Internships: Sept. 29, 2016

Renée Schafer Horton, Internship Coordinator

Dear Students:

The sign up link for the Fall Internship Fair – Friday, Oct. 21 - is finally complete and is listed below. Additionally, remember that next week the recruiter for USA Today Network/Gannett will be here to interview qualified juniors and seniors as will a recruiter for Experience Arizona, a local online outdoor website seeking reporters for the spring semester. The sign up for both those events are below. Please read the requirements for each internship before you sign up, but please, if you are qualified, to sign up. Internships matter!

If you are a freshman or sophomore with or without prior internship experience, and you’d like to try for a summer internship in your hometown, check out this list of small daily and weekly papers at or the list of alternative-weeklies here. (Make sure you understand what type of journalism is practiced at alt-weeklies before applying.)

Also, a number of you are wanting me to review your resumes and cover letters, which I’m happy to do. However, please remember that I’m only here Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and I need you to bring the resume and cover letter in hard copy. I don’t have a printer in my office, so please print them out before you come to your appointment. Thank you!

The listserv is divided is follows:

  • Sign-ups for fall recruiting events, including the fall internship fair: Sign up NOW.
  • New internship listings
  • Internships from prior listserv messages that are still accepting applications
  • Scholarships/contests


Dow Jones editing test-prep sessions Oct. 5 and Dow Jones editing test, 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 10-noon in room 344. 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 344. 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. 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, you may also apply. This recruiter will be contacting those of you who sign up for an interview before October 6 to get your resume and clips. Make sure you’re checking your email every day. 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.

Fall Internship Fair: Friday, Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, October 18. Oct. Please note: There are very specific instructions for how to sign up for an interview time with recruiter at the link below. Read those instructions very carefully before adding your name to the document. You must have completed, or be currently enrolled in, JOUR 205 to attend or have work samples from UA TV, the Daily Wildcat, or the Aztec Press. Recruiters include the Phoenix Bureau of the Associated Press, the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, the Sierra Vista Herald, and others. Get your résumés, cover letters, and writing samples prepared in both print and digital formats (PDFs), and please note which recruiters want you to send your materials to them by October 15, in advance of the Internship Fair. SIGN UP HERE.

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship Recruiting at the Internship Fair Oct. 21, 1 to 4 p.m. PAID

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.

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.  

Sinclair Broadcasting Skype interviews, Thursday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to noon

Recruiter Kevin Olivas wants to interview seniors graduating in December or May who want jobs in the following areas:Reporters / Multimedia Journalists; Newscast Producers; Videographers / Photographers; Digital Journalists; Assignment Editors; Investigative Journalists (Reporters & Producers; 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.


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

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.

Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting Spring remote internship PAID

This recruiter is coming to the internship fair on Oct. 21. The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to statewide accountability journalism in Arizona, is seeking interns for an upcoming project focused on the state’s public universities. The investigative project will include interns from the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University, with one intern from each institution leading reporting efforts. The project will include significant public records requests, data collection, aggregation and analysis, and will form one part of a four-part investigative series to publish in the Spring/early summer of 2017. Interns will work remotely, under the direction of AZCIR staff, to formulate, gather and report the series, with regular conference calls and several in-person update meetings throughout the semester. See attached word doc for info on applying – and sign up on the internship fair list for this interview.

Texas Tribune Editorial Fellowship. PAID

Deadline: Nov. 15. Internships in data journalism (need “penchant for coding”), reporting and photography.

International Rescue Committee Spring Internship, Tucson UNPAID

No Experience Necessary. See opening here for Marketing and Communications

Require 15 hours/weekly commitment.  Mileage reimbursement is available. Ensure you upload a resume and a cover letter stating the position you are applying, your interest in interning with the IRC, and your potential availability and attach it to your USP Volunteers and Intern Application online. *Please have your resume and cover letter on a single document as you are only able to upload one document per application. Internship applications lacking one or both of these documents will be considered incomplete. Visit the internship page for additional openings and application instructions. All students are encouraged to apply. 

The Tab Spring Fellowship. (Remote) UNPAID

Deadline: Oct. 30: The Tab fellowship is an ambitious and rigorous remote internship that teaches talented students how to write and report to a high level. Fellows work remotely on stories with our professional editors in New York, who have written for Newsweek, VICE and The Guardian. They write three stories per month, varying from breaking news to long-form interviews, and they are given extensive guidance and training on how to execute those formats and how to produce stories to a professional standard. Participants also learn about media law, journalistic ethics and other areas of knowledge that will help them in their writing. Tab Fellows communicate with our team of paid editors in New York at least weekly, during which their performance is assessed and they are given feedback on their stories and how they can improve. The Tab Fellowship is a proven training path for young writers and journalists - its best participants have broken stories that have been covered in The New York Times, BuzzFeed, the Washington Post and the Guardian, and many have taken jobs in the media upon graduation. To apply, please complete this form by the deadline.


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.

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 enough qualified applicants.

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.

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

High Country News Internships & Fellowships PAID

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 applicationhere.

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.

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. Details 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.


Harper Collins Book Internship

Penguin/Random House Internship

Sandhills Publishing Internship


RTDNF Mike Reynolds Scholarship PAID

Deadline: Dec. 1. Radio, Television, Digital News scholarship. Open for sophomores, juniors or seniors who are pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism.

Robert F. Kennedy Center Journalism Awards

Deadline: Feb 1, 2017. For work published in the prior year.


Check out these links for more internships!

·       Poytner job board.





Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator

Internship and Career Development

School of Journalism, University of Arizona

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