Tuesday, December 16, 2008

NABJ Student Projects

Hello My Fellow Student Members:

Please note that the application for NABJ Student Projects, the opportunity to cover NABJ's annual convention as a student journalist, is now available. For more information on the Student Projects program visit the link

The deadline to apply for Student Projects is February 2, 2009.

Please note that application must now be completed online.

If you have any questions please contact Irving Washington, NABJ Program Manager, iwashington@nabj.org

Best wishes on successfully completing those finals and projects.

I hope that many of you will apply for Student Projects.


Christopher E. Nelson
NABJ Student Representative

PR Internship: Burson-Marsteller

Harold Burson Summer Internship Program

The Harold Burson Summer Internship (HBSI) Program is a paid internship at one of seven U.S. Burson-Marsteller offices. Each intern is assigned to a client team or practice group. During the internship, students work closely with experienced industry professionals. HBSI interns are given the opportunity to work as a team member, while gaining valuable work experience. Colleagues from different specialty areas of Burson-Marsteller conduct seminars for interns each week. Interns are also grouped into teams where they work on a special HBSI project, which they present to a senior management panel for review at the conclusion of the internship. The summer internship offers an invaluable career-development experience that can often lead to an employment opportunity with us after graduation.

Burson-Marsteller, established in 1953, is a leading global public relations and communications consultancy. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, advertising, and web-related services. The firm’s seamless worldwide network consists of 69 wholly-owned offices and 57 affiliated offices, together operating in 81 countries across six continents. Burson-Marsteller is a part of Young & Rubicam Brands, a subsidiary of WPP Group plc (NASDQ: WPPGY), one of the world’s leading communications services networks.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2009

Internship Application Procedure

For consideration, all applicants must submit the following as instructed by Friday, February 20, 2009.
Applications will only be considered once all requested electronic and hard copy items are received.

Internship Application Procedure
For consideration, all applicants must submit the following as instructed by Friday,
February 20, 2009. Applications will only be considered once all requested electronic
and hard copy items are received.
Step 1: Submit resume and cover letter online at www.bm.com. Cover letter should indicate location preference(s) and practice area(s) of interest. Please note that based on availability, your application will only be considered for one office location.
Step 2: After applying online, please submit the following items in hard-copy format:
• Official college transcript
• One writing sample, e.g., article for college newspaper, press release, short paper submitted for class, etc.
• An essay describing the skill sets and knowledge you gained while participating in extracurricular activities and
how you can apply your experiences to the workplace.
• One of the two essays described below:
1. A growing number of companies across different industries are highlighting their "sustainability" as a central part of the way they do business today. The challenge for customers, business partners, and the public is to know which of these companies really are showing leadership. What do you see as the key elements of being a sustainable corporation, and do you also see some risks when companies focus on what they are doing in this area?
2. Many observers see a growing role for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) leadership in advancing companies’ reputation. Do you think that’s accurate, and if so, what role should public relations play in an organization’s CSR efforts?
Step 3: Burson-Marsteller will provide summer housing on an as needed basis. If you feel you require housing, please submit an additional essay on how receiving summer housing would positively impact your internship experience.
Please note: All written submissions should be between 1 and 3 pages long, typed, double-spaced and paginated with your name in the upper right-hand corner of each page.
Please send all applications to: Internship Coordinator
230 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003-1566
• An undergraduate student currently in your junior or senior year of college
• A cumulative minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or equivalent
• Extracurricular activities that demonstrate broad intellect and creativity
• Strong writing and other communication skills
• An interest in communications, professional services and consulting
Practices: Locations:
• Brand Marketing Chicago
• Corporate Dallas
• Healthcare Los Angeles
• Issues & Crisis New York
• Marsteller: Design, Advertising and Interactive Pittsburgh
• Media San Francisco
• Public Affairs Washington D.C.
• Technology


Monday, November 17, 2008

NBA Internships (Including Communications)

Find out about them here:

MLB.com Internship

From jjobs...
Company: MLB.com
Position: Seeking 30 sports interns
Location:All major league cities, United States
Job Status: Not Specified
Salary: Paid Intern
Website: http://mlb.com

Description: 2008 Summer Internships

Want an exciting summer of covering Major League Baseball?

MLB.com offers 30 reporting internships to aspiring sportswriters. These internships are designed to give associates the full range of experiences that comes with covering a professional team.

Each associate will work closely with a site reporter to give visitors to a team’s Web site all the information they need to follow the team from Opening Day to season’s end.

Each Major League club will have one associate reporter.We will be looking for talented college juniors and seniors, as well as graduate students, for our 2008

Summer Internship Program. You must be a student in the Fall 2008 semester to be eligible.

The application deadline for all internships is Nov. 30.

We expect each intern to spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program, dates determined by a person’s college schedule. Also, the more flexible an applicant is in terms of which Major League city he or she can work in, the better the person’s chances of being selected.

Our associated reporters are paid $500/week.Applicants should submit a resume, 5 to 10 published articles (no columns should be included), a list of references and a 750-word essay on why MLB.com should pick you?

Please use the essay as a way of showing your creativity as a writer; in short, it should be more than a simple cover letter.

Associates are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation.

Please mail all internship applications to:Bill Hill Assistant Managing Editor/MLB.com

Attn: Internship Application
14825 N. 97th Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

If you have any questions, contact Bill Hill at bill.hill@MLB.com and put the words “Internship Info” in the subject line.

NBA.com Still Needs Reporters

Thank you so much for all the responses on my previous post for NBA.com.

We are still looking to get applicants for NBA cities. The not so populous cities cities like Milwaukee, Minnesota, OKC etc.. are needed. If you live near an NBA arena (if you don't know then you probably don't) please send your application to the contact below. If you have already applied by sending me info there is no need to apply again. Thank you!

Cities in need:
Boston, Chicago, Denver, Golden State, Indiana, Los Angeles,Memphis, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, TorontoUtah

Want to get your foot in the door covering an NBA beat? NBA.com is looking for up to 30 aspiring sportswriters to form our league-wide network of associate reporters. These part-time jobs are designed to give you the full range of experiences that comes with covering a professional basketball team. Each reporter will work closely with one of our full-time writers to give visitors to NBA.com and team Web sites all the information they need throughout the season. We plan to have one reporter at each NBA home city.We are looking for talented college juniors and seniors as well as recent graduates and graduate students to cover the 2008-2009 season. We expect each associate reporter to attend every home game, file live game notes directly into our Game Info page, collect notes and quotes from the locker rooms after the game, and update the homepage of the team Web sites featured in your game. You will be paid $50-$75 per game, depending on the arena you work. Applicants should submit a resume (with references), plus three published articles or a 500-word essay on why you want to be an NBA beat writer.

All applicants must have their own laptop computer. Interested applicants should contact:
Steve Quintana
Executive Producer/ NBA.com

Chicago Public Radio Internship (Deadline Dec. 5)


About the Program
Chicago Public Radio realizes the important role an internship program plays in introducing new and diverse voices not only to our broadcast communities, but to the broader landscape of public radio. That's why our interns receive as much hands-on, in the field experience as possible. This requires a significant level of time commitment from our participants. Learn more about the requirements of our program, and what you can expect to get out of it.

Internship Opportunities
Looking for an internship in public radio? Chicago Public Radio offers internships in various areas, from on-air production to non-profit management. Be an intern on our flagship news magazine program Eight Forty-Eight, learn the art of fundraising by interning with our development department, or work with internet audio technology as a web team intern. View a full list and descriptions of available internships.

How to Apply
Once you’ve made the decision to apply for a particular internship, we have posted instructions to help ensure your application is processed correctly. And to assist you with the process, we offer tips on what makes a good internship applicant. You can also download a pdf version of the internship application (to use the application you need Adobe Acrobat Reader).

2008/2009 Deadlines
Application Deadline Internship Begins
December 5, 2008 January 2009

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gallery Watch Internship

Dear Applicant,

Welcome to CongressNow! We are excited that you are interested in learning more about reporting internship opportunities with our fast-growing Capitol Hill publication.

CongressNow, a sister publication of Roll Call newspaper and a member of The Economist Group, is an online news service that provides coverage of all legislative action in Congress, virtually in real time. Our interns are assigned to cover Congressional hearings, to ask lawmakers questions at news conferences and to write breaking news stories — often all in one day.

Interns are a vital part of our reporting staff, and their work will in most cases be published once if not twice a day. If you want to report and write for an exciting and fast-paced publication, and learn the nuts and bolts of professional journalism, few internships will offer more opportunities than CongressNow.

Our best candidates are those who have written for a newspaper or another daily news organization, either professionally or on campus. Knowledge of policy, politics, Congress and how Washington works is a plus, as is experience writing on quick deadlines. However, all aspiring journalists with an interest in learning about Congress are encouraged to apply.

If you're interested in joining our team, please send a resume and two writing samples to our intern coordinator, Julie Restivo (julier@gallerywatch.com). Please don’t hesitate to contact us with additional questions. We look forward to hearing from you.


Lou Jacobson

George Cahlink
Managing Editor


GalleryWatch is a real-time legislative tracking website that follows Congress’ every move, while CongressNow is a newly launched daily newsletter that covers legislation and policy on Capitol Hill. We are looking for journalism, political science, government, and English majors to spend a few months in our office working and learning. We are committed to providing our interns with practical work experience that will help them secure jobs in the future.

At GalleryWatch and CongressNow, interns are treated as regular employees and are given key responsibilities and lots of experience in the corridors of Capitol Hill. On a typical day, an intern will arrive at the office at 9 a.m. and meet with our committee editors to discuss the day’s assignments. The editors will prioritize hearings and send the intern to gather testimony from these hearings. There is usually a morning run and an afternoon run. In between trips to the Hill our interns help us with administrative tasks such as compiling contact sheets and short bill titles.

Several times a week, our interns are given the opportunity to observe a Congressional committee hearing and write an article. Congressional hearings cover a wide spectrum of topics, and we try to allow our interns to attend hearings that interest them. The articles are submitted to the committee editors within a day or two and are posted on the “Recent Committee News” section of the GalleryWatch website or in the CongressNow daily newsletter.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to hone their writing skills, acquire clips for a portfolio, learn about our government and make contacts in the House and Senate.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Become a NBA Student Reporter


Are you a college kid who wants to get paid to attend NBA games? And maybe do a little note gathering and reporting while you are there? Are you looking to make sports journalism your career? Do you have an impressive resume filled with great internships and a great clip packet?Do you live in close proximity to an NBA arena or would not have trouble getting to one during the season? If you can answer yes to all these questions please send me a private email with your resume and a little bit about yourself to aandrews00@msn.com

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Radio One News Internship

Radio One in Maryland is looking for the next up and coming journalist to be an intern in our News Department. If you think you have what takes to go and cover stories for National News , by all means apply.

Qualifications : You must be at least a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in college receiving credit for the internship and be able to commit 12 hours a week.

Responsibilities : Conducts research for daily stories and long-term projects; books interviews; edits tape; attends daily editorial meeting; and helps get the program on the air, which includes performing routine administrative tasks. He/she should have an interest in the news, and be prepared to offer story ideas. A liberal arts background or in broadcast news - preferred. Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. It can be sent to Tamika Smith at Tasmith@radio-one.com.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) Scholarship/Internship Program

The Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) Scholarship/Internship Program


Application deadline: Friday, October 31, 2008 This is a full-time position.The Association for Women in Sports Media awards scholarships and paid summer internships to female college students pursuing careers in sports writing, editing, broadcasting, Web production and public relations.

All interns receive a $1,000 scholarship, plus $300 toward travel expenses to the annual AWSM convention, waived convention fees and free lodging at the host hotel. Copy editing interns receive an additional $1,000 scholarship from the Associated Press Sports Editors.Organizations that have hosted interns in the past include Sports Illustrated, ESPN, USA Track & Field, MLB.com and the St. Petersburg Times.

How to apply:
Applications must be submitted via the online application system by Oct. 31.
Any questions? Please send an e-mail to AWSMintern@hotmail.com.

Email: awsmintern@hotmail.com

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Howard Job Fair

GM Communications Internship Program Apply by 10-17-08

General Motors Communications Internship Program
Summer 2009
DEADLINE: Oct. 17, 2008

The following is a list of General Motors communications internships for the summer of 2009. Each internship may have a varying start date requirement but generally will run from approximately May through August for a period of 12 weeks. Applicants should have completed their sophomore year and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Undergraduate and graduate students will be considered. Candidates should still be classified as active students during the internship and should have the right to work in the U.S
. Cover letter and resumes may be sent to Lesley Hettinger at lesley.hettinger@gm.com. Please include GPA and anticipated graduation date. If your background uniquely qualifies you for a specific internship please explain in the cover letter. Deadline for submission is Friday, Oct. 17, 2008. GM will be interviewing on site at the PRSSA conference in Detroit so please indicate if you will be attending. For students not attending, interviews may be arranged by phone or on campus.

Grassroots Communications
Location: Detroit, MI
Key assignments and responsibilities
Help plan senior leader grassroots visits to key markets, and assist with speakers bureau, plant city tours and VIP influencer tours.

Assist with grassroots planning activities, including:
Participate in event planning from concept to execution
Prepare briefing books for senior leaders, including determining the appropriate content, gathering information, and proofreading
Write executive remarks, introductions and other documents as needed for grassroots trips
Organize schedules, calls and timelines
Ensure each event meets measurement criteria

Travel as needed to prepare for grassroots visits:
Site visits and preparation may be needed for event support
Work with regional communications teams
Specific skills preferred
Strong team player
Highly organized and ability to multi-task
Creativity – willingness to bring new ideas to grassroots program
Can adapt to changes quickly and can work well under deadline pressure
Strong writing ability

Benefits to the intern’s development

Working with the grassroots team will give the intern the ability to see the “big picture” at General Motors, learning both our product and business messaging as he/she helps prepare senior leaders to communicate with key constituencies across the country. The intern will be able to think creatively about how to tell GM’s story, and see firsthand how messaging is shaped. He/she will learn how to work cross-functionally, and see how messaging is received differently in various regions of the U.S.

This is an opportunity to understand GM’s overall communications strategy for its senior-most leaders and be part of a dynamic team. He/she will also be able to improve writing skills, time management ability and measurement capability.
What skills do you expect the student to develop?
Strategic Communication Planning
Event Planning
Communication Measurement
Writing skills

Other considerations such as travel for events, etc.
Occasional travel within the U.S. is required.

Manufacturing Communications – Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly & Orion Assembly
Location: Detroit and Orion, MI
Key assignments and responsibilities
Work with the plant communications manager to develop communication campaigns to improve plant performance around key metrics (safety, quality, responsiveness, cost and environmental).

Promote the future production home of GM’s first series electric vehicle, the Chevy Volt, and the home of some of its most popular cars, including the Chevy Malibu and Pontiac G6 in the local community and with local media. Work with manufacturing communications in promoting how both plants fit in to GM’s overall global manufacturing footprint.

Assist with day-to-day communication activities at the plants, including:
Develop a variety of communication tools (face-to-face, newsletter, video) to share information with plant team members on all shifts
Respond to daily changes in quality, safety, and other metrics through targeted messaging
Assist in developing internal and external presentations for plant managers
Support team leaders through targeted communication packets

Work on special projects/challenges facing Detroit-Hamtramck
Develop cutting-edge recommendations for accommodating public interest in Volt production (e.g., virtual tours, etc.)
Specific skills preferred
Solid writing skills
Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, including UAW and salaried team members
Willingness to work a variety of shifts in support of communication initiatives
Website development

Benefits to the intern’s development

Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly has been identified as the plant that will build one of the most significant vehicles in the corporation’s history. The transition from products the plant builds now to the Volt will be a significant one and will require detailed communication on changes to the facility. Note: Much of the change will likely not happen until later in the year, but the transition should begin during the summer 2009 time period – and development of a communication plan for the change will be a priority.

Orion Assembly will be nearing its one-year anniversary running as a three-shift operation in the summer of 2009 and will be striving to build on its already strong quality performance.

The student will learn how to stretch the idea of multi-tasking to extremes between both facilities and their very different challenges/environments (i.e., plant in transition versus plant going at full or near full capacity and the challenges that creates in continuous improvement and motivation while avoiding burnout.

In addition, since both plants are located near our corporate headquarters, a portion of the assignment will include shadowing other IC professionals to experience the “corporate” side of internal communications. The assignment will also provide learning opportunities in the area of labor communications.
What skills do you expect the student to develop?
Strategic Communication Planning
Message Development
Event Planning
Communication Measurement
Labor/Management Relations
Understanding of the Global Manufacturing System
Other considerations such as travel for events, etc.

Travel between plants would be required.

Premium Channel Communications Intern
Location: Detroit, MI

Key Elements
Assist with planning and support execution of divisional communications projects, including summer 2009 media events:
· Support launch planning and activities associated with Saab 9-4X, Saab 9-5, Cadillac SRX and Cadillac CTS Coupe.
· Engage with media outreach to support Cadillac and Saab brand activities.
· Program support for Cadillac’s role in GM Collection events and heritage events like Pebble Beach and Saab’s role in 2009 Owner’s Convention.
· Media relations support for Cadillac CTS-V summer drive.
· Ongoing media support to maintain buzz for launched vehicles including Cadillac CTS-V and Escalade Hybrid.

Assist the divisional communications team with various activities that promote key vehicles and support events. Duties include writing news releases, assisting with the 2010 communications strategy for premium brands focused on building awareness and consideration with key audiences and desire in the youth market (18-25); some media relations reporter-interface opportunities; and actively participating in brainstorming and other meetings.

In short, the communications intern will provide events management, program launch support, media relations, internal communication and media materials management assistance and can gain experience in those same areas, including writing assignments associated with these activities.

Managers who are responsible for the related assignments will mentor the intern. Additionally, the intern will receive ongoing mentoring and guidance from the director and other team members including exposure to PRSA and corporate-wide activities.

Advanced Propulsion and Environmental Communications Intern
Location: Pontiac, MI


Strengthen GM’s technology leadership perception and reinforce GM’s Advanced Propulsion Technology strategy focused on energy diversity, improving fuel economy and reducing emissions.

Intern’s summer assignment will include communications activities in the following functions: Energy and the Environment Public Policy; conventional powertrains (engines and transmissions); biofuels and electrification of the vehicle (hybrids, Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cells).

Managers who are responsible for the related assignments will mentor the intern. Additionally, the intern will receive ongoing mentoring and guidance from the director and other team members.

Key Elements

· Assist with the execution of advanced propulsion and environmental communications media briefings and ride and drive events. Duties will include:

o Writing news releases, internet blogs and stories for employee web-sites/publications
o Pitching technology/biofuels news stories to print and social media
o Coordinating special photography and video packages to support press materials for events
o Actively participating in staff meetings and brainstorming sessions.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The 2009 Sports Journalism Institute

The 2009 Sports Journalism Institute is a nine-week training and internship program for college students interested in sports journalism careers. The Institute is designed to attract talented students to print journalism through opportunities in sports reporting and editing and enhance racial and gender diversity in sports departments of newspapers nationwide. The program will run from May 29-July 31, 2009.
App Deadline Dec. 5, 2008

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internship Program

CBCF/Wal-Mart Emerging Leaders Internship Program Application

Applicants should completely fill out the application forms and send all required documents to 1720 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington DC 20036. Any applications that are incomplete will not be considered.


Program Dates & Deadlines Session:
Spring 2009
January 12-May 8, 2009

Application Deadline:
December 5, 2008

Program Description
The CBCF/Wal-Mart Emerging Leaders Internship Program seeks to enhance the political education of college undergraduates and recent graduates so that they can better serve their local communities. This semester-long program brings young, emerging leaders to Washington, D.C., to learn up close the function of government, the public policymaking process, and the importance of participatory decision-making on a local level. Past interns have served at various capacities at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and congressional offices on Capitol Hill. In addition to the work experience, CBCF/Wal-Mart Emerging Leaders Interns attend educational seminars that focus on domestic and international issues, leadership-training sessions and visit cultural and historical sites in the Washington, D.C., area. As a team, the interns must participate in a community service project.

Eligibility & Selection
To be eligible for this program you must be a full-time undergraduate college student in good academic standing. Current seniors in college are eligible to apply. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in public service, policy making and the government. Applicants will be evaluated on their scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, interest in public policy, strong writing skills and community-service contributions.

Housing & Stipend
Students who participate in this program will receive a $4,000 stipend and housing.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008




Providence, Rhode Island – LIN Television Corporation (LIN) sponsors a scholarship program designed to help educate and train outstanding minority candidates who seek to enter the television broadcast field. LIN’s hope is that the program’s success will enrich the cultural diversity in the LIN station group and lead to a diverse group of managers and leaders within the company.

LIN has been involved in television broadcasting since 1966, and has a proud heritage of ownership and outstanding local television stations. LIN has been a leader in the industry throughout its history and was among the first in our field to introduce local news, color television, Local Marketing Agreements, and most recently, digital television. This scholarship initiative is another step in providing leadership in the television industry.

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a declared major in journalism, broadcast journalism, business, or marketing at an accredited university or college.
Applicant must be a sophomore or have completed sufficient semester hours or similar educational units to be within two years of receiving an undergraduate bachelor’s degree.
Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and of non-white origin.

Program Specifics
LIN agrees to:
Pay the following University or College expenses not to exceed $20,000 per school year:
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board (Dormitory and Meal Plan)
Provide part-time employment during school as an Intern
Provide post graduation employment at a LIN station:
1. Competitive Salary
2. Pay reasonable moving expenses required by LIN

Successful Candidate must agree to:
· Sign a four-year Employment Agreement that includes scholarship, internship, and post graduation employment.
1. Agreement must be signed prior to scholarship payment.
2. Candidate agrees to repay LIN television for all scholarship payments if Employment Agreement is breeched by Candidate.
· Work part-time as an Intern during completion of degree program.
1. Employment scheduling will be at the mutual agreement of Candidate and LIN Management.
2. Employment will typically include summer months in between school semesters.
· Work at LIN TV station to be determined by LIN Management post graduation for a minimum period of two years.

Application Procedure:


Qualified applicants should access and print the attached form. Complete and return the information to:

LIN Television Corporation
Minority Scholarship & Training Program
300 Wavy Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Note: If selected as a finalist, you must provide certified copies of all high school, college and university transcripts. You are urged to request copies now.


LIN owns and operates 29 television stations in 17 media markets in the United States.

For more information about LIN and overviews of its TV stations, visit the company’s website at http://www.lintv.com/ or contact:

LIN Television Corporation
Rosetta Rolan
Director of Diversity
Phone: (757) 673-5314
Fax: (757) 673-5300
E-mail: rosetta.rolan@lintv.com