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Jean A. Giovanetti, MA

Senior Lecturer & Internship Coordinator
Office: Sage 3479
Phone: 424-2342
Email: giovanej@uwosh.edu
Email: j-internships@uwosh.edu

 

Internships

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.

CV REPORTER for the WI General Election -- Counties throughout WI -- POSTED: 9-28-2022

I am reaching out about an opportunity for students to work for our company on the evening of the Wisconsin General Election on November 8th. Edison Research is the firm that collects the vote totals on Election Night for the National Election Pool, which consists of ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC.

I am reaching out to you because we have had success working with political science, journalism, and history professors and staff in the past, as they know students generally interested in civics and the electoral process. The job would require an individual to make periodic calls to our office to relay the vote totals. I wanted to extend this opportunity to anyone who may be interested-faculty, students, and staff included. This is a great opportunity to learn about elections and to get involved.

The job begins 30 minutes before polls close on Election Night and should take 3-4 hours. The position pays $85.00 for the night. Essentially, any punctual and responsible individual would be a good fit for this position. It is also worth noting the position is non-partisan and entirely neutral. We will be operating within the safety guidelines that town and state officials have implemented for election night.

If you know anyone who may be interested in the position, feel free to have them email me at dchodor@edisonresearch.com with their name, the town they reside in, and a good contact number. I would be happy to review the position with them, and if you have any questions please feel free to call or email! I have also attached a flyer with details.

See poster for additional information.

Fund for American Studies' Spring 2023 Capital Semester internship program -- Washington, D.C. -- DEADLINE: 11-14-2022

Applications for The Fund for American Studies’ Spring 2023 Capital Semester program in Washington, D.C. are now being accepted.

  • 12 academic credits from George Mason University.
  • A guaranteed internship placement in public policy, international affairs, journalism, communications or the nonprofit sector.
  • Housing in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
  • Sessions focused on networking,  professional development and career exploration.

This program will run from January 18, 2023, to April 28, 2023. The early deadline for applications is October 11, 2022, with a final deadline of November 14, 2022.

 

Internship -- Gray Television (Gray Media Mentorship Program) -- POSTED: 9-7-2022

    Gray TV is the nation’s second largest broadcaster.  If you are getting this email, there is great chance we own a television station near your school.  We are launching several new programs aimed at developing student journalists. I am hoping you will share them with your students.  I have attached information about each of them.

    First and foremost is our paid internship program. Paid internships are available at 180 Gray television stations in 113 markets.  The programs are really flexible and the internships do NOT have to be for college credit.  However, the student DOES have to be enrolled in a college or university. These internships are hands on, meaning the students will get to touch handle equipment and create demo reels and portfolios.  These internships aren’t just for news, either.   We take interns in production, marketing, sales and engineering.   These internships are happening year ‘round, but the most intense competition is in the summer.  Please think of the internship like a part time job with hands on training. There is a great possibility that the student could intern at nights or on a weekend.  News happens 24/7—so our internships do, too.  These internships are hired at the station level, so there is an application and interview process.  Students are held to the same standards as our employees, so they must be able to pass all background and driving requirements.   So far in 2022, we have had 900+ intern applicants and we have hired almost 200.  If you have a student that is passionate about journalism, they should intern early in their college career and as often as possible. The highly prepared students scoop up the best jobs. 

    We also have launched the Gray Mentorship Program.  The Gray mentorship is a second level program for students who have completed an internship or has REALLY heavy experience at an on campus television station.  The Mentorship program pairs a student with a news manager for second level coaching.  These are students who already have a working reel and are doing packages, but could grow with the investment of a professional news manager.  If accepted to the Gray mentorship program, a student would be paired with a news director in their target market to receive on air coaching, writing feedback, learn the realities of working in that particular market and get exclusive training opportunities from Gray TV.

Additional information found here.

Various Internships -- Imperial Supplies -- POSTED: 9-6-2022

Imperial has hired UW Oshkosh students in the past and has seen many successes with them (I.e. Kayla Sanford – Class of ’22). Some have even been converted to full time roles (I.e. Garrick Ninmer)!

Here are the 2023 internship roles we’re hiring for:

1.       Business Analytics Intern – Spring

2.       Marketing / Graphic Design Intern – Spring

3.       IT Intern – Spring

4.       Digital Marketing Analytics Intern – Spring

5.       Digital User Experience (UX) Intern – Summer

Imperial is all about our People First. In addition to developing our team members, we are Customer Focused, and Technology Driven, which has contributed to our double digit annual growth. We are proud to contribute to the successes of UW Oshkosh and we look forward to continuing our connections with your students.

Madelyn Glosny (She/Her)Employment Brand SpecialistM: (920) 680-2987 I Office: (920) 497 – 5418Madelyn.glosny@Imperialsupplies.com 

Various Internships -- The Wall Street Journal -- POSTED: 8-31-2022 (DEADLINE: 11-4-2022)

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
2023 Newsroom Internships in the U.S.

The Wall Street Journal internship program is an opportunity for college juniors and seniors and graduate students to be immersed in our Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom, working with some of the best journalists in the world.

The paid internship program offers hands-on work experience and one-on-one mentorship, plus a robust orientation and tailored training sessions. Interns are treated like staff members and are encouraged to pitch their own stories and projects.

Find more information here.

Various Internship Positions -- Milwaukee Bucks, Inc. -- POSTED: 8-24-2022
Milwaukee Bucks Inc.
Milwaukee Bucks Inc.
 

🚨 It’s that time of the year again!!! 🚨

We’re hiring interns for the upcoming 22-23 season.

Check out our internship openings: #ApplyNow

• Social Media Intern: https://lnkd.in/gq9udzYC

• Ticket Sales and Service Intern: https://lnkd.in/gKW8peFf

• Premium Sales and Service Intern: https://lnkd.in/gaD2J_7P

• Digital Marketing Intern: https://lnkd.in/gg79D3SQ

• Marketing Intern: https://lnkd.in/gW3km7n8

• Corporate Social Responsibility Intern: https://lnkd.in/g9i-2pVT

• Video Logging Intern: https://lnkd.in/gh_uxhiv

• Graphic Design and Animator Intern: https://lnkd.in/gwdWpxcB

• Communications PR/CR Intern – Wisconsin Herdhttps://lnkd.in/gvcEBGee

• Sales Intern – Wisconsin Herdhttps://lnkd.in/gwXiv6Zb

• Digital Marketing Intern – Wisconsin Herdhttps://lnkd.in/g4yf7WwG

#GoBucks #HerdUp #Internships

 
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 www.oshkoshexaminer.com.

 

To apply, send a cover letter to miles.maguire@oshkoshexaminer.com 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 foxcitiesmagazine.com.

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.

Duties
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 foxcitiesmagazine.com
  • Contribute to the FCM blog and social media outlets
  • Participate in editorial planning meetings

 Qualifications

  • 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 raheeter@foxcitiesmagazine.com.

 

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: https://the-artifice.com

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: https://the-artifice.com/write/

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: https://www.yardbarker.com/jobs/internships

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 (https://www.golgiproductions.com/), 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

 

PR Strategist and/or PR Manager -- Element, DePere, WI -- POSTED: 10-3-2022

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 jen@goelement.com.

 

 

Full- or Part-Time Reporter -- The Brillion News -- POSTED: 9-28-2022

The Brillion News, an award-winning, 128-year-old newspaper published weekly in print and online, is seeking a part-time or full-time reporter. 

Are you interested in local sports, school boards, government or area businesses? The Brillion News is looking for a part-time or full-time reporter. The role will work collaboratively with the editor to develop stories each week. If looking for a part-time role, the editor will work with the reporter to find topics and events the reporter is most interested in covering. The newspaper covers Brillion, Reedsville, Hilbert and Wrightstown, Wisconsin. 

We are a small, family owned and operated printing company that treats their employees like family, not just a number. Along with The Brillion News, we also publish a weekly advertiser and do commercial printing for many local and nationwide businesses.

Responsibilities for a full-time reporter include: 

  • Working with the editor to determine weekly and longer-term publication plans
  • Coverage to include, but not limited to, village board meetings, school board meetings, school sporting events, village activities and feature stories
  • Create, photograph, write and edit impactful stories
  • Monitor emails, social media, community groups, police scanners and other sources to find stories
  • Covering live or urgent situations such as fires or accidents with empathy and dignity
  • Engage with local community members
  • Review material for fairness, accuracy, and balance
  • Coordinate each week’s online and social media presence
  • Proofreading and overseeing other proofreaders’ work; maintaining the paper’s style sheet
  • Working directly with graphic designer to set up weekly newspaper

Qualified candidates must have:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ reporting/newsroom experience is preferred, but we will also consider other candidates 
  • Strength in developmental editing and in seeing stories through from conception to final production
  • Command of AP grammar and style
  • Organizational skills
  • Must be able to work well under pressure to meet weekly deadlines
  • Understands reporting ethics and sourcing
  • Passion for independent journalism
  • A commitment to serve the communities we cover and to preserve their history for generations to come
  • Valid Driver’s License required as well as reliable transportation and the minimum liability insurance required by state law

Full-time position includes health benefits – participation in the company’s health insurance plan at which 50% of the premium is paid, paid vacation, 2 paid sick days, profit sharing at fiscal yearend, Simple IRA (company matches up to 3%), company paid disability policy and $10K accidental death policy and there’s usually treats in the breakroom!.

We are eager to learn about you and why you are applying for this job. Please send us your resume, a cover letter outlining why you think you’d make a great small town reporter or what you are most interested in, and examples of your writing.

Please note: this job cannot be done remotely. That is, remote work is part of the routine, but the right candidate must be or become part of the local community the paper covers, including living within easy commuting distance of Brillion.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $32,107.00 – $36,000.00 per year (full-time)

Benefits:

  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Work Location: One location

 
Please contact:
Kris Bastian
1-920-756-2222 ext 317
 
Reporter -- Verona Press -- POSTED: 9-22-2022

Reporter-Verona Press

We are looking for a reporter at the Verona Press (Wisconsin) who is passionate about telling stories that matter to our community — someone who is fair, accurate, and ethical. You will be joining a super-talented Editorial team in the Madison market area of our company. 

The Verona Press is a paid weekly newspaper and fast-growing hyper-local website.  The successful candidate for this position is someone who knows how to cover hard news and loves to write about people and their passions; someone who knows that a good interview is often a good conversation and knows when to ask the tough questions but also when to listen. The ideal candidate has exceptional writing skills and is willing to put in the extra effort and research to deliver an engaging story. They will be passionate about their own photography.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Degree in journalism or a related field. Recent college grads with internship or college newspaper experience will be considered.
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and report the news as it happens.
  • Superior language, writing and editing skills.
  • Some photography — both still and video — and associated editing software experience.
  • Able to work a variety of schedules, including evenings, nights, and weekends.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure.
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you.  Apply with your resume along with relevant samples of your work to Publisher Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.   

Reporter -- Ripon Commonwealth Press -- POSTED: 9-22-2022

Reporter-Ripon Commonwealth Press

We are looking for a reporter at the Ripon Commonwealth Press (Wisconsin) who is passionate about telling stories that matter to our community — someone who is fair, accurate, and ethical.

The Ripon Commonwealth Press is a paid weekly newspaper and fast-growing hyper-local website.  The successful candidate for this position is someone who knows how to cover hard news and loves to write about people and their passions; someone who knows that a good interview is often a good conversation and knows when to ask the tough questions but also when to listen. The ideal candidate has exceptional writing skills and is willing to put in the extra effort and research to deliver an engaging story. They will be passionate about their own photography.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Degree in journalism or a related field. Recent college grads with internship or college newspaper experience will be considered.
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and report the news as it happens.
  • Superior language, writing and editing skills.
  • Some photography — both still and video — and associated editing software experience.
  • Able to work a variety of schedules, including evenings, nights, and weekends.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure.
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you.  Apply with your resume along with relevant samples of your work to Publisher Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

Communications Specialist -- 9to5, Wisconsin -- POSTED: 8-16-2022

This is a level III position in 9to5’s staff structure (3-5 years experience) 

Position can be based in Milwaukee, WI -or- based in Wisconsin 

About 9to5: For nearly five decades, 9to5 has been advancing economic justice for women, grounding our work through a racial and gender justice lens. As a grassroots, membership-based organization, our members are affected by the issues we work on every day: low-wage jobs, the erosion of a social safety net, the lack of paid sick time and paid family leave, unemployment, and workplace discrimination. Our programs include grassroots organizing, leadership development and training, nonpartisan civic engagement and policy change campaigns. 

Position Summary: Working directly with the Wisconsin State Director, the Communications Specialist will develop and implement the chapter’s communications plan; help expand the digital presence of the Chapter and support the Communications team in donor and fundraising communications.  For additional information, click here.

Sports Reporter -- Wrightstown Area Spirit and Times-Villager -- POSTED: 8-15-2022

This is Daniel Schoettler, and I am the new sports reporter for both the Wrightstown Area Spirit and Times-Villager. We cover Kimberly, Kaukauna, Little Chute, and Wrightstown. I was wondering if there is any current UW-Oshkosh journalism student that would be interested in covering a game every once in a while for us. Football season is coming up.Daniel Schoettler, (sports@timesvillager.com)Wrightstown Area Spirit and Times-Villager Sports ReporterCell Phone: 262-515-8292

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.

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 https://www.jobshq.com/employer/3471/forum-communications-company/?TrackID=36