Opportunities 1.12.16


Internship Applications for Summer-Fall 2016
If you want to participate in our upcoming interview days for summer/fall internships with local companies, please complete an application no later than February 12. The online application takes about 2 minutes to complete. You must have an application submitted for each new semester. We will invite broadcast, public relations, publication and digital content companies to campus to interview you for summer and/or fall internships. Please complete an application today.

Summer Study Abroad- Rio De Janeiro and the Olympics
This summer, the Cronkite School will be taking students to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to cover one of the world’s largest sporting events for Cronkite News. The program runs from Aug. 1-22, 2016.

Registration is now open for this unparalleled experience. You can find more information about the cost, housing, accessibility and more.

Information on Cronkite Study Abroad: Covering the Rio Olympics

·Aug. 1-22, 2016
·Cover the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for Cronkite News
·Receive limited press credentials to cover various Olympic events
·Earn three credits

Space is limited for this program. You can apply at Cronkite Olympics.

For questions, please contact Brett Kurland.

NewsHack in Tucson
January 30-31, U of A Science and Engineering Library 8:00 a.m.

News Hack Arizona is a collaboration between the Arizona Daily Star and University of Arizona School of Journalism. News Hack Arizona will take place on the University of Arizona campus and will provide training in data visualization and coding to journalists around the state. Each of the four training sessions will have both a beginner and intermediate levels, which will allow participants to select the right session based on their own experience level.

Tickets are on sale right now on Eventbrite. Students can register for $15. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/news-hack-arizona-tickets-19521240556

For more information, please visit the News Hack Arizona website: http://newshackarizona.org or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/newshackarizona/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

More info at http://www.newshackarizona.org/

Considering Applying to Law School?
Attend an info session on January 29 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at UCENT Room 160. Learn important details about the application process and how to plan/prepare for it. Learn test prep strategies for the LSAT, important timelines and much more.


Spring or Summer 2016 – MCRAE AGENCY
CLASS STANDING: JR+ with previous internship experience
TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)

This internship is perfect for anyone looking to break into the world of PR, social media or marketing and will allow the intern to gain real-world experience and a great resume and portfolio. Timing and hours of work are flexible and can be adapted to the intern’s academic and/or other work schedule.

The award-winning McRae Agency was founded in 1995 and is a full-service PR, social media and marketing communications agency with national, regional and local clients. Please check out our site at http://www.mcraeagency.com for more information. Our clients have included companies such as Google, KB Home, Red Bull and many more.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

• Assist with PR and social media efforts, including content and updates for:
o Company and client blogs
o Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn
Write engaging posts and find industry-related news articles to post through social media outlets and blogs
• Study and develop strategies by researching competitors’ social media accounts
• Contribute strategic ideas for using social media to engage clients
• Track Social Media traffic and report findings
• Suggest applications and new tools

Contact: Jessica Pate Jessica@mcraeagency.com
5685 N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. E-160

Spring 2016 or Summer- Serendipit
CLASS STANDING: JR.+ with previous internship experience
TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)

Are you looking for hands-on experience in the Public Relations industry? Does the idea of sitting at a cubicle every day freak you out? At Serendipit Consulting, our interns are instantly immersed in the fun and creative process that comes with agency-style work. Say “so long” to coffee runs, faxing and errands, and be prepared to utilize your creativity at full capacity!

We are looking for a college junior or senior to grow with our team. The main function of the PR intern is to support the PR team with a variety of tasks.

Primary duties include:
Writing press releases and media pitches for a variety of clients
Monitoring media for trends and newsworthy items and identifying unique angles for story ideas
Building and updating target media lists
Clipping articles, updating value and editorial reports

Qualifications include: Excellent written and verbal skills, High energy and enthusiasm, Must be able to work approximately 15+ hours/week (we were students once — we’ll work around your classes to create a schedule that works!)
Contact: Becca Bogdansky, becca@serendipitconsulting.com
Location: 4450 N. 12th Street #238, Phoenix

Spring or Summer 2016- Writing Internship
Casa Grande Valley Newspapers, with its flagship daily, the Casa Grande Dispatch, is seeking an intern for the spring semester for a 15-20 hour per week internship. The position would be focused on covering public safety, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office, the Pinal County Sheriff’s office and the court system in Pinal County – Arizona’s fastest growing and third most populous county. We’re looking for innovators – someone who can utilize multimedia aspects to broaden our appeal.

The paper’s main office is a 45-minute drive from the Valley, and would require being in the office, or elsewhere in the county, only one day a week depending on assignment.

Pay will be set at $11 per hour. Full-time employment beyond the internship will be considered. Come be a part of a team of skilled and award-winning journalists while working on an exciting beat.

To apply, send resume and references to Dispatch Assistant Managing Editor Andy Howell at ahowell@trivalleycentral.com.

Spring 2016- Social Media Internship
“Release The Fear” is seeking an intern with the basic understanding of press development/connections, social media and marketing research. Interns will be working directly with Robert Miley, of the Clio award winning advertising firm Miley Freitag.

Intern will assist in the development and execution of strategic PR and marketing strategies for Release The Fear. Intern will assist in the creation of press releases while working with local and national media. In addition, intern will assist Release The Fear with social media relations as well as the development and promotion of fundraising events. Release The Fear interns will have the ability to work with government and local officials whom support our organization.

Contact Sara Davirro at info@releasethefear.org

Spring 2016- CITY OF TEMPE

The City of Tempe’s Communication and Media Relations Division is a unit of the City Manager’s Office. Public Information Officers and other communication professionals in the division are charged with communicating with audiences about everything from City Council actions and parks to sustainability programs and special events. Interns are used for all aspects of assisting Public Information Officers in getting information to various audiences via many different tools. We prefer strong writers who know social media and who are energetic self-starters.

Contact: Nikki Ripley, nikki_ripley@tempe.gov
Location: 31 E. Fifth Street, Tempe


If you want Mad Men, turn on your TV. Great Trainees understand that you don’t get anywhere in life without paying your dues. Answering phones, scanning articles, going to Costco, and making media drops at 5 a.m. wearing the Dunkin’ Donuts or NYPD Pizza mascot costumes, are some of the duties a typical “intern” has. That said, you will be trained in marketing, advertising, and public relations, including but not limited to: the ins-and-outs of writing press releases, assembling editorial calendars, pitching reporters, helping clients, developing ad campaigns, designing marketing collateral, and using social media. You will also be groomed to act like a professional, how to write an effective email, how to handle delicate situations, etc.

You have to earn that Decibel Blue credential on your resume. We don’t hand it out to just anyone. Real life experience is precious. We want you to have it here at our agency.

CONTACT: Jake Cirelli jake@decibelblue.com
350 W. Washington #308, Tempe 85281

TYPE: STIPEND ($1200) (Must receive course credit)

The Social Media Intern will work closely with the Communications Director and Executive Director to implement specific social media strategies. Responsibilities may include the following:

• Plan and execute social media strategy through research, messaging and audience identification (current platforms are Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In).
• Create editorial calendar
• Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community to take action
• Optimize organization pages within each platform to increase the visibility of the organization’s social content
• Create social ad campaigns
• Capture and analyze the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices for reporting and action

Contact: Nichole Barnes, barnes@duetaz.org
Location: 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix

Spring 2016- City of Phoenix Economic Development Communications/Marketing Internship- PAID
Are you a self-starting student with the desire to make an impact in the community? Do your friends look to you on social media for the latest ideas and trends?
We are seeking a creative, motivated marketing intern to join our team of experienced economic development professionals. This PAID internship is an ideal opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience at a successful, dynamic organization – the City of Phoenix’s Community and Economic Development Department.

Main Responsibilities:
 Implement social media and marketing strategies to raise awareness of the biosciences industry
 Manage and update the Phoenix Biomedical Campus website – http://www.BiomedicalPhoenix.com
 Assist with the creation, writing and editing of an online newsletter
 Research best practices & relevant data, then analyze, interpret and summarize findings
 Maintain presence at Phoenix Biomedical Campus events for interactive social media
 Conduct outreach to businesses for research, marketing and social media
 Demonstrate excellent seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation &
efficiency, while representing the City in a professional manner

Preferred Knowledge and Experience:
 Marketing, business writing and research, public relations and/or mass media design
 Use of the newest and most innovative forms of social media strategies
 Basic to intermediate knowledge of design principles for newsletters/web/other media
 Numerous college-level courses in marketing, journalism, communications, public relations,
business administration, public administration or related fields

 A positive attitude
 Creativity and flexibility
 Strong written and oral communication skills
 Basic PC skills and experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media platforms
 Ability to work as a member of a team
Work Schedule and Compensation:
 Approximately 10 – 20 hours per week (flexibility with work hours Mon-Fri; 8am to 5pm).
 Estimated duration of assignment is February 2016 through May 2016 with possible extension
through December 2016.
 $10.00 per hour
 The City of Phoenix requires a standard security background screening before the internship can

Please email the following items in a single Word or PDF attachment for consideration
to ben.henderson@phoenix.gov by 12:00 PM (Noon, Arizona Time), January 29th, 2016.
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 January 31st.

TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)

We are looking for a Social Media/PR Intern to interact with targeted communities and users.

The goal is to gradually achieve excellent user engagement, create website and Facebook traffic by strategically exploring all aspects of the social media marketing roadmap.

•Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, or video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages parents and community members to take action
•Set up and optimize district pages to increase the visibility of the district’s social content
•Collaborate with other departments and school sites to manage reputation, identify key communicators and coordinate actions

•Experience in social media or related fields
•Excellent writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills
•Social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
•Adequate knowledge of design and some knowledge of Search Engine Optimization
•Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of major marketing channels
•Positive attitude, detail and customer-oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability
•Fluency in English
•Experience in Communications, Marketing, Business, New Media or Public Relations

Contact: Joe Ortiz, joseph.ortiz@rsd.k12.az.us
Location: 6000 S. 7Th Street, Phoenix

Spring 2016- MixedVoces
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR+ with previous internship exp.

A bilingual reporter to write in Spanish articles about the Latin and immigrant community in Phoenix and the Valley.

Contact: Marco Arreortua
Location: 1 E Washington St; Ste 2250 Phoenix, AZ 85004

Spring 2016- Jewish News
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR+ with previous campus publication experience

Our interns will contribute news and feature articles in every section of the paper: community news, features, lifestyles, education, sports and religious life. They’ll cover issues of interest to our community and write about community events and personalities. We are evolving our digital first strategy, so interns will be assigned stories for the print edition, our website at jewishaz.com and have a shot at writing columns for our blog and/or opinion pages. They will also be invited to bring their own ideas for creative digital presentations of news and information. In our cross-trained newsroom, they will be asked to craft briefs and calendar items from press releases, as well as generate ideas for future coverage.

Contact Sal Caputo
Location: 1430 E. Missouri Ave., Suite B225, Phoenix

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 Internship -Communications / Social Media Internship Opportunity
The city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is seeking an intern to support its Strategic Communications efforts. This internship opportunity is for students enrolled in one or more of the following areas of study: writing, editing, journalism, public relations, marketing or advertising; multi-media production and/or television production. Interns will gain valuable experience in contributing to brainstorming sessions, social media outreach, marketing research, and other office administration tasks; including exposure to communications campaign planning and implementation. This internship also provides an opportunity to build a portfolio of writing samples and communications projects. The intern also will be able work and network with various communications professionals at the city of Phoenix.

· Proficiency in social media marketing, with related experience and/or strong followings and relationships on social channels
· Understand the differences in usage and strategy between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest accounts
· Creative with excellent writing skills
· Action oriented and self-motivated and results driven approach;
· Ability to exercise sound judgment independently and also contribute in a team environment
· Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills (both written and oral);
· Ability to maintain professional attitude and appearance at all times

· The intern will assist with researching and producing social media content/strategies for sites such as Facebook and Twitter
· Assist with managing webpage content
· Compile press clippings
Hours / Work Location:
· Work hours and days are flexible, a minimum of three (3) per week is required. While the communications office is located at Phoenix City Hall (200 W. Washington St.) this internship entails an opportunity to work remotely.
· This is an unpaid internship. School credit is available.
· Please email the following to monica.hernandez@phoenix.gov: Resume (include relevant social media links (blog, facebook, twitter, etc.) Feel free to include a cover letter or simply tell us a little about yourself when you email.

Monica Hernandez
City of Phoenix – Public Information Officer

Spring 2016- BuzzFeed Production Intern PAID
The position is based in our LA office, and we offer competitive compensation, benefits and an employee stock option program. Not to mention – a super collaborative work environment overflowing with perks ranging from snacks and drinks.

-Handle accounting coding for editorial video expenses
-Process payroll paperwork for editorial video cast/crew members
-Responsible for maintaining stockpile of accounting forms / packets
-Responsible for upkeep of appearance/location release database
-Assist production team with casting process for editorial video shoots (posting to casting websites, booking talent)
-Assist production team with researching potential shooting locations
-Assist production team with daily check-ins with Producer/Creative staff as needed

-Impeccable time management skills, ability to multi-task / prioritize projects with sensitive deadlines
-Ability to work in high pressure, fast paced production environment
-Ability to adapt to last-minute changes in schedules / plans
-Excellent written + verbal communication skills
-Self-starter that is able to see a task through all stages until completion
-Ability to work independently + with a team
-Must have 2+ years production experience

More Info at BuzzFeed Internship

Spring 2016- BuzzFeed Video Internship, Editorial (Fluent in Spanish)

BuzzFeed Video is looking for a creative and resourceful jack-of-all-trades who can assist with creating compelling short form video content for the web and other digital platforms. Must be a native of the digital and pop cultural landscape with intimate knowledge of the latest and greatest in social media, content and emerging technology/platforms.

This is a full-time paid internship based in Los Angeles. You must submit a sample video to be considered for this position. Please take a post from the BuzzFeed website and use it as inspiration to make a short one to two minute video that shows us what you can do. Send us an unlisted link and mention the title of the BuzzFeed post you based it on.

-Assist with video shoots – must be comfortable using DSLRs
-Record sound
-Setup basic lighting configurations
-Go on runs for the dept
-Assist with research and media gathering
-Handle YouTube uploads and administrative tasks
-Assist with editing 4-5 videos per month for BuzzFeed’s international pages

-Experience creating video content
-Experience with cameras, audio and lighting equipment
-On set experience is a plus
-A competitive drive — you enjoy winning and really going for it
-Ability to take direction and work in a dynamic environment
-Must be fluent in Spanish
-Must be proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud
-A positive, curious, playful disposition (no haters)

**Please submit links to work with your application**

More Info about this BuzzFeed Video Internship

Summer 2016 science-writing internship at Argonne National Laboratory-PAID
Argonne National Laboratory’s Communications, Education & Public Affairs Division is offering one full-time science-writing internship for summer 2015 for an undergraduate or graduate student or student.

The intern will work at least ten 40-hour weeks on science news and feature stories and magazine articles for Argonne Now magazine and the Argonne Web site, as well as related communications projects, such as scripting short videos and contributing to social media events. The intern will work daily as a member of a team that includes 10 full-time professional writers and journalists who provide assignments, advice and mentoring in a working environment that is collegial, creative and collaborative.. The internship requires a strong background in journalism and an interest in science.

The intern will receive a stipend of $15/hour (undergrad) or $17.50/hour (grad) per week and housing on the Argonne campus near Chicago.

Former Argonne science-writing interns subsequently landed jobs with The New York Times, Science, Science News, R&D, Chemical & Engineering News, The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the International Medical News Group and the Elgin Courier-News, and as science writers at Cal Tech, Purdue, the American Chemical Society, Ames Laboratory, Argonne, Fermilab, and the University of Chicago Hospitals.
For more information, please see www.anl.gov/news-room/summer-science-writing-internship


Summer 2016- Associated Press Global Internship Program
The summer 2016 Global News General Assignment Internship is a paid, highly selective, 12-week individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists. Interns will receive training and experience in video and at least one other format (text, photos and interactive/graphics). The internship is open to U.S. and international students as well as recent graduates. 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 will graduate December 2015 or later.

U.S. internships are being offered in Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Miami, New York, Washington, D.C. International internships are being offered in Amman, Bangkok, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New Delhi, Seoul and Tokyo.

Interns will work in an AP bureau under the supervision of a designated trainer. They will cover breaking news and complete a final enterprise project working across multiple formats that may be featured in many media outlets around the world.

What do you need from me?
-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).
-Five to seven examples of your video work (links to a website of your video work are highly preferred).
-Three to five examples of clips, photos and interactive/graphics (links to a website of your 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 application is due Jan. 17. All application materials should be submitted online at http://careers.ap.org. Email questions to internship@ap.org.

More info

Summer 2016- American Association of People with Disabilities
AAPD’s Summer Internship Program places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profits, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them their career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully-accessible housing. Internship information.

Summer 2016- AAJA/NBC Internship
AAJA is proud to accept applications for the 2016 NBC Summer Partnership. NBCUniversal will place up to four selected students as paid interns for their programs based in New York City. NBC News Group will determine the show placement of the interns, but students will have the opportunity to inform NBC News Group of their preferences. The selected participants will be paid hourly for their work, and must be able to work full time in New York City during the summer of 2016. A $2,000 housing stipend is available to candidates who live outside a 50 mile radius of the NBC Tri-State area offices. AAJA will also connect each partnership intern with a professional journalist mentor through the AAJA Broadcast Mentoring Program.

The deadline for AAJA to receive applications is February 19, 2016. More info and application instructions can be found at AAJA.


Applicants must have a serious interest in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism.
Applicants must be currently enrolled sophomores or above and on track to receive a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree from a college or university (limited to the United States). Recent graduates will not be considered.
-Production experience is not required, but preferred.
-Applicants must be at least 18 years old and either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
-AAJA student membership is encouraged for all applicants and required for the selected partnership recipients. Log in to your account to join/renew. Further eligibility requirements and more information is included on the application.

Summer 2016- National Cancer Institute Communications for Graduate Students- PAID
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 in 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

Additional information about this program including an online application can be found by visiting http://hcip.nci.nih.gov. Applications due March 14. FAQs


Cronkite School Scholarships
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. The application deadline is Jan. 31 for awards for the 2016-17 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.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

• You must be a Cronkite School student;
• You must have completed at least 12 credit hours of academic coursework at ASU;
• Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by Jan. 31 to qualify for need-based scholarships.

Applicants will receive email confirmation by Feb. 15 that their completed applications have been received.

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is accepting applications for the 2016 VOICES program, open to currently enrolled college students, graduate students and recent grads.

The program will take place August 8 – 13 during the week of the 2016 AAJA National Convention in Las Vegas. VOICES is a multimedia journalism training fellowship for college and graduate students, as well as a leadership program for mid-career journalists. Students will be mentored by professional journalists and be expected to produce and complete news assignments at the 2016 convention. Transportation, convention registration and hotel expenses will be covered for the students selected.

Visit AAJA VOICES for more information. Students of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply before the application deadline of Sunday, April 10.

American Press Institute (API) Paid Fellowship
Paid summer fellowship at API. We’re again offering a 12-week paid fellowship for college students or recent graduates who have a strong desire to advance innovation in news organizations. This is a position for students with high levels of initiative, analytical thinking and ambitious ideas about inventing future models of journalism. Fellows create a fellowship project proposed in their application and gain valuable experience in media innovation through involvement on other work. The pay is $7500 for the 12-week fellowship in Arlington, Virginia. Deadline to apply is January 17.

UNITY Journalists for Diversity Fellowship
This is a unique and fascinating opportunity. UNITY is looking for a reporting fellow to travel to the various UNITY conventions and work the student project at each convention. Travel and registration will be paid. It’s a great networking opportunity.Details for the Reporting Fellowship Deadline is January 31.

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 summer 2016 semesters with students working out of the new Cronkite School bureau in Santa Monica. 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 summer 2016, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. by February 1.

NAHJ Scholarships
Awards range from $1,000-$2,000. Applications due by February 12, 2016. Info at NAHJ scholarships.

NABJ Scholarships
Awards can be for up t $2,500. Applications due by February 12, 2016.

Application Requirements (College Students):
-Must be a current NABJ member ($40/college students; $35/high school students)
-Must be an American or foreign-born student who is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college/university in the U.S.
-Must major in journalism or a communications-related discipline with the interest of pursuing a journalism career
-Must meet the cumulative G.P.A. requirement verified on an official transcript
-Must have at least one year of school remaining at the time of the application submission
-Cover Letter (must explain journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need; 500 – 800 words)
-Essay on the specified topic (1,000 – 2,000 words)
-Five (5) Work Samples (articles, video clips, photos, or personal website)
-Three (3) References (must provide contact information. Letters are NOT required.)
-Documents must be a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please save and submit all documents as “Name.Year.TypeofFile” (example: JaneDoe.2016.Resume)

Additional info at NABJ.

Be a Peanutter!
Want a job you can really go nuts for? Do you have an appetite for adventure, a friendly personality and boundless enthusiasm? Do you want to represent the Planters brand as a brand specialist through radio and television appearances, newspaper interviews, grocery store and military visits, and sport and charity functions? Do you want to meet and greet people from coast to coast? Do you want to work in your own traveling public relations firm; organizing promotions and pitching TV, radio and print media? If the answer is “Yes,” you could qualify to be an official Planters Peanutter.

We are currently accepting résumés through January 31st for a one-year Peanutter position beginning in June. Applicants should have a BA or BS, preferably in public relations, journalism, communications, advertising, or marketing, though applicants are not limited to these degrees. The position is 100% travel.

There is an info session about the NUTmobile position on February 10th at 5pm on the Tempe campus at MU 227 Pinal Room.

Se habla Español? Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Nuts and Bolts:
-Competitive salary, plus expenses, benefits and clothing.
-Opportunity to work in a traveling public relations firm.
-Experience in a self-managed position with many responsibilities.
-A company car guaranteed to turn heads.

If you’re an outgoing, creative, friendly, enthusiastic, college graduate with a big appetite for adventure send your resume to:

The Planters NUTmobile Department
Attn: Peanutter Position
910 Mayer Ave.
Madison, WI 53704

Or e-mail to: MrP.request@kraftheinzcompany.com.


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