Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Washington Center for Internships

Kutztown University is proud to announce a partnership with The Washington Center for the benefit of KU students participating in their nationally-recognized internship program in Washington, D.C.

To better support students and increase the number of students participating, the university now allocates a portion of the student’s tuition dollars toward the program. University students are able to participate in The Washington Center 1) at a reduced cost to them and 2) through a streamlined, one-payment process. In the past, participating students were required to pay separately, sending payments to both The Washington Center for their program and housing fees, and to Kutztown University, for its tuition and fees which was both cumbersome and costly for KU students.


A TWC Representative will visit on Monday, Sept. 26, with an information session at 2 p.m. in MSU 116. The representative will have an information table in the MSU Lobby from 10-2pm.

“Tell me more about TWC!"

  • The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities by providing selected students, from all majors, challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C.
  • For over 40 years, TWC has helped more than 50,000 students from around the world gain valuable experience
  • TWC is the largest program of its kind with 80 full-time staff and more than 50,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
  • TWC offers semester- or summer-long integrated academic and work experiences in government, corporate and nonprofit organizations. Each internship is tailored to provide meaningful experiences to enhance students’ resumes and help launch their careers.
Watch the new KU video on TWC here!
Internships are in the following professional tracks:
  • Advocacy, Service & Arts
  • Business and Global Trade
  • International Affairs
  • Law & Criminal Justice
  • Media & Communications
  • Politics & Public Policy
  • Science, Technology & Society (Summer only)
 Students:
  • Intern Monday through Thursday, then attend special professional development programming on Fridays.
  • Have the option of taking an evening academic course, selecting from over 30 unique courses taught by area university professors.
  • Are guaranteed housing in TWC facilities (similar to a university: two bedroom, two bathroom furnished apartments with utilities, basic cable, and wireless internet).
  • Are provided an orientation day and numerous social and professional activities.
 Questions? Please contact:
  • The Washington Center: info[at]twc.edu (FAQ)
  • Kerri Gardi, Director, KU Career Development Center and TWC Campus Liaison: gardi[at]kutztown.edu
  • Wendy Pursell, Director, KU Student Accounts: pursell[at]kutztown.edu

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Back On My Feet Internship (Fall 2016)

Back on My Feet -- a national non-profit organization operating in 11 cities coast-to-coast that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources -- is looking for a social media intern for Fall 2016 for their Philadelphia chapter. Click here for more information about the internship and how to apply.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Lou Reda Productions Internships (Fall 2016)

Lou Reda Productions has internship opportunities for students in Fall 2016, ranging from assistant editor positions to producing opportunities. Their executive producer, Scott, is also looking for students interested in the business side of TV to work with him directly.

Any internship position at LRP is a great experience and could lead to a job.

Lou Reda Productions is internationally known as a producer of top-quality non-fiction programming garnering immense praise in the form of a People’s Choice Award, a Peabody Award, and nine Emmy nominations (including one win).

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.