Loyola University / Communication Internships

Radio/Reporting/Web Production: National Public Radio


Five students will be selected for a week-long boot camp at the convention in Kansas City from Oct. 27 – Nov. 1. Students will serve as reporters/Web producers and their work will be broadcast online. Radio journalism experience is not mandatory.

For more information, please visit: http://www.npr.org/about/nextgen/CBIapp2008

Writing/Editing: University of Maryland Medical Center Website

Editorial Intern, University of Maryland Medical Center Web site (www.umm.edu)

The University of Maryland Medical Center is seeking a nonpaid editorial intern to work 10-20 hours a week on its award-winning Web site (www.umm.edu). Our site gets more traffic (75,000 visitors a day or 2.25 million a month) than any other hospital or medical center Web site in the country. Job responsibilities include writing and editing Web site content, and other duties as directed by the Web site editor.

The ideal candidate is a communications major who has several years of writing/editing experience. Web site content development is a plus.

To apply, please e-mail (clindsley@umm.edu) or fax (410-328-3450) a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Web site editor Chris Lindsley. Questions? Call Chris at 410-328-7578.

Journalism/Design/Editing/Photography: Florida Times-Union


(Internships may be offered in one or more of the following areas: copy editing/design, graphics, photography, reporting)

The Florida Times-Union is soliciting applications from college students for its annual summer intern program.

Applications for internships must be received by December 1, 2008. Interns who are selected will be notified on or before Jan. 1, 2009.

The intern program extends through the summer months, and exact dates of employment will be negotiated. Interns may expect to be in the program for about 12 weeks. The salary scale is as follows:
• Completion of first year of college - $375 weekly.
• Completion of second year of college - $400 weekly.
• Completion of third year of college - $435 weekly.
• Completion of fourth year of college - $450 weekly.
• Completion of graduate school - $500 weekly.

Interns will draw a variety of assignments. Meetings will be held with various editors to discuss problems and progress. Every effort will be made to match summer work assignments with the interests of the interns selected to work on the staff of the Times-Union.
Preference will be given to Individuals who have held summer internships with daily newspapers in the past and individuals proven interested in a career in print journalism.

Applications must be made in writing and should include grade point average, previous journalism experience and at least two references, one from within the academic community. Clips of past work should be included with application.
It is not necessary for applicants to be majoring in journalism, but that is desirable. Interns must have their own vehicles. We are a drug free workplace.

Send applications to: Coulter Kirkpatrick
Newsroom Office Manager
(street delivery: One Riverside Avenue, 32202)
PO Box 1949

Jacksonville, FL 32231

A look at The Florida Times-Union and Northeast Florida
• The Florida Times-Union is a perennial winner of journalism awards for its writing, design, graphics, photography and Internet operations. In the last year, we have won 40 national, regional and statewide awards competing against other large metro dailies in Florida.

• Jacksonville is a fast-growing, business-oriented city, home to the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and the site of the 2005 Super Bowl. We are surrounded by water — the 310-mile St. Johns River flows through our downtown, and the Atlantic Ocean and some of Florida’s best beaches are 15 miles away.

Radio/Production: Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

Interns play a vital role in the show’s production, and have a unique opportunity to get “behind the scenes” of radio journalism. Interns handle both administrative and production duties. General office tasks may include making audio copies, photocopying, mail runs, and updating guest lists. As interns become more proficient in general responsibilities, other duties may include logging tape, learning digital editing, assisting with studio recordings, doing research for radio pieces and interviews, maintaining digital archives, and creating website updates. All interns are welcomed and encouraged to participate in planning meetings, where interview possibilities are discussed and most editorial decisions are made.

Internships are flexible, and can be adjusted to suit an individual’s needs. Interns can earn college credit, or volunteer their time in exchange for the opportunity to learn about public radio. The minimum time commitment for a fall internship is 10 hours/week; 15 hours/week is preferred. Interns may take two weeks off, with at least 2 weeks’ advanced notice to staff.

Some of the characteristics WYPR seeks in volunteers include: creativity, a willingness to learn, the ability to work with others in a professional environment, and a passion for public radio. The importance of a strong work ethic and a willingness to approach independent projects over time cannot be overstressed.

See the application process below, and visit the show's website at www.marylandmorning.org

For more information, contact:
John Notarianni
jnotarianni@wypr.org or 410 735 1612.

Sheilah Kast host
skast@wypr.org or 410 735 1601

Applications for the Fall 2008 internship with Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast may be e-mailed no later than Friday September 12th at noon. To apply by e-mail, send applications to the following e-mail address: MdMorning@wypr.org

Subject lines should read “INTERN APPLICATION, Fall 2008.” Please attach the following, each in a separate Microsoft Word (.doc) document

- Cover letter and resume, including the names, titles, and telephone numbers of two references. Also include a description of your familiarity with computers, sound recording, digital and analog recording (Please note: technical familiarity is NOT a pre-requisite for an internship.)
- A personal statement of no more than 500 words explaining why you would like to intern with this program.

Volunteers wishing to submit their application in paper format may also include the same documents listed above. Mailed applications must be postmarked by September 10th, 2008. To apply via postal mail, send TWO (2) applications to the following address:

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
WYPR 88.1 FM
2216 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Public Relations: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

This is an exciting position to work as an integral member of our corporate relations team in the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center development office. The position is responsible for assisting with a wide variety of cause-marketing programs and events at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Development Office. This person will primarily assist with the planning and organizing of the annual Corporate Relations Team events and meetings. These include the Corporate Networking Receptions, Miracle Tie Auction and the annual Radiothon. In addition, the corporate relations team intern will assist with various donor and outreach projects.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• assisting with communication to local and national corporate donors and community organizations; via mail, phone calls, and in-person meetings;
• devising creative marketing proposals and materials;
• attending various special events based on availability;
• creating, maintaining, and merging sponsor data base;
• performing various administrative duties upon request.

This candidate should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer and internet skills, and the ability to demonstrate effective communication skills.

Internships are available during the fall, spring, intercession and summer semesters. We also work with departments to provide credit, if applicable to major study.

For more information or to apply, please contact:
Marisa Jaffe, Associate Director
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
100 North Charles Street
Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21201

Public Relations/Marketing: BookDivas.com

This internship position is for a web-savvy PR/Marketing major. You will be working on helping us develop our online community, BookDivas.com.

Company Name: Book Divas, sister company of Sinuate Media LLC

Description: Book Divas, the leading online book reading community for Young Adults and college readers is seeking one (1) PR/ Marketing/ English major interns.

• Research and develop new internet marketing opportunities for Book Divas
• Interact with members
• Recruit members through viral marketing techniques
• Moderate Book Divas message board
• Assist our team with upcoming contest and new promotion
• Assist our team in developing partnership/ sponsorship opportunities

Contact blogs and other media outlets for publicity opportunities
• Produce Book Divas editorial material, press release
• Review new books
• Maintain Book Divas e-commerce site
• BA or current college student
• Organized, responsible, self-starter with creativity and attention to detail.
• Interest in the literature world
• Must be a team-player
• Good computer skills, including Powerpoint, Excel, Access
• The ideal candidate will be smart, organized, responsible, versatile, and comfortable in a fairly fluid role
• Able to commit 15 to 20 hours a week throughout the Fall 2008 semester.

Not required, but a plus:
Experience in literature, book publishing industry, internet marketing
Basic HTML, experience with Joomla
Design experience

Location: Baltimore, MD

Application Due Date: August 30, 2008 (For FALL '08)

How To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing samples to Hui-Ling Chan at ling@bookdivas.com.

Public Relations/Marketing: G.1440

G.1440, a Baltimore based IT Consulting firm is in need of a Marketing Intern to assist with the daily marketing, public relations, and communication activities for G.1440's IT Staffing Services, IT Consulting Solutions, and Builder1440 divisions. You will be working in our Baltimore office located in the Clipper Mill neighborhood, near Hampden.
Job responsibilities include:
- Facilitating internal and external communications, including newsletters, direct marketing, and email campaigns
- Executing client satisfaction surveys and developing customer appreciation gifts.
- Writing client case studies for G.1440's website and marketing material.
- Coordinating trade show and networking event details and registration.
- Assisting with public relation efforts, including copywriting and media contact follow-up.
- Providing support for on-going marketing initiatives.

To apply, please submit resume to:
Danielle Earls
Marketing Manager, G.1440

Journalism: Baltimore Sun Sports

The Sun is seeking academic interns to work in its Sports department starting this fall. The interns must receive college credit; they will not be paid.

Though their work will be tied to the beginning of the high school sports seasons, interns could start in the latter part of August. They would be responsible for processing high school results -- taking highlights, scores and summaries over the phone, compiling them from e-mails and coding them in the appropriate formats for the newspaper. Though the length of shifts and exact times could vary, hours generally would be during 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. We don't anticipate having our interns doing any writing, except perhaps contributing to roundups compiled in the office.

The focus is on handling high school agate, but if interns prove proficient, we might have them help our editorial assistants in processing college and pro sports agate.

Ray Frager
Assistant Sports Editor
The Sun
office: 410-332-6995