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

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

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, 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


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 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 or contact:

LIN Television Corporation
Rosetta Rolan
Director of Diversity
Phone: (757) 673-5314
Fax: (757) 673-5300