Opportunities 1.20.16


Cronkite Innovation Day- Today
Celebrate and accelerate journalism and cutting-edge media at the inaugural Innovation Day at the Cronkite School. Be here on the second floor starting at 5:00 p.m. The event lasts until 8:00 p.m. so please attend when you are able.

Students and faculty will have the opportunity to test the latest technologies in journalism and beyond, including drones, wearables, virtual reality experiences, mobile apps and more. Innovation Day will feature a variety of contests with prizes.

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.

Cronkite Student Organization Night- January 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Connect with Cronkite School student organizations, including student chapters of professional organizations, the campus newspaper and radio station. Meet the leaders and get involved with clubs such as sports journalism, photojournalism and fashion journalism among others. Please meet on the second floor.

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.

Skill Booster Fridays at Cronkite- February 12 at 1:00 p.m.
Shooting Video: Getting Started Room #352
Learn the basics of shooting video and practice skills that could become a key building block of your Cronkite education. Brian Snyder, Cronkite production manager, will explain best practices for framing, white balance, audio and more in this high-impact session for beginners.

NBC Internships and Careers Info Session
NBC recruiters from Los Angeles will be at the Cronkite School on Monday February 29 to share information about internships and careers at NBC and its many properties. The info sessions will be held in Cronkite #444 at 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. If you’re interested in learning more about NBC, please RSVP and let us know if you will attend the 12 p.m. session or the 5:30 p.m. session. Space is limited so sign up today.

MLB.com Diversity Business Summit at Chase Field- March 8-9
The MLB Diversity Business Summit is a groundbreaking collaborative opportunity for career networking and procurement. At the forefront of diversity advocacy, this unique event provides job-seekers and entrepreneurs with unparalleled access to Major and Minor League industry reps. Info about the summit.


Spring 2016-Digital Communications Intern- PAID
The Arizona Latino Media Association is seeking a motivated Digital Communications Intern to join our organization. This is a paid opportunity for a college student pursuing a degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or Marketing to acquire experience using social media and digital tools for a non-profit organization of professionals. This position will require a working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn; knowledge of other platforms, which also may be part of the social media mix, is a plus.


• Implement and manage social media campaigns
• Take pictures of events, share on social media
• Regularly populate social channels with content
• Manage the user-friendly website builder to update information
• Suggest new and alternative ways to leverage social media activities
• Monitor various NAHJ chapters
• Manage LinkedIn group
• Find events ALMA can participate in

Required Qualifications:
• Junior or Senior in college
• Proficient in Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
• Strategic communications skills
• Basic knowledge of web design and posting
• Proficient writing skills and knowledge of AP-Style

* Videography and editing skills
• Professionalism and punctuality
• Self-motivated
• Creativity
• Bilingual (English and Spanish)
• Excellent writing and communication skills

• 8 hours/ week for 12 weeks total
• Weekly meetings with supervisor(s) to monitor progress
• Ability to work from home or at events

Internship application

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 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

Summer 2016- Stuart Scott ESPN Internship-PAID
ESPN and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) are accepting applications for the newly created Stuart Scott internship at ESPN.

The internship begins this summer and is offered in memory of ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott for his many contributions to sports journalism. The longtime ESPN anchor died Jan. 4, 2015 after a long battle with cancer.

The internship is paid and housing is available. The NABJ Sports Task Force, which promotes diversity in America’s sports departments and creates programming to develop the next wave of America’s sports journalists, will work with ESPN to select candidates for the program.

June 6 – August 12, 2016 located in Bristol, CT
· This is a paid internship – 10 weeks, 40 hours per week
· The student will also receive $3500 scholarship on behalf of ESPN and The Sports Task Force.
· Interns will pay $1,000 for a fully furnished apartment/dorm that covers 10 weeks.
· Programming events hosted throughout the summer including Intern Symposium (which kicks off with Q&A with John Skipper), Speaker Events with ESPN leaders & networking with Recruiters for full-time positions
· The scholarship winner may be placed in a Production or Editorial internship.

Application is due by February 12.

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

Summer 2016 Corporate Communications Internships at APS in Phoenix-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 – $34.00

Internal Communications
•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

Stakeholder Communications
•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

Media Communications
•Plan and execute media campaign, including developing the strategy, writing the press release and following up with media outlets
•Participate in crisis communications drills, helping to develop messaging and overall company strategy Work with the team on proactive media pitches, collaborative projects and issues as they arise

Creative Services
•As part of APS’s Corporate Communication Department, the Creative Services team is responsible for conceptualization and execution of brand-oriented deliverables for video, print, web, communication campaigns and presentations that meet APS’s quality growth business objectives
•The selected intern will be responsible for:
oCompleting assigned tasks related to all aspects of supporting video production within the APS Creative Services Team
oProviding creative brainstorming and creative briefs for clients
oManaging and organizing videos, pre-production to post production of interviews, testimonials, b-roll and other communications pieces
oProducing, shooting and editing stories for internal and external video channels
oDeliver timely and friendly service to internal and external clients of APS Creative Services

To Apply for the APS Corporate Communications Summer Internship:
By February 5, submit the following materials to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

•Cover Letter that explains which area you’d like to work in, why you are interested in it and the skills you possess that make you a strong candidate for that particular position. Address the letter to:

Rose van Loben Sels
University Relations/Pipeline Recruiter, Talent Acquisition
400 N. 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004-3902

•Resume (one page)
•A link to your portfolio or work samples

Must be currently enrolled student and a 3.0 GPA is preferred.

CNBC.com, the digital arm of business-news network CNBC, is seeking interns for the summer 2016 semester. This is an immersive writing and editing internship on the CNBC.com breaking-news desk. Interns will edit and produce news stories from wires, CNBC reporters and partners. He/she will also write some quick flips as well as several original stories throughout the semester. This is a full-time (M-F) paid internship.

We’re looking for highly motivated students who love the fast pace of a newsroom and have a serious interest in business news and online journalism. Must have strong writing, editing, research and organizational skills. Some journalism experience such as college newspaper, website or blog preferred. Must be pursuing a bachelor or graduate degree, a sophomore or above, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and be authorized to work in the US for pay.

Please send resume, cover letter and a few clips to cindy.perman@nbcuni.com. In your cover letter, please mention any beats you love writing about. So, if you’re a foodie, or love sports, politics or tech – tell us! And for the clips, business-news clips are preferred – though not required.


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.

Foreign Press Association Scholarship for International Students
Every year, a special Awards Committee appointed by the Foreign Press Association Scholarship Fund, (“FPA”), seeks out appropriate scholarship awardees from U.S. graduate schools of journalism, based on the following criteria:
-A record of excellence.
-A citizen of a foreign country.
-In need of financial aid.

The scholarship awards contribute to the development of the next generation of international reporters.

The application requires the submission of a commentary on a subject matter decided upon by the Awards Committee.

In 2016, the FPA Scholarship Fund is offering a minimum of four scholarships to foreign graduate students studying journalism in the United States.

Scholarships to be awarded are for $10,000 and $5,000.

You are urged to read the full listing and requirements.

Deadline is March 18.

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.


Part Time Sports Writing Job
We have a part-time opening and would like to extend the opportunity to students who may be looking to break into the business and earn some money. The job will involve writing game recaps and editing post-game audio.

Shifts are predominantly evenings (7p-12a / 8p-1a), with Friday and Saturday essential nights for availability.

Interested? EMAIL resume to:
Rick Maklebust
National Sports Director
24/7 News

Office: (602) 374-6367
4686 E. Van Buren #300
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Sales Assistant Job at The Arizona Republic
Gannett Co., Inc., a part of the USA TODAY NETWORK and The Arizona Republic, the state’s largest daily newspaper and number one local news source, is seeking a Circulation Sales Assistant. The Circulation Sales Assistant will assist and provide specialized services to support the circulation subscription sales channel department, which includes compiling data, preparing statistical reports, providing customer service to vendors/contractors, maintaining databases and assisting with special projects. We put a premium on personal integrity, teamwork, accountability, problem solving, a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and winning.


ASU Tempe- Student Photographer- PAID
Requisition ID 19588BR
ASU Job Title: Student Worker III
Job Title: Photojournalist – SW III
Salary Range $10.00 per hour
Close Date 22-January-2016

Job Description
ASU Now is seeking a dynamic photojournalist to write, photograph, video and report on stories for ASU Now.

Essential Duties
Students’ time may be spent finding enterprise pictures of the day, covering events, taking photographs, writing complete caption information, shooting video and writing articles.
Their work-product will be published online at http://asunow.asu.edu.

Minimum Qualifications
A significant amount of specialized training or experience is required.

Desired Qualifications

Enrolled in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Be versed in the basics of reporting and writing in a journalistic style.
Have good interpersonal skills when interviewing sources and/or interacting with the public.
Ability to report and write under deadline pressure.
Experience with photography and videography.

Working Environment
Our office is located at Centerpoint, 660 S. Mill Avenue, 4th Floor. Candidates will need to use computers, camera equipment, general office equipment to complete duties. Lift and carry up to 25 pounds in equipment. Must be able to report and provide publication quality photographs with complete captions under deadline pressure. May work evening and weekend events.

Social Media Job
Craters and Freighters is a national franchise operation specializing in custom crating and shipping needs. Headquartered in Golden, Colorado, the company expanded through franchising beginning in 1991 and now has over 65 Nationwide locations. We are a full service logistics provider with bricks-and-mortar locations across the country. Specialty Crating, Packaging and Shipping for both residential and commercial clients.

The Arizona Franchise is looking for a student who is qualified in the all aspects of social media. The job description would entail photography, copy writing and posting on all of the social media outlets for the company. We are looking for an individual that will work part-time (16 hours a week) in a business environment that will help you further advance your career.

Come join our team and see all the wonderful things going on at Craters and Freighters/Phoenix!

Minimum wage is offered. Please send resumes to phxcrater@hotmail.com


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