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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

A.Q. Miller School Internship

Click here to see examples of JMC student work during their internships.

If you have questions about doing internships for credit through the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, please read the internship packet and contact Gloria Freeland, gfreela@ksu.edu.

Current internship opportunities for journalism and mass communications students are posted below: 

City of Eudora

Position: Strategic Communications Internship

Description: 

The City of Eudora is seeking an unpaid strategic communications intern to work in the city manager’s office this fall. This is an excellent opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student looking to get their feet wet in public service and government communications. A few of the internship duties include:

•  Create promotional materials by conceptualizing and designing a variety of printed and electronic materials including brochures; flyers; strategic informational communications pieces including infographics and FAQs; and resident and economic development recruitment materials    
•  Manage the City’s digital and print publications by gathering content from the community and City departments, writing the copy, arranging photos and sections, and managing subscriptions

•  Manage the various social media platforms for the administration office by keeping content fresh and relevant, engaging with audiences, and proposing innovative ways for the City to understand what residents want to know and how they want to receive information  
 
This opportunity is especially good for students or recent graduates looking to build a professional portfolio. The City of Eudora provides the strategic communications intern great flexibility in work schedule and project selection, depending on the individual intern’s interests and professional development focus.
Job Posting
Posted: 8/15/2018

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Position: Fall Internships with the KDA

Description: 

The State of Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is accepting applications for 2018Fall Interns through the Governor's Internship Program. Interested individuals may apply for the program at:

https://governor.ks.gov/serving-kansans/internship.

Please note in the required Statement of Interest, the specific KDA internship for which you are applying. Deadline for the completed application packet is August 31, 2018. In addition to the documents stated for the online application, a completed application includes two letters of reference by August 31. Unless otherwise noted, all internship positions will be located in Manhattan, KS. The starting date will be on or after September 7, 2018.

The Division of Agriculture Advocacy, Marketing, and Outreach has one Ag Communications/Marketing intern opening available for the fall. Interns assigned to the Ag Marketing division will complete projects associated with the growth and promotion of Kansas agricultural companies and products. Interns will specifically work on the From the Land of Kansas trademark program working on new membership recruitment, website content planning, mobile app management, and communications/promotional materials. Preference will be given to students with strong written and oral communication skills, as well as, a basic understanding of the agriculture sector and marketing plans. The internship is available for up to 20 hours per week. Ag Communications, Ag Business, and Marketing majors preferred. The

Division of Communications has an opening for an intern to with work the director of communications and the director of public relations on a variety of projects including social media planning, graphic design projects and the development and execution of press releases. Upper-class communications and design majors preferred. Experience in Adobe CreativeSuite and Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram platforms preferred. Video experience a plus. Preferred majors include Ag Communications, Journalism, and Marketing.

The Division of Conservation is seeking a creative, detailed-oriented, self-motivated and hard-working intern with a background in Agriculture or Environmental Communications to join our team to assist in the construction of a conservation outreach and education "toolbox" for the 105 Conservation Districts throughout the State. Our mission is to build a page within our website designated solely for the "toolbox" which will be full of conservation education information such as event planning ideas, lesson plans, meeting information, social media tips, etc. Opportunities to assist with submission of Facebook and Twitter posts is a possibility as well.

Contact:

Questions regarding internship positions with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, through the Governor's Internship Program, can be directed to Dana Ladner, Compliance Education Coordinator.

Contact information: Dana.Ladner@ks.gov or 785-564-6660

Close Date: 8/31/2018

Posted: 8/14/2018

Aggieville Business Association

Position: Event Planning and Marketing

Description: 

* Updates to the Aggieville website.
* Obtain and maintain relationships with Associate Members.
* Serve as an ongoing point of contact for event participants before and after event days.
* Serve as an ongoing point of contact for district businesses regarding inquiries about the ABA and Aggieville.
* Provide event participants with necessary documentation in a timely manner, including waivers, directional, etc.
* Design and distribute the monthly district newsletter.
* Planning and execution of ABA hosted events such as, but not limited to: St. Patty's Day, Fake Patty's Day, Little Apple New Year's Eve Ball Drop, Trick or Treat in the 'Ville, Aggieville Olympics, Little Apple Urban Quest and Aggieville Golf Tournament.
* Attend and participate in event-related activities and meetings.
* Other duties included may not be listed.

Requirements:

* Be self-motivating, a team player with the ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible and adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
* Strong organizational skills, with keen attention to details, as well as excellent problem-solving abilities.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Moderate experience working with social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter).
* Have self-discipline and time management skills necessary to work independently.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel.
* Have proficiency in Google software such as G-mail and Google Drive.
* Possess a valid driver's license as well as the ability to travel as needed to perform internship duties.
* Currently be working towards a degree at a university, college, or trade school, in a related field.
* This internship is open to all majors; emphasis on Non-profit Management, Marketing, Fundraising, or Event Planning.

Physical Requirements:

* Ability to stand and/or work on a computer for long periods of time.
* Lift at least 25 pounds.

Contact:

Please send your resume and cover letter to director@aggieville.org

Posted: 8/08/2018

 

360 Sports

Description:

360 Sports Rep(360 Sports)in Colorado Springs, CO, offering hands-on publicity and social media internship. Specifically, seeking an intern that can work directly with the Chief Marketing Officer of 360 Sports on all publicity and social media.

Duties will most likely include: drafting asocial media plan and then executing it; drafting press releases and media alerts; pitching media; coordinating social media posts; creating movies to be utilized through social media; handling media interviews for NFL Draft prospects, etc.

Requirements:

Candidate must be articulate, a good communicator and writer, a self-starter, detail-oriented, organized, and a good problem solver. Candidate must possess a desire to help others, give back to the community and enjoy working under deadlines. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Computer skills in Microsoft Office programs are critical. The ideal candidate will be a great writer, storyteller & communicator, multi-tasker, person of integrity, self-starter, disciplined, strive for excellence, genuine, and is a team player.

Contact:

Interested candidates should research company www.360sportsrep.com, send a letter outlining why interested, and send a resume by November 1st for Spring internship, February 1stfor Summer internship and August 12thfor Fall internship to:

Teddi Domann 
360 Sports 
10159 Hillgrass Circle 
Colorado Springs, CO 80920 
or,
teddi@360SportsRep.com, 719-266-9124

ApartmentVestors

Description:

As an intern with ApartmentVestors your tasks would be:

•Research: Complete research on various topics pertaining to retirement, multi-family real estate, etc.
•Podcasts: Assist with outlining topics, writing blogs, promoting through social media, etc.
•Social Media: Assist with writing, posting, boosting, monitoring, and replying to engagements.
•Results: Compile a quarterly summary report with results from social media and podcasts
•Event Management: Organize, coordinate and execute details for special events, as needed.

Contact:

Interested candidates should research ApartmentVestors on the web and social media, send a letter outlining why you are interested and how you feel you could contribute and be an asset to ApartmentVestors, and send a resume to:

Teddi Domann
Marketing Director
ApartmentVestors
tbdomann@gmail.com

Deadlines: 

Deadlines for submitting a resume and cover letter:

•Fall 2018 Internship: Wednesday, August 8th
•Spring 2019 Internship by November 1st
•Summer 2019 Internship by February 1st
•Fall 2019 Internship by June 1st

Posted: 7/27/2018

Kansas Democratic Party

Position: Campaign Interns

Description:

The Kansas Democratic Party is looking for interns for the summer and fall semester. We need finance interns who would focus on donor research and who could probably work remotely most of the time, as well as general office interns who would come to the office more regularly. Finally, there will be on-campus interns that will help with fieldwork, including voter registration, canvassing, and phone banking.

Contact:

Those interested in finance or general office interns in Topeka can apply online at kansasdems.org/kdp-internships/<http://kansasdems.org/kdp-internships/>, and those interested in doing campaign work on campus can contact Campus Outreach Coordinator Ananda Bhatia <ananda@kansasdems.org> directly.

Posted: 7/24/18

The Eisenhower Foundation

Position: Educational Internship

For more information visit here.

Deadlines: February 1 for summer, June 1 for spring, November 1 for fall

Posted: 7/24/18

Fall Internship for Rep Lynn Jenkins

We are currently accepting applications for internships at our office in Washington D.C. Working in a Congressional office can be a great way to get insight into the legislative process, make contacts in Washington, D.C., and meet a lot of great people. An internship also provides an excellent opportunity to see Congress in action. Interns gain practical work experience by undertaking a variety of administrative and legislative responsibilities in the office.

In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for Congresswoman Jenkins and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. We can also tailor the experience towards the intern’s interests.

We are looking for a bright college student or recent graduate who is interested in politics, policy or communications. The fall internship lasts from Sept. 3 – Dec. 14, 2018. An internship is a great way to gain experience and possibly college credit.  Our interns are paid $1,200 a month during their internship.

To apply for an internship, please submit your information at https://lynnjenkins.house.gov/internships/

Riley County Police Department Communications Internship

This is a paid part-time internship. Hours are flexible, based on the student's schedule, public relations activities and breaking events. Contact is Chris Robinson: crobinson@rileycountypolice.org; phone is (785) 537-2112 ext. 2340.
Skills desired:
  • Knowledge or experience using Adobe Suite Programs
  • Knowledge or experience of Final Cut or similar video editing programs
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and the ability to learn other police department related software.
  • Knowledge of internet and social media sites. (This is very important)
  • Ability to work with various types of computer hardware and other computer-related equipment.
  • Graphic Design knowledge or experience
  • Videography knowledge or experience
  • The ability to be outgoing with strong professional social skills.
  • The ability to communicate through the use of various forms of digital media such as social media, web posts, online marketing, and branding.
  • Ability to effectively communicate through writing.
  • Ability to use innovation and creativity in marketing, branding, or program concepts.
Responsibilities:
 
  • Must be outgoing with strong professional social skills.
  • Must communicate through the use of various forms of digital media such as social media, web posts, online marketing, and branding.
  • Must effectively communicate through writing.
  • Must use innovation and creativity in marketing, branding, or program concepts.

Posted: 6/9/18

Los Angeles Times Internship Program

Check out the details for the Los Angeles Times Internship Program:

Job Description:

Interested in working with some of the best journalists around? We offer 10 weeks of intensive, hands-on experience in a region where big stories are the norm. We place interns throughout the L.A. Times: Metro/Local, Sacramento, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages, Washington, D.C., bureau, Photography/Video, Data Desk, Visualization and Data, Design and latimes.com. (Our copy editing intern is selected through the Dow Jones News Fund's national selection process.) These are paid internships and placements usually run from mid-June to late August. Internships are limited to summer unless otherwise noted.

Qualifications: 

Applicants must be actively working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree and must be eligible to work in the U.S. Graduates may qualify if you've finished school within six months of the start of the internship. Applicants for the visual journalism and most reporting internships must have a valid driver's license and access to a car in good working condition. Internships are for students who have not worked professionally as staff journalists. Little training is offered, so previous internship experience is preferred.

For further information, contact Director of News Development Tracy Boucher at (213) 237-6737 or at tracy.boucher@latimes.com.

Web site: http://www.latimes.com/about/la-los-angeles-times-internship-program-htmlstory.html