Category Archives: Internships

Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship Program

Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media – Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship Program

The Emma Bowen Foundation is building a more diverse media industry. We recruit promising students of color and place them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading media and technology companies, provide the media and tech industries with a pipeline of young talent and emerging leadership, and advocate for best practices in diverse hiring, retention, and advancement.

We believe that diversity is important in all aspects of the media industry, from the correspondents in front of the camera to the media sales departments bringing in revenue to the coders and engineers who are changing the way we access and understand content, and prepare our students for careers in the Business of Media, Content of Media, and Innovation of Media.

Whether you’re interested in being a producer, a journalist, a web developer, an engineer, a business executive, a PR agent, or in any other career in the media or tech industry, the Emma Bowen Fellowship is here to help you get your start.

If selected, you will have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and network with industry professionals each summer during college. Not only will you earn a salary, but you will have the opportunity to get additional money to pay for college expenses.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

You are welcome to apply for an Emma Bowen Fellowship if you:

Are a student of color (African-American, Asian-American, Latino, or Native American)
Are a graduating high school senior OR college student
Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
Are interested in pursuing a career in the media industry
Plan to attend or are currently a student at a four-year accredited college or university
Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Speak and write English fluently

How To Apply:  http://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/application_info
Applications accepted until May 12.

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.

Internships, jobs at Pew Research Center (D.C.)

The Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., offers a range of internships and full-time jobs in journalism, research, web development and data. See the link below for more information:

https://jobs-prc.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1mo&mobile=false&width=641&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300 

Summer communication internships at Iowa Secretary of State’s office

The Iowa Secretary of State’s Office in Des Moines is offering two paid internships that can be done for credit instead if desired.

Summer 2017 Social Media/Multimedia Projects Internship

 This internship at the Iowa Secretary of State’s office would consist of managing the social media and online presence, content production and marketing for multiple projects.

 The internship is for the Summer Semester of 2017, however it may start earlier and there is possibility of renewal if desired.

  • Monitoring and Management of multiple social media pages
  • Regular content production including but not limited to images, copy and video
  • Planning out long term strategy and content calendars for social media
  • Keeping track of and responding to constituent interactions

Experience in videography and graphic design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Apple Final Cut Pro, or Adobe Premiere preferred.

Background in Marketing, Political Science, Communications, Graphic Design, Videography or Journalism is a plus.

Interested students should send their resume and an application to:

 Jeff Tomkowitz – Projects Coordinator
jeff.tomkowitz@sos.iowa.gov

Internship Application Available Here: https://sos.iowa.gov/ConstituentServices/ApplyForInternship.aspx

Summer 2017 Business Services Communications Internship

With the Secretary of State’s Office being the small business portal of Iowa, we must celebrate the importance of entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Business Services Intern is responsible for contacting small businesses to create entrepreneurship related content for the Iowa Secretary of State’s social media pages. Additional responsibilities include assisting office manager with business services work and organizational tasks.

  • Creating social media content promoting entrepreneurship and Iowa small business
  • Interviewing small businesses
  • Organization of our social media content calendars
  • Creating content and managing the Secretary of State’s LinkedIn page
  • Entering new business services accounts
  • Manage Invoices and refunds

The internship is for the Summer Semester of 2017, however it may start earlier and there is possibility of renewal if desired.

Background in Business, Marketing, Communications, or Journalism is a plus.

Interested students should send their resume and an application to:

 Jeff Tomkowitz – Projects Coordinator
jeff.tomkowitz@sos.iowa.gov

Internship Application Available Here: https://sos.iowa.gov/ConstituentServices/ApplyForInternship.aspx

American University Washington Semester Program

American University in D.C. offers a Washington Semester Program for fall, spring and summer terms.

The program focuses on three key ingredients to help your students develop the skills and contacts to find their chosen career.

First, the program offers a seminar course that takes the students around Washington to talk to more than 30 innovators who describe how the profession is changing and where they might fit in.  Speakers include the Washington Post’s managing editor for digital news, and NBC’s Washington bureau chief, as well as reporters and editors at USA Today, Slate and BuzzFeed. We also talk to key communicators at advocacy groups, in political communication and at PR agencies.

 Second, students are sent all over Washington to report on stories and interview sources under the tutelage of an experienced news writer and author.

 And third, the program helps students find professional internships.  Just in the past year, our students have worked at NBC, ABC-7, the Columbus Dispatch Washington Bureau, the Smithsonian Channel, PolitiFact, and an assortment of communications offices both on and off Capitol Hill.  As I am sure you well know, landing a job these days requires professional internships and a network of contacts.  That’s our specialty, and my alumni Facebook page attests to the accomplishments of our past students.

For more information visit: http://www.american.edu/spexs/washingtonsemester/ . For specific questions about Journalism and New Media, contact Gil Klein at gklein@american.edu. For general questions about the Washington Semester Program, contact washsem@american.edu.