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Sara Steffes Hansen, Ph.D.
Internship Coordinator & Department Chair
Office: Sage 3489
Department Phone: 424-1042
Email: j-internships@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. Sara Steffes Hansen, 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 Dr. Hansen with any questions.

Job, Fellowship & Networking Opportunities

 

FoxValley365 Editorial Fellow (posted 9-15-2021)

FoxValley365 is a publication of 365 Media Foundation. It exists to tell the stories of Northeast Wisconsin’s communities of color and cover the issues important to those communities. We use excellent professional journalism to start conversations, find real and lasting solutions, build community, invite action and encourage emerging leaders in Northeast Wisconsin’s communities of color, and to foster dialog between members of diverse communities.

About the job:

The FoxValley365 Editorial Fellow will serve as the lead reporter and editor for FoxValley365. Reporting to the 365 Media Foundation Executive Editor, the Fellow will:

  • Produce and publish 5-10 news stories per week under 365 Media Foundation’s ethical standards and style guide. Many will be simple press release rewrites, while others will be event previews, event coverage, business and personal profiles, and enterprise reporting

  • Take and edit photos to accompany stories (usually with a phone)

  • Solicit, supervise and edit contributions from freelance reporters

  • Develop meaningful relationships with sources and community members, including leaders and members of communities of color as well as elected officials and other community leaders and community members

  • Attend daily editorial calls and weekly staff meetings

  • Appear regularly on 365 Media podcasts and video shows to discuss stories and issues

The FoxValley365 Editorial Fellow will be based in Green Bay or Appleton and will report to the Executive Editor, who is based in Madison. Therefore the successful candidate will have a track record as a self-starter who can succeed with little direct supervision. 

Additionally, the successful candidate will:

  • Be tech-savvy enough to know or learn basic functions of WordPress, Google Drive and other productivity tools

  • Be conversant with, or be able to learn, AP style and the SPJ code of ethics

  • Be able to write compelling and informative copy on deadline

This is a grant-funded, one-year appointment. It is possible that a full-time job could be offered at the end of the appointment, depending on funding. Salary will be $30,000 – $40,000 depending on experience.

Writer / Reporter -- The Thorp Courier

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.

Oshkosh Chamber seeks events and communication coordinator

The Oshkosh Chamber is seeking a full-time events and communication coordinator.

For more information, click here. Apply via Handshake at https://uwosh.edu/career/jobs-and-internships/jobs/.

 

Endeavor Business Media -- Assistant Editor

Endeavor Business Media is a cutting-edge media company covering a variety of industries where decision-makers across the world look first to gain the leading edge in their markets.  With a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment, Endeavor values exceptional performance and recognizes the outstanding people who work together to make success happen.

 

For more information, click here.

 

Ripon Commonwealth Press seeks multimedia advertising sale representative

The Ripon Commonwealth Press is currently looking for a talented and outgoing Multimedia Advertising Sales Representative to join our team! In this position, you will work with local businesses to expand their brand identity and support their future success using print campaigns and digital marketing solutions. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/jobs/job-opening/880180642780328/?source=post_timeline.

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.

Writing/Reporting/Editing

Oshkosh Examiner Seeks Intern for Online News

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.

Door County Knock seeks freelance reporters, Virtual
 Knock, a new, nonprofit news organization covering Door County, is seeking unpaid writers this summer. Work can be done in person or remote.
 
A bit about Knock: We’re focused on filling coverage gaps, providing quality, public-service journalism and producing in-depth reporting on the economic, social and health-related issues that affect Door County residents.
 
 
We’re in our early days as a nonprofit news organization, and we can’t offer pay at this time, but this would be an opportunity for students to get published clips and continue to develop their reporting skills while working with professional editors. We are looking for writers to do spot news stories – such as covering county government meetings and interviewing county leaders – as well as to do some longer feature stories about social and economic issues in the county and the organizations working on them.
 
 
Email Executive Director Andrew Phillips if you’re interested at arphillips91@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

Fox Cities Magazine seeks editorial interns for summer and fall 2021

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 -- Unpaid Internship

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/

Student editors sought for Oshkosh Scholar (Fall 2021)

Oshkosh Scholar student editors sought for Fall 2021

Email Robert Wagoner at wagonerr@uwosh.edu in the Office of Student Research and Creative Activity if you are interested in this position. Resumes will be required later. He hopes to start interviewing after spring break.

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: 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.

 

 

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

Career & Professional Development -- Graphic Design & Marketing Intern -- Posted 9-13-2021
 

Graphic Design & Marketing Intern

 
 
As the Graphic Design Intern for Career & Professional Development you will create and implement various promotional pieces for career events and services for students, alumni and employers. Examples of graphics projects in the area of the intern’s responsibility include: slides, banners, posters, bookmarks, signage and other graphics. The ideal candidate would be a first/second semester Junior. We would like this candidate to stay on through graduation if possible.
 
Students with Work Study are preferred however all candidates will be considered. 
 
  • The candidate should have an art, journalism, marketing, interactive web or communications background. 
  • They should also be proficient in Microsoft Office, intermediate/advanced in Adobe Creative Suite – specifically InDesign & Illustrator is required.
  • Candidates should have strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong editing skills a must. 
  • Knowledge of AP Style and typography is a plus!
 
Students will be evaluated on:
  • Quality of completing assignments
  • Quality of work 
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Initiative
  • Relationships with Others
  • Attitude
  • Dependability
WisJEA seeks paid, remote intern for Fall 2021-Spring 2022

The Wisconsin Journalism Education Association, or WisJEA, is seeking a remote paid intern for the 2021-2022 school year.

About the WisJEA:

The Wisconsin JEA mission is to educate, promote and enrich journalistic activities and publications in secondary schools. We are focused on helping develop secondary journalism programs in Wisconsin and acting as an advocate for scholastic journalism in the state.

For more information, go to https://wisjea.org/.

Internship duties:

  • Update SNO (WordPress) website on a regular basis
  • Do social media SWOT analysis and audit and come up with suggestions and plan how to grow and track social media presence.
  • Promote organization, webinars, meetings, scholarship, etc. on social media and website
  • Grow WisJEA contact list of newspaper and yearbook advisers from high schools throughout the state by reaching out to programs statewide and managing a database
  • Attend NEWSPA and KEMPA annual conferences to promote and grow the organization and network
  • Create flyers, brochures, etc. as needed
  • Other occasional duties as determined by WisJEA supervisor

Learn more.

Marketing and Website Management Intern - Thrasher Opera House - Summer and/or Fall 2021

The marketing and website management intern is responsible for helping Thrasher Opera House build a new digital marketing plan by researching and recommending advertising opportunities (for example: Spotify, podcasts, YouTube, etc) . In addition, the intern will help to build digital content, and disperse this content using key media channels including social media, email marketing, web content, and digital resources to help Thrasher Opera House attract more ticket buyers and donors, therefore extending the nonprofit organization’s mission of promoting live music. There is also a need for website design and management at this time. The Thrasher office will provide a laptop that can be used while working at the Thrasher Office, along with office space.

Learn more.

Advertising & Public Relations Opportunities

Multimedia/Social Media/Web

UARC -- STEP Technology & Social Media Intern

STEP Technology & Social Media Intern

 
Start Date: 10/1/21
 
Application Expiration: Open Until Filled
 
The UARC is looking to hire an undergraduate student with excellent verbal and written communication, technical, organizational and problem solving skills. This student will help the UARC communicate with students more effectively using online tools, which include updating and maintaining the UARC website. The intention of this project is to reach out to students to increase their engagement and ultimately their performance and retention at UW Oshkosh.
 
Estimated hours per week: Duration: 24 weeks total (11 weeks in fall, 13 weeks in spring)
 
Qualifications for the Position:
  • Journalism/Marketing/Communication/English/Art/IWM background preferred
  • Earned at least 45 credits with a minimum 2.5 GPA (2.75 preferred)
  • Experience using Social Media, MS Office, Google programs preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-motivated, creative, reliable
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work in a multi-faceted and fast-paced environment
  • Highly ethical
  • Exceptional time management skills
 
Job Duties:
 
  • Design, update and maintain UARC website to communicate necessary information to students and faculty/staff users. The UARC website has an extremely high volume of use, showing the importance of having someone to keep information up to date and relevant.
  • Assist Video Production Intern in creation and production of podcasts and videos
  • Assist in developing and executing a schedule of social media campaigns to supplement UARC marketing, communications and dissemination of information
  • Collaborate with UMC to ensure communication via social media and status of accounts complies with University branding policies
 
Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample (blog, website, article, graded paper, etc.)
  • Contact information for two references (at least one on-campus reference)
 
How to apply
Please submit required application materials via Handshake or by email to:
Sally Masters
masterss@uwosh.edu
Oshkosh Corporation -- Digital Marketing/Media Intern (year-round)

Digital Marketing/Media Intern (year-round)
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States

 

At Oshkosh, we build, serve and protect people and communities around the world by designing and manufacturing some of the toughest specialty trucks and access equipment. We employ over 15,000 team members all united by a common purpose. Our engineering and product innovation help keep soldiers and firefighters safe, is critical in building and keeping communities clean and helps people do their jobs every day.

More information can be found here!

Social Media Intern -- Student Recreation and Wellness Center

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is currently seeking to employ a Social Media Intern. This part-time student employment position will report directly to the Fitness Services Coordinator and will work roughly 5-10 hours per week depending on the time of year.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assist in all Student Recreation and Wellness social media postings on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

• Monitor social media analytics to grow presence across platforms

• Create and implement social media campaigns of varying length

• Create daily postings of engaging and informative content across all social media platforms

• Promote and coordinate as needed UWO Student Recreation and Wellness Center special events such as but not limited to, RecFest and the Shamrock Shuffle.

• Other social media related duties as assigned

• Maintain consistent communication with Student Recreation and Wellness Center departments for social media purposes

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

• Must be willing to communicate and collaborate with other Student Recreation and Wellness Center professional staff and front desk/group x/personal training staff

• Provide new and on-trend, creative ideas

• Pursuing a major in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or a related field is preferred, but not required

• Must have a go-getter mindset regarding projects

• Must have solid time-management and organizational skills

• Experience in Canva, social media platforms (specifically Instagram and Facebook) is highly preferred

This position will allow the student employee to really take the reins of our social media presence and impact a large percentage of UWO students and the UWO community. We are looking to fill this position at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester with some training conducted during the spring and summer prior. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to mooneyj@uwosh.edu.

Thrasher Opera House seeks Marketing & Web Management Intern - Summer and/or Fall 2021

The marketing and website management intern is responsible for helping Thrasher Opera House build a new digital marketing plan by researching and recommending advertising opportunities (for example: Spotify, podcasts, YouTube, etc) . In addition, the intern will help to build digital content, and disperse this content using key media channels including social media, email marketing, web content, and digital resources to help Thrasher Opera House attract more ticket buyers and donors, therefore extending the nonprofit organization’s mission of promoting live music. There is also a need for website design and management at this time. The Thrasher office will provide a laptop that can be used while working at the Thrasher Office, along with office space.

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.

 

Miscellaneous

UARC -- STEP Video Production Intern

STEP Video Production Intern

Start Date: 10/1/21
 
Application Expiration: Open Until Filled
 
The UARC would like to hire a creative undergraduate student with excellent verbal and written communication, creative, technical and problem solving skills. This student will help the UARC teach students and faculty advising related information more effectively using podcasts/videos posted to the UARC website and social media sites. The intention of this project is to reach more students to increase their understanding, engagement, and ultimately their progression, performance and retention at UW Oshkosh. In addition, podcasts and videos would be created to assist with teaching and training faculty advisors to provide them with the tools they need to be knowledgeable regarding advising.
 
Estimated hours per week: 5 Duration: 24 weeks total (11 weeks in fall, 13 weeks in spring)
 
Qualifications for the Position:
  • RTF/Journalism/Marketing/Communication/English/IWM background preferred
  • Earned at least 45 credits with a minimum 2.5 GPA (2.75 preferred)
  • Experience with podcasting and using video/editing software is desirable
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self motivated, creative, reliable
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work in a multi-faceted and fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional time management skills
 
Job Duties:
  • Write, record, and edit videos/podcasts to facilitate student and faculty learning of advising related information and promote the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center; the vast majority of these videos are made available on the UARC website (The UARC website has an extremely high volume of use, showing the large number of students and other constituents who look to our website for resources and instruction)
  • Work collaboratively with advisors to develop content
  • Work collaboratively with UARC Technology Intern to post videos and use analytics to track usage
  • Consult with UMC as needed to obtain training, adhere to university branding requirements, and ensure proper UARC branding
 
Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample (blog, website, article, graded paper, etc.)
  • Contact information for two references (at least one on-campus reference)
  • Optional: Sample video or podcast
 
How to apply
Please submit required application materials via Handshake or by email to:
Sally Masters

masterss@uwosh.edu

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