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LGBTQ Journalists offer academic, convention scholarships

CONNECT: Student Journalism Projects

NLGJA’s, the Association of LGBTQ Journalists’, CONNECT: Student Journalism Project provides real-world experience and professional connections at NLGJA’s National Convention for 12 students across the country who are considering a career in journalism.

 This year’s National Convention is at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Sept. 7-10, 2017.

NLGJA covers student expenses including airfare, food and accommodations.

Applicants do not need to be a member of NLGJA or a member of the LGBTQ community to apply. NLGJA accepts applicants from all disciplines, departments and majors.

Aarons and Longcope Scholarships 

NLGJA offers annual scholarships to students hoping to pursue a journalism career.

The Kay Longcope Scholarship Award

For 2017-2018 academic year will provide up to $3,000 tuition assistance to an LGBTQ student of color who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

The Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award

For the 2017-2018 academic year will provide up to $5,000 in tuition funding to an LGBTQ student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

Applications for CONNECT and Scholarships are due May 31, 2017. 

Apply at www.nlgja.org.

 For more information on NLGJA and our student opportunities please visit www.nlgja.org. Please contact Sachelle Brooks (sachelle@nlgja.org) with any questions or concerns.

Psych Department seeks summer help creating multimedia content

The Drake Psychology Department seeks to hire a student to help create multimedia components for the Psychology 001 lab. The student would earn a stipend of $500 for work during the month of June.  The student would be working with the Introductory Psych Coordinator, Dr. Jill Allen, and a laboratory instructor.

Experience with using programs for graphic design and publishing, video formats and Blackboard tools is desired.

For more information or to apply, contact professor Maria Clapham (maria.clapham@drake.edu).

Fulbright fellowship in Berlin

The Berlin Capital Program (Nov. 12 – 19, 2017), organized by the Fulbright Commission Berlin, invites young American journalists and students of journalism to Germany to participate in a seminar which informs participants about current developments in German media and politics. The program will be conducted in English and is fully funded by the Fulbright Commission

 For the purpose of a better understanding of transatlantic issues and for promoting professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S., this intensive program offers American journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe with a special focus on the German media landscape and the role of media in politics and society.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must be . . .

  • a U.S. young professional journalist, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field
  • or a Master’s student in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university
  • or a graduating senior in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university
  • demonstrate relevant background and professional interest
  • U.S. citizenship is mandatory. Dual citizenship holders with German citizenship are not eligible
  • permanently reside in the U.S. and have a valid U.S.-American passport

 The award benefits include program costs including round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, hotel accommodation (single rooms, incl. breakfast), several meals, local transportation and health insurance coverage during the seminar.

The full program description and the application documents can be accessed on our Fulbright website

 Applications are welcome until July 3, 2017.

Applicants sought for On Painted Street Instagram account

The application to take over the student-led Instagram account @OnPaintedStreet is now open. Students who have a great story to tell this summer, especially if they have a cool internship to show off, are encouraged to apply. University Communications will start reviewing applications after Drake Relays.

Application link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgH84nUxycuS7hfkS2o5IRW-cqIadg1Bmqurda1PeNX6aCkg/viewform?usp=send_form

Oral history interns, Young Women’s Resource Center (Des Moines)

The Young Women’s Resource Center (YWRC) and Slay Fund for Social Justice at Drake University are teaming up to hire two students for summer and fall 2017.

What you’ll do:

Working closely with Resource Center staff, you’ll identify people with connections to the Center. These will be former board members, former staff members, women who have influenced the direction of the Center, and former clients.

As a two-person team, you will collect video oral histories from these women, use voice recognition software to transcribe their stories, and work with Professor Renee Cramer (LPS) and YWRC Director Kristin Griffith to code, qualitatively analyze, and begin interpreting the rich data you gather.

When you’ll do it:

On a flexible schedule from June 1 – November 1, 2017, working between 20 and 30 hours per week in June, July, and August and around 10 hours per week in September and October.

What you’ll earn:

$9.00 an hour; gas reimbursement at federal rates if you must drive more than 15 miles for an interview; valuable experience.

Who should apply:

Feminists with stellar communication skills who can interact confidently with a wide variety of people touched by YWRC (this is a multi-generational group that includes women from a range of socio-economic status categories, and holding diverse racial/ethnic identities).

Independent students who are good at problem-solving, who are respectful of others’ time, and who are well-organized.

People who are willing to learn how to do oral history interviews, code data, and perform both internet searches and snowball sampling to find interviewees.

The ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus, but not necessary; at least one of the two people we hire needs to have a reliable car.

How to apply:

Send an email to both renee.cramer@drake.edu and kgriffith@ywrc.org with:

A resume with a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in the position and the skills and experiences you’d bring to it. Please include the names and contact information of 2 references, and know that we might contact them prior to contacting you for an interview. Deadline is May 18; we will interview finalists between May 22 – 29, with a decision before June 1.

(Questions: renee.cramer@drake.edu )

PR/marketing internship with On With Life (Des Moines)

On With Life, a non-profit brain injury rehabilitation organization, is looking for a PR/Marketing intern this summer/fall. This individual will assist with special events planning and execution, including the fall conference and fundraising events; draft content for the website and social media; update the On With Life external website with an emphasis on fresh content and photo galleries; and take and update photographs of building, persons served and staff.

This internship is available to individuals currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, English or other related field. This internship will be unpaid, but will work to provide college credit, if needed. The internship will be 12-20 hours per week, to be completed between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Here is a link to the description and application: http://www.onwithlife.org/prmarketingintern.aspx. Please contact Abby Bogaards (abogaards@onwithlife.org or 515-289-9612) with any questions.

IRIS coordinator for 2017-2018 academic year

Drake University’s Office of Community Engaged Learning is looking to hire a student for the 2017-2018 academic year to serve as the student coordinator for a daily reading program with IRIS (Iowa Radio Reading Information Service).

This Service-Learning Ambassador position is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is passionate about increasing access to information for Iowans who cannot read the printed word because of blindness, visual, or physical impairment or learning difference. Currently, Drake students volunteer to read The Daily Nonpareil, the Council Bluffs newspaper, which is broadcast as an hour in IRIS’s 24/7 programming, daily meditations, seasonal readings, and the potential for other opportunities for reading. The student would work 6-7 hours per week coordinating the schedule of student volunteers and deepening integration of the partnership between Drake University and IRIS.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter of 500 words or less stating your interest in the position and resume to Amanda Martin at amanda.martin@drake.edu by 5 p.m. April 14.

Each applicant must list on their resume one reference, either a faculty, staff, or community partner who can speak to your organization/management, teamwork and professional skills. Pay is $8.25/hr.

Qualifications

Necessary

  • Self-motivated, dedicated
  • Willing to work on a flexible schedule based on volunteer and class availability
  • Organizational skills in order to schedule and assign volunteers

Desired

  • Journalism major
  • Experience with recording a story for IRIS
  • Previous service opportunities and/or community engagement work
  • Current first-year, sophomore, or junior standing
  • SLA will need to be available for SLA Orientation August 24-26, 2017 (Thursday-Saturday)

Job Responsibilities

IRIS Programming

  • Present to Journalism school classes and potentially other groups about IRIS
  • Coordinate the schedule of student recordings
  • Train student volunteers and provide technical assistance to students
  • Lead reflection activities for student participants
  • Serve as a liaison between Drake University and IRIS
  • Design and connect Drake students to additional volunteer opportunities with IRIS
  • Identify audio description projects
  • Participate in fundraising and event planning for IRIS
  • Track quantifiables including number of students participating, number of hours read, etc.
  • Coordinate publicity measures with SLA graphic design intern

Administrative

  • Work a total of 6-7 hours a week, minimum of 2 professional office hours held in the Community Engaged Learning Office (hours will be scheduled between 8am-4:30pm M-F)
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Participate in ongoing training and professional development with the Office of Community Engaged Learning
  • Support other Service Learning Ambassador’s events and initiatives
  • Lead service-learning trainings and reflection activities for classes and student organizations
  • Represent the Community Engaged Learning Office at various recruitment events