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Internship Opportunities October 14 - October 18

Public Relations - Eileen Koch & Company INC. is an established agency with a strong, dedicated and knowledgable team. We are looking for a motivated, assertive intern to assist with our ongoing accounts during the Spring 2014 semester. This is a unique unpaid opportunity for individuals looking to gain insight and knowledge in PR, Marketing and Branding. Responsibilities of the position will include: researching and developing daily content for social media, assisting with the creation of press releases, client biographies and other marketing materials, researching and compiling media contacts through Cision, pitching clients to media, following up through email and phone, assisting with preparation and setup of client events as needed and participating in strategizing and brainstorming sessions. The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications: strong writing and communication skills, strong telephone skills, the ability to take direction and work in a flexible, fast-paced environment, intimate familiarity with Apple technology, familiarity with social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc.), have or be in the process of earning a degree in Public Relations, Communications or other relevant majors, experience in Public Relations, familiarity with Cision and working knowledge of Wordpress/HTML, and a strong desire to work in Entertainment. Please email a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Eileen@eileenkoch.com for consideration. This is an unpaid, four to six month internship with the potential for employment at completion. Your exact schedule will depend on your availability, but expect a commitment of 25+ hours a week. 

Journalism - CRI (China Radio International) is a state-run radio station broadcasting to global audience. CRI aims to introduce China to the world, as well as introduce the world to China. Our company, Guoguangchuancheng (Beijing) Education and Technology Co., Ltd, is one of the major industries of China Radio International in the area of education, and it is also the platform that deeply combined state-level foreign media with cultural and educational industry. Currently, we are authorized by CRI to hold the CRI Cup International High School Students' Multi-lingual Digital Storytelling Competition, and we need foreign interns to work in Chinese schools as facilitators. According to the scale of CRI Cup, we need about 100 interns each year and hope to recruit interns from high-esteemed universities around the world. Through this program, students will be offered unique opportunities to come to China for a three-month internship. During the program, interns will get one-week professional training with CRI bilingual experts and three-month unforgettable teaching experience in top middle or high schools in China. Interns will have the opportunity to get involved into the international level contest, CRI Cup, by helping students improve language skills and facilitating students to get better performance in the contest. It is our hope that the program will help promote understanding of cultures between China and the world. The application deadline is Dec. 31. Applicants should apply by sending the following documents to criedu@cri.com.cn: resume, personal statement, one academic reference, copy of photo page of valid passport and proof of health and accident insurance.

Public Relations - The FrontPage Firm is a boutique publicity firm offering an array of services to build and maintain local, national and international public awareness of individuals, projects or companies and the issues surrounding them. The FrontPage Firm facilitates radio, television, print and online media coverage on local, national and/or international levels; arranges public appearances, premieres, red carpet arrivals and special events; executes awards campaigns and festival programs; conducts executive visibility initiatives and media training; and devises and organizes community relations programs. FrontPage is looking to enhance and develop creative and hardworking communications and public relations students to better prepare them for their desired career. We are committed to identifying and developing our interns, promoting a high level of motivation and morale, assisting interns in developing their career goals, and maximizing their potential as a future employment candidate. The ideal candidate will be a multi-tasker who is reliable, pitches in as needed, a strong writer who is knowledgeable in Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Outlook programs. You will be an integral part of our team at The FrontPage Firm - contributing ideas and actively participating in meetings as well as doing general administrative and production-related tasks.  Eligibility: you must receive academic credit, you must be a college undergraduate, graduate student or be in a Technical School Program, you must agree to at least a 16 week internship and you must have reliable transportation. Interested applicants should submit their cover letters and résumés to frontpagemaster@gmail.com for consideration. Qualifications: must have excellent writing and communication skills, self-starter who can take direction and work independently, possess a strong interest in a communications/public relations, able to commit minimum 16 hours weekly, creative with the ability to contribute to group think activities, Internet and research savvy; strong computer skills; strong familiarity with social media/networking sites, preferred majors – Communications/Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing, Web Development/Design, must possess strong organizational skills, writing ability and effective telephone manner, must be a team player and be prepared to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment and must be able to speak clearly and confidently. To apply, please contact Darren Dickerson, Senior Publicist, at 213-351-0042 or email Darren@thefrontpagefirm.com

Journalism - College students interested in sports journalism can get specialized training, a paid sports news internship, a scholarship and industry contacts through the 2014 Sports Journalism Institute (SJI). The program combines an intensive week of instruction from top professionals with an eight-week paid internship at a print, digital or electronic media outlet. Upon completion of the program, college students can receive a $500 scholarship. The 2014 program starts with the training sessions taught by Poynter Institute faculty May 30 to June 7 at the University of Missouri at Columbia, followed by the internships. Applications must be submitted to AAJA by November 8, 2013. To begin your application, you must login or create a free online account at https://customer9867c50f.portal.production.membersuite.com/login.aspx and click on “View Open Competitions” on your home page under “Awards and Competitions.” Ten student journalists will be selected. Ideally, applicants should be college sophomores or juniors (current seniors will also be considered). Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated interest in sports journalism as a career and excellence on the required essay. Eligibility is not limited to journalism majors. Applicants do not need to be AAJA members, but must sign up as members if selected. Travel logistics, housing arrangements and internship placements are made by the institute.
Learn more about the Sports Journalism Institute. If you have any questions contact Justin at justins@aaja.org.

Journalism – The Scripps Howard Foundation is looking for curious, energetic college juniors and seniors studying journalism to report from Washington during the spring and summer terms. Interns are paid a stipend and provided free housing in furnished apartments. Interns will find, report and write stories for the Web-based Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, take photos, create slide shows and shoot and edit video. Semester in Washington takes six interns in the 14-week spring term and six in the 10-week summer term. Applicants with multimedia experience will be given preference. A seventh intern works for the Hispanic Link News Service in the spring and fall. Applicants should be juniors or seniors with previous internship experience or extensive work with student media. Program dates and application deadlines for Semester in Washington and Hispanic Link internships: Spring 2014: Jan. 6 to April 11. Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2013. Program includes a stipend of $2,660 and free housing. Summer 2014: June 9 to Aug. 15. Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2013. Program includes a stipend of $1,900 and free housing. Hispanic Link interns: same deadlines, stipend and free housing. Applicants may also indicate a preference for fall. The deadline for that program is March 15. The program includes international interns who are chosen by the International Center for Journalists. For more details and to download an application form, go to the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Website http://shfwire.com/apply