Opportunities 10.1.14

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 today. The broadcast event is now closed. However, the PR/Publications/Writing deadline is today.

PR and writing applications
Wednesday October 1
11:59 p.m. PST
The online application is here

The interview days will be on:
Broadcast
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

Resume Workshop
If you want to see samples of resumes for media-related positions (internships or jobs), need questions answered or want to see how to start drafting a resume, please attend one of the following workshops:

Resume Workshop
Friday October 3
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Room #252

Resume Workshop
Saturday October 4
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Room #314

Science Journalist-in-Training Opportunity
The Society for Neuroscience wants to help two outstanding science journalism students attend Neuroscience 2014, the society’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, November 15-19. This is the world’s largest source of emerging news on brain science and health.

This award is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in or have recently completed (within the past calendar year) formal education in:

science or medical journalism
general journalism and can adequately demonstrate the intent to primarily cover science or medicine
a scientific or medical field and can adequately demonstrate the intent to primarily cover science or medicine.

The award will include complimentary meeting registration, four nights’ lodging in Washington, DC, and $750 to help defray the expenses of attending. Additionally, recipients will be assigned a mentor who is an experienced professional journalist covering the annual meeting.

Find out how to apply for the 2014 Science Journalism Student Award.

Applications are due October 10.

Recruiter Visit- Wall Street Journal- New Dates and Times
A recruiter from the Wall Street Journal will be at the Cronkite School to share information about internship and career opportunities with the company.

Information sessions will be held on:

Thursday October 16
12:00 p.m.- 1 p.m.
Room #444

Thursday October 16
5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Room #252

If you would like to attend an info session, please RSVP by October 10 to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

If you are a junior, senior or graduate student and would like to interview for a summer internship with the Wall Street journal recruiter, please send a resume to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by October 10. In-person interviews will take place at the school on October 17 from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. in Cronkite #222.

Recruiter Visit- Gannett
If you are a December 2014 graduate and would like to interview with a Gannett recruiter for full-time positions and/or the Talent Development Program (TDP), please send a resume and links to your portfolio to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by October 13. In-person interviews will take place at the school on:

Publications (USA Today, Arizona Republic and other Gannett properties)
Thursday October 23 from 9:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. in Cronkite #222.

Broadcast (Gannett broadcast properties in Phoenix, Denver, Georgia and other locations)
Friday October 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Cronkite #222.

Dow Jones News Fund Internship
Copy Editing Exam

The DJNF offers several internships in the summer including copy editing, sports copy editing, business reporting/copy editing and digital producing/production. If you’re interested in working a DJNF summer internship in 2015, you must apply here by November 3 and take a copy editing exam.

At the Cronkite School, the exam will be given on:
Wednesday, Oct. 22 1:00 p.m. Room # 375
Saturday, Oct. 25, 10:00 a.m. Room # 375
Please RSVP by October 17

Exam Prep Sessions will be held on:
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cronkite #252
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon Cronkite #256

The session will be led by DJNF alumnus David Gordon, copy editor at The Arizona Republic and faculty associate at the Cronkite School.
Please RSVP by October 4.

INTERNSHIPS

Fall 2014 Public Affairs internship – UA College of Medicine in Phoenix
The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix seeks an intern who is enrolled or recently graduated from a college department of journalism or related field. The intern will assist the associate director of public affairs with execution of communications efforts of college’s programs, faculty, students and events. Skills required include writing features and news releases, collateral material, web content, media pitches and have experience in social media, including use of Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and others. This is a 16-hour a week position.

Secondarily, the intern will assist with the development and updating of contact databases, media reports or other internal communications. The intern may assist the public affairs office with research or other activities as assigned.

Contact:
Al Bravo
Associate Director, Public Affairs
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
550 E. Van Buren St., Room 1372
bravoal@email.arizona.edu

Fall 2014/Spring 2015 internship
Tech-savvy journalism interns needed for energetic print and online magazine source. 15-20 hours per week, telecommuting preferred. Strong writing, editing and computer skills a must, including WordPress experience. Photojournalism experience and camera equipment a plus.

Flexible schedule and self-starter a must. Email kira@fashionphoenix.com to be considered by Oct. 10. Internship available asap.

Fall 2014/Spring 2015 U-Haul International -PR Internship Paid
Under the direction of the Director of External Communications, U-Haul’s looking for an Intern to assist their department in the everyday activities of public relations tasks, mainly writing and producing a large volume of press releases.

-Write, edit, and distribute press releases, feature stories, various promotional and government relations projects
-Interview U-Haul dealers across North America, write press releases accordingly and promote the partnership to local media sources.
-Knowledge of, and ability to, write search engine friendly copy
-Research and provide recommendations for a variety of campaigns relating to the public relations and community relations department
-Ability to take direction and work self-sufficiently on projects and tasks to meet department and business objectives
-Assist the Media and Public Relations department as needed with campaigns or events

-MUST be currently enrolled student in Bachelor’s level degree program of related focus areas: Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, English/Writing.
-Excellent writing skills are a must.
-Basic understanding of search engine optimization (SEO) and social media platforms.
-PLUS if experience with writing or content creation for a company or agency
-Must have 3.0 GPA minimum
-Must be able to give U-Haul 20-25 working hours per week during block of Monday-Friday 8am-5pm time. Flexible around your school schedule

More Info here

Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Video Internship with AZ Highways TV
POSITION OBJECTIVE: To assist the producers of Arizona Highways Television with the organization, preparation and writing of content for the Arizona Highways Television website. In addition, this position will be responsible for social media updates via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other applications. Also assists with other projects as needed by the Arizona Highways Television producers and postproduction supervisor, This is an electronic media sponsorship. Management will assign responsibilities on a regular and/or rotating basis depending upon the need and proven capabilities. We are also looking for a “go-getter” who is a creative thinker to put to write and produce fun YouTube clips, blogs and other resources to populate our web and social media sights. The intern may be assigned to help with any additional projects pertaining to the television show or the Robin Sewell Productions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Coordinate web content with producer and keep informed on stories being covered for Arizona Highways Television. 2. Work with postproduction staff for video uploads. 3. Update Facebook, Twitter and other social media applications periodically throughout the day. Upload photos and video content to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. 4. Work with producers to create “fresh” content for both website and social media applications. 5. Train to function as a web content producer. 6. Personal growth and development. 7. Other duties as assigned. 8. Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures. 9. Work effectively in a team environment. 10. Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management, and clients. 11. Must work hours required. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, 13. Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: • College student with major in electronic media/journalism. • Knowledge of HTML and other standard web based applications. • Possess organizational skills with initiative and the ability to show innovation in problem solving.
• Knowledge of social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine and YouTube. • Proven ability to work rapidly under deadline pressure and meet deadlines. • Capable of handling production details and making decisions with a limited amount of supervision. • Willing to work.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively. • Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. • Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination. • Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion.

Preferred Qualifications, But Not Required:
• Prefer a broad background in all aspects of journalism. Final Cut experience a plus.
Individuals who qualify and are interested should e-mail their resume to Keri Rhinehart, Production Supervisor Arizona Highways Television at keri@azhighwaystv.com.

Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Internship – Local Motors
Local Motors is a technology company that designs, builds, and sell vehicles. We use co-creation and micro-manufacturing to bring products to market at unprecedented speeds. Our global online community is made up of enthusiasts, hobbyist, innovators and professionals. We are designers, engineers, and makers. You might have heard our name in the news in September when we made the world’s first 3D-printed car.

We are looking for interns who thrive in deadline-driven, fast-paced and creative, and collaborative environments. Plus you’ll have the chance to put a hot tech company on your resume — talk about impressive!
Local Motors is one of the largest and most promising companies in Arizona and we’re only getting started. An internship with us could open many doors whether it be a job offer, or making connections in your related field.

Requirements
The ideal intern has his/her own laptop.
his/her own transportation.
strong knowledge of social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, primarily)
great communication skills
strong research skills
additional skills as listed below

Hours & Pay
We are looking for interns who can work 10 to 20 hours a week, and we offer flexible schedules to accommodate school and other commitments. This is a paid internship – $10/hour.

Open Positions
We have a number of internship positions open, starting in January 2015:

Social Media Intern (1 or 2): Conceptualize and write blog posts, social media posts, hashtag research, influencer outreach and engagement, event coverage, SEO understanding, social post writing and scheduling, interacting with Local Motors’ social community and creating microcontent.

Content Strategy Intern (1): Keyword research,basic SEO, link-building, blogging (ghost writing, bylined writing and editing), identifying guest post opportunities, curating content

Public Relations Intern (1): Making email lists, basic PR, directing PR emails, general response emails, media outreach, advisories, press releases, calendar listings, help with open houses (must be willing to work Saturdays), assist with event planning

Journalism/PR Intern (2): Conceptualize and write blog posts, social media posts, email drip campaigns and attend events on behalf of Local Motors and our clients; maintain content calendar

Graphic Design Intern (1 or 2): Creating presentation decks, updating web content, storyboarding, brainstorming campaigns, concepting logos and branding. We need someone who has strong concepting skills and is capable in UX/UI design.

Interested? Contact Noelle Schuck, marketing director
nschuck@localmotors.com

Spring 2015- CBS News, New York or Washington, DC Internship
If you’re interested in an internship with CBS News in New York or Washington, DC for spring 2015, please send an unofficial transcript, cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation (one from a professor and another from an internship supervisor) to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by October 22.

Students who are currently attending an accredited college and have achieved junior status are eligible. Participants must have good computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication abilities and knowledge of current events. A 3.0 GPA or above is recommended. Students must be able to meet the minimum time commitment – full time during the summer months; at least 2 full weekdays in fall/spring.

What might you intern at CBS?
“Evening News” (NY & DC)
A nightly broadcast that covers breaking news reports, features and interviews by CBS News correspondents covering events throughout the world.

“60 Minutes” (NY & DC)
A CBS News magazine with investigative reports and features focusing on people and events in the news and behind the headlines.

“48 Hours”(NY)
A CBS News magazine that goes behind the headlines to investigate — with cutting-edge style and journalistic integrity — baffling crimes, heartless scams and compelling real-life dramas.

“CBS This Morning” (NY & DC)
One of three live national morning shows that reports on a variety of topics including general news, business, consumer affairs, entertainment, health and medical.

Weekend News (NY & DC)
The weekend edition of daily Evening News broadcast. It features reports and interviews by CBS News correspondents covering events, trends, and issues around the world.

“Sunday Morning” (NY)
A weekly broadcast reviewing events of the preceding week, covering the world of fine art, music, nature, sports, science and Americana.

“Face the Nation” (DC)
A weekly broadcast hosted by CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer that discusses current national affairs with the principal newsmaker(s) of the week.

Radio News (NY & DC)
The network radio station with hourly newscasts, instant coverage of breaking stories, special reports, updates, features, customized reports and newsfeed material for 500+ affiliates.

Newspath (NY & DC)
The newsgathering and distribution unit that gathers footage, edits and redistributes video to affiliates about national & international news, weather, sports, health reports, business & consumer news.

Press Office (NY)
The department that handles publicity for all CBS News broadcasts.

Investigative Unit (NY & DC)
The unit that produces hard-hitting, in-depth stories about government waste, homeland security, terrorism, crime, health insurance, medical fraud, etc.

Spring 2015- Phoenix Art Museum Internships
Phoenix Art Museum’s Internship program for the Spring session of 2015. Here are some key details:
·Dates of Spring Session: January 9 to April 3, 2015
·Hours Required: 120 hours total
·Academic Credit Available
·Project-based experience in a professional setting
·Professional Development sessions
·One year Membership to all Interns
·Application Deadline: November 15, 2014
·Apply here

PHOTOGRAPHY
Education: Undergraduate, recent graduate, or Graduate student
Major/area(s) of study: Photography, Studio Art, Photo Journalism, Museum Studies, Art History, Information, Libraries, or Archives. Must have demonstrated experience in taking photographs.
Primary purpose: The photography intern will work with the Visual Resources Coordinator to document the “story” of Phoenix Art Museum. The intern will receive assignments to attend events, programs, or to capture day to day occurrences at the Museum. Assignments will be based on departmental needs and the intern will interact with each department to gain feedback on his/her work. This will require a flexible schedule that will include evenings and weekends. The intern must have his/her own equipment (a digital camera and tripod, at the minimum). The images will be used for promotional and marketing purposes with credit given to the photographer.

Essential functions:
o Complete each assignment and add embedded metadata using Adobe Bridge. The images will then be added to Digital Assets for long-term archival purposes. The intern must report back to the Visual Resource Coordinator/department for a review meeting.

Required:
o Must be extremely detail oriented, self motivated and able to work independently
o Must have a strong eye for design and composition
o Must submit a physical or digital portfolio to apply (links ok)
o Must have weekend and evening flexibility
o Must have strong technical abilities

Preferred:
o Applicant seeking a degree in Studio Art (photography) or Photo Journalism
o Experience with Adobe software, preferably Photoshop and Bridge
o Knowledge of embedded metadata
o Knowledge of archival methods

Hard copies of the Phoenix Art Museum’s internship application are located in the Student Resource Center on the second floor of the Cronkite School.

Spring 2015- Destination I Do Magazine
A student intern with Destination I Do Magazine would assist staff with updating/maintaining online articles and daily blogs. Subject matter includes travel, destination weddings, fashion and beauty. Interns would also help to increase DID’s social media presence on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. Experience in editing, creative writing and graphic design is also available. Unpaid position.

Contact: Courtney Cox
courtney.destinationido@gmail.com

Summer 2015 Publications Internships
Applications for summer internships at most major publications are due in the fall. For many of these internships you must be a junior and above and have previous internship experience. Here is a list of companies and deadlines. Click the link to get more information.

New York Times
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Denver Post
Deadline: Received by October 31, 2014

Dallas Morning News
Deadline: Received by October 31, 2014

Boston Globe
Deadline: Postmarked by November 1, 2014

Washington Post
Deadline: Postmarked by November 7, 2014

The Oregonian
Deadline: November 1, 2014

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Deadline: Postmarked by November 1, 2014

Austin American Statesman
Deadline: Postmarked by November 7, 2014

Orlando Sentinel
Deadline: Received by November 15, 2014

Seattle Times
Deadline: Received by November 15, 2014

Chicago Tribune
Deadline: Received by December 1, 2014

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

Chips Quinn Scholars Program
The Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism offers students hands-on training and mentoring by caring news veterans. More than 1,300 men and women have been named Chips Quinn Scholars since 1991, making it the largest and most enduring diversity initiative of the Newseum Institute.

The program’s aim: Provide training and support that will open doors to news and information careers and bring greater diversity to the newsrooms of the United States.

The program, operated by the Newseum Institute and funded by the Freedom Forum, matches qualified candidates with participating news organizations from across the country for 10- to 12-week paid internships. Selected scholars participate in an intense, one-week orientation/multimedia training workshop at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn., in preparation for their internships. The training in Nashville is paid for by the Newseum Institute.

Internships are currently offered in spring and summer. The annual application deadline is in October. College juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates with majors in journalism or career goals in journalism are eligible to apply.

The program was founded by John C. Quinn, former deputy chairman of the Freedom Forum, and his late wife, Loie, who wanted to honor their son, John “Chips” Quinn Jr., who was an upstate New York newspaper editor when he was killed in an automobile accident. For further information, contact Program Director Karen Catone at kcatone@newseum.org or 202/292-6271.

Application instructions and more here.

Even thought the posted deadline to apply is October 1, the organization will still accept applications until October 12.

Nature Photography Scholarship
You love nature and photography. Nature is important to you and how you see the world. In addition, photography is one way in which you see and share that world with others.

If those things describe you, then apply now for a scholarship that will enable you to join us at the next North American Nature Photography Association annual summit. This is a great time of fellowship with some of the top nature photographers and includes outstanding opportunities to network with peers and professionals, as well as attend workshops and photograph in the field alongside professional photographers and mentors.

Past participants have described their experiences at the NANPA Summit with phrases like inspiring, incredible or even “life-changing”! It truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make personal contacts with the top pros in nature photography as well as editors and other industry leaders. A select group of college students will be awarded this scholarship to participate in the Nineteenth Annual Nature Photography Summit presented by NANPA in San Diego, CA in 2015.

To qualify, you must be at least 19 years of age as of December 31, 2014. You do have to be a full-time college student in an accredited two or four year college, university, trade or vocational school. You don’t have to be an art or photography major. You don’t even have to call yourself a nature photographer, but you will be one when you leave the NANPA Summit! You do have to have a digital camera that accepts interchangeable lenses. Lastly, transportation to and from the conference site is the responsibility of the student. Past winners of NANPA’s High School and College Scholarships are not eligible to apply.

Each college student selected to attend the Annual NANPA Summit will be provided with the following:
-Full Summit registration
-Admission to all Summit keynote presentations and breakout sessions
-Hotel room (shared with another student) at the conference site
-All meals during your stay at the Summit
-Photo field trip led by NANPA pros
-Portfolio review given by a professional stock agent or photo editor
-Opportunity to network with mentors throughout the Summit
-One year NANPA membership

In addition, students will meet each morning for breakfast with a variety of invited guests that include top nature photography pros for one-on-one discussions. Throughout the Summit, students will have the opportunity to brainstorm, critique images and talk with many pros on a variety of subjects.

College Students: This is an opportunity of a lifetime! Don’t miss your chance to attend the 2015 NANPA Annual Summit! If you have any questions, contact the program coordinator, Don Carter. If you would like to speak with some of our past participants, please contact Don Carter for a list of student representatives. They would love to talk with you!

If you are interested in applying for a college scholarship to the NANPA Summit complete the following application sections and submit them no later than November 15, 2014. All applications must be submitted via the NANPA website. Applications cannot be submitted any other way. Prepare all your image submissions BEFORE starting the online application! All images must be submitted electronically. See PHOTO SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS below for details on how the images need to be prepared and submitted.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

After reading the guidelines below, you can access the online application form by going to the bottom of the page and clicking on the button.

To avoid losing valuable information while online, we recommend that applicants first compose and save your answers in an off-line document. Those answers can then be copied and pasted into the appropriate section when completing the online form. Please note that attempting to copy and paste from Word or other full-fledged word processors can introduce formatting errors into the online form, therefore we recommend using NotePad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac) as your source for copying and pasting your answers into the form.

Also, be sure to prepare ALL your photo submissions (described below) BEFORE starting the online application process.

Each applicant must provide personal contact information, list his/her photography equipment, provide a brief biography, discuss the role of photography in future plans and list awards and recognition received for photography. In addition, please explain why you would like to attend the NANPA Summit and how receiving the scholarship would help you to attend.

FIFTEEN (15) PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES

Each applicant must submit 15 photographic images that best demonstrate the diversity of his/her photographic skills and interests. The subject matter may include but is not limited to nature. Each photo should include a title and brief caption (not to exceed 50 words). (We recommend saving this text in a separate document prior to accessing the online application and then copying and pasting the information into the application.)

THEMATIC PHOTO ASSIGNMENT

In addition to the 15 images required above, each applicant must submit a collection of five nature-oriented images that express their interpretation of a single theme or concept of their choosing. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your ability to tell a story with your photography. The images submitted need not be recent photographs, although shooting images specifically for the thematic photo assignment may be your best bet. Please include a thematic introduction of 100 – 250 words for the entire series of five 5 photos. (Once again, we recommend a saved saving this text in a separate document and then copy/pasting into the online application.)

PHOTO SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To submit your photographic images, first complete the text portion of the application. After you click Submit, you will be directed to the photo upload page. The image files must be JPEG (jpg) format, sRGB colorspace, be 1024 pixels on the long side, and 72 dpi. Maximum file size is 500k.

Remember to prepare ALL your images BEFORE starting the online application. You will not have an opportunity to go back and upload them later.

On the upload pages there will be instructions and space to upload your images. For each image click Browse to select the image from your computer, enter (paste) the title, and the brief descriptive paragraph about why the image was made and/or selected for submission. Then click Submit Image to upload each photo. After you have completed all photo entries, click Finalize Submission to complete your application.

If you have difficulty uploading images, please contact Don Carter for assistance. All college student applicants must use this website for their submission. Applications will not be accepted any other way.

LETTER(S) OF RECOMMENDATION

At least one letter of recommendation, but no more than two (2), must be submitted by a professor or teacher, coach, activity leader or other adult who can attest to your qualities and experiences, such as interpersonal skills, willingness to share, sense of responsibility, creative expression, photographic endeavors, and any environmental issue involvement. The contact information (name, address, day & evening telephone #’s, email address) of the student and writer must be included in the recommendation. In the letter of recommendation, make reference to the NANPA Summit College Photography Scholarship. The writer must send the recommendation to the NANPA office by postal service (see addresses below) or email (preferred).

Send recommendation letters:
Via email to Don Carter
— OR —
Don Carter
dcarter353@gmail.com

Grist Fellowship- Paid
The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your knowledge of environmental issues. We’re looking for early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional reporting to multimedia whizbangery. We will offer exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional toothsome fruit leather.

Experience:
We are looking for writers, reporters, and editors, as well as all-stars in areas such as video, social media, data visualization, animation, and multimedia programming. Candidates are most likely college or j-school grads, with some experience in the field.

How To Apply:
http://grist.org/fellowships/

Additional Details
Location: Seattle
Salary: $2250/month
Full Time: January 2015 to July 2015 (six months)
Deadline: Oct. 10, 2014

Human Rights Fellowship- New York or Washington, DC- Paid
Fellows typically work full-time in Human Rights Watch’s New York or Washington, D.C. office or in some instances in another location.

Fellows monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy and media outreach aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations. Past fellows have conducted research and advocacy on numerous different issues in countries all over the world. Recent examples include projects on: police corruption and access to justice in Liberia; accessibility for people with disabilities in Russia; youth in solitary confinement in US prisons; hazardous child labor in artisanal gold mining in Tanzania; police abuse of gay men in Kyrgyzstan.

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must demonstrate a strong background in international human rights and be committed to building a career in human rights. Research experience, including experience conducting interviews, ideally in the context of human rights research, is required. Field experience in human rights work is strongly desirable.

Applicants must have exceptional analytic skills and excellent oral and written communications skills in English. Proficiency in one language in addition to English is strongly desired as is familiarity with countries or regions where serious human rights violations occur.

Applicants should be highly motivated and well-organized; able to work quickly and well under pressure, both independently and as a member of a team; able to juggle multiple tasks; and able to meet tight deadlines. The fellowship year will require creativity, initiative, perseverance, and flexibility while maintaining HRW’s high methodological standards.

Prospective fellows must be recent graduates of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies, or must provide evidence of significant, comparable, relevant work experience. (Please see our Frequently Asked Questions section on our website for the specific requirements of the various fellowships.)
Fellowships begin in September 2015.

How To Apply:
Applicants are responsible for compiling complete application packets which must include the following:
•cover letter
•resume
•two letters of recommendation
•an unedited, unpublished writing sample (no legal briefs, please)
•an official law or graduate school transcript (applicants currently in one-year graduate programs should supply an undergraduate transcript with a list of their graduate school courses)

Complete applications (including transcripts and recommendations) for 2015-2016 fellowships must be received no later than October 15, 2014.

Applications should be sent by e-mail, under single cover (in one email) and preferably as one PDF file (or, at a minimum, as separate PDF files), to fellowship@hrw.org with the name of the fellowship in the subject line.

Applicants must be available for interviews in New York from late November to mid-December 2014. Inquiries may be directed to fellowship@hrw.org. Please see http://www.hrw.org/about/fellowships for more information.

Additional Details
Location: New York, NY
Salary: $55,000
Full time for one year
Deadline:Oct. 15, 2014

IRTS New York Experience- Paid
The deadline for the 2015 IRTS Summer Fellowship Program is approaching. Eligible students have the chance to participate in an exciting media industry internship in New York City that includes travel, accommodations and an allowance!

Students selected for this highly competitive program learn about opportunities throughout the media industry, in addition to interning at a specific company where skills are matched to a corresponding area of our business. Accomplished students from all majors (including math, liberal arts, computer science, business, marketing, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

Deadline is November 2, 2014.

For detailed eligibility information and to download an application learn more here.

Cronkite-Zocalo Fellowship in Santa Monica- Paid
The Cronkite School is accepting applications for student fellowships in sustainability journalism with Zócalo Public Square at ASU’s new Santa Monica., Calif., bureau.

The fellowships will be offered in the spring of 2015 and continue throughout the year, with students working out of the new Cronkite School bureau in Santa Monica during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Fellows will work up to 40 hours a week for $10 an hour, producing content for the Zócalo website and its media partners, and assisting with Zocalo’s public events. Students also may apply to receive Cronkite internship credit for the fellowship. Students will be responsible for arranging their own housing. The Cronkite School will cover the cost of travel to and from Santa Monica.

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 Zocalo contributors (who include journalists, scholars and non-writers), writing and editing articles for the website, working with media syndicate partners, building audiences for journalism and events through social and other media, 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 its media partners 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 spring 2015, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu.

The Association for Women In Sports Media Scholarship
Since 1990, AWSM has placed more than 120 female college students interested in sports media careers in paid internships with employers such as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and some of the country’s most respected daily newspapers.

The winner in the categories of print/online, magazine, broadcast reporting, broadcast production, and public relations will receive a $1,000 scholarship and be placed in a paid internship. Our 2014 interns worked at ESPN, Sports Illustrated, CNN, MLB.com, the Denver Post, the Colorado Springs Gazette, and USA Softball.

Former AWSM interns now work at top media organizations like the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and ESPN.

To apply for the scholarship, click here.

PART-TIME MEDIA or VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Phoenix New Times- Freelance Writers Wanted
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

Arizonalatinos.com
Arizonalatinos.com is seeking a student worker to assist part-time with social media responsibilities and field reporting opportunities. Candidates must have experience with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Applicants will also have the opportunity to report on events around the Valley to provide content for the publication. You will work closely with our editor to supervise duties. This is a part-time paid internship at no more than 15 hours a week. Candidates must have reliable transportation. For any questions and if you would like to apply for this position, e-mail us at arizonalatinos@gmail.com or e-mail Diana@ideazmedia.com

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