Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association Internships (Summer 2015)

The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association is accepting applications for their 2015 summer internship program at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The 12-week program for two interns consists of two-week rotations at publications such as The Allentown Morning CallThe Philadelphia InquirerPittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Tribune-ReviewPennlive/Patriot-News, and Capitolwire.com.

Interns will assist reporters covering the state budget and report on committee hearings and other political and policy stories in a fast-paced news environment. Interns are expected to pitch their own ideas as well as take assignments on a variety of subjects. They are seeking candidates who can produce their own stories, whether writing quickly for the web on a breaking news event or turning around longer enterprise pieces.

Applicants should be college juniors or seniors or graduate students.

Start dates are flexible, but interns are expected to complete the full 12-week program.

Pay is $500 per week. Interns are expected to provide their own laptops and cell phones. (A small stipend will be provided to offset phone costs.)

Preference is given to students who plan to pursue a career in journalism covering politics and government, though former interns have gone on to cover a wide array of beats at news organizations around the country.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and six to eight clips by email to:

Karen Langley
PLCA Internship Coordinator

Contact Karen with questions by email or at 717-787-2141.

The application deadline is February 15, 2015.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop Internship (ongoing)

Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop is a bookstore that carries new and used books, primarily in the mystery genre. The bookshop also offers events and educational opportunities for the local community.

As a marketing and public relations intern with Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookstore, under the supervision of owner Deb Beamer and experienced marketing and public relations consultant Ally Bishop, students will gain experience in the following areas:
  • Writing press releases (print and electronic) to promote events and classes offered in the store
  • Create, organize, and monitor social media content on our website, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.
  • Assist in scheduling events and contacting local sites and vendors
  • Create a media kit for the Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop
Note: This position is a telecommuting position, but can be held on-site for a student that prefers to be in the store.

Click here for the official posting and for contact information.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Direct Learning Systems Internship (ongoing)

Direct Learning Systems, Inc. (DLS), an Allentown-based educational publisher, offers writing interns the opportunity to use their creative thinking, excellent writing skills, and high level of energy to work within their entrepreneurial culture doing real projects. This paid internship will allow you to earn and learn along with acquiring college credit while guided by our internal and external writing specialists.

Click here for more information about this internship opportunity.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Journalism Internships and Fellowships

Poynter has published a great list of 37 journalism internships and fellowships.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Crash Palace Productions Internship (Spring 2015)

Crash Palace Productions offers an internship for interested professional writing or public relations students. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Kutztown Community Partnership Internship (Spring & Summer 2015)

The Kutztown Community Partnership is offering a public relations internship in Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 for interested Professional Writing or Public Relations students. More information about the position, including contact information, can be found here.