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The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association offers a paid, 10-week program for undergraduate and graduate students looking to learn more about reporting on state government, elections and political campaigns. The program has a flexible start date (usually late May or early June), and next year will be particularly interesting with a gubernatorial election in the fall. Students will write for six publications, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Harrisburg Patriot-News and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, during the program. We will be accepting applications throughFeb. 1.
Here is the link to our website for more details: http://www.pacapitolreporters.org/pacapitolreporters-interships.html
The deadline to apply for the ASME Magazine Internship Program 2018 is December 1, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. EST. Information about the Magazine Internship Program can be found at asmeinternship.org; we ask that you share this with your students.
The Magazine Internship Program usually gives preference to students who have been nominated by academic departments and career-guidance offices over other applicants from the same school. Colleges and universities are encouraged to nominate no more than two students.
Please feel free to email Nina Fortuna with any questions.
The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University is inviting applications for a paid position for a summer Public Relations intern to work alongside the directors of Media Relations in executing publicity strategies and external/internal communications on behalf of the school and its constituencies. This is an excellent learning opportunity for someone seeking a future career in corporate communications, publicity or media, or public relations.
Deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m. Monday April 5, 2017.
The responsibilities of this position will include:
Media identification – research on specific journalists, media outlets, social media and issues. This responsibility will also include use of targeting software to build/update media lists and to develop tailored pitches and pitching profiles.
Writing – drafting web stories, news releases, media advisories, message points, pitches, social media messages, internal communiques and correspondence. Knowledge and competency in AP style required.
Working with faculty and students to write about events, research and more.
News tracking activities – monitoring, research and preparation of analytics on news coverage of the school, school community and specific topics. This will also include identifying and working with news clips and online resources.
Event coverage – attending presentations, lectures, competitions or special events to write or post to social media.
Outreach activities – attending meetings with stakeholders and journalists and assisting with the execution of PR programs and events, which may require a myriad of tasks such as working a registration table or running errands.
Internal activities – assist website, internal outlets, social media and collateral to support strategic priorities.
General duties to support the school and communications team.
Currently enrolled in college and studying communications, journalism or public relations.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Multimedia skills preferred; proficient in the use of social media and MS Office applications.
Positive attitude and ability to work well with others and as a member of a team.
Term: 11 weeks, beginning June 5, 2017 and ending August 21, 2017 (some flexibility)
Locations: Primarily at 6 PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. An indeterminate amount of time will be spent weekly on the CMU campus: 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Hours: Standard hours for this position are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. However, the PR intern may be required to assist with events that require work during the evening and on weekends.
To Apply: Please send an electronic resume and cover letter to Mara Falk: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include 3-5 writing samples (story, news release, etc.) and feel free to add a maximum of three video, photography and social media samples.
The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association offers a summer internship program at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa.
The 10-week program for two interns consists of rotations at the following publications: The Allentown Morning Call, Capitolwire.com, LNP Media Group, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pennlive/Patriot-News.
Interns will assist reporters covering the state budget and report on committee hearings and other political and policy stories in a fast-paced news environment. Interns are expected to pitch their own ideas as well as take assignments on a variety of subjects. Depending on assignment, interns may be required to shoot videos and photos with their phones or other equipment. We are seeking candidates who can produce their own stories, whether writing quickly for the web on a breaking news event or turning around longer enterprise pieces.
Applicants should be college juniors or seniors or graduate students.
Start dates are flexible, but interns are expected to complete the full 10-week program, working five days a week except for July 4. Occasional evening or weekend work may be necessary.
Pay is $500 per week. Interns are expected to provide their own laptops and cell phones. (A small stipend will be provided to offset phone costs.)
Preference is given to students who plan to pursue a career in journalism covering politics and government, though former interns have gone on to cover a wide array of beats at news organizations around the country.
The deadline to apply for the 2017 summer internship is Feb. 15.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and six-to-eight published clips to internship coordinator Karen Langley @ email@example.com.