New listings/events: Internships

Renée Schafer Horton,
Internship Coordinator

  • Room: 323A, Marshall Bldg
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  • Phone: 520-626-9219
  • Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Appointments: Visit here and follow the prompts.
  • Prior internship listings: Click here

Jan. 11, 2018

Dear students:


Happy New Year! There are some good internships with application deadlines fast approaching AND multiple free money opportunities (also known as scholarships), so check it all out below. But before you do, two important announcements:


1.      On Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. I am hosting a Media Panel for juniors and seniors. Come find out how these professionals got their jobs, and how YOU can get a job with your journalism degree. If you don’t come to this, please do not come to me and say you don’t know how to meet people in the field J I’m bringing them to you. The panel is varied in age and jobs so you can see that you, too, can get a job right after graduation! There’s no food, just information and networking, but you will have to RSVP. The link for RSVP-ing will be sent out in the next couple of weeks, but save the date and time now. Here’s who is coming:

·       Brandi Walker; KGUN9 Assignment Editor/Digital Producer

·        Ryan Finley; Arizona Daily Star Sports Editor

·        Ginger Rough; Arizona Republic Features Editor (yep, she’s coming from Phoenix for YOU!)

·        Anna Augustowska; UA Multimedia Design Specialist and independent documentary filmmaker

·        Peter Michaels; Arizona Public Media Radio Producer and interim news director

·        Scott Coleman; KOLD Assignments Manager

·        Brandon Mejia; Arizona Public Media Radio producer/reporter and May 2017 grad


2.      Everyone who has completed or is enrolled this spring in JOUR 205, save the date for the Spring Internship Fair on FRIDAY, MARCH 16.  All of you should be attending and applying for summer and fall internships with local media at this event.

3.      All juniors and seniors should be applying to at least one of the paid internships below.



The Irene Adler Prize: A $1,000 Scholarship for Women Writers

Deadline: April 1. This is an essay contest to award women writers $1,000. Read all details above.


The Korva Coleman Excellence Awards for Multimedia Projects - $1,000

Deadline: Jan. 31. The youth media center affiliated with KJZZ in Phoenix gives out annual award for college multimedia projects. It's free to enter and you could win! Details here. Got multimedia? APPLY!


Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communication Scholarships - $2,500Deadline: June 8. The purpose of the Mass Communications Scholarships is to honor Arab-American students who enrolled in the 2018-2019 academic year; undergrad Juniors, Seniors and graduate students who are majoring in Journalism, Radio, Television, and/or Film and excelling in their field. Details here on applying, and please note that only hard-copy applications are accepted. 

Asian-American Journalist Association has a number of paid internships or scholarships open to apply to now. Most have deadlines in February. Remember you must join AAJA to apply, but you do not have to be Asian-American to join AAJA. Read all about the internships/scholarships here.



Want a job in radio? Read this.



Rio Grande SunNew Mexico PAID – and housing provided!

Deadline: February. You just apply through the common application at the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors website here: 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.



Canyon Ranch Social media intern SPRING PAID

Deadline: Jan. 15 (get going!) for a Jan. 23 start. Canyon Ranch is the world’s most iconic health and wellness brand, with two luxury wellness resorts, the largest day spa in North America located in Las Vegas, and spas + fitness on 22 luxury cruise ships at sea. After 40 years of industry leadership, the brand is experiencing rapid growth and sits at the exciting intersection of luxury, hospitality, and health and wellness. If interested, please send your resume and availability to and apply here.


Hachette Book Publishing Editorial Internship PAID

Deadline: Not listed, assume no later than Feb 15. In New York City. Details at link above. This is great opportunity for student interested in book publishing.


Current Magazine, San Antonio UNPAID

Deadline: Rolling. For summer, apply by March 1 at the latest. Details on internship and who to contact here.



Hearst Fellowship PAID

Deadline: Jan. 12, 2018. THAT’S TOMORROW!!! FOR MAY GRADS! The Fellowship is a two-year program focusing on journalism in a changing digital world. The Fellowship program consists of two 12-month rotations at our top metro papers. Fellows will receive training, mentoring and real-world experience alongside top journalists who are using cutting-edge tools to tell stories through data, video, and more. Hearst Fellows are full-time employees with competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance and moving expenses. Info and application at the link above.


Google News Lab Fellowships Summer 2018 PAID
Deadline: Jan. 15 Details at link above. 10-week program. $9,000 stipend and $1,000 travel stipend.


POLITICO 2-week Journalism Institute PAID

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2018. The POLITICO Journalism Institute is a two week program (running from May 29, 2018-June 9, 2018) offering intensive, hands-on training for up to twelve university students interested in covering government and politics. Programming for PJI includes interactive sessions, panels with industry leaders, mentor pairings with POLITICO journalists and an opportunity for participants to have their work published by POLITICO. Throughout the program, PJI students split their time between American University in Washington, D.C., and POLITICO headquarters in Arlington, VA. All costs,  including room, board and transportation, are covered by POLITICO. Applicants who are rising juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities will be given preference. Student members of minority journalism associations are encouraged to apply. At the conclusion of the program, two students will be selected for a three-month residency in the POLITICO newsroom where they will write, edit and produce content.


Freelance feature writers and photographers PAID

Deadline: ASAP – but they will take applications up through January 15. The Times Media Group, which owns a slew of publications up in the Valley, including The Entertainer! Magazine, East Valley Tribune, Lovin' Life, and, is seeking freelance writers and photographers in Tucson who can write about events in Tucson (such as the Tucson Festival of Books) and do features about things to do in Tucson. You’d be paid by the article/photograph. Interested (and who isn’t interested in writing for pay???) - please send Ms. Fuoco-Karasinski a résumé, three work samples, and use your email to her as your cover letter to introduce yourself and your work. Email her


Essence Magazine summer internship PAID

Deadline: Jan. 16, 2018. Applicants must have an interest in media and issues related to African-American women to intern at ESSENCE. We are looking for students who are professional, self-motivated and extremely detail-oriented to take on various opportunities throughout departments in both the Publishing and Editorial divisions.


BET Network (Viacom) summer internships PAID

Deadline: Not listed, assume Jan. 20 at latest. All details at link above.


Culture Magazine Editorial Intern UNPAID

Deadline: Jan. 26. Details at link above.


The Marshall Project PAID

Deadline: Jan. 26.

Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice. Offers a limited number of paid summer internships for student journalists. Interns work in our New York City offices alongside our staff of award-winning reporters and editors, pitch and write their own stories and data and visualization projects and contribute to longer investigative work. Internships generally last eight weeks. We also offer training sessions in topics such as FOIAs. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and clips or other examples of your work to


Times Media Group (Phoenix), summer 2018 internship. UNPAID

Deadline: January 30. Requirement: showing previous experience and aptitude. Seeking fulltime summer interns. Many interns become paid freelancers after the summer Contact Paul Maryniak, Executive Editor Ahwatukee Foothills News and East Valley Tribune at with an email cover letter, five work samples showing your range, and a resume in JANUARY.


Frank and Peggy Steele MLBaseball Hall of Fame Internship PAID (stipend)

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018. All details at link above. Read page and tabs carefully.


AAAS Science writing internship PAID

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018: American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Pitts Family Foundation is proud to offer a summer internship program for minority students interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. The Internship takes place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS’s Sciencemagazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. The program is a paid, 10-week experience under the guidance of the weekly magazine’s award-winning staff of professional science writers and editors. Application openhere right now.


The Lewisville Texan UNPAID

Deadline: Feb. 1. Lewisville Texas. Application instructions at link above.


The College Fix Summer Fellowship PAID

Deadline: Feb. 15. Want to work in D.C. covering the most important issues of the day? Look no further than The College Fix/Student Free Press Association’s summer 2018 fellowship opportunity. We will be sending students to serve next to seasoned news veterans in one of the most exciting cities in America for a 10-week experience than begins sometime in June.

We will match our interns with an appropriate host organization. Previous fellows have worked at National Review, Real Clear Politics, Daily Caller, The Hill, Reason Magazine, The Washington Examiner, USA Today and The Weekly Standard. Application and further details at link above.


OZY Media Summer Internship PAID

Deadline: Feb. 16. OZY is seeking candidates for our demanding, paid, 8-to-10-week summer internship program. Whether you’re a young writer or an ambitious videographer or you’re obsessed with photography and graphics, we want to hear from you. See all application details at link above.


Daily Press Internship Program PAID
Deadline: February 18. 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.


TV One internships PAID

Deadline: Varies, see link above. TV One aims to hire “the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company’s mission of being the premiere television destination for African American adults.”


Colorado Springs Gazette summer 2018 internship PAID

Deadline: March 1. Apply before coming back to school! Details above.


Chicago Magazine Summer 2018 internship PAID

Deadline: April 1. Apply early! Details at link above.


Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian editorial fellows PAID

Deadline: 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. 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. To learn more about the fellowship position, pay, and how to apply, visit our fellowship page at



1.      There is a new place to search for jobs for those of you graduating this year and willing to move to the Dallas area. The site was passed on by a journalism alum. Jobs are writing jobs at niche publications and/or communications jobs for which your journalism degree qualifies you. Check it out here and bookmark it for the future.

2.      There are also two new places to look for internships! Here and here AND NEWhere

3.      I can’t stress enough the need to check job boards at Ed 2010. There are tons of paid and unpaid internship opportunities of all kinds in the magazine/online publication world there.





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 and follow the prompts.


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