Monday, March 21, 2016

Writing Wrongs 2016: Call For Participants (Fall 2016)

Applications are now open for Writing Wrongs 2016. 

Writing Wrongs will take place over Labor Day weekend 2016 (September 3-5), when a group of students will visit Easy Does It, Inc., a drug and alcohol treatment facility with locations in Reading and Leesport, PA.  Lodging and meals will be provided.

Students will visit the treatment center each day during specified times to talk to residents. They may also talk to staff and gather information about what their duties. Students may attend 12-Step meetings and hear from community and political leaders about this epidemic of unprecedented proportions.

Through their participation, students will also be providing community service to Easy Does It by producing a professional publication that highlights the facility and its importance in the community.

Students participating will have the opportunity to:
  • participate actively in journalism and other fields outside of the school environment
  • address a prominent issue in society
  • produce print and news clips and photography for portfolios
By the end of the weekend, students will produce both a print and online version of a newspaper that sheds light on the issue of addiction in Reading through the stories of the residents and staff. A portion of the print newspapers become the property of Easy Does It for distribution to potential donors or other informational purposes. The remaining newspapers will be used as a tool to promote awareness and advocate for change.


The online version, while containing the same articles, will also feature video clips and breakout articles. This edition, of course, has unlimited reach.



Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a college or university in Fall 2016 may apply. Students studying 

  • writing / editing / journalism
  • graphic design
  • photography
  • electronic and digital media / news / videography
may be especially interested, although any student with talent in the required areas may apply. This year there are opportunities for social media managers.


A minimum of 12 student applicants (and 6 faculty mentors) are needed for this event. For more info and to apply, visit www.seektruthandreportit.com or contact seekreporttruth[at]gmail.com. The deadline for initial applications is May 1.

To see the work of Writing Wrongs 2015, visit www.writingwrongs2015.com.

Monday, March 7, 2016

APSCUF Government Public Relations / Communications Intern (Fall 2016 / Spring 2017)

APSCUF (Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties), representing more than 6,000 faculty and coaches at Pennsylvania's 14 publicly owned schools, is seeking a junior or senior majoring in political science, communications, journalism, or a related field to serve as a government relations/communications intern at the state APSCUF office building at 319 N. Front St. in Harrisburg.

The APSCUF internship is a great opportunity for a student interested in government, politics, public affairs, journalism, or communications. APSCUF interns must be professional, self-motivated, and skilled communicators. Our recent interns have gone on to jobs in the legislature, lobbying, and the news media.

The student internship must be for academic credit un
der the supervision of a PASSHE (Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education) 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 through Friday.

Note:
  • The Summer 2016 internship begins May 30, 2016, and concludes Aug. 12, 2016. The application deadline for the Summer 2016 internship was Feb. 19, 2016.
  • The Fall 2016 internship begins Aug. 29, 2016, and concludes Dec. 9, 2016. The application deadline for the Fall 2016 internship has been extended to Friday, March 25.
  • The Spring 2017 internship begins Jan. 23, 2017, and concludes May 5, 2017. The application deadline for the Spring 2017 internship is Nov. 7, 2016.
For more information, including duties and how to apply, click here to download the internship application. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Hillman, associate director of government relations, or Kathryn Morton, associate director of communications.