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Charleston Daily Mail seeks intern

The Charleston Daily Mail is seeking a summer intern to work as a general assignment reporter in our dynamic, digital-first newsroom. We offer pay of $350 a week for 10-12 weeks following the spring semester. The winning candidate also receives a Gianodis scholarship of $1,000 for the following academic year.

The Daily Mail is a great place for students to learn, while they produce top-notch clips and hone a wide variety of digital skills. Assistant City Editor Billy Wolfe will conduct interviews with interested applicants Friday, March 8 in Martin Hall. To schedule an interview, please sign up for a slot in room 107 Martin Hall. Come to the interview with a cover letter, resume and clips.

If you have questions, please e-mail Cathy Bonnstetter at Interview slots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Scripps-Howard seeks Washington interns for several programs

Juniors and seniors studying print, online, broadcast and photo journalism are invited to apply for a semester-long reporting internship in Washington and a post-graduate, multimedia fellowship.

Semester in Washington pays a stipend and provides free housing in furnished apartments.

Interns report for the web-based Scripps Howard Foundation Wire and may also report for campus, hometown or other news organizations. Interns work with an experienced Washington editor to choose, report, write and edit multimedia stories using social media, blogs, videos and slideshows. Tours of Washington journalism and government institutions and guest speakers are part of the program.

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Coolworks Summer Experience seeks students for two-week internship

The Coolworks Summer Experience, a Dow Jones innovation lab aimed at tackling some of the world’s biggest business challenges, seeks college students from all backgrounds—design, journalism, app development, entrepreneurship, art history, biology—to work for two intensive weeks this summer incubating ideas and prototyping solutions for the future of media across our digital, print and mobile platforms.

Students will provide “fresh eyes” and brainpower to help Dow Jones envision what the business might look like one, ten, or even twenty years from now.

Interested students should visit to apply.

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Environmental firm seeks interns

Circle of Blue, a nonprofit news organization that reports about on topics relating to fresh water around the globe—for example, agriculture and food security, energy development and environmental policy—needs a variety of interns for summer 2013, including editors, graphic designers, photographers and researchers.

All work is solely published online.
To view a project completed by last summer’s interns go to:

Interns are based in Traverse City, Mich., on the shore of Lake Michigan. Positions are unpaid, but
past interns have stayed with local “host families” to help with room and board costs.

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Speaker 2/21: Law and Advertising

As part of its Power Up Your Professional Network Speaker Series, Martin-Hall Agency presents Michael Marrero, a partner at Ulmer & Berne, LLP, who will speak about how the law and advertising interplay.

The event is Thursday, February 21 at 6 p.m. in Ming Hsieh Hall room G21. 
Early discounted tickets will be on sale in the Mountainlair on Monday 2/18 and Wednesday 2/20 from 11-4.

View this downloadable flyer for more information.

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Final Chance to Claim May Commencement Tickets--April 17!

On Wednesday, April 17, the SOJ Commencement ticket-claim website will reopen at 9 a.m. At this time, participants will be allowed to claim and print additional guest tickets. The process will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please claim only the tickets you absolutely need for the ceremony, as to allow as many guests as possible to attend. Understand that all seats in the theater are assigned, and it may not be possible for all ticket holders to be located together.

An overflow seating area will be available in the lobby of the Creative Arts Center where guests can watch a live video stream of the ceremony on multiple TV screens if they are not seated in the theater. A link to the live webcast will be available at

West Virginia University re-evaluates and plans each year’s May Commencement ceremonies with many details taken into consideration. The University schedules the most appropriate-sized venues according to graduate numbers of each college and when venues are available, allowing us to celebrate with more than 4,000 graduates and welcome more than 30,000 guests in one exciting weekend.

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Student-run humor magazine looking for to fill several open positions

The Black Sheep, a student-run humor magazine that currently distributes on and around WVU, is currently looking to fill several positions.

(Print) Writers: Each week writers will be asked to submit one 550-800 word article to their Editorial Manager, to be published in our paper and posted on our site. These timely pieces, which offer humorous insight to local news stories relevant to WVU students, will be submitted to the campus Editorial Manager for review, feedback and publishing.

(Online) Writers: Each week writers will be asked to submit three short reaction pieces to their Editorial Manager, to be posted on our site. These timely pieces, which offer humorous insight to local news stories relevant to WVU students, will be submitted to the campus Editorial Manager for review, feedback and posting.

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National PR firm looking for summer interns in D.C.

APCO Global, the second largest independently owned public relations firm in the United States, is looking for several summer interns for its global headquarters located in Washington, D.C. 
The specific internships are in business development, client service, corporate marketing and communication and global business development, digital strategy and opinion research.

To apply go to

When applying, please e-mail P.I. Reed SOJ alumnus Trey Hollern at with a copy of your cover letter to let him know you have applied.

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