Sept. 7, 2017
Welcome to your amazing internship listserv message! All the major internships have deadlines up now and they’ve been adjusted below. Read carefully; there’s a ton here. Good luck!
EVENTS – RSVP and mark your calendars
Sign up hereto attend (we have to know how much pizza to order) and vote on type of pizza we should order! Open to all students. This is a rare chance to hear from people who have made journalism a career.
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. Recruiters are still being finalized. Two weeks from now, a link to sign up for interviews will be sent through this listserv. Get your résumés, cover letters, and work samples prepared in both print and digital formats (PDFs) now, because all the recruiters you interview with want those materials sent to them via email by Oct. 7.
FEATURED INTERNSHIPS – for SPRING:
· $4,000 stipend and tuition waiver for the spring
Deadline: 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.
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) producingvideo 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.
Deadline: Sept. 26. Working in a legislator’s office. Application workshop on Sept. 19. See all details in link above.
TIPS of the week (more at end of this message):
u Public Relations, communications, or media relations internships are found at various places (see Tips section at end of message), but the most recent that I find are posted here:
NEW INTERNSHIPS AND JOB LISTINGS
Reuters.com. Application details at link above. They also have jobs for recent grads, so December and May grads, check that out. 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
Dow Jones has dozens of summer 2018 internships listed here. PAID
Deadline: Varies, but most in early October. See details at link above
NOTE: Dow Jones copyediting internships have a different application process. We haven’t been notified of the deadlines yet, but it is usually Nov. 1. Questions: See Professor Nancy Sharkey or Renee.
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.
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 to 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.
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 email@example.com.
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. 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.
PRIOR INTERNSHIP/JOB LISTINGS STILL OPEN
Pulliam Journalism Fellowship (Phoenix or Indianapolis) PAID
Deadline: Nov. 1. Should be at 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.
The Montreal Gazette PAID
Deadline: Nov. 1. Go to this link on Sept. 15 to get current year’s application. Deadline is always November.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 takemultiple 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.
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.
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 PAID
Ø 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 Three things you should do immediately after your internship ends listed here.
Ø Do you want to work in entertainment? You should join the job board here.
Ø Suggestions for landing dream internship from a college student here.
Ø Want to know what to do while waiting to hear back on jobs you’ve applied for?Do these things so you can decrease your stress and increase your chances of being employable.
Ø Want to know the best college internships according to various outlets? Go hereand check it out.
Ø Looking for something outside of journalism? Here is a new site with jobs that need your journalism skills! 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.
Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator
Internship and Career Development
School of Journalism, University of Arizona
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Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
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