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.

V-2 Media Digital Production Interns (Paid)



CONTACT:  Mark ThompsonHome


DESCRIPTION:  V-2 looking for video production interns.


V-2 is looking for paid interns who have some experience in video shooting, editing or motion graphics.


  • Basic broadcast quality video camera operation experience
  • Digital video editing experience in multiple platforms
  • Motion graphics experience a plus.


Mark Thompson
Partner, V2 Media (formerly TV II Multimedia)

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



DATES:  Spring Semester 2013 or Summer Semester 2013


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

mtvU Opportunity/Justin Timberlake Interviewer Needed


LOCATION  National

CONTACT  Serita Wesley, Casting Director,  mtvU



My name is Serita Wesley; I am a Casting Director working with mtvU,
MTV Network’s go to channel for all things college.

I am currently looking for a very outgoing college student to
interview singer, actor and entrepreneur Justin Timberlake, for an on
air segment we call “#ASK.”

College seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen are all welcome to
apply. Please keep in mind that this is not a contest to find Justin’s
biggest fan.  Ideally, any lively student studying music, acting or
journalism would be a great fit.  We are looking for those who are
sharp and energetic.


  • Are you a music major that sees Justin as an inspiration?
  • Are you a journalism student who wants to try their hand at a
    REAL celebrity interview?
  • Are you a native of Justin’s home state of Tennessee?


Email with the below information:

  • Name, Age, Contact Info, Hometown, School & Major
  • Why you should be chosen?
  • Don’t forget to send us a photo!

NPR StateImpact Internship

Title: Fall 2012 NPR StateImpact Intern

Location: Washington DC


Description: StateImpact is a reporting network of NPR and Member Stations in eight states, dedicated to public policy reporting on-air and online. Its mission is to tell explanatory, data-driven stories focused on how state issues and policy affect people’s lives.
Since launching its issued-driven sites last year, the network is leading coverage of majorissues in energy, education and the economy. StateImpact currently covers eight states with a core editorial team at NPR to offer strategy, training, data analysis and design and development resources. The StateImpact Intern will assist the core team and field reporters in developing compelling content, with an emphasis on online interactive and data presentations.


· Work with NPR’s StateImpact editorial coordinators to identify and refine possible projects
· Assist reporters with research
· Acquire data from government agencies
· Clean and analyze datasets
· Coach reporters on “do-it-yourself” projects
· Review and package visual and audio content produced by the reporters

Minimum Qualifications:
· Work with NPR’s StateImpact editorial coordinators to identify and refine possible projects
· Assist reporters with research
· Acquire data from government agencies
· Clean and analyze datasets
· Coach reporters on “do-it-yourself” projects
· Review and package visual and audio content produced by the reporters

Preferred Skills:
· Data analysis experience
· Understanding of government records, such as how to obtain court documents
· Audio editing skill
· Visual multimedia presentation abilities
· WordPress knowledge

To apply: Please submit a cover letter referencing these qualifications for consideration to: by July 27, 2012

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

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

From The Fund for American Studies:


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.


  • 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


  • 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

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 or contact Dana Faught, Recruitment and Admissions Manager at 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

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

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

Title: Emma L. Bowen Foundation Paid Summer Media Internships

Location: National


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.