Wednesday, December 16, 2009

PA Historical Internship

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) invites applications to its Summer 2010 student internship programs, including the Keystone, Diversity, and Apprentice Preservation programs. Full descriptive and application materials available at (using the column on the left, click on Join Us and then Internships). Application deadline is January 22, 2010.

PHMC, an agency of Pennsylvania state government, is the official history agency of the Commonwealth, responsible for preserving, documenting and interpreting the state’s history and making this history accessible to the public. It is a multi-service public history agency, including the Pennsylvania State Archives, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the State Historic Preservation Office, all in Harrisburg and historic sites and museum located throughout the Commonwealth.

PHMC’s internship programs provide hands-on pre-professional training for graduate and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in public history. Placements with a wide variety of agency programs, both in Harrisburg and around the state are available. Placement will depend on both student interest and programmatic needs. Each intern will work closely with a staff mentor and, in addition, will participate in educational programs designed to introduce students to a variety of PHMC programs as well as to address broader issues in public history.

Internships run from May 17-August 6, 2010 with some flexibility in work hours. Most internships are unpaid, but full course credit is available. Questions may be directed to .

Cherie Trimble
Museum Educator
The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024

Monday, December 7, 2009


OWAA to award college scholarships

December 7, 2009

For more information contact:
Kevin Rhoades,; 406-728-7434

MISSOULA, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), The Voice of the Outdoors, will award scholarships in 2010 to budding outdoor communicators.

Bodie McDowell scholarships are usually awarded annually. Scholarships can range from $1,000 to $5,000. Applicants must be students of outdoor communications fields including print, photography, film, art or broadcasting.

The Bodie McDowell scholarship program is open to all college students, undergraduate and graduate, from all disciplines and all schools. Undergraduate applicants must be entering junior or senior years of study; graduate student applicants must have at least one remaining year of study.

Applicants should have career goals in outdoor communications, provide samples of work, and letters of recommendation. Academic achievement is considered but is not among the top three selection criteria.

OWAA’s Education Committee judges and ranks applicants and typically announces winners by June 1. Checks will be issued to successful recipients by August 10, 2010, before commencement of fall semester.

If you know a student with an outdoor emphasis who might benefit from a Bodie McDowell Scholarship, ask him or her to apply.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2010. Complete details and the application form can be downloaded at

The Bodie McDowell Scholarship is named after longtime OWAA member Bodie McDowell, an OWAA past president and recipient of OWAA’s prestigious Ham Brown Award, an award recognizing members for devoted past service to the organization. McDowell is a longtime advocate and fundraiser for the scholarship program.

Since its inception in 1927, OWAA has become the largest and oldest association of professional outdoor communicators in the United States. OWAA’s mission is to improve the professional skills of its members, set the highest ethical and communications standards, encourage public enjoyment and conservation of natural resources and mentor the next generation of professional outdoor communicators.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Hill School

Internship Opportunities at The Hill School

Prestigious boarding school seeks mature students for hands-on internships in communications/public relations. Options may include sports information and multimedia production.

The Communications Office of The Hill School (Pottstown, Pa) offers internships during the fall and spring semesters as well as the summer months. Flexible scheduling allows students to intern either part- or full-time, for academic credit or for experience only. Interns will have the opportunity to build a diverse portfolio of writing samples and related work.

This position is appropriate for dependable individuals with solid writing and communications skills and an interest in public relations, journalism, website content (including video and audio production for the web), sports information, and/or events planning.

Assignments may include compiling "Class Notes" and articles for the School's alumni magazine; writing press releases; proofreading; preparing content for the School's website; assisting with constituency event preparations; conducting research using the Internet and other resources; and occasional office support tasks. Specific internship assignments may be determined according to the student's particular interests and skills.

Although this is an unpaid position, a stipend will be granted to the intern upon his or her successful internship completion. When school is in session, interns may enjoy lunch in the dining hall (free of charge). It is essential that the intern show respect for institutional culture as well as confidentiality concerns. Interns will be expected to dress professionally.

For additional information, please contact Cathy Skitko, director of communications at The Hill School, 610/326-1000, extension 7317, e-mail Interns will be asked to submit a resume, writing samples, and references. As we are a high school, all prospective interns also will be required to submit State-mandated background screening materials; fees will be paid by The Hill School.

Founded in 1851, The Hill School is one of America's leading independent college preparatory schools. It enrolls 495 high school students from 32 states and 20 countries. The School is the alma mater of James A. Baker III (former U.S. Secretary of State); Oliver Stone (film producer) and James Cromwell (actor); Tobias Wolff and Pinckney Benedict (award-winning authors); Norman Pearlstine (editor-in-chief of Time Warner); Douglas Warner (CEO of J.P. Morgan & Company), and many others distinguished in professions ranging from business and medicine to law and education. In 1998 The Hill School admitted girls as well as boys; the School currently is 56 percent boys and 44 percent girls.

Editorial Intern

Editorial Intern at Central Penn Parent Magazine

Internships opportunities are available at our monthly parenting publication based out of Harrisburg.

Interns help with fact-checking, data entry, editing and some writing for the monthly magazine and related supplements.

The ideal candidate would possess a strong attention to detail, good phone skills and have some writing and editing experience.

The internship is unpaid.

To be considered, please forward a resume and cover letter to: Nikki M. Murry, editor, at or mail to: 1500 Paxton St., Harrisburg, Pa. 17104.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Important Dates!



Tues. Sept. 15 -- 11 a.m
McFarland Student Union Building 250

Attendance is mandatory for all Professional Writing students who have declared the PW major in the past year. An informational session will take place from 11-11:50 a.m., followed by a social hour from 12-1 p.m. Refreshments will be served.


Fri. Sept. 25 -- 3 p.m.
Lytle 212

All students planning to take the exam during the Fall 2009 semester must attend; sample and actual questions will be distributed. Students not planning to take the exam this semester may also attend this informational session.


Tues. Sept. 29 -- 11 a.m.
Academic Forum 102

The meeting is mandatory for Professional Writing students planning to complete the internship during the spring of 2010, and is open to all Professional Writing students who are interested in learning about this important component of the PW Program.


Tues. Oct. 20 -- 11 a.m.
Academic Forum 102

This meeting is mandatory for all Professional Writing students who will not graduate in December 2009.


Fri. Oct. 30 -- 3 p.m - 7 p.m
Old Main 130

Students who intend to complete the Professional Writing Program in December 20009 or May 2010 must pass the comprehensive examination in order to graduate.


Tues. Nov. 10 -- 11 a.m.
Academic Forum 102

The meeting is mandatory for all PW students planning to complete the internship during the spring of 2010 and is open to all Professional Writing students.