Friday, September 28, 2012

Paid Journalism Internship in Washington, D.C.

This internship was forwarded by Dr. Aima in our Communications Department:
Students who are eligible for internships - I am forwarding an announcement regarding a semester-long journalism internship program in Washington, D.C. (pasted below). The deadline for their Spring and Summer programs is Nov. 1 - this is an internship focused on news reporting and editing, and free housing plus a stipend is provided. The application process is competitive - students who are interested should review the guidelines (details below) and let me know if you plan on applying and need references or recommendations.

Subject: AEJMC Newspaper & Online News Division Scripps Howard Foundation        Semester in Washington internships

Juniors and seniors studying print, online, broadcast and photo journalism are invited to apply for a semester-long reporting internship in Washington. Semester in Washington pays a stipend and provides free housing in furnished apartments.
The deadline for FALL 2013 applications is MARCH 15. 
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 and edit stories. Tours of Washington journalism and government institutions and guest speakers are part of the program.
Interns produce multimedia coverage using social media, blogs, online stories, videos and slideshows. Spring interns will cover the inauguration.
2013 program and application deadline dates:
  • Spring 2013 (Jan. 7 to April 12). Stipend $2,520, plus free housing. Application deadline postmark: Nov. 1, 2012
  • Summer 2013 (June 10 to Aug. 16) Stipend $1,800, plus free  housing. Application deadline postmark: Nov. 1, 2012
  • Fall 2013 (Sept. 9 to Dec. 13) Stipend $2,520, plus free housing. Application deadline postmark: March 15, 2013

PLEASE NOTE: All 2013 application deadlines have passed. Program dates for 2014 will be posted over the summer. The application deadline for the spring and summer 2014 programs will be Nov. 1, and the application deadline for fall 2014 will be March 15.

Graduates may apply for the multimedia fellowship.

To apply, visit: Click on "apply" and "reporting internship" to download the application form.
The foundation also supports an intern in each term who reports for the Hispanic Link News Service. The term, application deadline, pay and housing are the same.
I would appreciate any help you can give me in passing the word to faculty and students. I'm happy to answer questions from faculty and students.
Thank you.
Jody Beck
Director, Semester in Washington Program
Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
1090 Vermont Ave. NW, No 1000
Washington, DC 20005

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

JOB FAIR ON CAMPUS - Thursday Oct. 4

This is the BIG EVENT ON CAMPUS!  Job Fair on campus next Thursday with career opportunities for local job seekers and Penn State students and graduates! 

THURSDAY, October 4
10 am - 2 pm
Penn State New Kensington Athletic Center

Over 40 local employers expected with career opportunities!

Find more information at

This is a community-based job fair featuring local employers and organizations with career opportunities here in the Alle-Kiski Valley...and it's a great chance for Penn State students and grads to learn about internships, part-time and full-time job opportunities at nearby companies.

Open to the public and FREE to all community job seekers and PSNK students and grads!

Please come and see who's hiring here in the Valley, and feel free to invite friends and family members who are also looking for a job or career change.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

IT Internships in Lower Burrell

RE: IT Internships Available (possibly leading to full-time)

Advanced Communications
2773 Leechburg Road
Lower Burrell, PA 15068 (Westmoreland County)
724-337-1400 – Phone
724-339-2535 – FAX

Description:  Advanced Communications is offering two internships that can lead into full time employment. The interns position are for the development of web applications. The interns will be guided by several currently staffed programmers. Each intern will have their own cubicles and will be provided with all the necessary computer related hardware and software.

Interested candidates can fax their resumes to 724-339-2535 or email to

Skill Set Requirements:
Adobe Creative Suite

Optional Skill Sets but not required:
IPhone and Android Applications

Posted by:
Frank D. Girardi
Advanced Communications

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Internship Opportunity at American Hiking Society

American Hiking Society is currently hiring for a fall/winter intern in our Silver Spring, MD offices!  
We are seeking an organized, self-starter, who is passionate about the outdoors to assist with their volunteer programs this fall/winter.  The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated college student or recent graduate who is seeking an unpaid internship that will provide excellent hands-on experience in a friendly and dynamic non-profit work environment. You will report to the Volunteer Programs Manager, and your duties will include:
1) assisting with the organization and selection of Volunteer Vacation locations for 2013
2) assisting with the design and production of the 2013 printed trip schedule and website content
3) recruiting and marketing potential volunteers
4) communicating with retail partners regarding our volunteer programs
5) assisting with marketing and promoting the Alternative Break program to college student groups
6) assisting with data analysis and design of the year-end final report
7) assisting with other program-related tasks as needed including membership fulfillment, National Trails Day planning, and policy and advocacy research
Requirements: excellent verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail and organizational skills; and demonstrated interest in volunteer management, outdoor recreation, and/or conservation. The intern will work out of our office in Silver Spring, MD. Desired internship term is flexible, but the ideal candidate would be available September 2012 - January 2013. Working hours are negotiable and can be arranged around your class schedule.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email to Libby Wile, Volunteer Programs Manager:

American Hiking Society
1422 Fenwick Lane   Silver Spring, MD 20910