FAQs about Internships and Volunteer Positions
What is FishDuck.com? Please go to the tab at the top of the page, “About Us” and read about the site!
When do we start? We can start right away, and with most departments—it is preferred to get some things done.
How much am I paid? Our Internships are an unpaid three to five hours a week working for an All-Volunteer site that promotes Oregon sports and has been nationally recognized by the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Interns HAVE been offered better opportunities and paying jobs from their time using FishDuck.com as a platform to show their skills. Learn more and join us!
How long is the Internship? It is for two terms or five months–and students can stay as long as they want or shift over to another dept. for more experiences.
Do I have to be a student in college? For those who are not current students, (which is the majority of FishDuck.com Volunteers) we have most of the same openings as students, but we especially encourage you to consider managing and mentoring the University of Oregon students who join our mentorships. Often you have years of experience in managing that can be a great help to the site, and expertise in a field that while routine to you–is fascinating and new to the students.
Giving three to five hours a week to help UO students on an All-Volunteer website about our glorious Ducks? What could be more fun! We have volunteers from those who just graduated right up to the Grizzled Ol’ Coach who is in 70s! Everyone can impact on fellow passionate Oregon fans; consider editing or being a part of one of the other departments. Join us, be an advisor, and make a difference in the careers of the students while having some fun yourself. We love our Ducks!
Can I get college credit for my Internship at FishDuck.com? You can now apply for upper division School Credit at the University of Oregon for your time spent on this project due to the close alliance of FishDuck.com with the university in providing students opportunities for improving their resume’ along with job skills to help them get hired.
Do we have to be in Eugene to be in the Internship? (Where do I go to do the work?) Most of these positions can be done online, and one writer filed his article from Europe last year. We have writers in Pennsylvania, New York, Florida,–all over, because online is from anywhere in the world. The only exceptions are the Human Resources department and the UO Football Photo-Recovery Team, of which you do need to be in Eugene for most of the functions.
I can’t decide which one I want? Check the different internships by going up to the upper right side and clicking on “Join FishDuck.com” and scan through the openings. If you cannot decide–know that some openings are far harder to fill than others, and the four toughest are: UO Sports Photo-Recovery Team, Editing, Managing Editor, & VideoLibrary Associate. If you have an interest in any one of those…sign up for the tougher one. We especially need Editors for three to five hours a week….but we need members for the other two teams too.
I need more information about the Internships? I don’t have time to keyboard about eleven Internships for a ton of students. Follow the directions above to scan the different openings, and if from there you want more information? Please call me as I can say in two minutes what would take a half hour to keyboard. Charles Fischer 541-915-4541
What major do we have to be in? We have students with majors that have NOTHING to do with anything at FishDuck.com….as they just wanted to have a more well-rounded resume’ and were passionate Oregon fans as well. Those are the BEST Interns as….we LOVE our Ducks!
FishDuck.com is a hot fast-growing Oregon Duck Sports site with more than 100 volunteers helping with Writing, Editing, Photography, Research, and the Social Media aspects of the site and serving visitors from more than 50 countries who read our articles between a quarter to a half million times every month. We now have a partnership with USA TODAY Sports Media.
We seek to educate and entertain our readers with Football Analysis, Op-Ed articles, Recruiting, Player Profiles, History, and even Humor. We have been interviewed and cited/quoted as a source by the Wall Street Journal, and twice have been featured in prominent articles in the Online Sports Section of The Washington Post as our football instructional videos have been viewed more than a Million times by fans and coaches.
FishDuck.com has even been accredited by Google News as an official Oregon Sports news source, and we are UO Media Credentialed, sitting on Press Row in the Autzen Stadium Press Box and in the Matthew Knight Basketball Arena.