The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is offering summer 2020 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.
Interns will work between 10 and 20 hours per week, June to August 2020, depending upon their availability and organizational needs. All work during the summer will be remote. Applicants must have access to a laptop and internet. Applications are due May 20, 2020.
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. Apply to be a:
- feature writer
- data journalist
- sports reporter
Apply to be a Nebraska News Service Intern and cover the impacts of COVID-19 on Nebraska.Managing Editor: Jill Martin
Work for one of these three divisions of the Nebraska News Service.
Cover news, features or in-depth stories about the impact of COVID-19 on Nebraska Communities.
News Editor: Jessica Walsh
Sports will never be the same. Working for Unlimited Sports you'll examine the changing face of sports in Nebraska.
Sports Editor: John Shrader
Put your skills to the test using data to enhance local coverage of COVID-19.
Data Editors: Matt Waite & Olga Pierce
Summer InternshipJacht Ad Lab
For the first time, the Jacht Ad Lab 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 be a:
- account executive
Summer InternshipHealth Communication Research
Students will research health (mis)information and communication on social media. They will harvest social media data, analyze these data to identify insights and write research reports. Students who are interested in analyzing social media data, honing their research skills, becoming social media strategists, pursuing graduate school, or looking to be involved in research activities are strongly encouraged to apply.
You'll build skills in media research and analysis that will support you in your future career as a social media or data analyst or propel you to the top in grad school.Primary Investigator: Bryan Wang
The COVID-19 global pandemic is changing our world forever. To adapt and succeed in the new normal, students will need outstanding professional skills and an understanding of the disease's impact on our world. Enroll in any of the courses below in MyRed. For questions about how these courses could meet your degree requirements, please contact your assigned academic adviser.
JOUR 191.800 | 1 credit hours | Online | July 10 - August 13 Pop-up: Become a Freelance Journalist
Today’s journalism landscape is ever-evolving and you should be too. Through this one-credit hour course, you'll learn the basics of what it takes to get your freelance journalism career off the ground. From finding your specialty, pitching stories, navigating contracts to understanding how to file taxes as a freelancer, we’ll cover it all. This interactive and fast-paced course will include guest lectures from CoJMC alumni, writing assignments tailored to you and the opportunity to walk away with a portfolio of work to help you land your first gig.Faculty: Lauryn Higgins
JOMC 391.800 | 1 credit hour | July 13- August 13 | OnlinePop-up: Bias in Media
How does bias manifests in media? Why is it important to recognize bias and work to eliminate it? And what are best practices to avoid bias when creating media? This course is focused on portrayal of race, gender, and sexuality in media.Faculty: Katie Krcmarik
ADPR 491.291 1 credit hours | Online | August 1, 2, 8 & 9, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Pop-up: Branding Yourself in Today's Market
Wondering 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 pop-up 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
JOUR 302.501 | 3 credit hours | June 8 - July 10Beat Reporting
Enroll in Beat Reporting where you will produce stories and content on issues of importance to Nebraska. Through distribution and publication facilitated by the Nebraska News Service, you'll gain the clips you need for future job and internship applications in journalism and communications fields.
Pre-requisite: JOMC 130-134, JOUR 200A, JOUR 200BFaculty: Jill Martin
ADPR 491/891.700 | 3 credit hours | Online | June 8 - July 10Strategic Health Communication
During the current time of COVID-19, this course on strategic health communication and promotion is most relevant and timely. It teaches students health communication concepts, theories, and methods that they can use right away to form an understanding of the pandemic and explore possible solutions to some COVID-19 problems.Faculty: Changmin Yan
JGEN 184.800 | 3 credit hours | Online July 13 - August 13Basic Photography/Videography
Apply theoretical information and develop practical skills in electronic media to communicate messages using visual and audio tools and techniques. Students will utilize electronic media to communicate visually and aurally. The course is designed to further develop the creative thought process through visual storytelling. This course is certified as an ACE 2.Faculty: Luis Peon-Casanova
ADPR 283.800 | 3 credit hours | Online | July 13 - August 13Strategy Development for Advertising & Public Relations
Examine client problems and possible solutions and develop and evaluate strategies and tactics for promotional communications.
Pre-requisite: ADPR 151Faculty: Kelli Britten
JOMC 380.800 | 3 credit hours | Online | July 13 - August 13Global News in the Age of Social Media
This ACE 9 course is designed to study global pandemic news and misinformation. It uses pertinent current events to help students “exhibit global awareness or knowledge of human diversity through analysis of an issue.” Students will analyze the spread of verified information and misinformation from global news organizations and from social media. The class will include worldwide remote video discussions with journalists. It will teach media literacy life skills.Faculty: Gary Kebbel
JOMC 391.801 | 3 credit hours | Online | July 13 - August 13Pandemics in Literature and Literary Journalism
This course allows students to take a course rooted in language and culture while learning about pandemics in literature and literary journalism. Works include Daniel Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year, Boccaccio's The Decameron, Albert Camus' The Plague, and various writers in contemporary media.Faculty: Maria Marron
ADPR 491/891.800 | 3 credit hours | Online | July 13 - August 13User Experience (UX) Research and Design
Combining UX Research and UX Design focuses on the creation of great interactions with owned media, specifically digital products. The course uses design concepts and applied research methods to explore how positive user experience impacts brand perception. It connects the research methods courses to the Digital Insights and Analytics course.Faculty: Adam Wagler