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Barbara Schmitz Benish

Barb Benish, MBA

Internship Coordinator & Instructor
Office: Sage 3609
Phone: 424-7145


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

The Herd seeks Director of PR

The Herd is seeking a Director of Public Relations and Community Relations to:

•Manage all team media and public relations issues which may occasionally change to adhere to NBA G League rules. •Direct/manage all duties pertaining to the Wisconsin Herd community relations projects with the team and community of Oshkosh.

To learn more or to apply, go to,-pr-&-cr/job?mobile=false&width=1250&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300

Full-Time News Reporter -- Marinette Menominee EagleHerald

The Marinette Menominee EagleHerald is looking for a full-time news reporter to add to its award-winning team. Reporting duties will include meetings, features and general assignment. Flexible day and night hours required, including some weekend work. The idea 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. 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

Forum Communications Company

Forum Communications Company has a variety of jobs available in a variety of fields, including:

  • Inside sales representative, West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minn.
  • Account executive, WDAY, Fargo, ND
  • Sports editor, Echo Press, Alexandria, Minn.
  • Business/Health Industry reporter, Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, Minn.

To learn more or see other job openings, go to






DealerSocket seeks SEM Specialist - Digital Marketing


  • Manage the strategy and setup of client PPC campaigns within Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook Ads
  • Measure and monitor keyword bids, budgets, and quality scores across client accounts
  • Upload and replace new display ad creative
  • Brainstorm and develop new social media ad campaigns
  • Perform ongoing keyword research and optimization
  • Provide creative ad copy suggestions and graphical ad templates
  • Provide ongoing consultation and analysis to clients on their marketing campaigns
  • Communicate and train internal team members on new products, strategies, and trends
  • Generate weekly and monthly PPC campaign reporting as needed
  • Provide budget recommendations and analysis to the sales team for prospective clients
  • Provide data analysis using Google Analytics and other platforms

Learn more at





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 or 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.


Fox Cities Magazine seeks editorial interns for Spring 2020 and beyond

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.

We offer flexible scheduling within the 9-5 timeframe. Interns are expected to commit to roughly 8-10 in-office hours per week. The internship is unpaid, but students can choose to pursue college credit as an option.


Apply by Dec.20, 2019.

Learn more.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.

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

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

The Office of Student Research and Creative Activity will be hiring a student to assist with our annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Activity event.

The student will work from March 6 to May 4, and must be available to work a full day on April 30 (event day). Attention to deal is a must.

This is a paid position – $10/hour. Learn more.Learn more.

Paint Art Center Wedding and Special Events Internship (seeking two interns)

Reeve Union - Marketing Team Coordinator

Marketing Team Coordinator

The Marketing Team Coordinator position provides hands-on experience in marketing, leadership, management and communication skills and tools. The position acts as a project manager for the Reeve Union marketing staff and assists with strategic planning of marketing and communication efforts.

Learn more.


Nobias (A tech start-up based in New York) -- Summer Internship

Are you interested in political, financial or health news? Would you like to gain experience in a tech start-up working to help people understand the landscape of media bias? Then apply to be a paid intern with Nobias, a tech start-up based in NYC!


Working with an elite team, interns will gain experience with social media ad targeting, sales, and strategic feedback for our algorithms. Interns will even receive compensation for using the Nobias extension and providing us with feedback while reading their daily news. They will be expected to meet and exceed sales goals, make cold calls to librarians, journalists, and student journalists to explain and demo Nobias, and  build upon and service existing clients in your assigned territory or category. We’re looking for applicants with creativity and a go-getter attitude. Interns will work remotely for up to 20 hrs/week in the summer. The position includes attractive sales incentives pricing.

Most importantly, you will work with us to help restore credibility to journalism! To apply, please send your resume to

Advertising & Public Relations Opportunities

Office of Governor Evers Internship Opportunity

Nov. 5, 2019


The Office of Governor Evers is seeking interns to apply for our Spring 2020 internship program. As we enter our fourth class of interns, we’ve established a competitive and rewarding internship program, leaving interns with a more robust understanding of how state government works. Applicants can apply at: and applications completed by November 15th will receive primary consideration. This internship will be unpaid but can count towards credit. Please contact or call (608) 266-1212 with any questions.


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

DealerSocket seeks digital marketing intern

DealerSocket is searching for a digital marketing intern. Learn more at

Reeve Union Web Developer

Web Developer

The Web Developer primarily maintains the websites for Reeve Union, Alternative Break and Homecoming. The website platform is the campus-standard content management system, WordPress. The web developer also manages content that is used through Visix (Campus Vision) and Daktronics (Digital Signage).

Learn more.

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


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 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)