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Sept. 9, 2021

L.A. Times offering summer internships!

The Los Angeles Times is advertising new summer internship opportunities (see listings below) and holding a free webinar on how to get an internship/job at 5 p.m. today and Oct. 5. Don't forget to sign up for the Oct. 7 Pizza & Portfolios and start working on your résumé and clips/reels to show to faculty and professionals from 5 to 7 p.m in Marshall 344. And there's still time to apply for a fall internship with the Tucson Weekly (see below).

Mike Chesnick / Internship Coordinator

  1. Don Bolles Legislative Reporting Fellowship in Phoenix
    Deadline: Monday, Oct. 4. Cover the Arizona Legislature in spring 2022 for 12 units of credit, three of which satisfy your JOUR 490F requirement. Tuition is covered by the fellowship, plus a $5,000 salary. Your work will be published on El Inde, our school media website, 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
  2. Need a mentor? Consider joining our mentorship program, where you can meet monthly via email or Zoom with a media professional and alum who’ll give you career and school advice. Sign up with the QR code or at
  3. Want experience right now? The Arizona Daily Wildcat is hiring for the semester and has positions open for reporters, copy editors, photographers and videographers. Apply here. The Wildcat newsroom is on the third floor of the University Services Building (888 N. Euclid/ Behind CVS). For more info, email Editor-in-Chief Maggie Rockwell.
  4. Join NAHJ: Our student chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists is holding weekly meetings from every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Marshall 341. Email Prof. Jessica Retis for more info.
  5. Join the Sports Journalism Club: Grad student Matthew Tiahrt and Adviser Mike Chesnick will hold a meeting for new members on Monday, Sept. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Reading Room (312). Free pizza will be served!
  1. Study Abroad Fair: Sept. 20-24. Interested in studying abroad during the summer? Prof. Kim Newton is planning on a photography class in Italy. For more info, attend the Study Abroad Fair on the mall outside the Global Center, 615 N Park Ave. Click here for the schedule. 
  2. Fall Career Days (virtual): Sept. 24, and Sept. 28-30. The University of Arizona connects students with employers. Résumé, interviewing and LinkedIn training sessions are available now. Info
  3. Pizza and Portfolios: Thursday, Oct. 7, 5 to 7 p.m. here in the Marshall building. Open to all students, regardless of year in the major. Bring your résumé, cover letter and work samples to have them reviewed one-on-one with faculty members and professionals, and hear from our local panel of students and professionals. Free pizza, salad and drinks. RSVP HERE, so we know how much pizza to order!
  4. 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. A signup link will be sent out in late September.
Digital Borderlands Grant (grad students only)
NEW Three paid fellowship opportunities are available through a Mellon-funded Digital Borderlands Grant for grad students interested in the borderlands, history and digital storytelling. There's a $7,000 stipend for the Oct. 1, 2021-Aug. 21, 2022 grant. To apply, send one PDF file to History Prof. Katherine Morrissey that contains a cover letter describing experience and interests, including a possible topic for study; a C.V.; and name/contact information for one professional reference (UA faculty preferred). Deadline: Sept. 19, 11:59 p.m. (AZ time). More info

Tucson Weekly / Tucson Local Media Internship
The Tucson Weekly and its family of community papers — including Explorer, Marana News, Foothills News and Desert Times — are looking for unpaid fall interns who can write features, profiles and news. Students should have taken JOUR 205/506 (beginning reporting) and/or have experience at the Daily Wildcat. Students will be expected to work up to 10 hours a week and produce one article a week. Apply ASAP by emailing your résumé and clips to Jim Nintzel, executive editor, at Students who land an internship and want part-time credit (2 units) should email

KVOA-TV Channel 4 seeks students for paid internship
KVOA-TV, the local NBC affiliate, is looking for students interested in a paid internship for the fall semester. The opportunity gives students a chance to learn about reporting, producing, digital and social media, weather and/or sports. Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations). Contact Ricky Vazquez, KVOA News Content Manager, at or 520.624.2477 to apply. If you wish to receive credit, email
Just Media 2021-2022 Uprising Fellowship
Mostly remote. Deadline: Sept. 15. Through this paid, six-month cohort program (Oct. 2021-April 2022), young writers will receive comprehensive training, mentorship, community building opportunities, and support publishing writing on policing, prisons and justice issues with partner outlets. Apply here. Writers of color and those with firsthand experience with the criminal legal system and with communities impacted by prison/policing issues are encouraged to apply.
Los Angeles Times NEW: 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” at L.A. Times today and on Oct. 5 at 5 p.m.
American Public Media NEW: 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 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
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
Pulliam Journalism Fellowship (Arizona Republic): Summer 2022. Deadline 11/1. Info
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.
Minute Media: Sports social media fall 2021 internship. Minute Media owns The Players’ Tribune, 90min, DBLTAP, Mental Floss, The Big Lead, and FanSided (remote). Apply
Dow Jones News Fund 2022 Internship Programs: Digital Media, Data Journalism, Editing and Business Reporting. Applications available in September. Info 
USA Today: Fall 2021 breaking news fellow (remote). Apply
Fulbright National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship (grad students): Academic year of overseas travel and storytelling. Info
• Deseret News Publishing Co.: Photojournalism intern needed in Salt Lake City for winter/spring 2022 (paid). (Deadline 9/17). Apply
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Spring intern (Deadline 9/15), Summer intern (Deadline 10/1). Info
The Nation: Winter/summer 2022 news intern. Deadline 10/1. 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

• Hart Talent Management NEW: The television news talent agency is seeking a junior or senior for a remote fall unpaid internship in editing and creating audition reels for agency clients. Management also will work with students on creating their own audition reels and help them find a job. Contact Liz Hart to apply and provide a résumé, cover letter and a link of samples of your editing skills. More info
• Pima County Medical Society: The society is looking for students to contribute unpaid freelance stories to its newsletter, e-Sombrero. Topics could be about COVID or anything medically related, such as pharmacy staffing shortages. Contact alumna Ann Chihak Poff if interested in getting clips and reporting experience.
• Freelancing with Tim: Writer-editor Tim Herrera is hiring students to help him build a support network for journalists (remote). Read his bio. Send résumé to 
Prism: The BIPOC-led non-profit news outlet is building a list of freelancers for quick-turnaround news stories (remote). The site focuses on people, places and issues underreported by national media. Pay is about $360 for a 900-word story. 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

How to Make it in Freelance Journalism NEW: Sept 14, 3 p.m. (Tucson time). Free virtual discussion with Azmat Khan of The New York Times Magazine. Students must first sign up for free to be a member of the Ida B. Wells Society. Then, register here by Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. (Tucson time). The workshop will be recorded and posted on the Ida B. Wells Society website for members who cannot attend live.
• Alumni job panel videoJ-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.
• Poynter’s OnPoynt webinar “Job Hunting During a Pandemic.”
The Lead has info about internships and online portfolios.
Training videos
• 2021 Five tools for social media
• 2015 First Draft Journalist Guide: How to use TweetDeck
• 2017 Poynter Filtering with Twitter-> TweetDeck
• Free bootcamp course: Digital Investigations for Journalists
Critiquing résumés

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