Apply now for Summer 2021 news internships through the APA Journalism Foundation

The Alabama Press Association Journalism Foundation will again sponsor 10-week newsroom internships this summer for journalism students in Alabama.

Student eligibility: Open to junior or senior undergraduate students or to students enrolled in a graduate program.

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Up to eight internships will be awarded each year
  • Newspapers will pay the matching portion of payroll taxes and will reimburse the intern for any business travel or other business expenses. For hours worked, interns must be paid at least minimum wage.
  • Host newspapers are expected to let the intern write stories, cover meetings and take photos, just as any newsroom staff member would. Also, the host newspaper must share at least one story (but more are encouraged) of statewide interest on the APA content sharing site.
  • Newspaper will apply along with the interns for approval.
  • One of the eight interns will be dedicated to developing content on topics of statewide interest for the APA content sharing site. This multi-media intern position will be supervised by the APA staff with assistance from journalism schools and/or retired journalism professionals.
  • Students will be required to submit a summary of their work experience to be distributed to the board and possibly published in the APA’s newsletter, AlaPressa.

To apply, click here: seeks three editorial interns in Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa has announced openings for three editorial interns in Tuscaloosa for the Spring 2021 semester. The positions include:

General assignment reporter: This intern will cover topics, ranging from local government to public events. The ideal candidate will be a student who has taken advanced news writing and/or related junior/senior level media classes and may be in need of internship experience and credit. The job is geared toward helping the student develop strong stories for publication and learn the day-in, day-out of news reporting, meeting deadlines and working with an experienced and award-winning editor. Other positives include photography/social media skills, a willingness to step outside of their comfort zone and a tenacity in getting the details of a story right in order to properly inform one’s community.

UA: This internship focuses on news from The University of Alabama. The ideal candidate will be a student who has taken advanced news writing and/or related junior/senior level media classes and may be in need of internship experience and credit. The intern will develop strong stories for publication and learn the day-in, day-out of news reporting.  Other positives include photography/social media skills, a willingness to step outside of their comfort zone and a tenacity in getting the details of a story right in order to properly inform one’s community. 

Sports reporter: Duties include coverage of college and high school sports in the spring. The candidate will need a working knowledge of traditional team sports, as well as individual sports such as golf, tennis, etc, and will need to have the scheduling availability in the evenings to be able to cover sports, as games generally take place later in the day. The intern will also have the opportunity to pursue feature stories on athletes, coaches and issues, with the internship geared toward developing the crucial skills needed to be an effective sports beat writer. Photography is a major plus for this position but not a requirement.

To apply:

Interested candidates for each of these three positions should send a resume, cover letter and any writing samples to Publisher Ryan Phillips at, and copy Mark Mayfield, JCM instructor and news media internship coordinator, at

Summer and fall 2021 internships available in Tuscaloosa

Journalism and Creative Media students interested in summer and fall 2021 internships in Tuscaloosa should click the links below for more information. The list will be updated as more positions become available:

Television internships are available in news, sports, digital, weather, and production at WVUA 23. The deadline for applications is April 5. To apply, click here.

Sports internships providing content for The Tuscaloosa News and its affiliated publications (The Gadsden Times, The Montgomery Advertiser) and for USA Today online. These internships offer the opportunity for significant experience, networking and portfolio development. For more information, click here.

News reporting internships are available at The Tuscaloosa News. For information click here.

Radio internships with Alabama Public Radio are offered in both news and production areas. For complete information, click here.

Alabama Alumni Magazine has an opening for an editorial internship, beginning in May 2021. For more information, click here:


Sports internships with Tuscaloosa News & USA Today network outlets

The Tuscaloosa News has an opportunity for interns for the summer and fall 2021 semesters 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 Seattle Times,, 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 UA’s internship program with The Tuscaloosa News. Mark Mayfield, JCM’s internship coordinator, can advise on how that works. 

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and clips (or links to clips) to Tommy Deas at TDeas@gannett.comPlease copy Mark Mayfield (msmayfield1@ua.eduon your email. 

Apply now for WVUA 23 internships for summer and fall 2021

Internship applications are now being accepted at WVUA 23 for Summer and Fall 2021. The deadline is April 5, 2021.

To apply, please click in here:

To obtain academic credit, after you are accepted, you will need to submit the Student Information Form and the station will need to submit the Supervisor Information Form to Prof. Mark Mayfield, so you can receive an override to register for credit.

The forms can be found on the department’s internship page:

Nonprofit Sector News (NSN) seeks Fall 2020 Interns

Nonprofit Sector News (, a nonprofit news site, seeks part-time journalism interns for Fall 2020. We produce original journalism (news, features, investigative) on nonprofits of all kinds nationwide, and provide that news (a kind of news service), free to U.S. news media and the public through a website, Twitter account, and LinkedIn and Facebook pages.* Emailed newsletters of NSN content, one version for journalists, one for the public, also
are planned. NSN content also goes to hyperlocal sites. (NSN is not a trade publication for nonprofit employees or boards, unlike Chronicle of Philanthropy, Nonprofit Quarterly, etc.).

Interns will be given choices of story ideas and also will be able to propose story ideas. Interns will work from home and/or their campus, conducting background research and interviews using telephones, email, Zoom/Skype/etc., Internet searches, and website visits. Students will: be given introductory information about covering nonprofits, receive editing/feedback on their writing, ask NSN questions as they work, and be asked to suggest news media outlets that their
stories be sent to. NSN will fully cooperate with universities that can award academic credit for the internship. (Because we’re a startup nonprofit, internships are unpaid, at least this year. Sorry.) Interns also will also be able to use NSN Editor/E.D. Dr. Dane S. Claussen as a reference.

NSN is especially interested in nonprofits found in almost every U.S. community (Rotary, Goodwill, animal shelters, chambers of commerce, churches, nonprofit colleges/schools, etc.); nonprofits whose work affects every American (ACLU, League of Women Voters, etc.); non-profits that serve minorities, women, LGBTQ communities, youths, and immigrants; and labor unions.

Print/digital journalism students should send a letter of application, a resume (including at least three journalism references: professors or editors)—both as email attachments—and scans of, or links to, your best five stories  published/posted in commercial and/or student news media to NSN. Your application letter must state why you want to intern for NSN and several
story ideas. Applications will be reviewed throughout August but apply as quickly as possible.

Apply to: Dr. Dane S. Claussen,
*NSN also reposts (on social media and by email) important and/or interesting journalism, from other news organizations, about nonprofits. Eventually, NSN will begin working to generally increase and improve all news media coverage of nonprofit organizations. NSN is tax-exempt under IRS 501(c)(3).

Alabama Public Radio internships available – APPLY NOW

Alabama Public Radio offers an opportunity for a hands-on learning experience working alongside national and international award winning journalists on a daily basis. Alabama Public Radio serves the citizens of Alabama to bring them the news they need to build a stronger community. Our goal is to provide our student interns with a unique opportunity to hone their skills as journalists, which makes them employable.  We do 107 minutes of news casting per week and 60% of that copy is written by our interns. We put specific emphasis on writing, interviewing and audio production in the newsroom. Our Interns work alongside the full time staff on long term projects and day to day assignments throughout the station and will work on their own independent projects. Internships are available in APR’s news, marketing, and programming and music departments.

Interns are students currently enrolled at the University of Alabama. Interns have the option to volunteer or work for school credit. Work done for school credit should be set up along with a faculty advisor and the APR internship coordinator.

Here are a couple of links to recent stories by current student members of the team. The one titled “The Believers” recently won an international Gold in the New York Festivals radio competition (APR’s 135th award since I became news director—go team!)


Interns must commit to a semester-long internship.

Internships run with the University of Alabama academic calendar.

APR has a dress code that is business casual. Interns are expected to appear neat and professional.

TO APPLY for internships, link in here:



News interns will work with Alabama Public Radio’s national and international award winning news team to help produce local news content for radio and our website . Interns will learn how to write well under deadline pressure, conduct interviews, how to use audio recording equipment and editing software, and how to produce their own original spots and sound-rich features for broadcast and our website. All of these skills make you employable in the industry. The following are a few skills you gain as an ops assistant at APR:

  • Writing well under deadline pressure
  • Audio Editing
  • Conducting interviews
  • Working with a team
  • Story development
  • Feature Reporting
  • Voice Work
  • Learning how to work with a news team in a professional setting
  • Learning to collaborate with other departments within the Digital Media Center



Have you ever wondered how the content of your favorite radio station is put out over the airwaves? Well, the person who makes this happen is the operations manager or program director. As an operations assistant intern at Alabama Public Radio, you’ll gain hands-on experience that will make you more marketable in a competitive job industry. The following are a few skills you gain as an ops assistant at APR:

  • The basics of how to operate sound boards in production rooms
  • Becoming a better creative/promotional writer via website and social media postings on APR platforms
  • Learning the basics of editing audio in Adobe Audition (mixdowns, normalize, hard limiter, fade-ins and fade-outs)
  • Ability to import content into ENCO automation system using a specific coded format
  • Knowledge of how to get Allegiance Traffic software to show up in a DAD playlist
  • Knowledge of how to generate and make manual changes to daily playlists/build a mini playlist
  • Understanding of how changes made to clocks in Scheduling Wizard effects day-to-day playlists (content cut numbers, commands and transitions)
  • ability to download, format and edit content from APR content distributors
  • Knowledge of APR content and program schedule
  • Understanding of the flow of a standard NPR clock/program


Summer and Fall Internships are now available in the Tuscaloosa area for JCM majors and minors

Journalism and Creative Media students interested in summer or fall internships in the Tuscaloosa area should click on one of the links below to get more information. The list will be updated as more positions become available:

Internship in various news, sports, photography, video, editing and web content areas are available at The Tuscaloosa News. For information click here.

Internships in all areas are available at WVUA television. For information on contacts to apply, click here.

Alabama Public Radio offers internships in both news and production areas. For complete information click here.



Summer internship open in Atlanta area will accept applications for its paid summer internship through March 15, 2020.

Applications are open to all high school and college students with an interest in studying journalism. The person who qualifies will be paid $1,000 for the summer for a duration that will be determined based on that person’s school schedule. Generally, the internship lasts eight to 10 weeks. Journalism students and majors are preferred, but we will consider any qualified applicant who shows an interest.

Applications should be mailed to The application should include a cover letter, a resume, three to five writing samples and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or academic adviser.

People who want to participate in this internship should be prepared to write a minimum of three stories per week and be available to cover assignments on some weekends. The successful applicant must also be comfortable working in a virtual newsroom. While there will be opportunities for face-to-face meetings and shadowing reporters, most of the communication will be done via email and phone calls, so prompt and timely communication will be essential.

We will offer you a range of assignments and experiences, from covering community events and public meetings to writing in-depth features. You will be under the guidance of an award-winning journalist with more than 10 years of experience. We will try to tailor the internship to your interests whenever the opportunity arises.

If you have additional questions, please contact the editor a

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your applications.

WBHM Birmingham radio announces internships

Internship application is now open at WBHM 90.3 FM in Birmingham, Ala.

Interns are students currently enrolled in high school or college, or recent graduates who have been out of school for less than a year. Interns will work for school credit. A faculty advisor will be involved, and WBHM staff will report to the advisor on a regular basis.

All interns can expect ongoing feedback and coaching presented in a respectful manner. Interns and adult learners will be evaluated at the end of the semester. At this time, the option of an additional semester will be reviewed by WBHM if the intern/adult learner wishes to continue. After the additional semester, and at WBHM’s sole discretion, interns/adult learners may continue to intern with WBHM and the possibility of payment for hours worked may be considered.


  • Interns and adult learners must work at least 15 hours/week on a set schedule.
  • Interns must commit to a semester-long internship. WBHM follows UAB’s academic calendar.
  • WBHM has a business casual dress code. Interns and adult learners are expected to look neat and professional.


  • For news department internships, fill out the WBHM News Internship Application and e-mail to along with a resume and cover letter.
  • Applications for the fall are due on August 9.
  • For all other internships, email the point person for that department (see below).



News interns will work with WBHM’s news director and reporters to help produce local news content for radio and Interns will learn how to do interviews, how to use audio recording equipment and editing programs, and how to produce their own original spots and sound-rich features for broadcast and digital platforms. Strong digital skills are a plus. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and the WBHM News Internship Application to News Director Gigi Douban at

Programming/Production interns will work primarily with WBHM’s Program Director producing promos and/or short features to air on WBHM. Using digital editing, they will ultimately be responsible for conceiving, writing, editing and mixing their work, the goal being to air on WBHM. They may also record audio in the field as well. Additional work could include working with the automations system and audio consoles. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to Michael Krall at