Opportunities 8.26.11


Thousands of dollars are up for grabs!

This is one last reminder that it’s time again to assemble the Cronkite School teams for the 2011 ASU Academic Bowl!

In the Academic Bowl teams from various ASU Colleges and Schools compete against one another head-to-head in battles of knowledge across a variety of subjects. Questions span a variety of topics.

The Cronkite School will have two separate teams of four undergraduate students each. To be eligible, you must be registered for at least 12 credit hours and not be on academic probation. Dr. Joseph Russomanno is the advisor for our teams.

To select the teams, we will administer a qualifying exam to interested candidates. The top eight scores will be chosen, and two alternates. These exams will be administered in the Cronkite Building’s Room 240-A, accessed through the Advising Center. Select the time slot that works for you:

Tues., Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 31, 4:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 1, 2:00 p.m.

Ask for Alicia Tang-Mills. She will proctor the exams. You will have 30 minutes to complete the exam.

In order to hold your place for a qualifying exam, please respond directly to Dr. Russomanno by e-mail (russo@asu.edu) by Monday, Aug. 29. Include which exam date you will attend. (If it’s absolutely impossible to attend one of these periods, but you’re still interested in participating, contact Dr. Russomanno.)

Very important: Becoming a team member requires a commitment to attend both the matches and practice sessions. The latter will be held on dates and times that will work with team members’ schedules. Opening round matches will be held Oct. 3 and 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Those matches are in the Memorial Union on the Tempe Campus. The semi-final and final rounds will be held Oct. 6. Those are at KAET in the Cronkite Building.

Lastly, in addition to Cronkite School pride, there are thousands of dollars in scholarship money at stake. Members of the winning team and the runners up will receive funding. It’s time to step up to the plate and display all the knowledge you’ve accumulated over years of education, reading, watching and listening. Journalists and communication professionals are among the best gatherers and communicators of information. Let’s prove it!

Media Career Night V
Thursday Sep. 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
AE England Building 424 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix
(Right across Central Ave. from the front door of the Cronkite School)

Come learn about the many career options in the media when 35 local companies gather in one room to answer your questions about public relations, social media, broadcasting, writing, digital journalism, sports, news, entertainment, business and much more.

For freshmen: This is your time to explore options. For Sophomores and Juniors: This is your time to learn about internship availabilities. For seniors: This is your time to ask about jobs, preparing for the workforce and the status of hiring this year.

You do not have to RSVP. Come when you want and leave when you want. Go table to table to find out what internship or job opportunities might be available. You are encouraged to visit for at least 20-30 minutes anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Dress code is business casual. Hope to see you there and bring your friends.

This event is recommended for anyone serious about a career in the media.


Off Madison
Public Relations Internship Description – Fall 2011

Off Madison Ave is a high-energy, integrated communications agency in Phoenix, Ariz. located just north of downtown Tempe. Named one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona, our clients include Nike, Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix, Southwest Human Development, ARCADIS U.S. and many other great brands. We provide services in advertising, public relations, media, graphic design, strategy and Internet marketing.

Are you looking for a fall internship where you can put your creative and strategic mind to the test and thoroughly explore the field of public relations? Do you posses a relentlessly positive and proactive attitude, tremendous writing skills and are up for learning industry best practices in an integrated communications environment? If so, we are looking for you!

We are currently accepting resumes for our fall public relations internship. This is a 30-hour per week, paid position, which begins October 2011 and runs through December.

By the way…did we mention the perks? You’ll get to work with some of the best and brightest in the industry and this internship includes an invitation to our quarterly agency artist reception, all the free snacks you can eat…oh, and access to our “Friday Fun” hour each week!

Think this is the place for you?

You Need:

• To be enrolled in college with a focus in PR, Journalism, Communications or a related field.
• Strong written and verbal communications specific to press release and media relations documents.
• Solid proofreading and editing skills.
• Strong knowledge of AP style.
• Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and appropriate software programs.
• To think strategically and creatively.
• Ability to work with a team, have fun and love what you do.

You Will:

• Provide day-to-day account support for various agency clients.
• Assist with research and development of databases for various client and agency projects.
• Assist with writing and editing communications materials utilizing your knowledge of AP style.
• Assist with media relations efforts and on-site event participation.
• Continuously monitor current events and news in the public relations/communications field and clients’ industries.
• Assist teams with preparation of documents and other needs for client meetings and communications.
• Assist in new business projects by conducting news monitoring and research.

Interested? Check out http://www.offmadisonave.com and then send your resume to internships@offmadisonave.com. Please write “Fall PR Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

FleurComGroup is the Arizona Centennial Commission’s PR & Communications firm, working to promote the Centennial group and events. We are looking for students who can write and research effectively, and can be very resourceful. Students will have the opportunity to get firsthand experience in creating and distributing press releases, following-up with news media, getting to know the news business like a pro, and much more! This is a terrific hands-on chance to learn about the inner-workings of press relations, and is also a great way to build your network of business contacts and acquire important skills necessary to succeed in any industry.

Contact: Cynthia Dunne

The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues

The PCCV is seeking PR interns for Fall 2011. Interns will have the opportunity to work with the Communications Director to assist with promoting our convention, meeting and theatrical facilities while learning about the tourism, hospitality and government industries.
College Juniors, Seniors or Grad students with creative ideas, experience with social media, strong writing skills and knowledge of AP Style are encouraged to apply. An interest in the hospitality industry and previous PR internship experience is a plus.

Duties include writing news releases, proofreading/editing, writing Web copy and organizing news clips & PR files.

Interns should be available for a minimum of 12 to a maximum of 20 hours a week. Schedule is flexible and can be coordinated around classes; however, interns need to be able to work at least two days a week. This internship is scheduled to begin in Fall 2011 but if a student is available to start during the summer that would be considered.

This is an unpaid internship. The Phoenix Convention Center (PCC) partners with ASU and other colleges to offer students course credit. PCC Interns obtain real work experience to create works for their portfolio and enhance their resume and upon successful completion of the internship, interns receive a letter of recommendation and references.
Interested students should forward their resume and a writing sample to the Phoenix Convention Center Communications Director, Cynthia Weaver at cynthia.weaver@phoenix.gov.

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation
National Website Internship Job Description

Job Title: Social Media/Marketing Intern
Reporting: National Strategy Officer
Duration: Flexible
Time Commitment: TBD

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is launching an interactive website that will provide services and support for women in transition throughout the United States. We are seeking an ASU intern to work closely with the National Strategy Officer to assist in the development and coordination of multiple facets of this initiative. In this unique internship, you will work directly with internal staff, presenters, speakers and vendors, such as McMurry.

Responsibilities include:
• Implementation of Social Media Plan to include:
o Facebook
o Twitter and TwitterView
o SlideShare
o YouTube
• Development of internal and external presentations
• Development and implementation of Mommy Blogger campaign

• Knowledge of Social Media tools
• Excellent writing, communications and organizational skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere, independently and in group settings, with the ability to take direction
• Computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Skills in other graphic design software are a plus.
• Ability to ‘Think outside the box’
• Detail-oriented

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the development and launch of a National offering for women throughout the United States. Upon completion of the internship, letters of recommendation will be provided.

Contact: Lisa Beck, National Strategy Officer at lbeck@fswf.org or (602) 261-7126.

Washington Post Internship
Summer 2012

Deadline to apply for a summer 2012 internship is November 1, 2011.

All the details of our internships are available at


I’m looking for a self-motivated individual to aggregate a limited range of stories (on public policy issues such as redistricting) from other media outlets, as well as occasionally to do
some original reporting, for the News Tracker feature I have just introduced on www.thinkingarizona.com

It’s a sweet opportunity for a qualified candidate. The work is pretty easy, the hours are flexible, and the pay is good (up to 10 hrs/week at $10/hr).

Richard Gilman

Public Relations Help
Looking for a PR Student to work on a part time basis, helping a hair salon write and send press releases and market the salon. Looking for about 10-20 hours per month, pay is $15.00 per hour.

Danielle Valiente
Atmosphere Salon
National Paul Mitchell Educator

This is an opportunity for students to co-host our new radio show called skypons live. The show will start on September 5th and will be on the air from 3pm to 4pm each Monday; we will have by the end of the month a Thursday and Saturday show.

The show is focused around the local community where our program will help local business and nonprofits. The company behind the show is www.skypons.co a new coupon idea that has never been done before. Please take the time to read the PowerPoint which you will find on the business and charity tabs on the site to understand what we do and why.

For the one hour on the air a payment of $25 will be given, any number of students can apply to help on the show and we will try to give everyone a chance.

For more information email chris@flyingeye.co or ask your student advisor.

Come and have some fun with Skypons Live.

The Skypons Team.

Chris Taylor
“Something for Everyone Every Day”

Social Media Intern for central Phoenix Laser Aesthetics Business
Clearskin Institute of Laser Aesthetics www.clearskininstitute.com is seeking an student with strong social media skills to help develop social media content, and establish a strong web-based presence for the business among target audiences using Facebook Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and other social media channels.

Clearskin operates three separate divisions which include – laser aesthetics treatments for affluent clientele; laser aesthetics trainings for aspiring aestheticians and physicians who manage laser aesthetics practices; and laser equipment sales. The selected student will have a “resume building” opportunity to help plan, develop and execute social media campaigns with measurable results.

Pay is $10/hour with a minimum of 20 hour per week. The work schedule is negotiable depending on the intern’s availability. Interested candidates can send resumes to kathy@phxmed.com. For more information, call Kathy Metcalf at (602) 821-4673.

Arizona Centennial Project Events
We are seeking a student, preferably senior, with research and production skills to assist in researching and compiling a photo exhibit based on a collection we have, and assist with production of an accompanying short video. The exhibit is scheduled to be held in the lobby of CityScape in downtown Phoenix during early 2012 as part of official Arizona Centennial program events.

The exhibit is sponsored by our bank, Alliance Bank of Arizona, in conjunction with CityScape developer, Red Development. The photography research will be supervised by Jan Rowe, Marketing Director and Marilyn Szabo, Photographer. We plan to have the video coordinated by Heather Rowe, an ASU graduate and Main Anchor, KOLD in Tucson and Marcy Scott (former producer, editor WCVB/ABC affiliate in Boston). We anticipate 80 hours total work time at $10/hour.

Phoenix Coyotes
The Phoenix Coyotes NHL team seeks game night opportunities with us for the upcoming 11-12 season. We are looking for dedicated students, who have an interest in sports, media relations, PR and most importantly – Hockey.

At the moment we would be looking for six candidates to fill our game night staff roster. The candidates would be required to work from 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for all 41 home games and potential Stanley Cup Playoff games. We offer a rate of $25 per game, plus a complimentary pregame meal. This opportunity allows students to gain valuable experience working with the PR staff, in addition to engaging with various media members (local and national) and NHL personnel. We are looking for candidates who will represent the PR department with the utmost professionalism, dedication and commitment.

We are also looking for one full-time intern who would be required to work office hours on top of his/her game night responsibilities. This person would assist the PR dept. in all areas. We offer a rate of $100 per game for this position. Office hours are flexible.

Tim Bulmer
Manager of Media Relations
Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club
Office: 623.772.3306
Cell: 623.203.7995


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