Spring 2013 National Journalism,Social Media, Broadcast Internships (Paid, Multiple Slots)

NATIONAL JOURNALISM, SOCIAL MEDIA. BROADCAST INTERNSHIPS (MULTIPLE)
1. Variety is looking for paid reporting interns, $10 an hour. Great
clips and experience required. Internships start as early as January
(they really would love some at that time) but summer internships also
available. Send resume, cover letter and three published clips to Shalini
Dore, shali.dore@variety.com.

http://www.variety.com/Home/

2.  The Atlanta Daily World is looking for quality, motivated interns to
join our team. We are now accepting applications for 2013 spring
course-credit internships. Interns can choose to earn course credit or
not.

Spring interns will work primarily with AtlantaDailyWorld.com and the
Atlanta Digital Daily, but will also have the opportunity to see their
work published in the Atlanta Daily World print edition. Exceptional work
may also be published in other black newspapers around the country. We
are seeking interns who are interested in News, Features, Entertainment
and Sports.

Internship Description

The Atlanta Daily World is in search of reliable, skilled and talented
student journalists who want to pursue a career in journalism. Interns
will work 10-20 hours per week during the spring semester. Hours will be
flexible to work around class schedules. Some night and weekend work is
possible. Interns will work closely with the Managing Editor, Digital
Editor and Publisher of the newspaper.

Applications should include a resume, three samples of previous
journalistic work (articles published in student newspapers or magazines
are preferred, but not a requirement), and a 500-1000 word explanation of
why they want to be an intern for the Daily World.

Prospective interns should send emails to
DigitalEditor@AtlantaDailyWorld.com

http://atlantadailyworld.com/3. CBS Interactivehttps://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=320365&par

California – San Francisco
Talent has its place. It¹s here. CBS Interactive. Work where innovation
meets creativity. Where the brightest left and right brainers have a seat
at the table. Where you¹ll work on some of the biggest online brands
across sports, entertainment, technology, gaming and news. It¹s where
your talent will find its happy place.

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online
content network for information and entertainment.  With more than 250
million people visiting its properties each month, it is a top 10 Web
property globally and a top 5 Web property in the U.S. in terms of unique
video viewers. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET,
CBS.com, CBSNews.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com and Last.fm, span
popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and
gaming.

The Communications team is responsible for raising awareness for the
various brands within the CBSi family. Intern will have the opportunity
to work at all levels on the team  with internal and external
communication. Intern will gain exposure to a high functioning, world
class  communications team supporting some of the biggest brands on the
internet.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and create media lists for active pitching
  • Materials development (pitches, backgrounders, briefing documents)
  • Media Monitoring for our brands
  • Social media monitoring and posting
  • Selective media outreach
  • Assist with larger industry events (CES, E3, Comic-Con)
  • Required Skills/Experience
  • A passion for writing
  • Organizational Acumen
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Be a motivated self-starter
  • Background in journalism, marketing or business
  • Curiosity for media, technology, and pop culture
  • Intern candidates must be currently enrolled in college/university
  • with at least one semester to go after completion of the internship
4.Paid #Internship for Spring 2013 – Huffington Post (Washington, DC)You need to sign up for a Mediabistro login to view the listing, which is
here:https://www.mediabistro.com/memberscenter/login.asp?ref=%2Fjoblistings%2Fj

5. The Chicago Reporter is looking for interns interested in data-driven
investigative stories. They’ll give you hands-on data training, teach you
how to properly file FOIA requests and more. It’s an excellent opportunity
to learn some digging skills. This internship is for the 2013 spring
semester, starting in January, and is unpaid but they encourage students
to use their internship to receive college credit.They’d like to begin interviewing candidates next week.Interested students should send resume, cover letter and clips to Maria
Zamudio at mzamudio@chicagoreporter.com. Questions should also go directly to Maria.

6. FREE SEMINAR

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 CPB/PBS Producers
Workshop at WGBH. This week-long seminar is free and open to media makers
nationwide who want to develop skills and connections for public
broadcasting projects on all platforms.

Apply at http://www.pbs.org/producing/producersacademy

Applications are due at PBS by December 14, and the Workshop will be held
March 30 – April 5, 2012.

7. 2013 ABC News Internships – Spring (NY and CA)

Job Description
More people get their news from ABC News than from any
other source. ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television
Network¹s news programming on a variety of platforms: television, radio
and digital.Our program offers students:

  • a world-class news production internship experienceexperience at a diversified global Fortune 100 company
  • exposure to our business operations, technology and processes
  • ability to participate in intern-specific and companywide activities for social networking
  • opportunity to develop professionally with exposure to management
  • competitive pay
ABC News has internship opportunities in the following areas:

  • Good Morning America
  • News Magazines (20/20, Primetime, What Would You Do?)
  • World News with Diane Sawyer
  • Nightline
  • ABCNews.com
  • ABC News NOW
  • ABC NewsOne and NewsOne Sports
  • Brian Ross Investigative Unit
  • This Week
  • Specialized UnitsABC News Radio
  • ABC News Assignment Desk
  • Search Engine/Social Media Optimization
Eligibility:
This internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate level
students who are currently enrolled in school and are in their Sophomore
year at a minimum.Interns MUST meet the following criteria:
Currently earning a college/university degree in a related field
Available a minimum of 16 hours per week
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPointLength:
The Spring internship program runs approximately from January 2013 ­May
2013.

Location:
New York, NY, Burbank, CA and Glendale, CA. Students must provide their
own housing and transportation.

Qualifications:
Hiring decisions are based on your major field of study, past
work/internship experience, and extracurricular activities. We are
looking for students who will make the most of this great opportunity.

Compensation:
We offer an attractive hourly salary. Interns are not eligible for>company medical benefits, holiday pay or sick pay.

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25348&site

8. ProPublica is seeking an intern to both report and help build
community around our investigative projects with social media and
engagement tools.

The internship will begin in January and last for up to a year. It is
full-time and based in New York. Compensation is $700 per week. There is
no specific deadline for applying. We are considering applications
immediately.

Interns will be part of our investigative team focused on quick-turn
reporting that riffs off the news as well as our engagement team, which
works across social networks to build communities around our coverage and
develops crowdsourcing and social media strategies for our reporting.
Applicants should have prior journalism experience, and a demonstrated
interest in leveraging social media for newsgathering purposes.

Here are a few examples of the kind of explainers and hard-hitting pieces
we do, as well as examples of our engagement efforts. Niemab Lab has also
written about our approach to digital journalism, crowdsourcing and
audience engagement.

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

If you would like to apply, please send an email to
internships@propublica.org with your resume and a note explaining why
you¹d 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 examples.

Please include your clips as attachments ‹ either Word docs or PDFs.

Your application will come into the inbox of several staff members, so
there is no need to address it to a specific person.
http://www.propublica.org/about/jobs/

9. GLOBAL NEWS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

http://www.ap.org/company/careers/news-internship

AP¹s 12-week paid, individually tailored Global News Internship Program
for summer 2013 offers full-time students and recent college graduates
the opportunity to train across media platforms and learn from skilled
journalists and editors dedicated to the highest standards. Integrity is
the foundation of AP, reflected in our accurate, fair and honest
reporting.

Aspiring cross-format journalists will work in an AP newsroom with a
designated trainer, contributing to AP¹s text, video, photo and
interactive reports. Interns will cover breaking news and complete a
final enterprise project working across multiple formats. Their stories
may be featured in media outlets around the world.

AM I ELIGIBLE?
The internship is open to U.S. and international students as well as
recent graduates. Applicants must be:
a) current full-time students within two years of earning an
undergraduate degree (juniors and seniors) or
b) current full-time graduate students or
c) students who will graduate December 2012 or later

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE PROGRAM?
AP will select as many as 20 interns.

WHERE ARE THE INTERNSHIPS LOCATED?
U.S. internships are available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles,
New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. International
locations are Jerusalem, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New
Delhi, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Tokyo.

WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM START?
You must be able to start the internship in June.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the 2013 internship open Jan. 2, 2013, on
careers.ap.org. Required documents must be submitted online by Jan. 16,
2013, and include:

A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: ³The Associated
Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range
of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please
describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company
as an intern.

A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation
date).

Three to five examples of your work (links to a website of your
clips, photos, multimedia work and video are preferred).

Two letters of reference, one from a professor or faculty adviser on
college/university letterhead and the second from a previous internship
or former employer.
For questions, email internship@ap.org.

Minority Science Writer’s Internship (Paid Intern)

MINORITY SCIENCE WRITER’S INTERNSHIP, AAAS/SCIENCE MAGAZINE (PAID INTERNSHIP)

LOCATION : Washington, DC

WEB : http://www.aaas.org/mswi

DETAILS:

Science is a global activity, but the demographics of the journalists who cover it don’t reflect that diversity. The Minority Science Writers Internship is for undergraduate students who are interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing.

The Internship takes place each summer at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS’s Science magazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. Interns spend ten weeks at Science under the guidance of award-winning reporters and editors, and have a chance to experience what science writers do for a living. Interns are expected to contribute to the weekly news section, including bylined articles in the print and electronic news service.

The paid internship includes travel costs to and from the internship site in Washington, D.C. Living accommodations and expenses are the responsibility of the Intern. The Internship runs from June to mid-August.

DEADLINES AND APPLICATION DETAILS:

The 2013 summer program application deadline is March 1, 2013. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate academic program when they submit their application. Please download an application, which includes instructions on submission, at http://www.aaas.org/careercenter/internships/MSWI_images/MSWI_Application.pdf.

Minority Science Writers Internship
AAAS
1200 New York Ave., NW Room 639
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-326-6441
http://www.aaas.org/mswi
 

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

MEDIA & COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIPS WASHINGTON, DC (PAID PROGRAM EXPENSES)

APPLICATION  DEADLINE NOV 2 

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 (http://www.twc.edu) 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 www.twc.edu 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 http://portal.e.twc.edu/  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 drcrase@memphis.edu or phone 901-678-3102. Best wishes!

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

Newspaper Internship/Chattanooga Times Free Press (Paid Internship)

NEWSPAPER INTERNSHIP/CHATTANOOGA TIMES-FREE PRESS (PAID INTERNSHIP)

LOCATION : Chattanooga, TN

WEB : www.timesfreepress.com

The Chattanooga Times Free Press has an opening for a six-month internship starting Jan. 1.

We’re looking for reporters who want to cut their teeth in a great news town.

This is not the kind of internship where you fact-check other people’s work or make copies. You’ll be a full- time reporter working on the newspaper’s news staff. We offer the right amount of training and freedom for a young journalist to move up and learn. We want our interns to not only be able to run down breaking crime but also be to do insightful profiles and hard-hitting breaking news.

If you’re good, you’ll have a shot at getting your stories on the front page. If you’re great, you’ll have a shot at investigative work and narrative writing. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with strong reporting and writing skills. You must be able to cover breaking news as well as turn features and be comfortable writing and updating web stories throughout the day. You must be competitive and able to work on a team of reporters in a fast-paced newsroom.

Other internships and/or experience at a college newspaper are a plus.

Please submit a resume, a cover letter and five writing samples as soon as possible via email to shambrick@timesfreepress.com

Please type your full name and the “/Newsroom Intern Applicant” in the subject line of your email.  Example: John Doe/Newsroom Intern Applicant

 

Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism (Paid Interns, October 15 Deadline)

CHIPS QUINN SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOR DIVERSITY IN JOURNALISM (PAID INTERNSHIPS, OCTOBER 15 DEADLINE)

LOCATIONS: National

DATES:  Spring Semester 2013 or Summer Semester 2013

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO APPLY:

http://freedomforumdiversity.org/chips-quinn/files/2012/07/application13.pdf

SLATE Newsblog/Social Media Intern (Paid) Oct 7 Deadline

SLATE LOOKING FOR NEWSBLOG/SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN (PAID INTERNSHIP) OCTOBER 7 DEADLINE!

LOCATION  New York City  (Must be on location)

CONTACT

WEB: www.slate.com

DESCRIPTION:

Slate is offering a paid internship for a highly energetic, self-starting individual who has a nose for news, sharp and quick writing skills, and a passion for social media. This is a jack-of-all-trades position for a tech-savvy person comfortable doing everything from coming up with viral story ideas to contributing to our newsblog, The Slatest, to running social media feeds.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Great editorial judgment.
  • Ability to write clean, fast, and clear copy are a must.
  • This is a six-month-long position starting ASAP reporting to Slate‘s innovations editor.
  • Must be able to work out of our NYC office.

TO APPLY

Please email a very brief cover letter of 300 words or less and a one-page resume to slatestjob@slate.com

Dow Jones / Wall Street Journal Internship Information

Interns FAQ:
Dow Jones has paid internships at the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and Dow Jones Newswires.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions relating to the WSJ and DJ Newswires intern program. The application process is the same for both, because many of our bureaus are integrated.

1)Where are the internships?
Many are in New York, but we also have internships in our US bureaus, such as Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and Washington DC, and in our international bureaus, such as Beijing, Tokyo, Moscow and London. It helps, in your application, to indicate if you have a strong preference for a particular bureau. Each year we decide where to place interns, based on a variety of factors. We do not have an intern in every single bureau, every year.

The WSJ Europe and WSJ Asia editions, which are based in London and Hong Kong respectively, each hire an intern each year and accept applications separately. The main US-based internship program also places interns in non-US bureaus, typically Beijing and Tokyo. You can simultaneously apply to WSJE, WSJA and to the main US program.

2)Do you have internships for people who are not reporters?
Yes. We have internships for multimedia producers, videographers, graphic artists, art directors and photo editors. Our magazine, WSJ., also usually takes an intern. When you apply, you should make clear which of these categories you fall into, or if you are applying to more than one. We cannot guarantee that each department will have an intern every year.

3)Are there internships specializing in certain subjects, such as health and science reporting?
We do not have dedicated internships in specialist subjects, but we are primarily an organization of specialists so most interns will be placed in an area of specialty, such as real estate, arts, investing or NY metro. Again, it helps, when you are applying, to indicate if you have a particular interest. We usually attempt to match an interns’ background with a relevant department. Applicants who are overly specific (for example, who wish to pursue a career in architecture criticism) tend not to be selected, because we cannot guarantee to provide highly specialized training, and we also tend not to hire entry-level people who are overly specialized.

4)How long does the internship last for?
A: Ten weeks.
5)Are the interns paid?
Yes. We pay $700 a week. Benefits are not included.

6)What is the deadline to apply?
We must receive your application by November 1. Please ensure that your application is POSTED TO ARRIVE BEFORE NOVEMBER 1.
7)When is the internship?
The standard internship is over summer and begins in the first week of June. However, once you have been accepted and placed, you can do it at a different time, if your manager or bureau chief agrees.

8)Will Dow Jones sponsor my visa or pay travel costs if I intern in an overseas bureau?
No.
You must be a citizen of the country in which your internship takes place, or you must be already legally authorized to work in that country. It is not advisable to apply with the idea that you will somehow get a visa once you are offered an internship.
If you are applying for an internship with us in the US, you must be legally authorized to work in the US. If you are applying from outside the country where you would like to intern, it is helpful to state whether you have the necessary work authorization.
In exceptional circumstances we organize a visa for interns in a bureau where there is a particular language requirement which makes it difficult to recruit top-quality candidates (for example: Tokyo, where any intern is required to be fluent in both English and Japanese).
We do not pay travel or accommodation costs. Interns for international bureaus are often recruited locally by the bureau, or they are recruited from the US among students who are already authorized to work in the relevant country, and who plan to be there, or be willing to get themselves there, for the term of the internship.
We do not pay for or arrange relocation for interns within the US.

9)Do you take unpaid interns?
No.
Very occasionally we will take a high school student for a one-week work experience visit, and that is unpaid. Also very occasionally, we will take an intern who is paid by an outside entity (for example, if they are on a paid fellowship or scholarship, and as part of the fellowship they do an internship with us. In that case we do not pay them, because they are already being paid by the fellowship, throughout the duration of the internship).

10)What kind of clips or writing should I include in my application?
Journalism clips. College essays, creative writing and corporate reports are not really relevant to the internship. Only if you do not have any clips, or have very few, should you attach another writing sample.

11)What languages are required in the internship?
You must be fluent in English, both written and spoken. We give favorable consideration to anyone who speaks another language as well. We are especially looking for speakers of Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Arabic.
12)How do I apply?
Please submit your application by hard copy.

13)When will I hear back?
We aim to let all applicants know whether they are selected by early December. It might take a little longer to let the successful applicants know exactly where (in which city and department) they will be interning.

14)Is the internship restricted to undergraduates?
No. Anyone can apply, whether undergrad or already graduated. We would also accept someone who has never been to college, if they showed sufficient journalistic abilities and commitment. Most of our interns are final-year college students or recent graduates.

15)Things that will increase your chances of interning with us (in no particular order):
a) Be willing to intern outside New York.
b) Speak and write Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Korean, or Arabic.
c) Have some qualifications, aptitude or interest in financial and business journalism. The demand for financial journalists is generally greater than the supply.
d) Write a short cover letter, and a short, clear resume. It is preferable to highlight a couple of of achievements rather than list the duties of every single internship or summer job you have had.
e) Prove that you have broken stories, or written high-impact stories.
f) Show leadership or entrepreneurship (setting up a successful website; being editor-in-chief of your college newspaper)
g) Have some international experience, whether journalism or work experience.
h) Have already interned at other high-quality media organizations, which recommend you.
i) Have experience in daily news or a deadline-driven environment.

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here http://www.memphis.edu/journalism/pdfs/2012journalisminternshipfall.pdf

The Leroy F. Aarons Newsroom Internship

Title: The Leroy F. Aarons Newsroom Internship

Location: Oakland, Calif.

Website: http://www.nlgja.org/about/opportunites/aarons_internship.htm

Description: Through a generous grant with the Oakland Tribune and the Bay Area News Group, NLGJA offers students the opportunity to participate in a paid, 10-week internship at The Oakland Tribune.

Contact: info@nlgja.org

Qualifications: The position is open to all students who are undergraduates, graduate students or recent graduates. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in a career in print and multimedia journalism and a commitment to NLGJA’s mission of ensuring fair and accurate coverage of LGBT individuals and the issues that most affect them.

To apply: Electronic applications are required. Application materials can be sent—as PDF or Word documents—to info@nlgja.org. To apply, student applicants should submit the following: A cover letter explaining your career goals and how you see NLGJA’s mission of working “ within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues” impacting your work and work life, A one-page resume, 3 to 10 samples of your work, and one letter of reference. Applications must be received by NLGJA’s National Office by Friday, June 1, 2012 to receive consideration.

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here http://uofmpdi.posterous.com/want-an-internship-in-the-spring-important-in

The Political Journalism Track of the Capital Semester Program (Deadline June 1)

From The Fund for American Studies:


ANNOUNCEMENT
*******************************************************

Fall 2012 CAPITAL SEMESTER – JOURNALISM TRACK
WASHNIGTON, D.C.

www.DCinternships.org/CSPJ
FINAL DEADLINE: June 1, 2012

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, Capital Semester combines substantive journalism and communications internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by top policy experts and journalists. This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program provides undergraduate 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

  • Gannett News Service
  • Houston Chronicle
  • K-Global Public Relations
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Politics Magazine
  • Radio America
  • Voice of America
  • The Washington Examiner
  • WJLA ABC 7 News
  • WTOP News Radio

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • Internships – Competitive placements with print and broadcast media outlets and PR  and communications firms
  • Housing – Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.
  • Classes – Full-time course load in political science and economics accredited by Ohio Northern University
  • Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top policy experts and working journalists
  • Site Briefings – At USA Today, the Newseum, World Bank, State Department and U.S. Capitol
  • Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
  • Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
  • Scholarships – Generous scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need

FINAL DEADLINE
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of June 1, 2012. For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCInternships.org/CSPJ or contact Dana Faught, Recruitment and Admissions Manager at dfaught@tfas.org or 202-986-0384.

1621 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009


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 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.