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The Northern Texas PGA is seeking four qualified applicants for a 17-week paid internship position in golf tournament operations during the spring of 2015, and again in the summer. Successful applicants will be responsible for helping to conduct all day-to-day operations of our Junior Tour and Professional tournament program. It appears that this might work for some JMC students.
In the spring season, the Junior Tour provides weekly golf tournaments throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex for junior golfers ages 7-19. Professional tournaments include the Players Tour, NTPGA Pro-Assistant, Pro-Pro, and Pro-Scratch Championships, and AT&T Byron Nelson Championship and WNB Golf Classic qualifying events.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé and list of references. Letters of recommendation are not required but are strongly encouraged. Specify that you are applying for the Spring Internship. Additional information is under the internship tab at the bottom of the website at www.ntpgajuniorgolf.com. Applications will be accepted via mail or e-mail. Submit all materials or questions to Brittany Beckett.
Senior Coordinator of Junior Tour Operations 15150 Preston Road, Suite 250
Dallas, Texas 75248
(214) 420-7421 ext. 115 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Larry Fitzgerald is seeking two to four unpaid interns to assist him with developing a PR-Communications plan for the transition of the Woodlawn Church of Christ and Abilene’s Christian Service Center, which provides food, clothing and other resources to families and individuals. Here is a brief summary of the duties:
1. Research of attitudes and makeup of the Woodlawn neighborhood, the Woodlawn church, volunteers in CSC, and the city at large.
2. Research the makeup of the Woodlawn church and CSC volunteers and determine how to best incorporate the necessary changes.
3. Develop a comprehensive plan with immediate, 2-year and 5-year goals and methodology.
Fitzgerald says, “Ideally, the intern candidate should be one who is a professing Christian who would like to use his or her talent for Christian-based organizations such as the Christian Service Center or a local church. However, the experience gained will help the student in both the non-profit and the corporate environments.”
Prospective students might be those who aspire to work in public relations, marketing, non-profit management, Christian ministry or similar fields.
Fitzgerald has more than 30 years experience in public relations and marketing, having worked for major corporations and non-profit organizations. He has directed college interns for over 10 years and taught in journalism and advertising for Texas Christian University and Bible for several colleges.
Contact him at email@example.com.
Marissa Thompson, the marketing specialist for ACU Dining Services, is looking for students to participate in a newly formulated Peer to Peer team. The job duties will include event management, meal plan sales, marketing surveys, etc. to be executed throughout the fall and spring semester. Outside of free meals, this opportunity begins as non-paid, but it has the potential to evolve into a paid internship.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Relations and Development Department of the Center for Hearing and Speech is seeking three fall interns:Volunteer and Events Coordination, Public Relations and Marketing, and Events Management. This is an opportunity to get hands-on experience in preparation for the center’s largest fundraiser, Houston Via Colori Street Painting Festival, www.HoustonViaColori.com
The Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston is looking for a student studying a communications or project management-related field. Applicants interested in gaining a real hands-on experience and learning about volunteer engagement and event coordination of a local nonprofit are preferred. The candidate will work closely with the CHS Development Department. College credit may be obtained for this internship.
Duties will include assisting in preparation for Houston Via Colori® (the Center’s annual street painting festival fundraiser), planning the artist reception, volunteer coordination, some promotional weekend events, and other relevant tasks. This position also will include a focus on volunteer relations and appreciation. Candidate will need to be available for Via Colori the weekend of November 22 – 23.
The Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston is seeking a student studying public relations, marketing, journalism or a communications-related field. Applicants interested in gaining a real hands-on experience and learning about the communications side of a local nonprofit are preferred. The candidate will work closely with the CHS Development Department. Internship is unpaid, but course credit may be received. Internship will be September 9 – December 4, 2014. Candidate will need to be available for Via Colori the weekend of November 22 – 23.
Duties will include research, writing, assisting in all PR and marketing initiatives, assisting in preparation for Houston Via Colori® (CHS’s annual street painting festival fundraiser), newsletter development, and other relevant tasks. This position also will include a focus on using social media networks as a valuable public relations tool.
The Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston is seeking a student studying communications, business or marketing-related field. Applicants interested in gaining a real hands-on experience and learning about the event planning and logistics side of a local nonprofit are preferred. The candidate will work closely with the CHS Development Department. Internship is unpaid, but course credit may be received. Internship will be September 2 – December 4, 2014.
Duties will include managing the Via Colori® Scavenger Hunt (ticketing, logistics, marketing and public relations), assisting in preparation for Houston Via Colori® (CHS’s annual street painting festival fundraiser), and other relevant tasks.
Claudia Tristan tells us that Telemundo Abilene is looking for bilingual students with an interest in news and communications to serve as unpaid interns:
“Interns will be working alongside a talented Spanish language news team in a fast-paced environment. Those interested should have a strong background in reading, writing, and conversational Spanish. Interns will be primarily observing alongside producers in preparing the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Telemundo Abilene newscasts. They will also help in managing our social media, preparing news stories, translating stories, editing video content, running time for live newscasts, on occasion, students will be able to accompany reporters for stories.
“Overall interns will gain experience of working in broadcast news. Schedules are flexible for students to manage their school work and professional growth while still having the experience in our newsroom. The schedule does require that each shift be at least three hours. The number of days per week and hours can be scheduled pending your class schedule. ”
For application details contact Telemundo-KTAB@nexstar.tv or email@example.com for more information.
Qualified candidates may submit their resume via email to: Isabel.firstname.lastname@example.org.
FleishmanHillard will be accepting applications for the 2014 Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowships in its Miami office through May 30. The ideal candidate must be fluent in both English and Spanish; fluency in Portuguese is also strongly desired.
The fellowship program targets college seniors, recent graduates and graduate students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, as well as applicants who have a passion for ethnic or cultural diversity. All candidates must have a strong interest in integrated communications and demonstrate a commitment to promoting ethnic and cultural diversity through their work, education and life experiences. The fellowships are six- to 12 months, offering a challenging work experience in one of FleishmanHillard’s U.S. offices, competitive pay, professional development and senior-level mentorship. In addition, company benefits such as healthcare, 401k, vacation and sick leave are included.
Fellows work on client projects, media relations, events and new business pitches, among many other practical experiences in the field of integrated communications. At the end of the assignment, fellows will be given strong consideration for full-time positions with FleishmanHillard based on their job performance and the needs of the business. More information regarding the Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship is available here.
The marketing and public Relations department at Abilene Regional Medical Center is accepting applications for the fall internship program. It’s 15-20 hours a week for a junior or preferably a senior majoring in Ad/PR, marketing or communications, and includes a $500 stipend upon completion. Here are some details of the their expectations:
Here’s a more specific look at the duties:
To apply: email cover letter and resume to Amanda Maikranz, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator (email@example.com)
From JMC alum Michelle Morris comes this opportunity:
GideonStone (www.gideonstone.com) 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.
– 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.