Four Huskers win awards to support summer internships

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 2:15pm

Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students received internship awards to support their summer internships. Internship awards provide students with funding to help offset the cost of pursuing unpaid internships, low-paid internships or internships located in large cities.

Junior sports media and communications major Cole Peterson of Elkhorn received the $1,000 Dana and Lynn Roper internship award. The fund supports students pursuing sports media and communications majors pursuing unpaid or underpaid internships. This summer Peterson is a media relation intern for USA Baseball at the National Team Championships in Phoenix, Arizona. He’ll run USA Baseball’s social media accounts, cover the games for their website and coordinate the game’s locations with digital media.

Emma Dostal is a junior advertising and public relations major from Roscoe, Illinois. This summer she has an internship with the United States Grain Council in Washington, D.C. She’ll be redesigning their website and planning the international office’s conference that will bring all nine of the U.S. Grain Council’s international offices to D.C. for an in-person conference. Dostal was awarded a $1,000 internship award from the Kris Malkoski Fund which supports advertising and public relations majors pursuing unpaid or underpaid internships.

Claire Wiens of McPherson, Kansas is a CoJMC master’s student studying integrated media communications, and she was also awarded a $1,000 internship award from the Kris Malkoski Fund. This summer she’s in Wichita, Kansas working for the Wichita Wind Surge minor league baseball team on the promotions team. Her internship duties include writing scripts for the announcer and coordinating contracts and events among sponsors.

Jack Coil is a junior sports media and communications major from Hastings. He received a $1,000 award from the J. Steve Davis Jump Start Fund which supports students pursuing advertising internships in large metropolitan markets outside of Nebraska. This summer Coil is a creative media intern for Rice University Athletics in Houston, Texas where he’ll create content for their social media channels, develop a social media strategy for their football team and design promotional materials to be distributed across campus this fall.