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Oct. 21, 2021

Take advantage of the Internship Fair!

(Note: Interview slots for the Arizona Republic/ spring and summer breaking news internship have been added to the Google Doc spreadsheet. There was a glitch, so please sign up now!)

Internships can help you land a job after college. Just ask recent grad Alana Minkler (above), who successfully interviewed with alum John D'Anna for a fellowship at the Arizona Republic at the 2019 Fall Internship Fair. Because of the contact she made with D'Anna, she accepted a full-time job this summer at the Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press Democrat when he took an editor's position there.

So the point is ... take advantage of the Fall Internship Fair on FRIDAY, OCT. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Recruiters will interview students at the J-school in-person or on Zoom for internships — and jobs — for spring and summer 2022. Some employers are interviewing only for a half-day, so sign up for limited slots now — and make sure your times don't overlap with other interviews. 


Most recruiters are asking students to email resumes and links/clips of their work by TUESDAY, OCT. 26. But students also should take copies of their resumes and clips to the interviews. Remember to dress professionally! And do background on each employer by clicking on the links below. 

Employers interviewing students Oct. 29 are:

If you're enrolled in or have completed JOUR 205, and/or have a year at the Daily Wildcat or a community college paper, you can apply for most internships (Arizona Daily Star apprentices need JOUR 306). If you have questions about whether to interview for a certain internship, contact Internship Coordinator Mike Chesnick or Academic Adviser Paloma Boykin.

NOTEKOLD-TV, the local CBS affiliate, will interview broadcast students remotely on Friday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. Applicants should be enrolled in or have taken JOUR 280, and ideally JOUR 307, 385 and 490C.
Good luck on your interviews! And check out new prep session links to the Dow Jones News Fund paid internships and other new internship listings below, including NBC and ABC remote paid positions.

Mike Chesnick / Internship Coordinator
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. Dow Jones strongly advises students to practice and study for the test. Students should watch a recorded info session. review previous tests, take current events and AP style quizzes and watch a test prep session. Sophomores, juniors, seniors and grad students are eligible, including December grads. If you need more info, email DJNF has not determined if the paid training programs and internships will be remote, in-person or a mix.

Don Bolles Legislative Reporting Fellowship in Phoenix
Jordan Williams (left) used this fellowship to help her land a breaking news reporting job at The Hill in Washington, D.C. 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 for living expenses. Your work will be published on and elsewhere. Juniors and 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 by Monday, Oct. 25.

• American Society of Magazine Editors: NEW The paid 2022 ASME Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications. Deadline 12/1. Read more about the internship and email Mike Chesnick if you're interested.
• ABC News: NEW Spring 2022, remote paid digital internship. Deadline 10/30. Apply
• ABC Audio: NEW Spring 2022, remote paid podcast internship. Deadline 10/30. Apply
• NBC News and MSNBC: NEW Spring 2022, remote paid internships. Deadline 10/31 Apply
• NBC Sports: NEW Spring 2022, remote paid internships. Deadline 10/31. Apply
Late Night & Tonight Show: NEW Spring 2022, remote paid internships. Deadline 10/31. Apply
• The Las Vegas Review-Journal: Metro and business reporting paid internships for the winter/spring term and summer. Ideal candidates are on track to graduate in 2022, have completed at least one internship or written for the Daily Wildcat, and are fluent in Spanish. Send cover letter, resume and 3-5 work samples to Deputy Managing Editor Peter Johnson. Deadline 11/19 (winter/spring), 12/31 (summer). Info 
• Star Tribune: Summer 2022 paid internships in Minneapolis. Deadline 12/1. Apply 
• Fox Entertainment: Spring 2022 remote paid internship program. Deadline 11/14. Apply
• Fox Sports: Spring 2022 remote paid internship program. Deadline 11/14. Apply
• Food Network: Spring 2022 remote paid social media internship. Deadline 11/12. Apply
• The Open Mat: Remote internship with wrestling sports website. Deadline 11/1. Apply
• Pulliam Fellowships: Summer paid fellowships at Arizona Republic in Phoenix and The Indianapolis Star in reporting, photojournalism, digital production or audio. College juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible. Deadline: 11/1. More info
• The Seattle Times: Summer 2022 paid internships in photo, metro reporting, graphics, interactive graphics, features, copy editing and business reporting. Deadline 11/19. Apply and more info
The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism: Winter-Spring/Summer-Fall 2022 paid reporting/writing internships (remote or in-person in New York). Deadline 10/8 (Winter-Spring), 4/1/22 (Summer-Fall). Apply and info
• USA Today: Summer 2022 paid internships for nation, opinion, entertainment, politics, social media, video, sports or consumer news teams. Deadline 11/1. Apply
 • The Wall Street Journal: Summer 2022 paid newsroom internships, including reporting, data, audience engagement, video, podcast, graphics, product design and WSJ Magazine. Must be a junior, senior or grad student. Deadline 11/1. Apply. Visit website to learn more or the FAQs page.
• Bloomberg Industry Group: Summer 2022 news internship in Washington, D.C. area. Paid and summer housing. Deadline 10/29. Apply
• Texas Tribune Student Fellowships: The nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization is accepting applications for its 2022 paid summer programs in data visuals, engagement, engineering, events, marketing and communications, multimedia, photography, reporting (Austin) and reporting (Washington, D.C.) Deadline 11/1. Apply
• Politico: Summer 2022 paid editorial internships for magazine, breaking news desk, politics desk and Politico Pro policy teams. Deadline 11/1. Apply
Virginian-Pilot: Summer 2022 paid internships in reporting, videography/photography, audience engagement, data journalism. Deadline 11/12. Apply
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. 
• 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, executive 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.
Fulbright National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship (grad students): Academic year of overseas travel and storytelling. 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


• FAPSE Journalism Fellowship:  NEW The intensive, two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership examines how German and international journalists view or enable Nazi policies. Attend a virtual info session on Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. More info
• Nogales International: The paper has full-time job openings for a reporter. To apply, email Jonathan Clark, managing editor, with resume, three clips and cover letter.
Hart Talent Agency: Spring 2022 video/editing/producing internship. Deadline 11/1. Apply
BuzzFeed: Spring 2022 social media fellow in N.Y. Apply
• Eastern Arizona Courier and The Copper Era: The Safford, Arizona, newspapers are looking for a full-time reporter. Send resume, five clips and cover letter to Kim Smith, managing editor.
Arizona Center for Judaic Studies: Falbaum Fellow student outreach assistant. Will help in planning, executing, and staffing outreach events. 10-15 hours a week; pays $15/hour. Email Martha Castleberry to apply.
• 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 stories for its newsletter, e-Sombrero. Unpaid, but students can get clips. Topics could be about anything medically related. Contact alumna Ann Chihak Poff.
Prism: The BIPOC-led non-profit news outlet is building a list of paid freelancers (remote). The site focuses on people, places and issues underreported by national media. 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


Hearst Awards: The program, with up to $700,000 in awards, consists of five monthly writing contests, two photo, one audio, two TV and four multimedia. The feature writing deadline is Nov. 2; news photography Nov. 9. GuidelinesInfo and Poster. Email Mike Chesnick to enter.
High Country News Bell Prize: Honors writing about the Western U.S. by writers, 18 to 25. Topics could include climate change, water, drought, wildlife, public lands, Indigenous sovereignty, wildfire, ecosystem restoration or outdoor recreation. Entries can be up to 1,000 words. The winning essay will be published at Winners will receive up to $350 in Mountainsmith merchandise. Enter

Foley Run: NEW The J-school and the Center for Border & Global Journalism are joining to participate in the annual James W. Foley 5K Freedom run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 9:30 a.m. in front of Marshall. Foley, a freelance journalist, was murdered by ISIS in 2014. The first 10 participants get a T-shirt—reach out now to reserve your shirt by emailing
Aspiring Journalists: The Washington Press Club Foundation hosts free webinars connecting aspiring journalists to D.C. reporters, editors and bureau chiefs. The first — "Public Interest or New Bias: Why do Some Stories Dominate and others fade away?" — is FRIDAY, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. Tucson time. RSVP to to receive your link to participate.
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's training on audience engagement tips
• 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
• Poynter’s OnPoynt webinar “Job Hunting During a Pandemic.”
The Lead has info about internships and online portfolios.
• 2021 Five tools for social media
• Free bootcamp course: Digital Investigations for Journalists
Critiquing résumés

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