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  • College of Engineering Journalism/Communications Internship

    Email: mhrice@illinois.edu

    This internship is available as:

    • Paid

    This internship is available for the following semesters:

    • Fall
    • Spring
    • Summer

    Internship Description

    Work Environment:
    The College of Engineerings Office of Communications is an exciting on-campus unit that designs various print, web, and multimedia material largely targeted at prospective students and alumni and sharing the exciting activites taking place in Engineering. We work closely with departments and units throughout the College.

    The office consists of a small team of copywriters, a designer, and student interns. Professional employees work closely with our interns to help develop their communication, journalism, editorial, technical, and team skills. The environment is extremely collaborative and students are heavily involved in all parts of the process, from conception to production. We strive to make our internships educational, so students will experience aspects of communications, marketing, and the creative process not necessarily accessible in the classroom.

    Applicant Requirements
    Students should be motivated and vocal about ideas. Our office is passionate about working as a team, so strong organizational and collaborative skills are a must. Additional requirements include:

    • Finding interesting student stories in Engineering
    • Acting as a field reporter, possibly working with classes and/or students for an extended period of time in order to communicate about the experiences and opportunities available
    • Writing and editing print publications and web content
    • Skilled at research
    • Strong communication skills
    • Dependable
    • Positive attitude and enjoy working with people

    Work Activities
    Attending classes and events, acting as a field reporter; editing publications; writing drafts for publications; researching peer marketing materials: web and print; scheduling photo shoots with students and faculty; participating in brainstorming sessions for future publications and web content; assisting as needed

    To Apply:
    Submit, in ONE document, a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and three references by February 8, 2013 to:

    Michelle Rice
    Director of Communications, College of Engineering
    mhrice@illinois.edu
    217.244.5978