Important Internship Information
The interview days for spring 2012 local internships have been scheduled. Please mark these dates on your calendar:
Broadcast: Friday, October 21 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Public Relations: Friday, November 4 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Print/Digital Journalism: Friday, December 2 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
On these days, 23-35 companies will be on campus to conduct interviews for spring 2012 internships. In order to participate in these interview days, you must submit an application by the deadline of 4:00 p.m. MST on September 30, 2011. Please read and follow the application instructions closely.
Applications for spring 2012 internships can be found online at http://cronkite.asu.edu/assets/pdf/2012Application.pdf or in the Student Resource Center on the second floor of the Cronkite School.
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)
This event is recommended for anyone serious about a career in the media.
Come learn about the many career options in the media when nearly 60 professionals representing dozens of 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.
The Phoenix Suns, The Arizona Diamondbacks, ASU Athletics, KJZZ(NPR) Radio, Clear Channel Radio, 12 News, 3 News, CBS 5 News, ABC 15 News, Fox 10, Univision, Fox Sports Arizona, Arizona Capitol Television, Entravision, AIA365.com, Phoenix 11, The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com, College Times, Arizona Highways Magazine, Arizona Capitol Times, EmpowHER, Desert Living/Scoop Factory, Green Living AZ Magazine, SB Nation, Arcadia News, Media That Deelivers, Cities West Publications, Barclay Communications, Knoodle, Donor Network of Arizona, David & Sam PR, R&R Partners, The Reynolds Center for Business Journalism and Cronkite Global Initiatives (if you interested in studying abroad or finding an international internship).
For freshmen: This is your time to explore career 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 30 minutes anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Dress code is business casual. Hope to see you there and please bring your friends.
The Cronkite-NBC internship in New York City
If you want to intern at NBC in New York City in the spring 2012 semester, please submit an application by October 3, 2011. The requirements and application instructions are listed here http://cronkite.asu.edu/assets/pdf/nbc_news_internships_spring_2012
Summer 2012 internship deadlines
Major publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post offer summer internships. These high level internships are competitive and the application process typically begins in the fall. If you are interested in an internship with any of the major publications, please click on the respective links to get more information.
The Dallas Morning News
The New York Times
Fellows will work at The Arizona Republic or The Indianapolis Star.
The Washington Post
St. Petersburg Times
The Seattle Times
Dow Jones News Fund
Austin American Statesman
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Houston Chronicle
Orange County Register
Christian Science Monitor
Los Angeles Times
The Kaiser Media Internships in Health Reporting
The aim of this specialized internship program is to increase the pool of young journalists committed to reporting on health issues that affect immigrant and diverse communities.
The Kaiser Internship Program provides an initial week-long briefing on health issues and health reporting in Washington, D.C. Interns are then placed for 10 weeks at their news organization, typically under the direction of the Health or Metro Editor/News Director, where they report on health issues. The program ends with a 3-day meeting and site visits in Boston. Interns receive a 12-week stipend and travel expenses. The objective of the internship is to provide young journalists or journalism college graduates with an in-depth introduction to and practical experience on the specialist health beat.
To apply for the summer 2012 Kaiser Media program, email:
Executive Director of the Kaiser Media Fellowships Program
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
2400 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94205
Audiovisual Intern, U-Haul International (Paid)
Under the direction of the Director, Communications, responsible for handling video and audio duplication, scheduling and delivery of AV equipment, organizing and digitizing existing video and audio assets, as well as assisting with video/photo shoots for the company. Ensure all equipment is kept in good operating order.
-Schedule and maintain AV equipment pool.
-Handle video documentation up to minor video productions.
-Photograph anniversary parties and other minor photo assignments
-Convert existing film/video library to digital format; compress videos for Web playback.
-Must be in the last year of a degree program in video production or broadcast journalism with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
-Must have a working knowledge of digital video and photographic equipment.
-Must have a working knowledge of nonlinear video editing software, Photoshop, audio editing software, Word and Powerpoint. Experience with Adobe Flash desirable.
To apply, email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Relations Intern
Off Madison Ave. Public Relations & Advertising (Paid)
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?
•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.
•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.
Please write “Fall PR Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Writing Intern, Arizona State University (Paid)
The College of Technology & Innovation (CTI) seeks a Writing Intern for the upcoming year to focus on collecting and telling the stories of CTI undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members who are engaged in CTI’s work. The Writing Intern will write press releases, news stories and feature stories, as well as copy for print and web collateral.
•Interviewing students and faculty to draft stories of those who are making a difference in their communities through development and implementation of innovative projects
•Writing for promotional events, presentations, and other forms of written communication, including online social networking and blogging
•Developing relationships within academic and student services unites, as well as the university communication team, to promote and communicate CTI opportunities
•Writing stories for new and existing CTI programs and initiatives, including courses, workshops, events, clubs, etc.
•Collaborating with faculty, department chairs, and College administrators to develop copy for print and web collateral
•Must possess strong written skills, demonstrated through experience
•Have an interest and aptitude in news writing
•Personable and able to interview professors, research professionals, and other ASU staff and students, as well as prominent members of our communities
•Self-motivated and highly detail-oriented
•Able to work independently
•Effective oral communication skills
•15 hours per week
•$9.75-$12 per hour, depending on skills and experience
About the College
The College of Technology & Innovation is located on the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University, which enrolls more than 9,700 students on a 600-acre campus in the Phoenix area’s growing East Valley. The College is home to five academic units including: the Departments of Engineering, Engineering Technology, Technological Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management, Applied Sciences and Mathematics, and the Morrison School of Agribusiness.
The College of Technology & Innovation has more than 100 faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. More than 2,500 College of Technology & Innovation undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in a variety of disciplines in the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Computing Studies, and PhD degrees.
To learn more about the College, visit http://technology.asu.edu
To apply, email the following materials to Deborah.Prewitt@asu.edu
•Cover letter describing your qualifications
•Days and hours available to work, M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Desert Botanical Gardens (Unpaid)
The Desert Botanical Garden is a major cultural institution in the Phoenix metropolitan area with a multi-faceted mission: conservation, education, research and exhibition of desert plants. It welcomes 315,000 visitors annually – roughly 50% local and 50% tourists. The Marketing Department is responsible for the Garden’s message in the community and its primary task is to increase admissions, sell tickets for events and communicate with Garden membership. The Marketing Intern works with the Marketing Department to assist with achieving its vision and goals. While this position has specific assigned duties, it will also allow the intern to participate in the planning and execution of the Garden’s marketing strategy to ensure a well-rounded experience.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Participate in planning meetings for Garden events, exhibits and activities.
-Participate in the marketing department’s strategy planning and execution.
-Working with the print and advertising manager, to submit insertion orders for advertising and maintain the department’s advertising books, matching insertion orders to actual ads.
-Working with the digital content manager, to assist with updates to the Garden’s Website and participate in the Garden’s social media activities on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Yelp.
-Assist with media relations including updating the online media center at dbg.org, composing and issuing press releases and fulfilling image requests. Monitor and organize media clippings.
-Assist with organizing and maintaining the Garden’s photo database.
-Edit and write on-hold messaging scripts.
-Fulfill requests for Garden collateral.
-Other duties as assigned.
This internship should be considered by an active or recently graduated student who is looking to learn in a dynamic marketing environment. This person should be interested in marketing, media relations, journalism or advertising and have the ability to write and edit. Communications students preferred but not mandatory. Can be taken for school credit.
To apply, send cover letter, resume and writing sample to email@example.com
Arizona Restaurant Association (Paid)
Depending on the individual’s interests and expertise, the intern may assist in the following areas toward the production of the Arizona Restaurant Association’s magazine, Arizona Restaurant News:
– Writing small news blurbs, promotional copy, biographical information and, in some cases, articles.
– Proofread editorial and promotional copy with the assistance of the Editor.
– Contact contributors to pitch story ideas or ask for articles.
– Reach out to advertisers with deadlines for artwork to be submitted.
– Upload magazine to the website.
– Set up editorial review boards to plot a direction for the magazine.
– Set up focus groups and send out surveys to determine the effectiveness of advertisements and to structure the magazine’s future issues based on reader feedback.
– Depending on the interests of the intern or volunteer, she or he may assist in the Art Department.
We will do our part to give the intern a broad work experience allowing them to assist in all areas of production , depending on the individual student’s interests and abilities. To apply, email cover letter, resume and a writing sample(s) be included in order to evaluate the candidate’s writing ability. The position will require writing copy/editorial.
Location: Tempe, Ariz.
Department: Communications & Marketing
Student Editorial Assistant
Arizona State University is a New American University — one that welcomes responsibility for the economic, social and cultural well-being of society. ASU is an institution that can find and create answers, inspire action and provide the leadership for change. Our scholars, scientists, artists, engineers and students pursue an over-riding goal: discovery and knowledge that will help us solve the great challenges we face in this century in a way that is best for society and our shared future. The ASU Foundation for A New American University raises, invests and manages private funds to benefit Arizona State University. One of Arizona’s oldest 501(c)(3) organizations, the foundation helps advance ASU as it takes on the greatest challenges of our time.
The ASU Foundation’s communications and marketing team is currently searching for a student editorial assistant. This 15- to 20-hour per week, paid position is responsible for researching, writing and editing content for a variety of communication vehicles including social media, e-newsletters, websites, print newsletters, brochures, letters, solicitations and other collateral. The position also assists the editorial team with editing and proofing a wide variety of materials produced by the department.
This individual must have outstanding content development and writing skills for a variety of media (print, online, etc.), as well as the ability to work effectively independently and with a team.
·Write web content including daily news stories, calendar items, profiles, feature stories, program information and other items as assigned
·Research, write and edit a variety of stories for various collateral pieces, including the intranet
·Conduct interviews and thoroughly investigate activities and events as assigned to effectively create written materials. Digital photography also included when reporting on foundation events.
·Provide proofreading and editing support to communications staff for all communication pieces produced by the foundation
·Maintain thorough files and project records and track client communications so as to find important information and project histories
·Perform other editorial assignments and projects as assigned
Skills & Abilities:
·Collaborative working style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment
·Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, writing and by phone
·Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
·Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to foundation and university business and confidential prospect information
·Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties
·Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects
·Strong skills in writing in a journalistic style appropriate to various tasks such as websites, newsletters, marketing collaterals, etc.
·Strong working knowledge of Associated Press Style
·Strong proofreading and editing skills
·Knowledge of web-editing, social media and content management tools, especially Dot Net Nuke
·Use of computers, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
Education / Qualifications:
Currently pursuing bachelor’s degree. Journalism major preferred, but not required. Willingness to learn, ability to work well with others and an enthusiastic approach. Must be willing to sign and abide by a confidentiality agreement.
For more information on the ASU Foundation, visit our Web site at www.asufoundation.org
If interested in the Student Editorial Assistant position, please apply online at www.asufoundation.org/jobs
Digital Media & PR Internship
We are a 14-year-old public relations and marketing firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona that specializes in green centric, inspirational and natural health media content. We work with authors, celebrities, and practitioners in this arena.
We will be partnering with two other online publications to grow our sites. We also focus on the areas of film, music and television production. Knowledge of video and editing is a plus.
We need an individual who is savvy in digital media to research media sources, draft press releases and edit articles for placement on our sites. Excellent writing skills are a MUST. Knowledge of WordPress for uploading articles and banner images is an important skill and will be taught to qualified applicants.
Internship is available for college credit only.
You will be able to work from your home, saving time and money on travel. The hours are flexible and we are willing to work around your class schedule. Perks include concerts, events and possible travel. This is a nonpaid internship
Interns must be self-motivated and have a desire for excellence. We are on an honor system with hours and encourage mature, highly skilled and dedicated students to apply.
A minimum of 15 hours a week is required. You will work virtually with one in person meeting and 2 conference/ SKYPE calls each week.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn and gain experience in a real world situation with a company that is passionate about what it does and committed to the success of its clients as well as its employees.
Position type: Part Time/Full Time/ Internship Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480 419. 1799
SIA Living, LLC Internship
A sales and marketing company catering to resort destination developers.
Communications/Social Media Assistant: 2 Openings
Requirements: Exceptional writing skills. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator helpful. Organized. Self-motivated.
Responsibilities: Present article ideas, create content for monthly newsletter. Create content for and manage Social Media (2-3 entries per week). Assist with PR efforts – press releases, pr tracking, internet research. Assist with content and design for marketing collateral. Assist with interoffice organizational documents.
MODUS Dev., LLC – A residential developer focused on delivering LEED certified and Net-Zero Energy multi-family buildings.
Social Media and PR Assistant: 1 opening
Requirements: Organized. Self-Motivated. Effective oral and written communication. Knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop helpful but not necessary.
Responsibilities: Ability to deliver relative Social Media content (1-2 per week). Assistance with press releases, tracking press, managing interoffice documents, promoting current project and company to the press, writing promotional content.
Contact: Amethyst Zimmerman
Director of Marketing & PR – SIA Living, LLC.
Direct: 480.797.9998 | Efax: 888.797.6680
email@example.com | Skype: amethyst.zimmerman
Always Over Deliver Marketing
Social Media Internship
This is an opportunity to work with a fast paced and cutting-edge start-up marketing and technology company.
With our proprietary marketing systems, we have the unique ability to create online buzz about any topic and create instant celebrity online. This truly is a great opportunity for someone that is looking to learn how to use their journalism and writing skills effectively online to build an audience.
Each intern will work directly with software and tools to execute campaigns to help generate content, traffic and intern create “buzz” for various projects.
You will have the opportunity to learn new online marketing techniques and express their creativity through writing and publishing online content. We do allow for a flexible schedule.
Intern Candidate Qualities Desired:
Ability to follow direction and processes
High energy and desire to learn
Task and goal driven
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Organized, can manage multiple projects
Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment
Has a desire to write
10-20 hours a week of availability
Writing Articles, Blog Posts and News
Writing Press Releases
Distribution of Online Content
Social Media Marketing
Basic knowledge of web media and technology
Knowledge and participation in social media (blogs, FaceBook, Twitter, Online Communities)
Strong verbal, written and communication skills
Contact: Ryan Coisson firstname.lastname@example.org
The James Alan Cox Scholarship for Student Photographers
There are five awards for $2,500 each. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2011. For application instructions, please click the link.
The International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Summer Fellowship
Recipients of this highly competitive and prestigious fellowship will spend a summer in New York City. Travel, housing and living allowance is included. Deadline is December 1, 2011.
For application instructions, please click the link http://irtsfoundation.org/summerfellowshipprogram.html
The Kroc Fellowship
The Kroc Fellowship is for anyone interested in National Public Radio (NPR). It is a year-long fellowship and the three recipients will each receive $40,000. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2011. New info about the fellowship will be released later this month. To get an idea of what the program is about, click here:
Pulliam Journalism Fellowship 2012
If you have a talent for reporting, photojournalism or news design and graphics, consider spending summer of 2012 at The Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic.
The deadline to apply is November 1, 2011. Each fellow will receive $650/week for 10 weeks. Click here for more information:
PART-TIME MEDIA RELATED JOBS
CBS Radio in Phoenix has PT positions for:
On-air Talent, JAMZ101.5 FM
On-air talent, KMLE-FM
On-air Talent, KOOL-FM
Promotions Assistant, KOOL-FM
Promotions Assistant, KMLE-FM
More information can be found at this link.
College Times Photographers
College Times has an immediate paid opening, with assignments for freelance photographers. Pay per assignment is $25-$40; and each assignment should take no longer than 1-3 hours to shoot and edit.
Interested students should send a resume and links to an online portfolio to email@example.com with the subject heading “Freelance Photographer Opening” No phone calls, please. Work will be published in the print and online editions of College Times.
Sports Information, Mesa Community College
HOURS: 26 hours per week
RATE OF PAY: $10.50 Per Hour / No Benefits
Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm 9/12/2011
Will be performing duties including but not limited to game management, athletic website updating, game photographs, game statistics and feature article writing. Will also be responsible to assist in the maintenance of athletic program inventories, laundry for athletic programs, monitor locker room supplies and repair athletic equipment. Prepares equipment and supplies for game day activity and other various duties as assigned by supervisor.
Assist in maintaining relationships with various media representatives.
Assist in writing and disseminates news releases to the media.
Initiates and writes feature articles for the athletic website. Maintains and updates all athletic program records, results and any pertinent information for the athletic website.
Updates and maintains all athletic records for the athletic department records archives.
Takes or coordinates the taking of photographs for athletic events which will be posted on athletic website, used in athletic promotions and also distributed to media outlets.
Participates in the preparation of game management duties for all athletic programs.
Official game statistician at athletic contests determined by supervisor (ex: football, men’s and women’s basketball, etc.).
Assists with the input of athletic program statistics to adhere to NJCAA, ACCAC and DAC compliance regulations.
Assists with the maintenance of athletic program inventories.
Completes laundry duties for athletic programs.
Monitors locker room supplies and repairs athletic equipment.
Prepares equipment and supplies for game day activity.
Education, training, and/or experience in public relations, media relations or reporting
Experience in basic recordkeeping
Experience using athletic or other tools and equipment
Special Working Conditions
This position occasionally requires the individual to work flexible hours and travel. Class D Driver’s License required.
Please submit your letter of interest and resume via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm 9/12/2011