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WVU Division of Forestry public relations interns needed

Position details:

The Appalachian Hardwood Center at the West Virginia University Division of Forestry is looking to hire two students this summer, with the possibility of continuing into the fall and spring semesters. The pay is $8.50 per hour, approximately 20 hours per week, for 10-12 weeks. The ideal candidate could start around May 15th, but that is semi flexible.

Tasks will include:

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Daughter of SOJ alumnus to display Eleanor Roosevelt photos

Judi Tarowsky’s father, Bayard Young, was a WVU journalism student in the 1930s who interviewed and photographed Eleanor Roosevelt during a visit to Arthurdale, W.Va.

At Arthurdale Heritage on Saturday, May 7th at 2pm, Ms. Tarowsky will present the pictures he took that day which have not been seen locally since the 1930s.

She will also talk about the newspaper articles he wrote and give his impressions of Mrs. Roosevelt.

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SOJ students experience global health care PR

Led by adjunct instructor Chuck Harman, a senior executive at the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Arlington, Va., the class became a public relations agency that the students named “Young and Able.” The students worked throughout the semester to develop a three-part public relations campaign for their client, which they presented to Shine’s senior management in Ireland during spring break.

“Shine initially expressed a need to update their helpline services, reorganize their membership options and promote their emerging art therapy program,” said Adrienne Lundell a public relations senior from Oak Hill, Va.

With so many tasks at hand, Young and Able formed into three teams focusing on each aspect of the organization and developed tactics to create a comprehensive plan for Shine to move forward.

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Beeson named "Professor of the Year" by WVU's NAACP chapter

On Tuesday, April 19, WVU’s Center for Black Culture and Research and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hosted the NAACP Image Awards in the Moutainlair Ballrooms.

Among the 10 awards presented at the event, SOJ Associate Professor Joel Beeson received the Professor of the Year Award, which is given to an outstanding professor who has worked to actively improve the black community.

During the past year, Beeson has helped develop the Kimball War Memorial in McDowell county, W.Va. Beeson and his students installed an interactive exhibit, “Forgotten Legacy: Soldiers of the Coalfields,” which features historic photographs and artifacts and examines the story of African-Americans who migrated to McDowell County, W.Va., from the rural South in the early 1900s to work in the coal mines and who served in the U.S. military during wartime.

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Hill and Knowlton in Washington, D.C., seeks PR interns

Participants in the Hill and Knowlton Internship Program will be instructed about, and undertake the following activities:

These activities will be monitored and evaluated by the day-to-day supervisor. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in in-house training courses, including, but not limited to, writing, computer skills, account management, and time management.


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Ideality Communications in Pittsburgh seeks PR intern

Public Relations Internship Job Description Organization: Ideality Communications, located in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

Firm Description: Our clients range from small and mid-sized businesses to nonprofit organizations. We believe solid writing, creativity and strategic planning are critical components to all marketing communications and strive to help all of our clients bring their dreams, ideas and visions to reality.

Intern Description: We are a small agency with big clients and big ideas waiting for implementation. Our designers and writers are consultants who work with us on a subcontractor basis so we do not have a physical office at this time. We all work virtually but find plenty of time to collaborate on ideas, brainstorm together and still meet in person for certain projects. We expect our interns to be able to work on projects remotely as well as in person with us at times, depending on their location and proximity to our clients and our other team members.
We are looking for a responsible, deadline-driven, creative and highly motivated intern to work with us on a wide variety of exciting client projects. Even though interns will be required to complete work assignments on their own schedule, they will report directly to the principals of Ideality Communications and will meet with Ideality team members as much as needed to review work. While this internship is unpaid at the onset, Ideality Communications is actively seeking qualified writers and public relations specialists; therefore, the opportunity for advancement and compensation exists upon completion the internship.

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WVU Office of Multicultural Studies internship opportunity

Job description:

Graphic designer. Responsible for taking media, such as dates, times,
film synopsis and pictures, and creatively using it to create posters
advertising events for the WVU Office of Multicultural Studies. Must be able
to follow work on a deadline and within small time-frames. Most posters
deal with movies featured during Brown Bag Luncheons. This Internship is

To apply: contact James Johnson at 304-293-0890 or

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Do you have an exciting internship/job opportunity you want to share with fellow Mountaineers?

Do you have an exciting internship lined up for the summer? Are you graduating and starting your first real job? If so, the Career Services Center would like to discuss featuring you in their new video diary series. They will provide you with the tools and information to make this project fun and easy! You will receive a flip camera and training on how to shoot quality footage. They will also help you develop a framework for the stories you want to tell. This is a great opportunity to showcase what you’ve learned and to help fellow Mountaineers understand the value in doing internships or what you need to do to succeed in the first few months on the job.

Contact Sarah Glenn ASAP at to learn more.

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