Department of English

Lecturer Shirley Mathews (l) chats with Everybody's a Critic! students Abby Duncan (l), Mark Mazzone and Krista Henderson at Randall Library. -- Photo by Miguel Constantine, UNCW Photography Club

Job Bank

Even in a tough job market, there is always a shortage of good people.

Here are some links where you may find your future waiting for you.


Dow Jones Newspaper Fund - Find deadlines, contacts - the works - on this home page of the country's platinum internship for newspapers. October deadline for applying to take the test.

( offers a page of past DJNF tests you can use for practice.)

American Society of Newspaper Editors - Search state-by-state to find the internship you want. - UNCW graduate and CEO of Out Impact Inc. Bambi Weavil is looking for interns to write stories for the online site. Out Impact is online gay publication that focuses on lifestyle-based content for both gay men and women. Weavil is looking for interns (writers/editors) who want to earn job titles/credit/future job references.

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American Society of Business Publication Editors- Editorial positions available in the business press.

Journalism Jobs- Extensive list of magzine, newspaper and online jobs throughout the country. Even some internships. Searchable.

Bookjobs - Tons of jobs at literary agencies, publishers and other book-oriented companies. Some internships, as well.

Copy Editing Jobs -It may not be glamorous, but these jobs can get your foot in the door. Post resumes, see job adds, post a job.

Entertainment Jobs - The focus is New York and Los Angeles, but if you're looking to break into television, film editing or pubicity, this is the place to look.

Gannett's Job Board - This international news organization has opportunities in almost every field.

American Society of Newspaper Editors - Newspaper jobs. Contains a list of search engines that lead to job openings.

Newspaper and Magazine - Courtesy of New York University, a grab bag of jobs and internships at magazines like Esquire and the Nation, and online, radio and newspaper jobs and internships. Not searchable.

Poynter Online Career Center - You can post your resume or just look for a job here.

Publisher's Lunch Job Board -Editing, literary agent, publishing assistant - it's all here and more.

UC-Berkeley Jobs List - The communications section is just a part of this massive job site.

Asian-American Journalists Association - Lots of grants and other opportuntities in such venues as Associated Press, NBC and online.


Newsday Internships -The Long Island daily.

The Austin American-Statesman - The American-Statesman is an award-winning daily in the capital of Texas. It serves a metro area of 1.6 million people. The circulation is 135,000 daily, 180,000 Sunday.

The Daily Press - Newport News, Va.

St. Petersburg Times - Florida

Associated Press- Internships have been put on hold but are expected to resume in 2012.

Washington Post - Twelve-week, paid reporting internships on the Metro, Financial, Sports and Style desks; copy editing internships on the Financial, Foreign, National and Metro desks; page and graphic design internships on the News Desk and in News Art; a photography internship on the Photo desk; and a writing internship in the Editorial Department.

USAToday - Based in Maclean, Va. Needs interns year round.

Palm Beach Post -Florida

TV and Radio

NPR - National Public Radio

ABC Radio - Chicago - Dozens of students participate in ABC 7's internship program throughout the year learning about many different areas of the station. Learn more about the program and how you can participate. Summer internship applications are due the first Friday of March of that year. Internships during other times of the year are open until all positions are filled.

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences - They're picky about eligibility, so make sure you check the requirements. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation pays a $4,000 stipend to each intern. Interns will be responsible for their own housing, transportation, and living expenses. All Television Academy Foundation internships are located in the Los Angeles area. Interns must have a car for transportation.

CBS - The network of Edward R. Murrow is offering internships to college juniors and seniors, as well as graduate students who are interested in a career in communications. Typically participants major in communications or journalism, but broadcasting is comprehensive enough to interest students who major in English, History, Political Science, Fine Arts, Marketing, and other studies.

Comedy Central/MTV - The network of Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert would like to have an intern or 20.

NBC - The network of Jay Leno. Internships mostly in LA and New York.

Univision Chicago - Time to put that Spanish major to work. This is tThe platinum Spanish-language network.


Magazine Internships - MPA strives to provide interns a quality learning environment in order to acquire and develop the necessary skills needed for job placement and advancement in the magazine publishing industry. Critical to this development is an emphasis on networking, improving overall marketability and increasing exposure to current issues within magazine publishing

American Society of Magazine Editors - The American Society of Magazine Editors sponsors an editorial internship program each summer for college juniors who are journalism majors or deeply involved in campus journalism. This ten-week summer session allows students to have the opportunity to work in the editorial offices of consumer magazines and business publications. 1,703 students and more than 200 different magazines have participated in the program since it began in 1967.

Boston Review - Internship program includes copy editing, fact-checking, proofreading and desktop publishing, for which training is provided. Other responsibilities include screening submissions for publication, summarizing and proposing books for review, corresponding with authors, updating the magazine's Web site and maintaining the database of writers and other contacts. Boston Review's office is small and gives interns an opportunity to be involved in nearly every aspect of magazine production.


Smithsonian Institution - An internship at the Smithsonian Institution is a prearranged, structured learning experience scheduled within a specific time frame. The experience must be relevant to the intern's academic and professional goals, and to research and museum activities of the Institution. An internship is performed under the direct supervision of Smithsonian staff.