Opportunities 1.14.13

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Resume Writing Presentation
Tuesday, January 15
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cronkite #252
Open to the first 35 students. RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

Internship Application Deadline
We now have two deadlines if you want to participate in the upcoming internship interview days. Broadcast companies will be on campus on Monday April 1 to interview for summer/fall 2013 internships, so please submit an internship application by February 1.

Local publishers and digital companies will be on campus on Monday April 15 to conduct summer/fall 2013 internship interviews. If you want to participate in this interview day, please submit your application by March 1.

Local PR/Social Media agencies and non-profits will be on campus Wednesday April 17 to conduct internship interviews for summer/fall 2013 internships. If you want to participate in this interview day, please submit your application by March 1.

Hard copies of the internship application can be found in the student resource center on the second floor of the Cronkite School. Beginning on January 8, applications can be downloaded from the Cronkite Career Services website. You must submit an unofficial transcript and a career goals paragraph with your application. Take all materials to Cronkite #222.

Cronkite-NBC Summer Internship
The Cronkite-NBC internship application for summer 2013 is due on February 1. Opportunities are in New York, Chicago, Washington or Los Angeles. It’s a very competitive process and usually (based on experience, skills and the interview) two students from Cronkite are selected. If you’re interested, please submit your applications soon. Hard copies can be found in the student resource center on the second floor of the Cronkite School. Beginning on January 8, applications can be downloaded from the Cronkite Career Services website. Take all materials to Cronkite #222.

INTERNSHIPS

U-Haul – Graphic Design Internship
This Intern will be assisting in creating a graphic design booklet outlining our sustainability initiatives and achievements. The project must be completed before March 10th 2013 for the MCP conference. Duration of internship will be accordingly 6 – 8 weeks. Most of the written content will come from the Sustainability Team but creative writing input from a design prospective will be welcomed.

The Intern in this position will receive Design Credit on the back of the booklet.

Our ideal candidate is skilled in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign; and MUST have 1 or both of the softwares on their own laptop. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience and understanding of the way certain colors change during transition of Graphic image to Printing process.

The Intern will be working in the office for 2 days a week, Tuesday or Thursday, or both preferably, plus any other day of the week for approximately 20 hours week.

Requirements:

• Must have a DVD or portfolio or website for review

• Must have Adobe Illustrator or Adobe InDesign on personal laptop

• Must have experience and understanding of taking a Graphic Design to Printing process to know the changes certain colors have during printing process

• Creative writing skills are a huge plus

More info at
http://www.uhauljobs.com/job_detail.aspx?aval_job_id=108103&mode=

Spring 2013- PR Internship- Allison + Partners

Requirements/Skills:
Public relations interns will be actively enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a university public relations, marketing, or other related program. The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments, adapt to a fast-paced work environment, possess an understanding of basic media relations skills, interact professionally with clients, and exercise good judgment. A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing and database management software is necessary. Interns will be mentored by the entire Allison+Partners team including senior executives. Interns will work between 20-25 hours a week. Prior relevant experience is required. Compensation is $10 per hour.

Responsibilities:
We are seeking a paid intern to work with us on a wide variety of client projects. These include, but are not limited to:

•Draft basic public relations materials including news releases, media alerts, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials as directed.
•Assist with media outreach, including pitching and follow-ups.
•Attend and participate in client meetings, media training sessions, presentations, and brainstorming sessions as directed.
•Attend media live-shots, in-studios and events as needed.
•Assist with the development and updating of media lists and other databases, including client, marketing, prospect and administrative databases.
•Complete timesheets daily, administrative duties and activities as assigned in a timely fashion.
•Assist firm staff with other client, business development and firm management projects as assigned.

What to Expect:
You won’t spend your whole day stapling and making copies. You won’t be expected to do ridiculous Starbucks runs for everyone in the office. And you definitely won’t be forced to wear a costume and deliver client product to news stations at 3 a.m.

You will be doing important client work. You will be a valued team member whose input is appreciated. You will be interacting with the media in the wee hours of the morning – for live shots. You will be expected to meet deadlines, keep promises and exceed expectations.

You will be living the life of a public relations professional.

About Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners, an MDC Partners company, is an international communications firm driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The result is freshly imagined, customized approaches that provide concrete, measurable strategies to drive market and executive leadership. Expertise includes consumer PR and marketing, corporate communications, technology and digital media, brand innovation, social impact, public affairs and healthcare. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle and Dallas. Allison+Partners has a 50-state grassroots network and deep affiliations with quality firms worldwide through MDC Partners (NASDAQ: MDCA, Toronto Stock Exchange: MDZ.A), a progressive marketing and communications network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. Visit us at: www.allisonpr.com

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to: cathy@allisonpr.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Spring 2013- St. Vincent De Paul – PR/Communications Internship

Internship Summary
The Communications Intern will work with the Communications Manager to assist with the development and implementation of the organization’s communication plan. The intern will learn and gain hand-on experience with media relations, developing compelling content and measuring results.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. The Phoenix Diocesan Council has been assisting central and northern Arizona families since 1946. Programs include services for the homeless, medical and dental care for the working poor, charity dining rooms, thrift stores, a transitional housing shelter and general assistance for individuals in need. www.stvincentdepaul.net

Reports to:
Mary Chou-Thompson
Communications Manager
mthompson@svdp-phx-az.org
(602) 850-6755
420 W. Watkins Rd., Phoenix 85003
Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week, Non-paid Internship
Class Standing: Sophomore and higher level

Responsibilities
•Assist with press releases and media relations.
•Coordinate social media presence.
•Write, take photos and develop content for SVdP e-newsletter, blog and print newsletter with statewide circulation of 55,000
•Track and measure results of PR efforts.
•Occasional assistance on events and fundraisers.

Spring 2013 Sports Writing Internship

Arizona Front Row
The Valley’s only FREE print and online Sports & Entertainment media outlet is seeking inspired individuals for our internship program The following intern positions are available:

Print Sports Journalist (two openings): This intern position will serve as a print journalist for AZ Front Row’s monthly print magazine. Interns should have prior knowledge or experience with producing magazine style articles for the print medium and should be well-acquainted with the Associated Press style. Interest and knowledge in athletics and sports is encouraged for this position. Interns must report to AZ Front Row office (112 N.Central #A-7, Phoenix, AZ 85004) at least one day out of the week for a minimum of two hours (all other work and assignments can be completed at their own time and schedule as long as deadlines are met accordingly). Common tasks include, but are not limited to: -Conduct in-person or phone interviews with athletes/coaches/fans for feature stories and articles. -Attend sports functions, media events and press conferences on press-credentials to obtain information, research or interviews for feature stories and articles. -Shoot photos for magazine stories and articles when applicable -Utilize social media networks and other communication tools to promote written features and AZ Front Row Magazine’s monthly issues and content -Work with editor, photographers, staff writers and interns and come up with new, original creative content, leads or story ideas for AZ Front Row Magazine – Assist with office duties as needed ranging from taking calls, following up on emails, stocking magazine booths and manage mailing service.
Online Sports

Online Sports Journalist (three openings): This intern position will serve as an online content contributor for AZ Front Row’s website www.azfrontrow.com. Interns should have prior knowledge or experience with producing online features, blogs or articles and should be well-acquainted with the Associated Press style. Interest and knowledge in athletics and sports is encouraged for this position. Interns must report to AZ Front Row office (112 N.Central #A-7, Phoenix, AZ 85004) at least one day out of the week for a minimum of two hours (all other work and assignments can be completed at their own time and schedule as long as deadlines are met accordingly). Common tasks include, but are not limited to: -Produce daily or weekly stories, updates, features, blogs or interviews online at www.azfrontrow.com -Conduct in-person or phone interviews with athletes/coaches/fans for online content -Attend sports functions, media events and press conferences on press-credentials to obtain information, research or interviews for online stories and articles when needed. -Utilize social media networks and other communication tools to promote online posts. – Assist with office duties as needed ranging from taking calls, following up on emails, stocking magazine booths and manage mailing service

Contact:
Omar Marquez
Editor
AZ Front Row Magazine
112 N. Central #A-7
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602)503-5555

New York Times Summer Journalism Institute
Follow in the footsteps of the best and brightest young journalists in America by applying to The New York Times Student Journalism Institute.

The Institute is offered once a year in May. Odd-numbered years are for student members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Even-numbered years are for student members of the National Association of Black Journalists or any student at a historically black college or university, in New Orleans, at Dillard University.

The next Institute will be held from May 19 to June 1, 2013, at the University of Arizona, for student members of NAHJ. Students who think they may have scheduling conflicts should contact the director for information about flexible attendance arrangements. Those who have been accepted into the Chips Quinn Scholars program will not have a schedule conflict if they also apply to the Institute.

The postmark deadline to apply to the 2013 Institute is March 9, 2013.

There is no cost whatsoever to attend the Institute. Students are provided with room and board and all of their costs, including transportation to and from the Institute, are paid by The New York Times Company. A stipend is provided for incidentals.

Additional info can be found at http://nytimes-institute.com/

SCHOLARSHIPS

2013 CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship, which includes summer journalism training in New York, networking and mentorship
The 2013 CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship provides a rising college sophomore with $3,900 toward college education costs, a trip to the 2013 AAJA Convention in August in New York as part of the Voices student news project plus getting matched with a mentor keyed to the student’s journalism focus.

Eligibility
-Applicants must be committed to AAJA’s mission.
-Applicants must be college freshmen going into their sophomore year.
-AAJA membership is not required to apply, but if the student is awarded the scholarship he/she must become an AAJA student member.

Learn more detailed information and directions on how to apply
http://www.aaja.org/anna-chennault-scholarship/
Application Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2013

2013 Stanford Chen Internship Fund Grant
A $1,750 internship grant, typically awarded to one to three college students each year, to assist interns at small – to medium – size media outlets.

Eligibility
-Applicants must be college juniors, seniors and graduate students.
-Applicants must have a serious in pursuing a career in journalism.
-Applicants must have already secured an internship with a print company (daily circulation under 100,000), broadcasting company (markets smaller than the top 50) or online company.

The grant is to be used only toward living expenses and transportation during the actual internship. AAJA membership is encouraged for all applicants and required for the selected grant recipient(s). Learn more detailed information and directions on how to apply to the 2013 Stanford Chen Internship Fund Grant.
http://www.aaja.org/2013-stanford-chen-internship-fund-grant/
Application Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2013

PR Scholarship- The Lagrant Foundation
TLF is still actively accepting and receiving applications for its 15th anniversary scholarship program. TLF will award 36 students nationally in undergraduate and graduate programs related to advertising, marketing and public relations. As a nonprofit organization that aims to increase ethnic diversity within the advertising, marketing and public relations industries, the 2013 TLF scholarship is open to African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Native American/Indian students that share TLF’s desire to increase diversity within these industries.

Students can still apply for the 2013 TLF scholarship. Applications received prior to January 31, 2013 at 11:59 PST will receive 5 bonus points to their overall score. The final deadline for the application is February 28, 2013 at 11:59 PST. Applications must include the following to be successfully submitted:

Application form, which includes all of the following components:
A one to two-page essay outlining their career goals and what steps they will take to increase the lack of ethnic representation in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. In addition, students must define the role of an advertising, marketing or public relations practitioner (depending on their emphasis). They can include accomplishments relevant to increasing awareness about diversity in their community

-A brief paragraph explaining college and/or community activities in which they are involved in
-A brief paragraph describing any honors and awards that they have received
*Optional: If a student does not think their GPA accurately reflects their scholastic capability and achievement, they can draft an essay no longer than one-page explaining the discrepancy.
-A reference letter from a college professor or internship adviser
-A current resume
-Unofficial transcripts from student’s college/university; if selected as a finalist, student must provide official transcripts. An acceptance letter from student’s college/university may be used as a substitute for unofficial transcripts if they are beginning their program in fall 2013

Criteria sheets for both the undergraduate and graduate scholarships are attached to this email for you to share with students. If you have any questions about the scholarship or other programs The LAGRANT Foundation offers, you may contact myself at 323.469.8680 ext. 234 or via email at josephapodaca@lagrant.com or Senior Programs & Outreach Manager Ericka Iniguez at 323.469.8680 ext. 223 or via email at erickainiguez@lagrant.com.

AAJA- Chicago
Summer internships at the Chicago Tribune and WBEZ – 91.5 FM and stipends from AAJA’s Chicago Chapter.

In addition to great work experience, the winners of these internships receive $2,500 stipends from the Chicago Chapter.

Eligibility
Applicants must be students at a two- or four-year college.

Learn more information and application details by visiting the AAJA Chicago website. http://aajachicago.wordpress.com/
Application Deadline: February 15, 2013

CONTESTS

Arizona Press Club
The Arizona Press Club has launched a brand-new photo contest, featuring a new award: College Photographer of the Year.

The deadline is coming up quick! Postmark deadline: Sat. Jan. 19.

Students may enter for free. The 1st place winner receives a certificate and $1,000 scholarship. The 2nd and 3rd place winners receive certificates. The winners will be honored at our awards ceremony in May.

http://azpressclub.wordpress.com/photo-contest/

PART-TIME WORK

LEGAL EAGLE
Opportunity for a legal reporter to procure and summarize newly filed substantive civil law at the Maricopa County Superior Court Records. Work on a cutting edge project acquiring newly filed legal cases. Summarize and upload case synopses into data base. Scan and upload (via pdf) motions and litigation documents. Position is ideal for journalism or law student looking to refine skills with a splash of legal acumen!

-Part -Time Contract Position; Monday-Friday 330-630; Legal Document Research and Acquisition

-Project Begins January 15, 2013

-Great opportunity for journalist or law student looking for more case exposure, or part time legal specialist

Qualifications:
-Detail oriented
-Computer savvy
-Understanding of legal procedure
-Ability to comprehend and analyze legal documents
-Legal background preferred but will consider education in lieu of experience
-Available to collect high profile cases and scan via pdf immediately upon request

CONTACT:
Luke Hardy
VP Acquisition & Development
Legal Eagle News
303.827.8300
www.mylegaleaglenews.com
legaleagleluke@gmail.com

Writing and Research Assistance for a Publishing Project
Former Indy race car driver and current inspirational speaker Lyn St. James seeks a student to help out with a publishing project. A stipend TBD will be paid to the student.

Skills and aptitude desired for student collaborator on “Life Gets in the Way of…..” Series:
•Creative thinker
•Command of the English language, but with a provocative vocabulary that will engage the intelligent reader
•Experience in organizing and assembling information for publishing
•Interested in doing research
•Attention to detail and accuracy
•Excellent communication skills – ability to speak up and share ideas and understand what’s being said and asked
•Self-managed, yet can take direction
•Thoughtful – ability to clarify and interpret information
•Personal aspirations to learn, excel, succeed and be happier

The Plan:
•After interviewing and selecting the student, the plan would be to begin working on the project in early February.
•There would be an initial meeting to review concept, and share existing interview notes from Scott Garwood. The goal would be to put together a book summary, including chapter titles, projected layout, etc. and begin working with Scott’s interview notes.
•Frequent Skype calls, and face to face meetings. The hours required depend on the capability of the person, but somewhere between 5-10 hours/week is expected.
• All written material would be sent to both Scott and Lyn on a frequent basis.
•The interviews should be completed by the end of March, with a target date for a completed manuscript by May.

Seniors and grad students preferred

Contact: Lyn St. James
LSJweb@aol.com

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