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$1,000 fellowship offered to report science story

An IowaWatch/University of Northern Iowa Science in the Media Collaboration

Eligibility: Iowa college student journalists with a story idea they’d like to see get published, and seeking funds to pursue it.

Fellowship stipend: $1,000

Apply now with a story proposal that says why the story is important, its connection to science and how you would pursue it. Send a story proposal to:

 lyle-muller@iowawatch.org   

Questions? Lyle Muller, Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism: 319-389-4477


IowaWatch, the nonprofit news effort by the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, is seeking six Iowa college student investigative reporting projects that explore a problem that is affected in some way – bad or good – by scientific explanation. Story examples could include: lead seeping into water supplies; possible health risks related to improper pesticide spraying; whether people have knowledge, interest or opinions about science; plus many other news story ideas that would inform the public.

We seek six journalism fellows who have story ideas they’d like to pursue while being paid. We will help these fellows produce in-depth, science-related investigative journalism projects that can be published or broadcast by multiple news organizations in Iowa and the Midwest. Successful Science in the Media Fellows will be paid a stipend of $1,000 upon completion of their projects. The fellowships are funded by the University of Northern Iowa Science in the Media project, through a Carver Foundation grant. University of Northern Iowa student journalists especially are encouraged to apply for this opportunity but student journalists from any Iowa college or university may apply.

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Internships at Harkin Institute

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement is hiring two interns for the academic year: a public policy, office and event-planning assistant, and a communications assistant. The position requires eight to 20 scheduled hours per week; pay starts at $7.25/hour.

Directions on how to apply are available starting Aug. 20 via Handshake, Drake University’s new site for job postings and on-campus interviews.

See http://www.drake.edu/sjmc/about/currentstudents/jobs/ for updated instructions on how to access the new system; create a profile and upload your materials, and search and apply for jobs.

Scholarship from editing society

ACES: The Society for Editing is the nation’s leading organization of editing professionals, educators and students. ACES sets standards of excellence and give a voice to editors in journalism, government, business and beyond through top-notch training, networking and career opportunities.

If your friends come to you for edits on their papers and you receive frequent compliments on your writing, a scholarship may be yours (and scholarships can open doors to even more opportunities!). Editing – the craft of making other people’s writing better – is a great skill to have. You deserve to be rewarded for your achievements.

ACES: The Society for Editing awards six cash scholarships each year worth a total of $11,500, plus financial support for the winners to attend our annual conference. You can hone your skills and mingle with professionals who edit everything – breaking news, business presentations, magazines online and in print, academic and government publications, websites, newsletters, books …

The scholarships are open to college juniors, seniors and graduate students. The application process is simple (though the standards are high) and the deadline is Nov. 15.

Learn more and apply today!

Operations intern, Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A Jordan Creek Town Center is look for enthusiastic individuals with a passion to serve others while gaining valuable hands-on experience as an Operations Intern.  An Operations Intern has the opportunity to grow a multi-million-dollar business while learning directly from the local Owner/Operator and restaurant leaders on how to run a business.

The internship opportunity is for those currently attending a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university.  Interns can choose to work full-time or part-time depending on their current academic schedule.  Hours can range from 10-40 hours depending on Intern’s schedule and overall business need.

You will be required to possess / demonstrate the following traits:

  • A high level of professionalism.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Efficient and detail-oriented.
  • Strong customer / hospitality focus.
  • Provide direction and motivation to a team of up to 25 at a time.
  • Embrace the culture and vision of Chick-fil-A.
  • Coach and Develop Others.
  • Foster teamwork.
  • Champion Change.
  • Hold yourself and others accountable.

Here are some of the great benefits of working at Chick-fil-A.

Flexible Hours-You probably have commitments to your family, friends, school or sports teams. We will try to arrange your work schedule around them.  Interns can choose to work full-time or part-time.  We understand you have a lot to balance, and we are here to help!

Closed Sundays-All Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed on Sundays so you can have a day off to spend with family and friends.

Work Directly With A Chick-fil-A Operator-The Operator is an independent business person, responsible for the operation of the restaurant, who invests time in his or her employees, teaching them important business skills for the future.

Competitive Pay-Along with a competitive paycheck, you will work in a nurturing environment where you will learn valuable business and people skills.

Free Food- As a valued leader you will receive free food every shift you work.

Professional Development-Your development should be important to you, and it’s important to us!  We will provide both on the job development as well as one on one mentorship and leadership development coaching each week to help you be a  leader.

Future Career-Many of our current Owner/Operators across the country began their careers as a leader at their local Chick-fil-A.  We look forward to developing the next generation of leaders!

It’s a Great Place to Work– At Chick-fil-A, our Operators consider their team members to be more than just employees, they are a highly valued part of each Chick-fil-A restaurant. Our high retention rate is proof that team members really enjoy working at Chick-fil-A.

No Restaurant Experience Is Necessary-We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic people who enjoy serving and leading others. We will teach you everything else you need to know. If you have a resume, please submit it with your reply.

Pay- $12-$15.00 (depending on experience and overall fit to the company)

Interested students should email nick.dose@cfafranchisee.com with an attached resume.
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NextGen Iowa seeks media fellow

NextGen Iowa is seeking a passionate and hardworking candidate to join our youth organizing program in Iowa, working to engage young people in local and national fights to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for all Americans.

In Iowa, this program is focused on organizing young people in targeted cities, regions, and campuses to be more politically active. Our work engages young voters in the state legislative process, in actions to hold federal and local office-holders accountable, in voter registration efforts, and build towards a massive 2018 electoral program. Our 2018 electoral program includes traditional electoral organizing tactics such as door knocking, phone banking, peer-to- peer text banking, and more.

The Iowa Media Fellow will spend 15 hours a week working alongside the Iowa State Media Manager to help with our communications work on the ground, including press and social media.

Responsibilities

  • Help draft social media content, including Facebook posts and twitter guidance
  • Help monitor news
  • Assist with video and photo editing
  • Brainstorm new ideas social content & engagement strategies
  • Help staff events for press & social
  • Update in-state press and twitter lists
  • Assist with special projects

    Requirements

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Passion for taking political action to fight climate change, transition our country to clean energy, and stand up for progressive values and causes
  • Excellent team player, creative, and flexible
  • Strong desire to obtain new skills and take risks to achieve our shared goals
  • Interest in media relations and grassroots organizing
  • Previous political experience a plus

    Compensation:​ Fellows are independent contractors to NextGen Rising. NextGen Rising offers stipended part-time campaign fellowships for students on campus and activists in the community.

    NextGen America is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply

    TO APPLY: Send Frances Swanson (​frances.swanson@nextgenamerica.org​) your resume and one paragraph explaining why you’re seeking this opportunity..

Marketing assistant, Drake athletics

Title: Property Assistant (PT – Temp) – Drake IMG Sports Marketing

Reports to: General Manager
Classification: Hourly (non-exempt)

The Property Assistant will provide support as needed for all property projects, implementation and activation.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assistance with activation and fulfillment of sponsorships
  • Filing and data entry
  • Use of proprietary company system to assist with creating reports and providing analysis
  • Market research
  • Preparation of proposals/presentations using PowerPoint
  • Some direct communication with clients/partners
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS/QUALFICATIONS:

  • Must have a proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in a Customer Service, Sales, or Marketing related role is preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • May be required to work in outdoor conditions
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs.
  • Position may require worker to remain stationary for multiple hours each day
  • Position may require worker to stand for multiple hours each day (gameday work can include bending, stooping, and crouching in order to implement marketing promotions

For more information or to apply, contact Greg Ellis, general manager, Drake IMG Sports Marketing at greg.ellis@img.com.

 

January programs in Chile

Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile, is glad to invite Drake students to participate in its next January 2019 short-term programs.

UANDES is launching two new programs along with its Go Spanish program. These programs are part of Drake’s Exchange scheme with the Chilean institution, so Drake students don’t have to pay tuition, only the administration fee that includes Spanish classes, cultural trips and some meals.

“GO Chile and APEC”

Chile will be hosting the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit in 2019! Learn about the Asia-Pacific trade systems and the upcoming challenges for the Region in the Chilean context.

Dates: 3rd – 23rd  January 2019  (Apply until: Nov 19 th) Administration fee: 550 USD

“GO Chilean Culture”

Discover Chile! Interactive and dynamic program with classes and activities that offer an insight to the Chilean and Latin American Culture.

Dates: 3rd – 23rd  January 2019  (Apply until: Nov 19th) Administration fee: 550 USD

“GO Spanish”

Learn Spanish with an intensive four-week course of Spanish as a Foreign Language (90 contact hours)

Dates: 3rd  – 30th  January 2019   (Apply until: Nov 19th ) Special price for partners: 1100 USD

For relevant information for applications click here.

In the following links you can watch some videos with overview of UANDES and short-term programs:

Live the UANDES experience : https://youtu.be/tZPEeof0yng

Chilean Lunch : https://youtu.be/lzJlOSrN220