Barb Benish, MBA
Internship Coordinator & Instructor
Office: Sage 3609
Internships are essential learning and professional experiences to help students gain knowledge in the field, discover their interests and build a resume and portfolio to get a job. Barb Benish, the department’s internship coordinator, works with students to find internships. The J427 Professional Journalism Internship course also is an option for academic credit. About 87% of students in our program have one or more internships before graduation. We believe this internship rate contributes to our 88% job placement rate in the field for new grads. Check out these internship openings and reach out to Barb Benish with any questions.
Job, Fellowship & Networking Opportunities
Casework Manager -- Office of Governor Evers
Full-time position as a Casework Manager — Office of Governor Evers
WFRV TV, Green Bay; Digital News Producer
The Digital News Producer selects and organizes stories for digital broadcast platforms as well as digital web platforms including the stations website and social media pages. Find more information here.
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland seeks marketing and events specialist
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland is seeking a marketing and events specialist. Learn more at https://www.gsbadgerland.org/en/our-council/careers.html
Marinette Menominee EagleHerald seeks full-time reporter due to retirement
The Marinette Menominee EagleHerald is looking for a full-time news reporter to add to its award-winning team. Reporting duties will include county government, features and general assignment. Flexible day and night hours required, including some weekend work. The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic, ambitious and a reliable self-starter. The candidate also must have strong writing and editing skills, along with advanced computer skills. A knowledge of computer writing systems and InDesign is beneficial. Page layout experience is helpful, but we are willing to train the right person. Candidates must provide their own reliable transportation and up-to-date insurance. We are a six-day morning daily located on the Wisconsin-Michigan border, about one hour north of Green Bay. The EagleHerald is a member of Adams Publishing Group. To apply, send a resume and cover letter, along with three writing samples to Dan Kitkowski, editor, EagleHerald Publishing, 1809 Dunlap Ave., P.O. Box 77, Marinette, WI 54143 or email to email@example.com
Cousins Subs seeks digital marketing specialist
Cousins Subs is hiring a Digital Marketing Specialist who has a passion for social media management, content creation and graphic design. Learn more at https://secure.jobappnetwork.com/apply/c_COU/l_en/Digital-Marketing-Specialist-job-Menomonee-Falls-WI-US-3527678.html#s
Forum Communications Company
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
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.
USA Today Network offers four summer internships in reporting, photography and producing
USA Today Network is offering four summer internships: photography and producer, based at the Post Crescent; and two reporting internships, based at the Press Gazette. Learn more at https://usr57.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett/Site/GANNETTINTERNSHIPS
YardBarker Sports News Editor Internship
Sports News Editor Internship
Yardbarker is a sports news service committed to delivering breaking NFL news, MLB news, NBA 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)
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.
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
Advertising & Public Relations Opportunities
Cato Institute, Washington D.C. - Offer spring, fall and summer internships
Students and early-career professionals play an instrumental role in helping the Cato
Institute advance libertarian principles. Cato hosts interns for three semester-long
sessions each year—spring, summer, and fall. Assigned to specific departments based
on their interests and backgrounds, interns are able to work one-on-one with scholars
and staff on research and communication of that research. Interns also participate in an
intensive seminar series in which they learn about public policy, economics, history, and
political philosophy. Additional seminars cover professional development topics, such as
public speaking and interviewing skills.
Communications interns work in media relations, external affairs, and video production.
Interns also assist with events and occasionally help Cato staff with other day-to-day
Learn more at www.cato.org
Graphic Design and Photography
Multimedia Marketing Group, Loves Park, Ill., offers year-round internships
Multimedia Marketing is headquartered in Loves Park, Illinois. The company offers a wide assortment of production services: graphic design, TV commercial production, Video production, website creation, web videos, social media, 3D animation and marketing/branding management.
Multimedia Marketing provides students with an excellent opportunity to develop skills in video production, audio production, graphic design, web design, public relations, and technical writing, business administration, and marketing. We individualize each internship based on your availability and which skills you wish to learn or develop.
This position is responsible for working with the photo database system, archiving photos, adding metadata, aiding with organization of photographers during the week of AirVenture, along with other duties as assigned.
Learn more and apply at http://mmg-1.com/internships.html.
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:
Internships in the Madison area can be obtained by visiting our sister site at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Internships in the Minneapolis area can be obtained by visiting our sister state’s site at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Diversity in Advertising and Public Relations Internships
Newspaper Internship Directory (Updated annually)
National Internships & Fellowships
- APSA-MCI Communications Congressional Fellowships
- Internship Nepal — Journalism Internship and Photojournalism Internship
- Dow Jones Internships
- American Society of Magazine Editors Internship Program
- Association for Women in Sports Media
- Boston University International Programs
- Boston Globe Summer Intern Program
- Journalism Jobs
- Editor and Publisher Magazine
- UC Berkeley Job List
- American Society of Newspaper Editors