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

Salary:
$3,200 stipend

Type of Job:
Internship

Job Location:
Arlington, Virginia

Posting Date:
02/21/2012

Expiration Date:
07/01/2012

Job Requirements

Degrees Wanted:
None

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:
http://www.TheIHS.org

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:
Yes

Contact Information

Keri Anderson
3301 N Fairfax Drive
Suite 440
Arlington, VA 22201-4432
journalism[at]TheIHS[dot]org

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
610-374-9093

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.