Internship opportunities for JMS students

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The Sports Quotient Seeks Contributors

With a 63,000-follower Twitter account, Sports Quotient is a fast-growing digital-sports media startup (everything’s done online). It provides a massive platform for nearly 200 talented, young sports writers and staff from over 70 universities to deliver their smart, in-depth sports analysis with hundreds of thousands of monthly readers, in order to raise their SQ.

Joining SQ requires only a handful of hours a week from your home/dorm (we’ll work around your schedule), you’ll receive personalized feedback, and their best members have gone on to work for top sports (and non-sports) organizations, like ESPN, the Knicks, Jets, Clippers, Madison Square Garden, Google, Johnson & Johnson, and Facebook, to name a few.

They also work to help get college internship credit for students who request it.

Available Positions

  • Columnists: Write one in-depth, analytical article a week within your favorite sport (topics up to you)
  • Reporters: Cover major headlines and breaking news across the sports world
  • Viral Media Writers: Cover must-see content with light, comical commentary
  • Editors: Review and edit weekly content for grammar and content quality

Other Available Positions: Statisticians, Marketing Associates, Graphic Designers, and Sports Trivia Quiz Writers


Interested in applying or learning more? Contact with the top 2-3 positions you’re most interested in.

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The Penny Hoarder is Seeking Interns!

The Penny Hoarder, a St. Petersburg-based publication, is currently seeking interns for the following positions:


Video Production Editor Intern

Are you interested in video and eager to learn more?

Do you love the idea of creating the coolest, most share-worthy videos? Does editing come second nature to you? Are you wanting to learn more about digital media?

Taylor Media is looking for a video production editor who will intern for The Penny Hoarder, the fastest growing private media company in the country. This is your chance to help create unique videos that fulfill our company’s mission of putting money in our readers’ pockets and gain real-life experience.

The ideal candidate is a college student who is eager to take on multiple tasks, help edit original content and craft innovative programming across multiple platforms.

The internship lasts one semesters, with the possibility of extending it. Taylor Media believes in paying interns — we offer $12/hour — and their full-time positions include benefits. Students might be able to earn college credits for this work.

In this position, you’ll…

  • Be passionate about pitching, developing, producing and editing videos.
  • Have beginner’s knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut and Avid
  • Have experience using DSLR camera and audio equipment
  • Have working experience of Google Mail, Drive, Sheets & Docs
  • Be organized, meticulous and tech-savvy
  • Be self-motivated and works well in groups
    Be hard working and willing to pitch in as needed
  • Be comfortable lifting 50 lbs of equipment

Duties include but aren’t limited to…

  • Editing video series, new and original content, kinetic type/text only videos, interviews, multi-cam shoots, 360-VR
  • Developing new concepts and ideas for videos
  • Pitching in on set and in the field for shoots
  • Staying up-to-date with trends
  • Delivering completed quality works to team
  • Strong ability to take initiative, set priorities, solve problems and be resourceful under pressure

Editorial Writing Intern

Are you interested in writing for a fast-growing digital media company?

Taylor Media is looking for a writing intern for The Penny Hoarder, the fastest growing private media company in the country. This is your chance to help create unique, compelling content that fulfill our company’s mission of putting money in our readers’ pockets and gain real-life experience.

The ideal candidate is a college student who is eager to take on multiple tasks, learn the ins and outs of the digital media industry, and help research, report and write original content that will appear on multiple platforms.

The internship lasts one semester, with the possibility of extending it. We believe in paying interns — we offer $12/hour. Students might be able to earn college credits for this work.

In this position, you’ll…

  • learn how to turn a story idea into a pitch, and then how to pitch the story to an editor
  • conduct research for posts using interviews, data and public records
  • learn how to write for a variety of platforms: web, SEO, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • learn how to work with an editor
  • write posts in a variety of formats, from short newsy posts to at least one longer reported piece by semester’s end
  • understand the editorial process involved in taking a story from idea to final product
  • work with photo, video and social departments to collaborate on cross-platform content

Search Engine Optimization Intern

  • Link Building
    • Research to identify link targets: blogs, journalists, influencers, organizations
    • Monitor web for brand mentions
    • Outreach to targets for link acquisition: email, web, social media, phone
    • Develop content for link acquisition: guest posts, roundup posts, infographics
    • Design infographics for placement in posts and third-party sites
    • Broken link building via Wikipedia and other high-DA sites
    • Competitive analysis to identify link opportunities by vertical
    • Reverse image lookup to identify unlinked images
  • On-page optimization
    • Help optimize republished posts (we have been averaging 4-6 per week)
    • Identify strategic on-page optimization opportunities (i.e. posts with keywords ranking in positions 7-15 or posts with high-volume keywords ranking 11-20) and update for maximum SEO visibility
    • Identify topics competing for same keyword, rework posts with unique primary keywords
    • Internal linking: rework internal linking across site to properly funnel link equity to main posts/categories
    • Work with editorial staff on new posts to optimize prior to publishing
  • Technical optimizations
    • Monitor Google Search Console for AMP errors, duplicate title tags/meta descriptions and crawl errors
    • Fix or escalate issues to SEO Manager or Product Team to resolve
  • Editorial Topic Ideation
    • Utilize keyword research, competitive analysis and trends data to develop topics/angles for TPH coverage
  • Duplicate content
    • Monitor TPH and web for stolen/duplicate content
    • Request content removal and/or report issues to Google when appropriate

Taylor Media is a digital media startup based in beautiful and walkable St. Petersburg, Florida. It runs The Penny Hoarder, a website about interesting ways to earn and save money. Their mission is to provide valuable, relevant tips and inspirational stories that help people put more money in their pockets.

In 2017, Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the No. 1 fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. for the second consecutive year, and #25 on the overall list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. They are bootstrapped and profitable, with a brand new state-of-the-art headquarters. Their bold, kind, lead with spark team is one of innovation and progress, and they promote a strengths-based culture that offers their employees room to learn and grow.

Perks of joining include: Full health insurance coverage, three weeks of vacation time plus seven paid holidays, unlimited sick days, generous retirement plan, parking and communications allowance and an annual learning stipend.

Please navigate to our website to apply, so you can answer the application questions. You can read more about what it’s like to work with them at

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Television Academy Foundation Internship Program Application Deadline is January 16!

Every summer, the Television Academy Foundation offers 50 television industry internships in over 30 disciplines. These eight-week, paid positions at major media companies provide professional experience, career development and networking opportunities to talented students nationwide.

Postmark deadline is January 16, 2018.

*Letters of recommendation without a signature will NOT be accepted.

New for 2018 – Choreography

Agency · Animation · Art Direction/ Set Decorating · Broadcast News · Business of Physical Production · Casting · Children’s Programming/ Development · Cinematography · Commercials · Costume Design · Development · Digital Entertainment · Documentary/ Nonfiction Production · Editing · Entertainment News · Legal & Business Affairs · Live Television Production · Marketing · Media Research · Movies for Television · Music · Post Production · Production Management · Program Planning and Scheduling · Public Relations/ Publicity · Sound · Special Visual Effects · Television Directing · Television Scriptwriting · Unscripted Television

Click here to apply!

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RTDNA’s Mike Reynolds Scholarship Application Deadline Jan. 15

Mike Reynolds, who died in 1988 of a brain tumor at age 45, was assignment editor and then managing editor at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA. This scholarship is awarded to a journalism student with a good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The recipient of the Mike Reynolds Scholarship will receive $1,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.


  • Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded, pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism
  • Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores or above in good standing when scholarships are awarded
  • Students may apply for only one RTDNF scholarship, and past RTDNF scholarship winners are not eligible.


  • Complete the online application form, including:
    • Contact information
    • Experience
    • URL links to 3-5 work samples
      • Work samples should be broadcast (television/radio) or online news pieces
      • Work samples should be uploaded to a host site like YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.
  • Upload the supplemental materials:
    • Cover letter
      • Discuss your current and past journalism experience
      • Describe how you intend to use the funds
      • Discuss your choice to pursue a career in journalism
      • Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee
    • Resume
    • Letter of recommendation
      • From a professor, advisor, or supervisor
      • Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee

For more information and to apply, visit the RTNDA website.

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Investigative Reporters and Editors Seeks Summer Interns

Hone your watchdog skills next summer!
Are you a college journalism student who enjoys holding government officials accountable, scouring public records or working with data? If so, consider spending your summer at IRE through the Google News Lab Fellowship. Applications are due Jan. 15.
Eight participating organizations in the U.S. select students who will spend 10 weeks working on projects focused on data journalism, online free expression, building news apps, and rethinking the business of journalism. Each student receives a $9,000 stipend and $1,000 travel fund.
IRE and NICAR are both based out of the University of Missouri. We’re a small crew, but there’s no limit to the scope and impact of the work you can do here.
Past Google Fellow projects include:
If you have questions, please contact Sarah Hutchins at
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JED Fellowship for Students of Journalism – Application Deadline Dec. 31

Cultural Vistas, a non-profit organization that provides international exchange opportunities to students and young professionals, invites students to apply to the Journalism in the Era of Disinformation Fellowship (JED), a funded fellowship program that gives student journalists from the United States and Germany the opportunity to meet their peers and learn about the role that disinformation plays in political coverage in both countries. Each year, up to 8 German and 8 American journalism students will be selected to participate in this weeklong program in Washington DC and New York, which will focus on political coverage in the U.S. and Germany and analyze the trend of “fake news”. By exchanging ideas with each other and with experts in the field, participants will analyze the development of disinformation in various media in both countries, while developing solutions to counteract these trends in journalism.

The program is funded by the Transatlantic Program of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany through funds of the European Recovery Program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, and covers various program expenses for participants, including flight costs to/from Washington DC and New York, program-related travel and accommodations, workshops and discussions with high-level contacts at various media, think tanks, and political institutions, and daily stipends during the program.

Eligible candidates for the JED Fellowship:

  • Are currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a post-secondary program of study in journalism, political communication, or related fields (in either the U.S. or Germany)
  • demonstrate a strong interest in a career in journalism focusing on political coverage (local, state, or federal)
  • have previous experience as an intern or employee in a media setting
  • are citizens or permanent residents in the country in which they are studying (the U.S. or Germany)

Candidates studying outside of larger media hubs and those with limited or no previous international experience are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is December 31, 2017 for the 2018 program, which will take place in Washington DC and New York between May 19 – May 25, 2018. Participants from both the U.S. and Germany will travel together in these cities during the program week.

You can find more information at, including the online application form. Please direct any questions about the program to