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May 11, 2022

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. The students will work with our political reporter, podcast producer, and news director to determine what topics will be checked and then do the research. The student should have excellent journalism research skills and writing ability. In addition to the research and writing, students will have the opportunity to help with production of the podcast.

Interested students should email a cover letter and résumé to me at by Thursday, May 19, 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 jobs, info sessions offered

Report for America is looking to fill open positions with 18 newsrooms throughout the country. Students graduating must apply by May 16. RFA helps local newsrooms report on under-covered issues and communities by sending early-career and mid-to-late-career reporters and photographers to newsrooms in the U.S. Click here to see the jobs and apply.

Interested in becoming a Report for America Corps Member Journalist? Attend one of these remote information sessions: May 12, 11 a.m. (Arizona time), June 2, 11 a.m. and July 14, 11 a.m.

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.

Apply for Bowen Foundation internship program 

The Emma Bowen Foundation promotes a diverse industry by recruiting students of color and placing them in multiyear paid internships at some of the nation's leading media and tech companies, such as Comcast NBCUniversal, Discovery, Hearst Television, New York Times, NFL, Spectrum, and ViacomCBS. Undergrads and those graduating are eligible if they have a 3.0 GPA. Deadline: May 16Apply here.

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:


Arizona Daily Star: NEW 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: NEW Summer paid internships in reporting (local, breaking news, investigative, sports, utility, Capitol bureau), visuals (photography and video), video producers, opinion. Deadline: 5/31. Apply
• Hertel Report: NEW 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: 4/30Apply
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: 5/1. 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: 5/1.
• WPBF-TV: Summer unpaid internship at the ABC affiliate in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Deadline: 5/13. Apply
Phoenix Magazine: Summer unpaid photography internship in Phoenix. Deadline: 5/14Apply 
• 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


• University Communications: NEW 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: NEW Summer paid design projects internship. Deadline: 5/20. Info/apply
• UA Enrollment Marketing & Communications: Student writer. The paid job can be found on Handshake under job # 6272460 – Enrollment Marketing Student Writer. Students may also apply by emailing Amanda Reyes with their résumé, two writing samples and a cover letter that includes what you hope to learn and a fun fact about yourself. Deadline: 5/13
• Scholarships360: NEW 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: NEW Summer paid social media internship (remote) for brand marketing firm. Deadline: 5/30. Apply
• Neighbor NEW Summer paid social media internship for Phoenix-based firm designing modern outdoor furniture and goods. Deadline: 5/24. Apply
Apartment Therapy: NEW Summer paid digital media intern (remote) for commerce editorial team. Deadline: 5/16. Apply
• 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
• Phoenix Suns: Creative content paid internship. Duties include social media, website and broadcast, quickly producing and editing post-game content. 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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