Sports internships with Tuscaloosa News & USA Today network outlets

The Tuscaloosa News has an opportunity for sports interns for the spring in its award-winning sports department. The candidates must be qualified University of Alabama Journalism & Creative Media Department majors or minors.

Duties would include coverage of high school, local and possibly UA sports  and include instruction and learning opportunities as well as the chance to create bylines and contribute to the and digital operations. Students may also provide content to other affiliated media outlets.

The Tuscaloosa News is part of the USA TODAY network. Sports interns will be supervised by Tommy Deas, a former executive sports editor at The Tuscaloosa News who now oversees Southeastern Conference coverage and three sports departments in Alabama while working at The Tennessean in Nashville. 

Past interns at The Tuscaloosa News are currently working at such places as the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal,, the Daily Memphian in Memphis, Nashville Business Journal, in New York and at other operations around the country.

Interns can earn academic credit for the semester through the UA’s internship program with The Tuscaloosa News. Mark Mayfield can advise on how that works. 

If interested, please alert Tommy Deas (, the JCM Internship Coordinator Mark Mayfield ( and Tuscaloosa News City Editor Ken Roberts ( with a cover letter, resume and clips or links to clips (sports clips preferred).

Please respond as soon as possible so you can get set up for the spring semester credit.