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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

April 18, 2018

Dear Students:
Happy mid-April! Make sure you read this short email carefully. We do have some great new paid internships with quick deadlines that have been released in last week, some scholarships to apply for over the summer, and tips for May grads. Remember to check board outside my office for PR options.
The Tim Russert Fellowship. PAID – YEARLONG POSITION
Deadline: April 27
The Tim Russert Fellowship will be awarded to one motivated, passionate student graduating in May interested in pursuing a career in political journalism. The Fellowship is a one-year, paid position in the NBC News Washington, D.C. Bureau. The fellow will work on a rotational basis in several areas of the Washington Bureau including “Meet the Press” and the NBC News Political Unit. Responsibilities will include assisting talent and producers, participating in news shoots, and story research. The goal is to give a talented journalist the opportunity to be mentored by seasoned NBC News staff members and experience a yearlong “boot camp” in political journalism. Application and info at link above. Apply ASAP!
Applications for The Daily Wildcat summer and fall editor positions are now open
Deadline: April 25. To apply, go to this link and fill out the questionnaire. Then, you also have to submit a resume and your schedule for summer or fall (must include any class, work, club, family commitments, etc.). EMAIL RESUME AND SCHEDULE TO JASMINED@DAILYWILDCAT.COM after filling out the application at link above. Editor positions include: Managing Editor, Engagement Editor, News Editor, Assistant News Editor, Sports Editor, Assistant Sports Editor, Arts & Life Editor, Assistant Arts & Life Editor, Opinions Editor, Special Projects Editor, Copy Chief, Copy Editor, Photo Editor, Design Editor & Diversity Officer. 
If you are interested in being a reporter, please email Jasmine Demers at Questions? Email her or text her at(520)606-0065
Deadline: April 27. All info and application at the link above.
Deadline: April 27. All info and application at the link above.
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!) Go get this internship! 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.
Deadline: June 1. Internship starts in September and lasts four months. All info and how to apply at link above.
Propublica has a number of openings here.
Here’s a complete list of journalism related scholarships that will be open next year. Many have deadlines in October, but you can get those applications done this summer! Go for this money!
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. Details here on applying, and please note that only hard-copy applications are accepted.
If you’re a May grad – enjoy these last few weeks! If you’re still looking for jobs, remember to check Handshake for hundreds of job postings, and and SPJ’s Job Bank,  this LinkedIn page and Ed2010 for journalism and media jobs, and look at Glass DoorIndeedZipRecruiter and Monster for things outside of journalism. Remember there are also government jobs (working for cities, counties, school districts, community colleges and universities), so check out their websites, as well as the HR websites of any particular company you are interested in.
Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator
Internship and Career Development; School of Journalism, University of Arizona
Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg., Room 323A
HOURS: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To make appointments, visit and follow the prompts.
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