New listings/events: Internships

Renée Schafer Horton,
Internship Coordinator

Jan. 10, 2019

Happy New Year students!


We’ve got some great new opportunities for you to begin 2019 with, so I hope you take advantage and read all that is below! Don’t forget to scroll all the way through to the TIPS section and also check out all the attachments. Two have to do with specific internships below but the others are list of places to intern, information on Handshake (UA’s Career Center job/internship site), info on job interviews with robots and an encouraging piece about sticking out the hard days.


Best of luck this semester - Renee



ARIZONA 360 part-time social media intern PAID.

Deadline: ASAP – Ms. Rivera wants to hire someone as soon as possible so she’d like to see resumes and the attached application by Monday, Jan. 14. Go for it! Paid. On campus. Statewide exposure. Arizona 360 is a weekly, public affairs program airing on PBS 6 and PBS 6 Plus in Tucson, and PBS World in Phoenix. Watch an episode at the link above to see what the program is about. The team seeks a part-time, student employee to help with all aspects of production. This person will primarily focus on improving and growing Arizona 360's social media presence with regularly scheduled updates promoting the show's content on Twitter and Facebook. We're looking for a self-starter who can pitch unique ideas to incorporate social media into our workflow and repurpose TV content for our digital audiences. Other duties include researching story ideas; booking guests for interviews; joining crews in the field to assist with videography; writing and posting content to our website, Students with journalism or multimedia experience preferred.

The pay will reflect the current minimum wage. The average workload would range between 15 and 20 hours a week. Fill out the attached application and email it and your resume to: ASAP Fellow PAID

Deadline: Jan. 14. Seeking news fellow, social media fellow and environmental reporting fellow.  Fellows have the option to work out of Grist’s Seattle office or work remotely. Application instructions found here.


Journalism in the Era of Disinformation Fellowship (JED) PAID

Deadline: Jan. 14, 2019. Fully funded fellowship program focusing on confronting the trend of disinformation in the news media. Travel to Washington, D.C. and New York to discuss these topics with media experts and journalists, and develop best practice suggestions alongside their visiting peers from schools of journalism in Germany. Each year, up to eight students each from Germany and the U.S. are selected to participate in this week-long program in Washington, D.C. and New York, which will focus on political coverage in the U.S. and Germany and analyze the trend of "fake news". The program covers various program expenses for participants, including flight costs to/from Washington, D.C. and New York, program-related travel and accommodations, workshops and discussions with high-level contacts at various media, think tanks, and political institutions, and daily stipends during the program. Eligible candidates for the JED Fellowship will demonstrate a strong interest in a career in journalism focusing on political coverage (local, state, or federal), have previous experience as an intern or employee in a media setting, and be citizens or permanent residents in the country in which they are studying (the U.S. or Germany) You can find more information, including the online application form.

See the attached flyer for info on how to apply.


News 12 digital content intern (NYC) PAID

Deadline: Jan. 20. Seeking December and May grads. Interns in this Digital Producer role will play a major role in the day-to-day execution of News 12's online, social media and Interactive TV news strategy, working to ensure the content is consistently updated and impactful to our viewers. All details in link above.


Newsroom Intern i24News (Tel Aviv and NYC) PAID

Deadline: Jan. 20. International TV news channel, part of ALTICE MEDIA Group, broadcasting 24/7 from the heart of the Middle East in Tel Aviv, Israel and in New York City, in 3 languages: English, French and Arabic. The channel reports on politics, defense, international affairs, economics, sport, technology, art, music, cinematography, fashion, style and much more. Interns in this role will work with the Assignment Desk, the Production Team, and the correspondents directly. Read all details and how to apply at link above.


Report for America, December and May Grads PAID

Deadline: Feb. 1. Spend a year reporting at one of many local newsrooms across the country. Placement begins in June 2019. Here are some of the stories RFA fellows did in 2018: Michelle Liu recently exposed an alarming death spike in the state’s prison system.Dallas Morning News reporter Obed Manuel examined the presence of “food swamps” on the city’s Hispanic and African-American communities. Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Will Wright reported on a community’s loss of water access, which eventually led to $5 million in donations and grants to make repairs and provide clean water to Martin County. Read about RFA in Columbia Journalism Review, and this Newsy segment highlighting one of the RFA newsrooms. Apply here. If you have any program or application-related questions, contact RFA’s National Director, Maggie Messitt (


Telemundo-Chicago summer internship PAID

Deadline: Feb. 15. All details above. Must be a current student to qualify (a junior or a senior graduating in August or Dec. 2019).


NABJ Scholarships/Internships at ESPN PAID

Deadline: Feb. 15. Must be a member of National Association of Black Journalists.

1.      Stewart Scott Internship. Includes $3,500 stipend, additional $2000 for lodging in Bristol, CT, and all-expenses paid trip to NABJ August conference in Miami. Runs from June through August. Read all details and application here

2.      Larry Whiteside Scholarship: All-expenses paid trip to the NABJ conference and a $5000 scholarship. All details and application here.

Any questions? Email Malika Andrews, an NBA reporter for ESPN and member of NABJ at


Hawaii SPJ Summer journalism internships PAID

Deadline: March 4.

Applications are being accepted for internships at print, online and broadcast journalism and public relations organizations this summer through the Hawaii chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Preference will be given to applicants who are Hawaii residents enrolled in a college or university, alumni of a Hawaii high school, or a student at a college in Hawaii, but all students are eligible to apply if you are a member of SPJ. Participating media organizations are the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Pacific Business News, Hawaii magazine, Hawaii Business, Honolulu magazine, Pacific Edge, Honolulu Civil Beat, Hawaii News Now, KHON Channel 2, KITV 4, Alexander & Baldwin (public relations) and Hawaii Public Radio. See details at link above.



Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship for Minorities PAID

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2019 This competitive program is for those who want to write, report and tell important stories. It also appeals to those who are interested in multimedia and understand the necessity of innovation. The goal of this initiative is to diversify newsrooms and editorial staffs by launching the careers of those from underrepresented groups as newspaper or magazine journalists. Two awards are given annually ­ — each worth more than $65,000. The winners study in the Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalismmaster’s program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The fellowship combines 18 months of graduate study with a professional internship and provides free tuition, a monthly stipend that totals $1,400, health insurance coverage, and up to $3,000 of additional benefits. Candidates must provide three letters of recommendation, résumé, and a personal statement. No GRE is required.


D.C. Internships Program – Summer 2019. Tuition required but scholarships available.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2019. Have you considered study abroad? Well, if you want to be eventually be a political reporter, consider the D.C. Internships program, which costs about the same as study abroad but has more scholarship monies available. More information on the programs may be found at


Atlantic Media Editorial fellowship  PAID

DeadlineJanuary 28, 2019 Editorial fellows will contribute to the content produced by Atlantic Media. They will have the opportunity to do reporting, research, video production, and copy editing. They will also work on producing branded content, blogging for Atlantic Media, multimedia editing and working with social media. The fellowship will begin July 2019 and end June 2020.


Pennsylvania Capitol Reporters PAID
Deadline: Feb. 1

Slate Editorial D.C. Internship PAID

Deadline: Feb 1. Candidates for the D.C. editorial internship should be available to work in Slate's Washington office between 20 and 40 hours per week. (We can schedule hours around classes.) They will tackle a mix of duties, including research, assisting with the Dear Prudence live chat, and writing for the Slatest and Future Tense verticals. They must be organized, have a proven interest in journalism, and be familiar with Slate's style of analysis and opinion. They must also be able to work efficiently and without much supervision. To apply, please send a single PDF that includes a brief cover letter, a résumé, a 200-word response to any Slate story from the past month (this should be a critique of the author's arguments, not comments on grammar or sentence structure), and three clips by the deadline below. Please put the season and year (e.g. "Summer 2019 internship") in the subject line of the email. Only finalists will be contacted.


Daily Press Internship Program
Deadline: February 18
Pay: $10 per hour for 35 hours per week
Description: "The Daily Press Media Group offers a paid, 10-week summer internship program in its editorial and advertising departments. Interns are assigned a mentor and participate in team meetings. Teamwork is underscored at every level in our newsroom."


Milwaukee Business Journal Summer internship PAID

Deadline: March 1, 2019. Must be a junior or senior to apply. See link for all details.


Metpro Program PAID

Deadline: March 2019. For December and May grads. Metpro is not an internship but a formal program customized to help trainees realize their goals, a unique program designed to help beginning journalists launch careers and boost diversity in the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune newsrooms. They seek high-potential, highly motivated aspiring journalists with diverse backgrounds or life experiences. The program's main thrust is to provide participants - recent college graduates or journalists with limited professional experience - the training and support necessary to put them on a fast track to success. Read all about it and apply through link above.


This American Life Fellowship PAID

Deadline: April 1 for a July – December term. Only for recent graduates. All details at link above. Amazing opportunity for those of you who have done some radio.


ESPN Internships PAID

Deadline: Jan. 20. Apply now if interested. Read all about it at link above.


McClatchy News Service PAID

Deadline: Varies according to position and location. See all details here and use filters. For December grads for jobs and for all other students seeking internships. McClatchy owns dozens of newspapers across the country.


ABC internships PAID

Deadlines: Vary.  See detailed instructions and deadlines here.


Turner Broadcasting PAID

Deadline: Varies. Home of CNN and all the programming. Details here.



·        Read FastWeb’s new College Internships 2019 edition here.

·        Remember to get familiar with these job search sites:, and LinkedIn.comsearching “broadcast jobs.”








Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator

Internship and Career Development; School of Journalism, University of Arizona

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