Welcome to The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC). We are excited to collaborate with you by advertising your internship or job opening to our current students and alumni. Our students are resourceful, innovative media professionals who make excellent interns and employees.
Interested in posting an opportunity on a UO job/internship board?
- The SOJC Job and Internship Database allows SOJC students and alumni access to great opportunities. If you are an employer interested in posting an opportunity on our Job and Internship Database, please fill out the following form.
- Find the UO-wide board at UO Duck Connect.
The SOJC’s stance on internships
The University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication believes that professional internships are an integral part of our students’ education. We encourage students to search for and apply to internships that will offer them the opportunity for hands-on training where they can develop relevant skills and experiences. The SOJC embraces the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) definition of an internship:
“A form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in a classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.”
We expect internship supervisors to provide students with personal supervision, ongoing guidance and support, and timely professional feedback/evaluation. An intern is neither free help nor meant to replace an employee and should never spend more than twenty percent of his/her time completing busy work (filing, covering the phone, errands, etc.). Instead, an intern should be guided and monitored based on a set of intentional professional goals that have been established in consultation with the intern and his/her supervisor.
We strongly encourage your organization to offer compensation to your interns. If you are unable to financial compensate your interns, than your organization must abide by the Fair Labor Standards Act (make a link) that sets forth a series of criteria that must legally be met for unpaid internships.
For more information on creating an internship opportunity, please review our Guidelines for Internship Opportunities.
Learn more about internships from the professional organization’s viewpoint.
Looking to meet with UO students on campus?
- Contact the UO Career Center about recruiting on campus.
- For media-specific interests, you can also email SOJC Career Services.
- Follow us on Twitter: @SOJCCareers
- Join the conversation: #SOJCJobs and #SOJCIntern
Portland Senior Experience Internship Partners
Miranda Atkinson, Associate Director of Student Services
(541) 346-3804 | firstname.lastname@example.org