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Jean A. Giovanetti, MA

Senior Lecturer & Internship Coordinator
Office: Sage 3479
Phone: 424-2342



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. Jean Giovanetti, 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 Jean Giovanetti with any questions.

In addition, 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.


NOTICE effective Aug. 1, 2022:

Internships and prospective jobs will be posted for eight weeks after which time they will be deleted from our site unless we hear from the business/organization that the position has not been filled. If there is an application deadline, the announcement will be removed after the deadline.

Social/Multimedia Intern -- Ardent (Oshkosh) -- POSTED: 2-7-2023
Social/multimedia internship at Ardent in Oshkosh. Duties include promoting Ardent Fitness and Education and fundraising for, a developing nonprofit committed to supporting veterans as they transition to civilian life.
We need someone who can research, write, edit, produce and share client success stories, photos, audio and video on our website and across a variety of social media platforms.
Ten to 15 hours per week. Pays $10/hour with free membership to the Ardent private gym, which includes three personal training sessions  (a value of $199) and unlimited group classes (a value of $165 a month). 
Can start immediately with responsibilities available through summer if desired. For consideration, please send resume and cover letter to Austin Phillips at
Communications Intern -- City of DePere (Remote) -- POSTED: 2-7-2023
The City of De Pere is seeking spring communications interns. You will be assisting the City of De Pere’s Communications Specialist with city-wide communications. Internship can be catered to the interests of applicants. Work can be done remotely, with a target of 6 to 8 hours per week. May include helping assemble and create newsletter content, complete photography projects, write press releases or website content, create design work or social media content (including developing content for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) and complete research projects. Social media content may center on the City itself, and/or parks, police, fire, health and public works departments. Internship is unpaid.
2023 Barkin McKeithan Scholarship and Summer Intern -- Mueller Communications -- POSTED: 2-7-2023; DEADLINE: 3-31-2023

Mueller Communications is offering a full-time paid internship ($15/hour) and $2,000 scholarship for this summer. Our Barkin McKeithan Scholarship intern will spend the summer gaining real-world experience to help them accelerate to the next phase of their career.

This position is open to students entering their junior and senior years in the fall, and are either from Wisconsin or attend a Wisconsin college or university.

The application form and instructions are on our website.  The deadline for submission is Friday, March 31st.  

As Milwaukee and Wisconsin are at the heart of our company, our client base, and our work here at Mueller Communications, it is important to us that our team reflects the diverse audiences that build our community.  We appreciate your help making sure this opportunity reaches the hands of great candidates.

Community Gardens Intern -- SIRT -- POSTED: 2-6-2023
Job Description: Community Gardens Intern (2 positions)
Handshake Job #5748203
These students will work together to manage the Community Gardens Project affiliated with the Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations. These students will be responsible for both the community-supported agriculture (CSA) program and grow-your-own plots that are part of the Community Gardens Project. 
Students will 
1) develop an outreach and advertising plan for the CSA; 
2) manage CSA membership, pickup, and payments; 
3) monitor and manage personal plots, and
4) plant, weed, harvest, and do other required work in the garden. Other tasks could include researching possible grants to support this project, and developing connections with local and regional organizations who could collaborate on this project. A new dimension of this position will include recruitment, organization, and support of beds managed by student clubs/organizations.  
  • Interest in gardening, community food systems, or similar subjects, and preferably experience gardening (planting, weeding, harvesting) 
  • Background (at least one course, preferably more) in Environmental Studies or related subjects 
  • Good problem solving skills and able to work independently 
  • Good organizational and time management skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
Dates: Feb-Aug 2023, with likely extension into Fall 2023 
Hours: 10 hours/week x 25 weeks = 250 hours per position 

Compensation: $12/hour 

Web Copywriting Intern -- 4imprint -- POSTED: 1-30-2023
This opportunity is also posted on Handshake:

The reason I am reaching out is I have an internship opening at 4imprint.

It is for a Web Copywriting internship within the Merchandising department at 4imprint:

Click on the Web Copywriter Intern job description via this url:

About 4imprint url

Why work at 4imprint url-

Possible opportunity for being hired on full-time, long term once graduation occurs.

Communications Intern -- Peninsula Pulse -- DEADLINE TO APPLY: 3-1-2023 POSTED: 1-11-2023

View video for additional information.


The Peninsula Pulse is seeking individuals who wish to gain experience through an internship for the summer of 2023 while exploring all there is to see and do in Door County.

This internship requires you to have fun, try new things and explore Door County’s beaches, natural wonders, nightlife, and vibrant arts and cultural scene. One day you might kayak down the Sturgeon Bay ship canal, capture the sights with photos and write about your experience. The next day, you might capture the scene at a local performance venue when a nationally touring honky-tonk act takes the stage.

We’re looking for candidates with an interest in writing, as well as photography, videography and podcast production. Responsibilities will include writing short articles and features about entertainment – live music, outdoor activities, theater, performances – and galleries, artists or art-related events. You’ll also assist with creating our daily e-newsletter and events calendar, and assist with video and podcast production.

We can offer a minimum of 40 hours per week, starting at $14 per hour.

Prior experience with a newspaper, magazine or journal would be helpful, but it’s not necessary for a motivated candidate. What is necessary is curiosity, as well as the ability to find, research and execute interesting storylines under the pressure of deadlines.

You’ll also need a firm grasp on spelling and grammar, good attention to detail, an understanding of Mac computers/Google Drive, strong organizational skills, punctuality, a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.

The internship is available from mid-May through August (we will consider extending it for a motivated candidate). All interested candidates should send a cover letter, three writing samples and a résumé to the Peninsula Pulse editor, Debra Fitzgerald, at The application closing date is March 1, 2023.

Communications Intern -- Platform Communications, Inc. -- POSTED: 12-9-2022

Job- Platform Communications Intern

Job Description

The Platform Communications Intern will report to the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration.  Daily responsibilities will primarily include the following

  • Communications and Research
    • Assist the team with projects and/or presentations. This may include research, proofreading/copy editing, creating/editing spreadsheets, collecting and compiling data, reading and summarizing information, creating presentation slides, drafting of press releases, media advisories, or other copy.  This position includes a significant role in our social media and promotional strategy, including drafting, posting, and editing social media posts and newsletters.  Position will also include other duties as assigned. 
  • Marketing and Digital
    • Assist the Marketing and Digital team with various projects and tasks that may include: reporting metrics, creative development, digital asset audits, ad copywriting, research, and other various marketing and digital responsibilities.
  • Operations
    • Assist the Vice President of Finance and Administration with various business and administrative tasks, including but not limited to scheduling, processing payables/receivables, coordinating special order projects, receiving and sorting mail, record keeping, and occasional errand running.


A qualified candidate will have an interest in communications, politics, digital, or business operations.  Strong work ethic and attention to detail are essential in this position as are strong interpersonal skills.  Some college experience is strongly preferred in this position.

Previous job experience strongly preferred in this position, particularly previous office experience.

For more information or to apply, please submit your resume and references to Kathryn Kotowski at  Please use the subject line ‘Internship Application’ and include your contact information.

Sports Media Podcasting -- IKE Podcasting -- POSTED: 11-17-2022
I’m writing today because I have some opportunities for students interested in Sports/Media, and wanted to see if you’ve been approached by any eager students who you’d think would be a good fit. We are seeking assistance running 3 accounts with large audiences and exciting topics. Wisconsin athletes and prominent members of sports media frequently interact with these accounts so I believe it’d be valuable experience and something fun an Oshkosh student can find passion for. 
I’ve listed the accounts below
  • IKE Bucks (25000 Followers on Twitter, 700+ 5 Star Podcast Reviews) @IKE_Bucks
  • IKE Brewers (14600 Followers on Twitter, 300+ 5 Star Podcast Reviews) @IKE_Brewers
  • IKE Badgers (10900 Followers on Twitter, 250+ 5 Star Podcast Reviews) @IKE_Badgers
The topics are the corresponding sports teams, so I imagine there are 1 or 2 students in the Oshkosh system that would be excited for the opportunity to create content and manage a popular page for their favorite sports teams. If you have anyone that comes to mind I’d love it if you could connect us.
Thank you for time,
KJ Eichstaedt
Oshkosh Examiner -- Intern for Online News -- ONGOING NEED

Oshkosh Examiner Seeks Intern for Online News

The Oshkosh Examiner, a fast-growing news website, is looking for an intern to help us cover the local community.

The Examiner is a subscription-based website that focuses on breaking news, investigating local institutions and providing background reports on complex issues. The intern will work under the direction of the editor, Miles Maguire, a veteran journalist and former UW Oshkosh professor.

Duties include researching and writing stories as well as producing photos and graphics for online publication. Hours are flexible.

This internship is unpaid, but you can expect to get valuable experience in developing and producing news articles, preparing related visuals and using online tools to measure impact.

Visit us at


To apply, send a cover letter to explaining your interest and qualifications. Please include a writing sample.

O'Rourke Media Group Hiring Freelance Writers and Reporters -- ONGOING NEED

O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for experienced, well-rounded freelance writers and reporters that are interested in providing their services to help expand and supplement hyper-local news coverage in communities where we have newspapers and websites.

To find out more information, please click here.

Fox Cities Magazine -- Editorial Interns -- ONGOING NEED

FOX CITIES Magazine offers internships in our editorial department, providing students with experience in the day-to-day operations of a monthly publication and up-to-the-minute digital channels. Balancing a variety of responsibilities, intern duties run the gamut from completing writing assignments to updating the many facets of

Interns attend events, interview local leaders, write blog posts and craft meaningful stories about life in the Fox Cities. Interns do not fetch coffee. There are ample writing opportunities available on topics such as the local arts scene, dining trends, home, health and personality profiles.

We are dedicated to equipping editorial interns with real-life experience. It matters to us that they leave our company with knowledge to assist them in their future career endeavors.

Besides the colleges and universities close to home, we look to other institutions around the state and consider applicants of all backgrounds and degrees. We do not discriminate based on race and sex. We are drawn to dedicated and unique personalities, which complement our fast-paced, demanding industry. We offer flexible scheduling within the 9-5 timeframe.

Interns are expected to commit to roughly 8-10 hours per week. The internship is unpaid, but students can choose to pursue college credit as an option.

Interns finesse research and reporting/editing skills while getting an inside look at the workings of a monthly publication.

  • Assist the editor with research
  • Update calendars and guides
  • Set up and conduct interviews with sources
  • Write pullout articles, artist spotlight and/or feature articles
  • Update web content (Dining Guide, Events Calendar, features, blog)
  • Organize copy and small office projects
  • Proofread and fact-check copy for print and online
  • Update
  • Contribute to the FCM blog and social media outlets
  • Participate in editorial planning meetings


  • Must be a sophomore, junior or senior studying journalism or English. Previous writing experience preferred, but not required. Graduates looking for an unpaid position to gain experience also are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates should be enthusiastic and motivated idea generators who are willing to learn, able to meet deadlines and flexible.
  • Proficiency in various social media platforms and blogging desired.

Applications are accepted year round. Send cover letter, résumé and writing samples to Ruth Ann Heeter, Fox Cities Magazine, P.O. Box 2496, Appleton WI 54912; or email materials to


The Artifice -- Writers -- ONGOING NEED

The Artifice  is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms, including Film, Literature, Anime, Comics, Games, and Arts. It is collaboratively built and maintained by the writers. The platform has an established audience of millions. See:

Instead of recycling the same entertainment news stories or publishing commonplace editorials, The Artifice focus on unique topics that are intellectually stimulating and meaningful.

We are currently expanding and we would like to provide an opportunity for your students, staff, and faculty to join our team of writers.

Our writers range from undergraduates to emeritus professors.

If this is something of interest, can you simply forward this message and the following link to all of your former and current students, faculty, and staff:

YardBarker Sports News Editor Internship -- ONGOING NEED

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 Writer -- ONGOING NEED

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.



Raw Story -- Journalism Fellows and Interns -- ONGOING NEED

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

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 the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities website.

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

Job, Fellowships & Networking Opportunities


Writer / Reporter -- The Thorp Courier -- -- POSTED: 1-10-2023

A weekly newspaper established in 1883, located in Thorp, WI, is seeking a motivated and energetic person for writer-reporter. This is a great starting position. Immediate opening. To cover city council meetings, school board meetings, feature items, school events, and sports. If interested please contact Thorp Courier, PO Box 487, Thorp, WI 54771. or call for an interview at 715-669-5525.

PR Strategist and/or PR Manager -- Element, DePere, WI -- POSTED: 12-2-2022

Public Relations Strategist

Our public relations team is growing! We’re looking for another media relations expert who is ready to take the next step in their career – joining an integrated marketing agency that offers unlimited growth potential based on your personal goals and abilities, versus a rigid corporate ladder.

At Element, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a variety of national and regional clients in a variety of industries, including coffee, cheese, healthcare, packaging, insurance, eye care, and tourism. We are passionate, creative, invested and curious … and we hope you are too! Plus, we believe that collaborating with each other is the only way to develop new ideas and create campaigns that make a positive impact for the people we work with.

As a public relations strategist, you’ll be creating earned media plans, curating and maintaining editor and content creator relationships, developing pitch concepts, proactively conducting media outreach to secure stories on our clients’ behalf, and collaborating with agency team members to develop integrated marketing strategies.


  • Develop public relations strategies that tell our clients’ stories in alignment with their marketing goals.
  • Develop earned media plans that achieve our clients’ marketing objectives.
  • Research and maintain client media contact lists.
  • Coordinate media interviews.
  • Conduct media outreach through phone calls, email, Instagram DMs, and Twitter mentions.
  • Proactively forge relationships with reporters, journalists, and content creators to secure placements in print, broadcast and online media.
  • Plan special events such as grand openings, anniversary celebrations, and product launches.
  • Work with agency copywriters, who will produce written content, such as press releases and articles.
  • Work with agency data and insights team who will produce meaningful quarterly reports outlining public relations results for clients.
  • Collaborate with agency team members to develop integrated marketing strategies.
  • Provide media training to supporting team members.


  • Desire to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Confidence with the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively.
  • Can challenge yourself to always think creatively.
  • Passionate and want to hone your craft.
  • Strive to help the team solve problems.
  • Previous experience and background to effectively meet the responsibilities of a public relations strategist.

Why Element?

We’re a well-established agency with a growth-mindset. Element has seen continued year-over-year success since we started in 2003, plus we have these great things …

  • Creative and collaborative working environment
  • Company events and outings (anything from ziplining to live music!)
  • Anniversary bonuses
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Hybrid in-office and work from home options available
  • Paid vacations
  • Paid holidays
  • Retirement benefits with company matching
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance

Compensation is competitive and based on demonstrated skills and level of experience.

Ready to join the team? Submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the attention of Jen Hazaert, Human Resources Director at



Reporter/Multimedia Journalism -- Nextstar Media Group, Inc. (Green Bay) -- POSTED: 11-17-2022
Nexstar Media Group, Inc has an opening for a Reporter / MultiMedia Journalist in their Green Bay, WI location. We thought you might be interested in this opportunity. To explore this further you’ll find more details and the application instructions on the job details page below.

Reporter / MultiMedia Journalist

Nexstar Media Group, Inc
Green Bay, WI
If this position does not match your career goals, please let us know which types of roles you would be interested in here .
Forum Communications Company -- Various Openings -- ONGOING NEED

Forum Communications Company has a variety of jobs available in a variety of fields.

To  see their  job openings, go to