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.