- Writing and editing press releases, articles, newsletters and other information
- Researching and developing targeted media lists
- Outreach to local, national and international media
- Marketing and promoting World Food Prize events
- Website content and design
- Scheduling and updating social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.)
The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication is looking for a qualified student to conduct research and work with Cowles Library archivists to create an exhibit on the history of the SJMC. The School will celebrate 100 years of journalism education at Drake in 2019-2020, and centennial events will begin with an exhibit and event in Cowles this spring.
The student research assistant will conduct research using SJMC and library materials to create a timeline of important events in the history of the School; identify and write a narrative to illustrate the School’s story; help University archivists create the display, and work with the dean to organize and publicize the public event to accompany the exhibit. The research assistant will be paid $9/hour and work with SJMC Dean Kathleen Richardson as well as Cowles librarians. Doing the project as an academic independent study for credit is also a possibility.
The qualified student will have a strong work ethic and ability to work independently as well as with others in order to complete this important project. Attention to detail is a must, along with strong writing and editing skills. Design and multimedia skills would be a plus to help with the display.
To apply, please send a resume and brief explanation about why you are interested in and qualified to work on this project to Dean Kathleen Richardson at email@example.com.
On With Life, a non-profit brain injury rehabilitation organization, is looking for a detail-oriented, independent intern to help with public relations and event management. This opportunity is great for experienced students who want to lend their time and talent to a worthwhile cause. This internship will provide a unique experience with hands-on learning at On With Life. Interns with the following backgrounds are ideal for the position: Event Management, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or working towards a nonprofit emphasis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. A link to the description and application is available here: https://www.onwithlife.org/event-internship.aspx. This is an unpaid internship, but academic credit can be obtained if needed.
The website Her Campus wants to launch a chapter at Drake University. Her Campus’s mission is to be the career-launching point for top student journalists and communications students, both women and men.
For someone interested in journalism, media, marketing, PR, entrepreneurship or event-planning, launching a Her Campus chapter at his or her school is a great way to get real-world experience while in college.
Students can visit www.hercampus.com/chapter to read more about the position and apply. Ailish Harris, campus expansion assistant, is happy to answer any questions or speak to students directly.
Campus Expansion Assistant and Director of Events at the University of Utah
9 Lansdowne Street, Suite 2, Boston, MA 02115
College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for paid, prestigious internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing during summer 2019. The application and test deadline is Nov. 1.
The Fund’s internship programs offer interns a week of advanced training at top universities before they report to work. During each residency interns are taught the latest newsgathering, editing and storytelling technologies.
Data journalism interns are trained to collect, analyze and visualize data to unlock compelling stories; digital media interns augment their range of reporting skills using video, audio, data and social analytics; business reporters spend a week in New York learning to cover all sectors from Wall Street to personal finance and local companies; and multiplatform editing interns hone their news judgment, headline writing, copy editing and page design skills.
American City Business Journals has sponsored training for 10 business reporting interns. The goal is to identify strong, local candidates who live or attend school near ACBJ newspapers to increase the potential for employment when internships end. Interns accepted into this program have attended pre-internship training at New York University with visits to CBS News, Conde Nast and the New Yorker. In the past four years, 38 business reporting interns have participated.
The Fund and sponsoring media cover travel costs to and from training and to newsrooms. Interns are responsible for their housing and commuting costs during the internship. Students who return to school after a successful internship will receive $1,000 college scholarships.
Snapshots from summer 2018:
- Paolo Zialcita, a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno, spent 10 days at Arizona State University working with other digital media interns to produce Unsheltered, before heading to Connecticut Public Radio to cover stories ranging from immigration to legislative hearings to International Beer Day and more.
- Orla McCaffrey, a recent graduate of Binghamton University, sharpened her data journalism skills at our residency program taught by experts from Investigative Reporters and Editors at the University of Missouri. Orla worked at The Wall Street Journal, earning a byline in her first week.
- Trevor Lenzmeier, a 2018 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, attended the editing program at Temple University and interned at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Trevor was hired as an associate editor on the sports desk after his internship. Read more about his experience.
- Kaitlyn Wang, a senior at New York University, was one of 26 business reporting interns who spent a week at New York University learning to cover all aspects of business before covering the tech industry for GeekWire in Seattle. One of her first assignments was a tour of Amazon’s headquarters.
Students enrolled full-time on Nov. 1 are eligible to apply, including December graduates, and U.S. students studying abroad.
To apply, students should visit the programs page on the Fund website. Applicants are required to complete an online application and take a one-hour test for the program(s) they are applying to by Nov. 1.
Visit the Fund’s Directory of Test Monitors to find the campus contact for your school. Don’t see your school? Professors and college staff may sign up here to be test monitors and to receive program materials to distribute on campus. Students may also recruit monitors on their campuses.
KCCI-TV, the award-winning CBS affiliate in Des Moines, is looking for part-time news reporters. See https://hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/television/jobs/reporter-3704 for more information and to apply.
Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines is looking for a social media intern for spring 2019. The position is unpaid. The application deadline is Nov. 2, 2018. For more information and how to apply, see https://www.blankparkzoo.com/contact-us/jobs/2019-spring-social-media-internship/