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Off Madison Ave., Phoenix
Interactive Content Intern Position

Why Become an Interactive Content Intern at Off Madison Ave?
Off Madison Ave is seeking a highly motivated person with a passion for the Internet, websites, mobile and social media for an internship within the Interactive/Content Department. This position is a rewarding opportunity to gain professional experience in an ever-changing industry. Our internships have even led to full-time employment for successful interns!

Interactive Content Intern Responsibilities
• Work independently on projects that include copy writing, web content, search engine optimization (SEO), press releases, promotional copy, blog entries, articles, etc.
• Contribute effective content for social media campaigns
• Assist with administrative duties, meetings, errands and other tasks as needed.
• Work with a team to brainstorm creative solutions to clients’ online marketing needs.
• Receive hands-on writing guidance and editing to further your professional skills.

What we’re looking for:
– Strong writing skills (both creative and fact-driven work), excellent grammar and good research and organization skills.
– An engaging voice and a knack for picking up new prose styles.
– Journalism, marketing, communications or related writing-focused major strongly preferred.
– Prior internship or professional writing experience preferred.
– Desire to build a career in writing/marketing communications.
– General knowledge of and interest in all things web-related (specific technical knowledge not required but helpful).
– Highly motivated, with the ability to work independently on writing projects and produce publishable work.

Internship Takeaways
Broaden your knowledge of interactive marketing, social media and content strategy by working closely with marketing specialists within the scope of their expertise. Become familiar with the culture and pace of a marketing agency.

Internships run in the fall, spring and summer. Scheduled hours will be established based on your academic schedule.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and 2-3 samples of your writing to <a internships@offmadisonave.com

IHR Public Relations Intern, Tempe

Job description:
ASU’s Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) on the Tempe campus is looking for a conscientious, dependable and self-motivated student to assist with public relations goals, including writing press releases and news stories related to the IHR and humanities projects and events on campus, photographing events (still photography and/or video), and updating the website and social media sites with news and events. The student must attend events (approx. 2-4 events per month). There will be opportunities for pitching print and video stories/packages. Must be available to work on Tempe campus.
Qualifications:
• AP Style
• Drupal
• Social Media
• Microsoft Word
• News articles
• Press releases
• Photography
• Start date: Aug. 18

Other:
Preferred if student owns DSLR camera that can be used to photograph events, but not necessary.
Videography experience preferred, but not a must.
Hours: 15 hours/week
Schedule: Varies. Must be available for events in addition to time during regular office hours.
How to apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to Kirsten Keane, Kirsten.keane@asu.edu. If called for an interview, please be ready to provide a photography portfolio and sample clips of news articles and/or press releases.
Application deadline: Monday, Aug. 1

Public Relations Internship
Rio Salado College, Tempe

Rio Salado College is seeking a dependable and highly motivated student to assist in public relations responsibilities. This position is an excellent opportunity to work closely with PR specialists and gain professional experience, in this fast paced industry.

Public Relations Intern Responsibilities:
• Writing for press releases, blog entries, articles, web etc.
• Maintain, contribute to, and initiate effective social media campaigns.
• Be a part of the Public Relations Team and to review copy for publication.
• Take Photographs.
• Attend events. (Driving may be required)
• Interface with media outlets.
• Work closely with PR team to develop media campaigns and strategies.

Desired Qualifications:
• General knowledge of AP Style, Social Media, and Microsoft Office
• Strong writing, grammar and organizational skills.
• Public Relations, journalism, communications or related major is preferred.
• Desire to build a career in Public Relations.
• Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently on writing projects and produce work to be published.

An internship at Rio Salado College will broaden your understanding of the PR industry and give personal hands-on experience.

Hours: 15-20 hours/week
Pay: $12 per hour
Schedule: Scheduled hours will be established upon acceptance.
After hours event attendance may be required.
Location: Rio Salado College Tempe Location

Please submit your cover letter, resume and 2-3 samples of your writing to delynn.bodine@riosalado.edu

Photographer /Graphic Designer Internship
Rio Salado College, Tempe

Rio Salado College is seeking a dependable and highly motivated student to assist in photography and graphic arts responsibilities. This position is an excellent opportunity to work closely with marketing and graphic design specialists and gain professional experience.

Photographer /Graphic Designer Intern Responsibilities
• Take photographs for news article, ads, events and internal campaigns.
• Contribute to marketing and social media campaigns.
• Write copy for ads.
• Work with Marketing and Graphic Design team to develop and produce ad campaigns.
• Attend events. (Driving may be required)
• File management.
• Post production Editing.

What we are looking for:
• General knowledge in Mac and Windows operating systems, Adobe Photo Shop, and Social Media Tools.
• Possess skills in photography, editing and organization.
• Photojournalism Public Relations, journalism, communications or Marketing major is strongly preferred.
• Desire to build a career in Marketing or Photo Journalism.
• Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently on projects.

An internship at Rio Salado College will broaden your understanding of the Marketing industry and give personal hands-on experience.

Hours: 15-20 hours/week
Pay: $12 per hour
Schedule: Scheduled hours will be established upon acceptance.
After hours event attendance may be required.
Location: Rio Salado College Tempe Location

Please submit your cover letter, resume and 2-3 samples of your photography to matt.freed@riosalado.edu .

Sparks PR Agency, Chandler

Sparks PR Agency is a full-service boutique public relations agency in Chandler, Arizona, servicing author clients across the nation – from L.A. to NYC to D.C. through its literary-minded BookSparksPR division (representing authors in a variety of genres including women’s fiction, literary fiction, young adult fiction, non-fiction finance, parenting books and more) and tech companies/start-ups, local businesses and corporate clients through its BizSparksPR division where we promote everything from apps for the iPad to Extreme Air and Skate Park in Chandler.

I am in search of ASU Journalism school fall interns who are looking to gain hands on experience in national and local media relations, online media, book publicity, public relations, tech PR and writing. Internships could be paid based on experience, or unpaid but could qualify for school credit. Candidates should be energetic, social media savvy, organized, detail oriented, good at multi-tasking and managing deadlines and will get excellent hands on experience in the world of PR and publicity. Hours are flexible and will be determined to meet your schedule. Interested parties can contact Crystal – crystal@booksparkspr.com – with a resume and background information on why they’d love this opportunity.

CONTACT
Crystal Patriarche
Founder and Publicist | SparksPR Agency
BookSparksPR.com | BizSparksPR.com
480.650.1688 | crystal@BookSparksPR.com

Start Up PR Agency Seeking Intern

Title: Marketing / Public Relations Intern
Reports to: CEO& Owner of the Firm

Particulars:
• 20 hours per week, flexible Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30am to 3:30pm
• Unpaid
• Send resume and letter of recommendation via email to info@paisley-consulting.com

This paid internship is an entry level position that reports and works closely with the CEO & Owner of the Firm. An ideal candidate is at least in Sophomore standing or a recent graduate of an accredited university program with scholastic emphasis in: public relations, communications, marketing, advertising or related program.

Candidates must be organized and deadline oriented, possessing strong editing skills with regard to grammar, punctuation and familiarity with the MLA writing format. Candidates must also be proficient in MS Office products. Knowledge of formula creation in MS Excel a plus. The individual must be professional and well spoken in regards to telephone etiquette and willing to adjust to a variety of client temperaments and personalities and be willing to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to complete a project accurately and on time.

Marketing Assistant Traits & Duties:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or Equivalent preferred
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
• Must have excellent editing and grammar skills
• Assist in creating e-newsletters and monitoring results
• Social media planning, execution and content creation
• Proficient in the AP writing format
• Excellent written and editorial skills necessary
• Accounting/Quick Books experience a plus
• Available to attend evening and some weekend networking events
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to take direction and learn quickly
• Strong written and oral communication skills-creative writing a must
• Assist in creating and pitching stories to media for clients in various industries
• Help plan and facilitate events when necessary
• Create press releases, distribute and assist in follow ups with media recipients
• Adobe InDesign experience a plus
• Ability to meet deadlines on time
• Consistent communicator a must

The CEO & Owner of the firm will help the intern prioritize tasks and focus on multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Interns will work 20 hours per week to begin on or before August 8, 2011.

CONTACT:Chas Sinquefield
Managing Member
Cell: 602-577-5079
chas@paisley-consulting.com

Multimedia Internship
Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix

The Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County is seeking a multimedia journalist intern. The position will be responsible for working closely with the Court’s Multimedia journalist to develop and produce court videos on the court’s website and other media platforms. The ideal applicant will have broadcast experience or broadcast coursework with the ability to shoot and edit video.

Working with the Media Relations Department, the position may be assigned to shoot and report a standard news story, and also be required to upload video, digital pictures and copy to Superior Court’s website or social media sites. The applicant must be able to work under pressure and on deadline to complete video projects.

*Researches, develops, writes and coordinates special media campaigns designed to tell the Court’s story and celebrate the achievements, honors and successes of its personnel.

*Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories.

* Edits or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.

*Reports, writes, captures visual content, edits and produces stories for multiple platforms on deadline.

* Preference will be given to students who own their own video camera and other multi-media journalist equipment

Requirements:
*Must be in junior or senior year or a graduate student
*Computer literacy required. Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.
*Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
*Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems or similar equipment.
*Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
*Proficient at posting content to various websites.
*Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
*Lift up to 50 pounds.

Contact:
Karen Arra
Media Relations Director
Judicial Branch of Arizona
602.506.7570
karra@superiorcourt.maricopa.gov

Communications Intern
ASU North American Center for Transborder Studies, Tempe

Job ID:59492
Job type:ASU Hourly or Work-Study
Job category:Web Development

Description
Oversees and coordinates content for the web site, ensures timeliness of all information, and coordinates content updates with the staff. Prepares online and hardcopy event reports, participant surveys, PowerPoint presentations, and other materials as needed. Conduct frequent interviews with staff and partners for developing stories or event reports. Participates in strategic communications planning for center projects and initiatives. Coordinates with members of the press and media to schedule and arrange staff and event participant media interviews. Assists in the writing, editing and formatting for center newsletters, brochures, e-newsletters, web content, Policy Analysis Review (PAR) series, press releases, reports and other communications pieces as needed.

Qualifications
Knowledge of web design and content management systems such as Drupal. Fluent in Spanish and is interested in international issues. Flexible, adaptable, ability to respond to new opportunites quickly. Skilled in written and verbal communication, and oral/written/media presentation. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with faculty, staff, teams, and community members.

Ability to work with a variety of constituents including internal and external organizations, faculty, staff and community members. Experience in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro.

Hours:15/week
Pay rate:$15.00
Job level:4
Number of positions:1
Schedule: Hours are flexible
Location: ASU Tempe Campus
Posted on: 07/18/2011
How to apply:
Include: Resume and cover letter to Doris Rasmussen
Email: dorisras@asu.edu Fax: 480-965-6149
Employer information
Organization:
NACTS (North American Center for Transborder Studies)
Campus:
ASU Tempe
Address
Wilson Hall Room 325

Tempe, AZ 85287
Phone:480.727.8539
Fax:480.965.6149
Website: nacts.asu.edu

Interactive Web Intern
KPHO.com, Phoenix

Requirements
Class Standing: Jr./Sr./Grad student only
Hours: MINIMUM 20 HRS/WEEK
Type: UNPAID

KPHO.com Interactive Web Interns Job Description

KPHO.com interns are required to work 20 hours per week. They are expected to do the majority of their work in house posting stories on our website. However, it is highly encouraged for interns to enterprise their own stories, go out with a digital camera and shoot their stories and then post them. Students must provide their own transportation on shoots. Also, it is helpful that they have a camera, however, KPHO can provide one if they don’t have one.

Duties:
• Posting breaking news, writing and rewriting news stories for the web for posting on kpho.com
• Posting, writing, participating and moderating web communities and social network communities associated with KPHO.com, including but not limited to facebook, twitter, momster.com, etc
• The opportunity to create and build special project original content for the web, especially using slideshow storytelling to develop audiences around the content. See example of current interns work at http://www.kpho.com/beseen/index.html

Familiar with:
• Web publishing and familiarity with html, CSS, and content management systems.
• Knowledge of Photoshop, flash
• Good grammar, spelling, punctuation and AP style knowledge required

CONTACT:
Melissa Ziedy
Melissa.Ziedy@kpho.com
602-650-0711
Location: Black Canyon Freeway & Indian School Rd.

Health Communications Internship Program, Bethesda, MD (HCIP)

The National Cancer Institute is accepting applications for its Spring 2012 HCIP class.

Applications for the Spring term are due by September 6th.
Apply online! See website for further details.

http://hcip.nci.nih.gov

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), the largest of the 27 institutes and centers comprising the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

The NCI recognizes that health information dissemination is key to raising public awareness about new cancer treatments, support for cancer patients and their families, and prevention strategies. To that end, in 1975 the NCI established the Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) to attract and develop individuals interested in careers in health communications and science writing.

The HCIP gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects in one of the many offices that make up the NCI. Interns will select an area of emphasis: Health Communications or Science Writing. Six-month and one-year internship terms are available.

Successful Health Communications applicants have some science background as well as experience and/or education in any of the following areas: public health, epidemiology, public relations, health education, communications, science writing, statistics, social marketing, or journalism. Health Communications interns:

Plan, develop, and promote cancer education programs and materials (including Web-based) for the public, cancer patients, or health professionals; Gain experience in pre-testing and evaluating cancer prevention and treatment messages, publications, materials, and programs that reach the American public; Participate in professional meetings and training seminars

Successful Science Writing applicants have a science background with the ability to translate complex scientific concepts into material suitable for a lay audience. Science Writing interns:

Write fact sheets and press releases
Answer inquiries from the press
Attend and report on scientific meetings
Write feature length, creative articles on the latest, most important advances in cancer research
Participate in professional meetings and training seminars

Additional information about this program including an online application can be found by visiting http://hcip.nci.nih.gov/

CONTACT
Health Communications Internship Program
National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Blvd., Ste. 502
Bethesda, MD 20892-8342
301-435-8524
301-402-3509 FAX
HCIP-Contact@mail.nih.gov
http://hcip.nci.nih.gov

JOBS

Gitenstein & Assadi PR in Scottsdale is seeking candidates for an entry level account executive position at our firm.

This person will assist the senior level publicist in handling our accounts with our clients which are mainly on the east coast and include independent financial research, shareholder communication firms and some political accounts. The work will include research, media relations planning and benchmarking. Intern is exposed to working with the top business financial media.  Seeking candidates with social media experience.  Candidate must be able to use: Excel, Powerpoint, and working knowledge of Constant Contact. 

Pay to be determined by experience.  Resumes to be sent to susan@assadi.com  More information available at www.assadi.com

CONTESTS

Fashion Reporter
Talenthouse has teamed up with FashionIndie and Fashion News Live to invite aspiring fashion reporters to submit their reel showcasing their talent as a host and fashion personality for the chance to co-host a runway show at New York Fashion Week in September 2011. Two winners (one male/one female, two females or two males) will have the opportunity to be backstage fashion reporters and work alongside Fashion News Live host Rocco Leo Gaglioti backstage at one show to report on the latest trends. The winners will also receive a style makeover by FashionIndie’s Style Director Samantha Lim as well as receiving highly coveted passes to a fashion show. Travel and accommodation for two nights’ in New York for two winners will be provided. The 8 highest voted submissions will each receive exclusive gifts from the luxury accessories line Breil .

http://www.talenthouse.com/fashion-indie-fashion-news-live-co-host-at-new-york-fashion-week

It’s an amazing opportunity for those passionate about fashion to be able to travel to NYC for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in September and not just watch the festivities, but actually work alongside professionals and interact with designers.

More importantly though, its a great opportunity for young journalists to get their work out there and seen by thousands through this invite.

CONTACT:
Chris Gooshaw
Talenthouse
cgooshaw@talenthouse.com
323.422.7000

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