BEFORE applying for any of the following internships, contact and meet with Internship Coordinator Chuck Kaufman (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you wish to receive course credit for an internship, download the Internship Application, read it and meet with one of our academic advisers, Harry Bowers or Kathleen Ransleben. You also may download the internship template (above). LAST UPDATED: Jan. 15, 2013.
OPPORTUNITY IN ROUND ROCK
Unpaid internship with United Way
United Way of Williamson County seeks an unpaid intern for the Spring 2013 semester. The intern will provide support to the development director and the focus will be on fundraising activities. Duties will include some communications, development of fundraising and marketing materials, prospect research and assisting with our signature event in March. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office; experience with InDesign is a plus. Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter, three references and a writing sample to Laurie Garza at email@example.com.
KEEP TEXAS BEAUTIFUL
Graphic Design Internship
Keep Texas Beautiful is seeking a graphic design intern for the spring. Responsibilities for this internship are assisting with the design of collateral materials and editing for a variety of media, from brochures, marketing materials, web content, etc. You must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. Expect to work 10-20 hours a week. Submit a cover letter that shows your personality, work samples and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write ‘2012 Summer Graphic Design Intern’ in the subject line.
THE LONG CENTER
Unpaid internship at Austin cultural center
The Long Center, Austin's home for performing artists and arts organizations in the Greater Austin region, has internships for fall, spring and summer. Internships are available in marketing, programming, administration and finance, and box office. The job calls for 10-15 hours a week, possibly more (some evening events). Visit www.thelongcenter.org to find internship applications and deadlines. Download the application and email it, along with a cover letter and resume, to email@example.com.
UNIVERSITY NEWS SERVICE
Write right on campus
The News Service Office at Texas State University-San Marcos has an opening for a writing intern for the fall, spring and summer semesters. Duties consist of writing features, media releases and articles for Hillviews Magazine, plus other jobs as needed. Internship candidates should be motivated and capable of meeting set deadlines with limited supervision. Minimal qualifications for this internship are:
Good writing skills, with a minimum of one introductory journalism class or equivalent experience;
· Familiarity with AP Stylebook
· Ability to identify and develop story ideas independently
· Photography skills are useful, but not necessary
This is an unpaid position, although course credit is available through prior arrangement. Submit a resume and at least two writing samples to Jayme Blaschke via email at JB71@txstate.edu. Hard copy submissions may be sent to University News Service, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666.
AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
Learn about the film industry
The Austin Film Festival is now accepting internship applications for this year’s festival. Internships are available in several areas, and qualifications and duties vary by department. Visit http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/get-involved/internship/ to review each department’s internship description and download an application. Completed applications should be mailed, faxed or delivered, along with a cover letter and resume, to:
ATTN: Internship: *Job Title you wish to apply for*
Austin Film Festival
1801 Salina Street
Austin, TX 78702
Applications will also be accepted by email. Send your application, cover letter and resume to the respective contact person listed under the internship you are interested in. The subject line should read Internship: *job title you wish to apply for*
LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER
Fall Internship Openings
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has immediate openings for unpaid fall internships. The internship will give students experience in all aspects of media relations, public relations and marketing. The communications intern helps support and implement the Wildflower Center's communications outreach, which focuses on producing content for the center's Website, an electronic newsletter and e-flyers, quarterly calendars and other publications. The communications office also works with local and national news crews, creates and distributes news releases and posts Wildflower Center events on community calendars. We also educate the public about the importance of native landscapes in a beautiful setting, and share that conservation message globally. Submit a resume and cover letter immediately to Barbra Rodriguez, media manager, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: (512) 232-0156.
DESIGN INTERNSHIP: PAID
BreakingPoint Systems is looking for a design intern to assist with print and web production. Must be available 20-to-30 hours a week. All candidates should be be experienced in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. HTML is an absolute plus. I'm sorry to say that this is a PC-based position. Please submit a resume and work samples, either in pdf or online portfolio. This internship is paid. Apply now for a summer position. Visit www.breakingpointsystems.com. Contact Trish Benford, digital marketing coordinator at (512) 821-6089 or email@example.com.
FIRE UP MEDIA
Hays County Fire Department
Update the website, expand social media, help produce training videos, serve as a liaison to media during fires. Contact Scott Raven, assistant chief of Hays County ESD No. 3., at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 754-7963. Raven also is director of the Texas Fire Academy, so the work may involve activity there as well. The office is located at 1401 W. San Antonio St. in San Marcos.
HAYS COUNTY FOOD BANK
The Hays County Food Bank seeks an intern to work 10 to 20 hours per week in assisting the Public Relations Coordinator and the Event Coordinator to:
· schedule pick-ups and drop-offs of food bank materials
· work with local organizations and donors to facilitate food and fund drives
· post weekly to Facebook and Blog
· take pictures for special events (some after hours required)
· help with Celebrity Golf Classic silent auction as needed
Clean driving record preferred (working vehicle a plus, but not required).
Send resumes to Kate Shaw, email@example.com. The internship is unpaid.
AARP IN TEXAS
Work with the group's legislative agenda
The Texas state office of AARP seeks Legislative Session Communications Interns to work eight to 12 hours a week at its downtown Austin office. AARP in Texas is centered on the legislative session and its legislative agenda. Interns will be focused around one main project: Interviewing Texans with stories to share around the group's core issues. Interns will be working to learn more about their situations and to determine if they would be suitable for talking to the media or testifying before legislators. Some interviews will be over the phone but others will be in person, requiring video and/or audio recording. After each interview, you'll write up the individual's story and edit multimedia files as needed. For more information or to apply, contact Kim Loop at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-480-2427. Please include your full contact information (phone and email) when emailing or leaving a voicemail.
TEXAS SCHOOL SAFETY CENTER
Advertising & Copy Writing Internship
The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) is looking an intern who will be responsible for assisting the technology department staff with the creation and editing of copy for internal and external publications, communications, website, and promotional materials. This position will serve as a content liaison for the technology department and have the opportunity to participate in the development and maintenance of brand identification and quality control of promotional materials. The intern must be able to work 15 hours/week or more (we are flexible with class schedules), has completed at least 30 hours of college level courses in advertising, marketing and/or communications, is proficient in PC/Windows, Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, and possesses the ability to review and edit professional copy for various mediums. The TxSSC is located in Canyon Hall on West Campus. It is the central location for safety and security information pertaining to all independent school districts and junior college districts in the state of Texas. Services provided include training, research, and technical assistance related to successful safety and security programs. To apply send your resume’, cover letter, and any writing samples to Martin Esqueda at email@example.com.
TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE
$9 to $11 an hour
The News and Information Branch of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department seeks a news intern for fall, spring and summer. This position offers experiences in media relations, including writing news releases, emailing and phoning reporters, updating the branch’s Vocus Web service and related duties. The internship generally requires 10-to-15 hours per week, depending on the intern’s availability. Work schedules are typically arranged to accommodate student class schedules. The intern would work at TPWD headquarters in Southeast Austin. Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to conduct a timed writing exercise. Good verbal and written communication skills are critical. Candidates who have experience or course work in news reporting and writing using AP style are strongly preferred. The internship pays $9-11 per hour depending on grade level and experience. Candidates should email resumés and writing samples to Mike Cox, TPWD News Team Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE OUSSET AGENCY
Near New Braunfels (Paid)
The Ousset Agency, located in Spring Branch just outside New Braunfels, seeks a MassComm student for a part-time, paid internship. The company has regional clients that are primarily heavy equipment dealerships. It promotes itself through newsletters (print & electronic), websites, direct mail, e-broadcast campaigns and public relations. Contact Margaret Ousset, an alumna, at (866) 268-7738, email@example.com.
ALHAMBRA U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Promote relations with U.S., Muslim-majority countries
The Alhambra U.S. Chamber of Commerce seeks interns to work with an Austin-based entity involved with international business and marketing that focuses on relations between the United States and about 60 primarily Muslim-majority countries. Candidates should have familiarity with MS Office Applications and be able to work 10-plus hour weeks. Send a resume and cover letter to Anjum Malik, managing director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUNDRAISING BIKE RIDES
Help with Social Media, Promotions
The Hill Country Ride for AIDS and the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride, two successful fundraising events, seeks unpaid interns to help with outreach and social media. Interns will promote the Ride, work with charities and sponsors; attend fundraising parties and manage a group of digital interns for social media sites. Work with teams at nFusion and GSD&M; help with tracking donations, registering participants and handling other administrative duties; design promotional materials and work with the news media. Send resumes to Lauren Bradshaw at email@example.com. Call (512) 371-7433.
PEOPLE-ADMIN, INC., SOFTWARE COMPANY
Unpaid internship in Austin / Fall, Spring, Summer
PeopleAdmin, Inc., an award-winning Austin-based software company in Austin (816 Congress Ave.), is offering unpaid internships for all semesters. The company, however, is considering a stipend to be paid at the end of the internship. Interns help prepare and promote the company's annual client conference. Students will learn how to track quarterly marketing progress as well as gain experience with event planning. Students should know Microsoft Office. Graphic design and knowledge in HTML / CSS is not required but is a huge plus. Submit resume, cover letter and any graphic design work to alum Dustin Maxey (firstname.lastname@example.org) to apply for this position.
1023 MEDIA OF AUSTIN
Video Production, Writing, Web work
A video production group called 1023 Media of Austin offers two internships. One category is for interns to shoot and edit various events, from sports and music to travel and weddings. The other is to write blog-style articles, including reviews of local venues and industry vendors, features and other types of articles. Gain writing skills and learn about search engine optimization (SEO). Visit 1023media.com and theweddingtheater.com to learn about this company. Electronic media, advertising and journalism students will find options for internship work. For more information contact alum Dustin Stelly at email@example.com.
A GLIMMER OF HOPE
Write stories for new website
A Glimmer of Hope in Austin needs part-time interns for the fall, spring and summer semesters. AGOH is in the process of launching a new website and wants writers to help craft powerful stories about the nonprofit's work, mission and model. If you are interested in working to change the lives of the women and children of Ethiopia, contact Kathleen Lobban at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the foundation's website to learn about the group's amazing accomplishments.
The Austin Music Marketing Office promotes Austin as the Live Music Capital of the World®. The diversity of Austin music, whether it's blues, rock and Latino or jazz, classical and country, helps bring millions visitors to Austin's 200 live music venues each year. The office connects meeting and event planners with nearly 2,000 musical acts in the city through Hire an Austin Musician program; encourages meeting and event planners to utilize live music venues as alternative event sites; acts as a liaison between the music community and city government to help ensure the success of Austin's $600 million music industry. Candidates interested in interning at the Austin Music Office should send a cover letter and resume to Texas State alums Rose Reyes, director, the Austin Music Office at email@example.com, or Amanda Garcia, music and film coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. The office is located at 301 Congress Avenue, Ste. 200, Austin, Texas 78701, (512) 583-7203, email@example.com.
Support editorial team
Report on industry news and cover events for Joonbug.com. The information site seeks interns for its Music, Fashion, Nightlife, Food and Drink and Celebrity News and Gossip sections. Interns write a full article a week and cover local events. Email resumes and writing samples in the body of the email (not as attachments) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate in the subject line which section interests you.
U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES (USCIS)
Community relations work in San Antonio
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, offers communications internships in San Antonio. Interns will write for a daily internal newsletter that reaches 15,000 employees across the world; and help develop, plan, publicize and execute community events and public service campaigns. The agency is responsible for working with immigrants who are seeking permanent residence or “green cards” and those filing for citizenship. An unpaid internship in the Community Relations program will allow you to take an active part in community events like special naturalization ceremonies, community outreach forums, meetings with immigrant advocacy groups and meetings with public officials. Contact Jacque Crouse at (210) 564-3614 and/or send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Jacque.Crouse@dhs.gov.
Music & Entertainment, Austin
ME Television seeks interns to organize promotional events and materials, design and structure a “street team” program and other general administrative tasks. Submit a cover letter and resume to Kellie Goldstein, HR representative, at email@example.com or call (512) 804-2400, ext. 229 for more information.
City of San Marcos
The City of San Marcos is looking for a student to assist with PR on the Rio Vista Terrace construction project. The person will work with fliers, door hangers, media releases, signage, Web content, twitter, photography, direct letters to residents, special events and more. Contact Melissa Millecam, director of communications and intergovernmental relations at (512) 393-8105 or email MMillecam@sanmarcostx.gov.
Public Relations Intern
Help maintain contact with members of the media, assist in writing media materials, track and research media placements and opportunities and provide support in some marketing efforts. For this unpaid internship, we seek juniors, seniors and graduate students. Submit resumes and cover letters to Mr. Jamie Overocker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The development/communications intern will assist with marketing and communications outreach related to the fan drive including communication with local supporting businesses and organizations. Work on specific projects to ensure excellent communication between Family Eldercare and local media, donors, volunteers, major funders, board of directors and partnering organizations. Maintain the donor and volunteer database, keeping financial and in-kind records accurate and up to date. This internship provides an opportunity to learn database administration and reporting skills, a must for your next job. Assist in preparations for two special events learning effective logistical planning and marketing strategy. Assist in creation of marketing and event materials. Promote public awareness of Family Eldercare’s Summer Fan Drive. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office applications needed; knowledge of Adobe CS3 or other design applications and Web-based software for promotional material design desired but not required. Experience in planning special events or fundraisers a plus as is the ability to speak Spanish.
GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION FOR WOMEN.
Meeting planner, PowerPoints
The Governor’s Commission for Women seeks an intern to coordinate Commission meetings and events, create PowerPoint presentations, respond to constituent casework and write articles for a Commission newsletter. Contact Leslie Guthrie, executive director at (512) 475-2615.
ROUND ROCK CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
RRCVB has an internship in its Communications/Research and Marketing. This department handles all marketing promotional efforts for the RRCVB. Candidates must be able to write news releases, paying attention to AP style and have experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). Experience with Frontpage and Adobe Photoshop a plus but not required. To apply, visit www.roundrocktexas.gov/jobs. Applications should be sent to 221 E. Main Street, Round Rock, Texas 78664. For more information contact Terri Waggoner, RRCVB at email@example.com or call (512) 671-2723.
ST. DAVID’S MEDICAL CENTER / ROUND ROCK, GEORGETOWN
Marketing and Communications Intern
St. David’s Medical Center seeks one intern in each of its facilities in Round Rock and Georgetown. Both interns will work with Celeste Lesmeister, regional director of communications. The intern will plan community seminars, assist the direct and the hospital’s PR firm with media interviews; help manage and update content and images on both the intranet and Internet, including social media outlets; help to create, update, publish and distribute facility collateral materials such as brochures and fact sheets. For more information contact Ms. Lesmeister at (512) 324-8019 or (512) 341-5157.
CITY OF SHAVANO PARK, TEXAS
The City of Shavano Park has a paid internship opportunity for a graduate student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Duties include updating and maintaining the city’s Website, coordinating the publication of the city’s monthly newsletter; developing direct mail and press releases for print and electronic media. The intern will have the opportunity to work with a variety of City Departments and on a wide range of projects related to city management. Hours are flexible, however a minimum of 20 hours a week is required. The internship pays $10 per hour. The City of Shavano Park is located in North Central Bexar County. Please visit our website at www.shavanopark.org. Contact Clara Santos at (210) 493-3478.
PASEO DEL RIO ASSOCIATION — 1
Membership liaison internship
Help market the River Walk association to nearby businesses and the public as a membership liaison intern. Assist with Paseo del Rio events; help boost membership and much more. Prospective interns for this unpaid position should know Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Preference is given students who know the San Antonio River Walk and San Antonio market. The San Antonio River Walk produces 16 annual events along el paseo del rio and produces a monthly publication, Rio Magazine. Send a cover letter and resume to Marcie Hernandez, communications director, at firstname.lastname@example.org..
PASEO DEL RIO ASSOCIATION — 2
Social Marketing Intern
This intern oversees and is accountable for the social marketing plan. Create, manage and execute a bimonthly newsletter to members, a bimonthly newsletter to tourists, a MySpace page, a facebook page. YouTube, twitter and other social marketing media. There’s more . . . . Prospective interns for this unpaid position should know how to manage social media opportunities, use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Preference is given students who know the San Antonio River Walk and San Antonio market. The San Antonio River Walk produces 16 annual events along el paseo del rio and produces a monthly publication, Rio Magazine. Send a cover letter and resume to Marcie Hernandez, communications director, at email@example.com.
THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
Fitness — Team In Training
The South Texas Chapter of LLS is seeking an intern to boost awareness of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Team in Training is the world’s largest endurance training program for runners, walkers, cyclists, hikers and triathletes. Interns will develop ongoing communication with campaign prospects and alumni; create and distribute press kits, media advisories, calendar listings, pitch letters, press releases and promotional materials, among other duties. Candidates must have experience with Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint. The organization prefers candidates with GPAs of 3.25 or better. The internship is 12 to 15 hours per week. Application deadline is mid-December. Send cover letter and resume to Melissa Johnston at Melissa.Johnston@lls.org.
SAN ANTONIO MAGAZINE
San Antonio Magazine is looking for interns. Writers, designers, photo editors are encouraged to apply. The internship is an unpaid internship, and editors at the magazine prefer students to do the internship for course credit. While the internship is unpaid, any expenses incurred while working for the Magazine (meals for restaurant reviews, mileage to out-of-the-way locations) will be reimbursed. Send resume and a sampling of clips to Callie Enlow, assistant editor, San Antonio Magazine, firstname.lastname@example.org (210-268-1100).
MEALS ON WHEELS AND MORE
Maintain social media sites, handle graphic design duties
Meals on Wheels and More of Austin seeks a communications intern and another to assist the marketing team with operations. The internships are available for all semesters. The intern will assist with the maintenance of social media websites, graphic design duties, the collection of both video and written content for the organization’s website, and general public relations and marketing duties. Candidates should have good writing skills, experience with social media marketing, and knowledge of video editing and graphic design programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. The intern may also be asked to assist with other duties relative to the operations of the development team. The internship is unpaid, but can be done for class credit, if needed. The intern calls for a minimum of 10 to 15 hours per week. Submit a resume and two writing samples to Sarah Andrews at email@example.com or through the mail to Meals on Wheels and More,, Attn: Sarah Andrews, 3227 E. 5th St., Austin, Texas 78702.
MANOS DE CRISTO
Marketing and Communications Intern
Manos de Cristo seeks an intern to work 10 to 20 hours a week to develop Web and print media, including newsletters, e-newsletters, press releases, event promotional materials, Web content, email, social media content and targeted communications for volunteers and donors. The intern will report to the director of fund development. Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and write in the subject line “Intern-Marketing & Communications."
CITY OF AUSTIN
Communications & Public Information Office
City of Austin officials seek interns to work with its media relations team. The Office of Communications and Public Information at Austin City Hall handles media relations for the City of Austin executive team, including the city manager’s office and other departments. Interns work from 12 to 35 hours a week. A cover letter expressing interest in the position also should mention if you would be more interested in either an internship for school credit or a paid internship. Send the letter with a resume and a letter of recommendation. Visit austincityjobs.com to login and search for specific internship positions.
EDUCATION PUBLIC RELATIONS
Resources for Learning / Austin
Resources for Learning offers professional development services to school districts in Texas and surrounding states. It seeks an intern who has marketing and public relations skills to work primarily with Chris Gorychka, director of professional development. The internship calls for a person who is a self-starter and can implement promotions strategies. For more information call Chris Gorychka at (512) 327-8576, ext. 413. Email cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
ACVB TOURISM DEPARTMENT
Put tech, organization skills to work
The Tourism Department of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau seeks an intern to perform a variety tasks: Produce and assist with direct-mail campaigns; service existing travel industry customers; help organize special events and materials used for sales missions, trade shows, familiarization tours and site visits; develop and maintain accurate tourism information and databases, among other activities. Send resumes to Courtney Sculley (512-583-7200) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPEAKING OF SPORTS
Create, manage sports media
The Sports Information Office in Texas State’s Athletic Department seeks an intern during the fall and spring to assist with operations and events. Write features, articles for Game Day programs and the athletics Website and news releases. Interns will gain experience in graphics design, media relations and event management. Candidates must have good writing skills. Experience with InDesign, Photoshop and other graphic-design programs is preferred. Students interesting in working in sports should submit a resume and two writing samples to: Rick Poulter, email@example.com or at Texas State Sports Information Office, Darren B. Casey Athletic Administration Complex, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666.
Promote Unclaimed Property Outreach
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, the chief steward of the state’s finances, is looking for students to promote a program that “reunites Texans with their missing money.” Interns work with professional staff to promote grassroots promotions for the Texas Unclaimed Property Outreach program. Assist and provide administrative support for developing and distributing brochures. Interns may attend local expos, conferences and town meetings. Students can expect to gain experience in developing marketing collateral; campaign design, planning and execution; event planning and management; grassroots promotions; public relations; database management and data analysis. Submit resumes to Lori Wright, internship coordinator, at Lori.firstname.lastname@example.org. Include Marketing/Outreach Internship in email subject line. The internship is unpaid.
Video, Websites and More
Flocasts is a sports media company that serves sport communities that are not covered by traditional media outlets. We have sites for Running, Swimming, Wrestling, MMA, Gymnastics, and Sailing. Clients include Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Asics, PureSport, blueseventy, and others for which custom online advertising campaigns are created. In addition to advertising opportunities, Flocasts provide video production, website design, and on-site marketing to our clients. Advertising, public relations, communications studies, journalism, and Electronic Media students are encouraged to apply. National and International traveling possibilities, expenses paid. Send resumes to email@example.com.
Front Steps, which manages the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH), seeks a PR, Journalism or Mass Communication major to work with its director of development and communications. The intern is responsible for compiling and editing the Front Steps newsletter, writing press releases and helping with volunteer coordination, community outreach and other communications-related projects. The internship, which is unpaid and calls for 15-to-20 hours a week, also offers experience in implementing Front Steps' social media strategy on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace. Send a resume and a cover letter that explains how their background and experience qualifies them for this internship. Send materials to Amber Fogarty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Media Firm
VM Foundry is an Austin, Texas based digital media firm serving clients in various industries, around the world. The company provides leading creative and digital media services specializing in online socialization of corporate, consumer, and institutional messaging. VM Foundry is looking for an Account Management/Digital Media Intern to assist Account Executives in all areas of digital media marketing. Intern will work closely with AEs and be involved in all aspects of the online process including but not limited to: assist in outreach to digital influencers, online market research through Websites and search engines, attending select client/agency meetings, duties related to account management; marketing efforts to launch new sales programs or products, exposure to analytics and SEO tactics, develop sales proposals, marketing materials. This is a paid internship position. Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
NSIDE BUSINESS, NSIDE M.D.
Publishing: A to Z
NSIDE Business magazine and NSIDE M.D. currently have openings for students seeking internships in the publishing industry. Ideal candidates are students in their junior or senior year of study with a strong aptitude and desire to enter the publishing field. This is an unpaid internship requiring students to work 14 hours per week for a period of 16 weeks. Candidates must have reliable transportation, a cell phone, a personal portable laptop computer and be familiar with AP Style, Word, Excel, PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign. Interns at NSIDE Publications learn editorial procedures such as entering subscriptions into a database and copyediting content. They will also write articles for the magazine's front section, research stories and trends, as well as edit and revise areas of the magazine during deadline and assist in all in-house production. Send a resume to Lindsey@nsidesa.com.
Corporate responsibility meets the arts
Wyatt Brand, a publicity/marketing/branding/design agency, is looking for interns to support its work for large/small arts organizations, creative businesses, artists, visionaries, music ensembles, collectives, and so forth. As business grows, the firm needs assistance in event promotion, creation and distribution of press releases, graphic design under direction, partnerships and promotions, copy writing/editing, podcasting/blogging, and working directly with clients to solve their problems. You don't need to have all of these skills to be considered, but you need to be industrious, clever and genuinely want to learn. If you would like your internship to be mainly design-centered, please have an online or physical portfolio of your work show us. Requirements of this unpaid internship are at least two semesters of undergraduate study, familiarity with Macs, ability to be professional, a positive attitude toward work, and a level of familiarity with MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Mac's iLife. Please submit a resume and an introductory note to firstname.lastname@example.org - no phone calls please.
TRCC PUBLIC AFFAIRS INTERN
The Texas Residential Construction Commission is looking for a paid public affairs intern to assist the Commission’s public information officers and the director of communications. Work with legislative affairs in writing press releases, columns and other written materials. Interns also coordinate public outreach meetings with media organizations and reporters; support for commission meetings and perform other departmental duties. Visit www.texasrcc.com/forms_library/Internship_application.pdf, complete application and mail to Patrick Fortner at P.O. Box 13144, Austin, Texas, 78711. For more information call (512) 463-1040.
1530 ESPN Austin Promotions Internship
The ESPN Austin Promotions Department internship program helps college students gain valuable experience in all aspects of radio. Duties include interacting with listeners, assisting with station events, data entry, Internet research projects, among other responsibilities. ESPN Austin is looking for energetic, committed and outgoing candidates interested in sports radio. The intern must be able to commute to and from the ESPN Austin offices at 1050 E. 11th St. This is an unpaid internship and requires at least 10 hours per week and availability on nights and weekends. Interns must be able to do the job for course credit. Send a resume and cover letter to John Scott, marketing director, 1530 ESPN Austin, email@example.com.
SAN MARCOS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Work with Communications Manager
With a new convention center and a bustling retail and University community, the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce presents a great experience. The intern gets to work closely with the Communications Manager to develop, implement and manage the Chamber’s image, information and promotion in order to meet the overall goals of the Chamber, including but not limited to, meeting the needs of internal and external customers. Update communications, the website, produce webinars, email members, produce newsletters, membership materials, program materials, press releases and more. Assist the Front Desk Manager with duties, as needed; assist with the preparation and distribution of relocation packages, event invitations and other mailings; assist with organizing and promoting all events, special meetings and key activities. Send resume and cover letter to Eric Bonar at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call (512) 393-5913.
Texas Daily Newspaper Association
The Texas Daily Newspaper Association, led by Texas State alum Ken Whalen, produces an excellent job bank for all facets of the newspaper industry, from the news desk to the advertising desk. Visit http://www.tdna.org/jobbank.php frequently for job updates.
HACU PROGRAM IN D.C.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities makes available paid internships with federal agencies and corporate entities. The HACU National Internship Program is based in Washington and promotes numerous opportunities with federal agencies in the nation’s capital. Interns receive paid round-trip airfare, housing arrangement assistance, emergency medical insurance, a weekly stipend and participation in a two-day orientation in Washington, D.C. Visit http://www.hnip.net.
Bingo Gossip, a free publication for the bingo community and senior citizens, is a monthly tabloid with an array of content, focusing on comedy, uplifting stories and other human interest material. We are looking for qualified self-starters to assist with advertising sales in the Central Texas area. We are also looking for someone to help with design, copy writing and possibly some photography. We use the Adobe Creative Suite. Experience with these programs is not required, but knowledge of them is a must. Qualified candidates will be paid 10 percent commission of sales. Bonuses are available to those who exceed advertising sales goals. Long-term employment is a possibility. Please send resumes to email@example.com.
Learn hospitality industry, earn money
Hyatt hotels in Austin has work opportunities under the heading “On call Banquets Server." This job allows students who’ve expressed interest in event planning to learn the nuts and bolts of such productions. This position works through the Food and Beverages Division. Students get paid for this work. They receive a low hourly rate plus a portion of the 20 percent commission for gross sales of the banquet event. Usually the new rate ends up being $12-$15 an hour. Visit www.austin.hyatt.com and look under “Hyatt Careers” to complete an appropriate form.
DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALLIANCE COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
Watch a city grow
Lacy LaBorde is looking for an intern to work for the Downtown Austin Alliance. The student would work on a range of marketing and communications projects, including communications strategy planning, media relations, social network marketing, writing, events planning and database building and other administrative tasks. The student should be a junior or higher. The intern would need to work 20 to 25 hours a week. Send resumes to Lacy LaBorde at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call (512) 656-6338.
THE SAN ANTONIO DIABLOS
Video opportunities and play-by-play announcing
The San Antonio Diablos are looking for interns for the following Positions: Video crew, this person(s) will be required to set up camera and film all San Antonio Diablos hockey games. Games typically run between 2 and 2.5 hours long. Broadcast set up, this person will be incharge of setting up all equipment required to do a live feed on the Internet. Must have strong computer skills; Play-by-Play, this person needs to have a good understanding of the game of hockey and be comfortable talking about the game via the Internet. All interested persons please contact: John Hosty, General Manager, San Antonio Diablos. Hockey Director. Ice & Golf Center At Northwoods, email@example.com, 210-490-9550 x. 239.
Freelancers sought; bylines, no pay
Urban Mainstream is looking for writers. Writers will be expected to do at least two articles per month, from 300 to 600 words. Our goal is to have a combination of staff writers/interviewers, freelance writers and proofreaders. Our magazine is a fashion, lifestyle and entertainment publication. The print version of the magazine will run every two months nationally while the online will continue to run monthly. We just recently gained support from Voobon Ventures, Inc. which is a venture capital company. So growth with us is a definite possibility. Submit writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include contact info and best time to call. Phone interviews will be arranged at that time. Contact Rashanda Davis, Urban Mainstream Media Group, Inc., at (404) 259-3668.
STEEL ADVERTISING & INTERACTIVE
Two internship positions in Austin
Steel Advertising & Interactive Inc. in Austin currently has two internship positions, one in creative design; the other in copywriting. These are unpaid internships that will start immediately and finish at the end of the semester. Both internships require knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite. Send resumes, cover letters and portfolios to email@example.com. The account coordinator in charge of internships is Marissa Telford (firstname.lastname@example.org; 866-783-3564).
SAN ANTONIO SPURS
The San Antonio Spurs has internships for undergrads. PR majors would probably like the Spurs Foundation Internship; the broadcast, the sponsorship internship, game operations internship and the Rampage Media Services Internship. Contact Christina Bell in Human Resources for departmental contacts. You will need to send a cover letter along with your resume. The link to the Spurs jobs page is http://www.attcenter.com/center_information/employment_information.asp.
PR internship at historic Austin hotel
The Driskill Hotel seeks public relations, advertising or journalism students to work with the director of marketing communications at Austin's most historic hotel. The intern will carry out numerous tasks: assembling media kits, assisting with media; monitoring travel review websites and reporting reviews and responses; writing articles for and proofing newsletters; providing support to Marketing Communications Department staff for marketing projects; assisting public relations director with planning and executing special events. Contact Cynthia Maddox for more information.
WRITERS' LEAGUE OF AUSTIN
Events, Media, Marketing
The Writers' League of Texas, 611 S. Congress Ave. in Austin, seeks interns to work on a variety of projects, from media relations, publicity to event planning. Duties include research, writing, pitching media and writing news releases; also some administrative duties. The Writers' League is looking for candidates who have good writing and editing skills; computer skills, particularly Word and Excel; and research skills. Interns are expected to work 10 to 12 hours per week. The internship is unpaid. Send resumes and cover letters to Kristy Bordine at email@example.com.
Internship in Houston
The Houston Astros offer a variety of internships for the spring, summer and fall in the following pertinent areas: Ballpark Entertainment/Production, Guest Services, Graphics, Human Resources, Market Development (bilingual), Media Relations, Conference Center/Special Events, Marketing, Community Affairs, Foundation Development, Sponsorship Sales and Tours. Students must register for course credit. The internship is unpaid but scholarships are available to eligible students. Submit your resume and cover letter at www.astros.com. Specify whether you can receive college credit (YES); whether you can facilitate housing for yourself in the Houston area during the internship; and list three departments of interest, in order of preference. Visit www.astros.com and click on “Job Opportunities" for more information.
Unpaid internships are available each semester (fall, winter break, spring, and summer). All internships are unpaid. Internships are available in Accounting, Advertising, Art, Consumer Marketing, Custom Publishing, Editorial, General Administration, Interactive Sales, Marketing Services, New Media, Production, Publisher's Office, Marketing/Advertising Research, Sales Development, Technology and Texasmonthly.com. If you are interested in gaining valuable experience in the magazine business, send a resume and cover letter specifying the department(s) in which you would like to work to: Internship Coordinator, Texas Monthly, P.O. Box 1569, Austin, Texas 78767; fax, (512) 476-9007; email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Print, Advertising, Communication Design, Photojournalism
McClatchy Inc. seeks interns in reporting, advertising, graphic arts and photojournalism at the following McClatchy newspapers: The Sacramento Bee; Star-Tribune, Minneapolis; The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.; The Herald, Rock Hill, N.C.; The Fresno Bee; The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.; The Modesto Bee; The Anchorage Daily News; The Tri-City (Wash.) Herald; The Island Packet, Hilton Head, S.C. For a list of positions and newspaper contacts, contact McClatchy Human Resources at: (916) 321-1938. These are paid internships lasting 10 to 12 weeks.
EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO
Home to Six Stations
Emmis Austin Radio is looking for interns to work in promotions and advertising. The positions are unpaid. Contact Jen Daugherty at (512) 832-4074 or email@example.com. Emmis Austin Radio is home to six stations: KLBJ 590-AM, 93.7-FM, BOB-103.5-FM, 101X-FM and KGSR 93.3-FM.
Advertising, Broadcast, Public Relations
GSD&M offers internships in the following pertinent categories: Account Service, Broadcast, Business Development/PR, Creative, Creative Project Management, Marketplace Planning and Media. Junior and senior students apply by visiting gsdm.com (click Careers) and completing the agency's online application. GSD&M internships are part-time and paid.
EL BUEN SAMARITANO
El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission seeks a communications intern for its community relations office. Interns will edit newsletters and other publications; edit or update EBS Website copy; submit EBS content to third-party Websites; update calendars; design and create collateral materials; create and update media coverage archives system; update media lists and address lists; volunteer at events; fulfill some clerical projects as needed. Interns must have copy editing proficiency, know the MS Word Office Suite and have reliable transportation. Email resume and cover letter with subject "Internship Application" to Ivan Davila, community relations coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
Paid internships for summer and fall
Work with the award-winning Medicaid/CHIP Division of this Commission. Visit the link below and complete the State of Texas application, which may be sent through the accssHR website or faxed to HR Service Center (866) 245-3646 (Attention: Recruiting). The job identification number is 90557. The link is http://rm.accesshr.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/careerportal/Job Profile.cfm?szorderID=90557&szReturnToSearch=1&&szWordsToHighlight. Questions? Call (512) 491-1706.
TEXAS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
Intern: 20 hours a week
The Texas Restaurant Association Marketing/Communications Dept. is seeking a qualified intern for 20 hours per week. The internship pays $7.50 an hour. The intern will report to the Director of Communications and the Marketing Manager. Among duties are: Assist in TRA public relations campaign; write press releases, manage media lists and track press coverage; manage the TRA Outstanding Restaurateur program; work with the TRA local chapters to solicit nominations and winners; prepare multimedia presentation for annual awards show; write articles as needed for TRA monthly membership newsletter; update TRA website and chapter websites; maintain marketing lists and updates of the database; manage monthly products campaign for new restaurant permit holders; assist in implementation of marketing campaign to promote the Expo, including writing copy, working with printers and graphic designers, preparing and managing email marketing cycles and lists. The Texas Restaurant Association has 5,500 members, representing more than 14,000 food service establishments in the state. For more information visit www.restaurantville.com.
PR BY THE BOOK
Work from home
PR by the Book, a media relations firm in Round Rock, north of Austin, is looking for students who are interested in learning more about the public relations (specifically media relations). The internship is unique in that it is "independent study" — done from your own home office, on your own time within designated office hours. PR by the Book interns are required to designate their weekly office hours and work a minimum of 12 hours per week. The internship is unpaid and is a five-to-six-month commitment. The candidate must be a self-starter with initiative and creativity and must be dedicated to interning the entire session; must have your own PC desktop or laptop and be a Outlook or Outlook Express e-mail client. Projects include: Writing press materials (press releases, client bios, sample media questions); phone and email pitching to media; online media research and strategy planning; and researching media and assisting in preparing reports. Interns can work from home and do not have to go into an office (saves on commute time and gas money); manage the hours within your schedule. Marika Flatt, past president of the Austin chapter of the Association for Women in Communications and experienced publicist, co-owns PR by the Book, LLC. Four publicists work on staff. Clients include small business owners, authors, publishers, speakers and special event promotion. If interested, please email a short letter and attach a resume to email@example.com. Please read through www.prbythebook.com before applying.
TEXAS MONTHLY: CUSTOM PUBLISHING
Magazines, from concept to hard copy
Texas Monthly also publishes magazines and guides for a wide range of clients. It is searching for interns to help produce these publications. Interns will be involved in fact checking, proofreading, photo research, new business research, brainstorming cover lines, story ideas, advertising projects and miscellaneous writing assignments. The company also is relaunching tmcp.com and interns will work on new content for the site. Interns also will help route mail, organize and maintain magazine archives, monitor the functionality of websites and mail media kits or magazine samples. Send resumes to Irene Kosela, P.O. Box 1569, Austin, Texas 78767; phone, (512) 320-6922; fax, (512) 476-9007.
THE SCOOTER STORE
The Scooter Store, headquartered in New Braunfels, offers a great challenge in its communications department. Interns will work with all media — audio, video, print, graphics, the Internet. "We also have an internal 'visual communication network' that’s powered by Inscribers Infocaster," said Edy Rodriguez, audio video producer for The Scooter Store. This is a series of flat screens around our buildings that displays information for employees. "I suspect that the internship would be graphic production oriented as well as getting that media out to employees via web, print or video. Programs that we utilize here to get the job done include: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, DPS Velocity Q (video), Infocaster, Adobe InDesign etc. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
For more information about internships with the Student Conservation Association, please visit www.thesca.org or email Tanner Snell, recruiting coordinator at email@example.com to arrange a meeting.
Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising
Communications and magazine intern positions require 10-to-15 hours of work per week. These are unpaid positions, but interns may register for class credit. The internships are as follows: "After School Program Leaders" are needed to mentor girls with media enrichment after-school programs in elementary, middle and high schools. Interns must be available Monday through Friday between 3 to 6 p.m. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply; "Communications Interns" will have an opportunity to learn about nonprofit marketing and communications. We offer the following intern positions: public relations, fundraising, event planning, advertising and marketing. Hours and days of work are flexible. "Magazine Interns" will gain experience, get published, obtain portfolio clips and make a difference in the community by assisting with the first digital magazine for Latina girls; LatinitasMagazine.org is a success-themed monthly online magazine with content by and for Hispanic girls about culture, education, relationships, role models, youth issues, wellness, technology and entertainment. We are seeking magazine interns to join our editorial team. Magazine interns may assist in the following areas: feature writing, graphic design, photography, web & multimedia development, magazine management, copyediting and advertising. To apply for any of these internships, email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION / Austin
Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, New Media
One of the nation's great nonprofit organizations offers an unpaid internship but a great opportunity to gain experience and course credit. Interns will work with Pat Byrum, corporate marketing director. Those of you who’ve expressed interest in event planning will benefit from working on several programs and events, including the Heart Ball, Go Red and a fall golf tournament. Send a cover letter and resume immediately to Pat Byrum at email@example.com.
CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK OF TEXAS
Journalism, Public Relations, New Media
The student who works at the Capital Area Food Bank in Austin, 8201 S. Congress Ave., will support the Communications Director and the Advocacy and Online Marketing Manager in their efforts to educate the public, media and community organizations about the programs and services of CAFB. Among the interns' duties will be to edit newsletters and other publications; edit and update the website; submit content to third-party websites; conduct web-based research; update community calendars; design and create collateral materials; create PowerPoint presentations, Web banners and other materials; update media coverage archive and media lists; attend meetings with the communications director; volunteer at events for CAFB; and perform clerical projects. Email resume, cover letter and one writing sample with subject: "Internship Application" to: Kerri Qunell (Texas State alumna), Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CREATIVE CIVILIZATION, an Aguilar-Girard Agency
Public Relations internships for summer and fall
Creative Civilization, an Aguilar/Girard Agency also has a public relations division in its San Antonio office. Candidates must be creative, dependable, professional; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; have strong organization skills and the ability to “multitask.” The intern also should be a self-starter, seek solutions and have great phone etiquette skills. The position is unpaid but can count toward credit. Submit your resume in a Microsoft Word Document or PDF to Missy Rodriguez at email@example.com. No phone calls please. Creative Civilization is located on the second floor of 106 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, 78205.
AUSTIN BAR ASSOCIATION
Journalism, Public Relations, New Media
Connect with the legal community in Austin. An unpaid internship this fall consists of 10 to 12 hours per week at the Austin Bar Association's office at 816 Congress Ave. in downtown Austin. Interns will perform the following duties: Update the website; assist with and write articles for the Association's monthly publication, Austin Lawyer; assist with special events; and assist with maintaining the group's media list. Mail cover letter and resumes to Kat Hinson, Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Ave., Suite 700, Austin, Texas 78701. For more information call (512) 472-0279.
BOBCAT ATHLETICS MARKETING TEAM
The Athletic Marketing Team is a group of undergraduate and graduate students interested in sports marketing and game operations. The Team has many opportunities for students interested in gaining hands-on experience and being a part of Bobcat sports. As a member you work directly with the Texas State University Athletic Department and the 16 NCAA Division 1 intercollegiate sport programs at the university. The Team’s responsibilities include marketing, game operations and presentation, group ticket sales and special event planning and production. In addition to being an important part of Bobcat Athletics, The Team hears from guest speakers in the sports marketing and administration fields, takes trips to learn how other intercollegiate and professional teams operate and has the opportunity to travel with the department to conference tournaments and competitions. If you are interested in a career in sports marketing, event planning, game or facility operations or sports administration and would like more information about The Team please contact Peggy Stephens, external operations coordinator, at (512) 245-1827 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION, Austin
Public Relations, Advertising
The Lance Armstrong Foundation offers internships for fall, spring and summer in a variety of communication-related areas, including marketing, new media and graphic design. Applicants should have an interest in learning about the workings of a nonprofit organization. They must be available to work 10-20 hours per week at the LAF offices in Austin. Applicants need a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, as well as competency with the Internet and email. Interns will be able to attend project meeting and press checks. Interns must be proficient in basic design programs (Adobe Creative Suite, Quark Xpress). Writing/proofing skills are also required. Visit http://www.livestrong.org/who-we-are/employment---volunteering/internships for more information and to apply.
HEALTH & MEDICAL
Public Relations & Advertising
Fall, Spring, Summer
The Central Texas Medical Center seeks two interns to work 20 hours a week. Interns will help plan and complete a variety of projects while learning professional skills. Self-starting interns will assist the director and coordinators with ongoing tasks -- writing news releases, organizing content for various publications, proofreading office materials, etc.; assist with planning and setting up for hospital and community events; attend a variety of departmental and committee meetings.; represent the Marketing/PR office with visitors, clients and community members. Strong writing and proofreading skills a must. Basic knowledge of Excel, Word and email software required; familiarity with InDesign and Photoshop a plus. For more information, contact Tabitha Walsh at 753-3676.
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (NPR)
Paid—All Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations
National Public Radio offers paid internships in the fall, spring and summer. Interns play a vital role in NPR’s daily operations in almost every area of the organization. Visit http://www.npr.org/about/jobs/intern/ for detailed job descriptions and applications. They should be sent to: National Public Radio, Human Resources Department 635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Fax (202) 513-3047. Questions about the internship should be sent to: email@example.com.