New listings/events: Internships

Renée Schafer Horton,
Internship Coordinator

  • Room: 323A, Marshall Bldg
  • Email:
  • 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

March 1, 2018

Dear Students:
Please note: If you need a letter of recommendation for anything, you must (must) give the professor two weeks’ notice and the following:
·        A current resume
·        All the information from the website (not just a link) detailing what the internship is and what the letter of recommendation should include
·        All info on how to submit the letter.
As for the rest of this, please read carefully past these events for internships (and after internships, jobs!), but read these first so you sign up for the internship fair. All of you need internships to get a job so ALL OF YOU should be interviewing with these recruiters! There should be zero empty spaces on the sign-up sheet.
Please note that the Star has moved its deadline for receiving resumes to MARCH 10 from MARCH 2. So — if you've taken JOUR 306 and worked at the Wildcat or had an internship, go grab an interview slot here! #noexcuses #youneedjobseventually
Spring Internship Fair is FRIDAY, MARCH 16. This is interviews for internships this summer and fall of 2018, some paid, some unpaid. You must sign up for interview times here and you need to do it pronto! Open interview times are in lime green. Go. Now. Sign up. And shoot for the moon – interview with the Navajo Times!
Remember, one and all, come to the NBC Universal presentation at 8:15 a.m. on MONDAY, March 12 in room 340. If you are in JOUR 280 (broadcast news writing), don’t come, because the recruiter is coming to your class that day. Everyone else interested in some day working for NBC feel free to come. Those interviewing that day – you know who you are – must come.
Tuesday, March 13. 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
KOLD TV/Tucson News Now interviews for Summer and Fall internships
Sign up for those internship interviews here. This is a 16 hour/week internship, two 8-hour shifts weekly, in Tucson. He’s looking for four to six interns for summer and four to six for the fall. You must have completed, or be currently enrolled in, JOUR 280 and JOUR 205 to interview. Unless you’ve worked at UATV – if you’ve got experience at UATV, interview.
NPR Virtual Career Fair. March 15, 12 to 3 p.m. EASTERN Standard Time
Want to work in Public Radio for NPR? Go to link above and read everything then click the RED “register” button (not the “Are you an exhibitor?” link below the button) and attend their virtual jo fair. They are looking for soon-to-be graduates!
Phoenix April 6-7: Attend NewsTrain, a digital-skills workshop in Phoenix. Students can apply for Carpenter money to cover registration and gas. See Andres in the front office. Phoenix NewsTrain attendees will experience 1.5 days of digital training taught by accomplished journalists. Early bird registration of $75 ends March 6. More information here.
Sessions include:
  • Mining data for enterprise stories off any beat, with Cronkite’s Sarah Cohen
  • 10 habits of highly effective open-records users, with the University of Arizona’s David Cuillier
  • Storytelling on mobile: making smart choices, with USC’s Laura E. Davis
  • Creating simple graphics for mobile, with KNXV-ABC15’s Courtland Jeffrey
  • Getting your story read: maximizing and measuring social media for branding and audience engagement, with Cronkite’s Jessica Pucci
  • What's missing in border and immigration coverage, with Cronkite’s Vanessa Ruiz
  • How to write short AND well, with Cronkite’s Fernanda Santos
  • Meet the best digital reporting tools, with the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting’s Jim Small and Evan Wyloge
The Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal digital news writing/multimedia production internship PAID
Deadline: May 11. Interviews on May 14. (Yes, this is really late, so send in your stuff now!)
The internship is a paid, 10-week commitment. However, start/end date is flexible, depending on intern's college schedule. Interns are expected to work 40-hour weeks with some nights and weekends as a member of our team. The RGJ typically helps the interns find housing, but interns must be able to provide their own transportation for the summer. Interns will work directly with current RGJ staff members in story and concept development, story editing and multimedia production. Familiarity with iPhones and producing videos on iPhones is a plus. Social media acumen also is preferred. The general assignment writing internship will include some sports coverage. To apply, please submit a cover letter, current résumé and at least three clips in links, a Word document or PDF via email to content strategist, Peggy Santoro, at   The deadline for applications is May 11. The RGJ will contact finalists for more information and to set up a phone interview by May 14. Applicants who are not contacted by that time will not be contacted further and can consider the process closed. All applications must be submitted by email; no hard copies or phone calls please.
ABC-Channel 7 (WLS-TV)– Chicago Appears to be UNPAID
Deadline: March 5. All details and application at link above.
During Spring Break (March 5-9): Learn what it's like working at Facebook, doing medical research, prosecuting felonies, or something else through theUA Job Shadow Program. Depending on the company, your job shadow day could include participating in meetings, touring the facility, informational interviews with professionals, or hands-on experience.
Opportunities are available at organizations across the country in health science, media, engineering, law, and more. Apply by Feb. 18 through this link
Deadline: March 9. Wisconsin Public Radio seeks an intern to work in our Eau Claire regional office for the summer of 2018.  This internship is designed to attract college students of color and others from underrepresented groups. The internship experience will provide the successful candidate with solid training in the basics of broadcast journalism and public affairs call-in talk show production.  The intern will develop a portfolio of materials, scripts and possibly audio examples of their work at WPR.  The ideal candidate seeks a career in broadcasting or journalism and possesses curiosity, good writing ability, and strong interpersonal skills.  The position reports to WPR’s Eau Claire Regional Manager.  Work hours are Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week for 12 weeks in WPR’s Eau Claire Office.  Pay is $10 per hour. See all details and apply via link above.
Deadline: March 15. See all application instructions at above link.
Deadline: March 23. This is a nonprofit journalism organization that pays early-career journalists (May grads, that’s you!) dedicated to investigative reporting to report at various newsrooms across the country. These are newsrooms that are hosting the current class. Read more about Report for America/Ground Truth Project here and see application details at the link above. APPLY!!!!
Covington News UNPAID (Georgia)
See all details here and contact the ME with an email cover letter, resume and a few work samples to be considered for summer internship.
Washington Media Institute For credit program in D.C.
Deadline: March 30. This program costs about $9,000 for the summer for tuition and housing, but you get a fulltime internship and if you’re interested in national media, this is a great way to get in with D.C. media and politics. If you have financial aid, you can apply it to a semester at WMI. Check it all outhere.
WECT TV (Wilimington N.C.) UNPAID
Deadline: Not listed, but interns are chosen on first-come, first-served, so apply right away. They take 2 to 3 interns each summer. All details at link above.
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.”
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
Deadline: April 16. This scholarship was established in 2016 to provide financial support to college students interested in broadcasting, journalism, and marketing. The Fund plans to award up to 10 scholarships of up to $5,000 each per year for the next ten years to students from under-represented minority groups who need financial assistance to complete their education. Past recipients include those active in their campus television stations, local associations of broadcast journalists and community charities. Open is open to minority students who are current sophomores or juniors at an accredited four-year university. Apply at the link above.
KJZZ (NPR affiliate in Phoenix) is hiring a part-time digital producer. Two of our recent grads started in that position and were then able to leverage their work into full-time jobs at KJZZ and digital producing for Gannett. Find the job here: And if you have questions, reach out to UA alum Mariana Dale at She works there.
NEW! KVII/KVIH-TV Amarillo, TX  
Seeking three (3!!) multi-media journalists. May grads – go for this! Read all about it at link above and apply!
NEW! KOLD has an immediate opening for a part time radio broadcaster. This could be done by a student in school. Go for it.
The Herald Review (formerly Sierra Vista Herald) is HIRING. They have two openings for reporters! To apply, to upload resume and cover letter hereand also send an email to Publisher Jennifer Sorenson at, telling her you heard about the job from me, and that you have applied through the online link. REMEMBER: do not have headers and footers on your cover letter or resume. The online application systems frequently (but not always) strip out headers and footers – along with whatever you put in that header (usually your name!).
KOLD Digital MMJ Full-time job MAY GRADS grab this – convince them to wait for you.
Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and everything else? Looking for a job for those selfie skills to pay-off? KOLD-TV (Tucson, AZ), the CBS affiliate, has a position where those skills can be put to work.  We are looking for someone extremely tech-savvy who can use our digital tools to cover breaking news and tell good stories on our digital platforms while rarely coming into the newsroom. The right person will be a social butterfly who enjoys getting out in the community and highlighting the most unique events and people Southern Arizona has to offer.  We are looking for a positive, highly motivated and creative storyteller. Duties will include writing, producing, shooting and editing content for all platforms.  Some broadcast MMJ duties might also be included.  Qualified applicants, please apply online here and attach your resume and links to your work. No phone calls, please.  Successful candidate must pass a drug screen and possess a clear motor vehicle license. 
KOLD NEWS PRODUCER Full-time jobMay grads (might be able to convince them to let you work part-time until you graduate! It has happened before.) Immediate opening for a Newscast Producer. We`re looking for a high-energy, creative self-starter who can be a leader. Must understand the concept of an urgent, utility newscast with an emphasis on key content drivers.  Must be willing to take strategic chances, make quick decisions and have a bank of story ideas. Stackers and packers need not apply. Flexibility and tight writing skills are essential. Must understand the importance of social and digital media. You will need to have the drive to win the big local stories.  Qualified applicants, please apply online here and attach your resume and link to your work. Drug screen required. No phone calls please. 
Deadline: April 1. This is an essay contest to award women writers $1,000. Read all details at link above.
Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communication Scholarships - $2,500
Deadline: 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. Detailshere on applying, and please note that only hard-copy applications are accepted.
1.      ALSO: If you are looking for more journalism internships and public relations, you need to get on Handshake RIGHT NOW and set up filters like this: (For Journalism): Choose Employer/industry tab --- choose journalism, media, publishing --- search paid. (For PR): Choose Employer/industry tab --- choose advertising, PR, marketing --- search paid
2.      Want a job in radio? Read this.
3.      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 outhere and bookmark it for the future.
4.      There are also two new places to look for internships! Here and here AND NEWhere
5.      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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