Internships and Jobs
All job and internship opportunities are updated regularly.
UND Career Services provides a list of job opportunities and internships for those in the field of Communication.
Handshake is a great way to connect students looking for work experience with employers eager to hire ambitious students. To view opportunities through Handshake, you must set up your profile. You will then be able to search for internships and jobs, as well as receive notifications about internships and jobs that meet your criteria.
Student Employment through One-Stop Student Services also posts work study positions, on-campus and off campus positions, and internships.
All students must be approved for internship credit before starting their internship. If you are a student interested in an internship for Communication graduation requirements or are a business or organization with internship opportunities please contact Desi Anderson.
For internships, contact:
Undergraduate Academic Advisor & Internship Coordinator
Columbia Hall Room 1000
Strategic Communication Internships
The Leighton Broadcasting marketing company has openings for their Internship Street Team Program, which offers opportunities in promotions, event planning, advertising, marketing, and more.
Another great resource for internship opportunities is through UND Athletics. They have internships and jobs available, contact the Athletic Department at 701-777-2794 or in person at Hyslop Sports Center.
Media Internship at Hope Church
Hope Church of Grand Forks is looking for media interns for the 2017 fall semester and the 2018 winter semester. Interns will work primarily with the College Ministry, but may also assist in other areas of the church. Areas of work, based on ability and interest, will include:
- Social Media
- Video Production
- Graphic Design
- Website Development
Interns will work with Eric Morrow, who has over a decade of experience in the media industry and was an adjunct professor in the Communication Department at UND.
Positions Available: 1-3 (Depending on skills and abilities of applicants)
Estimated Hours: 5-10 hrs/week
Start Date: As soon as possible
- Do not have to be a Christian to be eligible
- Work could include some nights and weekends
If interested in this position, please contact Eric Morrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831.277.8543.
The Walsh County Record is a weekly newspaper actively seeking a community editor for its editorial staff. The position is entry level and duties include reporting on local community, school and church events, as well as photography. You will actively seek stories, facilitate proper communication and develop professional relationships with community members.
Other responsibilities include:
- Produce self-generated/assigned stories.
- Coordinate and conduct interviews for stories.
- Learn Associated Press (AP) style guidelines.
- Adobe InDesign newspaper layout.
- Assist/support other reporters with stories or photography.
- Produce weekly column.
- Gather, write obituaries.
- Complete community calendars.
- High school diploma.
- Computer skills and ability/willingness to learn computer programs.
- Writing skills, including a good knowledge of English grammar.
- Ability to adapt to different environments and multi-task, as well as prioritize.
- Meet newspaper deadlines and manage time well.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Self-reliant and flexible.
This is a full-time position (40 hours/week). Salary is DOE. Benefits include major medical, flexible benefits and 401(k) with match. The Walsh County Record is an equal opportunity employer.
Freelancing opportunities available.
To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
The Tioga Tribune, Tioga, ND, has an opening for a paid internship for 10 weeks during summer 2018.
The candidate will be treated like a staff reporter, with supervision directly from the publisher, to generate and execute local news stories.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, with a cover letter about why you are interested in an internship with Journal Publishing, Inc., resume and writing samples.
Summer Internship Program in areas of News Reporting, Sports Reporting, and Photography
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
Job Title: Dakota Student Internship Writer
Job Type: Internship for Credit
Job Description: Write articles based on assignments given by section editors. Might be asked to attend student government meetings, campus organization meetings, sporting events, and other events as assigned by editors.
Job Requirements: Interview people by phone or in person. Work under strict deadlines, keeping stories balanced, fair, and lawful. Be available odd times throughout your day (to cover various stories). Have solid knowledge of grammar and spelling.
Job Responsibilities: Be available for the possibility of weekly meetings. Gain and maintain excellent relationships and communication by returning calls, and communicating with people. Good at relating to all kinds of people and situations. Work well under pressure. Good at absorbing information quickly. Interested in current affairs. Organized.
Hours Per Week: 5-10
Contact Person: Matt Eidson, Dakota Student Editor in Chief
Contact the Athletic Department at 701.777.2794 or in person at Hyslop Sports Center.
Midco is looking for a videographer/editor intern for its 2018 Summer Internship Program.
This is a paid, 12-week internship, typically beginning in June, and ending in August.
For details, responsibilities and application instructions follow this link: 2018 Summer Internship Program
KX News Internships
Overview and Application
This Nexstar TV station's internship program augments the educational development of those studying for careers in broadcasting. This is accomplished by creating opportunities for students enrolled in institutions of higher learning to gain experience in the station’s day-to-day operations. Students participating in the internship program become knowledgeable in many different aspects of the TV station which includes News, Marketing, Production, Sales, Engineering and Business.
Nexstar Broadcasting offers internships at its television stations in various departments as an opportunity for students to apply their classroom theory to practical work experience. Our internship programs allow students to experience firsthand the reality of working in the television broadcasting industry. Interns can test their creative talent, exercise their analytical skills and increase their understanding of broadcasting operations and trends.
All Nexstar interns must be college/university students and receive college credit for the internships. Students are expected to obtain and complete any forms necessary to receive credit for the internship experience. Nexstar station department heads will assist students with the completion of such forms and provide information concerning duties and responsibilities. The intern?s college/university academic advisor (and institution guidelines) determines the amount of credit available (and subsequently: the amount of time an intern will be available on a weekly basis). Nexstar station department heads will oversee the internships to evaluate, monitor, and assess the interns progress and ensure they are receiving the proper education/training. The student is aware that this is a NON-PAID INTERNSHIP. The student is responsible for his/her own transportation.
Internships are available year-round and are usually 12-15 hours per week. Specific days and times will be agreed upon in advance. Internship programs available include:
The Sales Managers oversee the internships to evaluate the interns and ensure they are receiving proper sales education and training. Interns assist sales support staff; participate in sales training meetings, learning all steps of the sales process while participating in external sales calls with Account Executives. This is limited to one intern per semester.
Marketing and Promotion
Assist with the planning, coordination and executing of major station events, in addition to station sponsored events, movie screenings, and live broadcast remotes. Assist with event setup, demo-sampling, and interact with viewers & clients. Learn the promotional strategies of a major market TV station as well as various promotion department duties. This is limited to one intern per semester.
This internship is for students interested in practical experience in broadcast journalism. Internships can be for reporters, photographers, editors, newscast producers, assignment editors, to name a few. Duties might include writing stories, rewrite wire copy, editing, and researching stories. Intern will work with editors, reporters and other newsroom employees and receive feedback on their efforts. We can accommodate 2 interns each in the news, weather and sports departments.
Applying for Internship Program
All potential interns must contact this TV station for information on how to apply.
See website to apply: http://www.myndnow.com/kx-news-internships
Location Grand Forks, N.D.
Job Posting Company WDAZ/Forum
Job Posting Area Broadcast News
WDAZ-TV is looking for a highly motivated, career-oriented news intern. Experience with video editing, shooting, and writing preferred. Students who were involved in UND’s Studio One are highly encouraged to apply.
Must have a good driving record and the ability and willingness to operate Electronic News Gathering technology.
This is a paid, part-time position.
Please send cover letter, resume, references, and on-air sample via email to the Assistant News Director, at email@example.com.
Assistant News Director/Assignment Manager
2220 South Washington Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203
EOE Statement: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
KEQQ Radio 88.3 FM currently has an open position for a broadcast internship. The internship will provide students with on-air experience and hands on training in a community run radio station.
Client Relations Internship for Absolute Marketing Group in Fargo (20-hours per week) this spring semester for students who want to open the doors to the agency world.
Here’s a brief description of the tasks Client Relations interns will perform:
- Assist Marketing Advisors and Project Managers
- Organize and Plan Projects
- Work with Clients and Vendors
- Write, Copy Edit and Proofread Content
- Collect and Place Social Media Collateral
- Provide Sales and Administrative Support
- Estimate Production Costs
- Research and Testing
For more details and to submit an application, students can visit: https://www.absolutemg.com/internships/
There are multiple internships through Target. To apply, follow the link below:
Financial Representative Intern
Flexibility for school
Team support and mentorship
The chance to make an impact
The Northwestern Mutual internship truly has it all.
Financial representative interns ask clients and prospects lots of questions to understand their financial goals. They come up with creative financial solutions. They’re in business for themselves, but they’re never alone. They have support from their team and the company.
Can you envision a life of freedom and calling your own shots?
Looking for a fast-paced, highly productive environment?
Think hard work should be recognized and rewarded?
Want to work for a company with exceptional financial strength?
Then this just may be the internship for you. To be considered, you must be a full-time student at a four-year college or university. We want you to have strong interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and have a history of personal success.
Director of Recruitment
UND School of Law- Communication Internship
Are you a student looking for a professional communication experience to help complete your degree? This volunteer position can be done to meet the internship requirement through the UND Communication program. The School of Law is seeking an individual to serve as a communication specialist to assist the Director of Alumni and Public Relations and the Public Relations/Event Coordinator. The position will involve all aspects of communication with a focus on writing across all formats. Writing needs include internal communication as well as writing for external sources, including feature stories, press releases, news and multimedia stories. There are also opportunities to work in the areas of special events, graphic design, photography and social media. This comprehensive internship opportunity will allow a student to build a complete portfolio of professional communication examples. Office space and all resources will be made available to complete necessary work.
- Identify story ideas, conduct interviews and write/produce content.
- Work with staff to generate copy for the law school website.
- Work with staff to produce external communications, including copy for external newsletter and the North Dakota Law magazine.
- Fact check, proofread, format, and edit as necessary.
- Additional opportunities to create social media content, videos and other multimedia communications in addition to opportunity for graphic design and photography.
- Administrative and other duties as assigned
- A student pursuing a degree in a communication related field that requires an internship to earn a degree.
- Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
- The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
- Graphic design, photography and video skills a plus.
- Knowledge of standard workplace technology.
For more information or to formally apply for the internship, please contact Rob Carolin at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in to visit in person at Room 130 in the School of Law.
Circle of Friends Humane Society
We are looking for individuals who are excited to learn about how to use communications to help promote a non-profit's message. The scheduling is flexible and would be interested in interns any time of the year.
The weekly scheduling will be done on an individual basis and is very flexible.
This position requires knowledge of social media as well as traditional communications. We have multiple events that we need help spreading the message about. This would include looking for donations from businesses and working with donors to raise money for the shelter.
This internship offers a multitude of opportunity to grow communications experience as well as work with a non-profit.
Please contact Lauralee Tupa
437 North Washington
Grand Forks ND 58203
Internship Search Resources
The Tioga Tribune, Tioga, ND, has an opening for a general assignment reporter.
Will consider a recent graduate with good clips. The candidate will work well independently and be capable of generating and executing story ideas. The Tribune is a sister publication of The Journal in Crosby. Both papers are locally owned and have a reputation of journalistic excellence, with frequent awards on both the state and national level.
Competitive pay and benefits, including health insurance, retirement and vacation/sick leave.
Contact email@example.com, with a cover letter about why you are interested in being the weekly news generator in a small community, along with a resume and writing samples.