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Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA): Media Relations

Send a resume with cover letter and references to:
Mikhael Mei Williams
Director of Media Relations
Maryland Institute College of Art
No phone calls or faxes, please.

DEPARTMENT: MICA - Media Relations, Office of Communications
SUPERVISOR: Director of Media Relations
HOURS: 20 hours per week, schedule negotiable
DURATION: Not less than 16 weeks
COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship. Work study/school credit is encouraged.

The semester-long internship in MICA Media Relations provides an opportunity for candidates interested in a career in arts and/or higher education communications to receive a complete overview of the workings of a busy public relations office. Interns will have the unparalleled opportunity to interact cross-departmentally on diverse projects at one of the country’s premiere colleges of art and design.
Under the supervision of the Director of Media Relations, the Public Relations and Marketing Intern works with the department to facilitate outreach and communications efforts for specific events and programs taking place at MICA. The intern will assist in research, organizational management and content gathering for Juxtapositions, MICA’s bi-monthly event publication. The intern will also assist with developing press lists, writing/editing releases, preparing press kits and following up on general press related inquiries.

• Provide organizational and administrative support for the department to facilitate the production of printed and electronic communications & outreach materials.
• Assist in writing routine press releases and media alerts.
• Research and compile distribution lists to help publicize campus programs and events.
• Assist in cataloging press clippings, maintaining media clip database and compile weekly media coverage reports for Director to disseminate via email to MICA staff.
• Make follow-up phone calls for events and program media pitches.
Ideal candidates must possess outstanding writing and communications skills with keen attention to detail and editing; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; a proven track record of prioritizing and completing multiple assignments and a self-starter that is able to work both independently and within a team setting. He or she should be comfortable working in a busy and diverse office environment and interacting regularly with both internal clients and media contacts.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite a must with additional knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

National Museum of American History: Public Affairs/Public Relations

Spring 2009 Internships
National Museum of American History
Department of Public Affairs

Please alert your students that we are still accepting applications for internships in the Public Affairs Department, National Museum of American History.
The Public Affairs department serves as a central point for disseminating information about the Museum to the media and the public. Interns assist with publicity by creating and distributing press materials, responding to public and media inquiries, conducting research, and tracking press clips. Minimum 20 hours/week required between January and April, 2009.

Experience required in media, public relations, or communications is required as are strong writing, editing, and organizational skills. Also knowledge of desktop publishing software, online services, and digital cameras.

Please forward resume,informal transcript, cover letter to Suzanne McLaughlin, mclaughlins@si.edu

Unigo.com: journalism, film

On-Campus Journalism Internships, Unigo.com

Spring Semester

Unigo.com, a new online college resource and student platform, seeks undergrads for one part-time communications internship and one part-time film internship for the spring semester (or quarter). Communications interns will produce a well-rounded portfolio of bylined writing and video interns will receive a Flip video camera to use while creating original videos about college life. All interns will learn valuable SEO and other marketing techniques crucial in today’s new media industry.

Communications responsibilities will include weekly assignments through which representatives will be:

· Writing short, bylined articles and descriptions about your campus and college life to be featured on Unigo.com; taking photos to accompany articles as the opportunity arises.
· Promoting Unigo on campus and online though various marketing, networking, and social media initiatives. Unigo is a growing company and as such is always looking to increase traffic and build our content collection.

Film internship responsibilities will include weekly assignments through which representatives will be:

· Creating video content to be featured on Unigo, showcasing the unique qualities and quirks of your campus including tours and interviews.
· Documenting the interesting, funny, and absurd aspects of college life
· Pitching and creating original videos with viral potential
· Video editing experience is a plus, but not mandatory. We are looking for students who are very creative and willing to learn.

The internship requires between four and six hours a week and is perfect for students looking to gain experience without taking on a more time-intensive responsibility. Interns will work closely with their editor and receive feedback on a weekly basis. Interns will finish the program with a good amount of writing and/or video clips and are free to pitch other content ideas to gain additional clips and recognition. The internship is unpaid, however we can work with you to obtain course credit.

The right candidate for this position is someone who has in-depth knowledge of their college and enjoys interacting with online media. Students who are creative, outgoing, and can work independently will thrive in this internship. Current students from all class years and majors are encouraged to apply. Experience in journalism, blogging, or working with social media is a plus.

Application Process
Please submit a resume and a brief statement letting us know why you would make a good candidate to campusrep@unigo.com and include “Communications Internship” or “Video Internship” and the name of your college in the subject line. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as applicants are accepted on a rolling basis.

Read “The Tell-All Campus Tour,” the New York Times Magazine feature about Unigo.