Opportunities 9.20.16

Internship Application
Each semester, we invite employers to campus to interview students for internships. There is a day for broadcast internships, a day for PR/Social Media internships and a day for writing/publications/photography/digital internships. This semester, those interview days will be scheduled in October and November. So if you’re interested in interviewing for local spring 2017 writing/publications internship, you will need to complete an online application by deadline. Please note: you will need to submit a resume, unofficial transcript and a career goals paragraph with your online application.

The application deadline is fast approaching. You have just a few days left to submit an application:

Publications/Writing/Digital/Photography: Monday September 26 11:59 p.m. (AZ Time):

Intership Interview Day Schedule
Broadcast Companies (Event Closed)
Friday October 21
8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
AE England Building (Across the street from the front door of the Cronkite School)

Public Relations/Communications Companies (Event Closed)
Friday October 28
8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
AE England Building (Across the street from the front door of the Cronkite School)

The Arizona Republic
Friday October 28
12:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
AE England Building (Across the street from the front door of the Cronkite School)

Other Publication/Writing/Photography/Digital Companies
Friday November 18
8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
AE England Building (Across the street from the front door of the Cronkite School)

Resume Writing Session
If you want to make your resume relevant and professional looking, join us for the next resume writing session:

Friday September 30
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cronkite 314

Bring a copy of your resume and be prepared to share it on screen for some feedback. We’ll all learning together.

Recruiter Visits for December 2016 and May 2017 graduates
If you are graduating in December 2016 or in May 2017 and want to interview for real jobs and perhaps some high-end summer internships, please send your materials to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

If you are a junior in class standing, you would be eligible for summer 2017 internships at any of these companies so you should apply as well. The deadline to submit materials for any of these positions is October 3.

Monday September 26
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Cronkite 444
Recruiter: Sue Horton, West Coast top editor, Thomson Reuters
Info session about Thomson Reuters. Join us for pizza and a Q/A- networking opportunity with a Reuters recruiter.
RSVP by Saturday September 24.

Pulliam Fellowships
Monday October 17
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Cronkite 222
Recruiter: Stuart Warner, senior content coach, The Arizona Republic
Interviewing for these positions: Pullman Fellowships (see detailed description below in Fellowships section)
Submit a resume and link to your portfolio by October 3

American City Business Journals (ACBJ)
Tuesday October 18
12:30 p.m. – Information Session with pizza Cronkite 444
RSVP to info session by October 11
Recruiter: Beth Hunt, director Editorial Recruiting and Development
Interviewing for these positions: Business reporting summer internships across the U.S.
Submit a resume and link to your portfolio by October 3

American City Business Journals (ACBJ)
Wednesday October 19
9:00 a.m., Cronkite 553
2:00 p.m., Cronkite 222
Recruiter: Beth Hunt, director Editorial Recruiting and Development
Interviewing for these positions: Business reporting summer internships across the U.S.
Submit a resume and link to your portfolio by October 3

USA Today Network
Thursday October 20
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Cronkite 222
Recruiter: Aric Johnson, senior recruiter, USA Today Network
Interviewing for these positions: social media, writers, reporters, digital content producers, videographers
Submit a resume and link to your portfolio by October 3

Sinclair Broadcast Group
Monday October 24
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Cronkite 222
Recruiter: Kevin Olivas, news recruiting manager
Interviewing for these positions: Producers, news and sports photographers, digital journalists and MMJs
Submit a resume and link to your portfolio by October 3

Dallas Morning News
Tuesday October 25
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. , Cronkite 222
Recruiter: Bruce Tomaso, breaking news editor, The Dallas Morning News
Interviewing for these positions: writers, reporters, digital content producers
Submit a resume and link to your portfolio by October 3


Fall 2016 or Spring 2017- PR Internship Zion & Zion
Zion & Zion is currently accepting applications for the position of Public Relations and Social Media Intern. If hired, this position would require at least 24 hours a week (3 days). You should also either have completed or be pursuing a degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations or a related area. Internship duties include tracking media hits, drafting releases, producing and issuing media alerts, creating social media campaigns, working on client social media accounts, creating fact sheets and media kits, producing client meeting summaries, attending client meetings, compiling media research and building targeted media lists for clients; and other miscellaneous public relations tasks. We are looking to hire someone who is hungry to learn about this industry, who can provide innovative, strategic and creative ideas and can work independently. You should also be current with events and news and have strong writing skills. Due to the requirements of this internship, prior internship experience is highly recommended. Please note that this position is paid, and you will gain firsthand knowledge and opportunities to build your portfolio. Errands and minor grunt work may occasionally be required.

Contact: Malory Knutson

Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 Content Marketing- Strolleria Scottsdale, AZ- PAID
Strolleria, a retailer of high-quality baby gear, is looking for an intern to create content that helps parents choose products like strollers and car seats—some of the most important and most overwhelming purchases they’ll make for their children.

Founded in May 2016, Strolleria is a fast-paced start-up with ambitious goals to modernize and personalize the baby gear shopping experience, both online and in our North Scottsdale showroom. You’ll create educational product comparisons, blog posts and videos, as well as marketing content that helps Strolleria attract new customers and grow sales.

This internship won’t involve coffee runs and pointless tasks. Reporting to Strolleria’s husband-and-wife owners, you’ll work on projects that directly help the company grow while gaining digital content experience and work samples valuable for any career in content marketing, journalism or PR.

Familiarity with baby gear is not required, especially because you’ll be writing for an audience new to these topics. More important is your interest in digital content and your ability to work independently, perform detailed research and explain complex topics in an authoritative yet relatable way. (Yes, strollers and car seats are complex!)

This is a paid, part-time position with flexible hours. While visits to our showroom near Scottsdale Quarter will be required, some work can be completed from home on your own time.

What you’ll do:
•Research and write product comparisons that help parents make informed buying decisions
•Improve e-commerce product pages by writing unique descriptions and uploading photos and videos
•Write SEO-optimized copy for landing pages that help drive traffic to Strolleria
•Produce product demonstration videos and optimize them for YouTube
•Write lifestyle and product-related blog posts for local and national audiences, some of which may involve interviewing manufacturer representatives, parents and other experts
•Post content to social platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest

How to apply:
Send your resume, a brief cover letter and three to five work samples to amy@strolleria.com.

Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 – St. Vincent de Paul PR Internship- PAID
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is seeking a Public Relations Intern to assist in elevating and enhancing the nonprofit’s public image through public relations, storytelling and marketing. St. Vincent de Paul works with some of the most vulnerable in our community – working-poor families and homeless individuals. Working with them to tell their stories takes someone with sensitivity, but also recognition of the significance and privilege of being able to be their voices.

The Public Relations Intern will assist in developing content for the organization’s marketing channels, which include social media, web and print publications, emails, and event/branding collateral. The intern will learn and gain hands-on experience with media relations, developing compelling content and measuring results.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. The organization has been assisting central and northern Arizona families since 1946. Programs include services for the homeless, medical and dental care for the working poor, charity dining rooms, thrift stores, a transitional housing shelter and general assistance for individuals in need. http://www.stvincentdepaul.net

Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week, $10 per hour

Class Standing: Junior or Senior

•Assist with marketing materials, press releases and media relations.
•Coordinate social media presence.
•Write, take photos and develop content for SVdP e-newsletter, blog and print newsletter with statewide circulation of 75,000
•Track and measure results of PR efforts.
•Occasional assistance on events and fundraisers.

Interested students should complete an application

Fall 2016- Maricopa County Flood Control District- PAID ($12/hour)
To complete special projects across a wide range of potential topics related to tasks depending on the area of assignment leading to improved program and administrative operations.

Minimum education and/or experience:
Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in communications, broadcasting, journalism or public relations, or related studies.

Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver’s license.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to write for public and internal audiences. Exceptional organizational skills including the ability to set priorities, develop a work plan/schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track information and activities. Highly proficient computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, with attention to grammar, detail, proofreading and formatting.

Preferred education and/or experience:
Completion of at least two (2) years of college level coursework in communications, broadcasting, journalism or public relations, or related studies. Experience posting to social media platforms. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Working conditions:
Ability to move objects lifting floor to waist (up to 25 pounds) pushing/pulling (up to 50 pounds) short distance of (25 feet or less). Must be willing and able to communicate effectively with a diverse population. Incumbent must possess ethical behavior and a professional demeanor. Must manage interruptions and time pressures, multiple and unscheduled tasks, and assist in planning employee events and activities. Prompt decision-making, excellent customer service skills, and the ability to work well with others, is the utmost priority.

Assist with public outreach meeting coordination and materials. Research and coordinate special projects. Internal and external special event coordination. Order legal and display advertising, help track billing and affidavits. Social media communications. Attend meetings relative to job assignments. Writing and research for internal and external publications and materials. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Designee.

The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.

Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

Complete the application.
Job #690PIOINTERN090816

Fall 2016 or Spring 2017- Arizona Commission on the Arts Internship
Communications Intern
(managed by Steve Wilcox, Communications and Research Director)
•Conducts and records basic market research to inform communications strategy.
•Updates and maintains contact lists.
•Assists in creation of blog and social media content.
•Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign preferred.
•Other duties as assigned.

Read the full job description.

To apply, please send an email to Stacey Wong with the subject line: Internship (and specify which internship you are applying for) with the following:
•A cover letter or letter of inquiry, addressing your experience or special interests related to the posted internship (maximum 1 page).
•A current resume or CV (maximum 2 pages).
•A list of three professional/academic references (include name, title, phone number and email address).

Materials should be attached as a single Word document or PDF and labeled with your first and last name (i.e., JaneSmith_CoverLetterResume).

Spring 2017- CBS News New York and CBS News in Washington
Now accepting applications for spring internships with CBS News in New York and Washington. You must be a currently enrolled JR.+ to be eligible to apply and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Please submit your cover letter, resume and link to your portfolio by October 17 to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

What are the departments?
“48 Hours” (NY) A CBS News magazine that goes behind the headlines to investigate baffling crimes, heartless scams and compelling real-life dramas.

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

Broadcast Marketing (NY) The unit that is a liason between broadcasts and affiliates.

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

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

“Face the Nation” (DC) A weekly broadcast hosted by John Dickerson that discusses current national affairs with the principal newsmaker(s) of the week.

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

National Desk (NY & DC) This is the center for domestic newsgathering for all CBS News broadcasts.

Address cover letter to:
Ms. Katie Curcio
Director, News Associate and Internship Program
524 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Spring 2017- Voice of America Internship
Are you a student with a story to tell or an issue to discuss? VOA Student Union is a digital meeting place focused on international students studying in the United States. We seek virtual interns and contributors (international and American) who can create compelling content – text, video, audio, image, multimedia, social – that is relevant to our student and academic audience, and share it on various social media platforms.

Topics can include everything from how to write that perfect college admissions essay to applying for a student visa to the weekend trip you and friends took to New York City (or Milwaukee or Yellowstone or Miami …). Or dating and friendship. Or cultural challenges. Or getting into med school.

Please reach out to editor Kathleen Struck at or studentu@voanews or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/voastudentu/

Desired Skills:
Ability to interview anyone, anywhere
Digital media
Social media (Facebook, Instagram, You Tube, WhatsApp, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Line, Reddit, Pinterest)
Video production
Communication Skills (in English):
Video Production
Audio Production
Social Media

Email your resume and a brief (400-600 words max) statement about your interest in Student Union, journalism or international relations to studentu@voanews.com with the subject line “SU INTERN APPLICANT.”

If you are interested in joining VOA in other divisions or language services, please email us a resume and very brief (400-600 words) statement saying how you would like to contribute. Email to VOA-Internship-Program@voanews.com with the subject line “VOA INTERN APPLICANT.”

Additional Information:
Voice of America is part of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, which is an exciting, multicultural organization that encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprised five networks (VOA, RFERL, MBN, RFA, OCB). It broadcasts in 61 languages, reaching a worldwide audience of 215 million people with news, information, and relevant discussions. Our staff of dedicated journalists and professionals model free and independent media behavior in democracy.

Language Requirements: English

Internships are also available in our Washington, D.C. office all year. Opportunities are available in news, the Media Lab, senior management offices, television production, language programming, technology services and innovation, TV to Africa and more.

NPR Internship
Information about NPR internships can be found here.

Summer 2017- Internships at National Publications
The deadlines to submit summer internship applications and materials for high profile publications like the Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe, Denver Post and others are typically in October-November. If you’re interested in applying, please click the link and review all of the requirements and deadlines.

Washington Post
Deadline: Received by October 16
Types of internships: reporting, photography, copy editing, multimedia, social media producing, digital designing

Boston Globe
Deadline: Received by October 22, 2016
Types of internships: reporting, photography, copy editing in sports, news, health and business

New York Times
Deadline: Received by October 31, 2016
Types of Internships: reporting, newsroom, interactive news, visual journalism, audio, video, copy editing and audience development

Dallas Morning News
Deadline: Received by October 31, 2016
Types of Internships: reporting, editorial, digital design and data, copy editing and engagement, photography

Denver Post
Deadline: Received by October 31, 2016
Types of Internships: online production, copy editing, sports copy editing, business reporting

Dow Jones News Fund
Deadline: Received by November 1, 2016
Types of Internships: digital, copy editing, sports copy editing, business reporting, data journalism

San Antonio Express-News
Deadline: Received by November 1, 2016
Types of Internships: data visualization, reporting, photography, multimedia

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Deadline: Received by November 1, 2016
Types of Internships: digital, copy editing, multimedia, reporting, photography

Chicago Tribune
Deadline: Received by November 1, 2016
Type of Internship: Metro Reporting

The Oregonian
Deadline: Received by November 1, 2016
Type of Internship: Digital

Los Angeles Times
Deadline: Received by November 11, 2016
Type of Internship: Metro/local reporting, Sports, Business, Features, Arts and Entertainment, Editorial Page and Washington, DC bureau

Los Angeles Times
Deadline: Received by November 11, 2016
Type of Internship: Visual Journalism (photography an video)

Seattle Times
Deadline: Received by November 15, 2016
Type of Internship: Digital and interactives, photojournalism, copy editing, investigative reporting, sports reporting, reporting


International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Summer Fellowship in New York- Expenses Paid
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting mid-September.
Applicants submitting by October 1st will be alerted by October 15th if they are advancing to the 2nd round. Final date for submitting applications is November 1st. Those submitting applications after October 15th will be alerted if they advance to the 2nd round in early January 2017.

-Round trip travel to and from NYC. (air, train, or driving mileage reimbursement)
-Housing at a downtown Manhattan university dormitory in a shared suite setting.
-A living allowance to defray cost of food and personal expenses.
-A full-time internship at a top New York media company that aligns with a student’s interests and career goals.
-Weekly events including panel discussions, company visits and speakers.
-The IRTS Foundation also provides extensive career counseling and networking opportunities to ensure that each student makes the most of this New York experience!

Learn more at IRTS.

Pulliam Fellowship- Summer 2017- Apply Today
Join us for the summer of 2017. The Indianapolis Star and The Arizona Republic, Gannett Co. newspapers, are seeking college students and new graduates with a talent for reporting, news design and graphics, or photojournalism for an exciting and demanding journalism fellowship program.

Why should I apply for this journalism program?
You’ll be a member of our newsroom, work hard and gain valuable journalism experience. You get paid, too. Our Pulliam Fellows earn $650/week for the 10-week program. You’ll also get to participate in writing workshops and learn over lunch from some of the best minds in journalism.

Am I qualified for this journalism program?
College juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled in a journalism or related degree program as of Nov. 1, 2016, are eligible. Previous newspaper journalism internships and/or experience as a journalist on a college newspaper are preferred. You need to be committed to a career in news journalism. You must have reliable transportation and arrange for your own housing. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity among its journalism fellows.

What’s the deadline for this journalism application?
All application materials must be postmarked by Nov. 1, 2016. (We may accept some journalism candidates after the deadline.)

When should I be there?
June 5, 2017 – Aug. 11, 2017

How do I apply?
Download the journalism application and send it anytime between now and Nov. 1, 2016.

Russell B. Pulliam
Pulliam Fellowship Director
The Indianapolis Star
130 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Send your completed journalism application materials to the above address. These materials comprise the following:

1. A completed application form.
2. Samples of your best published writings, at least half of which were written under deadline.
3. A transcript of your college credits (or have your school send it).
4. A recent photograph of yourself.
5. Three letters of recommendation from people who know the most about you and your work, such as editors, supervisors, teachers and colleagues.

Please e-mail Russ Pulliam in Indianapolis at russell.pulliam@indystar.com or call (317) 444-6001, or Stuart Warner in Phoenix at stuart.warner@arizonarepublic.com or call (602) 444-8640 if you have any questions or would like more information.

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 fellowship will be offered in the spring 2017 semester 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 spring 2017, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. by October 1.


ASU Marketing Office Assistant
The student worker in Enrollment Services Communications will assist with marketing projects, and have a primary focus on the international student audience.

Essential Duties:
Helps write, edit and proofread communications.
Reviews, maintains and updates web content.
Provides input for photo selection on variety of marketing projects.
Drafts student and alumni stories for marketing purposes.
Supports email marketing by checking lists and testing email campaigns.
Performs marketing research and collects data.
Assists with data entry and business processes.
Supports the production process for a wide range of communication projects.

Other duties such as translations and translation proofs may be assigned based on student’s foreign language skills.

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

Read the full job description. Job #26112BR. Closes 9/23/16

Student Photojournalist- ASU
Students will work for the ASU Department of Media Relations and Strategic Communications publication called ASU Now. Students’ time may be spent finding enterprise pictures of the day, covering events, taking photographs, writing complete caption information, shooting and editing video. 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
-Currently enrolled with 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.

Read the full job description Job # 24903BR Closes September 30.

Freelance Writing- Automotive
The stories will be about 800-1,600 words long and exclusively discuss cars and the automotive world. The writers will be given at least two or three assignments per month, likely more if they’re interested. The pay is pretty standard for industry rates, but we’d still like freelancers to send us their pay rates.

Anybody who is interested can get in touch with me at travis.mcknight@zogmedia.com.

Volunteer Volleyball Play-by-play Announcers
National HS VB Tournament in Phoenix September 30-October 1. Need PBP announcers. The games are at the Salvation Army KROC center. 1375 E. Broadway Rd. in Phoenix.

Contact: Michael Carotenuto 480-205-1333

Volunteer- Press Release Writer
I am organizing a debate about Proposition 205 (legalizing recreational marijuana), and I am looking at getting the word out about it.

About the event: it will (most probably) be on October 18th, from 7-9 pm. We want to have 4 debaters, 2 on each side. The organization I work with is the Federalist Society, which is a 501(c)(3) that looks at legal policy. Since it is registered as such, we will not be advocating for either side; the purpose is to debate the ideas and the Proposition itself. The stance of the moderator (me) will be neutral. This will most likely be held downtown at one of ASU’s facilities, but we do not yet have a room pinned down. We are also working with the College Republicans and College Democrats to present the debate.

Any help that you can give me will be greatly appreciated. You can contact me by phone or text at (480) 309-5972, and by email at thomasj.jose@gmail.com.


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