Opportunities 1.13.14

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Are you interested in interviewing with local companies for summer and/or fall 2014 internships? If you want to participate in the upcoming internship interview days, please complete an online application. Here is the link to the online application http://tiny.cc/1k5m9w Please submit a copy of your unofficial transcript to Cronkite #222 as well.

Application deadlines:
These deadlines apply to those who want to participate in the upcoming interview day events. Please make note of these application deadlines.
Broadcast internships: February 3
Publications/Writing internships: February 17
Public Relations/Social Media: February 17

Internship Interview Dates
Each semester, Cronkite Career Services hosts three large interview day events. The events will feature 22-30 recruiters each who will be on hand to interview you for summer/fall internships. This semester, all of the events will be held at the AE England Building across the street from the Cronkite School. The dates and times of each event are listed below.

Broadcast Interviews
Friday February 28
1:00- 6:30 p.m.
AE England Building

Publications/Writing Interviews
Friday March 28
1:00- 6:30 p.m.
AE England Building

PR/Social Media Interviews
Friday April 11
1:00- 5:30 p.m.
AE England Building

You must complete an online internship application by the deadline in order to participate in these events.

SPRING 2014 INTERNSHIPS

Donor Network PR and Communications Internship
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN; with previous internship experience
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID ($8/hour)

1. Assist with marketing DonateLifeAZ Donor Registry and Donor Network of Arizona’s Public Education programs to college campuses as well as the general public. 2.Assist with PR and event mailings. 3.Assist with the writing of press releases and other materials delivered to media, as well as distribution of such items. 4. Work with Hispanic media if bilingual. Speaking Spanish not required, but a plus. 5. Assist in coordinating registry drives with local community groups and companies to increase the number of registered organ and tissue donors. 6. Work with media on college campuses to promote DonateLifeAZ Donor Registry in order to increase the number of registered donors. 7. Write for the company newsletter, The Connection. 8. Assist with working on DonateLifeAZ’s social media sites, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. 9. Log newspaper, TV and radio coverage and file clippings. 10. Assist with event set-up and breakdown as needed. 11. Perform other duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

CONTACT: Shannon Spesock
shannon.speshock@dnaz.org
201 W. Coolidge St., Phoenix

Fleurcom Group PR and Communications Internship
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR. + Only
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: Stipend $100/semester

FleurComGroup is a high-energy marketing communications firm. Join our results-driven, upbeat PR team serving clients in the entertainment, special event, culinary arts, consumer product and education fields. Participate in high-profile community events and concert entertainment; work with news media, participate in social media campaigns. Put research skills to work, too! You don’t need professional experience. You DO NEED: • Top skills in news writing & research • Proficiency in social media – Twitter, Facebook and other • To be honest, focused and committed to daily productivity & service excellence • To be eager to learn & contribute in a team environment • To understand importance of seeing a project through – start to finish • To possess a superb can-do attitude;

Cynthia Dunne
cynthia@fleurcomgroup.com
Location: 16491 N. 90th Street, Scottsdale

Heard Museum PR and Communications Internship
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR + ONLY w/previous internship experience
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)

Our interns are responsible for media relations, communications, marketing and advertising strategies for a variety of exhibits, events and focus area projects, all in close consultation with our marketing/public relations staff. Interns work in a team environment, effectively communicating with target audiences to achieve preset goals for the assigned projects.be able to work effectively with staff either independently or as a team member.

Contact: Mark Scarp or Debbie Krol; mscarp@heard.org or dkrol@heard.org
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

SHEKNOWS.COM
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)

Key areas of responsibility include: • Ability to juggle numerous projects at once under deadline pressure • Organization and deadline management skills • Experience or knowledge of Web development: A strong plus • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word • Willingness to have fun: We are a fun staff, and we genuinely love what we do, so charisma, a sense of humor and a thirst for learning new things will help. 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: Renae.Vaules@sheknows.com
16101 N. 82nd Street, Scottsdale

AZ Tech Beat
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled junior; with previous internship
experience
HOURS: Minimum 18 hours/week
TYPE: $500 Month

Interested in the technology sector? AZ Tech Beat is looking for journalists to report about the awesome news in the AZ technology sector. The job Work directly with Editor-in-Chief Write copy for vlogs Interview startups and CEOs Report on breaking news in local and national news Copyediting skills and AP knowledge a must Work in a really cool office – so Google Free lunch two days/week Research to support articles & fact checking Beat on the street vibe Cover events in the tech sector The Qualifications Journalist background Good copy editing skills / AP style WordPress/Photoshop savvy Coachable, bring positive energy to the environment, collaborative style, reliable, organized Execute deliverables under deadline Responsive, and good follow up and interview skills Not afraid to learn something new Must love dogs The Commitment Remote and office 16-20 hours Located in North Scottsdale – Raintree & 101

Please review our online publication before submitting. Send resume and samples of work to editor@aztechbeat.com

Contact: Tishin Donkersley
tishin@aztechbeat.com

AZ Big Media
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Second semester freshman and above
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID

Successful candidate will be working on many of our publications, including Scottsdale Living, AZRE: Commercial Real Estate Magazine, Experience AZ, Arizona Business Magazine and Ranking Arizona. Interns will have the opportunity to write bylined articles for publications, assist editors on projects, fact check, perform data entry, proofread, and assist at one of the many awards shows and expos the company puts on every year. Interns will learn about the overall workings of a publishing company under the tutelage of editors, administrators and art directors. They will also receive regular feedback on their performance and writing. Seeking interns interested in editorial, photo, social media and other areas of publishing.

CONTACT: Amanda Ventura Amanda.ventura@azbigmedia.com
Location: 3101 N. Central Ave. #1070, Phoenix

Cronkite Journal Reporter and Photographer
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Second semester freshman and above
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: STIPEND $300

This internship is for writers and photographers who want a hands-on experience with the Cronkite Journal magazine, a print and online magazine that is the school’s main way of communicating programs and accomplishments to alumni around the world, students, the greater university community, the journalism industry and supporters. We are looking for students (two reporters and one photographer) who can report, write and photograph to Cronkite School standards. The internship is appropriate for public relations and news editorial students. There are no set office hours and no car is required as most assignments take place within the school. You will get assignments and be expected to produce them on deadline. You’ll get one-on-one time with Editor Joe Giordano (stories) or Graphic Designer Linda Davis (photos) to edit and critique your work. You must be able to work independently, meet deadlines and develop multiple sources. Accuracy is a must.

CONTACT: Joe Giordano joe.giordano@asu.edu
Location: Cronkite School

SheKnows.com Web Production and Writing
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID

Key areas of responsibility include: • Ability to juggle numerous projects at once under deadline pressure • Organization and deadline management skills • Experience or knowledge of Web development: A strong plus • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word • Willingness to have fun: We are a fun staff, and we genuinely love what we do, so charisma, a sense of humor and a thirst for learning new things will help. Editorial • Assisting our editorial team with production of new articles • Researching, fact checking, interviewing and copy editing • Brainstorming new ideas and topics to cover, pitching stories • Learn how to upload articles to the SheKnows site using our custom-built online content management system • Learn how to perform day-to-day site maintenance and quality assurance via copy editing and testing • Assist the SheKnows Promotions team with prizing, shipping, and inventory management • Respond to user e-mails in a timely, helpful manner consistent with SheKnows Best Practices • Assist Promotions Coordinators with select ongoing projects, featured contests and seasonal giveaways • Collaborate with the SheKnows Promotions team on new outreach opportunities • Learn how to maintain and execute weekly Promotions initiatives such as keyword, prizing, and contest posting • Assisting in promotion via social media, reader interaction and more!

Contact: Renae.Vaules@sheknows.com
Location: 16101 N. 82nd St., Suite A-1, Scottsdale

Clipped in AZ
Are you into cycling, writing or storytelling? We’re looking for writers, reporters and graphic designers for our online publication that focuses on the cycling world. http://clippedinaz.com

If interested, please contact Sara Muench smuench4@gmail.com

SUMMER 2014 INTERNSHIPS

APS Communications Intern
Arizona Public Service, Arizona’s largest and longest-serving utility company, is seeking dynamic storytellers who can apply their craft to any medium. These summer interns will gain valuable, hands-on experience in each area of communications: media, internal, external and customer communications. The APS corporate communications team provides an excellent environment to hone a wide variety of communications skills. Examples of assignments may include:

Internal Communications
 Write feature articles and covering events for the company’s daily online publication circulated to 7,000 employees. This may include interviewing internal and external clients, and multi-media production such as event photographs and/or video.
 Assist with development of employee campaigns promoting company programs and initiatives
 Support coordination, preparation and day-of duties for internal events and meetings
 Assist with survey development/collection and other tasks related to analysis/measurement projects
Stakeholder Communications
 Work with team to develop and refine messaging around strategic issues (e.g. new power plant, regulatory decision, rate change)
 Draft internal reports, columns for placement in external media and other projects as needed
 Develop social media campaigns and messaging (Facebook, Twitter, blog).Create multimedia materials to support campaigns to investors, regulators and state/community leaders.
Media Communications
 Plan and execute media campaign, including developing the strategy, writing the press release and following up with media outlets
 Assist media team with proactive as well as reactive outreach on issues as they arise
Customer Communications
 Assist all customer communications team members with projects as needed including advertising, literature, bill messaging, sports sponsorships and events.
 Advertising: work with internal clients and external agencies in the development of creative and media plans
 Literature: update existing literature as needed and assist with inventory counts
 Bill Messaging: write articles for monthly newsletter
 Sponsorships and Events: assist with projects as needed including ticket distribution, sponsorship activation, corporate events and community events
Creative Services
 As part of APS’s Corporate Communication group, the Creative Services organization is responsible for conceptualization and execution of brand-oriented deliverables for print, web, video, and presentations that meet APS’s quality growth business objectives. Creative Services also has the responsibility for internal and external brand identity (logo) management and oversight for both APS and its parent company Pinnacle West.
 The selected intern will be responsible for completing assigned tasks in support of the APS Creative Services Team such as:
 Provide creative design and production of graphics for project that may include presentations, print collateral, and video/motion graphics.
 Tailor graphic concepts as appropriate while adhering to APS standards and brand compliance
 Manage video pre and post production of interviews, testimonials, and other communications pieces.

Qualifications:
 Must be currently enrolled FT (minimum of 12 credits a semester) in an accredited college or university in Communications, Journalism, Graphic Design, English or similar degree program. Must have at least 60 credit hours completed.
 Must show ongoing achievement in areas of study and training specific to functional area.
 Academic standing of 3.0 GPA is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and proofreading abilities, knowledge of AP style, ability to interact professionally with internal and external clients, an aptitude for social media and initiative to work independently as well as within a team. Ability to produce video is a plus. Some light travel required.

Comments:
This is a paid internship and selected interns will work full-time from May to August.
Here is an example of a project our summer interns produced in 2011: http://youtu.be/L7cnXRx3kzs

If you would like to learn more about the intern experience at APS, check out this video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3nlZ4aJPv4

Please EMAIL a cover letter that notes what position you are interested in and why you would be a strong candidate for that position, a resume and links to your work samples.
Materials should be sent by January 31 to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu with the subject line, “APS SUMMER INTERNSHIP.” Selected candidates for the APS Communications internships will be interviewed on February 14.

The Cronkite-NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit Summer Internship Program
The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit in San Jose, Calif. is looking for two Walter Cronkite School of Journalism students to intern during the summer of 2014.

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit is the largest local television investigative team in the United States. We are seeking interns interested in pursuing a career in journalism and have already made a steadfast decision to become an investigative journalist.

While on the job, you will have the opportunity to be a part of interviewing, researching, writing and gathering many of the elements required for investigative news. Interns work closely with reporters, producers, editors and photojournalists producing investigative news that holds officials accountable, defends the public and improves life in the Bay Area. Interns work in a hands-on environment during camera shoots, editing sessions, undercover operations, surveillance and editorial meetings. NBC Bay Area is a non-union television station.

To be eligible for the internship, applicants must be enrolled at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and have previous newsroom experience through internships or campus immersion programs. Also, you must meet the NBC Universal internship requirements:

(1) In pursuit of a Bachelor’s or graduate degree at an accredited institution
(2) Current class standing of sophomore (30 credits) and above
(3) Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
(4) Must be at least 18 years old
(5) Authorized to participate in an internship in the U.S.

Are you ready to join The Unit?

Please provide:
·A cover letter explaining why you are interested in being an intern with The Investigative Unit
-Resume
-Up to four examples of published or broadcast work (both investigative and general news gathering)
-Two investigative story ideas and how you might go about doing the story

Note: This is a paid internship with a maximum of 20 hours a week. There could be weekend and evening hours work. Interns are not provided housing and are responsible for finding their own living arrangements. Interns are also responsible for their own transportation to and from work.

Send materials to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 14, 2014. In your subject line use “NBC BAY AREA INVESTIGATIVE.”

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Google Journalism Fellowships
In an effort to help develop the next crop of reporters working to keep the world informed, educated and entertained, we have created the Google Journalism Fellowship. As a company dedicated to making the world’s information easily accessible, Google recognizes that behind many blue links is a journalist and that quality journalism is a key ingredient of a vibrant and functioning society.

The program is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The Fellows will get the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to a variety of organizations — from those that are steeped in investigative journalism to those working for press freedom around the world and to those that are helping the industry figure out its future in the digital age.

There will be a focus on data driven journalism, online free expression and rethinking the business of journalism. The 10-week long Fellowship will open with a week at Google followed by nine weeks at one of the participating organizations.

Participating organizations are based in Berkeley, CA, Columbia, MO, Cambridge, MA, St. Petersburg/Miami, FL, New York, NY, Washington, DC and Boston, MA, Austin, TX.
They include the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project, Poynter, Nieman Journalism Lab, PRI.org, ProPublica, Sunlight Foundation and the Texas Tribune.

More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the Fellows are outlined on the Host Organizations page.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including researching and writing stories, contributing to open source data programs, creating timely data to accurately frame public debates about media in the United States and the world as well as finding new and compelling ways to use data to tell stories.

Who should apply?

We’re looking for students, based in the US, who are passionate about journalism and the role that technology can play in the industry and the pursuit of their craft. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

-Demonstrated or stated commitment to journalism – especially in the fields of data driven journalism or freedom of expression online
-An interest in exploring and creating business models to help the industry in the digital age
-Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
-First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
-Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment
-Applicants with some experience with HTML, Javascript or another web programming language and experience with Microsoft Excel or a database system is an advantage.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $8,000 USD for 10 weeks during the summer of 2014 (June-August) and a travel budget of $1,000 USD.

The Fellowship will start on June 9 2014 with the first week at Google in Mountain View, California. Fellows will join their host organization on June 16 2014 and finish on August 8 2014.

Center For Investigative Reporting (CIR) is a host site for the Google Fellowships. CIR’s opportunity: Data journalism – Working closely with our award-winning team of reporters and editors to acquire and analyze public data for stories using skills such as web scraping, databases and spreadsheets, and statistical analysis.

News applications development – Building interactive applications and data visualizations designed to present data to the public in useful, easy-to-understand ways.
Building open source technologies that help reporters and editors analyze, understand and visualize public data.

More information, including the application form, is here:
http://www.google.com/get/journalismfellowship/index.html

The deadline is Jan. 31.

Zocalo Fellowships in Santa Monica summer and fall 2014
The Cronkite School is accepting applications for student fellowships with Zócalo Public Square at ASU’s new Santa Monica., Calif., bureau.

The fellowships will begin in summer 2014 and continue throughout the year, with students working out of the new Cronkite School bureau in Santa Monica during the fall, spring and summer and semesters. Fellows will work up to 40 hours a week for $10 an hour, producing content for the Zócalo website and assisting with public events. Students also may apply to receive Cronkite internship credit for the fellowship. The Cronkite School will cover the cost of travel to and from Santa Monica. Students will be responsible for arranging their own housing.

Zócalo Public Square, a project of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University, is a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that seeks to engage a new, young and diverse generation in the public square through a blend of live events and humanities journalism. It partners with educational, cultural, and philanthropic institutions to present free, non-partisan public events and conferences in cities across the U.S. and beyond and to publish original daily journalism that is distributed to more than 100 media outlets nationwide.

Fellows may be graduate or undergraduate Cronkite students with an interest in sustainability, energy, the environment and related fields. Duties include generating story ideas, identifying and working with contributing writers, writing and editing articles for the website, and assisting with the planning and execution of public discussions and lectures on current affairs topics. Fellows will work with a small staff of writers and editors who produce new content daily for the website and who solicit contributions from diverse people whose voices would otherwise go unheard. Strong editing skills are a must as are curiosity and energy. The successful applicant will be able to generate story ideas off the news that provide a different perspective on current topics and write and edit for voice.

Some evening work is required. Fellows may have the opportunity to travel to Zócalo events in California and around the country. A car is not required but is suggested. To apply for summer or fall of 2014, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. Please indicate what semester (summer or fall of 2014) you are applying for.

Deadlines
SUMMER: February 7, 2014
FALL: April 4, 2014

For more information about the Zócalo fellowship program, contact Cronkite Associate Dean Kristin Gilger at Kristin.gilger@asu.edu or 602.496.9448.

Broadcast Scholarships- RTDNA
There are several scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students. Deadline to apply is May 2. Do not wait until the last minute to apply or to ask that professor to write you a letter of recommendation. More info on each scholarship at:
http://www.rtdna.org/content/scholarship_info#.UtVZlkJmVG4

CONTESTS

Avnet Green Video Game
This event combines video production skills, environmental awareness and marketing skills. Student teams will create a short video (maximum length 4 minutes) about environmental initiatives at their college designed to promote environmental awareness.

Registration runs January 6-February 28

More details are at http://www.avnettechgames.com/activegame/2379

Adroid App Showdown
This virtual event will provide students with the opportunity to develop a Google Android™ App that will be judged based on a predefined set of criteria. Google’s Android™ operating system and Open API are the latest new technology in this space.

Registration runs January 6-February 14

Full details can be found at http://www.avnettechgames.com/activegame/2366

NBA All Star Game Reporter
This February, the best players in the League head to New Orleans to show their skills to the nation. Kia wants to give you the chance to be there with them. As the Kia All-Star Reporter you’ll enjoy exclusive backstage access to one of the biggest weekends in sports and interview some of the All-Stars themselves. The search is on for an individual who loves to be in front of the camera, can think on their feet and can handle interviewing some of the best players in the NBA.

Submit your entry today – or share this amazing opportunity with someone who would be ideal – and stay tuned as Kia crowns the next Kia All-Star Reporter 2014!

Apply by January 20. http://www.kiaallstar.com/

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