SOJC Communications Office Internships

The SOJC Communications Office is seeking three energetic, creative, and self-motivated interns for the upcoming academic year. We are looking for students who can commit 10–25 hours per week for at least one full academic year, beginning in spring term. If you have a passion for great storytelling, we want to meet you!

Events (1 position available)
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 design and production throughout the year. Tasks may include reserving spaces, coordinating schedules, monitoring event registration and RSVP lists, helping to produce event communication strategies, working with campus partners, ordering catering, providing on-site event support, and serving as office support for the communications team, include writing event-related copy, posting event information to calendars, and other general office assignments. Exceptional organizational skills are a plus, and some nights and weekends may be required, as our events schedule fluctuates.

News and PR Writer (1 position available)
The news and PR writer will write both journalistic articles and marketing copy for a variety of channels, including the SOJC website, Around the O, marketing and event collateral, video scripts, the annual SOJC Yearbook, social media, marketing emails, and more. The intern will be expected to research topics, find and interview sources in a professional manner, write in AP style, and hit deadlines. Writers will need excellent time management skills, demonstrated writing skill, knowledge of AP style, the ability to take feedback well, and the ability to collaborate with other team members on multimedia features. Preference given to students who have completed Reporting I or equivalent. SOJC writers will get many published clips for their portfolios!

Portland Multimedia Intern (1 position available)
The multimedia intern, based at the SOJC’s Portland campus, will manage a wide variety of projects for the SOJC Communications Office and SOJC Portland. Under the supervision of Eugene-based professional staff, this intern will work with fellow interns to create video, photographic, and written content for a variety of channels, including the SOJC website,  Around the O, and social media. The intern may be asked to conduct interviews, shoot video footage, edit videos, take photos, write journalistic articles, and collaborate with fellow interns to create larger mixed-media projects. The intern will also be expected to manage these digital assets using the Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, PhotoShop, Lightroom, etc.).

Videographer/Photographer (1 position available)
The videographer/photographer is responsible for working with the SOJC Communication Office’s student production team to shoot and edit still photos and videos for a variety of editorial, marketing, and social media purposes. Must be able to operate a DSLR camera for still and video as well as an audio recorder. Experience with video editing using the Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, PhotoShop, Lightroom, etc.) is a must. Student may also be asked to conduct interviews, collect archival footage, and collaborate with fellow interns to create larger mixed-media projects. SOJC communication interns get many published pieces for their portfolios!

Preferred Qualifications for All Positions

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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: $11.50–$16.00/hour (depending on experience, academic year, and location)

How to Apply:
Interested individuals should submit the following application requirements by March 1, 2019, to Andra Brichacek ( with the subject line “Application for [Desired Position] Internship.” Please include:

  • Resumé
  • Cover letter outlining your qualifications as they pertain to the position description
  • Link to portfolio of your relevant work or 2–3 attached work samples
  • Names and contact information for two professional references who can speak to your communication skills

Note: If you are interested in more than one position, please include that in your cover letter.

Andra Brichacek
Managing Editor, Digital and Editorial Content
School of Journalism and Communication