New listings/events: Internships

Renée Schafer Horton,
Internship Coordinator

Oct. 19, 2018

Dear students:


·        I will be gone all of next week (Oct. 21 through 28). I have an out-of-state emergency I must attend to. I will be checking email once a day, so try to reach out that way if you have questions/issues. Otherwise, please make appointments to see me the following week (Oct. 29 – Nov. 1) right here.

o   The GoAZCATS interviews that were scheduled for Oct. 25 will be rescheduled and students will be notified.

·        Apologies that this listserv is on Friday instead of yesterday – I’ve been getting ready for the internship fair and ran out of time! There are a number of new opportunities and some updates on certain internships, so read carefully.

·        Make sure you check out all the opportunities in the attachments to this mail – including the new information from the Seattle Times.

·        Still time to sign up for the Dow Jones Exam: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. Room TBAhere to get one of these amazing copy editing internships:Dow Jones MultiPlatform editing internship PAID Deadline to apply: Nov. 1. College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for paid, prestigious internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing during summer 2019. Students enrolled full-time on Nov. 1 are eligible to apply, including December graduates, and U.S. students studying abroad.The Fund and sponsoring media cover travel costs to and from training and to newsrooms and pay a salary to intern in the summer. Interns are responsible for their housing and commuting costs during the internship. Students who return to school after a successful internship will receive $1,000 college scholarships. To apply, students should visit the programs page on the Fund website.

Reminder that Poynter has released its list of 95 PAID internships and fellowships for this upcoming summer. Some are ones I’ve listed in the past week, but some are new, so check it out.



Multiple internships at the LA timesPAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. They even have an internship for digital engagement, which is, essentially social media. If you contact me about applying, I can see about getting you a personal recommendation by one of our alumni.



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.


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. At a critical moment for an active independent press, join us as we build an organization working to sustain journalism that matters. Interns will work 40-hour weeks and will have the opportunity to undertake daily education news assignments, work on enterprise stories, and participate in the life of our reporting teams in every way. Apply if you have a passion for public policy and social issues journalism, strong reporting and writing skills, and comfort working in digital media. We want entrepreneurial, creative, energetic, and tenacious reporters. We want to see:

  • Clips that demonstrate strong reporting and writing skills
  • Meaningful high school, college, or professional journalism experience
  • Passion for and curiosity about education is a must; knowledge of education issues is a strong plus
  • Ability to report in a language other than English is a plus
  • Experience working with data, social media, and digital production is a plus

Submit the following to, and include “Summer 2019 Internship” in the subject line if interested in applying.

  • 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.


KOLD News 13 immediate job opening for a full-time Multimedia Journalist (MMJ). For December grads. Successful candidate will need a Bachelor degree in Journalism or related field. Minimum 1-2 years reporting experience/live reporting preferred. Ability to tell memorable stories and experience in breaking major news stories preferred. Computer literacy preferred, including ENPS and Avid editing. Candidate may shoot some of their own material using JVC or Sony High Definition cameras and edit on non-linear equipment. Must demonstrate strong news judgment, a keen sense of logistics, and ability to work well under pressure with strong  "live" reporting skills. Candidate will gather, write and present news reports for various newscasts including our digital platforms, and will perform other duties as assigned by News Management. Must have valid driver`s license and proof of insurability. Drug screen and MVR check required. Qualified applicants, please apply online (Raycom Media Career site) and attach your resume, references, a cover letter explaining your news attitude and philosophy, and links to your work.  No phone calls please.  EOE-M/F/D/V



WhoWhatWhy is deploying reporters to dig into suspected voter supression. If you have the right enterprise journalism/investigative skills, we are assigning freelancers right now in the following states: Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, Arizona, Indiana and Nevada. If you can convince us that vote suppression should be covered in your state that is not listed here, we're open to that as well! Send a detailed cover letter, resume and writing samples See link above.


Check out Work In Sports. You have to log in through Facebook or Linked in (I would recommend the latter) to see the jobs and internships, but it is all sports all the time.



The Oregonian/Oregon Live PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. All info here, and the application as well.


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.


Gizmodo Media Group (multiple outlets w/ internships) PAID

Deadline: Normally Oct. 25. Look at the link above for all the openings. They are updated daily and internships will be posted there.


2019 Internships at The Wall Street Journal PAID

Deadline: Oct 26 through Nov. 30 depending on internship.

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. During the course of the summer internship, WSJ offers educational programming to complement interns’ work experience. Past sessions have covered career advice, sourcing tips, ethics and a look at WSJ’s innovation efforts. Apply online via the links below AFTER reading the attached WSJ document for full descriptions of each internship and the application requirements/instructions.

Winter Reporting Internship Covering Science and Health Care at The Wall Street Journal

Summer 2019 Reporting Internships in the Americas with The Wall Street Journal

Summer 2019 Europe Reporting Internship with The Wall Street Journal

Summer 2019 News Design Internship with The Wall Street Journal

Summer 2019 Graphics Internship with The Wall Street Journal

Summer 2019 Video Internship with The Wall Street Journal

Summer 2019 Photography Internship with The Wall Street Journal

Summer 2019 Data Science Newsroom Internship at The Wall Street Journal

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

Summer 2019 WSJ. Magazine Internship in New York


St. Louis Post-Dispatch Video/Photo Internships PAID
Deadline: Oct. 28 for winter, Nov. 5 for spring

The Miami Herald Newsroom Internships PAID
Deadline: Oct. 31

Dallas Morning News PAID

Deadline: Oct. 31

The Denver Post Summer Internships PAID
Deadline: Oct. 31

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette PAID
Deadline: Oct. 31

Austin American Statesman Internships PAID
Deadline: Oct. 31

Politico Editorial Internship PAID
Deadline: Nov 1


REASON Magazine PAID (spring 2019 internships)

Deadline: Nov. 1


Charlotte Observer Summer Internships PAID
Deadline: Nov. 1

The Boston Globe Newsroom Summer Internship PAID
Deadline: Nov. 1

Los Angeles Times Summer Reporting Internship PAID
Deadline: Nov. 1

Chicago Tribune Internships PAID
Deadline: Nov. 1

Tampa Bay Times Internships PAID
Deadline: Nov. 1

Sports Journalism Institute and Internship Program-- Phoenix  PAID

Deadline to apply: Nov. 1. Program runs May 24 to June 1, 2019 at Arizona State University with a boot camp followed by paid internships at print, digital or electronic media outlets. Editing and online candidates are urged to apply (car is required). Applications must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation, work samples (no more than 10), a current college transcript, a personal essay on what this program would mean to you (500 words maximum), and a photograph. Send application packet to: Gregory Lee If you are a writer, please make into one package as a PDF. If you are showing videos, send via Dropbox. For questions, please email Gregory or ask them here:


WIRED Editorial Fellow PAID
Deadline: Opens in November for applications


Bloomberg News Internships PAID
Deadline: November 1.

Star-Tribune Reporting Internship
Deadline: Nov. 1

High Country News (Spring)
Deadline: Nov. 1 


The Valley News Photo Internship (Spring) FOR DEC. GRADS
Deadline: Nov. 2

The Virginian-Pilot Internship Program PAID
Deadline: Nov. 3


WUSF Public Media PAID
Deadline: Nov. 3

The Seattle Times – multiple internships on various desks PAID
Deadline: Nov. 3

IRTS Summer Fellowship PAID
Deadline: Nov. 4
Pay: A living stipend, housing and round trip travel are provided
Description: "The Summer Fellowship Program is the cornerstone program of the IRTS Foundation. Often referred to as a “media boot camp,” this highly selective program teaches a talented group of up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid internship in New York City, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice."


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


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.


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.


Kansas City Star Reporting and Audience Internships PAID
Deadline: Nov. 15

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


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.


Pennsylvania Capitol Reporters PAID
Deadline: Feb. 1

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.


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.


Chicago Public Media Internships PAID

Deadline: Depends of if you want spring or summer. December graduates: applications for these positions open in September. Find out details here, including a nice little article on what makes a winning application!  CPM is noted for producing great radio, as well as producingWait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, a very popular news-quiz show.


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.


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."





Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator

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

Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg., Room 323A


In the office Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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