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Communications/Government: Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce (DOC) announces opportunities for both summer and academic year paid internships.

Position: Communications/Government
Open to Juniors/Seniors
Minimum GPA 3.5 out of 4.0
Location: Washington, DC

Students interested in being considered for opportunities under the Department of Commerce Postsecondary Internship Program should directly contact Alicia Wells at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) by e-mail at

or visit www.orau.org/doc to find out more about eligibility criteria, program benefits and the application form.
Please note that all programs are open to any students who meet program eligibility criteria.
• Interns participate in on-site work experiences with DOC bureaus and offices in order to integrate academic theory and workplace requirements, gain relevant skills and knowledge, explore Federal career options, develop professional networks, and gain a greater awareness of the role of Federal agencies.
• Basic eligibility requires enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student at two and four-year accredited educational institutions, as well as
U.S. citizenship
• Interns receive stipends as well as paid round-trip transportation expenses between their schools/homes and work locations.

Most internships are in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, but some assignments are available at locations around the United States, where Commerce regional and local offices are situated (see matrix above).
• Interns hosted under the Postsecondary Internship Program are not employees of the Department of Commerce; rather, they are affiliated with the sponsoring organization with which the Department collaborates to recruit interns.

Public Relations: Sandy Hillman Communications

Position: Public Relations Intern Sandy Hillman Communications

Reports to: Vice President of Sandy Hillman Communications

General Position Summary:
Interns working for Sandy Hillman Communications will serve as junior staff members, assisting the agency’s team with a variety of communications responsibilities.

Essential Duties:
Responsibilities will include media list development, writing, support of ongoing public relations campaigns, media outreach, and participation in strategic planning sessions.

Time Commitment:
Paid, for school credit if needed, 3 days per week to full time, M-F, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Special Qualifications: Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills are required, as is writing and a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and the Internet. Also required is the ability to balance multiple responsibilities and the ability to work independently, quickly and under pressure. Experience or coursework in communications and graphic design is highly desirable, especially in Photoshop and website desktop software such as Dreamweaver and FrontPage.

About the Agency:
Sandy Hillman Communications was founded by 40-year public relations veteran Sandy Hillman in November 2007. The agency’s team is comprised of 15 public relations strategists who collectively boast more than 100 years of industry experience. The firm’s client roster features a diverse mix of industry segments weighted heavily with gaming and hospitality and tourism clients. The agency is a marketing communications firm, meaning that the team does not just specialize in traditional public relations practices, but rather in a broader marketing discipline that better meets the needs of the agency’s clients.

For further information or to apply, please contact:

Jayme Wood
Sandy Hillman Communications
Office - 410-616-8948
Cell - 443-683-0916

Journalism: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is seeking interns!

The Reporters Committee works to defend the First Amendment rights and freedom
of information interests of the news media. The Reporters Committee has provided
representation, guidance and research in First Amendment and freedom of information
litigation in state and federal courts since 1970.
From our office in Arlington, Va., you’ll spend a spring, summer or fall semester:

• Publishing articles on legal issues that affect journalists — including court proceedings
and legislative hearings on Capitol Hill

• Interacting with working journalists, media lawyers and policy makers

• Learning from professionals in small-group seminars held in newsrooms, board rooms
and hearing rooms around Washington

• Advocating on behalf of the news media and its interests

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and 3-5 clips or journalistic writing samples to:
Corinna Zarek
Internship Coordinator
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209
Students may receive academic credit and a $2,000 stipend, at their school’s discretion.
For more information, visit www.rcfp.org/interns.html
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press u (703) 807-2100
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100, Arlington, VA 22209 u www.rcfp.org

Journalism: New Jersey Press Foundation (paid)

Review the linked application form, due November 15 of each year for internships the following summer.


Research/Media: UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Communication and Media Relations Unit of the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is looking for an intern from October
to December 2008 and for January to March/ April to June/July to
September/October to December 2009. The internship will be based in Bonn,
Germany, where the UNFCCC Secretariat is located.

To support the team in strengthening outreach and communications for COP
14, which will be held in Poland in December and for COP 15 in Denmark in
December of 2009, the intern is expected to collect climate change-related
information on various countries, such as recent actions, domestic
policies, negotiation positions as well as the contacts of media and key
stakeholders, etc.

Whilst the focus is on research activities, other projects could consist of
an analysis of information requests and media interviews, or an update of
the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section of the website, depending on
the interest and ability of the candidate.

The intern may also be tasked with responding to e-mails, phone calls,
written correspondences to gain first-hand experience in dealing with the
The candidate is required to be enrolled in a recognized university course
of study and to have:
* Completed an undergratuate University degree in communication,
international affairs, social science or related discipline, with work on a
degree equivalent to a Master in progress
* Basic knowledge of climate change-related politics.
* Knowledge of press and media organizations.
* Strong research and analytical skills.
* Strong organizational skills.
* Ability to work independently.
* Experience with databases, Internet environments.

More information on the terms and conditions can be found at

Please note that according to the conditions of UN internship program, the
internship is unremunerated. Any expenses, including travel and related
costs, must be borne by the candidate or his/her sponsoring Government or

The intern is also responsible for obtaining all necessary visas related to
his/her internship assignment. Should the intern encounter difficulties
with the authorities in obtaining a visa, the UNFCCC will only provide
assistance in the form of an attestation confirming that the intern has
been accepted for an internship assignment with UNFCCC.

If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume Ms.
Pascaline Anapak, Intern Focal Point, UNFCCC, P.O. Box 260124, D-53153
Bonn, Germany or e-mail address: panapak@unfccc.int

UNFCCC Press Office

About the UNFCCC

With 192 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 1997
Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol has to date 182 member Parties. Under
the Protocol, 37 States, consisting of highly industrialized countries and
countries undergoing the process of transition to a market economy, have
legally binding emission limitation and reduction commitments. The ultimate
objective of both treaties is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in
the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference
with the climate system.

Design/Promotion: CurlyRed Inc.

CurlyRed Inc. is a local graphic design company that is looking an intern.

This internship is open to college students working on their degree in graphic design. It is an unpaid position, consisting of 8-10 hours per week for the fall semester. The days/hours for this internship are very flexible, CurlyRed will work around class and work schedules. The internship will start the 2nd or 3rd week of September, so all candidates will be interviewed no later than September 3rd.

Intern duties:
• Assisting Ms. Ludwig (the owner of CurlyRed) with the production (and possible design) of CurlyRed materials,
including but not limited to logos, identities, publications, brochures, advertisements, posters, promotional
materials, websites etc.
• Scanning images, color correcting or modifying images, and updating design files.
• Providing administrative office support, including file and database management, answering the phone,
and other office-related tasks.
• Possibly accompanying Ms. Ludwig to occasional client meetings and/or networking events.

Candidates should have:
• Proficiency with the following programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Word.
• Some samples or a portfolio of design work.
• Reliable transportation—CurlyRed is located in the Reisterstown, MD area.
• Excellent communication and organization skills.
• Ability to work independently.
• Desire to learn about the business side as well as the creative side or owning a graphic design business.

All interested candidates: please e-mail M. Kendall Ludwig at kendall@curlyred.com with your resume.