Internship Opportunities
Mackinac Island Town Crier seeks two summer interns​
The Mackinac Island Town Crier internship is a unique opportunity for a hands-on, intensive course in journalism. Students at the Town Crier are involved in every aspect of the newspaper. Emphasis is on learning to write quickly, and well, and to involve oneself in the community.

The internship is 15 weeks long and priority will be given to students who can work from Wednesday, May 11, to Wednesday, Aug. 24. It is open to graduate and undergraduate college students who are good writers and are interested in the relationship between a newspaper and the community it serves.

Two interns are hired for the summer. They are paid and are provided a shared apartment. They must supply their own bicycle and digital camera. They will work from an office on Mackinac Island and be supported from the offices of The St. Ignace News on the mainland.

Applications are being accepted now and until Monday, Jan. 11, and personal interviews with selected candidates will be scheduled at The St. Ignace News office in St. Ignace during February and March.

To apply, please provide: 1) cover letter 2) resume 3) two academic and/or professional letters of reference 4) three writing samples (published or unpublished) 5) a one-page essay that captures your observations of the Town Crier and what you hope to learn from the internship.

Application materials should be sent to Ellen Paquin at The St. Ignace News by e-mail at, or by mail in care of The St. Ignace News, P.O. Box 277, Saint Ignace, MI 49781.

Team Detroit offers variety of winter internships​
Team Detroit just announced their winter internship openings. The semester-long program incorporates a variety of activities. In addition to being involved in meaningful day-to-day departmental activities, interns are also provided with the following opportunities: 

- Professional Training  
- Intern Group Project (identified by agency need)  
- Road Rally (team-building activity)  
- Mentoring  
- Lunch-and-Learn Sessions  
- Job-Shadowing Opportunities  
- Personal Branding Workshop  
- Recruiter Sessions  
- Community Service Day  
- Fun Outings 

They have positions in: graphic design, account management, media buying, event planning and social media.​ 

Poynter offers list of internships, fellowships available​

Here are 78 journalism internships and fellowships for application season:

Scripps Howard seeks interns for spring, summer terms​

The Scripps Howard Foundation is looking for curious, energetic college juniors and seniors studying print, broadcast and multimedia journalism to report from Washington during the spring and summer terms. Interns are paid a stipend and provided free housing in furnished apartments.

Interns find, report and write stories for the web-based Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, take photos, create slide shows and shoot and edit video. Semester in Washington takes six interns in the 14-week spring term and six in the 10-week summer term.

2016 program and application deadline dates:
- Spring 2016 (Jan. 7 to April 13). Stipend: $3,346 and free housing. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
- Summer 2016 (June 6 to Aug. 12) Stipend $2,390 and free housing. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015

Capital City program looking for winter/spring interns​​ 

The Capital City Internship Program (CCIP) winter/spring 2016 recruitment season is in full swing.

This program is open to all majors and grade levels with free transportation to Lansing available (typically Tuesdays and Thursdays). Highlights include:
- Available all semesters
- Paid and unpaid internships with opportunities that fit any major or industry
- Professional networking opportunities
- Over 370 interns have participated with a majority landing full-time jobs before and right after they graduate​
More information:

​Capital Semester accepting applications for spring​ 

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, Capital Semester combines substantive journalism and communications internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by top policy experts and journalists. This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program provides undergraduate students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of Nov. 5, 2015. Students are encouraged to apply for the early deadline of Oct. 1, 2015, to receive a 5 percent discount on their tuition balance as well as priority internship placement.

For more information, contact Dana Faught, Associate Director of Recruitment and Admissions at or (202) 986-0384, or visit

Bella Arte seeking a public relations intern

Bella Arte is interested in a student who is looking to gain experience in all aspects of the public relations field. He/she will exit this internship ready to enter any fast-paced public relations position with excellent skills, unique experience and a great work reference. It's essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and are efficient in both time management and working independently. A great aspect of this opportunity is that they can cater to your internship needs. They can meet as many hours as your internship requires between in-office work and independent work.

Main responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Monitor all forms of media and assist with developing and distributing approved press releases
- Implement social media strategies; grow online supporter base and traffic
- Preparation of class/interview materials and maintains office supply inventory
- Compile contact lists and create monthly newsletters, as well as create press releases as needed
- Helps maintain schedules by reviewing calendars for department personnel
- Greeting customers in person, through email or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries
- Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Students applying for this internship must have strong writing and communication skills
- Applicants should be looking for experience in any form of public relations, communications, marketing or journalism
- The ability to multitask, have an understanding of time management and meeting deadlines is important
- Capability to collaborate with others, as well as work independently is imperative
- Students are required to have a portable workstation so they can work in-office and at home
- Students proficient with Microsoft Publisher/Illustrator (or any like program) are encouraged to apply

Please submit resume and letter of interest to Heather Wood at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.​

Internships open for Governor Snyder'​s office

The application process is now available for students seeking a winter 2016 internship with the executive office of Governor Rick Snyder. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, Oct. 23.

Potential candidates will be contacted by Friday, Nov. 6, for the next step in the executive office internship program.

The governor's internship program offers college students an opportunity to gain critical work experience in a fast paced, professional and challenging work environment. Interns in the program can expect to perform substantive work, develop and manage professional relationships and help make a positive impact on Michigan.