The Student Media Conference!

The virtual Detroit Newspaper Guild’s Student Media Conference is on Oct. 21. This is a chance to hear from and interact directly with editors and leading reporters from prominent Michigan publications. Take a look at our speaker list: 

Registration is now live. Here’s the registration link to share:

Why: “Why not?” is really the question! We designed this free, virtual event to introduce journalism students to working media professionals so students can learn the REAL DEAL about our industry.

An interactive panel discussion about diversity in media kicks off our event. Then, students will attend a session featuring managers from outlets across Michigan who share what they’re looking for when they hire.

What’s next? Whatever your journalism heart desires. From noon to 6 p.m., choose between a slate of 13 breakout sessions to get the scoop on anything and everything in the news business, including: news reporting, building a beat, sports reporting, finding internships, photography and more!

Registration is now live. Here’s the registration link to share:


Research Experience Opportunity for Undergraduates: Interview Transcriber

There is a current opening for a temporary research employment opportunity for the role of a transcriber. The research project “Social Media Activism and Trauma: How Activists Manage the Emotional Effects of Traumatic Media Content,” funded by the UMich Anti-Racism Research Grant for Graduate Students, has been conducting around 40 interviews with social media activists nationwide. We are looking for a thoughtful, detail-oriented, and reliable undergraduate who is looking to expand their research experience and want to learn more about what interview-based research is like. Having excellent grammar and typing skills is preferred. This position will pay $15/hr — approximately 80 hours in total, 5 hours a week, will be dedicated to this project.

If interested please send a current resume, status as an undergrad (major, year), and a max 250-word statement as to why you are interested and qualified for this position. Please send items to Kristen Leer ( and Dr. Kristen Harrison (

Research Assistant Intern!

The University of Michigan Concussion Center is seeking a hard-working, motivated student to support our mission of promoting concussion awareness to a broad array of stakeholders. The student intern will assist the team in developing social media content and databases that can be used to expand the Concussion Center’s reach. The student will be given the opportunity to enhance their foundational knowledge of social media marketing conceptual frameworks by providing real-world experience in the managerial practices of content generation and marketing for a U-M center.

  • Primary Task:
    • Generate short and long-form video content that can be used on various platforms (e.g., presentations, Twitter, YouTube) that can be used for community outreach and engagement efforts.
  • Secondary Tasks:
    • Develop a database of journalists, stakeholders, and organizations to disseminate information to and share concussion-related education materials.
    • Generate social media content about concussion research and concussion-related news and strategize dissemination plans.
    • Work with the U-M Concussion Center’s marketing team to develop and execute dissemination plans. 

For more information and to apply click here.

Application deadline 9/26/5022.

NFL Shadowship Opportunity
with CBS Sports Reporter Tracy Wolfson

nterested in pursing a career in the sports media industry?

Please consider applying for the once-in-a-lifetime experience with CBS sports reporter, Tracy Wolfson!

The selected student will spend a weekend alongside Tracy at an NFL game, learning about all the various career options available within the sports media industry. This is an amazing opportunity to learn and network within the business!

There are many career areas within sports media: 

  • Broadcasting
  • Producing
  • Camera Work
  • Sports Writer
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Researcher
  • Sports Analyst 
  • Sports Advertising
  • Human Resources

This shadowship opportunity is competitive and will be a two-part application process.

If you are interested, please complete the google form below by
Monday, September 19th

If you are selected to move on to the next step, you will be notified by a Communication & Media staff member by Friday, September 23rd, including details on the next round of requirements. 

*This shadowship takes place over a weekend in October or November, with the final date to be determined. 

Broadcasting Opportunity!

“Are you looking for broadcasting experience? The UM club hockey team is looking for an energetic and sports loving student, or students, to announce our home games at Yost Ice Arena. If interested please contact Ryan Williams via email,

Bridge Michigan Emerging Environment Journalist Internship!

Bridge Michigan is accepting applications for the Bridge Michigan Emerging Environment Journalist Internship, a part-time reporting opportunity during the fall semester.

This paid internship is intended to provide opportunities for members of racial and ethnic minority groups who are underrepresented in Michigan newsrooms and particularly on the environmental beat. It is open to college students with ties to Michigan, who aspire to a career in journalism with a focus on issues related to the environment, climate change and natural resources.

Applicants must be a college sophomore, junior, senior, graduate student or recent graduate who aspires to a career in journalism, though a journalism degree is not required. Applicants must reside in or attend school in Michigan. Those who previously lived in Michigan or otherwise can demonstrate a tie to Michigan will also be considered. 

To apply and find more information about the internship, follow thig link.

Business Growth and Digital Marketing -Fall 2022 Summer 2023  Internship and Coop

Are you a motivated Growth and Digital Marketing Specialist who wants to assist in the design and manage digital marketing campaigns? If so, come join the summer internship.

If needed, we may sponsor a work Visa for International Students.

Level of Education: Undergraduate and Graduate

Contact Person: Matt Hosseini,

How to Apply: Please send your resume/CV by 08/15/2022 to

Company: StartInvest

Fall 2022 Summer 2023 Internship and Coop with maximum pay up to a maximum of $40 per hour, maximum of 40 hours a week

Location: Los Angeles and/or Remote


StartInvest helps companies raise capital by private equity on our web platform. With over $200 billion in marketcap in US, our Fintech strategy is aimed to be the number one online private equity market provider. StartInvest is transforming its business and shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience, and customer service to new levels of excellence. It’s an exciting time for our organization, to aim for our highest goals and achievements. If you’re ready to unleash your potential to help drive change through bottom-up innovation, apply now.

StartInvest’s unique Fintech approach to private equity gives us a great advantage in helping early-stage all the way to Pre-IPO companies. We help investors by giving them access to private deals which has been very limited before. We believe the future of venture capital is here and we may disrupt it through technology. The combination of unprecedented access to private equity and Fintech results in great ideas and companies being funded, paving the way to a brighter future.

Internship at StartInvest:

At StartInvest, you will join our team of digital marketing specialists to gain hands-on experience in digital marketing, SEO, and SEM. Your hands-on experience will help you toward your short-term and long-term career goals by giving you the opportunity to learn and practice in an applied setting. The learning and practice challenges will strengthen your problem-solving capabilities along with teamwork skills.


· Minimum 2+ years of experience in digital marketing or advertising

· Bachelor’s in Marketing or related discipline, or equivalent in work experience

· Advanced proficiency with technical, on-page, and off-page SEO

· Proficiency with PPC platforms (Google Ads, Bing Ads, Facebook Ads, LinkedIn Ads, Hulu, Roku)

· Diverse and robust understanding of SEO and SEM tools, such as Google Analytics, Search Console, SEMRush, SEOMoz, Ahrefs, and more

· Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking


· The Growth and Digital Marketing Specialist will join a nimble and growing marketing team that designs and oversees multiple campaigns

· the Digital Marketing Specialist leads the development and implementation of SEO and SEM strategies

· In this role, you will be responsible for paid and organic digital campaigns that focus on search position, conversions, brand awareness, and audience growth

· The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and will be able to work comfortably in an agile team environment

· Develop, manage and execute all keyword and contextual search strategies

· Manage PPC campaigns, with a focus on executing bid strategies that maximize ROI

· Develop and maintain an SEO roadmap, with guidance from the Marketing Manager within SEO guidelines of Google, Bing, Facebook, LinkedIn, MSN, and Yahoo.

· Takes the lead on the tactical work for all SEO and SEM campaigns

· Plan, execute, and measure experiments and conversion tests

· Collaborates with Marketing team members to create and design campaign assets, from search ad copy to display banners and landing pages

· Works with Marketing Manager to leverage SEO findings to identify gaps in and improve content marketing efforts

· Perform daily operations of accounts and campaigns, including keyword research, optimizations (bids, landing page, quality score, etc), and refinement

· Track, report, and analyze relevant KPIs for SEO and SEM channels

· Manage SEO and SEM campaign budgets and forecasts

· Technical SEO expertise including an understanding of HTML, CSS, or other programming languages a plus

· Google Ads and/or Bing Ads certification is a plus

Recommended classes

These recommended classes do NOT fullfill Comm and Media requiremnts.

Computing for Expression ALA 270.010

This class doesn’t count toward Comm and Media crecit requirement

Computing for Justice ALA 270.011

This class doesn’t count toward Comm and Media credit requirement