New listings/events: Internships

Renée Schafer Horton,
Internship Coordinator

Nov. 8, 2018

Dear students:


Make sure you see the TIPS section at the end of this for an interesting option for paying off students loans.


December grads, go for this:


Rio Grande SUN seeking city reporter

Deadline: ASAP. A recent UA grad works here and the editor takes students directly out of college. Seeking someone with experience writing about local government (think city council and everything taught in RPA), so those of you who’ve worked on the metro desk of the Star or covered UA for the Wildcat would qualify for sure. To apply send resume and two hard news clips to Mr. Robert Trapp at This is a great place to work and the editor likes hiring new college graduates! The Sun just won 10 awards from the New Mexico Press Association in the news writing, continuing coverage, investigative, business reporting, column writing, sports photography and public records reporting categories.



The Charlotte News & Observer and The Herald-Sun PAID

Deadline: Dec. 1. Three-month paid program where students gain practical education and professional experience while working closely with reporters, editors and visual journalists.

Open to sophomores, rising and current juniors and graduating seniors in a four-year degree program. Experience working at a college publication is preferred and a previous internship or freelance experience at a daily newspaper or professional news website is a plus. Apply through this online application portal. Candidates will need to provide links to stories, a resume, and references.


Work for ESPNU – Campus Connection UNPAID

Deadline: Rolling. Work on campus covering games and events around UA sports. To get more information about how to apply, email, saying you are interested in becoming a campus correspondent and the ESPNU folks will follow up with you.


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 at, including the online application form.


Arizona Weddings Editorial Intern UNPAID

Deadline: Dec. 1. In Scottsdale. Spring semester. Prefer seniors or juniors who are self-starters, strong writers, full of creative ideas, love weddings and are organized. Spring Internship is from January 2019 - May 2019 with flexible start and end dates. Please send a cover letter along with your resume indicating why you are interested in joining our team to Vanessa Davis at



The Seattle Times has extended its deadline to Nov. 19!!

When companies do that, it usually means they don’t have enough good applicants. Apply! And make sure I see your resume and cover letter before you do. See attachment for details on applying.


The James Alan Cox Foundation Scholarship for photojournalism/video journalism students is due Nov. 15, 2018. See the above link for the application process. Get going on this ASAP as it is extensive.


The New York Times is replacing its summer internship program with a yearlong fellowship program. Full details have not been released, but some have. Read this and then bookmark and check often. BUT:


·        New York Times Institute (All expenses covered – not an internship, but a training program) Deadline: Nov. 15. Follow in the footsteps of the best and brightest young journalists in America by applying to The New York Times Student Journalism Institute. The Institute is offered once a year in May. Participants must be students (or December or May graduates) who are members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists or the National Association of Black Journalists. The next Institute will be held from May 18 to June 2, 2019, for student members of NABJ and NAHJ. There is no cost whatsoever to attend the Institute. Students are provided with room and board and all of their costs, including transportation to and from the Institute, are paid by The New York Times Company. One student each year will also be awarded an Armando Montaño Scholarship to help with his or her educational or professional ambitions. The scholarship honors Mando Montaño, a promising young journalist who attended the Institute in 2010 and who died at age 22 in Mexico City in 2012. Read more at link above.

2019 Internships at The Wall Street Journal PAID

Deadline: See below.

The Wall Street Journal is looking for talented undergraduate and graduate journalism students for our 2019 summer internship program. There are NINE internships in the summer and one in the winter. Most successful applicants will have interned with other media organizations and worked on a campus publication or as a freelancer. Apply online via the links below AFTER reading the attached WSJ document for full descriptions of each internship and the application requirements/instructions.

·        Summer 2019 Europe Reporting Internship with The Wall Street Journal

o   Deadline: Nov. 30

·        F. James Pensiero Summer 2019 Reporting Internship with The Wall Street Journal

o   Deadline Dec. 1

·        Summer 2019 WSJ. Magazine Internship in New York

o   Deadline: Jan. 1, 2019

WIRED Editorial Fellow PAID
Deadline: Opens in November for applications


News21 Fellowship Pay: $7,500 stipend plus travel
Deadline: Nov. 10


ACES Society for Editing scholarships

Deadline: Nov. 15. Juniors, seniors or graduate students interested in careers in editing (or even just interested in editing), apply for one of six cash scholarships from ACES: The Society for Editing. The scholarships range from $1,500 to $3,000. Recipients also get free registration and up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend the annual conference, which will be in Providence in March. Applications are available here.


Thompson-Reuters Photojournalism Grant PAID

Deadline: Nov. 15 (get your application in early!) The grant should be used to support photo assignments and projects that will advance the recipients’ experience, skills and ability to tell new stories. Pictures taken by recipients as part of their grant project will be distributed globally on Reuters platforms. Applicants must be between the ages of 18-35, and must be either studying photojournalism or working professionally in the activity. They must submit a CV and a 35-50 picture portfolio (JPEG format) of both single images and multi-image stories. Applicants must also submit a detailed cover letter explaining a project or idea to use the grant during spring of 2016. A focused project about a subject in a community or location close to you that you can reasonably complete in a few weeks or months is advisable. Email your CV and portfolio to Successful candidates will be contacted by Yannis Behrakis. All details at hyperlink above.


Bloomberg Graphics Winter and Summer Internships PAID
Deadline: Nov. 15

The Courier-Journal PAID
Deadline: Nov. 24

Fox News Collegiate Associate Program PAID
Deadline: Check website


Philadelphia Media Network Internships PAID
Deadline: Check website


Kansas City Star Summer 2019 Internship PAID

Deadline: Nov. 30. Candidates should be college juniors, seniors or recent graduates. The interns will work 40 hours a week (including occasional nights and weekends) covering breaking news and enterprise stories. The internship runs 10 weeks and pays $15/hour. We’re looking for reporters who can spot a good story and know how to write it. Video and social media skills also are a must. Past daily newsroom internship experience preferred. If interested, send a letter of application, resume and five work samples to Chick Howland, projects and enterprise editor, at by application deadline.


The Palm Beach Post Data and Summer Internships PAID
Deadline: Nov. 30

Business and Technology Reporting Internship at American Graphics Institute PAID

Deadline: Nov. 30

Reuters Journalism Internship PAID
Deadline: Dec. 1

NPR Kroc Fellowship PAID
Deadline: Dec. 31

Mansion Global Spring 2019 editorial intern PAID

Deadline: Dec. 31. Great for May grads. This is a magazine that covers news, analysis and trend stories on the luxury residential market worldwide. This internship is through Dow Jones. Read all details and how to apply here. Qualified candidates should be journalism majors of at least junior level with an interest in real estate or business. They should also be well-versed in digital storytelling, research and social media. This is a paid internship with the option of also receiving college credit.


Google News Lab Fellowships PAID
Deadline: Jan. 3

The American Press Institute PAID

Deadline: Jan. 6, 2019. Did you take Professor McKisson’s app development class? Do you want to change the world with news and new methods for delivering the news? Then this might be for you. It is for college students or recent graduates who have a strong desire to advance innovation in news organizations. Unlike a summer internship, a core component of the program is a self-proposed fellowship project. Read all the requirements at the link above.


Seniors – pay attention! 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 Journalism master’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.


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 to 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, 2019
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."


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.


Chicago Public Media Internships PAID

Deadline: Not listed – but application is open now for the Jan. – June internship and the application for the July – December internship opens in March at the link above. See all details at link above.


ESPN Internships PAID

Deadline: Unlisted BUT applications just opened again for a new round for spring and summer internships, so apply now if interested. Read all about it at link above.


Chalkbeat 2019 Summer Internship PAID

Deadline: Ongoing, but sooner the better. No later than Dec. 1 for summer internship. Chalkbeat is a nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, and is seeking motivated undergraduate or graduate students to serve as summer reporting interns. Our reporting teams cover schools in seven places — Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark, and New York City — and we have a national bureau covering education issues affecting schools across the country. The 10-week paid internship from June to August 2019 will offer student journalists the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation’s top education journalists in a dynamic, rapidly growing organization. Read all about it at link above and if you want to apply: Submit the following to, and include “Summer 2019 Internship” in the subject line:

  • Five clips that best exemplify your work
  • A PDF of your resume
  • A PDF of your cover letter explaining your interest in the position, where you heard about it, and any preferences among our locations. Access to a car is desirable at our Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Memphis bureaus.


NBC Universal Internships
Location: Various cities across the U.S.
Deadline: Varies
Pay: $13 per hour
Description: "The NBCUniversal Campus 2 Career Internship Program offers one of the most competitive media opportunities in the industry. Named one of the Top 10 Internship Programs in 2012, we give students real life experience, robust learning opportunities in the classroom and on the job, and creative ways to network and meet fellow interns and employees."


Time Warner Broadcast internships. PAID

Deadline: Varies. They have spring internships for students graduating in December (or students who can spend a semester away from school). All details here.


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.



ClifBar Company offers post-grad scholarship.

Deadline: Jan. 25. This is a scholarship to help pay off student loans. You can’t apply if you don’t have outstanding debt. It is also a business-based scholarship, but you can be a journalism major to apply. You have to have a project to pitch and it has to do with your future career in business, and journalism IS a business. It is worth taking a look at.


This is also an interesting article about unique internships.

These look like tech internships, but what you need to know is that every tech company has a communications and/or social media arm and some of them might have internships for journalism students. Check it out.


Also read this to find internships in other fields for your Plan B in case you don’t get a journalism internship or journalism job right out of college. Remember: It is important to be working (or internship for pay) each summer and after you graduate. The number one predictor of not getting a job is – surprise! – not having a job when looking for a job after college.


For those of you looking to get to LA, Nickelodeon has some media communications and social media paid internships. See this.







Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator

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

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