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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




Associated Press Election Night Coverage

The Associated Press has an urgent opening for an Election Night reporter in the Oshkosh general elections on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Would any of your students, staff or friends/family members be interested?

They will be tasked with reporting election results in a timely and accurate manner for Oshkosh.

No experience is necessary

There will be a very limited number of people present, so social distancing will not be an issue.

Must be available to work evening hours (7:30 pm CT and later) on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. (We estimate about 2 hours)

Must also be available to work a short, paid rehearsal on Saturday, October 31, 2020 mid day.

We will compensate a flat rate or $60 that will be paid via direct deposit 24-30 days post election.

More details will be discussed via phone and/or email

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Best Regards,

Lisa Marcoux

CA/MN/ND/WI Stringer Coordinator, Associated Press

Phone: 509-280-0987

Fax: 980-295-1555


Forum Communications Company

Forum Communications Company has a variety of jobs available in a variety of fields. 

To  see their  job openings, go to






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.


ASME Magazine Internship Program - Apply by Dec. 1

ASME is now accepting applications for the 2021 Magazine Internship Program. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2020.

Information about the Magazine Internship Program can be found at

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.



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

Advertising & Public Relations Opportunities

The Advance-Titan Advertising Intern

The Advance-Titan is seeking an advertising intern. Duties include:

  • Contacting businesses to see if they have an interest in advertising
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Updating current advertiser list and updating weekly ad call log
  • Answering questions via email, phone or face to face
  • Working to try and create promotions/coupons with clients to try and increase their ROI
  • Creating a minimum of five spec ads to present to potential advertisers
  • Attend weekly staff meetings to learn about planned coverage and discuss advertising opportunities
  • Networking with community organizations and companies
  • Responding to phone and email advertising inquiries
  • Communicate with Editor in Chief and Advertising Manager with weekly advertising needs, desires and changes

Learn more.

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

Oshkosh Corp seeks digital maketing/media intern
Belville Chiropractic seeks social media intern for Fall 2020 - Apply by Oct. 1

Belville Associates Chiropractic Clinic, Oshkosh, seeks a social media intern to:

•Manage the company’s social media and create content for website blog and newsletter

• Assist in updating company website

• Analyze analytics to gauge success of  campaigns, and more.

Position is part-time, PAID and flexible. Apply by Oct. 1.

Learn more.





Graphic Design and Photography

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 the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities website.

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