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Journalism and IMC students starting careers with help from Internship Experience Program

Posted on: October 29th, 2018 by ldrucker

“Life changing.” “Incredible.” “Eye-opening.” “Extraordinary.”

A group of University of Mississippi students recently used these words to describe the unique experiences they had this summer that enhanced their career skills and opened doors for their future.

Last month, students met with UM administration, faculty and staff to discuss their experiences as participants in the Internship Experience Program, a special program that prepares and organizes cohorts of Ole Miss students to participate in career internships in Atlanta, New York and Washington, D.C.

Sara “Cookie” White, a senior integrated marketing communications major from Houston, Texas, was among the students who presented at the event.

“This program taught me how to create my own path,” White said. “I feel like I gained a lot of confidence in myself. It really pushed me to be my best and learn on my feet.”

The UM Internship Experience Program offers Ole Miss juniors and seniors an opportunity to gain professional work experience in these major cities while earning academic credit in their fields of study. Students work, with the assistance of university staff, to secure an internship that will give them important professional experience for future job opportunities.

“We envision these programs as a two-way pipeline between these amazing cities and the University of Mississippi,” said Laura Antonow, director of college programs in the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education. “This is a way to aid our students in their transition into successful professional careers after college.”

Students interested in learning about internship opportunities for summer 2019 can stop by an information session anytime between noon and 2 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 31) at the UM Career Center in Martindale Hall.

In summer 2018, 12 students were selected to participate in the program, with two going to New York, four interning in Washington and six working in Atlanta.

“We start by selecting students that we believe are going to be competitive in these fast-paced cities, those who have a good combination of work experience, academic success and then extracurricular and leadership experience,” Antonow said.

White said she wanted to go to New York to try something new and feel the specialness of the city. As an intern with Allied Integrating Marketing, she got to help major motion picture studios promote upcoming films through screenings and special events.

“I had so many interesting projects and tasks,” White said. “I knew my IMC classes were preparing me for the future.

“When I started the summer, I felt like I had all of this knowledge, but I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it yet. Participating in this internship was a great way for me to apply everything that I have been learning during my time at Ole Miss.”

Shelby McElwain, of Corinth, is a senior art history major who interned this summer with nAscent Art in New York. She was able to help the company research art buys and designs for some of the country’s newest hotels.

“I felt like I was making a difference in the projects that my employer was pursuing this summer,” McElwain said. “They wanted my assistance and opinion. I learned so much.”

Jarrius Adams, a senior public policy and political science major from Hattiesburg, interned with the Congressional Black Caucus in U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson’s Washington office.

“My time in D.C. changed my perspective going forward,” Adams said. “I learned a lot. I know that I love politics, but I think I can make a greater impact in my community by participating more at the local level. I saw how local politicians make the laws that really affect everyday lives.”

Hailey McKee, of Dyersburg, Tennessee, is a senior public policy and journalism major who had positions in two different offices this summer in Washington, serving as an intern at the Newseum and with U.S. Rep. David Kustoff of Tennessee.

During the presentation, she shared more about some of the more interesting events, hearings, and tasks she participated in over the summer.

“I looked up, and I was taking notes during a Senate hearing about putting American boots on the ground on Mars by 2030,” McKee explained. “There were astronauts in the room who have left the Earth. It was surreal.”

She said she was awestruck passing the Supreme Court and Library of Congress each day on her way to work.

“I wanted to appreciate all the history and significance of the places I was around daily.”

Ryan Granger, a senior IMC major from Pearl, said he chose to intern this summer in Atlanta because of the big city feel that wasn’t too far out of his comfort zone.

As an intern with the Atlanta International Fashion Week organization, he had the chance to help roll out a new collaboration between AIFW and Microsoft Corp. that is providing educational opportunities for Atlanta youth.

“I was working on press releases, preparing media kits and event planning,” he said. “It was cool to get all this real-world exposure to activities that I’ll be doing in my field.

“I learned so much about being able to adapt to the world around me and correctly adjust to whatever I needed to do.”

Granger is hoping that his summer internship will turn into a full-time job after graduation in May.

“Working in this industry would be a great pathway that could open a lot of career opportunities for me,” he said.

Granger said one of his favorite parts of the program was getting to know Ole Miss alumni in the area.

“It was great to hear their perspectives of living in Atlanta versus living in Oxford and appreciating the differences,” he said. “They helped us students see that living in this major city is definitely manageable when you learn the ropes.”

Antonow said the UM Internship Experience program is a special way for alumni to stay connected or to get more connected to the university.

“We’ve been steadily building our relationships with alumni and employers in these cities, and now we are receiving phone calls from past employers asking us when the new batch of Ole Miss interns will be selected,” she said.

The priority application deadline is Nov. 9 for juniors and seniors who are interested in being a part of the summer 2019 cohort of Internship Experience participants.

For more information or to start an online application, visit http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/internships.

By Pam Starling, from University Communications

Here are more than 95 journalism internships and fellowships

Posted on: October 10th, 2018 by ldrucker

Internships and fellowships continue to serve as a stepping stone for young reporters to break into the journalism industry. These jobs can be at local publications or major national outlets, but they all have the potential to lead to skills-growth, networking and potentially, a full-time job.

Now is the time for those seeking journalism internships to apply for spring and summer positions. Not sure where to start? Poynter’s News University’s webinar Flourish, Don’t Flounder, at Your First Journalism Job or Internship can help point you in the right direction.

The list below includes internships and fellowships across a variety of platforms in cities all around the United States, and in some cases, around the globe.

This list is, of course, not exhaustive. In some cases, even prominent groups have yet to publish a job posting or accept applications, including The New York Time’s new year-long fellowship. Don’t see your favorite outlet? Check out its website and reach out.

If there’s an internship I missed, please email me at advorak@poynter.org to have it added.

The Washington Post Newsroom Internships
Location
: Washington, D.C.
Deadline: Oct. 12
Pay: $750 per week (in 2018)
Description: “Come be a reporter, photographer, videographer, multiplatform editor or producer, news or digital designer, graphics reporter or developer, or social media producer.”

Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism
Location
: Multiple
Deadline: Oct. 15
Pay: Amount unspecified
Description: “The program, operated by the Newseum Institute and funded by the Freedom Forum, matches qualified candidates with participating news organizations from across the country for 10- to 12-week paid

Read more here: https://www.poynter.org/news/here-are-more-95-journalism-internships-and-fellowships and here.

This story was originally published on NewsLab.org.

Applications now being accepted for Spring 2019 Capital Semester program in Washington, D.C.

Posted on: September 14th, 2018 by ldrucker

The Fund for American Studies is now accepting applications for the Spring 2019 Capital Semester program in Washington, D.C. The spring program will be focused on international affairs and public policy. Capital Semester is sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and provides 12 academic credits from George Mason University.

Mary Stankus, director of recruitment and admissions, said the early application deadline is Oct. 5. Students who apply for this deadline will receive a 5 percent discount on their tuition balance and priority consideration for scholarships. The final deadline is Nov. 9.

This comprehensive program includes internship placements in the fields of international affairs and public policy, courses for 12 academic credits through George Mason University, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by foreign and domestic policy experts, and furnished housing in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

PAST INTERNSHIP SITES – INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC POLICY
• Atlas Economic Research Foundation
• Capitol Hill and Congressional Offices
• Center for European Policy Analysis
• Center for Strategic and International Studies
• Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute
• Council on Hemispheric Affairs
• Foreign Embassies
• Peace Corps
• U.S. Department of the Treasury
• Women in Government
• World Vision

PROGRAM COMPONENTS
Internships – Competitive placements with international affairs organizations, government agencies, congressional offices, policy groups and non-governmental organizations
Housing – Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.
Classes – Full-time course load with credit provided through George Mason University, including courses on international economic policy and constitutional interpretation
Guest Lectures + Exclusive Site Briefings – With Washington’s top foreign policy and economics experts, including visits to the State Department and Capitol Hill
Professional Development + Networking – Mentoring and career building activities, as well as interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
Scholarships – Generous scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need and over 75% of students receive scholarship funding

Visit www.DCinternships.org/Alumni to read more testimonials from past program participants. For more information, visit www.DCinternships.org/CS or contact Stankus at mstankus@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

Husni partners to help magazine students with financial needs pursue dreams

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by ldrucker

For many college students, the idea of working in the magazine industry is a dream, but not a reality. That’s because many can’t afford to work for free and don’t have money to cover expensive housing costs in New York City, even if they were awarded an internship.

Dr. Samir Husni, professor, Hederman Lecturer, and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media, is trying to change that. Husni’s Magazine Innovation Center has teamed with the MPA: Association of Magazine Media to create an endowment to help magazine students with financial needs pursue their dreams.

“We are teaming to start an endowment to help send students on internships and jobs,” Husni said. “We called it the Magazine Innovation Center/MPA Endowment.”

Dr. Samir Husni speaks on stage at the American Magazine Media Conference 2018 on Feb. 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Association of Magazine Media)

Husni recently shared the idea with magazine executives during the American Magazine Media Conference in New York City Feb. 6. “I was humbled and proud at the same time standing on that stage and talking about the University of Mississippi and our school of journalism,” he said.

The endowment will start with $25,000 from the MPA: Association of Magazine Media Foundation. Husni will also work to raise funds through sponsorships from the ACT Experience, his Magazine Innovation Center’s annual magazine industry event. Part of the sponsorship funds are used to help students.

“It will mainly be aimed at talented magazine media students who are in financial need to go places like New York City or Los Angeles,” he said. “So it will level the playing field among those who have and those who don’t if they share the same love and talent of the magazine media.”

Husni said he’s always felt that some students didn’t have equal access to magazine internships that can be very costly considering all expenses involved.

“I’ve always felt the inequality of the internships, especially today,” he said. “Very few people pay for interns. So not only do the students have to pay to register for the course, they have to pay for their travel. They have to pay their living expenses. So it’s really a lot if you don’t come from a hefty financial background. This is just a little effort in balancing or leveling the playing field.”

Husni has a busy season ahead of him with magazines. He is currently preparing for the ACT 8 Experience, an event organized annually by the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism set for April 17-20 in Oxford. The 2018 theme is Print Proud, Digital Smart.

And Newell Turner, one of Husni’s former University of Mississippi magazine students, who rose to become the Hearst Design Group editorial director, will be presented the Silver Em, the University of Mississippi’s highest award in journalism, at a campus event during the ACT 8 Experience April 18. The event will be held in the Overby Auditorium in Farley Hall on the UM campus at 5:30 p.m.

The Silver Em award dates to 1958, and recipients must be Mississippians with notable journalism careers or journalists with notable careers in Mississippi.

If you are interested in donating to the endowment or learning more about it, contact Husni at 662-915-1414, 662-832-6247 or samir.husni@gmail.com.

SUMMER MARKETING INTERNSHIP, ATLANTA–DEADLINE APRIL 15, 2013

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by alysia

Public Relations Internship

Summer 2013 – Atlanta

 

At Cohn & Wolfe, a strategic public relations agency dedicated to creating, building and protecting the world’s most prolific and successful brands, you won’t be putting files in alphabetical order or hoping someone notices your hard work. You will be part of an entrepreneurial, award-winning culture that won two 2013 PR Week awards:  one for Best Large Agency and the second, for overall Agency of the Year. Cohn & Wolfe has also been named to Advertising Age’s “Best Places to Work” list for two years in a row.

 

At Cohn & Wolfe, convention is our enemy. We don’t just claim to be different, we prove it. It’s in everything we do – beginning with our guiding credo: “Dig Deeper. Imagine More.”

 

We’re digital geeks, creative catalysts and branding warriors all wrapped into one. We would much rather be considered refreshingly weird than painfully ordinary. That’s why our roster of 1100 employees includes an odd blend of the dramatic and the driven, the inspiring and the inventive, the playful and the profound.

 

As a Cohn & Wolfe Summer Intern, you will participate in a 10-12 week paid program at our Atlanta office in Buckhead. You will get to work on some of the world’s leading brands in different practice areas including Consumer, Corporate, Healthcare, Research and Creative Services.

 

You will gain exposure through various internal networking opportunities, such as:

·                    Career training sessions

·                    Mentoring

·                    Volunteer events

·                    Mixers

·                    Company parties

 

At the end of your program, you’ll participate and present a final group project applying the knowledge and skills you’ve gained throughout the summer.

 

The typical day for an intern can include any of the following:

·         Write and distribute basic materials including pitch letters, news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, bios, newsletters, prepared remarks and standby statements

·         Create and maintain media lists

·         Handle routine media inquiries

·         Monitor media to report coverage that affects the Client’s business

·         Handle basic research of Client’s business and industry to maintain a current knowledge base

·         Develop relationships with external audiences (media, third-party constituencies, etc.) to convey the Client’s message

·         Help secure media interviews

·         Coordinate specific events and promotions for the Client

·         Assist in account administration duties such as billing and activity reports

·         Work with internal service departments, external vendors, news media, outside agency partners and other account staff members at Cohn & Wolfe to service the Client

 

Internship requirements:

·         You must be a Junior, Senior or recent graduate who can work 40 hours per week during the summer

·         Possess strong written, verbal and research skills

·         Have a mastery of Microsoft Office applications

·         Have a full understanding of social media platforms and digital applications