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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 


Celebrate the 30th anniversary of AAJA San Diego!
CSUN Journalism students are invited to an evening of networking and learning about storytelling from top Asian American on-air talent and reporters and an exclusive tour inside NBC7's new state-of-the-art station in Kearny Mesa.
Attendees will also get an exclusive tour inside NBC7's new control room, newsroom and studio!

Win raffle prizes and enjoy food provided by Zarlito's.
$20 for general admission
$15 for students & members of journalism organizations
WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
WHERE: NBC7 Studios - 9680 Granite Ridge Rd., San Diego, California

Visit to get your ticket on Eventbrite.

Internship Opportunities August 8 - August 12

Paid Video Editing Mentorship
Opportunity for seniors and recent graduates

PBS is seeking two aspiring broadcast media mentors to support their local PBS Newshour Student Reporting Lab sites as Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamanga and Daniel Pearl Magnet School in the San Fernando Valley.


  • Guide the students and teacher through the life of news segment, from concept to completion, over the course of each semester 
  • Commit to at least 9 school site visits (one each month from September-May)
  • Act as a storytelling resource and guide
  • Act as a technical resource and guide (from how-does-this-camera-work to editing techniques)
  • Serve as a role model
  • Preferred: B.A. in film, journalism, broadcast journalism, media, or communications
  • At least 2 years film/broadcast news experience
  • Experience tutoring/mentoring.working with high school students
  • Experience creating content for digital/web
  • Interest in youth culture and exceptional belief in youth empowerment

AOL/ONA LA, Beverly Hills
Volunteer Opportunity
Storytelling Powered by Virtual Reality

AOL/ONA LA is looking for volunteers to help out with a variety of tasks (registration, food/beverage, parking direction, etc.) It's a wonderful opportunity to get to know the journalism and tech community in Los Angeles.

Date: Thursday, August 18 (3 to 10 p.m., different shifts based on individual's availability)

To sign up to volunteer, visit

California State University, Northridge

Office of Marketing and Communications, Media Relations
Fall 2016 Internship Opportunity
University Hall 110
Public Relations/Media Relations

The internship involves a lot of writing, mostly media releases -- both event and feature releases - as well as handling media queries and assisting, as needed, in the Office of Marketing and Communications. Whoever fills the position will be involved in all aspects of media relations, from writing releases, handling media calls, directly working with reporters and producers, creating multimedia projects and assisting with media events. The position also will fill in, as needed, in CSUN's University Advancement division.

Up to 20 hours a week, depending on the student's schedule.

**Paid Internship

Those interested should contact Carmen Ramos Chandler at (818)677-2130 or A writing sample is recommended. Familiarity with AP style is preferred.

Los Angeles
Fall 2016 Internship
August 15 - December 16

FRANK151 is looking for interns to work in their Los Angeles office this Fall semester. Join them as they try to take on the world (or at least South La Brea) with rapper interviews, first person reporting on national political issues, dank weed memes, profiles of Instagram goofballs, and the work of emerging visual artists. FRANK151 will not make you grab coffee for them or pick up their doggy from daycare. FRANK151 will allow you to pitch and hopefully write your own articles. Though you are going to have to transcribe some interviews, too. If that sounds like a fair deal, read the requirements and expectations below. FRANK151 is looking for applicants with experience or training in writing, copy editing, and transcription. 

**College credit position available (check with your advisor)


  • Pitching and writing stories for website, specifically focused on news stories tied to contemporary culture. Applicants should be familiar with FRANK151 website, voice, and the type of stories that are published.
  • Editorial research. Tasks may include finding contact information for sources, covering events, brainstorming interview questions, transcribing interviews, and more.
  • Original reporting. Intern is expected to speak to sources for each story you write, as opposed to aggregating the reporting of others or writing blog posts.
  • 15 hours of work each week
Required Qualifications:
  • Experience pitching stories and writing for a media outlet (this includes student-run publications) or at least one semester of Communications, English, or Journalism courses.
  • Familiarity with AP or Chicago style
  • Experience interviewing, transcribing, and conducting editorial research
To apply, send your resume and links to at least two samples of you writing to If you have a portfolio site, feel free to include a link to it. Please write your cover letter in the body of the email that includes links to your writing samples and an attachment of your resume. Cover letter should not exceed three paragraphs. 

Universal City
Digital Internship Opportunity
Fall 2016

NBC4 is hiring paid interns to join their digital team this fall. This is a rigorous program designed exclusively for students who already have a mastery of online news reporting, writing and AP style, and are ready to learn more. Strong news writing skills are a must. 

Start Date: September 12
End Date: December 16

Fall interns work 20 hours per week at the Brokaw News Center in Universal City.

To apply, please email resumes and published news writing samples to william.avila@nbcuni no later than Friday, August 12. 

For more information on the digital internship, visit


Paid Position

Bookstein Institution is look to hire a senior level public relations/journalism student to write up featured stories for the Bookstein Institute's newsletter that is due to be published in late October.

Paid Position - $250 per article (4 articles total)

To apply contact the Bookstein Chair in Taxation at

Internship Opportunity August 1 - August 5

North Hollywood
Editorial Department Intern
Fall 2016


That's My Gig, LLC is seeking an intern for their editorial department. At the end of the semester, the intern will have a solid professional portfolio and will also be considered for paid work as a freelance writer/journalist for That's My Gig, LLC. Visit the editorial page, viewed by 90,000+ unique readers a month, here...

-Unpaid: College credit only

-Hours Expected: Minimum 11 hours a week. Prefer 15 hours a week, but open 


  • Researching interviewees in order to write thoughtful and intriguing interview questions (interviewees include major label musical artists, hit songwriters, major label producers, and other music industry professionals)
  • Write original content pertaining to finding and keeping work in the music industry
  • Assist with editing 
  • Attend industry events in order to recruit to interview candidates
Contact: Bri Blairre via email, at

Internship Opportunities July 25 - July 29

Public Relations Internship
Fall 2016 

Are you considering a career in public relations or marketing and looking for practical experience or ways to apply your coursework in the real world? Based in Woodland Hills, Productivity PR's internship program offers college students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn and develop the skills necessary for a successful career in the public relations field. 

Internship Description: 
As an intern, you will have the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience researching and building media lists using Cision, learning to comfortably and proactively pitch reporters, coordinating editorial coverage results, writing press releases and editorial pitch letters, social media marketing for consumer products, brainstorming, planning, etc. Roughly 15-20 hours a week. Internship is unpaid, for course credit only.


  • Must have good communication/people skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Be comfortable speaking on the phone 
  • Be creative
  • Have a genuine interest in public relations
  • Must be a recent graduate (with a degree in PR, communications, marketing) OR current students studying PR, journalism, marketing communications are preferred
  • Only local candidates, please.
Please email your resume and cover letter to

Fall 2016 Internship 
Public Relations/Social Media
Unpaid/For Credit Only

MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment Products Company headquartered in Van Nuys, California, manufacturers innovative lines of propriety products for the toy and consumer electronics market. The company also licenses its IP in such areas as home decor, stationery, and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award-winning brands such as Little Tikes, Lalaloopsy, Moxie Girlz, Mooshka, Bratz, and Zapf Creation.

Position Requirements:


  • Recently graduated or working on their Bachelor's Degree, preferably in social media, marketing, or communications
  • Understanding of COPPA is a pplus
  • Broad and deep understanding of social media, how to leverage and integrate it across a portfolio of brands, and how to harness it to drive brand awareness, engagement, and purchase intent
  • Knowledge of social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube
  • Familiarity with social media analytics platforms
  • Enthusiastic self-starter who loves to write 
  • Ability to switch between voices of various brand personalities, brand characters, corporate spokesperson, and consumer targets
  • Understanding of writing and generating content for both mother and chil audiences
  • Ability to generate and manipulate visuals a plus 
  • Good communication, decision making, and relationship-building skills
  • Team player willing to absorb, enhance, and execute brand direction 
  • Love of popular culture 
  • Understanding of SEO and keywords
  • Innovative thinker, has ideas, likes to develop new ones
  • This role reports to the Social Media Manager
Key Result Areas and Activities:
  • Support plans that leverage social media for MGA and Little Tikes and enhance traditional marketing tactics
  • Support the development and upkeep of social media content plans and calendars for all brands
  • Support and update all social media accounts
  • Help create, post, and publicize written content
  • Work with Social Media Manager to post, refresh and Publicize all photographic, app, game, and video content available
  • Monitor, respond to, and moderate community across all social media platforms
  • Develop and execute tactics that integrate social media sites
  • Feedback data (both quantitative and qualitative) to help inform future marketing and product direction
  • Experience with social media, up to date on current trends
  • Contribute ideas in brainstorming sessions
  • Participate in planning and initial project conception
  • Perform other assignments as requested
To apply, please email your resume to Social Media Manager, Monique Abrahamsen, at


Junior Account Executive
Full-time Job

Productivity PR Inc, a Woodland Hills-based boutique public relations agency specializing in consumer electronics, housewares, accessories, and juvenile/toy products, is seeking a public relations junior account executive (or account executive) with 1-3 years of PR agency or in-house experience (internship experience is acceptable). Responsibilities will include pitching media via phone and e-mail, press release development, maintaining media contacts, social media marketing, celebrity gifting, and new business outreach.

Applicants with the following background will be considered:
* PR agency or in-house PR department experience preferred
* College degree in public relations, journalism or marketing communications
* Comfortable and experienced with pitching media (phone and email)
* Strong writing skills (must be familiar with AP Style)
* Experience writing about and publicizing consumer products
* Strong organization skills
* 1-3 years experience in Public Relations publicizing consumer products at an agency or corporate/in-house
* A strong understanding of the relationship between traditional public relations and the use of current online/digital technology and social media
* Great attention to detail, enthusiasm, organization, multi-tasking and desire to be a team player.
* Experience using Cision or Vocus

Only local candidates in the Los Angeles area please. This is for an immediate opening.

Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, press release writing sample and salary history to

Full-time position 

Job Description:
  • News beat would cover local schools, park district, etc.
  • Some evening and weekend work
  • Vacation, medical, 401k benefits

  • Journalism degree and experience required
  • InDesign experience a plus
Fax resume with 2-3 published articles to (818)706-8942
Email to:, 
Or mail resume to: 30423 Canwood St., Suite. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Internship Opportunities July 18 - July 22

LA Grant Communications
Paid Internship
Deadline to Apply: Monday, August 1, 2016

California Resources Corporation, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company, is seeking a student intern for their Los Angeles office. This is a 10-week, 150 hour paid internship. 


  • College juniors, seniors and recent graduates will be considered
  • Candidates must be ambitious
  • Must be a self-starter
  • have a strong interest in Communications 
  • have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be highly organized with ability to multitask and manage projects to schedule
Duties and responsibilities:
  • Developing internal and external communications materials 
  • Conducting research and fact-checking related to the energy industry, key initiatives or events 
  • Assisting with large-scale projects with cross-functional teams
  • Assisting with community outreach initiatives
To apply, please submit your resume via email, to Jacqueline Sosa at by Monday, August 1, 2016

Job Opportunities
Job Opportunity for Recent Grads

Job Title: Freelance Digital News Producer
Department: News
Reports to: Executive producer, digital

  • Responsible for writing and reporting breaking and developing news stories on, KTLA 5 mobile apps and social media 
  • Must have excellent news judgement, a sense of what's important to KTLA 5 viewers and Southern Californians in general
  • The ability to report and write news stories accurately, clearly and quickly
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of reporting, sourcing, transparency and journalism ethics
  • A mastery of spelling, punctuation, grammar and AP style
  • Must be detail oriented, organized, and punctual with deadlines
  • He or she must be able to follow directions, perform duties, work well with others and make independent decisions
  • Must be able to integrate digital content with broadcast coverage and communicate effectively with the assignment desk, show producers and on-air reporters
  • Must be comfortable with technology, as he or she will manage video live streams and also create, edit, and post video clips from newscasts and other raw feeds
  • Experience with non-linear video editing and web publishing systems is preferred
  • Knowledge of photoshop preferred
  • Experience with Final Cut is a plus
  • Familiarity with Facebook and with Twitter are required, and candidate should understand how social media is an asset to a news organization
  • Previous experience in a newsroom, especially on a digital platform or in local television, is strongly preferred
  • Those with primarily print/newspaper experience must demonstrate that they can respond to breaking news with speed
  • Ability to continually update and rewrite stories with the newest information while promptly posting updates on the station's social media accounts - is a must
  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience in print writing required
  • Candidate must have excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written
  • Must be able to work various shifts and times, including early mornings, night and weekends
Available: Immediately 

To apply please send your resume via email to executive digital producer, Olsen Ebright at .

City News Service
Job Opportunity for Recent Grads
Full-time Position

Local-based City News Service has an immediate opening for an overnight police reporter who would work out of their office inside LAPD headquarters. 

For further information and to submit an application, visit