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Jan. 20, 2022

Deadline for internship credit: Feb. 4

 If you’d like to receive credit for your internship this semester, please turn in your paperwork ASAP. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 4To earn academic credit, you’ll work with your supervisor to submit the following form — Internship Work Plan — to me at Undergrads, you need to decide whether you want credit for part-time or full-time internships. For grad students, info for variable credits is HERE. 

Save the date: Feb. 25 Spring Internship Fair

We're still finalizing some details, but please keep Friday, Feb. 25, open to interview for summer and fall 2022 internships. The interviews, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be in-person and remote, depending on the recruiter's preference. We expect to post a sign-up sheet link by next Thursday! Media outlets are likely to include: AllSportsTucson website and Eye on Ball radio, Arizona Daily StarArizona Republic and, GOAZCATS.comGreen Valley News and Sahuarita SunHerald/Review (Sierra Vista), KOLD-TVKVOA-TVMadden MediaPHNX  sports digital network, Navajo TimesNogales InternationalSinclair Broadcast GroupTucson Sentinel and Tucson Local Media and Tucson Weekly. Completing an internship increases your chances of finding more internships — and a full-time job after graduation!

Still available! Star needs 2 feature apprentices

The Arizona Daily Star apprenticeship class (JOUR 405/505) has two reporter openings for the spring semester on the features desk. The class is an excellent way to get published clips. Send an email of interest, your résumé and three of your best published works by Monday, Jan. 24, to Prof. Jeannine Relly ( and Curt Prendergast ( The three-unit class runs the full semester and meets Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Marshall 340. Undergrad students must have taken JOUR 306 (advanced reporting) and 208 (Law of the Press); grad students must have completed JOUR 506 (introductory/advanced reporting).

Arizona Daily Wildcat has 2 editor openings

The Arizona Daily Wildcat still has openings this semester for Social Media Editor and Multimedia Editor. APPLY HERE. Email if you have questions. The Wildcat newsroom is located on the third floor of the University Services Building (888 N. Euclid Ave.; behind CVS).

Arizona Football offers media internship

Kim Becker, team reporter for the University of Arizona football team, needs a broadcast student to fill an immediate spot as a sports reporting and video production assistant intern. The spring internship is unpaid, but you can gain three class credits through the School of Journalism. Students will work mainly during the weekdays and must be proficient in Premiere Pro, Photoshop and on-air reporting.  Upload your résumé and a few examples of your work HEREDeadline: Monday, Jan. 24

Have a good weekend, and check out listings below and deadlines. Info for the SPJ and Hearst contests is below, too.

Mike Chesnick / Internship Coordinator / Marshall 343
Appointments, Monday-Thursday:


• TMZ: NEW Spring paid celebrity and entertainment internship — fully remote! Runs Feb. to May. Deadline: 1/31. Apply
• CNN en Español: Summer paid editorial intern (in Miami or Atlanta) to help create multiplatform content geared toward Spanish-speaking audiences around the world. Deadline: 1/28. Apply
• CNN Plus: Summer paid editorial intern (in NYC) to help create longform content. Deadline: 1/28. Apply 
• CNN Sports: Summer paid editorial intern (in Atlanta) to assist in sports news gathering and production for all CNN Platforms: TV & digital. Deadline: 1/28. Apply
• NAHJ-NBC News: Summer Fellows Program (paid) in NYC and N.J. for NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. Must be NAHJ member. Deadline: 2/4. Apply 
• ESPN International: Summer paid production assistant role within the ESPN Next International & Deportes Pod. Deadline: 2/4. Apply 
• Las Vegas Review-Journal: NEW Spring and summer paid internships in features, metro and business. Deadlines: 1/31 (spring) and 3/1 (summer). Apply
Evansville (Indiana) Courier & Press: NEW Summer paid internships in breaking news, enterprise reporting and general assignment. Apply 
Thomson Reuters: Summer 2022 journalism intern. Info
The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism: Summer-Fall 2022 paid reporting/writing internships (remote or in-person in New York). Deadline 4/1/22 (Summer-Fall). Apply and 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.

Internship/Job sites

Click HERE for more internship info and HERE for recent job listings.
SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards: Society of Professional Journalists honors the best in student journalism in various categories, including reporting, writing, visual, audio, television, websites. Deadline: 1/24. Info and 2020 regional winners. Email Mike Chesnick to enter.

• Hearst Awards: The program, with up to $700,000 in awards, is open to mainly undergraduates. Upcoming deadlines: audio news & features (1/18), innovative storytelling (1/25), picture story series (2/1), profile writing (2/15), TV-news (2/15), digital news or enterprise (3/1), investigative reporting (3/15), digital news or enterprise/team (4/12)Guidelines and Info. Email Mike Chesnick to enter.

• Pulitzer Center: NEW Spring part-time paid reporting fellowship — fully remote. Develop editorial, multimedia and graphic design skills—and analyze global issues, including those related to climate change, refugees and migration and public health. Deadline: 1/31. Apply
• Bloomberg: Business Journalism Diversity Program (May 15-21) in New York City. All costs to participants will be covered, including travel to New York City, lodging and meals during the program. Deadline: 1/27 Apply
• Ford: Summer paid communications internship in Dearborn, Michigan. Deadline: 1/24 Apply
Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Summer paid internship in NYC; learn the production process of an hour-long late night variety show. Deadline: 1/31  Apply
• Warner Music U: Campus correspondent, with passion for music and creating online content, paid and remote. Deadline: 1/31 Info
• Ketchum PR: Summer paid internship/fellowships. Deadline: TODAY: 1/20. Apply
Baseball Hall of Fame: Summer 2022 paid internships in social media, communications, etc. Deadline 1/31. Apply
Courthouse News Service: Seeking a full-time reporter in Phoenix to cover law and politics. Email Jamie Ross, SW bureau chief, resume, clips and cover letter at
• Princeton Science Writing: Summer paid internship (in N.J., but remote possible). Write news and feature articles, web content for non-technical audience. Apply 
• Orato Writing Workshop: Summer and fall writer's workshop and internship program (remote), where juniors and seniors get paid to write first-person, internationally published stories for Orato websiteInfo and contact (Pamela Say).
• Internship Nepal: Photojournalism internship for 2 to 20 weeks in Nepal. Apply throughout the year. Info
• 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.
• Pima County Medical Society: The society is looking for freelance medical stories for its newsletter, e-Sombrero. Unpaid, but students can get clips. Contact Ann Chihak Poff.
Prism: The BIPOC-led non-profit news outlet is building a list of paid freelancers (remote). Contact Carolyn Copeland, news editor.

Career advice from UA J-school 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 and view 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.
Also: Poynter's audience engagement tips; The Lead's info about internships/portfolios; social media and résumé tips.

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