Media & Comm Internships, Washington, DC (Expenses Paid)



In cooperation with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the University of Memphis is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for students to work and study in our nation’s capital.  The Washington Center ( maintains ties with thousands of organizations–governmental, nonprofit, corporate, and international–that can provide high quality internships in Washington, D.C.

Recognizing the potential for internships to enrich students’ educational experiences and professional preparation, the Tennessee Board of Regents has agreed to provide funds to assist students accepted for internships with The Washington Center. During Fall 2013 each student enrolled in the program may earn 12 – 15 hours of undergraduate academic credit.

Who can apply?

Applicants to this program may come from any major, as long as they hold a GPA of 2.75 or better and are at least second-semester sophomores. Those undergraduate students accepted by The Washington Center are assigned, according to their interests, to one of the following thematically organized programs:

  • Advocacy, Service and Arts
  • Business and Management
  • Global Trade and Regional Integration
  • International Affairs
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Media and Communication
  • Political Leadership
  • Science, Technology and Society

Please note: This internship will not cost any more than a regular semester at the U of M if the student is staying on campus and has a meal plan. While interns will pay U of M tuition and fees, they will also receive about $6,000 in financial assistance for The Washington Center’s housing and program fees.  All U of M financial aid arrangements (Hope Scholarship, University scholarships, etc.) remain in effect.

Application Procedures: Deadline November 2, 2012

1. Visit for additional information about The Washington Center.

2. Consult with your academic advisor to determine how this experience would fit into your degree program.

3. Complete (do not submit) the online application form  including the Resume, Issues Essay, Statement of Professional Interest, Names and email addresses of two individuals agreeing to submit letters of recommendation.

4. By November 2 submit to Dixie Crase in Manning Hall, Room 404 the following items:

  • Print copy of completed online application including the Resume, Issues Essay, and Statement of Professional Interest
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official Transcript

By December 1 students will be notified regarding the status of their applications. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of University administrators and faculty. The University will select five students to recommend for admission to the Fall 2013 program. Students recommended for admission will be required to submit an application fee.

If you have questions or need additional information contact Dixie R. Crase or phone 901-678-3102. Best wishes!

Email Ms. Crase for document on how to improve your application.

New Media Video Production Intern, Baptist Memorial (Paid Internship)



CONTACT Ayoka Pond, Director of Public Relations and Internal Communications



Baptist Memorial Health Care is seeking an individual to assist with the shoot and production of 10 short videos for corporate social media outlets.  Intern will be paid upon successful completion of each of 10 videos.  Remuneration of $200 per completed video up to $2000 total.


  • Assist with scripting and staging of 10 videos in conjunction with Baptist PR department
  • Render post-production video files for upload to social media sites
  • Post to social media.


  • Experience with basic broadcast-quality camera systems
  • Experience with basic digital editing and rendering for multi-format outputs
  • Must be able to edit using iMovie. Ability to use Final Cut Pro is a plus
  • Must be able to tell a story effectively through videos that are no longer than 2 minutes
  • Understanding and experience with new media of all types.


Please send a resume and a link to a video you have produced to:

Ayoka Pond, Director of Public Relations and Internal Communications

City Gear Marketing Interns (Two Paid Slots)



CONTACT Clay Presley



City Gear is looking for two interns to start immediately working in the online division of our Marketing Department.


Interns would be responsible for generating content that will be posted to our eCommerce and website.


We are looking for individuals who are able to do extensive web research. These students must have excellent writing skills with experience in AP Style. They will deal with the brand standards of popular shoe and street wear designers, such as Nike and Jordan.

This is a paid internship. $10.00 per hour

Time frame:   at least 4 weeks

with possibility of a long-term internship and/or employment

Start date:      Immediately!


Send resume to Clay Presley at

Or call 901-345-8525 ext. 1020.

Oden Communications Marketing Intern FALL TERM 12







Our ideal candidate possesses the following characteristics:

  • Upcoming Junior or Senior pursuing an undergraduate degree at a Memphis-based college or university
  • Knowledge of basic marketing principles
  • Interest in sports marketing
  • Ability to research and compile information in a complete, organized manner
  • Demonstrate excellent project management and time management skills
  • Self-starter
  • Positive attitude, written and oral communication skills


  • Manage the client, prospect, and internal database systems
  • Follow branding guidelines provided by client corporate partners
  • Assistance in internal marketing communication project management responsibilities
  • Assistance in client case study and research development
  • Accompany staff on client & prospect meetings
  • Attend company-wide and marketing team meetings
  • Organize & manage reporting for client contractual information weekly
  • Provide written recommendations based on research information


  • Between 21 and 30 hours weekly
  • $8 an hour pay rate


All resumes may be sent to Please include Marketing Internship in subject.

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

International Paper Marketing Services Internship

Sponsoring Manager:
Beth McKeithen
Manager, Marketing Services
International Paper

International Paper’s Marketing Services group provides creative support in the areas of advertising, graphic design, photography sourcing and strategic marketing communications company-wide. This internship is designed to provide experience by performing basic graphic design, photography manipulation and print production tasks for a variety of businesses.

Scope/Job Responsibilities:
Perform graphic design functions that include creative development and production of such items as marketing/communications collateral, meeting materials, web and other quick turn projects.

Suggested projects could include the following:
• Create new PowerPoint templates
• Support senior graphic designer with projects (development & editing of marketing and communications materials or other graphics using existing templates)
• Process jobs through the in-house digital and off-set print shop center
• Organize the print resource library to ensure current items are available
• Support graphic needs for the web
• Attend print production job with our print production specialist

Experience or Skill Requirements (basic level of competency):

• Minimum GPA: 3.00
• Adobe Creative Suite (In-design, Photoshop)
• Experience with Microsoft PPT and Word (Excel a plus)
• Demonstrated basic graphic design skills
• Self-starter requiring minimal supervision

Estimated Time Requirements
• As appropriate to qualify for course credit. Estimated to be 10-12 hours a week. Days or times are flexible
• Note: We already have an established work room with computer and other related equipment available for immediate use

Benefits to the Intern:
• Opportunity to work at a Fortune 500 company marketing services group
• Gain exposure to the paper industry and the various businesses we work with
• Exposure to paper and various printing processes
• Great variety in the type of graphic design projects
• Very positive, creative work environment, highly team oriented
• Will be able to develop and/or hone skills in the graphic design area
• Course credit

• Accredited degree program that is graphic design, advertising, journalism or marketing related (must have graphic design element in the curriculum)
• Best candidates are Juniors as they have the basic skill set required
• Will work with college/university to ensure proper evaluation for course credit purposes

Compensation: $10-12 per hour, based on experience and qualifications.

Beth McKeithen
Manager, Marketing Services
International Paper
6400 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38197
Phone: 901-419-7102

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

Raymond James/Morgan Keegan Fixed Income Capital Markets Intern

Title: Intern, Raymond James/Morgan Keegan Fixed Income Capital Markets
Location: Memphis, TN


Description: Fixed Income Capital Markets is searching for a local university student to assist the Marketing Department. Job is located in the Downtown Memphis branch. This is a paid intern position.

Contact: Summer Holbrook

Responsibilities: Duties include assisting the team with local conferences/seminars, marketing sales sheets and Power Point presentations, client visits, industry conference logistics and any other responsibilities given by the team.


Currently enrolled in a 4 year college program; preferably focused in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
Junior or Senior
Strong written and oral communication skills
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel; preferably have experience with Access
Strong attention to detail and focus on quality
Demonstrated time management skills
Organization skills must be strong

To apply: Please email resume to or fax 901-524-4189. No phone calls, please.

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

Production Internships in Belize

Title: Global Parish Project: Coordinator Intern

Location: Belize


Description: The Global Parish Project is a community-based organization dedicated to the promotion, production and cross-cultural sharing of social and culturally relevant documentary media in Belize.

We are passionate about film, particularly documentary video. We endeavor to give emerging media and arts professionals an opportunity to explore their creativity and to develop skills in digital media, audio and video production, and storytelling. We seek to contribute to youth empowerment and identity and more inclusive cultural industries in Belize. The Global Parish Project is managed by professionals working in the fields of media, film, education and business.

The Coordinator should be a reliable, self-motivated, and open-minded person who can work both with a team and independently. The Coordinator will report to the Interim Executive Director.


  • Coordinates program activities
    • Interacts and liaises with youth and trainers facilitating program objectives;
    • Prepares and manages project budgets;
    • Prioritizes among requests, and communicates progress regularly to Executive Director;
  • Administers project operations, including
    • Assisting in coordination of meetings, presentations and public events
    • Maintenance of project documentation, including parental release forms, attendance logs, equipment logs, and evaluation forms;
    • Oversight of production of promotional literature and media content;
  • Monitors and evaluates program successes and draft periodic reports including targets provided


  • Associate’s degree in education, business administration, or related field.
  • At least three years of experience in project management, grants management, or business administration.
  • Experience in youth and community development desirable.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office, and web-savvy
  • Experience organizing self and others
  • Demonstrated knowledge of substantive project related areas, i.e., creative writing, creative expression, literacy, secondary education, and media production
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Commitment to youth and youth development
  • Commitment to the mission of the organization

To apply: These opportuninties are open to Belize and US-based candidates. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Nyasha Laing:

Title: Global Parish Project: Youth Voices Production Intern

Location: Belize

Website: Youth Voices

Description: This internship is for an initial period of three months. The intern will work with the Global Parish Project in the execution of Youth Voices spoken word and other cultural events, as well as youth-driven social media campaigns. The Intern will schedule time independently but will report one full day per week to the Global Parish office.


  • Compiles and writes Press Releases and ad scripts for events;
  • Handles all logistical matters for events (booking venues, follow up with MC and talent, timely placement of newspaper and radio ads)
  • Under guidance of Managing Director, liaises with creative designers, promoters, and talent for all public events to ensure cohesion with organizational mission and design of the event
  • Manage contact database in Excel, Google Docs and Mailchimp

Qualifications: The Youth Voices Intern (Production Assistant) must be proficient in written and oral communication skills. The individual should also possess good customer service and interpersonal skills. Discretion, good judgment, flexibility, and initiative are especially important.

  • Knowledge and interest in substantive project related areas, i.e., event planning, writing, and promotion
  • Computer skills and willingness to learn
  • Experience organizing self and others
  • Attention to detail
  • Persistence
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Commitment to the mission of the organization

To apply: These opportuninties are open to Belize and US-based candidates. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Nyasha Laing:

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

Marketing Internship at Rimon Law Group

Title: Intern (PAID – stipend)

Location: Nevada


Description: Rimon is a law firm with a soul and Brand Geek (aka Lara Pearson) is a lawyer with a heart. Rimon strives to create maximum positive impact for our clients and within our communities while having the smallest possible environmental footprint. Brand Geek seeks to make the complexities of intellectual property (IP) law understandable and even enjoyable for the average person.

Responsibilities: Brand Geek seeks a social networking intern who will help massively increase Brand Geek’s internet presence by:

  • Researching Daily Show employees
    • Creating list of all Daily Show employees
    • Researching them on LinkedIn and Facebook, etc to determine Lara Pearson’s connections to them
    • What they’re interested in (what they’re reading, listening to, etc)

Qualifications: If you are a social media savvy, hard working marketing student or professional who works well with little supervision and wants experience running a social media campaign, this position is for you! We anticipate needing someone at least 15-20 hours a week for the Summer (May-August). We can offer a small ($500) stipend at the end of the internship. If the internship goes well, the candidate will be considered for a part-time marketing position with Brand Geek (revenue permitting).

To apply: Please contact Lara Pearson – / 775.833.1600

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

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

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:


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


  • 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