Internship Opportunities at Alabama Public Radio in Tuscaloosa

Alabama Public Radio welcomes interns to the newsroom on a continuing basis, including fall and spring terms. Internship application deadlines are: August 1 (for fall), December 1 (for spring), and April 15 (for summer). Applications are available at the website.

Each intern is trained by the director to write his or her own story every day. Students research the story, track down interview subjects, do the interview, and write copy to be edited (all under supervision of the professional staff.)

Student writers’ material is used on APR newscasts, and interns often get to do spots for air. All from this work is done in the Digital Media Center inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Director Pat Duggins turns students into crackerjack writers, which means jobs.

Assistant News Director Stan Ingold ( is the point of contact for student interns at APR.

Journal Record in Marion County seeks staff writer

The Journal Record of Hamilton, Ala., is seeking a staff writer to work from its Hamilton office. The person will cover areas and beats across Marion County in northwest Alabama. The position is available immediately.

The paper is seeking a writer who can work some nights and weekends, and without immediate supervision. Transportation and insurance is required. Photography skills are not required but preferred.

To apply, go to the paper’s offices on Alabama 17 in south Hamilton, or send a resume and clips to Ed Howell, assistant news editor.

Freelancer Magazine seeks interns

Freelancer Magazine, a Tuscaloosa-based publication, is seeking interns to write and blog about music, fashion or beauty.

General requirements for these internships include:

  • 1-2 years writing experience
  • Beginner to intermediate skill level with WordPress
  • Must be up-to-date with the latest music, fashion or beauty trends.

This unpaid internship is available year round. Interested applicants must apply online by clicking one of the following categories: music, fashion, and beauty.

Contact Stephanie Moore at for more information.

Shelby County Newspapers seeks general assignment reporter

Shelby County Newspapers, Inc., a media company that publishes award-winning newspapers, magazines and websites, is seeking a general assignment reporter.

This position includes general assignment reporting, feature writing, some photography and some sports reporting.

This full-time opportunity offers competitive salary and benefits. Compensation plan includes base weekly salary, health/dental insurance, 401(k), paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays and paid sick leave.

Their products include:

  • The Shelby County Reporter, a weekly newspaper with a daily online focus. The Reporter has won the Alabama Press Association’s top editorial award in its category for the last nine years.
  • The Alabaster Reporter, Pelham Reporter, Helena Reporter and 280 Reporter, weekly newspapers with a daily online focus.
  • Shelby Living and Hoover’s Magazine, award-winning, monthly lifestyle magazines.

Applicants should possess:

  • Solid writing, researching and interviewing skills
  • Fluency in AP style and strict adherence to grammar rules
  • Valid driver’s license, car insurance and a vehicle
  • Impeccable time management and organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred
  • Competency in photography and social media preferred

To apply for this position, email résumé and writing samples to General Manager Katie McDowell at or call 205-669-3131.

The Southeast Sun seeks sports writer

The Southeast Sun, an award-winning, locally owned weekly newspaper in South Alabama, is seeking a full-time sports writer.

Applicants should possess good writing, photography and time management skills. Layout experience is preferred, but not required.

The Sun offers a competitive salary, benefits, and the opportunity to cover sports in the Enterprise/Fort Rucker/Daleville areas, which includes three high schools and a community college. The publication also covers some Troy University sports.

Those interested in this position should send a cover letter and resume to Caroline Quattlebaum at

USA Today internship deadline approaching

USA Today’s 2016 Collegiate Correspondent program  is looking for media students of all majors to participate in its internship program.

Correspondents will write or shoot one news feature a week for the fall semester. They will also have the opportunity to be mentored by the USA Today staff, including reporters, social media experts, editors and more. In addition, participants will have their works  published throughout the USA Today College network.

The deadline for applications is April 10.

Applicants will be accepted in rounds. Selected applicants will move to round two on April 19. Round three will be April 29. Accepted applicants will be notified May 4.

For more information click here.


Summer Institute on Political Journalism is accepting applications for its internship and scholarship programs

The Summer Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, D.C. is looking to grant students a guaranteed internship in media outlets or PR firms in the D.C. area. Past internship sites include CBS Radio, Homeland Security Today magazine, Telemundo and many other work sites. Students will spend 8 weeks at the nation’s capital with 70 other students from across the U.S.

Participants can earn between 3 and 9 college credits.

Students who exhibit great leadership skills, maturity and an involvement with on-campus and community activities are encouraged to apply. The admissions committee prefers students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a strong letter of recommendation and professional or volunteer experience.

The priority deadline for the internship is Feb. 10.

The Fund for American Studies has 4 full scholarships available to outstanding student leaders who will participate in the internship. The $8,695 scholarship will cover tuition and housing costs.

The priority deadline for the scholarship is Feb. 10.

For more information or to apply for the internship and scholarship click here .




Starnes Publishing seeks interns in Birmingham area

Imagine your byline on the front page of a newspaper that thousands of people are reading. At Starnes Publishing, you can make that dream happen. Our interns don’t make coffee and run off copies – they write in-depth stories and work closely with our small staff in every area of editorial production. Join us as we craft relevant, hyperlocal news and features.

Our monthly suburban newspapers have a circulation of 87,500, with titles including 280 Living, The Homewood Star, Hoover Sun, Vestavia Voice and Village Living. Starnes Publishing is looking for fall, spring and summer editorial interns with a passion for writing and investing in their local community.rmingham area

Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Write news and feature stories
  • Cover community events
  • Pitch story ideas
  • Copyedit
  • Produce website content
  • Work with social media
  • Take photographs and shoot videos

Photography and videography skills are an added bonus. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and three writing samples to

Paid and unpaid positions available.

To learn more about our publications, visit
and find our papers on Facebook.

Summer 2016 Political Internships in D.C.

The Institute on Political Journalism is now accepting applications for the 8-week program from June 4-July 29, 2016 in Washington D.C. that allows students to intern in the fields of journalism, public relations, and communication while earning academic credit.

Early Application Deadline: December 10, 2015 – to receive priority admissions, scholarship consideration, & a 5% tuition discount

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