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Internship Application Deadline- spring 2012
If you are considering working a broadcast or public relations internship in the spring ’12 semester or would like to participate in our upcoming internship interview days, then you need to submit an application by 4pm MST Friday September 30. Please follow the application instructions closely and do not wait until the last minute to submit your application. This Friday, September 30, is the application deadline for broadcast and public relations internships.

Please note: Due to the late interview date and other factors, we have moved the internship application deadline to October 21 for students who are seeking a writing/print/online internship. As these employers require clips, this will give students applying for writing internships a few more weeks to obtain and organize their writing samples.

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.

Calendar Item: Internship Interview Days
Broadcast Companies: Friday, October 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
PR/Social Media Companies: Friday, November 4 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Print/Digital Companies: Friday, December 2 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
All interviews will be held at the AE England historic building (424 N. Central Ave.) right across the street from the Cronkite School.

Need Help with Your Resume?
We will hold two one-hour workshops this weekend to get you started on making your resume relevant. This workshop is highly recommended if you are preparing for an internship or job interview.
Saturday, October 1, 12 Noon– Cronkite #252
Sunday, October 2, 1pm– Cronkite #252

2012 Campus Coverage Project
Please let your students know about this great opportunity to hone their investigative reporting skills. Full scholarships are being offered, and the training is right here at the Cronkite School. Deadline for applications is Sept. 30.

Applications are now being accepted from college students nationwide forthe 2012 Campus Coverage Project. IRE, in partnership with Education Writers Association and the Student Press Law Center, is launching the third year of a program that shares investigative reporting skills with college and university students that they can apply to covering campus issues. Seventy-five students from around the country will be selected to participate.

In the program’s first two years students from more than 60 campuses nationwide won scholarships to attend. The centerpiece of this program will be a national workshop from Jan. 5-8, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Sessions at the workshop will focus on specific campus-coverage issues and overall reporting techniques and skills. Travel and lodging expenses will be covered,thanks to a grant from the Lumina Foundation. Additional training opportunities will be provided throughout the year. Qualified students are those with experience reporting for campus-related news outlets who have at least one year of coursework remaining. Students can apply online; the deadline is Sept. 30. For more information and an online application, go to www.ire.org/campus.

Here is a panel sponsored by the Downtown Phoenix Campus Career Services Office:
Employer Panel: Sports, Tourism, & Event Planning Careers
Wednesday, September 28 from 5 – 6 p.m.
Downtown Phoenix campus, UCENT, Room 234

You are invited to meet and speak with PR practitioners at the PRoSpeak Session on Friday, October 7 at noon in Room 355. The session ends at 2 p.m.

• Friday, October 7: digitalRoyalty’s Kirsten Stubbs and Britt Johnson (Strategic Media & ROI) www.thedigitalroyalty.com


Phoenix Coyotes Intern
Job Summary: The Intern will assist in the creation of live and pre-recorded game day entertainment to promote the Phoenix Coyotes. In addition to using office hours on game days to create pre-game paperwork for the department, the intern will be shadowing the Field Producer on the floor and in the booth, acting as support for the entertainment team, assist with pre-game activities such as national anthem or puck drop, and support the production of the game as a whole.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
•Prepare any pre-game paperwork, such as scripts, in the office
•Assist the Paw Patrol in their game day duties
•Assist in the procedures of ceremony, presentation, and award coordination for games
•Act as supplementary support for the Executive Producer
•Coordinate with marketing/sales/sponsorship departments
•Other duties as deemed necessary or as directed by the Field Producer

Required Knowledge/Skills/Job Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
•Strong creative skills and knowledge of sports
•Ability to collaborate and work well with others
•Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Must be able to work all or most of Coyotes games at Jobing.com Arena
•Must have flexible hours; including late nights, weekends and holidays.
•Must be dependable
•Must have a reliable source of transportation
•Must have a Positive attitude
•Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to react quickly

Education and Formal Training:
•Be enrolled at a qualified education institution of higher learning

Please email the following with any questions:
CONTACT: Rachel Korchin
Field Producer

Fall Internship Opportunity
Sparks PR Agency is a full-service boutique public relations agency in Tempe, 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 more 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 an ASU Journalism school Fall intern looking to gain hands on experience in national and local media relations, online media, book publicity, public relations, tech PR and writing. Internship could be paid based on experience, or unpaid but could qualify for school credit. Candidate 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.

McMurry Interactive Marketing & PR Internship Program
The goal of the McMurry Interactive Marketing & PR Internship program is to provide hands-on real world experience to college students, and to help assist our clients with their needs, too. We’ve structured an environment that gives you real projects to work on, strategize about and devote your time to. You’ll be work on client projects daily and by the end of your internship, you’ll have stronger foundational skills, elements to add to your portfolio and a wealth of knowledge in your back pocket.

Some of the things you’ll learn:
·How to write a press release and pitch
·How to develop a media list (local and national, as well as niche)
·Foundational understanding of SEO/PPC
·Introduction to Google Analytics and how it benefits clients
·The best location to shoot a Nerf gun from without being spotted J
·Marketing Research and strategic planning
·Client coordination
·Time management

We are looking for college juniors and seniors, and are open to working with your college department for credit needs.

Please send your resume, a writing sample and a cover letter that showcases how you think PR, Social and Interactive Marketing work together to market a business and what your goals for an internship are. You need to be available at least 4 hours per day, three days per week and willing to work the entire semester. McMurry offers a flexible/casual work environment. Yes, you can wear your jeans. You need to be creative, amazing and excited to learn a ton because you’re not going to be brewing coffee around here (unless you happen to take the last cup from the kitchen and then, you better do the right thing and make more!). To learn more about life at McMurry, visit McMurry.com.

All replies can go to me:
Amy Linert – Interactive Communications Manager

Walt Disney World Media Relations
Professional Internship- spring 2012

Are you a self-starter with a can-do attitude and a passion for communication? Then an internship with Walt Disney World Media Relations may be for you. Deadline to apply is Oct. 7, 2011.

What will I do as a Disney Media Relations intern?
Gain real-world experience during a seven-month, paid internship with the Walt Disney World Media Relations team from Jan. 12, 2011- June 9, 2012.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
·Media relations, including updating media lists; writing press releases, media alerts and other media materials; assisting with the production of Video News Releases; hosting media in Walt Disney World parks and resorts; and proactively generating publicity opportunities to highlight key company initiatives
·Special event support, such as assisting with the creation of invitation lists; making follow-up calls; assisting with the development of collateral materials; assisting with logistics; and managing photo/video shoots
·Writing articles and/or interviewing subjects for the Walt Disney World’s e-newsletter, MouseMail and public affairs Web site (www.wdwpublicaffairs.com)
·Occasionally, serve as the department’s photo journalist and social media liaison by writing blog postings, FaceBook entries, and Twitter updates.
·Research projects, such as media analysis and issue-related research
·Some administrative work

The perfect candidate is a junior or senior in college or a recent graduate that has completed a previous internship in public affairs and has other work experience in a print, television or online newsroom, and/or public, media or government relations. Strong writing and research skills and an understanding of how the news media work also are important. Bilingual capabilities are a plus.

What does the Disney Media Relations team do? For the Walt Disney World Media Relations team, the reputation of Walt Disney World Resort is priority number one. Some of the team’s many responsibilities include:

Media relations
Issues management
Third-party relationship building
Promoting important company initiatives in such areas as community relations, diversity, employee relations, safety, business practices and conservation initiatives

How do you apply?
Interested candidates should log on to www.disneyinterns.com for more information and to apply.

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Harsdale Communications Internship- Fall or Spring
Hardsale Communications is looking to hire two interns for the fall and spring semester. We want motivated and talented individuals who want to learn key skills in public relations, marketing and overall communications. Interns must be able to work with clients, handle multiple tasks and be willing to take the initiative on key projects.

This is a comprehensive and multi-faceted internship that will provide growth and key skills needed in the communications field.

Create compelling, persuasive, relevant, and accurate communications content that will increase visitors’ engagement with HC clients

Work with the appropriate staffers to successfully meet all strategic plan goals

Help developing, executing, and monitoring relevant and up-to-date website and web-based communications strategies

Creating awareness campaigns that utilize innovative social media tools to engage members of the community most effectively

Editing a range of organizational written materials with a high attention to detail in order to ensure clarity, conciseness, and effectiveness

Helping staff members manage all content and messaging within the state (including, but not limited to: legislative updates, policy memos, press releases, newsletters, e-mail and website copy, videos, etc.)

For more information visit www.hardsalecommunications.com

Lori Hartsell

Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
Intern Overview
Marketing & Communications internship responsibilities may include:
• Developing content for marketing materials
• Creating and updating media lists
• Assisting with writing press releases, release distribution and some media outreach
• Researching and compiling news stories relevant to GPEC’s mission
• Helping to coordinate GPEC stakeholder events
• Utilizing content management system to update websites/microsites (training provided)
• Social media strategy, updates

Desired Candidate Qualifications
Undergraduate juniors and seniors with some previous work or internship experience preferred, but any interested applicants will be considered. Candidates studying any major are encouraged to apply, however,individuals concentrating in marketing, journalism, communications, public relations or related fields are most successful.

Candidate qualifications include:
• Strong writing skills, knowledge of AP Style
• Organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to tackle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
• Highly motivated to learn, grow professionally and work in a team environment
• Open to giving and receiving feedback
• Have special interest in marketing, communications and/or media relations

Internship Details
Hourly wage is $10.50 per hour

Company Information
Located in downtown Phoenix, GPEC (www.gpec.org) is the regional economic development organization dedicated to attracting national and international businesses to Greater Phoenix and ultimately, helping create jobs for Arizonans. A public/private partnership, GPEC works with 20 cities throughout Maricopa County and has more than 150 private investors. Its board of directors is made up of some of the region’s most distinguished business leaders.

Application Instructions
Please send your résumé and one-to-three writing samples to:
Martha Miner

MLB.com 2012 Summer Internships
Want an exciting summer covering Major League Baseball? MLB.com offers 30 reporting internships to aspiring sportswriters. These internships are designed to give associates the full range of experiences that come with covering a professional team. Each associate will work closely with a site reporter to give visitors to a team’s Web site all the information they need to follow the team from Opening Day to season’s end. Each Major League team will have one associate.

Students who are currently juniors or seniors, as well as graduate students, are eligible for our 2012 Summer Internship Program. If you are graduating in December 2011, you are still eligible. All applications must be postmarked by Nov. 30, 2011. We will make our selections by the end of January.

We expect each intern to spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program, dates determined by a person’s college schedule. The more flexible an applicant is in terms of which Major League city he or she can work in, the better the person’s chances of being selected. Interns will be paid $500 per week.

Applicants should submit a resume, 5 to 10 published articles, a list of references and a 750-word essay on why MLB.com should select you? Your clips ideally will show a variety of work, including game stories, previews and features. Previous experience covering a beat is preferred.

Associates are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation.

Please mail all internship applications to:

Bill Hill
Assistant Managing Editor/MLB.com
Major League Baseball/Western Operations
2415 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 850
Phoenix, AZ 85016

If you have any questions, please contact Bill Hill at bill.hill@MLB.com and put the words “Internship Info” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

MLB Advanced Media
MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLBAM) is the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball. MLBAM manages the official league site, www.MLB.com, and the 30 club sites to create the most comprehensive resource for Major League Baseball on the Internet.


College Times- Writer
We have an immediate opening for our shopping, style and local business writer at College Times. This position is paid – and requires a 10 hour a week commitment. The position requires the reporter to write approximately 2, 500-750 word stories a week; and one 1,300-1,600 word feature every 4-6 weeks.

The job is an interim position through early December; with the possibility for permanent placement dependent upon the success of the writer.

If interested, send a resume and 3 writing samples to ebaker@ecollegetimes.com. There is no deadline for applications, but those interested should be prompt. We’re looking to fill this position ASAP.

Public Address Announcing- ASU Softball
The 2010-11 National Champion Sun Devil Softball Team is looking for some volunteers to work as Public Address (PA) announcers for some of their fall softball games. All games will be played at Farrington Stadium near the ASU Tempe campus.

If you are interested in working some PA announcing, practicing your voice and delivery skills and adding another relevant experience to your resume, please contact Corrine Calabro ASAP at Corinne.Calabro@asu.edu

5 – 5pm game vs. South Mountain
8 – 2 games – 1:30pm vs. South Mountain, 4pm vs. Central
14 – 5pm game vs. Arizona Western
15 – 4pm vs. Yavapai
19 – 4 & 6pm games vs. Phoenix
26 – 5pm game vs. Central

Junior College Soccer Tournament in Phoenix
Needs Sports Announcers

If you are interested in sports broadcasting, sports play-by-play or know the game of soccer as a fan or a player, here is an opportunity to be talent on a streamed broadcast for a national tournament in Phoenix.

EVENT: 2011 NJCAA Division 1 Men’s Soccer Tournament

Thursday, November 17 (Game times: 11am, 130p, 4pm and 630p)
Friday, November 18 (Game times: 11am, 130p, 4pm and 630p)
Sunday, November 20 (Game times: 9a, 11a, 130p)


Reach 11 Sports Complex
2425 E. Deer Valley Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050

If interested, please email a small video or audio sample of your work.

Randy Phillips
Customer Support / Events Management / Broadcaster
iHigh.com, Inc.
325 West Main Street 3rd Floor – Lexington, KY 40507
Office: 859.514.3883
Mobile: 859.421.4617
Email: randy.phillips@ihigh.com

Hockey PBP Announcer
We are looking for an announcer for our weekend home games for the Phoenix Knights Jr A Hockey team. This is a fast paced, high caliber hockey level that, like most teams, broadcasts its games using the FastHockey internet streaming service.

-Pre-game announcements prior to puck drop
-Play by play and color during all three periods (the whole game)
-21 home games

o Typically Friday, Saturday nights 6:30-9:00; Sundays 11:00am-1:30

o Possibility of playoffs at end of season (maybe 4 additional games)

-Most games at Polar Ice in Chandler (Ray and I-10); a few at Polar Ice Gilbert (Knox and SanTan)

-Desired: someone with hockey knowledge and play by play but we are flexible

-$20-$40 per game based on interview and experience

Also, we may need someone to operate the video camera during the same times. Possibly $20-40 per game based on interview and experience.

CONTACT: Richard Caruso
Phoenix Knights Junior A Hockey Club
Assistant General Manager
Rich’s Cell: 949.922.0219
Home #: 480.655.6641

Who are we?:  We are a hot, new startup out of Palo Alto looking for the best and brightest at ASU interested in a paid marketing internship.  Our product, a mobile check-in app for events and class, has been very successful on other campuses and is now coming to ASU! 
Who are you?:  A college student who is looking to make some extra cash and interested in learning valuable marketing skills.  You have 2-3 hours a week to spare.  You should be creative and daring – and you will be given the tools you need to succeed.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
*Designing an outreach strategy at ASU
*Implementing direct marketing campaigns on campus
*Promoting our product with student leaders
*Identifying influential UT social media accounts and getting them on-board with our product
Interested?  Please fill out this form http://goo.gl/hE7u4 and we will get in touch with you asap

Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns have opened auditions for a social media sideline reporter, the first of its kind to join any professional sports team. The new addition will provide social media updates for the club’s home-game broadcasts on Fox Sports Arizona and Arizona Sports 620 this coming season.

Candidates interested in the sideline reporter role will be invited to submit a 60-second audition video, demonstrating their knowledge of Suns basketball and social media, as well as their on-camera presence. Complete information is available at http://www.nba.com/suns/sm_sideline_reporter_2011.html.

In addition, the Suns will offer fans of social media a discounted five-game ticket pack for the first time. The team’s “Social Media Series” ticket pack will include the 4th annual #SunsTweetup and 2nd annual Suns Facebook Night, as well as new theme nights for users of LinkedIn, Foursquare and Google+.

“Social media has become an integral part of everything we do from a branding and business perspective, not to mention a daily part of many fans lives,” said Suns VP of Digital, Jeramie McPeek. “So we are looking forward to enhancing our game broadcasts and in-arena experience with more social media elements this season, while increasing our fan engagement through social media year round.”

The Suns announced the hiring of a social media specialist, Greg Esposito, via Twitter on September 1, which was the first of several moves aimed at expanding the team’s award-winning social media efforts.


The Meredith Corporation and its Phoenix television station, KPHO CBS 5, sponsor a week-long multimedia fellowship program for top minority broadcast journalism students at the Cronkite School and around the country.

The students spent a week each January – during most schools’ winter break – working in the CBS 5 newsroom with KPHO reporters, producers, editors and videographers, and with instructors from the Cronkite School. The program is led by Mark Lodato, the Cronkite School’s assistant dean and news director, also a former investigative reporter at CBS 5; Sue Green, director of Cronkite News Service (broadcast); along with the CBS 5 news director, Michelle Donaldson.

Meredith-Cronkite Fellows receive hands-on experience creating news packages and anchoring newscasts on deadline while learning about newsroom ethics and leadership. Specific sessions include:

How to get your first job — tips from news directors and recent grads
Secrets of producing a top-flight audition tape
Live reporting 101
Three things that will make you the No. 1 reporter at your station
How to craft exceptional news packages
Developing and pitching winning story ideas
Perfecting your voice-over skills
Problems in the field — and how good reporters work around them
Real-world broadcast ethics: What would you do?
One-on-one mentoring and career advice from the pros
Ten fellows are selected each year in a competitive process, half from the Cronkite School and half from other schools around the country. Students leave with a highly polished newscast from KPHO’s studios.

Students from universities outside of the region each receive a $2,000 stipend to cover expenses. Cronkite students receive a $500 stipend.

Since the program began in 2007, students have participated from schools across the country including University of California Berkeley, University of Missouri, University of University of North Carolina, University of Southern California, the University of Maryland, University of Memphis, Howard University and more.

“This experience has basically been a crash course in real-world reporting,” wrote Maxine Park, an ASU student who participated in the fellowship program and who was since hired as a multimedia journalist at usatoday.com, in her evaluation. “The things we learned here can’t be taught in a classroom.”

Nadine Yanes, a participant from University of Florida, concurred in her assessment.

“I thought that much of what I was going to learn was just ‘polishing’ stuff that I need to know for my first job,” Yanes said, “but it exceeded that and was getting me prepared for my second job.”

Paul Karpowicz, president of Meredith’s Broadcast Group, said the program gives promising broadcast journalism students a major-market experience while allowing Meredith “to preview talented students for possible work at our 14 broadcast stations.”

Edward Munson, the KPHO vice president and general manager, said the fellowship gives participants “an unparalleled experience in a professional newsroom.”

Meredith Corporation is one of the nation’s leading media and marketing companies, with holdings in magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. Meredith owns 14 television stations that reach nearly 10 percent of TV households across the country. In addition to CBS 5 in Phoenix, Meredith owns WGCL-TV (CBS), Atlanta; KPTV (FOX) and KPDX-TV (UPN), Portland, Ore.; WFSB-TV (CBS), Hartford-New Haven, Conn.; WSMV-TV (NBC), Nashville, Tenn.; KCTV (CBS) and KSMO (WB), Kansas City; WHNS-TV (FOX), Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.-Asheville, N.C.; WNEM-TV (CBS), Flint-Saginaw, Mich.; KVVU-TV (FOX), Las Vegas; WFLI-TV (WB), Chattanooga, Tenn.; WSHM, (CBS) Springfield, Mass.; and KFXO-CA (FOX), Bend, Ore.

How to apply to the 2011 Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Program, Jan. 1-6, 2012:
Send a cover letter, resume, a DVD with samples of your work, and names and contact information for three references to:

The Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Selection Committee
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248

Application materials must be postmarked by Oct. 17, 2011.
For more information, contact Sue Green, Susan.C.Green@asu.edu.

James Alan Cox Foundation Scholarship
The $2,500 scholarships are for students who are interested in photography or videography. The deadline to apply is October 15. Click here for the details. http://www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org/application.php


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