SOJC Communications Office Internships

Multimedia/Photography Intern (1 position available)

The UO School of Journalism and Communication is seeking an energetic, creative, and self-motivated Multimedia/Photography intern for the 2020-21 academic year. The Multimedia/Photography Intern will work alone and in collaboration to create multimedia pieces and shoot photos for the Around the O stories as well as the SOJC’s website and social media channels.

Duties may include:

  • Conducting and filming interviews with faculty, administrators, and students
  • Planning, shooting, and editing multimedia pieces about student projects, faculty research, and other article topics
  • Planning, shooting and editing promotional multimedia pieces about the SOJC and its centers and programs
  • Shooting and editing photos for the SOJC’s website, daily content, and social media channels
  • Shooting photos and video at SOJC and UO events
  • Maintaining and using video and photography equipment
  • Other duties as assigned


The Multimedia/Photography Intern should be a sophomore or junior in good standing at the School of Journalism and Communication.


  • Enthusiasm for and interest in multimedia and visual storytelling
  • Knowledge of video and photography best practices
  • Ability to conceptualize, shoot, and edit multimedia stories for targeted audiences
  • Knowledge and proficiency in video editing software such as Adobe Premiere
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to conduct video interviews
  • Proficiency in using a DLSR camera, including lighting, composition, and photo styling
  • Photography editing skills, including knowledge of digital file specs and formats
  • Collaboration skills and desire to work as part of a dynamic and creative communications team
  • Strong time management skills, including the ability to plan strategically and meet deadlines
  • Motivation and ability to self-manage, multitask and be proactive


  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Understanding of photography and multimedia for social media, web, and print
  • Basic graphic design skills
  • Initiative to pitch multimedia stories and photo concepts
  • Availability for occasional travel, late nights, and weekends
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to be professional with stakeholders and sources
  • Experience with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Ability to work independently, in a team environment, and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Passion for innovation in the communication fields and the SOJC
  • Experience with Adobe programs is a plus but not a requirement

Compensation: $12.00–$12.80/hour (depending on experience)

How to Apply:

Please note that preference will be given to sophomores and juniors who are available to work for the full 2019-20 academic year at a minimum of 10 hours/week. Interested individuals should submit the following application requirements to Lena Freeman ( with the subject line Application for Multimedia/Photography Internship. Please include:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter outlining your qualifications as they pertain to the position description
  • Links to 2-3 video/multimedia work samples
  • Links or attachments for 2-3 photography samples
  • Names and contact information for two professional references and/or academic references who can speak to your communication skills

Desired start date: FALL 2020 

Events and Social Media Assistant Intern (1 position available)

The UO School of Journalism and Communication is seeking an energetic, creative, and self-motivated Event and Social Media Assistant Intern for the 2020-21 academic year. This position will assist in all aspects of the SOJC Communications Office but will primarily focus on assisting the Event and Communication Manager with event production and social media management throughout the year. We are seeking someone with a can-do attitude who is eager to learn and tackle new assignments. Some nights and weekends may be required, as our events schedule fluctuates.

Duties may include:

  • Reserving event spaces
  • Ordering catering
  • Coordinating schedules
  • Monitoring event registration and RSVP lists
  • Helping to produce event communications strategies
  • Working with campus partners and outside vendors
  • Providing on-site event support
  • Serving as office support for the communications team, including writing news stories, basic graphic design, checking emails, formatting mailing lists, posting event information to calendars, and other general office assignments
  • Assisting in the management of SOJC social media channels, including writing posts and creating visual content. This may include providing social media coverage during events.


Applicants must be in good academic standing and available to work a minimum of 8 hours/week for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. Preference will be given to sophomores and juniors, but all qualified applicants will be reviewed.


  • Desire to work as part of a dynamic and creative communication team
  • Enthusiasm for organization and project management
  • Above-average computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong knowledge of social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
  • Strong communication, writing, and grammatical skills
  • Strong attention to detail, an eye for consistency, and the ability to follow instructions
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to self-manage and be proactive
  • Ability to meet deadlines and plan strategically
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Preferred qualifications

  • Familiarity with social media scheduling tools, such as Falcon, Later, Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, etc.
  • Familiarity with project management tools, such as Asana, Basecamp, Wrike, etc.
  • Photo editing skills
  • Social media best practices for brands, institutions, or businesses
  • Prior experience working and/or managing events

Compensation: $12.00/hour

How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit the following application requirements to Lena Freeman at with the subject line “Application for Events and Social Media Assistant Intern.”

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Three social media post samples demonstrating creativity, research, good eye for visuals, and excellent grammar. Prefer social media posts written for a professional organization, company, or student group, but personal posts can work as well.
  • Names and contact information for at least two professional and/or academic references, including at least one SOJC instructor

Desired start date: WINTER 2021 

Lena Freeman
Event and Communication Manager
School of Journalism and Communication