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Summer 2021 Keep your career on track

Paid InternshipsCareer Pop-Ups
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The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is offering summer 2021 opportunities for qualified students who need to gain skills and experiences to keep their careers on track. Choose between paid internships and career-focused courses to build your resume and market yourself in a changing media landscape.

Paid Internships

Interns will work 10 hours per week on average, from June 21 to August 16, 2021, depending upon their availability and organizational needs. All work during the summer can be completed remotely. There may be opportunities for some work in-person. Applicants must have access to a laptop and internet. Applications are due April 16, 2021. Interviews will be the week of April 19-23. Notifications will be sent by April 26 and the acceptance deadline will be April 28.

Summer InternshipNebraska News Service

The Nebraska News Service provides coverage of news, sports and special projects that impact Nebraska communities. Stories are published on the Nebraska News Service website and distributed for publication to more than 140 news and media outlets throughout Nebraska.

Managing Editors: Jill Martin and Jessica Fargen Walsh

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Work for one of these four divisions of the Nebraska News Service.
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Cover news, features or in-depth stories about Nebraska communities.

News Editor: Jessica Walsh

Nebraska Nightly

On camera or behind the scenes, produce video new packages for distribution to Nebraska News Service clients in preparation for the launch of a television news show in fall 2021. 

Producer: Jill Martin 

UNLimited Sports

Working for UNLimited Sports, you'll cover the changing face of sports in Nebraska. 

Sports Editor: John Shrader

90.3 KRNU

News, music, sports and specialty shows. Now is your chance to on the campus radio station, 90.3 KRNU. 

GM:  Rick Alloway

Summer InternshipJacht Agency

Jacht Agency is offering paid summer internships. Jacht is the College of Journalism and Mass Communications student-run advertising agency. Apply to work with real clients on real projects that can build your portfolio. Apply to work in one of the following areas:

  • Account Management
  • Creative Design
  • Video Production
Faculty: Jemalyn Griffin, Alan Eno, Katie Krcmarik

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CoJMC Webzine

You can be part of the launch of a college-wide webzine in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Apply to work on content for an online multimedia magazine that can build your portfolio. All majors are welcome to apply. 

Faculty: Jill Martin and Jemalyn Griffin

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Career Pop-ups

Gain skills to help you succeed in your fuutre career. Enroll in any of the one-credit-hour pop-up courses below in MyRed. For questions about how these courses could meet your degree requirements, please contact your assigned academic adviser.

JOMC 191.101 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Adobe: Video Editing ONLINE 5/17 - 6/4

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Students will gain hands-on experience using Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition applications used for editing video. The basics of each software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of the capabilities. Students will take advantage of their free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated a Adobe Creative Campus.

Faculty: Alan Eno

JOMC 191.100 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Staycation: Travel Write Where You Are ONLINE 5/17 - 6/4

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

We’ll discuss, practice, and explore many aspects of travel blogs, vlogs, photo or art blogs to create stories that help us imagine lavish retreats, abroad adventures, and tranquil getaways. This class offers: the best ways to blog about our fancy staycations, travel approaches for walks around our neighborhoods, community centers, and local parks, travelogue strategies, tools, and multimedia experiences in digital media. You’ll also learn the storytelling skills needed for brand content creators, communication strategists and freelance writers, and find a solid practice in the art of travel writing right where you are.

Faculty: Madeline Wiseman

JOMC 191.700 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Adobe: Digital ONLINE 6/7 - 7/9

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

In this course you'll learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe XD. You will learn the basics of producing graphics for the web and social media using Adobe Photoshop. Then put that all together using Adobe XD to design ideas for websites and apps.

Faculty: Adam Wagler

JOMC 191.701 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Adobe: Audio ONLINE 6/7 - 7/9

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Students will gain hands-on experience using Adobe Audition used for editing and mixing audio. The basics of each software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of the capabilities. Students will take advantage of their free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated a Adobe Creative Campus.

Faculty: Kaci Richter

JOMC 191.100 | 1 credit hour | P/NP How to thrive as a one-man band in tv broadcasting IN PERSON | M 9am-12pm | 6/7 - 7/9

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

This course will show students what it means to be a multimedia journalist in today's broadcasting industry. This pop-up will focus on how to report in the field, from having to run your own camera to the shot to on-camera techniques to post-production editing. The purpose is to create a hands-on learning experience of the process of pitching, turning things in, and everything that goes into making a deadline for a newscast. Finally, students will feel confident in meeting their future news director's expectations.

Faculty: Briana Aldridge

JOMC 191.701 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Audio Podcasting 101 IN PERSON | F 1pm-6pm | 6/11 - 7/9

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Introduction to and exploration of audio podcasting. Topics include content/idea creation, hardware and software, writing techniques, vocal performance, hosting platforms, promotion of a podcast and how to make money from one.

Faculty: Rick Alloway

JOMC 491/891.291 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Branding Yourself in Today's Market WEB CONFERENCE | TR 10am-2pm | 8/3 - 8/12

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

This online synchronous pop-up course will explore strategies in better understanding how to brand yourself in today's ever-changing market. One of the best ways to articulate your skills, experience, knowledge, and overall worth in today’s competitive job market is to create a personal brand that helps you stand out in the crowd. Learn how to formulate your own value proposition and convey your knowledge, skills, and abilities to prospective employers. This course will leverage relevant social media platforms and other online portfolio tools to help you reframe how you approach your personal brand.

Faculty: Jemalyn Griffin

JOMC 191.800 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Adobe: Layout ONLINE 7/12 - 8/12

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Students will gain experience using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign applications used for layout and design. They will have the opportunity to learn from an Adobe Education Leader at UNL. The basics of each software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of the capabilities.

Faculty: Katie Krcmarik

JOUR 302.501| 3 credit hours | GradedBeat ReportingJune 7-25, MWF; 9:15 am.-12 p.m., June 28-July 9, MTWRF, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Students will gain hands-on experience as interns in a community newsroom and will help report on Seward’s Fourth of July celebration. Students will build the skills and techniques beat reporters need, including learning about issues, documents and sources for some of the most common reporting beats.

Faculty: Jill Martin
Contact Our Advisers

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Andrea Gaghagen
Advising Coordinator
402-472-3074
agaghagen@unl.edu

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Anne McConkey
Academic Adviser
402-472-3034
anne.mcconkey@unl.edu

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Bridgett Grant
Academic Adviser
402-472-3034
bgrant23@huskers.unl.edu