Two DC Internships (Unpaid)



UNDP is looking for interns who can start in January 2013, but slots are open for the rest of the year.

Details on  UNDP Internships can be found at


Marissa Ayento—————————————————————————–



Political Journalism Track of the Capital Semester program, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held each fall and spring in Washington, DC.

This academic internship program is for undergraduates seeking to obtain professional experience in the fields of journalism, communications and public relations. Students are placed in internships for 30 hours a week while earning 12 transferable credits.

Please consider forwarding the announcement below to students and encourage them to apply by November 15.



Dana Faught

Launch Memphis Communications Internship


LOCATION : Memphis


Elizabeth Lemmonds, Chief Brand Officer with LaunchYourCity, Inc.



LaunchMemphis is a non-profit that fuels an entrepreneurial community. We provide programming and resources to innovators with bold ideas, and help them convert their concepts into solid and sustainable business models. Information about our season programming can be found on our website.


•   Support LaunchMemphis social media profiles in accordance with brand standards and strategy; this includes daily posting, live tweeting events, publishing photos and videos, and promoting events.

•   Draft content for our website, including pre- and post-event coverage, startup profiles and other topics connected to entrepreneurship and innovation.

•   Draft content as needed for bi-monthly newsletters and announcements.

•   Take photographs, record short videos and capture quotes and stories at events.

•   Help maintain the Founders Toolkit, a set of documents used with our entrepreneurs, workshops and startup programming (e.g., BOOSTcamp, 48 Hour Launch).

•   Enter and maintain data as needed in our database, including media outreach and articles, mailing list members and event attendance.

•   Produce media alerts as needed.


•   Roughly 10-15 hours per week; hours can be flexible to a student’s schedule but you must be available for some evening and weekend activities.

•   Strong communications skills and interpersonal savvy.

•   The ability to multitask, learn on the fly and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

•   Project management skills to see tasks through completion and on time.

•   Familiarity with basic office software (e.g., Microsoft Word or equivalent), photo editing (e.g., iPhoto, Photoshop), and social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter).

•   Familiarity with any of the following preferred: video editing software (e.g., iMovie, Final Cut Pro), advanced or emerging social media platforms (e.g., RebelMouse, Storify), blogging software (e.g., WordPress), databases (e.g., Salesforce), document layout and design (e.g., Publisher, In Design).


Interested students may contact Elizabeth Lemmonds, Chief Brand Officer with LaunchYourCity, Inc., at Provide your name, a resume if available and a brief description of your interest in the position and relevant skills.

Internships, Divine Magazine and Faith-Based Book (4 Total Positions)


LOCATION : Work from Home/Campus  (Magazine based in Bartlett)

CONTACT  Megan Mottley, Publisher


DESCRIPTION  Social Media Assistant


Assist in updating new media and website connections for faith-based magazine and book release:

  • Facebook Fan Page
  • Pinterest site
  • Twitter site
  • Blog
  • Official website


Must have impeccable grammar and writing skills. Must be creative, fast-learner and able to handle multiple social media sites. Must be trustworthy candidate capable of handling confidential company information. Hours of availability flexible. At least 10-20 hours per week.


Contact Megan Mottley, Publisher


Kappa Delta Foundation Internship



CONTACT  Sara Cullins



The Kappa Delta Foundation is seeking a part-time staff member to serve as the Foundation’s Outreach Intern at the Kappa Delta Headquarters located in Memphis, Tennessee. The position will be assisting Foundation staff, including the Communication and Outreach Coordinator, the Outreach and Events Coordinator, and the Archives Coordinator.


  • Archive Documentation: Assist with data collection and entry.
  • Alumnae and Donor Relations: Assist in contacting donors and helping to build the relationship between the Foundation and our donors. Record donor data.
  • Website and Social Media: Keep our social media outlets up to date on current Foundation events.
  • Communications and Public Relations: Assist in drafting articles and press releases.
  • Special Projects/ Events: Assist with coordination and planning of alumnae events, collegiate leadership events, and fundraising events.
  • Other tasks may be assigned on a need basis


  • Currently enrolled in a university
  • Able to commit 12 to 15 hours a week
  • Interest in learning or expanding one’s knowledge on donor relations and fundraising
  • Experience using social media outlets
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Dependable, timely, professional, friendly, and ambitious
  • Kappa Delta membership is not a requirement


The internship will take place from September 4th – November 30th with a week off for Thanksgiving. We are conscious of class hours and other university requirements and can therefore be flexible with the hours of the internship.



For consideration please submit a cover letter and a resume to Sara Cullins at Please put “Your Name- Foundation Intern” in the subject line. You may also mail your information to Kappa Delta Foundation ATTN: Sara Cullins, 3205 Players Lane, Memphis, TN 38125.

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


Internship with Common Ground

Title: Intern for Common Ground

Location:  1044 Mississippi Blvd, Memphis


Description: Common Ground, a race relations initiative started by Commercial Appeal columnist Wendi Thomas, is looking for an intern. 

Contact: Greta Hunter, Program Director for Common Ground
YWCA of Greater Memphis
Sarah Brown Branch
1044 Mississippi Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38126
(901) 948-0493

The duties will include the following:

· Assisting with writing website content and follow-up activities associated with implementing a new site design;
· Administrative activities associated with Common Ground communications, advertisement, and electronic follow-up
· Assist with session administration to include recruitment, site coordination;
· Update and maintain social network sites; and
· Attend period meetings.
Hours:  3 to 4 hours, 3 days a week.


· Good writing and strong oral communications skills
· Able to use Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point
· Transportation required
· 3rd or 4th year students preferred.

To apply: Contact Greta Hunter at (901) 948-0493 for more information.

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

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


  • 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


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, by 3:30 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2012.

City of Memphis Urban Fellows Internship – DEADLINE WEDNESDAY

From the City of Memphis:

The Urban Fellows is a year-round initiative that offers local college students the opportunity to intern with various divisions of City of Memphis government. The program serves primarily to enhance the interaction of area college students with the City, advancing the purpose of getting students to consider employment after graduation – ultimately making Memphis their permanent home. The Urban Fellows will complete projects proposed by division directors, which are inclusive of a national comparison of the function of Pay-As-You-Throw programs, updating a policy and procedure manual for the Finance Division to conducting a policy analysis of Memphis’ Workforce Investment Network. Read more at the City of Memphis website.

City of Memphis Urban Fellows Internship Application Information:

  • Deadline for Application Submission – Wednesday, December 7, 2011
  • Application Review – Monday, December 12, 2011 – Friday, December 16, 2011
  • Email Notification to Students – Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Apply online.

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

Web design opportunity at Women In Community Ministries, Inc.

Women in Community Ministries is looking for a student who can help their organization design and launch a website. Because Women in Community Ministries is a nonprofit, the opportunity is unpaid or at a low fee.  It would be a great option for a graduate project or to help build a portfolio. The designer will build a website that:

  • allows individuals to donate money
  • provides information to the individuals they assist
  • explains who they are and what they do
  • lists the programs and activities they offer
  • contains contact information
  • contains images
  • integrates social media
  • can be updated frequently

If interested, contact Brenda Woods, Executive Director of Women In Community Ministries, Inc. at

Internship at Country Music Television (CMT)

Title: Journalism/Marketing Intern (UNPAID)

Location: Nashville, Tenn.

Contact: Jovonna D Palmer, Coordinator, Human Resources, (615) 335-8349,


Description: CMT (Country Music Television), a cable channel of MTV Networks, is currently recruiting for the Spring 2012 interns for various departments across our company.  All of our internships are offered for-credit only and students will need to provide documentation from their school stating that they will be eligible to receive academic credit if they complete the program satisfactorily. Additionally, all students applying for an internship with CMT must be able to commit to a minimum schedule of 16 hours per week for a period of at least 10 consecutive weeks in order to be considered for our program. Download the CMT Internship Packet to check out available internship opportunities.

To Apply: Mail in the application inside CMT Internship Packet.