New listings/events: Internships

Renée Schafer Horton,
Internship Coordinator

Sept. 5, 2019

Dear journalism students:

I have a huge goal this year: An intern from our School placed in at least three of the major newspaper internships: the Seattle Times, WSJ, Dallas Morning News, Boston Globe, Atlanta Constitution-Journal, Dow Jones, Chips Quinn, etc. I can’t do that if no one applies! So please, help a sister meet her goals! Most of these internships (all paid, by the way) require at least a year at the campus paper and completion of one internship but I know there are plenty of you out there that meet both those requirements. Let’s get these internships! I am here to help you with your applications. Do not send a resume or cover letter in without running it by me or a professor; one typo can tank the whole thing.

There are so many new opportunities for you in this listserv. Please read it carefully. Future You thanks Today You for thinking ahead! One new thing is that the recruiter for the Wall Street Journal’s many internships (listed below in this message) will be here interviewing students on Oct. 9.

If you are not subscribing to The Lead, a newsletter for student journalists, you need to be. Go here to read about it (and see examples of outstanding student work to spur your own ideas for reporting at the Wildcat), here to sign up for the newsletter,here to read the archive (with articles such as a student’s guide to public records) and here to see a list of internships curated by members of the Lead with deadlines and requirements in a very easy-to-read/access format. Thank you to Prof. Susan Knight for sharing this valuable resource!!

Remember to read the attachments for info on the UA Career Services job fair – as well as internships at the Wall Street Journal. And remember to check out the bulletin board by my office for public relations/marketing internships, as this listserv is reserved for journalism-only internships and job announcements. I’ve moved the events to the bottom of this listserv – so make sure you scroll down and RSVP for Pizza and Portfolios.

If you want work right now: A Phoenix magazine is seeking freelance writers to cover disability issues/personalities here in Tucson and submissions from advanced classes around disability-related issues in the SW!


·        LivAbility Magazine

This quarterly publication covers the disability community and disability-related issues in the Southwest and offers pay for freelance pieces. This is a good potential outlet for a diversity reporting class assignment. The magazine covers arts, community, current events, health, nutrition, parenting, public affairs, sports, and technology. You can also freelance. For story ideas and to pitch stories contact: Kasey Kaler – editor, (602) 386-4278 or<



Check out Ed2010 frequently for jobs, freelance work and internships (paid and unpaid) on the East and West coast. If you want to be in magazines, this is the job search site for you.



The Bolles Legislative Reporting Fellowship PAID

Deadline: Monday, Sept. 30, 5 p.m. Cover the legislature fulltime, early 12 units of credit, three of which satisfy your JOUR 490F requirement, and your tuition is covered by the fellowship. You also earn a $5,000 salary. Your work will be published on Arizona Sonora News Service and potentially elsewhere. You will be supervised by Professor Susan Knight, who has decades of public affairs reporting experience and years supervising the Bolles Fellow. Preference is given to students who have completed JOUR 313 (RPA) by December 2019. To apply: Submit 1) a letter explaining your interest; 2) a résumé that includes three references; and 3) three samples of your best reporting and writing, either published or from journalism classes. Questions? Please see Prof. Knight in Marshall Building room 330.


The Dallas Morning News application is now live! PAID summer internship

Deadline: Nov. 1. The Dallas Morning News, Texas’ leading newspaper, offers internships in local news, business, features, editorial, audience, sports, photography, copy editing and digital design/data. Internships are also available in political reporting at our Washington, D.C., bureau and at our Spanish-language publication, Al Día. Must have a car. $15/hour for 40 hour workweek. Will be notified by early January if you get the internship. Interns are treated like full-time staffers. They are expected to work in the departments to which they are assigned unless they have approval from their supervisor. Interns will be assigned to report, write, photograph and edit active stories for publication in print and/or online under their own names. Interns will be held to the same journalistic standards, quality guidelines and ethics as full-time staffers, including adherence to professional decorum in dress, promptness and courtesy. Interns are expected to have a basic knowledge of AP style and use social media in their work. The ability to speak another language would be helpful, and familiarity with digital media is necessary. More details and application at link above. 


Dow Jones News Fund Internship Programs PAID
Deadline: Nov. 8  This is a killer deal – a great option for so many students! The Dow Jones News Fund college internship programs help competitive juniors, seniors and graduate students jump-start careers in journalism through hands-on internships with leading news organizations. Interns receive one week of rigorous pre-internship training, a weekly salary during the internship and a $1,500 scholarship for students and graduates with federal loans. Interns are chosen based on their résumés, experience, performance on DJNF tests, telephone interviews, 500-word essays and the needs of media outlets. There are four options (links below), and all require the a test, which would be offered here at the School of Journalism before Nov. 8.

Essay question is this: Describe your journalistic skills that make you an asset in an interactive newsroom whether working as a business reporter, data journalist, digital journalist or news editor. Upload a PDF or Word document containing no more than 500 words.



Marguerite Casey Foundation Journalism Fellowships/Scholarships on Poverty. PAID

Deadline: Sept. 25. Each Journalism Fellowship on Poverty includes a stipend of $4,000 and up to $1,000 to cover travel expenses. Each Journalism Scholarship on Poverty includes a stipend of $2,000 and up to $1,000 for associated travel cost. Apply for a Journalism Fellowship or Journalism Scholarship at these links. The Foundation will announce four Fellows and two Scholars in December. This national Fellowship and Scholarship program supports journalists with at least three years of journalism experience as well as students attending graduate programs and four- and two-year colleges. Read the Journalism Fellowship application, criteria and process and Journalism Scholarship application, criteria and process for full details. The Foundation is particularly interested in stories about poverty, families and solutions (such as policy, community and grassroots) in: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas. Examples of work from 2018 Fellowship and Scholarship recipients can be found here


Freelance Article Writer Application for 2020 Undercover Arts Magazine PAY UNKNOWN

Deadline: Sept. 8. The UNDERCOVER ARTS Magazine was established in Tucson in 2017 as a unique opportunity to highlight the thousands of makers, creatives, organizations and artists who create work and live in Southern Arizona. The magazine is published annually in January, with a goal to illuminate and showcase the individual makers, creatives and artists who are strengthening the development of our creative sector and culture here in Southern Arizona. The UNDERCOVER ARTS Magazine is published by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, a nonprofit organization who creates collaborative arts driven programming which uplift our connection to people, place and purpose. Apply here and preview a sampling of the article themes and stories we hope to tell in our 2020 issue. 


Reuters photojournalism grant PAID

Deadline: Applications are accepted from Sept. 9 through Dec. 1. Apply early. For the inaugural Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Grants program, Reuters Pictures is offering ten grants of $8,000 for photojournalists and students to produce a photo project and develop their visual storytelling skills. Successful stories will be distributed on Reuters platforms and Reuters Pictures editors will mentor recipients throughout their projects. Grantees will also receive Reuters instruction, including reporting and hostile environment training. They must submit a 30-40 picture portfolio, a detailed story proposal and a CV. The project can be a work-in-progress or a new idea. A project focused on a subject in a community or location within close proximity to the photographer/student photographer that can be completed in a few weeks or months, is advisable. Application details at link in headline.


WSJ 2020 Internships PAID – Recruiter will be here OCT. 9 to interview applicants!

Deadline: Apply at for winter and summer internships in the U.S. by Nov. 1 and by Dec. 1 for internships in Europe. Details on all the internships are at the hyperlinks below. The Wall Street Journal internship program is an opportunity for college juniors and seniors and graduate students to be fully immersed in our Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom, working with some of the best journalists in the world. The 10-week paid internship program offers hands-on work experience and one-on-one mentorship, plus orientation and tailored training sessions. Interns are treated like full-time staff members and are encouraged to pitch their own stories and projects. The summer 2019 interns reported front-page news, created interactive graphics, edited photo projects, wrote colorful features, produced videos, curated and published our journalism across platforms, and much more. We strive to be a welcoming, diverse newsroom. You don’t need to be an expert in business or finance to apply, but you do need to be curious and eager to learn. The program has a storied history as a pipeline to a full-time job at the Journal, whether immediately or down the road.

In the United States:

Reporting (multiple cities)



Photo Editing

Data Reporting

Data Science

Product Design

WSJ. Magazine


F. James Pensiero Reporting Internship

Health & Science Reporting (Winter: Starting Jan./Feb. 2020)

In Europe:

Reporting (multiple cities)



Washington Post Summer internship PAID.

Deadline: Oct. 8. You must be a college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a degree program by the application deadline date. You must have had at least one professional news media job or internship. Multiple positions, including audio and graphic design, as well as reporters, photographers, etc. Detailed application instructions at link above. Start early!


Baltimore Sun summer internship PAID

Deadline: Oct. 15. The person selected should have extensive journalism experience, either as a student journalist, or as an intern at a newspaper, or a combination of both. The intern will be selected on the basis of journalism qualifications and the degree to which she or he exemplifies the values of Mary Corey, the person for whom the internship was founded. See all details at link above. Open to college juniors, graduate-level students or May 2020 graduates studying journalism. The intern will be paid $575 per week and will receive a $1,000 housing stipend.


The Denver Post PAID

Deadline: Oct. 31. Open to juniors, seniors and graduate students who have a demonstrated interest in print and online journalism, a reliable car and a previous internship at a daily paper. If you have done the Arizona Daily Star Apprenticeship, you should apply!


The Boston Globe PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. The largest group of interns works in the News Department as general assignment reporters. Other intern reporters are hired for the Sports, Living/Arts, and Business departments. We also have intern positions in the Photography department, and on the News copy desk. Internships are NOT limited to students with journalism majors. Students must be juniors, seniors or graduate students (with no professional journalism experience). An aptitude for journalism is the most important qualification for applicants. However, a previous internship is recommended. Applicants must have a driver’s license and should be comfortable driving as interns cover stories from all over New England. Applications must be submitted via email and all the details are at link above. 


Los Angeles Times PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. Interested in working with some of the best journalists around? We offer 10 weeks of intensive, hands-on experience in a region where big stories are the norm. We place interns throughout the Los Angeles Times: Metro/Local, Arts and Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Business, Features (Fashion, Food, Travel, Home Design, Mind & Body), Foreign/National, Editorial Pages, Photography/Video, Data and Graphics, Design, Digital/Engagement and in our Washington, D.C., bureau. (Our multiplatform editing intern comes through the Dow Jones News Fund’s national selection process, and that deadline is Nov. 8.) Applicants for the visual journalism and most reporting internships must have a valid driver’s license and access to a car in good working condition. Internships are for students who have not worked professionally as staff journalists. Little training is offered, so previous internship experience is required. All info on application process and application links are at the link in the headline above.


The Virginia-Pilot summer internship PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. Generally aimed at, but not limited to, a junior or senior enrolled at time of application in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university. Enrollment in a journalism concentration is a plus. Experience working at a college publication, either print or online is required and a previous internship or freelance experience at a daily newspaper or professional news website makes you more competitive. Hires multiple interns. For detailed application instructions, please see link in headline. 


The Texas Tribune PAID

Deadline: Nov. 15. The Texas Tribune — a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization — offers paid fellowships to college students. The positions are part time in the spring and fall, and full time in the summer. They are based in our Austin newsroom, except for the Washington, D.C., reporting fellowship. The paper offers multiple fellowships (i.e. reporting, photography), as well as some on the business side of the paper. See link above for all details and make sure you scroll down on the page to access the fellowship you are most interested in.


The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) summer internship PAID

Deadline: Dec. 1. Seeking talented students or recent graduates to spend 10 weeks working in the Post and Courier newsroom as a temporary full-time reporter, photographer/videographer, page designer/copy editor or digital journalist. Three positions open for the 10-week experience, designed around the strengths and goals of the interns hired. In your cover letter, describe your ideal internship, share how you would use it to grow and what you would bring to our collaborative newsroom. A growing, independently owned news organization based in beautiful Charleston, S.C., The Post and Courier’s local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper and its reputation. Interns are paid $10 per hour for a 37.5-hour work week; they will be responsible for producing daily journalism just like the rest of the full-time staff. Detailed application info at link above. Learn more about The Post and Courier:



Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism PAID
Deadline: Oct. 15. The program, operated by the Freedom Forum, matches qualified candidates with participating news organizations from across the country for 10-to-12-week paid internships in the summer. Selected scholars participate in an intense, one-week orientation/multimedia training workshop at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn., in preparation for their internships. The program’s aim is to bring greater diversity to the newsrooms of the United States. College juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates with majors in journalism or career goals in journalism are eligible to apply. See link above for complete details and come talk to Renée about the essay portion of the application. This is a wonderful option for every student from a diverse background who is committed to print or multimedia journalism. Apply!!!


Arizona Capitol Television Legislative Broadcast Internship. PAID

Deadline: Oct. 16. This is a great deal. For sophomores, juniors and seniors. Tuition covered for the spring, plus you get about a $5,000 salary and a moving allowance is available if need is demonstrated. The recruiter will be at the School of Journalism from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 for an info session and to help you with applications. The event will be in Room 344; feel free to bring a lunch so you can eat while you listen/ask questions. You will spend the spring semester in Phoenix covering the legislature and end the semester with contacts and knowledge about law making, feature writing, and broadcasting. You do not need to have any broadcasting experience to do this internship. Interns earn 12 hours of upper division class credits (6 in journalism elective and 6 in political science elective). This should not delay your graduation if you plan correctly. Read about everything here. Questions?


Atlanta-Journal Constitution Internship PAID
Deadline: Oct. 1 and decision made by Dec. 15.
“The AJC is looking for upper-level college students interested in pursuing a career as a reporter, database specialist or interactive producer. Interns are treated as full-time professional journalists."


Charlotte Observer Summer Internships PAID
Deadline: Oct. 1. "From Day 1 of your internship, you will be welcomed as part of The Charlotte Observer staff. We expect our interns to function as beginning professionals from their first day: that is, to report or shoot video for stories ready to be edited for digital and print publication."


This American Life Fellowships – six months PAID

Deadline: Oct. 1. For December graduates who have radio or podcasting experience. Read all about it at the link above.


Sacramento Bee reporting internship PAID

Deadline: Early October. Application is open now for summer 2020. See details HERE.


Editorial Internship at The Nation (Spring) PAID
Deadline: Oct. 8. They do not offer summer only internships but this is an outstanding opportunity for December graduates or seniors who would like to take a semester internship at a major publication and finish their degree next fall. From their website about internships: “Founded by antislavery abolitionists in 1865, The Nation has chronicled the breadth and depth of political and cultural life from the debut of the telegraph to the rise of Twitter, serving as a critical, independent, and progressive voice in American journalism (read more about us here). Historic contributors include W.E.B. Du Bois, Willa Cather, James Agee, Hannah Arendt, James Baldwin, Gore Vidal, Sylvia Plath, Martin Luther King Jr., Hunter S. Thompson, Lillian Hellman, Kurt Vonnegut, Edward Said, John Leonard, and Molly Ivins.” Review all requirements at link above.


The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship. PAID

Deadline: Oct. 8. Part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and storytelling in one, two, or three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society. Storytellers publish stories on the Fulbright-National Geographic Stories blog. Excellent opportunity for graduate students.


Chicago Public Media Internships PAID

Deadline: Early October. Application opens first week of September, check the link above frequently so you don’t miss the application window. Excellent option for December grads! Internships are offered twice a year and last six months: January through the end June and July through December. No summer-only internships. Internships here cater to current journalism students or students who have recently graduated from a journalism or communications program. Potential interns should have had some prior exposure to journalism, either through previous internships or student media. Find out details here, including a nice little article on what makes a winning application! 


The Miami Herald Newsroom Internships PAID
Deadline: Oct. 31. "We think internships at the Miami Herald Media Company are among the best in the country. Each year, we offer talented collegiate journalists the opportunity to hone their craft working with the country’s top professionals in the most interesting, diverse and news-intensive city in the United States." See the website for detailed application instructions and note the emphasis on the cover letter.


Austin American Statesman Internships PAID
Deadline: Oct. 31. Summer interns: From a nationwide pool of candidates, we select four full-time interns seeking front-line experience in news, business, features and sports reporting, still and video photography and online content editing. Our program pays $450 a week for 11 weeks, and we provide housing at St. Edward’s University near the newspaper. Our objective is to help interns grow with challenging assignments. In other words, you won't spend your time writing police briefs, taking mug shots and running errands. Last summer, one intern finished with three dozen bylines, three-quarters of which were on the front page or the Metro cover."


Sports Journalism Institute held in Phoenix 

Deadline: Nov. 1. Program runs in late May 2020 at Arizona State University with a bootcamp followed by paid internships (to be determined individually) 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 via email to If you are a writer, please make into on package as a PDF. If you are showing videos, send via dropbox. For questions, please email Gregory. More info here.


Pulliam Journalism Fellowship the Arizona Republic PAID
Deadline: Nov. 1 but you can apply right now!  The recruiter for the Pulliam will be here at the Fall Internship Fair on Nov. 1 to interview students who have turned in their applications online. That will be the chance for students who want to apply to meet the recruiter and turn in work samples. The Pulliam tries to take two interns from UA School of Journalism each year, but you are competing with about 350 applicants across the country for 20 positions. Pay is $650 per week. Transportation and housing are on the intern, but editors can help you know where prior interns have rented. To apply you need a recent photo, five to eight writing samples, three letters of recommendation, an unofficial grade transcript and to fill out the application form here: They look for reporters, news designers and photojournalism.


Tampa Bay Times Internships PAID
Deadline: Nov. 1. "Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing careers in media are encouraged to apply. Experience at a college publication is a plus, and applicants should have at least one professional internship. Interns also will need their own reliable transportation.The Times offers internships in all of its departments. The internships range from 12-week summer experiences to six-month and yearlong jobs. Our interns gain hands-on experience, working alongside staffers who offer guidance and respect them as equals. Interns are paid a weekly salary and also are eligible for scholarships from the Tampa Bay Times Fund."


Minneapolis Star-Tribune Reporting Internship PAID

Deadline: Nov. 1. "Star Tribune offers 10-week summer reporting internships. We recruit nationally for this program and select talented, driven college and graduate students who can cover breaking news, as well as write enterprise stories. We expect our interns to come to us with skill and leave with polish and invaluable experience from a major-market newsroom. We will place reporters in metro, business, features and sports; please note your preference."


Twitter Global University 2020 internship PAID

Early Action Deadline: Nov. 3. Read all the details on the attachment to this email and via the link above. For journalism and coding students interested in a social media career.


The paid internships listed below are offered every summer and the application deadlines are usually in October or NovemberThey are not all open yet, but I’m including them here so you can plan ahead! Go to these links now to understand what each internship entails and what you will need to gather up to apply. Then, return to the links in September to see the current application and deadlines for summer 2020.


National Public Radio

A learning experience like no other. The NPR internship program has a rich history. Nearly 10% of our current staff — including Ari ShapiroAudie CornishGuy Raz and many more — were discovered as interns. We are looking for students and recent graduates who are intelligent, creative, and curious. We need strong researchers and excellent writers who work well on diverse teams and can also thrive with individual assignments.


The Courier-Journal; Louisville, Kentucky
Be in the heart of rural America during the run-up to the next presidential election! You have to apply by sending hard copies of your materials to their internship coordinator – read all about it at the link above."This fellowship program gives a select group of college students from across the country an opportunity to work in the Courier-Journal newsroom for 12 weeks as reporters, producers and photographers during the summer months. We will provide one-on-one coaching, mentoring, interactive seminars as well as professional experience working for a multimedia company."


New York Public Radio Internships
"NYPR internships are designed to be a learning experience for sharp, enthusiastic self-starters, with or without radio skills. Our interns do meaningful work across a variety of shows and departments. Interns who work on our shows and departments are an integral part of the team and assist with all aspects of work."


The Seattle Times – multiple internships on various desks
"The Seattle Times offers paid summer internships to outstanding students pursuing a career in journalism. For 10 weeks, interns work on varied assignments and attend weekly training sessions with members of a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff. Interns receive a skill-development plan and work with a staff mentor to achieve it. For the copy editing internship, applicants must have strong language skills and some editing experience on multiple platforms. Finalists will take a copy editing test."


The Chronicle of Higher Education (Spring)
"Are you an early-career or aspiring journalist interested (even just a little) in covering colleges and universities? If so, you should apply for our spring internship."


High Country News (Spring)

Deadline: Nov. 1. For December graduates. Also have one for the fall for May graduates. Great for grad students. Pay: $220 per week plus free housing, $500 travel stipend
"High Country News is looking for informed and enthusiastic editorial interns and fellows to report on natural resource, environmental and community issues in the 11 Western states."


Oregonian/ internship 
“The Oregonian/OregonLive, an award-winning news organization, offers a 10-week paid internship program for college students and recent graduates who wish to work in a digitally focused newsroom. Summer interns are given news and feature assignments just like regular staff members, producing journalism for the and The Oregonian.”


New York Times Fellowship – for students graduating in May

The program targets journalists with some experience who are early in their careers, including recent graduates of college and graduate school. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. It is a year-long, fully funded program. If you have years at the Wildcat and/or some experience at the Star, you should apply.


Pennsylvania Capitol Reporters
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020."The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association offers a summer internship program at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The 10-week program for two interns consists of rotations at the following publications: The Allentown Morning CallCapitolwire.comLNP Media GroupThe Philadelphia InquirerPittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pennlive/Patriot-News. Interns will assist reporters covering the state budget and report on committee hearings and other political and policy stories in a fast-paced news environment."


The Valley News Photo Internship (Spring) For May grads
"The Valley News is currently accepting applications for a six-month photo internship, running from January to June. The photo intern works with the newspaper's two staff photographers and photo editor, covering a range of assignments and enterprise work."


NPR Kroc Fellowship
Applications accepted only between Oct. 15 and Dec. 31. “While the ideal Kroc Fellow aspires to work in public media, previous journalism or public radio experience is not required. Fellows must be able to demonstrate exceptional potential and drive. Applicants must be close to completing an undergraduate or graduate degree or have earned a degree no more than one year prior to Dec. 31, 2019. The NPR Kroc Fellowship identifies and develops a new generation of extraordinary public radio journalists. Over the course of a year, the three Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing."


Atlantic Media Fellowship
Applications open now until Oct. 1 for yearlong fellowship that begins in January. Perfect for Dec. grads. Applications for fellowships that begin in June and run for a year open in mid-October. "Atlantic Media offers high-achieving recent college graduates a unique opportunity to participate in the Atlantic Media Fellowship Program. The program is a structured, year-long paid fellowship for top-tier talent committed to editorial-side or business-side careers in media." 


Baltimore Magazine
Applications open all year long for fall, spring or summer internships. Please make sure to specify which intern period(s) you are applying for (spring, summer, or fall). Editorial internship applicants should also include a brief cover letter and at least two writing samples in addition to a resume. See the bottom of the page in the link above for contacts for each internship.

Associated Press Global Internships

Multiple locations at TIME brands across the world. Go to the website above in late October to read all details about applying for 2020.


WIRED Editorial Fellow

Applications open in November. "WIRED offers five six-month-long editorial fellowships, all located at our editorial headquarters in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. Editorial fellowships focus on reportingvideogadgetsfact-checking, and photography."


American Society of Magazine Editors Internship Program
"ASME interns participate in a three-day orientation program and learn the fundamentals of reporting, fact checking and copy editing. Over the course of the summer, ASME interns also attend special events in New York and Washington and meet for lunch with top editors. Only 10 percent of all Magazine Internship Program applicants are accepted. ASME interns have distinguished academic records and usually have extensive experience working on city and regional magazines as well as college newspapers and magazines.


Chalkbeat Summer Internship
"Chalkbeat, the nonprofit education news organization, is seeking motivated undergraduate or graduate students to serve as summer reporting interns. Our reporting teams cover schools in Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, and New York City, as well as a national bureau covering education issues affecting schools across the country."


UPCOMING EVENTS – mark that calendar now:


·        Arizona Capitol TV information session: Thursday, Sept. 26, Room 344, noon- 1 p.m.. Meet with the recruiter for the AZCTV PAID spring internship and get help with your application. Bring a lunch if you’re hungry. 

·        Pizza and Portfolios: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 5 to 7 p.m. here in the Marshall building. Open to all students, regardless of year in the major. Bring your resume, cover letter and work samples to have them reviewed one-on-one with faculty members, and hear from students who had good summer internships and grads who got jobs with their journalism degree. This is a huge learning and networking opportunity that only comes once a year, so take advantage of it. Free pizza, salad and drinks. RSVP here so we know how much/what type of pizza to get and what kind of work samples you’ll be bringing (print, broadcast reel, photos, etc.). So far only two students have signed up and I know there must be at least 50 more who want help getting jobs and internships, yes?

·        School of Journalism Fall Internship Fair: Friday, Oct. 25, here in the Marshall building. Open to all students who have completed JOUR 205 or are enrolled in JOUR 205 this semester. Local Tucson and Arizona recruiters seeking interns for the spring semester and, in some cases, summer 2020. Sign up link will be sent in late September.



·        I have a Happiness Board on the table outside my office with post-it notes and markers. I want that entire board covered by the end of the year with things y’all are grateful for and/or what makes you happy. It will keep all our moods up when the going gets tough! (Or at least it will keep MY mood up!)

·        Want to freelance? One of our two new professors, Ruxandra Guidi, curates a website with jobs for freelance storytellers, as well as monetary awards for freelancers to produce their work and jobs for recent grads. Make sure you check it out here and keep it bookmarked!

·        Here are questions to ask (and not ask) in an interview.

·        Here is a good article on what editors are looking for in hiring journalism grads. 

·        This is a piece on negotiating your first salary.


Kind regards –


Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator

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

Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg., Room 323A


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