Internships: Sept. 21, 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

Dear students:

There is a lot of really important information in this message. Read it all or you might miss out. See all the attachments, as well.



First: The room for Wednesday’s Pizza and Portfolio has changed! We will be in ROOM 344not Room 312 (Reading Room). Monday is the last day to RSVP (here) because I have to order pizza on Tuesday. Be there or be square. See prior week’s message to know who is coming and why you should, too. And remember, all students are welcome!!!


Second: You may now sign up for the Fall Internship Fair which is Friday, Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get time off from work now. Recruiters will be coming to interview for both spring 2018 and summer 2018 internships and some recruiters will be interviewing/scouting for jobs.Students 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 – see Renee. Here is what you must do to sign up:

·        Go to the document at the link (keep reading for that link) and choose a time for an interview. Write your name in the box after the time that is listed. Example: 9 a.m. Renee S. Horton. Scroll to the right in the document to see all times available. Do not remove any other student's name. Email your resume and work samples to each recruiter that has a red YES by their name by Oct. 10. Include a short email note saying you're interviewing w/ them at the Internship Fair at (name your interview time) and that you’re sending your resume and work samples ahead of time, as requested.Otherwise, do not send materials earlySee the attached flyer from Madden Media before signing up for an interview (that is a great foot-in-the-door internship for sophomores!) Recruiters have the right to move you to an earlier appointment so he/she doesn't have large gaps in schedule, so do yourself a favor and choose the earliest slots first, so you know you’ll be seen. All recruiters - even those you sent things to early - assume you will bring a current résumé and copies of your work samples with you. Hat tip if you also bring a cover letter specifically to that internship b/c it will help the recruiter remember you. If you are a broadcast or photojournalism student, recruiters assume you will come with your laptop open to your YouTube channel or your online portfolio. Most recruiters only have 15-minute interviews. Pay attention to the few that have 30-minute ones. Read information provided by the recruiters, and requirements given and follow them (e.g.: do not sign up to interview with the AP if you haven’t already completed JOUR 306 and done another internship). And now, drum roll, go sign up for interview times here. Some of you are in Dr. Gonzalez’s border class and need to leave early that day. You should IMMEDIATELY go to this document and sign up for interviews.


Third: Sinclair broadcasting will be conducting FaceTime interviews on THURSDAY, Oct. 12 (day before the internship fair) from 8 a.m. to noon in Room 347 with students who are graduating in December ’17 or May ’18. I have the iPad that we’ll use for the interviews. Obviously, you’ll have a better chance with this interview if you’ve taken our broadcasting classes and have worked at UATV and/or interned at a TV station but they are also looking for strong writers who can write for the web. The link to sign up for a time is at end of this message. After you read everything below, then sign up. He can only interview 12 students – that’s his time limit – so if you don’t get a time and still want to interview, come see me so I can work my magic. That said, I cannot set up alternate times until every single slot on Oct. 12 is filled, so, get that coffee and take that 8 a.m. slot. Plan ahead with your work and classes now, talking to professors if needed. Sinclair owns about (hyperbole alert) 500 stations across the country. That’s loads of jobs – look at the stations here then sign up for the interview here.


Fourth: If you are applying for Chips Quinn, I need to know in case the recruiter calls and asks about you. Please email me if you are applying.


TIPS OF THE WEEK (more at end of listserv!)

Needing to turn your article posted on a website into a PDF for your portfolio? See this linkfrom Mashable about the latest iOS update that works even without the brand new iPhone or iPad. (Hat tip to Prof. McKisson for sharing)


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.




Deadline: Nov. 1 College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for paid summer 2018 internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing. You must take a test to apply for this internship and Prof. Nancy Sharkey will offer a practice Workshop: Wednesday, Oct. 4 noon-1:30 p.m. and she will proctor the exam Friday, Oct. 27, 1 - 3 p.m. Next week I will send out a link to sign up for the workshop and exam, but for now, email me if you want to take the test! There is zero excuse not to apply for this internship if you’ve earned a B or better in JOUR 320A. Look at what is offered:

·        A week of advanced training at top universities in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing before they report to work. During each residency interns are taught the latest newsgathering, editing and storytelling technologies. Data journalism interns are trained to collect, analyze and visualize data to unlock compelling stories; digital media interns augment their range of reporting skills using video, audio, data and social analytics; business reporters spend a week in New York learning to cover all sectors from Wall Street to personal finance and local companies; and the multiplatform editing interns hone their news judgment, headline writing, copy editing and page design skills.

·        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.

·        Students who return to school after a successful internship will receive $1,000 college scholarships. 

To apply, visit the programs page on the Fund website. It is complicated so go look at it today during lunch. Or dinner. Or before you binge on Hulu. And then contact me if you want to sign up for the workshop and/or test.


Other “you have no reason to not apply b/c they are paid and great experience” internships:


Bolles Legislative Reporting Fellowship $4,000 stipend and spring tuition waiverDeadline: Noon, Sept. 25. Write 1-page statement on why you want the fellowship. Attach that statement to a current resume and three writing samples. Submit that packet to Dr. Terry Wimmer (room 324) by NOON on Sept. 25.


CHIPS QUINN Internship/Scholarship Program PAID

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.



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.


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.


Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian editorial fellows PAID

Deadline: Oct 1 for Jan. 1 start; 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. Tracking the connections between Russia and the Trump administration. Sifting through public records and massive datasets. Reporting on private prisons from the inside.Mother Jones is been breaking news and creating first-rate investigative journalism for more than 14 million readers a month. Behind that award-winning journalism—and sometimes in front of it—are the journalists-in training who are deep in the trenches, making our reporting honest, meticulous, and bulletproof. 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 Jonesbelieves 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


Spring 2018 internship Reason Magazine PAID

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.


Times Media Group (Phoenix), including Pulitzer Prize Winning East Valley TribuneUNPAID

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 with an email cover letter, five work samples showing your range, and a resume in JANUARY.


Internships at Vibe/Vibe Vixen in NY UNPAID

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.


The Nation PAID

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, or may be uploaded with the rest of your application materials. Make sure you read application questions found here and then apply here.


The Chicago Reporter seeking multimedia intern STIPEND

Deadline: Not Listed. Contact at the link above to find out if this can be for summer. The ideal candidate is a strong visual storyteller with experience in still photography and videography and knowledge of racial justice issues and public policy. You will be expected to take professional-quality photos on assignment, with some evening and weekend hours as needed. You will also be expected to produce short videos, for online and social media use, with minimal supervision.


Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/Scholarship PAID

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 alsoreceive 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


AP Global News Internship. PAID

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.


UNMUTE podcast internship UNPAID

UNMUTE is an iOS & Android App recently featured by Apple as 'Best New Apps' that is redefining podcasting with interactive "Talk Shows" where listeners become part of the conversation. UNMUTE is seeking college students to host podcasts. Support is given to students for in-App banners, scheduling for the live broadcast, and making sure each show is recorded and downloadable. UNMUTE also helps students book guests for their show (thought leaders, social influencers - whoever interest them). Their goal is to the best voices of the millennial generation a platform to TALK.  Applicants should send a small paragraph about themselves and why they might be a good fit for one of our shows in the following categories: Politics, Sports, Comedy, Entertainment, Heath & Fitness, LGBTQ – or, if you have an idea, please pitch it. Email this application to Daniel Lennox at


The Oregonian/ PAID

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. 


Both of these are working in Phoenix in the spring. You get a tuition waiver for 12 units of credit and you earn a $4,000 stipend.

·        Legislative internship $4,000 stipend and tuition waiver for the spring

Deadline: Sept. 26. Working in a legislator’s office. Application workshop on Sept. 19. See all details in link above.

·        AZ Capitol Television Broadcast internship

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.


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.


Reuters 2018 Internship PAID

Deadline: Oct. 1 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 2018. Internships are available in many Reuters Americas bureaus. Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at Application details at link above. They also have jobs for recent grads, so December and May grads, check that out.


Seattle Times PAID

Deadline: Application opens here on Oct. 1. Deadline is Nov. 15, but they close application when they think they have the right interns, so apply early!


Atlanta Journal-Constitution PAID

Deadline: Oct. 1. Hires multiple interns. Must be a sophomore when applying and have had at least a year at the Wildcat and have completed (or are currently in) at least one internship to be competitive. All details at link above.


Washington Post Summer 2018 Internship PAID

Deadline: Oct. 6. Must be a junior, senior or graduate student. Go to this page for the FAQs to know how to prepare.


The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling FellowshipPAID

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.


Denver Post PAID

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 tointernships@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.


Boston Globe summer internship PAID

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


LA TIMES summer reporting internship PAID

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 or


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.


Star-Tribune Media Company PAID

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.


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.


Time Warner Broadcast internships. PAID

Deadline: Varies. All details here.


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.


McClatchy News Service PAID

Deadline: Varies according to position and location. See all details here and use filters.



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


The Montreal Gazette PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. Go to this link on Sept. 15 to get current year’s application. Deadline is always November.


TEGNA – all stations PAID

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.


Wogammer Fellowship PAID

If you’re female and have coding skills, mark this on your calendar to check for the current deadline in December.


Mediacom Summer Internship PAID

Deadline: Late fall/early spring. The link above takes you to all the information about the internship that just concluded (summer 2017), so look at it and if interested, mark your calendars to check back to the link mid-September and then every week thereafter for the 2018 application.


The Tulsa World PAID

Deadline: Dec. 1. Put this on your calendar for Oct. 15 to look for application. Deadline is always sometime in December.

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.


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 to Please include in your cover letter your background, interests, and preferred department. See hyperlink above for deadlines for different semesters.


Broadway World (online magazine) editorial internshipUNPAID

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.


Christian County Headliner News; Ozark, Missouri

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 take multiple interns each summer.


NBC News Associates Program PAID

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.


KUER 90.1 NPR station PAID (UTAH)

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  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,  Facebook,The 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 internships. Students 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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