Opportunities 12.4.11

If you are graduating in December 2011, please remember to complete the survey which was sent about two weeks ago. Once you complete it, you will start receiving job listings. Thanks!

The following listings are for paid and unpaid internships in the spring 2012 semester. As with any internship/job, we urge you to conduct thorough research on the company before you make an inquiry.

Olson Communications, Inc. is a full-service, public relations and content marketing firm located in Scottsdale, Arizona, specializing in four key practice areas: real estate, hospitality, sustainability and wellness. We are currently seeking a self-motivated, high-energy spring intern to add to our team of six professionals.

For the PR internship, the candidate will perform a variety of duties including writing, media pitching, client interaction, social media initiatives, content gathering, account administration, event planning/execution and general office support functions. The ideal candidate will have had at least one prior internship, understand the most popular social media platforms and exhibit strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Integrity, accountability and a strong work ethic must be at the core of individuals who apply.

We’re looking for a candidate who can devote at least 30 hours per week, from approximately Dec. 15, 2011 to May 15, 2012. This is a PAID internship!

Please email your resume, cover letter and writing samples to info@olsoncomm.com by December 12. No phone calls please. For more information about Olson, please visit our website at www.olsoncomm.com, or our blog at www.depthinprblog.com.

Spring 2012 Marketing/Communications – Arizona Bankers Association
About the Arizona Bankers Association
The Arizona Bankers Association (AzBA) is a not for profit trade association representing the interests of banks that operate within the state of Arizona. The Association provides membership services in the areas of federal, state and local government relations, endorsed vendor solutions and professional development. AzBA was established in 1903 and serves as the unified voice of the Arizona banking industry.
Internship Opportunity
Directly reporting to the Vice President, Member Services, AzBA seeks an intern focused in the areas of communications and marketing. Intern would manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, electronic newsletters, press communications, brochures, website and magazine. Intern would engage in media relations and community relations efforts of the Association.
Candidate should be studying in the area of marketing, communications. Candidate should be self-motivated, dependable and efficient with strong written and oral communication skills.
The position will require 10 hours a week during the Spring Semester and will receive compensation of $10-$12 per hour. The intern will have an office at the AzBA downtown Phoenix office and the exact hours can be flexible within normal business hours to meet intern’s schedule.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Salary: $10-$12 per hour
Posting expires 2-1-12
To apply, email cover letter and resume to slangford@azbankers.org

Spring 2012- Communications and Marketing Intern, Tempe Tourism Office
The Tempe Tourism Office is looking for a Communications and Marketing Intern for the spring semester. This intern will assist with various duties for the communications and marketing team, including copy writing, research, filing media clips and calculating their ad equivalency values, updating our website calendar of events, assisting with social media outreach and helping guests at our visitor’s center. Candidates need to be detail oriented, with excellent writing and time management skills.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Salary: $1000 per semester
Posting expires 1-20-12

To apply, email cover letter, resume and writing sample to toni@tempetourism.com. The writing sample can be an essay, article or blog posting written by the candidate. An additional writing sample may be requested after the interview.

Spring 2012- Arizona Public Service (APS)
Communications Intern

Job Description
The Corporate Communications intern will gain valuable experience assisting with communications projects and initiatives for APS, Arizona’s largest electric company. Primarily, this intern will write and edit a variety of articles and collateral materials covering internal and external aspects of the electric utility business. Examples of assignments may include:Writing feature articles and covering events for the company’s electronic newsletter. This may include interviewing internal and external clients, and small-scale multi-media production such as event photographs and/or video. Developing marketing brochures, web copy and community print advertisements. Providing writing and editing assistance for company reports and special projects. Developing social media communications. Assisting with issues-based communications initiatives.
Must be currently enrolled FT (minimum of 12 credits a semester) in an accredited college or university in Communications, Journalism, English or similar degree program. Must show ongoing achievement in areas of study and training specific to functional area. Academic standing of 3.0 GPA is preferred
The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and proofreading abilities, knowledge of AP style, ability to interact professionally with internal and external clients, and initiative to work independently as well as within a team. Some light travel required

Fundraising and Development Intern at TGen
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a private, non-profit biomedical research institute dedicated to making advances in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and neurological disease. The TGen Foundation is offering an exciting development/fundraising internship that will provide a motivated student the opportunity to work directly with development/fundraising professionals, and current and future donors.

The ideal candidate for this educational experience is outgoing, confident, passionate about learning, and extremely detail-oriented. The Development Intern will gain experience in the entire development pipeline and will learn to cultivate and manage donor relationships, and develop effective fundraising initiatives.Public relations, communications, non-profit management, marketing, and other business majors are appealing candidates, although we will look at all qualified academic majors.
TGen Foundation staff will train and mentor the intern for the following duties:
•Assist in making logistical arrangements for events, preparing progress reports, and creating collateral materials for all phases of volunteer driven events including invitations, web content, press releases, sponsorship materials, and other documents as needed.
•Support the online communication for fundraising events through the website, email, blogs and social media
•Work with the fundraising team to develop appropriate strategies and timelines to increase event participation and improved fundraising results.
•Assist in finding and entering donor data into fundraising database: Raiser’s Edge.
•Maintain a calendar of events and other duties as needed.
A strong candidate for the Development (Fundraising) Intern is/has:
•Committed, enthusiastic and interested in working in all areas of fundraising and marketing for a biomedical research institute.
•Strong planning, organization and time management skills
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Highly-organized with the tenacity to see through challenging projects
•Enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude
•A good knowledge of PC packages, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Photoshop a plus.
•Experience writing persuasive letters or proposals
•Available to work evenings and weekends at TGen fundraising events.
•Excellent internet research skills.
Posting expires: 2-28-12
To apply, email cover letter and resume to bwells@tgen.org.


Greater Phoenix Division
What’s Your Motivation?
Opportunity. Creativity. Contribution. It’s all part of interning for the American Heart Association—where you can combine professional growth with personal fulfillment.

What Will You Learn?
This intern is responsible for increasing social media engagement to support the American Heart Association’s efforts to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke, and for increasing volunteer engagement by researching, developing and implementing a volunteer communications plan.

Some of the skills acquired could include:
•Leading the American Heart Association’s Greater Phoenix Division social media platforms, including
oGreater Phoenix Facebook page
oHalle Heart Children’s Museum Facebook page
oGreater Phoenix Twitter account
•Experience working cross-functional teams to create appropriate content for social media platforms
•Experience engaging and interacting with Facebook and Twitter users
•Practical experience increasing the number of fans and followers for a leading brand
•Understanding of how to work within the American Heart Association’s editorial and brand guidelines
•Advising leadership on social media trends and new opportunities
•Experience researching and identifying opportunities to communicate with and engage volunteers
•Experience developing volunteer communication plan to inform volunteers and increase engagement
•Experience implementing volunteer communication initiative
•Experience performing other communications-related duties as time permits/opportunities arise
Some of the activities included are:
•Managing the social media strategy for of the most recognized, well-respected voluntary public health organizations in the nation
•Writing content for social media sites
•Researching and writing content for volunteer newsletter
What Skills do You Need?
This internship requires the breadth and depth of education and experience needed to meet these objectives including:
•Outstanding writing skills
•Expert understanding of Facebook and Twitter
•Top-notch understanding of AP Style
•Ability to think strategically and make informed recommendations to advance the AHA’s priorities
•Must be working toward a degree or recently graduated with a degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, New Media or Journalism
•Excellent customer service
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office
•Valid driver’s license (or reliable transportation)

To Learn More
The direct supervisors for the Social Median and Volunteer Communications Intern will be Jessica Brown, Communications and Marketing Director, and Kerrin Kleinschmidt, Senior Community Health Director.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Kerrin Kleinschmidt at Kerrin.Kleinschmidt@heart.org or at (602) 414-5344.

Editorial Intern, MASK (Mother’s Awareness on School-Age Kids)
MASK The Magazine is seeking an Editorial Intern to join our team immediately. This is a non-paid position, in which the candidate will be responsible for a number of editorial tasks including: research, fact checking, requesting photography and artwork, compiling calendar listings and writing stories. MASK The Magazine is a quarterly magazine published and produced by MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-age Kids), a nonprofit organization based in Scottsdale. The magazine is a quarterly publication with distribution in Arizona, and throughout the country. Candidates with degrees in (or currently involved in) the following programs are encouraged to apply: English, Journalism and Communications.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Posting expires: 1-20-12
To apply, email cover letter, resume and writing sample to marylynn@maskmatters.org

Spring 2012-Communications Internship
American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter

Background: American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter serves 10 of Arizona’s 15 counties, while another chapter serves the southern tier of counties. We are a volunteer-driven organization, with about 30 paid staff and 800 unpaid staff. Services provided by the Red Cross include disaster response and recovery, service to the military, international services, blood services and health and safety training.

General responsibilities of the intern will include work with all our communications platforms (print, web, broadcast, social, e-mail, face to face) and supporting all our service lines (disaster response and recovery, service to the military, international services, blood services and health and safety training).
Assignments will include:
•interviewing and writing feature and news stories for all our communications platforms (web, social media, newsletters and include news releases, media advisories)
•shooting photography (still and video)
•event planning and implementation
•media relations (pitching stories, responding to media inquiries)
•providing general public relations support for events and initiatives
•providing marketing support for events and initiatives.

Intern will work under supervision and mentorship of chief communications officer, who is a journalism grad from the University of Texas in Austin, and accredited in organizational communication through International Association of Business Communicators.

Successful candidate will:
•exhibit professional behavior and presentation skills, representing self, ASU and the American Red Cross effectively in the community.
•manage time effectively while working in busy environment, completing assignments on deadline.
•write accurate and clean copy according to communications officer’s direction.
•adhere to AP Style.
•pass a Red Cross background check.
•provide current driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
•participate in Red Cross public affairs training classes when they are offered (generally two 8-hour courses, offered on weekends only).

Hours and pay:
Hours are flexible, and are likely to include evenings and weekends. Not all assignments can be scheduled in advance—some will arise as a result of a fire or other disaster. Interns who can respond to disaster calls at odd hours will benefit from this experience.

Some work (such as writing) can be performed remotely, but intern must set a time to be in the office at least 8 hours a week. These hours are flexible, but must be agreed upon in advance with communications officer. Intern is expected to work for at least 16 hours per week in this position. Assignments are available to fill more hours if intern is interested in more opportunity.

This position is unpaid. Red Cross will provide a desk and computer, as well as access to camera and desk phone. Access to Red Cross vehicle for Red Cross business may be available as need arises, and this will be coordinated through communications officer. It will be helpful to have a personal vehicle, because intern may be asked to respond to a disaster scene (most likely a home fire) at odd hours, traveling from home or school. While this is not required, being able to respond will enrich the intern’s experience with Red Cross.

Chapter offices are located at 6135 N. Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix, 85015, and office hours are 8-4:30 Monday through Friday. These offices are just north of Bethany Home Road, on the northbound service road of I-17. We are about six blocks from the light rail stop at 19th Ave. and Bethany Home.

For more information, visit www.arizonaredcross.org and contact Trudy Thompson Rice, Chapter Communications Officer trice@arizonaredcross.org 602-336-6495 (desk) or 602-32-2173 (cell).

To apply, please send a letter of introduction with resume to Trudy by close of business Dec. 15. Interviews and writing exercises may be requested. Internship will start in January and continue through the end of the spring semester.

Spring 2012- Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL), and the Virginia P. Piper Sports and Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit)
Firm Description: ABIL
Location: 52nd street and Washington.
Requirements/Skills: Public relations interns should be currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a public relations, marketing, advertising or other program that relates the public relations field. The individual must demonstrate the ability to accomplish basic public relations writing assignments, and have an understanding of media relations skills, social networking, and an ability to communicate professionally with the media, our consumers and the public at large.
A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing and online publishing, and possibly graphics and photography management and archive programs is necessary. The public relations intern will be supervised and mentored by the marketing & communications manager. The marketing & communications manager will offer instruction to intern and help the intern prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
Hours: Flexible hours. Fifteen to 25 hours per week.
Responsibilities: We are looking for an unpaid intern to work with us on a wide variety of projects. The intern:
• Drafts basic public relations materials including news releases, media alerts,
fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials
as directed.
• Participate in media event planning activities and arrangements with the marketing & communications manager or others.
• Attend and participates in meetings, media training sessions, presentations, and brainstorming sessions as directed.
• Assists with the development and updating of media lists, photography, audio, video and other material related to ABIL’s PR program.
• Assists with the distribution of information. Ensures thorough and accurate information is produce and that it reaches the proper audience(s).
• Assists in coordinating with outside vendors involved in public relations.
• Assists with administrative duties including fax processing, sorting, collating, stuffing
envelopes, mailings and other administrative functions as assigned.
• Assists with the management of newspaper and periodical inventories for easy access.
• Participate in marketing and advertising campaigns that promote both ABIL and SpoFit.

CONTACT: Loren Worthington

Spring 2012 Internship
Gymnastike is looking for college interns at universities around the U.S. with top NCAA gymnastics programs. Interns will gain real-world media experience by working with team members and coaches to build a storyline around the team’s season through meaningful video content as a representative of Gymnastike. Internships are unpaid, but college credit is available and encouraged. The program will run from January – April of 2012.

To apply:

Spring 2012- Video Production Internship
ShimDot Productions, producers of non-scripted media such as documentaries and reality TV shows, is offering qualified Walter Cronkite students non-paid internships to work on “The Track”, a behind-the-scenes look at Turf Paradise, the horse racing track in Phoenix (see reel at http://ShimDot.com ). This show will be marketed to cable networks in January/February and if picked up will shoot for at least 10 episodes. Internships are available immediately. Depending on skill level, job responsibilities may include indexing/cataloging video, database management/data entry, participation with storyboarding, video editing (Final Cut Pro), assisting at video shoots with lighting and/or sound, and shooting video. Qualified applicants will receive supervision and involvement is very interactive. Send resumes and links to reels to Jim Lehrman at jim@shimdot.com

Spring 2012 Internship
Allied Integrated Marketing

Intern will create movie promotions for various studios; organize and supervise advance screenings/special events; assist with press and publicity matters and office administrative duties. Student is required to use his/her own digital camera to take photos of events and promotions.

Student needs to be a motivated, creative self-starter with good phone skills, knowledge of college organizations and events and reliable transportation. Also needs to meet or come in ahead of all deadlines.

Duties include but aren’t limited to: setting up and executing promotions for movie releases, working with college groups and media to secure promotions, exceeding deadlines given and brainstorming movie ideas. Must have reliable transportation and a camera

Aaron Marion
Location: 7320 E. Butherus Suite 101
(just east of Scottsdale and Greenway) Scottsdale www.alliedim.com

Get ready for an exciting adventure that will help you develop strong public relations skills in the entertainment industry. Barclay Communications is a Phoenix-based full service advertising and public relations agency that represents several motion picture studios such as Walt Disney Studios, Focus Features, Universal, and more. We are looking for an intern for Spring 2012.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Devise and implement creative promotional strategies on behalf of upcoming film releases for college campus
• Create trade promotions with college media outlets in support of a film release
• Work with campus media, groups and clubs to attend events
• Set campus retail promotions
• Demographic ticket distribution
• Market research
• Work with campus media to cover publicity events, pitching features, reviews and interviews to campus press.
• Provide campus media with movie information.
• Distribute press kits and coordinating media drops.
• Report directly to and interact with Account Executives Criteria
• Must be an ASU undergraduate student, preferably a SOPHOMORE or JUNIOR.
• Majoring in Marketing, Public Relations or Communications preferably.
• Candidates are involved in or have knowledge of various campus organizations and events.
• Students must have reliable transportation and commit to 12 or more hours per week in our Phoenix office. Special Incentives General Barclay intern-college credit and office incentives. Office perks would include advance screenings of all studio films, office events and other related activities.

CONTACT: Lindsay Derr
Location: 2999 N. 44th Street #145, Phoenix

Spring 2012- CITY OF TEMPE
TYPE:UNPAID (Must register for course credit)
The City of Tempe is looking for a smart, talented and committed journalism student to help with communications and media relations during the spring semester. The intern will have the opportunity to work with a great communications team and get a behind-the-scenes look at how city government works.

You would have the opportunity to:
– Compile and write articles for the monthly city newsletter, Tempe Today, which is sent to all Tempe residents.
– Prepare press releases for various city departments and events – Work with social media to promote city happenings such as council meetings, community gatherings and citywide events
– Attend various weekly meetings with PIOs and city employees
– Help promote events like Ironman Arizona and the Insight Bowl
– Assist with local media at various events and press conferences

This internship provides a great opportunity to build strong professional relationships and develop a great portfolio of clips. It will also give you a chance to see what government is like, interact with residents and spend time working on events.

City Hall is located near Mill Ave. and 5th St. in Tempe, conveniently near ASU and right off the light rail.

CONTACT: Nikki Ripley
LOCATION: 31 E. 5th Street, Tempe

TYPE: UNPAID (Must register for course credit)
Phoenix Cooks! is Arizona’s Premier Culinary Event presented by all eight of Phoenix’s Clear Channel radio stations. Approximately $1.5 million in supported promotional advertising, public relations and social media efforts over the summer months drive awareness and attendance to this one-of-a-kind event.

The internship is an unpaid position designed to provide professional development opportunities to students looking to learn more about the special event and communication industries. The ideal candidate enjoys the Valley’s culinary scene, is passionate about special events, and interested in learning about radio industry.

CONTACT: Christina Bernardo
4686 E. Van Buren Street #300, Phoenix

Spring 2012- DAVID & SAM PR
The goal of DSPR’s training program is to get our trainees familiar with all aspects of the PR/Advertising/Marketing world while supporting our studio’s daily needs. Trainees works closely with our Client Services Managers, Associates and the studio’s Founders. The difference between a trainee and an intern is that we strongly believe that trainees should be given the opportunity to do more substantial work than the typical intern.

While you still will be expected to perform some of those traditional duties, answering phones, running errands etc, the reward for hard work and a good attitude is the opportunity to compile media lists, participate in community outreach, conduct account research, draft press releases and media advisories, pitch stories to reporters and producers, participate in brainstorming sessions and attend client meetings. Those trainees who excel are also assigned to entry level accounts and allowed to manage projects and client initiatives with close supervision by the full time team. You are expected to honor your commitments and deliver high quality work on deadline. DSPR trainee alumni are currently working at agencies and companies all around the country. We will help you with your resume, cover letters and networking skills. You are joining our family and will reap the benefits of such as you start your career.

CONTACT: wendy@davidandsampr.com
Location: 2410 E. Osborn, Phoenix

TYPE:UNPAID (Must receive course credit)

Social Media
Interested in sustainability and all things GREEN? Green Living AZ Magazine is looking for a qualified, energetic and positive social media intern! Great opportunity to break into the green media market!

The job: • Editor-in-Chief with social media initiatives and updates (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Video streams, etc.) • Execute social media strategies • Develop social media editorial calendar • Work in conjunction with media outlets • Work with Website/Online Media Intern • Attend Social Media Seminars 1-2 times Are you qualified? • Must be social media savvy • Must have laptop and a Smartphone • Flexible and accessible • Contemporary style • Coachable, bring positive energy to the environment, collaborative style • Execute deliverables under deadline • Creative ability to generate buzz about GLAZ • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred • Juniors/Seniors preferred

CONTACT: Kate Larson
Location: 8502 E. Princess Dr. #240, Scottsdale, AZ

Spring 2012- ZION & ZION
Zion & Zion is Phoenix’s leading full service marketing, advertising, public relations and social media firm. We currently hold Number One PR Firm in the Phoenix Business Journal Book of Lists, Number Three Ad Agency in Ranking Arizona and Number One Social Media Firm in Arizona Foothills Magazine. We were also in the top 5 for Best Places to Work for the Phoenix Business Journal. We take pride on the highly creative and innovative aspects of our capabilities, all the while incorporating the analytics and business strategy to ensure our clients’ success. Our agency provides marketing strategy, advertising, public relations, graphic design and web development. Located at 464 S. Farmer Ave Suite 105 Tempe, we are within walking distance from ASU.

Zion & Zion is currently accepting resumes for the position of Public Relations and Social Media Intern. If hired, this position would require at least 15 hours a week and your enrollment in a University with a degree being pursued in Journalism & Mass Communications focused on public relations. Duties would include tracking media hits, drafting releases, producing and issuing media alerts, creating social media campaigns, implementing client social media accounts, creating fact sheets and media kits, producing client meeting summaries, attending client meetings, compiling media research and targeted media lists for clients and other miscellaneous public relations tasks. We are looking to hire someone who is hungry to learn about this industry, who can provide innovative, strategic and creative ideas and can work independently. You should also be current with events and news and have strong writing skills.

Please send your resume to ashley@zionandzion.com
CONTACT: Ashley Oakes

464 S. Farmer Ave. #105,Tempe, AZ 85281


Communications Assistant at ASU
Job ID: 6315
Job type:ASU Hourly [read program(s) criteria]
Job category:Communication/Public Relations

The Global Institute of Sustainability is searching for a student worker to assist the Communications Group. Duties include assisting with all facets of the Global Institute of Sustainability’s Communications Group initiatives and responsibilities such as, researching and drafting copy for publications, articles, press releases, websites, collateral pieces; may coordinate photography assignments and/or video projects; misc. media relations work and research; social media; conducting background research for stories and ghostwriting; database assistance (gathering information; data entry); marketing assistance; may contribute to and/or assess website functions, copy, offerings, etc.; detailed information management; drafting, word processing, proofing various documents; performs various research activities internet searches, tracking down information, database updates; assists with misc. administrative work and on/off campus errands, etc.; other duties as assigned.

The selected student is expected to work 10-20 hours per week; schedule TBD and is flexible but must be consistent; $9.75-$12.00/hour depending on skills and experience; this position is contingent upon funding (semester to semester) and satisfactory work performance. Supervisor: Manager, Marketing and Communications
Strong and demonstrated skill in writing, proofing, editing; ability to conduct research and interviews to support and craft original stories and marketing copy; strong grammar skills and knowledge of AP style; strong organizational skills, attention to detail and resourcefulness; requires polished/professional communication skills; ability to work on multiple projects under tight deadlines; knowledge of ASU graphics standards.
Pay rate:
Job level: 4
Location: ASU Tempe Campus
How to Apply
Email resume and cover letter to giosjobs@asu.edu. Include job title and number in subject line of email.
Deadline to Apply:12/08/2011
The Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of all of ASU s sustainability initiatives. The Institute advances research, education and business practices for an urbanizing world. Its School of Sustainability offers transdisciplinary degree programs that advance practical solutions to environmental, economic and social challenges.
Campus: ASU Tempe


•Assist the Basketball Communications Managers in the implementation of all the team’s public relations efforts
•Issue credentials and passes to media, staff, families and guests
•Write, edit and distribute media releases, post-game notes, injury reports, etc.
•Serve as a media room host
•Distribute statistics to the media
•Record and transcribe interviews with players, coaches and staff
•Assist with the setup of the media work room, including stat monitor setup in the arena
•Work with the marketing department to distribute premium products to radio and television stations to help garner exposure for the giveaway item and to increase ticket sales

Skills or Characteristics
•Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays (all Suns home games) and be at the arena about three and a half hours before tip-off
•Professional and personable demeanor and approach
•Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
•Ability to multi-task effectively
•A strong work ethic with the ability to work with equally strong personalities
•Excellent writing skills
•Basic knowledge of Phoenix Suns and NBA basketball

If interested, please email Basketball Communications Managers Vince Kozar vkozar@suns.com and DC Headley dcheadley@suns.com

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) awards more than $60,000 in scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $2,500. Scholarships are open to any foreign or American born student, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school.
General Requirements:
All applicants must be a student member of NABJ
All applicants must be a journalism major or pursuing a career in journalism.
All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and have at least one year of school remaining. Awards will be granted for the 2010-2011 school year.
Previous NABJ scholarship winners are not eligible to reapply.
Some awards include additional requirements. See individual award descriptions.
Scholarship Descriptions
Allison E. Fisher Scholarship – $2,500
Carole Simpson Scholarship – $ 2,500
Visual Task Force Scholarship up to $1,250
Larry Whiteside Scholarship – $2,500
NABJ Scholarship – $2,500
Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted on or before March 2, 2012.
For more information and to apply online: http://tiny.cc/u68g4

NABJ Student Multimedia Project
Program Description
NABJ offers an expenses-paid fellowship to outstanding students pursuing a career in journalism. For one week, students work on varied news assignments. Students will produce stories for the NABJ Monitor, our convention newspaper, NABJ TV, NABJ Radio and nabjconvention.org, our daily news web site. They will work alongside professional journalists and journalism educators from across the country. Students will gain hands-on experience using the latest tools to produce both breaking news as they cover NABJ’s annual convention in New Orleans, and longer-form multimedia storytelling of broader issues.

In addition to the print, broadcast, photojournalism, graphic design, and multimedia positions in Student Projects, NABJ will now offer expenses-paid fellowships for three to five students to train alongside public relations professionals during our Convention and Career Fair. During this one week fellowship, PR Student Projects participants will gain hands-on experience promoting special events, executing marketing campaigns, and assisting the NABJ Communications Team as a whole.
More information:http://tiny.cc/49rk9

The Village Voice Digital Media Fellowship
for Students Of Color

The Village Voice family of companies, in conjunction with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, is offering an intensive, 8-week,paid summer fellowship for students of color concentrating on web and digital media. Digital fellows will be immersed in blogging, photography, video, audio and social media and will produce original, reported material for Village Voice online publications. Program instructors will include top Cronkite faculty as well as the nation’s leading news, music and food writers from the Village Voice family of websites and newspapers. Fellows will be paid $500 per week. Housing will be provided.

The program is open to students who are within one year of graduation, graduate students or post grads. The course runs from June 18 to Aug. 10, 2012, at Cronkite’s state-of-the-art journalism school in the heart of downtown Phoenix.

Application deadline: Feb. 24, 2012
Those accepted will be notified by March 9, 2012
For more information visit: http://cronkite.asu.edu/villagevoice
or call the Cronkite School at 602•496•9448

IRTS- Spend an all-expense paid summer in NYC
When: June 3 – August 4, 2012
Where: New York, New York
Application Deadline: Monday, December 5, 2011

Expense-Paid Opportunity: Travel, housing, and living allowance included.

Eligibility: Extremely competitive. Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students as of April 2012.

The Summer Fellowship Program, the most notable student out-reach effort of IRTS, teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Each year college juniors, seniors and graduate students are selected nationwide to participate in the nine-week Summer Fellowship Program.

More info at

Interested in an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC? Networking with media industry leaders?

The Media Plan Case Competition identifies talented undergraduates from across the country and brings the finalists to Washington, DC for a week of networking and out-of-the-classroom educational opportunities with organizations such as Google, POLITICO, CNN and The Wall Street Journal.
The top finishers also take home a portion of $10,000 in scholarship awards.

Registration and more information available on our website along with a brief video featuring past media scholars: www.MediaScholars.org.

Good luck!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s