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Barbara Schmitz Benish


Barb Benish, MBA

Internship Coordinator & Instructor
Office: Sage 3609
Phone: 424-7145
Email: benish@uwosh.edu

 

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. 

Digital Storyteller, Envano

Envano has a Digital Storyteller position available. Learn more

Reporter -- Baraboo News Republic

Reporter – Baraboo News Republic

News & Editorial  Baraboo, United States  Madison, Wisconsin

Position at Baraboo News Republic

The Baraboo News Republic, a 3,000-circulation daily newspaper nestled in the heart of the Baraboo Bluffs near Wisconsin Dells, is looking for an energetic reporter to join our team. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to develop trustworthy news sources within government and private organizations, come up with unique angles to approach common news stories, regularly generate story ideas and be able to handle breaking news assignments as they come up while also developing long-term projects. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and experience with photography basics and education reporting are preferred. Candidates also should be comfortable using social media to promote coverage, seek out news sources and communicate with readers. Work hours will include some nights and weekend coverage.

Baraboo is a thriving community at the doorway to Devil’s Lake State Park, Wisconsin’s most popular state park. The area features numerous opportunities for outdoor activities as well as quality shopping and dining. Candidates willing to relocate to Baraboo will be given preference. The Baraboo News Republic is a publication of Capital Newspapers and offers competitive wages and benefits.

To be considered for the position, applicants must apply online at http://lee.net/careers/opportunities. Search for jobs at the Baraboo News Republic.  Applicants who do not complete the online application portion will not be considered for the position. 

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 24. 

Baraboo News Republic
P.O. Box 4701640
LaDawn Drive
Portage, WI 53901

Capital Newspapers offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life, insurances; matching 401k plan; paid maternity and paternity leaves; and regular paid time off
  • Culture of teamwork, professional work environment, and a focus on growth opportunities

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Capital Newspapers organization is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to maintaining a workforce that accurately reflects our audience and expands our voice.

Pre-employment background and drug screenings apply.

APPLY NOW!

Reporter -- Portage Daily Register

Reporter – Portage Daily Register

News & Editorial  Portage, Wisconsin  Madison, Wisconsin

The Portage Daily Register, a 3,000-circulation daily newspaper in a thriving Wisconsin community is looking for an energetic reporter to join our team. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to develop trustworthy news sources within government and private organizations, come up with unique angles to approach common news stories, regularly generate story ideas and be able to handle breaking news assignments as they come up while also developing long-term projects. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and experience with photography basics and government reporting are preferred. Candidates also should be comfortable using social media to promote coverage, seek out news sources and communicate with readers. Work hours will include some nights and weekend coverage.

Portage is located between the Fox and Wisconsin rivers at the intersection of interstates 39, 90 and 94 in south-central Wisconsin, about 45 miles north of Madison. The area features numerous opportunities for outdoor activities as well as quality shopping and dining. The Portage Daily Register is a publication of Capital Newspapers and offers competitive wages and benefits. Candidates willing to relocate to Portage will be given preference.

To be considered for the position, applicants must apply online at www.Madison.com/workhere. Search for jobs at the Portage Daily Register.  Applicants who do not complete the online application portion will not be considered for the position. 

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 14. 

Portage Daily Register
P.O. Box 470
1640 LaDawn Drive
Portage, WI 53901 

Capital Newspapers offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life, insurances; matching 401k plan; paid maternity and paternity leaves; and regular paid time off
  • Culture of teamwork, professional work environment, and a focus on growth opportunities

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Capital Newspapers organization is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to maintaining a workforce that accurately reflects our audience and expands our voice.

Pre-employment background and drug screenings apply.

APPLY NOW!

 

Reporter -- River Valley Media Group (LaCrosse, WI)

Reporter

News & Editorial  La Crosse, Wisconsin

Position at River Valley Media Group

We have an opening for a complete community journalist – a driven writer, photographer and storyteller, who knows that protecting the people’s right to know is as important as capturing the spirit of a community festival. An interest and ability to cover local government is key.

As a member of the RVMG’s weekly editorial team, you’ll be working with one of the most experienced, award-winning groups of seasoned journalists in the Midwest. We thrive on doing hometown journalism. Our aspirations are to give our communities the best coverage possible. We are truly looking for someone who relishes the role of a multifaceted journalist and has a passion for weekly newspapers and community journalism.

You’ll be living life adjacent to the Mississippi River in a greater community steeped in healthy living, education and personal growth. We’re looking for a journalist who has already cut their teeth in newspapers and is looking to stamp their mark in the world of community journalism. Exceptional college graduates are also encouraged to apply.

If you can cover a regional spelling bee with the same enthusiasm that you have for covering an election or a trial, and you enjoy publishing your work both in print and digitally, we’d like to talk to you about joining our team.

The right candidate will be enthusiastic, responsible and able to meet deadlines, and the candidate must be able to cover evening and weekend assignments.  Candidates must have a good driving record and provide their own insured vehicle. 

Lee Enterprises offers a great benefit package to its full-time employees, which includes retirement, medical, dental and vision plans, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance and long-term disability.

For consideration, please complete our online application at www.lee.net/careers. Search for positions at the La Crosse Tribune.  Applications should include a cover letter, resume, three references and five clips of your work. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

APPLY NOW!

 

DealerSocket seeks content specialist

RESPONSIBILITIES

♦ Writing unique copy for dealership blogs, landing pages and press releases      
♦ Formulating content marketing strategy for dealerships     
♦ Page building and uploading of landing pages and blogs      
♦ SEO optimizing of all work      
♦ Tracking results through analytics 

Learn more at http://careers.dealersocket.com/career.php?jobnum=494411

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin Public Radio Fellowship

Wisconsin Public Radio is accepting applications for the Second Century News Fellowship based in Milwaukee. The successful applicant will be a promising early-career journalist of color or someone from an underrepresented group in the media industry, interested in deepening experience and skills in news radio broadcasting. This is a 12 month FT paid fellowship. Concentrated coaching and feedback on writing, editing, voicing, and other aspects of radio news reporting will be provided. erin.cook@wpr.org. EOE. 608-263-0477.

 

Details: https://www.wpr.org/2nd-century-news-fellow

 

 

Editor sought for two national magazines in Iola, Wisconsin

Would you like to add Editor of two national magazines to your resume? Here is your opportunity to use your word wrangling rockstar skills to provide quality curated content to our vast audience of readers who own and fly Cessna and/or Piper aircraft.

Do you correct other people’s writing when you read books, articles, and websites? Do you enjoy telling others what to do? Get paid to do what you enjoy doing for fun.

You will be responsible for:

  • Hiring freelance writers and assigning articles
  • Authoring and editing articles for print and digital applications
  • Working with our dedicated teams to create a top-notch product

A working knowledge of AP journalism standards is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree majoring in journalism, English, or communication, but it is not required.

If you have editorial experience, strong relationship-building skills and a positive attitude, you will enjoy the upbeat atmosphere, collaborative environment, and pleasant working conditions. This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week salaried position, with benefits.

Aviation industry knowledge preferred but not required.

Send your resume and cover letter to:
Diana Jones, President, JP Media LLC (www.jpmediallc.com)
located in beautiful Iola, Wisconsin
Email: dianaj@jpmediallc.com.

 

 

Oshkosh Herald seeks sports stringers, contributors and a salesperson.
The Oshkosh Herald is seeking sports stringers, contributors and a salesperson. Current students or alumni should contact Editor@oshkoshherald.com or karen@oshkoshherald.com to apply.

 

 

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.

Writing/Reporting/Editing

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

USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin internships

Three paid, full-time, 12-week internships available this summer. 

Green Bay Press-Gazette news reporter:

https://usr55.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett/Site/GANNETTINTERNSHIPS/Posting/View/26032

Appleton Post-Crescent news reporter:

https://usr55.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett/Site/GANNETTINTERNSHIPS/Posting/View/26110

USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin digital producer, based in Appleton:

https://usr55.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett/Site/GANNETTINTERNSHIPS/Posting/View/26111

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Larry Gallup

Digital News Director

USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

Work: 920-996-7216

Mobile: 920-419-0529

On Twitter: @LarryGallup

 

USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin includes newsrooms in Appleton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marshfield, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids. We also publish Packers News

Insight Publications seeks paid intern for Summer, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Insight Publications, the Appleton-based publisher of Insight on Business and Insight on Manufacturing magazines along with other specialty publications, is searching for an editorial intern to join our team. Duties include editing down press releases for inclusion in the magazines; writing weekly e-newsletters, blog posts and other items for our printed publications; and some copy editing and proofreading. The intern may also help with social media planning and execution depending on his or her skill set. Hours are flexible, but we are looking for someone who can work up to 10 hours per week. This paid internship runs for 10 weeks.

Intern candidates must be reliable, work well independently and know AP Style. Please visit our website at www.insightonbusiness.com to learn more about who we are.

Applicants should send an email introducing yourself and why you would be interested in interning at Insight along with a resume to MaryBeth Matzek, Insight’s Managing Editor, at mmatzek@insightonbusiness.com.

• The deadline to apply for our summer internship is June 1.

• The deadline to apply for our fall internship is Sept. 1.

• The deadline to apply for our spring internship is Jan. 15.

 

Wisconsin Public Radio - Summer 2019 Internship in Eau Claire

Wisconsin Public Radio announces an opening for a summer Journalism Internship in Eau Claire.

Interested in developing and honing your journalism skills? WPR has a great opportunity for a student majoring in journalism or communications with a passion for current events, good writing ability and strong interpersonal skills to join our team for summer 2019.  Working with WPR’ s experienced journalists behind the scenes and on the air, you will learn the basics of broadcast journalism and public affairs call-in talk show production and develop a portfolio of your work. This internship, based in Eau Claire, is designed to attract college students from underrepresented groups and those with disabilities. Pay is $10/hr. Details: https://www.wpr.org/summer-journalism-internship.

 

 

 

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.

 

FashionWeek.com

Ongoing. Seeking writing, editing, social media and music reviewing interns. To apply, go to FashionWeek.com.

CelebrityCafe.com

Ongoing. CelebrityCafe.com has internships for writing, music reviewing and social media marketing. Learn more at www.thecelebritycafe.com/write-for-us/

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

Oshkosh Downtown Business Improvement District - Start in Summer or Fall

This Oshkosh BID internship will plan and assist events happening in the Downtown Oshkosh Business Improvement District.

Some examples include unWINEd in Downtown Oshkosh, Chalk Walk, Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Holiday Whoville Event.

This will give students the opportunity to work with people in the Oshkosh community, as well as downtown business owners and activists. It will also require some time spent on social media platforms, and taking photography of downtown.

Learn more.

 

 

Green Bay Packers Fan Engagement Intern - May 2019-20 - Open to new grads

Job Responsibilities:

  • Handle customer service for fan programs (answer phone calls, emails, letters, username/passwords, questions, etc.).
  • Assist with daily/monthly reward fulfillment and distribution for Packers Perks.
  • Perform weekly data entry for membership fulfillment using a CRM database system. 
  • Manage weekly fulfillment of membership benefits, including keeping an accurate track of inventory, mailing monthly renewal letters, packages, etc. 
  • Assist with coordination of yearly fan program events (Jr. Power Pack football clinic, Packers Training Camp, etc.).
  • Assist with Marketing & Brand Engagement projects including new initiative research, content creation and maintenance on PackersEverywhere.com, etc. 
  • Assist in coding and analyzing fan research surveys.
  • Aiding brand & marketing department as needed.

Learn more.

 

Wisconsin Public Radio seeks marketing and promotions intern for Summer 2019

Wisconsin Public Radio seeks an intern to join the Milwaukee regional office for Summer 2019. The ideal candidate is considering a career in communications, marketing or public relations, and is interested in community engagement and brand research. The candidate must be open to riding a cargo bike to various community events around the city. The intern will attend various community events to act as brand ambassador, write copy for the web and on-air promotions, research local events and initiatives to pursue for partnership, and effectively communicate with station volunteers and the public. Pay is $10/hour; candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills. Details: https://www.wpr.org/marketing-and-promotions-internship

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
needs.
Learn more at www.cato.org

Multimedia/Social Media/Web

SRWC seeks social media specialist

The SRWC is currently seeking to employ a Social Media Specialist. This part time student employment position will report directly to the Fitness Services Coordinator and will work roughly 4-8 hours per week depending on the time of year.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in all Student Rec social media postings on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Develop a system that allows department heads to request content to be posted to social media
  • Create and implement semester long social media campaigns
  • Create daily postings of engaging and informative content across all social media platforms
  • Attend certain special events and serve as a social media liaison covering the event
  • Other social media related duties as assigned

This position will  allow the student employee to really take the reigns of our social media presence and impact a large percentage of UWO students and the UWO community. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Jordan Mooney, fitness services coordinator, at mooneyj@uwosh.edu.

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.

 

Miscellaneous

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 our sister state’s site at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

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