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Sept. 16, 2021

Dow Jones, Bolles, Pizza & Portfolios!

Happy Thursday! First, the Dow Jones News Fund is looking for college students for paid, summer 2022 internships with more than 50 media organizations across the country. Second, please sign up for the Oct. 7 Pizza & Portfolios. And third, if you want to be a political reporter, apply for the school's Don Bolles Legislative Reporting Fellowship.

Mike Chesnick / Internship Coordinator


1. Dow Jones News Fund 2022 summer paid internships: The application process is open for internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing at 50-plus U.S. news outlets. You must apply by Nov. 5, and take a timed, online qualifying test. DJNF will host two information sessions about the application and selection process, as well as two test prep sessions. Students can sign up here to attend or to request recordings. Sophomores, juniors, seniors and grad students are eligible, including December grads. If interested, email and we can help with the prep sessions. DJNF has not determined if the paid training programs and internships will be remote, in-person or a mix. 

2. Don Bolles Legislative Reporting Fellowship in Phoenix
Christianna Silva (left) used this fellowship to help her land internships and jobs at FiveThirtyEight, NPR, Newsweek, MTV News and now Mashable. You get to cover the Arizona Legislature in spring 2022 for 12 units of credit, three of which satisfy your JOUR 490F requirement. Includes  tuition waiver or living expenses. Your work will be published on 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. Pizza & Portfolios: Please sign up now 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. Students Sam Burdette, Katya Mendoza, Payton Toomey and Elvia Verdugo will talk about their summer internships; Alums Mike Christy (Arizona Athletics), Ciara Encinas (KGUN-TV) and Kendra Santucci (Vail School District Communications) will give advice. Profs. Geoff Ellwand, Ruxandra Guidi, Carol Schwalbe, Kim Newton will help review your portfolios.

1. Stack Up and Stand Out: Journalism Internship Tips That Every Student Needs NEW: Sept. 21, 3 p.m. (Tucson time). Join Marissa Evans of the L.A. Times for this virtual session that will help students learn best practices about getting organized for internship applications, what to do when they get an interview and what to do when they arrive in a newsroom. Students must first sign up for free to be a member of the Ida B. Wells Society. Then, register here by Sept. 21 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.

2. 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.

3. 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!

4. 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. 

4. 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

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.

Digital Borderlands Grant (grad students only)
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
• Politico: NEW Summer 2022 paid editorial internships for magazine, breaking news desk, politics desk and Politico Pro policy teams. Deadline 11/1. Apply
Virginian-Pilot: NEW Summer 2022 paid internships in reporting, videography/photography, audience engagement, data journalism. Deadline 11/12. Apply
• Los Angeles Times: 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” Oct. 5 at 5 p.m.
American Public Media: 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
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: 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

• Nogales International: NEW The twice-weekly newspaper has a full-time job opening for a general assignment reporter. The reporter will cover a bit of everything, from local government, schools and cops/courts, to business, community events and youth sports. To apply, email Jonathan Clark, managing editor, with a resume, three clips and a letter explaining why you want to work at the Nogales International.
Clevver News: NEW The Hearst YouTube channel, based in Santa Monica, California, is hiring an entry-level news writer to join its Clevver video team. If you're a recent grad ready to start your career covering celebrity and entertainment news in L.A., this entry-level job is for you. Get your application in this week. Apply here.
• Hart Talent Management: 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. Students also will get help with their own audition reels. Contact Liz Hart to apply and provide a résumé, cover letter and a link of samples of your editing skills. 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.
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

• Poynter: NEW Audience engagement tips
• Job panel: J-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. Video
• 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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