Registration of Internships- Spring Semester
If you have secured an internship for the spring ’15 semester and would like to receive credit for it, you will need to enroll in either MCO 294 (one credit) or JMC 484 (3 credits) by January 16. For JMC 484 credit, you must have already completed certain prerequisite classes.
Please contact Joanna Alvillar at firstname.lastname@example.org asap to take care of registering for your internship.
Summer and/or Fall 2015 Internship Information For Internship Interview Days
Are you interested in participating in the upcoming internship interview days that feature local companies? If so, please complete an online application.
There are two application deadlines:
Broadcast and PR Internship Application Deadline
Publications Internship Application Deadline
Cannes Film Festival Student Programs Info Session
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~ CANNES LIONS INTENSIVE~
(ADVERTISING, BRANDING & DESIGN)
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(FILM & TV)
The American Pavilion Worldwide Student Program at the Cannes International Film Festival
Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes, The Cannes Lions Intensive at the International Festival of Creativity, The L.A. Intensive
Informational Presentation at
Arizona State University
12:30 pm on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Tempe Campus, BAC 323
Cronkite School Study Abroad Programs
Social Media Across Cultures: The European Perspective
Your chance to be a foreign correspondent – pick your beat, shoot, blog and tweet! Ready for a European adventure of a lifetime that offers media education coupled with a rich cultural experience? We’ll travel to three of Europe’s media capitals. You’ll meet new friends. We’ll go inside more than a dozen global news and public relations companies. Visits include the BBC and The Guardian in London, top-tier firms in Milan and German broadcasters.
Courses: MCO 498/591
Program and tuition: $6,980
Trip length: May 30 – June 20, 2015
Application deadline: March 1, 2015
Strategic Media and Political Communication in China
This two week, three-credit summer program to Beijing and Shanghai provides students an invaluable opportunity to examine journalism practices and political communication in China. This study abroad program includes tours of some of China’s largest and most successful media organizations,including Reference News, country’s largest newspaper; Xinhua News Agency, the official government news agency; Global Times, a leading successful market-oriented newspaper; BlueFocus, the largest public relations agency in China; and the State Council Information Office, the country’s media governing body.
Students will participate in joint lectures, seminars and group discussions with Chinese journalism students at two of the country’s elite programs — the Journalism School at Tsinghua University in Beijing and School of Journalism at Fudan University in Shanghai. In Shanghai, students will visit China’s second tallest TV tower Oriental Pearl Tower; the PR headquarters of Hill+Knowlton Strategies; and China’s largest news magazine Oriental Outlook Weekly. There also will be visits to cultural attractions such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
Courses: MCO 494/598
Program and tuition: $3,580*
Trip length: May 17-31, 2015
Application deadline: March 1, 2015
Instructor: Dr. Xu Wu
602.496. 8248 • email@example.com
This program is open to students from any discipline. It is open to undergraduates, graduate students and honors students. * The program fee for summer 2015 will include ASU tuition,accommodation, internal flight within China, course-sponsored field trips, books, health insurance and admission to cultural events. Not included: ASU student fees, international airfare, passport and visa fees, most food, independent travel and miscellaneous items.
Spring 2015 Digital News Intern, Arizona Education News Service- PAID
Rate of pay: $12/hour
Hours per week: 10-15
Deadline to apply: January 19
The Arizona Education News Service www.azednews.com, an online source for statewide education news operated by the Arizona School Boards Association, a private, non-profit organization, is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in journalism or mass communications as a digital news intern.
The digital news intern will work approximately 10-15 hours per week reporting to the director of the Arizona Education News Service and under the direct supervision of its lead reporter. Upon successful completion of the internship, a paid summer position may be offered.
The intern will be responsible for:
·Compiling and updating the AZEdNews.com website with state and national education news headlines and timely, essential data and reports.
·Choosing and editing photos, infographics and videos to accompany stories reported by the AZEdNews staff for the website, in the e-weekly publication and on social media.
·Assisting with search engine optimization.
·Selecting, rewriting and doing additional reporting on Stories by You submissions to prepare them for final publication.
·Other duties as assigned.
The intern will have the opportunity to:
Report stories on the educational progress of students in the state, innovative teaching and leadership practices that produce results, and legislative, legal and policy issues and action related to K-12 education in Arizona.
Email a letter of interest, resume, and three to five writing samples to Tracey Benson, associate executive director of the Arizona School Boards Association (www.azsba.org), at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 19,2015 An in-person interview and professional or faculty recommendation will be required of all finalists for this position.
Tracey Benson | Associate Executive Director
Arizona School Boards Association
o: 602.254.1100 | 800.238.4701 | c: 602.571.4233
Spring 2015- Planned Parenthood Communications Internship- UNPAID
The Communications and Marketing Department is looking for an enthusiastic, self-starter who would like a semester-long internship that will result in materials for his or her portfolio. Be at the table and be involved in helping to development, organize and evaluate public relations and marketing campaigns for our health services, advocacy, and education. Duties also include the opportunity to assist in the maintenance of files and relevant research necessary for communications and marketing initiatives on which the student is working. This is an unpaid internship position for an individual interested in gaining valuable marketing and/or public relations experience for the duration of one semester.
Location and Reporting Assignment
The Communications and Marketing Intern will report directly to the Director of Communications and Marketing, who will provide supervision, direction and feedback as necessary. The intern in this position will work an agreed-upon portion of time (six to ten hours each week, preferably two to three days each week), as the intern’s schedule permits, from the Planned Parenthood administrative offices in Phoenix. The intern’s time in the office will occur within the organization’s regular office hours of Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Communications and Marketing Intern will have some of the following responsibilities in their position as they relate to his or her internship plan, with the purpose of helping to fulfill skill and experience requirements for his or her course of study:
•Assist with the development, organization, maintenance and implementation of public relations campaigns and their collateral materials;
•Provide assistance with media relations;
•Assist with social media communications;
•Assist with the evaluation of public relations and marketing campaigns;
•Assist with other relevant duties.
Qualifications for the volunteer position of Communications and Marketing Intern include:
•Education in communications, marketing, and/or public relations;
•Currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited institution;
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and social media applications;
•High level of attention to detail and ability to work with minimal supervision;
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
•Interest in and sensitivity to diverse ethnic, cultural and religious groups;
•Commitment to Planned Parenthood’s mission and support of pro-choice values;
•Bi-lingual preferred, but not required.
Internship Course Credit
The hours from this internship can be used to apply to required internship course credit for students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, with majors in Journalism or Public Relations. Please inform the Director of Communications and Marketing regarding current enrollment for internship course credit to ensure all requirements are met during the semester.
The Communications and Marketing Intern will work closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing to develop, organize, and maintain various marketing campaigns and materials.
Deadlines for individual projects will be provided, and communication can be established via in-person conferences, email and/or telephone calls.
Weekly hours to accommodate an individual schedule may be arranged with the Director of Communications and Marketing. Adjustments to the schedule may be made as necessary.
The Communications and Marketing Intern will gain highly marketable public relations and marketing experience in a professional, progressive atmosphere. As an intern with Planned Parenthood, the Communications and Marketing Intern is eligible for reduced ticket prices to agency events and entry to all volunteer specific meetings and trainings, as schedule permits, with permission from the Director of Communications and Marketing.
Spring 2015- Local Boutique PR Agency
Local boutique PR agency looking for an intern to bring their creativity, enthusiasm and social media proficiency to assist with a variety of projects. Tasks will include media advisory list updates, research for story pitching, writing press releases and calendar advisories, submitting posts for event calendars and social media. Added bonus if you can use your creativity and writing to do website updates in WordPress.
Must have good computer and reliable transportation. 10-20 hours per week.
The work environment is at my home based office in the area of 44th St. & Camelback. Must love pets, I have a dog and two cats.
Spring 2015- Arizona Science Center PR and Events Planning Internship
Arizona Science Center will work with interns to create a schedule that fits the needs of both the student and the department. Schedule is flexible, but interns must be available during week days. Interns will be a part of the street team for Super Bowl week.
•Distribute rack cards and info to the concierge desk to Downtown hotels (Palomar, Hyatt, Sheraton)
•Assist with the events – calls, emails back, going to get prizes from partners, research etc.
•Assist with weekend media segments
•Update promotional calendar
•Complete production sheets
•Media calendar listings
•Drafting press releases and media alerts
•Updating reports and spreadsheets
•Other duties as assigned
•Excellent communication skills
•Strong organizational capacity
•Ability to work with staff and volunteers in a professional manner in a variety of tasks
•Basic computer skills, including typing and familiarity with Microsoft Office
•Gain hands-on experience in a museum setting
•Introduce understanding of successful museum programs
•Become familiar with non-profit, and specifically museum, administration practices
•Improve written and oral communication skills
Contact: Michele A. Meyer, P.R. & Promotions Manager
Spring 2015- Eight/Arizona PBS Social Media Intern- Unpaid
Writing social media posts for on-air programming/tune-in related and for events and various other types of special promotions, including posts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and Google+. Assist with writing press releases, updating media lists, and producing measurement reports. Join brainstorm sessions for ideas on interactive socmed posts, and join in attending internal planning meetings and possibly meetings with media and/or promotional partners, etc. Provide additional support to CS Asst. 3 position, including assisting with the proofing/updating of azpbs.org web pages and related Web projects. With supervision, may also be asked to assist with updating program descriptions, online pressroom, online video, and various social media projects. Working knowledge of YouTube, social media platforms, Hootsuite/Buddy Media and basic HTML are desired. Some knowledge of CSS, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and web video processes a plus. Good PR writing, editing and proofing skills are essential and knowledge of AP style is important. Should be detail-oriented, organized and have the ability to work well with others.
Internship contact: Colleen O’Donnell Pierce
Spring 2015 Paid Internship- City of Mesa Social Media
The Social and Digital Media Intern will play an active role the enhancement and expansion of City of Mesa’s online community. Under the supervision of the Director of Public Information and Communications and the City’s webmaster, the intern will assist in maintaining the City’s presence on various social media platforms and help create and publish content that is relevant to our customer base. He/she will regularly analyze and report on the activity on social media networks as well as the City website. He/she will also assist in maintaining the City’s archive of digital images, videos, and other content. The intern will learn how to reach communities, and promote events or programs through the internet and gain experience in social media platforms and the tools used to assess their performance.
• Updates Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts.
• Responds to posts or comments to bring value to user’s interactions with the City as directed.
• Posts City news and announcements in a timely manner using appropriate content
• Post and interacts with local or relevant organizations and interest groups as directed.
• Performs research to find articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to our customer base and posts it to our social networks in a manner that invites conversation and interaction.
• Updates social media accounts with current and relevant photos, video, or other content from the City activities and events.
• Grows the City’s online social networks by increasing fan-base and interactions.
• Maintains current information on social media accounts as directed
• Completes other social media projects as assigned.
• Uploads City photos and videos to the appropriate server or DropBox account.
• Organizes digital images according to purpose (print or web) and designated program categories.
• Completes other digital media projects as assigned.
• Regularly observes the online activity of model organizations researches and reports on “social media best practices”.
• Completes other research projects as assigned.
Analytics and Reporting
• Uses Google Analytics to assess trends and activity on the website.
• Uses Facebook Insights and other social media analytical tools to assess trends and activity on the City and City departments social media pages.
• Under the supervision of the Director of Public Information and Communications and the City’s webmaster, reviews data on the performance of social media platforms and adjusts plans or strategies to optimize reach.
• Creative self-starter who is comfortable with both taking initiative and working in collaboration.
• Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience with Microsoft and MAC applications, basic photo-editing software, and internet browsers. Experience with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
• Familiarity and facility with mainstream social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook,
Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+.
• Available to work 10-20 hours per week.
Contact: Steven Wright
Director of Communications
Spring 2015- City of Phoenix Economic Development- PAID PR Internship
The City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department is seeking a creative graduate or upper-level undergraduate student that has a background and interest in marketing and public relations to assist with newsletter design and copywriting, social media and website implementation. The fundamental reason this internship position exists is to assist the City of Phoenix in effectively communicating with its stakeholders regarding community and economic development. The successful candidate will help tell the economic development story of the City to key stakeholders by independently mining for ideas, collaborating with diverse colleagues and delivering quality research and writing. Work will include developing a newsletter for mass distribution as well as researching and recommending Tweets and website updates to promote the Phoenix bioindustry. This position also carries the opportunity to learn about urban revitalization, government administration and business development.
This position will help create the City’s community and economic development newsletter, produce relevant articles and assist with social media postings and website updates marketing the biomedical sector in Phoenix (biomedicalphoenix.com). This position requires independent research, collaboration with professional economic developers and public information officers. This internship may also afford the opportunity to work on updating downtown marketing maps/brochures, and other efforts or projects based on the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate and needs of the City.
Assist with the creation, writing and editing of the City of Phoenix Community & Economic Development newsletter;
Research best practices & relevant data, then analyze, interpret and summarize findings;
Collaborate with team members to generate and facilitate news or industry updates as well as produce the newsletter and other communications;
Conduct outreach to businesses as needed for industry research and marketing;
Recommend website updates as well as social media and marketing strategies;
Demonstrate excellent seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation & efficiency, while representing the City in a professional manner;
Enter data or information into a PC and/or similar device;
Maintain regular and reliable attendance and be responsive to the needs of the Department.
Other assistance on economic development or downtown revitalization efforts as needed.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Marketing, public relations and communications concepts
Social media strategies for business; basic design principles for newsletters/web/other media
Business writing; seamless customer service
Research – online, in-person, phone interviews, etc.
Produce written documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar;
Operate a PC and/or similar device;
Communicate orally in the English language with other employees and customers in a face-to-face setting, by phone and in a group setting;
Comprehend and make inferences from material written in the English language;
Work cooperatively with City employees and effectively as a member of a team.
Approximately 10 – 15 hours per week (flexibility with work hours Mon-Fri; 8am to 5pm).
Estimated duration of assignment is February 2015 through May 2015 with possible extension through August 2015.
$10.00 per hour
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Experience in marketing, business writing and research, public relations and/or mass media design, as well as 75 university credit hours in marketing, journalism, communications, public relations, business administration, public administration or related fields (or a Bachelor’s degree). Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
The City requires a standard security background screening before the internship can begin.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email the following items in a single Word or PDF attachment for consideration to email@example.com by 12:00 PM (Noon, Arizona Time), January 30, 2015.
1. Cover Letter (one page)
2. Resume (one to two pages)
3. Three Professional and/or Academic References (include name, title, employer, phone & email – one page)
Respondents that meet the acceptable experience and training criteria may be asked to participate in an interview. Interviews are tentatively schedule to be conducted the week of February 2, 2015.
Summer 2015- Arizona Public Service Company Corporate Communications- PAID
Arizona Public Service (APS), 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.
•Location: Downtown Phoenix, APS Corporate Headquarters – Corporate Communication Department
•Pay: $14.50 – $24.50
Examples of assignments may include:
•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
•Work with team to develop and refine messaging around strategic issues (e.g. new power plant, regulatory decision, rate change)
•Draft columns, news articles, website content and other editorial pieces 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.
•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
•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
•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. Pending applicants’ qualifications, we will hire either a design intern or a video intern:
oProvide creative design and production of graphics for project that may include presentations, print collateral, and video/motion graphics.
oTailor graphic concepts as appropriate while adhering to APS standards and brand compliance
oManage video pre and post production of interviews, testimonials, and other communications pieces.
•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 Bachelors- or Masters-level degree program.
•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.
This is a paid internship ($14.50 – $24.50) and selected interns will work full-time, for 12 weeks, from May 18 to August 7.
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
– By January 25, send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
– Address the cover letter to:
Ms. Tiffany Mousel
University Relations/Pipeline Recruiter, Talent Acquisition
400 N. 5th Street, M/S 8412
Phoenix, AZ 85004
APS will review the materials and if you are called for an interview, the interview will be conducted at the Cronkite School on Friday February 13. Time of the interview TBD.
Associated Press Summer Global News Internship Program- PAID
The Associated Press is offering paid journalism internships for the summer 2015 in nine U.S. cities (including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, Sacramento and Washington, D.C.) and 10 international locations (including Bangkok, Berlin, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, New Delhi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and Tokyo). Deadline is to apply is January 15.
Interns will contribute to AP’s text, video, photos and interactive report for 12 weeks next summer. Interns will receive experience and training in video and at least one other format. They will attend and contribute to all-format editorial meetings.
Interns will be expected to be fast thinkers and show creativity and strong news judgment. They should be strong storytellers who are able to recognize interesting news elements, suggest their own story ideas and angles and incorporate them in video, still images or text. Interns should be comfortable interacting with a diverse group of co-workers and interview subjects.
Interns will be expected to keep up-to-date with news in the city or region and its relevance to national and international affairs. Responsibilities will include tracking down information, conducting interviews, monitoring social media, and covering breaking news stories, either by phone or going to the scene. Assignments may include covering general, sports, business or entertainment spot news or features.
Interns will assist in the production of video stories, including non-linear editing and writing story summaries and scripts for broadcast. They will research and set up video news and feature stories and join location shoots, or do their own shooting. Interns may also assist with content management and translations.
Staff photographers and editors will supervise interns on visual storytelling techniques. Where possible, interns will accompany staff photographers on assignments, assist with arrangements in the field, and shoot photos. Interns will be trained in the use of photo editing software – Photoshop and Photomechanic – as well as transmission.
Depending on experience and training, interns may contribute to the text news report – reporting and writing their own stories under the direct supervision of an editor. Editors will train interns on such areas as interview techniques, sourcing, databases and AP style.
Interns who have a background in interactive/graphics may assist in creating stories told through multimedia elements such as graphics, data visualizations, 3D animations, photos and videos. Interns should be familiar with HTML and have knowledge about web standards. Interns will be trained how to transform complex concepts into immersive and visual stories that users can quickly understand.
Training in all formats will include journalism ethics. In addition, interns must become familiar with – and abide by – the AP’s statement of values and principles governing ethics.
Applicants must be:
current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree(juniors and seniors) or
current full-time graduate students or
students who graduate December 2014.
Must be able to show proof of legal authorization to participate in a 12-week internship in the assigned country prior to the start of the internship.
Must have demonstrated proficiency speaking and writing in the English language and command of the local language of the assigned country.
Good general knowledge of national and international affairs.
Good writing skills and the ability to recognize grammatical and factual errors.
Relevant experience and training in video is required as well as a secondary format such as photos, text or interactive/graphics.
A prior journalism internship or experience in media.
Knowledge of online and social media news venues.
Highly organized and attentive to detail; able to multi-task and manage projects as assigned.
Self-starter with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: “The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company as an intern.”
A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation date).
Three to five examples of your work (links to a website of your video, photos, clips and multimedia work are highly preferred).
A reference letter from a prior internship or employer.
All application materials should be uploaded simultaneously, including the reference letter.
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP.
AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.
Details about the AP’s summer internship program can be found here
Summer 2015- Las Vegas Review-Journal- PAID
The NAHJ-NV/Las Vegas Review-Journal internship offers talented aspiring journalists the chance to learn and shine in one of the greatest news towns on earth. Spend a few weeks chasing down the serious and the strange with the RJ’s award-winning breaking news reporters. Then cover world-class dining, entertainment and arts on the features desk. And wrap it up by putting your Spanish to the test on the staff of the RJ’s Spanish-language weekly, El Tiempo. It’s an internship like no other, in a town like no other.
Also, this year, we’ll be providing a new and exciting photojournalist internship.
The paid summer internship is for 10 weeks and it starts in May or June, depending on the intern’s availability.
Candidates must be a junior or senior in college, in graduate school, or have graduated within the past six months. Candidates should preferably speak and write in Spanish and should be active members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Candidates must submit three to five writing clips or a CD of multimedia work, along with other required materials specified on the application. Those interested in the photojournalist internship, must submit photo and video work samples, along with other required materials specified on the application.
To apply, visit our website nahjnevada.com.
Applications must be postmarked by Jan. 30, 2015.
For more information on the internship, please email email@example.com.
Summer 2015- The National Cancer Institute Health Communications Internship
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), the largest of the 27 institutes and centers comprising the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
The NCI recognizes that health information dissemination is key to raising public awareness about new cancer treatments, support for cancer patients and their families, and prevention strategies. To that end, in 1975 the NCI established the Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) to attract and develop individuals interested in careers in health communications and science writing.
The HCIP gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects in one of the many offices that make up the NCI. Interns will select an area of emphasis: Health Communications or Science Writing. Six-month and one-year internship terms are available.
Successful Health Communications applicants have some science background as well as experience and/or education in any of the following areas: public health, epidemiology, public relations, health education, communications, science writing, statistics, social marketing, or journalism. Health Communications interns:
-Plan, develop, and promote cancer education programs and materials (including Web-based) for the public, cancer patients, or health professionals
-Gain experience in pre-testing and evaluating cancer prevention and treatment messages, publications, materials, and programs that reach the American public
-Participate in professional meetings and training seminars
Successful Science Writing applicants have a science background with the ability to translate complex scientific concepts into material suitable for a lay audience. Science Writing interns:
-Write fact sheets and press releases
-Answer inquiries from the press
-Attend and report on scientific meetings
-Write feature length, creative articles on the latest, most important advances in cancer research
=Participate in professional meetings and training seminars
Deadline is March 3
Additional information about this program including an online application can be found by visiting http://hcip.nci.nih.gov.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Google Journalism Fellowship
The Fellowship is a 10 week summer program – the students spend most of the first week at Google and other companies in the Bay area. There is a $1000 travel stipend and a weekly payment of $850.
Participating organizations include Pew, Center for Investigative Reporting, Nieman, Texas Tribune, PRI.org, Commitee to Protect Journalists, Sunlight Foundation, ProPublica and Poynter.
We are looking for a cross section of students to apply – students with computer smarts and story telling chops and not necessarily just from the journalism program.
A fabulous side benefit of the program is that so far five of the 11 Fellows from last year now have jobs with their host orgs. Another is working via contract and another has a promise of a job when he finishes school.
Deadline January 31.
Each year the Cronkite School awards to its students more than $100,000 in scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000.
These scholarships are possible because of the generous donations of Cronkite alumni, local media companies and organizations, and other benefactors who want to help worthy Cronkite students complete their educations.
To apply for a Cronkite School scholarship, complete the online application form, available after Dec. 15. The application deadline is Jan. 31 for awards for the next academic year.
The application requires an essay of no more than 250 words. We suggest you write your essay in advance, copy and paste into the appropriate place on the form, and print a copy of the completed application for your records.
More details can be found at cronkitescholarships
PAID MEDIA-RELATED OPPORTUNITIES OR CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS
Teach for America
Teach For America engages college graduates and professionals to teach for at least two years in underserved schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to empower children and communities. As an alum of this program, I see the deep need for strong educators and advocates to invest in communities like Phoenix, where I taught 5th grade Language Arts.
Students in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism are uniquely positioned to inspire young students and make an impact after graduation through teaching their students to think critically about current events and the issues at the forefront of national conversation. I would love to inform them of one opportunity to do just that.
Application deadline will be January 30th.
Ela Joshi, M.Ed.
3030 N. Central Ave. Suite 900 Phoenix, AZ 85012
Student Interviewers for Non Profit
We are currently looking for volunteer journalists or journalism students who would be interested in conducting interviews on our platform for a non profit organization. We have a lot of musicians and visual artists available to be interviewed for upcoming art and music events.
What we are looking for more specifically:
It’s ideal if you have a background and interest in radio or TV interviews since these interviews will be conducted online on a video conferencing platform and of course let us know if you’re primarily interested in interviewing musicians, visual artists, or both.
This job can be conducted from home so it is suitable for anyone with disabilities.
Please email me for more information and to set up an interview with us. Please submit a resume and an example of one previous interview.
Contact: Lisa Eriksson