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Published:March 27th, 2009 13:50 EST
Wick Communications Company Editorial Internships 2009

Wick Communications Company Editorial Internships 2009

By SOP newswire2

Wick interns: 360 week + overtime, $400 travel, 4/30 deadline

Wick Communications Company is dedicated to the advancement of the journalism profession in community newspapers. The company originated over 80 years ago beginning with one newspaper and has grown to include over 32 publications in 13 states employing 750 people. Wick prides itself on publishing excellent community newspapers. Visit

    This internship program will begin in the summer of 2009. Internships will be available for newsroom positions. These will include reporters, photographers, and/ or graphic/page designers.

     All internships will be paid and the intern will be expected to be a contributing member of the newsroom staff. This will be an excellent opportunity to gain hands on experience covering the local community.

     Mentors will be assigned to each intern. The mentor will coach the intern through on the job training and the practical application of their academic training.

     Wick will have a limited number of internships will be available for the summer of 2009. The location of each is to be determined by the Wick Internship Committee. Applicants must be ready to locate to any of the Wick sites although the applicant`s location preference will be considered. (See the Wick locations at

     The internship will be for up to 12 weeks based on the availability of the intern. Interns will be paid $360 per week and overtime. The interns will not qualify for benefits due to their short tenure. A travel allowance of up to $400 will be provided to and from the location of the internship if necessary.

A living expense allowance of $400 per month will be provided if necessary.

Applicants must be Journalism majors and must have completed their sophomore year by the summer break of 2008. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked on the campus newspaper.

Application procedure:

Applications must be received by April 30, 2009.
The attached application must be completed and submitted with the following:

    * A resume

    * Three to five published clips, photos, or pages representative of your best work to date. (More may be submitted if you desire).

    * A letter of recommendation from a current academic advisor or professor.

    * An essay no longer than 300 words explaining why you are seeking this opportunity and your career plans.

Here is the application:

Questions may be directed to Thomas W Riebock, Director of Human Resources, 520 515-5989, or email 
        Wick Communications Company Editorial Internship

333 W Wilcox Drive Suite 302

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

520 458-0200 



Name:  _____________________________________________________________ 

Address:  _____________________________________________________________ 

Telephone: _____________________________________________________________ 

Email:  _____________________________________________________________ 

University: _____________________________________________________________ 

Student status: ____ Sophomore ____ Junior ____ Senior 

Major:  _________________________________  Overall grade point: ________ 

Planned date of Graduation: _______________ Major: _______________________________ 

Citzenship:  _________________ 

Have you worked at the college newspaper? __________ Dates: ________________ 

Journalism Courses completed (include current semester): 

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Preferred location: ____________________________________________________________ 

I am available from (dates): __________________________ to ________________________ 

How did you hear of this opportunity? ____________________________________________ 

Attach your resume and all requested materials.  

Mail all materials to the above address or scan and email to  

Attachments should be PDF files 

Signature: ___________________________ _______________ Date: ___________________