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.

NPR StateImpact Internship

Title: Fall 2012 NPR StateImpact Intern

Location: Washington DC

Website: http://stateimpact.npr.org/

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.

Responsibilities:

· 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: https://interns-npr.icims.com/jobs/1423/job by July 27, 2012

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

Raymond James/Morgan Keegan Fixed Income Capital Markets Intern


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

Website: http://raymondjames.com/

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.

Qualifications:

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 summer.holbrook@raymondjames.com 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 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
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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.

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.

Take classes and intern in journalism in D.C.

From The Fund for American Studies:


INSTITUTE ON POLITICAL JOURNALISM

Washington, DC

June 10 – August 4, 2012

Courses Accredited by Georgetown University

www.DCinternships.org/IPJ

Early Deadline for a 5% Tuition Discount: December 2, 2011

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies with courses accredited by 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, as well as experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

SAMPLE PAST INTERNSHIP SITES

  • CNN
  • 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 Newseum State Department, Capitol Hill and World Bank
  • 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 Early Deadline of December 2, 2011 will be given preference in admissions and scholarship decisions and will receive a 5% discount on their tuition balance.

For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCinternships.org/IPJ or contact Alexander Jue, Recruitment and Admissions Assistant, at admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

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