Tuesday, November 20, 2012

APSCUF: Student Internship (Summer 2012)

Each semester APSCUF (the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties) offers a paid internship in government and public relations for undergraduates attending a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) university. The APSCUF internship is a great opportunity for a student who is interested in government, politics, public affairs, journalism, or communications. APSCUF interns must be professional, self-motivated, and skilled communicators. Recent interns have gone on to jobs in the legislature, lobbying, and the news media.

APSCUF is currently seeking a junior or senior in political science, communications, journalism, or a related field to serve as a government relations/communications intern at the state APSCUF office building in Harrisburg. The student internship must be for academic credit under the supervision of a PASSHE 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-Friday.

Please note: The Summer 2013 internship begins May 20, 2013, and concludes August 16, 2013. Application deadline for the Spring 2013 internship is March 15, 2013.

For more information, including duties and how to apply, click here [MS Word document] to download the internship application. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Saccente, Director of Governmental Relations, at lsaccente[at]apscuf[dot]org or Lauren Gutshall, Director of Communications, at lgutshall[at]apscuf[dot]org.


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Educational Seminars at the Greater Reading Film Festival


Reading, PA – The Berks Arts Council, Greater Reading’s premier arts organization, is pleased to announce four educational seminars to coincide with the 7th Annual Greater Reading Film Festival: An International Film Festival with a Local Vibe. These seminars are open to the public and feature film professionals from around the country.

All seminars will be held on October 27, 2012 at RC Movies 11 and IMAX Theater at 30 N. 2nd Street in Reading.

10:00 AM - Screenwriting: The Art of Adaption - Alan Hines

Most movies start out as short stories, novels, or plays, and in this workshop screenwriter Alan Hines will explore the process of adapting material for a cinematic medium. Through several case studies, Alan will demonstrate the steps he took in turning a novel and a nonfiction book into films.

Alan Hines wrote the screenplay adaptation of his novel, Square Dance, which starred Jane Alexander, Jason Robards, Rob Lowe, and Winona Ryder. Other feature film credits include O'Keefe and Stieglitz, and Save Me, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Hines has written many movies for television, and received a Peabody Award in 2003. Hines teaches screenwriting at Kutztown University.

10:00 AM - Documentary Filmmaking - Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young

Festival Featured Selection filmmakers, Dworkin and Young, will describe their approach to documentary filmmaking and provide seminar attendees with an inside look at the challenges they faced in producing their two Festival films, We Are Not Ghosts, and Shift Change.

Seasoned documentary producers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young have produced a broad range of films on social and environmental issues. Their films have won prestigious awards from CINE, Houston, Media That Matters, Chicago, NW Film and Video, Women in Film/Seattle, Prix Leonardo, International Wildlife Festivals and many others, have been broadcast on PBS.

11:30 AM - Storytelling in the Age of Digital Film - Kevin Hackenberg

As digital filmmaking becomes more accessible to the masses, so too does the demand for video to tell stories. Beyond traditional television and feature films, filmmakers are expanding their audiences to other formats. This seminar will look at short films, teasers and webisodes, and the opportunities for filmmakers to tell their stories to audiences in new ways.

Kevin Hackenberg has been immersed in entertainment and motion pictures for more than a decade, jump-starting his career on films like The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. Recent work includes crafting shots for the film Happy Tears and TV shows like Dinner: Impossible. Hack (as he’s known in some circles) started Get- Kinetic, an independent production company based in Philadelphia, circa 2003. He is Director or Director of Photography for many of the company’s spots and branded content.

11:30 AM - An Actor’s Workshop: Auditioning for Film - Ann Gillette

What are the qualities that separate the actor who books the job over the one who doesn't? This workshop focuses on the "Ten Biggest Mistakes" actors make at television and film auditions. It will also cover "Ten Tricks of Top Bookers," providing insider knowledge to help the aspiring film actor navigate the unpredictable world of the television and film casting process.

Ann Gillette, is considered one of the top film and television acting coaches on the East Coast. She has worked on hundreds of commercials, industrials, and feature films. A "first call" for top managers and agents when they need a client to prepare for major television, film and commercial auditions in NY and LA, her students have become some of the top bookers in our market. Her celebrity clientele, as well as her beginning actors rave about her ability to push them to the next level.

Prices for all seminars are $10 for Adults, $5 for Students with valid student ID. Our Educational Seminars are made possible through the generous support of Hair on the Avenue

The Greater Reading Film Festival, an International Film Festival with a Local Vibe!

The mission of the Berks Arts Council is to cultivate, promote, and support the arts in our community through collaboration, education, and presentation.

The Berks Arts Council presents the Berks Jazz Fest, the Bandshell Concert Series, Greater Reading Film Festival, the Pagoda Awards, the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Re-Granting Program, and provides art exhibition and marketing opportunities for member artists. Visit them at www.berksarts.org.

Contact: Karen Haver (610.898.1930)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Support Meyers and Lane Productions!

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A recent alumni of Kutztown's Professional Writing program who is doing public relations for Meyers and Lane Productions, seeks to raise funds online for a psychological horror film called Wear

You can find out more information about the film and donate via Indiegogo, or you can "Like" them on Facebook.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sonya Renee Reading

Poet and activist Sonya Renee will be reading in MSU 183 (Alumni Auditorium) on Wednesday, October 17, at 3 p.m. Visit her website if you would like to learn more about her.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Pitchfork: Editorial Intern (Fall 2012)

Pitchfork is looking for editorial interns for the Fall 2012 semester.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

NPR: Journalism/Reporting Jobs

Found via NPR Jobs, four great writing jobs at NPR. Background here.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Slate: Internship (Fall 2012)

Slate's New York and D.C. offices are looking for fall interns.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Weddings Year Round: Internship (Fall 2012)

Weddings Year Round is looking for interns for the Fall 2012 semester.

Weddings Year Round is a faith-based company that connects brides with local vendors across South Central Pennsylvania. They strive to make the wedding planning process easier for brides, as well as encourage couples to stay together. Brides may find vendors with help through their resources, including a bridal magazine, online directory, and bridal events.

Their company offers students the opportunity to sharpen their writing skills through a journalism internship. Students will attend local weddings and interact with vendors in the business as they learn more about the process of magazine publishing. This internship is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors and English, Journalism, and Communications majors.

Students will be accepted for the fall program up until Sept 2012. Those interested should email their resumes to kristen.mcfarlane[at]weddingsyearround[dot]com.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Running Press: Publicity / Marketing Assistant

Philadelphia-based publisher Running Press is hiring a Publicity and Marketing Assistant.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Rodale Institute: Communications and Outreach Intern

The Rodale Institute is seeking an intern to assist with event planning and with their communications department.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Kutztown University Small Business Development Center Internship

Kutztown Small Business Development Center (KU SBDC)
Kutztown University Foundation Professional Building
15155 Kutztown Rd.
Kutztown, PA 19530

Basic Skills:
Writing, editing, social media

Advanced Skills:
(While these skills are not required, previous experience is preferred) Experience in social media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Blogger; desktop publishing; web design; brochure design; newsletter writing; newspaper writing; email communication; multilingual communication; teaching social media; and professionalism.

150 or 300 hours may be available, subject to the number of applicants. Fall and Spring internship positions are available, Summer internships will be considered on a case-by-case basis with advisor communication and approval.

This is an unpaid internship.

The intern will be responsible for maintaining the social media outlets for the KU SBDC. The basic outlets are a blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts. The intern will be expected to find or produce content to post; participate in online networking and conversation; and increase the social media contacts of the KU SBDC.

The intern will also write articles for the monthly newsletters; client success stories; press releases; brochures; formal letters, formal reports and correspondence as needed. Editing skills will be used to edit reports; client publications; work by other interns/graduate assistants/staff of the SBDC; previous content and client content.

Due to the position, it may be needed for the intern to travel to another location or take part in meetings with clients of the KU SBDC. Appropriate attire and attitude are required to take part in these opportunities. In addition to managing social media for the KU SBDC, the intern may need to communicate social media skills to clients or to other KU SBDC members.

The office is located on the main street of Kutztown and is visible from the campus, easily within walking distance. On-site parking is available at any time for interns. The KU SBDC has a wide range of opportunities available for interns to work in their own fields of interest and learn from others. Graduate assistants and interns from other majors at Kutztown University also have positions with the SBDC.

The KU SBDC also has the opportunity to allow interns to take part in professional seminars, workshops and opportunities at other locations as they become available.

The KU SBDC works with local small businesses to help them plan for future success. This involves examination of demographics; locating financing; market research; product or service evaluation; selecting a business location and networking with other appropriate business partners.

This is a non-profit organization funded by Kutztown University and the Small Business Association. The KU SBDC is one of 18 different SBDCs throughout the state of Pennsylvania and has other offices in Reading, Exton, Harrisburg and Lancaster.

Contact: Peter Hornberger | hornberg[at]kutztown[dot]edu | (484) 646-4012

Weddings Year Round Internship

Weddings Year Round, a faith based company that has a mission to help small businesses while enriching the lives of young women, has an opening for a freelance journalist / intern position:


Personality: Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and unbiased judgment. A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance. Mature, credible, and comfortable in dealing with large crowds, business owners and one on one assessment. Reliable, tolerant, determined and. empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view. Well presented and businesslike. Must have… being comfortable to travel in South Central Pennsylvania while on assignments and a stickler to details. Strength of character is a must while still being a team player.

Personal Situation: Must be mature and able to show good judgment and not to be influence by others. A reliable vehicle and wardrobe to attend weddings will be critical. The work for the assignments will require nights and weekends along with required deadlines. A clean driving record is required.

Specific Job Skills: Excellent writing skills are a must, as are computer word-processing skills with the ability to motivate. Understand the principles of marketing and advertising through print media and online is critical. Create and execute project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Identifies resources needed and assigned individual responsibilities, manages day-to-day operational aspect of the project which has been assigned and the desire to tell real stories about real events giving them a historical perspective. Appreciates need for consistency within company's branding and marketing mix, especially PR and the Internet. Must maintain a point of view while remaining objective about your assignment and not get personally involved. Each quarter several brides will be selected and one will be your assignment. Her entire wedding which would consist of the following: Venue, Cake, Gown, Photographer, Invitations, etc. will be part of the article in the magazine. Additionally, you would need to attend all of the bride’s big day to be part of a judging panel (more details later) one bride will be featured on the cover of the magazine. The written articles on each bride will be in the magazine.

Computer Skills: Must be adept in use of MS Office 2000 or later, particularly Excel and Word, and ideally Access or similar database to basic level, Internet and email.

Contact Bobbi Hartlove-Fronczek for details: sales[at]weddingsyearround[dot]com

La Torre Communications Internship (Summer 2012)

Looking for a paid internship at one of the top full-service public relations and public affairs firms in Harrisburg? La Torre Communications is seeking a part-time intern to work approximately 20 hours a week during the summer of 2012. Opportunity exists to continue through the fall semester.

Duties include: drafting press releases, op-eds and letters to the editor; pitching stories to the press; managing social media programs; and compiling media reports.

The ideal candidate will be a college junior or senior who is an excellent writer, familiar with media relations, articulate and well-organized.

Journalism, public relations, communications and similar majors are encouraged to apply.

Please no phone calls. Send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Kara Luzik at kara[at]latorrecommunications[dot]com or mail to:

La Torre Communications
Re: Internship
509 N. Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Deadline to apply is April 25.


Philadelphia City Paper Summer 2012 A&E Internship

To be considered for the Philadelphia City Paper’s Summer 2012 A&E internship position, copy this text, fill it out and email it to Josh Middleton, at josh.middleton[at]citypaper[dot]net, by May 2, 2012.

P.S. Early entrants get double-fudge brownie points!

1) Everybody’s got that one insane story they can dine out on; tell us yours in 125-150 words. If you haven’t racked up anything you feel is appropriately epic, just tell us something funny that happened this one time. This is a judgment-free zone.

2) What’s your name? How old are you? Where are you from? What’s the Philly connection? Where do/did you go to school? What is/was your major? What do you love writing about? Do you have any particular areas of expertise? Do you have any video/photography/technical skills we should know about? When you go out, what do you do? Where do you go?

3) Pick one from each list and tell us in 125-150 words why you like or dislike the artist or movie. Be as specific as possible, and there are no right answers — this isn’t about whether your tastes and ours match up, it’s about how well you can express yourself (and entertain us).
  • Artists: Slayer | Nicki Minaj | Man Man | Odd Future | Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes | Whitney Houston | The Dismemberment Plan | Of Montreal
  • Movies: Knocked Up | Sex and the City (either/both) | Annie Hall | Rocky | The Hunger GamesSeven Samurai | Pulp Fiction | Gone with the Wind 
4) Your top 5:
  • Writers you enjoy reading when it comes to music and/or pop-culture criticism
  • Philly restaurants/bars
  • Movies you saw last year
  • Local bands
  • Sad songs of all time
  • Books you read last year
  • Concerts you’ve ever been to
  • Movie villains
  • Non-music events you’ve attended in Philly
  • Philly media sources for arts/culture/music/food
5) What’s your availability weekdays in summer 2012? When are you available to start the internship? How long can you work for us? What are you hoping to get out of this? Feel free to link to your clips, photo galleries, Vimeo accounts, Twitter feeds — whatever you think will help us make up our minds.

Again, send this application back to josh.middleton[at]citypaper[dot]net for consideration.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Internship Opportunity: Used Furniture Review

Used Furniture Review, an online literary magazine founded in November 2010, is seeking an Editorial/Book Review Intern and a Music Intern for Summer 2012.

The Editorial Intern will not only write, but also solicit reviews of literature published by both independent and major presses. The Editorial Intern will facilitate outreach to publishers and authors, and have the opportunity to interview writers on behalf of the site. Candidates should have a broad interest in literature.

The Music Intern will not only solicit, but write features and reviews. The Music Intern will also solicit and conduct interviews with various musicians for use on the site. Candidates should have a broad interest in several genres.

To apply, email usedfurnituresubs[at]gmail[dot]com with a brief cover letter and writing sample.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Internship Opportunity at Catamaran Media

Catamaran Media is a publisher of weekly newspapers, which is distributed to approximately 13 towns throughout Atlantic and Cape May counties in southern New Jersey.

Their current intern is responsible for around four stories per week, re-writing news releases, and has been working on their Community Guide (a phone book-style publication specific to each town in the county.)

Their current intern has enjoyed their experience here, and encourages other interested students to investigate this opportunity.

The publisher's name is Rick Travers; he can be reached at (609) 624-8900 extension 226.

Students looking to mail their cover letter and resume to Mr. Travers can mail them to either 3120 Fire Road, Suite 102B | Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234 or 2087 South Shore Road, 2nd Floor | Seaville, NJ 08230.

Their website is www.shorenewstoday.com.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Internship at CAI

Job Title:

Job Description:
CAI would like someone to write the “History of CAI". The intern’s main focus would be on developing this piece. To do so, they will be interviewing various executives and associates in the company, collecting information and, finally, writing this treatise. Obviously, they will need excellent communication skills – both verbal and written – and be able to present themselves well. In addition, CAI may use them to help with various HR initiatives as time and need allow. CAI is seeking a candidate who can write a story, not necessarily a term paper, and an interest in creating a memoir like this.


Type of Job:

Job Location:
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Posting Date:

Expiration Date:

Job Requirements

Degrees Wanted:
None Required

Required Majors Wanted:
English; Professional Writing

Job Targets Wanted:
Any Job Target

Special Skills Wanted: 
Availability to work 12-20 hours/week, M-F.

Other Job Requirements:
CAI would prefer someone who lives locally who could work during the summer and continue into the fall. Sophomores and juniors are preferred

Company Information

Company Name:
Computer Aid Inc.

Employer Web Site:

Company Description:

CAI is a global IT services firm that is currently managing active engagements with over 100 Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies around the world. Specific CAI offerings include balanced outsourcing solutions, legacy Support, application development , knowledge capture, desktop services, and managed staffing services. Our ability to provide on-time and on-budget results has been critical to our success for over 25 years, and our unique methodologies and tools enable us to provide our clients with real techniques for increasing productivity, profitability, and competitiveness.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Contact Information

Greg Ehrlacher
1390 Ridgeview Dr.
Allentown, PA 18104

Application instructions: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Mr. Greg Ehrlacher.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Intership at Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

A replacement intern is needed for Fall 2012 at Pennsylvanians Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

Visit their website for contact information.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Institute for Humane Studies Internships

Job Title:
IHS Fall Journalism Internship Program

Job Description:
The IHS Journalism Internship Program places talented writers and communicators—who support individual liberty, free markets, and peace—at media companies and non-profit newsrooms. Past interns have worked at 20/20, the The Orange County Register, Reason.TV, Fox News, and many other organizations. Internships occur during the spring, summer, and fall.

A Comprehensive Program:
  •  Eight-week internship at a newspaper, radio station, new media company, or non-profit, investigative newsroom
  • $3,200 stipend and an allowance for travel to internship and program seminar
  • Mentoring and job placement assistance from the program director, a former journalist
  • Journalism seminar featuring journalists and professors, and many networking opportunities
Four tracks: Newspaper/Broadcast/New Media/Investigative

$3,200 stipend

Type of Job:

Job Location:
Arlington, Virginia

Posting Date:

Expiration Date:

Job Requirements

Degrees Wanted:

Required Majors Wanted:
Electronic Media; Professional Writing; Public Relations; Speech Communication

Job Targets Wanted:
Communications - Radio, Television, Digital; Journalism; Journalism - Print

Company Information

Company Name:
Institute for Humane Studies

Employer Web Site:

Company Description:
The IHS Journalism Internship Program places talented writers and communicators—who support individual liberty, free markets, and peace—at media companies and non-profit newsrooms. Past interns have worked at 20/20, the The Orange County Register, Reason.TV, Fox News, and many other organizations. Internships occur during the spring, summer, and fall.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Contact Information

Keri Anderson
3301 N Fairfax Drive
Suite 440
Arlington, VA 22201-4432

Application deadline: July 1

Thursday, February 16, 2012

ProPublica Internships

Reporting Internships

ProPublica are looking for interns to start either this spring or summer. The internships last a minimum of 16 weeks, are full-time and are based in New York. Compensation is $700 per week.

Interns will be part of a team that focuses on writing smart and tough pieces riffing off the news.

Here are examples of the kind of explainers and hard-hitting pieces we do. And here’s an article from Nieman Lab about our approach.

Interns at ProPublica have gone on to work at The New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Center for Public Integrity and the Chicago Tribune.

If you would like to apply, please send an email to internships[at]propublica[dot]org with your resume and a note explaining why you’d be a good fit. Also, include two clips and an explainer-type sample post. It should help guide readers through some accountability topic in the news. Here are a few more examples. (If you’ve already done a piece along these lines feel free to include that.) You should also have prior journalism experience.

Please include your clips as attachments—either Word docs or PDFs. No links please.

Your application will come into the inbox of several staff members, so there is no need to address it to a specific person. And we are reviewing applications immediately.

Research Intern

ProPublica is seeking a research intern to start in January and work until at least June.  The internship is full-time, based in New York and pays $700 a week.  Experience with and enthusiasm for public records research and databases (Nexis, Pacer, Accurint, Factiva, etc) is a plus. The research intern would play a key role supporting the newsroom on both ad hoc requests and long-term projects.

The research intern will work with the Director of Research, reporters and editors.

If you would like to apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Liz Day at liz.day[at]propublica[dot]org.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Jason Schossler Reading

 Award-winning poet, Kutztown alumnus, and author of Mud Cakes (Bona Fide Books, 2011) Jason Schossler will be reading on Wednesday, February 29, at 7:00 p.m., in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium, on Kutztown University's campus.

Reading, discussion, and book signing sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the English Department.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Writing Interns at Second Wind

Second Wind, a Wyomissing-based agency, creates and writes original content specifically for the advertising industry, publishing their content on their website, in their newsletter, and in education materials for their seminars and training classes.

Their team currently consists of a content manager and three writers. In addition to building their stable of full time writers, they are interested in working with new talent and are able to provide valuable hands-on experience for young writers.

Please contact Laurie Mikes, COO, about opportunities for interns.

Second Wind (Facebook)
PO Box 6284
Wyomissing, PA 19610

Friday, February 3, 2012

Screenwriter/director Ben Hickernell and Lebanon, PA screening

Screenwriter/director Ben Hickernell and his film Lebanon, PA

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 
6:30 p.m. | MSU Alumni Auditorium

Michael Moore says, “One of the best American indies of the year. It is very layered, it’s a great story, and any mainstream audience would love it. And yet, there are some plot-twists in the film that you haven’t seen in an American feature film... It’s not an experimental film, it’s not a politically charged film or whatever; it’s a nice story, but within the story, he does a couple of subversive things that you just sit there and you go wow … wow, I haven’t seen that in a film, that’s something. So good on him.”

Stephen Holden (The New York Times): “Lebanon, Pa. retells the old story of the city mouse and the country mouse while meticulously applying it to America’s simmering culture wars … Rachel Kitson, who plays CJ, the mouthy, forthright teenager at the center of the storm, illuminates a movie that is otherwise so studiously balanced an examination of teenage pregnancy that it deserves a medal for evenhandedness … a tidy little indie with steady acting… the performances of Ms. Kitson and Ms. Hurt give it spritzes of energy… it is the latest in a line of small perfect performances in which Ms. Hurt brings a whole complicated person to life.” 

Mark Bell (Film Threat): “An exceptional film … engaging and poignant … a beautiful film with powerful characters and a story you can really connect with … This is the complexity of life; these things actually happen.”


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Writing Opportunities at The Valley Voice

The Valley Voice, a general circulation, weekly newspaper covering Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township, is always seeking freelance writers or interns. Stipend available. Some writing experience preferred, but will train in one-to-one weekly newspaper office setting.

For details, contact editor Paul Bealer at 610-838-2066 or email valleyvoice[at]verizon[dot]net. (If emailing, please include resume and two clips/writing samples of work.)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Spring 2012 Important Dates

Senior Comprehensive Exam Information Session
Friday, January 27 | 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. | LY 212
Attendance is mandatory for all students who plan to take the Senior Comprehensive Exam in spring 2012; sample questions will be distributed.

Internship Meeting I
Tuesday, February 14 | 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. | AF 102
The meeting is mandatory for Professional Writing students planning to complete the Internship during Summer or Fall 2012, and is open to all Professional Writing students who are interested in learning about this important component of the Professional Writing Program.

Senior Comprehensive Exam
Friday, March 2 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | DF 29
Students who intend to complete the Professional Writing Program must pass the comprehensive exam in order to graduate. (Snow date: March 9, at same time and same location)

Block Advisement (New General Education Grid Sheet)
(For students who declared their major after Fall 2011)
Tuesday, March 20 | 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. | AF 102

This meeting is mandatory for all Professional Writing students who plan to take classes in Summer or Fall 2012.

Block Advisement (Old General Education Grid Sheet)
(For students who declared their major before Fall 2011)
Tuesday, March 27 | 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. | AF 102

This meeting is mandatory for all Professional Writing students who plan to take classes in Summer or Fall 2012.

Professional Writing Alumni Panel
Thursday, March 29 | 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. | AF 102

Professional Writing graduates discuss the program, internship experience, job searches, and  professional work environment.

Internship Meeting II
Tuesday, April 10 | 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. | AF 102
The meeting is mandatory for Professional Writing students planning to complete the Internship during Summer or Fall 2012, and is open to all Professional Writing students who are interested in learning about this important component of the Professional Writing Program.

Senior Internship Presentations
Thursday, April 26 & Thursday, May 3 | 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. | AF 102
Senior Professional Writing students discuss their internships.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stage of Life Internship (Summer / Fall 2012)

StageofLife.com is a York-based start-up company that has been featured on Time.com, FoxBusiness.com, The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch and other media outlets.

The various components Stage of Life interns will be assigned are robust and meaningful tasks relating to:
  • Public relations (the firm has an account with Marketwire which interns will get to experience)
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Guerrilla and viral marketing
  • Research
  • Education curriculum development for our blogging lesson plans
  • Social networking strategies
  • Search engine optimization
  • Proof checking and editing
  • Blogger and writer outreach
  • Content generation and editorial/writing features for StageofLife.com.
  • Email marketing
  • Creative Writing

Stage of Life also services corporate clients in a consulting capacity so interns will have access to working directly with the CEO on existing clients ranging from a NYSE-traded bank, a national non-profit, a national airline account, and other leads in the business development pipeline.

The position reports directly to the PR/Marketing Coordinator of the company.  Projects will be intensive and hands-on, and in many cases ...very creative.

Preferred Majors: English, Business, Marketing, Professional Writing

Interns should possess:
  • independent thinking
  • the desire to learn
  • ability to brainstorm/make proactive suggestions based on projects assigned
  • ability to take constructive criticism as part of the position's learning experience.
  • the desire to make a real difference with a start-up company.

Required: A personal laptop computer with wireless connectivity to bring and use for the position.

Positions are unpaid; however, CEO/Founder will work with intern on any paperwork needed to apply for course credit for the position.  The work environment is relaxed and non-traditional as it takes place in the remodeled attic office loft of a 1905 brick home complete with sky lights and a work space specifically set up for interns.  Please note - the office does has a dog (a Pug) and a cat.  

Hours are flexible as long as a schedule is determined/maintained between intern and the CEO. The internship, can also take place virtually as "in-person" meetings can be scheduled.

If you're looking for an exciting, hands-on, and completely creative internship with a start-up company (check out the "About" page), then we look forward to hearing from you.

Eric Thiegs, CEO
Stage of Life LLC