New listings/events: Internships

Renée Schafer Horton,
Internship Coordinator

April 18, 2019

Dear students:

Just a few more weeks in the semester! You can do it!!! Three announcements:


1.     If you are still seeking a summer internship in Arizona or if you are a May grad looking for FT work in Arizona, we have this for you:


·       Arizona’s Career Mixer (Thursday, May 16 in Phoenix) for students looking for internships or full-time jobs here in Arizona. Organizations attending have immediate hiring needs. View the website/RSVP here:


2.      A new tool UA has launched for student actively searching for an internship or full-time job: Design your Search. The content is online in D2L and enrollment in the program comes with personalized support from a UA Career Educator and a Peer Educator. Learn all about it here. 


3.      If you have been offered an internship this summer, make sure you come see me BEFORE May 5 so you can get the required paperwork turned in by the May 15 deadline. Thanks!


Finally, make sure you scroll to the bottom of this email to find links to the best journalism out there so you can get inspired for your next story.



KGUN is hiring a fulltime Real Time Editor (Assignment desk) PAID

For May grads. Apply here, searching for job number: 020790


Democracy Now Digital Media Fellowship PAID

Deadline: May 5. Democracy Now! Fellowships are paid, full-time, temporary work placements to help early career digital media professionals develop skills and gain experience in a daily live TV news environment. All fellowships take place at our Manhattan studio where we produce our daily news hour. Democracy Now! staff provide one-on-one mentorship and supervision to help Fellows maximize their exposure to a fast-paced newsroom and develop strong online and social publishing practices. For highly-qualified May grads. One-year fellowship. Details at link above.


Prior listings still taking applications:

Wick Communications Page Design Center seeking full-time page designer and paid intern

Deadline: ASAP. This job can be done in Tucson or Sierra Vista. For either the FT position (May grads) or the part-time paid intern, send a resume and design work samples to Bethany Strunk and Manuel Coppola at and


Swimming World Magazine writing intern UNPAID

Deadline: April 20. This is a remote position and actually begins April 30 with training and runs through Aug. 12. See all details at link above.

 For May grads who have been editors at the Wildcat:

Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc., in Cottonwood, AZ, has an immediate opening for a News Reporter/Associate Editor. Job responsibilities include reporting and writing stories, taking photos and creating news videos, copy editing, page design, reporting and writing stories, taking photos and creating news videos, oversight of the editorial process on a daily basis, timely production of print and digital editions, special sections and magazines, executing social media strategies and representing the newspaper at public venues. Coaching reporters to produce strong content-filled reports creating a culture of valuing innovation, solution-based journalism and great storytelling. The ideal candidate will have mature news judgment; clear, concise writing skills with an unwavering penchant for accuracy; knowledge of Associate Press style, experience with online and social media news delivery. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communications or other related fields along with two years of news management experience. Web and social media experience is a plus. Excellent benefit package, 401k and PTO. EEOE, NSE. Please send resume, examples of writing and photography and page design to Dan Engler at


MAY GRADS!!! The Argus Observer in Ontario, Oregon, needs full-time reporter.

Deadline to apply: April 30. Get your application in ASAP for best consideration. The beat is primarily education and the Ontario city government, but general assignment will be part of job as well. The paper prints five editions per week, and post news online nearly every day. In addition, our reporters also contribute to two magazines that each print multiple times per year, as well as several specialty publications. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment, while being able to balance meeting deadlines for daily assignments and special section assignments, while still having a sense of urgency when it comes to covering breaking news.

The successful candidate also would have an eye for visual storytelling, offering a variety of photo choices as well as story elements including quotes, breakout boxes and more. Adobe Photoshop and InDesign skills are ideal, but not required. A successful applicant will come to weekly reporter meetings with several ideas for projects, and be willing to collaborate with the editor and reporters on bringing those ideas to fruition. Ideally, candidates will be familiar with social media and be willing to engage with the community on these platforms as stories go live. Schedule will vary according to workload; night and weekend work is required. A journalism or communication degree orat least four years of experience in a newsroom is preferred. We are on the Oregon-Idaho border and located 57 miles from Boise, Idaho.  Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, application and a digital portfolio to Employment offers are contingent on results of a background check. Note from Renee: Smart reporters will go online and figure out the name of the editor so you can address your cover letter directly to him/her.


May grads looking for jobs, remember to utilize this link via the Alumni Association:


Now: Learn from some of the best in journalism. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and check out these links from Poynter’s daily brief about the finalists for the Pulitzer Prize:

“For example, there might not have been a more haunting piece of audio in 2018 than listening to children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, while one border agent jokes, “We have an orchestra here.” That was a part of ProPublica’s “Zero Tolerance” coverage, a finalist in the Public Service category. Also a finalist in Public Service was the Washington Post’s reporting on the murder of Saudi-born Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. There’s so much more. Such as the Tampa Bay Times’“Heartbroken,” which looked at the alarming rate of pediatric deaths from heart procedures that forced major changes at a children’s hospital. Such as “Denied Justice,” the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s disturbing series that exposed breakdowns in the investigation and prosecution of rape cases. Such as Caitlin Flanagan’s columns in The Atlantic, which deftly explored the intersection of gender and politics.”

You can also go to the Pulitzer website and read all the winners.




Kind regards –




Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator

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

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