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May 20, 2022

Intern at Digital Futures Bilingual Studio!    

Interning at the Digital Futures Bilingual Studio (DF Studio) in fall 2022 is an opportunity to work on broadcast journalism and film projects that air in English and Spanish. You don't have to speak Spanish or have broadcast experience to apply. You'll learn to produce content for video and audio, using the PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs guidelines. You can earn three units per semester under supervisor Nancy Montoya, a longtime broadcast journalist.

Students will produce news stories on research and projects on campus that could impact the world. There are in-studio interviews to do, podcasts to produce and documentary projects to work on. You'll also learn all aspects of working in a real studio, including how to operate the production switcher, set up lighting and audio. You'll learn how to be on-camera and behind the camera as a producer or director. The studio is located at Euclid & University, 811 N. Euclid Ave. It's just two blocks from the Marshall Building.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter and examples of your work (if you have links) to Nancy Montoya at

Apply for sports photography internship!   

The University of Arizona Athletics Sports Photography Internship aims to train, equip and grow the next generation of visual historians. Interested student(s) will hone their skills in manual exposure, studio lighting and storytelling through still images while learning what it takes to make a great sports picture through one-on-one mentoring in the classroom and on the field.

Knowing the job is not finished even when the final whistle blows, students will learn effective workflows for ingesting, applying metadata and post-processing images using industry standard applications PhotoMechanic, Adobe CC and PhotoShelter (Libris). Students can earn three credits per semester.

Go to to upload the following documents to Mike Christy, Arizona Athletics coordinator of photography, by Monday, Aug. 1
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Document with a link to your online portfolio

AZPM seeks students for election podcast 

Arizona Public Media is looking for two students to be researchers for a new election podcast, starting in late July or by the time fall 2022 classes start on Aug. 22. The pay is $13 per hour, and students can work up to 20 hours a week with a flexible schedule to accommodate their classes.The political fact-check podcast will focus on ads, social media claims/statements, or things said in public appearances during the campaign season. Students should have excellent journalism research skills and writing ability. Email a cover letter and résumé to by Monday, May 23, and I’ll forward the materials to Christopher Conover, news director at AZPM.

Attention recent grads: Tucson Weekly is hiring! 

The Tucson Weekly is looking to hire a staff reporter ASAP. The position will be general assignment and include town hall coverage and feature writing. Recent grads can email their cover letter, resume and clips to Editor Jim Nintzel at

Report for America info sessions offered

Interested in becoming a Report for America Corps Member Journalist? Attend one of these two virtual information sessions: June 2, 11 a.m. and July 14, 11 a.m. RFA places talented emerging journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities.

Want to be mentored by a NY Times journalist?

The Times Corps is a talent-pipeline program for college students — especially students of color and from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds — to receive career guidance from New York Times journalists over a multiyear period. It is open to the Classes of 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026. Students will talk with their Times advisers perhaps two or three times a year, up to the duration of students’ undergraduate careers, with the focus primarily on career-building advice. Students who complete the program will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City, tour the  newsroom and meet Times journalists in person. Apply here by June 15. If selected, you could receive consideration for The New York Times Fellowship, an immersive, yearlong work program after graduation.

See NEW listings below. Make a Zoom appointment if you have questions or need help with your résumé and work samples. Have a great summer!

Mike Chesnick / Internship Coordinator / Marshall 343 or 520-626-3079
Appointments, Monday-Thursday:


KVOA-TV: NEW The NBC affiliate in Tucson is hiring recent graduates for news producer and other positions. Apply
The Chautauquan Daily: NEW The newspaper in southwest New York seeks summer paid interns in feature writing, photography, page design and copy editing. Interns receive a full-season Chautauqua Institution gate pass, free housing on or near the Institution grounds, and a stipend to help cover living expenses. Deadline: 6/1Apply
Arizona Daily Star: Summer paid news photography internship for students or recent grads. May be considered for full-time, permanent employment across Lee Enterprise’s nationwide network of 77 news markets at the conclusion of the program. Deadline: 5/31. Apply
• Sacramento Bee: Summer paid internships in reporting (local, breaking news, investigative, sports, utility, Capitol bureau), visuals (photography and video), video producers, opinion. J-school alum Sam Stanton said he could be an ally for any UA students who apply, especially in news reporting. Deadline: 5/31. Apply 
• Hertel Report: Summer paid internship (remote) for student with basic writing and reporting skills along with an interest in healthcare news and data. Photo skills a plus. Deadline: 5/31Apply
• Summer unpaid and remote digital internship in storytelling, writing and networking. Deadline: 6/1Apply
Varsity Sports Show: Fall paid internship as technical director for prep football and volleyball game in Tucson and Phoenix area. Apply ASAP
Arizona Republic/ Fall paid internship in digital production/copy editing. Deadline extended: 5/23Apply 
NewsBreak: Summer/fall paid reporting internships primarily covering news in Pinal County. Deadline extended: 5/30Apply
Gray Television: Summer paid internships among 113 television stations across the U.S. Deadline: 6/1. Apply
Sinclair Broadcasting: Summer paid internships at television stations in Arlington, Virginia (Apply); Austin, Texas (Apply); Columbus, Ohio (Apply); San Antonio (Apply); and West Palm Beach, Florida (Apply). Deadline: 6/1.
Phoenix Magazine: Summer unpaid photography internship in Phoenix. Apply ASAP.
• The Deseret News: Summer paid internships in Salt Lake City in multiplatform reporting (Apply), digital newsletter (Apply), national reporting/religion/family life (Apply) and national voices/features writing and editing (Apply). ASAP
• CBS Chicago: Summer paid internships on news desk (Apply) and sports desk (Apply). ASAP
• Cox Media Group: Summer paid internships in television and news in various cities. Apply ASAP
Tallahassee Democrat: Summer paid internship in breaking news, general assignments and special efforts. Apply ASAP
Montgomery Advertiser: Summer paid news reporting internship in Montgomery, Alabama. Apply ASAP
The Statesman Journal: Summer paid internships in outdoors/environmental reporting, podcasting, photography and videography for Gannett newspaper in Salem, Oregon. Apply
• Defense News and Military Times: Summer paid internships for Sightline Media Group publications. Apply ASAP
• Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Summer paid reporting internship in Lubbock, Texas. Apply
• Topeka Capital-Journal: Summer paid reporting internship in Topeka, Kansas. Apply
• Shreveport Times: Summer paid reporting internship in Shreveport, Louisiana. Apply
• Burlington Free Press: Summer paid reporting internship in Burlington, Vermont. Apply
• Environmental Health News: Summer paid internship (remote) for bilingual, Spanish-speaking intern to report and investigate environmental health issues. Website. Contact Autumn Spanne to apply.
Thomson Reuters: Summer 2022 journalism intern. Info
• Tucson Weekly and its family of community papers — including Explorer, Marana News, Foothills News and Desert Times — are looking for unpaid interns who can write features, profiles and news. Email Jim Nintzel, editor, to apply.
Herald/Review in Sierra Vista: Interns needed for any semester. Paid and unpaid/school credit positions. Send résumé, cover letter and writing clips to Andrew Paxton. Newspaper website.
• Internship Nepal: Photojournalism internship for 2 to 20 weeks in Nepal. Apply throughout the year. Info


• UA Department of Psychiatry: NEW J-school alum Jamie Manser is looking to hire a journalism student – who qualifies as a Federal Work Study student – to assist the Communications and Marketing Specialist in organizing and promoting department research, initiatives, events, activities, clinics and information. Pay is $13 an hour for a minimum of 5-10 hours a week. See more info and email your resume and cover letter to
• University Communications: Student production assistant part-time job involving Spanish-language media for AZTECA TV and CNN en Español under the direction of Nancy Montoya. Deadline: 6/6Apply through Handshake
UA Student Engagement and Career Development: Summer paid design projects internship. Deadline: TODAY. Info/apply
Barrett-Jackson: NEW Summer paid internships in Phoenix area in journalism/public relations, social media and photography. For students who don't live in Phoenix, housing will be paid for. Deadline: 6/13. Apply
Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture: NEW Fall paid position (hybrid) as marketing and communications assistant for Arizona LGBT+ History Project. Deadline: 6/10Apply
• Neighbor: Summer paid social media internship for Phoenix-based firm designing modern outdoor furniture and goods. Deadline: 5/24. Apply
• Scholarships360: Summer paid part-time content writer (remote) for technology company that helps students pay for college with expert advice, recommendations and tools. Deadline: 5/30. Apply
• RielDeal Marketing: Summer paid social media internship (remote) for brand marketing firm. Deadline: 5/30. Apply
Apartment Therapy: Summer paid digital media intern (remote) for commerce editorial team. Apply ASAP.
• PodPopuli: Summer/fall paid internships with full-service retail podcast production hub in Scottsdale, Arizona. Apply ASAP
Phoenix Mercury: Summer paid internship for WNBA team in marketing, community relations and public relations in Phoenix. Apply ASAP
• Gannett: Summer paid internship as a digital presence manager, including assisting with social media marketing. Apply
United Soccer League (USL): Summer paid internships in Tampa, Florida. Fall, spring internships available, too. Apply ASAP
• USA Basketball: Six-month paid sports digital content internship in Colorado Springs (May-October). Apply ASAP
• AdSport: Summer paid video editor and social media internship in Phoenix. Apply ASAP

• LGBTQ+ Theater Writers program:The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) is accepting applications through April 30 for a new program to provide mentorship and publishing opportunities for theater writers focusing on LGBTQ+ topics. The year-long program will begin in September 2022 and includes a $5,000 grant. Applicants should identify as LGBTQ+. Apply ASAP
• Orato Writing Workshop: Summer/fall paid workshop, internship program (remote), where juniors/seniors write first-person stories for international website. More info and contact Pamela Say.
Alum jobs panel: Get career advice from UA School of Journalism grads Jordan Williams (The Hill), Mike Christy (UA Athletics), Nicole Santa Cruz (ProPublica), Jasmine Demers (Kentucky reporter) and Saul Bookman (PHNX). Video
Digital Training for Journalists, Students and Researchers: Our Center for Global & Border Journalism collaborated on a digital security webinar. Watch
Ida B. Wells Society Workshops: Sign up for free to be a member.
Society of Professional Journalists: Toolbox
Poynter: "How any journalist can earn trust" — course. Sign up.
Also: Poynter's audience engagement tips; The Lead's info about internships/portfolios; social media and résumé tips.
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