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COM 491, the internship class for communication majors, now fulfills the capstone requirement for the B.A. in communication.

Other reasons to complete an internship include: 
  • Employers prefer students who have done at least one internship.
  • Interns fare better in a weak job market.
  • Interns get the opportunity to network and build relationships with people in their desired profession.
  • Interns can take their career for a test drive before they graduate.
Watch video testimonials from OU students who value their internship experience.  

If you have any questions or would like to talk with someone personally about the internship course, please attend the mandatory Pre-Internship meeting and/or contact Dr. Rob Sidelinger

Prerequisites / Pre-Internship Meetings: 

Students must possess junior or senior standing and receive permission of the instructor to enroll in this class. This class normally requires completion of at least one writing course beyond RHT 160. [Students who have earned 56-90 credit hours are juniors. Students who have earned 91 or more credit hours are seniors.]

Students who are registered for COM 491 (the internship class) are required to attend one pre-internship meeting to learn how to go about setting up an approved internship. Students are required to secure an internship (and submit the proper paperwork) on or before the first day of classes for the semester they are registered. Those who have not will be dropped from the course.

    If you are registered for the class in winter 2015, the next pre-internship meeting dates are:

    • Thursday, November 6, 2014, from 4-5:00 p.m. - HHB 5045
    • Monday, November 24, 2014, from 4-5:00 p.m. - SFH 172
    Please be advised that these meetings are open to anyone. You need not be registered for the class to attend (but you must attend if you are registered for the class). 

    Requirements:

    COM 491 is a four-credit course, requiring at least 12 weeks and 150 hours of pre-approved internship work over the course of a 15-week semester. Most organizations feel students cannot gain enough useful experiences or complete their job responsibilities adequately without this minimum time frame; in fact, many organizations require a longer commitment (from six months to one year), especially if it is a paid situation. The value of the internship experience increases proportionately to the time students commit; however, only four credit hours may be earned for each internship experience, no matter how long the job lasts.

    While some employers may want students to work full time (40 hours/week), the department does not recommend this type of commitment unless it is a paid situation. It is important for students to have an explicit understanding with their employer of the time commitment they will be expected to fulfill before they accept a position.

    Usually students start an internship at the beginning of a semester. However, they may start an internship at any time during the school year. If the work experience extends beyond the end of the term when they are registered for COM 491, a progress (P) grade will be assigned. This is a hold grade, which will be replaced with a number grade as soon as the student's final report/clips and evaluation are received. 

    How to set up an internship:

    Students should:
    1. Register for COM 491, the internship class, during the semester you would like to do an internship. Attend the next available mandatory pre-internship meeting. 
    2. Make an appointment with Career Services to have a career consultant review your resume and cover letter. Make the revisions your consultant recommends. You do not have to wait until after the mandatory pre-internship meeting to go to Career Services. You can make this appointment as soon as you know you want to apply for an internship. Take your internship application form (the link is below) with you to Career Services and have your consultant sign it.
    3. Fill out the Internship Application Form. Submit the form along with a copy of your resume and cover letter to Internship Director Dr. Rob Sidelinger. You may submit your materials to Dr. Sidelinger via email at sideling@oakland.edu, by fax at (248) 370-4208, or in person at the main office of the Department of Communication and Journalism in 316 Wilson Hall. The first three steps must be completed before you begin your internship search.
    4. Once all your materials (resume, cover letter, Internship Application Form) have been turned in to the internship director, you may begin emailing or faxing your resume and cover letter to the list of internship employers. Refer to the list of approved internships on the website. It is recommended that you follow the time frames listed below, but you should check with each employer to verify their due dates, as due dates vary: 
      • Fall Term: June / Early July
      • Winter Term: October / early November
      • Summer Terms:  February / March
    5. The employer will contact you directly to set up an interview. Research the company before you go to the interview: know the business, know the clients, etc. The interview should be handled in the same manner one would handle a job interview: wear business attire, arrive 15 minutes early, bring a notepad and pen to take notes, and bring extra copies of your resume and cover letter. After the interview, send a thank you letter via email and in print.
    6. Once an internship position has been offered and accepted, fill out the Internship Approval Form with your supervisor. Submit this form to the internship director as soon as possible, but no later than the first day of classes, to secure your place in the class. Anyone who has not submitted all their materials by the first day of class will be dropped from the course. If you start your internship before the first day of classes, you must submit all your forms to the internship director BEFORE starting the internship. You cannot start logging your hours until all your forms have been received by the internship director.
    7. Attend class sessions as noted in SAIL. Follow the syllabus.
    8. Once your internship is over, send a thank you letter to your supervisor to thank him/her for his/her time and effort.

    Important Note

    It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all affairs are in order to secure credit for an internship. All internships must be pre-approved by the internship director before the student starts the internship (no retro-active approvals) and the student may not gain credit for an internship that the student has already started or completed without approval and/or oversight. The internship experience must be an entirely new experience for the student in a new setting. The student may not repackage his/her current situation, job, or volunteer experience into an internship experience or do an internship for his/her current employer. Since every job involves communication (even sanitation), the student is required to secure an internship that focuses on a college-level communication studies-specific knowledge base, such as public relations, advertising, political campaigning, radio broadcasting, television broadcasting, or the like, that will enable the student to secure a college-level, professional, communication studies-knowledge-based job in the future.

    The internship director’s approval of an internship does not mean the student will receive credit for the internship. Reasons why credit may not be granted include, but are not limited to: failure to comply with the employer’s policies or OU’s policies (it is entirely the student’s responsibility to seek out all relevant information as it relates to policies of both OU and the employer), inappropriate behavior at the workplace, being fired from the job, and/or any dishonesty or unethical behavior related to the internship. Because the on-site internship supervisor assists in determining the student’s grade, the internship supervisor may not be a family member, close friend, or a person with whom the student has had or currently has a romantic relationship. Romantic relationships with employees at the internship workplace during the internship are discouraged.  

    If a student is deemed to have engaged in academic misconduct, the incident will be reported to the dean of students, the student will fail the class, and/or the student will receive disciplinary reprimand, probation, suspension or expulsion. See the syllabus for other important information. Cases of internship fraud or any instances of dishonesty related to the internship will be pursued to the fullest extent possible as allowed under the Academic Conduct Policy and any other relevant policies. 


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    Unless otherwise stated, the following internships are unpaid and offered only for course credit. Before applying for any internship, see the internship information tab for prerequisites and steps for setting up an internship. This class has mandatory in-person class meetings three times a semester. Students also are required to attend a mandatory pre-internship meeting. If you have questions, please contact Rob Sidelinger.

    If you are seeking a Winter 2015 internship, you may apply to the following organizations: 

    The Bottomless Toy Chest
    is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization devoted to delivering toys, crafts and hands-on activities to pediatric cancer patients in Michigan hospitals.  We are seeking interns for various positions including public relations, social media, website management, event planning, grant research and corporate partnership outreach. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Mickey Guisewite, Founder/Executive Director, at info@bottomlesstoychest.org.


    Eisbrenner
    (www.eisbrenner.com) university outreach program – Outside the Book seeks a paid PR account team intern in Royal Oak, MI. The intern will support client activities through writing, research, media monitoring, event assistance, vendor coordination, account administration, and office assistance. Responsibilities include: writing releases, media advisories, memos, newsletters, and blog posts. Interns will also track client media coverage, update media lists, and use media database. Interns will assist at press events, facilitate openings, receptions, meetings, and conferences. We treat our interns like account coordinators, and we expect them to actively engage in our daily activities. Our interns are proactive, creative and reliable, and usually come with an impressive resume. Interns are compensated for their work, so a basic understanding of public relations is a must. You don’t have to know everything, that’s why it’s an internship, but it’s best to have previous experience before applying here. Candidates should be familiar with AP style and current events and absolutely must be motivated to learn everything they can while working here. An internship opens doors to developing and expanding your portfolio. You bring the positive attitude and willingness to get your hands dirty, and we’ll provide the challenges and team atmosphere. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Tricia Marion, Assistant Account Executive, pmarion@eisbrenner.com.

    Stratacomm
    (http://stratacomm.net/), a full-service strategic communications firm is searching for strong candidates for a full-time, paid internship ($10 an hour) this winter/spring at its office in the Detroit metro area. This opportunity is for a passionate PR/communications student looking to broaden their traditional and digital expertise while contributing to a dynamic team. Candidates should be studying public relations, journalism or a communications-related field. Candidates should also have solid writing skills with a running knowledge of AP Style. Additionally, they should also have extensive research experience, as well as experience using various forms of digital media in order to assist account staff with daily activities. Candidates should be energetic, self-starters and resourceful problem solvers that enjoy fast-paced work and are dedicated to delivering results. Applicants should be undergraduate students with 56 credits or more, graduate students or recent graduates. Job responsibilities may include: Write client materials (e.g. press releases, advisories, articles); Conduct research and prepare daily news summaries; Build media lists and pitch media; Participate in account group brainstorms, strategy and creative sessions, contributing digital / interactive / new media ideas; Execute social media/networking campaigns and blogger outreach; Coordinate event logistics; and Stay abreast of the latest and upcoming trends in digital communications. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume and cover letter in PDF format to Nicole Burdiss, Senior Account Executive, nburdiss@stratacomm.net, or Brooke Ziomek, bziomek@stratacomm.net. No phone calls, please.


    The Cumulus Media Detroit Promotions Department
    in Detroit MI (radio stations- 96.3 WDVD, NASH FM 93.1 and News/Talk 760 WJR), is seeking outgoing, dedicated students who are looking to gain valuable “hands on” experience in the field of public relations, marketing and radio broadcasting. The Promotions Department produces, promotes and executes concerts, live broadcasts, movie screenings and other station-related events as well as client-based promotional appearances.  Interns assist at these events and are also assigned day-to-day office duties to learn how a radio station operates “behind the scenes”. This internship is unpaid, and college credit must be earned. Students enrolled in a degree program in communications, marketing/public relations or business related field preferred.  Ideally, each intern should be available 15-20 hours per week.  There is some flexibility based on the student’s schedule and the number of hours required by the school to receive credit. Please e-mail cover letter and resume in PDF format to Ron Smerigan, Ronald.Smerigan@cumulus.com.

    Public Relations/Marketing Intern for the Village of Rochester Hills – The Village of Rochester Hills seeks a winter semester intern. The intern will experience hands-on learning in the areas of administration, city involvement, event organizing, marketing and communication, writing/blogging, and research. They are seeking highly motivated, self-starting, eager-to-learn students who have excellent oral and written communication skills. E-mail your resume and cover letter in PDF format immediately to Shelleen McHale, marketing director, at mchale@rbaikens.com with Winter Internship in the subject line.

    Beaumont Hospital seeks interns for its Community Affairs and Web Marketing departments in Royal Oak/Troy location. The community affairs intern is involved in planning community events, updating information on the political community, arranging speakers bureau presentations, and more. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to Darlene Niksic at dniksic@beaumont.edu. The web marketing intern will assist with developing and implementing web marketing plans, including creation of content and design, web applications and programs. Beaumont is seeking interns all semesters. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to Joseph Wesolek at joseph.wesolek@beaumont.edu.

    939 The River is seeking interns. This promotions internship is intended for students studying in any of the following fields: broadcasting, public relations, communications, or marketing. The main responsibility of the River Radio intern is to maintain the positive image and reputation of the station in all situations involving listeners, station clients, and the general public. Other responsibilities include: assisting with the setup and breakdown of station equipment, interacting with listeners, passing out station/client related material, and helping run contest and station promotions. This internship will get your foot in the door with the entertainment industry. You will have the opportunity to network, get experience for your resume, and earn college credit. Please send resume and cover letter in PDF format to Amanda Wellinger, Promotions Director, at amanda.wellinger@939theriverradio.com.

    R.J. Carr III & Associates, www.rjcarrwealth.com, seeks a Marketing Intern interested in the Financial Services Industry. Mature, business-minded student needed for part-time position with financial services business in Sterling Heights, MI. This motivated student will spend the majority of their time prospecting for new business in the 401k marketplace. This individual should have a good phone manner and be outgoing. Desired skills include: excellent on the telephone; knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, ACT! a plus; knowledge of Constant Contact, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Survey Monkey; and data entry. Intern responsibilities include: prospect for qualified plan consulting business; conduct marketing campaigns; consult on marketing materials and opportunities; provide professional and friendly customer service; various office duties may include copying, faxing, shredding, filing, etc.; and answer incoming calls. Interested students should e-mail cover letter and resume in PDF format to Kevin E. Carr, Operations Manager, kevin.carr@lpl.com.

    OpTech
    , in Troy, MI, seeks Marketing Communications Internship. OpTech is an award-winning Professional Services firm providing Information Technology and Engineering services and top talent to Fortune 500 and Government clients coast to coast.  For our employees, OpTech offers outstanding career opportunities in today’s hottest technologies and supports the most innovative companies.  OpTech seeking a ‘storyteller’!  We have an immediate opening for a Marketing Communications intern. The intern will collaborate with the Director of Communications on growing OpTech’s brand and supporting the company’s Sales initiatives. Fun projects include website content, marketing collateral, social media updates, reputation management, client research, e-newsletters, awards applications, events coordination, and database updates. The internship focus will be tied with the student’s academic concentration to ensure the most benefit for the student. Areas can include: Marketing, Communication, and Creative Design. Qualifications:  must have own vehicle; a self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision; strong oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; strong attention to detail; strong computer skills required (Adobe, PowerPoint, and Publisher); graphic design experience a plus; technical writing a plus; previous marketing courses, including research. Work schedule is a minimum 15 hours / week.  This is a non-paid internship. Send resume, cover letter and two writing samples in PDF format to Deniella at dol@optechus.com.

    89X Radio Internship Program – Interning for Bell Media Radio gives interns a real-life look into how a major market radio station operates. You will have the opportunity to make industry contacts, get experience to help build your resume, and even get college credit for your internship. This internship will take place within the promotions department of Bell Media Radio. The intern will assist the promotions director and assistants on-site at station appearances, broadcasts, and major events. The main focus will be with 89X, however, events may arise where you will be needed at one of the sister stations. This internship is intended for students interested in working in the following fields: broadcasting, public relations, journalism or marketing. As an intern, you will be expected to maintain Bell Media Radio's positive image and reputation when involved in any situation that involves listeners, the general public, and station clients. Responsibilities include assisting with the setup and breakdown of station equipment; interacting with listeners and the general public; loading/unloading vehicles; passing out station/client-related materials; help running contests or station promotions on-site; and miscellaneous tasks (e.g., filing, press releases, calling winners, etc.). Please send your resume and cover letter to Jamie at Jamie@89xradio.com or mail to 30100 Telegraph, Ste. 460, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.

    The Arthritis Foundation
    (Great Lakes Region, MI) seeks an intern interested in event planning and public relations. This is an unpaid Internship. The Arthritis Foundation's Michigan office in Troy is looking for an intern interested in learning the logistics and research involved in organizing fundraisers using written and verbal communication skills. Also, he or she will gain experience in researching, pursuing and receiving sponsorships. This nonprofit organization is currently planning the Spring 2015 Walk To Cure Arthritis season. Interested students should e-mail their cover letter and resume to Laurie Rupp, Community Development Manager, at lrupp@arthritis.org.

    The American Lung Association
    (ALA) is seeking interns in the metro-Detroit (Madison Heights) area. The ALA is looking for energetic interns who can work a flexible schedule (approximately 6-15 hours a week), and who enjoy making a difference. The ALA is willing to work with any level college student. Majors which would best fit the internship include: Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or Non-Profit Management, but we are open to others who may be interested in non-profit or service industries. The internship is not paid, however, there are many opportunities to receive excellent practical experience, portfolio samples, and letters of recommendation. America’s oldest voluntary health charity, the ALA was founded in 1904 to combat tuberculosis, the most dreaded disease of the time. By 1954, tuberculosis was largely controlled in the U.S. Over the years since then we have expanded our fight targeting other threats to lung health. The ALA was among the first to tackle smoking as the nation’s greatest preventable health risk and to make the connection between air pollution and lung disease. Our landmark victories include The Clean Air Act, banning smoking on airplanes and many state- wide smoke free laws. Junior or senior status with a minimum GPA of 2.5 required. Please submit your resume and cover letter as PDF documents via e-mail to the attention of Christina Klekner, Development Coordinator, at Christina.Klekner@lung.org.

    The Suburban Collection Showplace
    is seeking a winter 2015 intern for its Public Relations and Marketing department. The intern will support the Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, and will assist with implementing public relations, social media and marketing efforts. This internship will give students professional hands-on experience in the field of public relations and marketing, and will provide a unique insight into the daily operations of a thriving Exposition, Convention and Conference Center. The Suburban Collection Showplace is a state-of-the-art Exposition, Convention and Conference Center located in Novi, Michigan, and has been host to a variety of events such as public expositions, trade shows, association and corporate conferences and prestigious social events. For more information, visit www.suburbancollectionshowplace.com. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing samples (press releases or pieces related to PR or Marketing projects) to: ncargins@suburbanshowplace.com or Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, Michigan 48374, Attn: Public Relations and Marketing Department. The Suburban Collection Showplace is a state-of-the-art exposition, convention and conference center located in Novi, MI., and hosts a variety of events such as public expositions, trade shows, association and corporate conferences and prestigious social events. To be considered, please apply no later than October 31, 2014.

    Detroit Zoological Society
    seeks PR interns for Winter 2015. The DZS is seeking college student interns for the summer who are in their junior or senior year and studying Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related fields. Interns will be responsible for researching and drafting press releases, talking points, newsletter profiles, web content, Facebook status updates and other PR-related copy; proofing and editing copy; scheduling and coordinating media interviews; escorting media through the Zoo during video/photo shoots; assisting with commercial and motion picture film shoots and special events; updating website and mobile app content; and performing other PR-related assignments. Interns will work closely with the Communications Director and other interns while learning valuable skills needed in the Public Relations workforce. Excellent writing and public speaking skills are a plus. This is a non-paid internship, and it is mandatory that students receive course credit. The Detroit Zoological Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workforce. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse screening. The deadline for resumes is November 15, 2014. Please apply here: https://detroitzoo.iapplicants.com/application.php and send resume and cover letter to: Patricia Janeway, Communications Director at pjaneway@dzs.org with a cc. to PR1@dzs.org. Please put “Winter PR Internship” in the subject line.

    Green Light Go Music Publicity
    seeks two Music Publicity interns. Located in Ferndale, the Green Light Go (http://glgpub.com) publicity staff is more than just passionate about music; they're obsessed! Sound like fun? It is! Green Light Go likes to think outside the box, so while they are constantly thinking of new ideas to promote their artists, they invite interns to do the same. You'll learn how to effectively run a music publicity campaign through specific goals and tailored strategies all the while being creative in the process. Green Light Go is a business, but they think of their staff and clients as family; a family who will "adopt" the right intern into their exciting, yet organized world of marketing music. What you'll do: research media opportunities at blogs, radio and print media; brainstorm and write blog posts; write press releases; update artist media pages; update media contacts; utilize social networks to promote the artists; and create weekly newsletters. To apply, send resume, writing samples, and five bands you're currently listening to Janelle Rogers at Janelle@glgpub.com by October 31, 2014.

    DTE Energy seeks a paid internal communication intern to support DTE Energy's largest business unit, Electric Distribution. This intern will lead the creation of a weekly business publication to 2,500 Distribution employees. The publication's audience consists of represented and non-represented employees who are responsible for delivering safe and reliable electric service to millions of customers across DTE's service territory. Desirable candidate attributes include: Exceptionally responsible with an outstanding work ethic; Excellent writing skills, deadline orientation and attention to detail; A self-starter with good news judgment and natural instinct for what needs to be communicated; Easy to work with and approachable; Open to suggestions, feedback and ways to continuously improve the work they do every day; Willing to take ownership of a very important communication vehicle that thousands of people rely on for information; Willing to "dig in" and learn the business so the communication they are charged with creating is relevant and understandable; and Able to establish a steady and reliable work schedule in conjunction with academic schedule. Once the intern has mastered the weekly publication and depending on how many hours the intern is able to work, DTE will work to provide plenty of developmental opportunities to work on other communication projects in DTE's Corporate Communication department. Interested candidates need to send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and two writing samples in PDF format to Gwen Knapp, Corporate Communication Consultant, at knappg@dteenergy.com.

    OLHSA, a Community Action Agency (www.olhsa.org) seeks a communication intern in Pontiac, MI. The intern will: develop, implement and/or coordinate aspects of internal and external public relations and marketing activities as assigned; assist in maintaining agency’s social media presence; assist in the planning and implementation of designated and special events; and carry out all other duties as directed by your supervisor. In addition the intern will: design and send out monthly internal newsletter; create Facebook and Twitter posts; prepare event box for staff attending community events; Assist with media relations as needed; and create agency flyers as needed. Qualified applicants must be working toward a B.S. or B.A. in communications, public relations or a related field, have a minimum of 12 credit hours of classroom experience in public relations, journalism and/or 
communication, a working knowledge of computer applications especially using Windows environment for word 
processing and Adobe Creative Suite. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to Ashley Yocum, Public Relations Coordinator, at ashleyl@olhsa.org. Please put Internship in the e-mail heading.

    Lambert, Edwards & Associates
    seeks a public relations intern for the Winter 2015 semester in its Detroit office.  This person would help serve many of our local, regional and national accounts.  This internship is a full-time, paid position ($9.66 an hour). Requirements include: major in public relations, journalism, communications or related field; at least junior standing; relevant work/educational experience; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Responsibilities include: media monitoring and analysis; media and marketing material production; plan and execute a variety of events; create press releases, media advisories, etc.; and market research. Interns have an opportunity to work closely with PR staff at all levels (President, Managing Director, Senior Associate, Associate), multitask on different accounts, gain working knowledge of basic public relations functions and tools, and field experience. Please submit resume and cover letters to Rita Kass-Shamoun at rshamoun@lambert-edwards.com and Kim Tassie at ktassie@lambert-edwards.com by December 15, 2015.

    The Charter Township of Shelby Township Supervisor’s Office
    seeks a community relations intern (paid, $9.66 an hour) for summer 2015. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, demonstrate an ability adjust to fast-paced changes in schedule and project demands while understanding the importance of customer service and that community relations starts with addressing the needs of individuals within the community. Responsibilities include: Assist with monitoring all forms of local and regional media; Search for press clippings; Assist with writing press releases and other materials; Answer phone calls; Assist with mailings, print production; Create interview preparation materials; Create or update databases; and Greet guests and residents. Requirements are: strong communication and writing skills, an understanding of corporate social media use and strategy, and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications. Desired schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, with some flexibility. Applications may be obtained at www.shelbytwp.org and can be submitted via email at employment@shelbytwp.org, or can be mailed to Shelby Township’s Human Resource Department, 52700 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI 48316, or dropped off in person.

    Cornerstone Schools Association,
    a nonprofit organization, seeks a marketing and events intern. The marketing and events intern will support the director of marketing, PR and events in the development and execution of various marketing initiatives designed to generate awareness, support and enrollment in the Cornerstone Schools Association and Cornerstone Charter Schools in Detroit. As an intern at the Cornerstone Schools, you will be part of an award-winning team that has received awards and recognition for creative excellence. You will be an integral team member and will work with key stakeholders and creative suppliers on a daily basis. The responsibilities of the intern position include: coordinate development of web pages and revisions with web provider; develop copy for the web, print ads, fliers, e-newsletter and corporate communications; coordinate design and distribution of direct mail and e-marketing campaigns; and assist in the execution of major fundraising events that include the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Pistons. The right candidate for this internship will possess the following qualifications: proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point; strong attention to detail; exceptional organizational and communications skills; strong writing skills; and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Through your efforts as an intern you will help support Cornerstone’s mission of helping to change Detroit one child at a time. Help make a difference in the life of a child in need by joining our team as a marketing and events intern. The intern position is an unpaid position that may be eligible for course credit. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: janice.perzigian@cornerstoneschools.org.

    Marx Layne & Company
    , www.marxlayne.com, an established and respected Farmington Hills-based public relations, marketing and digital media agency, seeks two enthusiastic and motivated students to participate in the fall internship program. Students must be able to receive school credit and commit to 20-25 hours a week beginning after Labor Day through mid-December.  While the program remains an unpaid position, our interns are introduced to a broad client base and get the opportunity to work on a variety of accounts and projects.  Designed to provide an educational experience to all participants, our internship program introduces students to the possibility of a rewarding career in public relations.  They will be able to build their portfolios with writing projects including press releases, media alerts, and other pitch material, as well as media coverage they’ve secured.  Interns also learn how to successfully interact with the media and clients, and work in teams. Interested students should send resumes and cover letters to Natalie Stavale, Account Supervisor, at nstavale@marxlayne.com. Please put Fall Internship in the e-mail subject line.

    Art Van Furniture Corporate Campus seeks an intern for the PR/ Communications department. This department covers a wide variety of exciting projects. Events include Grand Opening VIP Parties, Celebrity Appearances, Ladies Nights Out, Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, Charity Events, Sponsorships, and Holiday Galas. Other activities include event and vendor research, maintaining and growing event inventory, and improving internal communications regarding upcoming projects. Interns must have experience or have taken college courses in the area of communications, public relations, marketing, advertising or events, be able to switch gears on a moment’s notice, handle multiple projects, be willing to assist when needed in other departments at corporate office, and be courteous, respectful and helpful to all members of the team. Internships run for approximately three to five months and are unpaid. If you think you are the candidate to work in a fast-paced, creative environment then send a cover letter and resume to Britney Reinkensmeyer at breinkensmeyer@artvan.com with ‘INTERNSHIP – PR/EVENTS’ in the subject line.

    The Miller Law Firm, P.C. is seeking a creative, energetic Communications Intern to create a marking program for the firm. The Miller Law Firm is a nationally recognized litigation law firm located in Rochester, Michigan representing clients in high-profile cases throughout the country. We are unique among law firms in that we are open and willing to explore nontraditional marketing and design concepts. The intern’s duties will include the creation of a marketing program, policies, and creative marketing concepts and ideas. The intern will work closely with the firm’s attorneys and staff. This is an unpaid but for-credit internship. Please email resumes and cover letters to Amy Long at asl@millerlawpc.com.

    Orion Neighborhood Television seeks production and on-air talent interns. ONT is the public and government access television station serving the village of Lake Orion and Orion Township. ONTV covers many meetings and events in the Orion area, offers classes to community members, produces programs in studio and full production sports coverage, etc.  ONTV is now accepting applications for internships. Opportunities exist in: News Gathering and Editing – On-air Hosting – Multi-Camera Directing – Sports- Production/Announcing -Episodic Program Production – Studio Camera Operation – Script Writing – Voice Over Recording -Graphic Design – Motion Graphics Production – General Office Duties, in addition to establishing specific, personal goals at the beginning of the internship. Experience in studio, video and post production is preferred, as well as the ability to work independently. Serious aspirations to pursue a career in broadcast media and progressing towards a degree in a related field are required. To Apply—fill out an Internship Application on our website at www.orionontv.org under ‘Jobs’ or stop in at 1349 Joslyn Rd. Lake Orion, MI 48360 for an application. For questions or to send completed application and required material in PDF format, please e-mail Joe Johnson, Studio Manager, at jjohnson@oriontv.org.

    Community Housing Network, The Troy-based nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing affordable housing and housing resources to people in need in Oakland and Macomb counties. It helps the homeless, those transitioning from homelessness and people with disabilities. It shows up on Crain's list of Cool Places to Work. The organization offers a public relations/marketing internship in fall, winter and summer semesters. The intern will support all members of the development team and will gain experience in fundraising, event planning, market research, press relations, marketing and communications. The intern will assist with social media; compose written materials such as press releases and newsletter articles; capture stories and testimonials from CHN program participants and supporters; and assist with other relevant projects. This position is unpaid. Start and end dates are flexible, but a 10-week commitment is preferable. Interns will work 10-15 hours per week. The successful intern will need good written, oral and organizational skills. The position requires a strong interest in nonprofit work and an ability to work independently. To apply, send a cover letter (including dates and hours of availability), resume, an official or unofficial academic transcript, and writing samples (three pages maximum) in PDF format to Jessie Korte at jkorte@chninc.net. Put Internship in the subject field. Candidates also could fax those materials to (248) 928-0122 or mail them to Jessie Korte at 570 Kirts Blvd, Suite 231, Troy, MI., 48084.

    Rescue International and Missions.Me seek an intern with potential employment opportunity for a GRAPHIC DESIGNER. Rescue International and Missions.Me is a non-profit organization that builds orphanages and fresh water wells around the world. See www.missions.me and www.angelhouse.me. Under the supervision of the Creative Director, the Graphic Design position is responsible for the design and production of various print marketing collaterals including: catalogs, brochures, flyers, signage, logos, presentations, print advertising, and photo manipulation and other design and production initiatives that support marketing efforts, as well as, online materials including videos, web banner ads, web pages, micro sites, web content updates, email blasts and other design and production initiatives that support marketing efforts. Please email a cover letter and resume to Jonathan Coussens, Communication Director, jmcoussens@gmail.com.

    Communities In Schools of Metropolitan Detroit, a local nonprofit and affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization in Detroit MI, is seeking a dynamic and talented individual to fill an exciting paid ($20.00 per hour) Journalism and Communication Internship beginning on May 1, 2014 through August 29, 2014. The successful candidate will have: excellent writing skills with the ability to persuade; excellent verbal communication skills; excellent editing skills; excellent interviewing skills (adults and children); an interest in public education; an ability to work with diverse populations; an ability to work independently and within a group; reliable transportation (travel to schools in Detroit, Ypsilanti and Ecorse, MI); and familiarity with taking photos and editing photos. Suitable candidates must: pass a background check and drug screen; be able to work 16-20 hours per week; maintain confidentiality standards as outlined by CIS and partner schools; be comfortable working in schools with K-12 students (mostly interviews); attend weekly team meetings on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.; attend community meetings (some evenings); have proof of auto insurance; and be available on some Saturdays including June 1, 2014 for our Walk for Achievement event at the Detroit Zoo. Intern will work with CIS staff to complete the following projects: the CIS of Metropolitan Detroit e-newsletter; monthly updates of website content; writing CIS of Metropolitan Detroit stories that are compelling; update social media content several times a week; write and pitch press releases; and write brief weekly updates (constant contact distribution). Email a resume, cover letter, up to two published writing samples if available, along with your response to the essay request to Tiffany Sparks at tiffanysparks@cisdetroit.org. The essay request: prepare a compelling article (500-1000 words max) for students who are considering dropping out of high school. Please site all supporting resources. The deadline to submit all materials for this internship is Friday, April 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Please include Journalism and Communication Internship in the subject line.

    Rescue International and Missions.Me seek an intern with potential employment opportunity for a Motion Graphics Designer/Video Editor. Rescue International and Missions.Me is a non-profit organization that builds orphanages and fresh water wells around the world. See www.missions.me and www.angelhouse.me. The Motion Graphics Designer/Video Editor will be a key member of our creative team and will work directly to establish and maintain the brand and quality control in all content produced. Versatile technical skills, a refined design sensibility and style, and demonstrable experience developing and producing visual stories are a must to be considered for this role. We’re looking for candidates who have an independent, creative streak and a whatever-it-takes attitude. It’s a great opportunity to collaborate on all aspects of the creative processes and learn and grow with a motivated, talented team of designers, illustrators and storytellers. Please email a cover letter and resume to Jonathan Coussens, Communication Director, jmcoussens@gmail.com .

    The Area Agency on Aging 1-B, www.aaa1b.com, a Southfield non-profit that serves seniors and adults with disabilities, seeks a communication and marketing intern. Interns will gain experience in media relations, social media, digital marketing, search engine optimization and event management, while making a difference working with this 501(c)3 organization. Intern would be working on two key projects: 1) the promotion of a new rating and review website designed to help people find quality home care, and 2) the planning and execution of one of the premier events for seniors and caregivers, the annual Solutions for Family Caregivers Expo, which attracts about 1,200 visitors. Internship will last 3-6 months and will require about 10-15 hours per week. Hours are flexible and will accommodate the student’s schedule. Interns provide general support to the communications department and assist in the promotion and execution of two key Agency initiatives: 1) the MichiganHomeCareGuide.com website, and 2) the Solutions for Family Caregivers Expo, www.MichiganCaregiverExpo.com . Activities may include: Media Relations: Maintain and update media contact list and write press releases; Social Media: Monitor and post appropriately on two Facebook pages (Area Agency on Aging 1-B and MichiganHomeCareGuide.) Monitor and post appropriately on Area Agency on Aging 1-B LinkedIn page; Digital Advertising: Assist with the development of Facebook advertising campaigns to promote Area Agency on Aging 1-B and the MichiganHomeCareGuide.com website; Community Events: May be called upon to represent the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at various senior fairs and community events; Website Promotion: Assist with SEO and approaching community partners and organizations about including links to the site on their websites, blogs, e-newsletters or social media pages. Inform community partners and organizations about the site and encourage them to spread the word through traditional marketing methods (newsletters, mailings, etc.); Event Management: Assist with the promotion and execution of the “Solutions for Family Caregivers Expo.” This may include helping to secure sponsorships, helping to develop promotional materials, helping to secure media placement, or working with exhibitors or the event venue. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Kathleen Yanik at kyanik@aaa1b.com.

    Mercedes-Benz RDNA, www.mbrdna.com, seeks a paid public relations and communication intern in Redford, MI. Position includes such responsibilities as: internal and external communications; goal-oriented timelines relative to assigned projects; participate and lead employee events; write and produce internal and external newsletters; weekly announcements of weekend events in Detroit; collate and present data from statistics; responsible for art program; report on industry trends and changes via weekly reports; design and produce announcements related to all tasks responsible for; and offer support for the operations team. The intern will work approximately 32 to 40 hours per week and should have experience with Microsoft Office and other publishing software. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and writing sample or anything you may have previously published to Janet Snyder at janet.snyder@daimler.com by April 4, 2014.

    Benzinga (located in Southfield) seeks writer/editorial assistant. This financial media company seeks a driven and talented individual to join their team and earn college credit. Daily tasks will focus on article brainstorming, article creation, title formatting, and assisting the editorial team. An understanding of online content, particularly news, entertainment, and company related blogs. Experience with Wordpress CMS is highly recommended. Social media and content marketing skills are a major plus. Send your resume and cover letter to Sher Grech at Sher@Benzinga.com.

    GraMedica (http://www.gramedica.com), in Macomb MI, is seeking qualified college students interested in joining our marketing department. The marketing department oversees diverse aspects of public relations and marketing for clients and partners throughout the world. Our internship program will provide students with a broad experience in marketing and public relations. This is an UNPAID INTERNSHIP. Responsibilities include: Assist with execution of trade shows and marketing meetings; Assist in the organization of material inventory; Assist in the mailroom packaging and shipments of materials; Data entry – Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word; Create support documents including charts, graphs and spreadsheets; Assist in social media efforts and promotions; Prepare agendas and mail campaigns; Assist in organization of corporate calendars; Assist in creating Corporate Coordinator transition; Seek unique promotional efforts for corporate outreach; Review industry media for beneficial information relevant to shows, important dates, mentions; Create daily “review reports” featuring a summary of industry information; Develop weekly reports of marketing team’s tasks and progress. Applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with extensive knowledge of Web and social media platforms. PowerPoint, Word, and Excel experience are essential. Candidates must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Event coordination experience is preferred however not required. Please send a cover letter and resume to Amera Fattah, Corporate Coordinator, afattah@gramedica.com.

    Choice Schools Associates, http://choiceschools.com, is looking hire a paid Marketing & Communications intern in Southfield, MI to work with the marketing team in recruitment and retention efforts throughout the spring and summer.  Duties include, but are not limited to: Organize grassroots events and coordinate with school leaders; Assist in planning and hosting recruitment events at schools; Make updates to websites and social media sites; Write or assist with monthly/weekly newsletter – print and/or electronic; Monitor Facebook posts, comments, messages, campaigns; Keep track of marketing materials, and order more when needed; Write press releases and letters to families; Meet with marketing committee in schools where this is in place; Ensure building sign messaging is updated regularly (where applicable); and Partner with area businesses and organizations; Update school blog weekly where applicable. Requirements: Senior standing; Able to prioritize and handle several projects at once; Outstanding interpersonal skills; Detail and deadline oriented; Superior organizational and communication skills; and Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook). E-mail cover letter and resume to Maria Valladares, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, at mariavalladares@choiceschools.com.

    Jay Towers in the Morning (http://jaytowers.com), part of Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, is looking for student interns interested in a future career in radio. Intern(s) will gain insight and knowledge on how a morning show works. Students must get college credit for the internship and be available for flexible work hours. Send your cover letter and resume to Chelsea Kivell at ChelseaKivell@clearchannel.com.

    Mo Marketing + PR (www.lessismo.com) in Ferndale, MI seeks Public Relations + Social Media Intern. Mo Marketing + PR specializes in PR, social media, interactive and traditional advertising, direct marketing, multimedia, and digital/graphic design in whatever combination it takes to put our client’s message where it needs to be. We create innovative and imaginative campaigns that move, motivate, and mobilize customers and develop highly individualized brand experiences supported on every level of communication. Position Summary ~ Support our public relations team assisting in (but not limited to) the following: Creating content for multiple social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogs); Monitoring social media accounts and providing feedback for optimal engagement; Copy writing and editing (blogs, advertorial, editorial, creative copy…etc.); Writing + revising media pitches and press releases; Creating media contact lists + researching media outlets; Competitive analysis and market research; Assisting in special projects as they arise (marketing plans, editorial calendars, social media campaigns, press kits…etc.); and Conceptualizing new ideas for both creative + editorial. Qualifications: Priority given to degree-seeking students with Junior or Senior standing; Must be studying (or knowledgeable) in marketing, communications, writing or related studies in college—or have relevant experience; Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and/or Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop a plus (but not at all required); and Most important of all—be intelligent, thoughtful, personable, independent, and work efficiently in a casual work environment. How to Apply: If interested in this internship, please email your resume and (brief) cover letter explaining why you’re a great fit for the position to Dora at dora@lessismo.com.

    Henry Ford Health System (http://www.henryford.com) is seeking a Special Events Intern beginning in May 2015, for a paid internship in the Detroit metro area. The Special Events team is dedicated to maximizing the efficiency and success of all special events, while involving and engaging our volunteers, prospects and donors. This internship will give the students an opportunity to gain experience in a corporate organization specializing in health care. Students will receive hands-on training coordinating marketing and fundraising events. Local candidates preferred, hours will be determined based on student’s school schedule (minimum 24 hours, maximum of 40 hours per week). Overtime available based on calendar of events. Interns must be available for night and weekend events and have reliable transportation. Intern Responsibilities include: Assist event leads with logistics, set-up, registration and raffle at events; Edit and approve invitations, program books, signage and other event-related copy; Manage and update event registrations, guest lists and event records; Assist with volunteer recruitment and coordinate volunteers at events; Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions; Draft and print mailings; and Solicit raffle items. Candidate Requirements include: Junior- or senior-level college student; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Strong communication and interpersonal skills; and Ability to prioritize and manage time and deadlines efficiently. Send resume to: Ashley Abaloz at aabaloz1@hfhs.org.

    Hour Media,
    the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Home, Metro Detroit Bride magazines and more, is proud to offer advertising internships during all semesters. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 20 hours per week during fall, winter, spring or summer term. Schedules are negotiable, but a minimum three-month commitment is required. Interns will assist the advertising director and publishing and sales coordinator in day-to-day departmental functions, including prospecting potential clients, updating and managing Hour Media sales database, tracking sales and survey results, creating and maintaining event guest lists, sending event invitations, drafting contracts and more. Requirements: qualified students need a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Hour Media offers its interns substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must. This is an unpaid internship. Send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Mary Sutton at MSutton@hour-media.com. No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber
    seeks a Communication Intern. The BBC is a member-driven organization that builds relationships with local government, education and community entities to create a prosperous business climate for the six communities it serves - Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and Franklin. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with the following communication functions: media relations (draft news releases, public service announcements and other media materials as well as monitor news coverage and prepare press clippings), publications/electronic information (assist with preparation of electronic newsletter and event update and prepare and print materials such as fliers and mailings), develop and manage chamber social media accounts and web profiles (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) and assist with website changes, research (conduct research as needed to identify public relations opportunities or prepare competitive analysis), events and programs (complete tasks as assigned to help prepare for events and program, including promotion and publicity - i.e. posting online calendar listings, etc.). They are seeking interns who have completed college coursework in journalism, communications or similar subject matter. Interns will have journalism or writing experience and be familiar with the development of social networking site profiles and other mass-publishing interactive web applications. Media relations experience desired but not necessary. Internship hours are flexible and a stipend will be paid for work completed. College credit also is available. Communications interns report directly to the president. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Joe Bauman via e-mail at joeb@bbcc.com. No calls please.

    International Velodrome at Bloomer Park
    (IVBP, www.IVBP.org), in Rochester Hills, MI, seeks a communication intern. IVBP is an outdoor sports facility for racing fixed-gear bicycles, and is the only bicycle racing track of its kind in North America.  The 200 meter oval has daily riding sessions and popular races on Friday evenings throughout the summer. The IVBP is a 501c(3) non-profit organization with all monies administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester.  The IVBP is operated daily throughout the summer by a small crew of volunteers. IVBP operational costs are covered by private tax-deductible donations, track & bike use fees, tickets sales to races, and sales of IVBP logo items. Intern will be responsible for working with volunteer Marketing Manager and IVBP Director to develop and execute a complete marketing and promotion plan for the 2014 summer race series. This will include printed materials design, writing press releases, developing signage, purchasing various advertising, and social media interaction. Possibility also exists to create a corporate sponsorship program at the facility.  An interest in sports and enthusiasm for racing are encouraged to make this opportunity mutually beneficial.  Availability for Friday night race series  May 30 – September 5, 2014 (summer) is a must. Candidates should be: creative; have excellent written and verbal skills; able to handle input and work independently; willing to represent a unique sports facility. Please send resume with cover letter to Carolyn Wells, Marketing Manager, at carolynAwells@aol.com.  For more information contact, Carolyn Wells at 248-651-4478.

    The Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority  (DDS) is seeking a special events intern. The DDA is an arm of the Village of Lake Orion.  As a nationally accredited Main Street community, we use a comprehensive commercial district revitalization strategy that has been widely successful in towns nationwide. Funded through tax capture, the Lake Orion DDA is responsible for downtown development activities including public improvement projects, special events, marketing, volunteer recruitment, fundraising and the overall business health of the DDA District.  The Main Street Committee structure, our Board of Directors, volunteers & staff work to provide the best opportunities for ongoing downtown revitalization efforts. Intern Responsibilities include: Assist with planning of DDA events; Assist with recruitment of vendors for annual Flower Fair event; Solicit and assist with selection of musical entertainment for summer concert series; Work with downtown businesses to create tie in to events; Assist with coordination of event marketing and promotions including press releases, advertising, event listings, event program, website updates, etc.; and Coordinate sponsorship development, grant-writing and other fundraising methods. Candidate Requirements include: Self-starter & creative thinker with strong organizational skills; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to work independently and in a collaborative process; Follow-through and attention to detail; Interest in event planning, community and downtown development; and Knowledge of Microsoft applications. Send resume to: Lake Orion DDA, 118 North Broadway Street, Lake Orion MI 48362 or email director@downtownlakeorion.org. For more information contact: Suzanne Perreault, Executing Director at 248-693-9742.

    Blue Wheel Media is seeking digital marketing/editorial interns. BWM (www.bluewheelmedia.com)is a digital marketing agency based in Troy, MI, only a few miles from Oakland University's campus. They are seeking interns that are dedicated to the craft of marketing via the Internet's many social facets. Whether it be through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram or Stumbleupon, interns will learn valuable lessons in social bookmarking, community building, search optimization and content writing from a highly trained staff. BWM requires interns to work 3 days a week, from 10AM to 6PM (unpaid), and also requires experience with Mac and a working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs. Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter and blogging platforms (specifically WordPress) is crucial. Experience with blogging multimedia such as images, videos, and hyperlinks helps. Knowledge of Adobe applications and Final Cut Pro is also a plus. If interested, please e-mail a brief cover letter and attach your resume and one writing sample (in PDF format) to info@bluewheelmedia.com.

    The Kresge Arts in Detroit
    office at the College for Creative Studies is seeking an organized and enthusiastic intern to assist the staff of an exciting program supported by the generosity of The Kresge Foundation. Kresge Arts in Detroit represents one facet of The Kresge Foundation's Detroit Program, a comprehensive community-development effort to strengthen the long-term economic, social and cultural fabric of the city and surrounding region. Kresge Arts in Detroit provides significant financial support for the Kresge Artist Fellowships (of $25,000 each) and the Kresge Eminent Artist Award (of $50,000) annually to metropolitan Detroit artists in the literary, performing and visual arts. For more information, visit www.kresgeartsindetroit.org. This internship provides experience to students who have interest in communications, public relations and constituent management especially as they relate to community building and the arts. This internship is unpaid, and the intern reports to the Community Outreach Associate. The intern will assist in day-to-day communications activities, provide assistance at special events and maintain communication lists. Students should be available for 1-2 days a week with an average of 7-8 hours per week during normal business hours (hours flexible). Primary Duties: Conduct regular clip scans for mentions of Kresge Arts In Detroit and its awarded artists; maintain press binder; Assist with social media; Assist with preparation of presentations; Assist in local and national press list management; Assist with constituent organization and management; Work on special projects as assigned; Assist with event preparations; and Research related to communications. To Apply: E-mail a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Communications Internship” to: emcdonald@collegeforcreativestudies.edu.

    Moosejaw is the most fun outdoor retailer ever.  We sell the finest gear and outerwear through our eleven retail shops in Michigan, Illinois, Colorado, Massachusetts, Missouri, our mail order catalog and website.  At Moosejaw our goal is to make shopping as much fun as climbing in the Himalayas. Not that climbing in the freezing cold weather is fun but you know what we mean. We’re seeking a Social Media Marketing intern for our marketing team based out of our headquarters in Madison Heights, Michigan.  This internship will assist with our social media efforts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, as well as, Moosejaw characters, promotions and customer email responses. This is an unpaid fall internship requiring a 16 -24 hour/week commitment.  The schedule and length of internship is flexible.  Students must be able to receive college credit or provide proof of the educational benefit for their internship experience from their College/University department/counselor. Responsibilities Include: assisting with the management of our social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.; developing and implementing social media campaigns to drive increased customer involvement, build followers and drive online sales; answering customer posts on social media channels; coordinating social giveaways and prize fulfillment; assisting with Moosejaw character responses to customers, including engaging the customer in Moosejaw Madness and building customer loyalty; researching the latest social media sites and best practices; and analyzing the competitive marketplace, including monitoring competitor websites and social media campaigns. Internship Requirements:The Social Media Marketing intern must be organized and detail oriented.  Must also have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, strong writing skills, and be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, team environment, striking the appropriate balance between working independently and keeping supervisor informed. The Social Media Marketing intern must be able to perform multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities, must be proficient in MS Excel.  Experience with social media sites is required, at least as a committed user.  If you’re highly addicted to Facebook or Twitter your friends may think you need professional help but we think you’re tha bomb.  Yeah I actually just wrote tha bomb.  Totally embarrassing. Experience with internet marketing, search engine optimization and web analytics is preferred, but not required. How to Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@moosejaw.com. Please use job code SM so we know what you’re applying for.  Otherwise we’ll pretend you’re applying to be a mime and your interview will be silent picture style.

    Moosejaw is seeking a Web Content Copywriter intern for our marketing and web teams based out of our headquarters in Madison Heights, Michigan.  This fall internship involves the web and writing informative and engaging copy. The Web Content Copywriter is responsible for assisting Moosejaw’s marketing and web teams with developing relevant and effective copy that includes good SEO practices throughout Moosejaw.com. I once saw someone write in Morse code. It wasn't much better than Braille.  Responsibilities Include: writing product descriptions and other web content, gathering new keywords and assisting with keyword discovery; taking vendor provided product information to develop engaging and informative landing pages for Moosejaw.com; assisting the web content team with executing new SEO strategies and seasonal content updates; becoming familiar with search engine rankings and best practices for improving natural search traffic; assisting with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), including developing keyword lists, as well as creating content on the websites and affiliated networks; analyzing the competitive marketplace, including monitoring competitor websites and promotions to recommend areas Moosejaw.com can improve upon.  Internship Requirements: The web copywriter intern should enjoy writing and must have super exceptional writing skills. They should be organized, very detailed oriented and be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, team environment, striking the appropriate balance between working independently and keeping supervisor informed. Must also have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to transform boring old copy and data into super fun product information and Moosejaw madness. The web copywriter intern must be able to perform multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities, must have impeccable writing skills, be proficient in MS Excel, and have experience with social media websites. Experience with HTML and other web development coding, Adobe Photoshop, web analytics terminology, capabilities and reporting is preferred, but not required. This is an unpaid fall internship requiring a 16 -24 hour/week commitment. How to Apply:  Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@moosejaw.com. Please use job code WCW so we know what you’re applying for. WCW is WCW reversed.

    Moosejaw is seeking a winter intern for our SEO/ marketing team
    based out of our headquarters in Madison Heights, Michigan. This internship involves content writing and SEO, which you'd think stands for Started Eating Oranges, but it doesn't. The SEO intern is responsible for assisting Moosejaw’s web team with developing relevant and effective content and implementing SEO strategies throughout Moosejaw.com.  Do you remember Pogs? That’s all. I’d just like you to remember. Responsibilities Include: assisting with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), including developing keyword lists; assisting the web content team with executing new SEO strategies and seasonal content updates; creating relevant content for Moosejaw.com; researching relevant websites to find possible link partners; becoming familiar with search engine rankings and best practices for improving natural search traffic; and analyzing the competitive marketplace, including monitoring competitor websites and promotions to recommend areas Moosejaw.com can improve upon. Internship Requirements: The SEO intern must be organized and detail oriented. Must also have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills, and be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, team environment, striking the appropriate balance between working independently and keeping supervisor informed. If you can juggle, while riding a unicycle, while dressed like a clown, you should be in a circus. But this might also be a good experience for you. The SEO intern must be able to perform multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities, must be proficient in MS Excel and have mad writing skills. Experience with HTML and other web development coding, as well as Google Adwords, web analytics terminology, capabilities and reporting is preferred, but not required. This is an unpaid internship requiring a 16 -24 hour/week commitment for the fall. How to Apply:  Email your resume to jobs@moosejaw.com. I’d love to know what you are applying for, so please use job code SEO in the subject line. I’d also love a pet monkey. But that’s not going to happen. So bummed.  

    Visual Merchandising Internship at Moosejaw! We’re looking for a winter visual merchandising intern to assist our visual merchandiser with designing, developing the executing the visual strategy of our stores and their merchandise.  The visual merchandising intern should directly contribute to the profitability of the stores.  Our visual merchandiser does lots of other stuff too. Everything from picking what goes where to drawing pretty pictures and diagrams to getting dirty in the wood shop.  The ability to draw stick men and women is a bonus.  Not required. This internship is based out of our headquarters in Madison Heights, Michigan but will require travel to some or all of the Michigan locations.  It’s an unpaid internship requiring a 16-20 hour/week commitment.  The length of internship is flexible and the schedule is somewhat flexible.  Students must be able to receive college credit OR provide proof of the educational benefit for their internship experience from their College/University department/counselor. Responsibilities Include: helping with the creation of templates for current and future seasonal floor plans; assisting with Floor set execution; modifying current plans when needed; training the store team on visual standards; working with assistant buyers to determine and detail product delays; verifying the accuracy of visual merchandising issues; analyzing the ROI of the merchandising by fixture; researching and analyzing the competitive marketplace in terms of visual merchandising ; co-managing a visual merchandising calendar for current & new stores; and participating in key meetings with the team. Internship Requirements: The visual merchandising intern must be focused, organized, a great communicator and detail oriented.  Must also have highly developed analytical and problem solving skills, and be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, team environment.  Must be proficient in MS Excel and should have an interest in pursuing a purchasing or visual merchandising career.  Lifting of up to 50 lbs. may be required.   Outdoor product knowledge is preferred.  How to Apply:  Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@moosejaw.com. Please use job code VMI.  The end.

    The Orion Area Chamber of Commerce
    seeks a communication intern. The chamber is the leading voice for local businesses and organizations in Orion Township, the Village of Lake Orion and surrounding areas. The staff and volunteers of the OACC provide networking, marketing, professional development and other services to its members. Through various events and projects the Chamber works to provide our members with opportunities and knowledge to help grow their businesses within the community. The Communications intern is responsible for maintaining the media contact list, writing and distributing press releases for upcoming events, researching and writing feature articles about members for publication in the local newspaper The Lake Orion Review. In addition they will help compile and write information for the Chamber's weekly eNewsletter the Monday Motivator, update social media sites and website content. We are seeking interns who have completed college coursework in journalism, communications or similar subject matter. Interns should have excellent written and oral communication skills and be familiar with the development of social networking sites. Internship hours are flexible. This is an unpaid internship. To apply please send cover letter and resume' to Alaina Campbell, Executive Director at director@orionareachamber.com. For more information about our Chamber visit our website at http://www.orionareachamber.com/

    Troy Community Coalition for the Prevention of Drug & Alcohol Abuse seeks an intern immediately. Our Mission: The Troy Community Coalition for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all who live or work in Troy by promoting a lifestyle free from the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and drugs and its impact on behavioral health. Description of duties and responsibilities: involved in event planning and fundraising; creates monthly e-newsletter, writes press releases and newspaper articles; involved with marketing organization and events; oversees the planning and execution of prevention projects and some events; coordinates and presents prevention and educational programs to elementary students; supports all Coalition projects and operations; works collaboratively with Coalition Staff on all aspects related to the organization; ability to carry out assignments with minimal supervision; some flexibility with work schedule; 32 to 40 hours of work per month with some evening hours. Skills and knowledge required: ability to work well with the public; must be a self-starter, dependable, flexible, resourceful and well organized; proficient in Microsoft Office and social media; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; enjoy working with youth. Personal qualities: must have a commitment to prevent drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse; must have high quality work ethics and standards. Email or mail resume and cover letter to: nmorrison2@troy.k12.mi.us or Nancy Morrison, MA, LLP, CPS Executive Director Troy Community Coalition 4420 Livernois, Troy, MI 48098.

    Internship at Shutterbooth: Are you interested in a career in Event Planning or the Special Events industry? ShutterBooth is in search of organized, creative and outgoing interns! This exciting opportunity will put your skills to work and immerse you in the world of event planning and execution. You will have the opportunity to create real world experiences for clients and meet and learn from professional event planners and industry insiders. Hours are flexible and may be designed around your school schedule. Join our team and work with us in our Royal Oak office! For more information, or to apply, please send your resume and cover letter to sara@shutterbooth.com.  

    The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) is excited to announce the availability of a fall internship with our Communications team.  This internship offers valuable experience in the non-profit, professional, state-wide association environment and is a great opportunity for someone looking for a future career in marketing, communications or public relations.   With nearly 18,000 members, the MACPA provides a one-of-a kind opportunity for the selected intern to assist the Association in achieving its strategic goals.  Candidates must be enrolled in a college/university program that provides educational credit and oversight.   Under the direction, supervision and training of the Senior Director of Communications/Membership and Communications Specialist, interns will assist in writing communications to our members utilizing various vehicles including e-mail, social media, print and web; help in the creation and execution of overall marketing and branding of the Association; assist in organizing and handling special projects; observe and assist members of the communications department with various projects and tasks.  Candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student seeking related school credit (communications, public relations or marketing major preferred), possess marketing and public relations knowledge, effective writing, research and interpersonal communication skills, be tech savvy, have the ability to maintain professional demeanor and possess an upbeat, friendly attitude and be able to commit to 10-20 hours per week for one academic semester.  Interested students should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the MACPA at: laitken@michcpa.org

    Miyan Media is looking for qualified interns to join our marketing team. Our marketing department produces quality work for major companies, and seeks an intern who can participate in various stages of marketing campaigns.This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing. Responsibilities: assist in finding and creating content; assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials; assist with the preparation and delivery of training materials; perform analysis of marketing and sales data; seek and analyze competitor marketing and sales materials both on and offline; prepare presentations; provide support to social media efforts; maintain tracking report of public relations activity; and assist with market research. Requirements: majoring in Marketing, Communications or Advertising; extensive knowledge of Web and social media; excellent communication skills, written, verbal and interpersonal; good administrative and IT skills (including Microsoft Power Point, Word & Excel); creativity and ability to work on own initiative and meet deadlines; good research and internet skills; attention to detail; excellent team player; ability to thrive and adapt in a fast paced, ever changing environment; and commitment to equal opportunities. Desirable Requirements: previous marketing experience ; experience of web updating using a content management system; and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and desk-top publishing. Send resume and cover letter to Salina Rivera contact@MIYANmedia.com.

    Paid Internships at Epitech- Epitech has designed an Internship Program that gives students an opportunity to enhance their education with career-related experience. The program helps prepare students to work effectively in the business world. Gaining hands-on work experience also helps students make career choices, which will result in higher job satisfaction and higher productivity. Our program is structured, and the assignments provide learning objectives that give students the opportunity to gain practical work in their chosen career field. To identify strengths and weaknesses, constructive feedback is given to students during performance evaluations. Job Duties: responsible for the identification, sourcing and pipelining of candidates for internal and external opportunities, locally and nationally with a focus on IT, Engineering, entry level skills;  employ advanced Boolean search string techniques to navigate internal ATS as well as external sites; and participates in screening candidates, interview preps and debriefs and sourcing of consultants to fit the client’s needs as needed. General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities expected: working towards Bachelor’s degree in Business, Social Sciences or related field; oral communication skills - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; interpersonal skills - maintains confidentiality and remains open to others ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things; written communications skills - edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively, and is able to read and interpret written information; and working knowledge of the Internet, MS Office to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is enabled for students. As an Intern, students will gain a realistic perspective of the working world in the sales field, which will help them make the right career choice. They will earn money while in school, doing work related to their field and gaining career experience. The on-the-job training students receive while learning the Epitec Delivery Process as an Intern can help them find future employment. The students introduce fresh perspectives to team members at our office, stimulating creative problem solving and assisting with special projects. We believe our Internship Program will help us build strong relationships with colleges and universities. Epitec’s Internship Program opens up the world of sales and management to students who have a passion for the sales/staffing industry, and influences how their dream can become reality! Submit resumes and cover letters to Cassaundra Reichart, Corporate Recruiter, Epitec, Inc., 24800 Denso Dr., Suite 150, Southfield, MI 48033, creichart@epitecinc.com. This internship is available all semesters.

    Lighthouse of Oakland County Communications Internship: Are you interested in nonprofit organizations and helping to advance their work in the community? Are you passionate about communications and integrating new and “old” communications tools to tell a story? Would you like to work with one of the largest and most comprehensive human service organizations in Oakland County? If so, join Lighthouse of Oakland County as a communications intern! The Development Department is responsible for the organization’s fund development activities as well as all media relations, message development, publications, advertising and marketing. This internship focuses on print and web communications, marketing and publications, offering an opportunity to learn the techniques and strategies used in communications for a non-profit organization, as well as the production of a variety of written materials including booklets, pamphlets, ads and brochures. This internship represents an excellent opportunity for someone interested in learning about careers in non-profit communications. Responsibilities will entail a mix of administration and substantive work experience, including: assist the Development Associate with daily operation of the communications activity; provide creative input for department's social media plan and processes; research, edit and proofread a broad range of materials; respond to internal and external requests for information; assist with the creation of Lighthouse's newsletter and annual report, and the development of its content; assist with the development of electronic communications and the implementation of promotional strategies for online communications channels such as Facebook & Twitter; assist other department staff members in planning and executing special events; a other administrative duties as needed. Ideal candidates are college juniors, seniors, recent graduates or graduate students who are: detail oriented, organized and able to work independently; responsible, creative, reliable and energetic; majoring in journalism, communications, English, public relations or related fields preferred; have professional writing, editing, proofreading and communication skills; prior experience with Social Media; have Strong copyediting skills, a strong command of English spelling and grammar; experience with AP style preferred; have proficiency and experience with online research and general computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); team players willing to pitch in and help out; prompt with excellent time management skills; familiarity with website editing (preferred but not required); knowledge of blogging platforms (WordPress). Please send your resume and cover letter to: Lizabeth M. Wiggins, Volunteer Resources Officer, Lighthouse of Oakland County, 46156 Woodward Ave., Pontiac, MI  48342-5033. P:  248-972-1480. F:  248-335-1099. Email:  lwiggins@LighthouseOakland.org

    Bush Seyferth & Paige PLLC (“BSP”) is seeking a Communications Intern to assist with the firm’s annual charity golf and tennis outing—this is your chance to gain valuable event planning experience!  BSP is a national woman-owned law firm of business-minded trial attorneys with a proven track record defending Fortune 500 clients in high-profile cases throughout the country.  We are unique among law firms in that we are open and willing to explore nontraditional marketing and design concepts.  This year’s outing will be held at Birmingham Country Club (“BCC”) on July 22nd.  We are seeking a highly motivated, outgoing, hard-working team member.  The intern’s duties will include, but are not limited to, creation of event binders, spreadsheets, solicit donations, liaison between the BCC and the BSP team, research, etc.  The position requires proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and Constant Contact is preferred, but not mandatory.  This is an unpaid but for-credit internship.  Please email resumes and cover letters to Katie Schultz at schultz@bsplaw.com.

    The Baldwin Center is a human services agency located in Pontiac. Its mission is to feed, clothe, educate, and empower the disadvantaged in Pontiac. Major programs include the soup kitchen, clothing closet, and afterschool and enrichment programs. The Baldwin center seeks interns in a variety of areas, as indicated. Communications and Marketing Intern: Gain experience designing and implementing a marketing plan that would increase community awareness of a unique non-profit organization located in Pontiac. Opportunities to design marketing materials, sustain relationships with local press outlets, develop creative PR events targeting an urban community’s civic, municipal, and business leaders, engage underserved populations, and write for organizational publications. Communications, marketing or journalism major required with at least junior standing. Strong communication and computer skills required. 10-15 hours per week minimum, unpaid basis. Send e-mail with resume and writing sample to aplum@baldwincenter.org. Volunteer Management Intern: Help establish tracking and utilization system for volunteer projects for an urban non-profit organization located in Pontiac. Audit current volunteer database and align systems to promote effective deployment of volunteer skills & interests with organization’s critical needs. Develop volunteer appreciation system. Requires strong verbal and written communication skills, computer expertise, and creative, critical thought. Database experience (especially Salesforce) helpful. Junior standing required. 10-15 hours per week minimum, unpaid basis. Send e-mail with resume and qualifications to aplum@baldwincenter.org. Project Management Intern: Coordinate volunteer work projects for urban non-profit organization located in Pontiac. Work with staff to design projects that will improve facilities and grounds of the Center. Identify materials and skills needed to complete the project. Coordinate and schedule volunteer groups before arriving on site and provide supervision and support while on site. Requires strong verbal communication skills and the ability to work with a variety of personalities and skills. Strong problem solving and project management skills essential. Construction experience helpful. Junior standing required. 25 hours per week minimum during the summer. Unpaid. Send e-mail with resume and qualifications to aplum@baldwincenter.org. Youth Services Intern: Assist in leadership and facilitation of an afterschool program/summer enrichment daycamp for an urban non-profit organization in Pontiac. Integrate curricular resources for tutoring and enrichment, utilize volunteers effectively in the program, strategize creative ways to reach out to underserved populations, initiate creative programming for wellness and fitness campaigns. Requires excellent communication skills, experience working with youth (preferably in structured settings). Education major preferred. 10- 15 hours per week minimum, unpaid basis. Send email with resume and qualifications to aplum@baldwincenter.org. Development/Fundraising Intern: Assist in the creation of a long-term strategy for increasing an urban non-profit organization’s development capacity. Create engaging and effective events to fundraise, help in the identification of appropriate grants, ramp-up major-gift and planned-giving efforts, and help in agency efforts to fully integrate and utilize social media in development areas. Requires strong verbal and communication skills. Junior standing. 10-15 hours per week minimum, unpaid basis. Send e-mail with resume and writing sample to aplum@baldwincenter.org.

    Psychopathic Records is seeking a video department intern. The video department works tirelessly to put out a steady stream of music videos, commercials, short spots and infomercials that have garnered attention nationwide. Interns in this position will be expected to help creatively plan, shoot and edit video projects in a timely fashion. Interested applicants should be organized, self motivated and educated in various video formats. They should have their own laptop and software to work on. Applicants also must be able to lift 50 lbs. to compensate for video equipment as well as have a reliable mode of transportation. Those interested in this internship should submit a cover letter and resume to jason@psychopathicrecords.com.
     
    Psychopathic Records is seeking a development intern. Psychopathic Records is constantly putting on events, churning out music videos, internet pay-per-views, streaming broadcasts, and much more. Intern of Psychopathic Records are expected to assist in all of these fields as tasks arise. It is a fast-paced and ever-changing company that will keep you on your toes, but witnessing a successful final product that is distributed worldwide makes the effort worth it. Tasks include, but are not limited to, music video pre-production, assisting with the overhaul of the radio station, creative writing, brainstorming and executing promotions, or presenting any other ideas that you feel will help with the success of the company. This position is what you make of it! Applicants must have a reliable mode of transportation. Those interested in this internship should submit a cover letter and resume to jason@psychopathicrecords.com.

    The Metro Times seeks a promotions intern who will assist in all the marketing areas of the Metro Times, especially with the newspaper and event management. The intern will complete a weekly advertising category report, help organize press associated with Metro Times, coordinate giveaways of promotional items, act as a runner to deliver promotional items, assist in the development of radio spots/PSAs/press releases, assist in management of social media, constantly update and correct the media database, research other media to stay competitive on a viral marketing level and perform various office duties like copying or faxing or completing mailings. They are seeking a person with excellent verbal and written skills, a high degree of organization and attention to detail, strong time management skills, proactive work ethic and ability to act independently if called to do so, a working understanding of media and the market, proficiency with Microsoft Office as well as social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and a positive attitude. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, have approved citizenship papers or a current work visa, and be at least 21 years old. Candidates must be able to receive college credit for the internship. Candidate must be available to work evenings and weekends. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to promotions@metrotimes.com. No phone calls please. 

    Channel 955 - Mojo in the Morning seeking young and fun interns. Mojo's interns learn how to produce topics, pitch ideas for bits and topics, answer phones for on-air topics, research guests for on air, write questions for contests, and pull all prep for the morning. Channel 955 is a fun morning show with a very fast-paced environment. If you are not a morning person then don't even bother - the interns are in studio from 4:45 to 10 a.m. If you meet the requirements and want to learn the behind-the-scenes of radio, then contact Producer Rachel at rachel@mojointhemorning.com. This internship is unpaid and you must be earning credits through your college/university. You must supply paperwork from your adviser stating you will receive credit for the internship. We are located in Farmington Hills, MI.

    Michigan Works! Service Center in Clinton Township is seeking an employment facilitator intern to work in Employment Services. The intern will work with customers in assisting them registering for the Michigan Talent Bank and job search on the Internet. Duties include assisting customers in placing online resumes into the Michigan Talent Bank and with job searching on the Internet, informing customers of the services that are available within the Michigan Works! Service centers, making appropriate referrals to various services, entering customer data into system, compiling daily and monthly statistics of customer flow, and completing various reports. Applicants must have a working knowledge of the Internet;n work well under pressure; have the ability to assist customers in entering online resumes; excellent grammar, writing, communication and customer service skills; and must be team-oriented in this fast-paced, high-volume environment. Responsibilities include assisting job seekers and employers in the Michigan Talent Bank registration process, Internet usage, and other employment-related services provided by the Michigan Works Service Centers; provide referrals and resources to job seekers and employers through the use of the Michigan Works Catalog of Services; occasionally, participate in outside promotions of the Michigan Works Services (seminars/special events, job fairs and rapid response meetings); work cooperatively with state and county agencies, departments and staff within the Michigan Works Service Centers; Completion of statistical reporting and data entry requirements; occasionally, assist Mediated Services staff with workshops and presentations; maintain a customer-friendly, self-service atmosphere. Other appropriate duties as assigned. Internship hours to satisfy the internship are flexible for students. They have utilized an intern in the past and have a good working relationship with OU. This is an unpaid internship with Michigan Works! Forward resume and cover letter to Jack Johns, employment service supervisor, at jjohns@macomb-stclairworks.org.

    The Rock & Roll Lawyer Show (lawyer smarts meets rockabilly bop) is now hiring interns…and this ain’t no gopher job! Hosted by Sheldon Kay, The Rock & Roll Lawyer Show is the longest running roots radio show in Michigan. The program plays the best music no one’s ever heard of while also exploring topical issues in-depth and interviewing newsmakers. Sheldon Kay and his dynamic team seek to create a new listening experience for young and old listeners alike. The team seeks independent, creative and cool interns that come up with and research story lines; research the music, artists and songs; book, set up and prepare questions for guests; update the Facebook page; provide production ideas/spots; and maybe even be on air — that is, if you are cool enough! The RRLS runs every Friday from 6-7 p.m. on WCXI 1160 AM and it is streamed live on air on The Rock & Roll Lawyer Show website. Visit the website to get a sense of the show. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Sheldon Kay at slklaw@hotmail.com.

    Allied-THA is seeking communication and public relations majors interested in a career in the entertainment industry. Interns working with Allied are responsible for maintaining the flow of publicity breaks, extensive research for word-of-mouth screening campaigns, working with local media groups (radio, television, newspapers and online outlets) to pitch features and stories to gain publicity for upcoming film releases, assisting publicists to execute efficient promotions and garner publicity on all accounts, and creating grassroots programs through researching specific target audiences and creating partnerships with various organizations, retailers and appropriate third-party partners. Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to Margo Baetens at MBaetens@alliedtha.com. Students must be receiving college credit. Allied-THA is a full-service integrated marketing firm focused on the entertainment industry and consumer brands, specializing in delivering targeted programs on a local, regional or national basis. The firm has 22 offices in the United States and Canada, making it the largest privately held company of its kind in North America. Allied has a management team of creative, advertising, publicity and promotions specialists with a great depth of knowledge and industry experience from the entertainment, media and consumer brand industries. Some of their current clients include the theatrical and home entertainment divisions of companies including 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Studio, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Sony and Universal, as well as television outlets such as TBS and TNT. Additionally, Allied recently has worked with consumer clients such as AMC Theatres, Comcast, Mattel and W Hotels. The company has developed a successful live theatre division that has worked on major theatrical shows including "Mamma Mia!," "Legally Blonde," "Billy Elliot," "Wicked" and "Hairspray" as well as spearheaded grand openings and other promotional/media activities for venues. More information about Allied can be found on the Allied-THA website.

    Development Department Intern at Gilda's Club – Are you studying for a degree in business or communications? Do you have relevant experience in marketing, advertising or accounting? Are you looking to develop skills in nonprofit fundraising and individual engagement? If so, we have a terrific internship opportunity for you this summer. Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit is offering an internship within its Development Department to assist in achieving the revenue goals of the organization. Interested individuals should possess excellent writing, research and interpersonal communication skills. As a member of the development team, the intern will provide support for a full range of activities, including on and offline donor communications, data entry, and special events planning.  The intern will plan and attend special events (local), develop event templates, oversee personal fundraising pages, establish major donor files, review and update online donor review portals, assist social media efforts, follow up and respond to individual donor inquiries, update donor data in online donor portals, contacts data entry and management, monitor grant schedule and track results, assemble partner outreach packets, and other duties may be assigned. The candidate must have excellent writing, editing and research skills; creativity and a can-do attitude; superior communication and interpersonal skills; highest level of confidentiality and attention to detail; strong organization and time management skills; ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment; and strong analytical skills. Please note that internships are unpaid and you must be able to commit to approximately 15 hours per week. Schedule to be mutually agreed upon. College credit(s) can be earned. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please e-mail the development director at dtaxe@gildasclubdetroit.org with a resume, cover letter and one reference in PDF format. 

    The Greater Media Inc. Interactive Department is looking for interns for the Graphic Design and Interactive Programs. Internships will focus on content development and presentation for like-formatted groups of radio stations within the company and for inter-company platforms. Interns will gain first-hand experience creating, editing and presenting newsworthy material for web and social media sites related to the musical direction of each station's format. The initial group of stations will include: Classic Rock, Mainstream Rock and New Rock Stations. Greater Media Inc. is the parent company of 22 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey as well as several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States. Requirements include relevant work and educational (e.g. journalism, public relations or marketing) experience; knowledge of technology and related terminology is preferred; portfolio of writing or graphic design samples is preferred (articles, blog postings, press releases, social media posts, commercial); computer proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); skilled in using the Internet for research; understanding of how to write for and use social media tools including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare; excellent oral and written communication skills; knowledge of basic journalistic principles and ethics desired; strong organizational and research skills; ability to work independently according to tight deadlines and to balance multiple assignments; punctual, proactive and resourceful work ethic; major in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism or related field; minimum three-days a week schedule that can be designed to fit around class schedule. Students must be enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade school. The internship must be a minimum of three months in duration and last no longer than six months. This is an unpaid internship. Interns must be receiving course credit for participation in the Greater Media internship program and must complete all university/college and Greater Media paperwork and waivers prior to beginning the internship. Please send cover letter, resume and writing samples to Greater Media Inc., Interactive Department, One Radio Plaza, Detroit, MI 48220, or email jwilliams@greatermedia.com.

    State of Michigan Internship Program Unpaid internship opportunities available throughout all State of Michigan Departments. Opportunities for any and all majors. Flexible part- and full-time schedules. To apply for the summer, please submit your application by Feb. 28, 2013; for the fall, submit by March 31, 2013; for the winter, submit by Oct. 31, 2013. The intern must be enrolled in a college/university at time of application and during internship. For more information or to apply, visit the State of Michigan Career Services website.

    Tanner Friedman Internship Program
    The goal of these internships is to provide student participants with a meaningful, multi-dimensional, “real-world” experience that will build upon their educational background and help build a foundation on which they can base a professional career. Tanner Friedman wants interns to learn and contribute with an opportunity to do both in a range of areas, including research, writing, media relations and client meetings. Interns must be enrolled college students earning class credit toward their college degree. Students seeking a degree in public relations whether agency, corporate or nonprofit are preferred; in particular those who have successfully completed a basic level of corresponding college course work. Desired skills and qualifications include, among the skills most important to any PR professional, good judgment, writing and overall communications skills, ability to think creatively, multitask and work effectively both individually and as part of a team. Tanner Friedman values mutual respect, collaboration, open and honest communication, client service and work/life balance. At all times, they adhere to a “we” not “me” mentality. Tanner Friedman is a strategic communications firm specializing in traditional and emerging media relations, adversity management and public relations counsel. They provide businesses, organizations, individuals and associations with relationships, resources and insights, using multiple platforms to deliver their messages, tell their stories and accomplish their objectives through strategic public and internal communications. The company earns respect and trust by upholding the highest professional standards. Start date is on or near the first day of the semester, negotiable. End date is on or near the last day of the semester, negotiable. Hours are 10-15 hours per week, depending upon the number of weeks scheduled to intern. The Tanner Friedman office is located at 32255 Northwestern Hwy, Ste. 298, in Farmington Hills. One hour of college credit is earned for 40 hours of work. This is an unpaid internship. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Justin Fisette, intern coordinator, at jfisette@tannerfriedman.com and Maggie Sisco at msisco@tannerfriedman.com. This internship accepts interns in the summer, fall and winter semesters. Please contact Justin or Maggie for due dates.

    VFI MARKETING
      Join an energetic PR team based in Rochester to receive well-rounded career experience. VFI seeks smart and hard-working students who have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher, are juniors or seniors, and are pursuing a degree in public relations, journalism or communications. This internship opportunity is unpaid and for-credit. VFI interns learn about national media relations in support of a nine-month campaign. There's an opportunity to participate in staff meetings; fine-tune writing, editing and proofreading skills; develop targeted media lists; coordinate press coverage, including print, online and broadcast; learn about media relations; and join in PR agency service and responsiveness to client needs. There is also an opportunity to assist in marketing efforts in support of the campaign. Emphasis is placed on quality work using best practices, innovating and contributing to the PR team. Interns should have the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively on the phone and via email; maintain professionalism and the highest ethical standards; be on-time, accurate, honest, self-confident and organized; be open to listen and learn; know computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet (Facebook is a plus); be goal-oriented with strong problem-solving skills; and keep multiple projects in progress. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to Ralph Liebner at RLiebner@vfimkt.com.

    WXYZ Channel 7 seeks interns in news, sports, creative services, graphics, public affairs, public relations and programming every semester. If you are interested in a broadcasting internship, the communication program recommends (but does not require) that you take some broadcasting courses first and/or participate in student organizations, such as the Student Video Club (see the Student Organization web page), before applying. For more information, please visit the WXYZ Channel 7 website.

    WDIV Channel 4 seeks interns in programming, promotion, news and sales every semester. If you are interested in a broadcasting internship, the communication program recommends you take some broadcasting courses first and/or participate in student organizations, such as the Student Video Club (see the Student Organization web page), before applying. For more information, please visit the WDIV Channel 4 website.

    WJBK FOX 2 News Detroit seeks interns in broadcasting (news/sports/weather/health/problem solvers, etc.), creative service (promotion/production), sales/marketing/research, and graphic arts every semester. If you are interested in a broadcasting internship, the communication program strongly recommends you take some broadcasting courses first and/or participate in student organizations, such as the Student Video Club (see the Student Organization web page), before applying. For more information, please visit the WJBK FOX 2 website.

    Detroit Media Partnership seeks a public relations/ marketing intern on an on-going basis. The intern will receive knowledge of how department promotes goodwill in the community and capitalizes on marketing opportunities for Detroit Media Partnership, The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, and Signature Media through events, sponsorships and other projects. The intern will receive mentoring from brand manager as programs and opportunities are evaluated and decisions are made as to which ones are most beneficial to pursue. May include revenue, expenses and benefits analysis of projects. The intern will receive instruction on and participate in details pertaining to an event/project (from concept to execution): Food, facility, decorations, databases, speakers, prizes, awards, volunteers, mailings, collateral materials, promotions ads, registrations, etc. All aspects of sponsorship programs including in-paper promotion, on-site coordination, third-party involvement, DMP exposure elements, newsroom possibilities and outside promotion will be explored. The intern will learn about and assist with planning, organizing and coordinating programs/events with community groups and nonprofits. Opportunities may exist to coordinate portions of existing marketing projects such as DFP Marathon, Money 101, Spelling Bee, Partnership for Humanity, consumer shows, travel shows, etc., as well as exhibits at various trade show and community events may include displaying product, merchandise giveaways, selling subscriptions, etc. The intern will learn how the integrity of all brands is maintained. Candidates must be pursuing a degree in public relations, advertising, marketing or communications. Experience with events, sponsorships, marketing partnerships and/or promotional program is highly preferred. To apply, email resume to employment@dnps.com. This internship is unpaid and can be taken for credit, but not required to do so. Detroit Media Partnership is an equal opportunity employer.

    Special Olympics Michigan is seeking two development and public relations interns at the Troy office. The ideal candidate will assist staff with various internal and external development efforts including special event development and support, creation of marketing plans and materials, assistance with the integration of social media, volunteer recruitment and empowerment, and working with different communication pieces for publication. Qualifications for the position include strong written and verbal communication skills (A.P. style), literacy in Microsoft Office, strong attention to details and the ability to work independently. Position is appropriate for journalism, communications, marketing and public relations majors. The position is unpaid but offers a flexible schedule for the working student. Special Olympics Michigan works hard to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for people with intellectual disabilities. To find out more information regarding the organization, please visit the Special Olympics Michigan website. Please send resume with cover letter to Jim Adams at jim.adams@somi.org.



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    Experts have predicted for years that communication will become increasingly valued as we move into the post-industrial era. Clearly this is happening now. More and more employers are looking for people with strong communication backgrounds.

    Pathways to Careers in Communication offers some key observations. Excellent communication skills are important in both social and career settings. Communication is the basis for relational development and maintenance, family cohesion and work success. The U.S. Department of Labor has declared there are 16 qualities for high job performance. Ten of those qualities are commonly studied in the field of communication: listening, speaking, creative thinking, decision making, problem solving, reasoning, self-esteem, sociability, self-management and integrity/honesty. 

    All of the pathways normally pursued for obtaining a job should be explored when searching for a position in communication. Job searches can include going to Career Services, listing with an employment agency, conducting informational interviews, doing internships, and networking with people who may be aware of job opportunities. 

    Some career options include: 

    • Public Relations
    • Government Relations
    • Public Affairs
    • Social Media Marketing
    • Advertising
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Event Planning
    • Management
    • Radio Broadcasting
    • Radio Production
    • Television Broadcasting
    • Television Production
    • Grant Writing
    • Publishing
    • HR/Employment Services


    Suggestions for communication majors:

    Below are suggestions for career preparation:

    • Internships, part-time jobs and volunteer positions while you are a student often lead to future job placements. These positions often build networks in which you get to know people in various settings who do hiring or know of possible openings. It is strongly recommended that communication majors obtain a position, whether paid or voluntary, that allows for "hands-on" experience in the field.

    • Do informational interviews. Make appointments with people in your field who hold positions similar to your career desires. Ask them to describe the pathway they followed to obtain their position.

    • While studying for your degree, assemble information that shows your talents. A portfolio of writing samples, "demo" tapes, and copies of reports and group projects, all can be valuable in showcasing your talents.

    • When asking anyone to write letters of recommendation, provide them with the documentation they need to flesh out the statements about you with examples and illustrations. At a minimum, give them a resume that lists your school activities, work record and other information they may not have about you.

    • Students should visit (by their junior year) Career Services to have their resumes and cover letters reviewed. Students should also do a mock interview.  Additionally, this office assists students and alumni in identifying career-related full-time, part-time and seasonal employment opportunities. The office provides direct access to job opportunities through on-campus interviews, job referral activities, and Career Link. 
    • Once your resume and cover letter have been reviewed by Career Services, create a professional network through a LinkedIn account, consider creating an online portfolio, and start applying for jobs in January of your senior year.

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