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Pitt Medcast Podcast Internship


12 hours per week, unpaid

Applications for Summer 2019 term due April 29, 2019

Pitt Medcast is an award-winning podcast from the editorial offices of Pitt Med magazine exploring matters of life, death, and well-being. The series—a mixture of richly produced narratives and probing discussions—has aired on the National Science Foundation’s international stream Science360 Radio as well as several NPR member stations. Our “Itch” episode was also handpicked by Public Radio Exchange’s highly curated storytelling channel/app, PRX Remix.

Like our magazine, Pitt Medcast tells the interesting stories of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, cutting through medical jargon to the core of a scientific discovery. Through original pieces as well as audio adaptations of our print stories, Pitt Medcast aims to engage both lay audiences and established scientists alike.

One of the great rewards of production is the podcast itself. With Pitt Medcast you will not only build your portfolio, but also earn it. You will, in short, be a member of our staff, experiencing every facet of putting together a soundscape, including:

  • Producing episodes
  • Adapting archived print magazine stories to episode scripts
  • Suggesting music clips and sound effects and requesting necessary permissions
  • Brainstorming story ideas and episode artwork
  • Researching
  • Fact checking
  • Writing tweets and other sell copy to promote episode releases
  • Helping to build our social media presence
  • Producing audiograms using Headliner
  • Generating analytics reports

QUALIFICATIONSFamiliarity with audio editing software is encouraged but not required. Experience in journalism, creative writing, or filmmaking is a big plus, as is interest in science. Applicants from all academic disciplines and backgrounds will be considered—Pitt Medcast values diverse perspectives. We generally prefer students who do the internship for course credit.

HOURS: 12 regular daytime hours are required—mostly on-site in our Craig Hall offices.

TO APPLY: please send a cover letter, resume, and three work samples (writing and/or audio production) to Elaine Vitone, senior editor, at vitone@pitt.edu by Monday, April 29. You should be familiar with the podcast and the magazine before applying; please read/listen to our stories as you craft your application.


Pitt News

The Pitt News is seeking staff members for our weekly summer production schedule!

Those who apply are also welcome to stay on staff when daily production resumes in the fall. Positions that we are currently accepting applications for include:

— News Writer

— Sports Writer

— Culture Writer

— Columnist

— Photographer

— Illustrator

— Videographer

— Digital content creator (static or interactive graphics, animations, etc.)

Preference is given to people who will be in Pittsburgh over the summer, but we are also open to accepting writers, illustrators and digital content creators who will work remotely.

Prior experience is not necessary. New hires will receive training as well as numerous other opportunities to strengthen their skills as writers, artists, videographers, coders, and/or photographers. Staff members are expected to communicate well, handle flexible hours, show a willingness to learn and accept criticism, and have the initiative to propose their own ideas. Photographers, videographers, illustrators, and digital content creators are paid by the product. Writers are paid by the character.

The Pitt News has a reputation of excellence with employers. Many of our past staff members have gone on to successful careers in journalism, communication, and marketing as well as careers in other fields where their work at our publication and the skills they gained through it was a bright spot on their resume.

If you are interested in working with us, please fill out an application on our Facebook page or at pittnews.com/application/ and we will reach out to you.

CMU International Film Festival Internship

The Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival is going on its 13th season. Each year, our interns help put on the only international film festival in Pittsburgh, featuring two weeks of global, socially conscious films. The festival also includes Q&As and workshops with featured directors. To learn more about our festival, please visit our website here.

We offer a variety of internships that will help students build valuable & relevant skills. Whether working on programming, marketing, development, or event coordination, each intern gets the opportunity for hands on involvement at a festival & arts nonprofit. A full list and descriptions of our internship positions can be found here.

Interested students can email their resumes (and any requested portfolio samples) to the festival’s director, Jolanta Lion at jola@andrew.cmu.edu. If students have any questions, they can email Jolanta or myself (d.obermaier@pitt.edu). Thank you!

Orange Astronaut Creative Media Internship

Orange Astronaut is currently accepting internship applications for this Fall (only a few spots left) and Spring. Our interns have the opportunity to play an active role in almost all elements of our agency, and be hands-on working with a wide spectrum of clients from around the country.
Our application is designed to play to the strength of our applicants, so we only take students we truly feel we can provide a worthwhile experience. Instead of paying our interns, we hold creative competitions for them throughout the semester. This gives them the opportunity to continue honing their craft, while competing for top prizes such as gift cards, subscriptions, gear, and more.
All interns can apply on our website, and email internships@orangeastronaut.com with any questions they may have.

Founded in Spring 2018, Orange Astronaut is a Creative Agency based in Downtown Pittsburgh that provides strategic media solutions and specializes in Video Production, Web Design, and overall Brand Development. In addition to producing original content, our client base includes those working in the following industries: entertainment, technology, finance, politics, recreation, hospitality, and social impact.

Pitt Athletics Media Relations Internship

Pitt’s Athletics Department is hiring media relations interns! They hire new interns every term, so please apply if you are interested. Intern requirements:

Have a general sports knowledge

·         Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

·         Photoshop and InDesign are desired, but not required

·         Ability to work 15-20 hours in the office, in addition to week-end sporting events

Please apply to

Celeste Welsh

Media Relations Coordinator

Petersen Events Center|3719 Terrace Street

Room #2087| Pittsburgh, PA  15261


office: (412) 648-8240

Woodville Plantation Website Intern

Woodville Plantation is a c.1775 plantation home built and owned by John Neville,
Neville was a Federal Tax Collector during the Whiskey Rebellion. The home
served as a fully functioning plantation during the occupation of the Nevilles. The
home was sold to the Cowan family in 1815, who made most of the changes to the
home. It passed, through marriage, to the Wrenshall then Faucet families. In 1975
the home came into the possession of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks
Foundation and the Neville House Associates Inc. was formed to manage the day
to day operation of the house. The Neville House Associates, Inc. took over
ownership of the home in 2007. The home operates as a historic house museum
interpreting the history of the Whiskey Rebellion and early American life in
Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Job Description
Woodville Plantation is seeking a Digital Media intern to rebuild our website and
assess our digital presence. The ideal candidate would have the ability to design a
new website using WordPress for the plantation as well as Wayne’s Legion, the
reenactment group associated with the site.

Please submit a letter of interest which includes any relevant experience to
woodvillesitedirector@gmail.com Be advised that we will be requesting a portfolio
to review if you are selected to move forward with the process.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health — Job!

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) located in South Park Township has an opening for a full time entry level communication specialist.  The candidate must be a self starter, a team player, and willing to do what it takes to get the job done.

A bachelor’s degree in English or Communication is required.  The position involves assisting the senior health communication specialists develop messaging, proofread and edit scientific manuscripts, prepare conference materials and a wide variety of other duties.

The salary for this position is $34,000.  Candidates should submit their resume to Dawn at ahv3@cdc.gov.  See the attached flyer for more information!

intern flyer 2