Thursday, December 15, 2011

Center for Fiction Internship

From Intern Alert:

The Center for Fiction is looking for an intern to work with fiction author and editor Dawn Raffel on a new online literary magazine. The intern will assist with content management, proofreading and other administrative tasks, and may serve as a first reader on some manuscript submissions.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in editing a literary magazine. Web/CMS experience is a plus, but not required. This is a nonpaying position, but access to an extensive fiction library, study space and use of our Writer’s Studio is available.

Interns must be able to work Wednesdays and Fridays between 11-5. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Kristin Henley at kristin[at]centerforfiction[dot]org, with the position title in the subject line. For more information visit The Center for Fiction.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era summer internships

The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era offers paid reporting internships during the summer months.

Interns work full time as part of the newspaper's regular staff to cover news events and write stories at the direction of editors.

To qualify, a candidate must:
  • Be a college student and have completed by the summer at least their sophomore year, but not be a graduating senior.
  • Have demonstrated an interest in journalism through significant college course work, writing for a student newspaper, and/or paid or volunteer work that required writing.
  • Have a willingness to work nights and weekends.
  • Have a driver's license and use of a car. 
  • Have a place to live in the Lancaster area.
The deadline for application is December 8, 2011.

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the internship, a resume and several writing examples to:
John Cassidy, assistant news editor
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
8 W. King St., P.O. Box 1328
Lancaster, PA 17608
A face-to-face interview is required.

Contact Mr. Cassidy at (717) 481-6116 Tuesdays through Fridays after 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Philadelphia City Paper Spring 2012 A&E Internship



Interested in expanding your portfolio, improving your writing skills and gaining invaluable experience outside your college paper? The Philadelphia City Paper is searching for ambitious, dedicated, creative, witty writers who want to make an impact at Philadelphia's premier alternative publication.

The City Paper is currently accepting applications for Spring 2012 intern positions. This internship requires a familiarity with the Philadelphia area and an interest in contemporary arts and culture. Primary responsibilities include keeping up with weekly beats for their listings database and writing weekly entertainment-oriented pieces for their paper and A&E blog, Critical Mass. Interns typically put in anywhere from 10 to 20 hours per week (scheduling is flexible)

Other duties include:
  • Pitching/writing short pieces for the weekly agenda/arts sections
  • Pitching/writing features for the arts, music and food sections
  • Pitching/writing content for various blogs
  • Fact checking
  • Proofreading blog posts
  • Developing and pitching your own story ideas 
Participants should preferably be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, but recent graduates may also apply. All majors are welcome, but candidates with a background in journalism, communication or English have a leg up. The City Paper is more than willing to work with your school in regards to college credit. All internships are unpaid; they are flexible about when you can start and end, but preference will be given to those who can begin early-January and stay through the May.

To apply, email a cover letter, résumé and three relevant clips (no more, no less) to the address listed below. Also, include when you can begin and end. No phone calls, please. Act fast, because these positions don't stay open for long.

DEADLINE FOR SPRING 2012 APPLICATIONS IS WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011.

Josh Middleton
Associate Editor
Philadelphia City Paper
123 Chestnut St., Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

E-mail: josh.middleton[at]citypaper[dot]net

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Philadelphia City Paper Spring 2012 News Internship

The (Philadelphia) City Paper is currently seeking qualified applicants for their Spring 2012 news internship.

Responsibilities: News interns are responsible for keeping up with local news, coming up with original, timely and interesting story pitches, and contributing weekly content, whether online or in print.

Other duties may include:
  • Fact-checking
  • Blogging
  • Assisting in research
  • Attending/reporting on local meetings and events
  • Attending news meetings
Typically, interns put in 10 to 20 hours per week. However, schedules can be flexible.

Opportunity: The City Paper wants their interns to be passionate about news, serious about journalism, and ready to pound pavement in search of topnotch stories. In return, they offer the opportunity not only to produce original published work, but also to work alongside an award-winning news team dedicated to producing the highest-quality journalism in Philadelphia. You may be asked to participate in group projects and investigations; you may help develop a recurring web feature; you may stumble on a terrific story — and, if you do, the City Paper will help you report it. Many former news interns have become regular City Paper contributors.

Requirements: News interns must be self-motivated, hardworking, and (this is important) willing to spend a significant amount time outside the office working on stories. Blogging experience is a plus. Knowledge of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and politics is helpful. Writing and basic reporting skills are essential, and applicants must submit three writing samples, preferably published news pieces, that demonstrate an ability to tell a story that doesn't read like a press release and that is actually, genuinely surprising in some way. If you don't have such a clip, walk out the door, find a story, and write it up!

Students and recent graduates are welcome to apply. These internships are unpaid, but we will be happy to work with your college if internship credits are available. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and your three best writing samples to Samantha[at]citypaper.net with “INTERNSHIP” in the subject line.

DEADLINE FOR SPRING 2012 APPLICATIONS IS DECEMBER 1, 2011.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A.V. Club Philadelphia internships

The A.V. Club: Philadelphia has need of interns for the winter and spring. Go here for more information about this great opportunity.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Smithsonian magazine internships

A six-month, full-time, paid, writing internship is available at Smithsonian magazine in Washington, D.C., beginning in January and July each year. The job involves writing, blogging and producing multimedia for the magazine's Web site and writing for the print magazine's "Around the Mall" department. Candidates should have a proven aptitude for writing and Web-journalism skills. A recent undergraduate or graduate degree is a must.
 
Go here for more information.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Professional Writing Alumni Panel

Four alumni of the Professional Writing (PW) program participated in this semester’s WRI 380 Professional Seminar panel on Friday, October 28, 2011. Professional Seminar, taught by Dr. Elaine Reed, comprises seniors  who are interning; other audience members were students in the program’s gateway course, WRI 100 (Contemporary Issues in Professional Writing), taught by Dr. Tony Bleach.

Matthew Reichl (mreichl[at]journalregister.com)

Matthew Reichl, a spring 2007 PW grad with a minor in political science, is editor of the Boyertown Area Times. He also does correspondent work for the Associated Press as the Lehigh County elections stringer. Working for Journal Register Company and Berks-Mont Newspapers, he has worked as editor for several publications since 2007, including Boyertown Area Times, Kutztown Area Patriot and Hamburg Area Item. In the last two months, he has headed the conversion from Quark paginating systems to Adobe InDesign and InCopy as well as SaxoTech as a MediaWare center under Project Thunderdome within Berks-Mont Newspapers as designated “SuperUser.” Before working for Journal Register Company, he was employed by East Penn Press as an associate editor in Allentown.

Rebecca Moulder (rmoulder[at]ECRI.org)

Rebecca Moulder, a fall 2006 PW graduate who minored in public relations, is a medical writer and editor of Health Device Alerts for ECRI Institute, a non-profit Healthcare research agency in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. Her efforts researching, writing, and editing articles about medical device recalls, field corrections, and safety notices help to improve patient care at hospitals and healthcare facilities. The articles are posted to an online database that is used by approximately 2,500 hospitals and healthcare systems worldwide. Rebecca also writes hazard and special reports regarding potential problems, such as surgical fires and radiation overdose, that may affect hospitals. While at KU, Rebecca served as the layout design editor for Shoofly Literary Magazine and as a reporter and copy & line editor for The Keystone newspaper. Following graduation, Rebecca worked as a part-time reporter for The Reading Eagle’s Weekend and Entertainment sections. She plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Chestnut Hill College beginning in January.

Emily Hammel-Shaver (ehammelshaver[at]gmail.com)

Emily Hammel-Shaver graduated in spring 2008 with a B.A. in Professional Writing and a minor in Public Relations.  While at KU, she co-founded and was a managing editor of Shoofly Literary Magazine.  Emily completed five undergraduate internships at sites ranging from a PR agency with national clientele to a local weekly newspaper.  For three of her Professional Semester internship credits, Emily worked for the Professional Writing Program, designing and major-authoring the program's "Yellow Book," a guide to internships and senior year for PW students.  After graduation, Emily worked for a year as a marketing assistant for an executive search firm in Allentown, Pa., while pursuing some freelance work in research and editing.  Since Oct. 2009, Emily has handled the marketing for a high-end custom cabinetry company in Perkasie, Pa., where she in charge of the development, writing, and design of the company's marketing materials and communications.   

Megan Dubrowski (mdubrowski19[at]yahoo.com)

Megan Dubrowski earned a B.A. in English/Professional Writing in spring 2006. While at KU, she served on the staff of The Keystone newspaper for two years, one of which she was the news editor. Megan did her internship at Hart Sharp Video, an independent film company in NYC, where she supported the marketing team with content development. After graduation, Megan worked for slightly less than a year as an editorial assistant for the publishing company Pearson Education, and then pursued an opportunity with Johnson & Johnson as a communications specialist. After that, she spent several years in various roles with MWW Group, a public relations agency based in NYC. Since March 2011, Megan has been working as a senior associate of corporate communications at KPMG LLP the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm – and member of the “Big Four” – that operates from 87 offices with more than 23,000 employees and partners throughout the U.S. She supports both internal and external communications teams in building firm presence among key audiences; participates in executing internal and external communications initiatives and programs; uses multiple communications skills, techniques, and media to influence the firm’s key stakeholders to foster and support positive impressions of the firm; works with firm and functional leadership to help implement the strategic internal and external communications program that supports the firm in achieving its goals; and assists in development of editorial resources including newsletters, internal articles, memos, press releases, and media advisories.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Slam Poet Andrea Gibson @ Kutztown

Listen to Andrea Gibson perform poetry on Thursday, Oct. 27, in MSU 218 at 8 p.m. Gibson is a fearless rock star of the poetry world. Her poems deconstruct gender norms, sexuality, class, patriarchy and white, male, capitalist culture. This event is presented by the Kutztown University Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA). For more information about this event, please contact the KU Women’s Center by phone at (610)6833-4655 or by email: womenscenter[at]kutztown.edu.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kutztown Internship Fair

The Career Development Center at Kutztown University is holding its annual Internship Fair on Wednesday,  October 12, from 1-4 p.m. in the MSU MPR.

Over 35 employers (.pdf) are registered to attend and are looking for interns from all majors. Students are expected to attend professionally dressed with resumes in hand.

The CDC is also holding two Internship Fair preparatory sessions: Rezumania, where potential interns can have their resumes reviewed on the spot, and an information session titled "How to Work a Career Fair."

Interested students are encouraged to contact the Career Development Center at careers[at]kutztown.edu or visit their website for more information.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Please Touch Museum Media / Communications Internship

Please Touch Museum, the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia, is seeking a college student majoring in Communications, Public Relations or a related field who is eager to gain hands-on communications experience. A flexible schedule is available; however, candidates must be available 15-20 hours/week. This Internship is unpaid, but college credit may be granted.

Intern must exhibit strong organizational, communication, and project-management skills and have an interest in non-profit and/or the museum field. Intern will also be responsible for providing quality customer service. Position reports to the Director of Media Relations & the Communications Specialist and works closely with the entire External Relations Department. Some weekend and/or evening work may be necessary.

Responsibilities:
Assist in the management and implementation of programs for the External Relations Department; Assist in the development of online calendar presence;
Assist in Museum’s social media communications;
Assist in distribute press releases for target audiences;
Respond to media requests for information;
Research, implement and develops programs for Media Relation;
Manage various databases and information request fulfillment;
Provide additional administrative support; and
Others duties as assigned.
Experience using Cision or a comparable media database preferred but not required.
 

How To Apply:
Please e-mail your cover letter and résumé to Diane Poff, Executive Assistant, dpoff[at]pleasetouchmuseum.org.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rohrbach Library PR / Outreach Internship

Description: The Rohrbach Library PR/Outreach intern will work closely with Professor Karen Wanamaker and the Dean of Library Services on library public relations projects. Examples include: written assignments, event posters, presentations, and 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 support the Library’s Strategic Plan.

Supervision: The internship is supervised by Karen Wanamaker, outreach librarian.
 
Hours: The intern will work between 150 and 450 hours during the internship semester (depending on the number of credits involved) 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.
 
Qualifications:
Required
  • 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
Preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Publisher experience
  • InDesign experience  
Duties/Responsibilities: 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
  • meeting with library faculty to gather information for assignments
  • attending university events such as an involvement fair to help promote library services
  • learning basic library policies and procedures so as to be able to refer patron questions to library employees
  • becoming familiar with library activities as they relate to library outreach
  • assisting with basic office duties
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
  • be punctual and properly attired
Contact Professor Karen Wanamaker: kwanamak[at]kutztown.edu

Opportunites at BCTV

Writing opportunities for students are available at BCTV, the nonprofit community television station and website in Reading.

BCTV is a great way for students to practice writing, organize a multimedia package, tell stories in creative ways, add to a portfolio, and learn about the role of journalism in society.

News and commentary about activities, events, and issues are welcomed as part of their ongoing citizen journalism project.

Visit BCTV for more information or contact Steve Reinbrecht at sreinbrecht[at]bctv.org.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Job Bank

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Job Bank is a great resource for jobs and internships in the Philadelphia area. As they explain:

"The Job Bank is our region's resource of job opportunities in the arts and culture industry. You'll find creative and administrative jobs at all professional levels that will help you grow your career. You’ll find opportunities at museums, theatres, historic sites, art galleries, dance organizations, community centers and much, much more."

Check out the Job Bank here.

Berks Encore Internship (Spring 2012)

Berks Encore, a nonprofit agency serving the needs of Berks County older adults, is looking for a full- or part-time writing/marketing intern for the Spring semester. 

 The successful candidate will write for a variety of media, including but not limited to:
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Web site
  • Press releases 
  • Special events
  • Facebook
  • Email newsletters
The candidate will write for a variety of audiences, including those over the age of 50, their adult children, businesses and other nonprofit agencies. In addition to writing, the position includes assisting with special events, working closely with the Vice President of Marketing and Development. 

The individual must be able to work independently and as part of a team, be able to multi-task as well as be willing to perform duties including bulk mailings and other administrative functions.  The work schedule is Monday through Friday, and the hours are flexible (between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.).  Candidates must have access to a vehicle, as travel may be required to other center sites located throughout the county.  This internship is unpaid.

Please submit resumes to Melissah Jablonski, Vice President of Marketing and Development, at MJablonski[at]BerksEncore.org.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tierney Public Relations Internship

From Tierney:

Are you in search of an internship that will give you real-world public relations experience and the chance to put into action what you’ve learned in the classroom?

We’ve got what you’re looking for…

Tierney, a Philadelphia-based advertising and public relations agency, is seeking interns for its Harrisburg public relations team.

Applicant qualifications…

We are looking for talented individuals who display solid organizational skills, a strong writing ability, familiarity with AP style and, most importantly, are team players with great attitudes. Tierney typically hires 1-2 interns for the fall, summer and spring. Stronger consideration may go to those candidates with the ability to work all or most of the day 2-3 days a week. Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Gain public relations experience by…
  • conducting daily media monitoring 
  • maintaining various databases including media lists
  • researching information for current clients and new business opportunities 
  • drafting pitches and formatting presentations 
  • utilizing various computer programs used by agency professionals 
  • performing general administrative office duties 
  • working as a part of a team in a professional atmosphere

Interested? Think you would be the perfect fit for this paid internship? Then we would like to hear from you! Please respond (email is preferred) with your resume and cover letter to:

Erin Bray: ebray[at]tierneyagency.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Philadelphia-Area Short Story Contest / Anthology

Geekadelphia has a post on WragsInk, a Philadelphia-based independent publisher working on a short story contest and anthology.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Harrisburg Internship Semester (Spring 2012)

From Professor Holoviak, Kutztown University The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) Coordinator:

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) sponsors a semester-long internship program for outstanding undergraduate students from the 14 PASSHE universities. These interns work with selected professionals and legislators in various state government offices. Many interns have accepted policy or research positions in state government upon graduation. Interns are appointed and serve for one regular semester (either fall or spring). Interns participate directly in public policy formulation, analysis, and evaluation. Their work experience includes report and speech writing, research, and direct involvement with program initiation, implementation, and evaluation. The internship program provides students with a meaningful professional assignment as well as an enriching academic experience.

This is a paid internship which includes 15 credits of internship and seminar credits. The application deadline for Spring 2012 internships is Friday, October 7.

For more information, please contact Professor Holoviak at holoviak[at]kutztown.edu.

KU CDC: Fall 2011 On-Campus Interviews

From Kutztown's Career Development Center: "Check out the on-campus interviewing schedule (.pdf) for Fall 2011. Employers from a variety of industries will be coming to KU in October and November to interview you for their internships and entry-level jobs. To apply, simply view the schedule, read the job description on College Central Network, and email your resume and cover letter directly to the employer of interest."

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Internships with Philadelphia 76ers

Some fantastic public relations and new media internships are available in Spring 2012 with the Philadelphia 76ers. More information about this great opportunity here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Web Writing Service

Click here to read an interesting article on a new web writing service.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Jobs at Patch.com

From their website:

The Patch team is made up of people who share a passion for local news, an entrepreneurial spirit, and an enthusiasm for online media. Patchers (as we like to call ourselves) cover a broad range of backgrounds and roles, from locally-based professional journalists and advertising sales managers, to experienced software engineers, designers and business leaders, working in our headquarters. We’re committed to our mission of providing comprehensive, trustworthy and local online news and information—reinventing community journalism with each new site we launch.

Patch is seeking bright, new talent in hundreds of locations across the country. If you’re looking to join one of the fastest growing and exciting companies on the Web, with fun, innovative and collaborative colleagues, then we want to hear from you!

Go here for more information.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Philadelphia City Paper A&E Internships (Aug. 22 deadline)

Fall 2011 A&E Internship:
Interested in expanding your portfolio, improving your writing skills and gaining invaluable experience outside your college paper? Philadelphia City Paper is searching for ambitious, dedicated, creative, witty writers who want to make an impact at Philadelphia's premier alternative publication.
We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2011 intern positions. This internship requires a familiarity with the Philadelphia area and an interest in contemporary arts and culture. Primary responsibilities include keeping up with weekly beats for our listings database and writing weekly entertainment-oriented pieces for our paper and A&E blog, Critical Mass. Interns typically put in anywhere from 10 to 20 hours per week (scheduling is flexible).

Other duties include:

* Pitching/writing short pieces for the weekly agenda/arts sections
* Pitching/writing features for the arts, music and food sections
* Pitching/writing content for our various blogs
* Conducting research
* Transcribing interviews
* Fact checking
* Developing and pitching your own story ideas

Participants should preferably be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Recent graduates may also apply. All majors are welcome, but candidates with a background in journalism, communication or English have a leg up. We are more than willing to work with your school in regards to college credit. All internships are unpaid. We are flexible about when you can start and end, but preference will be given to those who can begin late-August and stay through the December holidays.

To apply, email a cover letter, résumé and three relevant clips (no more, no less) to the address listed below. Also, include when you can begin and end. No phone calls, please. Act fast, because these positions don't stay open for long.

DEADLINE FOR FALL 2011 APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY, August 22, 2011.

E-mail: joshua.middleton[at]citypaper.net


Josh Middleton
Philadelphia City Paper
Associate Editor
123 Chestnut St., Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215.735.8444 x227

Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring 2011 Important Dates

Information Session - Senior Comprehensive Exam
Fri. Jan. 28 -- 3 p.m.
Lytle 212

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

Internship Meeting I
Tues. Feb. 8 -- 11 a.m.
AF 102

The meeting is mandatory for Professional Writing students planning to complete the internship during Summer or Fall 2011, and is open to all Professional Writing students who are interested in learning about this important component of the PW Program.

Internship Meeting II
Tues. March 15 -- 11 a.m.
AF 102

The meeting is mandatory for all PW students planning to complete the internship during Summer or Fall 2011 and is open to all Professional Writing students.

Senior Comprehensive Exam
Fri. March 18 -- 12 p.m - 4 p.m.
SNOW DATE on Fri. March 25 -- 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. AF 202

Students who intend to complete the Professional Writing Program in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2011 must pass the comprehensive examination in order to graduate.

Block Advising Meeting
Tues. March 22 -- 11 a.m.
AF 102

This meeting is mandatory for all Professional Writing students who will not graduate in Spring 2011.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hamburg Area Item Summer Internship

The Hamburg Area Item editor Brian Dowlin is searching for a Kutztown University Professional Writing intern with newspaper and layout experience this summer.

The intern would be writing and performing other duties, such as typing police reports, for the Kutztown Area Patriot and the Item.

Interested candidates can e-mail a resume and writing clips to him at bdowlin[at]berksmontnews[dot]com.

KU Presents! Internship

KU Presents! is looking for a dynamic and innovative Professional Writing intern or Public Relations minor to join their program in bringing creative performances and speakers to Kutztown University. KU Presents! is responsible for the Ursa Minor Café series, the Performing Artists Series, and Children’s Series, as well as handling all other events and programs that occur in Schaeffer Auditorium. The fall season is jam-packed with exciting and diverse performers and with Schaeffer’s impending remodel scheduled to begin in 2012, help is needed!

Job responsibilities will include:

• Assisting with writing KU Presents! press releases, e-news drafts.
• Proofing all PR and advertising materials including brochures, print ads, and web content.
• Reviewing and assisting with writing radio, TV and web ads.
• Attending weekly production meetings.
• Contributing to the creative process of KU Presents! marketing and advertising materials, publicity stunts and target marketing promotions.
• Assisting with direct communication to student groups.
• Coordinating with University Relations on all communication matters

For information and to apply, please contact Andy Cassano: kupas[at]Kutztown[dot]edu

Send a cover letter and resume enclosed in your email along with 1 or 2 pertinent nonfiction writing samples of your best work of 500 words or less.

KU Presents!: Our Mission

To be the center of cultural life at Kutztown University and the regional community through professional presentations of innovative and engaging live music, theater and dance of the highest quality.

Core Values: To serve the community and campus

• By bringing world-class live arts that can entertain, educate, and enrich.
• By developing partnerships and collaborations that strengthen the campus and the community by connecting with other events, activities, educational and professional organizations both on and off campus.
• By sustaining a welcoming social and cultural experience through organizational excellence, confidence and adventure.
• By being a leader in audience development for the performing arts through family programming that provides a welcoming introduction to music, theater, and dance, as well as creating unique supplementary, educational and fun activities that enhance the performance experience.
• By providing access to a variety of performing arts in the broadest sense to patrons of all ages.
• By enhancing the Kutztown University student experience through the performing arts.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Women Make Movies Internship

Go here for more information about internship opportunities at Women Make Movies.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Reese Internship

Reese is looking for summer and fall interns for 2011. Our interns are normally here at least 20 hours per week for 12 to 15 weeks, and our internships are unpaid. As an intern, you will receive experience in all aspects of the agency, including Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising.

Interns will work with various clients from non-profit organizations to manufacturing companies.

Jobs may include:
  • Writing, editing and proofing news and/or product releases
  • Writing, editing and proofing feature articles
  • Participating in interviews; and writing, editing and proofing case studies, for Reese capabilities and client success stories
  • Upkeeping media lists in database and online distribution system
  • Engaging media relations for updating lists, researching new publication opportunities, follow-ups on releases, and pitches
  • Monitoring PR/media clips and helping create quarterly ROI Reports for clients
  • Helping to monitor Reese’s social media accounts
If you are interested in a summer or fall internship, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter to jenna[at]reeseadv[dot]com.

About Reese:

Reese is a full-service integrated Advertising and Public Relations firm that delivers a unique approach to gaining insights, inspiring creative solutions and measuring results. The agency integrates strategic thinking with marketing communications, including advertising, public relations, social media, interactive services and web design, market research, and media planning and buying. Founded in 1982, Reese serves both B2B and B2C clients and is an active community supporter.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Inside Higher Ed Summer 2011 Intern

Inside Higher Ed, a national daily publication with 750,000 unique monthly visitors, is seeking at least one intern to join its reporting staff this summer. Candidates should have at least two years of college journalism experience, ideally at a daily, and preferably some professional internship experience as well. Interns will be paid a monthly stipend.

See the "Working at Inside Higher Ed" page for more details.

Democracy Now! Social Media & Online Outreach Internship

Democracy Now! is taking applications for their Spring and Summer Social Media and Online Outreach Internship Program.

More information, including position duties, available at this post on the Democracy Now! website.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

NYU Journalism's Hyperlocal Newsroom Summer Academy

Click here for more information about this great opportunity.

The Academy is centered on the NYTimes.com community news site, The Local East Village - a collaboration of the New York Times and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

KU Internship & Job Fair

The Kutztown University Internship & Job Fair will be held on Wed., March 2, in the MSU MPR from 1-4:00 p.m.
  • 57 employers coming to Kutztown looking for interns, summer hires & full-time hires from ALL majors.
  • Students are expected to attend professionally dressed with resumes in hand.
Prepare for the Fair:
  • Rezumania!! –resumes reviewed on the spot! Mon., Feb. 28, and Tue., March 1: 10 am – 3 p.m., MSU Lobby
  • How to Work a Career Fair info session – Tue. March 1: 11 -11:30am, MSU 250
Click here to see a list of organizations attending.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

Applications for the FALL 2011 semester of THE HARRISBURG INTERNSHIP SEMESTER (THIS) are now being accepted.

This PASSHE sponsored program allows students to gain experience working in a state executive agency, legislative office or non-profit organization while receiving 15 academic credits toward their major. Students may have any academic major, but they must have demonstrated an interest in public policy or public service.

Applicants must submit an application form, two letters of recommendation, a writing sample, a transcript, and a resume. Students must have earned at least 45 undergraduate credits and a 3.0 or higher grade point average at the time of application.

Each student receives a stipend to help pay for the costs of room, board, and tuition.

Please contact the THIS Campus Coordinator: Dr. Paula Holoviak, Dept. of Political Science, OM 302 A Wing: holoviak[at]kutztown[dot]edu for application materials or for further information.

The deadline for applications for the Fall 2011 semester is Friday, March 4.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Crime Alert Berks County

Crime Alert Berks County is looking for innovative students who are Professional Writing majors or Public Relations minors interested in being a part of their organization.

Since this is a non-profit organization, this is a volunteer position. The student will be doing a number of duties including, but not limited to, the following:
• Writing press releases or articles for the organization
• Helping coordinate events such as their annual award ceremony, Stop Bullying poster contest, burger cookout fundraiser, and their Protected Playground program
• Managing the crime alert tip line
• Contacting the media

This is a terrific résumé builder and a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the public relations or writing field. Crime Alert Berks County is willing to work with students’ academic schedules and create a flexible work schedule.

For more information, contact Barry Rohrbach, President of Crime Alert Berks County, at (610) 779-6585 or bgrohrbach@aol.com.

Crime Alert Berks County is an organization of interested citizens, businesses, service organizations, corporations and social clubs, which formed to help our police departments in Berks County, Pennsylvania, to obtain credible leads that will result in arrests of criminals and solving crimes. This organization's inception was on August 1, 1998. Numerous crimes have been solved and arrests have been made as a result of tips e-mailed and phoned into the tip line.

Friday, January 28, 2011

White House Internships

White House Internship Program Announces Spring 2011 Participants

WASHINGTON, DC – The White House Internship Program announced today the participants for the spring 2011 session. The program’s mission is to make the White House accessible to future leaders all around the nation and cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.

A White House Internship provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. Interns work in one of several White House departments, including the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of the Chief of Staff, the Office of Scheduling and Advance, the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Health Reform, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Management and Administration, the Office of White House Counsel, the Office of Energy and Climate Change, the National Economic Council, the Office of Presidential Correspondence, the Presidential Personnel Office, the Communications Department, the Domestic Policy Council, the Office of the First Lady, and the Office of the Vice President.

Additional information about the White House Internship Program is available here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/. The application for the Fall 2011 White House Internship will be posted on January 31, 2011.

Spring 2011 White House Interns

The below list includes the spring 2011 White House interns, their hometowns and the higher education institution they most recently attended.

Adams, Carrie Hometown: Rochester, NY; College of William & Mary, VA
Ahuja, Gurwin Hometown: Solon, OH; Ohio State University, OH
Anderson, Drew Hometown: Tipton, IN; Indiana University, IN
Alexander, Brittany Hometown: Washington, D.C.; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Appleton, Mark Hometown: Phoenix, AZ; Arizona State University, AZ
Arrington, Hattie Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; Pepperdine University, CA
Aylward, Michael Hometown: Buffalo, NY; University of Michigan, MI
Beechem, Stephanie Hometown: Eugene, OR; University of Washington, WA
Benker, Kayla Hometown: Omaha, NE; Claremont McKenna College, CA
Black, Julius Hometown: Beltsville, MD; Northern Virginia Community College, VA
Blackshere, Ryann Hometown: Monrovia, CA; Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, NY
Blauw, Michael Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI; Hope College, MI
Bloomer, Laura Hometown: Sugar Land, TX; University of Texas at Austin, TX
Bowerman, Heather Hometown: San Diego, CA; Harvard University, MA.
Boyer, Helen Hometown: Newark, DE; American University, Washington, D.C.
Briggs, Gary Hometown: New Orleans, LA; Texas Christian University, TX
Brinton, Sadie Hometown: San Francisco, CA; Arizona State University, AZ
Bronstein, Jonathan Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA; University of California-Santa Barbara, CA
Brown, Jamal Hometown: Sacramento, CA; Dartmouth College, NH
Brown, Eboni Hometown: Helena, AL; Wartburg College, IA
Bruns, Jennifer Hometown: St. Louis, MO; Webster University, MO
Cager, Chezia Hometown: Baltimore, MD; College of Notre Dame, MD
Cannon, Mylan Hometown: Columbia, SC; Ohio University, OH
Carreon, Victoria Hometown: Grants, NM; New Mexico Tech, NM
Castle, Kimberly Hometown: Oakland, CA; Northwestern University, IL
Chapman, George Hometown: Brookline, MA; UCLA School of Law, CA
Citak, Jennifer Hometown: Englewood Cliffs, NJ; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Coleman, Quonna Hometown: Houston, TX; Texas Southern University, TX
Copeland, Erica Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Curtis, Jessica Hometown: Portland, OR; McDaniel College, MD
Danak, Avni Hometown: Niles, IL; DePaul University, IL
Dar, Mohammad Hometown: Lake Dallas, TX; University of Michigan Medical School, MI
Day, Alex Hometown: Cupertino, CA; Johns Hopkins University, MD
De Alwis, Ronalie Hometown: Seattle, WA; Seattle University, WA
Dean, Laura Hometown: Bethesda, MD; Harvard University, MA
DeSplinter, Brian Hometown: Denver, CO; University of Notre Dame, IN
Doumet, Mark Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C.
Ellis, Jennifer Hometown: Vancouver, WA; Indiana University Maurer School of Law, IN
Elmaleh-Sachs, Julia Hometown: New York, NY; University of Maryland-College Park, MD
Epstein, Paige Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
Falce, Allyse Hometown: Wethersfield, CT; Northeastern University, MA
Feldman, Shelby Hometown: Seattle, WA; University of South Florida, FL
Fitzpatrick, Kelly Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; University of California-Berkeley, CA
Forbes-Terry, Chelsea Hometown: Hayward, CA; Arizona State University, AZ
Foss, Anne Hometown: Gulf Breeze, FL; University of Florida, FL
Garcia, Eric Hometown: Chino Hills, CA; Chaffey College, CA
Goldstein, Jeffrey Hometown: Newton, MA; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI
Gonzalez, Tiffany Hometown: San Francisco, CA; Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Graboyes, Madison Hometown: Dresher, PA; New York University, NY
Graves, Reynolds Hometown: Grosse Pointe, MI; University of Massachusetts-Boston, MA
Greene, Matty Hometown: Austin, TX; University of Texas at Austin, TX
Hall, Christa Hometown: Citrus Heights, CA; University of California-Berkeley
Harper, Christina Hometown: Ft. Washington, MD; Howard University, Washington D.C.
Hasan, Aisha Hometown: Clarksville, MD; University of Maryland-College Park, MD
Haynes, Quintin Hometown: Rockledge, FL; Florida A & M University, FL
Hildreth, Aaron Hometown: Longmont, CO; University of Utah, UT
Huffman, Mackenzie Hometown: Edina, MN; St. Olaf College, MN
Iyer, Serrena Hometown: Riverside, CT; Yale University, CT
Jones, Eric Hometown: Vidalia, GA; University of Georgia, GA
Kaine, Nathaniel Hometown: Richmond, VA; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Kapnik, Benjamin Hometown: Denver, CO; George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.
Kaufman, Evan Hometown: Bryn Mawr, PA; Indiana University-Kelley School of Business, IN
King, Colleen Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ; University of Notre Dame, IN
Layden, William Hometown: Evanston, IL; New York University, NY
Lee, Theresa Hometown: West Nyack, NY; Yale Law School, CT
Levine, Benjamin Hometown: Oceanside, NY; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Lewis, Jessica Hometown: Detroit, MI; Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Li, James Hometown: Cypress, CA; Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Lichtenheld, Emily Hometown: Austin, TX; University of Texas-Dallas, TX
Little, Bryan Hometown: Charlottesville, VA; University of Virginia, VA.
Loccoh, Emefah Hometown: Ypsilanti, MI; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI
Mantha, Pryanka Hometown: Northridge, CA; University of California-San Diego, CA
Martin, Torri Hometown: Dublin, GA; Troy University, GA
May-Sealey, Alex Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA; Ole Miss, MS
McAllister, Ashkea Hometown: Marshall, MO; Howard University School of Law, Washington D.C.
McCoy, Kendall Hometown: Tahlequah, OK; Northeastern State University, OK
McCreary, Andrew Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT; Yale College, CT
McDonald, Sarah Hometown: St. Charles, IL; Washington University-St. Louis, MO
McKeown, Caitlin Hometown: Milwaukee, WI; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Meek, Shantel Hometown: Nogales, AZ; Arizona State University, AZ
Meier-Davis, Katherine Hometown: Buffalo, NY; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Mesco, Guenevere Hometown: Albuquerque, NM; University of Pennsylvania Law School, PA
Mills, Eric Hometown: Portland, OR; University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC
Monjay, Robert Hometown: Seattle, WA; American University, Washington, D.C.
Montalto, Steven Hometown: Westchester, IL; Benedictine University, IL
Morrice, Brian Hometown: Granville, OH; Bennington College, VT
Myrtetus, Maryrose Hometown: Bensalem, PA; Vassar College, NY
Nguyen, Thao Hometown: Washington, D.C.; George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Nistler, Zachary Hometown: Hutchinson, MN; South Dakota State University, SD
O’Halloran, Daniel Hometown: Chicago, IL; Columbia College Chicago, IL
Orizondo, Melissa Hometown: Lafayette, IN; Indiana University, IN
Owusukoko, Kimberly Hometown: Baltimore, MD; University of Baltimore-School of Law, MD
Palmer, Tiara Hometown: Washington, D.C.; Northern Virginia Community College, VA
Patel, Darshini Hometown: Palo Alto, CA; Wellesley College, MA
Prince, Lauren Hometown: Potomac, MD; Boston University, MA
Raithel, Silvia Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI
Ramani, Rathna Hometown: Sugar Land, TX; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Ramos, Jose Hometown: Chicago, IL; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
Rana, Yasmin Hometown: Oxon Hill, MD; Alabama State University, AL
Reilly, John Hometown: Hockessin, DE; University of Delaware, DE
Reinheimer, Sarah Hometown: Sacramento, CA; University of San Francisco, CA
Reynolds, Conor Hometown: Rochester NY; University of Rochester, NY
Roberts, Laurie Hometown: Amherst, MA; University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA
Roberts, Alyssa Hometown: Denver, CO; Claremont McKenna College, CA
Rodrigo, Manishi Hometown: Alpharetta, GA; Temple University-Beasley School of Law, PA
Rocha, Victoria Hometown: Reno, NV; University of Nevada-Reno, NV
Ruiz, Alexis Hometown: Acworth, GA; University of Georgia, GA
Salhotra, Neeraj Hometown: Houston, TX; Rice University, TX
Sanders, Valentine Hometown: New York, NY; Macaulay Honors College-City University of New York, NY
Seen, Emily Hometown: Austin, TX; Princeton University, NJ
Segil, Jeanne Hometown: Highland Park, IL; Pomona College, CA
Serebin, Travis Hometown: Germantown, WI; University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
Shah, Puja Hometown: Colonia, NJ; Kean University, NJ
Shapiro, Marissa Hometown: Syosset, NY; Tulane University, LA
Sharif, Zuheir Hometown: Sacramento, CA; Texas A&M University, TX
Shimm, Avram Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA; Claremont McKenna College, CA
Smith, Gregory Hometown: Buffalo, NY; University of Buffalo, NY
Smith, Nikolis Hometown: Claremont, CA; Sophia University, Japan
Souder, Antonika Hometown: Atlanta, GA; Agnes Scott College, GA
Spindler, Dana Hometown: San Francisco, CA; University of Washington, WA
Stinebring, Jesse Hometown: Oberlin, OH; Hamilton College, NY
Sun, Richard Hometown: Summit, NJ; Columbia University, NY
Syed, Omar Hometown: Tampa, FL; University of Florida, FL
Tausanovitch, Alexander Hometown: Lyme, NH; Yale Law School, CT
Taylor, Jesseca Hometown: Williamston, MI; Michigan State University, MI
Timmerhoff, Logan Hometown: Missoula, MT; University of Montana, MT
Tims, Desiree Hometown: Dayton, OH; Xavier University, OH
Tomaso, Michael Hometown: Chicago, IL; Illinois State University, IL
Toyama, Taryn Hometown: Fremont, CA; San Jose State University, CA
Truong, TuongVan Hometown: Philadelphia, PA; Temple University, PA
Ufkin, Anthony Hometown: Minnesota, MN; Minnesota State University, MN
Valliani, Amira Hometown: Fremont, CA; Yale University, CT
Villalba, Serena Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI; University of California-Los Angeles, CA
Warner, Jack Hometown: New York, NY; University of Michigan, MI
Weinberg, Matthew Hometown: Boston, MA; University of Washington, WA
Wells, Riley Hometown: Winder, GA; Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
White, Antonio Hometown: Cleveland, OH; Morgan State University, MD
Wiley, Paul Hometown: Cheverly, MD; University of Virginia, VA
Williams, Ian Hometown: Naperville, IL; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; IL
Williams, Ashley Hometown: Bowie, MD; Morgan State University, MD
Winkelvoss, Ryan Hometown: New Milford, CT; American University, Washington, D.C.
Young, Kimberly Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA; University of California-Los Angeles, CA

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Monday, January 3, 2011

PR Job: York County Convention and Visitors Bureau

TITLE: Public Relations Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for developing, implementing and tracking effective public relations and promotional campaigns for the YCCVB and its members to targeted consumer and sales markets with the goal of increasing the economic impact of tourism in York County. Responsible for ensuring quality, consistency and accuracy by developing effective content for marketing materials.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Destination Marketing Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Researches, develops and implements public relations campaign for consumer and trade markets to obtain earned media goals by:
• Developing and maintaining positive relationships with media.
• Researching and executing a PR Plan. (including specific tactics for various market segments (local, consumer, trade).
• Researching media contacts and maintaining current database of media contacts.
• Developing media release schedule and topics.
• Researching editorial calendars of key publications in target markets for specific pitching opportunities. Drafting pitch letters and sending targeted materials.
• Writing, proofing and distributing accurate, professional and creative media releases in a timely fashion.
• Developing targeted media lists for promotional efforts.
• Developing concepts for media angles and product combinations that will resonate with media outlets.
• Initiating and executing follow-up communications (calls, emails, etc.) to key media.
• Utilizing and maintaining SFA system to store and retrieve media information .
• Soliciting key media for familiarization tour opportunities and responding to familiarization requests received by researching writer credentials and recommending action (recommend visit, decline visit, etc.)
• Developing, producing and guiding individual and group familiarization tours for media.
• Securing complimentary tours, transportation, meals, and accommodations as needed from members for familiarization tours.
• Maintaining a library of clips obtained as a result of public relations efforts.
• Traveling to meet with key media editors, gather information and present targeted York County messages based on the outlet.
• Researching earned media value of clips obtained and compiling into a quarterly report for marketing manager
• Informing members of key media hits when they are featured. Providing members featured with copies of the articles within 3 weeks of securing.
• Researching, developing, maintaining and distributing professional press kits focused on targeted topics.
• Soliciting members for information that relates to pertinent public relations efforts.
• Maintain positive relationship with pr contacts with DCED, Miles Media and state PR firm – contact regularly to learn of focus, efforts and fams and educate in York opportunities.
• Serve as public relations liaison to YCCVB members and partners and work with members on specific public relations requests as needed.
• Ensure earned media includes accurate YCCVB contact info – phone and web address.

Researches, develops and executes an electronic relations campaign by:
• Maintaining Online Press Room and executing quarterly updates of content, photos, etc.
• Developing YCCVB podcast content and working with appropriate vendor to produce podcasts, place online, and track hits and downloads.
• Researching appropriate blogs and submit targeted YCCVB materials.
• Conducting annual link audit of YCCVB websites to gauge the number of members and partners linked to bureau sites, educate members on the value of mutual links and increase the number of partners linked.

Researches, develops and executs local public relations campaign by.
• Planning and executing YCCVB press conferences for maximum positive media coverage
• Researching media contacts and maintaining current database of media contacts.
• Developing media release schedule and topics.
• Writing, proofing and distributing accurate, professional and creative media releases in a timely fashion.
• Maintaining a library of clips obtained as a result of public relations efforts.

Develops and executes a relationship marketing campaign for consumer and trade markets to increase open rate of enewsletters by:
• Developing annual editorial calendar for e-news campaigns including, but not limited to:
o Monthly consumer e-news
o Quarterly trade e-news
o Targeted e-newsletter focused on various interests (UnCork York, Golf, etc.)
o Pre-event/convention e-news (KSG, NHPA, etc.)
• Developing content for all e-newsletters and compiling relevant photos.
• Tracking and monitoring results to gauge effectiveness and using results to recommend adjustments to campaigns as needed.

Researches and develops accurate, effective and creative content for promotional pieces and advertising campaigns by:
• Soliciting members for pertinent information when needed.
• Conducting followup with members as needed to garner necessary information.
• Drafting, editing and proofreading copy for YCCVB advertising campaigns (consumer and trade)
• Drafting, editing and proofreading copy for YCCVB promotional materials (consumer and trade) including brochures, postcards, website, etc.
• Ensuring consistency in all targeted promotional messages.

Achieves financial objectives by:
• Operating within the annual budget, assuring that all expenditures are used to support the strategic plan, accurately tracking all expenditures and reporting variances promptly.
• Preparing annual projects budget and submitting to marketing manager and president in timely manner
• Communicating budget variances as needed.
• Using bureau resources to obtain maximum efficiency and ensuring the best return on our investment

Contributes to the team effort by proactively adopting the value of mutual respect focusing on team collaboration necessary for success of the organization by:
• Participating in board meetings as deemed necessary by President
• Participating in monthly staff meetings
• Preparing committee reports for board meeting as appropriate
• Scheduling and participating in regular meetings with Marketing Manager to report progress on goals

Maintains and increases professional and technical knowledge by:
• Attending approved educational workshops and providing a summary of key points to supervisor, reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies and actively pursuing development plans as established with immediate superior.

ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES:
• Contributes to team effort by performing other assigned duties as needed. Maintains cooperative relationship with YCCVB staff by communicating necessary information, responding to requests, building rapport; and participating in problem solving methods.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Degree in Public Relations preferred.
2. Up to 2 years of writing and PR experience in marketing or tourism field preferred.
3. Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal skills
4. Two years experience in the marketing and/or public relations
5. Demonstrated ability to coordinate a high level of activity under a variety of conditions and constraints and meet program deadlines
6. Familiarity with the York hospitality industry is a plus.
7. Tact, courtesy and initiative in handling problems or customer relations.
8. Ability to use office computer software and working knowledge of the internet and tourism web sites
9. Ability to gather and analyze facts, and implement strategy to obtain objectives.
10. Ability to use personal vehicle for travel ; possess a valid PA drivers license and minimum insurance requirements.
11. Ability to use project management skills (organizing, developing, follow through, and timeliness of project deadlines) to achieve goals
12. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members, staff, media and consultants.
13. Ability to initiate and implement effective and creative public relations and promotional plans, ideas and programs.

Interested candidates can send their resume to Danielle.Hoffer@ParenteBeard.com

Running Press Internship

Running Press is seeking interns to participate in part-time, single-semester internships in the editorial department. An editorial intern will function as a part-time editorial assistant to a department of 9 editors.

An intern’s average day involves:
reading and evaluating unsolicited proposals
returning rejected proposal material
researching book information, sales numbers, comparison or competitive titles, and any other general info on the internet or in one of our own databases
phone calls and filing, Xeroxing, faxing, moving boxes, and mailing

Depending on the intern’s skills, s/he may be asked to review a document or typeset pages for errors, continuity, corrections from previous versions, or even light copyediting (again, depending on skills); proofreading is the most common job relating to manuscripts/page proofs.

In order to give the greatest number of students experience with our company, this is not a full-time position. Depending on school schedules, interns are expected to be able to commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week. Unless otherwise discussed, the internship runs the length of one semester and is offered only to current college students.

Interviews for the summer semester will be conducted during the month of April and the dates of the internship are June 1 to August 31. Interviews for the fall semester will be conducted during July and the dates of the internship are September 1 to December 31. Interviews for the spring semester will be conducted during November and the dates of the internship are January 1 to May 31.

In the event of an overwhelming applicant pool for a specific season or semester, we reserve the right to give preference to those students in their junior and senior years.

This is an unpaid internship, and we cannot offer transportation compensation. We are happy to assist the student in receiving course credit for the internship. Please note that an internship with Running Press does not guarantee you a paid position with us in the future.

To apply, please send the following to internships@perseusbooks.com

Current résumé plus a cover letter, stating your availability for the upcoming semester and any relevant special interests. In your cover letter, please discuss your interest in a career in publishing.

A representative writing sample of fewer than 2 pages—an article, a book review, a personal statement, or anything of the sort.

We’re located within walking distance of two of the main Philadelphia regional rail stations (30th Street and Suburban Station), as well as the 30th Street El. SEPTA buses run regularly nearby. We’re a few blocks off Rittenhouse Square, and across the Chestnut Street Bridge from the Penn campus.

50 Best Careers for 2011: US News and World Report

Professional Writing students can look forward to growth in two specific areas, according to US News and World Report:

PR Specialist

Technical Writer

Job Listing: Editorial Assistant

Mashable (New York, New York)
Posted:December 29, 2010
Address:New York, NY 10010O

Blogging Type: Full-time Description:
Mashable is seeking a talented and experienced editorial assistant to join its team in New York. The editorial assistant will be responsible for researching, fact-checking, writing and editing feature stories, as well as keeping track of editorial calendars and assignments.

Requirements/ Qualifications:

- Based in NYC
- 1-2 years of professional editorial experience
- Strong grasp of grammar and AP Style
- Highly organized
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
- Strict attention to detail. Should have experience copy editing
- Knowledge of the technology and social media space
- Hard worker with the commitment to put in extra hours
- Strong familiarity with WordPress (HTML) and social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Benefits: Health insurance
Location: NYC (full-time)
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