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Oct. 4, 2021

New listings and Pizza & Portfolios!

The Zenger Award for Press Freedom lunch delayed last week's listserv, but check out NEW internship listings, contests and training videos below. And please RSVP for Thursday's Pizza & Portfolios by tomorrow.  

Mike Chesnick / Internship Coordinator

1. Pizza & Portfolios:
Please sign up tonight for the Thursday's Pizza & Portfolios at 5 p.m. and start working on your résumé and clips/reels to show to faculty and professionals in Marshall 344. Students Sam Burdette, Katya Mendoza, Payton Toomey and Elvia Verdugo will talk about their summer internships; Alums Eddie Celaya (Arizona Daily Star), Mike Christy (Arizona Athletics), Ciara Encinas (KGUN-TV) and Kendra Santucci (Vail School District Communications) will give advice. Profs. Geoff Ellwand, Ruxandra Guidi, Carol Schwalbe, Kim Newton will help review your portfolios.

2. Dow Jones News Fund 2022 summer paid internships: The application process is open for internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing at 50-plus U.S. news outlets. You must apply by Nov. 5, and take a timed, online qualifying test. DJNF will host two information sessions about the application and selection process, as well as two test prep sessions. Students can sign up here to attend or to request recordings. Sophomores, juniors, seniors and grad students are eligible, including December grads. If interested, email and we can help with the prep sessions. DJNF has not determined if the paid training programs and internships will be remote, in-person or a mix. 
3. School of Journalism Fall Internship Fair: Friday, Oct. 29, here in the Marshall building. Open to all students who have completed JOUR 205 or are enrolled in 205 this semester. Interview with Tucson and statewide media recruiters seeking interns for the 2022 spring and summer semesters. The next listserv will have new details on employers and the sign-up sheet.


2. Don Bolles Legislative Reporting Fellowship in Phoenix
Jordan Williams (left) used this fellowship to help her land a breaking news reporting job at The Hill in Washington, D.C. You get to cover the Arizona Legislature in spring 2022 for 12 units of credit, three of which satisfy your JOUR 490F requirement. Includes  tuition waiver or living expenses. Your work will be published on and elsewhere. Juniors, seniors preferred. Submit 1) a letter explaining your interest; 2) a résumé with three references; and 3) three samples of your best reporting and writing (published or from journalism classes). Send to

• The Seattle Times: NEW Summer 2022 paid internships in photo, metro reporting, graphics, interactive graphics, features, copy editing and business reporting. Deadline 11/19. Apply and more info
The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism: NEW Winter-Spring/Summer-Fall 2022 paid reporting/writing internships (remote or in-person in New York). Deadline 10/8 (Winter-Spring), 4/1/22 (Summer-Fall). Apply and info
• USA Today: NEW Summer 2022 paid internships for nation, opinion, entertainment, politics, social media, video, sports or consumer news teams. Deadline 11/1. Apply
• Pulliam Fellowships: Summer paid fellowships at Arizona Republic in Phoenix and The Indianapolis Star in reporting, photojournalism, digital production or audio. College juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible. Deadline: 11/1. More info
 • The Wall Street Journal: Spring, summer 2022 paid newsroom internships, including reporting, Pensiero, data, audience engagement, video, podcast, graphics, product design and WSJ Magazine. Must be a junior, senior or grad student. Spring deadline 10/15; summer deadline 11/1. Apply. Visit website to learn more or the FAQs page.• Bloomberg Industry Group: Summer 2022 news internship in Washington, D.C. area. Paid and summer housing. Deadline 10/29. Apply
• Texas Tribune Student Fellowships: The nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization is accepting applications for its 2022 paid spring and summer programs in data visuals, engagement, engineering, events, marketing and communications, multimedia, photography, reporting (Austin) and reporting (Washington, D.C.) Deadlines: 10/15 (spring), 11/1 (summer). Apply
• Politico: NEW Summer 2022 paid editorial internships for magazine, breaking news desk, politics desk and Politico Pro policy teams. Deadline 11/1. Apply
Virginian-Pilot: NEW Summer 2022 paid internships in reporting, videography/photography, audience engagement, data journalism. Deadline 11/12. Apply
• Los Angeles Times: Summer 2022 paid internships in Metro/Local, Entertainment and Arts, Sports, Politics, Business, Foreign/National, Features/Lifestyle, Editorial Pages/Op-Ed, Photography, Video, Data and Graphics, Design, Digital/Engagement, Podcasting and in its Washington, D.C., and Sacramento bureaus. Deadline 10/15. Apply and watch “How to land a job/internship” Oct. 5 at 5 p.m.
American Public Media: Spring 2022 paid production internship for “Marketplace” public radio in Los Angeles. The ideal candidate, according to the listing, is someone who thrives on the deadline pressure of daily radio and multimedia enterprise. Apply soon. 
The Washington Post: Summer 2022 paid internships, including reporter, photographer, videographer, multiplatform, designer, graphics, social media, audio. Must be a junior, senior or grad student. Deadline 10/6. Apply
• 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, executive 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.
Fulbright National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship (grad students): Academic year of overseas travel and storytelling. Info
Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star: Summer 2022 reporting intern. Deadline 10/31. Apply
Des Moines Register: Spring 2022 reporting intern. Apply
Iowa City Press-Citizen: Spring 2022 reporting intern. Apply
Thomson Reuters: Spring or summer 2022 journalism intern. Info
Miami Herald: Spring or summer 2022 intern. Deadline 10/31. Info
High Country News: Winter or spring 2022 editorial intern or fellow. Deadline 11/1. Info
Chicago Tribune: Summer 2022 intern, all newsroom departments. Deadline 11/1. Info


High Country News Bell Prize: NEW Honors writing about the Western U.S. by writers, 18 to 25. Topics could include climate change, water, drought, wildlife, public lands, Indigenous sovereignty, wildfire, ecosystem restoration or outdoor recreation. Entries can be up to 1,000 words. The winning essay will be published at Winners will receive up to $350 in Mountainsmith merchandise. Enter
Hearst Awards: NEW The program, with up to $700,000 in awards, consists of five monthly writing contests, two photo, one audio, two TV and four multimedia. The feature writing deadline is Nov. 2; news photography Nov. 9. Info. Email Mike Chesnick.

Aspiring Journalists: NEW The Washington Press Club Foundation hosts free webinars connecting aspiring journalists to Washington, D.C. reporters, editors and bureau chiefs. The first — "Public Interest or New Bias: Why do Some Stories Dominate and others fade away?" — is Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. Tucson time. RSVP to to receive your link to participate.
Ida B. Wells Society Workshops: NEW Sign up for free to be a member and view recent videos, including What You Can Find in Public Records and How to Use It or How to Make it in Freelance Journalism or Journalism Internship Tips That Every Student Needs.
• Poynter's training on audience engagement tips
• Job panel: J-school grads Jordan Williams (The Hill), Mike Christy (Arizona Athletics), Nicole Santa Cruz (ProPublica), Jasmine Demers (Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting) and Saul Bookman give career advice. Video
• Poynter’s OnPoynt webinar “Job Hunting During a Pandemic.”
The Lead has info about internships and online portfolios.
• 2021 Five tools for social media
• Free bootcamp course: Digital Investigations for Journalists
Critiquing résumés

BuzzFeed: NEW Spring 2022 social media fellow in N.Y. Apply
• Eastern Arizona Courier and The Copper Era: The Safford, Arizona, newspapers are looking for a full-time reporter. Send resume, five clips and cover letter to Kim Smith, managing editor.
Arizona Center for Judaic Studies: Falbaum Fellow student outreach assistant. Will help in planning, executing, and staffing outreach events. 10-15 hours a week; pays $15/hour. Email Martha Castleberry to apply.
• UA Communications: Write, edit and manage content in this student paid position, 10 hours a week. Apply in Handshake. Email Pila Martinez for more info.
 • Nogales International: The paper has a full-time job opening for a reporter. To apply, email Jonathan Clark, managing editor, with resume, three clips and cover letter.
• Pima County Medical Society: The society is looking for freelance stories for its newsletter, e-Sombrero. Unpaid, but students can get clips. Topics could be about anything medically related. Contact alumna Ann Chihak Poff.
Prism: The BIPOC-led non-profit news outlet is building a list of paid freelancers (remote). The site focuses on people, places and issues underreported by national media. Contact Carolyn Copeland, news editor, to apply.
• This American Life Fellowship: Spring 2022 (paid): For December 2021 graduates who have radio or podcasting experience. Deadline 11/1. Info


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