APPLY NOW for Tuscaloosa News SPRING 2019 Internships

JCM382 Internship
at The Tuscaloosa News 

Application Checklist

Below is a checklist of items students must submit in order to apply for a Journalism & Creative Media Department coordinated internship at The Tuscaloosa News. Students must have a 2.5 grade point average overall, have completed JN 311 (JCM303) News Writing and Reporting with a qualifying grade and have completed 45 hours of college work before taking this course. A student should be a major or minor in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media. Continue reading APPLY NOW for Tuscaloosa News SPRING 2019 Internships

CBS 42 in Birmingham announces spring internships

WIAT CBS42-TV Spring Internship

 

As a part of our commitment to educational enrichment and community service, WIAT-CBS42 Television, Birmingham, Alabama offers a limited number of highly-sought unpaid internships aimed at providing a springboard for college students interested in developing careers in broadcast and journalism. These internships are offered to selected participants currently enrolled in institutions of higher learning. Student interns will experience different phases of a television station’s day-to-day operations as a supplement to their academic curriculum.

Internship Areas:

News Producing

Digital Producing

Editing/Production

Meteorology

Sports Writing and Producing

Required Skills:
WIAT-CBS42 Television internships are made available to juniors and senior, registered in a four-year undergraduate program, at an accredited college or university. Applicants should possess declared majors in communications, journalism, broadcast production techniques or some similar related area. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. The applicant must receive academic credit for the internship experience in a course specifically for internship as described and defined by the institution’s own course listing.

General Requirements:
The applicant will be required to present proof of their GPA, be referred by their career services director or professor from the current college, along with a copy of an academic record that reflects the major and minor fields of study in an official document provided by or can be confirmed by your institution.

Able to receive college credit for this internship in a course which requires the internship for credit.

A responsible student that can be recommended for the program by at least two institution professionals, such as a professor, counselor or department chairman.

Willing to work mornings, nights and/ or weekends as assigned and at least two community service projects occurring during the internship period. We will do our best to work with your schedule.

If interested in Digital/Web Operations: In addition to general requirements, must have some writing skills. Experience with web content, video editing or content management systems is a plus, but not required.
WIAT CBS42-TV Spring Internship
The second semester (spring) begins in January and ends in May.

You must submit the following :
Cover letter: Please include answers to the following questions:

1) State clearly the area in which you are interested?

2) Why are you interested in working with WIATCBS42 versus other stations in the market?

3) Specifically what industry job are you hoping to be hired for after graduation and where?

Two letters of recommendation

An official notice of your academic GPA (a grade point average of 2.5 GPA or higher) and proof of your major/minor fields of study. You may not participate in an internship if you are on academic warning or scholastic probation.

Academic proof and letters of recommendation can be attached to your online (email scan) application or mailed to:

WIAT-CBS42 Television
2075 Golden Crest Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Attn: Internship Coordinator

What comes next? 

After your information is received, you will be told whether or not you have advanced to the next stage of the application process. It is imperative that your initial application package is complete and your information is correct when submitting it for review. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Please note: New inquiries/resumes for Spring Internships will NOT be processed after Friday, December 1, 2017.  You will not be notified of the spring internship start until you are accepted.

WIAT-CBS42 is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

WIAT does not discriminate in advertising contracts on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender and further requires that in the performance of all WIAT advertising agreements, WIAT requires that each party not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity.

 

Applications open for SPRING 2018 Internships at Tuscaloosa News — deadline Nov. 10

Applications for the sought-after internships at The Tuscaloosa News are now open. The deadline for applications to be received by Dan Meissner, News Media Internship Coordinator in the Department of Journalism and Creative Media, is November 10.

Print a copy of this information, pick up a copy in Room 490 Phifer Hall or from Prof. Dan Meissner, 486C Phifer Hall.

Below is a checklist of items students must submit in order to apply for a Journalism & Creative Media Department coordinated internship at The Tuscaloosa News. Students must have a 2.5 grade point average overall, have completed JN 311 (JCM303) News Writing and Reporting with a qualifying grade and have completed 45 hours of college work before taking this course. Student should be a major or minor in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media.

TO APPLY, submit the following items to Dan Meissner, News Media Internship Coordinator, through the Journalism & Creative Media Department Office, 490 Reese Phifer Hall.

___ A concise letter of application addressed to Mr. Michael James, Executive Editor, The Tuscaloosa News, 315 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. The letter should outline:

  • your reasons for wanting the internship
  • the number of hours per week you can work
  • the area(s) in which you desire to work (more areas improve chances but be willing to accept any for which you apply)
  • your experience and qualifications

Your letter should be formatted as a professional business letter.
Do not send the letter to the News; submit it and your other material to Prof. Meissner through the Journalism & Creative Media Department.

___ Your current resume

___ Several (3-5) examples of your journalistic work. If you have professional or student publication clips, submit these. If you do not have published work, submit outstanding examples from class assignments.

All the above items should be submitted to the department no later than November 10, 2017 – preferably sooner. We will check the applications and forward those that are eligible to The Tuscaloosa News for review.

IF ACCEPTED, you will be expected to meet with your supervisor to discuss your schedule and job assignments and submit the following items to the Journalism & Creative Media Department.

— Completed Student Information Form

— Completed Supervisor Information Form

After these items are received, you will be given an override to register for the internship class, JN/JCM382. When registering, be careful to select the proper number of hours from the credit hour box. You cannot register until approved. Contact Dan Meissner, News Media Internship Coordinator, for more information: dmeissner@ua.edu.

2018 Internship Opportunities at The Tuscaloosa News
for U of A Journalism & Creative Media Students

Purpose and conditions:

The Tuscaloosa News offers opportunities for University of Alabama students to work in the newsroom on supervised projects that will better prepare them for jobs in journalism upon their graduation. These projects will also benefit the operations of The Tuscaloosa News.

Student interns must be enrolled in the internship course to participate in an internship at The Tuscaloosa News. UA Journalism & Creative Media students must have completed JN311-News Writing and Reporting with a qualifying grade, have maintained a 2.5 grade point average and have successfully completed at least 45 credit hours. The Tuscaloosa News will not assume workplace liability for students or provide any employer benefits. Students who are working outside the newspaper office must provide their own transportation and provide a photocopy of a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance. Interns must sign a standard intern contract that sets out the expectations conditions of the internship. Students successfully completing the internship will receive a stipend of $250 paid through their university account to assist in internship expenses such as gas, etc. Credit hours to be received should be determined in consultation with the internship coordinator in the UA Department of Journalism & Creative Media. Students are responsible for tuition costs for credit received.

The Tuscaloosa News agrees to provide a focused experience for students who will work with a supervisor on staff. The supervisor will evaluate the student’s work on a continuing basis through the semester, and provide written assessments at the midpoint of the term and at the end.

Students must submit their internship application, a letter of application indicating internship areas of interest, copies of past journalistic work and any other required materials through the UA Department of Journalism & Creative Media Department. The department will screen applications to verify academic eligibility and forward them to The Tuscaloosa News for review. Applicants may be asked to interview with representatives from the newspaper.

Important Note: Students generally work an average of 12 to 20 hours per week when interning during spring and fall semesters and 15 to 30 hours (or more) during the 10-week summer term. Working fewer hours may not provide for enough supervisor contact and work time to provide the continuity necessary for a beneficial learning experience for the student and for The Tuscaloosa News. Students will work a schedule at The Tuscaloosa News that will be flexible and developed around the student’s class schedule.

University of Alabama Journalism & Creative Media students should submit their applications to Dan Meissner, in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media. Application information is available in the department office (Phifer Room 490), at www.jnews.ua.edu, or from Prof. Dan Meissner, dmeissner@ua.edu. Course forms for registration in JN382 will be provided to accepted applicants.

Internship Opportunities Include:

General Assignment Reporting
The student(s) will write a general assignment stories, feature stories and cover events throughout the community. Interns will also have an opportunity to suggest story ideas.

Sports Reporting
The student(s) may cover a variety of sports-related high school events, local college and community college events, write sports features and take calls for game reports.

Multi-media Copy Editing / Digital Content (News or Sports departments)
The student(s) will edit print stories, rewrite stories, compile and post multimedia news and feature content and upload material to the design production system. Students who come with knowledge of design techniques also may also assist in online design.

Social Media
The student(s) will promote online awareness through a variety of social media applications. Updating information channels throughout the day and creating community awareness of information in a coordinated manner will be paramount, as will developing web and other visual content, as appropriate.

Photographer and/or videographer
The student(s) will work with staff photographers learning the day to day aspects of community visual journalism. Students will be able to shoot photographs of community events, prep sports and standalone feature photos for use in print and on the website. Students may produce video for use on websites and may also be asked to assist on larger scale shoots such as fashion and architectural shoots for Tuscaloosa Magazine.

Entertainment Reporter
The student(s) will write stories and reviews for entertainment events, interview and profile performance artists and cover other components of the Tuscaloosa area’s lively entertainment scene.

Tuscaloosa Magazine
The student will assist in the planning and organizing the production of the periodic full-color magazine. Duties may include a variety of functions depending on the intern’s skills and the production cycle of the magazine at the time of the internship. (Normally offered only to returning interns.)

Database Reporter
The student(s) will collect information from public sources, mostly government offices, for lists that run in print and databases that can be referenced online. These include restaurant ratings, building permits, business licenses, marriage licenses, and court records. For students with appropriate skills, there is an opportunity for innovative Web development of online tools.

Biographical and Photographic Archivist
The student(s) may collect biographical files on prominent members of the community using the newspaper’s archives and other sources, organize historical material and scan and organize photographs from the newspaper’s archives so they can be easily referenced in digital format.

 

Magazine internship opportunity with RSSM

Recruiting and Staffing Solutions Magazine (RSSM) is looking for an intern to help with content writing for its publications. The intern would be required to write 4-8 one -to-two-page articles on given subjects relating to the Staffing and Recruiting industry. At times the topics will be given with information and research supporting the topic other times the writer would be expected to do research on a given area to write the article. The student would have a week from the date that a topic is given to get the articles back to the supervisor. Outside of the requirement of getting articles written within the week all work would be done remotely and at the student’s discretion on when to complete the given task. At times the student might be asked to proof press releases and other promotional material related to RSSM.

In compensation for their work the intern would be paid $50 for each completed article and starting at $15 depending on size for any proofing that the intern might do. When the interns work is published they will be given copies of all the publications that it was published in for their own portfolio.

Founded in 2009 Recruiting and Staffing Solutions Magazine is the premier magazine for the Staffing and Recruiting industry. Published quarterly,  the magazine works to keep the industry informed of the latest trends and needs throughout the country that Recruiters and Staffing professionals need to be aware of. The magazine is published in 10 separate editions for specific associations as well.  The magazine currently has a hard copy subscription base of 9,000 readers and an additional 24,000 readers through the digital publication that is e-mailed out.  More information about RSSM can be found at www.Rssm.biz .

Those interested in applying may send an email to VP of Operations Samantha Cole, Her email is Samantha@rssm.biz. Included in that email the applicants should include their resume along with two writing samples. All applications must be received by 10-23-17 at 4:00 pm EST. Anyone with questions can reach Samantha Cole by email or at 877-537-1871 ext 6681.

UAB Optomerty School seeks Social Media/Communication Intern

The UAB School of Optometry is seeking a Social Media/Communications Intern. The intern will manage multiple social media accounts for the School of Optometry and write articles and press releases for the school’s digital and print publications as needed. The intern will also assist in producing quality promotional materials for marketing and advertising as needed.

 Responsibilities:

  • Develop quality, engaging content for social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Establish and maintain schedule for social media posting and monitor audience interaction
  • Write articles and press releases as needed, which will include interviewing sources and conducting background research
  • Write copy and design flyers for internal communications and external marketing and advertising

 Requirements:

  • Experience managing social media for an organization (internal or external)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Great attitude and demonstrated professionalism
  • Self-driven, creative and energetic

 Preferred skills:

  • Experience writing articles and press releases for external audience
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop
  • Experience with social media management tools and software
  • Proficiency in AP Style

Email resume and cover letter to Brett Bralley Jaillet at bjaillet@uab.edu.

UA Student Life Division seeks Graphic Design Intern

OVERVIEW
The Division of Student Life consists of 24 non-academic areas of campus life. Some of these departments include Dean of Students, University Recreation, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Center for Service and Leadership, and Student Health Center and Pharmacy. The External Relations department works with these areas to produce marketing and communication pieces, while utilizing the UA brand standards. External Relations also works together to produce designs for the division as a whole through social media, Capstone magazine, and other events on campus.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Current, full-time junior or senior UA student with major or minor in communications
and/or graphic design
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop)
• Knowledge of social media channels
• Creative thinker
• Excellent communication skills
• Organized, dependable, and detail oriented
• Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified time frames

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Photography experience
• Video experience
• Accessibility knowledge
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist in creating promotional material (digital and print)
• Developing social media images
• Proof and edit materials
• Maintain University branding standards

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should email cover letter, resume, and work samples to Christy Moody at
christy.moody@ua.edu. The deadline to apply is Sept. 6, 2017.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This internship is for the fall semester and can be used as an internship opportunity for credit. It will be compensated at $8.00/hour. Hours are flexible and can be arranged according to a student’s academic/work schedule, however, the student cannot work more than 20 hours per week.

For more information, contact Christy Moody at christy.moody@ua.edu

WVUA 23 seeks social media interns

WVUA 23 is seeking interns to help boost our social media.

We are looking for students who like to write AP Style and have a passion for storytelling to write for the WVUA 23 web page as well as posting on Facebook and Twitter.

Television news is 24-hours-a-day information and WVUA wants you to be a part of it.

If you have taken JN311 and are interested, apply for a position with our social media team.

Log onto www.WVUA23.com, go to the About WVUA 23 tab and click on internship on right side of the page.

When you apply be sure to specify you are looking for the social media internship.

Credit available for photo work at UA service learning magazine

The UA Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility is offering honors independent-study credit during Fall 2017 to students who take photos for the UA Service Learning magazine and attend related meetings.

This high-quality publication could give you some impressive portfolio pieces (see current issue). Learning about and spreading word of the many ways students and faculty are positively affecting communities also is enjoyable and rewarding.

Students earn UH 400 credit. You must have 3 honors credits at the 100-, 200- or 300-level before registering for any UH 400 course.

To apply, send an application, along with an unofficial transcript, and five photos you have taken, to ogrider@ua.edu. Photos you select should be those most similar to material covered in the Service Learning magazine.

Olivia Grider
communications specialist

Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility
The University of Alabama
1710 Capital Hall
Box 870168 | Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Mobile 205-861-8672
ogrider@ua.edu | cesr.ua.edu | facebook

Graphic Design Internship Opportunity in Tuscaloosa

The Alabama Center for Real Estate is seeking a Graphic Design intern for the summer/fall sessions. The ideal candidate will have experience in Illustrator and InDesign. The candidate will be responsible for two major projects, our Huntsville Housing Guide and the Montgomery Housing Guide. The template for these already exists in our Tuscaloosa Housing Guide, so a lot of the projects will involve changing numbers to fit the market. This is a great opportunity for hands on graphic design work and exposure to one of Alabama’s top industries in real estate.

Please contact Bryan Davis, Research/Media Coordinator at 205-348-5416 or bkdavis@culverhouse.ua.edu