Athletics

Marketing Coordinator for Cross Country/Track & Field

Supervisor Name: Ben Carlson
Email: brcarlso@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • This position will assist the coaching staff with the creation and implementation of an annual marketing plan. This will include an array of social, electronic and print media to increase reach to potential student-athletes and parents, high school athletic directors and coaches, and OWU alumni. Messaging will be designed for general recruiting, increased awareness, alumni programming, camps and clinics, and home athletic events. Utilization of marketing plan within overall event management will allow for some sports management experience, if desired.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Managing and development of content for OWU Cross Country/Track & Field social media
  • Creating promotional materials for recruiting events
  • Creating cross country/track & field alumni communications materials

Required Skills:

  • Experience with social media platforms, including current trends in content
  • Strong written communications/proof-reading abilities
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Creativity in design content

Career Applications:

  • Promotions and communication for non-profit organizations
  • Project management
  • Public Relations
  • Event planning and sports management

Early Childhood Center

Education Administration Assistant

Supervisor Name: Kellie Hall
Email: klhall@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • Intern will learn about the responsibilities of an education administrator through hands-on experiences. He/she will assist in the planning and coordination of various center activities. The student will also assist with child developmental screenings, state licensing requirements, parent involvement activities, and other administrative tasks.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Coordinate parent and child orientations
  • Assist in planning and implementing curriculum night
  • Coordinate parent education evenings
  • Assist with child developmental screenings
  • Assist with registration and enrollment
  • Aid with planning of open house

Required Skills:

  • Education and/or Psychology coursework
  • Knowledge of Excel/Google Photos
  • Experience working with children
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good organizational/time management skills

Career Applications:

  • Education
  • Administration
  • Psychology

Economics

Marketing Content Manager

Supervisor Name: Matt Vollrath
Email: mdvollra@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • The Marketing Content Manager intern’s primary responsibility would be to maintain a blog on the Economics Department website focused on current events and issues in business and economics. The blog would showcase our students’ ability to apply what they are learning in insightful and interesting ways with the purpose of: 1) engaging prospective students, 2) driving some traffic organically to our site, and 3) giving our students an opportunity to feel proud of their work and gain a talking point in networking/interview type situations.
  • The intern would create some original content, but would primarily serve as an editor and curator who collaborates with Department of Economics students (and faculty and staff) to refine their own work to be featured on the blog. The intern would work under the supervision and guidance of a faculty supervisor, but would be largely self-directed. With time, this position may also assist with creation of other marketing related content for the Department of Economics.
  • Estimated workload of 3-5 hours a week.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Create a content calendar
  • Identify blog topics and possible featured authors
  • Collaborate with Department of Economics students to draft and edit engaging blog posts
  • Plan and conduct interviews with Department of Economics students, faculty and staff focused on exploring current topics in business and economics

Required Skills:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Able to take ownership of a project and see it through
  • Clear communicator via email and in person
  • Creative thinker
  • Reliable
  • Willing to use some of internship time to learn new skills
  • Students who have taken at least three courses in the Department of Economics are preferred, but any business savvy student will be considered

Career Applications:

  • Marketing positions
  • PR ad Communications positions
  • Content creation positions
  • Business Analyst positions

Specific Skills Learned/Demonstrated

  • Writing ability
  • Planning and organization
  • Creative thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Content marketing: planning, creation and execution
  • Use of basic social media tools
  • Use of basic audio and video recording and editing techniques (NOT required to apply, but will likely be developed)

Education (Special Education)

Recruiting Program Intern

Supervisor Name: Amy McClure / Michelle Noble (new special education faculty)
Email: aamcclur@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • This internship will support recruitment activities for several licensure programs in the Department of Education, including the new Special Education Major. Special Education is a growing field and our new major has the potential to double the number of teacher candidates in the department. Thus, the university is very interested in supporting efforts to develop media platforms, connect with prospective high school and transfer students, and other recruiting activities that will attract additional students to Ohio Wesleyan.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Assisting education faculty with planning and implementing a variety of recruitment activities
  • Creating content to share on social media platforms to promote the education department
  • Creating video(s) to promote the special education major on websites, social media

Required Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Organized and able to meet deadlines
  • Basic knowledge of project/event management
  • Skilled with use of Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat
  • Skilled with video creation/production and website development
  • Outgoing and willing to talk with prospective students

Career Applications:

  • Event/Project management
  • Professional skills applicable to any field
  • Social media and/or video content development
  • Website development

Environment & Sustainability Program

Assistant Sustainability Coordinator

Supervisor Name: Laurel Anderson
Email: ljanders@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • The Assistant Sustainability Coordinator will help coordinate, promote and initiate a diverse array of sustainability projects, groups, and events on campus. While OWU does not have a sustainability coordinator, nor specific funds for sustainability projects, sustainability has taken root at OWU through the grass-roots work of students, faculty and staff. The student hired for this position will greatly help our efforts. Students, faculty and staff across campus are actively interested in sustainability issues: a student generated OWU Sustainability Plan was officially adopted by OWU’s Administration in late 2017. Many other sustainability efforts are proposed or underway: May Move Out, Reusable Carryout Food Containers, Hyper-Local Salad Bar, Chimney Swift Towers, Branch Rickey Rain Gardens, and Delaware Run restoration, etc. The student hired for this internship will work to further those established projects and initiate others, according to their interests. Students, staff and faculty have diverse community partners, and the student will also help coordinate and work with these partners: the City of Delaware Watershed and Sustainability Coordinator, the City of Delaware Public Utilities Office, Stratford Ecological Center, Preservation Parks, the Methodist Theological School of Ohio, DelCo Water, etc. We are also collaborating with faculty and students from Otterbein and OSU Marion on a climate and sustainability project that is currently seeking grant funding. The student intern will help to strengthen and further this collaborative work.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Documentation & Promotion: Document past and present sustainability efforts on OWU’s campus and in the Delaware community so that future work can build upon these projects. Develop materials to promote sustainability on campus, based on compiled information.
  • Manage and Implement Projects: Contribute to specific, ongoing sustainability projects, including May Move Out, Composting, Local Food Options, Reusable Food Containers, and other projects.
  • Coordinate with Campus and Community Partners: Coordinate with groups on campus (Tree House SLU, Environment & Wildlife Club, Environment & Sustainability Program) as well as Buildings & Grounds and Dining; Coordinate efforts with community partners (in particular, employees of the City of Delaware).

Required Skills:

  • Strong interest in sustainability
  • Basic experience with outreach, marketing, and communication
  • Basic writing and data processing skills
  • Basic experience with coordination and planning of events and activities
  • Leadership abilities, initiative, tenaciousness, pragmatic thinking

Career Applications:

  • Non-profit organizations focusing on sustainability, food justice
  • For-profit or educational sustainability coordinator
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Environmental Policy and Activism
  • Environmental Education
  • Any position requiring management and group coordination skills
  • Graduate Study
  • Americorps and similar post-graduation experiences

Health & Human Kinetics

Food, Nutrition, and Health Promotion Program Administrator (Cooking Matters)

Supervisor Name: Christopher Fink
Email: clfink@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • The person in this position will help the Health and Human Kinetics department by helping to administer the Cooking Matters program. This program is a food and nutrition education program that focuses on individuals in the Delaware community who are dealing with issues of food insecurity. Under the guidance of the HHK department, this intern will help organize and manage the broader food and nutrition education program operating in HHK that is intended to support healthful eating behaviors. This intern will communicate with Local Matters of Columbus, Ohio, and Share Our Strength in Washington DC to complete course paperwork, create reports on survey results, contact participants and track attendance and learning, and organize the budgetary expenditures and material logistics for operation of the course and related experiences.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Work with student instructors in the OWU HHK Cooking Matters program to plan educational experiences and logistics of delivery of Cooking Matters program.
  • Work with Delaware Hunger Alliance in collaborating with funding agencies for support for Cooking Matters program.
  • Develop new sites for delivery of program, including on-campus opportunities with students and faculty/staff.
  • Help document program learning activities and objectives.
  • Help manage and support Cooking Matters instructors by developing materials, organizing schedules, and collecting data related to the program.
  • Work with Local Matters of Columbus, Ohio – who is our direct partner with Share Our Strength – in maintaining current contract paperwork and filing required documentation for course completion and participant tracking.
  • Work with Share Our Strength of Washington, D.C. in obtaining participant and instructor manuals, completing and submitting required course paperwork in a timely and precise manner.
  • Be the primary direct point of contact for Cooking Matters participants in registration and reminders throughout the course.
  • Help maintain all paper and digital files for Cooking Matters program.
  • Coordinate course assistant duties during Cooking Matters course, including organizing take-home grocery logistics and food shopping and transportation.

Required Skills:

  • Health and nutritional interest
  • Interest in extending knowledge via coursework or off-campus exploration
  • Demonstrated strong professional demeanor, excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong abilities in digital file organization

Career Applications:

  • Preventive health fields (health promotion, public health nutrition, dietetics)
  • Public Health program development and management
  • Non-profit
  • Sport/wellness management or program development
  • Sport, fitness, health administration

International and Off-Campus Programs

International Education Intern

Supervisor Name: Dorota Kendrick
Email: dukendri@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • Support International and Off-Campus Programs in its Mission to promote international educational exchange and intercultural activity on-campus.
  • Support campus-wide internationalization efforts.
  • Duties and projects assigned will, within reason, be customized to fit intern’s academic program and career goals.
  • More than one project/assignment will be given.
  • A general introduction to tertiary international education will be provided; learning objectives and outcomes will be developed in the first week of assignment in accordance with experiential education benchmarks.
  • General support of IOCP activities
  • Interaction with multiple constituencies, especially in international services

Examples of Assignments:

  • Pre-Law or Pre-Public Administration majors:
    • Analysis of international student compliance with 2008 revisions to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA/CFR214 (f)).
  • Accounting Majors:
    • Revision of OWU IOCP Tax publications for Non-Residents Aliens.
  • Sociology/Anthropology and Psychology Majors:
    • Surveying international and American student perceptions of intercultural exchange on campus.
  • Education Majors:
    • Analysis of student success and persistence based on K-12 educational preparation (nationality/school format/curriculum).
  • Journalism Majors:
    • Managing Going Global blog, updating IOCP website, improving printed/electronic resources.

Required Skills:

  • Sophomore standing
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Demonstrated research skills
  • Interest in international education/international issues/cross-cultural

Career Applications:

  • Accounting Majors
  • Education Majors (K-12)
  • International Studies Majors/Minors
  • Journalism Majors
  • Managerial Economics Majors
  • Pre-Law Majors
  • Pre-Public Administration Majors
  • Psychology Majors/Minors
  • Sociology/Anthropology Majors/Minors

President’s Office

Office of the President Legacy Internship

Supervisor Name: Janet Lewis
Email: jllewis@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • The student intern will assist in various tasks in the President’s Office per the postgraduate intern’s or the executive assistant’s direction.
  • This position requires the intern to have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and precision and attention to detail in his/her work. Consistent attendance and punctuality is a must.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Working on special projects, as needed.
  • Assist with Board of Trustee related projects and events.
  • Helping print and address correspondence.
  • Assist with the yearly holiday card mailing project.
  • Retrieving mail and taking outgoing mail to the mail room.
  • Making name tags for various events.
  • Helping to scan and shred documents when needed.
  • Calendar management, ensuring that all OWU related events are noted on President’s calendar.
  • Running errands.

Required Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a professional setting and maintain a positive image and attitude.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to follow projects through to completion.
  • Excellent proofreading and editing skills.
  • Very detail oriented.

Career Applications:

  • Education Administration
  • Public Relations/Communications
  • Executive Management
  • Non-Profit Management
  • The intern in this position will learn how a higher education president’s office works, develop a greater knowledge of software applications (Word, Excel) which are needed in the work world, and gain a greater appreciation of the impact of teamwork in the workplace.

Student Health Center

Student Health Center Intern

Supervisor Name: Marsha Tilden
Email: matilden@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • The position will work with the Health Center Director and staff to promote health, become familiar with office related duties and provide the leadership needed to plan a Health Fair and other health related events on campus.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Work with the Director and Health Center staff to coordinate Health Center’s annual Health and Wellness Fair.
  • Work with the Director and Health Center staff to coordinate the Health Center’s annual “Flu Clinic”.
  • Work with the Health Center staff and Athletic Training staff to help coordinate annual “sports physicals” for all athletes.
  • Maintain the Health Center’s bulletin boards with up-to-date information regarding health/wellness issues.
  • Plan and Implement a health related program for all students, for fall and spring semesters.
  • Keep the Wellness Center stocked with appropriate educational materials.
  • Work on self-care guides that students utilize on a regular basis.
  • Work with the Director to complete a grant proposal for the Ohio College Health Association.
  • Work with staff to do quality control checks in the laboratory and assist with sterilization process.

Required Skills:

  • Basic computer skills: Word, Excel, Social Media
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to follow projects through to completion
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to honor CONFIDENTIALITY requirements
  • Upbeat and motivated attitude
  • Dependable
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty, staff and the Delaware Community

Career Applications:

  • Health/Wellness Education
  • Program Coordinator
  • Medical/Health Related Profession
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Office Management
  • Student Affairs Positions

University Advancement

50th Reunion Program Intern

Supervisor Name: Lauren Vermilion
Email: levermil@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • The 50th Reunion Program Legacy Intern will provide instrumental support to the Associate Director of the 50th Reunion Program, to plan and execute the 45th, 50th and 55th Reunions in May 2018. Responsibilities include: assisting with the management of the Reunion Volunteer committees, comprised of OWU Alumni; creating both print and email communications to share news and updates with reunion-year alumni; and assisting in the planning and execution of many event-related functions in preparation for Reunion Weekend.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Oversee social media: create monthly Throwback Thursday emails and periodic Facebook posts to promote alumni engagement and encourage participation in Reunion Weekend
  • Coordinate mailings to committee members, i.e. reunion save-the-date postcards, fundraising and attendance reports, alumni spotlight letters, etc.
  • Coordinate requesting and receiving submissions for the Golden Key Yearbook
  • Coordinate Monthly Planning Calls: prepare the agenda and supporting materials for committee members
  • Prepare follow-up notes and materials for committee members after monthly call
  • Work with the committees to create the speaking programs for the three reunion dinners
  • Enter “actions” (meeting notes) in Raiser’s Edge (database)

Required Skills:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially excel, powerpoint and publisher. Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills. This position will involve email and phone communication with alumni and donors. Ability to exercise discretion with confidential information as this position will have access to the alumni database.

Career Applications:

  • Alumni and fundraising event management
  • Volunteer management
  • Alumni engagement
  • Fundraising strategy and execution
  • Communications and social media strategy and execution
  • Use of Raiser’s Edge
  • This internship will also provide the opportunity to interact and build relationships with OWU Alumni, which would be helpful in networking for future job placement.

Annual Giving Communications Intern

Supervisor Name: Julia Hatfield
Email: jphatfie@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • The Annual Giving Communications Intern supports the multi-channel communications of the Annual Giving Office, including print, email, and social media. Reporting to the Associate Director of Annual Giving, and partnering with the entire University Advancement staff, the Communications Intern will support all seven Annual Giving staff members with communication vehicles that cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni and parent donors to the annual giving programs.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Using Blackbaud NetCommunity software, assist in concept development and creation of fundraising emails and newsletters
  • Generate ideas and draft text for social media posts related to fundraising initiatives
  • Support reunion outreach, including “Throwback Thursday” emails, save-the-date postcards, fundraising letters, and more
  • Make thank you calls and write thank you notes to donors
  • Record outreach in constituent database
  • Handle special projects, assist with Annual Giving and Advancement events, and other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Phone etiquette/ability to make phone calls
  • Legible handwriting
  • Willingness to promote Ohio Wesleyan University’s mission
  • Understanding of and respect for confidentiality

Career Applications:

  • Communications/marketing
  • Volunteer management
  • Fundraising

Annual Giving Development Intern

Supervisor Name: Julia Hatfield
Email: jphatfie@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • The Annual Giving Development Intern assists with upper-level fundraising projects for the Annual Giving Office. Reporting to the Associate Director of Annual Giving, and partnering with the entire University Advancement staff, the Development Intern will support all seven Annual Giving staff members in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of alumni and parent donors to the annual giving programs.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Create/update staff, donor, and volunteer resources, including resource file of gift impact stories, scripts for volunteer fundraisers, and volunteer recruitment materials
  • Assist with presidential briefings for Annual Giving events
  • Make thank you calls and write thank you notes to donors
  • Record outreach and update biographical information in constituent database
  • Complete research and enter information into database
  • Handle special projects, assist with Annual Giving and Advancement events, and other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft word
  • Phone etiquette/ability to make phone calls
  • Legible handwriting
  • Willingness to promote Ohio Wesleyan University’s mission
  • Understanding of and respect for confidentiality

Career Applications:

  • Alumni/community outreach
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer management

Donor Relations and Stewardship Intern

Supervisor Name: Natalie Doan
Email: nmdoan@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • The Intern would work with the Donor Relations office to properly recognize our alumni and friends who have supported Ohio Wesleyan through their philanthropy. Donors help provide Ohio Wesleyan students with many opportunities including scholarships, financial aid, OWU Connection experiences, internships, research opportunities, etc.
  • This intern would interact frequently with University officials including the President’s Office, Communications/Marketing, Athletics, Buildings & Grounds, Alumni Relations, Duplicating, and more.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Donor Stewardship: preparing personalized reports for donors; proofing/editing Annual Report of Donors and individual endowment reports; planning campus visits for alumni, donors, and friends of the University; draft donor communications such as newsletters and thank you letters
  • Event Management: assist with building dedications; President’s Circle events; Homecoming Weekend events
  • Program Management: coordinate scholarship donor thank you letters from student recipients; assist with Student Philanthropy Week events

Required Skills:

  • Strong computer skills (Word/Excel)
  • Excellent research, writing, communication, and organization skills
  • Opportunity for creativity and project management

Career Applications:

  • Event / project management
  • Non-profit management
  • Alumni Relations (collegiate or private schools)
  • Fundraising
  • Donor Relations & Stewardship

Gift Planning Intern

Supervisor Name: Jenny Batchelder
Email: dslewis@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • Assist with the identification and stewardship of planned giving prospects. Assist with planned giving marketing efforts. Help manage the database of planned giving information. Work with alumni and Tower Society members.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Auditing, reorganizing and consolidating files
  • Redacting and scanning documents
  • Updating and creating excel spreadsheets
  • Analyzing the efficacy of mailings
  • Cataloging of marketing efforts
  • Marketing analysis by evaluation of web site statistics
  • Identification of Planned Giving prospects by profession
  • Updating and creating electronic forms
  • Electronic sorting and categorizing of information
  • Making phone calls to alumni with regard to event attendance

Required Skills:

  • Quality writing skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Positive attitude and professionalism in working with alumni and donors required
  • Familiarity with marketing is a plus
  • Students with any major are eligible for this position. Those which entail reading, analysis and writing are most relevant
  • Any student interested in a career in fundraising, non-profit work or financial planning is also encouraged to apply.

Career Applications:

  • This position is ideal for students with an interest in development and fundraising, particularly at the university and/or non-profit level. Broad applications include general business skills, alumni and public relations, marketing, program coordination, campaign and event planning, professional non-fiction writing, communications and editing.

Regional Engagement & Social Media Internship

Supervisor Name: Ed Lenane
Email: ewlenane@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • This position will assist the Alumni Relations Office with the development and support of OWU’s regional alumni chapters, regional events, BishopBox initiative and programs, and the development and implementation of a communication plan with regional volunteers. In addition the position will assist with the implementation of our social media engagement efforts. The position will work with members of the University Communications Department and other University Departments to collaborate and coordinate messaging.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Create and update regional webpages and Facebook groups
  • Assist in the creation of invites (social media, print & electronic) for regional events
  • Creating content and posting to Alumni Relations platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Assisting with content development of Alumni Newsletters and other communications
  • Researching best practices in Alumni Relations & Social Media and developing implementation plans
    Database updates for volunteer information

Required Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong proof-reading and editing skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, database experience desired
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Experience/knowledge with social media platforms – Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Web site experience – creating/updating, knowledge of BigTree CMS desired
  • Photography / Video experience desired

Career Applications:

  • Higher Education Administration
  • Alumni Relations / University Advancement
  • Volunteer Relations
  • Program Coordination / Event Planning
  • Social Media – content development
  • Website – content development, creation of new pages and updating of pages

Signature Events Internship

Supervisor Name: Patty Newby
Email: panewby@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • This position will work to assist the Alumni Relations Office in the planning, implementation, and assessment of our signature events. This will include (but not limited to) Homecoming & Family Weekend, Reunion Weekend and Holiday Receptions.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Help market and prepare for signature events. This could include calling alumni to encourage attendance, thank alumni for attending an event, preparing for onsite events, preparing registration packets, maintaining attendance counts, adding information to the alumni database, etc.

Required Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skill
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong proof-reading and editing skills
  • Ability to think and present ideas confidently and creatively
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, database experience desired
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality

Career Applications:

  • Higher Education Administration
  • Alumni Relations / University Advancement
  • Volunteer Relations
  • Program Coordination / Event Planning

University Communications

Digital Content Intern

Supervisor Name: Lindsay Mauter
Email: lamauter@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • The Office of University Communications is seeking to hire a student for 2018-2019 to support efforts to keep current and continually enhance the OWU website. The Digital Content Intern position is a phenomenal opportunity for new Communications majors!

Examples of Assignments:

  • Auditing owu.edu web pages for content quality/accuracy
  • Writing new content for owu.edu and University blogs
  • Building new pages and features using the BigTree content management system
  • Evaluating user experience
  • Implementing new photography and video onto the website
  • Writing and posting calendar events

Required Skills:

  • The ideal candidate will have an interest in website content development, as well as a demonstrable interest in writing for the web. Knowledge of BigTree or any content management system is helpful, though training is available.
  • Applicants should feel comfortable both working independently and inside a collaborative team environment.
  • Strengths in organization and attention to detail are helpful. A strong knowledge of spelling and grammar is preferred. Writing samples are welcome but not required.

Career Applications:

  • This internship is ideal for any student with a career interest in digital content development, writing, and/or web design. The student will complete the internship with a digital portfolio of work.

Photojournalist

Supervisor Name: Sara Stuntz
Email: shstuntz@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • The Office of University Communications is seeking to hire a student for 2018-2019 with experience in photography (shooting and editing) to cover assignments and provide campus candids on a weekly basis.
  • Guidance on preferred shooting and editing styles will be provided, but the ideal candidate will have demonstrable proficiency in both photo journalism as well as a nose for news. Camera equipment will be provided, if needed.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Covering student/campus events such as Student Involvement Office spirit events and other club activities.
  • Taking photos of guest lecturers and/or awards ceremonies.
  • Taking campus candids (without ties to a specific event) for use on the OWU website and/or social media.
  • Editing photos stored in University Communications archives to weed out unusable images, tag photos with relevant information to improve search capabilities.

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency in photography and photo editing required. Applicant should provide links to samples of photography and list any relevant software proficiency and relevant coursework. A “nose for news” is always helpful.

Career Applications:

  • This internship is ideal for any student with a career interest in photography, photojournalism, and/or marketing. The student will complete the internship with a portfolio of work.

Student Graphic Designer

Supervisor Name: Sara Stuntz
Email: shstuntz@owu.edu
Term: Full-year

Description of Internship:

  • The Office of University Communications is seeking to hire a student for 2018-2019 to complete design assignments on a weekly basis for print, social media, and web. The intern will function as a creative team member within University Communications, under the supervision of the Creative Lead and Visual Strategist. Guidance on design and Ohio Wesleyan brand guidelines will be provided.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Fliers
  • Postcards
  • logo designs
  • Posters
  • Snapchat filters & other social media graphics

Required Skills:

  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrable proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Applicant should provide links to samples of work and list any relevant software proficiency, relevant coursework, and/or work experience. Experience in photography or photo editing is a plus.

Career Applications:

  • This position is ideal for any student with a career interest in graphic design, marketing, advertising, and/or media. The student will experience a combination of individual and team projects, completing the internship with a portfolio of work.

Zoology

Zoology Museum and Departmental Collections Curator

Supervisor Name: Lisa Tabak
Email: lmtabak@owu.edu
Term: Spring Semester

Description of Internship:

  • In the spring of 2019, we will continue to curate the specimens in the teaching and research collections of the OWU Zoology Museum, located on the first floor of the Schimmel Conrades Science Center. The printed and three dimensional educational materials on display in the public area of the Museum need continuous attention to remain fresh and scientifically relevant. The Spring 2018 Legacy Intern is currently completing work on new Australia and coral reef exhibits, in collaboration with faculty, staff, an emeritus professor, and two OWU students, one recently returned from Australia and one currently enrolled in ART 492 (Exhibit Practice). The Fall 2018 Legacy Intern will design and prepare one or more new exhibits using this interdisciplinary approach.

Examples of Assignments:

  • Design new exhibit(s) or update current 3-D exhibit(s) with goals to include making exhibit(s) more interactive
  • Review storage locations for the department’s preserved samples not currently housed in the Museum and add those samples to the appropriate Museum shelves and databases
  • Photograph specimens
  • Rewrite/redesign the printed and laminated educational materials on display in the public area of the Museum
  • If desired, learn how to prepare bird study skins (sewing, anatomy, or art skills not required, but would definitely be helpful)

Required Skills:

  • Completion of at least one BIOL, ZOOL, ART (especially ART 492), or HIST course, OR experience in identifying birds, insects, and/or fish OR experience in the preparation of preserved samples in ethanol OR experience in the preparation of bird or mammal study skins
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Access and/or Excel
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently AND as part of a team

Career Applications:

  • Biologist
  • Museum Curator
  • Historian
  • Artist
  • Writer
  • Communications
  • Environmental Educator
  • Physician
  • Teacher