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Communication & Journalism Department

Internship & Job Postings

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).

Paid Summer Internship in Science Journalism -- Posted Nov. 11, 2019

  • - Prospective interns should be pursuing a degree in journalism, communication, or agricultural communication and want to develop science journalism skills
  • - Selected interns will work 12 weeks in the summer of 2020
  • - Selected interns may work between 20 and 40 hours a week
  • - Selected interns will earn $12.50 per hour if an undergraduate student or $15 per hour if a master's student
  • - Selected interns will have a travel stipend for reporting duties and/or science communication conference travel
  • - 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 may be required to enroll in online journalism training and/or attend in-person journalism training at UW
  • - Selected interns should be familiar with reporting, newswriting, interviewing, and AP Style
  • - Preference given to applicants who have taken the Media, Science, and Society class that was taught in Spring 2018 and Spring 2019
  • Email Dr. Kristen Landreville at klandrev@uwyo.edu for an application
  • Applications due on Sun. Dec. 15

Communications Coordinator Needed For Laramie Main Street -- Posted Nov. 11, 2019

Request for Proposals: Laramie Main Street Communications Coordinator

Laramie Main Street Alliance (LMSA) is seeking applicants for the responsibility of the Communications Coordinator. This job includes marketing, branding, public relations, and strategic storytelling on various digital and print platforms for the downtown district in Laramie, WY.

Laramie Main Street’s mission is to preserve historic downtown Laramie while enhancing its social and economic vitality. The organization operates under the Wyoming Business Council’s Wyoming Main Street program and Main Street America. This position will take the lead on media relations for the organizations mission-driven projects, campaigns, fundraising efforts, events, and promotions.

Minimum Qualifications: 

The Communications Coordinator should be:

  • Organized and self-motivated

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Value relationships and community building

  • Enjoy working with diverse stakeholders

  • Be able to inspire and lead people

  • Customer service oriented

  • Thoughtful and patient

  • Willing to try new things

  • Dependable yet flexible

Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with: 

  • Social media and e-mail marketing

  • Graphic design (Adobe Suite and/or Canva)

  • Basic photography and videography skills

  • Press releases and relationships with local publications

  • Written and verbal communications

The Communications Coordinator shall carry out the following:

  • Maintain Laramie Main Street’s (Downtown Laramie) social media accounts

  • Keep the organization’s website up-to-date

  • Provide educational support for the downtown businesses via 1-on-1 meetings and group presentations

  • Collaborate with local community organizations on campaigns and events, support event committees including, but not limited to, Mash Up, Brewfest Scaramie, Christmas Parade, Farmers Market, Small Business Saturday

  • Represent Laramie Main Street in regards to press inquiries, public events and monthly Marketing and Promotions Committee meetings

  • Collaborates closely with the Laramie Main Street Director and Program Coordinator on project and event messaging

 This role is a part-time, contracted position at 10-15 hours/week. The hired candidate will begin in January 2020. Interested applicants and agencies may submit a resume, cover letter and proposal with three examples of past work to downtownlaramie@gmail.com or at 115 Ivinson Ave. by November 18th.

This is Laramie Internships Available -- Posted Nov. 11, 2019

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

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5491203 – My IMDB Page

http://www.frenchcreekfilms.com – My Film Production Company

UW Institutional Communications Internship for Spring 2020 -- Posted Nov. 11, 2019

Deadline to Apply: Friday, Nov. 26

About: The Division of Public Relations is the umbrella administrative unit that includes Institutional Communications and Institutional Marketing. Our expert staff provide central marketing, media and community relations, graphic design, photography, videography, website and social media services to the UW community.

About the Communications Internship: The UW Communications intern is assigned a variety of public relations tasks and programs. These include specific beat assignments with the UW Departments of Music, and Theatre and Dance; UW Presents (formerly UW Cultural Programs); the Campus Activities Center and 7200 Entertainment; hometown releases; and feature releases.

The intern will handle personnel announcements approved during meetings of the UW Board of Trustees, and also is responsible for tracking and updating the weekly campus calendar that is sent to media outlets and included in the Monday campuswide newsletter. All written releases are distributed to proper media channels.

The intern will learn the basic skills of public relations, working with UW professionals; the student also will be required to have good working relationships with his/her on-campus contacts, which includes program directors, administrators, staff and students.

Learning good communication skills also will be part of the intern’s training; we expect the intern to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times in this position. At times, the intern may be privy to sensitive information, and we expect the student to conduct herself/himself in that manner as would any of the UW Institutional Communications and Marketing specialists currently on staff.

Additionally, the intern will assist with special events such as building dedications, media interviews and other events that may occur during his/her assigned hours; that includes media conferences and special public relations projects. Some may be after hours, such as the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance’s Business After Hours social events or major UW events. And if her/his time allows, the student will participate in weekly Institutional Communications staff meetings.

The position is non-paid — but can be taken for credit. We require that the student be in the office at least two hours each day for a total of 10 hours per week, but this is negotiable upon the student’s class schedule.

For more information, contact: Milton D. Ontiveroz, UW Institutional Communications Specialist, (307) 766-6709 or miltono@uwyo.edu

Graphic Designer Needed, Paid Position -- Posted Nov. 11, 2019

A graphic designer is needed at the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network. It's a paid position making $15/hour and working about 10 hours per week.

Please see the position listing below if you are interested and qualified in graphic design.

https://uwyo.taleo.net/careersection/00_work+study+and+student+workers_ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=19004854&tz=GMT-07%3A00&tzname=America%2FDenver (Links to an external site.)

If the link does not work, you can search the UW job listing website for Pooled Position Limited Temporary - Graphic Designer-19004854 .

 

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1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3122

Email: cojoofc@uwyo.edu

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