University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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Jean Creighton, Director
Physics Building 150
1900 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211


JAMS Student Internship

On-Campus Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies Internship

The UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium has over 10,000 yearly visitors and is seeking student interns to educate and promote the venue on campus and to the community. 

The successful intern will be self-motivated and responsible for some of the following activities: 

• Thinking of innovative ways to make the planetarium more visible in our community and on campus; 
• Designing brochures, fliers, and other written materials; 
• Planning special planetarium events; 
• Writing press releases, newspaper articles, and short texts for the website and social media; 
• Designing surveys and analyzing data; 
• Participating in a weekly all-staff meeting. 

(1) Unpaid internship: Students with little or no experience with InDesign or Photoshop who wish to get experience designing striking fliers. Students with limited experience in public relations, advertising, website maintenance, or writing could improve their resume with opportunities given at the UWM Planetarium.

(2) Paid internship: Students should have extensive experience with InDesign and/or Photoshop and
have several samples of excellent work in their portfolio.  Students should have demonstrated experience in any two of the following: public relations (including event planning), advertising, website maintenance, and compelling writing.

Interest in Astronomy is a plus but not required. 

Please submit the following application materials: 

• Cover Letter 
• Resume (please indicate expected graduation date)
• Writing and design samples and other relevant work if available 
• Letter of recommendation if available. 

It is never too early to indicate interest in the position.

Ideally, the student should indicated their interest at least three weeks before the semester begins.

Please e-mail Jean Creighton ( ) to send the materials and arrange an interview. 

To read about experiences past interns have had, click here.