Opportunities 1.7.17


“Hooked RX: From Prescription to Addiction”
Please join us for the public screening of this Cronkite School investigative report that dives deeply into prescription opioid abuse in Arizona.

Tuesday January 10 at 6:30 p.m.
First Amendment Forum

Cronkite Student Organization Night
Here’s a great way to get involved with a media-focused club or organization. Various student clubs and organizations will be on hand to answer your questions about what they do and how they do it. Transfer students and anyone else who is looking for some exciting opportunities to learn about the media profession are encouraged to attend.

Thursday January 12 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
First Amendment Forum

Internship Applications For Summer/Fall Interview Days
It is not too early to think about summer/fall 2017 internships. If you want to participate in our upcoming internship interview days when Phoenix-based companies recruit for internships, you must complete an online application by February 3.

You will need to upload a resume, unofficial transcript and a career goals paragraph as part of the application. Please take care of this soon if you would like to participate in the interview days for summer/fall internships.Again, this application is needed by the deadline only if you’re interested in participating in the upcoming interview days.


Spring 2017- Times Media Group
CLASS STANDING: Currently-enrolled JR.+ with previous internship; Any publishing experience (not just campus) and/or sufficient class completions to know basic reporting, ethics/expectations.
TYPE: UNPAID (must register for course credit)

It’s an opportunity to learn in the field directly from very seasoned professionals. Interns work under the direction of a manager in the area assigned, receive and complete assignments, take part in planning, participate in a team and have the opportunity to add excellent bylined examples to their portfolios. Many of our successful interns go on to be paid part-time employees or paid freelance contributors with us. With 17 print publications – magazines and newspapers – and many online outlets, the opportunities are unlimited.


Contact: Roberta Peterson
Location: 1620 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe

Spring 2017- City of Chandler Cultural Affairs
Position Summary
The Cultural Affairs Division is looking for an enthusiastic, self-starter who would like a semester-long internship that will result in materials for his or her portfolio. Be at the table and be involved in helping to development, organize and evaluate public relations and marketing campaigns for the city’s libraries and arts facilities, including the Chandler Museum and Vision Gallery. Duties also include the opportunity to assist in the maintenance of files and relevant research necessary for communications and marketing initiatives on which the student is working. This is an unpaid internship position for an individual interested in gaining valuable marketing and/or public relations experience for the duration of one semester.

Location and Reporting Assignment
The Public Relations Intern will report directly to the Information Specialist, who will provide supervision, direction and feedback as necessary. The intern in this position will work an agreed-upon portion of time (six to ten hours each week, preferably two to three days each week), as the intern’s schedule permits, from the Cultural Affairs office, located in Downtown Chandler. The intern’s time in the office will occur within the hours of Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Specific Responsibilities
The Public Relations Intern will have some of the following responsibilities in their position as they relate to his or her internship plan, with the purpose of helping to fulfill skill and experience requirements for his or her course of study:
•Assist with the development, organization, maintenance and implementation of public relations campaigns and their collateral materials;
•Provide assistance with media relations;
•Assist with social media communications;
•Conduct research;
•Assist with the evaluation of public relations and marketing campaigns;
•Assist with other relevant duties.

Qualifications for the volunteer position of Public Relations Intern include:
•Education in communications, marketing, and/or public relations;
•Currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited institution;
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and social media applications;
•High level of attention to detail and ability to work with minimal supervision;
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
•Interest in and sensitivity to diverse ethnic, cultural and religious groups;

•Commitment to the City of Chandler’s mission to “serve its citizens through teamwork, understanding and dedication in a professional and responsive manner.”

•Bi-lingual preferred, but not required.

Internship Course Credit
The hours from this internship can be used to apply to required internship course credit for students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, with majors in Journalism or Public Relations. Please inform the Information Specialist regarding current enrollment for internship course credit to ensure all requirements are met during the semester.

Supervisory Plan
The Public Relations Intern will work closely with the Information Specialist to develop, organize, and maintain various marketing campaigns and materials.

Deadlines for individual projects will be provided, and communication can be established via in-person conferences, email and/or telephone calls.

Time Commitment
Weekly hours to accommodate an individual schedule may be arranged with the Information Specialist. Adjustments to the schedule may be made as necessary, with advance communication.

Internship Benefits
The Public Relations Intern will gain highly marketable public relations and marketing experience in a professional atmosphere that values the arts and learning. As an intern with the Cultural Affairs Division, an intern may have the chance to get experience with events and community outreach.

To Apply:
Please send your résumé to cynde.cerf@chandleraz.gov with Public Relations Intern in the subject line. You can read more about the Cultural Affairs Division at www.chandleraz.gov.

Spring 2017- Writing and Events Internship- Dignity Health
Dignity Health, a growing, national company with renowned local facilities such as St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center; Barrow Neurological Institute; and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, seeks an intern for the spring semester of 2017. Shifts are once or twice a week (depending on intern’s preference) and offer flexible timing. Convenient access to the light rail. Interns will receive writing, events and communications experience in a secure industry with lots of opportunity. If interested, please contact Michelle Beaver

Spring 2017- Champion PR- PAID
Champion PR+Consulting is looking for 2 – 4 interns who can commit to 50 hours per month helping out at our firm. As a recent Cronkite graduate, I can vouch for the value this experience will have for students. Students will have the opportunity to gain real world experience, make great connections and build their portfolios in an exciting downtown Phoenix environment. Interns will be compensated with a $500/monthly stipend plus class credit (if feasible). Potential to roll into position if interested and good fit, so juniors or seniors would be great. If you could pass this on to interested students, we would greatly appreciate it.

Skills desired:
Strong writing skills (#1)
Work well on deadline
Social media skills
Graphic design/website skills a plus
Interest in event coordination
Good research skills
Photo/videography skills a plus
Bilingual (Spanish) a plus

Our clients are for profit, non profit and issue-based campaigns.

Personality-wise, this would be a good list of topics of interest based on our client list & projects:
Sustainability (renewable energy, recycling, etc.)
Civil/social justice issues
Progressive politics/policy
Women’s rights
Healthy communities
Community engagement & activism

We’re happy to not have a run of the mill firm, and our office doubles as an art gallery/event space.

If you know students who may be interested, please have them email a letter of interest, writing samples & resume to Stacey Champion

Spring 2017- Marketing and PR internship- TechTHiNQ- PAID
TechTHiNQ is seeking a creative and resourceful content marketer and public relations intern with strong social media and traditional media relations skills. The ideal candidate will be capable of supporting most aspects of client service for our amazing technology-focused clients that range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. This is a great opportunity to get involved with a well-established consultancy that is growing.

Key Responsibilities:
•Craft compelling social media posts for appropriate channels for up to three clients with the objective of increasing engagement; measure results
•Reach out to journalists to secure coverage for clients in business and trade press channels
•Assist in in writing blog posts, newsletters, email marketing content and press releases
•Research speaking engagements, industry awards and editorial calendars and identify client-appropriate opportunities

•Working towards a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field or commensurate experience
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•A solid understanding of the role of a public relations practitioner
•Prior relevant internship desirable, not mandatory
•Self-starter, able to work in an office or home environment
•Detail oriented with ability to juggle shifting priorities and deadlines
•Team player, positive attitude

•Significant opportunity for professional growth and promotion
•Salary $15 an hour, up to 15 hours a week (flexible to fit your schedule)
•Fun, collaborative environment and team

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume as soon as possible to Alec Robertson

Spring 2017- Gourmet Gab Digital Marketing Internship
I’m looking for a right hand gal or guy to assist me developing partnerships and taking Gourmet Gab to the next level. If you’re a college student looking to get experience pitching marketing ideas and interacting with brands, this is perfect for you. In return for your time and talents, I can promise care-packages, first hand insight about Gourmet Gab happenings, mentoring and creative coaching, and fun.

You’re a college student who has a deep knowledge of food and knows your way around the kitchen. You are well-versed in popular food trends, blogs, websites and media. In your free time your friends will probably find you watching cooking videos and researching the next thing you’re going to create.

In your classes you’re learning how to be innovative at marketing and utilize digital platforms to tell a story. You have experience in a little bit of everything: marketing, public relations, social media, blogging and/or writing. You’ve got an entrepreneurial spirit and are a self-starter. You are ready for a chance to stretch your creativity, gain experience and think strategically.

Hours: 15 hours a week, flexible with scheduling
Dates: January – May
Compensation: Unpaid
Location: Remote

Research partnership opportunities and pitch ideas
Communicate with brands to initiate collaborations
Personalize brand pitches, assemble Gourmet Gab newsletters, engage in Pinterest and other social media as needed
Potential for more editorial, writing or video editing dependent on candidate

An understanding of the Gourmet Gab brand and content
Passion for cooking and knowledge of food trends
Studying marketing, business, public relations or journalism (or related)
Highly organized and attentive to detail
Great work ethic, but also a willingness to have fun!
Understanding of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, WordPress, Google Drive, Microsoft Office
Bonus: Knowledge of Mailchimp, Adobe Creative Suite, video editing skills

To Apply You’ll Need:

A cover letter sharing why you want to be a part of the Gourmet Gab team
Your resume
A link to your portfolio or blog and Instagram
Pitch three brands you think are a good fit for a Gourmet Gab partnership and give a brief explanation of what it would entail. Specific recipe? Instagram takeover? Multi-post series? Get creative and have fun! See past blog posts of collaborations with Keurig, Revival Food Co. and NYCIntern.

Submit materials by Sunday, January 15 for priority consideration. Email gourmetgab@gmail.com with the subject: Gourmet Gab Internship.

Spring 2017 PR Internship- B. Sterling Public Relations
Calling all overachievers, courageous idealists and enthusiastically passionate interns: B. Sterling Public Relations wants you. B. Sterling Public Relations is more than PR, we are BPR. BPR is a boutique public relations agency that caters to lifestyle brands in the health and fitness, hospitality, food and beverage, and beauty and fashion industries, handcrafting result-driven campaigns throughout the U.S…and has fun doing it.

BPR is looking for a public relations intern that is willing to learn, grow, inspire, impress and work hard (while playing harder). BPR’s interns will work in a hands-on environment and assist in providing public relations, social media and content development support to the team, including writing and proofreading editorial material; conducting research; building and maintaining media lists and editorial calendars; developing content calendars and posting to client social media communities; crafting press releases and media alerts; assisting with media outreach; achieving The Sterling Standard.

What We’re Looking For:
 A shameless idealist who isn’t afraid to think big or share ideas
 A team player that inspires, motivates and supports BPR’s team and clients
 Strong communicator with superb verbal, written and listening skills
 A hustler with heart that shows integrity and self-motivation
 Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work in high-pressure situations
 Excellent interpersonal skills and demeanor – with a side of weirdness
 Experience writing press releases, newsletters, blogs and/or Web content
 Experience developing content for social media platforms
 Previous internship at a marketing, PR or communications agency is preferred
 Familiarity and solid understanding of social media platforms and best practices
 Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
 Passion for the PR industry and its best practices
 Current enrollment in Journalism, Public Relations or Marketing related degree

What You’ll Do:
 Create Media Coverage Reports including monitoring and organizing all client media coverage
 Brainstorm campaign ideas with PR team
 Draft press releases and media advisories to promote client events and newsworthy items
 Assist in preparation of documents for client meetings
 Assist in writing and editing press materials according to AP Style
 Research and develop media lists and editorial calendars
 Assist in developing social media and content calendars for clients
 Contribute to the agency’s social media presence through agency marketing
 Continuously monitor current events and news, both for the industry and for clients of the agency
 Help manage team assets including password documents, team monthly calendars, client server files and media
contact databases
 Research and share insights into new channels, technologies and tools with the agency
 Assist in research for clients and their industry standards including comparative analysis, competitive and market
presence and content audits

Are you ready to achieve The Sterling Standard? Please send your resume, along with a few fun facts about yourself to hello@bsterlingpr.com.

Spring 2017- Great Hearts Academies Communications Intern- PAID
Great Hearts Lead Office (3102 N. 56th St., Ste. 300, Phoenix, AZ, 85018)

Great Hearts Academies is a non-profit network of 28 charter schools in Arizona and Texas dedicated to improving American education through the development of excellent public preparatory schools. We currently outperform most public and private schools through smaller schools with high expectations and a core, classical liberal arts curriculum. While we prepare our graduates for success in the best colleges, our main purpose is cultivate each student’s mind and heart through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. We believe that the highest goal of education is to become good—both intellectually and morally. Learn more at www.greatheartsamerica.org.

Duties & Responsibilities
Great Hearts is seeking a Communications Intern. The right candidate will have the desire to pursue a career in Communications/Journalism.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 Develop general communications.
 Draft press releases and media talking points.
 Develop media contact lists.
 Participate in market research and general benchmarking activities.
 Complete clerical and administrative activities.
 Monitor and update website content.
 Monitor and update social media sites.
 Assist with event planning and execution.
Qualifications, Competencies and Strengths
 Deep interest in pursuing a career in communications/journalism.
 Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Business or
 Excellent organization, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Constant Contact).
 Superior written and verbal communication skills; oriented towards detail, thoroughness and accuracy.
 Self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
 Experience working with and maintaining confidential information preferred.
 Must be a minimum age of 18.
Able to sit, stand and use a computer and phone for long periods. Able to bend and lift up to 15 lbs.

The position will pay $10.00 per hour with an anticipated schedule of 25 hours per week (flexible per the student’s schedule).
Licenses or certifications:
 Type of fingerprint clearance: Shall be fingerprint checked pursuant to A.R.S. 15-512
 Physical functions: Must be able to remain in a stationary (standing or sitting) position for 75%- 100% of the time
 Equipment used: Frequent computer use is expected
 Work Environment: May be required to move or position equipment up to 10-15 pounds. May
be exposed to outdoor weather Travel required:
 Must have the ability to travel locally to the various academies within the Phoenix metro area TO APPLY: Email your resume to Lindsay Nelson at . Resumes will be
accepted through January 23, 2017.

Summer 2017- Newspaper intern in South Dakota
Journalism student interested in receiving a hands-on experience at a innovative daily newspaper. The successful intern will be reporting for print and web, plus taking photographs and video. As well as other newsroom duties as assigned.
Essential Skills: Passion for journalism and willingness to be part of a team.

Apply today.

Summer 2017- Associated Press Sports Desk Internship- Atlanta- PAID
The Associated Press is offering a paid 12-week summer internship at its Sports desk based in Atlanta.

The AP Sports Intern will contribute to AP’s text and video report and will receive experience and training in both as well as social media production. Based upon skill set, photos and/or interactives may be included. The intern will attend sporting events, where he or she will work with journalists of all formats.

The intern will be expected to be a fast thinker and show creativity and strong news judgment. A successful candidate will be able to suggest story ideas and angles and see storytelling potential in video, images and text. The intern should be comfortable interacting with a diverse group of co-workers and interview subjects.

The intern will be expected to keep up-to-date with sports news around the world, and its relevance to other areas, including general news, business news, politics and entertainment. Responsibilities will include tracking down information, conducting interviews, monitoring and using social media to find stories and to promote AP’s content, tracking down user-generated content and covering breaking stories and sports events, either by phone or going to the scene.

The intern will also work with the desk editors, working on content from around the world, enhancing top stories with multimedia content for AP’s web sites and mobile applications. The intern will also be expected to pitch multimedia enterprise story ideas, and execute at least one during the internship.

The intern will assist in the production of video sports stories and work closely with photographers on visual storytelling techniques. Where possible, the intern will accompany staff photographers on assignments, assist with arrangements in the field, and shoot photos.

An intern with a background in interactive/graphics/data visualizations may assist in creating stories told through multimedia elements. The intern will be trained how to transform complex concepts into immersive and visual stories that users can quickly understand.

Training in all formats will include journalism ethics. The intern must become familiar with – and abide by – the AP’s statement of values and principles governing ethics.


Applicants must be:
current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree(juniors and seniors) when applying for the program or
current full-time graduate students or
students who graduate December 2016.
Freshmen and sophomores are ineligible.
Must be able to show proof of legal authorization to participate in a 12-week internship in the United States prior to the start of the internship.
Must have demonstrated proficiency speaking and writing in the English language.
Good general knowledge of national and international affairs.
Good writing skills and the ability to recognize grammatical and factual errors.
Relevant experience and training in text is required as well as a secondary visual format such as video, photos or interactive/graphics.
Must have a keen interest and/or experience in sports.
A prior journalism internship or experience in media.
Knowledge of online and social media news venues.
Highly organized and attentive to detail; able to multi-task and manage projects as assigned.
Self-starter with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
Submission materials:

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 text work (links to an online site of your work are highly preferred).

Three to five examples of your visual work — video, photos, multimedia, interactive, etc. (links to an online site of your work are highly preferred).
A reference letter from a prior internship or employer.
All application materials should be uploaded simultaneously, including the reference letter.

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day more than half the world’s population sees news from AP.

Apply by January 16, 2017

Summer Corporate Communications Internship at Arizona Public Service Company in Phoenix- PAID
Program Summary: APS prides itself in creating an outstanding internship experience for the 60+ interns that join us in business units across the organization each summer. Beginning in May, interns work full-time for 12 weeks and receive competitive pay (undergrad: $15.5-$22/hr.; masters and MBA: 19.5-$34/hr.). In addition to providing meaningful and challenging projects that expand technical skills, the program enhances professional development and fosters a sense of community through: assigned mentors, volunteer projects, organized social events, an executive speaker series, and soft skill workshops focusing on strengths and behavioral styles.

“APS takes the traditional role of intern and transforms it into an experience of personal and professional development. Between the challenging projects in my department and the networking events, there was never a dull moment!” -2016 Summer Intern.

“I tell everyone who will listen how much I enjoy the work I’m doing, the team I’m working with and the company I’m working for. I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity.” – 2016 Summer Intern

Accountabilities: Corporate Communication internships are in the following areas and will be based on individual interest and fit:
• Internal Communications – Write feature articles and cover 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.
• External Communications – Develop and refine messaging around strategic issues (e.g. new power plant, regulatory decision, rate change); this may include drafting columns, news articles, website content and other editorial pieces for placement in external media and other projects as needed. Plan and execute media campaigns, including developing the strategies, writing the press releases and following up with media outlets.
• Creative Services – Provide creative brainstorming and creative briefs for clients; manage and organize videos, pre-production to post-production interviews, testimonials, b-roll and other communications pieces; deliver timely and friendly service to internal and external clients of APS Creative Services.
• Community Affairs – Assist in managing, organizing and representing APS at public functions related to Corporate and Community event activities and meetings. Communicate important business initiatives and develop strategic messaging/tactics to help position APS as a community leader.

Minimum Requirements: Applicants should be actively enrolled in the Cronkite school and show ongoing achievement in areas of study and training.

How to Apply: Email your resume by February 3 to Mike.wong@asu.edu

Also, check out the APS video playlist to learn more about our company:

Summer 2017- Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association
The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association offers a summer internship program at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa.

The 10-week program for two interns consists of rotations at the following publications: The Allentown Morning Call, Capitolwire.com, LNP Media Group, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pennlive/Patriot-News.

Interns will assist reporters covering the state budget and report on committee hearings and other political and policy stories in a fast-paced news environment. Interns are expected to pitch their own ideas as well as take assignments on a variety of subjects. Depending on assignment, interns may be required to shoot videos and photos with their phones or other equipment. We are seeking candidates who can produce their own stories, whether writing quickly for the web on a breaking news event or turning around longer enterprise pieces.

Start dates are flexible, but interns are expected to complete the full 10-week program, working five days a week except for July 4. Occasional evening or weekend work may be necessary.

Interns are expected to provide their own laptops and cell phones. (A small stipend will be provided to offset phone costs.)

Experience: Applicants should be college juniors or seniors or graduate students.

Preference is given to students who plan to pursue a career in journalism covering politics and government, though former interns have gone on to cover a wide array of beats at news organizations around the country. $500/week.

How To Apply: The deadline to apply for the 2017 summer internship is Feb. 15.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and six-to-eight published clips to internship coordinator Karen Langley

Summer 2017- Associated Press
AP Business News Internship in London
Deadline: January 16, 2017

AP Entertainment News Internship in Los Angeles
Deadline: January 16, 2017

AP Global News General Assignment Internship in New York
Deadline: January 16, 2017


Ozy Genius Awards
We’re launching our second OZY Genius Awards, which offers $10k to college students who want to pursue their own “genius” idea this summer. The award aims to support the next Albert Einstein or Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey or Wendy Kopp, as they work on a major journalism project, write a book, film a documentary, launch a new company or create the next Teach For America. We had 10 incredible winners last year from over 500 applications.

We would love to have any undergrad students from ASU apply. Submission deadline is January 20.

We’re thrilled to announce our celebration of ambition and creativity with the second year of the OZY Genius Awards. This spring, we will grant 10 college and university students the opportunity of a lifetime: $10,000, along with the time, mentoring and resources to make their genius ideas a reality. Read more about the Genius Awards on USA TODAY here.

The competition is now open to college and university students.

Here’s how you get started:
Step 1: Fill out a short questionnaire about your project.
Step 2: Upload a short video or photo with a description of your project and get your friends and family to vote!

The Competition: Submissions will be open for public voting and judged by a panel of executives, artists and advocates at the top of their fields, including Emerson Collective founder and chair Laurene Powell Jobs, Yahoo! Global Anchor Katie Couric, Google executive David Drummond, and NPR President and CEO Jarl Mohn.

The Win: In March, 10 students will win up to $10,000 for their summer projects, and their work will be profiled by OZY and its partners in the fall.

Apply now.

NABJ-Comcast NBCUniversal Summer Fellowship
The National Association of Black Journalists is pleased to announce our continued partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal for the NBC News Group Summer Fellows Program!

NBCUniversal will offer fellows the opportunity to join one of the following NBC programs for summer 2017 as interns:

America’s #1 morning news program, The Today Show
The top ranked evening program, Nightly News with Lester Holt
Our primetime long form news program, Dateline
Our 24 cable news channel, MSNBC
Our top rated business news cable channel, CNBC
Students will be paid hourly for 10 weeks and must be willing to live in New York City or its environs for the duration of the internship. NBCUniversal will offer a $2,000 housing stipend available for candidates who reside outside a 50 mi. radius from our Tri-State Area offices.

All the internships are located in 30 Rockefeller Center, with the exception of the placements at CNBC, which are located in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Applicants must be student members of NABJ.

Application now open!

DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 24, 2017 (11:59 P.M. EST).

For more information, please contact Liza Eaton

NABJ Larry Whiteside Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Number of Awards Available: 1
Amount of the Award: $5,000

* Winner will receive a free trip to the 2017 NABJ Convention & Career Fair in New Orleans, LA. Registration, lodging, a round-trip flight and a meals stipend will be provided. He/She will be acknowledged during the Sports Task Force events and required to write a post-convention account of the experience.*

Student Type: Undergraduate or Graduate

Larry Whiteside, a pioneer in the field of sports journalism, was the first African-American beat sports writer for The Boston Globe. His achievements earned him many prestigious honors including induction into NABJ’s 2009 Hall of Fame (posthumous); NABJ’s 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award; induction into the 2008 National Baseball Hall of Fame (posthumous); and the 2008 J. G. Taylor Spink Award posthumously given by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Mr. Whiteside passed away in 2007 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. NABJ’s Sports Task Force established this scholarship in Mr. Whiteside’s honor to provide financial assistance to journalism students interested in sport journalism.

Specific Application Requirements:
Must major in journalism with an interest in pursuing a career in sports journalism
Must be an undergraduate or graduate student with at least one year left in school.
G.P.A. requirement: 2.5 or higher in journalism major and at least a 2.0 cumulative
Essay topic: “Write a profile essay on a sports journalist (alive or deceased) you admire and explain why this person has inspired you to pursue a career in sports journalism.” (1,000 – 2,000 words)

General Application Requirements:
Cover Letter
Official College Transcript
Five (5) Work Samples
Three (3) References

NABJ Scholarships 2017
NABJ has 5-6 more scholarships. Read about them at NABJ Scholarships.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Scholarships
NAHJ offers several scholarships ranging from $500-$5000. Go to NAHJ Scholarships to read the details. Deadline: February 24, 2017.

Polish-American Scholarship
The Kosciuszko Foundation, An American Center for Polish Culture is currently accepting applications for tuition scholarships for academic year 2017-2018. Eligible candidates are US citizens of Polish descent and US permanent residents of Polish heritage for full-time studies. Funding is available for studies in journalism.

Qualified students evidence interest in or involvement in the Polish American community and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,000 and are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicant must show proof of Polish descent. Apply online now and through January 17, 2017.

Scholarship decisions are made by the Scholarship Committee of the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Winners will be notified May 25, 2017.

The Kosciuszko Foundation is a 501 c (3) not-for-profit organization engaged in educational and cultural relations between the United States and Poland. Besides the Tuition Scholarship programs for graduate level studies in the US, the Foundation supports Year Abroad language studies, Graduate Studies and Research in Poland; undergraduates majoring in the natural sciences; and short term summer language studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.

Sinclair Broadcast Group Diversity Scholarship
For the second year, Sinclair Broadcast Group is offering its Diversity Scholarship!


Complete an online application.

Sinclair is offering this opportunity to student journalists of color who plan to be enrolled in college full-time for all of the 2017-2018. Graduation date must not be sooner than Spring 2018.

Check out a quick video featuring the students who were recipients of the Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship last year.

Students are not required to be journalism majors.

We seek students who are pursuing careers as:

·Reporters / Multimedia Journalists
·Newscast Producers
·Videographers / Photographers
·Digital Journalists
·Assignment Editors
·Investigative Journalilsts (Reporters & Producers)
·Lifestyle Journalists
·Political Journalists
·Education Beat Journalists
·Health Beat Journalists
·Sports Journalists

We are hoping that our scholarship recipients will someday become employees of Sinclair Broadcast Group and help us to tell stories that need to be told!


Spring 2017- Arizona Builders Exchange Writing and Marketing
HOURS: Maximum 20/wk
PAY: $10/hr

Original Articles:
Source materials will include:
•Planning and zoning/equivalent documentation submitted to government agencies
•Direct or email interviews
•Press releases from builders/developers
•Industry events
•Outside news outlets

Article target length +/- 250-750 words
Articles to be chosen collaboratively by the AZBEX Editor and writer from potential article lists developed and prioritized by the AZBEX Editor and Publisher.

Image/Artwork Selection:
•Locate and upload imagery to accompany articles
•Track and assign correct attributions/credits
Misc. Proofing and Editing:
Review materials from other staff/departments for content, style and formatting
•Marketing materials (direct mail, email, flyers)
•Database project summaries

Other Support Duties, Including, but not limited to:
Materials maintenance in data storage utility
Project documentation
Source materials procurement/cataloging
Deadline assistance/support for other staff

Worker Responsible for Providing/Maintaining:
•Cell Phone with unlimited Talk/Text and .WAV-based call recording capabilities
•All hardware, software, products, licenses and subscriptions needed to produce the work described above (one exception noted below). Generally, this will be understood to mean a personal computer/laptop, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and high speed internet connectivity.
•Reliable transportation to AZBEX-related events (Mileage not reimbursed if less than 250 miles/month, at which point IRS-standard rates apply)
•Attend bi-weekly staff meetings at AZBEX office (assume 1-hour paid time for meeting, staff lunch is unpaid time)
•Story ideas as one becomes familiar with AZBEX goals and strategies
•Developing and producing high-quality writing in-line with AZBEX mission and standards
•Procuring submittal data from Cities, requesting/procuring images from sources
•Tracking and reporting hours worked, submitting time sheets for review and approval

AZBEX Responsible for Providing/Maintaining:
•Editorial calendar/story ideas and leads
•Press passes/Registration fees for events
•AZBEX style guide
•Dropbox subscription (software service for AZBEX files)
•Editing/proofreading drafts and general feedback on the length, style and type of writing
•Time sheet approval and compensation every 2 weeks


The selected candidate will generally create no fewer than four, and up to eight, original articles per week from original, AZBEX-provided sources. Ideally, articles will be evenly divided between the two weekly editions.

The AZBEX Editor and Publisher will provide ongoing guidance, feedback and support to aid in the intern’s professional growth and development. The Editor will serve as the primary point of contact, supervise the intern’s performance and act as a general resource for completing tasks and assignments in a timely and quality manner. Additional resources and support from AZBEX staff will be made available as needed.
The AZBEX Editor will provide structured progress reviews and feedback on a monthly basis, and additional support and feedback at the intern’s request.

Contact: Roland Murphy, editor

ASU Tempe campus- Sustainability Review Videographer
The Sustainability Review is an online platform to communicate sustainability that serves as a workshop to graduate students at the School of Sustainability. The board members of The Sustainability Review create video based stories that will be published on The Sustainability Review. The job of videographer is to provide the expertise of creating, editing, and publishing the video content. The videographer will collaborate closely with board members in the creative process of producing a video from beginning to end. The videographer will also create short versions of the videos so they can be published on social media.

Essential Duties
-Duties will include, but are not limited to:
-Ability to use professional video/audio equipment.
-Ability to edit video/audio using professional software.
-Ability to travel in the PHX metro when necessary.
-Communicate and collaborate closely with board members.
-Discipline in editing video/audio at a good speed.

Job #28147BR closes on January 12, 2017

Online Content Wanted!
My Local News – Arizona is an online local news site that publishes 20+ weekly newsletters, read by over 120,000 subscribers around the state of Arizona.  All articles are also posted to our Facebook Page, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and a variety of other social media sites.  My Local News is one of the fastest growing media outlets in Arizona and we thrive on user-submitted content. We are always seeking local news stories, events, news releases, restaurant reviews, opinions, events, and more. Our basic requirements: the article must relate to an Arizona city or town in which we publish and it must meet our quality standards.
We review all news article submissions and gauge them against our news values and guidelines. If your article is selected, it may be edited for quality, clarity and appearance, then posted to the referenced community website(s), the associated Facebook Page, Google+, Instagram, Twitter, Tumbler, Redit, Stumble Upon and variety of other social media sites.

To submit content: visit our site at http://www.mylocalnews.us, register as a content contributor and follow the simple submission instructions.

Looking for a part-time job? We will consider paying you if you help us post consistent, quality content each week!
Questions? Email Nancy Puffer

ValuePenguin, is looking to hire freelance journalists to produce data-based articles and studies. This is a good opportunity for upper-level j-school students who are interested in data analysis as part of their career path. We’d be able to pay these students at least $250 per piece.

Below are examples of work we’ve done recently:


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