Off Campus Internships

Maine Communication & Journalism Internship Opportunities: Off Campus


  • Bangor Daily News: For internship application information, contact Julie Harris (jharris@bangordailynews.com). Internships available for Living, Sports, General News, Special Sections & The Weekly, Advertising [Retail & Classified], Universal Desk, and New Media Departments.
  • News Center Maine [formerly WLBZ Channel 2 in Bangor] has internship information available here.
  • WABI-TV, Channel 5 [Bangor CBS Affiliate] For internship application information, contact Jon Small, Assistant News Director (jsmall@ wabi.tv). Internships available in the Newsroom; for other internships, including Advertising, Production, and Sports, contact each Department directly. Internship application is available here.
  • WFVX-TV, Channel 22 [Bangor Fox Affiliate] and WVII, Channel 7 [Bangor ABC Affiliate] For internship application information in news production, contact Jayson Maker. For internship application information for news reporting internships, contact Craig Colson. Either call the station at (207) 945-6457 or send an e-mail through this webpage.
  • Down Easts editorial internship involves approximately 10 hours of commitment per week during the 2019 fall semester, with one day a week in our office in Rockport and remaining hours spent off-site. Interns perform fact checking and data gathering for service features and directories, research on other editorial projects, some short writing tasks for the magazine’s departments and the web, and light administrative tasks as needed. The internship is open to students studying journalism, communication, or media, with special preference for students considering a career in magazine journalism. Preference will also be shown for applicants who can fulfill their office hours on Tuesdays, in order to attend our weekly group editorial meetings, although this isn’t a requirement. Interns receive a transportation stipend to offset commuting costs. Please submit a resume and two short clips/writing samples to managing editor Brian Kevin at bkevin@downeast.com by August 17 (2018). We’ll notify the selected applicant the week of August 27.
  • The Boston Globe Student design paid internship: our interns design section fronts for all sections of the paper and magazine and have also done illustration, infographics, web design, and multimedia projects. It’s a very collaborative environment with daily critique sessions, guest speakers and skills training, and a friendly atmosphere. Our ideal candidate is hard-working, passionate, curious, a careful reader, and a good collaborator. You should have prior internship experience or have worked at a senior position at your school’s news organization. Fluency in Adobe Creative suite is a must; CSS and knowledge of JS libraries are a big plus. More information available here.

Public Relations, Communication & Marketing Internships

The Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast is a small nonprofit located in Belfast. RJP promotes fundamental change in the justice and school systems. RJP responds to crime and wrongdoing in a way that seeks renewal and safety for the community; support and healing for victims; and accountability and reintegration of the offender into Maine’s communities. RJP current services reach Waldo, Knox, Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties.

Position: Marketing and Communications Intern

Description: RJP seeks a thoughtful self-starter to assist in public awareness activities.  The intern would work closely with the Outreach Coordinator to promote and deepen awareness of the Project and its restorative justice philosophy and practices, particularly in conjunction with its 10th Anniversary activities.  RJP office is located in downtown Belfast.

Responsibilities:

-Support effective social media communications via Facebook and RJP’s Enewsletter and website.  Tasks are likely to include:

-Serving as RJP’s photographer: create, refine, maintain, and organize into an easily retrievable and accessible system, a collection of photographs that effectively convey the story of RJP’s work;

-Regularly updating RJP facebook content

-Providing & maintaining design and content for website, guided by an established plan and set of objectives

-Assisting in creation of content for Enews

-Support the creation/production of 10th Anniversary activities and events, working with RJP outreach coordinator and anniversary friends group.  These tasks may include:

-Writing press releases, creating flyers, graphics and e-vites and other outreach materials for info sessions, library events, etc.

-Staffing display tables at public events

-Interviewing RJP volunteers and program participants

-Develop understanding of RJP’s work through reading, research and participation in RJP’s program as appropriate and possible.  These would likely include Attending RJP’s 10-hour mentor training and participation in program as mentor or community observer if a “good-match” opportunity emerges.

Qualifications:

-Fluency with social media tools and platforms

-Previous experience in marketing and communications a plus

-Strong computer skills, with working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel; proficiency in Adobe in Design and Photoshop desired.  Knowledge of HTML and graphic design a plus

-An effective communicator, both written and oral

-Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

-Ability to work independently and as part of a team

-Flexible and pro-active in taking on responsibilities, willingness to learn

-Desire to work for social justice and/or in collaborative, nonprofit environment

-Demonstrated ability to maintain focus and priorities in small office while working collaboratively, as needed, with a broad range of individuals

-Ability and willingness to keep sensitive information confidential

-Interest in developing a basic understanding of, and commitment to, RJP’s mission

Start Date: Position open until filled, requires a minimum 3-month commitment for fall, spring, and/or summer

Hours: 10-20 hours per week, flexible hours to include occasional evenings and weekends, some travel required

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and names of 2-3 references to Denise Pendleton at denise@rjpmidcoast.org

 

The Community Impact Department is recruiting a spring semester intern. There is a small stipend available upon successful completion of the position. Contact Sarita Field  saritaf@unitedwayem.org or (207-941-2800 ext. 211) for more information. The internship will run from January-May with possible extension for the summer.

Environmental communication internship available. This is a project-based internship, in which a student will be mentored via regular Skype meetings to work independently, setting their own schedule. Learn about working for a nonprofit organization and build a portfolio of published work. Find out more about the internship opportunities or email Misty Edgecomb, Associate Director of Marketing at medgecomb @tnc.org.

If your goal is a career in professional sports; marketing, administration, public relations or recreation, an internship with the Maine Red Claws would be an excellent experience Interns will acquire practical knowledge through hands-on experience and gain invaluable skills necessary to compete for jobs in the sports industries when their program is completed. As you see in the internship program and application, the Maine Red Claws offers internship positions in New Media/Video Production, Game Operations, Sales & Marketing, Merchandising, and Public Relations and Community Relations. Although each respective position differs in its responsibilities, all positions will participate in various Marketing/Community activities. All interns will be asked to perform mascot appearances as needed and all interns that are with the Maine Red Claws during the season will be required to attend all home games. The Red Claws regular season schedule is 24 games from late November through early April with the possible addition of preseason or postseason games. All positions are similar in regards to time commitments. However, it is still important that you read through each description and carefully consider the position which interests you most.  You must formally apply for the internship program(s) of your choice by submitting your resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and application regardless of whether or not you’ve already spoken with a representative of the Maine Red Claws. Full internship descriptions, application, and contact information here.

      • Great Cranberry Island Historical Society Internship. 

Great Cranberry Island lies of Mount Desert Island and is reachable by ferry year around from Northeast Harbor and seasonally from Southwest Harbor.  The Great Cranberry Island Historical Society and the Cranberry House are two not-for-profit island institutions that serve the community and visitors. The mission statement of the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society is to promote “a strong sense of island community through its historical museum and Arts Center. The society collects, preserves, and studies the history of Great Cranberry and its neighboring islands, and promotes and presents diverse cultural and educational programs” (gcihs.org).  A short video (linked here) of the some of the island’s offerings, the Cranberry House, the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society is necessary viewing to better understand island assets.The board of directors of the Historical Society are searching for ways to increase awareness of the island, the Cranberry House, its historical, cultural and artistic offerings and natural splendor.  One objective is to increase visitors to the island, museum, cafes, and shops whether they be visitors or local residents. The Board seeks an intern to develop a marketing and public awareness strategy of the island to increase visitors to the island. Elements of this strategy might include, but are not limited to:

        1. Identification of traditional media outlets to publicize island assets and activities;
        2. Development of a procedure to ensure that activities are systematically included in print and other outlets;
        3. Development of a strategy to publicize activities via flyers or posters strategically placed in locations on Mount Desert Island and other locations possibly as far as Ellsworth;
        4. Development of a social media marketing strategy.
        5. Analysis and possible redevelopment of websites that represent the island and its organizations.
          1. Great Cranberry Island Historical Society (gcihs.org)
          2. Cranberry Isles and or Great Cranberry Island
          3. Development of social media sites linked to island institutions.
          4. Other learning opportunities are also possible
          5. Please contact Professor Timothy Dalton for further information tdalton@ksu.edu

Study Abroad Internship Opportunities

The Institute for Education in International Media: ieiMedia offers journalism study-abroad courses and internship programs that help prepare students for the complex demands of 21st century global