Opportunities 9.5.12


Cronkite Night at The Movies
Cronkite Night at The Movies begins this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the First Amendment Forum. Tonight’s feature film is “Walter Cronkite: Witness to History.” This is a great way to learn more about the namesake of the Cronkite School. The PBS documentary examines Mr. Cronkite’s illustrious career covering events that changed the United States and the world. Vice Provost and Dean Callahan will introduce the film.

For the full schedule of movies this semester go to: http://cronkite.asu.edu/events/movie

Must See Mondays
Mark your calendar for Must See Mondays (MSM). The weekly speakers series will feature such professionals as the VP and Editor-in-Chief of msnbc.com, The Chairman of CBS News, the Editor of Slate Magazine, The NY Times Phoenix Bureau Chief and the Anchor/Host of CNN International.

Be here for the first MSM on September 10 showcasing Cronkite alumni who are on the air in Phoenix. MSM begins at 7:00 p.m. and is held in The First Amendment Forum on the second floor of the Cronkite School.

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Cronkite Conversations
Once you hear a featured MSM speaker or attend a Wednesday movie night, write about your experience. Every blog post is published and recorded and students who score the highest point totals will be invited to the Cronkite luncheon honoring Bob Costas of NBC Sports. http://cronkiteconversations.asu.edu

Important Internship Information
Each semester, Cronkite Career Services brings recruiters to campus. These local employers will interview students for upcoming internships. In the fall of 2012, the internship interview days will be held on:

Friday, October 19- Broadcast companies
1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. AE England Building

Friday, November 2- Writing & Publishing Companies
1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. AE England Building

Friday, November 30- Public Relations & Social Media Companies
1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. AE England Building

If you want to participate in these events, you must submit an application and materials by the posted deadlines. Please mark these events dates on your calendar.

We have two application deadlines. If you want to interview with broadcast companies, you must submit an internship application by September 17. If you want to interview with a writing/publishing or public relations/social media company, you must submit an application by October 5. This later date allows more time for you to obtain and organize writing samples, which the publishing and PR companies require. Applications are located in the Student Resource Center on the second floor of the Cronkite School. Applications can be downloaded from http://cronkite.asu.edu/assets/pdf/internship_app_2012-13.pdf

Broadcast Internships
Monday, September 17
4:00 p.m. MST – Cronkite #222

Writing/Publishing, Public Relations & Social Media Internships
Friday, October 5
4:00 p.m. MST- Cronkite #222

Internship Information Session
If you want to learn more about the internship application process or have questions about searching for internships, Cronkite Career Services will hold two 30-minute information sessions to answer any questions.

Saturday, September 8
12 Noon
Cronkite Room #252

Monday, September 10
4:00 p.m.
Cronkite #252

These information sessions are highly-recommended for first year students at The Cronkite School or anyone who is new to the internship application process.


Fall Internship- Paid ($10/hour); Junior Class Standing and above
The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix seeks an intern who is enrolled or recently graduated from a college department of journalism or related field. The intern will assist the associate director of public affairs with execution of communications efforts of college’s programs, faculty, students and events. Skills required include writing features and news releases, collateral material, web content, media pitches and have experience in social media, including use of Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and others. This is a 16-hour a week position.

Secondarily, the intern will assist with the development and updating of contact databases, media reports or other internal communications. The intern may assist the public affairs office with research or other activities as assigned.

Jessica Coronado at (602) 827-2033 or jrcorona@email.arizona.edu

Multimedia Journalism Internship with SABR
The Society for American Baseball Research is seeking an intern with journalism and multimedia skills. The ideal candidate will produce and edit content to be displayed on our website at SABR.org, working with our Web Content Editor/Producer and other staff members.

This internship will include responsibilities across a variety of disciplines:
-Interviewing SABR members and other figures in the baseball research community
-Writing and editing stories
-Taking photographs and shooting/editing video
-Posting content online using the Drupal content management system
-Engaging the baseball research community through social media and other platforms
-Helping to develop special editorial projects for SABR.org
-Working on-site at a local SABR event, such as the spring baseball analytics conference or Arizona Fall League Conference

Interested candidates should be able to demonstrate basic office-related computer skills. Proficiency with image-editing, word-processing and spreadsheet software and basic HTML knowledge is a plus.

A working knowledge of baseball, and an awareness of the game’s general history and basic statistics, is required.

The internship is an unpaid educational opportunity, covering 15-20 hours per week (flexible schedule), at the SABR office in Phoenix, Arizona. Internships may count toward college credit.

Please send a resume and 4-6 samples of published articles in PDF form to jpomrenke@sabr.org

The Harlem Globetrotters PR internship
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters basketball team seeks a PR intern for the fall semester. We are located at 4th Street & Van Buren- within walking distance of the Cronkite School

Intern will be responsible for:
•Write and distribute on-sale press releases
•Write feature stories for website
•Research media in select markets
•Pitch phone interviews for select markets
•Maintain media database
•Maintain Burrelle’s clip service database
•Maintain video archives
•Follow up with fan mail inquiries
•Update player alumni files

Glynnis Richard
Phone: 602-258-0000 E-mail: richard@harlemglobetrotters.com
400 E. Van Buren Suite 300, Phoenix

GateWay Community College Student Life Department Public Relations Internship- Paid

The GateWay Community College (GWCC) Student Life & Leadership Department is looking for a public relations intern for the Fall 2012 semester. The intern is responsible for the direct promotion of GateWay Student Life & Leadership through various internal and external avenues. This internship is a great opportunity to gain hands-on public relations experience. There may also be opportunities to assist other departments within the college, such as Athletics and Wellness.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
•Producing the Student Life & Leadership newsletter.
•Promoting GateWay Community College activities to students, alumni, faculty, staff, media and other members of the community.
•Distributing press releases to various media outlets throughout the valley.
•Updating the Student Life website, which includes disseminating pictures of activities and clubs
•Assisting clubs with various recruiting elements.
•Distributing the newsletter.
•Promoting the various clubs.
•Creating flyers for a variety of events promoting Student Life, Leadership, and Wellness.
•Other duties may be assigned. All duties should be executed within the spirit of public relations professional guidelines.

Hours, Compensation & Additional Information: The Public Relations Intern requires a one-semester (approximately 16 week) commitment. Work hours are flexible, and once determined, the intern will be responsible to formally request time off and place appropriate phone calls to designate absences or tardiness.

•10-15 hours per week schedule.
•Pay is $9.50 per hour, no benefits.

The intern will work directly with the Coordinator of Student Life & Leadership and assist the various departments with a variety of public relations tactics. Thus, writing and other work is expected to be of the highest quality..

Jessie Palacio
Coordinator of Student Life & Leadership

Phoenix Coyotes Internship- fall semester
The NHL hockey club is looking for two (2) game-night interns and one (1) full-time intern who would report and work closely with the manager of media relations, Tim Bulmer.

The candidate(s) would need to be interested in a career in media relations (preferably sports), journalism, public relations etc. They would need to be available for all 41 home games, including our two preseason home games. The full-time intern would need to have sufficient knowledge about our sport. The individual would be responsible for compiling daily clips every morning, assisting me with our team yearbook, tracking statistical information on all of our prospects, and acting as a lead intern on game nights.

EMAIL resume and cover letter to Tim Bulmer.

PR Internship- fall semester
The intern would manage and work on the marketing and PR of the 2013 Phoenix Gluten-Free Expo. This internship offers a student an excellent opportunity to put marketing and PR skills into practice as well as offers an opportunity to work in a leadership/managerial capacity with a small group.

The intern would be responsible for the following tasks:
•Together with a small team of helpers, follow a plan of action to market the event to both gluten-free vendors and the gluten-free community up until the day of the event.
•Oversee and manage a team of 2 – 3 helpers in the execution of all the tasks.
•Write and send out press releases in a timely fashion.
•Use social media to market the event.
•Send press releases and make contacts with broadcast media (TV/radio) for getting information out about the event.
•Contact print media (newspapers/magazines) in a timely fashion for marketing the event.
•Write any articles that may be requested by print media.
•Possibly appear “on air” about the event.
•Use CDF: Greater Phoenix Chapter’s email group periodically to market the event.
•Coming up with other creative ideas for marketing the event.
•Keeping a log of all contacts made in marketing the event.
•Keep in touch periodically with the intern’s supervisor, Rachel Mikalsky.

Nina Spitzer, president

The List- News Magazine fall internship
The List is a Scripps Howard news magazine show that is launching in September. The List is offering a paid internship program which gives students real-world experience and provides a unique insight into an Entertainment/News Magazine show.This includes learning alongside magazine leadership, multimedia journalists, photographers, producers and assignment desk editors in areas including but not limited to entertainment/pop culture, lifestyle, health, consumer, and breaking news. The Internship program offers college students the opportunity to take a first step into the broadcasting industry.

Interns must be:
•Enrolled at an accredited college or university
•Recommended as a junior or above and in good standing
•Receive college/university course credit for participating in this program. The amount of course credit to be earned is determined, and must be verified by the college/university, prior to starting assignment.

To receive course credit, students must comply with all school requirements as well as all station requirements. Grade point average and leadership experience are also an important part of the total assessment of student applicants.

Interns are expected to work an average of 15 hours per week during the afternoons.

The following skills are required to be considered for the internship:
•Computer/typing skills
•Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in person and on the phone
•Completed at least one broadcast journalism writing course
•Good organization skills
•Strong writing skills
•Computer-based research abilities

Students must also be up to date on current events (actively reading newspapers, watching newscasts and utilizing sources).

What You Will Learn:
•Conducting interviews
•Researching stories
•Contributing story ideas
•Logging tape
•Writing entertainment news, including voice-overs and sound-to-tape
•Shooting stories and stand-ups
•Actual on-the job training from professionals in the field of broadcasting
•Writing/editing news for the web
•Taking photos and building slideshows
•Editing with Final Cut Pro digital software

Contact Abbie Smith

How to Apply:
Interested in an internship with a Scripps News Team? Apply online at http://scripps.com/careers/ and search for magazine show in Phoenix. No phone calls please.

KTVK-3TV & James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists
Photojournalist Internship Program
If you’re a current junior or senior in college, at the local independent news station, KTVK-3TV. KTVK-3TV and The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists are committed to developing photojournalist interns from colleges and accredited universities. All of our interns receive the benefit of being assigned a mentor. The mentor will provide a platform to develop skills and experience. Our mentors will provide a learning partnership with our interns, and teach them all there is to know about the fascinating world of television and development of photojournalism (video) skills.

Program will include traditional television news photojournalism, editing, sports and more! This is a paid position (15 hours per week maximum schedule) and the student must be pre-approved for college credit. This Fall 2012 internship will run 15 weeks; mid-September through December. To be considered for an internship, please submit the following:
1.A short essay on why you would like to be selected for this internship
2.Résumé of your current college and other related experience
3.Academic and/or professional references
4.A video sample of your recent journalism work
(Please limit to a total of 5 minutes and the sample may be a mailed CD or web link.)
Our internship criteria require the selected student to be in their current junior or senior year in college during the term of the internship, have completed a journalism writing course and be interested in becoming a news (video) photojournalist. Prior experience with live video shooting and editing preferred.

Please submit all materials to: KTVK, Attention Photog. Internship, 5555 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013 or careers@azfamily.com . Deadline to submit is September 1, 2012. EOE. For more information about KTVK-3TV, please visit www.azfamily.com.
For more information about the James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists, please visit www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org.

Fashion PR Internship- fall semester
Diane Aiello has been working as a freelance makeup/ hair and wardrobe stylist for over two decades she is also the Fashion and Beauty Editor of Arizona Foothills Magazine and the owner of Glam Lounge Artists On-Location Makeup and Spa team.

She is looking for a PR intern who loves fashion and beauty to assist with Glam Lounge Artists marketing needs by providing support in the following areas: client calls, vendor outreach, PR and marketing.

As we expand our brand we will be looking to grow and further our social media presence which will also be a part of our PR interns duties.

Please send your interest to:
Diane Aiello
602 882 5663

The UA College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix- Writing & Social Media Internship
(Fall semester- Junior and above only)

The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix seeks an intern who is enrolled in a college department of journalism or related field. The intern will assist the associate director of public affairs with execution of communications efforts of college’s programs, faculty, students and events. Skills required include writing features and news releases, collateral material, web content, media pitches and have experience in social media, including use of Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and others. This is a 16-hour a week position.

Secondarily, the intern will assist with the development and updating of contact databases, media reports or other internal communications. The intern may assist the public affairs office with research or other activities as assigned.

Jessica Coronado at (602) 827-2033 or jrcorona@email.arizona.edu

Social Media Internship- fall semester
As an intern at Wizler, you will be supporting our marketing and social media efforts for multiple clients. Specific duties and responsibilities will be tailored to your strengths, interests and internship goals.

Duties and Responsibilities may include:
•Finding, curating and sharing social media content for social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Youtube, Pinterest, Hootsuite, and more
•Writing blog posts for various clients
•Researching and analyzing marketing and social media trends and strategies
•Creating social media promotions, and contests for clients
•Learning about Search Engine Optimization and keyword analysis in a social media presence

•Passionate about developing an expertise in marketing and social media
•Exceptional research, writing, analytical and communication skills
•Quick learner with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
•Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
•Internship will require 8-10 hours/week

This is a non-paid internship, but the experience you will gain will be well worth it!
Interested? Please send your resume to Stormie@wizler.com We look forward to hearing from you!

SEO, SEM Internship- fall semester
Wizler is looking for an individual with strong computer skills who has an interest in SEO, SEM and Social Media. Programming is not required, but basic understanding of HTML is a plus. This job requires logging into and maintaining multiple client accounts on many sites, including Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Adwords etc. The candidate needs to be highly organized, detail oriented and deadline drive. The ability to assimilate and analysis data is a must.

•Understanding of SEO basic principals
•Basic Knowledge of HTML and CSS
•Working knowledge of Google Analytics, and Google Adwords
•Familiar with keyword research tools and other SEO research tools
•Fast learner, self-motivated and able to multi task on multiple projects
•Deadline driven
•Working knowledge with Word, Excel, Acrobat, Photoshop
•Internship will require 8-10 hours/week

This is a non-paid internship, but the experience you will gain will be well worth it!
Interested? Please send your resume to Stormie@wizler.com We look forward to hearing from you!

Greater Phoenix Economic Council Marketing & Communications Internship
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
• 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


Science Journalism Award
The deadline to apply for the Society for Neuroscience’s Science Journalism Student Award is just 10 days away! You must apply by Friday, September 14 for a chance to attend the society’s annual meeting — the world’s largest source of emerging news on brain science and health. This year’s meeting will take place in New Orleans on October 13-17.

The awards are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates. Each winner will receive complimentary meeting registration, four nights’ lodging, and $750 to help defray the expenses of attending. Award winners will also be paired with an experienced professional journalist covering the annual meeting.

Additional details on eligibility and how to apply can be found here. http://tiny.cc/bcc4jw


The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists
Mission Statement:
Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation’s mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.

Type of Awards:
Five (5) Digital Cameras will be awarded to five (5) high school students.
Five (5) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) college or technical school students, payable to their school. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography.
Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.

Scholarship applications must be submitted by November 15, 2012.

Application Requirements and Forms:
Please click on the highlighted lines below to access the various forms. (You may also use this as a checklist for completing your application.)

-Application Form
-Brief Essay
-Teacher Mentor Form
-2 Letters of Reference
-School Transcript
-Financial Data
-Release by the Photographer
five (5) digital images for still photography submissions
two (2) videos, with a maximum duration of 3 minutes each, for video submissions
Parental Release Form for high school students (or those under 18)
High school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at an accredited high school and should have taken at least one photography or related art class.

College or technical school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at a recognized college, university or professional school, and have taken courses in photography or photojournalism. Both high school and college-age students should have at least one semester of school remaining at time of award.

Only college or technical school students may enter videos.

Important Notes:
-All submissions must be via the internet. We will not accept applications by mail.
-Label all files that will be submitted/e-mailed with the applicant’s name.
-The applicant must be a United States citizen.
-The applicant’s school must be in the United States.
-The scholarship award must be used at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise it will be forfeited and given to an alternate.
-A student may only receive one James Alan Cox Foundation scholarship in a given year.
Note: Parental approval is required for students under 18.

Digital Entry Rules: Please enter only 5 (five) images. Each image should be jpeg file format with a maximum of 800 pixels on the longer side and 1.5 MB file size. Images should be at monitor resolution. Photos submitted must be an honest representation of what happened in front of the camera during exposure. You may, if needed, post-process the images electronically — but only in accordance with good practice. This may include cropping, color correction, etc. Post-processing, however, must preserve the image’s original expression.

Video Entry Rules: Please enter only two (2) videos. Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes and no more than 12 MB file size. Videos may be in these formats: .mpg, .avi, .mov, .wmv, .mpeg, .divx.

Mac users: please make sure all file names have the proper file extensions.
Application form:

A Washington Semester for Future Political Reporters
The Politics & Journalism Semester is a program of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism. The Center brings a dozen college student journalists, whose career goal is political reporting, to Washington each semester.

Students learn about campaign, governance and interest group politics in twice-weekly seminars, featuring political consultants and operatives, elected and party officials, and national political journalists. They receive practical experience and exposure to national politics as reporting interns in major Washington news bureaus.

Two 16-week classes are conducted each year, Fall (September to December) and Winter/Spring (February to May.) Note: There is no summer session.

$3,000 Stipend, No Tuition or Fees
Students each receive a $3,000 stipend to assist with the cost of locating and living in Washington, DC for four months. They pay no tuition or other fees. Students must make their own Washington living arrangements.

Student Obligations
Students accepted for a semester program are obligated to work full time for news bureaus to which they are assigned, and to attend all seminars.

The program is open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent (within one or two years) graduates; participants must be at least second term juniors. Applicants must demonstrate substantial interest in political journalism as a career goal. Strong preference is given to those with reporting, writing and producing experience at school or other papers and broadcast outlets; published writing samples (from college or other publications) are essential for print-oriented students.

Application and Selection
Interested students apply through participating schools of communication and journalism (see our list of colleges on this site.) The nominating committee at each school may propose up to two students per semester; the nominees are then interviewed (by telephone) by the program director. Fall semester students are notified by late April, Winter/Spring class members by late November. Applications are accepted directly only from students or recent graduates of other schools. Specific procedures and forms are available from participating schools, as well as on the “Application” page of this site. Nominations are due by the first Friday in April for the Fall semester and the first Friday in November for the Winter/Spring term.

More information http://www.wcpj.org/brochure/brochure.asp

Academic Credit
Academic credit for the semester is assigned at the discretion of each student’s school.


ASU College of Public Programs- Social Media ($10/hour)
The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy at the Downtown Phoenix Campus is looking for a part-time undergraduate student to assist with the launch of a social media campaign to create a presence on popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Audiences we hope to reach include health and human service providers, managed care organizations, policy makers and administrators, individuals and families, advocates, researchers, and educators.

Details and application instructions are here:

Amy Ashley

Work Inside the Cronkite Building at SABEW
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), based at the Cronkite School, is seeking a student worker for the fall term to take care of clerical and other office tasks, answer the phone, and work with our database. The position will be 6-8 hours per week, and might be available in the spring term as well.

Pay is $10 per hour. Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite is important, including Word and Excel.

To apply, email your resume to Warren Watson, executive director, SABEW, at watson@sabew.org

KTAR.com PT Web Editor

To update, gather, and create news and sports content for the KTAR and Arizona Sports web sites. Ensure that all content on KTAR.com and ArizonaSports.com is fresh and represents the high standards of the stations’ on-air products. The ideal candidate for this position demonstrates strong editorial skills and sound news judgment with experience reporting or writing for a print publication or online news outlet. This is a unique position that requires extreme flexibility, including some work on weekends, evenings, etc. In addition, the position requires the flexibility and dependability to work additional hours during breaking news and other big news and sports events. Works closely with the digital media team, news and other departments to help make KTAR.com and ArizonaSports.com world class web sites.

Details at http://media.bonnint.net/az/29/2959/295900.pdf

Bonneville Phoenix On-call Promotions Assistant
Assists Programming and Sales in various functions as needed. This includes but is not limited to: planning, setting up and staffing events; maintenance of all on-site promotional equipment and supplies, including station vehicles, tents, generators, broadcast equipment, and all other promotional accessories; contesting assistance and special assignments.
Details at http://media.bonnint.net/az/29/2958/295898.pdf


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