U of M Fall 2012 Green Internships Program

From the Office of Academic Internships:


Dear Students:

As you may know, each semester part of your tuition and fees supports the Green Campus Initiative. The University of Memphis Sustainable Campus (Green) Fee Committee provides funding for approved proposals to make the University of Memphis campus more sustainable. President Raines has stated, “To address environmental challenges, we are becoming a leader in sustainable technologies and practices while acting as a model for the community.”

The Green Fee Committee has received a request for funding for undergraduate green internships for Fall 2012. Based on funding received, selected students will be provided the opportunity to work with a campus or community partner to enhance the student’s understanding of sustainability and to assist in the organization’s efforts to promote sustainability.

If you are interested in applying for a Fall 2012 Green Internship, please review the information below and contact Dixie Crase at drcrase@memphis.edu.

Fall 2012 Green Internships Program

What is a green internship?
A green internship is an educational/work experience sponsored by a campus unit or a community organization that promotes sustainability in areas such as:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Utility conservation
  • Environmental protection
  • Recycling

Who is eligible to apply for a green internship?
Undergraduate students who have:

·        active status in the Student Support Services (SSS) Program are especially encouraged to apply.

All undergraduate students who meet the following criteria are invited to apply.

·        minimum sophomore standing at time of application

·        minimum 2.75 grade point average

·        minimum of one or more regular semesters (fall/spring) remaining before graduation
What does a green internship require?
Students selected for a Fall 2012 Green Internship are required to:

  • satisfactorily complete an approved internship learning contract
    • Internship Course in Academic Major or
    • UNIV 4000 – Community Internship
  • earn 3 semester hours of academic internship credit
  • work 150 clock hours during the semester
  • present internship experience at Green Internships Recognition Event

What do selected green interns earn?
Interns earn a stipend of $10 per hour or $1500 for the semester plus $200 to assist with tuition costs for an academic internship for a total of $1700. Stipends of $425 will be distributed at the end of September, October, November, and December 2012.

Where do selected green interns work?
Students may apply to complete a green internship with the following types of campus or community partners:

Campus

  • City and Regional Planning
  • Editor (Communications)
  • Ecological Research Center
  • Ground Water Institute
  • Student Health Services
  • Sustainability Coordinator

Community

  • BRIDGES
  • GrowMemphis (Mid-South Peace and Justice Center)
  • Highland Area Renewal Corporation
  • International Paper
  • Keep Tennessee Beautiful
  • Smith & Nephew

What types of activities do green interns perform?

  • Advertising, Advocacy, Education, Fundraising, Marketing, Project Management, Public Relations, Research, Social Media, Special Events, and other appropriate activities

For more information, contact Dixie Crase at drcrase@memphis.edu.

Reporting Internship at ProPublica

Title: Reporting Internship (PAID)

Location: New York

Website: http://www.propublica.org/

Description: We are looking for interns to start either this spring or summer. The internships last a minimum of 16 weeks, are full-time and are based in New York. Compensation is $700 per week.

Interns will be part of a team that focuses on writing smart and tough pieces riffing off the news. Here are examples of the kind of explainers and hard-hitting pieces we do. And here’s an article from Nieman Lab about our approach.

Interns at ProPublica have gone on to work at The New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Center for Public Integrity and the Chicago Tribune.

To apply: If you would like to apply, please send an email to internships@propublica.org with your resume and a note explaining why you’d be a good fit. Also, include two clips and an explainer-type sample post. It should help guide readers through some accountability topic in the news. Here are a few more examples. (If you’ve already done a piece along these lines feel free to include that.) You should also have prior journalism experience.

Please include your clips as attachments—either Word docs or PDFs. No links please.

Your application will come into the inbox of several staff members, so there is no need to address it to a specific person. And we are reviewing applications immediately.


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

Student play by play position with U of M softball team

From the University of Memphis:


We have an immediate and paid opening for a broadcast student seeking experience doing play by play radio at sporting events.

The softball team is looking for someone to do radio play by play for its 19 home games this season. The season starts Tuesday, Feb. 21, and the team is looking to have someone in place as quickly as possible. The gig pays $25 per game.

For more information or to apply, contact Preston McClellan at pmccllln@memphis.edu.


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation Paid Summer Media Internships *Deadline Feb. 15*

Title: Emma L. Bowen Foundation Paid Summer Media Internships

Location: National

Website: http://emmabowenfoundation.com/index.php/about-our-program.html

Description: The Emma L. Bowen Foundation was created in 1989 to prepare minority youth for careers in the media industry. The Foundation’s program is unlike traditional intern programs in that students work for partner companies during summers and school breaks from the summer following their senior year in high school until they graduate from college. During the four-year program, students have an opportunity to learn many aspects of corporate operations and develop company-specific skills. Corporations have an opportunity to train and mentor students with the option of full-time employment upon completion of their college degrees.

Students earn an hourly salary and matching funds for college expenses. Academic excellence is also a key component of the program—students are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average to remain in good standing. The Foundation staff works closely with corporate partners to monitor each student’s academic and work progress. An annual summer conference, a community service program and a mentoring program are also provided to further enhance the student’s knowledge and experience. Resource guides for both students and corporate supervisors are provided to maximize the student’s experience while in the program.

This unique, multi-year program prepares a diverse group of talented young professionals to enter the workforce with specific job-related skills, knowledge of the corporate environment and a strong foundation for future advancement. Students work in a variety of functional areas (e.g., marketing, sales, finance, public relations, human resources, technology, news, web design, promotion, etc.) and rotate each summer. Currently, we have 260 active students nationwide and more than 450 graduates. Approximately 70-80 new students join the program each year; in 2011, 108 students were added.

Responsibilities: If you are selected for the Foundation’s work/study program, you will be expected to work at your sponsoring company every summer for a minimum of eight weeks (40-hour workweek) until graduation from college. You will also be expected to participate in all Foundation activities for which you are eligible including our summer conference and the Link Mentoring Initiative. We will expect you to adjust any other commitments (school, family events or vacations, team sports, etc.) to accommodate your work and program obligations. As noted, all Foundation students must maintain a 3.0 GPA while in the program and are expected to earn their undergraduate degree in four years unless otherwise approved in advance by the Foundation. The work/study program is a unique opportunity and we hope you will maximize the experience.

Qualifications: The partner company and the Foundation’s staff work together to recruit students through local high schools, colleges, and academically-based pre-college enhancement programs. A Work/Study Application is provided to qualified candidates. Minority students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and an interest in the media industry as a career are eligible to apply. Foundation staff reviews Work/Study applications, teacher recommendations, and academic records. Qualified finalists are presented to the partner company for selection.

To apply: Visit the Emma L. Bowen Foundation website.

University of Memphis’ Access and Diversity Internships

From the University of Memphis’ Career Services office:


Access and Diversity Support Awards for Internships

The University of Memphis Scholarship Committee has provided funding for several undergraduate awards for Access and Diversity Internships for Summer 2012. Selected students will be provided the opportunity to work with a campus or community partner to enhance the student’s career preparation and to assist in the organization’s efforts to offer appropriate services and/or products to clients.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please review the information below and submit the attached application form by February 3, 2012.

Who is eligible to apply for an award for an internship?

Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

  • are Tennessee Residents (Paid in-state tuition for Spring 2012)
  • have a minimum of 60 earned hours at time of application
  • have a minimum of 3.00 grade point average at time of application

AND

  • are certified by the TRiO Programs as being in compliance with TRiO requirements.  Students in TRiO Programs are first generation, low income, or students with disabilities. For more information about TRiO Programs, please visit www.memphis.edu/trio

   OR

Non TRiO students who meet ONE of the following criteria: 

  • Resident from one of the following rural West Tennessee counties: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Tipton, or Weakly
  • 1st generation student (neither parent graduated from college)
  • Member of an historically underrepresented race/ethnicity (African American, American Indian, Asian, or Hispanic)
  • Eligible for a Pell grant
  • Registered with Student Disability Services

What does an internship require?

Students selected for an Access and Diversity Award for Internship are required to:

  • participate in an Internship Preparation Workshop
  • complete an approved internship learning contract and register for an
    o   Internship Course in Academic Major or
    o   UNIV 4000 – Community Internship
  • work 150 clock hours during the summer (June 4 – August 9)
  • present internship experience at Student Affairs Access/Diversity Support Awards for Internships Recognition Event

What do selected students receive?

  • Selected students will receive a summer award of $1500 to apply towards the cost of tuition and fees, including those fees related to an academic internship.  After ALL fees have been satisfied for the semester, any excess aid will be released to the student by either direct deposit or paper check. Please refer to the Bursar’s Office Calendar for disbursement dates.

Where do selected interns work?

Students who are selected to receive the Student Affairs Access/Diversity Support Awards for Internships may work with a campus or community partner such as the Fogelman College of Business & Economics, Memphis Zoo, Memphis Botanic Gardens, Memphis Red Cross, College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, Athletics, Memphis Area Women’s Council, etc.

How do students apply for an internship?

Complete and submit an application to Courtney Cook, cpierce2@memphis.edu by 3:30 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2012.

2012 Institute on Political Journalism internship *Deadline March 7*

From the Institute on Political Journalism:


INSTITUTE ON POLITICAL JOURNALISM
June 10 – August 4, 2012
Held at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
www.DCinternships.org/IPJ

Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 7
Final Application Deadline: March 7

***SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING AVAILABLE***

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, the Institute combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by working journalists.

This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

SAMPLE PAST INTERNSHIP SITES

  • PBS Nightly Business Report
  • Congress Daily
  • Crosby Volmer Public Relations
  • Gannett News Service
  • MSNBC.com
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Politics Magazine
  • Radio America
  • Telemundo
  • The Washington Examiner
  • WTOP News Radio

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

  • Internships – Competitive placements with top news and media organizations as well as PR and communications firms
  • Classes – Up to 9 transferable credits from Georgetown University
  • Housing – Roommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of DC
  • Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top print and broadcast journalists
  • Site Briefings – At the State Department, Capitol Hill, World Bank, National Press Club and Newsuem
  • Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
  • Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and other student journalists from around of the world
  • Scholarships – Approximately 70% of students receive generous awards based on merit and financial need

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of March 7, 2012. Students applying by the Priority Deadline of February 7, 2012 will be given preference in admissions and scholarship decisions.

For more information and an online application please visit our website www.DCinternships.org/IPJ. Questions regarding the program or admissions process may be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

Please click on this link for an informational brochure: https://www.DCinternships.org/tfas/brochure/index.asp.

ROBERT NOVAK COLLEGIATE JOURNALISM AWARDS
The Institute on Political Journalism is proud to sponsor the Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Awards. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2012. Prizes for first and second place are $2,000 and $500 respectively. Details on the award, including submissions guidelines may be found at www.DCinternships.org/IPJ/awards.
Fund For American Studies
1621 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Summer Internship at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

From the Berkman Center for Internet & Society:


Each summer the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University swings open the doors of our big yellow house to welcome a group of talented and curious students as full-time interns – Berkterns! – who are passionate about the promise of the Internet. Finding connected and complementary research inquiries among their diverse backgrounds, students represent all levels of study, are being trained in disciplines across the board, and come from universities all over the world to tackle issues related to the core of Berkman’s research agenda, including law, technology, innovation, and knowledge; the relationship between Internet and civic activity; and technology, law, and development.

The application deadline for all students for Summer 2012 is Sunday, February 12 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


Learn more details about the program at the Berkman Center’s website.

Web Communications, Public Relations and Multimedia Internships at Wolf Trap

Title: Web Communications Internship (PAID)

Location: Vienna, Va.

Website: http://www.wolftrap.org/

Description: The Communications and Marketing Department is responsible for publicizing and marketing all of Wolf Trap’s programs and for ensuring a strong and consistent corporate image throughout all materials and promotional pieces relating to Wolf Trap.

Contact: For further information call (703) 255-1933 or 1 (800) 404-8461, or email internships@wolftrap.org.

Responsibilities: Available each summer. Assist with development of e-communication strategies as you work with the Web team to maintain existing website content and design and develop new Web pages, marketing emails, Flash banners, and more.

  • Make updates to pages on http://www.wolftrap.org
  • Create and prepare HTML files and graphics
  • Assist in development of new media, possibly including Flash banners and sound clips

Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of the Web and online technologies
  • Experience with HTML, Adobe Photoshop, and CMS
  • Good writing/editing skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with other Web applications and knowledge of online communication strategies a plus
  • Three electronic samples required

Title: Public Relations Internship (PAID)

Location: Vienna, Va.

Website: http://www.wolftrap.org/

Description: The Communications and Marketing Department is responsible for publicizing and marketing all of Wolf Trap’s programs and for ensuring a strong and consistent corporate image throughout all materials and promotional pieces relating to Wolf Trap.

Contact: For further information call (703) 255-1933 or 1 (800) 404-8461, or email internships@wolftrap.org.

Responsibilities: Available during the spring and summer semesters. Help develop and implement PR strategies at Wolf Trap performances and events by writing and assisting with the distribution of press releases, coordinating press attendance, and assisting with social media outreach, blog posts, and more.

  • Respond to queries from both press and public
  • Assist with upkeep of a variety of Wolf Trap digital communication tools
  • Populate online event sites with Wolf Trap performance detail
  • Write promotional articles and artist biographies
  • Proofread and edit copy

Qualifications:

  • Strong ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Public Relations, Journalism, or Arts Administration majors/backgrounds preferred
  • Experience with digital communication tools
  • Passion for social networking and familiarity with relevant online portals
  • Familiarity with the local press and related print, broadcast, and online news outlets

Title: Multimedia Internship (PAID)

Location: Vienna, Va.

Website: http://www.wolftrap.org/

Description: The Communications and Marketing Department is responsible for publicizing and marketing all of Wolf Trap’s programs and for ensuring a strong and consistent corporate image throughout all materials and promotional pieces relating to Wolf Trap.

Contact: For further information call (703) 255-1933 or 1 (800) 404-8461, or email internships@wolftrap.org.

Responsibilities: Available during the summer and fall semesters. Help broaden Wolf Trap’s visibility with the latest multimedia video technology. You will shoot, edit, and post videos for Web usage, as well as contribute to the new interactive features of our website including Internet radio, podcasts, RSS feeds, and distance-learning opportunities.

  • Work closely with the Web and Social Media staff to develop Internet marketing strategies that help promote Wolf Trap’s arts and education programs
  • Process video and audio segments for the website
  • Assist with on-site multimedia communications including interactive kiosks, Flash, and Power Point presentations

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of video, graphics, audio, and Web editing software packages (Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro preferred)
  • Past video production experience preferred
  • Flexible work schedule (nights and weekends required)
  • Please submit three varied multimedia samples with your application

To apply for each of these positions, required materials are:

  • A cover letter with a brief personal statement and an outline of career goals, specification of which departmental internship(s) is desired, and, if applicable, the desire to participate in the Josie A. Bass Career Development Program for African American Students or Los Padres Internship Program for Hispanic/Latino Students.
  • A resume listing relevant courses, previous experience, and special skills. No transcripts please.
  • 2 academic and/or professional recommendations.
  • 2 contrasting writing samples, no more than 3 pages each (except Technical, Scenic Painting, Costuming, Stage Management, Accounting, Graphic Design, Information Systems, or Photography applicants). No creative writing please.
  • Additional materials may be required for specific internships. Please refer to individual job descriptions.

Wolf Trap will confirm receipt of complete applications via email or mail.

Complete applications must be received, not postmarked, by the deadlines.

  • Summer Internships (May-September) – March 1
  • Fall Internships (September-December) – July 1
  • Spring Internships (January-April) – November 1

Send application to:

Internship Program
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
1645 Trap Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182

Fax: (703) 255-1924
Email: internships@wolftrap.org. Submitting applications via email is strongly encouraged


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

Video Production Specialist Internship at BenefitHelp

Title: Video Production Specialist Intern (PAID)

Location: Germantown, Tenn.

Website: www.AboutBenefitHelp.com

Description: BenefitHelpTM  is seeking to fill a part-time, paid Video Production Specialist position for 2012, with a  possible full time position post-graduation of candidate. BenefitHelp specializes in helping organizations with their overall employee benefits strategy, as well as with the individual areas of administration, communication and enrollment. This is a paid position, with pay ranging on experience ($10-$12 hr).  Students should also pursue academic credit within their major or as an elective.

Contact: 901.201.5040

Responsibilities:

  • Producing a variety of video products for broadcasting, DVD distributing, webcasting and video streaming
  • Script writing, videography and editing services
  • Planning, directing, and supervising production shoots
  • Developing creative concepts
  • Assist with planning and performing field production tasks (interacting with talent/clients and operating video, lighting, and audio equipment)
  • Assist with planning and performing post-production tasks (reviewing footage, making editorial decisions, audio adjustment, color correction, graphics manipulation, etc.)
  • Adapting video projects to fit needs of clients and target audience
  • Operating and maintaining a variety of video equipment and video editing equipment

Qualifications: An Ideal Candidate will have the following:

  • Experience in video editing/producing environment
  • Competent in all areas of video production
  • Knowledge of graphic manipulation, lighting, post-production equipment, & video editing software
  • Experience in creatively planning and translating abstract concepts into effective visual form
  • Knowledgeable in Script Writing
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite-a plus!
  • Any on-camera experience –a plus!
  • Social Media experience- a plus!

To apply: Please send resumes to Info@BenefitHelp.com.


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

Internship at Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation

From Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation:


The Television Academy Foundation is now accepting applications for the Summer 2012 Internship Program. Visit our website at http://www.emmysfoundation.org/internship-programs for more information. The postmark deadline is March 15, 2012.

 


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.