Opportunities 1.20.17


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 in PDF format 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.


Upcoming Internship Interview Days

Friday February 24
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Local public relations firms and non-profits will interview students for communications/PR/social media-related internships for the summer and fall 2017 semesters.

Friday February 24
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A few recruiters from the Arizona Republic will interview students for writing, photography, digital content and sports writing internships for the summer and fall 2017 semesters.

Friday March 24
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Additional publishing companies will interview students for writing, photography, digital content and sports writing internships for the summer and fall 2017 semesters.

Friday April 7
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Local broadcast companies will interview students for TV and radio internships for the summer and fall 2017 semesters.


Final Four Volunteer Opportunity- Social Media
The Cronkite School has been given the unique opportunity to partner with the NCAA to help manage and staff its Social Media Hub during the men’s basketball Final Four. See the detailed announcement and application at the end of the blog in the Part-Time/Volunteer section.


Cronkite Study Abroad Programs in London and Dublin

Cronkite in Ireland: A Visual Storytelling Expedition
Dates: May 27th – June 7th, 2017
3 credits
Program fee: $3,935
Program is based in Dublin with visits to Derry and Belfast included!

Cronkite in London: Social Media and the News Culture
Dates: June 11th – 20th, 2017
3 credits
Program fee: $3,250
Program is based in London and includes many social-cultural excursions, including seeing the Queen in the Trooping the Colour parade, a night at the theater in London’s West End, and several visits to major media outlets.

The program fee for each program includes tuition for 3 ASU credits, all housing, in-country transportation for program events, entrance fees for program-related activities, some group meals, and health insurance.

Not included: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport, books and required course materials, and personal expenses. For students who apply to both programs, transportation between both sites is not included; there is a long weekend so you will have the opportunity to do some personal travel between both programs if you’d like!

Here is financial aid information or to learn more about ways to finance your trip, come to a Financing Your Study Abroad Program workshop.


May/August 2017 Graduates- Looking For a Job At Public Media?
Public media is an exciting career choice for students and alumni.

On February 9, Current will host public media’s first virtual job fair. Current is public media’s leading source of news, information and jobs. This virtual career fair will enable people seeking positions in public radio and TV to meet employers who are actively recruiting for now and the near future. This online event is free to jobseekers and registration is now open. This is a unique opportunity to connect with gatekeepers and decision makers who are looking for diverse talent. Register today!


News Hack- Feb 18-19 in Tucson
Hands-on training on how to use sensor devices to collect all kinds of interesting data for journalism projects, including temperature, noise levels, water quality, air quality. Participants don’t have to know anything about this stuff. The teachers are starting from Step 1 and will teach everything you’d need to know to do your own project.

Student tickets cost $15 and can be purchased online. Here’s a detailed schedule of events. This is a great networking opportunity for students who are interested in the intersection of journalism and technology. Even the meals are included in this ticket price!

Questions? Contact Becky Pallack.


Hackathon at University of Nevada-Reno
February 24-26 Reno, Nevada

Weekend Hackathon Puts Focus on Bots & Chatbots
Can journalism and communications schools help shape the next generation of media entrepreneurs? Many schools have created special “labs” and innovation centers and are running courses aimed at building startups — and a startup mentality. But how can they share knowledge, improve skills and have fun doing it? MediaShift is producing our fourth annual Journalism School Hackathon on the weekend of February 24-26, 2017, co-produced by the Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies at the University of Nevada-Reno. We’re convening a group of top students (graduates and undergraduates), faculty and professionals for the weekend Hackathon, with a real-world mission of creating startups around bots and chatbots. Students will have a chance to collaborate on diverse teams of students with faculty and pro facilitators.

No coding background is needed! The Hackathon is actually more like a Startup Weekend, with the creation of a startup name, business model and pitch deck. However, we will offer some video tutorials for those who want to learn to code chatbots.

Travel Scholarships
Thanks to the Ford Foundation, we are able to offer 11 travel scholarships for up to $500 for students who can’t otherwise afford to get to the Hackathon. Students are chosen according to financial hardship, with an emphasis on helping women and people of color attend.

Apply for a Travel Scholarship! Deadline to apply is January 20, 2017.


VOICES 2017 applications now open
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is accepting applications for the 2017 VOICES program, open to currently enrolled college students, graduate students and recent grads.

The program will take place July 24 – 29 during the week of the 2017 AAJA National Convention in Philadelphia. VOICES is a multimedia journalism training fellowship for college and graduate students, as well as a leadership program for mid-career journalists. Students will be mentored by professional journalists and be expected to produce and complete news assignments at the 2017 convention. Transportation, convention registration and hotel expenses will be covered for the students selected.

Visit AAJA VOICES for more information. Students of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply before the application deadline of Friday, March 31.



Spring 2017- Radio Morning Show- Johnjay and Rich- PAID
The Greatest Internship You’ll Ever Have. And it’s PAID!

This could be the opportunity that launches you into the next phase of your life. Two former interns are now full-time employees on our show. Numerous former interns have moved on to full-time positions within our company. Will you be next? Let’s find out. Do you enjoy getting up in the morning when most of your friends are coming home from the bar? Would you mind sharing your life on our show, both ON-AIR and off?

Then you possibly could be exactly who we’re looking for to join our family and to be a part of the magic that happens behind-the-scenes with Johnjay and Rich.We’re looking for self-starters, go-getters, people who live and breathe pop culture, and who can take instruction along with constructive criticism. Excellent computer, internet, and social media skills are highly preferred. Candidates with audio, video and production skills are strongly urged to apply. Please submit your application for this position thru the iHeartMedia career site.


Spring 2017- East Valley Partnership Marketing & Communications Internship- PAID
Overview: The East Valley Partnership (EVP) is a coalition of civic, business, education and political leaders from Apache Junction, Chandler, Florence, Fountain Hills, Gila River Indian Community, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian community, Tempe and Pinal County dedicated to the economic development and promotion of the East Valley of Greater Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about East Valley Partnership, please visit http://www.evp-az.org.

Position: Marketing & Communications Intern
Hours: 15 – 20/week
Type: Paid ($10/hour)

This internship offers the opportunity to write, edit and assist with execution of the PHX East Valley Economic Development awareness campaign through social media and online branding.

Internship responsibilities may include:
•Developing content for marketing materials
•Creating and updating media lists
•Assisting with writing press releases, release distribution and some media outreach
•Researching and compiling news stories relevant to PHX East Valley’s Awareness Campaign
•Social media strategy, updates
•Utilizing content management system to update websites/microsites (training provided)

Desired Candidate Qualifications:

Undergraduate juniors and seniors with some previous work or internship experience preferred, but any interested applicants will be considered. Candidate qualifications include:
•Strong writing and editing skills, knowledge of AP Style
•Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
•Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite experience is a plus
•Organizational skills with attention to detail to allow you the ability to tackle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
•Highly motivated to learn, grow professionally and work in a team environment
•Interest in marketing, communications and/or media relations

Application Information: Qualified candidates should respond by sending a confidential resume to Chelsey Faggiano


Summer 2017 – CBS News in New York or Washington- PAID
This is an educational program designed for college students who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism, broadcasting or production. Each student is selected and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where can I intern?
New York or Washington D.C.

Do I get to choose my department?
No, placement is at the sole discretion of the Director.

What are the duties? Learn fundamental newsgathering skills, find, confirm and report news stories, log tapes, coordinate scripts, research stories, conduct preliminary interviews, assist during shoots, select footage, perform light clerical duties and assist staff members. Duties vary in each department.

What are the requirements? Current undergraduate (rising junior or above) and graduate students are eligible. Students majoring in journalism, broadcasting or communications are preferred; other majors will be considered. Participants must have good computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication abilities and knowledge of current events. A 3.0 GPA or above is recommended. Students must be able to meet the minimum time commitment — full time during the summer; at least two full weekdays in fall/spring. Recent graduates are not eligible for this program. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Is this a paid position? Yes, CBS News will compensate each student an hourly wage. Students are solely responsible for coordinating and meeting the credit requirements of their college/university.

Learn more about the CBS News summer internship program. Deadline to apply directly to CBS is February 28.

If you want to get a jump on this and have me send your resume and cover letter directly to my contact at CBS in New York, send your materials to mike.wong@asu.edu by February 3.


Summer 2017- Internships In Hawaii
Print, online, and broadcast internships are being offered in summer 2017 through the Hawaii chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Full-time internships (10 weeks at 40 hours/week ) with a $3,700 salary:

Honolulu Star-Advertiser (daily newspaper)
Pacific Business News (weekly business newspaper)
Hawaii (bimonthly travel magazine)
Hawaii Business (monthly business magazine)
Honolulu (monthly city magazine)
Pacific Edge (includes Green Magazine Hawaii and Green Drinks – business/lifestyle magazines)
Honolulu Civil Beat (online news)
Hawaii News Now (TV news)
KHON Channel 2 (TV news)
Alexander & Baldwin (public relations)

Part-time internships (8 weeks at 27 hours/week) with a $1,998 salary:
Hawaii Public Radio (radio news)

Who is eligible:
·Hawaii residents enrolled in a college or university and who attended a high school in Hawaii; or
·Any student enrolled in a college or university in Hawaii.
·Students must have completed their sophomore year of college by June 2017.
·Recent graduates who graduated no earlier than May 2016.

How to apply:
·Fill out an online application form
·Write a cover letter introducing yourself and explaining why you want an internship, list your relevant coursework or news media experience, and include three references with their contact information.
·Include samples of your news media work. You can send these as URL links; pdfs, Word, or .txt files; wmv files for video; or wav files for audio.

Send all materials labeled with your name to spjinterns@gmail.com.

Deadline: March 1, 2017

You will be contacted directly by the news media if they wish to interview you for an internship. If you are a candidate, you will be contacted by April 1.

For more information, contact SPJ’s Craig DeSilva at (808) 282-1038 or at

Summer 2017- Make-A-Wish Arizona Marketing/Public Relations Intern
Position Description: Support public relations, marketing and promotional activities at Make-A-Wish Arizona. Work commensurate with entry-level public relations and marketing position. Strong writing and grammar skills are essential. Media and social media experience valued.

•Crafting wish stories from Arizona wish kids and families for website, social media and email marketing
•Creating posts for social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
•Developing and updating web site copy
•Writing news releases and media alerts
•Support for Walk for Wishes event in October for Phoenix and Tucson
•Other duties as assigned

•Junior or Senior in Communications, Journalism and/or Public Relations major preferred
•Excellent communication, writing, research and presentation skills
•Strong project management and customer service skills
•Ability to work independently
•Minimum of 16 hour work week preferred

Two writing samples (preferably published) required with application.
Benefits: Valuable work experience and college credit available. No monetary compensation.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and at least two writing samples to:
Hollie Costello, Director, Public Relations and Marketing

Summer 2017- Cox Media Field Sales Residential Internship
Field Sales consists of three separate Sales channels that have a strong local, ‘feet on the street’ element. These channels include: Retail, Third Party Retail, Direct Sales and other emerging proactive channels. The Field Sales team is responsible for driving customer relationships, primary service units and revenue for these important Sales channels and also coordinating with the other distribution channels to achieve the overall revenue plan. This team has key accountability for the high-performance execution for all territory sales channels for the West region consisting of the Arizona, Las Vegas and California markets.

•Analyze customer segment data/employee performance data and translate to actionable sales strategy.
•Conduct observations of sales techniques and document BP and areas of opportunity for use in final recommendations.
•Collect, review and rate current materials, product and campaigns for effectiveness in low income market.
•Work with the team to translate data analysis and observable behavior into one overall “best in class” sales playbook for low income demographics.
•Ensuring our internal teams are well informed on key findings and progress & the cross-team communication is open, flowing and not overwhelming (find the right balance) – working with team to identify performance gaps and best methods to improve performance, , working with team members on developing finished – resources, collateral, training, huddles, brainsharks, webinars, presentations, etc…
•Presenting recommendations and implementing key study findings the team selects into action
•Some travel required


oBilingual (Spanish/English)
oStrong ability in multi-tasking
oStrong analytical skills and ability to spot and document trends
oHighly organized, detailed oriented, and fast learner
oStrong in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
oAttention to detail and ability to meet project timelines through good time management and workflow prioritization
oAble to work independently with minimal supervision
oSuperior oral and written communications skills
oStrong relationship building skills

All majors encouraged to apply, Marketing , Business, Communication and Finance majors are preferred
Prior internship experience in a corporate environment is preferred

Send resume to: cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 15

Cox Communications and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. We have a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices. Please note those individuals submitting resumes online or by mailing a resume are not considered an applicant for employment until a signed employment application form is completed, usually at the time of interview.

For more information about Cox Communications and its subsidiaries, please click here

Summer 2017- Yahoo! Sports- PAID

Yahoo! Sports Internship

We are looking for an intern with a strong journalism background and a passion for the digital landscape to support the Yahoo Sports team. The ideal candidate should be comfortable with reporting and telling stories through a variety of mediums. He or she should have a strong grasp on the various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) and feel comfortable contributing to them. You will be expected to work some nights and weekends and prefer someone who has access to a car. Here are the most important attributes we seek:

General curiosity about sports and storytelling practices
A comfort in working on both individual projects and team collaborations
Strong communication skills and a genial attitude
Familiarity with Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Tumblr and other social media platforms.

Your Day
Contributing content to our various blogs on Yahoo Sports
Assisting our social media team with sharing content across various platforms
Pitching, developing and executing enterprise story ideas
Using our content management system to assist in programming the website
Traveling to on-site assignments (your own form of transportation is preferred)

You Must Have
Experience with one or more of the following skills: writing, editing, content management, social publishing
A prior journalism internship
Some general familiarity with HTML
Must be currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
GPA of 3.5 or higher


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:



Mr. Rogers Memorial Scholarship
From 1967 to 2001, Fred Rogers produced his daily children’s television program, celebrating imagination and play, exploring children’s feelings and sense of self worth, and treating young viewers with love and respect. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood continues to air on PBS stations throughout the United States and remains the gold standard of how television can enlighten, educate and increase social consciousness and understanding.

The Television Academy Foundation’s Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship Program awards two $5,000 scholarships to rising seniors, graduating seniors (must be continuing directly to graduate school) and graduate students (Masters or Ph.D) to support and encourage them to pursue a career in children’s media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers’ work. The scholarships are project-based and may not be used for tuition.

Winners will be flown to Los Angeles and recognized at the 38th College Television Awards Gala on May 24, 2017. Prior to the awards presentation, winners will participate in a two-day Television Nominee Summit with industry leaders and talent hosted by the Television Academy Foundation.

In addition to the monetary award, successful applicants are mentored by children’s programming professionals during the academic year.

Application and more information. Deadline is January 31.


Summer 2017-CBS News Intern Fellowship program
This fellowship at CBS News is part of CBS News diversity internship program. Deadline is February 21. Hard copies of the application are located in Cronkite 222 in the holders across from the front desk.

-Junior or Senior status
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Knowledge of current events and computer skill
-3.0 GPA

Must submit the following by February 21:
-CBS News Internship Application
-Official transcript
-Essay about why you should be selected as a CBS News Fellow
-3 newsworthy story pitches
-2 recommendation letters
-Letter from you university verifying that the applicant is a student working toward a degree at the accredited college and supports your participation.

Submit all materials to:
Dorothy Bland
Dean and Graduate Institute Director
Mayborn School of Journalism and Graduate Institute of Journalism
1155 Union Circle #311460
Denton, Texas 76203-5017

Summer 2017-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 summer 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 summer 2017, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. by March 3.


Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
AAJA has several scholarships available. The awards range from $500-$5000. Deadline to apply is February 17, 2017.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
NAHJ has several scholarships available. The awards range from $2000-$5000. Deadline to apply is February 24, 2017.

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
NABJ has several scholarships available. The awards range from $1500-$5000. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.

Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
RTDNA has several scholarships available. Awards range from $1000 to $10,000. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017



Final Four Volunteers- Social Media
The Cronkite School has been given the unique opportunity to partner with the NCAA to help manage and staff its Social Media Hub during the men’s basketball Final Four, when the tournament and the excitement come to Phoenix this spring. As stated by the NCAA, the vision for the hub is to “enhance the Final Four fan experience with social media.” Roles will be focused on storytelling and content creation (video, photo, writing) for all of the official Final Four social media platforms. There will also be other opportunities for content curation and audience engagement during the events. The bulk of the content will be centered around the many fan events occurring in the area.

This application must be completed by Friday, January 27 at 5 p.m. MT.


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