Opportunities 9.20.12


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- Public Relations & Social Media Companies- New Date!
1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. AE England Building

Friday, November 30- Writing & Publishing Companies – New Date!
1:30 p.m. – 6:30 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.

The broadcast application submission is closed for the upcoming interview day. 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

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

Asian American Journalists Association of Arizona (AAJAz)
Date: Friday, Sept.28

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: India Delhi Palace, 5104 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85008

From “arachnophobia” to “zygote,” flex your spelling skills at the first annual Asian American Journalists Association Arizona chapter’s spelling bee fundraiser. All proceeds go towards student journalism scholarships and programming.

Join us for a ridiculously hilarious evening as professionals (and students!) compete for bragging rights as the first AAJA spelling bee champ. Nerdy prizes will be awarded for top-finishers.

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/AAJASpellingBee
Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the bee kicks off at 7 p.m.
The $25 early-bird admission includes:
– A generous donation to AAJA-Arizona’s student journalism scholarships and local programming
– All-you-can-eat buffet at India Delhi Palace
– Drink specials at a cash bar (if you are of drinking age)
– An opportunity to bid on awesome silent auction items
– Priceless entertainment of watching your friends spell
– A chance to compete and take home the crown!

Everyone is invited to compete, and teams of SIX can register for a discounted rate of $135. Individual admission is $30 at the door. Help us spread the word and invite your friends!

ASU Reverse Career FairWhere employers connect with student clubs
Coordinated by the offices of ASU Career Services and Student and Cultural Engagement. Inspired by NACE articles about schools that have held “reverse” career fairs, which feature booths staffed by student club members who are visited by employers to discuss ways to effectively brand their organization and advertise career or internship opportunities through student organizations, we are planning to launch one of our own. Details for this inaugural event are as follows:
Tuesday, October 30th
3:30pm-5:00pm General Networking Session
2:30pm-3:30pm Exclusive Sponsorship Networking Session

Provides early access to the first 20 organizations that register for this session and also includes participation in the General Networking session. Tempe campus Memorial Union Turquoise Room.Employer contacts whose organizations have been on campus over the last two years (participating in OCR, hosting info sessions, or attending a career event) have received an invitation, and more than 25 professional student organizations have been invited to participate. Employers can register through Sun Devil CareerLink. Feel free to stop by this inaugural event!

Sue Simmerman
Associate Director, Career Services
Arizona State University Tempe campus


KJZZ (NPR) Production Internship
We are looking for a few great production interns. The interns will be involved in producing various audio elements. This will include gathering field sound, writing production segments, mixing audio elements for promotion and station branding spots, creating sonic montages, promos, etc.

This is a terrific opportunity for a creative student to build their editing and writing skills, learn about public radio and be creative in producing sound-rich audio elements. These elements will air across our broadcast day including newsmagazines and KJZZ’s Here and Now. We prefer juniors and seniors but will consider motivated sophomores. These positions would also be open to recent grads. The hours are flexible but must commit to at least 14 hours a week.

Jon Hoban

Education: Current undergraduate or recent graduate
Primary purpose: To support the public relations manager with Museum publicity and strategy PR planning.
Essential functions:
1. Museum monthly briefs program to promote events and educational opportunities.
2. News release archival process.
3. Research for exhibitions.
4. Member’s Magazine planning and production.
Special skills/physical requirements: Excellent writing skills. Ability to write in multiple styles based on audience. Organizational skills. Strategic thinking. The writing side is more important than a knowledge of public relations or marketing, as those types of skills are far easier to pick up on the job. Strong writing skills cannot be taught. Deadline to apply: November 16, 2012.

Christian Adame

Spring 2013 Internship- Cox Sports
CLASS STANDING: Current Sophomore and above
TYPE: PAID ($8/hr. and must receive course credit)

Cox Creative Studios intern will assist and learn various production techniques, including ENG/EFP camera operation, Non-Linear editing on AVID, studio and field commercial shoots, and live Sports production. Intern will be expected to be on time, have transportation, and be able to lift at least 40 pounds. Internship requires working outside in the heat. Must have reliable transportation.

Contact: Rich Reid
Location: 1550 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix

R Entertainment
We are currently looking for 1-2 non-paid interns with a desire to work in a creative entertainment business environment for a national firm that produces and manages large scale events, concerts, and corporate productions. This is a unique experience because interns will be working very closely with staff and will obtain hands-on experience in creating and executing successful events. We desire students with experience in event and/or hospitality coordination, social media & marketing, and public relations to assist with event coordination and assist in growing social media outreach. Students with an interest in events, hospitality, entertainment, and public relations/business/social marketing will be a good fit for this position.

Events we are producing or managing in the Phoenix region this year include:
-Oktoberfest at Salt River Fields (October 2012)
-Espionage En Couture Fashion Show at Scottsdale Air Center (October 2012)
-Rocktoberfest and Harleeween at Chester’s Harley-Davidson (October/November 2012)
-The Good Times Festivals at Encanterra (October 2012-April 2013)
-Street Eats Food Truck Festival at Salt River Fields (January 2013)
-P83 Spring Training Block Party in Peoria (March 2013)
-Devoured Culinary Classic at the Phoenix Art Museum (March 2013)
-July 3rd Independence Day Concert at Salt River Fields (July 2013)
-And many more various events!

Our offices are located off of the 101 Freeway and Bell Road in Scottsdale. Students must provide their own transportation and may be asked to drive to and assist at events on the weekends. Students must also use their own laptop and may sometimes work remotely if approved.

Interested students, please send your resume and a cover letter to Alison Newman at

Summer 2013 Internships
Most of the major publications that offer summer internships have deadlines in the fall. If you’re interested in writing, publications, online internships, please click the links to see what the internship is about, where it’s located, how to apply and the rate of pay.

Chips Quinn Scholars
Deadline to apply: Postmarked by 10-15-12

The Dallas Morning News
Deadline to apply: Received by 10-26-12

The Denver Post
Deadline to apply: Received by 10-31-12

The Washington Post
Deadline to apply: Postmarked by 11-1-12

The Pulliam Fellowship
Deadline to apply: Postmarked by 11-1-12

The Boston Globe
Deadline to apply: Postmarked by 11-1-12

The Dow Jones News Fund
Deadline to apply: Postmarked by 11-1-12

The St. Petersberg Times
Deadline to apply: Postmarked by 11-1-12

Deadline to apply: Postmarked by 11-1-12

The Orange County Register
Deadline to apply: Received by 11-1-12

Deadline to apply: Postmarked by 11-2-12

The Austin American Statesman
Deadline to apply: Postmarked by 11-2-12

The Seattle Times
Deadline to apply: Postmarked by 11-2-12

The Wall Street Journal
Deadline to apply: Received by 11-15-12

The Orlando Sentinel
Deadline to apply: Received by 11-15-12

The Oregonian
Deadline to apply: Postmarked by 11-23-12

The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Deadline to apply: Received by 11-30-12

USA Today
Received by 12-1-12

The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Deadline to apply: Postmarked by 12-1-12

The Houston Chronicle
Deadline to apply: Received by 12-1-12

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Deadline to apply: Recived by 12-1-12

The Los Angeles Times
Deadline to apply: Received by 1-1-13

The Christian Science Monitor
Deadline to apply: Received by 1-1-13

California Watch

The Associated Press
Deadline to apply: 3-1-13


Political Video
We have heard from many people who want to help make Arizona elections more open, less partisan, and hold politicians accountable to all voters, not just a special class of their chosen party. Proposition 121 will change the way we select elected officials in Arizona by adopting a “top-two” open primary where political parties are free to participate in the process, but do not control it. The response from “regular folks” has been overwhelming and we thank you for the support.Now we’d like your help.

We are soliciting 30-second You Tube productions from our supporters and the public to use in our campaign. You decide what to say and the most creative way to say it. Produce a 30-second spot, and we might put it on TV. Produce a 60-second spot, and we’ll put it on our website and send it out in an e-mail like this. We will pick two winners in each category and those commercials will be used to reach other voters in the state – and we’ll give you full credit for being the producer. It’s fun. It’s important. And, most important of all, it puts the power in your hands, which is really what Proposition 121 is all about. So, join in and participate. Go to our website, arm yourself with the facts — and then get creative! Maybe you’ll see your work on TV in October as voters are filling out early ballots and making decisions about what they want the future of their state and their country.

Please submit your videos, no later than October 1 at 5pm to pjohnson@oldworldaz.com. By October 5, we will select the two winners in each category and soon after, we’ll use your creative contributions to communicate with voters across the state.

If you have any questions, please call Tom Milton at (602) 697-6167 or email him at tmilton@riester.com.

Campus MovieFest is back this fall – Sign up now!
Got an idea? You can make a movie with Campus MovieFest!
– You get everything you need – An Apple Laptop & Panasonic HD Camcorder
– It’s all FREE. No experience needed.
– Just sign up at www.campusmoviefest.com/asu
– Movie Making starts on Tuesday Sept. 25th. Pick up your equipment in the Memorial Union (2nd Floor) Gila Room 224 from 12-5pm.
– Win incredible prizes!
– See your movie on the big screen at the Ventana Ballroom in the Memorial Union on Monday. Oct 8th!

Campus MovieFest. Make a movie, see it on the big screen, win cool stuff.
CMF is brought to you by the Programming and Student Activities Board


Journalism Fellowship in Germany for Graduate Students
The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of journalist in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary journalism ethics. Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both journalism history and the ethical issues facing working journalists today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.The tentative program dates for FASPE Journalism are May 26 to June 6, 2013.

Completed applications must be received by January 11, 2013. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit: http://www.FASPE.info

If you have any questions, please contact Thorin R. Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at ttritter@FASPE.info.


Blogger-Writer- $14/hr.
Blogger/Writer wanted for boutique law firm in Phoenix. We are a family and criminal law firm with active blogs on current events in the legal community, especially as they apply to our practice areas. Our attorneys are all published both on line and in print. We need help keeping up with blog issues as well as magazine commitments.

Applicants should be interested in a part-time writing gig. You must have some writing experience and be able to produce a quality product quickly. Flexible hours (work from home or our office). Pay is $14 an hour and will require 10-18 hours a week. This will be a great portfolio builder for the right applicant and should be fun. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing samples to office@woodnicklaw.com

PAC-12 Network
The PAC-12 Network is looking to the Cronkite School for help in filling the following paid positions. You will be paid by the PAC-12 Network. If you are interested in any of these positions, here’s what we will need: (1) Resume (2) A cover letter with your contact information and an explanation of what position(s) you are interested in and why you are qualified for that position(s).

You will need: (1) Reliable transportation (2) A class schedule and/or work schedule that allows you to attend the games (3) To be reliable and dependable. (4) A passion for and knowledge of sports

Please send your letter of interest and your resume to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu today.

Runner – Every Telecast
A Runner works closely with the telecast Unit and Technical Managers and performs a number of roles in and around the office or production site. Running errands, keeping the office area clean, delivering scripts, dispensing snacks are just some of the jobs a runner may be asked to do during the event. Usually and along with their supervisors, runners are among the first people to arrive on site and the last to leave. Pay Rate – $7.50-$10 per hour (depending on experience/location/sport)

Utility – Every telecast
A Utility is a “jack of all trades” and expert at managing cable who helps troubleshoot and works alongside technicians, most notably camera operators, during the broadcast. Duties could include pulling or tending to camera cables, tripods, crowd control, carrying equipment, positioning microphones, assisting in lighting and participating from event set-up through the end of strike. Knowledge of the sport(s) is not essential but knowledge of technical facilities, physical stamina and the ability to follow instructions and move swiftly are key attributes. Pay Rate – $100-$200 per day (depending on experience/location/sport)

Statistician – Most telecasts
To help tell the story of the event, a Statistician works with the telecast graphics (official stats) and or announcer team (talent stats) providing instant pertinent data such as: number of tackles made in a football game, fouls committed in a basketball game or kills executed in a volleyball match. Knowledge of the sport(s) is more important than television experience, but understanding the production’s requirements is essential for success. Accuracy is crucial as this information is displayed on the television screen and repeated by announcers. Statisticians are expected to be on site normally 5 hours before game time until completion of play. Pay Rate – $75-$150 per game (depending on experience/location/sport)

Spotter – Football and other sports to a lesser degree
A Spotter is utilized by the announce team as well as the producer and/or director. He or she serves as their eyes and ears for action happening on the field or in the stands. A spotter will also identify players, coaches, parents or alumni playing in, officiating or observing the game. Knowledge of the sport(s) and members of the teams, coaching staff and relevant others in attendance is essential. Spotters are expected to be on site an hour before game time and stay until completion of play. Pay Rate – $75-$100 per game (depending on experience/location/sport)

Red Hat – Football, Basketball, Volleyball, and others
The Red Hat is positioned on the court or field of play and is in communication with the timekeeper, lead official or referee to communicate timing for the Associate Director in thetelevision production mobile unit. The Red Hat helps manage the pace and timing of play by signaling the appropriate officials when the television broadcast is going to, or coming back from a commercial break. Knowledge of the sport(s) is key, interpersonal skills and a relationship with coaching staffs and officials is helpful. The Red Hat should be on site at least an hour before game time and stay through the completion of play.Pay Rate – $50-100 per game (depending on experience/sport)

Student PA/SM – Prior to the game, PA may provide essential information about campus/sport to be used during broadcasts. During pre-game, actual game coverage and post-game, the Student PA/SM is in direct communication with the producer, director and announcer(s), relaying information and cues from theproduction mobile unit to the announcers and other on the event floor. Knowledge of the sport(s) is helpful as are interpersonal & writing skills and neat penmanship. Student PA/SMs arrive 2-3 hours before game time and stay until the end of the telecast.
Pay Rate – $100-$250 per game (depending on experience/location/sport)


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