Check all attachments. All internships are listed in order of deadline date (earliest deadlines first in the list) and divided into new internships that came out this week and prior internships still taking applications. Apply! Featured internships are important – apply for them, you silly willies!!! Under breaking news there are three BIG CHANGES for the internship fair, so read carefully.
Students made some great contacts last night at Pizza and Portfolios. Those of you who didn’t come or couldn’t come missed out. The biggest take-aways:
1. Take every chance you can to network (at events like Pizza and Portfolios, for instance)
2. Take whatever internship/job you can get even if not your first choice.
3. “Good writing = good work”
4. Students who put school and internships ahead of socializing will be the ones who get the jobs. Reality is … well, reality.
5. Best quotes of the night from one of the media professionals who is now – only seven years after graduating college – the morning anchor at a local TV station:
o “My sorority never got me a job.”
o “Be nice to everyone in your classes because you don’t know who you might need to make an introduction for you in the future.”
Ø No…. nothing about the basketball team but: There are TWO new recruiters coming to the Internship fair – they just signed up this week!!!
a. UNIVISION: This is a PAID internship in Univision’s TUCSON station for the spring! Must be bilingual.
b. Arizona Jewish News. This is a PAID feature writing and news-event coverageinternship for the spring, and can evolve into paid freelancing once the internship ends. You do not need to be Jewish to do this internship. We’ve had a number of students do this internship and love it. Again: PAID. In Tucson. 16 hours/week in the spring. Send the editor your résumé and at least three writing samples, bring extras to the fair and sign up for an interview here (which is also where you’ll find the editor’s name and email for your clips.)
Ø Stan Liu of AZ Athletics photo internship just contacted me and can no longer come on Friday Oct. 13. He has changed his interviews to THURSDAY, Oct. 12 from 9 to 11. I have adjusted the signup sheet to reflect that, for this one recruiter only, he is on OCT 12 AT THE EXACT SAME TIME (9 – 11 a.m.) If you signed up for him, I’ve left your name. Please go in and double check that you can still make that time or change times.
Ø If you are interested in fashion or style writing, save the date now and make plans to come see celebrated New York Times fashion and style writer Guy Trebay at The Loft on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 4:00 p.m., for a screening of the Bill Cunningham movie, about the legendary Times fashion photographer. We offer a lot of once-in-a-lifetime chances for students to meet interesting journalists and this is one of them. Take advantage of this opportunities! For an archive of Mr. Trebay’s work at the NYT, please visit:https://www.nytimes.com/by/guy-trebay
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. 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.
Fall Internship Fair, Friday, Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don’t think you need an internship? Read BREAKING NEWS comments again. 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 to the JOUR 205 requirement made for students with at least a year’s experience/clips from the Wildcat or Aztec Press – see Renée. 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. Read the instructions in the highlighted green box on the document. Make sure when signing up you 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 early.
TIPS OF THE WEEK (more at end of listserv!)
Another new jobs site to search and check out: Pedestrian TV Jobs. More tips at end of this message.
DOW JONES NEWS FUND SUMMER INTERNSHIPS PAID
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.
Sign up for the WED, OCT 4 NOON – 1:30 P.M. workshop, here and put your name and email down on the form.
Sign up for the FRIDAY, OCT 27 TEST, here and put your name and email down on the form.
I don’t know how to be clearer but if you are breathing, are in JOUR 320A or have earned a B or better in JOUR 320A, are at least a junior: YOU SHOULD GO TO THIS WORKSHOP, TAKE THE TEST AND APPLY.
This is one of the best options for paid journalism training in the world. See last week’s message for everything you get if you are chosen (and they chose dozens of students!)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
NEW INTERNSHIPS AND JOB LISTINGS
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 email@example.com. Or mail your application package to June Lancaster, Newsroom, The Charlotte Observer, PO Box 30308, Charlotte, NC, 28230. Read more at link above.
PRIOR INTERNSHIP/JOB LISTINGS STILL OPEN
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 MotherJones.com.
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 Reuters.com. 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!
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.
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 blog. Very good for graduate students.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you request an interview.
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 email@example.com, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Only 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 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, MLB.com, 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 email@example.com.
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 reason.com, as well as helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work at the The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, 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 email@example.com. Please include "Gray Internship Application" and the season for which you are applying in the subject line.
The Montreal Gazette PAID
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.
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 Sun; New Mexico PAID – and housing provided!
Deadline: February. You just apply through the common application at the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors website here: http://www.iswne.org/ 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
NBCUniversal SOME PAID
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
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.
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 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 email@example.com. Please include in your cover letter your background, interests, and preferred department. See hyperlink above for deadlines for different semesters.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 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: LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, 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 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 Ed2010.com 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 email@example.com or, if you want to write for #ThisisTucson, pitch Irene McKisson at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 journalism? Here 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 https://wiseadvising.arizona.edu/student and follow the prompts.