Ohio News Media Association

Advancing Ohio's news media and local journalism since 1933

Internships

Welcome, Students. Here you will find information on valuable internship opportunities offered by the Ohio Newspapers Foundation.

The office of The Ohio Newspaper Association offers two paid summer internships, a publications/public relations internship and an advertising internship.

The publications/public relations internship allows a student to work in the Columbus office of this trade association which represents Ohio’s newspapers, their affiliated websites and a growing number of digital local news outlets in Ohio.  Duties include writing and assisting in production of electronic newsletter (ONA Bulletin); miscellaneous fliers and mailings; meeting planning; research.

The advertising internship allows a student to work with AdOhio, an affiliate of ONA which shares the same Columbus office. Duties include: writing and layout for sales presentation sheets and client mailings; research; updating and producing promotional materials; creating and organizing PowerPoint presentations; designing display ads; selling network advertising; and more.

Ohio Newspaper Association Internship

Publications/Public Relations Internship

Description
Work in Columbus office of this trade association which represents Ohio’s newspapers, their affiliated websites and a growing number of digital local news outlets in Ohio.  Duties include writing and assisting in production of newsletter (ONA Bulletin); miscellaneous flyers and mailings; meeting planning; research.

Salary
$350/week

Work Period
10 weeks with start date negotiable after June 1.

Qualifications
Must have completed at least the sophomore year at an Ohio college or university with major or study concentration in journalism, communications, marketing, or advertising.  Must demonstrate good oral and written communication skills. Computer experience required.

Contact
Please send resume, writing samples, and cover letter to Dennis Hetzel, Executive Director, Ohio Newspaper Association, 1335 Dublin Road, Suite 216-B, Columbus, Ohio 43215. E-mail: dhetzel@ohionews.org. No phone calls please.

Deadline
March 31 of every year. Finalists will be contacted for interviews in May.

AdOhio (Affiliate of ONA) Internship

Advertising Internship

Description
Work in Columbus office of this trade association which represents Ohio’s newspapers, their affiliated websites and a growing number of digital local news outlets in Ohio. Duties include: writing and layout for sales presentation sheets and client mailings; research; updating and producing promotional materials; creating and organizing PowerPoint presentations; designing display ads; selling network advertising; and more.

Salary
$350/week

Work Period
10 weeks with start date negotiable after June 1.

Qualifications
Must have completed at least the sophomore year at an Ohio college or university with major or study concentration in an advertising, marketing or other related field.  Must demonstrate good oral and written communication skills. Computer experience required. Graphics experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or InDesign not required but beneficial.

Contact
Please send resume, writing samples, and cover letter to Frank Beeson, Vice President of Advertising, AdOhio, 1335 Dublin Road, Suite 216-B, Columbus, Ohio 43215. E-mail: fbeeson@adohio.net. No phone calls please.

Deadline
March 31 of every year. Finalists will be contacted for interviews in May.