Get ready to apply for a Cronkite School scholarship. The scholarship application goes online on December 15 and will remain open until January 31. The scholarships will be for the 2018-19 academic year. See the scholarship section of the blog for additional information or click the scholarship link to learn more.
Breaking News-azcentral- PAID
Here’s an opportunity to get some good, professional experience in a fast-paced news environment. Check out the JMC 325 class.
JMC 325/Breaking News azcentral
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester FR –Grad student); Completion of JMC 305 is required
HOURS: MINIMUM 16 hours/week (2 full days)
TYPE: PAID ($10/HR)
BREAKING NEWS EXPERIENCE: Work two 8-hour shifts per week on the azcentral.com breaking news desk. You will cover breaking news of all sorts, from crime and public-safety events to news conferences, protests and more. You will be asked to follow up on the news of the day using social media and other research tools.
SKILLS NEEDED: Initiative. Curiosity. Must be able to summarize information clearly, concisely and factually. Must be able to shoot photos and video. Must be able to work both independently and as a member of a reporting team.
REQUIRED: You must have a car for this internship, because you will be sent out on stories.
Please note: You will not receive internship credit for this experience – you will receive JMC 325 credit. If you complete a second semester on the breaking news desk, you will be eligible for internship credit.
CBS TUCSON WINTER IMMERSION EXPERIENCE
KOLD-TV, the Raycom Media owned CBS affiliate in Tucson is offering a five-day in-depth newsroom internship experience for six students, Jan. 2-6, 2018.
This hands-on experience is exclusively for Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication students.
Students can expect to learn about and how to contribute to the day to day workflow in a newsroom setting. Components of the curriculum include writing for all platforms, editorial decision making and how to gather news. There will also be workshops on the gadgets and gizmos used to produce news, how to write impactful teases and how to tell memorable stories.
Hotel lodging and breakfast will be provided. Students are responsible for their own transportation to Tucson and between the hotel and the TV station.
Send electronic cover letter, resume, portfolio link and two reference contacts to:
Erik Breon, News Director
Application deadline: 5pm Wednesday December 13th
All applicants must be at least 21 years of age, and must be able to provide a credit or debit card to cover any hotel incidental costs.
Spring 2018- Arizona Grantmakers Forum-PAID ($500 semester stipend)
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Jumpstart your career while making a difference in your community! The communications internship at Arizona Grantmakers Forum is ideal for students seeking professional growth and personal fulfillment. The candidate chosen for this position will assist and learn about communications efforts and the philanthropic sector. Because AGF functions in a professional, corporate setting where the team engages with executives at all levels and types of philanthropic organizations, this internship is an excellent opportunity to network with future employers. The intern reports to the Arizona Grantmakers Forum Director of Education and Communications.
AGF is the association serving philanthropy in Arizona. Together with our members, we educate, collaborate and advocate to unlock philanthropy’s potential. Members include public and private foundations, businesses, government agencies and individuals who make charitable contributions to Arizona nonprofits. Our mission is to empower our members to transform Arizona through leadership and meaningful philanthropy.
♣ Work with the team to develop creative marketing strategies, build brand awareness and strengthen member engagement
♣ Work with staff to expand the reach of AGF communications to include potential members, key interest groups, public policy makers, etc.
♣ Develop content and send electronic communications such as e-newsletters, invitations, public policy statements, announcements and the annual report
♣ Manage the communications calendar and regularly update website
♣ Utilize communications plans and marketing tools to promote the organization
♣ Maintain regular posts to social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
Other Duties as Needed
♣ Assist with program logistics (i.e. planning, greeting guests, assisting with audio/visuals, creating nametags, set-up, tear-down) to ensure successful events
♣ Shoot and edit photos of AGF programs and meetings
♣ Record AGF programs, edit and post videos to AGF YouTube channel
♣ Support staff in responding to member inquiries and updating member database
♣ Support AGF board of directors and various working committees
The ideal candidate will be:
Highly motivated, enthusiastic and detail-oriented
Patient, flexible with priorities and have a sense of humor
Interested in and familiar with the field of philanthropy and the nonprofits
Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal communications
Able to work with electronic communication tools for marketing and event planning
Experienced with content management software (i.e. WordPress, Salesforce)
Experienced with social media and Microsoft Office Suite
Able to work in a customer-centered environment and with diverse audiences
Able to work both independently and in a small-team environment
Preferred Majors: Undergraduate or graduate students studying communications, public relations, journalism and/or marketing, preferably with an interest in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: December 12, 2017
How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to AGF Director of Education & Communications Kim Garbacz
Spring 2018- City of Phoenix – Social/Digital Internship
The city of Phoenix Communications Office is seeking interns to help produce creative content and support the city’s official social media channels. This internship will also offer the opportunity to design marketing materials for various city projects. This position offers opportunities to observe and interact with a wide variety of city leaders, staff and projects and gain significant organizational knowledge and experience. Being able to operate individually and as part of a team is essential.
The goal is to assist the city’s Social Media Team to generate creative content for its various social media sites while also sharing content being posted by other internal and external accounts. The internship is based in the Communications Office, part of the City Manager’s Office, and is located in City Hall in downtown Phoenix. Time will be spent both in the office and in the field gathering video, pictures and interviews to be used in pre-produced materials for the city’s social media, website and for possible broadcast on PHXTV. The intern(s) will work directly with the Social Media Coordinator and Digital Content Manager to create materials and help run campaigns.
Sample tasks: shoot and edit videos, take photographs, conduct interviews, post social media items and design & edit digital content using programs including Adobe Creative Suite (Spark, Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator and InDesign), Windows Movie Maker and Publisher for various platforms.
• 10-20 hours a week (can be flexible)
• Based downtown, at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington Street
• Unpaid positions with great practical experience
• Opportunity to build professional resume of work
• Semester commitment required, but longer is preferred.
Interested applicants should send email to:
Public Information Officer
City of Phoenix
Spring 2018- Downtown Phoenix Journal
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman- graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID; (Must receive course credit)
Position: Editorial Assistant for Downtown Phoenix Journal
Urban Affair LLC seeks a responsible individual with WordPress proficiency, strong writing skills and a general understanding of social media to join the Downtown Phoenix Journal team.
The editorial assistant’s primary responsibility will be to help the Managing Editor post stories to the DPJ website using the WordPress platform. Some writing and basic photo editing may be required. They may also be asked to assist with social media and photography assignments.
Ideal candidates will be organized, have excellent WordPress and writing skills and will be responsive to communication. They will also demonstrate the ability to edit and synthesize information. A candidate who is familiar with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is preferred. Must be deadline driven and able to balance multiple projects. Knowledge of Downtown Phoenix is preferred but not required.
Notes: These are unpaid internship positions. Interns will report to the DPJ managing editor.
Contact: Catrina Kahler
Location: 365 N. 4th Ave., Phoenix 85004
Spring 2018- Green Living Magazine
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman-graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 10-HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (must receive course credit)
Green Living magazine is looking for energetic and positive writing and research interns. This is a great opportunity to get published and break into the green media market! This position is an unpaid internship
The Job: • Work directly with the Assistant Editor and writers • Gather content for beats in the magazine • Write feature articles to be published in the magazine and online • Write blogs and blurbs for social media and online • Research future content • Build library of content on all topics relating to green Qualifications: • Writing and editing skills • Research-oriented • Must have laptop and smartphone
Contact: Dorie Morales
Location: 7575 E. Redfield Rd. suite 219, Scottsdale
Spring 2018- Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman- graduate student) Coursework that relates to publishing; previous publications experience is preferred; a strong desire to learn
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: Stipend ($60/Week for travel expenses; must receive course credit)
Phoenix Home & Garden has opportunities available for one or more editorial interns in our North Scottsdale office, available immediately. Now is your chance to gain real-world experience and clips while learning about the magazine business from the Valley’s leading publication company, Cities West Publishing.
As the trusted expert on design, fashion, entertainment and the arts for 35 years, Phoenix Home & Garden has led the conversation on luxury living in the Southwest, serving as the top source of ideas and inspiration for readers and the design community. With a total monthly paid and verified average circulation of over 80,000 Phoenix Home & Garden reaches a total of 350,000 readers every month and consistently leads newsstand sales among other national titles.
Interns at Phoenix Home & Garden will gain valuable experience, including but not limited to:
• Sourcing products and photography from local and national businesses
• Producing product write-ups
• Editing copy
• Writing short articles
• Networking with leaders in the Valley’s design/build/landscape industries
• Representing the publication as such popular events as our Home Tour and annual Masters of the Southwest awards ceremony
Regular duties also include assisting editors with assignment needs; updating databases by logging products, artists, homeowners, etc., for each issue; mailing tear sheets and issue copies; and much more. As a valued member of our team, you will also participate in weekly planning meetings.
Contact: Rebecca Rhodes
Location: 15169 N. Scottsdale Rd. #310
Spring 2018- Allied THA
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman-graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK (Must register for credit)
We are offering 2 types of positions: Studio College Ambassador (stipend) and Allied In-Office Intern (unpaid). Studio college ambassadors work remotely while office interns mostly work in the office, collaborating with the coordinators and publicist more often. We will choose which position they get based on where we think they fit best.
College Ambassadors represent a specific client on a specific campus. They are involved in a client’s planning and execution of campaign elements pertaining to the campus they cover, from pitching interviews to the school paper, radio and TV stations to setting up promotional events at on- and off-campus venues frequented by students, to recruiting audiences for campus screenings or events. College Ambassadors are eligible for payment for working other events outside of their Ambassadorship as requested and required by their supervising Agency office. At the end of the semester, the ambassador is expected to present a final portfolio that shows what they learned during the semester and to explain/show the difference between publicity and promotions. This portfolio gives them a tangible highlight for their résumés. This is a stipend position.
Duties may include: · Researching contacts to invite to special screenings and events; · Distributing promotional materials to businesses popular amongst students; · Pitching interview/review opportunities to campus media outlets; · Creating events such as bar nights, game nights, film retrospectives, Greek Row events, etc. themed to a particular film release; · Attending and/or staffing advance movie screenings; · Providing reporting back to the Allied office and/or the client directly on your college outreach activities. Interns will have the opportunity to shadow and work with full-time publicity teams on marketing projects, gaining insight into ideation, strategy formulation and campaign execution in real-world situations.
The internship program is designed to teach interns about the publicity and promotions industry from an agency perspective. This is an unpaid position. Duties may include, but are not limited to: · Campaign Brainstorming – participating in discussion sessions to suggest publicity stunts, promotional event ideas and other elements of a potential campaign for specific film titles; · Targeted Outreach – Working with local organizations, schools, retail outlets and other groups to fill advance screenings of new films with an audience that will spread positive word of mouth to their friends; · Event Planning and Execution – Under the supervision of Allied publicists, interns will ideate and execute events that reach the targeted demographics for each film Allied handles. Examples include bar nights, dorm movie marathons, Greek system parties, etc. · College Marketing – Interns are our eyes and ears in the college world. Interns work with schools in their territory to further awareness of upcoming films at the direction of Allied’s publicists. · Screening and Event Management – Working with Allied publicists to manage various events as needed.
Contact: Heather Hudzinski
Location: 11333 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 150 Scottsdale
Spring 2018- AWE Collective
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman-graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM: 10 HRS/WEEK
(at least two full days/week)
TYPE: UNPAID (Must register for course credit)
AWE PR Internship: Are you a next-gen PR pro? We’re accepting applications for PR interns to assist with our broad roster of clients. PR interns will assist in research, social media, writing, creative and content development and more. Dive headfirst into the PR/marketing world, gaining an incredible amount of experience and develop a portfolio to help launch a career. The experience garnered at an internship with Awe will be invaluable for anyone pursuing a career in PR or Marketing, especially in tourism, events, dining and hospitality. Internships can be done for class credit or general experience, depending on program of study. We’re looking for a consistent 10-15 hours a week. We’re flexible. We’re lovable. Desired Experience: – Media Writing – AP Style – PR Reporting – Market Research – Social Media Strategy – Event Management
Contact: Chianne Nass
Location: 1215 W. Rio Salado Pkwy Suite 101, Tempe
Spring 2018- Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley Communications Intern
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman-graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/Week
TYPE: UNPAID (Must register for internship credit)
Communications/PR intern: The intern will gain insight into the diverse needs of the non-profit public relations field, provide solid deliverables and learn from top to bottom. Support BGCEV and BGCAs MarComm and PR strategies Create and curate engaging content Communicate and build relationships with our current 11 clubs and charter school Effectively utilize company’s social media and blogs Create and distribute press releases Assist in administrative duties Build and update media lists and databases Schedule, coordinate and attend various events Perform research and market analysis activities
Contact: Lisa Ellis
Location: 2602 W. Baseline Rd. Suite 25, Mesa
Spring 2018- Donor Network of AZ- PAID
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (Second semester freshman to graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 15-20 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID $12/HR (Must register for course credit)
The focus of the internship is to promote and educate the media and general public about organ, eye and tissue donation and the Donate LifeAZ Registry. This position will provide the intern with valuable, real-world experience. The intern will be considered an integral part of the Public Education Department, and as such, their ideas and input will be valued. The intern will work 15-20 hours per week during the current semester and he or she will be compensated $12.00 and reimbursed for work related mileage. The hours may be worked in any combination at the discretion of the supervisor and intern.
Contact: Alexa Citro
Location: 201 W. Coolidge St., Phoenix
Spring 2018- DUET: PARTNERS IN HEALTH & AGING- PAID
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR. +
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: STIPEND ($1200) (Must receive course credit)
The Marketing/Communications Intern will work closely with the Communications Director to implement specific communications strategies.
Responsibilities may include:
• Assist with writing of articles for Duet print newsletter. • Assist in planning, writing and managing monthly eNewsletter and targeted e-blasts using e-mail marketing. • Maintain fresh content and photos for Duet’s website. Utilize search engine optimization and maintain brand identity standards. • Create, layout, design, and update marketing materials and collateral for the agency, fundraising events, and services (InDesign experience helpful) inspiring the community to volunteer, donate, and ask for help. • Evaluate effectiveness of current communications marketing tools (e-news, print newsletter, collateral, etc.) • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications.
Contact: Nichole Barnes
Location: 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix
Spring 2018- Evolve PR and Marketing
CLASS STANDING: Currently-enrolled JR.+ with previous internship exp.
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: Unpaid (Must receive course credit)
Intern will help with various research of clients, posting on social media as well as calendar listings of events. The intern will also be asked to pull TV and press clippings, help build media lists and may be needed to assist with TV segments. The intern must be a strong writer since they will help with writing articles and press releases.
Contact: Amanda Ventura
Location: 4419 N. Scottsdale Rd. #218, Scottsdale
Spring 2018- Envida Group-PAID
CLASS STANDING: Currently-enrolled JR.+
HOURS: MINIMUM 10-12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID (Stipend based on performance; Must receive course credit)
Envida Group is a full-service digital marketing agency with focus on online marketing and social media. As part of Envida Group’s marketing team, you will help manage our client’s social media accounts and research how to improve them. In this fast-paced environment, good communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with a diverse range of personalities, are essential. A high degree of initiative, analytical thinking, independent judgment and follow-through is necessary to assure success. This position is a paid internship after 30-days and requires a 10 to12 hour/week commitment.
Responsibilities • Create content for all assigned social network accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and Twitter. • Respond to inquiries and requests across all assigned account social networks. • Support online PR outreach by researching interesting and relevant blogs pertaining to each individual client. • Write blogs. • Research latest social media trends. • Develop creative ideas for current and future campaigns. • Analyze and track our social media outreach to determine optimized strategies for each account/client. • Create monthly summary of social media analytics. • Complete competitive analysis for our clients. • Account creation/customization • Conduct internet-based research. • Participate in team meeting and brainstorm sessions.
Requirements • Excellent visual, oral and written communication skills. • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and possess outstanding follow through skills. • Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency. • Experience with Microsoft Office including Word, Power Point, and Excel. • Independent thinker, but not afraid to ask questions. • Willing and able to learn new skills quickly and effectively.
Strongly Recommended Qualifications • Experience managing social media for business • Experience with Google Analytics • Experience with Hootsuite and/or other Social Media Dashboard • Experience with Photoshop is a plus • Experience with RSS building Compensation •
College Credit or Stipend Based on Performance Please submit a resume and any marketing/writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Lily Zimmel
Location: 15230 N. 75th Street Suite 1030, Scottsdale
Spring 2018- Feeding Matters- PAID
CLASS STANDING: Currently-enrolled JR.+ w/previous internship exp.
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID ($10/HR; Must receive course credit)
At Feeding Matters, our motto is anything but ordinary! We bring together families, healthcare professionals, non-profits, government agencies, and community supporters to create a world in which children with pediatric feeding disorders will thrive. The public relations and marketing intern is an integral member of our team and will report directly to the Director of Public Relations and Marketing. As the PR & Marketing intern, you won’t simply be tasked with mindless data entry. Based on skillset, you will instead get hands-on experience with all facets of PR and marketing, including strategic planning and execution, media relations research and outreach, content creation, collateral design and proofing, traffic management and more!
An ideal candidate would have: – Outstanding writing and communications skills – Excellent understanding of the digital landscape – Exceptional research skills – Proven organizational ability – Working knowledge of public relations and marketing tools (media management, social listening, creative design, etc.) – The capability to work independently and collaboratively – The ability to prioritize multiple deadlines in a rapidly changing environment – A goal-driven work ethic – A knack for thinking strategically and creatively – Bonus: an interest in graphic design
Responsibilities will include: – Contributing to the development of PR, marketing and social media strategies – Drafting collateral and media materials (social media graphics and content, PowerPoint presentations, blogs, email and newsletter content, press releases, etc.) – Compiling PR, marketing and social media reports and analytics – Researching and maintaining media and influencer contact lists – Developing editorial calendars – Establishing a calendar of awards and speaking opportunities
The best candidates for this position are third or fourth year students working toward a degree in public relations, marketing or graphic design. All students are encouraged to apply. Previous internship or work experience is preferred.
Contact: Lynita Johnson
Location: 7227 N. 16th St. Suite 110
Spring 2018- Higley Unified School District- PAID
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR+
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID (Minimum wage) (Must receive course credit)
The Higley Unified School District seeks a spring intern. Interns must be available at least two days a week to work on PR team that oversees website content, social media, media releases and events. Strong writing and social media experience desired, but not required. Intern will be responsible for weekly stories, social media posts and analysis, assisting with events and clerical duties. Must be able to pass state background check. Fingerprint card will be completed upon agreement for employment. Please bring writing samples to interview or provide a website where samples can be found.
Location: 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, 85295
Spring 18- Knight Agency
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR+
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)
The Knight Agency is a personalized boutique public relations firm accepting resumés for a part-time summer and fall 2017 internship in our Scottsdale, Arizona office. The aspiring PR and communication expert will be responsible for assisting our mid-to-senior level team members with a range of multiple accounts in the culinary/restaurant, hotel/travel, entertainment/nightlife, wellness/fitness, commercial and residential real estate, legal, finance/banking and lifestyle industries. The mentorship program is a hands-on experience in all sectors of public relations, from media relations, social media to event planning. Clients include Pedal Haus Brewery, Maggiore Culinary Concepts (The Hash Kitchen, Tomaso’s), Social Tap Eatery, The Keating Hotel, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, Arabella Hotel Sedona and more.
Here’s what you’ll practice and learn: • AP style writing • Research development • Press release and media alert writing • Media outreach (verbal and written) • Social media • Press clipping and monitoring
• Media list building and research
• Develop and pitch newsworthy and trend story ideas to reporters, editors, producers and bloggers
• Press release and media alert development
• Press clipping
• PR reporting
• Event coordination
• Event marketing
• Social media management
• Account and office management
Location: 6895 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 118, Scottsdale
Spring 2018- Visit Mesa Communications Internship- PAID
CLASS STANDING: Currently Enrolled JR+ (must receive course credit)
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID ($10/hour)
o Drafting content on Mesa City Limitless visitor experiences that will be utilized in press releases, media pitches, newsletters, Visitor Guide, Website, Social Media, brochures, etc. Content must be original but content sharing from official Visit Mesa partner websites is allowed.
o AP style, press release writing style preferred.
o Writing blog posts and consumer-driven content for E-newsletters (quarterly/monthly depending on department)
o Support social media efforts on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, Vine, etc.
o Monitoring Google Alerts for media stories on Mesa visitor product
o Media list building (Vocus Media Database)
o Editorial Calendar Research (Vocus)
o Crafting pitches for media leads (HARO leads, USTA leads, DMAI leads, AOT leads, CVB leads)
o CRM Media Contact Management / Data Entry
o CRM Article Report Entry – deadlines monthly
o CRM Publication Contact Management
o Printing press releases and preparing media materials/Journalist welcome bags/loading USBs for in-bound media.
o Visitors Center support as needed.
The Communications Intern is expected to adhere to all Visit Mesa rules of employment as described in the employee manual. All duties are subject to change.
Qualifications: Students working toward a Bachelor’s degree in public relations, tourism, marketing, journalism or related profession is preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint required; Knowledge of Adobe applications and Microsoft Publisher preferred. Strong writing and editing skills and basic knowledge of database entry preferred.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM
Contact: Emily Brozewicz
Location: 120 E. Center Street, Mesa
Spring 2018- Greater Phoenix Leadership/Arizona Voices Institute Public Relations and Digital Media Intern- PAID
Arizona Voices Institute (AVI) is an initiative of Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL) dedicated to increasing public participation in the legislative process. Arizonavoices.org was created as a way to directly empower and collectively encourage citizens to propose solutions for the challenges faced by Arizona. Our goal is to ensure that the policies adopted by the Arizona Legislature reflect the priorities of Arizona citizens.
GPL is seeking an intern with strong knowledge, an interest and understanding of public relations, public policy and the digital media landscape. The intern will develop public relations campaigns to create, attract and increase engagement and communication with Arizona Voices stakeholders and partners. The role includes managing various digital and social media channels and how to effectively use them in our public relations strategies. The intern hired for this position will possess strong critical thinking skills and is a creative idea‐generator with the ability to work in a fast‐paced environment.
The Public Relations and Digital Media Intern will play an active role in the management of the arizonavoices.org online platform communicating to its more than 7,000 members, leadership groups, local media, elected officials, trade associations and advocacy groups. The intern will engage members on the arizonavoices.org website, social media platforms and in person to help develop new advocacy partnerships and create and publish content that sparks community and civic engagement and dialogue about current legislative initiatives.
The intern will also assist in the creation of partnerships to support our ongoing legislative and advocacy objectives, build communication strategies, aligning and managing all digital and social media platforms and other relevant channels. The intern will help secure new partners and help spark community engagement and dialogue about current bills before the Arizona legislature; engage with collaborating organizations to encourage partnership and participation and use all relevant analytical tools to assess performance.
• Creates and/or updates Facebook, Twitter, and all arizonavoices.org accounts
• Creates and manages social media editorial calendars for arizonavoices.org
• Develops social media strategy to engage arizonavoices.org members across all social channels
• Generates new engagement ideas based on knowledge of social media dynamics
• Responds to posts or comments to increase engagement with arizonavoices.org and its members
• Monitors online review sites supporting arizonavoices.org online reputation and presence
• Posts updates, news, and announcements in a timely manner using appropriate content
• Performs research to find articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to discussion on arizonavoices.org and posts it to relevant social media pages in a manner that invites conversation and interaction
• Helps increase arizonavoices.org members through online social engagement and interaction
• Maintains current information on all social mediasites
• Completes other social media projects for GPL and AVI as assigned
• Develops content for the arizonavoices.org campaigns, website and social channels
• Contributes to website content, blog posts, and other site interactions
• Maintains and completes website updates using WordPress as neededPartnership Development
• Support the GPL and AVI teams in developing legislative and advocacy partnerships
• Connect with potential partners to encourage using arizonavoices.org as part of their advocacy efforts
• Create communication and content to support partner legislative and advocacy efforts
• Support the engagement and outreach activities of AVI during the legislative session to include outreach to legislative staff, providing support for events and activities at the state capitol
• Regularly observes trending online and media discussions of current Arizona legislative initiatives, bills and issues and incorporates them into communication strategies
• Assist with other GPL responsibilities as needed
• Assist in identifying meaningful opportunities among GPL membership to engage in advocacy efforts
• Creative self‐starter comfortable with taking initiative and working in collaboration with a team
• Understanding of the public relations process and creation of integrated public relations campaigns
• Excellent communicator with a strong background in content strategy and development
• Experience with Microsoft Office applications, basic photo and video‐editing software
• Experience with WordPress
• Familiarity and facility with mainstream social media platforms
• Available to work 15‐20 hours per week
• Work remotely and from GPL offices as work dictates
• Use of personal laptop is required to complete internship projects and tasks
This is a part‐time internship, paying $1,000 per month.
Candidates must be able to maintain a positive attitude under pressure, exhibit a strong work ethic, and enjoy working with a wide range of personalities. Most importantly, the candidate should be flexible and willing to take on multiple tasks in a start‐up environment, while accepting responsibilities as necessary that contribute to the success of GPL as well as GPL/AVI. This internship will benefit a student studying digital media, marketing, public relations, public affairs, political science, journalism and related fields.
Please send your resume and cover letter to Laura Franco French
Summer 2018 Internship Information
You are encouraged to apply for various summer 2018 paid internships and many companies have application deadlines in the fall semester. Here is a list of companies and deadlines. Make sure you meet the requirements and if you are eligible to apply, do not wait until the last minute to start and/or submit an application. Some applications will require letters of recommendation and other items that you need some time to prepare for. Click the company name to get more info. Good luck!
Associated Press Global Internships
Positions: Business, Entertainment, Sports, Videography/Photography, Data Journalist
Deadline: December 10
Los Angeles Times
Positions: Data Desk, Design
Deadline: December 15
Positions: news, photography, social media, features, sports and Homicide Watch
Deadline: April 15
SCHOLARSHIPS. FELLOWSHIPS. SPECIAL PROGRAMS.
Cronkite School Scholarships
Each year the Cronkite School awards to its students more than $100,000 in scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000.These scholarships are possible because of the generous donations of Cronkite alumni, local media companies and organizations, and other benefactors who want to help worthy Cronkite students complete their educations. To apply for a Cronkite School scholarship, complete the online application form, available after Dec. 15. The application deadline is Jan. 31 for awards for the next academic year. The application requires an essay of no more than 250 words. We suggest you write your essay in advance, copy and paste into the appropriate place on the form, and print a copy of the completed application for your records.
Here is a great program if you are graduating in December 2017 or May 2018.
The Hearst Journalism Fellowship is actively recruiting for our next wave that on-boards in late summer 2018. The Fellowship is a two-year program focusing on journalism in a changing digital world. The Fellowship program consists of two 12-month rotations at our top metro papers. Fellows will receive training, mentoring and real-world experience alongside top journalists who are using cutting-edge tools to tell stories through data, video, and more. Hearst Fellows are full-time employees with competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance and relocation assistance.
If you are interested, then apply directly through the website Deadline is January 12, 2018.
RTDNA Scholarships and Fellowships
Since 1970, RTDNF has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships and fellowships to more than 500 young journalists as part of its mission as the educational arm of RTDNA.
Recipients have gone on enjoy careers from reporter, anchor, and news director to White House speechwriter, media regulatory attorney, and journalism educator. Several have served as RTDNA board members and many are Murrow Award winners.
Scholarships are open to college students pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism. Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores. juniors or seniors in good standing. Scholarship winners are also invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.
The application window runs from October 2017 through January 2018. Scholarships will be awarded in May for the 2018-2019 academic year.
FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics)
FASPE is now accepting applications for its 2018 Journalism program.
FASPE Journalism is a fully-funded, two-week summer program that uses the conduct of journalists in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive study of contemporary journalism ethics. FASPE Journalism is predicated upon the power of place. Fellows visit Auschwitz and other sites in Germany and Poland where they consider how to apply the lessons of history to journalism’s ethical challenges today.
In 2018, the program will take place from Monday, May 21 to Friday, June 1. (Fellows are expected to arrive in Europe by Sunday, May 20.) All program costs are covered, including the equivalent of round-trip travel from New York to Europe, as well as European travel, lodging, and food. FASPE Journalism Fellows travel and share some seminars with Fellows in the FASPE Business and Law programs.
FASPE Journalism is open to current graduate students and working journalists who received an undergraduate degree between May 2013 and May 2015 or a graduate degree between May 2016 and January 2018.
Learn more about FASPE and apply today.
FASPE programs are non-denominational. Candidates of all religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
See a list of previous fellows.
Completed applications are due by Thursday, January 4, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Thorin Tritter, Executive Director.
PART-TIME MEDIA POSITIONS or VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Freelance Technical Process Writer Contract
We are looking for a technical process writer to help write user guides for four different Microsoft devices. Writer must be comfortable explaining how to use technology, be familiar with existing Microsoft products and have experience with technical, yet educational writing. These guides should be written in a way that makes it fun for the user to read them.
This position will involve coming into our office at 75th and Camelback in Old Town Scottsdale a few days a week to use the devices and meet with team members. Pay is dependent on experience and availability — this job will need to be completed in 30 days.
Contract Responsibilities include:
-Interacting closely with four different Microsoft devices to learn ins and outs
-Reading existing content about devices
-Interviewing approx. 10 VIPs at Microsoft
-Writing a few dozen user guides (roughly 1,000 words per guide) for a suite of Microsoft products focusing on how these devices can improve day-to-day efficiency for a variety of end users
-Taking screenshots and documenting how to use the devices visually
-Working with our team to create interactive guide
Contact: Chelsey Krisay