Whether you are studying journalism, sports journalism or public relations, having a well-established portfolio can give you a competitive edge when searching for a job after graduation. Here are some publications that are looking for students to contribute stories:


The Campus Citizen
The Campus Citizen, the student-run online magazine at IUPUI, is continually seeking new student writers, photographers, designers, illustrators and artists to contribute to the site. Contact the Campus Citizen's editor-in-chief, Breanna Cooper, at  

The International Society for Disease Surveillance
The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS), is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 2005 and dedicated to the improvement of population health by advancing the science and practice of disease surveillance. ISDS works with public health departments and researchers on health data surveillance projects. Thanks to funding from the CDC, ISDS is currently collecting success stories from our members to highlight the benefits of being a part of our Community of Practice, where members share lessons learned in the data surveillance work that they do. ISDS is seeking a student who can conduct phone interviews with local and state health department staff who have agreed to offer their success stories. The student will be given a list of questions and the contact information for the practitioner. The student will coordinate scheduling of the interview, will conduct the interview, and then will write a summary to be published on the ISDS website. ISDS is an all virtual setting and the staff are located throughout the U.S., so the student will not report to an office. The Executive Director is located in the Indianapolis area and can meet with the student for an orientation if desired. ISDS hopes to have 1-2 summaries a month. Length of assignment is flexible depending on the student’s schedule. For questions about this opportunity, please contact Shandy Dearth at


The Indianapolis Recorder
Are you a skilled photographer with an eye for captivating moments? If so, the Indianapolis Recorder would like to hear from you! Respond to this posting by sending an email with your resume, professional references and a link to your online portfolio to designer Abby Westcott,

Job Description:

• Shoot photos and video as assigned by Art Director and/or editorial staff

• Submit photos through digital platform in accordance with assignment deadlines

• Be available for evenings, weekends and holidays

• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Candidate must have mastery of professional photography equipment

• Candidates with journalism background will be highly considered

Freelancers earn $25/photo.