The Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives (CAO) seeks a dynamic, self-starter to intern with his communications team. The primary responsibility of the communications intern will be to assist in media relations and in various web development projects. The intern, or communications specialist, will also be responsible for writing stories focusing on the inner workings of the CAO and Congress in a broader sense.
While the internship is unpaid, college credit will be offered.
The Society for Marketing Professional Services Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2010 Ron Garikes Scholarship, which provides $1,500 to one student who is majoring in marketing, communications, or public relations and planning a career in professional services marketing.
Every May, individual WVU colleges and schools host their own commencement ceremonies. The School of Journalismâ€™s May Commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the College of Creative Arts on WVUâ€™s Evansdale Campus. We are currently looking for student volunteers to help with this year’s event. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Christa Vincent via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (304) 293-3505 ext. 5439. To learn more about May Commencement 2010 visit http://journalism.wvu.edu/events/may_commencement_2010.
AttentionSOJstudents: important information regardingJ293 1-hour technology modules
It has come to our attention that students have had trouble registering for theJ293 1-hour Technology Modules in fall. Please note that restrictions have been lifted and interestedSOJmajors in all sequences can now register for those courses.
Andrew Barnes, a 2009 graduate of West Virginia University’s P.I. Reed School of Journalism master’s program, will receive the Innovative Electronic Theses and Dissertation award from the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations consortium this summer.
The NDLTD bestows the award annually to students who have written exemplary electronic theses or dissertations. Barnes submitted a multimedia project entitled “Humans for Sale: Using Multimedia to Spread Social Awareness of Human Sex Trafficking in Southeast Asia.”
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is seeking a college junior, graduating senior, or graduate student for a paid summer writing internship in its Communications Division in Washington. Intern Tasks: Write for an array of outlets including: • AASHTO Journal (online transportation newsweekly); • Transportation TV News Update (weekly online video newscast); • Marketing Transportation E-News (monthly online newsbrief); • AASHTO’s website, www.transportation.org; and • Other publications about critical issues in the transportation public-policy realm.
Applicant Requirements: • Must be skilled in news reporting, research, and journalistic writing for articles, press releases, and policy reports (experience writing video scripts, marketing materials, and/or Web content a plus); • Undergraduate or graduate studies in journalism, communications, public relations, or marketing (experience writing for a student newspaper and/or previous professional internships in a related field a plus); • Knowledge of federal legislative process essential (experience with and/or interest in surface transportation issues and/or state governments a plus); and • Ability to work full time for 10-12 weeks between mid-May and mid-August.
The National Association of Black Journalists has accepted WVU’s application to begin an NABJ student chapter. The chapter is applying to become an official student organization and plans to organize membership drives and community service in the fall. NABJ is an association of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides services year-round to benefit black journalists worldwide. The idea was the brain child of Visiting Assistant Professor Tori Arthur.
The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarships for collegiate sports journalists.
The Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE,) a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four $1500 scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarships which will be awarded based on the students’ journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be given to students from four different regions of the United States. The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United States.