PR Internship MALS/Red Rover (Spring 2013)

Public Relations Internship

Memphis Area Legal Services and RedRover Sales & Marketing

“Two Experiences in One”


Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS), in partnership with RedRover Sales & Marketing, is offering one University of Memphis journalism student the opportunity to participate in a spring 2013 internship for course credit. The selected student will have a unique opportunity for significant skill development and resume-building experience. Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the MALS Facebook and Twitter profiles — from posting original content to sharing/re-tweeting content from other related organizations/influencers to interacting with key influencers through these channels on behalf of the organization. The ultimate goal is to increase the fan/follower base significantly prior to the general public campaign launch next year.
  • Writing and distributing press releases to the media, making follow-up pitches where appropriate.
  • Writing newsletter and email campaign copy.
  • Designing newsletter and email campaigns (dependent upon candidate’s skills).
  • Supporting the organization’s fundraising efforts from a communications and marketing perspective.

The selected intern will be given significant access to the organization’s Executive Director and senior team, including the IT and Development Directors, but will also be given the freedom to drive the MALS marketing and PR effort with a degree of autonomy unique to an intern position.  In addition, the PR intern will be partnered with a law graduate intern to execute the organization’s marketing and PR strategy collectively, offering both interns additional unique development opportunities.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with significant social media experience (e.g., either as part of another internship or individuals with strong Facebook and Twitter followings of their own). Candidates should also have strong writing and pitching abilities.

RedRover Sales & Marketing has selected MALS as its pro bono nonprofit of choice for the 2012 and 2013 calendar years. As such, RedRover will be developing the MALS marketing and PR plan for 2013 – the blue print under which the newly hired intern will operate. In addition, RedRover will be offering the selected intern the opportunity to shadow RedRover during his or her first week on the job – time spent with each member of the RedRover team (one on one), including the CEO, to better understand their roles within the agency and to collect suggestions for promoting the MALS organization. Additionally, RedRover will schedule time with the intern once a month as a follow-up training opportunity.

About MALS: Memphis Area Legal Services is the primary provider of civil legal representation to low-income families in Western Tennessee. The organization helps individuals and families facing critical, situations such as domestic violence, mortgage foreclosure or eviction, wrongful denial of healthcare, predatory lending, or consumer fraud. MALS does not accept fees for its services, relying on contributions from individual and corporate donors.

The organization just entered its fifth decade with the same commitment and determination that inspired 30 members of the legal profession in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King’s death to coalesce around a shared vision to establish an organization whose single purpose was to provide a means by which the legal problems of the poor could be addressed.

Even with a dedicated staff, it cannot meet the overwhelming demand for legal assistance today. The challenges are more acute because the widening of the “justice gap” is exacerbated by the economic woes of our time. The recent census reveals that more than 57 million individuals live at or below the poverty line, representing more than a 14 million increase since the 2000 Decennial Census. And 26.5 percent of Memphians live in poverty.

About RedRover: RedRover Sales & Marketing is the only Memphis agency to integrate sales training and coaching with marketing and public relations, combining traditional and guerrilla strategies. This unique position helps clients improve sales force productivity, while increasing the return on their internal and external marketing investments. A seven-year-old firm (one dog year), RedRover has experienced rapid growth and expects to continue on that path for the next several years, opening up the door to numerous career opportunities.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume, by email to or by mail to: RedRover Marketing AE Posting, 415 S. Front Street, Suite 121, Memphis, TN 38103. No phone calls or unscheduled office visits please.

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

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

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

Spring interns will work primarily with 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 CBS Interactive

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,,,, GameSpot, and, span
popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and

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

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

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 Questions should also go directly to Maria.


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

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
  • 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
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

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

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.

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

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

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 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.


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

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.

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

AP will select as many as 20 interns.

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.

You must be able to start the internship in June.

Applications for the 2013 internship open Jan. 2, 2013, on 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

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

Minority Science Writer’s Internship (Paid Intern)


LOCATION : Washington, DC



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.


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

Minority Science Writers Internship
1200 New York Ave., NW Room 639
Washington, D.C. 20005

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)

ESPN Spring 2013 Broadcasting Internships


1. ESPN Spring 2013 Internship: Productions Operations

2. ESPN Spring 2013 Productions (It is different from the one above)

3. ESPN Spring 2013 Statistics and Information Internship

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



DATES:  Spring Semester 2013 or Summer Semester 2013


New Media Internship, Emerge Memphis (Paid)


LOCATION : Memphis


Elizabeth Lemmonds, Chief Brand Officer with LaunchYourCity, Inc.



EmergeMemphis is a non-profit economic development initiative that provides business support services to Mid-South startup companies and entrepreneurs coupled with flexible space options to provide the proper context for rapid startup growth. From social entrepreneurship to technology startups to creative firms, EmergeMemphis provides the context and culture for growth.


•  Assist Office Manager with administrative duties as needed, including mailings, document preparation, conference room reservations, events, etc.

•  Assist Office Manager in production of a Policy Manual for member companies.

•  Manage the front desk, including the signing in and out of Emerge guests, when the Office Manager is away.

•  Maintain current company listings in the lobby and on the Emerge website (

•  Update the Emerge website, including publishing of blog posts and maintenance of public events calendar.

•  Manage Twitter and Facebook accounts, in accordance with brand standards.


•  The ability to work 20 hours per week, including Fridays from 9am-1pm.

•  Attention to detail and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

•  Strong written communications skills.

•  Basic software familiarity, including word processing, spreadsheets, photo editing and social media. Familiarity with document layout programs (e.g., Microsoft Publisher, Adobe InDesign) and blogging software (e.g., WordPress) a plus.


Interested individuals may contact Elizabeth Lemmonds, Chief Brand Officer with LaunchYourCity, Inc., at Please include your name, resume and contact information.

20 hours per week


AAJA/Sport Journalism Institute Internship (Paid, Nov 2 Deadline)


LOCATION : Missouri and National


Nao Vang
AAJA Student Programs Coordinator
415-346-2051 ext. 102



College students interested in sports journalism can get specialized training, a paid sports news internship, a scholarship and industry contacts through the 2013 Sports Journalism Institute.

The Associated Press Sports Editors established the institute to increase racial and gender diversity in the sports departments of America’s newsrooms. APSE formed partnerships with AAJA, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists to connect the institute’s opportunities with college students aspiring to be sports journalists.

The 2013 program starts with the training sessions taught by Poynter Institute faculty May 31 to June 8 at the University of Missouri at Columbia, followed by the internships.


The program combines an intensive week of instruction from top professionals with an eight-week paid internship at a print, digital or electronic media outlet. Class session topics range from ethics to photo editing, to how to keep a running score at a baseball game to copy editing. Upon completion of the program, college students receive a $500 scholarship.

Travel logistics, housing arrangements and internship placements are made by the institute.


College sophomores and juniors with editing and online skills are encouraged to apply. Applicants  do not need to be AAJA members, but must sign up as members if selected.


Applications must be submitted to AAJA by November 2, 2012.

New Media Internship, Scripps-Howard Foundation (Paid) Nov 1 Application Deadline


LOCATION  Washington, DC 


Jody Beck

Director, Semester in Washington Program

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire




Interns report for the web-based Scripps Howard Foundation Wire and may also report for campus, hometown or other news organizations. Interns work with an experienced Washington editor to choose, report and edit stories. Tours of Washington journalism and government institutions and guest speakers are part of the program.


Interns produce multimedia coverage using social media, blogs, online stories, videos and slideshows. Spring interns will cover the inauguration.


Juniors and seniors studying print, online, broadcast and photo journalism are invited to apply.

To apply, visit: Click on “apply” and “reporting internship” to download the application form.

This is a paid internship that also includes a furnished apartment.


Postmark of November 1, 2012 for Spring Semester 2013

Postmark of November 1, 2012 for Summer Semester 2013

Students may also wish to talk with our own UofM Chelsea Boozer (Helmsman) who recently completed this internship.