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Sept. 2, 2021

Happy long weekend!

Yay, no school on Monday because of Labor Day! I hope you have a relaxing long weekend. Don't forget to sign up for the Oct. 7 Pizza & Portfolios, and check out some of our new listings below.

Mike Chesnick / Internship Coordinator

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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.
  1. Career & Community Expo (virtual): Sept. 9-12. 2021 National Convention, held by NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. The expo features more than 40 exhibitors offering internships and paid positions. The cost is $25, but students can get reimbursed (email Andrés Domínguez in the J-school office). 
  2. 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. 
  3. Fall Career Days (virtual): Sept. 24, and Sept. 28-30. The University of Arizona connects students with employers. Résumé, interviewing and LinkedIn training sessions start Sept. 2. Info
  4. 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!
  5. 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.

Podcast Fellowship at the Intercept (fall 2021)

Remote. Deadline Sept. 7. The Intercept is looking for a podcast fellow to join its team this fall. The fellowship is aimed at early-career audio journalists and producers interested in developing their skills in podcast production and audience engagement. Apply here. The fellow will work on a slate of podcasts, including Intercepted, Deconstructed and possibly special narrative and investigative series. (Intercept's current slate of shows.)  
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.

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
The Wall Street Journal NEW: 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 NEW: 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
Los Angeles Times: Spring 2022 Creative Technologist Intern (paid). Deadline 11/22. Info
Los Angeles Times: Summer 2022 multiple desks (paid). Deadline 10/31. Email Angel Jennings for info.
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

• Pima County Medical Society NEW: 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 NEW: Writer-editor Tim Herrera is hiring students to help him build a support network for journalists (remote). Read his bio. Send résumé to Interested in political reporting and analysis? This non-profit news outlet, led by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, is looking for students to write and report remotely for $300 a story. Contact Mike Chesnick if interested, and include your résumé and examples of your writing.
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

• 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 (Bally Sports Arizona) give students 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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