Fall 2014 Writing Internship @isportsweb.com

 The internship: We are seeking students who want to build their resume and potentially obtain college credit by writing for a nationally recognized website. On top of students who want to publish their work, we are searching for passionate and knowledgeable sports minds who desire to write about the one team that they truly love. We have full and partial openings for a host of major pro and college teams. The correspondent position comes with the opportunity to have the student’s writing reach a national audience as isportsweb.com feeds into Yardbarker, Google News, and FoxSports.

As a Sports Correspondent, interns at isportsweb.com will be assigned to cover a sports beat for a team they have interest in.  As that team’s correspondent, interns are expected to generate multiple stories per week about that team.  These stories can and should be opinionated, and we give our writers freedom to pick topics they find relevant to their particular team.

While our interns are unpaid to start, we do help all writers gain media credentials to games. This is not guaranteed, but we have been able to gain media access in the NFL, NCAA basketball and NCAA football.

Why isportsweb.com? This opportunity is unlike any other currently available to students on a widespread level. The selected correspondent(s) will have the opportunity to expose their writing across the country through our various feeds, gain a following, interact with their readers, learn how to write for a publication, post their articles, and be held accountable for their work; all while learning the trade from our editing team that has covered professional and collegiate sports for years.

With questions, or to apply, email Joe White at contact@isportsweb.com

 

SPORTSWRITING INTERNSHIPS

SPORTSWRITING INTERNSHIPS

 

As a part-time (15-18 hours a week) sportswriting intern at seattlepi.com, you will be exposed to and enveloped in the dynamic and trailblazing world of online journalism. You will be expected to work at our newsroom and have a chance to become a big fish in a small pond, working directly with our sports staff on breaking news, long-term projects, sports analysis, photo galleries, historical research, editorial blogging and social media outreach.

 

Sportswriting internships at seattlepi.com also provide the opportunity to attend sports events as a member of the media, such as Mariners games, Sounders games, Seahawks games or practice, and/or other events (as long as they are in season). Your work will be considered – and usually used – for placement on the seattlepi.com home page, and will automatically be promoted on our sports index.

 

Experience working with social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, is expected. Familiarity with HTML or with WordPress is nice but not required. You must be able to receive college credit for an internship – non-students or even recently graduated alumni cannot be considered.

 

Now accepting applications for fall 2014, and winter and spring 2015.

 

How to apply:

Please email a brief cover letter (can be in the email body), your résumé and at least three writing samples (as attachments or Web links) to sports editor Nick Eaton at nickeaton@seattlepi.com with “Sports internship application” in the subject line. Applicants with no published writing samples will not be considered. Letters of reference are welcomed but not required.

PAID INTERNSHIP! Washington State Legislative Internships !!!

Washington State Legislative Internships – Info Session

Location: Pavilion Living Room

Thursday, May 22, 2014

12:30-1:20pm

PAID Internship $1300 per month. From January to mid-March or April (depending on the year). Winter Quarter. 

 The Washington State Legislature is now accepting applications from sophomores and juniors for PAID internships. Internships available each legislative session (Winter and Spring). Students will be assigned to work in legislative offices in Olympia. This is a credit bearing internship and an excellent professional development and academic opportunity. Interns are paid

In addition to office work, interns participate in weekly academic seminars and workshops. The seminars include meeting with state officials, as well as panel discussions. In the workshops, interns take part in a budget exercise, mock hearing, and mock floor debate. They learn parliamentary procedure and how to write for the Legislature. Additionally, interns have the opportunity to shadow an elected official or administrator of a state agency and learn about his/her job internship.

 

The Washington State Legislative Internship Program is a great opportunity for students to learn the legislative process and gain professional work experience. Interns spend winter quarter or spring semester working in Olympia as staff for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate while they earn credit through their schools.  Several interns per year are assigned to the Republican and Democrat caucus communication departments where they assist in the writing of floor speeches, op ed pieces, talking points, and newsletters.

The internship starts on the second Monday in January and runs for 60 days in even numbered years and 105 days in odd numbered years.  Students on the quarter system may be able to stay beyond winter quarter during the 105-day session.

The internship must be taken for credit. Credit amounts and academic requirements are determined by the school.

Learn more: https://www.myinterfase.com/seattleu/event_view.aspx?token=qXnA8wXm1eQfa+M679Qx8Q%3d%3d

Please direct any questions to Career Services.

 

Rick Steves Europe Summer 2014 Internships

Rick Steves Europe Summer 2014 Internship

 

Rick Steves Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for one three-month summer internship in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves work 10-20 hours per week on everything from data-heavy work (fact-checking, organizing feedback, formatting files) to proofreading text and maps for our guidebooks and websites. Depending on the intern’s expertise, some writing and editing tasks may also be assigned.

 

While this is an unpaid internship, it is designed as a learning experience. We require that our interns be enrolled in a college or university during the internship and that they earn college credit for their work. (If you have already graduated, you do not qualify for this internship.) It is up to the student to arrange for credit prior to his/her start date. Also, the intern is responsible for covering any personal expenses, including room, board, and transportation. Our offices are located in Edmonds, Washington, a suburb north of Seattle.

 

We are seeking communication or English majors who have had at least one writing or editing course. Experience writing and editing in print or for online publications is preferred. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Knowledge of French, German, Italian, or Spanish, while not essential, is a plus. We are seeking one intern for the Summer Quarter internship (June 23rd to Aug. 22nd). Please let us know if you would also be interested in the Fall Quarter internship (Sept. 24th to Dec. 5th)

 

Rick Steves Europe provides a casual, interpersonally rewarding work environment in scenic Edmonds, Washington, about 20 minutes north of Seattle. We are dedicated to the cause of smart travel. We produce a public television series, weekly radio show and podcasts, write popular travel guidebooks, maintain an extensive travel website, run European tours, sell Eurail passes, teach travel classes, and market an exclusive line of travel gear. To learn more about us, visit http://www.ricksteves.com.

 

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (links to published samples preferred, but not required) to Tom Griffin, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves Europe, tomg@ricksteves.com. Candidates will be evaluated in mid-May and the finalist should be chosen by May 20th.

 

 

Writing Internship!

Lauren Johnson

lauren@platypuslocal.com

Platypus- Media, Advertising, & Design

 Content Writing Intern-

Join Platypus as a content writing intern and get hands on experience writing for Platypus and our clients.

Platypus works with thousands of small to medium business and a select number of national clients to provide online advertising solutions. We are not a startup, but have 20 years of experience and a proven revenue stream. We are currently in a rapid growth phase and in an exciting marketplace. This is an opportunity to help us through this growth phase as part of a committed team.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create engaging, creative content for:

•       Websites

•       Video Scripts

•       Blog and Social media posts

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

•       Strong communication skills- able to communicate technical information to non- technical audiences. Both written and verbal.

•       Ability to create engaging posts

•       Ability to blog is a plus

•       Experience in Mac OS environment a plus

•       Be able to work independently and take direction well

•       Must be open to critique    LOCATION: Redmond 98052 (On site work required) WORK TERM: Internship- Paid Travel START DATE: Immediate Platypus is committed to providing equal treatment and opportunity to all individuals. Thank you for your interest.

 

Associate Job in Public Affairs

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Associate Job Description – Cocker Fennessy Public Affairs – April 2014

 

Cocker Fennessy is seeking an experienced Associate to support the firm’s public affairs, legislative advocacy, media relations and social and online media capacities.

 

Cocker Fennessy is a Seattle-based public affairs firm providing communications advice and services to private, public and non-profit clients. We develop and implement communications strategies, conduct public opinion research, provide legislative coordination and advocacy, and manage social and online media campaigns. Please see www.cofen.com  for more information.

 

The Associate position is an outstanding opportunity to learn about and help address some of the Pacific Northwest’s most pressing policy issues – from funding higher education and cultural programs, to crafting communications plans for local businesses, Native American tribes, non-profits and state agencies.

 

Under the guidance and supervision of the firm’s Principals the Associate will serve numerous client accounts as well as preform some marketing and administrative functions for the company.

 

Key responsibilities:

 

  • Conduct print, online and social media monitoring to track communications results and stay informed on relevant issues
  • Manage websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr channels and campaigns
  • Draft written content for social media, websites, news releases, newsletters and presentations
  • Manage online and print advertising initiatives, including on social media and search engines
  • Help maintain contact databases for regional news media, elected officials and community leaders
  • Support media relations efforts, including serving as a press contact as needed
  • Contact state legislators regarding client events and initiatives, and coordinate with lobbyists
  • Track and support relevant legislation and other campaigns during the legislative session
  • Assist in implementing outreach and community relations programs, materials and events
  • Support company marketing efforts, including proposals, events, presentations and meetings

 

Qualifications

 

  • Interest in/passion for government, communications and public affairs in the Pacific Northwest
  • College degree, preferably in Public Relations, Communications or Political Science
  • Strong writing and verbal skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in public affairs, news media or government relations or campaigns
  • Outstanding software and technical computer skills;
    • MS Office, Outlook and social media experience required
    • Design, website management, photography, video or multimedia experience a plus
  • Interest in and talent for using new technology to engage the public and tell client stories
  • Keen attention to detail, including AP Style editing and media writing
  • Works well under pressure, including working directly with top-level business and elected leaders
  • Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines

 

Compensation:

 

  • Competitive salary, vacation, holidays, health insurance, 401k, bus pass, etc.

 

Apply :

 

  • Send resume and a cover letter that explains what interests you in the Associate position.
  • The cover letter should also briefly summarize your ability to meet the required qualifications.
  • Send resume and letter to Cocker Fennessy, Inc., at info@cofen.com.
  • If you have questions, please contact us by email. Phone calls are discouraged.
  • Applications received by Friday, May 9th will be given priority.

PARSONS SUMMER 2014 INTERNSHIP POSITION!

PARSONS Internship Position

Summer 2014

 Overview

PARSONS is a full service communications firm that supports businesses and organizations which align with our vision of a healthier, equitable and environmentally sound world. We envision a future where smart ideas prosper, communities are empowered and personal responsibility reigns.

Known as a trendsetting firm for more than 20 years, we specialize in top-notch strategy and effective results. We believe that good communication makes a world of difference, literally.  We know that a great story can open eyes and minds to new ideas.  We believe in generating local and global impact.

We know connections make the difference.  We like to do things differently – because we are.

Responsibilities

  • Draft content for press releases and pitches
  • Develop and execute on social media plans
  • Conduct competitor analysis and develop comprehensive reports
  • Create and manage comprehensive media lists
  • Compile media coverage to help keep clients up to date on our work
  • Support event planning and logistics

Qualifications

  • Exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once
  • Experience developing and executing social media plans
  • Experience creating media distribution lists
  • Creative thinker who generates ideas with zest and flair
  • Completed or earning a degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or English

 

Benefits

  • First-hand experience in a busy, innovative, well-established communications firm
  • Opportunity to shape and grow the online presence for the firm as well as for clients
  • Gain a deep knowledge of emerging trends in a variety of industries

 Time Commitment and Compensation

  • This is a 20 to 32 hour a week position
  • This is an unpaid internship but we do offer a small stipend and are happy to help arrange college credit or provide a reference for a job well done

 

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume describing your relevant background and experience, citing specific accomplishments, interests, and ideas to info@parsonspr.com.

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