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Political Journalism Program at Georgetown University seeks interns

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at 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, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

SAMPLE PAST INTERNSHIP SITES

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WVU seeks Orientation Leaders

New Student Orientation is looking for passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable Orientation Leaders. Orientation Leaders serve a vital role in the day-long program. They are a selected group of students who represent the Mountaineer Spirit and WVU’s student-oriented mission. The goal of New Student Orientation is to help incoming students with the transition from high school to college and those transferring from another institution. The Orientation Leaders will show prospective students and families the downtown campus via a walking tour, as well as answer questions during the tour.

These positions require confidence, enthusiasm, sense of humor, excellent communication skills with a variety of personality types, familiarity with WVU programs and services, and passionate Mountaineer pride. The month of June is the primary period for New Student Orientation. New undergraduate students will participate in one of the 18 sessions offered during this month.

This is a paid position with more in-office opportunities, as well as chances for establishing and improving relationships with peers and University officials. Apply online at http://orientation.wvu.edu/orientation_leaders/orientation_leader_application.

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$5,000 scholarship opportunity

Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle. The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family for the last two decades.

Candidate criteria includes: Greek American heritage; current full-time enrollment as a journalism or communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited college or university in the United States; active participation in school, community, church organizations; a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.

Candidates may visit the scholarships’ website on Facebook – The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships – and may download an application on the Alpha Omega Council’s website at alphaomegacouncil.com.

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Local broadcast seeks volunteers/unpaid interns

The Coffee Talk Show (http://thecoffeetalkshow.com/), a new West Virginia talk show featuring artists, musicians, professionals and celebrity guests, is looking for volunteers and unpaid interns to assist during “day of show” events. The next show is February 14, 2012 8pm LIVE from the Met on High Street.

Volunteers will have various duties throughout the evening such as ushering the audience, assisting with merchandise tables, stage set-ups, tear-downs, production and audio crew, some security, etc. Plus, the volunteers will rotate throughout each event so they can help in one area then move on to another.

A television project of The Cuppa Joe Foundation, Inc., the goal of The Coffee Talk Show is to celebrate West Virginia culture and provide a venue to showcase great talent and success stories and raise discussion topics to the citizens of West Virginia.

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Big East Career Fair in NYC

The Big East Career Fair will be held on March 9, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Madison Square Garden, NYC.

Join students from all of the Big East Conference Colleges and Universities for the 2012 Big East Career Fair, held in conjunction with the basketball tournament. This event gives you access to nearly 100 employers nationwide, many of which will not be on our campus. This is a GREAT opportunity, especially if you want to live in the city! It is free to attend the career fair. WVU also provides affordable hotel and transportation accommodation for interested students; see below.

CAREER FAIR REGISTRATION (registration for transportation and hotel is separate)

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WVU Study Abroad Fair - Jan. 25!

WVU’s Study Abroad Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the WVU Mountainlair Blue & Gold Ballrooms.

The Study Abroad Fair provides students with the initial contacts and information that have led students on their journey. According to the Office of International Programs, in 2010-’11 more than 900 WVU students traveled to another country for study abroad courses.

Read more on WVU Today.

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The Virginian-Pilot seeks copy/agate editor

The Virginian-Pilot, a daily newspaper serving Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, has an opening for a copy/agate editor for its sports desk. They need someone with strong word skills who has an interest in sports.

The successful candidate will edit and design our agate pages five nights a week, in addition to editing both sports and news section stories. He/she also must be able to work quickly and accurately under tight deadlines, show strong organizational skills and be able to thrive in a team environment.

Those who are interested should contact Joe Garvey: joe.garvey@pilotonline.com.

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The Tampa Bay Times seeks copy editor

The Tampa Bay Times, formerly the St. Petersburg Times, is seeking an experienced copy editor. They’re looking for an editor who can spot holes in stories, write top-notch headlines that will draw readers in print and online and be trusted to ensure the work is as close to perfect as humanly possible. You need a firm grasp of AP style, spelling and grammar, and you should be able to work with reporters, editors and others to make the story the best it can be. The ability to design pages is a plus, but is not mandatory. Hours include nights and weekends.

Among the duties and requirements:

Edits copy and writes display type.
Typically has up to five years of experience.
Grasp of how design and content work together to form cohesive packages. 
Basic understanding of text editing system, photo system and other technical tools.
Knowledge of the news and subject. 
Knows how to get information from the Internet and other sources
Technical editing skills (spelling, grammar, syntax, Times style).
Content editing skills (accuracy, libel, taste, tone, fairness, clarity, relevance, completeness, story structure and trimming).
Ability to meet deadlines. 
Basic ability to delineate between significant and minor matters.
Ability to respond well to coaching.

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Photography professor earns Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award

WVU Martin Luther King Jr. event recognizes photographer who shines light on injustice

African Americans came to southern West Virginia for work in the mines early last century.

Underground and covered with coal dust, their skin color was barely noticeable, but when World War I came, most of the 400,000 enlisted African Americans were given the lowest tasks. Those who were allowed to fight went largely unrecognized. McDowell County, W.Va., sent 1,500 African-American soldiers, and later became the home of the only U.S. World War I memorial for African-American soldiers.

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Experienced Reporter wanted

This is a can’t-miss opportunity for a reporter with interest in government or political coverage.

The Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee, is looking for a veteran, energetic reporter who knows how to break news. In the fast-paced, web-first environment that is Tallahassee, a mastery of the basics is essential: clear thinking and clear writing; strong reporting skills, from mining public documents to working off-the-record sources in a very competitive atmosphere; and passion for policy as well as politics.

The right candidate will bring all of the above attributes and know how to apply them in a cooperative newsroom. Teamwork has always been vital to our success in capital coverage and that is truer than ever given our partnership with the Miami Herald.

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