Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Careers in Government

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Federal – MSU 223 - 11-11:50a & 12-12:50p
State – MSU 250 - 11-11:50a & 12-12:50p

On Tuesday, October 27, presenters from the PA State Civil Service Commission and the Federal Government Outreach Board will be on campus to talk about the amazing opportunities in the government sector.

Did you know:
- half of the nation’s 1.8 million federal employees may be eligible to retire in the next 5 years
- there are literally thousands of federal and state internships and jobs available
- no matter what your major, the public sector offers NUMEROUS opportunities in NUMEROUS locations around the Commonwealth of PA and the country
- over 80% of federal positions are located outside of Washington, D.C. Find out about available opportunities and how to apply for both internships & full-time positions

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out about available opportunities and how to apply for both internships & full-time positions. Each session will be offered at 11am and 12pm, so you may attend both!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Harrisburg Internship

The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) is open to any major who has completed 45 credits and has a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Students will receive 15 credits for this professional experience in Harrisburg working with state administrators or state legislators.

THIS is sponsored by PASSHE to provide students with the opportunity to participate directly in public policy formulation, analysis and evalution.

Interested students should contact me directly at holoviak@kutztown or visit me in Old Main 302, A Wing. The campus deadline for applications for spring 2010 is OCTOBER 9.

Thank you all for your assistance in promoting this PASSHE program.

Paula Holoviak
THIS Campus Representative
Dept. of Political Science

Monday, October 5, 2009

Library Outreach/CMC Intern

Description: The Kutztown University library outreach/CMC intern will work closely with Professor Karen Wanamaker and the Dean of Library Services on library public relations projects. These projects may include written assignments, assisting with presenting workshops/training sessions, and/or attending campus events.

The ideal candidate will be extremely motivated and take the initiative to begin projects under direct supervision and though consultation with Professor Wanamaker. The focus will be on projects that are a part of the Library’s Outreach Plan or that will improve the Library’s current projects, goals, and objectives.

Supervision: The internship is supervised by Karen Wanamaker, Education Librarian and chair of the library’s Public Relations Committee.

Hours: The intern will work between 150 and 300 hours during the internship semester - the equivalent of 3-6 credit hours - in the library’s Curriculum Materials Center office, where the Library’s outreach efforts are coordinated. Unpaid Internships are offered in the fall and spring semesters.


• Professional writing major or public relations minor
• Coursework in writing for PR, journalism, and copy and line editing
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent skills in the Microsoft Office Suite

• Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
• Microsoft Publisher experience
• InDesign experience


These vary depending on the intern’s area of expertise, the Library’s current strategic goals, and the intern’s availability. Duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

• writing/editing: newsletter articles, blog postings, fact sheets
• creating flyers , posters, and bulletin boards
• attending PR Committee meetings
• updating Facebook and Twitter pages
• attending university events such as the Involvement Fair to help promote library services

The intern will, at all times, be expected to:

• display professional, clear verbal and written communication as she/he interacts with various offices and people on and off campus
• maintain good relations with faculty, staff, and patrons
• learn basic library policies and procedures so as to be able to refer patron questions to library employees
• become familiar with the specified/defined library activities as they relate to library outreach and to assist with basic office duties


For more information, or to apply, please contact Professor Karen Wanamaker, Education Librarian, at 610-683-4709 or at

In order to apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Karen Wanamaker; deliver it to her office in Rohrbach Library room 21, or send it to her via email. You must present a portfolio at the time of your interview.

Internship at Slack

From a Professional Writing student...

The company I work for has several internships available for writing majors.

It's at SLACK Incorporated, which is in Thorofare, NJ, so it will be a bit of a drive from Kutztown.

They have internships available in their newspaper, journals, and books departments.

They are even offering a stipend (I think it's $500) at the end of the internship. I know the Books department (where I work) especially needs someone in soon since we are swamped with work.

On top of that, there are a few job openings in case you know of former students that are still looking. here is the link: Internships are in the middle of the page.

If you need or want more information about SLACK or the internships just let me know and I'd be happy to pass it along.

I hope all is well. Keep in touch!!

~Dani Karaszkiewicz