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KDKA seeks interns

KDKA-TV/WPCW-TV will be conducting internship interviews for the 2012 Winter/Spring semester (January though May) on Monday, November 28, 2011. The interviews will be held that day only at KDKA-TV (420 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15222).

The welcome and introduction will begin promptly at 10:00 am and registration begins at 9:00 am. Each interviewer will briefly summarize the nature, requirements and qualifications of each internship position. Candidates must be a junior or senior (i.e. have completed their sophomore year by the beginning of the internship) to be eligible and must be receiving college credit for the internship. There are no paid positions in their program.

Please have qualified candidates visit www.kdka.com for instructions, related information and the necessary forms that they are required to bring with them to the interview. They are not to mail any paperwork to KDKA.

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SOJ December Graduate Open House--Dec. 11

All prospective December graduates of the P.I. Reed School of Journalism are invited to attend the SOJ’s December Graduate Open House event on Sunday, December 11.

Dean Maryanne Reed and faculty will acknowledge the graduating class and recognize top graduating seniors and students graduating with Latin Honors. A light reception will follow in 101-102 Martin Hall. All graduates are encouraged to attend.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 
10:30 am – 12:00 pm 
205 Martin Hall 
RSVP required

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Spend the summer in D.C., at the Institute On Political Journalism

INSTITUTE ON POLITICAL JOURNALISM
Washington, DC
June 10 – August 4, 2012
Courses Accredited by Georgetown University
www.DCinternships.org/IPJ 
Early Deadline for a 5% Tuition Discount: December 2, 2011

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies with courses accredited by Georgetown University, the Institute combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by working journalists. This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, as well as experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

SAMPLE PAST INTERNSHIP SITES

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TheCollegeHelper.com seeks blogging interns

TheCollegeHelper.com is seeking blogging interns who are interested in sharing their college experience through writing blog posts for their site.

Interns would work closely with a professional blogger to write 2-3 blog posts per week, conduct research, and assist with other projects on an as-needed basis.

The internship requirements are as follows:

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Intern with USA Today

Various sections within USA TODAY, including its website and TV divisions, need interns, year-round, in McLean, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C. Internships are limited to students who will receive academic credit for their experience.

Semester-long fall, spring and summer internship assignments include:

For a complete list of internship opportunities with USA Today, and application information, visit:

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Apply for the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship designed to challenge journalism students to consider contemporary ethical issues using the conduct of journalists in Nazi Germany as a framework. Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and O?wi?cim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both the history and the ethical issues facing their profession today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.

The tentative program dates for FASPE Journalism are May 21 – June 1, 2012.

Completed applications must be received by January 6, 2012. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting seeks full-time reporter

West Virginia Public Broadcasting seeks a full-time reporter for its Morgantown bureau.

Duties and Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have excellent reporting, interviewing, writing and electronic newsgathering skills to produce substantive radio/television stories for a statewide and regional audience. This person must be able to maintain high journalistic standards of fairness under deadline pressure. Above all, this reporter must work collaboratively with others in a multi-media newsroom. Two years reporting experience required. Previous experience with posting to the web and using social media is highly desirable. Bachelor’s degree or an appropriate combination of education and experience.

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Martin-Hall Agency creates opportunity for students to "Power Up Their Professional Network"--Nov. 16

Since taking the Vice President position in 2008, Marchese has been responsible for the marketing of 570 Bob Evans Restaurants. His goal has been to gear Bob Evans toward reaching a younger family audience. His specialties include advertising, digital communication, brand positioning, and strategy. Marchese has an extensive background in the marketing & communication field, having been the Chief Marketing Officer at Yum Brands, Vice President of Innovation at Elmer’s Products, and the Director of Brand Marketing for Wendy’s International to name just a few. He has spoken at other events, such as the Professional Speakers Series, and has a wealth of advice about what it is like in the real world.

“This event is an excellent opportunity for our Advertising students to make professional connections and learn about career opportunities in their chosen field,” said Dean Maryanne Reed.

The event will cost $5 at the door and proceeds will go to support The Martin-Hall Agency. A reception will follow the presentation in room 101 Martin Hall at 7:30 P.M. Refreshments will be provided.

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Rockefeller announces Fourth Annual Take a Veteran to School Day Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller today announced the 4th year of West Virginia’s Take a Veteran to School Day program, which was created to link veterans and students in schools throughout the state and capture and preserve veterans’ real-life experiences.

“During the past four years, the Take a Veteran to School Day program has become a success and made a great impact on the lives of the students who meet these heroes,” said Rockefeller. “This program is an important way people can pay their respects to the veterans who serve our nation. Veterans have always had my unwavering support, both on and off the front lines, and I believe they’ve earned the right to be heard and have their stories preserved for generations to come.”

Take a Veteran to School Day events are taking place at 14 schools across the state from November 7-10 in connection with Veterans Day. Participating in this year’s program are the following high schools: Berkeley Springs, Brooke, East Fairmont, Elkins, Jefferson, Lewis County, Lincoln County, Morgantown, Musselman, Parkersburg, Petersburg, Robert C. Byrd, Weir and Wheeling Park. In addition, a similar event will also be held at the Boys & Girls Club in Huntington to expand the program beyond the high schools.

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