New listings/events: Internships

Renée Schafer Horton,
Internship Coordinator

Nov. 7, 2019

Dear Students:

Renee is not expected back in the office until at least Monday, Nov. 18, due to concussion  complications from a car accident. She’s able to access email from home for a limited time daily, but if you have an urgent issue you need to discuss, please call her cell at 520-442-8906, and leave a message.

If you received an offer from a recruiter at the Internship Fair and accepted it for a spring internship, please email her that offer so she can keep track of which student will be at which media organization.

If you have resumes or cover letters to be reviewed for applications, please ask one of the school’s professors or adjunct instructors to review them – or seek assistance at the UA Career Center in the Student Union Room 411. Everyone is willing to help.




A good resource for new internship opportunities — both paid and unpaid — is the Student Press Law Center. For new listings on spring and summer internships with upcoming deadlines, please click on




TV Guide is looking for interns who are passionate about television. Enthusiasm, efficiency and organizational skills are essential, in addition to proficiency with Excel, Google Docs/Sheets and social media. Interns will attend daily morning news meetings and editorial meetings and is welcome to pitch ideas to the staff. Application: Please send a resume, cover letter, and include at least two writing samples or clips of any published work to More details here.





South Florida Sun Sentinel PAID

Deadline: Nov. 8. Ever wanted to hunt pythons in the Everglades? Cover a national presidential debate? Score a scoop about the local Bachelorette star? You can get those real-world experiences and more in one of the nation’s most competitive news markets by becoming an intern in the digital-first newsroom of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Internships in news, entertainment and sports reporting, multimedia/interactives and photo/video. Interns must have the use of a car (we reimburse for mileage, tolls and parking), and photographers must have their own equipment. Interns are responsible for finding their own housing. Application at link in headline above. This is a great opportunity for juniors, May grads and grad students!


Virginia Pilot PAID

Deadline: Nov. 8. Multiple internships. Generally aimed at, but not limited to, a junior or senior enrolled at time of application in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university. Enrollment in a journalism concentration is a plus. Experience working at a college publication, either print or online is required and a previous internship or freelance experience at a daily newspaper or professional news website makes you more competitive. Hires multiple interns. For detailed application instructions, please see link in headline. Further details and application at link above.




The Texas Tribune PAID

Deadline: Nov. 15. The Texas Tribune — a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization — offers paid fellowships to college students. The positions are part time in the spring and fall, and full time in the summer. They are based in our Austin newsroom, except for the Washington, D.C., reporting fellowship. The paper offers multiple fellowships (i.e. reporting, photography), as well as some on the business side of the paper. See link above for all details and make sure you scroll down on the page to access the fellowship you are most interested in. 



Deadline: Nov. 11. The CBS television station in Minneapolis is accepting applications for its spring news internship in 2020. The program is designed to provide experience for students pursuing careers in television broadcasting. Apply here.


Lincoln Journal Star PAID

Deadline: Nov. 15 Note which internship you’re applying for. Newsroom interns aren’t expected to get coffee for staff or do busywork. Journal Star internships offer hands-on reporting experience and mentoring from editors to further your journalism career. Recent Lincoln Journal Star interns now work for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, Omaha World-Herald and other newspapers across the country, while several have stayed to work in Lincoln.  Internships with the Journal Star are open to talented, Web-savvy writers interested in working closely with our online desk and public safety reporters. In addition to covering the cops beat and generating general assignment stories on the weekends, interns assist reporters in covering news events for the Web — live Tweeting, writing quick, meaningful updates and searching for unique ways to present content online. Interns must have access to a vehicle, current driver’s license, current auto insurance and a good driving record. Candidates will be expected to provide writing clips in advance. All intern positions are paid $9 an hour. Read more details here. To learn more about our company or to apply, log on to Please provide cover letter, resume and three to five of your best clips. Questions? Contact Weekend Editor Alex Lantz, 402-473-7238 or with subject line: Internship question.


Michigan Public Radio Digital Media Internship SPRING PAID

Deadline: Nov. 15. Great for Dec. 2019 grads! Just announced! Michigan Radio is looking for a digital media intern to help produce web content for Stateside, our daily news show, and to maintain the show's social media channels. Applicants should have strong writing and communication skills and be self-motivated and dependable. They should also have a demonstrated interest in digital news and multimedia production. Knowledge of multimedia software applications (i.e., Adobe Suite) and photography/videography experience is a plus. All details at the link above, but If interested, please email a cover letter, resume, and at least two writing samples to Stateside Producer April Van Buren ( and Digital Director Jodi Westrick ( Including links to relevant multimedia projects is encouraged. Please include STATESIDE DIGITAL INTERNSHIP in the subject line. We ask that you submit your application by Friday, November 15.


Charlotte Observer Internship and The Raleigh News & Observer Internship. PAID

Deadline: Dec. 6. All details at the link above, but this is a great internship because it includes a summer learning program and individual mentorships which include weekly seminars in which experienced reporters, editors and outside speakers discuss topics such as reporting and writing news stories, researching public documents, shooting video on deadline assignments and understanding libel law. Must be a junior, senior or graduate student to apply.


The Fund for American Studies Summer 2020 D.C. Academic Internship Programs.

(Tuition required; scholarships available) 

Deadline: January 2020. Program includes guaranteed internship placement; courses for academic credit from George Mason University (see Paloma about transfer units); furnished housing in downtown Washington, D.C.; opportunities for networking and professional development. TFAS is able to provide at least 40 full tuition and housing scholarships for top students to participate in our summer program. More information can be found All other info found at


ProPublica’s Emerging Reporters Program PAID

Deadline: Not listed. The Emerging Reporters Program provides a $9,000 stipend, along with mentoring and trips to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference and our New York office, for five students each year who work or want to work at college journalism outlets: newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations. Check out our previous fellows, and apply here. All students who will be juniors or seniors in college this academic year are eligible to apply, and African Americans, Latinos and other people of color are especially encouraged to do so. Participants are expected to take a full course load during the 2019-20 school year. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. The purpose of the stipends is to make college journalism accessible to students for whom it would otherwise be economically out of reach.


CBS Sports Network PAID

Deadline: Not listed. CBS Sports Network is looking for a research intern and a remote production intern for spring 2020. 


Summer 2020 Mansion Global Journalism Internship in NEW YORK city PAID

Deadline: Not listed. Mansion Global, the premier destination for news, analysis and trend stories on the luxury residential market worldwide, is seeking an editorial intern for the Summer 2020. This is a Dow Jones editorial property. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing news stories and reblogs on the luxury real estate market, fact-checking, research, transcribing and building posts in Wordpress. 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. Please include a resume, cover letter and work samples in your application. Read all details at link above.


City Weekly, Salt Lake CityPAID (PARTIALLY)

Deadline: Rolling, for various semesters, but apply soon for the summer. Note in application that you are seeking a summer internship. City Weekly is currently accepting applications for its internship program. College students who apply should have an interest in journalism. Students will learn what's involved in producing a weekly newspaper, from pitching a story idea, reporting and story development to editing, layout and proofing by working with and observing our reporters and editors. In addition, interns will produce content for our website, will update listings and write blogs. Interns will work at City Weekly's downtown Salt Lake City office. Office hours vary. The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per week, with a standard schedule to be established. Dates of Internships offered:
* Fall: Sept. 7-Dec. 31 (17 weeks)
* Spring: Jan. 1-April 30 (17 weeks)
* Summer: May 4-Aug. 14 (15 weeks) 
Compensation: While the internship at City Weekly is unpaid, interns will receive standard freelancer rates for any published story. In addition, upon completion of the internship, each receives a $125 stipend. Email a cover letter, résumé and references now to If available, include three writing samples or links to online work. 



NPR Kroc FellowshipPAID
Deadline: Applications accepted only until Dec. 31. While the ideal Kroc Fellow aspires to work in public media, previous journalism or public radio experience is not required. Fellows must be able to demonstrate exceptional potential and drive. Applicants must be close to completing an undergraduate or graduate degree or have earned a degree no more than one year prior to Dec. 31. Submit your application here. Applications are accepted only between Oct. 15 and Dec. 31 each year. After the hiring team reviews applications, 10 finalists are selected for a round of in-person interviews at NPR in late spring. Selections are made shortly thereafter. More details at link above.


ROOSTERGNN Global News Network summer academy (Madrid, Spain)

Deadline: Program closes when full. Advised to apply by January. Cost: 2,500 Euros for 2-week program. Financial aid available. Read background about program here. Application for the photojournalism and reporting academy is here, and the social media one is here.


American Society of Magazine Editors 2020 Internship Program

Deadline: Dec. 1. The Magazine Internship Program gives preference to students who have been nominated by academic departments and career-guidance offices over other applicants from the same school, so if you are interested in this program, come see me ASAP b/c application is time-consuming for us all. All details at link above.


Reuters photojournalism grant PAID

Deadline: Applications open through Dec. 1. 1. Apply early. For the inaugural Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Grants program, Reuters Pictures is offering ten grants of $8,000 for photojournalists and students to produce a photo project and develop their visual storytelling skills. Successful stories will be distributed on Reuters platforms and Reuters Pictures editors will mentor recipients throughout their projects. Grantees will also receive Reuters instruction, including reporting and hostile environment training. They must submit a 30-40 picture portfolio, a detailed story proposal and a CV. The project can be a work-in-progress or a new idea. A project focused on a subject in a community or location within close proximity to the photographer/student photographer that can be completed in a few weeks or months, is advisable. Application details at link in headline.


The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) summer internship PAID

Deadline: Dec. 1. Seeking talented students or recent graduates to spend 10 weeks working in the Post and Courier newsroom as a temporary full-time reporter, photographer/videographer, page designer/copy editor or digital journalist. Three positions open for the 10-week experience, designed around the strengths and goals of the interns hired. In your cover letter, describe your ideal internship, share how you would use it to grow and what you would bring to our collaborative newsroom. A growing, independently owned news organization based in beautiful Charleston, S.C., The Post and Courier’s local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper and its reputation. Interns are paid $10 per hour for a 37.5-hour work week; they will be responsible for producing daily journalism just like the rest of the full-time staff. Detailed application info at link above. Learn more about The Post and Courier:


POLITICO Journalism Institute (PJI) PAID TRAINING.

Deadline: Jan. 6, 2020. The intensive 10-day program for undergraduate and graduate students offers hands-on training for students interested in being a part of the largest politics- and policy-focused newsroom in America. The seventh session, which will be held May 26 to June 5, 2020, offers a unique opportunity for students to sharpen their skills and report for POLITICO during the 2020 election cycle. After completing PJI, many students go on to internships or employment at POLITICO and at other news organizations. Applicants who are rising juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities will be given preference. Members of minority journalism associations are encouraged to apply.


Agricultural Relations Council Ag Communications Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020. ARC is now accepting applications for its scholarship program, which awards one $1,500 fall scholarship (2019-2020 academic year) to an undergraduate college student studying ag communications and public relations. APPLY at


The Information internship PAID

Deadline: Rolling. The Information is a fast-growing subscription publication dedicated to original, compelling reporting on business and technology. Since launching nearly six years ago, we have become a must-read for people in tech, media, entertainment and on Wall Street. We don’t follow the crowd: Our reporters are given the time to pursue in-depth stories that make an impact. Our work has included groundbreaking reporting on the safety of self-driving cars, sexual harassment of female entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and myriad hard-hitting exclusives on WeWork, Facebook, Apple and scores of other companies. Past interns have gone to full-time jobs at The Information and other leading news organizations. If you’re interested in applying for our summer internship, please send a resume, cover letter and clips to Selection is made on a rolling basis. 


Pennsylvania Capitol Reporters
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020."The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association offers a summer internship program at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The 10-week program for two interns consists of rotations at the following publications: The Allentown Morning CallCapitolwire.comLNP Media GroupThe Philadelphia InquirerPittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pennlive/Patriot-News. Interns will assist reporters covering the state budget and report on committee hearings and other political and policy stories in a fast-paced news environment."


Baltimore Magazine
Applications open all year long for fall, spring or summer internships. Please make sure to specify which intern period(s) you are applying for (spring, summer, or fall). Editorial internship applicants should also include a brief cover letter and at least two writing samples in addition to a resume. See the bottom of the page in the link above for contacts for each internship


Associated Press Global Internships

Multiple locations at TIME brands across the world. Go to the website above in November for details about applying for 2020.


WIRED Editorial Fellow

Applications open in November. "WIRED offers five six-month-long editorial fellowships, all located at our editorial headquarters in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. Editorial fellowships focus on reportingvideogadgetsfact-checking, and photography."


Michael Chesnick

Outreach Coordinator

University of Arizona School of Journalism

(520) 626-3079