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Three Internship Opportunities, The Borgen Project, Work From Home

Posted on: August 3rd, 2014 by elwalke1
WRITER INTERNSHIP
This is a 12-week, part-time internship. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and pick their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines. Articles submitted will appear on BORGEN Magazine or The Borgen Project Blog.
- Write 4 articles per week.
- Research topics.
- Assist with advocacy efforts.
- Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
- Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.
Qualifications: Strong research and writing skills. Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines with very little supervision. Experience writing SEO friendly content is helpful, but not required.
To Apply: Email your resume and 2 writing samples to hr@borgenproject.org with “Writer Intern” in the subject line.
 
JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP
This is a 12-week, part-time internship. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and set their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines. Articles submitted will appear on BORGEN Magazine or The Borgen Project Blog.
- Interview sources and research topics in-depth.
- Write 3 well-researched articles per week.
- Communicate with editors and supervisors.
- Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
- Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.
Qualifications: Strong journalism writing skills. Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines with very little supervision. Experience writing for newspapers is helpful, but not required.
To Apply: Email your resume and 2 writing samples to hr@borgenproject.org with “Journalism Internship” in the subject line.
 
EDITOR INTERNSHIP
Edit for BORGEN Magazine and The Borgen Project Blog. The Editor is responsible for reviewing and editing articles submitted by The Borgen Project’s national team of writers. The internship is 260 hours and can be completed part-time or full-time. The position is done from home, but follows a set schedule. A minimum of 15 hours per week and weekend shifts are available for those who prefer it.
- Edit and format articles submitted by national writers.
- Work with writers to improve their articles.
- Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
- Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.
Qualifications: Must have great editing skills. Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines with very little supervision. Experience writing SEO friendly content is helpful, but not required.
To Apply: Email your resume and 2 writing samples to hr@borgenproject.org with “Editor Intern” in the subject line.

Fall PR/Social Media Internship, STYLE Advertising, Birmingham, Ala.

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by elwalke1

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY 

Located in Birmingham, Ala., STYLE Advertising is pleased to announce the availability of fall internship positions in the public relations and social media department. Founded in 1970, STYLE Advertising is a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm and remains the oldest agency in Alabama still operating under the same name for more than 40 years. Internship positions are from August 2014 until December 2014.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 Assist agency public relations director, public relations coordinators and other staff in day-to-day tasks for clients

 Draft and distribute press releases

 Participate in client and staff meetings

 Contribute public relations and social media ideas for new business proposals and plans

 Update and maintain agency and client social media channels

 Perform clerical and administrative duties

 Compile and maintain media contact lists

 Write and edit copy for newsletters, blogs and brochures

 Coordinate with media as assigned, in development of appropriate news stories

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 Recent graduate or current student of a public relations, marketing or communications program

 Possess interest in public relations and social media

 Knowledge of AP style

 Experienced with social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and be able to understand the role each can play in a business’ marketing strategy

 Knowledge of Hootsuite a plus

 An innovative self-starter with problem-solving skills, creativity, ambition and a strong work ethic

 Possess a high degree of professionalism

 Ability to execute multifaceted tasks

 Ability to exercise independent judgment and strong attention to detail

 Have exceptional written and verbal communication skills

 Live in or near the Birmingham area and have own form of transportation

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to kirsten@styleadvertising.com or call Kirsten Ebert at (205) 503-5929.

Fall Marketing Internship, ‘stache media

Posted on: July 8th, 2014 by elwalke1

Fall 2014

Sept. 2 – Dec. 12, 2014

We are looking for college interns to be part of ‘stache media’s Lifestyle Marketing program known as ‘stache lifestyle reps. Interns will help develop marketing plans tailored for their community using grassroots promotion. Our structured internship program is designed to be an interactive and educational marketing experience.

Responsibilities as a ‘stache lifestyle rep will include, but are not limited to:

·         Learning about and participating in marketing campaigns to create awareness for artists

·         Attending regularly scheduled conference calls to learn marketing techniques/trends and about the music industry

·         Developing online marketing strategies through social media

·         Attending and recapping concert events

·         Developing reports of marketing efforts

‘stache lifestyle reps dedicate 12-18 hours a week to this internship.

To learn more & apply, please visit: http://www.stachemedia.com/lifestyle

We run our internship 3 times per year; fall, spring, and summer semesters

QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university

·         This is an unpaid internship. Candidates must be eligible to receive college credit for an internship

·         Display strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Focused, hard working, reliable and dedicated

·         Ability to work independently, follow direction from supervisors, and meet deadlines

·         Passion for music, marketing, communications, and social media

·         Prior street team or street marketing experience is a plus

·         Outgoing personality

·         Offer creative insight to projects, demonstrate ingenuity and an eagerness to learn

·         Possess excellent computer skills and strong organizational skills.

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

‘stache media is a full service marketing agency specialized in music. ‘stache media launched in 2009 as a stand-alone agency operating out of the NYC headquarters of RED Distribution, an award-winning division of Sony Music Entertainment. ‘stache media provides services in online marketing & publicity, college lifestyle marketing, advertising, social media & consumer research, brand & partnership marketing, radio, video promotion and creative production. ‘stache media has served a multitude of artists within the RED and Sony Music Entertainment fold.

RED & ‘stache media label partners include: Broken Bow Records, Communion, Red Bull Records, Downtown Records, Ultra Records, Equal Vision Records, Fader Label, Fearless Records, Reach Records, Last Gang Records, Eleven Seven Music, Century Media, Fat Possum, Arts & Crafts, Big Picnic, Loud & Proud Records, Descendant Records, Megaforce Records, Metal Blade Records, MOM + POP, Nacional Records, Razor & Tie, Thirty Tigers,  Victory Records.

Brand partners include: Onkyo, Sony Electronics, C3 Presents, Red Bull, Vita Coco and more.

Recent RED and ‘stache media releases include:  AWOLNATION, Ingrid Michaelson, Dirty Heads, Rebelution, Steve Aoki, Lecrae, Trampled By Turtles, Nick Cannon, Chase Rice, Jason Aldean, Anberlin, Bear Hands, Lucius, Sleigh Bells, Kaskade, Mack Wilds, St Paul & The Broken Bones, Joe, Joey Bada$$, The Lone Bellow, For Today, Kevin Drew, Pixies, Dustin Lynch, Elliphant

 

Writer Internship, Lee County School District

Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by elwalke1

The Lee County School District is seeking an intern to write articles for and about the district.

Contact:

Shey Edwards – MSIS/Public Relations
Lee County School District
1280 College View Drive
Tupelo MS 38804
662-841-9144
662-871-7842

Multiple Internship Opportunities, State of Mississippi

Posted on: June 9th, 2014 by elwalke1

On behalf of the Mississippi State Personnel Board, we would like to inform your University of internship opportunities with the State of Mississippi.

Currently there are five (5) internship opportunities available:

·        Mississippi Educational Authority is offering two internship opportunities.  These internships are Digital Media and Production Interns. These internships are a great opportunity for students majoring in Business Administration, Advertising, Digital Media and Communications.

·        Mississippi State Personnel Board is offering an internship opportunity. The internship is a great opportunity for students majoring in Business, Law, Public Policy and Communications.

·        Mississippi Contractors Board is offering an internship opportunity. The internship is a great opportunity for students majoring in Business, Law, Public Policy and Communications.

·        Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is offering an internship. The internship is a great opportunity for students who are looking to work throughout their college career on a part time or seasonal basis.

·        Interested candidates for these internship opportunities should be well organized and able to devote ample amounts of time working with the program. Qualified candidates should possess good organizational skills.

Please visit the MSPB website www.mspb.ms.gov for closing dates.

In order for students to be eligible for the aforementioned internships, here are the following requirements:

    • Verification from an accredited college or university showing proof of current enrollment as a full-time student.
    • Verification from an accredited college or university showing proof of GPA as 2.0 or higher and completion of thirty (30) hours of coursework.
    • Students also must meet any additional criteria their school requires for participation in our program. This may include G.P.A., grade level, and number of credit hours earned.
    • International students:  To be eligible for this program, you must be currently enrolled in a college/university in the United States and possess unrestricted U.S. work authorization. Typically, this means international students must be studying on an F-1 or J-1 visa. Contact your international student advisor if you have any questions regarding your eligibility. Reminder: Should an invitation be extended to you, you will be required to submit verification of your legal right to work in the United States at the time of your arrival.

The Mississippi State Personnel Board anticipates additional internships being offered from other state agencies; we recommend students watch the MSPB website for other internship opportunities in the future.

Students may apply for the internships on the Mississippi State Personnel Boards website at www.mspb.ms.gov – the student should click on “job seekers” and select “student internship program” under Job Openings.

If students have any questions or concerns navigating the website, they may contact the Mississippi State Personnel Board at (601) 359-1406.

Media Production Services Intern, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by elwalke1

LINK - http://www.internmatch.com/internships/st-jude-childrens-research-hospital–30/academic-intern?i=0&location=169698&page=2&s=0.2102068

Academic Intern – Media Production Services / Summer 2014

Position ID
2014-9184
# Positions
1
Position Code
INT-COMM
Employment Status
Intern
FLSA Status
Unspecified
Location
US-TN-Memphis
Category
Marketing
Posted Date
4/8/2014
Job Purpose:
Responsible for providing support through an internship to ALSAC’s marketing and fundraising efforts. Under supervision of the Manager, Media Production Services the Intern, Media Production Services provides technical and creative support for the production of ALSAC video projects.
Requirements:
Requires a degree of judgment; ability to speak and write clearly and concisely for internal and external relationships. Requires good oral and written communication skills, knowledge of basic production practices and techniques. Working knowledge of non-linear editing systems, creative software applications and Microsoft Office applications preferred. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university, as a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student (in good standing) and have a major in broadcast or video production, journalism, or communications, and be at least 18 years of age.

Marketing Internship, Atlanta

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by elwalke1

Atcore Systems is looking for a media savvy marketing intern. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in content and social media marketing. They will have a strategic focus on writing, editing, and learning automation practices.Must be highly creative, motivated, and reliable.

This is a paid internship.

LINK - http://www.internmatch.com/internships/atcore-systems/marketing-intern?i=3&location=172813&s=0.27250302

Skills/Duties:
Write and edit website content, marketing campaigns, blog posts
Assist with posting and monitoring social media sites
Help create sales and marketing content
Assist with marketing campaigns, from start to finish
Help build brand awareness and acquire leads
Marketing research/analysis/reporting

Qualifications:
Pursuing a Marketing, Journalism, Communications, or related bachelor’s degree
Strong creative and technical writing skills
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
Strong social media skills
Eager to learn marketing software and tools
Must be able to work in the Buckhead area

Who we are:
Located in the heart of Buckhead, at One Alliance Center, Atcore Systems is searching for an impressive Sales Assistant to join our creative, fast-paced and exciting team. If you enjoy the entrepreneurial spirit and like working in a strong tech savvy environment then there is no better place than Atcore Systems!

To be considered for this position, the successful candidate MUST enjoy being challenged, utilizing their exceptional skills and knowledge on a daily basis, working in a results-oriented work environment, and working with some super-smart, fun people.

If you think you’re the right fit, send your resume with subject line Marketing Intern.

Marketing Communications Internship, Nashville — Year round

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by elwalke1

LINK – http://www.internships.com/business/Marketing-Communications-Business-Administration-Assistant-I9352055

This is a paid internship.

Description
Marketing Communications / Business Administration Assistant

PURPOSE: Marketing, communication & administration for our company – Paid Training – Travel Opportunities -Management for those that qualify

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:
-Implementation of marketing plans, including product positioning, campaign strategies, and market strategy insights.
-Discovery of strategic business opportunities through cross function collaboration with sales, HR, etc.
-Marketing opportunity for revenue
-Provide product/service support in order to establish proper channels of information and communication.
-Responsible for branding, advertising, trade shows, company events and promotional collateral
-Work with management on projects dealing with media relations, business communications, success stories

CORE COMPETENCIES:
These are personal traits that will best help the associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Stress Tolerance – Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Integrity – Job requires being honest and ethical.
Initiative – Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Leadership – Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
Achievement/Effort – Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
Dependability – Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Social Orientation – Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
Attention to Detail – Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Cooperation – Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Candidate must be very articulate, have a sense of humor, easygoing, but very disciplined. We need a culture fit!

Requirements

-Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Communications, Advertising or Journalism
-Minimum (0) zero to (5) five years of relevant experience in marketing management with proven success, however we offer paid training
-Must have wide range of experience and understanding of the marketing including product positioning, pricing, promotions, market research, sales and distribution.
-Should be a proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently. Need strong ability to set priorities, solve problems, and be resourceful under pressure.
-Experience working with agency/client partners, exhibiting the ability to generate maximum return through effective marketing strategies and direction.

MDOT PR Internships, starting May 2014

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by elwalke1

Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Public Affairs Internship

The MDOT Public Affairs Division is seeking an intern for the Summer Semester beginning May 2014 in Jackson.

Qualifications: • Public Relations, Communications or Journalism Major • Classified as a Senior or Junior • Enrolled at an Accredited College or University • Part-time

• Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Knowledge of Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and/or LinkedIn Job Specifications:
• Participation in planning internal and external communication strategies
• Developing and producing key communication materials including press releases and talking points for speeches
• Developing story-lines and pitches to the media
• Preparing spokespeople for proactive media relations
• Opportunity to participate in media training
• Opportunity for involvement in the Public Relations Association of Mississippi

• $12 an hour • 20 to 30 hours a week • No benefits • Credit hours available if approved by accredited college or university
For More Information, contact:

Jason Scott
Public Information Officer
Mississippi Department of Transportation
Public Affairs Division
Jackson, Mississippi
601-359-7225
jscott@mdot.ms.gov

Study USA: Civil War to Civil Rights (JOUR 350/580), Washington, DC: May 12-24

Posted on: March 28th, 2014 by elwalke1

From the Civil War through the 1960s, take an in-depth look at the people, places and institutions in Washington, D.C., that played a role in the Civil Rights Movement. Associate Professor Kathleen Wickham leads this Study USA class. Dates: May 12-24. Scholarships available. View the flyer or visit the Study USA page for more information.