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: Aug. 23, 2012.
AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Web and Interactive Projects — PAID
The Austin Chamber of Commerce is offering a paid internship working on web and interactive projects for the Austin Gives program and the Chamber. The position is open immediately and is expected to run for 16 weeks with a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. The intern will generate new content and maintain existing content on the website; manage information architecture of website to ensure ease of navigation for users; develop creative and unique opportunities for interaction between the web and other communication platforms; and more. Candidates must have knowledge of advanced web design practice and technologies (WordPress, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, PHP); of social media platforms and metrics used to measure the impact of social media. Send your resume and cover letter to TJ Filipowicz at email@example.com.
API in Austin
Graphic Design Intern
Academic Programs International, an Austin-based study abroad organization, seeks a graphic design intern to work with its creative director. The position is paid. The intern will have an opportunity to work on web banners, fliers, catalogs, student packets, on-site handbooks, videos, promotional products and e-books/catalogs. Send a resume to Marc Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information contact Smith at (512) 600-8900.
PAID — SPICEWORKS IN AUSTIN
"The Facebook of IT"
Spiceworks, an online media group in Austin, seeks paid internships to work on its advertising account management team. Interns will be part of a team that works on creative development, trafficking, reporting and optimization. Interns are paid $11 to $15 an hour and will work about 20 hours per week. Interns can start this summer and continue in the fall. Email cover letter and resume to Emily Jansen at email@example.com. Visit www.spiceworks.com. Spiceworks like to refer to itself as the "Facebook of IT," with more than 1.8 million IT pros around the world who use its products.
KEEP TEXAS BEAUTIFUL
Keep Texas Beautiful is seeking a communications intern for the spring. Responsibilities for this internship are assisting with the design of collateral materials; editing and writing for a variety of media, from newsletters and news releases to web content and collateral materials. Solid writing ability and experience in social media are a must. You must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Excel. Expect to work 10-20 hours a week. Submit a cover letter that shows your personality and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write ‘2012 Spring Communications Intern’ in the subject line.
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 and resume to email@example.com. Write ‘2012 Spring Graphic Design Intern’ in the subject line.
Paid Internships for Spring 2012
MOSAK has paid internships for the spring — in Strategic Marketing, Graphic Design and Social Media. Strategic marketing involves trafficking client projects, campaign planning, copywriting and editing, among other tasks; the graphic design position involves everything from concept development and promotion design to production and storyboarding; the social media position requires students to be familiar with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Blogging, Tumblr and Hootsuite. Basic photoshop, HTML/CSS and CMS experience is preferred; video editing skills a definite bonus. Email resumes immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking savvy students in web, social media
Texas State alum Carly Smith is an account manager with trademarkmedia, an interactive design agency in Austin. She is looking for good writers who are familiar with the ways of the web and social media. Of course there are some day-to-day administrator duties, she says. Send resumes to email@example.com. For more information visit http://www.trademarkmedia.com/about-us/employment/
INSIDE BOBCAT FOOTBALL
Unpaid internship, 4-10 hours per week
X Horn Productions, a video and multimedia production company in Austin, is accepting two interns for fall 2011. Interns will get experience on shoots as a grip, behind the camera and if qualified, in front of the camera. They will write, and produce elements of a weekly half hour show. Interns work between 4 to 10 hours a week, depending on whether Texas State has a home game. Contact David N. Reyes, Producer/Director - X Horn Productions at (512) 249-5844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"WORKING MOMS ONLY"
Online publishing/Internet marketing
This Internet publishing company offers an unpaid internship for 12-15 hours per week. The right candidate must be technically savvy and have experience with graphic design, CSS styling; HTML is a huge plus. You must be enrolled in a college or university and receiving credit to take this position. To apply please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please type “Internship Applicant” in the subject line of your email.
Public Relations, Advertising, Electronic and New Media
The South by Southwest Music and Film Festival offers unpaid internships and volunteer opportunities for its international mega-event in the following areas. Dates this year are March 9-18. Visit http://volunteer.sxsw.com/ for more information. SXSWeek typically occurs during Spring Break. The internships require up to 20 hours a week, plus a full-time commitment during the mega-event dates. Most of the positions require skills with Word, Excel and FileMaker Pro; excellent writing and Web research skills. Visit the SXSW Web site for more detailed job descriptions.
* Tech Internship;
* Studio SX Coordinator Internship;
* Registration Internship;
• Film Public Relations Internship;
• Interactive Bloggership;
• Housing Internship;
• Planning Internship;
• Music Production Volunteer Coordinator Internship;
• Volunteer Coordinator Internship;
• New Media Internship;
• Interactive Internship.
To apply for an internship, submit your resume and cover letter to Tami Stout, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your cover letter why you think an internship with SXSW would benefit you and be sure to designate which internship(s) you wish to apply for. Don’t forget to include any additional information requested in the internship descriptions. Feel free to e-mail with any questions you may have.
AUSTIN GROUPS FOR THE ELDERLY
Austin — Fall and Spring Stipend, $500 each semester
Austin Groups for the Elderly, AGE, seeks an intern to promote awareness of senior issues through social media, public relations and media relations. Duties include developing and conducting media and community-wide surveys to measure impact and effectiveness of campaign; researching and investigating opportunities for corporate and community partners; grassroots marketing; and community and large scale event planning and support. The spring semester intern will be expected to participate in and be present for community events. Submit resumes to Sara Peralta at email@example.com. Deadline for the fall is August 1, with the internship beginning in September; deadline for the spring is December, with the internship beginning in January.
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.
ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
Unpaid internship in Austin
Environmental Defense Fund seeks summer interns in Austin. Interns are unpaid, will work 10-20 hours a week with social media, media relations and research policy issues. Expertise in new media (twitter, facebook, YouTube and blogging) is a must. Basic video and photo editing skills are preferred. Strong writing skills a must. Send a resume to alum Matt Smelser, Texas Media Manager, at email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, which takes place April 30, 2011; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Call (512) 371-7433.
SOURCE FOR MUSIC FAN SITES
Build your portfolio
Patronism.com, a place where bands and musicians can create a fan club, is looking for interns to create the look and feel of the site with banners. You will need to know CSS, HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, graphic design principles and have some previous work to exhibit. This an unpaid position. E-mail a resume to Michael Torkildsen at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIFESTYLE PUBLIC RELATIONS
Russell/Shaw is accepting resumes for a fall internship. The firm is flexible with schedule but requests that you work 15 to 20 hours a week. The internship will focus on social media and lifestyle PR - if you are interested in the foodie world you should apply. Assist in all aspects of public relations, marketing and event planning. This includes, but is not limited to, building media lists, assisting with media pitching, assisting in drafting press releases, developing creative pitch strategies, assisting with social media campaigns, assisting with creative material production and assisting with events ranging in size from 10 to 500 people. Send resumes and correspondence to Ryann Collier at email@example.com. Or call (512) 499-8009 ext. 302. Deadline for applications is Aug. 31.
DEEP EDDY SWEET TEA VODKA
Marketing, sales development
Deep Eddy Sweet Tea seeks an intern to work in marketing and sales development. Interns will conduct research, help with events and in-store tastings, conduct liquor store audits and raise awareness through social media. Interns will help with “tea parties” and tailgate parties. Half of the internship involves administrative duties. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. Submit resumes to Lexie Koenig at Lexie@deepeddyvodka.com.
UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM
Events, website management, social media
The University Honors Program seeks an intern to help promote the program and events through social media and print ads. A major project will include working closely with Texas State Office of Admissions on planning and executing an event during two Bobcat Days to help with recruitment of prospective high school juniors. The intern will also maintain the Honors Facebook page and manage Web content using Gato Content Management System; help in designing ads, fliers, creating press releases and PSAs for the various events put on by the Honors Program, including several Common Experience events. The student will be crucial in helping gain publicity for events and putting on the events. Experience with InDesign, PhotoShop, Word, PowerPoint and Excel is a plus. The internship is unpaid; course credit available. Please send resumes and cover letters to Melanie Liddle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Unpaid internship in social media
The Texas Association of Partners in Education seeks an intern to create a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter as well as maintain its blog with daily updates. The position is unpaid. Create and write monthly e-newsletter in constant contact and use the newsletter to drive traffic to our social media outlets and website. Send a sample blog entry and/or a Facebook link to Email Program/Membership Director Serenity Kelton at email@example.com.
Become a multimedia journalist
Intern in the web department this fall at KTBC-TV in Austin. The web department generates 20-to-30 stories a day produces even more in the fall with high school sports. The fall internship will be one in which the students gets hands on training learning how to publish and post stories to our website. They will also work with the newsroom in generating story ideas and helping with managing our social media platforms (twitter and facebook). Submit a cover letter and resume to Ryan O’Keefe, senior web producer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KDAF-TV/THE 33 NEWS, DALLAS-FORT WORTH
Summer internship: News, sports, production, all departments
Channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth offers summer internship opportunities dealing with all facets of the broadcast business -- Web, news, sports, engineering, creative services, production, community affairs and human resources. You must take the 16-hour per week, unpaid internship for at least one hour of course credit. Submit resume and a cover letter to: Human Resources, 8001 John Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247. EOE and Drug Free Workplace. No phone calls please. The internship program at KDAF-TV is coordinated by alum Rob Cartwright, assistant news director.
News, promotions, interactive
Univision offers internships for students interested in a career in broadcast journalism and television production. Stations also offer internships in public affairs/promotion. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed all basic courses in their field of study prior to the internship period. In Houston, contact Ms. Clara Tuffyas at (713) 662-4545 and Houston45Intern@univision.com. Univision Interactive Media is accepting resumes for editorial positions based in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. Interns develop new content for local websites in several markets; produce strong online packages related to initiatives from several divisions. In Austin, contact Univision 62 (KAKW-TV) is located at 2233 W. Loop Blvd. For more information call (512) 453-0581.
BUILD AN ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
Unpaid internship in San Marcos
San Marcos Baptist Academy's athletic department seeks interns to help with print stories about athletics, sales material, social media, sponsorships, game-day operations and the development of a sports yearbook. SMBA is a private day and board school located on Ranch Road 12, with more than 200 students. Contact Richard Lopez, director of interns, at RichardLopez3@gmail.com or call (254) 855-2253.
SAN MARCOS: RIO VISTA TERRACE
Print, video, social media
The City of San Marcos seeks an intern to help produce English/Spanish public relations regarding the Rio Vista Terrace construction project. The intern will help implement a plan that includes: Door hangers/fliers, news releases, signage, Web and social media content; photography; meetings and other events. Send resumes to Melissa Millecam, communications and intergovernmental director, at MMillecam@sanmarcostx.gov.
WORK WITH AUSTIN STARTUP
Web company boosts online ads
Reollie.com, an Austin-based startup, provides social marketing service that allows people to boost services and broadcast messages as online ads. The intern will help market and brand the company. Duties include helping to design and write content on the website, including FAQ, demo material and video; help generate sales, write press releases, update Twitter and Facebook accounts; help with customer survey. Candidates should be familiar with social media websites; have online advertising knowledge and strong writing skills. Send resumes to James Chen, CEO, at email@example.com.
PASEO DEL RIO ASSOCIATION
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 Texas State alum Kari Taylor, sales and marketing director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call (210) 212-7602.
MEALS ON WHEELS AND MORE
Maintain social media sites, handle graphic design duties
Meals on Wheels and More of Austin seeks a communications intern to start in January 2010 and assist the marketing team with operations. 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.
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 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.
FULL-TIME JOBS IN TEXAS
Texas Association of Broadcasters
The TAB, an Austin-based trade association representing the interests of the state's 1,200-plus free, over-the-air radio and television stations, offers a link to job postings throughout the state. The Association strives to promote and protect a favorable economic and regulatory climate for broadcasting. It educates members and the public at large about the opportunities available and advances possible through the efforts of free, over-the-air broadcast operations. Stay current on full-time jobs in Texas by following http://www.tab.org/job-bank/find-job/. Most of the stations listing jobs typically offer internships as well, including new media.
Sports marketing, promotions
The Austin Turfcats are seeking interns who would work with its Director of Communications. These interns will work on the indoor football team's website, advertising brochures and other marketing opportunities and video and other new media promotional projects. The majority of the work will be conducted from San Marcos as the Director of Communications works in town with his company, sparkNet Creative. For more information contact Kasey Johns, Director of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOWCAST: KNIGHT PROJECT
Some payment offered
NOWCast, a community journalism project that is co-funded by the Knight Foundation and the Alamo Area Community Information System, in partnership with the San Antonio Area Foundation, seeks internships to run the website and to collect and produce stories. Stories will be produced with video, audio, still photography, blogs and live streaming, using many social media tools such as Twitter, Utterli, FriendFeed, etc. NOWCast expects to publish everything on the Web and “hopes to have a significant component for mobile delivery to reach across the digital divide.” Students will work independently on this project and with journalism professionals. Students will work for some payment. Submit a resume to Charlotte-Anne Lucas at email@example.com. For more information contact her at (210) 828-4128.
Dan Valerino, owner of www.SportInformant.com, is looking for writers to help in the overhaul of his sports news and information website. Internships here are unpaid. Send a resume to DValerino@SportInformant.com or call (216) 410-3367.
HAYS-CALDWELL WOMEN'S CENTER
Serving Victims of Abuse
Public Education Interns will be working with HCWC to redesign and update its website; increase campus awareness by getting Texas State organizations and departments involved; make presentations and organize media campaigns; recruit volunteers and interns for HCWC programs; and help with special projects such as awareness month activities and fundraisers. An application is available at the HCWC website (www.hcwc.org.) Deadline for fall internships is June 15; for spring internships Nov. 14 and for summer internships, April 15.
HeartlessDoll.com, a feminist pop culture blog owned by Village Voice Media, is looking for interns. The blog actually based in Austin, with Andrea Grimes its editor. Ms. Grimes also attends The University of Texas and is pursuing a master’s degree in cultural anthropology. Prospective interns should send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE
Paid; strong multimedia skills sought
The Wall Street Journal Online is seeking college graduates or master's graduates with multimedia skills for summer interns. Candidates will work with editors in a newsroom environment, producing sections of the site, building or designing interactive graphics, working in Flash or shooting and editing photos and video. Students must have prior experience or demonstrated interest in news and the ability to work under deadline pressure. Basic html skills a must for production interns; graphics, photo or video internships will be tested for knowledge of development languages and editing software. Pay is $700 a week. Internships run from early June to mid-August. Submit a cover letter and CV at www.dowjones.com/careers<file://www.dowjones.com/careers> <http://www.dowjones.com/careers> , using the job ID number xxxxx. Please also supply links to your portfolio of online work.
PAID INTERNSHIP IN ST. LOUIS
Multimedia near the Golden Arch
The award-winning St. Louis Post-Dispatch is seeking three multimedia interns for the summer to expand news coverage and other projects. Ideal candidates will immediately be able to juggle all types of content mediums on deadline assignments. Shoot breaking news photos and transmit live from the scene one day, create a Soundslide feature on a local music event the next, then shoot video of one of St. Louis’ many cultural festivals. This position works for the Web department and will be focused on quick-turn assignments for the Web as well as engaging feature assignments that are web-only. Pro-quality video, computer and audio gear provided, some still equipment provided but the focus of this internship is multimedia, not just still photography. These paid internships last 13-weeks each, have flexible start dates and college credit is available. You must be able to use iMovie or Final Cut Pro, Audacity, Soundslides; gather and edit photo, video and audio content; have FTP and remote transmission skills; work quickly; write cleanly and create engaging, informative blog entries, captions, Web teases and headlines. Use of Flash and other multimedia production tools a plus. Send a cover letter, resume, link to your website, blog or links to previous multimedia work (no CDs) and three references to Irv Harrell, email@example.com. Deadlines for the summer are Nov. 15.
CINE LAS AMERICAS
Multiple opportunities in Austin
The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin announces internships this spring for the following positions:
• Communications and Community Liaison — Spanish is a plus.
• Public Relations Specialist
• Nonprofit Administrative Assistant — Must have knowledge in non-profit administration and development.
• Web Content Editor — Must have previous experience of web content provision, copywriting, editing, interviewing, processing still images and video for the web
• Film Program & Catalog Editor Assistant — Must have previous experience of writing, editing, proofing and print production. Spanish is a plus.
The term for the internship is from Feb. 2 to May 29. Candidates for these positions should send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct questions to Julie Nordskog at email@example.com.
THE SAN ANTONIO DIABLOS
Live Web casting, video opportunities, play-by-play announcing
The San Antonio Diablos are looking for interns for the following Positions: Live Web casting; 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 in charge 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. Contact: John Hosty, general manager, San Antonio Diablos. Hockey Director. Ice & Golf Center At Northwooods, firstname.lastname@example.org, 210-490-9550 ext. 239.
Parenting website www.babyscoopaustin.com is looking for an intern to work directly with the owner/editor/publisher to help with marketing and branding the growing online company. Job tasks include helping to create branding/marketing plan; helping to generate sales for banner ads; writing press releases; attending company events, and updating website text. Candidate should be proficient in Word, with experience in Excel and a have good general knowledge of the Internet. Secondary qualifications (helpful but not required) include, SEO or Web design experience. Finally, the intern should enjoy being around people with children and comfortable attending family-friendly events. This is great opportunity to learn and grow with a small company and experience several aspects of the world of public relations and marketing. Flexible hours. Works mostly from home. Please send resume to email@example.com with a short description of why you have interest in the position. Go to www.babyscoopaustin.com, for details about the company.
THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Two Multimedia Internships
The Victoria Advocate, named the best online newspaper by the Texas AP Managing Editors, is offering two multimedia internships this spring and summer and next fall. A $100 weekly stipend and free room and board are offered for the 40-hour work week. Interns will work on the Multimedia Desk producing and editing video, Flash graphics and other Web-related journalism. Candidates must have experience with multimedia production; strong reporting and editing skills; and recommendations by professors and others in the field. Send resume, references and work samples to Chris Cobler, editor, ccobler@VICAD.com, (361) 574-1271. Deadline for the spring internship is Nov. 15; for the summer, April 15, for fall, July 1. Last year's interns produced a video to give candidates an idea of what they can expect. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9-WHLs1uiM.
TEXAS STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Paid internship for fall
• Creating post cards for alumni chapter events
• General Marketing and Public Relations
• Update MySpace, Facebook and Linked In Accounts on a weekly basis
• Update alumni association website on a weekly basis
• Promotional Items
• create press releases for area newspapers
• Event planning for Homecoming
And much, much more. Contact Jennifer Scharlach at (512) 245-2371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS
Full-time jobs, Internships
The San Antonio Spurs offers 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 Christinia 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.
EL BUEN SAMARITANO
Online Communications Intern
El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission seeks an Online Communications Intern for its community relations office. Interns will review Web copy for clarity, accuracy and style; write, edit and update Web copy; conduct Web-based resesarch; submit content to third-party websites; update calendars; design and create graphics such as Web banners, PowerPoint presentations and other materials. EBS is looking for students with exceptional communications skills, experience with HTML, graphic design, copy editing and familiarity with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop CS2. E-mail resume and cover letter with subject "Internship Application" to Ivan Davila, community relations coordinator, email@example.com.
WEB TEAM INTERNS
New Media, Journalism
KXAN-Austin is looking for interns to join its Web team. You'll be right in the middle of the action, interacting with reporters, anchors and producers, and helping to provide content for KXAN.com and TheCWAustin.com. Tasks would include editing copy, posting video, keeping an eye on wires, creating online photo galleries and much more. Beyond that, you'll have a chance to contribute your ideas to better Austin's most popular broadcast TV website. Knowledge of AP style is a must. Candidates will be required to take a brief copy-editing test. You must be registered in an internship class and receive credit during the semester you intern. This internship is an unpaid position, and you must be available to work 15 or more hours per week. Spring, summer and fall internships are available. Send a cover letter, resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org and include "Web Team Internship" in the subject line."
VIEWPOINT IN AUSTIN
Advertising, New Media
Unicast by Viewpoint is looking for a dynamic individual to work with its advertising operations group to create localized ad demos for the sales and marketing team, research and document publisher advertising specs and assist client services representatives with management of advertising campaigns. The position is open to all undergraduate students interested in advertising, marketing and online technologies. The ideal candidate will have an interest in learning about the day-to-day operations of a leading internet marketing technology company, proficiency in internet mechanics, HTML, Photoshop and MS Word, high computer literacy, attention to detail, and a desire to be part of a winning team. Please apply via e-mail to email@example.com and place the position title in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.
GO TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Washington Internship Institute (www.wiidc.org) gives interns an opportunity to shape public policy, research national issues, attend congressional hearings, write articles and press releases, design websites, monitor budgets, prepare briefing books and plan events. Interns work four full days and attend two academic seminars on the fifth day. Convenient, mass transit-accessible housing available. Credit is available for this great experience. Visit the WII website for an application and more information. Deadlines for spring are Oct. 24 and Nov. 16.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Course credit available. E-mail resume, cover letter and one writing sample with subject: "Internship Application" to: Kerri Qunell (Texas State alumna), Communications Director, email@example.com.
TRAINEE ONLINE NEWS WRITER
Journalism, New Media
This three-to-six-month internship gives students and young graduates the chance to write their own news and articles on an array of topics, from international investment and trade, travel and tourism, food and beverage, real estate, aviation and renewable energies. This internship entails researching and liaising with government agencies, private companies, editing third parties content, writing breaking news as well as articles and reports. The ideal candidates should have a good understanding of online publishing and be fluent in French. Additional languages are a plus. Content Management System training will be provided. Interested candidates should send their resume (1 page) and cover letter together with a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
NBA'S WORLD CHAMPS
Spurs Sports and Entertainment, Internet Division
The San Antonio Spurs seek interns to work in various departments. The contact person for the Internet division is Daniel Banks (email@example.com); for media relations, Tom James (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Web department internship has a stipend and requires "some basic html" knowledge. During the season, the job includes possible game night work. Send cover letter to these respective contacts at: One AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas 78219, (210) 444-5641. website: www.nba.com/spurs.
Journalism, Advertising, New Media
The award-winning publication offers unpaid internships each semester in various areas at its Austin home. It also offers advertising internships in its Houston, Dallas and New York offices. In Austin, internships are available in advertising, custom publishing, editorial, marketing services, new media, production and marketing/advertising research. Candidates interested in gaining valuable experience in any of these departments should send a resume and cover letter to: Internship Coordinator, Texas Monthly, P.O. Box 1569, Austin, Texas 78767-1569; fax to (512) 476-9007; or e-mail to: email@example.com. Please specify which department noted above interests you.
GREATER AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations, New Media
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has several unpaid fall internships in its Communications Department. Interns will research and update publications and the Chamber website; fact check for articles and reports; enter data; write articles and news releases; call on media; prepare reports and other materials for the Communications Council and Board of Directors; and, among performing many other tasks, assist in preparation for news conferences and communications events. Students need excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office. HTML, Adobe Photoshop or Quark are a plus. Good writing and oral skills essential. You must be able to work well in a team atmosphere. Send cover letter and resume to Amanda Sablatura, vice president of communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 15. Internships run generally from Sept. 4 to Dec. 15, 15 to 20 hours a week.