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Internships August 29 - September 2

Sports internship - Jyra International, a Los Angeles-based media and information company is accepting applications for a 2011 Fall Intern who must receive college credit for the internship. Jyra International provides content both on television and online to a number of media organizations. A significant portion of work as an intern will be assisting in covering sports stories. Therefore, interns must be very well-versed in a variety of sports. Interns must know the rules of all five major sports at minimum. Interns will also assist in creating general content, unrelated to sports. Student must be a solid writer and be very particular about accurately reporting information. Intern must be very tenacious about finding answers and providing creative input. The intern’s tasks could include the following:
- Transcribing Interviews
- Conducting Research
- Generating Spreadsheets of Research Findings
- Attending Events
- Making Calls
- Video Editing
Please provide all of the following in your email or in an attachment to your email:
1) Your resume;
2) A reference letter from one of your professors on University letterhead;
3) Written proof that you will be enrolled in a course that grants college credit and that you will receive college credit for the internship;
4) A list of references from previous employers;
5) A statement about your sports background;
6) In your cover letter or email, include a list of what the five major sports are AND one significant thing that's currently happening in each of those five sports;
7) A statement about what unique value you would provide as an intern;
8) A statement describing your work ethic in detail;
9) A statement about what you hope to do in your career as a journalist or member of the media;
10) A statement about your available times and days to be an intern, and a date range (i.e. 9/1- 12/10)
Email all information and supporting attachments to: info@jyrainternational.com.

Special Event/Development Intern - Join the nation’s oldest voluntary health agency fighting lung disease through education, community service, advocacy, and research. Work with us to help those who suffer from lung disease today, and to stop the spread of lung disease tomorrow. The American Lung Association located at 3325 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 900 in Los Angeles is seeking an intern to start in September/October 2011. The primary responsibility is to support functions of the development department in producing the fifth annual Fight For Air Climb. Research and call upon team prospects, secure in-kind donations, make welcome calls to newly registered participants, get quotes on logistical needs, help with mailings, canvas to recruit teams and sponsors, recruit day of event volunteers and other needs from the department. The primary responsibility is to support functions of the development department in producing the fifth annual Fight For Air Climb. Research and call upon team prospects, secure in-kind donations, make welcome calls to newly registered participants, get quotes on logistical needs, help with mailings, canvas to recruit teams and sponsors, recruit day of event volunteers and other needs from the department. The work schedule is flexible based on the office hours, M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. We prefer someone who can give at least 8-10 hours a week for the duration of the semester and/or school year. QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a non-smoker; Prior work experience desirable; Strong Customer Service and problem solving skills a must; Able to communicate clearly in English (bilingual skills useful); Detail oriented, mature, people-oriented individual; and Friendly, outgoing personality, not afraid to make cold calls or canvas. To apply send resume and letter of interest to: Vanessa Petersen at vpetersen@alac.org.

Social Media Internship - Internship is for school credit only. A full-service, in-house Health & Fitness production company is looking for an intern with a strong knowledge and understanding of various social media websites. The intern hired for this position will need strong critical thinking skills in order to integrate into our vibrant team and into the “voice” of our clients’ social media messaging. Also, the intern will need to conduct research to implement into exciting social media news for the accounts. Requirements: Familiar with Twitter and Facebook; passionate about Social Media; friendly and conversational; must be detail oriented; team player and technologically savvy. Students applying for this internship should be Marketing/Business, Journalism, or Communications majors. Non-paid. 10-15 hrs/week. Please send cover letter and resume to: socialmediainternemail@gmail.com.

Writing/Research Internship - Peter Greenberg Worldwide is seeking research interns for its small but busy Studio City office. For more information about the company, visit www.PeterGreenberg.com. The office is looking for interns with excellent writing and researching skills to help our staff with print, Web and television projects. This is not a "go on coffee runs" type of internship. Our interns regularly contribute to the Web site, and have received researcher credits on books and broadcast pieces. For those interested in travel journalism, communications, publishing, production, or even history, this is the internship for you. Hours are flexible, but we do prefer interns who can dedicate at least two days (or about 12 hours) per week. College credit is available. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and dates of availability to checksixjobs@yahoo.com.

Editorial Internship - L.A. Parent, a division of Dominion Parenting Media/Dominion Enterprises in Burbank is searching for someone with excellent language skills, a sense of style vis-à-vis the written word, a can-do spirit and a desire to learn.  Interns will work directly with the editors and be up to their elbows in the production of daily web updates, weekly e-newsletters, a monthly magazine, and occasional events.  The internship will involve writing, editing and proofreading for web and print, including some social media updating.  Interns who prove themselves up to the task will also be assigned a feature article that will appear online and in print in L.A. Parent, a clip they can show off to prospective employers. Scheduling is flexible, but the company would prefer someone who can put in two eight-hour days a week.  The location of the editorial internship is at 443 E. Irving Dr., Burbank, CA 91504.
Skills and Abilities that will be honed by this experience:
- Attention to detail, team play, accountability and dependability
- Self-motivation and learning to work independently with minimal supervision
- Writing for different media and audiences: Web, magazine, press release and email responses to public relations reps, parenting-related businesses, writers, and others.
- Phone skills
- Mastery of Word, social media and Internet research
- Exposure to office work and business environment
- Commitment to journalistic ethics as well as punctuality and adherence to set work schedule
- Expanded knowledge of fact-checking, research, magazine writing and journalism.
Email resume directly: ronna.mandel@parenthood.com.


2011 ABC News Fall Internships - The internship program offers students experience at a diversified global Fortune 100 company; exposure to our business operations, technology and processes; ability to participate in intern-specific and companywide activities for social networking; opportunity to develop professionally with exposure to management; and competitive pay and a rewarding experience. Eligibility: This internship program is open to undergraduate or graduate level students who are currently enrolled in school and have completed their sophomore year at minimum. Interns MUST meet the following criteria: currently earning a college/university degree in Related Field; available a minimum of 16 hours per week; excellent Communication Skills; and demonstrated computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint. Length: The Fall Internship program runs approximately from October 2011 – December 2011. Location: Burbank, CA. Students must provide their own housing and transportation. Qualifications: Hiring decisions are based on your major field of study, past work/internship experience, and extracurricular activities. We are looking for students who will make the most of this great opportunity. Compensation: We offer an attractive hourly salary. Interns are not eligible for company medical benefits, holiday pay or sick pay. How to Apply: All candidates MUST apply online at https://disney.recruitmax.com//main/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=307550. Please remember to upload your actual resume file. ABC News has internship opportunities in the following areas: Good Morning America; 20/20 & Primetime; World News with Diane Sawyer; Nightline; ABCNews.com; ABC News NOW; ABC NewsOne and NewsOne Sports; Brian Ross Investigative Unit; Longform Documentary Unit; Specialized Units; ABC News On Campus; ABC News Radio; and ABC News Assignment Desk.

Broadcast/Entertainment Internship – TMZ on TV, TMZ.com, and TooFab.com are currently accepting applications for interns for the fall 2011 semester.  Applicants must receive class credit in order to qualify for the program.  This is a paid internship.  Students who apply must have a passion for entertainment news, be familiar with current events and pop culture, and be eager to learn and work hard.  There are several positions available within the following departments: Assignment Desk, Photo Gallery and Clearances, Publicity, and Post Production. Positions will be given out based on merit.  Those interested should email a resume and list of references to internship@tmz123.com.  In addition, please include a cover letter explaining why you want to intern with TMZ and what you hope to learn during the program.

CNBC TV Internship One fall 2011 internship position is open at the CNBC TV in Los Angeles.  The available position requires the student to intern 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on two days (Monday, Tuesday or Thursdays).  No other days are available.  The news internship is unpaid and requires the student obtain academic credit for the program.  Students will gain practical, hands-on experience in a busy newsroom.  Interns work alongside experienced producers, reporters, editors and photographers, learning about production, technology, script writing, research, news gathering, business and much more.  The fall internship starts the week of Sept. 19th and runs until mid-December.  Interns work out of CNBC's Los Angeles Bureau, located in Universal City, CA.  Those interested should email LAinternships@cnbc.com as soon as possible.

Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) - The National Cancer Institute is accepting applications for its Spring 2012 HCIP class. Applications for the spring term are due by September 6th. Apply online! See website for further details at http://hcip.nci.nih.gov. The HCIP gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects in one of the many offices that make up the NCI. Interns will select an area of emphasis: Health Communications or Science Writing. Six-month and one-year internship terms are available. Successful Health Communications applicants have some science background as well as experience and/or education in any of the following areas: public health, epidemiology, public relations, health education, communications, science writing, statistics, social marketing, or journalism. Health Communications interns:
- Plan, develop, and promote cancer education programs and materials (including Web-based) for the public, cancer patients, or health professionals
- Gain experience in pre-testing and evaluating cancer prevention and treatment messages, publications, materials, and programs that reach the American public
- Participate in professional meetings and training seminars
Successful Science Writing applicants have a science background with the ability to translate complex scientific concepts into material suitable for a lay audience. Science Writing interns:
- Write fact sheets and press releases
- Answer inquiries from the press
- Attend and report on scientific meetings
- Write feature length, creative articles on the latest, most important advances in cancer research
- Participate in professional meetings and training seminars

Entertainment PR internship - A high-profile boutique Publicity agency is looking for reliable and hard-working interns to fill immediate openings. You must be a student to apply. Candidates will assist the two partners with publicity campaigns for studio and indie films in production, release and at festivals. Opportunities include premieres, press junkets, and the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. Previous interns attended Sundance with the partners and are employed with the company as a result. Duties include research, writing, pitching press, coordination of lists for premieres and general administrative tasks. Must be outgoing, organized and fun to be around – we are like family!! Please send resume and cover letter as attachments to info@indie-pr.com. This is a part time, for-credit internship.

Digital Internship - BDCi TV (Brazilian Digital Channel), a local online news site, is looking for interns for the fall semester. Film, Journalism, Communications and English majors (junior/senior) are encouraged to apply. Qualities we are looking for: passion for news, punctual, team player, ability to work independently, self-starter, creative, quick learner, proactive, good organizational skills, works well under pressure. Applicants should have experience in writing, editing stories, editing footage and/or camera work. Knowledge of Portuguese and Brazilian culture is a plus, but not a requirement. Interns will receive college credit but must provide proof of internship enrollment from his/her college/university. Reliable transportation is a must! Reply to this ad with your cover letter and resume to "Diego" at info@bdci.tv. For information about BDCi, log on to http://www.bdci.tv/.

Broadcast investigative internship – KCBS/KCAL’s investigative team is looking for an intern for fall semester. This internship is a unique chance for a student to get hands-on experience with investigative research and undercover work. Intern will be involved with investigative news gathering including performing undercover work; shooting undercover video, internet research, and logging video. Student will get an in-depth experience of what it means to be on the i-team. We spend weeks, sometimes months on single stories and are always working on many projects at once. The CBS/KCAL i-team works on in-depth, hard-hitting, longer-form news stories. The company is looking for a student who is interested in hard news, NOT entertainment. Students must be able to receive school credit and must be willing to work 1-2 full 8-hr day/week. Interns will have the opportunity to learn how to file a public records request; sit-in on edits of stories, do undercover work, log/write their own draft packages; sit-in on interviews; do undercover work; and work with research tools like Lexis Nexis. Experience with i-news, avid and Lexis Nexis is a plus, but not required. To apply, send your resume: to djgoldstein@cbs.com & jputnam@cbs.com.

Writing and Photo Internship - Description: A feature news photo agency based in West Los Angeles is looking for a journalism intern to work with our team. As an intern, you will gain valuable experience and practice discovering and writing about ‘real world’ stories that span everything from medical miracles, unusual animals and people, world records, new technologies and sports, to celebrity home shoots, human interest, and unique happenings and festivals around the world. Responsibilities: A journalism intern at our company can expect to work side-by-side with seasoned journalists and photographers to produce stories. They can expect to conduct a variety of research using multiple resources: online media outlets, videos, and news feeds. Under the guidance of our experienced staff, an intern at our company will learn how to successfully find, research, and cover feature news stories. They will gain experience interviewing subjects and assist on actual photo and video shoots. Requirements: We expect our interns to be enthusiastic about the world of journalism and feature reporting. Interns must be self-starting, curious, and resourceful. We’ll provide the opportunities but we expect to see initiative. The amount of experience gained will be solely dependent on the ambition of the intern. The following skill sets will further aid in being successful at our company: • Keywording and captioning of photos; general knowledge of digital photography • Excellent research and internet skills • Social networking comprehension and experience • Great telephone and inter-personal communication skills. We prefer interns that are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the field of journalism, but other related disciplines will be considered on an individual basis. This internship requires a minimum three- month commitment. Our company is growing, so interns that show exceptional potential may be offered a position after the successful completion of the internship as well as a stipend. Daily meals and snacks will also be provided. Please respond with an email to jobs@incrediblefeatures.com with the following subject line "Journalism Intern" followed by your first and last name. Include a simple text resume included in the body of the email as well as any additional links and information and a resume attached as a pdf. Applications not adhering to these guidelines will not be considered.

Development/Production Internship - A television development company based in West Los Angeles is looking for a development/production intern to work with our team. As an intern, you will gain valuable experience working in the development and production of reality television shows. Responsibilities: A development intern at our company can expect to work side-by-side with producers from development through post production. This position requires assistance on numerous development and production tasks ranging from research, writing, general errands, electronic correspondence, scheduling, and more. Interns must be technically proficient and have a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Under the guidance of our experienced staff, an intern at our company will gain first-hand knowledge of the entire television development and production process. Requirements: We expect our interns to be enthusiastic about the world of reality television and interested in development. Interns must be self-starting, curious, and resourceful. We’ll provide the opportunities, but we expect to see initiative. The amount of experience gained will be solely dependent on the ambition of the intern. Being an excellent communicator, having a passion for reality television production, and an eagerness to learn will aid in being successful at our company. We prefer interns that are currently pursuing any undergraduate or graduate degree, however graduates will be considered on an individual basis. Some prior experience in entertainment is a plus - specifically unscripted development, production, or casting. Please be ready and able to commit to a minimum of three (3) months with the company on a consistent weekly schedule. Our company is growing, so interns that show exceptional potential may be offered a position, as well as a stipend, after the successful completion of the internship. Daily meals and snacks will also be provided. Please respond with an email to jobs@incrediblefeatures.com with the following subject line "Development Intern" followed by your first and last name. Include a simple text resume included in the body of the email as well as any additional links and information and a resume attached as a pdf. Applications not adhering to these guidelines will not be considered. Please, no phone calls.

Social Networking Internship - A feature news photo agency based in West Los Angeles is looking for a social networking intern to work with our team. As a social networking intern, you will gain valuable experience and practice in public relations, promotions, and establishing an online presence. Social networking interns will bring awareness to our ‘real world’ stories that span everything from medical miracles, unusual animals and people, world records, new technologies and sports, to celebrity home shoots, human interest, and unique happenings and festivals around the world. We expect our interns to be enthusiastic about the world of online journalism and social networking. Interns must be self-starting, curious, and resourceful. We’ll provide the ample opportunities but we expect to see initiative. The amount of experience gained will be solely dependent on the ambition of the intern. The following skill sets will further aid in being successful at our company: • Blogging experience; preferably with Wordpress • Extensive understanding of Facebook and Twitter, online forums, discussion groups, understanding of general SEO, tagging • Excellent research and internet skills. We prefer interns that are pursuing a degree in communications, journalism, marketing (public relations), or media. Other related disciplines will be considered on an individual basis. Our company is growing, so interns that show exceptional potential may be offered a position after the successful completion of the internship as well as a stipend. Daily meals and snacks will also be provided. Please respond with an email to jobs@incrediblefeatures.com with the following subject line "Social Networking Intern" followed by your first and last name. Include a simple text resume included in the body of the email as well as any additional links and information and a resume attached as a pdf. Applications not adhering to these guidelines will not be considered.

Online/multimedia internship - Hamer Toyota of Mission Hills is currently looking for an intern to create videos of dealership events, employees and customers. Other duties will include taking candid photos, writing articles describing dealership events, writing creative descriptions of availabe used cars for sale and offer creative suggestions for online content. Hamer Toyota will work with a student's class schedule to apply contact Dennis Fernholz at 818-365-9621 or email dennis@hamertoyota.com.