New listings/events: Internships

Renée Schafer Horton,
Internship Coordinator

May 23, 2019

Dear students:

As I mentioned, I won’t be sending out regular listservs during the summer, but if particular positions come up, I don’t want you to miss out, so I will pass on. There are a few below, as well as some great articles you should read. Hope you’re enjoying your summer!




1.     The Institute for Energy Solutions (IES) Multi-Media Communications Assistant, PT, PAID. Deadline: ASAP. They’d like someone to start in JULY.

The Institute for Energy Solutions ( is hiring a GRADUATE STUDENT or upper level undergrad to work 10 TO 15 hours/week on energy science communication for video, audio, and print. We seek a career-track worker who can zero in on details and communicate complex research and energy science to the general public and steak holders in a way that is engaging and exciting. 

Primary responsibilities include: 

·        Photograph and video record events, people, and research facilities

·        Record and edit video footage using your own equipment (or the IES iPad mini) to make short video clips about SBAR & Indige-FEWSS projects and IES affiliated labs and events

·        Conduct interviews with recorded subjects. (IES will assist with direction and nature of interview.)

·        Catalogue photo and video footage using the existing naming system

·        Participate in developing social media strategy (themes, schedule posts, prepare content for posting, etc.)



·        Excellent communication skills with researchers and team members

·        Interest in energy science and research as well as outreach to rural areas and native nations.

·        Knowledge of IES mobile devices (iPad mini) or your own video tool

·        Experience with audio and video editing and sound mixing, recording interviews

·        Familiarity with conveying scientific information using video, audio and photography, and through social media such as Twitter and Facebook.


Preferred Qualifications

·        Knowledge of Energy science (PV, biofuels, FEWS nexus)

·        Use of story-boarding and conveying ideas from concept to product

·        Experience using Apple video editing software such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or use of Adobe Premier


TO APPLY: Please submit 2-3 samples of your work: photography, audio/video work to:  Stephanie Sikora, IES Program Manager at


2.     The Artifice is seeking submissions. It is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms, including Film, Anime, Comics, Literature, Games, and Arts. It is collaboratively built and maintained by the writers. The platform has an established audience of millions. See:  To apply or submit, go  here:

3.     If you have a summer internship, you might want to participate in UA’s annual #wildcatintern campaign on Instagram. Students are invited to share student internship stories and photos either directly to Instagram, using the #wildcatintern hashtag, or by emailing us at with #wildcatintern as the subject line. This is part of UA’s overall strategy to facilitate peer to peer connection!


4.      And now for your summer reading: Here’s a great piece about why you need to cultivate all those casual friendships you’re not sure you have time for, and this piece about the need to break up the Facebook monopoly, written by one of the co-founders of FB (you thought Mark Zuckerberg did it alone?), is excellent. And here is a list of the highest paying jobs for 2019 graduates, and the reason I keep saying maybe you should minor in something technical like computer science. And, finally, here is why you don’t need to meet every qualification to apply for the job.


Hi, Students:


Just contacted about an UNPAID summer internship that could start this month: AZ Big Media accepts both college students and recent graduates who are looking for internships that give them the opportunity to write bylined articles for the organization’s nine publications and news website, get coaching and direction from award-winning editors and learn how to develop and cultivate sources in order to write informative and authoritative news stories.


Successful candidates will work primarily on Az Business magazine, AZRE: Commercial Real Estate magazine, Experience AZ and Internships are also available for aspiring graphic designers, photographers and copy editors.


Interns will learn about the overall workings of a publishing company under the tutelage of editors, administrators and art directors. They will also receive regular feedback on their performance and writing. If interested in applying, send your resume and four work samples to Alyssa Tufts, associate editor,


Dates: May-August; will work with interns on their schedule to ensure they meet hours needed for internship credit

Location: AZ Big Media office in downtown Phoenix



May 2, 2019

Congrats to making it to the end of the semester! Good luck with finals! There are a few new jobs and internships below, but first, reminders:


·        If you don’t yet have a job or an internship, remember two weeks from now there is an Arizona’s Career Mixer(Thursday, May 16) in Phoenix with many organizations wanting to hire. View the website/RSVP here.  

·       If you need a job on campus this fall, the LGBTQ+ Center has three paid openings. You can read about them and get applications at the table outside of Renee’s office (Room 323A).

·        If you have an unpaid summer internship, you MUST come see me by May 15 with the paperwork so I can get you enrolled in the credit. If you have a paid internship, please email me the details.

·        This is the last internship listserv of the year, but check your email every few days anyway because if a recruiter contacts me or I come across a new job, I will send those out though the summer.

·        If you are a May grad who does not yet have a job, please remember to check all these websites:,, and the massive list of journalism jobs sites listed at SPJ’s website.

·        I work during the summer, but I will be taking some vacations in June, July and August so make sure you check my calendar here to see my schedule to catch me when I’m in the office. I’ll be keeping up with email and will be in touch with students in summer internships frequently.


And now:

Three (count ‘em 3!) Reporting jobs for May grads

Deadline: Apply as soon as you read this. Must have “good, newsy clips” to demonstrate ability to work as a general assignment reporter, according to the publisher advertising them.

1.      Sierra Vista Herald (Apply by sending resume and work samples to Tim Woods:;

2.      The Argus Observer (Ontario, Oregon) apply by sending resume and work samples to Leslie

3.      Green Valley News/Sahuarita Sun (apply by sending resume and work samples to Dan


KPTV-KPDX (Beaverton, Oregon) broadcast internship PAID

Deadline: May 6. This is a structured, part-time position for approximately 2 months.
This internship is designed to augment a recent college graduate or current student's academic studies through active participation and assignment of duties as related to the production of a newscast. Duties would include working on the Assignment Desk, writing for a newscast, learning and applying the principles of news editing and learn how to operate a camera for a liveshot. It is designed to provide meaningful and challenging projects, specifically designed to enhance content distribution through new technologies that are immediate and easily accessible. More info and apply here.


KGUN is hiring a fulltime Real Time Editor (Assignment desk) PAID

For May grads. Apply here, searching for job number: 020790


Democracy Now Digital Media Fellowship PAID

Deadline: May 5. Democracy Now! Fellowships are paid, full-time, temporary work placements to help early career digital media professionals develop skills and gain experience in a daily live TV news environment. All fellowships take place at our Manhattan studio where we produce our daily news hour. Democracy Now! staff provide one-on-one mentorship and supervision to help Fellows maximize their exposure to a fast-paced newsroom and develop strong online and social publishing practices. For highly-qualified May grads. One-year fellowship. Details at link above.



Kind regards –




Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator

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

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