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Barbara Schmitz Benish

Barb Benish, MBA

Internship Coordinator & Instructor
Office: Sage 3609
Phone: 424-7145


Internships are essential learning and professional experiences to help students gain knowledge in the field, discover their interests and build a resume and portfolio to get a job. Barb Benish, the department’s internship coordinator, works with students to find internships. The J427 Professional Journalism Internship course also is an option for academic credit. About 87% of students in our program have one or more internships before graduation. We believe this internship rate contributes to our 88% job placement rate in the field for new grads. Check out these internship openings and reach out to Barb Benish with any questions. 

Job, Fellowship & Networking Opportunities




CCMC in Mesa, AZ or Peoria seeks communications coordinator

CCMC is looking to hire a full-time Communications Coordinator position at Las Sendas in Mesa, AZ. Learn more at


Peoria posting:


CCMC in Goodyear, AZ seeks communications manager

CCMC currently has a full-time Communications Manager position at Estrella in Goodyear, AZ. At CCMC, our communications manager plays a crucial role in executing our company’s purpose statement: We build community by bringing people together in the neighborhoods where they live and in the offices where we work. Communications managers are responsible for planning, creating, editing, designing, producing, and distributing all means of communication for the residents, internal team members, the Board of Directors and community partners.

Learn more at

WFRV TV, Green Bay; Digital News Producer

The Digital News Producer selects and organizes stories for digital broadcast platforms as well as digital web platforms including the stations website and social media pages. Find more information here.

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland seeks marketing and events specialist

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland is seeking a marketing and events specialist. Learn more at






Cousins Subs seeks PR Specialist - Full-time job

Cousins Subs is searching for a savvy PR Specialist to join its Marketing Team, The PR Specialist will assist in the execution of Cousins Subs’ in-house PR strategy, marketing communications projects, copy writing and more! Learn more at






Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp. seeks business coach in Fox Valley area

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation is seeking a full-time business coach to work with WWBIC clients in the Green Bay/Appleton areas.  The ideal candidate is an individual who has owned a business/currently owns a business, has run a significant part of a business and/or has provided professional services to a wide range of small businesses. Learn more at






Marinette Menominee EagleHerald seeks full-time reporter due to retirement

The Marinette Menominee EagleHerald is looking for a full-time news reporter to add to its award-winning team. Reporting duties will include county government, features and general assignment. Flexible day and night hours required, including some weekend work. The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic, ambitious and a reliable self-starter. The candidate also must have strong writing and editing skills, along with advanced computer skills. A knowledge of computer writing systems and InDesign is beneficial. Page layout experience is helpful, but we are willing to train the right person. Candidates must provide their own reliable transportation and up-to-date insurance. We are a six-day morning daily located on the Wisconsin-Michigan border, about one hour north of Green Bay. The EagleHerald is a member of Adams Publishing Group. To apply, send a resume and cover letter, along with three writing samples to Dan Kitkowski, editor, EagleHerald Publishing, 1809 Dunlap Ave., P.O. Box 77, Marinette, WI 54143 or email to






Cousins Subs seeks digital marketing specialist

Cousins Subs is hiring a Digital Marketing Specialist who has a passion for social media management, content creation and graphic design. Learn more at


Forum Communications Company

Forum Communications Company has a variety of jobs available in a variety of fields, including:

  • Inside sales representative, West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minn.
  • Account executive, WDAY, Fargo, ND
  • Sports editor, Echo Press, Alexandria, Minn.
  • Business/Health Industry reporter, Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, Minn.

To learn more or see other job openings, go to







Check out their job openings at





Oshkosh Herald seeks sports stringers, contributors and a salesperson.
The Oshkosh Herald is seeking sports stringers, contributors and a salesperson. Current students or alumni should contact or to apply.



Internships and Fellowships

UW Oshkosh’s Career and Professional Development is available to help you in your internships or job search. Check the online resources, classes, Handshake and more.


New Wisconsin publication seeks writers - paid $11/hour

Get on board with a brand new publication for the State of Wisconsin and receive hands on experience and work with a marketing company who’s been in business since 2004. It’s time for print media and we are looking for a few special writers:

Writer – Persuasive – You can be a part of your topic.

Writer — Expository

Writer — Narrative

Writer — Features

Writers should be journalism majors. Recent graduates considered.

This is a paid position – $11.00 per hour – 5-15 hours a month, including a 1  hour meeting per month with the  entire team

Can write offsite

Send resume to

Deadline to apply is February 5th – First meeting is February 17th

Deadline for first publication is April 15th – First publication is June 1, 2020

For this position we would like for you to write 3 articles per issue. Photography will be your own.

I look forward to meeting you! 

Publisher – Tina Marie Klein 



YardBarker Sports News Editor Internship

Sports News Editor Internship

Yardbarker is a sports news service committed to delivering breaking NFL newsMLB newsNBA news, and NHL news. We write, aggregate and syndicate hundreds of articles, galleries and sports quizzes daily. And, we produce the most informative and customizable sports newsletter in the industry, The Morning Bark. To find out more, click here:

Science Web Magazine Writer (Freelance)

My name is Andrew Neff, I work with a science web-magazine, and I’d like to advertise a paid writing opportunity to your students.  We can’t quite manage a full paid internship, but are interested in paying your students to contribute individual pieces ($250 for 500-800 words).  Feel free to take a look at our organization’s website (, and reach out to me at any time should you have any questions.

Ongoing. Seeking writing, editing, social media and music reviewing interns. To apply, go to

Raw Story

Ongoing. Seeking journalism fellows and interns who have a sincere passion for news, politics, civil rights and government accountability. Successful applicants should be quick learners, organized and able to work efficiently under fast-paced editorial deadlines. Work closely with editorial staff copy-editing, researching and writing. Learn more

Marketing/Promoting/Event Planning

Driftless Music Gardens
Hey college students! Looking to get experience in live music events, event production/promotion, and team management? Driftless Music Gardens is looking to hire an intern for Spring and Summer!
Our internship program is unpaid, but allows you to gain real world experience in planning and producing two of the Midwest’s best micro-music festivals. The two festivals take place during the summer, but planning is all year long! Learn how a team of leaders work with bands, promoters, and festival goers to put on a fun, family-friendly weekend camping festival! Add something new and exciting to your college resume and join us!
Please read the full job description attached to this email and send your resume with cover letter to and with “DMG (please specify Spring or Summer) Internship” as the subject line. Let us know if you have any other questions!
UMC seeks content marketing intern - Apply by Feb. 16

UMC is seeking a content marketing intern. Learn more.

Paint Art Center Wedding and Special Events Internships

The Paine Art Center is seeking two interns for its Wedding and Special Events Internship. 

Click on the link above to learn more.

Nobias (A tech start-up based in New York) -- Summer Internship

Are you interested in political, financial or health news? Would you like to gain experience in a tech start-up working to help people understand the landscape of media bias? Then apply to be a paid intern with Nobias, a tech start-up based in NYC!

Working with an elite team, interns will gain experience with social media ad targeting, sales, and strategic feedback for our algorithms. Interns will even receive compensation for using the Nobias extension and providing us with feedback while reading their daily news. They will be expected to meet and exceed sales goals, make cold calls to librarians, journalists, and student journalists to explain and demo Nobias, and  build upon and service existing clients in your assigned territory or category. We’re looking for applicants with creativity and a go-getter attitude. Interns will work remotely for up to 20 hrs/week in the summer. The position includes attractive sales incentives pricing.

Most importantly, you will work with us to help restore credibility to journalism! To apply, please send your resume to

Advertising & Public Relations Opportunities

Cato Institute, Washington D.C. - Offer spring, fall and summer internships

Students and early-career professionals play an instrumental role in helping the Cato
Institute advance libertarian principles. Cato hosts interns for three semester-long
sessions each year—spring, summer, and fall. Assigned to specific departments based
on their interests and backgrounds, interns are able to work one-on-one with scholars
and staff on research and communication of that research. Interns also participate in an
intensive seminar series in which they learn about public policy, economics, history, and
political philosophy. Additional seminars cover professional development topics, such as
public speaking and interviewing skills.

Communications interns work in media relations, external affairs, and video production.
Interns also assist with events and occasionally help Cato staff with other day-to-day
Learn more at

Multimedia/Social Media/Web

Graphic Design and Photography

Multimedia Marketing Group, Loves Park, Ill., offers year-round internships

Multimedia Marketing is headquartered in Loves Park, Illinois. The company offers a wide assortment of production services: graphic design, TV commercial production, Video production, website creation, web videos, social media, 3D animation and marketing/branding management.

Multimedia Marketing provides students with an excellent opportunity to develop skills in video production, audio production, graphic design, web design, public relations, and technical writing, business administration, and marketing. We individualize each internship based on your availability and which skills you wish to learn or develop.

This position is responsible for working with the photo database system, archiving photos, adding metadata, aiding with organization of photographers during the week of AirVenture, along with other duties as assigned.

Learn more and apply at


Oceans Campus, Mossel Bay, South Africa

Oceans Campus is offering an opportunity for undergraduate students of all levels to become a member of the Africa Media programs in Mossel Bay, South Africa. Africa Media is an environmental based media company specializing in the production of photographic, video and editorial media from the African continent. Four programs are offered specializing in wildlife film-making, wildlife and adventure photography, underwater photography and environmental travel writing. Learn more.



Disney College Program

Participate in the Disney College Program and get your foot in the door to potentially become a Disney Professional Intern. Learn more

Internships in other areas:

Madison Area

Internships in the Madison area can be obtained by visiting our sister site at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Minneapolis Area

Internships in the Minneapolis area can be obtained by visiting our sister state’s site at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Diversity in Advertising and Public Relations Internships
California Internships
Newspaper Internship Directory (Updated annually)