Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chronicle of Higher Education internships (Summer 2014)

The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking interns for Summer 2014. More information, including requirements and application process, can be found here.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

United Way of Berks County Internship (Spring 2014)

Overview: United Way of Berks County works closely with our valued partners - nonprofit organizations, businesses, the educational community, labor, and our volunteers and donors - to respond to our community’s immediate and long-term needs and invest our collective resources to achieve measurable and meaningful results. Our work is centered on raising and distributing funds to support a vital network of health and human services, as well as tackling our community’s key issues and working towards solutions in the areas of Education, Health, Income and Safety Net Services. Each year, over 100,000 people in Berks County are helped through the work of the United Way and its partners.
The intern will assist in the development and writing of supportive documents for Ready.Set.Read! initiative that promotes reading proficiency by 3rd Grade.

According to the new 2012 PSSA data, 25% of Berks County 3rd graders are not reading proficiently and according to national statistics, children who are struggling to read by the end of third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. If they also live in poverty, they are 13 times more likely to drop out. These children represent urban, suburban and rural areas of the county. As the anchor organization for this important community initiative, United Way is mobilizing organizations, businesses and individuals to significantly and measurably move the needle on the number of Berks County children who are successful readers by the end of third grade. Key strategies for this initiative include one-on-one volunteer tutoring for struggling readers and other services and support for parents and children to increase literacy skills.

  • Create and implement components of the initiative communication plan (i.e., mailings, flyers)
  • Assist with creating and updating content for website
  • Assist with writing and developing promotional and marketing materials (i.e., newsletter, volunteer recruitment resources)
  • Standardize training materials
  • Promote initiative using social media
  • Additional activities as required for initiative implementation 

  • Current Junior or Senior
  • Strong writing, verbal and communication skill
  • Solid computer literacy and understanding of social media
  • Ability to work in a team environment 

Questions can be directed to Darby Wiekrykas, Volunteer Engagement Program Manager, DarbyW[at]uwberks[dot]org or 610-685-4574.

This internship is being funded by the Community Internship Program sponsored by Air Products.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Raging Chicken Press Internships (Spring/Summer 2014)

Raging Chicken Press, a progressive, activist-oriented media site based in Kutztown, PA, seeks interns for Spring and Summer 2014.

Established in 2011, Raging Chicken Press covers labor, public education, natural gas drilling, public policy, and a range of regional and national issues. They currently receive about 15,000 page views/month with a high of 31,000 in June 2013. Raging Chicken Press is committed to investigative journalism and critical reporting that is relevant and useful to progressives and citizen activists.

Raging Chicken Press (RCPress) seeks 1-2 part-time interns (20 hours/week) for Spring 2014 and
Summer 2014. Primary responsibilities will include:
  • Writing/Reporting/Designing: Intern will take the lead in pitching, researching, and writing/designing at least two (2) submissions (1000 – 2500 words) for publication in RCPress. Submissions must be relevant and useful to their mission and to their readers.
  • Rick Smith Files Editor: The Rick Smith Show is a labor-oriented radio program based out of Harrisburg, PA. RCPress has a close relationship with the show and publishes a series called “The Rick Smith Files” that features interviews and segments from the show. Intern will assist in choosing interviews to feature on RCPress, coordinate with Rick Smith Show producer, transcribe featured interviews, and design layout for posts.
  • Social Media: RCPress has a very strong social media presence. Interns will help maintain their social media presence using tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google + and Pinterest.
  • Monthly Coordinating Meetings: Intern(s) will participate in monthly coordinating meetings.Meetings are held on-line via Google Hangouts.
This is an UNPAID internship. Academic credit may be available depending upon the school or
institution in which the intern is enrolled.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to progressive politics and activism. A strong
applicant will have a track record of progressive/activist involvement. Applicants should have solid writing skills and/or experience with video/audio production. Applicants need to be able to work independently and communicate regularly via email, messaging, phone, and video chats. Familiarity with Google tools such as docs and Google+ hangouts a plus. Preference will be given to Pennsylvania students currently in their junior or senior year of college.

Letters of interest should be sent to Kevin Mahoney, Editor of Raging Chicken Press, at
ragingchickenpress[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line "Internship Application." Letters should include a brief discussion of background in progressive/activist politics and a writing/video/audio sample. Applicants should become familiar with the site before submitting materials.
  • Spring 2014 Deadline: Materials should be received by November 15, 2013.
  • Summer 2014 Deadline: Materials should be received by April 4, 2014

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Philebrity Internships (Fall 2013)

Philebrity is currently seeking some scrappy young college kids — or unemployed burnouts who are trying to rebuild their lives — for what is quite possibly the world’s most adventurous internship.

Philebrity interns frequently scale rocky mountainsides, make bombs out of sugar and a pocketknife and spearfish in the lower registers of the world wide web. Here’s the type we’re looking for:
  • those with a concentration/interest in publishing, new media and music
  • those unafraid of writing and organizing information
  • those with an interest in marketing and events
  • those who know what a Photoshop is
  • those who have their own senses of style and taste
  • those who like to go to stuff for free
If you meet any combination or all of these criteria, we would like to talk with you, and soon. Send your resume and writing samples to our email address: tips[at]philebrity[dot]com with “INTERN ME!” in the subject header. Snappiest cover letter gets the worm.


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Philadelphia City Paper Editorial Internships (Fall 2013)

The Philadelphia City Paper is seeking motivated and sharp edit-side interns specializing in news, arts & entertainment, and food writing.

More information about and application for this valuable opportunity can be found here.

PPL Internships (Fall 2013)

PPL Corporation has two communications/writing internships available in Fall 2013, in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The internships can be done on a part-time basis with flexible work schedules around student class schedules. Students have to be enrolled full-time and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Students can apply here to Business/Customer Communications (Job ID # 20130478) and/or Corporate Communications (Job ID # 20130440).

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Historic Joanna Furnace Internship (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014)

Historic Joanna Furnace is seeking Professional Writing interns for Fall 2013, Spring 2014, or Summer 2014.

Historic Joanna Furnace is an active restored 18th and 19th century charcoal iron furnace with an educational program which serves Berks, Chester, and Lancaster Counties. It is located nine miles south of Reading on PA Rte 10.

For more information about the internship program, or to request an internship application packet, contact Mr. Ron Schlegel, Coordinator of Education, at 717-333-6086 or education[at]haycreek[dot]org.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Berks-Mont Newspapers Internships (Summer/Fall 2013)

Berks-Mont Newspapers is looking for interns for Summer and Fall 2013.

Kutztown students who have the writing experience and skills that the Professional Writing program provides and are passionate about their craft are most welcome.

Any interested students can send a resume and writing samples to managing editor and Kutztown Area Patriot editor Lisa Mitchell at lmitchell[at]

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

GLBTQ Resource Center Internship (Fall 2013)

The Kutztown University GLBTQ Resource Center is seeking a creative, compassionate, and detail-oriented individual to serve as a writing intern for the Fall 2013 semester. The writing intern will be responsible for generating content for the Daily Brief and Bear Essentials newsletters, designing and creating event posters, editing and proofreading copy, and writing other miscellaneous documents, including letters and press releases. The intern will also work closely with Allies and other center employees, as well as serve as a resource to center visitors.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Grace Hill at hill[at]kutztown[dot]edu. For more information about the GLBTQ Resource Center, visit their website.

GLBTQ Resource Center Mission

Established February 3, 2005, KU’s GLBTQ Resource Center seeks to be the regional center for resources which create and support environments whereby the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, inter-sex and questioning students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni have access, inclusion, recognition, equality and respect in all facets of higher education.

1.) Provide a safe network and to advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning (GLBTQ) and Allies who are students, staff or faculty of Kutztown University.

2.) Educate students, staff and faculty of Kutztown University about discrimination and the oppression of GLBTQ individuals.

3.) Increase awareness and acceptance of GLBTQ persons and issues and to create and insure cooperation and unity among the Kutztown University community.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Philadelphia City Paper Internships (Summer 2013)

The Philadelphia City Paper is searching for interns for Summer 2013. The application and information can be found here.

Women's Center Internship (Fall 2013)

The Kutztown University Women’s Center seeks a creative, understanding, and detail-oriented individual to serve as a writing intern for Fall 2013. The writer will be involved in designing and writing the campus Potty Papers, posters, advertisements, and various administrative duties, as well as editing and proofreading copy. Familiarity with Adobe InDesign is encouraged but not required. The writing intern will also support all programs and serve as a resource to visitors of the center.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Grace Hill at hill[at]kutztown[dot]edu. For more information about the Women’s Center, visit their website or stop by Old Main 126.

Women’s Center Mission Statement

The Kutztown University Women's Center is part of Kutztown University Academic & Student Affairs and works with KU Health and Wellness Services, University Counseling and Psychological Services, the PASSHE Women's Consortium, the Women's & Gender Studies Minor program and the Commission on the Status of Women to plan programming related to women's and gender issues.

The Center's staff attempts to increase awareness of gender concerns within the Kutztown University community. It organizes residence hall programs, candlelight vigils, flyers, speakers and panel discussions.

The Women's Center works with community and national organizations and interacts with other university Women's Centers. The Center has a library of books, periodicals and videos available to the public.

Phone calls and visits from individuals seeking advice, information, or direction are handled in an understanding and confidential manner. Referrals are made to university and community agencies.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

KU University Relations Web Writing Internship (Summer 2013)

Kutztown University's Office of University Relations seeks a web content writer for Summer 2013. The writer will be heavily involved in the university's website redesign effort, working with the University Relations web team to update and rewrite existing content, and create, edit, and proofread new content. 

Student candidates must have strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills. Experience in writing web copy and blogging preferred, but not required. To apply, email leiboff[at]kutztown[dot]edu and provide resume, references, and writing samples.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rohrbach Library Internship (Fall 2013)

An intern is wanted for the Fall 2013 semester at Rohrbach Library.

For more information, contact Karen Wanamaker, Librarian, at (610) 683-4709.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Planned Parenthood Internship (Summer 2013)

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for summer internships in our New York City and Washington, DC offices.

The PPFA Internship Experience (What Will I Learn?): 

During this ten week program, interns will:
  • Assist PPFA staff with both day-to-day activities and special projects.
  • Become familiar with Planned Parenthood’s work, goals and projects through weekly lunch
  • presentations and special events with staff.
  • Participate in a professional mentoring program with staff.
  • Participate in job fair and other networking opportunities. 

Program Dates (How Many Weeks is the Program?): 

June 3 – August 9, 2013

(Interns may work with managers to determine exact start/end dates and work schedule based on school or position requirements.)

Internship Positions:

New York, NY
Accreditation & Evaluation: Affiliate Communications
Accreditation & Evaluation: Center for Affiliated Learning
Affiliate Services: Business Operations, Finance
Affiliate Services: Business Operations, Resource Management
Communications: Creative & Editorial Services
Communications: Media Relations
Development: Direct Response Systems
Development: Major Gifts
Development: President’s Circle
Education: Chat/Text Program Analysis*
Education: Health Content Writer*
Finance: Accounts Receivable
Finance: General Ledger
Global: Communications & Advocacy
Global: Monitoring & Evaluation*
Information Services: Digital Health Content
Medical Affairs: Clinical Quality Improvement*
Medical Affairs: Database Management
Medical Affairs: Research Team*
Medical Services
Office of Arts & Entertainment Engagement
Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Office of the President

Washington, D.C.
Communications: Media Relations
Development: Online Fundraising
Public Policy: Digital Advocacy
Public Policy: Global Advocacy
Public Policy: Government Relations
Public Policy: Organizing & Electoral Campaigns
Public Policy: Organizing & Electoral Campaigns
Public Policy: Organizing Data Team
Public Policy: Political Affairs
Public Policy: Strategic Partnerships
Public Policy: Youth Organizing

* Positions marked with an asterisk are designated for Master’s Degree candidates

What is the application process, deadlines and notification dates?

To be considered, candidates must apply online via the internships postings on

Candidates are required to attach a current resume, a cover letter stating reason for interest in the position, and a letter of recommendation from a professional, academic, or personal reference.

Applicants should be current college or university students or should have completed studies within the last six months.

Note: Please determine which positions best suit you and apply only to those. Please do not apply to more than two internship positions. If PPFA staff determines that additional or different positions might be a better fit for a candidate, we will notify the candidate directly.

Deadline: Applications for these positions will be accepted through March 15, 2013.
Notification: Internship offers will be determined on/before April 12, 2013.

Compensation and/or School Credit Options?
  • All internships listed here will be paid at a minimum rate of $12/hour or can be completed in conjunction with a school credit program.
  • Please note: we are unable to offer compensation for housing or travel costs related to participation in the program. 

Additional Questions?
  • Questions about the program or application process can be directed to internships[at]ppfa[dot]org.
  • Due to the volume of applicants, we cannot accept applications by e-mail, fax or mail.
  • All applicants will be reviewed by staff and selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Please do not call our offices to ask about your application status.


For nearly a century, Planned Parenthood has fought for a world where every woman has immediate and unfettered access to the basic reproductive care and knowledge that is her human right. With its 73 affiliates managing nearly 800 health centers nationwide, Planned Parenthood provides family planning and reproductive health care services, education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people each year. Now, as the leading reproductive rights advocate, health care provider, and sex educator for women, Planned Parenthood looks to its next 100 years. After examining the major trends impacting the organization, the federation came together to create a vision for the future that is embodied by the goals of its new five year strategic plan: becoming the go-to source for sexuality education and sexual health information and care for young women and men, and helping to create the healthiest generation ever.

Today, Planned Parenthood is more relevant than ever. It is uniquely positioned to address the challenges of an increasingly complex healthcare landscape and seize upon opportunities to strengthen its engagement and outreach to diverse stakeholders afforded by evolving attitudes toward sexuality among a new generation of civic minded youths, shifts in racial and socio-economic demographics, and the adoption of technology to improve healthcare quality, outreach and education. To achieve its strategic objectives, Planned Parenthood has identified three pillars of organizational commitment which include: fostering a culture that embraces change; refreshing the Planned Parenthood brand and speaking with one voice; and securing a long-term sustainable base of philanthropic funding.

This is an exciting time to intern at a well-respected, dynamic and transformational organization, which will rely on the strength of its people to attain its ambitious goals.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an equal employment opportunity employer and is
committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. PPFA does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. PPFA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

Friday, February 15, 2013

KU Professional Writing Program: Internship (Fall 2013)

The Kutztown University Professional Writing Program is looking for a part-time social media coordinator for the Fall 2013 semester to maintain its online network and extend its brand presence across a variety of social media platforms.

This will be a 6-credit internship. The successful applicant will work a minimum of 20 hours a week and will have experience and expertise in strategic communication and social media. She or he will be able to leverage the program’s existing social media accounts and develop a presence for the KUPW program on additional social media channels.

This internship is unpaid.

  • Create and maintain relevant social media
  • Develop innovative and creative media content across social media platforms
  • Collaborate with Professional Writing faculty to ensure a cohesive social media identity
  • Propose creative strategy in collaboration with site supervisor
  • Set up daily tasks and activity for all social media outlets
  • Keep track of social media trends and competition
  • Develop a file of future social media postings through Hootsuite to ensure a consistent social media presence
  • Deliver weekly reports with statistics and results for each account  

  • Experience with New Media
  • Willingness and ability to make creative suggestions in the interest of KUPW
  • Excellent written communication skills with emphasis on proofreading and grammar
  • Self-starter
  • Organized
  • Punctual, professional, and reliable
  • Passion for strategic communication, public relations, and social media
  • Understanding of the KUPW program
  • Successful completion of WRI 216 (Writing for Public Relations) and/or WRI 321 (Information Design)

To be considered for this position, please send letter of interest, resume, and two writing samples to Dr. Amy O’Brien, aobrien[at]kutztown[dot]edu

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Judicial Campaign: Internship (Spring 2013)

This is a Spring 2013 opportunity to work on media and public relations, particularly social media development, for a judicial campaign in Berks County.

Skills are needed in social media public relations and networking, specifically planning and developing the social media aspects of a campaign, including Facebook and Twitter.

Additional tasks include web writing and/or design, press release writing, event work and other public relations tasks necessary to a judicial campaign.

The judicial candidate, Madelyn Fudeman, a prominent Berks County attorney, is cross-filed as a Republican and Democrat, so this position is not a partisan one. The intern's political affiliation will not be considered. Applicants must contact Dr. Heather Thomas, hthomas[at]kutztown[dot]edu or 610-683-4347.

Dr. Thomas will not serve as faculty supervisor for this internship. Contact Dr. Thomas by Jan. 15.