Opportunities 11.23.11

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with family & friends, the food & conversations, the games & movies, the shopping and the acts of kindness towards others in need. Stay safe this holiday weekend!

INTERNSHIPS
Spring Internship Spark Point Studio
Spark Point Studio is a full-service boutique public relations, marketing and branding 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, fashion clients, local businesses and more through its SPS division where we promote everything from apps for the iPad to jewelry and more.

We are in search of an ASU Journalism school spring intern to start in January and looking to gain hands on experience in national and local media relations, online media, book publicity, public relations, tech PR, social media 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.

Paralyzed Veterans of America Needs Writer
Publications is part of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The advertising and editorial office is here in Phoenix. For 65 years, PVA has published PN, a news and information magazine for people with spinal-cord injury and other mobility disabilities. PN is a monthlyfull-color magazine that goes to more than 45 countries. PVA Publications also offers Sports N Spokes, a bimonthly sports and recreation magazine for
wheelchair users.

Now we also have a website for each magazine! We need help with the websites,so we are entertaining the idea of offering nonpaid internships. The students would assist mainly with the websites but also contribute to the magazines.Hands-on experience would include research, writing, rewrites, and other
duties as assigned for 10 hours per week.

CONTACT:
Ann Santos
Assistant Editor
PN magazine
Sports N Spokes magazine
Paralyzed Veterans of America
anns@pnnews.com

Communications or Journalism Internship
Job Description:
Looking for a fun and talented student who is willing to work hard. Intern must have incredible writing skills to write and edit articles for the magazine and AZFoothills.com online features. Someone who is friendly and has good people skills. Intern will be going to events and interviewing people for the magazine. Intern must be extremely well organized as there will be many things going on at once.

Contact:
Sarah Love
slove@mediathatdeelivers.com

Evolve PR and Marketing – Spring 2012
Job Title: Public Relations Intern

Class Standing: Open
Hours: Part time – 10-15 hrs/week
Type: Unpaid

Description of Duties:
To assist with the execution of client’s PR strategies and tactics, including but limited to: researching, managing media contacts, story ideas, social media campaigns, event promotions and marketing. The Public Relations Intern will assist the Account Managers in their managing of client accounts, assist marketing, management and other company departments with communications, media, and advertising projects to effectively communicate client products and services to various markets and demographics.

Roles and Responsibilities
1.Research specific industry news and trends for use in communicating and marketing on behalf of our clients
2.Ability to think outside the box and not afraid to be creative in their approach
3.Reviews literature in the assigned marketing project, previous marketing materials used in the assignment area, and gathers materials of competitive companies in the field.
4.Assists in the creation and management of multiple media contact database
5.Assist in Social Media as per client needs
6.Pitching and following up with media regarding press releases and direct pitching efforts.
Additional Responsibilities:
1.May perform administrative office duties, as needed.
2.Will assist in review and entry of client materials and media dissemination.
3.Assist in preparing for client presentations, client meetings, and prepare monthly account summaries of account activities for key clients.
Educational & Experience
1.Pursuing college major in journalism, communications, or public relations
2.Knowledge of AP-style writing and editing
3.Superior presentation and analytical skills, plus demonstrated skills to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously.
4.Ability to work under deadline pressure and extra hours if needed on assignments.
5.Proficient in various computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Social Media platforms, etc.

Contact:
Kristen Barrett
PR Account Manager
Kristen@evolveprandmarketing.com

Robyn Moore
PR Account Manager
Robyn@evolveprandmarketing.com

Apply today for the Summer White House Internship Program
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/11/15/apply-today-white-house-internship-program

So, what’s a typical day like for a White House Intern?

It’s a question I’m often asked, and the honest answer is that there’s no such thing. The mission of the White House Internship Program is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation, and to cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities. To this end, the programs and opportunities of the Internship Program make for days filled with unique learning experiences, thought-provoking conversation, and unforgettable events.

White House Interns work in one of sixteen White House departments where they conduct research, manage incoming inquiries, attend meetings, write memos and staff events. Some of the offices where they work include the Office of the First Lady, the Office of Scheduling and Advance, the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of the White House Counsel, the National Economic Council, the Office of Communications, the Domestic Policy Council and the Office of Digital Strategy.

In addition to their regular duties, each week, White House Interns hear from senior members of the Administration including the First Lady, the Chief of Staff and the White House Counsel. They meet in small groups to discuss policy issues and take off-site field trips to learn more about Washington, D.C. They participate in service projects at non-profits and schools. Not to mention, they spend three months alongside other Interns who are devoted to public service and with whom they build long-lasting friendships.

Today we open the application for the Summer 2012 White House Internship Program. The summer program runs from May 29, 2012 through August 10, 2012, and the application deadline is January 22, 2012.

If you are interested in public service – Apply.

Tell other young leaders who are interested in public service to apply.

Be part of a program where there’s no typical day, and where young people from across the country dedicate their time, talents, and energy to better the White House, the community, and the nation.

Christian Peele is the Director of the White House Internship Program

INSTITUTE ON POLITICAL JOURNALISM
Washington, DC
June 10 – August 4, 2012
Courses Accredited by Georgetown University
www.DCinternships.org/IPJ
Early Deadline for a 5% Tuition Discount: December 2, 2011

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies with courses accredited by Georgetown University, the Institute combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by working journalists. This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, as well as experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

SAMPLE PAST INTERNSHIP SITES
·CNN
·Congress Daily
·Crosby Volmer Public Relations
·Gannett News Service
·MSNBC.com
·NBC Nightly News
·Politics Magazine
·Radio America
·Telemundo
·The Washington Examiner
·WTOP News Radio

PROGRAM ELEMENTS
·Internships – Competitive placements with top news and media organizations as well as PR and communications firms
·Classes – Up to 9 transferable credits from Georgetown University
·Housing – Roommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of DC
·Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top print and broadcast journalists
·Site Briefings – At the Newseum State Department, Capitol Hill and World Bank
·Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
·Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and other student journalists from around of the world
·Scholarships – Approximately 70% of students receive generous awards based on merit and financial need

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of March 7, 2012. Students applying by the Early Deadline of December 2, 2011 will be given preference in admissions and scholarship decisions and will receive a 5% discount on their tuition balance.

For more information and an online application, please visit our website http://www.DCinternships.org/IPJ or contact Alexander Jue, Recruitment and Admissions Assistant, at admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

Please click on this link to request an informational brochure: https://www.DCinternships.org/tfas/brochure/index.asp

PART-TIME JOBS or VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN MEDIA

Magazine Writing Freelance
Arizona Parenting Magazine is looking for journalism students to work as freelancers. This is a PAID position for students currently working toward a journalism, or related, degree.
As a freelancer, you will gain exposure with publication in a magazine that serves more than 60,000 Arizona residents, receive one-on-one help while working closely with the editor and publishers, get professional experience while still working toward your degree and conduct interviews with business professionals, advertisers, parents and more.
Applicants should:
1.) Currently be working toward their degree
2.) Be a Junior or Senior, although exceptions can be made for the right candidate
3.) Be hardworking and able to work on deadline
Story assignments and contacts will be provided to you but your ideas, suggestions and pitches are always welcome. Students will be paid on a per article basis. Pay D.O.E. and length of article.
To apply, please send your resume, clips (published or from class) and a cover letter if you have one, to nora@azparenting.com
To learn more about the magazine, please visit the website at www.azparenting.com

State Press Magazine
The State Press Magazine
http://www.statepress.com/magazine is looking for photographers for the Spring 2012 semester. Photographers attend weekly meetings with the news and photo staffs to collaborate and discuss photo ideas. This position requires a large amount of independence and responsibility; photographers typically cover 1 to 2 photo assignments a week and often have to contact story subjects or attend interviews with reporters. Applicants must own and be familiar with their own digital (SLR or similar) camera.

The positions are unpaid and volunteer as are many within student media. To apply, please visit http://www.statepress.com/workforus/. Direct any further questions to Peter Lazaravich plazarav@asu.edu.

SABEW
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers, a national journalism organization at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism on the ASU downtown campus, seeks a web/digital coordinator. The job will be 15 hours a week. The pay is $16 per hour. The successful candidate will maintain and develop the organization’s website and its efforts in social media. Writing, editing skills essential. Knowledge of WordPress a must. The staffer will post content daily and initiate occasional multi-media packages, including video production and editing. The staffer will collaborate with others in the Cronkite school on digital matters. Please fax resume and cover letter to Executive Director Warren Watson 602-496-7041. Watson can also be reached by email at watson@sabew.org

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