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Students are strongly encouraged to seek internships, an integral part of education. Internships are opportunities to earn college credit, on-the-job-training, and practical experience.

Visit this page as well for updated internship opportunities. Also, check out the job/internship board on the fourth floor of Ross Hall or visit with the Internship Director, Kenneth Smith.  He can provide valuable tips for developing your own internship as well as direct you to existing internship opportunities.

Read the Letter from Ken Smith if you're thinking about an internship.



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Internship & Job Postings

Media Assistant Intern Needed at Bright Agrotech | Posted Apr. 21, 2017.

This Media Assistant Internship offers the unique opportunity to work on an online educational platform and a YouTube channel with over 50k subscribers. Join a dynamic team in a fast-paced, start-up organization that is changing the way  food is grown and distributed around the world.

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Creative problem solver and strategic thinker
  • Strong communication and coordination skills
  • Self-motivated at time management & scheduling
  • Thorough when organizing and managing projects
  • Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • Background in a media based study or occupation

Apply at

Hiring Disclaimer: We do not hire people unless they are fired up about empowering local farmers. If you do not see this mission as important and cannot get excited about performing your responsibilities in fun,  fast-paced, and at times chaotic work environment, please do not apply. That isn’t some cutesy startup statement either – we’re serious about empowering modern farmers and we will not hire someone unless they share that drive to build a better, fresher food system. 

Interns Needed for Wyoming Department of Health, Aging Division, Community Living section | Posted Apr. 19, 2017.

Download the call for interns here. All majors are welcome to apply. 

Reporters Needed for "Salon Red State" Fellowships | Posted Apr. 12, 2017.


Salon Red State is a unique brand of student-journalism, and seeks to nurture and present new voices from the thirty red states from the 2016 election cycle. Graduate students at red state universities with work with Salon editors to provide Salon's audience with fresh perspectives on what is happening locally -- both in their lives and their towns/cities -- relevant to important national issues.  

We are accepting applications from thirty red state universities. The applicants, we hope and expect, will be suggested by their deans/journalism professors. Each selected student will receive a $4000 annual stipend, and be required to submit two pieces of content (written piece, photo slideshow/essay, fully-edited video package) per month to Salon.

At some juncture in the program, we also plan to coordinate a meet-up of the thirty writers/producers/photographers ) in a central location.


  • Candidates: Masters in Journalism students preferred — but we may accept aspiring journalists in other communications masters programs, or undergrad J students.
  • Must have attended at least one year of high school in the state.
  • Qualified women, minorities, students with disabilities, and veterans encouraged to apply.
  • Students with journalism experience who can cover and deliver local stories with a national resonance — healthcare, reproductive rights, LGBTQ issues, immigration, minimum wage, education.
  • Students with alternative perspectives or ones that represent a unique slice of society (e.g. prevalent but under-represented ethnic groups) who can offer a local perspective on national issues of import.


Students will at the end of their experience have created 24 unique pieces for Salon. Every other week for one year, each selected journalist must submit either a:

- 500 word story

- 3 - 5 minute video

- 3 - 5 minute audio

- 5 - 10 photo slideshow

** Audio, video, or slideshow must be accompanied by at least 250 words of copy.

Students will submit their story concepts to their assigning Salon editor for approval ahead of time, and will file their stories directly to them via email. Their editor will let them know their monthly deadlines.


  • Students must demonstrate exemplary journalism skills, including turning in clean copy consistently.
  • Students must provide their source material for fact checking
  • 3 late deadlines, barring extenuating circumstances, and the relationship will be terminated
  • ANY plagiarism or falsifying of information is grounds for immediate termination


Interested students should submit a resume, three samples of recent work (writing, photography, or video), and a cover letter outlining their vision for the role and areas of particular local reporting interest to by May 8. We will be in touch with our chosen candidates by May 30.

Video Production Internship | Posted Apr. 12, 2017.

Bright Agrotech is looking to fill an internship position. The Upstart University Media Specialist produces all of the videos and media on Upstart University, an e-learning platform for aspiring farmers. The position requires a basic understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Premiere Pro and Photoshop. The individual will also be an active member of the Bright Agrotech Media Team, assisting in the production and editing of any other necessary videos.

Bright Agrotech is a mission-driven organization with a fun work environment. Anyone interested in furthering their media career is encouraged to apply for the “Video Production Student Internship” at This position has significant opportunity for full or part-time employment following the internship."

General Assignment Reporter Job Opening at the Rock Springs Rocket-Miner | Posted Apr. 6, 2017.

The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner in Rock Springs, Wyo., has an opening for a General Assignment. Interested candidates should contact:

Deb Sutton

307-362-3736 Ext. 132

Service, Leadership and Community Engagement Office: SLCE Student Coordinator | Posted Apr. 5, 2017.

15-20 Hours a Week
$8.00 per hour

2017-2018 Fall and Spring Semesters

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to by Noon on Friday, April 14. 

Description of duties and responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the other SLCE Student Coordinator to plan and execute programs such as
    - National Days of Service
    - The Big Event
    - The Good Mule Project
    - Pokes Vote
    - Leadership Events
    - Other SLCE-related programs and events
    - Wyoming Union programs and events
  • Co-Chair the SLCE Street Team with the other SLCE Student Coordinator
  • Present to classes and organizations across campus about SLCE programs
  • Be a resource to students, RSOs, faculty/staff, and community members regarding SLCE programs and events
  • Collaborate with Student Marketing Coordinator to create website, print, and social media materials that promote SLCE programs and events
  • Represent SLCE at university events such as:
    - Campus Pass
    - Discovery Days
    - Club and Org Day
  • Serve on university committees as appointed by supervisor
  • Attend all SLCE/Union trainings and meetings as directed

Terms of employment:

This position is a 15-20 hours per week position. The rate of pay is based upon the Wyoming Union Student Wage Scale. Students are eligible for pay increases based upon years of service, work performance, and supervisor approval. This position will begin work one week prior to the beginning of the fall semester. This position will work through finals week and not during the holiday break or spring break. Specific duties may change slightly throughout the year as the SLCE Office continues to evolve.

SLCE Marketing Coordinator | Posted Apr. 5, 2017.

15-20 Hours a Week
$8.00 per hour

2017-2018 Fall and Spring Semesters

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to by Noon on Friday, April 14. 

Description of duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with full-time and part-time staff to oversee the marketing and promotion of all SLCE programs and events
  • Continue the development of a comprehensive branding and marketing plan for SLCE
  • Complete market research to better understand the service and leadership needs of UW students, faculty/staff, and community partners
  • Develop an understanding of new technologies and their use for marketing and advertising
  • Develop and manage social media / create a social media strategy
  • Create a weekly electronic newsletter for students, staff, and faculty
  • Write press releases for programs and events
  • Update SLCE website and monitor Google Analytics
  • Assist in developing and implementing SLCE volunteer campaigns
  • Attend weekly meetings with SLCE and Wyoming Union Marketing Office staff
  • Attend mandatory Wyoming Union trainings
  • Attend occasional night and weekend events
  • Take photographs and video of programs and events

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat
  • Creative and innovative
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Work with others collaboratively
  • Work on projects independently and follow through to completion
  • Basic photo/video skills

Wyoming Athletics Audio/Visual 2017-2018 Internship Job Description | Posted Mar. 30, 2017.

Duties (each intern will assist in one or more of these areas)

  • Assist with conception & production of on-demand video content for, WYO-VISION YouTube page and various Wyoming Athletics social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, ETC)
  • Take part in live game-day productions of Wyoming Athletics events either for video board shows or live web-streams
  • Assist Video Production department in production of football and men’s basketball television shows for Root Sports


  • Intern will be responsible for working with the video production department to determine a work schedule
  • When scheduled, show up on-time and dressed appropriately
  • Demonstrate the highest level of professionalism while at work
  • Communicate effectively with the full-time members of the video production department and any of our part-time freelance workers as well as their fellow interns
  • Accept and apply any constructive critiques and suggestions to daily work in an effort to become more productive and/or efficient 

Goals For Internship (goals will be unique to the duties an intern picks up)

  • Successfully learn each position/job needed during a live broadcast
  • Learn video story telling techniques
  • Better understand the technical aspects of video production (equipment operation and how each piece of equipment works with others)
  • Observe and understand the principles/techniques of a remote production or shoot
  • Understand the inner workings of a college athletics video department and how it interacts with other parts of the athletics department (marketing/media relations/etc.)

Please contact Maddi Haak ( if you are interested in discussing the internship. 

Graphic Design / Marketing Internship at UW Wellness Center | Posted Mar. 26, 2017.

The Wellness Center in Half Acre at the University of Wyoming announces the opening of an unpaid internship position beginning Fall 2017. Applicants should be motivated, self-starting individuals with an ability to work independently as well as under supervision and within a team. This internship is an opportunity for students interested in graphic design and marketing to gain practical experience in the field and build their portfolio.

Learning outcomes
 Gain an understanding of best practices in health communication
 Gain experience in the planning, development and implementation of a marketing plan
 Build a professional graphic design portfolio
 Gain experience working in a professional environment

Essential Functions
 Develop promotional materials for Wellness Center and Fitness Programs
 Create and implement a marketing plan for Wellness Center
 Create templates for Wellness Center promotions
 Create and manage social media accounts for Wellness Center
 Work closely with the Assistant Director of Wellness and Fitness Coordinator to elevate the brand of the Wellness Center
 Utilize software programs including Trello and Canva to assist with marketing and graphic design
 Pre-test, develop, and evaluate materials for a social marketing campaign
 Participate in and provide support for Wellness Center events, activities, and trainings
 Work as a team member of the Wellness Center

Application Requirements:
Please submit the following application materials via email to
 Letter of interest
 Résumé
 Contact information for 2-3 professional references
 Work samples

Application Deadline: Monday, April 17, 2017, 5 p.m.

Please direct questions or correspondence to:

Lena Newlin, MPH, CHES
Assistant Director, Wellness
Half Acre Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
(307) 766-3418
More information on the Wellness Center can be found at:

Internship with UW Institutional Communications | Posted Mar. 26, 2017.

The UW Institutional Communications office is now accepting applications for a fall 2017 internship. The position is non-paying, 10 hours per week (preferably 2 hours per day). The office will work around your course schedule. 

Contact Milton Ontiveroz at if interested. 

Job Opportunity as Media Assistant for Wyo. Sen. Mike Enzi | Posted Mar. 26, 2017.

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., seeks a media assistant for his D.C. press office. Duties include supervision of the daily news clips; hands-on role in maintaining and developing website and social media content; drafting and editing news releases, op-eds and taking pictures. Experience working with social media and photo/video editing & production is required. Applicants should have strong writing and interpersonal skills and an eagerness to serve the people of Wyoming. Entry level, but Hill, journalism, writing, internship, state government experience are pluses. Applicants from Wyoming or with a strong Wyoming connection are preferred. Starts at $35K/year. Email cover letter and resume to


Max D’Onofrio

Press Secretary

Senator Michael B. Enzi (R-WY)

Office: 202-224-4773

Sports Reporter and News Reporter Openings at the Star-Herald | Posted Mar. 26, 2017.

The Star-Herald is looking for quality young journalists looking to start their career at a daily newspaper.

The Star-Herald is a six day a week newspaper with over 10,000 readers. We are western Nebraska's only daily newspaper and we are a BH Media newspaper. BH Media has over 70 daily and weekly newspapers across the country.

We have an opening right now for a sports reporter and could also use a news reporter. We are looking for journalists who have a desire to be part of a winning team.

If you have any students graduating in May who would be interested have them contact: Brad Staman, Editor at and/or call Brad at 308-632-9056. Our newspaper website is<>. 

Brad Staman



Marketing/PR/Advertising Job or Internship at UW Transit & Parking | Posted Mar. 26, 2017.

Hours range from 10-20 depending on demand and time of year.  Work schedule can be flexible. Minimum of $13.50 per hour.

Potential internship opportunity.  Position has excellent potential to expand your skills while completing your education.

Must include resume, cover letter, and three references.  Please send to

You can find this posted to the UW Job Opportunities website at

Job Duties:

  • Implement Transit & Parking Services Marketing and Communications Plan including print media, social media, outreach programs
  • Manage advertising and marketing program for US buses, shelters
  • Manage Transit and Parking social media accounts
  • Assist with internal and external communications such as:
    • Departmental newsletter
    • Website
    • Events
    • Publications
  • Periodically initiate customer surveys

Journalist Covering the University of Wyoming Needed at The Laramie Boomerang | Posted Mar. 16, 2017.

The Laramie Boomerang, a six-days-a-week publication, seeks a news-hungry reporter for our flagship beat: the University of Wyoming — the Cowboy State’s only four-year public university. This is a very a dynamic beat, and matters affecting UW shape the state of Wyoming as a whole.
Here’s what our outgoing reporter had to say about his experience covering UW:
“A reporter might spend some days on hard news matters such as budgets, construction or faculty, staff and student concerns. Other days, it might be writing features about new programming in campus departments or reporting a remarkable accomplishment by a student or faculty member. It’s a fun beat because it’s dynamic and keeps things interesting. A good UW reporter is never struggling to find stories.”
The ideal candidate should possess the ability to follow governmental meeting procedures and very strong news judgment. Wyoming is a sparsely populated state, and that means you will very often be the only reporter in the room. Being able to determine what should be the story for that day —  and what should be a follow-up, enterprise or feature piece — is crucial. But you won’t be doing it alone. A team of copyeditors and the managing editor will have your back, helping you produce must-read content for readers across Wyoming and the region.
The beat also includes some arts and entertainment and health care coverage.
A strong grasp of grammar and AP style is also required. Photo experience is preferred, but not necessary.
Pay ranges from $24,000-$28,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The Boomerang offers health, dental and vision insurance, 401K and other benefits.
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, three references and six to eight clips to Managing Editor Peter Baumann at Incomplete applications will not be considered.
About Laramie
As the third-largest city in the Equality State, Laramie bustles with concerts, farmers' markets, book readings, visiting lecturers — and that's just what's going on within city limits. Drive 20 minutes east, and you're in Vedauwoo, a lunar landscape with world-class hiking, biking, climbing and (when there's snow, which we get a lot of) Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Drive 30 minutes west and you're in Centennial, home to a slew of restaurants and hotels which serve as a great jumping off point into the Snowy Range. Moose, elk, deer and even the occasional mountain lion are just some of the wildlife you can expect to see.
Perhaps you're wanting to experience a bigger city for the weekend? Denver is less than three hours south; Fort Collins, Colorado, is just one hour away on U.S. Highway 287.

Summer Radio/Audio Internship with the UW Biodiversity Institute | Posted Mar. 9, 2017.

The University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute seeks a hardworking communication and journalism student that will take the lead in producing weekly science and natural history stories that will be broadcast to 46 stations in Wyoming.

Desired Skills

  • Audio recording
  • Audio editing
  • Interview skills
  • Proficient writing
  • Ability to work with others
  • Social media engagement experience
  • Basic understanding of, or strong desire to learn and engage with, biological research conducted at the University of Wyoming and in the state of Wyoming


10-12 hours commitment each week

Contact Dr. Brian Barber ( for more information or to set-up an interview.

Feeding Laramie Valley, Summer 2017 Paid Internship | Posted Mar. 9, 2017.

2017 Paid Summer Internship
35 hours/week for 14 weeks, set schedule
Stipend: $10/hour
Start and end dates:  Tuesday, May 23 through Saturday, August 26
Application Deadline:  Friday, April 8, 2017
Feeding Laramie Valley Shares Interns serve as community-based activists and advocates for group and individual efforts to promote local food security and equity in Albany County, Wyoming.  The position involves hands-on work in local food production (gardening), collection, distribution; assistance with overall organizational operations and in a variety of community food projects including community-based research projects.
For more information and application details, see the Feeding Laramie Valley website and click on “job opportunities.”
Or - contact Reece at or call 307.223.4399
The downloadable application will become available on the FLV website
Reece Owens
Food Production Coordinator
Feeding Laramie Valley

Studio Bees Job and Internship Opportunities | Posted Feb. 22, 2017.


Studio Bees a video production agency is looking to hire UW students and non student:

- Videographers/Photographers
- Project managers
- Account executive/Sales rep
- Social media marketers
- Accountants
- Actors

Some of our work found at
Most recent video was the commercial you see at FOX THEATER:

If you are interested in working in a video production agency. Please email me at:

If possible please include in your email:
- Resume
- Availability (to meet for interview)
- Internship or part time employment
- Some of your work

Please tag, share and refer to post, thank you!

Wyoming Press Association | Posted Feb. 20, 2017

For opportunities to intern at Wyoming Press Association member newspapers around the state of Wyoming, please contact Dr. Ken Smith at

Forward Wyoming | Posted Feb. 8, 2017

Are you fired up and ready to go? Are you constantly talking about issues like securing equality for all, affordable access to health care, closing the gender pay gap, intelligently tackling climate change, diversifying the economy, setting a livable minimum wage, and protecting our wild and public lands? Do you feel driven to make change in your community but just don’t know quite where to start?

The Forward Wyoming Grassroots Institute is just what you’ve been looking for! We are seeking aspiring change-makers, hopeful activists, curious students of the world, future legislators, and the policy gurus of tomorrow to come together to learn the skills and tools that will take you to the next level.

Forward Wyoming is a Laramie-based non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to getting more locals and young people involved in the political process. We are all about bringing people of all backgrounds together to create empowered communities who know how to put their activism into action.

Go to and apply to be a Grassroots Institute fellow today!

Download the full flyer here.

Snowy Range Academy | Posted Jan. 29, 2017

Successful candidate will work with Snowy Range Academy Operations Manager to update and modernize the school’s website ( using WordPress. New web design should include: 
• general information about the school (history and mission, curriculum, school culture, governance) 
• enrollment info (how to enroll, applications, waiting lists)
• weekly and monthly school newsletters (as blogs, perhaps?), 
• upcoming events 
• Snowy Range Academy in the news 
• teacher pages 
• donation page 
• forms
• data analytics page– student achievement, demographics, enrollment, etc.
• faculty, staff, board members page (meet our team) 
• job vacancies and how to apply
Once the website is launched, intern will manage the website to keep it current, and train Snowy Range Academy staff for their eventual management of the website.
Estimated time allotted for internship: 9-10 hours/week 
Please contact Margarita Rovani, Operations Manager at 307-745-9930 for more information.

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