Career Resources

As a student in the Department of Communication at UTEP you can learn on the job and obtain class credit at the same time.

If you have been considering doing an internship in your major before graduation, now is a good time to jump in. Approved internships qualify for internship class credit.

Students have previously done internships with print, TV, radio and online media companies, advertising agencies, non profit organizations, government agencies, local chambers of commerce, UTEP departments, etc.

If you are interested in seeking an internship, here are some things that you should consider:

Have your résumé and work samples. Work samples include any stories you have written, any reporting you have done, pictures, videos taken, etc. If you do not have a portfolio, a paper you have written for class may help to show your work. If you do not have a résumé or want to update your existing résumé, the University Career Center has workshops and information on résumé writing.  They look forward to assisting you in your career development.

The University Counseling Center offers educational and personal growth programs in English and Spanish for the UTEP campus community. Topics include, but are not limited to: communication, relationship, and study skills; time management; career choices; alcohol use/abuse; and building self-esteem. (See UCC Home Page for our current workshop series.)

For more information about the internships and how to get school credit for them, please contact Borderzine Director, Zita Arocha, at

Journalism Internship Opportunities

Texas APME Buster Haas internship/scholarship

The Texas APME Buster Hass invites journalism students attending Texas colleges and universities to apply for the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Buster Haas Minority Internship. Students who are selected will intern for 10 weeks at a newspaper of 30,000 circulation or less and receive a $1,000 stipend each month they are there. Additionally, students will receive a $500 scholarship the following fall when they return to school. Students who have won this scholarship have described it as “eye-opening,” “life-changing” and a number of other adjectives related to how this scholarship provides them with the boost and the clips to get their journalism career started.


The Chips Quinn Scholars Program

The Chips Quinn Scholars Program offers paid 10 to 12 week internships in a variety of newsrooms across the country.  To learn more and apply online, visit the Freedom Forum Diversity Website and click on Chips Quinn Scholars.


Estrella TV

Communication students who wish to work in Spanish language TV. Here’s an interesting opportunity.

Estan invitados a correr la voz, buscan corresponsales (video/espanol) para ALARMA TV un show de la cadena Estrella TV (Liberman Broadcasting Inc). Se paga full track transmitido – 1min 40seg maximo. De preferencia NOTA ROJA, y hechos insolitos (Nota del dia o atemporal) – El envio tiene que ser via web en quick time, obviamente todo armado y listo para aire.

Necesitamos corresponsalias de cualquier parte de los Estados Unidos, Mexico y Centroamerica. Nuestro target es grupo hispano de 18 a 49 anos de edad, viviendo en los E.U. de origen Mexicano, Salvadoreno y el resto de C.A. y el Sur del continente.

Aqui esta mas informacion de Estrella TV.

Posted on Oct 109. 2010


Impacto Latin News

Impacto Latin News is the oldest Spanish language weekly in New York and one of the oldest in the US. We would like to offer the opportunity to young professionals seeking internship opportunities to come and work at one of the most important weekly newspapers in New York City.

We have an online property and a series of top notch events such as our Impacto Latin News Business & Economy Symposium coming up in September.

We would like members who have the following skills: Editorial, Writing (Spanish language), Interviewing and writing, Graphic Design (newspaper layout & production of ads), Website editorial, Website graphics

For more information contact Gail M. Smith at Tel. 212-807-0400 or email
IMPACTO Latin News
225 West 35th Street
Suite 1001
New York, NY 10001


Advocate Magazines

Looking for writers, photographers and young journalists interested in new media: Join our editorial staff for a fall, spring or summer internship that will give you plenty of hands-on experience. Because we are a small company, we can offer only unpaid internships, but because we are a small company, interns have the chance to be involved in the meat of magazine work. Click here to read more



ADELANTE! US EDUCATION LEADERSHIP FUND For Hispanic students who have a minimum of 3.0 GPA, are eligible for financial aid or state-funded programs, and enrolled full-time. Must provide two letters of recommendation, complete a student survey, participate in ADELANTE’s leadership institute, and email a resume to


ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION For outstanding high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students. Students are selected based on commitment to the field of journalism, sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues as demonstrated by community involvement, journalistic ability, and financial need.


CAROL SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP For any minority college student whose career objective is electronic journalism. Radio and Television News Directors Foundation, 202-659-6510


CHICANA LATINA SCHOLARSHIPS For continuing Latina students to complete their undergraduate and graduate college education. These scholarships are available on a competitive basis to female college students of Latino background.


CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE For Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Award: $1,000 – $5,000.


DR. JUAN ANDRADE, JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUNG HISPANIC LEADERS. For students enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in a four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Recipients must also be able to attend the Annual Midwest Hispanic Student Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL. 312-427-8683.


EASLEY NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM For American high school seniors who exhibit scholastic excellence, leadership, merit, integrity, and outstanding character. Amount: $3,000 to $15,000


ED BRADLEY SCHOLARSHIP For any minority full-time college student whose career objective is electronic journalism. Radio & News Television News Directors Foundation, 202-659-6510.




GOOD NEIGHBOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM For students of Latin American origin. Non-US citizens only. 800-242-3062 x6463,


HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND For students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who demonstrate financial need.


HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND AND SALLIE MAE FIRST IN MY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS For Hispanic undergraduate students in any field who are the first in their families to attend college. 507-931-1682


LATINO INITIATIVES FOR THE NEXT CENTURY For first generation Latino college students with an opportunity to obtain a degree in higher education. 773-762-8970


LA UNIDAD LATINA FOUNDATION, INC. For Hispanic students who have completed at least one semester of higher education. Academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and financial need are strongly considered. Applicants must have a 2.7 GPA.


LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC) NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND For high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate college students through its educational counterpart, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.202-835-9646


LEONARD M. PERRYMAN COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP For ethnic minority students majoring in journalism or mass communications. 888-278-4862


LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES FOUNDATION MERC SCHOLARSHIP For minority high school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher 408-920-5555


MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID A listing of scholarships and financial aid opportunities for minority students.


NANCY ANN & RAY L. HUNT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS For high school seniors in any field of study. Must be permanent resident or citizen, academically rank in top 25% of their graduating class, have an SAT score of at least 1200 or ACT of 28, and at least 16 academic units, including Foreign Language, English, Math, Natural Science, and Social Science. 214-768-3417,


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS SCHOLARSHIPS For deserving students interested in pursuing a career in journalism awards of up to $5,000. Scholarships are open to any foreign or American born students, currently attending an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school.


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC JOURNALISTS-RUBEN SALAZAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM For high school seniors, college undergraduates, or first-year graduate students who are pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast, or online media. 202-622-7145


NATIONAL HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP For Hispanic students pursuing a degree in any field of study. Award: $3,000 per year for 4 years for Texas residents, a waiver for non-residents valued at an estimated $8500/year and $1000 Annual Scholarship for Four Years. 512-475-6203,


NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION GRANTS For minority students who want to pursue a career in journalism. 202-588-8764


PAUL & DAISY SOROS FELLOWSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS PROGRAM Fellowships are granted for up to two years of graduate study in the United States to new Americans (holder of green card or naturalized citizen or child of two naturalized citizens) under 30 years of age.


PROJECT EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS Open to students in any field of study. Award: $4,000 or higher (up to full tuition). At least 600 winners. Based on academic merit, leadership, community service.


RON BROWN SCHOLARSHIPS $10,000 for 10 to 20 students, renewable. Based on academic merit, leadership, and community service. Open to all fields.


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LATINOS The Ellen & Federico Jimenez Scholarship Program will award twenty-five $2,000 scholarships to deserving Latino college students who are INELIGIBLE to receive federal and/or state UNITING INTERNATIONALLY-FOCUSED CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 6310 LBJ, Suite 203 / Dallas, TX 75240 / 972-661-2764 / financial aid; who have demonstrated commitment to serving the Latino community in the United States; and who have been accepted to a Community College or State University in CALIFORNIA or TEXAS. A social security number is NOT required to apply. See , mail or call 213-629-2512


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HISPANICS Database of over 1000 scholarships included in the Hispanic Scholarship Directory, sponsored by the National Education Association.


SEARS CRAFTSMAN SCHOLARSHIP For high school seniors of any age, race, ethnic origin and personal belief. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or above and plan to attend a 2 year or 4 year college or trade/technical school. 626-250-2296


SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS Database of sporting related financial aid.


STUDENT VIDEO SCHOLARSHIPS Video contests for college students. Winning entries will be aired on a special edition of the internationally-syndicated television series Christopher Close-up. In addition, winners will receive the following cash awards: First Prize: $3,000, Second Prize: $2,000, Third Prize: $1,000, and 5 Honorable Mention Prizes of $100 each. Entrants must be currently enrolled in and attending a graduate or undergraduate program at a college or university. Entries will be judged on overall impact, effectiveness of conveying theme, artistic merit and technical proficiency.


THE EMMA L. BOWEN FOUNDATION FOR MINORITY INTERESTS Scholarships to increase minority representation in the media industry by providing multi-year paid internships and scholarships to minority freshmen students.


UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE SCHOLARSHIPS IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION For outstanding scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals from around the world to conduct research at the U.S. Institute of Peace on important issues concerning international conflict and peace.


WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP For minority students in an undergraduate or graduate program. Recipient serves as a summer intern with the William Randolph Hearst Fund. Award: $2,500 to $5,000 depending on the recipient’s educational level, financial need, and time commitment.

Posted on 10/07/2010


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