Opportunities 11.13.12

ANNOUNCEMENTS
If you are interested in a writing/publications internship for the spring and want to participate in the November 30 interview day, please submit an application and your unofficial transcript to Cronkite #222 by 3:00 p.m. November 19 (Monday).

Companies that will be on campus to interview: The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com, Phoenix Magazine, Virgo Publishing, The Phoenix Business Journal, Sheknows.com, Green Living Magazine, EmpowHER.com, College Times, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Arcadia News, KTAR.com, ABC15.com, New Times, Arizona Highways, AZ Big Media, Arizona Capito Times, The Cronkite Journal, The East Valley Tribune and a few others.

We would like a few more students to apply, so please submit your materials by Monday and check in with Mike Wong in Career Services when you hand in your materials.

INTERNSHIPS

Spring 2013-TEMPE SCHOOL DISTRICT
HOURS:MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
TYPE:UNPAID

Internship Job Description:
Website Relations – Write and publish articles about our schools and district to our website. They will also take photos and videos, write photo captions, edit videos, and publish photos and videos to our website. Interns will be able to pitch their own story ideas, conduct research and interviews, and review/edit web pages; Public Relations –assist editing weekly district-wide article, and provide marketing support through departmental projects; Media Relations – Assist TV, newspaper, and website journalists during media visits to our schools; Write articles and take photos for local newspapers, magazines, and websites; Community Relations/Public Information – Assist Public Information Coordinator with requests for public information from community, as needed; Event Planning – Work with a PR Specialist to plan and execute a banquet that honors teachers for excellence in teaching

Contact: Brittany Lowrey
blowrey@tempeschools.org
Location: 3205 S. Rural, Tempe

Spring 2013-Greater Phoenix Economic Council Marketing & Communications Internship
Responsibilities may include:
• Developing content for marketing materials
• Creating and updating media lists
• Assisting with writing press releases, release distribution and some media outreach
• Researching and compiling news stories relevant to GPEC’s mission
• Helping to coordinate GPEC stakeholder events
• Utilizing content management system to update websites/microsites (training provided)
• Social media strategy, updates

Desired Candidate Qualifications
Undergraduate juniors and seniors with some previous work or internship experience preferred, but any interested applicants will be considered. Candidates studying any major are encouraged to apply, however, individuals concentrating in marketing, journalism, communications, public relations or related fields are most successful. Candidate qualifications include:
• Strong writing skills, knowledge of AP Style
• Organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to tackle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
• Highly motivated to learn, grow professionally and work in a team environment
• Open to giving and receiving feedback
• Have special interest in marketing, communications and/or media relations

Internship Details
Hourly wage is $10.50 per hour
Company Information
Located in downtown Phoenix, GPEC www.gpec.org is the regional economic development organization dedicated to attracting national and international businesses to Greater Phoenix and ultimately, helping create jobs for Arizonans. A public/private partnership, GPEC works with 20 cities throughout Maricopa County and has more than 150 private investors. Its board of directors is made up of some of the region’s most distinguished business leaders.

Application Instructions
Please send your résumé and one-to-three writing samples to: hr@gpec.org

Spring 2013- Phoenix Art Museum Communications & PR Internship
The Internship program at Phoenix Art Museum provide current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, with opportunities to work on projects directed by Museum staff. They also introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work and to Museum staff, departments, programs and operations. Spring semester and special-project interns’ schedules vary according to the internship position and to accommodate class schedules, but total at least 120 work hours.

MARKETING – PUBLIC RELATIONS
Education: Current undergraduate or recent graduate
Major/area(s) of study: Communications, Journalism, English
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.

How to apply:
http://www.phxart.org/education/interns

Spring-2013-Allied Integrated Marketing
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN
HOURS: MINIMUM 20 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (must register for course credit)
SOME CLIENTS WILL PROVIDE STIPENDS

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.

Assist with publicists with creating awareness for the upcoming feature films or projects with contacting retail stores/organizations to attend free advanced showings of the films, or setting up promotion stunts at events that are already taking place, or setting up an event itself.

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 are not limited to • Brainstorm and implement promotional campaign ideas including but not limited to, events, contests, stunts, etc. to generate excitement for film releases. • Write reports for agency regarding all promotions implemented and audience screening reactions. • Distribute screening passes and promotional items to target audience. • Cover evening screenings and events. • Interns will gain experience in creative process, working with press, dealing with public, handling minor conflict situations, event planning and many other aspects of the entertainment marketing industry.

CONTACT:
Lauren Kawam
lkawam@alliedim.com

Location: 11333 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 190
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 www.alliedim.com

Spring 2013- Barclay Communications- Consumer Division
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Current Soph+ ONLY; OTHERS WITH PREVIOUS INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Must register for course credit)

CONSUMER INTERN: activities including, but not limited to: • Write and distribute media alerts and news releases • Pitch story ideas to targeted media • Update and maintain media lists • Manage image database; format images as needed • Assist with social media monitoring, Twitter account and Facebook fan page management • Research assistance • Attend Consumer Team meetings – report on tasks and progress • Assist as tactical support for new business (prospect backgrounders, etc.) • Scan newspapers, magazines and online media for client coverage • Create clip reports • Update editorial calendars Skills/Requirements: • Desire to learn • Strong writing skills • Detail-oriented • Computer literate • AP Style a plus • Photography/video skills a plus 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 10 or more hours per week in our Phoenix office.

Contact:
Susan Kern-Fleischer
SueK@barclaycomm.com

Spring-2013 DUET
REQUIREMENTS
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE:UNPAID (Mileage Reimbursement)

Communications Internship Job Description:
The Communications Intern position at Duet provides students with an opportunity to gain real-life communications experience. The Communications Intern candidate must: • Be a self-starter, motivated, and able to meet strict deadlines • Have strong writing skills, learn quickly, and be comfortable talking to people from all backgrounds • Be ready for the time commitment required for this position • Be a creative thinker and problem-solver • Bring enthusiasm to each task • Be able to readily make corrections and incorporate changes and improvements into future writing tasks • Be comfortable prioritizing work responsibilities and continually moving forward with the next task

The Communications Intern will:
1) Work 10- 20 hours per week, unpaid, and mileage will be reimbursed.
2) The intern reports directly to the Communications Director. The Communications Director will supervise and train the communications intern for his/her job responsibilities as necessary.
3) The intern will research, develop, write, and edit one story every two weeks. The stories will highlight individuals or families who are helped by Duet’s services. The articles may appear in the Duet newsletter, in program newsletters, fliers, on the Duet website, in public media, or other communications venues.
4) The intern will take good-quality digital photographs to submit with each article. It is helpful if the intern has access to a digital camera, but it is not required.
5) The intern may write news releases and media advisories as requested by the Communications Director. The intern will be responsible for distribution to the local media by appropriate deadlines. The intern will make appropriate follow-up phone calls to respective members of the media. Securing media placements is an important part of this internship.
6) The intern may help Communications Director execute duties for Duet’s fall and winter fundraisers, Tour de Paradise and Poinsettia Tea. This could include writing news releases, media advisories, working as an assistant to a photographer, taking photographs at the event, submitting photographs to society pages/papers/magazines, writing and/or submitting post-event releases, etc.
7) The intern may be asked to update the Tour de Paradise website, both in writing copy, gathering information, taking/posting photographs, etc.
8) The intern may be asked to update various communications tools such as organizational display materials, company collateral, Power Point presentations, etc.
9) The intern may help place event information on community calendars and websites.
10) The intern may be asked to write Fact Sheets on a variety of subjects that may require in-depth research.
11) The intern may be asked to assist with social media including Twitter, You Tube, Flickr, Facebook, Linked In, and more.
12) Other duties not listed above may be required.

CONTACT:
Tina Bronson
Bronson@duetaz.org
Location: 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix

Spring 2013- THE MCRAE AGENCY
PREVIOUS INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE PREFERRED
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)

PR and social media internship in fast-paced agency environment. No copying or filing but lots of hands-on work experience for actual agency clients. Real-world experience you can put into your portfolio and on your resume. Possibility for advancement beyond the internship for high-performing interns.

CONTACT: Beth McRae
beth@mcraeagency.com
Location: 5685 N. Scottsdale Rd.

Spring 2013- PHOENIX SYMPHONY
CLASS STANDING: JR/SR. ONLY
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID
The Phoenix Symphony is seeking a Marketing and Public Relations Intern for the 2012/2013 Season to provide departmental support for the promotion of the organization’s performances and activities. This internship may satisfy requirements for earning college credit. Hours are flexible and average approximately 15 -20 hours per week. The ideal applicant would be available for two semesters.

CONTACT:
Robert Valdez
rvaldez@phoenixsymphony.org
Location: One N. First St. STE 200, Phoenix

Spring 2013- SHEKNOWS.COM
CLASS STANDING: Prefer previous internship Experience
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID

Social Media / Public Relations • Assist social media efforts for SheKnows owned and operated sites including SheKnows.com, FabulousFoods.com, LovingYou.com and others • Assist the creation and implementation of social media strategies consistently and effectively • Learn how to actively pursue partnership opportunities with leading social media accounts • Learn how to maintain and develop new and existing relationships with Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing agencies • Collaborate with the editorial team on trending topics to maximize promotional opportunities for SheKnows content • Learn how to coordinate messaging for the SheKnows branded social channels with both the Editorial and Marketing Communications teams • Learn how to actively monitor social media accounts and track engagement metrics to measure success of campaigns and identify opportunities • Attend weekly departmental meetings to collaborate with the Business Development, Editorial, and Product teams • Learn how to support the Public Relations department by creating press releases, fact sheets and other collateral materials as needed

Contact: Elise Upperman
elise.upperman@sheknows.com
Location: 16101 N 82nd St., Scottsdale

Spring 2013- Phoenix Marketing Associates
Type of Business: Marketing & PR
Department where intern will work: Social Media & PR
Address: 5110 N. Central Ave., Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Website: www.phoenixmarketingassociates.com
Internship Contact: Laura Strickland
Phone: 602-282-0202
Email: lstrickland@phoenixmarketingassociates.com
Internship hours: 15 hrs/wk
UNPAID

Social Media and PR Intern Job Description
Phoenix Marketing Associates is a full service marketing firm with a specific emphasis on PR and social media marketing. Our company helps clients gain exposure to their target market on the internet through search engine optimization, website content creation, PR, social media campaign management and website development. The Social Media and PR Internship is an excellent opportunity for students to get hands-on experience. The Intern will shadow staff specialists in these areas, working directly with clients and interacting with the media. The Intern will also be invited to attend networking events and meetings, as appropriate.

We are looking for a web-savvy, talented Social Media PR Intern to explore this exciting field with us. This position will include work with Facebook, Twitter, writing (blogging, press releases, etc.) and various PR assignments. The candidate must be able to think strategically as well as implement campaigns as directed.

Key Responsibilities: Apply strategies that use social media marketing techniques to increase visibility, membership and traffic for clients. Contribute content to clients’ social media channels. Tweet and post status updates on Facebook daily. Implement and manage social media programs as directed. Increase targeted Twitter followers and Facebook fans. Produce quality engagement with the online community. Suggest new and alternative ways to leverage social media activities. Monitor trends in social media tools, trends and applications. Appropriately apply knowledge of trends to improve the effectiveness of social media for clients. Strategize with the company on incorporating relevant social media techniques into the into clients’ products and services. Measure the impact of social media on the overall marketing efforts. Craft well-written documents including blog posts, press releases, etc. Implement PR strategies including press releases, pitching stories, interacting with the media.

Experience: Avid Twitter and Facebook user Highly proficient Internet user Knowledgeable of web and mobile technologies, standard concepts, best practices and procedures Social media tools and techniques Basic PR exposure

Attributes:
• Professionalism, punctuality and integrity are an absolute must
• Creativity
• Excellent writing skills and an eagerness to use them
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Persuasiveness
• Ability to build and maintain great relationships
• Dedication
• Sense of humor

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS
James Alan Cox Scholarship
The deadline to apply for a JAMES ALAN COX FOUNDATION PHOTOJOURNALISM Scholarship is November 15.

There are five college awards for photojournalism (4 for video and 1 for still photography) — for $2,500 each.

Examples of work by recent winners (both video and still) can be found on our website.
http://www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org/application.php

Type of Awards
Five (5) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) college or technical school students. 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.
www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org

International Radio and Television Society (IRTS)
When: June 2 – August 3, 2013
Where: New York, New York
Application Deadline: Saturday, December 1, 2012

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

Eligibility: Extremely competitive. Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students as of April 2013.

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.

The Program begins with an extensive one-week orientation to broadcasting, cable, advertising, and interactive media. Fellows have a rare opportunity to question industry professionals at panels, lectures, and group discussions. They also take related field trips and learn career planning, networking and interviewing skills by attending industry social functions.

Following this first week, Fellows gain full-time “real world” experience at New York-based media corporations to which each is assigned for the duration of the nine-week Fellowship. Fellows are then able to reinforce or redefine specific career goals before settling into a permanent job in the electronic media industry.

Accomplished students from all majors (including math, computer science, business, marketing, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: http://irtsfoundation.org/summerfellowshipprogram.html

Save application as a WORD Document or PDF titled as follows:
SFP13.LastName.FirstName
Example: SFP13.Smith.John

PART-TIME PAID or VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Interviewer
Arizona Probation Officer’s Association is seeking a student to interview an identified person (with questions already prepared) and write a summary of the interview for publication in an association publication. We are offering $100.00 for this interview/article. We publish newsletters approximately four times a year so if everything goes as planned then this person could earn money throughout the year.

The first interview will be with the new Chief of Juvenile Probation in Maricopa County. We will assist with scheduling the interview appointment.

CONTACT:
Rebekah Trexler, Supervisor
Maricopa County Adult Probation
SMI UNIT 6
1022 East Garfield Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
cell 602-619-1367
rtrexler@apd.maricopa.gov

Maricopa County Justice Courts- Volunteer
We are currently seeking an individual to assist our Public Information Officer/Legislative Analyst with our monthly social newsletters and quarterly professional news bulletin.

The candidate would possess the following skills:

Familiarity with Microsoft Publisher, prior experience with creating a newsletter, pamphlet, etc., ability to work from home or school (as desk space is not necessarily available at all times), excellent written communication skills, creative

This position is available as an externship and the Justice Court is able to provide documentation necessary to enable the student to receive pro-bono, community service and/or volunteer hours. Please contact me for any additional information or questions at WhitneyJennings@mcjc.maricopa.gov or (602) 372-3089.

USA Today Correspondent Program
We would like to bring a writing opportunity to your attention — the Collegiate Correspondent Program. It’s a chance for students to grow professionally and put their journalism skills to the test.

USA TODAY College is a digital publication run inside the USA TODAY brand written by student journalists. It allows college students and interested professionals to keep a pulse on the news from a student’s perspective.

Our Collegiate Correspondent Program is a semester-long opportunity for aspiring journalists to gain relevant reporting experience and practical news writing skills.

Participants conduct original reporting from the perspective of a college student. Writers will also participate in interview sessions with prominent USA TODAY reporters and editors to further enhance their growing skill sets.

The application for our spring Collegiate Correspondent Program will be open through Nov. 26.

We’d love for you to pass along this opportunity to your students.

Please visit these links for more information:
Program Application: http://usat.ly/mS8YGo
Program FAQ: http://usat.ly/obqgPq

Don’t hesitate to contact Haley Blum at hblum@usatoday.com with any questions.

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