Latest Internship and Scholarship Opportunities
The following details are edited from information provided by host organizations. Regularly check the Moody College Communication Career Services site for more opportunities.
KERA Public Radio
Samantha Guzman, a producer at KERA public radio in Dallas and in charge of intern recruitment, writes: “We are a small newsroom, which means interns get great hands-on experience.” Read more about the station’s internship openings: http://www.kera.org/about/employment/
USOC Post-graduate Communications Assistant
Deadline: March 1
The USOC communications division is seeking candidates for its two year-long, post-graduate communications assistant positions. The two divisional assistantships – one Olympic-focused and one Paralympic-focused – require a 12-month commitment and offer an annual equivalent of $30,000, plus full benefits. The year-long term will run from Oct. 1, 2017, through Sept. 30, 2018 – a span that notably includes the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
By establishing this connection and through continued collaboration, our hope is to help foster young professionals who can move on to full-time positions within the Olympic and Paralympic movements or the sports communications industry.
The 2017-18 communications assistantships were posted last week and will remain open through March 1. To apply: go.teamusa.org/2kjkYLW.
Smithsonian Office of Communications and Marketing
Deadline: March 1
From Omar Eaton-Martínez:
We have great internship opportunities for your students to learn from one of the most awarded offices in Communications, the NMAH Office of Communications and Marketing! This office is led by your very own UT alum Melinda Machado.
Internship Project Description: The Office of Communications and Marketing tracks and responds to all incoming media queries; develops strategies for effective proactive information about museum activities; coordinates documentary film crews, approves outside media releases by agencies/donors, approves advertisements promoting exhibitions and public programs and handles any crisis issues. Among the events that public affairs stages are press previews, press conferences, exhibition dedication ceremonies, donation ceremonies (usually involving objects and sometimes celebrity donors) and press luncheons. The office also facilitates all interviews with the director and curators and is responsible for coordinating and scheduling all media, documentary and commercial film crews. In addition, interns assist the office with daily operations: researching and responding to media and public inquiries, compiling media clips, researching and writing calendar submissions, media advisories and releases and some other things that come up.
Please select “National Museum of American History Internship Program” and “Office of Communications & Marketing (Public Affairs)” as a project choice when prompted in the SOLAA system (https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/public).
If you have questions about the internship project, contact Laura Duff at DuffL@si.edu.
Wofford Denius Music Industry Internship Grants Program
Deadline: April 17
From Debbie Kubena, director of the Moody Communication Career Services:
Are you interested in A&R, Music Journalism, Publicity/Promotions, Advertising, Public Relations, Music Television, Music Video Production, Marketing, Publishing, Music Supervision, Interactive/New Media or Talent/Artist Management? The Wofford Denius Music Industry Internship Grants Program provides financial assistance to UT Moody College of Communication students pursuing summer internships in the music industry worldwide, with up to five stipends awarded each summer. You could get up to $8,000 to do an internship with employers like RollingStone.com, Billboard magazine, MTV, Atlantic Records or Sony Music Entertainment.
Application guidelines and the application at http://moody.utexas.edu/ccs/students/career-exploration-programs
CBS News Diversity Internship Program
Deadline: Postmarked by Feb. 21
From Dr. Dorothy Bland, Dean of the University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism:
This nationally competitive program will offer paid CBS News internships in New York to up to six college students attending AEMJC-accredited programs (UT is accredited). Housing will be provided. Participants must have excellent written and verbal communication abilities, knowledge of current events and computer skills. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is recommended. Application must include:
· CBS News Internship Application
· Official transcript
· University letter verifying applicant is working toward a degree
· Essay on why applicant should be chosen to be a CBS News Fellow
· 3 newsworthy pitches
· 2 recommendation letters
Contact Kathleen McElroy (Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details and application form.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship
Deadline: March 1
The Women Communicators of Austin awards the Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship to at least one undergraduate student every year.
Eligible Central Texas college students have the opportunity to apply for the Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship, which is presented at the annual WCA Banner Brunch. Applicants must be a full-time sophomore or junior at a Central Texas university and demonstrate excellence in the study of communications.
For more information, visit the WCA website.
Deadline: March 3
The foundation awarded over $60,000 in scholarships last school year, with individual awards ranging from $2,000 to $6,000. Applicants, who must be undergraduates, must demonstrate an active interest in writing and journalism and the talent for and the commitment to journalism. Scholarship winners must be enrolled for at least nine hours of course work under their degree plan for the academic school year. Please read the guidelines before beginning application process: http://headlinersfoundation.org/application-criteria-and-process.
Basic criteria: General Information (Personal and educational information, summary of honors and copy of university transcript; essay (no more than 300 words); letter of recommendation; work samples; and financial information.
NABJ Larry Whiteside Scholarship
Deadline: March 1
Open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in a sports journalism career. One winner receives a $5,000 scholarship and a free trip to this summer’s NABJ Convention & Career Fair in New Orleans. Registration, lodging, a round-trip flight and a meals stipend will be provided. Winner will be acknowledged during the Sports Task Force events and is required to write a post-convention account of the experience.
Specific Application Requirements:
• Must have an interest in pursuing a career in sports journalism
• Must be an undergraduate or graduate student with at least one year left in school.
• G.P.A. requirement: 2.5 or higher in journalism major and at least a 2.0 cumulative
• Essay topic: "Write a profile essay on a sports journalist (alive or deceased) you admire and explain why this person has inspired you to pursue a career in sports journalism." (1,000 - 2,000 words)
General Application Requirements:
• Cover Letter
• Five Work Samples
• Three (3) References
• Official College Transcript
More information: https://nabj.site-ym.com/page/ScholarshipWhiteside
Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship
Deadline: March 31
The Austin Alliance for Women in Media, which represents women and men in all areas of media, will award a $5,000 scholarship to a college junior or senior studying media (or related field) at an Austin or San Marcos area university. Applicants must:
• have completed 75+ hours of college course work by December 2016
• not graduate before December 2017
• have an overall GPA of at least 3.25 or a 3.0 or higher in declared major courses.
• be enrolled at the time of application as a full-time student (carrying a minimum of 12 hours per semester) at an Austin or San Marcos area university, with a declared major in radio, television, film, digital media, public relations, advertising, marketing, communications or broadcasting.
The scholarship is to be used for either undergraduate or graduate tuition and will be administered by the respective Financial Aid Office of the recipient. Student must be present at the 2017 Trailblazers and Awards of Excellence Gala on Thursday, April 20, to accept award.
For more information and to apply online visit: http://awmaustin.org/scholarships.