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WVU Alumni Association to host Game Day celebrations

The highly anticipated start of the 2012 West Virginia University football season is here. The WVU Alumni Association is ready to kick off its Game Day celebrations at home in The Erickson Alumni Center and on the road with entertainment, food, and great Mountaineer fellowship.

The tradition of Game Day continues for all home game events at The Erickson Alumni Center’s Mountaineer Courtyard. The pre-game events feature unique menus, entertainment and fun for fans of all ages.

“There is no place like Morgantown on a football Saturday, and we look forward to welcoming alumni and friends to The Erickson Alumni Center for another great year of ‘Game Day,’” said Steve Douglas, president and CEO of the WVU Alumni Association.

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Roanoke Times seeks interns -- Deadline Dec. 1!

The Roanoke Times offers a collegial newsroom that has become a national leader in integrating online reporting and print journalism. Every intern reports to a senior editor who assigns and edits stories, approves publication and provides advice and guidance during the summer. Interns will receive training throughout their internship.

Descriptions and expectations of the specific internships are below. Apply online. Deadline for applications is December 1. For more information, email Please do not call or email specific editors.

Types of internships

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The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires seeking interns

Deadline: All submissions must be received in our offices no later than November 1, 2012.

The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires have the same application process.

Internships are aimed at undergraduates or recent graduates who want careers in journalism. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and up to six writing samples. The selection process is highly competitive and most of those chosen have had prior internships in other large media organizations as well as experience on a campus newspaper or as a freelancer. The internships are for ten-week periods in June, July and August (earlier start dates are possible in certain circumstances). The pay is $700.00 a week. The screening process puts heavy emphasis on clips and journalistic experience. Only finalists will be contacted. We complete the selection process by the end of December.

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REPS International seeks PR, advertising and marketing intern

REPS International is currently seeking highly motivated, well-spoken and creative public relations, advertising and marketing majors for the 2012-2013 school year. Internship responsibilities will include data entry, assisting with current and future government-related projects, reviewing articles, participating in brainstorming sessions, and research. The company is located at 874 Fairmont Road in Morgantown.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and pass a thorough background check. To apply, please submit a resume to Jessica Jurcevich at:

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SOJ announces computer lab hours

Please note that the labs are for School of Journalism business only. This includes classes in ADV, IMC, JRL, PR, PRNJ, TVJ and VISJ. Printing for other classes, i.e. English, History, Science, etc. will not be allowed. Please do not abuse this policy, as we will be periodically checking what is printed.

Open Lab hours for the Fall 2012 semester are as follows:

Room G1
Monday 8:30-11:15 am
Monday/Wednesday 1-2:15 pm
Friday 8:30 am-3 pm

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National Parks Traveler website seeking interns

Whether a student is interested in the field of outdoor recreation, park management, writing/journalism, or a combination, an internship with National Parks Traveler ( can be a valuable, multifaceted learning experience.

National Parks Traveler is the nationʼs No. 1 website dedicated to coverage of national parks, with more than 1.3 million annual visitors. Traveler has been featured in USA Today, Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio, Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News, The Charlotte Observer, and many more.

National Parks Traveler is seeking students to work on a weekly basis with their editors to:

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Spring 2013 PR Capstone in Italy--Info Session on Sept. 6

Experience “Real World” Global PR for Your Public Relations Capstone Course – PR 459 – 4 Credits

Cap off your WVU PR experience with a fabulous opportunity. PR 459 – the Capstone Course for seniors – will serve as an “agency” for a global health care client located in Italy and will work on an important “real life” project. This four credit hour class will meet weekly in Morgantown throughout the spring semester and travel to Italy during Spring Break.

In Italy, students will experience two unique, but equally exciting regions. These include Spoleto, a small town located in the culturally rich Umbria region and Rome, one of the most historic cities in the world. Excursions during the trip will also include Assisi, one of Europe’s most premiere tourist destinations and the beautiful hill towns and countryside of Umbria.

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Sunlight Foundation Seeks Research Intern

The Sunlight Foundation is seeking a Research intern, who will help to build and curate data sets and assist a senior fellow in various research projects on the role of campaign money and lobbying in politics. The research intern will also have opportunities to conduct and publish original research and writing under the supervision of the senior fellow.

The ideal intern candidate is committed to a more transparent and accountable government, has policy-related Hill experience, experience writing about policy issues or both. Additionally, the candidate is detail-oriented, able to multitask, and capable of working independently. Familiarity with blogging, wikis, and social media is a plus. The candidate must have completed at least two years of college; enrollment or completion of graduate school will be viewed favorably.

The Sunlight Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, D.C. that focuses on improving government transparency by making government information easily accessible to citizens online.

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