We are excited to announce an editorial internship opportunity for any student within the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Thanks to the Gaylord College, this will be a paid internship position, and it will focus on offering an aspiring journalism student the opportunity to hone skills and learn the ins and outs of operating an independent online publication.
Launched in 2015, NonDoc is a news media and journalism site based in Oklahoma City.
Edited primarily by two OU Gaylord College and OU Daily alumni, we are seeking an editorial intern interested in gaining critical experience and knowledge in the world of online journalism.
Qualified applicants will improve their abilities to create and edit content using WordPress, operate social media and learn the business side of an independent online publication.
Open to any student within OU’s Gaylord College, the internship will last from at least March 15 to June 1, 2018, and includes financial compensation.
Those interested should send a resumé highlighting their work experience to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with at least two writing samples.
William W. Savage III, editor in chief / co-owner
Josh McBee, managing editor / co-owner
Ashiq Zaman, health editor / co-owner
Rosemary Meacham-Zittel, business development manager / co-owner
Amy Stinnett, client relations manager
Testimonials from past NonDoc interns
From Gaylord College graduate Carleigh Foutch:
I loved being an intern for NonDoc because it allowed me to work remotely and at my own pace, all while learning new skills. It was fun work, too! Being able to research and go through trial and error runs on various social media platforms was enjoyable. I never once felt as if it were “work”, but I still felt like I learned a lot at the end of the internship. Tres and Josh were perfect resources if I ever needed something, but were great at mostly letting me do my own thing, which is how I work best.
I loved also being able to write for NonDoc as well. The first piece I wrote for them was about something I’m extremely passionate about, and it was really cool to see the response to the article and to be able to have a space to publish it in the first place. NonDoc is doing great work by telling the stories that are often overlooked and need to be told, especially with public education in Oklahoma City. Overall, my time at NonDoc was amazing, and I highly recommend and encourage all Gaylord majors to apply and check it out!
From former NonDoc intern and OU graduate Graham Dudley:
My summer with NonDoc was an extremely valuable experience that helped lead directly to the newspaper position I hold now. First and most importantly, it helped me hone my writing and reporting skills after some time away from journalism. The feedback I received from my editors helped make me a better writer, and I now use those skills every day.
NonDoc also taught me more about WordPress, SEO and social media. In this day and age, it’s very important for journalists to understand the online aspect of their work as news-gathering organizations drift more and more to the internet. I now feel comfortable navigating the back end of my company’s website and using social media in a professional way because of my time at NonDoc.
I have the utmost respect for NonDoc’s mission, and it was my pleasure to intern with the site for a summer. I learned a lot, and I carry those lessons with me daily.