Opportunities 10.26.15

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Etiquette Dinner
November 4   5:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Downtown Hyatt Regency
RSVP

The Etiquette Dinner is a fun and formal way to gain hands on experience on how to tackle a meal with a business professional. You will enjoy a three course meal while learning how to navigate properly through a professional meal. Cost is $10.

Dow Jones News Fund Exam
The DJNF offers many full-time summer, paid internships in copy editing, sports copy editing, business copy editing/writing, and digital production and producing. Publications like the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post participate in the program. In order to be considered, you must take the copy editing exam and complete a DJNF application by November 3.

The exam, which takes about an hour, will be offered three times at the Cronkite School in Cronkite #222.

Thursday October 29
2:00 p.m.

Friday October 30
3:00 p.m.

Saturday October 31
10:00 a.m.

Please RSVP to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

Fox News Internships and Careers
Fox News will hold info sessions at the Cronkite School on Tuesday December 1. The lunch time session will be held at 12 noon and the late afternoon session will be held at 5 p.m. Both sessions will be in Cronkite #444. RSVP by November 23.

Summer Olympics Study Abroad Information Session
Want to cover the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer? The Cronkite School is hosting a study abroad information session with important details on how to be a part of this unparalleled sports reporting experience.

November 20, 2015
10 a.m.
Cronkite Room #256

November 24, 2015
6 p.m.
Cronkite #202 (Cronkite Theater)

INTERNSHIPS

Spring 2016 Communications Paid Internship- SRP
SRP, the nation’s third-largest public power and water utility is currently recruiting for a college intern in our Corporate & Internet Communications Department.

The intern candidate will need the ability to write clearly and concisely, sifting the important from the trivial. Candidate should have some experience working with publications, especially in digital formats, and be able to present complex ideas and concepts in simple, engaging ways. Must be deadline and detail oriented, able to take specific direction but also execute tasks while making independent judgment decisions. An aptitude for working with visual communications (photos, graphics) and basic photography skills is desired. This position will assist with managing content on the SRP intranet, Inside SRP, and support an expansion of the digital signage internal communications pilot program. Other communications-related duties also may be assigned.

Currently enrolled in college-level classes in Communications, journalism, business or a related field.

Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop is required. A basic working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint is desired.

This is a paid internship and pay is dependent upon the number of credit hours completed, ranging from $11.10/hr to $16.23/hr.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.

“EOE – We encourage a diverse workforce.”

Intended learning objectives AND the professional skills students will acquire by completion of this internship:
Student will learn strategy and tactics related to Corporate Communications, specifically internal communications that relate to communicating with employees in a large organization to foster an atmosphere of employee education and engagement.

Professional skills student will likely acquire include: Microsoft SharePoint, Adobe Photoshop, layout and design, headline writing, experience working in a professional business environment alongside seasoned communications professionals.

Specific projects/assignments the intern will work on.
Student will work on the company intranet, InsideSRP, which is based on the SharePoint platform. This includes, writing, editing, creating and posting content, simple design and working with photos and graphics. Student also will be part of a related internal communications campaign, expanding an existing pilot program to digital signage (visual communications) on large-screen TVs strategically placed at various company locations.

Student will work closely with and sit beside a mentor who is responsible for these functions at SRP.

Candidates interested in being considered for the position should apply directly to me at Kristi.abramson@srpnet.com. Please include a resume and current college transcripts.

Spring 2016- St. Luke’s Health Initiative Communications Intern- PAID
SLHI Communications Intern Responsibilities
St. Luke’s Health Initiatives (www.slhi.org), a non-partisan public foundation focused on improving the health of Arizonans, is looking for a talented individual with experience in communications, marketing and/or event planning to serve as an intern. This is a paid opportunity ($12/hour). Hours of work are negotiable. The intern should be based in the Phoenix area.
SLHI has four priority areas of focus:
1.State Health Policy and Advocacy – over the past few years, SLHI’s emphasis has been on helping people get enrolled in health insurance through the CoverAZ Coalition (Coveraz.org), and looking at future healthcare workforce issues. This involves work with state agencies, chambers and broad coalitions of non-profits.
2.Healthy Community Design – Supporting innovations in community development and helping municipalities work on projects related to “health in the built environment.”
3.Helping non-profits get technical assistance and improve their capacity to operate more effectively.
4.Funding innovation grants and promoting broad, health-related coalitions like Alzheimer’s and Diabetes or working with place-based coalitions in Maryvale and South Phoenix.

Core Responsibilities
•Assist with research on best practices throughout the United States and other countries relating to health policy, health workforce, community development, healthy community design, nonprofit capacity building and a variety of other subjects such as community paramedicine and collective impact.
•Assist the CoverAZ Coalition to organize and promote special events aimed at fostering enrollment in the federal health insurance Marketplace and Medicaid.
•Assist in preparing policy primers on health-related and community development topics.
•Work with federal, state and local partners to organize and convene groups to discuss innovations and best practices.
•Promote distribution of our messages through earned and social media.
•Assist with webinars, convenings and presentations related to the policy work.
•Help develop a video “storybank” of individuals who have worked with our programs and benefited from them.

Skills We Are Looking For:
•Concise and clear writing skills
•Ability to research and understand a broad spectrum of public policy issues
•Social media experience
•Ability to speak in groups

For more information contact Suzanne Pfister, President and CEO, at 602-385-6500 or suzanne.pfister@slhi.org.

Spring 2016 Social Media Intern
Position Description: Phoenix Marketing Associates is a full service marketing firm with a specific emphasis on PR and online marketing. Our company helps clients gain exposure to their target market on the internet through search engine optimization, website content creation, PR, social media campaign management and website development.
The purpose of the internship is to provide real world experience for a student to help him/her gain knowledge in marketing, and specifically, social media. The internship experience will help build skills and knowledge. This is an educational opportunity and therefore it is unpaid.

Social Media Job Description

We are looking for a web-savvy and talented Social Media Intern to join our team. This is a great opportunity for college students or recent graduates looking to gain professional experience. All majors are welcomed. This position will include work with Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, blogging, community development and management, social bookmarking, commenting, etc. The candidate must be able to think strategically as well as implement campaigns as directed.
Responsibilities:
• Apply strategies that use social media marketing techniques to increase visibility, membership and traffic for clients.
• Contribute content to clients’ social media channels. Tweet and post status updates on Facebook daily.
• Implement and manage social media programs as directed.
• Increase targeted Twitter followers and Facebook fans.
• Produce quality engagement with the online community.
• Suggest new and alternative ways to leverage social media activities.
• Monitor trends in social media tools, trends and applications.
• Appropriately apply knowledge of trends to improve the effectiveness of social media for clients.
• Strategize with the company on incorporating relevant social media techniques into the into clients’ products and services.
• Measure the impact of social media on the overall marketing efforts.

Qualifications:
• Some college
• Twitter, Facebook and Hootsuite (preferred)
• Highly proficient Internet user
• Knowledgeable of web and mobile technologies, standard concepts, best practices and procedures
• Social media tools and techniques
• Marketing (traditional, new media, guerilla and word-of-mouth)
• Technology
• Write keyword-rich blog posts and press releases.

Attributes
• Professionalism, punctuality and integrity are an absolute must
• Creativity
• Willingness to experiment
• Ability to deal with uncertainty
• Doggedness and determination
• Excellent writing skills and an eagerness to use them
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Persuasiveness
• Ability to build and maintain great relationships
• Sense of humor

Pay Rate: $10/hour

How to Apply: Interested candidates can email a cover letter and resume (or LinkedIn profile) to Info@phoenixmarketingassociates.com.

EMPLOYER INFORMATION
Company Name: Phoenix Marketing Associates
Contact: Jason Jantzen
Phone Number: 602-282-0202
Website: http://www.phoenixmarketingassociates.com

Summer 2016 Internships
Major publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post list summer 2016 internships in the fall. The deadlines are in the fall semester as well. Please review the links and deadlines as you apply for summer 2016 internships at some of these publications.

The Denver Post
Copy editing, sports copy editing, digital, business reporting, photography and graphic design
Deadline: October 30

New York Times
Writing, Visual Journalism, Copy Editing, Digital, Video
Deadline: October 31

Tampa Bay Times
Reporter, Breaking News Reporter, Business News Reporter, Copy Editor, Designer, Web, Photography
Deadline: November 1

Boston Globe
Writing, reporting,sports and business reporting
Deadline: November 2

Seattle Times
Deadline: November 15

Los Angeles Times
Writing
Deadline: November 15

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Reporting, Copy editing/Multiplatform editing, photography, multimedia, photography
Deadline: November 15

Chicago Tribune
Metro Reporting
Deadline: December 1

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
News, sports reporting, copy editing, digital and photography
Deadline: December 1

Christian Science Monitor
Digital, writing, news desk
Deadline: January 15

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Semester in Washington
Sunday November 1 is the deadline for students to apply for the Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington program for spring and summer. http://www.shfwire.com/apply/

We pay our interns and house them for free in furnished apartments.

They cover events in Congress, at the White House, the Supreme Court and elsewhere in Washington.

Questions?

Contact: Jody Beck
jody.beck@scripps.com
Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
Director, Semester in Washington Program
Scripps Howard Foundation

James Alan Cox Foundation Scholarship for Students Interested in Photojournalism
Five (5) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) college students. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography. One (1) $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one (1) graduate student, for video work.

More info and application instructions can be found at James Alan Cox Foundation. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2015

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 summer 2015 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 2016, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. Deadline extended until November 13.

 

PART-TIME PAID JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Freelance Writers Wanted- Phoenix New Times
Do you like to review restaurants? Write a food blog for the Phoenix New Times.
Contact Amy Silverman at amy.silverman@newtimes.com

Freelance Photographers Wanted- Phoenix New Times
Contact Amy Silverman at amy.silverman@newtimes.com

Phoenix Law firm Seeking blogger
This is a 10-15 hour a week paid position. This is a part-time position and we would like to hire someone willing to continue working beyond the academic year. We are looking for a part time writer/blogger to help keep our website and blogs current. This can be a primarily work-from-home gig, but office appointments (perhaps weekly) may be necessary as part of the job entails wrangling the lawyers to make sure that they are giving you direction for content. You do not need to understand the law, but you do need to write quickly, be a fast learner, have solid research skills, and have an interest in social justice issues.

We would like to hear from you if you have all of the following:
1. Interest in the law, courts, and social justice issues;
2. Competence writing in blog/short article format;
3. Ability to take direction from attorneys and conduct independent research when necessary;
4. Photography skills are desired, but not required.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample(s).

GREGG R. WOODNICK, PLLC
1747 E. Morten Ave., Suite 205
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: (602) 449-7980
Fax: (602) 396-5850
www.woodnicklaw.com
Email: gregg@woodnicklaw.com

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