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Internships October 31 - November 4

Government - Senator Dianne Feinstein's Los Angeles office is looking for highly motivated college students for internship positions for the upcoming winter session, which begins in January. Interns support our field representatives and staff assistants in drafting memos to the Senator, scheduling or attending meetings with staff, drafting constituent letters, conducting background research, making phone calls, completing document requests, working on morning press clippings and research projects, and attending events with the Senator when she is in the area. For many citizens, contact with Senator Feinstein's office is their only experience with an elected representative.  Therefore, polite and friendly students with some familiarity with the American political system and current events are preferred. Additionally, strong writing and communication skills are a plus. Students of all majors are welcome to apply. Hours are flexible (a minimum of 12 hours per week) during the school year. Internship positions are unpaid, but school credit will be offered. Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, three academic/professional references (contact information and relation), and a one-page writing sample to Stevy_Loy@feinstein.senate.gov as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Stevy Loy at the above email address or at (310) 914-7300.
Web / Print – The team at NBCLA.com is currently accepting applications for spring interns for their Web team. The NBCLA.com web intern should have a passion for news and the Internet. The student will be working with veteran Web journalists to find sources, conduct interviews, compile research, write articles, build galleries, edit video and assist with social media and editorial planning. He or she will explore all aspects of digital journalism. A highly motivated student can thrive in this position, leaving with a well-rounded newsroom education. Depending on the intern’s schedule, about 20 – 40 hours per week are required. The internship is unpaid, but students may receive course credit. Those applying should be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students. Students should have a mastery of print writing, be proficient with AP style, be a Web and an on-air news consumer, have excellent news judgment, and well-rounded knowledge of the Los Angeles market, community, culture, and entertainment venues. Interns should also have an interest in Web development tools, social media, image editing software, Blogger or Wordpress, CMS, digital video, and some HTML. For more information, including where to apply, please visit http://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/about-us/NBCLAcom-Internship-127313513.html
Broadcast – CNBC is now accepting applications for spring interns to work at its Los Angeles Bureau in Universal City. The program allows students to gain practical, hands-on experience in a busy newsroom. Interns learn about broadcast journalism, production, technology, editing, script writing, research, news gathering, business, and much more. Students are encouraged to apply early for the spring term, which runs from January to May.  These are unpaid internship positions, and students must receive academic credit from their college or university for the experience. Interns are required to work a minimum of two days a week. Interns should have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work as part of a team, and a demonstrated interest in broadcast journalism and business. They should be motivated, self-starters with basic computer knowledge. There are a limited number of positions, and they are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to availability. Internship applications can be obtained by emailing requests to: LAinternships@cnbc.com

Writing / Social Media / Public Relations – GistCloud is looking for aggressive, self-starting interns, who can dive right in and participate in the development process of its patent-pending, online newsroom, which provides news organizations with a highly secured and globally accessible resource for getting the work of newsrooms done properly and efficiently. Interns will be an integral part of the launch of the company’s new venture. Interns at GistCloud will see, first hand, the process of aggregating and syndicating dynamic content for news organizations. The requirements for this position include majoring in journalism with some public relations knowledge, superior research, creative writing, and communication skills, extensive Web and social media knowledge, and access to a computer. Interns may work remotely, and college credit is required. Hours are flexible, but interns should expect to work a minimum of 15 – 20 hours per week. To apply, please submit your resume by fax to (310) 331-8412, or via email to intern@gistcloud.com.

Public Relations Students who have a love for sports and entertainment and have aspirations to one day work in the public relations industry should consider an internship with Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing, Inc. Burns works with the nation's largest Public Relations Firms, Corporations, Advertising Agencies, Colleges, Associations and Non-Profit Groups helping them select and hire celebrities and athletes. On a daily basis, Burns works with celebrities, entertainment agents & sports agents bringing campaigns and events to life. Interviews have already begun and will continue through November. For more information, please visit www.burnsent.com. To apply please send your resume and cover letter via email to lisa.streitmatter@burnsent.com.