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MedStar Health—Public relations

MedStar Health seeks communications intern for Spring 2010 semester

The strategic/operational communications department at MedStar Health seeks an intern for the Spring 2010 semester. MedStar Health is a $3.8 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with a network of nine hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. As the area's largest health system, it is one of the region's largest employers with more than 26,000 associates and 5,300 affiliated physicians, all of whom support MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service.

A semester-long internship is available in MedStar’s strategic/operational (internal) communications department. This is a perfect opportunity to gain experience in all areas of communications: writing/editing, intranet, publications, speech-writing, event planning and coordination, outreach, and communication planning. The intern will report to the manager of operational communications. This is an unpaid position.

Requirements – College junior or senior majoring in journalism, business, public affairs, public relations, English, organizational development, healthcare administration, or communications. Good written and oral communication skills. The intern must be flexible, resilient, organized, able to multi-task, assertive, and professional. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and PowerPoint is required. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Hours – 20 to 30 hours per week. Three full business days preferred.

Location – Columbia, MD

To Apply – Submit cover letter, resume and two writing or work samples to:

Kelly Stevens
Operational Communications Dept.
MedStar Health
5565 Sterrett Place, 3rd Floor
Columbia, MD 21044

Email: kelly.stevens@medstar.net
Phone: 410-772-6508
Fax: 410-772-6747

Abel Communications: Public Relations

Abel Communications
Public Relations Internship
Job Description

About Abel Communications
Abel Communications is a boutique public relations firm located in Baltimore, Maryland. We specialize in developing full-service PR plans for our clients that includes media relations, content development, social media strategy, design work, video production and marketing activities. Founded in 2003 by seasoned PR pro Greg Abel, Abel Communications is a small company with big ideas and we have major growth planned in the next couple of months.

Internship Program
An Abel Communications internship offers a wealth of on-the-job experience that will complement your classroom learning and bolster your resume. Abel Communications offers all the perks of a small company; solid support system, team-oriented environment and exposure to a variety of responsibilities and tasks. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to gain practical experience in a variety of public relations projects and activities.

What You’ll Be Doing
Unlike internships at other companies, our program enables students to develop confidence and marketable skills in a real life business setting.

Responsibilities and activities include:

· RESEARCH - Working in an exciting entrepreneurial environment you will research industries, statistics for media outreach and trends for new business presentations.
· WRITE - Create communications materials - press releases, case studies, media advisories, etc. Learn PR writing best practices.
· MEDIA STRATEGY - Pinpoint target media by building media lists, expediting media relations and outreach process. You will become an expert at using Vocus, the leading PR media database software.
· CREATIVE PROCESS - Sit in on conference calls, brainstorming sessions and contribute to the creative campaign building process.
· MEDIA PITCHING – Learn what to say, how to say it and strategies for success.
· CLIENT MANAGEMENT - Actively participate in the day-to-day activities for a diverse range of accounts, including monitoring client and editorial calendar opportunities.
· ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT - Assist with administrative duties that serve our clients and Abel, such as cataloging media clips and developing marketing materials for our own firm.
· SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERTISE – Help our clients become relevant in the social media space by developing a strong presence on the top social media networks (using video, podcasting, widgets and other new mediums) and also holding events with the blogging community.

What Are We Looking For?
Abel Communications is looking for outgoing, articulate students who are conscientious, hard-working, have good writing skills and, most importantly, have a hunger to learn and grow in this ever-changing business! Qualified candidates must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at the college junior or senior level of study.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required. Proficiency on the Mac – Adobe Software, Photoshop, InDesign a plus! We're looking for candidates with outstanding verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, strong leadership skills, professionalism, maturity, responsibility, and self-motivation. Requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Review Process
After 7 weeks, tentatively scheduled for March 8, 2010, we will hold a mid-internship review to discuss achievements, strengths and weaknesses and also set goals for the remainder of the internship.

At the conclusion of the internship, we will hold a full review to discuss achievements and evaluate your performance in key areas.

Contact Information
Marianne Ortiz
Abel Communications, Internship Coordinator

2031 Clipper Park Road
Baltimore, MD

(410) 843-3816

International Radio & Television Society Foundation

International Radio & Television Society Foundation, Inc. | irts.org


Date: June 6 - August 7, 2010
Where: New York, New York

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the media industry and business world through a nine-week , expense-paid fellowship , which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Fellows gain full-time, "real world" experience at New York-based media companies. In addition, the Fellowship provides the opportunity to network with industry professionals, take related field trips, and attend panels, lectures and group discussions.

The Summer Fellowship Program is competitive. Students must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students at the time of application. For detailed eligibility information, log on to our website www.irts.org http://pull.xmr3.com/p/2360-FCBC/33006234/http-www.irts.org-.html and follow the link to "College Programs." http://www.irts.org/programs/sfp/sfp.html

COST: Travel, housing and living allowance included.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2009, 11:59PM

Information can also be found on the IRTS Broadcast Sales Associate Program, which is held in tandem with the Summer Fellowship Program. This diversity initiative is designed to give graduating seniors a jumpstart on the management track by providing customized sales training, in addition to the regular features of the Fellowship Program.

The IRTS Foundation is a New York City-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which brings together the wisdom and power of today's leaders to train and educate the next generation of media and communication professionals. Our programs and diversity initiatives help ensure that the business responsible for informing, entertaining, and educating the public reaches its highest potential in this exciting digital age.



The National Geographic magazine will offer two photography internships during the summer or fall of 2010. The program is an opportunity for young photographers to experience first-hand the rigors of life in the professional world. It is also an opportunity for us at the Geographic to scrutinize the work of those in whom we may have further interest. We are proud that many of our regular “shooters” are former summer interns.

One internship is automatically offered to the winner of the College Photographer of the Year contest administered by the University of Missouri, Columbia. For information go to www.cpoy.org.

The other internship is awarded based on a portfolio. It is primarily for college students – undergraduate or graduate—but we will also consider someone not currently in school. The purpose of the internship is experience and encouragement to those who aspire to be a photojournalist. Interns must be at least 21 years of age and U.S. citizens, or have appropriate student work documents.

Both internships are for fourteen weeks at a salary of $480 a week. When on assignment away from the city, the Geographic pays all expenses. Transportation expenses to and from Washington at the start and conclusion of the internship are covered by the Society. The interns are responsible for their own housing.

To apply, send us a single package that includes a portfolio of recent work (no more than 30 images), a resume, and a letter of recommendation from a photography teacher or established photojournalist. We are interested in strong photojournalism, your ability to produce a visual narrative, and original story ideas. CDs or DVDs are the preferred method of submission but portfolios may also be in the form of slides, prints or clippings of any combination, in color and/or black and white. Digital images should be JPEGs, sized to approximately 1600 wide, 72 dpi.

We will accept portfolios in early January and all must be postmarked by January 30, 2010. Send to Susan Smith, Deputy Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Please clearly label your envelope, “NGM Photography Internship,” and if you would like for us to return your portfolio, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

We will notify all applicants by email in early March 2010. Please share this information with anyone who may be interested and eligible.