and 320A. Prefer you have completed at least one internship, but if you’ve worked for the Wildcat/Aztec Press and done well, you should apply. You must have a professor recommendation to apply for this, so email a professor and get that email saying they vouched for you. What they want: seeking a range of interns and entry-level candidates for summer 2017 internships at USA Today, the Indianapolis Star, Naples (Florida) Daily News, and other news operations. They are also looking for entry-level digital/print candidates graduating in December seeking jobs in the network’s more than 100 news operations. These candidates should have one more of these skills: write and report breaking news and enterprise stories, shoot and edit video, analyze audiences or create and manage web pages. Sign up for an interview time here. And make sure Renee or a faculty member sees your résumé and cover letter at least a week before this interview!

PAC-12 Networks’ TV Production Student Training Program; Friday, Oct. 21.

8 a.m. to noon. Excellent opportunity for freshmen and sophomores. This training event is a networking event that does not guarantee a paid position but often leads to one. PAC-12 is looking for Red Hats/Time-Out Coordinators, Runners, Stage Managers, Spotters, Statisticians, Utilities and camera operators. This is an excellent chance to get your foot in the door with the Pac-12. You do not need to have any experience. Read about it all here, but sign up here. Once you’ve signed up, Pac-12 will be in touch with further details.  

Fall Internship Fair: Friday, Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Must have completed, or be currently enrolled in, JOUR 205 to attend. Exceptions made for students with at least a year’s experience/clips from the Wildcat or Aztec Press. Recruiters are still being finalized, but include the Associated Press from Phoenix. Get your résumés, cover letters, and writing samples prepared in both print and digital formats (PDFs) now, because many recruiters want to see those items about a week before the fair. Sign up link will be sent out about three weeks before the event.

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship Recruiting Oct. 21, 1 to 4 p.m. PAID

Deadline: Oct. 21. A recruiter for this fellowship comes to the Fall Internship Fair. Apply online here before attending the fair and also bring a copy of your resume to the fair. College juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible. Previous newspaper journalism internships and/or experience as a journalist on a college newspaper are preferred. You need to be committed to a career in news journalism. You must have reliable transportation and arrange for your own housing. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity among its journalism fellows. This is a paid fellowship at The Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic, Gannett Co. newspapers.

New event: Sinclair Broadcasting Skype interviews, Thursday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to noon, room 347. Recruiter Kevin Olivas wants to interview seniors graduating in December or May who want to work in the following areas:

  • Reporters / Multimedia Journalists
  • Newscast Producers
  • Videographers / Photographers
  • Digital Journalists
  • Assignment Editors
  • Investigative Journalists (Reporters & Producers)
  • Also looking for reporters on the lifestyle, political, education, health and sports beats.

Sign for an interview here and go to the Sinclair Broadcast Group Careers page to check out current news job openings nationwide, apply for jobs directly online and create a Job Agent, which you’ll need to search and apply for some of the jobs. Dates and deadlines for internships vary by station, but internship opportunities are posted on the careers page. Sinclair has a TV / digital news presence in 65 markets of varying sizes nationwide. See the attached map.


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

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.

The Wildcat is still accepting applications for assistant science editors. Ideal applicants will have leadership experience and exceptional communication skills. Being in the know about UA's science/research community is a big plus. Experience in editing is highly recommended, but not required. Interested and qualified students should email a cover letter, resume and 2-3 writing samples to Dominic Baciocco at

The Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator 12-month interns. PAID

Perfect for December grads. If you're a new grad and looking for a career launch where you will do all the things a new journalist needs to do, consider us. The Vindicator, a feisty daily just 45 minutes from Cleveland, Akron and Pittsburgh, is 40K daily readers in print and 40K daily readers online. We're looking for one-year interns for reporting or digital production. These are FT paid opportunities that will last 12 to 24 months. Call it The Vindy Graduate School of Journalism -- where we pay you. You must be eager to make an impact. We are. We were awarded Best in Ohio two straight years in our division. Folks who've invested in us for 12 to 24 months have moved on to some stellar media work elsewhere. You can talk to them if you want. That's how right we feel that we launch great careers. Here's how you apply: Email us a resume, 8 stories or page designs and the email addresses of 3 professional references. Send to Editor Todd Franko at (Note: The Vindicator also has a job opening right now. See description here. The Vindicator is right on the eastern border beside Pennsylvania. As it happens, the job pays $10 an hour. Great place to start. Youngstown is one tough town. One of their senators went to prison and he still got a third of the vote. He had to ask the voters to stop voting for him.)

Arizona Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies seeking editor-in-chief for the '16-'17 publication.

Deadline: Not stated, but sooner rather than later. If interested – or if you have questions about the job duties – email Joanna Daya at with a resume, cover letter and writing samples.

Dow Jones News Fund Summer 2107 Internships PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1 but tests happen in October! Internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and news editing. To qualify for the business or news editing internships, you must take the proctored exam here at the School of Journalism on Oct. 28 (see “Fall Events” section above). The Dow Jones News Fund trains journalists in the newest newsgathering, editing and storytelling technologies. All programs emphasize emerging media trends and train interns to write for the web, adopt a data state of mind and use social media metrics. In 2016, DJNF placed 96 interns in 64 media organizations. In 2017 DJNF is doubling its data and digital media programs and bolstering the interactive news editing program with a design hub. Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) will train data journalists at the University of Missouri to work with spreadsheets, databases, software, FOIA requests and apps to unlock stories. The Fund and sponsoring media cover travel costs to and from training and to newsrooms. Interns are responsible for their housing and transportation costs during the internship, but all internships are paid. Students who return to school after a successful internship will receive $1,000 college scholarships. Applicants must take a one-hour business reporting, editing or data/digital test(s) in addition to completing the online applications for the programs they are applying to. Please see Professor Nancy Sharkey regarding the tests if you have questions after reviewing everything on the internship website. The program is open to U.S. students studying abroad. Students with questions can email

RealSM Ltd Sport Content Creator UNPAID

Deadline: Rolling. Remote internships providing content to sport website. See internship specs attached to this email. 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.

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 can be found on our webpage:


Deadlines: September & October, depending on internship. NBC Universal has posted all its major spring 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

Chips-Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism PAID

Deadline: Oct. 1. The Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism offers students hands-on training and mentoring by caring news veterans. More than 1,300 men and women have been named Chips Quinn Scholars since 1991, making it the largest and most enduring diversity initiative of the Newseum Institute. Internships are currently offered in spring and summer. College juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates with majors in journalism or career goals in journalism are eligible to apply. The program, operated by the Newseum Institute and funded by the Freedom Forum, matches qualified candidates with participating news organizations from across the country for 10- to 12-week paid internships. Selected scholars participate in an intense, one-week orientation/multimedia training workshop at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn., in preparation for their internships. The training in Nashville is paid for by the Newseum Institute.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution PAID

Deadline: Oct. 1. Looking for current juniors or seniors for reporting, data reporting, data visualization and photojournalist positions.

BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellowship. PAID ($12,000 a four-month fellowship in spring)

Deadline: Oct. 1. During the four-month program, the writers in this fellowship will benefit from career mentorship and editorial guidance while also receiving financial support. The learning process must be financially viable for emerging writers if it is intended to open the gates to writers traditionally locked out of opportunities in media.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.


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. 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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