Opportunities 9.14.14


Internship Applications, Deadlines and Events
If you seek a spring 2015 Phoenix-area internship and want to participate in an upcoming internship interview day, please complete an online application. Please don’t wait until the last minute to apply. We have two deadlines- one for broadcast and the other for PR/Publications/Writing:

Broadcast applications
Wednesday September 17 (This Wednesday)
11:59 p.m. PST

PR and writing applications
Wednesday October 1
11:59 p.m. PST

The online application is here

The interview days will be on:

Friday October 17
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Channel 8 Studio A
6th FLoor, Cronkite School

Public Relations/Social Media
Friday November 7
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Channel 8 Studio A
6th FLoor, Cronkite School

Newspaper, Magazine, Digital, Photography
Friday November 21
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Channel 8 Studio A
6th FLoor, Cronkite School

The Pac-12 Network Production Training
The Pac-12 Network will be at ASU on Friday September 26 to conduct training on cameras and to show you inside the production truck. It is open to the first 15 students to RSVP. Here is the schedule:

Friday, September 26, 2014
Training from 8am – 12pm
8am – Tour of the Production Truck (53′ expando trailer)
9am – Building and Operating professional broadcast cameras
10am – Overview of the Pac-12 Networks, positions we hire, etc.
11am – Lunch, open discussion and Questions

Optional- 4pm – WSOC – UCLA @ ASU *Students are welcome to stick around and observe the professional crew during set up and the game.

Students should plan on meeting us at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium (500 East Veterans Way). The truck will park in the parking lot in front of the stadium. Map attached below to help.

Again, the first 15 students to RSVP will be allowed to participate. Send a note to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu and write in the subject line: Pac-12 Production Training

This is a great way to learn about sports production and to network with the pros. You get lunch with it, too!

The NY Times Institute for Journalism Students
A two-week, all-expenses-paid opportunity to work under the supervision of the journalists of The New York Times covering real news in and around Tucson and the border area.

Show off your skills to the nation’s top journalists.Work with top professionals in reporting, copy editing, photography, video, print and web design, graphics and code writing.Learn how to cover a wide range of stories, from breaking news to quirky features to in-depth profiles to long-form enterprise. Share your passion for journalism with fellow students who are equally committed. Make the connections that will help you throughout your career. Join a family of professionals who nurture and support one another.

In odd-numbered years (including 2015) the program is offered to student members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. In even-numbered years (including 2016) the Institute is open to student members of the National Association of Black Journalists and students at historically black colleges and universities.

Students may be in any year in college or in graduate school, and May graduates may apply for the year in which they graduate.

Obtain an application form at www.nytimes-institute.com and fill it out.
Write an essay of no more than 500 words on why you want to be a journalist.
Get a recommendation from a professor, or an editor you have worked for.
Decide what your primary skill is and submit clips or work samples or a portfolio.
Send everything to the address below before the postmark deadline of Nov. 1, 2014.

Applications are in the Student Resource Room on the second floor of the Cronkite School

Free campaign finance workshop sponsored by the Arizona Press Club
Get up to speed on covering state-level campaign finance with a trainer from the National Institute on Money in State Politics and learn how to use their free web tool, followthemoney.org. And meet other journalists from around Arizona.

Training Workshop
» October 4 from 2-3 p.m.
» Ironwood branch of the Phoenix Public Library (4333 E Chandler Blvd., Phoenix), easily accessible from I-10
» The workshop is free, but registration is required. Reserve your spot here.

For more info, visit: www.azpressclub.org.


Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Paid Internship- McMurry/TMG
We would love to welcome a bright, eager ASU student to help with proofreading, editing, writing and research with the Creative team at McMurry/TMG‹a marketing communications and content consulting firm with offices in NY, DC, and right here in north Central Phoenix. 10 to 20 hours a week at $10/hour plus college credit, free coffee and leftovers from meetings. Interested or know someone who might be?

Contact: janice.sweeter@mcmurrytmg.com

Fall 2014 Internship- Junior League Graphics/Editorial Communications Intern
The Junior League of Phoenix is looking for a qualified Editorial/Graphics Intern to assist our Communications & Marketing (C&M) Team! The C&M Team’s strategic goal is to increase brand awareness of the JLP. The team manages all external and internal communications activities of the JLP and seeks an intern who can participate in various stages of communications and marketing, including work on JLP’s Valley Impact Magazine.
The intern should be prepared to work independently in a deadline-driven environment. He/she will work predominantly on the design and production of JLP’s Valley Impact Magazine. The magazine, published twice a year, reaches out to over 1,000 members and subscribers who are supporters of the JLP. The intern will also participate in internal and external communication campaigns for various activities of the JLP on an as-needed basis. He/she will finish the internship with a magazine product for his/her portfolio and will have gained broad experience in various aspects of communications and marketing for a non-profit organization.

The JLP offers a stipend at the successful completion of the internship.

–Undergraduate student in the Phoenix metro area
–Strong graphic and editorial experience
–Must have access to and experience in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly to InDesign and Photoshop
–Excellent verbal and written communications skills
–Knowledge in Web and social media, a plus
–Ability to work independently

The Junior League of Phoenix, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization comprised of almost 1,000 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the Valley of the Sun through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, JLP has invested millions in the community and contributes over 75,000 volunteer hours annually. Current league programs are structured around the JLP’s focus area of “Building a Healthy Arizona.” For more information about The Junior League of Phoenix, please visit http://www.jlp.org or email jlp.news@jlp.org.

Key Objectives/Outcomes:
Upon completion of the internship, he/she will understand the dynamics behind communications marketing for a non-profit organization. The intern will be able to:
–Describe the organization of the Junior League of Phoenix and its main activities/events that will occur over the course of their internship in Fall 2014;
–Formulate a production and design plan for the Junior League of Phoenix’s Valley Impact Magazine;
–Participate and facilitate in editorial discussions for timely and relevant articles that will be published in the Valley Impact Magazine;
–Participate and facilitate in marketing campaigns for internal and external Junior League of Phoenix activities;
–And strengthen his/her skills in graphic and layout design in a real-world environment for a non-profit organization.
Specific Projects:
–Collaborate with the Communications & Marketing Team on the editorial content for the Fall 2014 issue of JLP’s Valley Impact Magazine
–Take ownership of the design for the Fall 2014 issue of JLP’s Valley Impact Magazine, conforming to any established design style guidelines of previously published magazines
–Assist in the creation of graphics for advertising campaigns for JLP events and activities, as needed
–Researching and writing content for JLP’s social media networks, like Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, as needed
–Expected commitment of 10 hours/week; flexible schedule and hours and must be accessible and available via email and phone

Requested Documents:
Requested documents:
–Cover Letter (please direct it to Kelly Kaysonepheth at jlp.news@jlp.org)
–Design samples (minimum 3)
–2 references

Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Intern
Find Your Influence (FYI) is the cutting edge Influencer Marketing tool providing national advertisers and small businesses the ability to promote their product or service through high-reach bloggers, as well as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube influencers. Within one interface, advertisers can connect with digital influencers, create content, manage payments and track results. Influencer Marketing has been regularly mentioned in the trades as a must strategy for Marketers in 2014 and Find Your Influence has created a tool to help marketers easily incorporate this into their strategy.

By offering our self-service solution to create influencer campaigns, advertisers and small businesses can take advantage of this powerful digital vehicle.

Job Description
Find Your Influence is currently looking for a talented, hardworking intern to join our team in Scottsdale, Arizona.

•Identify qualifying online influencers across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Blogs
•Track and organize new blogs and social accounts for recruitment
•Use Google and Social media channels to identify niche influencers
•Recruit new influencers via email or social media message center
•Research influencers that are currently doing sponsored content and keep an ongoing list
•Categorize Each Influencer in the platform based on content topic
•Create lists of potential advertisers using Thelist.com and Hoovers


•An entrepreneurial spirit, self-motivated, confident, quick learner, with an excellent work ethic
•A passion for marketing or communications, specifically in online advertising/influencer marketing and social media
•An outgoing, hardworking and positive personality
•A desire to be a long term dedicated contributor for an early phase startup, who is growing at a fast rate
•Understanding of how to navigate and use, including but not limited to blog site URL, Twitter handle, Facebook account, Instagram and Google+

Contact” Jamie Reardon

Fall 2014- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tempe Campus
We are looking for interns at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for marketing and communications for the fall:

Content writer: The student intern would work closely with our marketing team to create content such as press releases, ASU News stories, human interest stories, magazine stories and social media posts on students in our college.
Video intern: The student intern would work closely with our marketing team to gain experience in filming and editing short videos for social media, especially interviews with students or potentially a package to post about a program.
Graphic designer: The student intern would work closely with our marketing team create graphics for our social media pages and various electronic publications such as emails sent to admitted students before they enroll in ASU.

Contact: Sarah Muench
Manager, Interactive Marketing and Communications
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Fall 2014- Twist Agency
Are you obsessed with finding and sharing stories online? Do your friends look to you on Facebook and Instagram for the latest trends, ideas, and online memes? Twist Agency, an out-of-the-box, refreshingly creative company, is looking to hire 2 interns with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, with strong emphasis on social media platforms.

Research and create content specific to the industry
Monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social networks
Online outreach and promotion using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.
Keyword analysis
Photography for content support (using a smartphone)
Video editing skills a plus
What You Will Learn:
How to create a long term social media plan and marketing calendar and preschedule using Hootsuite
Relationship building with an online community by maintaining Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other media accounts.
How to track social media analytics using HootSuite and other software, and report results and new ideas to our marketing team.
Create compelling content that will be shared by influencers.

The ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and can’t leave without making a few friends. Someone who is obsessed with social media and is creative and thoughtful when interacting with online communities and building relationships.

Students applying for this internship should be Marketing, Business or Journalism majors, with at least 1 year of experience on the Web and a solid understanding of social media marketing.

Cara McGinnis

Fall 2014 – Development (Fundraising) Intern and Events and Operations Support- Paid
The TGen Foundation has an exciting fundraising internship that will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work with the Foundation team on projects that will directly impact donors and engage volunteers. The TGen Foundation is seeking an outgoing, organized Development (Fundraising) Intern to assist the team with fundraising efforts in a variety of event and office based tasks including event management, communications and marketing, grant identification and submission, written solicitations, and research of prospective donors.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Work with the fundraising team to develop appropriate strategies and timelines to increase event participation and improved fundraising results.
•Assist in making logistical arrangements for events, preparing progress reports as necessary, and creating collateral materials for all phases of volunteer driven events including invitations, web content, press releases, sponsorship materials, and other documents as needed. Experience in graphic design a plus.
•Support the online communication of the event through the website, email, blogs and social media.
•Assist in entering data into Raiser’s Edge.
•Maintain a calendar of events.
•Identify best practices among other nonprofit organizations.
•General office support including copying, filing and other project as assigned.

Skill and Qualifications:
•A committed and enthusiastic individual willing to work in all areas of fundraising and marketing.
•Strong planning, organization and time management skills.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Highly organized with the tenacity to complete challenging projects.
•Enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude.
•A good knowledge of PC packages, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Prefer experience using Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other graphic design software programs.
•Minimum commitment of 12 hours a week during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
•Available to occasionally work evenings and weekends.

Please submit your resume to Kristen Elnicky via email at kelnicky@tgen.org

Summer 2015 Internships

Major out-of-state publications deadlines

Summer 2015- Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Morning News has the following internships: reporting, website, copy editing, photography,graphic art and interactive website. Applications must be received by October 31, 2014.
The full descriptions and application instructions can be found here.

Summer 2015 Internship- The Denver Post
Interns work in several parts of the newsroom — as news or features reporters, online producers, photographers or graphic artists or designers. Denver Post interns are paid about $517 per week (housing and transportation to Denver are not included).

Materials must be received by 10/31/2014. Application instructions are here

Dow Jones News Fund Summer Internship Programs

The Dow Jones News Fund offers four summer internship programs, in partnership with a variety of media companies, to college juniors, seniors and graduate students interested in pursuing journalism careers. Students returning to school after their internships are eligible for $1,000 scholarships.

November 1 is the deadline to apply for these paid jobs. Applicants must register as “Intern Applicants” to receive passwords and apply on the web at https://www.newsfund.org. A one-hour test is also required.

Students may apply for all of the programs simultaneously.
The Business Reporting Internship Program matches students with newspapers, web sites and news services where they report and write business news.
The Digital Program provides summer jobs at news organizations preparing content for websites and other media.
The News Editing Program assigns students to news organizations as copy editors writing headlines, editing copy and designing pages.
The Sports Editing Program places students on sports copy desks at media companies.

Learn more about the DJNF summer internship program here

Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Star Tribune Media Company is the upper Midwest’s largest source of news and information, delivering more of what matters to Minnesota all day, every day. In the 16th-largest U.S. market Star Tribune reaches more consumers than any other media brand, with the country’s 5th-largest Sunday newspaper, the most-visited local website, numerous mobile and tablet apps, and a portfolio of print and digital products. In 2013 the company was recognized with two Pulitzer Prizes as well as the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce “Best in Business” award. The Star Tribune newsroom offers one of the best summer internship programs available in our industry. We select at least 10 candidates for paid 10-week internships each summer. The program targets college and graduate students interested in pursuing careers as reporters, copy editors/multiplatform editors, designers, photographers and multimedia producers.

Interns are paid the same as a first-year professional, which is $706 a week for the summer of 2015.
This opportunity allows students to get real-world experience in a major daily news environment. It can also help with future employment prospects. Over the years, we have hired several of our summer interns into professional-level jobs.

Our interns are assigned mentors, in addition to supervisors.
Senior writers and editors hold weekly brownbag lunches to speak with interns about building key skills.

Most successful applicants have:
-completed their junior year in college
-worked for a college news outlet AND interned with at least one other professional daily news organization.

We’re looking for budding journalists who’ve demonstrated they’re ready to make the most of this opportunity. While we would never say never, the odds of your landing one of our internship spots are not very good if you’ve never interned at a professional newspaper, news magazine or website. (Note: We tend to shy away from December grads because they typically find work by the time the summer rolls around.)
How to apply:

Your online application must be uploaded or postmarked by Nov. 1, 2014 for the 2015 Summer Internship. Any supplemental materials, such as a CD with photos or page designs, also must be postmarked by Nov. 1. We have slightly different requirements for each craft area: reporting, copy editing/multiplatform editing, design, photography and multimedia.

You can learn more about those requirements and apply online here

Call Duchesne Drew at 612-673-7111 or email him at ddrew@startribune.com. Or Call Neal Justin at 612-673-7431 or email him at njustin@startribune.com.

Summer 2015 Internship- The Oregonian
Oregonian Media Group offers a 10-week summer intern program for college students who wish to work as multimedia journalists in The Oregonian newsroom. We’re looking for primarily upperclassmen with previous internship experience who want to work in a digital-first environment doing smart stories for readers of OregonLive.com online and The Oregonian in print. We want critical thinkers, students who have portfolios that show ambition and skill across platforms, reporters and photographers who want to make a difference with readers – however those readers find us. If selected, you will be assigned to a team for the summer, paired with a staff mentor and provided opportunities to learn from experienced journalists through group discussions with other interns. Students who have spent their summers with us have found the experience valuable, both in terms of the broad digital thinking they’re immersed in and the opportunities they’ve been given to pursue all kinds of stories of all kinds of depth. In short: You won’t be treated like an intern.

The deadline to apply for Summer 2015 is Nov. 1. You may upload a cover letter, resume and clips (or include a link to those materials) to https://oregonian.wufoo.com/forms/oregonian-2015-internship-application/

Summer 2015- The Washington Post

The Washington Post offers the following summer internships: reporting, visual journalism, developer journalism, copy editing, multi-platform producing, news designing and social media producing.

The deadline is November 7, 2014.

To learn about the summer internship opportunities at the Washington Post, click here.

Summer 2015- The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times offers paid summer internships to outstanding students pursuing a career in journalism. For 10 weeks, interns work on varied assignments and attend weekly training sessions with members of a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff. Interns receive a skill-development plan and work with a staff mentor to achieve it.

Internships are open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students attending a four-year college or university. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to print and online journalism. At least one previous internship at a daily news organization is preferred, and multimedia experience is a plus.

We post available internships on our employment website on Oct. 1 for the following summer. The application deadline is Nov. 15.

Summer 2015- The Austin American Statesman
What about Austin?
The Capital of Texas is a dynamic and rapidly growing high-tech city, featuring the 52,000-student University of Texas, the State Capitol and a thriving live music industry. It has the cultural amenities of a college town, unique outdoor attractions and world class entertainment and sporting events year-round. Best of all, it’s a great news town.

What about your intern programs?
During the fall and spring semesters, we select as many as 8 part-time interns, and, during the summer, we have 4 full-time interns. All internships are designed for college students pursuing a career in journalism.

Summer interns: From a nationwide pool of candidates, we select four full-time interns seeking front-line experience in news, business, features and sports reporting, still and video photography and online content editing. Our program pays $450 a week for 11 weeks, and we provide housing at St. Edward’s University near the newspaper.

What do interns do?
The same work as full-time journalists here. Our objective is to help interns grow with challenging assignments. In other words, you won’t spend your time writing police briefs, taking mug shots and running errands. Last summer, one intern finished with three dozen bylines, three-quarters of which were on the front page or the Metro cover.

Who can apply?
Undergraduate and graduate college students. You don’t have to be a journalism or communications major, but college newspaper experience or a previous internship is a plus. We look for a good academic record, a strong desire to be a journalist, and work samples that show talent and promise. Interns are required to have a valid driver’s license, transportation and proof of insurance. Our interns have come from all over the country.

How do I apply?
Send an application packet that includes a cover letter, a resume, a 2-3 page autobiography and an appropriate sampling of your work. The cover letter should say what the applicant is most interested in doing (i.e. local news reporting). The application should include the names of at least two references with phone numbers.

When are applications due?
The application deadline for Summer 2015 interns is November 7, 2014. The applications may be sent via email or standard mail. A standard post mark of November 7 will work. Send your application packet to:

Jason Jarrett, sports editor, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78704. E-mail: jjarrett@statesman.com

Orlando Sentinel
An internship at the Orlando Sentinel will take you into the heart of the ultimate journalism class: a digital newsroom where journalists gather information in one of America’s newsiest metropolitan areas, then present it online and in print.

The Sentinel will offer paid internships during the summer of 2015 in reporting, videography/photography and multimedia production. The Sentinel’s annual sports internship is offered in the fall, coinciding with football season.

Candidates must have completed basic skills courses. Professional experience through an internship or stringing is preferred, though students whose experience is limited to campus media also will be considered.

Students interning as reporters or photographers must have the use of a car (the Sentinel will reimburse for mileage, tolls and parking), and photographers must have their own equipment.

The application deadline for summer 2015 is Nov. 15, 2014. Applicants for the fall 2015 sports reporting internship should apply by March 1, 2015. Students selected will work full time for 10 weeks at minimum wage.

To apply, please assemble a packet that includes:
A letter describing your background, career goals and internship objectives. A resume with journalism-related references. At least seven clips. Photography candidates should submit a CD or DVD, viewable on both Mac and PC, containing single pictures, a photo story and multimedia.

Please apply by mail to: Newsroom Internship Coordinator, Orlando Sentinel, 633 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801.

Orange County Register
College internships for journalists
The Orange County Register will offer three dozen college internships at the Orange County Register in 2015. Generally, applicants should be juniors or seniors at four-year universities, graduate students, or recent graduates whose career aspirations are committed to journalism.

We’re looking for reporters, photographers, page designers, copy editors, graphics artists, and journalists with Web, multimedia, social media, and broadcast skills. Verbal fluency in a second language – especially Spanish or Vietnamese – is a valued skill given Orange County’s diversity. From each pool of candidates, we will select the interns whose skills and experiences best match our needs.

Summer: 8 internships. 400 hours over 10 weeks

Submit cover letter, describing what you would bring to the internship and what you hope to learn from the experience. Provide unofficial college transcripts, a resume and two recommendation letters. Reporters should provide up to 10 published articles (working links are OK), including multimedia. Photographers should submit as many as 25 images and may add video and multimedia on CDs or through links. Designers and graphic artists should submit portfolios of up to 20 images on CDs or through links. Copy-editing candidates must take an editing test.

Dec. 15, 2014

Email: bdiepenbrock@ocregister.com or snail mail to: Orange County Register Internship Program, c/o Bill Diepenbrock, P.O. Box 11626, Santa Ana, CA 92711.
Register internships pay $9.50/hour.


CollegeSocial.com- volunteer writers needed
This digital media publication is dedicated to publishing collegiate lifestyle and entertainment content. The site is currently undergoing a complete remodel and if all goes accordingly, the new site will be up and running by the end of September with a new title, Revel U. Aside from having a National Edition the site also has sections dedicated to publishing local news at individual colleges and universities.

Highlights of job description:
-Only requires 2-5 hours a week
-Team will work and communicate primarily online
-All writers are required to meet deadlines and write and submit one article a week
-Writers will create socially engaging posts and write in various editorial styles
-Encouraged article styles/formats include listicles, immersion journalism, and beat reporting (Think Buzzfeed and Vice Magazine)
-Writers will work with managing editor to craft angles, headlines, and article topics
-Lots of opportunities to attend ASU and Tempe/Phoenix events

All ASU English, creative writing, and journalism majors, or students interested in writing and publishing are welcome to become part of my team.

Students interested in this opportunity should contact me at Sydlie@gmail.com and submit TWO writing samples. No resume or cover letter is necessary.

Freelance Writers Wanted- Uptick Newswire
Uptick Newswire is looking for Free Lance Writers to join our writing team! Uptick Newswire is the first Micro-cap Newswire Platform in the country and we want to extend a hand and give a few students the chance to exploit their talents and gain some field experience for future resumes.

The position entails:
-Interviewing CEO’s of publicly traded company’s
-Getting their story and writing it in a press release format
-Company pay is $50 per story of 300-400 words
-Working at home or at school makes the acclimation to the company more comfortable
-To apply you must be a Junior, Senior or Grad student

If you are interested in the position please contact Brittney Lewellen, Media Relations Director at Uptick Newswire, for a phone evaluation to be considered on joining the team! I look forward to speaking with you!

Brittney Lewellen
Media Relations Director
Uptick Newswire
10000 31st Avenue Ste. C-105
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Direct Line: 480-207-2734 Ext. 301
Office Line: 602-441-3474

Phoenix New Times Needs Writers
Chow Bella, Phoenix New Times’ award winning food blog (phxfood.com) is looking for freelance writers. Interested? Take a look at Chow Bella and write to us and tell us why you should be working with us. Please include a resume and links to published work. Send to Amy Silverman at amy.silverman@newtimes.com


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