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Eberly College at WVU seeks intern for development office

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is pleased to offer a paid summer internship for May 15th- August 15th. The intern will work in the Development Office on variety of projects related to the ECAS Strategic Plan and State of Minds Capital Campaign. Applicants need to have excellent writing and editing skills, the ability to communicate with a wide variety of individuals, the capability of being a self-starter, and vigorous attention to details. Experience with high-level fundraising is a plus.
The intern will be responsible for assisting the Associate Director of Development and the Operations Coordinator with daily tasks, to include but not limited to: alumni relations, fundraising efforts, social media assistance in event planning, and general office support. Management of online content will be a large responsibility. This includes website content and engagement in social networking sites: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This person will be responsible for website updates and maintenance, for Eberly College and its departmental pages. This includes uploading content. Previous experience with Slate software is preferred, but not required.

A strong Journalism or English background is preferred.
The internship will require you to work 20 hours a week – scheduling of those hours is flexible. Some evening and weekend hours may be required on occasion.
The intern will report directly to Amanda Dymacek, the Associate Director of Development for the Eberly College. If interested, please send a letter of inquiry along with one writing sample, and two professional references to Amanda Dymacek, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University, 201 Woodburn Hall, PO Box 6286, Morgantown WV 26506. Questions and electronic applications may be submitted to deadline for submission is May 5.

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WVU Foundation seeks paid intern for Office of Donor Relations

Paid Summer Internship in the Office of Donor Relations
WVU Foundation

Description: The Office of Donor Relations is currently seeking a summer intern to assist with writing projects for A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University. Primarily, the intern will assist the Director of Donor Relations/Campaign Coordinator with drafting content for a campaign report, which is scheduled to be released early August. Other projects will include electronic communications, campaign marketing and social media.

Tasks will include but not be limited to:

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Ryan's Rally seeks social media intern

Ryan’s Rally LLC is looking for a public relations intern to help manage their social networking. The intern would work 15-20 hours each week for eight weeks.

Ryan’s Rally is a fundraising effort to help support the cost of medical care for Ryan Diviney, a former WVU student who was brutally beaten in 2009 and has since been in a coma.

The intern will follow and show understanding of using social media to promote and advance business goals and objectives. The intern will interact and understand the relationships built between website design and content, Facebook Business (Fan) Pages, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and other currently popular social media. The internship is unpaid.

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Put some life in your Dead Week! Attend the News Trivia Bowl--May 1

WVU’s First Annual News Trivia Bowl, sponsored by the School of Journalism’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will be this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Mountainlair’s Gluck Theater. Admission is free, but all attendees are asked to donate $1 for The Rack, which helps to feed financially strapped WVU students.

The WVU New Trivia Bowl is a fun quiz-show format testing knowledge of news and news trivia. Four three-person teams will compete; two semifinals followed immediately by the final. The winning team gets a trophy and $150. There will be free snacks and door prizes. Josh Copen, WFGM morning show host and comedian, will emcee the event!

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Graduate shares lessons about making mistakes and moving on

Interview by Angela Lindley

Below is a Q&A with A.J. about the experience?and the lessons he learned.

Q: What went through your head when you realized your profanity had been caught on air?

During the [third] break, the news director came in to tell me what had happened. I thought she was going to compliment me on how well I was doing, but when I found out what had happened, I felt horrible. After the commercial, I apologized profusely on-air. 

Q: What was the first thing you did after the broadcast that night?

I called my parents and some friends to tell them what happened. I told my Mom I messed up pretty bad. Then I just tried to contain it before it went crazy because I know how these things work. It was a serious incident, but I also knew the video was funny, so it would be popular. 

Q: Were you fired immediately or after the clip went viral? 

The clip went viral that night. Before I even left the station, it had 250,000 hits on I knew once morning came, it was going to take off even more. I met with the station’s general manager the next morning. No one was angry at all, but he told me, “There’s nothing we can do. I wish you the best of luck.” I apologized again for what happened, and that was it. I left to clean off my desk. I’d only been there three weeks, so there wasn’t much on it.

Q: How does it feel to go from recent graduate at your first job to an “Internet celebrity” overnight?

I guess it still hasn’t hit me. If it were up to me, I wouldn’t have wanted this to happen. I would just want to go back to work like everybody else and work my way to the top the way I’m supposed to.

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Google executive to serve as keynote speaker at School of Journalism Commencement ceremony

The future is media is now. That’s the message graduates from the WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism can expect to hear at this year’s May commencement ceremony.Richard Gingras

Richard Gingras, Senior Director of News and Social Products at Google, will deliver the keynote address at the School’s 2013 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the WVU Creative Arts Center.

For 30 years, Gingras has led highly regarded efforts in the development of online services, software and new media – pioneering uses of satellite networking for television and Web-based online services and, more recently, transforming the news business.

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WVU journalism professor, students win international and regional awards

WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) students and faculty continue to earn national and international recognition for their outstanding work.

Earlier this month, Assistant Professor Dana Coester earned the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) highest honor at the 2013 Festival of Media Arts. She was presented the “Best of Festival” award in the Faculty Interactive Multimedia Competition for the “Mobile Main Street” project, an initiative to engage small-community organizations, businesses and media in mobile app development and marketing to help fuel economic development in local communities.

Two students also were recognized at the competition. Krista Baker received third place in the Television News Anchor category of the Student News Competition for her work on “WVU News,” and Jamie McCracken tied for third place in the TV Sports Feature category of the Student Sports Competition.

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Eberly College at WVU seeks marketing and communications intern

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Communications Office is seeking one Communications and Marketing intern.

This paid position is a wonderful opportunity for a mature, self-directed, motivated student to gain experience in writing, marketing and communications, while building a marketable portfolio. Interns are expected to produce professional work for publication under the guidance of the Director of Marketing and Communications. This is a true professional writing position that the right student will find challenging and rewarding.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Interview students, faculty, and administrators in order to compose press releases, web content, recruiting, and other printed materials for the College
Write articles for Eberly, the College’s bi-annual alumni magazine distributed to more than 45,000 people
Compile and distribute daily press clippings
Schedule photographic sessions, appointments, and meetings related to writing assignments
Attend and report on various college events
Update the College’s website content using Slate content management system
Generate original content for various social media platforms to promote College messaging and events; follow social media trends and craft marketing plans
Occasional general office tasks (filing, labeling, copies)

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WVU CPASS needs intern for multimedia work this summer

The WVU College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences (CPASS) is looking for an intern to assist with multimedia, production, and post-production of live events including distribution and maintenance of a library of final products. Digital editing, designing for print media and the Web, and excellent Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite skills needed. Excellent communication skills required. Some travel and other office duties may be required. Fax resume and references to (304)293-6942 or email

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College of Engineering seeks design intern

The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is seeking an undergraduate intern to specialize in graphic design for the Statler College’s outreach and recruitment office. This student’s main responsibility will be developing designs for flyers and t-shirts, assisting with the design and compilation of recruitment materials, and updating the website.

This student will work with outside suppliers, WVU trademark and licensing, and various constituents across the Statler College and WVU as a whole. The responsibilities are not limited to this, and may also include scheduling photo shoots, compiling information for recruitment material, and keeping recruitment and outreach displays up to date.

This person must be able to work independently, as well as in groups. Creativity is an important attribute that this intern must possess, but he or she must also be able to work within the design constraints of the University. He or she must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple-projects at one-time. A background in graphic design, marketing, public relations, or art would be preferable.

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