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Great summer opportunity in Houston

0 Commentsby   |  04.28.14  |  Uncategorized

From JMC alum Michelle Morris comes this opportunity:

GideonStone ( is searching for a summer intern who plans to live in the Houston area from mid-May through mid-August or June through mid-August. We’ll pay $10/hour, 20 hours a week, maximum of 80 hours per month for three months. The intern will be a part-time employee. We are thinking they will be an actual intern, but will look at a recent grad. We will not reimburse for travel expenses, but the job should require only periodic, short trips for errands (picking up a print job, office supplies, etc.). We will provide a phone line for all calls. We would prefer that the individual come to our office for work hours, though there may be some flexibility.

Both full-time partners in the firm, Dr. Michelle Morris and Ric Morris, are ACU alumni and love working with ACU students and grads.

Some of the types of work to be completed this summer: a university annual report; calls to universities across a wide region to update information; researching and writing marketing/communication related blogs; updating website and social media for GideonStone; preparing for fall strategic planning gigs; potentially conducting communication audits; and writing projects. We may also need help with market research and national media research. The intern would also be asked to help with general organizational projects related to client files and work samples. Plenty of coffee is provided!
Other notes:
- Must be highly proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint; helps to be familiar with Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Publisher
- Can be Mac or PC oriented; we use Macs but also have an available PC for use. If using a Mac, will need to provide his/her own computer (probably best, if possible). If the individual has Adobe Creative Suite, that’s an added bonus.

Bonus skills:
- Experience in web content creation and publishing (CMS)
- Basic ability to shoot and edit photos and/or videos
- Proficient with video or interactive presentation software
- Research skills (using available data sources and compiling into a meaningful report)

- Email marketing knowledge

We’d like to receive: 1) a resume; 2) a link to an online portfolio or emailed samples of work (mail can work, too, but we’re moving pretty quickly); 3) references; 4) a one-page cover letter explaining why the individual is the right person for this internship.

This information can be emailed to Michelle at, ideally no later than Wednesday, April 30.


Radio opportunity in Dallas with CBS

0 Commentsby   |  04.25.14  |  Uncategorized

Internship Flyer Summer 14

Here’s some details about CBS Radio Dallas, a cluster of stations looking for summer interns, and about an upcoming internship orientation day.

Public radio internships in Dallas

0 Commentsby   |  04.08.14  |  Uncategorized

KERA, 90.1 public radio based in Dallas, has two openings for interns this summer. Deadline to apply is April 25. Below are the requirements from producer Lyndsay Knecht, who encourages you to CC her ( when you send in your application materials.


Do you regularly relate events of your daily life to segments from This American Life or begin conversations with “I heard this story on NPR…”? Are you the first to volunteer when something just needs to get done? Do you want an award-winning team to show you the ropes of radio and digital journalism? If yes – and you’re a student with designs on a media career – you might just be the Production Intern that KERA is looking for. You’d be helping with production of our interview show Think, where host Krys Boyd picks the brains of guests like Mo Rocca, Julia Sweeney and Oliver Sacks.  And you’d be supporting the newsroom as local stories for Morning Edition and All Things Considered come together each day.

Requirements: Enrollment as a full-time undergrad with freshman year completed, intent to complete internship for class credit, available 10-20 hours a week, some knowledge of public radio, a knack for news and discourse and the samples (published stories, blog posts, schoolwork, etc.) to show it. Send your resume, samples and a pitch for Think to


Are you a cub reporter with the heart of an audiophile and a knack for thoughtful social media? Are you good with a camera? Are you ready to use what you’re learning in J-school and give our newsroom new energy? Then we want to meet you. KERA 90.1 is looking for a Reporting Intern to work with our award-winning news team. You’d write, photograph, blog, Tweet, Instagram and contribute to the radio. You’d also help manage equipment, which is an excellent way to learn field recording. We’re hoping to find a student who can stay with us for two semesters. So if you’re in it to win it, read on.

Requirements: Enrollment as a full-time undergrad with freshman year completed, intent to complete the internship for class credit, 10-20 hours a week available, knowledge of public radio, a love of news and discourse and the samples (published stories, blog posts, schoolwork, etc.) to show it. Send your resume, samples and a story pitch to

Carroll schools looking for summer interns

0 Commentsby   |  04.02.14  |  Uncategorized

The Carroll ISD Board & Community Relations department is taking applications for two college interns for the summer (and it just happens that the assistant superintendent for board and community relations has direct ACU ties). Interns must be working toward a degree in communications, public relations, advertising, marketing or a related field. This is a 12-week program and all interns will complete a CISD application for employment and fingerprinting requirements. The start date is Monday, May 9, and the end date is Thursday, Aug. 7. The positions pay $10 per hour. Click here to apply online. Click here for more internship details. CISD is in the Fort Worth area.

Help the Texas FFA with its convention

0 Commentsby   |  04.02.14  |  Uncategorized

You’ve only got until April 7 to apply for a fulltime paid internship that will focus on planning and development activities associated with the annual convention of the Texas FFA this summer in Fort Worth. Duties will run from May to August and may include working in the office of the host committee chairperson and coordinating needs/hospitality associated with the convention. There may also be opportunities for special projects if interested. Students interested in agricultural education, communications, marketing, promotions and other relevant majors are encouraged to apply. You’ll work in Forth Worth with the FFA Foundation staff. If you have questions, contact Aaron Alejandro, executive director, at (512) 480-8047 or  The application can be downloaded at under Teacher Toolbox.


Study film for a semester in LA?

0 Commentsby   |  03.26.14  |  Uncategorized

L.A. Film Studies Center is now accepting applications for the fall semester 2014.  Here’s a link to the LAFSC program and applications, or you can ask classmate Lucius Patenaude what he thought of the experience.

Summer journalism internship in D.C.

0 Commentsby   |  03.20.14  |  Uncategorized

Here’s the sales pitch form another of the several internship/journalism programs based in Washington – although this one is for the summer:

Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC

June 7 – August 1 (Extended Deadline: April 4, 2014)

Unlike many other Washington, DC internship programs, we guarantee you an internship placement with a print or broadcast media outlet, new service, internet publication, public relations firm, Capitol Hill press office or advocacy organization. Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals. You’ll gain real-world experience that will set you apart when it’s time to find your first job after graduation. Check out this video to hear from some of our program alumni on why interning in DC is an experience worth having!


Live in the heart of Washington, DC on George Washington University’s campus, just steps from the White House and Department of State. Click here to learn more about housing accommodations and the neighborhood.


Maximize your summer by also taking courses for up to 9 credits from George Mason University. Click here to read more about the ethics and economics for journalists courses.


We award over $1 million in scholarship funding each year, and there are generous scholarships still available. Students receive awards based on financial need and merit and they tend to range from $1,000 -$4,500.


Students are encouraged to visit for more information and to begin an online application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the April 4 extended deadline. Students will be notified of their admission decision within two weeks of completing an application. Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.






Study film for a semester in LA?

0 Commentsby   |  03.19.14  |  Uncategorized

As a point of reference, this is the program that your classmate, Lucius Patenaude, participated in a year ago. L.A. Film Studies Center is now accepting applications for the fall semester, 2014.  Details and applications are at:

All of the Best Semester programs are administered through a network of Christian universities/colleges that ACU belongs to. In fact, we’re about the largest school in the CCCU, so LAFSC would love to see some of our students in Hollywood!  Selling points according to CCCU include:

  • Offering experience on a variety of equipment broadens the students’ academic experience and their resume.  We will use RED Epic cameras only for HPW crews starting fall, 2014.
  • Having films critiqued from their home institution and LAFSC develops students’ skills.
  • The internship experience is oriented toward the student’s particular goals.  Each semester a few students are offered jobs through their internships.
  • An LAFSC experience insures parents that their student’s school provides maximal educational and vocational preparation.
  • Alumni have opportunities for semester grants, mentoring, renting equipment at very low cost (plus much more!) for LAFSC alumni only.

Summer discount for D.C. news internship

0 Commentsby   |  03.19.14  |  Uncategorized

You’ll want to do some comparison shopping, because several of these Washington D.C. services are available to students, but 21st Century Journalist reports it is offering a summer special:
“We are recruiting summer students and today we are offering $2,000 summer tuition, a $1,500 discount off the normal tuition of $3,500. For this students receive an internship with a media outlet in the Washington, D.C. metro area, two courses through the institute, a student membership to the National Press Club, and entry into special events such as a trip to the Newseum. Students can enroll in 12 to 15 hours of credit through their home universities with a consortium agreement. This agreement will also allow students to receive financial aid. For more information about the Institute for 21st Century Journalism you can visit us on the web at”

ACU looking for event-planning help

0 Commentsby   |  03.19.14  |  Uncategorized

ACU’s office of University Events will accept resumes through March 27 for paid internships in event planning and scheduling interviews for April 2-3. Resumes need to go to Jennifer Ellison ( UE is responsible for coordinating, planning, organizing, and preparing for special events, meetings, and conferences sponsored and/or hosted by ACU.  UE supplies support services to the entire university and manages all events in the Hunter Welcome Center. Here are some key points of the job description:


  1. Assist in the planning, organizing, and designing of events on the ACU campus.
  2. Assist University Events and personnel with planning and implementation of events, meetings, and conferences in the Hunter Welcome Center.
  3. Provide liaison service between the university and the UE office by answering phones, electronic communication, and standard mail.
  4. Provide excellent customer service and promote spirit of cooperation across departmental lines.
  5. Assist in set-up of non-catered events held in the HWC and other campus venues.


A.             Professional

  1. Pursuing a baccalaureate degree from Abilene Christian University.
  2. Interest in event management, event production, or related field.
  3. Experience in effective communication skills.
  4. Computer and word processing abilities.
  5. Interest in artistic and design fields.
  6. Strong work ethic.
  7. Able to work nights and weekends when necessary.

B.             Personal

  1. Ability to demonstrate creative capacities with both materials and procedures.
  2. Ability to be self-motivated, willing to take the initiative, and dedicated to getting the job done at the appointed time.
  3. Strong communication and professional skills.
  4. Ability to work effectively and comfortably with students, staff, faculty, administration, and community.

C.           Physical Demands: 

  1. Able to move rapidly and to make decisions confidently while completing assignments.
  2. Frequent lifting and carrying of supplies and materials.
  3. Able to endure lengthy periods of time sitting at the desk or computer as well as long periods of activity or standing.
  4. Able to work nights and weekends in addition to regular work week.