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Sara Steffes Hansen, Ph.D., Chair
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.

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.

Intern - Wisconsin Journalism Education Association -- POSTED: 5-15-2022

The Wisconsin Journalism Education Association, or WisJEA, is seeking a REMOTE paid intern for the 2022-2023 school year. You will be supervised by the WisJEA president and meet with him virtually on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to discuss goals, projects and more.

About the WisJEA:

The Wisconsin JEA mission is to educate, promote and enrich journalistic activities and publications in secondary schools. We are focused on helping develop secondary journalism programs in Wisconsin and acting as an advocate for scholastic journalism in the state.

For more information, go to

Internship duties:

  • Update SNO (WordPress) website on a regular basis
  • Help with creation of monthly MailChimp newsletters
  • Do social media SWOT analysis and audit and come up with suggestions and plan how to grow and track social media presence.
  • Promote organization, webinars, meetings, scholarship, etc. through social media, website and newsletter
  • Grow WisJEA contact list of newspaper and yearbook advisers from high schools throughout the state by reaching out to programs statewide and managing a database
  • Attend NEWSPA and KEMPA annual conferences (virtual and/or in-person) to promote and grow the organization and network, schedule allowing
  • Create flyers, brochures, etc. as needed
  • Other occasional duties as determined by WisJEA supervisor

Preference will be given to students who agree to work the entire school year.

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply, especially those students who identify with communities that are underrepresented in journalism.

Hours and pay

Student intern will be paid $12 an hour for approximately 5 hours a week each semester, or up to $750 each semester or $1,500 for the 2022-23 school year.

To apply:

Send your resume and cover letter by Aug. 1, 2022 to WisJEA President Matt Smith at or apply through Handshake at your Wisconsin college.

Funding for this internship is provided by the Milwaukee Press Club.

Various Positions -- Reeve Union Marketing -- POSTED: 5-5-2022
This position will give students an opportunity to work in an agency setting where they can develop skills while creating posters, graphics, augmented reality filters, GIF’s…etc. 1 student for full-time during summer and part time during the school year.
Digital Marketing Specialists
This position will give students an opportunity to help build Reeve Union’s online and digital presence. They’ll help with social media, digital marketing, email marketing, web management and more! 1 student for full-time for summer and part time during the school year, 1 student for part time during fall.
This position will give students an opportunity to capture important moments in history and show off story telling skills. The student will support the brand and inform the campus community of important initiatives and events through short-form video. 1 student for part time during fall.
Photojournalism/Journalism Internships -- Internship Nepal -- POSTED: 4-18-2022

It’s a pleasure in letting you know that our Photojournalism/Journalism Internships are open for students for the upcoming season!

Please let me know if this is something your students would be interested in pursuing. I was curious to know if there’s any way you can remind your students of this opportunity- through emails, social media, or website

I have attached a flyer to this email for your reference and to hopefully circulate among the students within your faculty or university.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, and have a great day!

Best regards from Kathmandu,
    Ashim Pandey,
    Communication Officer 

Post Box: 24794Bishal Nagar-4Kathmandu, Nepal +977 9847778658

Global Marketing and Communications Intern -- Novus International, Inc -- POSTED: 4-11-2022

Global Marketing and Communications Intern
Summer 2022
Location: Remote, USA Role Description
An opportunity is available for an enthusiastic student ready to join Novus International, Inc. as a virtual Marketing and Communications Intern. The Marketing and Communications Intern will work to support all aspects of marketing and communication efforts globally. This role will offer experience in all aspects of marketing including but not limited to assisting in the development of new and updating content and collateral, Salesforce CRM, event planning, agency support, and sales support.

For more information, Novus_Global Marketing Communications Intern Posting_040522.

PR Account Manager & PR Account Executive -- Firmani + Associates (F+A) -- POSTED: 4-8-2022

I’m reaching out from Seattle-based public relations and marketing agency, Firmani + Associates (F+A), to share a paid, fulltime internship opportunity for recent or upcoming comms, journalism and PR or marketing grads.  

F+A is a mid-sized agency specializing in PR and marketing for clients in a range of industries including health care, consumer and professional services (financial, legal, etc.). Our paid professional internship program offers college graduates a chance to take on account coordinator-level responsibilities and collaborate side-by-side with members of our team who work both locally and remotely.  

Interns play an important role on our team and we’re looking for highly motivated and talented candidates with excellent writing and editing skills and the drive to succeed. We value someone who will step up, ask smart questions and add to our team of creative and strategic minds. 

A few more details about the position are included on our Careers page. Local and remote candidates are all welcome to apply — we have office space in Seattle, but many team members choose to work remotely. The program offers a competitive hourly wage along with a monthly Work From Home or transportation stipend.  

To apply for this position, candidates may send a copy of their resume along with three writing samples and a cover letter describing themselves and why they’d be a good fit for F+A to  

Marketing/Sales Intern -- Gannett -- POSTED: 2-14-2022

Marketing/Sales Intern

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

To connect with us, visit

For more information, go here.

Communications Intern -- Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce -- POSTED: 1-18-2022

Communications Intern
Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce
120 Jackson Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901 


The Oshkosh Chamber is a private non-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to enhancing the strength of the business community and working for an excellent quality of life. The Oshkosh Chamber also provides continuous leadership toward economic development and community development.

We are looking for a motivated individual to assist our team. The goal of this internship is to help further develop your media and writing skills in a professional environment.

As an intern, you will be working closely with the Events & Communications Coordinator who will provide you with real hands-on projects and daily tasks that involve writing and the use of different media platforms to help promote our brand and image. Interns will be able to apply classroom based knowledge to projects and gain essential skills needed to be career ready. The Oshkosh Chamber is dedicated to developing successful leaders, and we strive to make this internship as realistic and informative as possible!

Job Duties and Descriptions:

  • Assist in the writing of press releases
  • Distributing of written communications to local media outlets
  • Writing member spotlight content
  • Assist with digital monthly newsletter, which is distributed to over 2,500 people
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Education:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work with media and email distribution platforms
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or related fired
  • Ability to work 10 hours per week

Compensation: Unpaid

All interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and any writing samples you may want to include to

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, Fellowship & Networking Opportunities


Administrative Assistant/Receptionist -- The Oshkosh Herald (Neenah Office) -- POSTED: 5-17-2022

ADMINISTRATIVE/RECEPTIONIST position available for our new Neenah, WI office. We are seeking a person to join our team. Work hours are 10-2 Mon-Fri. This position will answer phones and greet customers, answer questions, process subscription sales and connect people to either the advertising sales team or content team based on their inquiry.

At this time it is a low traffic/call volume position.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to:

Karen Schneider
The Oshkosh Herald

Editor in Chief, Multimedia Video Editor, Various Positions -- AC Business Media -- POSTED: 5-16-2022

Two Editor in Chief positions along with multimedia video editor, etc. Please find additional information here.

Various Positions -- WJFW TV, Rhinelander, WI -- POSTED: 5-10-2022

There are various positions available at WJFW TV in Rhinelander, WI. The full listing can be found here.

Event Coordinator -- PBS Wisconsin -- POSTED: 5-5-2022
By Diamond Nabounpaeng
TV – Promotions

The Event Coordinator provides support for events for PBS Wisconsin and Friends of PBS Wisconsin, including Garden & Landscape Expo and The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show. These annual fundraising and community engagement events each draw more than 20,000 attendees and include hundreds of vendors and volunteers. The Event Coordinator oversees complex logistical details, provides customer support, and monitors event data and transactions. This position reports to the Expo Manager and is part of the Development Department. This position entails monitoring and processing event-related transactions, data, and records. The Event Coordinator also schedules logistics and secures resources for all aspects of events including space, vendors, and staff.


Content Management Professional -- Manpower Group -- POSTED: 5-5-2022
United States


Candidates across North America open to remote work are highly encouraged to apply.

Local candidates living in the Milwaukee area required to work at Corporate HQ 2-3 days per week.

The Content Management Professional is responsible to support a specific brand throughout the bid process. They will be a brand SME and work closely with the proposal manager, the pursuit team, and SMEs to ensure the most up to date content is being used and one voice is reflected throughout the bid. They will serve as a content reviewer during draft reviews. They will perform quality checks as directed by the proposal manager. They will take direction from the proposal manager and the pursuit team and will adhere to all internal deadlines set by the proposal manager. They will also have a regular cadence with the presentation support team brand rep as they take win themes that inform the final presentation.

For more information, click here

Mike Simonson Fellowship -- Madison, WI -- POSTED: 4-20-2022

Wisconsin Public Radio announces an immediate full-time opening for a Mike Simonson Fellowship.

Mike Simonson Fellowship                                             Location: Madison

The Mike Simonson Fellowship will work on stories that will be in-depth pieces. They will work in collaboration with Wisconsin Watch and Wisconsin Public Radio. The person in this role should have radio experience and excellent communication skills including newsgathering and reporting techniques. This position entails contributing content for news and/or public affairs programs as well as applying editorial judgment to select sources.  



Content Coordinator -- N2 Publishing -- POSTED: 4-20-2022

Content Coordinator

Are you an organized person who thrives on proactively creating relationships and gathering information? Do you have a discerning eye when it comes to what content makes for fun and informative reading in a local magazine? Are you a team player and able to follow set processes? Does using social media to learn more about neighborhoods across the U.S. excite you? Are you task-oriented and efficient? Are you comfortable making cold calls (a little rejection never puts you off!) and managing deadlines? 

The right candidate for our entry-level Content Coordinator position will be excited to take on these challenges as a contributor to our Corporate Publications team. As this is a 100% remote, work-from-home position, positive energy and a positive attitude are a must, as is the ability to self-manage and self-motivate. Go here for more information!

Various Positions -- Forum Communications Company; MN -- POSTED: 4-8-2022

At Forum Communications Company, our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Today, we’re a leading media and technology company that’s home to a family of people whose passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation. We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals and having fun. 

Questions? Contact us at

Morning News/Digital Producer -- WLUC-TV 6; Marquette, MI -- POSTED: 4-8-2022

We have an opening at WLUC-TV6 in Marquette, Mich. for a morning news/digital producer. It’s an entry-level position and a full-time job with benefits. The job posting is here:

Here’s a video about what it’s like to live and work in our beautiful area:

Various Openings -- EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) -- POSTED: 3-28-2022

We have two openings on the publications/editorial team to fill. We need a publications production coordinator to help manage the flow of content from multiple sources, through our editorial review, and then on to other teams for publishing. This role also has as few or as many writing, editing, and project management opportunities as the candidate wants.

We’re also looking for a staff writer to create content for magazines, blogs, the web, etc. If that person has some basic photo and/or video skills, that would be great, otherwise, we’d welcome a candidate who was interested and willing to learn.

Both positions, along with our other openings, can be found here: Recruitment (

Second Century News Fellow (Milwaukee, WI) -- Wisconsin Public Radio -- POSTED: 3-28-2022

Wisconsin Public Radio announces an immediate full-time opening for a Second Century News Fellow.

Second Century News Fellow                                                 Location:  Milwaukee, WI

WPR’s news department seeks to empower Wisconsin’s communities through rigorous reporting that provides context, holds public officials accountable, and sheds clarifying light on complex topics. The Second Century News Fellowship is intended for early career journalists from backgrounds underrepresented in public media. The fellow is considered a developmental reporter at WPR. They will be a general-assignment reporter responsible for producing daily news stories and, occasionally, feature-length material for radio and the web. This position is based in Milwaukee and will operate remotely at present but will eventually be expected to report to the office.  Previous broadcast news internship or at least 1 year of relevant professional experience required.


Business Reporter -- Gannett (Sheboygan, WI) -- POSTED: 3-17-2022

Business Reporter

Sheboygan, WI, USA ● Wisconsin, USA Req #21962
 Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

For more information, click here.
Multi Media Sales Representative -- Ripon Commonwealth Press -- POSTED: 3-3-2022

Job Details

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

We are currently looking for talented and outgoing Multimedia Advertising Sales Representative to join our team! In this position, you will work with local businesses in our Ripon market to expand their brand identity and support their future success using print campaigns and digital Marketing solutions. The ideal candidate: • Is an organized and assertive self-starter who loves working in a team environment to achieve sales goals. • Has strong verbal, written and persuasive interpersonal skills – and you thrive on exceptional customer service and hard work. • Understands that the sales process is more than taking orders. • Can effectively manage and cover a geographic territory of active accounts while constantly canvassing competitive media and the market for new clients via cold calling. • Can manage and maintain client information in our customer management database system. 


For more information, visit:

Gannett Nationwide -- Various Positions -- POSTED: 2-11-2022

Check out these job openings throughout the Network:

Nationwide Gannett Positions Available

Growth and Development Reporter, Louisville, Req #21326 Food & Entertainment Reporter, Eugene, OR, Req #21373 Managing Editor News & Investigations, Austin, Req #21337  


Editorial Fellow -- FoxValley365 -- POSTED: 9-15-2021

FoxValley365 is a publication of 365 Media Foundation. It exists to tell the stories of Northeast Wisconsin’s communities of color and cover the issues important to those communities. We use excellent professional journalism to start conversations, find real and lasting solutions, build community, invite action and encourage emerging leaders in Northeast Wisconsin’s communities of color, and to foster dialog between members of diverse communities.

About the job:

The FoxValley365 Editorial Fellow will serve as the lead reporter and editor for FoxValley365. Reporting to the 365 Media Foundation Executive Editor, the Fellow will:

  • Produce and publish 5-10 news stories per week under 365 Media Foundation’s ethical standards and style guide. Many will be simple press release rewrites, while others will be event previews, event coverage, business and personal profiles, and enterprise reporting

  • Take and edit photos to accompany stories (usually with a phone)

  • Solicit, supervise and edit contributions from freelance reporters

  • Develop meaningful relationships with sources and community members, including leaders and members of communities of color as well as elected officials and other community leaders and community members

  • Attend daily editorial calls and weekly staff meetings

  • Appear regularly on 365 Media podcasts and video shows to discuss stories and issues

The FoxValley365 Editorial Fellow will be based in Green Bay or Appleton and will report to the Executive Editor, who is based in Madison. Therefore the successful candidate will have a track record as a self-starter who can succeed with little direct supervision.

Additionally, the successful candidate will:

  • Be tech-savvy enough to know or learn basic functions of WordPress, Google Drive and other productivity tools

  • Be conversant with, or be able to learn, AP style and the SPJ code of ethics

  • Be able to write compelling and informative copy on deadline

This is a grant-funded, one-year appointment. It is possible that a full-time job could be offered at the end of the appointment, depending on funding. Salary will be $30,000 – $40,000 depending on experience.

To apply, email resume and links to clips to executive editor Robert Chappell:


Writer / Reporter -- The Thorp Courier -- ONGOING NEED

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.

Multimedia Advertising Sale Representative -- Ripon Commonwealth Press -- ONGOING NEED

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 -- 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