EVERY SEMESTER: Communication & Social Media Intern Needed for UUP Faculty Union on Campus

The New Paltz Chapter of United University Professions (UUP, the faculty and staff union), is looking for one or two students to serve as interns every Fall and Spring semester. UUP interns typically come from disciplines such as Communication, Journalism, English, Political Science, and Sociology, and can earn 3 credits when registered through an academic department. Continue reading

An Insightful Career Q&A With Seasoned Digital Editor at MM+M, Jack O’Brien+ an Internship Opportunity!

Jack O’Brien is a SUNY New Paltz Journalism alumnus who conveys his talent for the written word by digitally editing publications for a pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing firm in New York City named MM+M.

Jack O'Brien. Digital editor for MM+M.

In addition, O’Brien has been published in the Washington Examiner, the Altamont Enterprise, the Albany County Post, New Hampshire Journal, the Williston Times, Red Alert Politics, the Legislative Gazette, the New Paltz Oracle and the Little Rebellion.

O’Brien joined Nancy Heiz of the Digital Media and Journalism and Communication departments to answer undergraduate students’ questions on topics in the journalism, communication and digital media field.

O’Brien answered a few questions initiated by students.

Question: What would you say is the best way to prepare for post-grad employment? 

O’Brien: Updating your resume…I always keep my resume updated because I never know when that opportunity is out there, and you want to be able to say here are my clips and here’s what I’ve done… (if not on the Oracle) I would be trying to get freelance work. They’re (employers) like oh, you had this GPA and took these classes, and they want to see what you’ve wrote and where it got published and what it looked like when it got published, too.

Question: Are there other things that would have helped you had you known them upon leaving New Paltz?

O’Brien: …Always being prepared for things that you’re not, you know-that you don’t know about, or maybe aren’t fully comfortable with and being able to somehow work that into how you do things… If you’re in the trade publications, you’re going to deal with sales and commercial and all that…you just have to be prepared for the ups and downs.

Question: What is a digital editor and what does one do?

O’Brien: As a digital editor I write every day. I write and report. My focus is primarily on Health & Media but we cover the pharma & biotech industries. Any sort of news there, I’m writing, reporting and talking with sources and conducting interviews. In my role as an editor, I edit two of our other reporters. (I am) Primarily focused on the clinical trials phase and medical results and want to focus on health policy and social media trends.

Question: So MM+M publishes periodically but you have daily deadlines. Can you explain how you balance those?

O’Brien: When we have the digital publication we’re not waiting to go to print on a certain date. We have to publish within 30 to 40 minutes. Being able to turn around that stuff very quickly. Having clean copy. Knowing the right people to talk too. Knowing where to source information. It’s a whole different animal.

Question: How did you learn about healthcare?

O’Brien: “Be very humble and have humility when you go into (any career field) because there’s a sense when people are talking things you don’t understand to say they are smarter than me or it’s intimidating but that’s how you learn. I wouldn’t know the things I know about health care and where I’ve specialized in my reporting without having a lot of other smarter people explain it to me.

In addition to offering insight accumulated over six years in the editing/publishing field, O’Brien ended the Q&A with a special opportunity for diligent students.

O’Brien: “We also just opened up today our internship opportunity at Haymarket Media with MM+M and our two sister publications, PR Week and Campaign US. They are paid internships in Manhattan They go from June 9th to August 10th. If you end up applying, please drop me a note because I’m a homer till I die so I will always advocate for any Hawks to apply.


Digital Media, Journalism & Marketing Paid Internships Available at Haymarket Media in NYC

Paid internship opportunities abound at Haymarket Media, media and marketing business, publishers of industry journals including MM&M, where a SUNY New Paltz alumnus currently works. Recent postings include:

Full Time


Full Time

Requisition ID: 1890
Salary Range: $16.00 Hourly
**NOTE: SUNY New Paltz alumnus and former Oracle editor Jack O’Brien currently works at MM+M; if you have any questions about this position, ask Internship Coordinator Nancy Heiz for Jack’s email.

Full Time

Requisition ID: 1891
Salary Range: $16.00 Hourly


Full Time

Requisition ID: 1886
Salary Range: $16.00

Summer Intern


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Summer 2024 Study Abroad Reporting Opportunity in Spain — Info Session Dec. 7

Study and report in Madrid next summerHave you fantasized about reporting overseas? Do you think about studying abroad?The 4-week program, which runs June 27th to July 24th, 2024, will give you a taste of the foreign correspondent’s life in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich capital cities in Europe.Here are two ways to find out more:Madrid Information SessionThursday, Dec. 7th at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ETREGISTER HERESchedule an advising session to learn more:
SCHEDULE HEREAbout the Madrid programYou’ll learn to find stories in a global context and conduct interviews to report on from across the city. You’ll publish your work on a multimedia website (options to publish bilingually in Spanish and English).No Spanish language is required, but we’ll give you some Spanish lessons and you’ll be reporting on stories collected from locals speaking in Spanish and English.You’ll earn 3 transfer credits from the University of Jamestown, which can count as a journalism elective or meet a global studies requirement (check with your school). Graduating seniors and others who don’t need the credit will get a $450 discount off the $5,745 program fee.
Click here to read more about the program.For more info, contact:Teresa PuenteProgram Director, ieiMedia MadridProfessor of Journalism and Bilingual Magazine Adviser, CSULBteresa.puente@ieimedia.com

Nov. 1 Info Session for Emma Bowen Foundation PAID Internships for SOC/Diversity in Media! RSVP TODAY

EBF Information Session

Wednesday, November 1st, at 6pm on ZoomRegister Here for link

**It is highly recommended that students attend the session to be a stronger applicant in the selection pool.**

The Emma Bowen Foundation (EBF) promotes a more diverse industry by recruiting promising students of color like you and placing them in multi-year PAID internships at some of the nation’s leading media and tech companies, such as Comcast NBCUniversal, Discovery, Hearst Television, the New York Times, the NFL, Spectrum, and ViacomCBS. Whether you’re interested in being a producer, a journalist, a web developer, an engineer, a business executive, a PR agent, a sales representative, or any other career in media or tech, the EBF Internship is here to help you get your start.

See EBF application eligibility & benefits

You are eligible to apply for an EBF Summer Internship if you meet ALL of the following:

  • Are a student of color (Asian, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Multi-Racial)
  • Are a high school senior OR an undergraduate college student (undergraduates graduating in Spring 2024 are eligible to apply)
  • Plan to attend or are currently a student at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university (This includes students who will transfer to a four-year accredited U.S. college or university in Spring 2024 or Fall 2024.)
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Are interested in pursuing a career in media, entertainment, and tech
  • Are able to commit to a summer internship that will last at minimum 8 continuous weeks and which could be longer as required by the company’s internship duration. The internship is full-time and students work from 35-40 hours per week as determined by the partner company. (Note: Internships generally start in May or June. The internship start and end dates are determined by the partner company.)
  • Are a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • Must be 18 years of age prior to the start of the internship

Those who have graduated or will graduate before January 2024, please sign up for our ALL Multicultural Media Professionals “AMMP” Network here . The AMMP Network is open to EBF Alumni and experienced media, entertainment, and technology professionals of color at college graduate/entry-level, mid, senior, and executive levels.

Dow Jones News Fund Internship Applications are Open!

The Dow Jones News Fund invites college students to apply for paid summer internships in audience engagement, business reporting, data journalism, digital media and multiplatform editing. The application deadline is Nov. 16.

The News Fund will select college journalists for internships with more than 70 newsrooms across the country. Those selected will also benefit from week-long, pre-internship training, $1,500 scholarships, memberships to journalism groups and access to the DJNF alumni network for jobs and mentoring.

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