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Communication & Journalism Department

COJO INTERNSHIPS

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.

Also, journalism majors must complete a three-credit internship. 

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, Cindy Price Schultz. She can provide valuable tips for developing your own internship as well as direct you to existing internship opportunities.

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JOBS FOR COJO MAJORS

Search for media-related jobs at JournalismJobs.com

Search for jobs at Wyoming Press Association member newspapers at WyoPress.org.

For jobs and internship searching using the UW Handshake platform (from the Center for Advising and Career Services).

Internship & Job Postings

Powell Tribune Seeking Community Journalist -- Posted Nov. 28, 2018

Seeking community journalist

Wanting to join a winning team and have opportunity for advancement?

Located near Yellowstone National Park, the Powell Tribune in Powell, Wyoming, has an immediate opening for a dedicated general news reporter to join its staff of award-winning writers. The Tribune is a family-owned semi-weekly newspaper known for quality journalism. This position also includes the opportunity for advancement to a news leadership role. Preferred candidates must have a strong desire to report the news important to readers of a community newspaper, ranging from city council meetings to multicultural showcases at Northwest College. Reporters on a community newspaper staff are asked to juggle multiple beats and to assist with editing copy from staff and other sources. A knowledge of AP style would be helpful and photography skills are also preferred. 

Beginning salary range — $28K to $30K d.o.e. Health and retirement benefits package included.

Send resume, clippings and photo portfolio to General Manager Toby Bonner at toby@powelltribune.com.

Intern for WelcomeTo7220.com -- Posted Nov. 5, 2018

The intern program would provide an opportunity for a student to receive experience in writing for publication. The focus for the spring semester will be on would be on the University of Wyoming football/basketball/wrestling programs, but not limited to that.

With the understanding that the student would be available for 150 hours during the 15 weeks of a semester, the anticipation would be three or four stories a week. 

This would not be actual game story coverage. With the modern media the scores, stats and such are available on many outlets. At WelcomeTo7220.com the focus is on presenting that next look at the current sporting world.

The anticipation during basketball season would be a follow story the day after a home game for the women and men that would focus on a certain aspect of team play or on an individual player or coach.

Ina addition, there would be two other stories during the week that could deal with basketball but could be on any of the sports in season.

After the basketball season concludes the spring football season will start. Each week the idea would be at least two stories on the football team (more if merited), keeping an eye open for one or two stories a week with the other in-season sports, depending on how many football stories are written.

Each story should be at least 600 words. The ultimate length would be up to the writer.

We are looking for something that is unique, which will give readers a reason to come to our site.

Contact Information: Tracy Ringolsby at ringolsby@aol.com, 307-638-8271

Paid Science Journalism Internships for Summer 2019 -- Posted Oct. 29, 2018

Here are some details about the internships:

  • Prospective interns must apply to the program (see instructions below)
  • Selected interns will work 12 weeks in the summer of 2019
  • Selected interns will likely work between 20 and 32 hours a week, with the possibility to work 40 hours a week under special circumstances
  • Selected interns will earn $12.50 per hour
  • Selected interns will have a travel stipend of between $225 and $360
  • Selected interns will work with the internship director, Dr. Kristen Landreville, to identify a specific Wyoming media outlet to intern for in the state
  • Selected interns should be familiar with reporting, newswriting, and AP Style.

We prefer applicants who have experience with newswriting, reporting, and editing.

We prefer applicants who have taken the Media, Science, and Society class (COJO 4230).

To apply for the internship program, you should email the following three documents to Dr. Kristen Landreville at klandrev@uwyo.edu by Sat. Dec. 1, 2018.

  1. Cover letter that includes an explanation about why you’re interested in the science journalism internship.
  2. Resume
  3. Application (please email Dr. Landreville for the application).

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Landreville at klandrev@uwyo.edu

Photography Position at University of Wyoming Store -- Posted Oct. 29, 2018

The University Store is searching for a motivated person to fill a photographer position. This person will be responsible for shooting and editing pictures of products. These images will be used for the website catalog, advertisements and other areas within the store. The ideal candidate should possess excellent communication skills, ability to juggle multiple projects at one time and the ability to take constructive criticism.

Contact: 

Bryce Francois

Marketing Coordinator

University of Wyoming Store

(307) 766-3232

bfranco2@uwyo.edu

This is Laramie Internship -- Posted Oct. 29, 2018

About:

This is Laramie is a news media page located on Facebook. Our expert staff provide media and community relations, photography, videography, website and social media services to the Laramie community.

About the internship:

The This is Laramie intern is assigned a variety of public relations tasks and programs. These will include social gatherings, special events, concerts and any feature releases within Laramie. Brief news reports, with photos, will be required for every event attended.

Basic video capture and editing will part of this internship, with full training given.

The intern will learn the basic skills of public relations working with This is Laramie professionals; the intern will be required to have good working relationships with their professional and personal contacts, which will included program directors, local businesses, This is Laramie staff, and other interns.

Learning good communication skills will be part of the interns’ training; we expect the intern to conduct themselves in a professional manner, at all times, in this position, as they may be privy to sensitive information.

Additionally, the intern will assist with special events such as media interviews and conferences, and other special public relations projects. Many events will be in the evenings and on weekends, and if time permits the intern will participate in staff meetings.

The position is non-paid -- but can be taken for credit through the University of Wyoming. Compensation and refunds, for certain events, will be available.

Contact Information:

Nid Collins

Email: thisislaramie@gmail.com

Phone: (307)460-1598

TriHydro Marketing Intern -- Posted Oct. 12, 2018

Apply at https://trihydro.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/247

Position:  Marketing Intern

Position Location:  Laramie, WY

Job description: We are looking for a Marketing Intern to join our team.  This position will assist in generating and distributing marketing materials, help to manage and update company database and customer relationship management systems, and also will involve working with our marketing team members to help organize, plan, and coordinate conferences and client events, assisting team members with the creation of content for social media platforms and participate in concept brainstorm sessions.  Additional responsibilities will include performing market research and analysis, provide editing and writing support for marketing materials, and supporting the marketing team in daily administrative tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled at the University of Wyoming, or LCCC

  • Relevant field of study

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with clients and project team members

  • Initiative and motivation, with an emphasis on completing project deliverables on schedule

  • Dependable, with the ability to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills, including attention to detail and accuracy, as well as a commitment to producing high-quality deliverables

 

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Department of Communication & Journalism

427 Ross Hall

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3122

Email: cojoofc@uwyo.edu

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