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

Internship at The Wildlife Society

Title:  The Wildlife Society (TWS) editorial intern

Location:  Bethesda, Maryland


Description:  The Wildlife Society (TWS) is a nonprofit, professional society searching for an editorial intern to write for its quarterly member magazine, The Wildlife Professional. This is a three-month minimum commitment, beginning in June, with a preferred commitment of six months.


Responsibilities:  Duties include reporting and writing short news items and longer sidebars and articles about wildlife management and conservation, as well as photo research, fact-checking, preparing online materials and press releases, and some clerical work.  Hours: 35 hours a week (roughly 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), with some flexibility to telecommute.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a strong interest in journalism and wildlife science and conservation, with proven skills in reporting, writing, and online research. A Bachelor’s degree is required, as well as a background in science and some writing experience.

To apply:  Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three to four published writing samples, and the names of two references to The Wildlife Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. Applicants may be able to apply this internship toward college credit; check with your department heads.

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

National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association National Office Internship

Title: National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association National Office Internship

Location: Washington, DC


Description: The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association office internship is an ideal opportunity for a student interested in non-profit management, news media and/or LGBT issues. Located in Washington, DC. NLGJA Interns work in a fast-paced office environment and build professional skills that strengthen any résumé, gain hands-on experience in non-profit administration and organization culture, meet some of journalism’s most respected movers and shakers — LGJA’s 650 members hail from all sectors and market sizes of the media industry, and interns interact with them on a daily basis, and Receive one year of free NLGJA membership and take advantage of the organization’s networking and professional development opportunities. Internships are adjustable to student schedules.  10-week commitments are preferred. Interns work a 25-hour week. This internship is unpaid. Summer internships will be selected on a rolling basis starting May 15.

More information available at

Contact: Bach Polakowski at or (202) 588-9888 for more information

Responsibilities: Interns will:

  • Assist in the planning and promotion of NLGJA’s LGBT Media Summit & National Convention.
  • Assist in the planning of NLGJA’s Excellence in Journalism Awards by processing entries and communicating with applicants and judges.
  • Handle social media communication and interaction.
  • Respond daily to inquiries from press, members, association leaders and the general public.
  • Provide support to NLGJA staff on projects involving membership, chapter relations, development and programming.

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and the phone number and names of three references (work and academic) to NLGJA Internship,

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

MATCH Teacher Residency

From MATCH Teacher Residency:

MATCH Teacher Residency in Boston is seeking recent college graduates to participate in a program that will give them one year of intense training designed to make them unusually effective rookie teachers.  The program will help students find positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom.

For more information, visit the MATCH website or contact Colin Bottles at


Tennessee Public Service Internship Program

Title: Governmental Intern
Contact: Steve Thompson
Posted: April 29
Program Brochure

Local government internships will be available this summer through a partnership between the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS) , UT Knoxville, UT Chattanooga, East Tennessee State University, the University of Memphis and Tennessee State University. At this time we are seeking prospective community partners and placements for these graduate student interns.

Although we can easily accommodate any city or county with funding for an intern, we do anticipate that we will have more local governments with an interest in hosting interns than we have interns available. This will therefore be a competitive selection process, both for interns and for interested cities and counties. The Institute for Public Service, through the consultants of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) and the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS), is asking that cities and counties indicate interest in hosting internships by simply providing a letter of interest including the following information:

  • potential work or projects for graduate student interns;
  • specific discipline or field of study (if any);
  • name of a staff member that will work with the MTAS or CTAS consultant for placement and mentoring;
  • any local condition or issue that may be particularly attractive to an intern; and,
  • any ability of the city or county to share in the internship expenses.

Interns will be placed based on the total experience or value to the student and to the program.  To apply see directions on brochure here.

Steve Thompson
Executive Director
Municipal Technical Advisory Service
University of Tennessee
120 Conference Center Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-4105

The students are to work through the faculty at each campus, and the cities and counties will contact the IPS agencies.  In addition to funding the Institute for Public Service will continue to provide a great deal of administrative support during this pilot phase, and as this evolves to a state-wide program we will work with you to keep it successful.

American Liver Foundation

Title: PR Intern (UNPAID, possibility of stipend)
Memphis, TN
Contact: Karen Viotti
Posted: April 29
American Liver Foundation

Primary Function:
The Public Relations Intern, under the direction of the Division Vice President, will assist with the implementation and coordination of all communications for the Mid South Division, Memphis office.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Create and distribute bi-monthly eNewsletter for the Division
• Write PSA’s for local events, programs, updates, etc.
• Identify Media contacts and supporters
• Update Social Media pages for Division
• Maintain and update database with pr information
• Other tasks/projects, as assigned

Preferred Skills or Knowledge:
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills
• Experience and interest in the non-profit industry and public relations
• Confidence to speak over the phone with ALF participants, volunteers and constituents
• Self-motivated, enthusiastic and committed to excellence of work
• Team-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced work environment
• Computer literacy, MS Word, Excel, and Online tools, such as Constant Contact email

About the American Liver Foundation:
The American Liver Foundation’s mission is to facilitate, advocate, and promote education, support, and research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease. For more information on ALF, please visit ALF’s website:

Position Overview:
Position needs to be filled immediately! All applicants must be available to work at least 2-5 days a week from anywhere between 10-20 hrs. Candidate must be proactive and willing to learn. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to expand their portfolio and gain work experience. Position is unpaid with growth opportunities and advancement.

To apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Karen Viotti
Division Vice President
5050 Poplar Avenue, Suite 1526
Memphis, TN 38157

Paid Writing Position: The Optimist Club of White Station

Title: Temporary Writing Position (PAID)
Memphis, TN
Contact: Marc Sloan
April 19
Optimist Club of White Station on Facebook

Message from Marc Sloan:

My name is Marc Sloan, and I am a member of The Optimist Club of White Station/Memphis. We are writing to see if you had a student that may be interested, for a small stipend, to assist us in writing a short history of our club. We meet at 7 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at International Paper on Poplar. Additionally, we are involved with Campus School and the University of Memphis baseball team.

To apply:
Contact Marc Sloan.

752-5584 office
752-0572 work

Trezevant Episcopal Home

Title: Community Relations Assistant Internship
Memphis, TN
Contact: Obie Sue Thomas
April 19
(UPDATE: This position is filled through December, but you can send your resume on if you’d like for them to keep it on file.)

Trezevant is a not-for-profit, retirement community in the heart of Memphis. Situated on a beautifully landscaped campus with gardens, trees and walking paths, Trezevant at once represents a wonderful and rich tradition while at the same time embracing the best of contemporary conveniences and amenities. This is a great opportunity for a college student who would enjoy working in a beautiful retirement community in the Highland/Walnut Grove area.

The Resident Services department is seeking a new assistant. Duties include basic document creation skills, assisting the Resident Services Director in preparing for events, formatting and distributing a bi-monthly newsletter and maintaining the events calendar for residents. The job requires approximately 10 hours of work per week and includes some weekend work. Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced, highly communicative environment Public Relations and Communications personnel will thrive in this position. Excellent written and verbal skills preferred. Proficiency in Word required.

To apply: E-mail your resume to

American Cancer Society – Communications Volunteers

Title: Volunteer Chair & Participants
Location: Memphis, TN
Verified: April 12
Contact: Tracie Bertaut at
Official website

The American Cancer Society is seeking a volunteer chair and volunteer participants for a Greater Memphis communications committee.

This is a great opportunity for those passionate about fighting cancer and who (1) have a communications background; (2) are media and computer savvy; (3) can write well; (4) value the roles of a volunteer/staff partnership; (5) can recruit other communications volunteers; and (6) are committed to our mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.

The volunteer communications committee would, under guidance from the American Cancer Society’s regional communications staff:

  • Participate in Society orientation and training(s);
  • Recruit other volunteers to serve on the communications committee;
  • Work with a chair to coordinate promotion of Society programs, services, and events in various media;
  • Provide input on a communications plan;
  • Help identify potential community partners and media sponsors;
  • Develop and disseminate a community newsletter (template);
  • Serve as (trained) media spokespersons;
  • Attend local events as able;
  • Update the local leadership council every other month.

To apply contact Tracie Bertaut.