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Jan. 28, 2022

Paid internship for border documentary available!

Filmmaker Prudence Katze is looking for a paid production and research intern this spring to help her complete a documentary project on the border wall construction, with a focus on the mostly publicly-owned land of southern Arizona that abuts the Mexican state of Sonora.

“Unia Línea” (the project's working title) will connect the dots on how the wall’s construction intersects with civil liberties, climate change and wildlife conservation, Katze says. More filming is planned until May, with the possibility of pick-up shoots during the monsoon season. 

To apply, look at these qualifications and send a CV/resume, cover letter and at least one professional reference to In the cover letter, detail your spring schedule (and preferred working days), and give examples of past producing, writing or other relative experience. The schedule may vary, but you'd likely work four hours a week at $15 per hour. Spanish fluency is a plus, but not required. A current passport is needed.

Report for America job deadline is Monday, Jan. 31

Attention students graduating in May: The deadline to apply for 150 journalism job openings at Report for America is Monday, Jan. 31 — including one with the Tucson Sentinel: Cultural Expression and Community Values reporter. A few examples of other beats and associated jobs nationwide are: Service to Black CommunitiesClimate ChangeCriminal Justice, and the Environment.  Click here to see all of RFA's beat assignments and newsroom partners. Review this FAQ to help you prepare. 

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 extended to: Monday, Jan. 31

Internship work plan due by 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. 

Spring Internship Fair: Friday, Feb. 25

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. A sign-up sheet will go out next week. Media outlets will include AllSportsTucson and Eye on Ball radio, Arizona Center for Investigative ReportingArizona Daily Star, Arizona LuminariaArizona RepublicGOAZCATS.comGreen Valley News and Sahuarita SunHerald/Review (Sierra Vista), KOLD-TVKVOA-TVMadden MediaPHNX  sports digital network, Nogales 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!

Enjoy your 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:


• Yahoo Sports: NEW Summer paid internship (Los Angeles), reporting and telling stories through a variety of mediums. Deadline: 1/31 Apply
• NBC News and MSNBC: NEW Summer paid internships in New York City. Deadline: 1/31. Apply
NBC News Group: NEW Summer paid internship in Washington, D.C. Deadline: 1/31. Apply
• ESPN Next: NEW Summer podcast internship (paid) — remote or in-person to be determined. Deadline: 2/7. Apply
• CNN Underscored: NEW Summer paid social intern in New York City. Deadline: TODAY, 1/28. 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: TODAY, 1/28. Apply
• CNN Plus: Summer paid editorial intern (in NYC) to help create longform content. Deadline: TODAY, 1/28. Apply 
• CNN Sports: Summer paid intern (in Atlanta) to assist in sports news gathering and production for all CNN Platforms: TV & digital. Deadline: TODAY, 1/28. Apply
• TMZ: Spring paid celebrity and entertainment internship — fully remote! Runs Feb. to May. Deadline: 1/31. 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.

SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards: Society of Professional Journalists honors the best in student journalism in reporting, writing, visual, audio, TV, online. Deadline is now 2/1. Categories 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: 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.

• Phoenix New Times: NEW Immediate openings for paid freelance writers in news, arts, culture, food, music and cannabis (need to be at least a junior). Send clips, resume and cover letter to Kristen Mosbrucker.
• Real Chemistry: NEW Summer paid science internships in social media (apply) and copywriting (apply). Hybrid. Deadline: 2/11. 
• Pulitzer Center: 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
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
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 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 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.
Poynter: NEW "How any journalist can earn trust" — self-directed 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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