Summer internships at The Denver Post (Denver, CO)

Spend next summer in the Rockies with THE DENVER POST
Internship Program 2015

The No. 1 newspaper in the Rocky Mountain region, The Denver Post, is helping shape the futures of the next generation of journalists by offering a 10-week paid internship for the summer of 2015. To do so, we are looking for talented young people who want to make a difference.

Interns work in several parts of the newsroom — as news or features reporters, online producers, photographers or graphic artists or designers. Denver Post interns are paid about $517 per week (housing and transportation to Denver are not included).

We work with Dow Jones Newspaper Fund to identify candidates for copy editing, online and business reporting positions. Please apply directly to Dow Jones Newspaper Fund for these positions. For more information about the online, copy editing or business reporting internships, visit We also work with The Sports Journalism Institute to select a sports reporter intern. For more information on the sports reporter internship, visit


  • Applicants should have completed junior year in college before Summer 2015
  • A demonstrated interest in print or online journalism (clips or portfolio)
  • Reporting applicants should include no more than 5 clips
  • Please include cover letter outlining which position most interests you
  • List of three references

If you are a motivated college student looking to thrive in a newsroom atmosphere, please send your letter, clips or portfolio, resume and references to:

Internship recruiter
Francie Swidler
The Denver Post
101 W. Colfax Ave. Suite 600
Denver, CO 80202

For PHOTOGRAPHY applications, please email your cover letter, portfolio and resume to

For GRAPHICS or DESIGN, applicants may send portfolios of 8 1/2 x 11 photocopied designs, non-returnable tearsheets or CDs.

DEADLINE for RECEIVING applications is October 31, 2014. Applications received after that date will not be considered..

Please contact Francie at 303-954-1001 or with any questions.

Newscast Producer at WQAD-TV (Moline, IL)

POSITION SUMMARY (Scope and Purpose):
Our news department is looking for an accomplished broadcast journalist to join our dynamic and winning news team. If you have a “can-do” team approach and enjoy breaking news, telling stories and possess good news judgment, our team is looking for you!


  • Conceptualize a newscast and deliver it in a dynamic presentation
  • Execute a newscast within the station’s branding formula
  • Take responsibility for your show. It is your newscast; we want you to own it.


Must know what it takes to build a competitive, winning, and watchable, habit-forming newscast. Experience preferred, but the skill to build a winner is the key! You must demonstrate a keen sense of news judgment; it’s a given that you can write and produce. You must juggle the fast-paced changes that occur in real time, whether you are in the newsroom preparing for your newscast or in the control room producing a live broadcast. You must have the ability to manage people in the news and operations department; producers in our station take ownership of their newscast and are responsible for it. A positive, “can- do” approach is required; complainers without solutions will probably be sent to our competition!


Dexterity to operate a keyboard, computer, editing equipment and other such equipment. Communication skills used in office setting to produce news. Vision to review and approve news scripts, view news, etc.


Send a resume to Alan Baker, News Director, WQAD-TV, 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265-6061 or e-mail at

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.

WQAD TV, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Digital Marketing Specialist at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

The Specialist in Public Affairs will provide strategic marketing and communication consultation and execution in support of prioritized initiatives. The primary focus of this position will be on cancer marketing, as well as other initiatives as determined by business need. This position collaboratively develops strategic marketing and/or communication plans and manages projects from inception and completion to evaluation. The specialist will facilitate the implementation of system-wide Public Affairs strategies; ensuring communications vehicles are appropriate and messages are effective, accurate and timely. The specialist will implement and monitor traditional and digital communications, including, but not limited to, internet/intranet, blogs, social media, paid and organic search, traditional media, e-mail marketing, digital display advertising, marketing collateral materials, newsletters, corporate sponsorships, events, etc. This position may respond to news media requests or designate an alternate resource. The specialist may work with external vendors, patients, referring physicians and general public, as needed. The specialist must have the ability to work in a complex environment with multi-dimensional points of view, and be self-motivated, self-directed and highly organized. The specialist will promote a productive, collegial workplace and be a professional ambassador for Mayo Clinic. Belief in the mission and strong ethical conduct is essential. Must be proficient with information technology; knowledge of SEO and database marketing principles is preferred. This position requires occasional travel and the flexibility to work weekends and evenings as necessary.

Basic qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree and five years of public and media relations, communications or marketing experience is required; OR three years of experience as a Mayo Clinic Public Affairs Associate. A broad-based knowledge of marketing and communication strategies is also required.

Other qualifications:

A Master’s degree and three years of experience in public and media relations, communications or marketing is preferred. A degree in business, public relations, communications, or marketing is preferred. Requires excellent skills in oral and written communications, critical thinking and active listening. The incumbent must be able to work effectively in a consensus-style operation that expects and promotes teamwork. Must be comfortable with ambiguity. Must possess the ability to inspire trust and confidence, and communicate effectively with internal and external audiences. The ability to work independently, work with multiple projects and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality is essential.

Compensation detail:

Exempt = Salaried – Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every two weeks is approximately $2,200.80 based on a full time position.

To apply:

Apply here.

Graphic Design Intern – ChildServe

ChildServe’s Graphic Design Intern will gain experience assisting with designing and updating marketing and communications collateral, as well as other company projects and materials.

Graphic Design
1. Assist in the Development of graphic solutions for print and Web materials. Possible projects my inclulde but not limited to posters, flyers, newsletters, postcards or other graphical elements.
2. Assist in photo shoot coordination, research, as well as prepare images for print and web use.
3. Follow brand guidelines and aesthetic direction.
4. Help ensure brand consistency and continuity throughout the organization.

Interactive Communications
1. Assist in the development and ensure the implementation of the organization’s digital communications strategy.
2. Assist in the implementation of Search Engine Optimization content and strategy.

Administrative Support
1. Assist in the management of ChildServe’s video/photo release authorizations forms.
2. Complete administrative work as needed, including organizaing mailings, filing, and gerneral office duties.


1. Currently pursuing a BA/BS/BFA in Graphic Design, Marketing, Communications or related field.
2. Computer experience and knowledge including proficiency in Adobe applications such as Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
3. Preferred photography skills but not required.
4. Competent writing skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines with enthusiasm and creativity.
5. Must pay attention to detail and produce accurate work.
6. Must be able to work well in a team environment and be a self-starter who can perform under pressure.

To apply:

Graphic Design internship:

Erin Hurley Smith
Director of Marketing & Communications
5406 Merle Hay Road
P.O. Box 707
Johnston, IA 50131
Office: 515-251-5527
Mobile: 515-250-3208
FAX: 515-727-8757

Public Relations Intern–ChildServe

Responsible for assisting the Writer/Public Relations Specialist in coordinating and completing internal and external public relations and communication activities.

Public Relations
1. Contribute written content for communications materials, including Web sites, newsletters, marketing materials, internal communications, public relations, social media and more.
2. Assist the production of organizational publications for external audiences, including parent and physician newsletters.
3. Assist in planning, coordinating, and promoting events aimed at providing ChildServe exposure within the community.
4. Generate newsworthy ideas for newspaper articles and other media coverage.
5. Identify opportunities for feature story profiles; coordinate with families and staff to conduct interviews and information to accurately tell each family’s story.
6. Support ChildServe at community events and functions
7. Assist in the development and ensure the implementation of the organization’s communications strategy and processes.
8. Write and produce email-based newsletters for partners, staff, families and referral sources.
9. Coordinate and contribute to external print publications and ensure timely completion.
10. Support ChildServe’s social media presence by providing regular content and engaging others with online.

Corporate Communications
1. Produce written content and manage the production of The Communicator – ChildServe’s staff member newsletter.
2. Support the planning, coordination, and promotion of internal events, and produce communication materials to support such events.

Administrative Support

1. Assist in the collection of ChildServe photo/video release authorizations and maintain the database records.
2. Complete administrative work as needed, including organizing mailings, filing, and general office duties.

Other Duties

1. Demonstrate practices consistent with the Social Work Code of Ethics.
2. Demonstrate effective conflict resolution, team building and positive communication skills when interacting with others.
3. Others duties as assigned.

Education Requirements:

1. Junior or Senior-level college student majoring in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, English or other related field.
2. Exceptional writing skills and knowledge of AP style.
3. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word.
4. Must have basic knowledge of PC software systems, including Microsoft Word.
5. Preferred knowledge of Adobe Photoshop but not required.
6. Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines with enthusiasm and creativity
7. Consistent attention to detail and production of accurate work.
8. Ability to work well in a team environment and be a self-starter who can perform under pressure.

To apply:

Erin Hurley Smith
Director of Marketing & Communications
5406 Merle Hay Road
P.O. Box 707
Johnston, IA 50131
Office: 515-251-5527
Mobile: 515-250-3208
FAX: 515-727-8757


Volunteer videographers for Alzheimer’s Association walk (Sept. 20)

The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Des Moines is looking for volunteers to capture video of participants’ stories at their 2014 Des Moines Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk is on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 20, at the State Capitol. The “Why I Walk” video clips would be used by the association for promotion.

If you are interested in participating, contact the association’s development and communications coordinator, Chantelle Mathany, at


Post-graduate fellowship in England (deadline: Nov. 1)

Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for a fellowship that supports up to two years of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge in England through the Davies-Jackson Scholarship program.

Established in 1990, the Davies-Jackson Scholarship provides a distinctive opportunity for graduating seniors who possess exceptional academic records and who are the first in their families to graduate from college, to enroll in a two-year B.A. program as an affiliated student at St. John’s College. While officially a second B.A., the “Cantab Degree ” as it is known, is usually considered to be the equivalent of an M.A. in the United States. The Scholarship, valued at approximately $50,000 is offered annually and is now administered by the Council of Independent Colleges on behalf of the anonymous donor.

Applications are accepted for study in the following subjects: Classics; Economics; English; Geography; History; History of Art; Human, Social, and Political Sciences (includes politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, and archaeology); Modern and Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; and Pyschological and Behavioural Sciences.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2014. Applications will be reviewed by a 10-person U.S. Selection Committee that will forward the most promising applications to Cambridge in December for review by admissions tutors in the appropriate subject matter. Should an applicant be selected for admission he or she will be contacted by Cambridge in January 2015.

More information about the Scholarship as well as the application materials can be found online at If you have any questions about the Davies-Jackson Scholarship, please contact Stephen Gibson, CIC’s director of programs, at