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Sara Steffes Hansen, Ph.D.

Internship Coordinator & Department Chair
Office: Sage 3489
Department Phone: 424-1042


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. Sara Steffes Hansen, 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 Dr. Hansen with any questions.

Job, Fellowship & Networking Opportunities


Writer / Reporter -- The Thorp Courier

A weekly newspaper established in 1883, located in Thorp, WI, is seeking a motivated and energetic person for writer-reporter. You will be covering: City council and school board meetings, high school sporting events along with photos of many of these events. There are various other areas of reporting to cover. Feature writing is also available. Please call for an interview at: The Thorp Courier 715-669-5525 ask for Mark.

Fall 2021 Fellows - Office of Governor Evers, Department of Constituent Services -- Application deadline 7/23/2021

We are looking for energetic, responsible, and passionate individuals to join our office fellowship for the upcoming semester. In this position, you will be an integral part of our constituent services department. It is essential that applicants to this position have strong communication skills, demonstrate maturity and responsibility, and understand the importance of attention to detail. More information can be found here.

Oshkosh Chamber seeks eventns and communication coordinator

The Oshkosh Chamber is seeking a full-time events and communication coordinator.

For more information, click here. Apply via Handshake at


Endeavor Business Media -- Assistant Editor

Endeavor Business Media is a cutting-edge media company covering a variety of industries where decision-makers across the world look first to gain the leading edge in their markets.  With a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment, Endeavor values exceptional performance and recognizes the outstanding people who work together to make success happen.


For more information, click here.


Gruenhagen Conference Center -- EAA Guest Reservations Staff & Front Desk Staff

We invite you to consider working on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus during EAA AirVenture July 22nd-August 2nd. This short term employment is a great way to earn extra money for; tuition, books, or fun summer activities, while building your resume! 

This is an opportunity to grow yourself in a professional and personal manner. This employment provides experience in a team environment, learning hard skills, clerical skills and customer service. Being a part of the EAA lodging program at UWO is being part of something bigger than you could imagine. 

The EAA staff at the Gruenhagen Conference Center is currently accepting applications for our Guest Reservations and Desk Receptionist team. 

Guest Reservations process reservations, take payments, answer questions, and take phone calls. Good communication skills and knowledge of the area are desirable.

Desk Receptionists check guests in and out of the halls, maintain proper paperwork and answer questions about UWO and Oshkosh. 

Eligible applicants must be enrolled in at least 3 credits for the summer or at least 6 credits for the fall 2021 semester at an accredited college or university. If a non-UWO student, proof of enrollment will be required. Must be 18 years or older. 

These positions will require about 40 hours of work per week. If you are working another on campus job during this time, you would not be able to apply for this position due to the number of hours. 

If needed, lodging can be provided for student employees between July 21 and August 2nd at no cost. That lodging will be provided in Gruenhagen Conference Center, the central headquarters for EAA AirVenture on Campus Lodging. The application can be found here

Attached is our newsletter to provide more information on the campus offerings for EAA. 

This link will take you to the Gruenhagen Conference Center site to learn more about our operation and staff members

Application materials (contact info, resume) can also be sent directly to: 

Madeline Lindley (Berendsen) 



Please contact Madeline with any questions.

EAA Website:
JP Media in Iola seeks full-time aviation editor

Aviation background preferred. Learn more at

Ripon Commonwealth Press seeks multimedia advertising sale representative

The Ripon Commonwealth Press is currently looking for a talented and outgoing Multimedia Advertising Sales Representative to join our team! In this position, you will work with local businesses to expand their brand identity and support their future success using print campaigns and digital marketing solutions. Learn more at

Forum Communications Company

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

To  see their  job openings, go to






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.




Amla Commerce is a global software company that has grown out of the belief that ecommerce software should enable sustainable growth. Amla has two products, Artifi Labs and Znode. Artifi Labs is an ecommerce product customization platform that allows shoppers to personalize, customize and configure products. Znode is an enterprise, B2B ecommerce platform with a rich set of built-in features to easily manage content, site search, product information and multi-store functionality.

For more information, please click here…


Door County Knock seeks freelance reporters, Virtual
 Knock, a new, nonprofit news organization covering Door County, is seeking unpaid writers this summer. Work can be done in person or remote.
A bit about Knock: We’re focused on filling coverage gaps, providing quality, public-service journalism and producing in-depth reporting on the economic, social and health-related issues that affect Door County residents.
We’re in our early days as a nonprofit news organization, and we can’t offer pay at this time, but this would be an opportunity for students to get published clips and continue to develop their reporting skills while working with professional editors. We are looking for writers to do spot news stories – such as covering county government meetings and interviewing county leaders – as well as to do some longer feature stories about social and economic issues in the county and the organizations working on them.
Email Executive Director Andrew Phillips if you’re interested at





Sheboygan sun seeks digital intern - Remote

The Sheboygan Sun is looking for a digitally-focused intern this summer.

The Sheboygan Sun, covering news and information in Sheboygan County, launched a new website in October 2020 and the reaction from our audience has been overwhelmingly positive. In just a few months we have built six-figure page views. We’re seeing a digital intern to help us build on our momentum.

The position would be remote and you could do anywhere between 10-20 hours. You would work directly with a digital reporter and the company’s Chief Content Officer. This opportunity would provide you hands-on learning, experience and feedback that would be beneficial for anyone considering a career in media or content.

The intern would handle a variety of content including helping write our popular daily morning newsletter, business and restaurant profiles, shooting photos and videos and posting news stories as needed.

We’re seeking someone who enjoys creating content and wants to develop their skills in digital publishing and social media. This is an unpaid internship but can quality for credit.

Please send a cover letter to

David Arkin
Chief Content & Product Officer
(832) 407 0188

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Fox Cities Magazine seeks editorial interns for summer and fall 2021

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


#4466888 Student Editorial Assistant (Work Study Student)

#4466888 Student Editorial Assistant (Work Study Student)

The Department of Political Science seeks a student to assist with the final stages of editing a book-length project. The selected student would work primarily with citation management, ensuring the citations are correct and, in the format, required by the book’s publisher. Other small tasks associated with the book may be assigned as required and as the student has interest. All tasks can be completed remotely.

Student applicants for this position must be very detail-oriented, familiar with academic scholarship and methods of citation, and committed to timely turnaround of work. A background in social science is helpful but not required. Students with experience in research, writing, or editing are especially encouraged to apply.

Hours per week: 5-7 – This position is open to students who qualify for federal work-study. Pay is $10 per hour.


Please apply on Handshake and for questions contact Dr. Tracy Slagter at

The Artifice -- Unpaid Internship

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:

Student editors sought for Oshkosh Scholar (Fall 2021)

Oshkosh Scholar student editors sought for Fall 2021

Email Robert Wagoner at in the Office of Student Research and Creative Activity if you are interested in this position. Resumes will be required later. He hopes to start interviewing after spring break.

Learn more.

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.



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

Green Bay Packers Game Presentation & Live Events Internship -- Deadline to apply: 6/30/2021
Green Bay Packers Game Presentation & Live Events – Pack Attack
1265 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI 54304, USA Req #100


Pack Attack members are part of a highly visible “street team” that represents the Packers brand at various Packers events throughout the year. Pack Attack members will work closely with the Game Presentation department but will also gain experience working with other departments such as Sales & Business Development. This is a game day and event-based position only and entails weekdays, early mornings, nights and weekends. Pack Attack is a paid position, however there are no office hours associated with the role. This position would qualify for the Department of Journalism’s internship class.

Timeframe: July 2021 – February 2022


  • Assist the Game Presentation department with the execution of various events throughout the year (Draft Day, 5K Run, Training Camp, Family Night, etc.).
  • Assist the Game Presentation department with execution of game day events (in-game promotions, Johnsonville Tailgate Village, etc.).
  • Assist other departments with various events as needed (sponsor events / promotions, fan events, Packers Pass Program, etc.).
  • Pack Attack members are expected to attend Family Night, all home games and other special events as needed.
  • Other duties/events as assigned.


  • Ability to demonstrate above average communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to manage projects with a high level of responsibility.
  • Demonstrate an excellent work ethic.
  • Ability and willingness to work non-traditional hours.
  • Must represent the Packers brand in a highly respectable manner.
  • Must always display exceptional integrity and professionalism.
  • Open to current college students and seniors in high school.

 DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 9, 2021


Green Bay Packers Fan Programs Internship -- Deadline to apply: 6/30/2021

Reaching out as the Green Bay Packers currently have a Fan Programs Internship posted. This is such a great opportunity for students and I wanted to share the posting: 

Marketing and Website Management Intern - Thrasher Opera House - Summer and/or Fall 2021

The marketing and website management intern is responsible for helping Thrasher Opera House build a new digital marketing plan by researching and recommending advertising opportunities (for example: Spotify, podcasts, YouTube, etc) . In addition, the intern will help to build digital content, and disperse this content using key media channels including social media, email marketing, web content, and digital resources to help Thrasher Opera House attract more ticket buyers and donors, therefore extending the nonprofit organization’s mission of promoting live music. There is also a need for website design and management at this time. The Thrasher office will provide a laptop that can be used while working at the Thrasher Office, along with office space.

Learn more.

Social Media Intern -- Student Recreation and Wellness Center

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is currently seeking to employ a Social Media Intern. This part-time student employment position will report directly to the Fitness Services Coordinator and will work roughly 5-10 hours per week depending on the time of year.


• Assist in all Student Recreation and Wellness social media postings on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

• Monitor social media analytics to grow presence across platforms

• Create and implement social media campaigns of varying length

• Create daily postings of engaging and informative content across all social media platforms

• Promote and coordinate as needed UWO Student Recreation and Wellness Center special events such as but not limited to, RecFest and the Shamrock Shuffle.

• Other social media related duties as assigned

• Maintain consistent communication with Student Recreation and Wellness Center departments for social media purposes


• Must be willing to communicate and collaborate with other Student Recreation and Wellness Center professional staff and front desk/group x/personal training staff

• Provide new and on-trend, creative ideas

• Pursuing a major in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or a related field is preferred, but not required

• Must have a go-getter mindset regarding projects

• Must have solid time-management and organizational skills

• Experience in Canva, social media platforms (specifically Instagram and Facebook) is highly preferred

This position will allow the student employee to really take the reins of our social media presence and impact a large percentage of UWO students and the UWO community. We are looking to fill this position at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester with some training conducted during the spring and summer prior. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to

Advertising & Public Relations Opportunities

Part-time paid copywriting intern for Amla Commerce

Amla Commerce is hiring a part-time, paid Intern Copywriter.

The position is responsible for writing, editing and proofreading blog posts, webpages, sell sheets, and various other types of content. Delivering outlines and drafts of content by deadlines is a primary measurement point of success in this position. Having a willingness and curiosity to grasp new concepts and translate them to written content will be a daily responsibility. While an understanding of storytelling is encouraged this is not a creative writing position.

The Intern Copywriter as part of the marketing team and will assist with other duties including understanding researching industry competitors, industry literature and subject matter related to Amla Commerce products. This position will occasionally serve a cross-functional capacity and work closely with product team members, account managers and leadership in development of high-level messaging and strategy. This is a part-time, hourly position.

Learn more at

Summer Intern for the Office of Governor Tony Evers

I would like to notify you that our application portal is officially open and we’re currently accepting interns for our Summer 2021 program. As a trusted partner and someone we’ve worked with in the past to recruit students, we are hoping you could publish the internship posting to a newsletter or internship board that reaches your students.  Our application portal can be found here

2021 Barkin McKeithan Scholarship and Summer Internship Program

We’re reaching out today to let you know about our 2021 Barkin McKeithan Scholarship and Summer Internship Program.  

Mueller Communications is offering a full-time paid internship 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 senior year in the fall of 2021.  We hope that our staff will return to in-person office work soon, but we’ll continue to offer flexibility as a key pillar of our program. Ultimately, we’re looking for a self-starter who isn’t intimidated by making the most of a hybrid virtual/in-person environment.

The application form and instructions are on our website.  The deadline for submission is Monday, March 29th.

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 reflect the diverse audiences that build our community.  We appreciate your help making sure this opportunity reaches the hands of great candidates.

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

Thrasher Opera House seeks Marketing & Web Management Intern - Summer and/or Fall 2021

The marketing and website management intern is responsible for helping Thrasher Opera House build a new digital marketing plan by researching and recommending advertising opportunities (for example: Spotify, podcasts, YouTube, etc) . In addition, the intern will help to build digital content, and disperse this content using key media channels including social media, email marketing, web content, and digital resources to help Thrasher Opera House attract more ticket buyers and donors, therefore extending the nonprofit organization’s mission of promoting live music. There is also a need for website design and management at this time. The Thrasher office will provide a laptop that can be used while working at the Thrasher Office, along with office space.

Learn more.


Wild Ones seeks Marketing & Communications Intern for Summer 2021

The marketing and communications intern is responsible for helping Wild Ones communicate effectively to various stakeholders through key media channels including social media, email marketing, web content, press releases and digital and print resources to help Wild Ones increase our mission and brand visibility.

This role offers an intern an immersion into a nonprofit organization working closely with Wild Ones staff members. The position is a learning opportunity for the intern to gain an understanding of how marketing and communication can impact the growth of a nonprofit organization. Wild Ones will provide the tools and support necessary to foster growth

Learn more.


Insight Publications seeks digital marketing intern for Summer 2021

Insight Publications, publisher of Insight magazine, the leading B2B business magazine in the region, has an opening for a digital marketing intern to help us take our website and digital marketing efforts to the next level.

Learn more.


Graphic Design and Photography

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 the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities website.

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