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General Announcements September 23 - 29

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments, and general announcements 
Fall 2016 * Issue No. 2

CSUN Journalism students, please be aware that Mandatory Advisement will begin Monday September 26. A registration hold will be placed on student CSUN portals, and if the mandatory advisement requirement is not met, the student will not be allowed to register for Spring 2017 classes. 

  • Freshman and Sophomore journalism students must schedule an appointment for advisement with the Undergraduate Academic Advisor Virginia Avila, to make the appointment contact the Student Resource Center at (818)677-2024.
  • Junior and Senior journalism students must meet with the faculty advisors during their set office hours (as seen on the advisement flier).
***Please be sure to pick up your student file along with your advisement form in the Journalism Department MZ 210. 

Internship Opportunities September 19- September 23

Chicago Tribune Media Group 

The Chicago Tribune has opportunities for journalists from different backgrounds and at different stages in their careers.

Internships: The Chicago Tribune's newsroom internship program seeks college juniors, seniors and graduate students for 12-week paid internships. Opportunities will be considered in all newsroom departments: metro, sports, business, graphics, copy editing, design, photo/video, entertainment, events, social media and lifestyle.

 The deadline for the highly competitive metro summer reporting internship is Dec. 1, 2016. There is no deadline for internships in other departments or for other seasons of the year. More information at the

Metpro: Metpro is a unique program designed to help beginning journalists launch careers and boost diversity in Tribune newsrooms. They are seeking high-potential, highly motivated aspiring journalists with diverse backgrounds or life experiences. The program's main thrust is to provide participants-recent college graduates or journalists with limited professional experience-the training and support necessary to put them on a fast track to success.

** The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2017. More information at

Jobs: Open jobs at the Chicago Tribune Media Group are posted at

Internship Opportunities September 12-September 16

Summer 2017 Internship
Deadline: November 1, 2016

College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for paid summer 2017 internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and interactive news editing.

The Dow Jones News Fund trains journalists in the newest newsgathering, editing and storytelling technologies. All our programs emphasize emerging media trends and train inters to write for the web, adopt a data state of mind and use social media metrics.

Digital Media Interns will brush up on podcasting, video production plus content management, responsive web design, social media best practices and audience development at Arizona State University in Phoenix. 

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) will train data journalists at the University of Missouri to work with spreadsheets, databases, software, FOIA requests and apps to unlock stories.  

For more information visit,

The program is open to U.S. students studying abroad. Students with questions can email

Summer 2017 Internship 
Deadline: October 16, 2016

The Washington Post offers paid summer internships for reporters and videographers; copy editors and multi-platform producers; news and digital designers; graphics reporters and developers; and social media producers.

Eligibility: Must be a college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a degree program on October 16, 2016. Must have had at least one professional news media job or internship.

To apply: Complete the online application, and attach all relevant materials, including resume, work samples and autobiographical essay. All work submitted must be in English.

For more information and to apply, visit

General Announcements September 6 - September 9

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments, and general announcements 
Fall 2016 * Issue No. 1

Welcome back CSUN journalism students! We are so excited to start a new semester and to see fresh new faces around Manzanita Hall. If you have any issues with classes or questions about the journalism department, the department office is located in Manzanita Hall 210. If you are unable to come into the office, you may contact the office with any questions or concerns at (818)677-3135. 

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Internship Opportunity August 22- August 26

508 Bernard St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fall 2016 News Internship

Nest HQ is a music journalism and digital platform based in Los Angeles, owned and operated by Sonny Moore (aka Skrillex). NEST HQ is looking for journalism students with a passion for music and writing who are looking to enter the music industry and/or learn the ins and outs of music-focused writing. No clickbait, no gotcha journalism.

** Unpaid Internship

How to apply: Email with on CC, subject line "CSUN x NEST HQ Internship Application." Please include a list of your past and current classes, any previously work in music journalism, as well as three new, 1-3 paragraph articles in AP Style regarding recently released music from the three artists of your choosing.

** For more information please contact Nathan Beer (managing editor) at

Internship Opportunities August 15- August 19

AEM Public Relations
685 N. Boulevard, Venice CA, 90291
Fall 2016 Public Relations Internship

This internship is a hands-on unpaid opportunity in PR where interns will have the opportunity to work with premium entertainment brands, learn about press releases, social media and event coordination. Interns will have the opportunity to attend movie premieres and other special events all while learning the ropes of a company whose clients include Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount, Disney, DreamWorks, Sony, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, Focus Features, Open Road Films and the ABC Network.


  • Must be resourceful
  • Must be a detail-oriented multitasker who can think on your feet
  • Be reliable
  • Be dedicated
  • Must be a good writer and communicator
This is a terrific opportunity for Public Relations, Communications, English, or Journalism majors. Previous experience working in PR or Journalism preferred.

How to apply: Please send a cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position, along with your resume to:

PondelWilkinson Inc.

1880 Century Park East, Suite 350, 
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Fall 2016 Public Relations Internship 


  • Working closely with experienced, senior executives
  • Writing
  • Media relations
  • Research
  • Shadowing executives at select meetings and on call
  • Variety of client accounts in consumer, health care and tech sectors
**Pay is optional based on student's needs for credit vs. part-time job.

How to apply: Contact: Evan Pondel,; 310-279-5973

As part of the process, PondelWilkinson would want any interested students to first provide a summary email outlining their interest in the field, along with any work or relevant academic experience (student newspaper, etc.) they may have had. PondelWilkinson will then reach out and extend an interview opportunity. PondelWilkinson is a long-established firm, principally serving publicly traded and privately owned corporate clients. Interested students should look at the website to gain an understanding of our focus prior to contacting us.

Reign Commercial Talent Agency
400 S. Beverly Drive Suite 250
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Fall 2016 Public Relations Internship
Boutique commercial talent agency seeks unpaid interns (college credit) for the upcoming quarter/semester beginning immediately. This is valuable hands-on experience for anyone interested in any aspect of the entertainment industry. 
  • Interns will learn to roll calls 
  • Schedule auditions 
  • Act as a liaison between casting directors and clients, organizational projects for agents. 
The ideal candidate is highly organized, incredibly motivated and works well in a fast-paced and busy environment.
** Candidates MUST be eligible for college credit, and ideally be interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry.
Info on how to apply: Please send resume and cover letters to Danielle Latimer at
Contact: (No phone calls please)

Fall 2016 Public Relations Internship

Seeking unpaid fall interns who are smart, organized and driven to assist with day-to-day operations. Duties include: facilitate stylist and editorial pulls, maintain and update media lists and assisting in pitching to fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazines and blogs. Must be dependable, have a great attitude, punctual and love happy hour (we're a fun bunch). 

Info on how to apply: Email cover letter & resume to Kelly Howard at

Contact: Director, Media