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EIU Department of Journalism

Jobs, Internships, and Workshops

EIU Journalism graduates are well-prepared for jobs and internships but must still take some time to find the right positions. Below are listed several websites that might be useful to soon-to-be graduates or alumni. Current students may find internship listings also.

Below are links to a listing of current job openings and internships in their related fields.

Overall sites

Editor and Publisher's Website


Print journalism

Illinois Press Association
For up-to-date job listings also check out the organization's publication
Illinois Presslines published by IPA monthly. A copy is available
in the Journalism Dept. Reading Room.

American Society of Magazine Editors

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund

National Association of Black Journalists


Broadcast journalism

Corporation for Public Broadcasting jobline

National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations


Public Relations

Public Relations Society of America jobcenter



Before looking at all of the available information on this page, it may be helpful to visit this Newslink page devoted specifically to newspapers in Illinois. In fact, it has contact information for every major and mid-sized paper in the state. The site lists newspapers by town, so it's easy to find anything in your area or desired area of employment.



Minority Career Workshop (The International Radio and Television Society Foundation) – A comprehensive orientation to the electronic media industry where all participants have the opportunity to be interviewed by recruiters from more than twenty major communications companies. Learn more


Other job openings

For media positions at colleges and universities, check out the Chronicle of Higher Education and


Employers can send information about job openings to the department

By mail to:

EIU Journalism Department
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

Or by fax at 217-581-7188. Please notify us when a position is filled.

Prof. Lola Burnham, who coordinates placement of Journalism's graduates, is available to discuss job opportunities with employers seeking referrals or to provide information about EIU Journalism graduates who may be seeking employment. Prof. Burnham can be reached by phone at 217-581-7143; via e-mail at; or by fax at 217-581-2923.

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Contact Information

Journalism Department

2521 Buzzard Hall
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6003

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