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

Jan. 18, 2018

Dear students:


See everything below! There’s money available, new internships, jobs and signup sheets for events – read carefully. ALSO, The Eller College of Management is seeking a journalism student for a PAID position helping them with writing, photography and/or multimedia. The information about that job is ON THE BULLETIN BOARDS outside my office, opposite the bathrooms and near room 347. Go read it, snap a photo and apply if you want to get paid to use some of your skills!


On Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. I am hosting a Media Panel for all juniors and seniors. It will be in Room 347 near Paloma’s office. You have to RSVP for this great info/networking opportunity. Here’s the link to RSVP. Come find out how these professionals got their jobs, and how YOU can get a job with your journalism degree. If you don’t come to this, please do not come to me and say you don’t know how to meet people in the field J I’m bringing them to you. The panel is varied in age and jobs so you can see that you, too, can get a job right after graduation!


The Spring Internship Fair is FRIDAY, MARCH 16.  Everyone in JOUR 205 or having completed it should attend. Yes, yes, yes. Link to sign up will be sent in Feb., but save the date now. Get off work now. Tell family and friends you are busy now. Do homework early now. (You get the point…)



The Korva Coleman Excellence Awards for Multimedia Projects - $1,000

Deadline: Jan. 31. The youth media center affiliated with KJZZ in Phoenix gives out annual award for college multimedia projects. It's free to enter and you could win! Details here. Got multimedia? APPLY!


The Irene Adler Prize: A $1,000 Scholarship for Women Writers

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 - $2,500Deadline: 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. 

Asian-American Journalist Association has a number of paid internships or scholarships open to apply to now. Most have deadlines in February. Remember you must join AAJA to apply, but you do not have to be Asian-American to join AAJA. Read all about the internships/scholarships here.



Times Media Group (Phoenix), summer 2018 internship. UNPAID

Deadline: January 30. Requirement: showing previous experience and aptitude. Seeking fulltime summer interns. Their UA summer interns from 2017 became paid freelancers this fall. Contact Paul Maryniak, Executive Editor Ahwatukee Foothills News and East Valley Tribune at with an email cover letter, five work samples showing your range, and a resume in JANUARY. If you are from Phoenix, apply for this internship!



Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR affiliate) PAID

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 attachment on this email!


National Review Summer Internship PAID

Deadline: Feb. 15. See details at link above.


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 out here.


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.



Hachette Book Publishing Editorial Internship PAID

Deadline: Not listed, assume no later than Feb 15. In New York City. Details at link above. This is great opportunity for student interested in book publishing.


Current Magazine, San Antonio UNPAID

Deadline: Rolling. For summer, apply by March 1 at the latest. Details on internship and who to contact here.


BET Network (Viacom) summer internships PAID

Deadline: Not listed, assume Jan. 20 at latest. All details at link above.


Culture Magazine Editorial Intern UNPAID

Deadline: Jan. 26. Details at link above.


The Marshall Project PAID

Deadline: Jan. 26.

Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice. Offers a limited number of paid summer internships for student journalists. Interns work in our New York City offices alongside our staff of award-winning reporters and editors, pitch and write their own stories and data and visualization projects and contribute to longer investigative work. Internships generally last eight weeks. We also offer training sessions in topics such as FOIAs. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and clips or other examples of your work to


Frank and Peggy Steele MLBaseball Hall of Fame Internship PAID (stipend)

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018. All details at link above. Read page and tabs carefully.



Rio Grande SunNew Mexico PAID – and housing provided!

Deadline: February 1. You just apply through the common application at the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors website here: ISWNE offers internships at papers across the country and not all of them pay, but the Rio Grande Sun does, and the editor helps interns get housing for almost no cost or free, so list Rio Grande Sun as your top choice and then also reach out to the editor there. We have a 2017 UA alum working there and she loves it.

AAAS Science writing internship PAID

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018: American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Pitts Family Foundation is proud to offer a summer internship program for minority students interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. The Internship takes place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS’s Sciencemagazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. The program is a paid, 10-week experience under the guidance of the weekly magazine’s award-winning staff of professional science writers and editors. Application openhere right now.


The Lewisville Texan UNPAID

Deadline: Feb. 1. Lewisville Texas. Application instructions at link above.


The College Fix Summer Fellowship PAID

Deadline: Feb. 15. Want to work in D.C. covering the most important issues of the day? Look no further than The College Fix/Student Free Press Association’s summer 2018 fellowship opportunity. We will be sending students to serve next to seasoned news veterans in one of the most exciting cities in America for a 10-week experience than begins sometime in June.

We will match our interns with an appropriate host organization. Previous fellows have worked at National Review, Real Clear Politics, Daily Caller, The Hill, Reason Magazine, The Washington Examiner, USA Today and The Weekly Standard. Application and further details at link above.


OZY Media Summer Internship PAID

Deadline: Feb. 16. OZY is seeking candidates for our demanding, paid, 8-to-10-week summer internship program. Whether you’re a young writer or an ambitious videographer or you’re obsessed with photography and graphics, we want to hear from you. See all application details at link above.


Daily Press Internship Program PAID
Deadline: February 18. 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.


TV One internships PAID

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.”


Colorado Springs Gazette summer 2018 internship PAID

Deadline: March 1. Apply before coming back to school! Details above.


Chicago Magazine Summer 2018 internship PAID

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



1.      Want a job in radio? Read this.

2.      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 out here and bookmark it for the future.

3.      There are also two new places to look for internships! Here and here AND NEWhere

4.      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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