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University Communications and Marketing provides semester internship experiences for students without ever having to leave campus. We strive to provide students with access to professional-grade communications technology and experiences that enhance their practical knowledge.

Various positions are available assisting our creative services unit as well as our internal and external communications teams. Please see the position descriptions for more details.

Internships last 15 weeks at UCM. A minimum of 10 hours per week is required on a flexible schedule to complete the internship. Students must consult with their advisors prior to applying to determine whether a UCM internship experience will make them eligible for academic credit. Students working for University Communications and Marketing generally work fall or spring semseters, but UCM is happy to make arrangements for students interested in working summer or winter intersession.

Click on the links below for more information about our internship positions.

Diversity Issues Reporter

Supervisor: George Mauzy

Responsibilities: UCM seeks a motivated student to fulfill the position of Diversity News Reporter. Diversity is an important part of the university's mission, which makes this position an important contributor to the UCM communication efforts. This position will have an opportunity to work closely with university personnel and students who work in the field of diversity in their respective colleges or areas on campus. One of the primary offices the position will interact with is the Office for Diversity, Access and Equity. DAE areas include Multicultural Center and Programs, Disability Services, International Student and Faculty Services, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center, Women's Center, and Multicultural Student Access and Retention. This position will also write about news from the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and others.

This position will be primarily assigned diversity-related stories at the university by UCM full- time staff members. The student also will interview faculty, staff, and students and write stories, and other text to accompany videos and other assignments for publication in COMPASS, the official news source for Ohio University.  And, either on your own or as part of a student team, you may develop photography and video to help tell the story.  Because collaboration is vital to our success, you will be encouraged to collaborate across teams at UCM as well. The student will be mentored by UCM professionals to produce professional, well-written articles and news releases.

Benefits of the Position: This student will work in a mentoring situation with writers and editors and gain valuable journalism and organizational communications experience in a professional news/communications department setting. He or she has the opportunity to build a portfolio of writing samples and other projects from a professionally edited publication. The student also has the opportunity to interact with top-level administrators, faculty members and others in the course of their interviews.

This position helps prepare a student for positions in public relations and media settings by providing reporting, interviewing and writing experience as well as insight into the editorial decisions and production issues involved in producing publications. Student reporters perform valuable writing and editing services for UCM and they offer the staff insights into student life at Ohio University and frequently are called on to suggest stories for publications. Past UCM student writers have gone on to work for national magazines, leading newspapers, big-city PR agencies and top trade journals.

Qualifications: Journalism majors – in news editorial, PR or magazine sequences – are preferred for this position; however organizational communications majors or other majors are welcome to apply.  Students should have successfully completed the News Writing courses. The successful candidate will have basic skills in writing news and feature stories as well as a familiarity with Associated Press style. The student also needs to be highly motivated and have an ability to interact professionally with a wide range of people. Candidates will be asked to provide writing samples during the interview process.

Application Details: To apply, contact Andie Walla at walla@ohio.edu and attach resume and cover letter. Tell us about your experience, what part you’re most interested in, and why you’d be the best candidate for the job. Include the days you are available to work. Finally, include the name of your school, the name of the professor who will be giving you credit for the practicum, and a phone number where you can be reached.

Campus Issues, Life, and Events Reporter

Supervisor: Colleen Kiphart

Responsibilities: Ohio University is a vital and ever-changing community. As students, you have a unique perspective and knowledge that is valuable to UCM in our mission to provide complete, quality coverage to the University.

As a Campus Issues, Life, and Events Reporter you will closely with UCM professionals to produce professional, well-written articles. Under the one-on-one mentoring and coaching of a practicing, professional communicator, you will write articles for publication on COMPASS news website (www.ohio.edu/COMPASS) and other UCM venues.   You will cover a wide variety of student, faculty, and staff events and issues.  Past students have written stories on interesting people and events—from parent’s weekend survival tips to international study stores to lectures by distinguished faculty to Zumbathons.  If it’s a part of Ohio University life, events, or an issue, you’re likely to cover it.

As a Campus Issues, Life, and Events Reporter you will have the opportunity to interview faculty, staff, students and other sources; and write stories, news briefs, text to accompany videos and other assignments for publication. And, either on your own or as part of a student team, you may develop photography and video to help tell the story.  Because collaboration is vital to our success, you will be encouraged to collaborate across teams at UCM as well. 

As a Campus Issues, Life, and Events Reporter you will gain real-world experience while covering a community that you are closely connected to. You will be held to professional standards of work, behavior and dress. As a result, you will leave UCM with a portfolio full of published clips crossing a variety of styles and subjects.

Each UCM practicum student will be assigned an individual writing mentor, who will assign written work based on the student's interests, strengths and professional goals. Students are also encouraged  to pitch stories to their mentors, as vital members of the UCM staff.
 
Benefits of the Position: You will have an established professional mentor, helping you to hone your writing and equipping you with professional skills to be successful outside of college. 

You will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of writing samples from a well-edited professional publication. You also have the opportunity to interact with top-level administrators, faculty members and others in the course of their interviews. 

This position helps prepare a student for positions in news writing, online journalism, public relations, and media settings by providing reporting, interviewing and writing experience as well as insight into the editorial decisions and production issues involved in producing publications. You will be a part of an online newsroom, and, more so, part of a comprehensive information team.

You will perform valuable writing and editing services for UCM and can offer the staff insights into student life at Ohio University and frequently are called on to suggest stories for publications. 

Past UCM student writers have gone on to work for national magazines, leading newspapers, big-city PR agencies and top trade journals. UCM will work to give you the tools to fulfill your potential.
 
Qualifications: Journalism majors -- in news editorial, online, PR or magazine sequences -- will have the best chance of landing this job. The successful candidate will completed the News writing  course and have a basic knowledge of interviewing for and writing news and feature stories as well as a familiarity with Associated Press style. The student also needs to be highly motivated and have an ability to interact professionally with a wide range of people. Candidates will be asked to provide writing samples during the interview process.
 
All years, first through fourth, will be considered for this position. UCM offers its practicum students the chance to earn professional experience close to home while not disrupting their academic schedule.
 
Application Details: To apply, contact Andie Walla at walla@ohio.edu and attach resume, cover letter, two writing samples and two references. Tell us about your experience, what part you’re most interested in, and why you’d be the best candidate for the job. Include the days you are available to work. Finally, include the name of your school, the name of the professor who will be giving you credit for the practicum and a phone number where you can be reached.
 
Published writing samples are not necessary, though published samples are preferred; you can submit work from classes that you feel represents you best. Your reference can be a former supervisor, manager, professor, or anyone who can vouch for either your journalistic skill or work ethic.

 

Multimedia Producer

Supervisor: David Urano

Responsibilities: UCM seeks a motivated student to fulfill the position of multimedia producer. He or she will work with video and media professionals to shoot, edit, post, and create strong video content to promote Ohio University to its various audiences. The candidate will conceive, produce, and ready multimedia content that includes audio, video, and text for tape, DVD, and online delivery to internal and external entities. The student will have opportunities to work with P2 technology, have their work published, and add to their demo reel. Creative projects and news coverage will be included in this experience.

Qualifications: The applicant must be comfortable and persuasive in setting up on- camera interviews with University experts. The job requires proficiency in operating cameras, editing using Final Cut Pro, and preparing and loading packages for online viewing.

Application Details: To apply, contact Andie Walla at walla@ohio.edu and attach resume and cover letter. Tell us about your experience, what part of production you’re most interested in, and why you’d be the best candidate for the job. Include the days you are available to work. Finally, include the name of your school, the name of the professor who will be giving you credit for the practicum experience, and a phone number where you can be reached.

News Videographer/Editor

Supervisor: Todd Anderson

Responsibilities: UCM seeks a motivated student to fulfill the position of multimedia producer. He or she will work with video and media professionals to shoot, edit, post, and create strong video content to promote Ohio University to its various audiences. The candidate will conceive, produce, and ready multimedia content that includes audio, video, and text for tape, DVD, and online delivery to internal and external entities. The student will have opportunities to work with P2 technology, have their work published, and add to their demo reel. Creative projects, news coverage, and live sporting events will be included in this experience.

Qualifications: The applicant must be comfortable and persuasive in setting up on-camera interviews with University experts. The job requires proficiency in operating cameras, editing using Final Cut Pro software, and preparing and loading packages for online viewing and FTP delivery. The candidate will also field produce on the University’s satellite truck as needed.

Application Details: To apply, contact Andie Walla at walla@ohio.edu and attach resume and cover letter. Tell us about your experience in video production, what part of production you’re most interested in, and why you’d be the best candidate for the job. Include the days you are available to work. Finally, include the name of your school, the name of the professor who will be giving you credit for the practicum experience, and a phone number where you can be reached.

Photographer

Supervisor: Ben Siegel

Responsibilities: UCM seeks a motivated student to fulfill the position of photographer. He or she will work with its photo professionals to shoot, edit, post, and create strong photographic content for delivery in Compass and Compass Points. These assignments may include athletic coverage, portraits, events, and more working with hard deadlines. The candidate will handle general event coverage duties. The student will have opportunities to build their portfolio, and to publish their work in Compass and Compass Points.

Qualifications: The applicant must be comfortable with documentary style photojournalism as well as using lights to create stylized portraits. The job requires proficiency in using digital cameras, as well as a solid understanding of lighting equipment.

Application Details: To apply, contact Andie Walla at walla@ohio.edu and attach resume and cover letter. Tell us about your experience, what part of photography you’re most interested in, and why you’d be the best candidate for the job. Include the days you are available to work. Finally, include the name of your school, the name of the professor who will be giving you credit for the practicum experience, and a phone number where you can be reached.

Working with UCM has taught me how to tighten my typical feature-style writing, expanding my abilities and giving me the flexibility to write for more types of publications.

—Tessa, PACE student

 
FAQs

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