Saturday, May 21, 2016

APSCUF-KU Intern (Fall / Spring)

About:
The Kutztown University branch of the faculty union Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties promotes the interests of, and advocates for the general welfare of Kutztown University, its students, faculty and coaches. We cooperate with community organizations and civic bodies having worthy educational objectives, and aid in interpreting to the public the challenges and functions of public higher education.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in creation of flyers, press releases and various APSCUF-KU promotion materials
  • Write and edit APSCUF-KU website, social media and blog posts
  • Research higher education events, news, policy and legislation
  • Write a weekly news round up for digital and hard copy release requiring synopsis of articles included in publication and 500 word article
  • Assist in creation of monthly APSCUF-KU newsletter
  • Participate in weekly planning and brainstorming sessions with the office manager
  • Attend Student Government Board meeting 1x month (min.)
  • Develop relationship with student leaders on campus
Desired Major(s):
Communication Studies, Professional Writing. Minors are strongly encouraged to apply, however, all qualified applicants will be given equal consideration.

Desired Class Level(s):
Senior, Junior

Salary Level:
Paid - $11.00 per hour

Duration:
Total of 150 hours per semester, schedule is flexible. Fall and Spring: 15 weeks, 10-12 hours per week

Requirements:
  • Undergraduate student with strong desire to learn about public relations, higher education, and politics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of web and social media
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Mac or PC)
  • Familiarity with Adobe’s Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) is a plus
  • Willingness to learn by accepting tasks associated with APSCUF outreach and education efforts
  • Student must be receiving credit for internship 
Application Procedures: Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and a 500-750 word writing sample in single PDF file via email to: apscufku[at]kutztown[dot]edu

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kutztown College of Business (Summer 2016)

The Kutztown University College of Business is seeking summer interns for their MBA program. Students will be responsible for managing the social media presence of the MBA program. Duties will include writing social media content in various platforms, developing avatar and background images, writing profiles on faculty and alumni, and researching and writing reports about the online presence of other MBA programs in the region. In addition, students will write reports on the impact of the content they created by learning how to use industry-standard social media analytics software for monitoring purposes. Internships will start in May for summer I; one summer-long intern for nine credits is preferred, but multiple interns looking for three- or six-credit internships will be considered.

Contact Dr. Folk at folk[at]kutztown[dot]edu for more information and to apply.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Writing Wrongs 2016: Call For Participants (Fall 2016)

Applications are now open for Writing Wrongs 2016. 

Writing Wrongs will take place over Labor Day weekend 2016 (September 3-5), when a group of students will visit Easy Does It, Inc., a drug and alcohol treatment facility with locations in Reading and Leesport, PA.  Lodging and meals will be provided.

Students will visit the treatment center each day during specified times to talk to residents. They may also talk to staff and gather information about what their duties. Students may attend 12-Step meetings and hear from community and political leaders about this epidemic of unprecedented proportions.

Through their participation, students will also be providing community service to Easy Does It by producing a professional publication that highlights the facility and its importance in the community.

Students participating will have the opportunity to:
  • participate actively in journalism and other fields outside of the school environment
  • address a prominent issue in society
  • produce print and news clips and photography for portfolios
By the end of the weekend, students will produce both a print and online version of a newspaper that sheds light on the issue of addiction in Reading through the stories of the residents and staff. A portion of the print newspapers become the property of Easy Does It for distribution to potential donors or other informational purposes. The remaining newspapers will be used as a tool to promote awareness and advocate for change.


The online version, while containing the same articles, will also feature video clips and breakout articles. This edition, of course, has unlimited reach.



Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a college or university in Fall 2016 may apply. Students studying 

  • writing / editing / journalism
  • graphic design
  • photography
  • electronic and digital media / news / videography
may be especially interested, although any student with talent in the required areas may apply. This year there are opportunities for social media managers.


A minimum of 12 student applicants (and 6 faculty mentors) are needed for this event. For more info and to apply, visit www.seektruthandreportit.com or contact seekreporttruth[at]gmail.com. The deadline for initial applications is May 1.

To see the work of Writing Wrongs 2015, visit www.writingwrongs2015.com.

Monday, March 7, 2016

APSCUF Government Public Relations / Communications Intern (Fall 2016 / Spring 2017)

APSCUF (Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties), representing more than 6,000 faculty and coaches at Pennsylvania's 14 publicly owned schools, is seeking a junior or senior majoring in political science, communications, journalism, or a related field to serve as a government relations/communications intern at the state APSCUF office building at 319 N. Front St. in Harrisburg.

The APSCUF internship is a great opportunity for a student interested in government, politics, public affairs, journalism, or communications. APSCUF interns must be professional, self-motivated, and skilled communicators. Our recent interns have gone on to jobs in the legislature, lobbying, and the news media.

The student internship must be for academic credit un
der the supervision of a PASSHE (Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education) university faculty member. The successful applicant should have strong knowledge of government workings, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. APSCUF will pay $10 per hour and interns are expected to work 35 hours each week, Monday through Friday.

Note:
  • The Summer 2016 internship begins May 30, 2016, and concludes Aug. 12, 2016. The application deadline for the Summer 2016 internship was Feb. 19, 2016.
  • The Fall 2016 internship begins Aug. 29, 2016, and concludes Dec. 9, 2016. The application deadline for the Fall 2016 internship has been extended to Friday, March 25.
  • The Spring 2017 internship begins Jan. 23, 2017, and concludes May 5, 2017. The application deadline for the Spring 2017 internship is Nov. 7, 2016.
For more information, including duties and how to apply, click here to download the internship application. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Hillman, associate director of government relations, or Kathryn Morton, associate director of communications.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Community Outreach Center Internship (Summer 2016 & Fall 2016)

The Community Outreach Center is the center of volunteer service on the campus of Kutztown University. They are currently seeking Professional Writing majors for summer 2016 and fall 2016.

The candidate must have strong writing and editing skills and an interest in Professional Writing and Public Relations. Poster design and website (KUnited) experience a plus.

Responsibilities include writing and editing content for the center's brochures, social media sites, and the website; and writing news articles, press releases, and advertisements. This includes items for the Daily Brief and Bear Essentials. Other duties of related areas are possible, depending on the skill set and interest of the selected intern.

Major Summer Project: In addition to the above, the summer intern will have major responsibility for the development and editing of an employee handbook and a volunteer handbook for America Reads.

Major Fall Project: In addition to the above, the fall intern will have major respons
ibility for the development of and editing of both a volunteer handbook and a Graduate Assistant Handbook.

Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to:

Jerry Schearer | McFarland Student Union, Room 253
schearer[at]kutztown[dot]edu
Questions: (610) 683-4923

Monday, February 15, 2016

American Association for the Advancement of Science Minority Science Writers Internship (Summer 2016)

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Pitts Family Foundation offers a summer internship program for minority students interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing.

More information, including full details about the application process, can be found here.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Berks +Catalyst: Writers Wanted

Berks +Catalyst is an online magazine in need of citizen journalists to write about and highlight the positive people, places, and events in Berks County. Writers could interview a prominent member of the community, visit a historic site, or delve into an important current issue relevant to the area. Topics will be assigned by the editor but suggestions will be welcome.

Any students seeking experience or publication opportunities should consider submitting. Questions about the magazine can be sent to Dawn (Editor) at dhein543[at]live.kutztown.edu.