Opportunities 3.18.13

ANNOUNCEMENTS

In order to build our applicant pool for the April 15 (Writing/Publications) and April 17 (PR/Social Media) internship interview days, you now have until 4 p.m. MST Tuesday March 19 to submit an application, your career goals paragraph and your unofficial transcript. Please take all materials to Cronkite #222. Application link is http://cronkite.asu.edu/assets/pdf/2013A_app.pdf

The broadcast interview day is closed. This special announcement is only if you want to interview for writing/publications or PR/Social media internships for the summer/fall semesters.

Public Records Treasure Hunt
Can you find the assessed value of a public official’s home (and, in the process, his or her home address)? Would you like to know whether the restaurants you frequent have had violations reported by Maricopa County?

If you were covering a plane crash, would you be able to find out how many fatal aircraft accidents Arizona had in 2011?

Public records available online have this information and much, much more. To mark Sunshine Week, a national effort promoting open government and freedom of information, the Cronkite School is offering an informative and challenging Public Records Treasure Hunt. Developed by Professor Steve Doig, the Cronkite School’s Knight Chair in Journalism and a leading authority on computer-assisted reporting, and Steve Elliott, digital director of Cronkite News Service, it allows you to increase your knowledge of government records available online and gain a deeper appreciation of the value of having this information available to the public.

The best score gets a $20 coffee card. If there’s a tie, we’ll draw for a winner.

The treasure hunt will be posted online first thing on Monday, March 18, and will be live until 9 a.m. Monday, March 25.

If you have questions about the treasure hunt or require accommodation, please contact Steve Elliott at steve.elliott@asu.edu. For more information on Sunshine Week, please visit http://www.sunshineweek.org

EVENTS

Must See Monday
Interested in TV Production? Producing Interesting Cable Television shows like those on the Discovery Channel? Cronkite alumnus Rob Hammersley from Discovery Studios will speak at Must See Monday on March 18. One of the Executive Producers at Discovery Studios in LA. Discovery calls Rob “one of the most successful producers of factual programming in the industry.” He has been executive producer for Weaponizers, Mythbusters and American Chopper for Discovery Channel and Tanked for Animal Planet.

Join us for a presentation and Q/A this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the First Amendment Forum.

BioTech University
Cronkite School of Journalism students, you can win a trip abroad! Biotech University is coming to Arizona State on March 22, 2013 in Cronkite #256, giving Cronkite students the chance to win $10,000 in prizes, including scholarships–or a grand-prize trip to a biotechnology conference overseas! Biotech U is a seminar designed to introduce students to the emerging science of biotechnology by experts in the field. In the month following the seminar, students will have the chance to compete for prizes in the Biotech University Contest. Students who produce multimedia content about biotechnology will be eligible to win. At Biotech U, experts will explain what biotechnology is, give hands-on demonstrations of how it’s done and focus on the scientific, business and political issues surrounding the science.Admission is FREE, but registration is required.

This is a chance for you to put into practice the journalism techniques you learn at Cronkite. You will hear from scientists, tour the ASU Biodesign Institute, and visit a local farm where they can see how biotechnology is being used to produce food. Then, you can put your new found knowledge to the test in a multimedia contest that will follow the seminar. If you win the contest (an independent panel of judges will select the winners), you could win a trip abroad to an international biotechnology conference or a $1,500 scholarship.

Arizona Broadcasters Association (ABA) Career Fair
The ABA has partnered with East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) to bring you our annual Broadcasters Career Fair. The day will feature Radio and TV stations and is open to anyone interested in a broadcasting career. Bring your resume. Possible on-the-spot interviews.

Thursday, April 4, 2013
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
EVIT 1601 W. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
Building 2 – Culinary Arts Center

INTERNSHIPS

Spring/Summer 2013 PR Internship Cramer-Krasselt
Cramer-Krasselt Public Relations Internship Program

Position Description
Cramer-Krasselt Public Relations, one of the top public relations agencies in Arizona, is seeking a self-motivated, hard-working candidate for a paid internship. The ideal candidate will have solid AP writing skills and a strong desire to learn in a fast-paced environment.

Among other things, C-K’s public relations internship responsibilities include:

➢Understanding the unique dynamic between client and agency
➢Participating in internal meetings with C-K PR team members
➢Developing press materials, conference reports, meeting agendas, media alerts, news releases, biographies, memos, media pitches and more

➢Distributing news releases and media pitches
➢Conducting research and developing strategic ideas
➢Assisting with and developing social media plans
➢Completing media audits and competitive analysis reports
➢Profiling media contacts and creating media lists
➢Assisting in coordinating press conferences or special events
➢Miscellaneous administrative tasks

For more information or to apply for the internship, please contact:

Shannon Sowby
Cramer-Krasselt Public Relations
Account Supervisor
Office: (602) 417-0672
Fax: (602) 417-9772
E-mail: ssowby@c-k.com

Spring/Summer 2013- Debra Torres Fashion PR

Requirements/Skills:
Public relations interns will be actively enrolled in a university public relations program.
Current students will preferably have at least a sophomore standing. The individual must demonstrate the ability to write interesting and informational articles/posts, possess an understanding of basic media relations skills, have a professional demeanor when interacting with clients, and observe good judgment. A working knowledge of computers is required. WordPress skills are a plus.

The public relations intern will be mentored by the business manager, responsible for all areas of the business. The business manager will guide the intern on all aspects of the role, including writing topics and assignments, database building, and story pitching. Interns will work between 10-15 hours a week. Prior relevant experience is preferred, but not required.

Responsibilities: We are looking for an unpaid intern to work with us primarily on creating content for our blog and on acquiring online and offline press.

The intern will:
• Draft blog posts based on a pre-determined topic. Subject matter will include real weddings (features on our customers), style, new product, culture, and travel. Blog posts will require the inclusion of keywords which will be provided by the business manager.
The intern will learn how to use WordPress and will learn to create SEO-friendly blog posts. The intern will get to use his/her creativity and will be considered a real contributor to our team.

• Use the content from the blog to create smaller Facebook posts for our business page.
The intern will learn how to create content for different mediums.

• Help edit our database of media contacts.
The intern will learn how to fact find and use available resources to locate the right contact at a target media outlet.

• Help create and deliver pitches tailored to individual media outlets.
The intern will learn how to be a resource to the intended target, discover what stories are being worked on at an outlet, and create story ideas/pitches that are current and relevant.

This is a real-world internship that will give the candidate an opportunity to work hands-on and truly add value.

CONTACT: info@debratorres.com

Spring/Summer 2013- Communications/Marketing Internship- Aetna PAID
Req# 11066BR
Primary Location: AZ-Phoenix
Locations: AZ-Phoenix
Percent of Travel Required: 0 – 10%
Potential Telework Position: No
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Pay Opportunity Min $15
Pay Opportunity Max $17

Job Description
This position will be a part of our summer intern program but ideally will start as asoon as possible.
In order to be eligible, candidates must be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program. Graduate students or alumni will not be consdidered.

POSITION SUMMARY
An intern would work with Aetna Medicaid Marketing staff to complete a variety of tasks, including supporting the development and production of communication materials (e.g., publications, marketing materials, ads, speeches, scripts, special events), website development and maintenance, social media content and strategy, desktop publishing support and a range of writing and research projects.

Critical factors for success:
-Approach work in an organized and systematic manner
-Inspire trust by delivering on promises
-Clearly and effectively express ideas both verbally and in writing

EDUCATION
The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a High School diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent experience.

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Functional – Marketing/Communications/1-3 Years
Functional – Communications/Employee communications/1-3 Years
Functional – Marketing/Product development/1-3 Years
Functional – Communications/Member communications/1-3 Years
Functional – Marketing/Direct marketing/1-3 Years

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES
Technical – Desktop Tools/Adobe Acrobat Suite v5/1-3 Years/End User
Technical – Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/1-3 Years/End User
Technical – Desktop Tools/Microsoft PowerPoint/1-3 Years/End User
Technical – Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/1-3 Years/End User
Technical – Desktop Tools/Microsoft SharePoint/1-3 Years/End User

REQUIRED SKILLS
General Business/Communicating for Impact/FOUNDATION
Sales/Knowing Customers/ADVANCED
Leadership/Collaborating for Results/FOUNDATION

DESIRED SKILLS
Technology/Leveraging Technology/FOUNDATION
Leadership/Creating Accountability/FOUNDATION
Sales/Selling Products and Services/FOUNDATION

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
An intern will have the opportunity to gain professional experience, while learning new skills to help make him/her competitive in the job market.

APPLY HERE:
College Intern 11066BR: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25276&siteid=5012&areq=11066BR

CONTACT:
Janee Foss
Communications Business Partner/Interim Head
Aetna Medicaid, Marketing and Communications
FossJ1@aetna.com

Please note that this position is not eligible for benefits. Aetna does not permit the use of tobacco related products or drugs in the workplace.

Spring/Summer 2013- Radio Show
That Real Estate Show at KTAR 92.3 FM seeks an intern to work for the show and also help us with some of the backend databases and social media pertaining to the show on real estate market. It will be an unpaid internship.

Contact: Simba Suwalka
simba@thatrealestateshow.co

Summer 2013- NPR Digital
Want to work on NPR’s cutting-edge digital products? Join the Product Development group in NPR’s Digital Media division.

The product team, a mix of business people and journalists, manages teams of designers and developers in building NPR’s national website, mobile apps, API, digital listening experiences, social-media products, podcasts, newsletters, digital-publishing systems, aggregator partnerships, and more. This internship puts you squarely in the middle of the team, contributing to different projects daily and learning best product-development practices.

Responsibilities:
Assist with research and decision-making on the ever-changing list of projects growing NPR’s digital product line.
Collaborate with designers, user-experience experts, coders, journalists, and business people to pursue new audience opportunities.
Participate in Agile scrum teams and present product directions and decisions to stakeholders.
Perform supporting product tasks as necessary. We’re a small, busy team, and we all pitch in.

Required Skills:
High degree of digital and news fluency
Active user of social media
Terrific communication skills

Before applying, we strongly encourage you to read our Internship FAQ’s at
https://interns-npr.icims.com/jobs/1583/job Please do not apply for more than 3 internships.

Summer 2013- Journalism Internship at Las Vegas-based Magazine
We are growing fast, and are looking for a few good interns to join us. These internships are unpaid but structured to give participants maximum exposure to new media business strategies. This is a rare opportunity to make some amazing connections, potentially prove yourself for a full time job, and definitely get in to some cool parties. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours per week, excellent research and communication skills, and computer proficiency. Most importantly you must have an interest and knowledge of Las Vegas nightlife, fashion and culture, and a positive attitude.

WENDOH Media is looking for a journalism intern who is passionate about writing, editing and researching ideas for future stories. A strong interest in Las Vegas nightlife, fashion and culture is a plus.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
-General office assistance
-Assist with fact-checking and proofreading stories
-Research new story ideas
-Assist in social media execution and strategy
-Post events to the website

Please send a resume and cover letter to interns@wendohmedia.com with “Journalism Intern” in the subject line.

WENDOH MEDIA is a multi-media enterprise owning and operating a number leading lifestyle products and services: VEGAS Seven, SpyOnVegas.com, DailyFiasco.com, VegasPassport.com, Environmental Ink, and Vegas/Rated.

Summer 2013-USA Today Collegiate Correspondent Program
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 summer Collegiate Correspondent Program will be open from March 25 through April 5.

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

Summer 2013- Zynga PR Internship in SF
PAID internship
Duration of Position: 3 months (potentially longer – must be current student)
Work Schedule: Full Time

DESCRIPTION:
If you are currently in school, and are within 2 years of graduating with either a bachelors or masters degree, then you are eligible to apply for one of our Public Relations internships at Zynga. (The fine print: If you have already graduated from your college or university, unfortunately you are not eligible for an internship, but you are invited to apply for one of our Full-time New Grad positions… see our New Grad postings for those details!)

Zynga is looking for a Public Relations Intern to join their growing team! The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments, and posses an understanding of basic media relations skills, an ability to interact professionally with colleagues, and most important, a good attitude when faced with new challenges. We are committed to developing high quality casual and multi player games! Come join us … we’re having a ball!

Responsibilities:
-Draft basic public relations materials including press releases, blog posts, internal employee notes, media alerts, fact sheets, and meeting summaries
-Work with our social media manager to maintain and Zynga’s presence on networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Quora
-Carries out special and media event planning activities and arrangements as outlined by and in conjunction with our PR event coordinators
-Attend and participate in PR team meetings, presentations, and brainstorming sessions as directed.
-Assist with multiple PR projects simultaneously
-Assist with PR initiatives including media outreach and plan development
-Maintain most up-to-date company information and data and ensure accuracy
-Event research and logistical support
-Assist with other marketing and PR projects as needed

The goodies: Yes, our internships are paid! (We knew you were wondering!) And yes, we feed our interns just the same way we feed everyone else – with our gourmet lunches and dinners cooked in-house by our full-time culinary staff! In fact, our interns get a lot of the same perks that our full-timers get! Nothing like jumping right into the action for 12 weeks and being a full-fledged member of one of our studios and teams, huh?!

EXPERIENCE:
Required Skills:
-Currently majoring in PR, Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field
-Past PR intern experience a plus
-Experience handling multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
-Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
-Detail-oriented and deadline driven with excellent written and editorial skills
-Extremely organized and attention to detail necessary; multi-tasking abilities a must
-Knowledge and deep interest in social media
-Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online only here: http://company.zynga.com/careers/north-america/students-new-graduates/internco-op-public-relations-pr-intern-current-students

Email: anichols@zynga.com
Web site: http://company.zynga.com/careers/north-america/students-new-graduates/internco-op-public-relations-pr-intern-current-students

Summer 2013 Internship- PAID
Travel Editorial Internship
Vayable in SF
Salary: Stipend

DESCRIPTION:
We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-starter with exceptional multimedia reporting and communication skills to develop compelling original content for our fast-growing travel startup. We are marketplace for experiences, meaning are a platform that allow people to book experiences from others.

You will source and tell user stories for Vayable. You will be in charge of both telling the stories of our current users as well as acquiring new users who will offer their stories and experiences on Vayable for others to book. You will cover everyone from the foodie-turned-food tour guide in Queens to the rickshaw guide in Cambodia who is now supporting his family giving tours on Vayable.
You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are willing to do what it takes to get the job done, always with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. You have a strong journalistic intuition and a gift for telling compelling stories and making them relevant and tangible to a wide audience.

We require that all interns possess superior communication and organization skills. We are invested in all of our employees and interns and want to make sure you take away from this as much as you’ve put in. Internships at Vayable can lead to future job opportunities at Vayable.

Responsibilities
• Engage our community through compelling storytelling in video, print and still photography
• Build and facilitate Vayable’s professional photo program
• Build and evangelize the company’s branding and market positioning
• Develop and original, journalistic content for listings

EXPERIENCE:Candidates for internship should have a proven aptitude for writing and web journalism skills. Must get school credit.

HOW TO APPLY:Please submit a résumé, 3 clips, and a cover letter that includes a pitch for a story for our website.

Email: internships+marketing@vayable.com
Web site: http://www.vayable.com/

Summer 2013- CNBC Social Media Intern
CNBC is looking for a summer Social Media intern. For a glimpse at the fun you’ll have working with CNBC’s social media team, check out the newscast spoof produced by our 2012 interns. If you’re interested in applying, tweet your application to @CNBCSocial. Be creative, and be sure to tweet in 140 characters or less!

The internship details and job description can be found below. (Note: CNBC’s internships are now paid internships.)

Duties & Responsibilities:
*Assist the social media team with daily updates of various social media feeds and platforms
*Generate new ideas for social media integration across all distribution platforms
*Stay on top of news and trends in social/new media
*Work with social media team on internal education and social media training projects
*General enthusiasm for #social!

Skills & Experience:
*In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution
*Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits)
*Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
*Must be 18 years of age or older
*Experienced on variety of social media platforms, especially Facebook, Twitter, and Storify. Blogging experience a plus.
*HTML experience preferred but not required
*Passion for social media, technology, and media industry trends/news
*Knowledge of markets/economy preferred, but not required

Internship Dates:
May 2013 – August 2013

Still have questions? Email mc.wellons@nbcuni.com.

Summer 2013- Future Tense/Slate Internship- PAID
The online magazine Slate is looking for a Future Tense intern for summer 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, the New America Foundation (a think tank), and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies and their impact on society and public policy. In addition to hosting live events in Washington, Future Tense has a channel on Slate, updated daily, at www.slate.com/futuretense.

The intern will contribute to the Future Tense blog on a regular basis, so an interest in technology and science is a big plus. We cover topics like technology policy, social media, video games, cybersecurity, privacy, and tech culture. We also cover the intersection of science and technology, like geoengineering, synthetic biology, and nanotechnology. We don’t review gadgets, but we do discuss how they change our lives. It’s essential that you be able to write clearly and quickly, with a strong voice.

In addition to contributing to the blog, the intern will help with research for other Future Tense projects. You may also be called on to help us at Future Tense events.

This internship will run 8-10 weeks, and the pay is $400 per week. Please send a cover letter, three clips, and a resume to torie.bosch@slate.com

Fall 2013- Fox Sports Arizona Internship
Currently enrolled Juniors and above are eligible to apply.

Production Internship Mission Statement To provide interns with challenging, real-world experience in the field of sports cable broadcasting. To gain hands-on exposure to studio, field and live event broadcasts as well as pre and post production . To learn how to prepare for a remote sports broadcast while working with staff producers, videographers and talent offering professional mentoring.

Internship Description Learn about the FOX SPORTS ARIZONA production department by observing local sports cable broadcasting. Intern will be exposed to live event broadcasting at local venues, remote truck access and pre and post game production on site and in the field. Work closely with staff professionals while going along on shoots or in the edit booth. Opportunity to shadow key positions of interest and learn the production business of sports cable broadcasting. Paid internship of 12-20 hours per week (depending on semester) at $10 per hour rate.

Intern Experience • Observe/assist producers, talent and videographers on ENG shoots • Observe/shadow crew within production live event television truck • Observe/shadow talent, production assistant, producer, director, videographer, remote crew at live events • Observe/learn basics of non linear Avid editing with staff editors • Learn basic operation of production ENG cameras and lighting • Assist production department with pre and post production needs. • Attend seminars with key staff members offering career guidance and mentoring.

CONTACT: Dave Halpern
dhalpern@foxsports.net

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS
National Press Photographer’s Association (NPPA)
Up to $2000 for students interested n photojournalism. The deadline for entries is April 15, 2013, 12:00 a.m., Eastern Time.

Applicants must:
-•Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies.
•-Provide evidence of an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need.
•-Provide grade point average as an indication that applicant can successfully complete college studies.
-Explain financial need.
•-Use the scholarship at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise, it will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate candidate.
•-A letter of recommendation from your advisor is required. The letter should be emailed directly to the scholarship chairperson.

Details and Application Instructions:
http://nppf.org/nppf-scholarships-grants-and-awards/scholarship-application-instructions/

RTDNA Scholarships

Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship
Louis F. Prato has dedicated more than 30 years to RTDNA and RTDNF. Lou served as secretary of the RTDNF Board of Trustees, and for more than 20 years he was treasurer of the RTDNA Board of Directors.Lou has worked as a news director, a journalism professor, a consultant, and Director of the Penn State All Sports Museum. Lou and his wife Carole live near his alma mater, Penn State University. He is the author of The Penn State Football Encyclopedia.

In recognition of his service to RTDNA and RTDNF, and his commitment to excellence in journalism, the Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship was established in 2001. It is awarded to a journalism student who brings Lou’s journalism values to covering sports.
Deadline May 31, 2013
http://www.rtdna.org/content/lou_carole_prato_sports_reporting_scholarship

Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship
Mike Reynolds, who died in 1988 of a brain tumor at age 45, was assignment editor and then managing editor at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa. Trustees of the fund to honor his memory require applicants for this award to be enrolled in journalism school and have good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

Applicants should list media-related jobs held and contributions made to funding their own education.

The recipient of the Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship will receive $1,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference. Deadline is May 31, 2013.
http://www.rtdna.org/content/mike_reynolds_journalism_scholarship

Presidents Scholarship
Two $1,000 awards given in honor of former RTDNA Presidents Theodore Koop, Bruce Dennis, James McCulla, John Salisbury, Bruce Palmer, Dick Cheverton, Jim Byron, Ben Chatfield and John Hogan.
Deadline May 31, 2013 http://www.rtdna.org/content/presidents_scholarship

Pete Wilson Scholarship
The Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship was established in 2007 by Wilson’s friends and colleagues. The scholarship is granted to an undergraduate or graduate journalism student from the Bay area who shares Wilson’s commitment to ethical, responsible journalism. The 2013 Pete Wilson Scholarship is open to Undergraduates and will alternate each year between undergraduates and graduate applicants. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2013.
http://www.rtdna.org/content/pete_wilson_scholarship

Carole Simpson Scholarship
Carole Simpson is a former member of the Radio Television Digital News Foundation Board of Trustees. She established the Carole Simpson Scholarship to encourage and help minority students overcome hurdles along their career path. Carole Simpson Scholarship winners are working as reporters, producers and anchors in television and radio stations across the country.

Simpson retired from ABC News in 2006 to become Leader-in-Residence at Emerson College’s School of Communications in Boston. In a career of notable firsts, in 1992 Simpson became the first woman and the first African American to moderate a presidential debate. She is completing a book on her 40 years as a pioneering African American woman in the field of journalism. Simpson is a commentator for National Public Radio and a frequent political analyst on “Larry King Live.” In 1996, Simpson receive the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award in recognition of her work to protect First Amendment Freedoms. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2013.
http://www.rtdna.org/content/carole_simpson_scholarship

Ed Bradley Scholarship
In 1994, RTDNF presented the first Ed Bradley Scholarship. Since then, 18 young and aspiring journalists have received the award created by the late CBS News and 60 Minutes correspondent.

Ed Bradley received the Paul White Award from RTDNA in 2000. The Paul White Award recognizes an individual’s lifetime commitment to excellence in journalism. Bradley received the First Amendment Award from RTDNF in 2005 in recognition of his support of the First Amendment rights guaranteed in the Constitution.

http://www.rtdna.org/content/ed_bradley_scholarship

The Abe Schechter Graduate Scholarship

About the Scholarship
Abe Schechter, a true pioneer of radio news, became the first vice president of news for NBC. He began his career in newspapers, then moved to radio. During World War II, he became senior public relations officer for General MacArthur. He eventually returned to NBC where he helped create the Today show. From there, he became part owner of the Mutual Broadcasting System. In the 1960s Schechter founded a PR firm that he and his business partner, former RTDNF Trustee George Glazer, subsequently sold to Hill & Knowlton. Schechter and his wife died in a car accident in 1989, and this $2,000 scholarship was established in his memory. Deadline is May 31, 2013.

http://www.rtdna.org/content/the_abe_schechter_graduate_scholarship

The Nina Scholars
Application deadline April 1

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust is seeking applicants for its scholarship program that brings the dream of a college education to candidates who face many life challenges and are often overlooked by college scholarship programs.

More than a dozen scholarship recipients will comprise the 13th cohort of Nina Scholars at Arizona State University.

There are three targeted populations:
-Adults, ages 25 or older, with dependents.
-College-age youths and adults with physical disabilities.
– Young adults, 18-25 years old, who have been raised in the child welfare system and are responsible for their own financial support.

Over the past 12 years, 299 Arizona students have been selected as Nina Scholars, receiving money for tuition, student fees, books, and a stipend for some living expenses. Scholarship applicants must be planning to attend ASU in the fall.

The Trust provides a full-time Nina Scholar coordinator, who offers guidance and support to the students. Additional mentoring and tutoring services are also available.

Applications are due April 1 for ASU.

For more information about applying to the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program, go to: www.ninapulliamtrust.org/nina-scholars.

Or contact the onsite program coordinator: Jo Ann Lopez_Martinez, joann.martinez@asu.edu, 602-496-1771 at ASU

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
NAHJ offers scholarships for each school year to full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in journalism in English or Spanish-language media, or both. The series of scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 have varying requirements and are open to students attending four-year and community colleges in the Unites States and Puerto Rico. Since 1988, NAHJ has awarded about $1.6 million to more than 650 students.

Remember to be considered for any NAHJ Scholarship, students must be a current member of NAHJ for the 2013 calendar year. To join or renew your membership, click here. the annual dues for students currently are $35.

For scholarship info and application instructions go to:
http://www.nahj12.com/scholarships/

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
NABJ is offering scholarships from $1,500- $2,500
Application Deadline for all Scholarships: March 22, 2013 (5:00 pm EST)

Application Requirements (College Students):
-Must be a current NABJ member ($40/college students; $35/high school students)
-Must be an American or foreign-born student who is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college/university in the U.S.
-Must major in journalism or a communications-related discipline with the interest of pursuing a journalism career
-Must meet the cumulative G.P.A. requirement verified on an official transcript
-Must have at least one year of school remaining at the time of the application submission
-Resume
-Cover Letter (must explain journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need; 500 – 800 words)
-Essay on the specified topic (1,000 – 2,000 words)
-Five (5) Work Samples (articles, video clips, photos, or personal website)
-Three (3) References (must provide contact information. Letters are NOT required.)
-Documents must be a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please save and submit all documents as “Name.Year.TypeofFile” (example: JaneDoe.2013.Resume)

For more info and to apply: http://www.nabj.org/?page=SEEDscholarships

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
The Stanford Chen Internship Fund Grant supports college students needing help to bridge some of the costs that might otherwise keep them from taking an internship and expanding their journalism skills in an internship.

AAJA is now accepting applications for the 2013 Stanford Chen Internship Fund Grant. AAJA will award one or more news internship grant(s) of $1,750, available to current college juniors, seniors and graduate students. The grants are for print, online, broadcast or photography interns at small- to medium-size outlets.

AAJA strongly encourages applications from students who grew up in the Pacific Northwest, are attending college in the region or will intern at media outlets in Washington, Oregon or Idaho.

ELIGIBILITY
-Applicants must have a serious interest 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).

More info and application instructions at
http://www.aaja.org/2013-stanford-chen-internship-fund-grant/

CONTESTS

ASU Photo Contest
The university is holding a student photo competition. There are monetary prizes. Info here: http://studentphotos.asu.edu/

Sustainability
The Walton Sustainability Solutions Festival encourages, rewards, and celebrates inventors, entrepreneurs, designers and creative thinkers who develop solutions to sustainability challenges. Through a partnership with Changemaker Central@ASU and 10,000 solutions we are seeking to reward ideas for solutions that solve a multifaceted sustainability problem that are financially viable. A strong sustainability solution idea submission will illustrate a positive impact on society, the economy and the environment.

Participants can enter their sustainability solution video pitch on 10000solutions.org and enter #showcase in the description. The top five entries will be selected to pitch their idea to a live audience on April 9 where the Walton Sustainability Solutions Festival will award $2500 for first prize, $1500 for second prize, and $1000 for the People’s Choice Award, meaning a single idea could win up to $3,500. All entries must be submitted by midnight on March 31. If you have questions, contact Kelly.R.Saunders@asu.edu.

Entrepreneurship- The Start Up Bowl 2013
I am challenging each of you to become an entrepreneur this spring, regardless of your majors. All of you have an unprecedented opportunity to win up to $20K in grant funding through the first-ever ASU Startup Bowl. Being entrepreneurial is simple. If you and your friends can identify a challenging, widespread problem, hypothesize an innovative solution, and propose how you’ll put that solution into action, you’re well on your way to creating a valuable startup venture.

If you have what it takes to submit an Edson proposal by April 1, not only will you help bring glory and bragging rights to your home college or school, you’ll also be eligible to win the $20K in grant funding, office space, and mentorship for your venture within the Edson program.

This competition is for ALL students, regardless of major and academic level, and ALL types of companies, including for-profits, non-profits, social enterprises, and student startups that are already in existence.

Let’s show them how innovative you all are. Start writing your proposals today. For more information click the link https://studentventures.asu.edu/startup-bowl

Murray Sports Writing Scholarship- $5,000
The Murray Scholar Scholarship Program offers five (5) $5,000 journalism scholarships through a nationwide essay competition, and first and foremost, to those students pursuing a career in sports writing.

An applicant must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of his/her second and/or third year of undergraduate study, achieving junior or senior status for the fall 2013 semester at the University’s School of Journalism, who will graduate in spring of 2014 (or 2015) and not mid-year.

Detailed information about the scholarship, the essay question and the application form can be found in the Student Resource Center on the second floor of The Cronkite School. All materials must be submitted to Cronkite #222 by 4:00 p.m. MST Friday, April 5.

PART-TIME JOBS or VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

NBC Production Assistants Needed in Flagstaff- PAID
NBC is working on a project in Northern Arizona June 16-23. The producer has asked me to find 6-8 production assistants to help with the shoot. You will be paid $150-$200/day. It’s a tricky request because it’s a confidential project. You and the other PA’s will most likely need to be housed in Flagstaff- and then take rental cars or shuttles to the location site north of Flagstaff. NBC will pay for rental car or shuttle service. However, NBC will not pay for lodging. Please let me know if you are interested in this paid opportunity as a PA for NBC. Contact cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by Saturday, March 23.

Research & Marketing Assistant
City of Tempe / Community Services Department-Recreation Services

Opening Date: March 14, 2013
Closing Date: Open until the needs of the City are met
Hourly Wage: $12.00 / Hr.
Work Schedule: Flexible M-F; some evenings/weekends, 19 hrs/wk

This is a temporary non-benefitted position not to exceed 24 months.

Experience & Training:
•Prior experience researching projects & determining feasibility
•Screening, interviewing & recruiting staff desired
•Prepare marketing materials; flyers & brochures
•Proficient in Excel, Publisher and Word desired
•Applicant must have strong communication skills, effective business writing skills, be detail oriented, creative thinker, organized & ability to multi-task.

Essential Job Functions:
•Research national trends & propose new classes to be implemented;
•Monitor instructional classes & do site visits at various locations;
•Manage and send customer surveys – monitor feedback;
•Screen potential applicants and schedule interviews;
•Complete room set ups; setting up tables/chairs & moving equipment;
•Email class rosters to instructors

Applicant Requirement:
•Requires successful completion of selection process, completion of background investigation and verification of identity/work authorization.
•Employment application must be completed in its entirety; an attached resume’ for review is appreciated.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
City of Tempe
Edna Vihel Activities Center
Attn: Carmen Sanchez
3340 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282

For questions, please contact:
Carmen Sanchez / Sr. Recreation Coordinator
Community Interest Programming
Phone: 480-350-5216
Fax: 480-350-5161
TDD: 480-350-8400
Email: Carmen_sanchez@tempe.gov

Documentary Volunteer Opportunity
Cronkite School alumnus Jordan Currier is producing five short films on health in affiliation with the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. The five topics are: Depression, Obesity, Sleep, Sex and Substance Abuse. The target audience is 18-30. Jordan is looking for three students to volunteer as production assistants and bookers of guests. It is a great opportunity to get an on-screen credit and work on long form stories that will be high profile. If interested, please contact Jordan Currier jcurrier@asu.edu

Pat’s Run- Videographers/Editors Volunteers Needed
Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation. Held annually in April at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium, the event attracts more than 35,000 participants, volunteers and spectators from across the country. Together they Run, Walk and Honor Pat’s legacy while raising important funds to support the programs created to pay tribute to his commitment to leadership and service.

The Pat Tillman Foundation is seeking videographers to help us capture images for the 9th Annual Pat’s Run on Saturday, April 20th, 2013. Students would need to supply their own equipment.
Hours: 5:30 am-11:00 am
•Need two students with video equipment to sit in a booth at our Finish Line Expo and capture runner stories and images.
•Need one student roaming the venue and recording corrals and expo.
•Need one student positioned on top of parking structure 7 at ASU for aerial shots.
•Need students for editing video after to help us make a 2 minute promo video for the run.

Please contact Sandy Flynn at sflynn@pattillmanfoundation.org or 480-422-6002 if interested.

Fox Sports- Phoenix Suns Production Volunteer Observation
Fox Sports Arizona will broadcast Phoenix Suns pre- and post-game shows for all road games out of the Sony studio on the 6th floor of the Cronkite School. Fox Sports Arizona has invited two Cronkite students to each broadcast. This is a great opportunity to observe the production and perhaps network with the broadcast professionals.

Please take a look at the remainder of the Suns road schedule and if you want to sign up to observe the production, EMAIL Catalina Monsalve Catalina.Monsalve@asu.edu
with the date you’re interested in:

MARCH
Sat Mar 16 – 4:00 p.m. (Be there by 1:30 p.m.)
Wed Mar 27 – 6:00 p.m. (Be there by 3:30 p.m.)

APRIL
Tue Apr 9- 5:00 p.m. (Be there by 2:30 p.m.)
Wed Apr 10- 5:30 p.m. (Be there by 3:00 p.m.)
Wed Apr 17- 5:00 p.m. (Be there by 2:30 p.m.)

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