Loyola University / Communication Internships

U. Maryland — Editorial / journalism

The Office of Communications and Marketing in the Division of External Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore has an exciting opening for a student intern in the editorial department. Located on the downtown campus of the University of Maryland this unit produces publications and media materials for many of the University’s professional schools, which include medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and social work. Intern opportunities would include writing for the VOICE, the faculty/staff newsletter, and working on other University publications including the nationally award-winning Maryland magazine.

Strong reporting, writing and editing skills are required along with a solid understanding of AP style. The unpaid position is from 10 to 20 hours per week, with credit hours available. The intern will be under the supervision of Senior Editor Susie Flaherty; her contact information is 410-706-7336, sflah001@umaryland.edu.

Sports Informant: Sports writing experience

My name is Dan Valerino and I am the owner of www.SportInformant.com, a growing website that features sports news and information. I am emailing you to make you aware of a possible writing opportunity for your students. My site is about to undergo a massive overhaul with several upgrades and has a need to fill writing vacancies. I want to fill those openings with motivated, enthusiastic writers who would like to be part of our growth. I hope that those writers are your students.

While I am not offering paid positions, or internships for that matter, I am offering your students an opportunity to get writing out there now and have somewhere to reference for future employers. If you would like any further information on this please get back to me at DValerino@SportInformant.com or call me at 216-410-3367.

GYMR Public Relations (PAID)

GYMR Public Relations in Washington, DC is looking for paid, full-time interns for Summer 2009. Interns work closely with account teams and participate in a variety of client-related activities. Responsibilities may include preparing targeted media lists, conducting research, assisting in partnership development, monitoring issues in the national media, participating in brainstorms and providing administrative support, as needed. GYMR interns gain valuable media relations; partnership building and health policy experience and often contribute to and provide support for national campaign launch events, and press conferences. Applications will be accepted until April 24, 2009.

-Exceptional organizational and time management skills, attention to detail
-Ability to juggle multiple assignments
-Proficiency in Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, and other online searchable databases
-Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
-Excellent verbal and writing skills – a writing test will be administered at the time of the interview
-Strong interpersonal skills
-College degree in communications or related field preferred or close to completion of a college degree (student in good standing).

The position is full time – 40 hours a week at $12.00/hour ($480 a week)
Internship is from June 1, 2009 through August 28, 2009. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible.
Business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Send resume to:

Tamara Parr
GYMR Public Relations
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
P: 202-745-5100
F: 202-234-6159
E-mail: interns@gymr.com