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.
If you have any questions or would like to talk with someone personally about the internship course, please contact Valerie Palmer-Mehta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (or are hoping to take) the class in the fall of 2013 or the winter of 2014 (the summer meetings are now complete and the summer class is full)
, you are welcome to choose from among the following dates:
- Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 4-5:30 p.m. in 313 Wilson Hall
- Tuesday, August 13, 2013, from 4-5:30 p.m. in 313 Wilson Hall
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).
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:
- 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.
- 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.)
- Fill out the Internship Application Form. Submit the form along with a copy of your resume and cover letter to Internship Director Dr. Valerie Palmer-Mehta. You may submit your materials to Palmer-Mehta via email at email@example.com, by fax at (248) 370-4208, or in person at the main office of the Department of Communication and Journalism in 316 Wilson Hall.
- 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. 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
- Summer Terms: February
- 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.
- 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.
- Attend class sessions as noted in SAIL. Follow the syllabus.
- Once your internship is over, send a thank you letter to your supervisor to thank him/her for his/her time and effort.
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.
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 Valerie Palmer-Mehta.
If you are seeking a summer or fall 2013 internship, you may apply to the following organizations:
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 Jaimie Hayes, Business Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scribe Publishing Company
is Michigan’s newest independent book publisher. We are seeking interns to assist in developing and executing marketing and PR plans for Scribe Publishing Company books and authors, as well as the company itself. Scribe Publishing Company’s parent company, Scribe Consulting LLC, also provides occasional marketing and PR work for outside clients, and the intern may be asked to work on tasks of the same nature for outside clients. Our office is located in Troy at Maple and Coolidge. Interns will need to work in the office at least two days per week at 10-12 hours total per week, and the hours can be flexible to fit the intern’s schedule.The goal of the internship program is to provide students with real-world business experience to list on their resumes and use in their portfolios. Required skills include proficiency in Microsoft Office products, a willingness to cold-call and/or email reporters, editors and journalists to pitch story ideas and generate media interest, excellent writing and communication skills, and a willingness to learn and be part of a growing team. The ideal candidate is a major in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism, English or related field. This internship is available every semester. It is unpaid, but course credit may be granted for the experience. Candidates can submit a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Baum, publisher and editorial director, at Jennifer@scribe-publishing.com
. For more information, visit http://scribe-publishing.com
VoltTech International is seeking a PAID Intern for Summer of 2013, with possibility of leading to full-time employment in Fall 2013. We are seeking a Sales & Marketing Intern to help us Research, Market and grow our new Wire Harness Manufacturing Division. VoltTech International is a GLOBAL company, specializing in the design, manufacturing and distribution of Wire Harness Assemblies & Custom Industry Related Components. Our Michigan operation, located in Rochester Hills, handles Sales Management, Product Development, and Distribution. We are looking for an individual who wants to gain general business experience as it pertains to Sales, Marketing and the overall growth of an organization. Qualified candidates will be given the opportunity to assist in all aspects of a developing division of a successful organization. Primary duties will be to assist the Sales Manager, and outside Sales Representative with market research and contact / lead generation. Candidate will be trained and mentored to rapidly expand duties to include phone and email based contact with prospective customers. We are seeking an individual with an interest in Sales and Business Development, as our ultimate goal is to find a candidate that can join our organization as a full time employee this fall. VoltTech International is a small company with a casual, laid back work atmosphere. Our management team is young and driven to grow our company significantly in the coming years. We are offering the opportunity for an individual to get involved early, and grow with us.Candidates can email their Resume to: email@example.com.
Paid Internships at Epitech- Epitec 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org. This internship is available all semesters.
THE MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS (MACPA) is seeking a full-time, paid summer Communications intern for our Troy office. The MACPA offers students hands-on communications and business experience working with a statewide association. With almost 18,000 members, the MACPA provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the selected interns to assist the association in achieving its 2013 strategic goals. Intern responsibilities and duties include assisting in writing communications to our members utilizing various vehicles including email, social media, print and web; help in creation and execution of overall marketing and branding of the association; organize and handle special projects; assist members of the communications department with various tasks as appropriate. Interns must have marketing knowledge and the ability to communicate effectively. Strong writing skills are a must. A successful candidate will have excellent work ethic, be able to maintain professional demeanor and possess an upbeat, friendly attitude. Interested students should send a resume and writing sample to Emily Weitz at email@example.com.
THE MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS (MACPA)
is seeking a part-time, unpaid communications/marketing intern for our Membership Department. The MACPA offers students hands-on communications and business experience working with a statewide association. With almost 18,000 members, the MACPA provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the selected interns to assist the association in achieving its 2013 strategic goals. Intern responsibilities may include: correspondence and marketing to perspective members, creating copy for various marketing promotions, utilizing and updating the membership database and assisting in various projects as assigned. Interns must have marketing knowledge and the ability to communicate effectively. Strong writing experience is preferred. Interested students should send a resume and writing sample to Gabe Wordell at Gwordell@michcpa.org. The internship location is at the MACPA main office at 5480 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI 48098-2642. The association seeks interns year-round. To learn more about MACPA, visit our website at www.michcpa.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cadillac Products Automotive Company (CPAC), a leading Tier 1 supplier of interior automotive parts, is seeking a paid Technical Writing Intern for the summer of 2013 at our Roseville, MI facility. CPAC is looking for an energetic, results-oriented candidate to manage the creation and development of functional technical documentation. JOB DESCRIPTION: individually develops and updates technical documentation adhering to format, content and style guidelines; develops, writes, edits, reviews and organizes assigned technical documentation to ensure that the text can be understood by non-technical users; collects feedback regarding usability and readability of documentation and revises materials; gathers information from and meets with users and engineers to determine and understand technical and non-technical processes, procedures and needs for documentation. JOB REQUIREMENTS: a college student studying Communications or related field with an interest in technical documentation; excellent organization, strong written and verbal communications skills and skill using written English with an eye for detail; high level of expertise in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Powerpoint); ability to self-edit work effectively as well as to write clear, concise and comprehensive documentation and organize information on multi-level technical issues; and the ability to reach closure on assigned tasks within agreed upon dates. Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Randy Behm, Director of Engineering, at email@example.com.
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 for a very busy Summer 2013! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
939 The River is seeking interns! This 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 get college credit. Please send resumes and cover letters to Sarah.Eatherly@939TheRiverRadio.com.
Marketing Communications Internship at
OpTech – Troy, MI.
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 to Deniella at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marketing Intern needed at West Construction: Two marketing interns are needed immediately to assist in the execution of outreach events to local business and fellow community centers; assist with developing marketing strategies for promoting programs, events, and services' assist with creating promotional brochures, flyers, and mailers; assist with developing a marketing campaign for gym memberships, leasing specials, and product sales to Lafayette Market; assist with social media postings; assist with website development; assist with creating graphical flyers and other simple communications; assist with project management of marketing events with internal staff and customers; create and maintain marketing calendars; conduct errands; and document marketing procedures. Qualifications: must have own vehicle; 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; previous marketing courses or internship experience. Send resume and cover letter to Tone Winton at email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Wheel Media is seeking digital marketing/editorial interns. BWM is a digital marketing agency based in Troy, Mich., 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 15 to 20
hours a week, all of which are unpaid, but you will be able to use this
experience towards fulfilling an internship credit with Oakland
University. Experience in social media is essential, as well as an
excellent understanding of Microsoft and Adobe products. If interested,
please send a resume and cover letter to Eric Allen (email@example.com) for consideration.
Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi seeks a public relations and marketing intern. The Suburban Collection Showplace is seeking an intern for its Public Relations and Marketing Department. The intern will support the public relations and 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. Responsibilities include: assist with writing press releases and/or media advisories, track media coverage, assist with updating social media websites, planning events, and marketing and branding efforts, and perform administrative duties as required. Requirements: strong communication and organizational skills, excellent Associated Press writing style and editing skills, must be proficient with Microsoft Office, ability to work independently and as a team. The candidate must be enrolled at an accredited college or university and must be a senior or junior majoring in public relations, journalism or communications with a 3.0 GPA or above. This is a non-paid internship and students will receive college/university course credits for participating in the program. The amount of course credits to be earned is determined by the college/university, and the student must verify with the college/university’s academic department the total number of required course credits prior to starting the internship. Writing samples are requested, particularly press releases, articles or pieces related to individual public relations and/or marketing projects. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Suburban Collection Showplace is a state-of-the-art exposition, convention and conference center located in Novi, Mich., and has been host to a variety of events such as public expositions, trade shows, association and corporate conferences and prestigious social events.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Buck and Coop Morning Show on 98.7 Amp Radio is seeking Oakland University interns. The Buck and Coop Morning Show is looking for their next intern. Are you a passionate, motivated college student who is interested in radio and broadcasting? If so, all you have to do is email Gillian Reilly, executive producer, Buck & Coop 98.7 Amp Radio, at email@example.com with your resume and contact info. You MUST be able to get college credit for the Buck and Coop internship. If want the chance to be involved in a top-rated Detroit morning show and thrive in an exciting and fast-paced atmosphere then you are a candidate. For more information, see the 98.7 FM website.
Public Relations/Marketing Intern for the Village of Rochester Hills – The Village of Rochester Hills has several opportunities this upcoming year for students to get 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. Email your resume and cover letter immediately to Shelleen McHale, marketing director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with Fall, Winter, or Summer Intern(as applicable) in the subject line.
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 email@example.com. No phone calls please.
The Orion Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for someone who loves to write about people, businesses and events. You will be asked to write articles about new members as well as current member events and other special assignments. They need help with press releases on events and articles after the events as well. They will need you to coordinate this information to all of the newspapers, TV and radio stations. We currently have a monthly newspaper insert in the Orion Review called "The Biz" that you will have your own byline in. This is where some of the articles you have written will be printed. They also have monthly email announcements called "The Motivator." You will be asked to help supply information for this. They also have weekly email announcements that you will help support. You will be asked to help with special emails and postcards that are sent to members. They also will need your help with assisting with their social networking. You will be required to attend most, if not all, the chamber events such as luncheons, business ribbon-cutting ceremonies, networking and business development meetings. There also are other events the chamber is involved in. In May, they have their Annual Business Expo and your assignment will be to work with the LOHS Decca Program students with the advertising/press for this event. They will also want your input on all of these things plus whatever else you think would benefit the Orion Chamber. This is a non-paying job, but you will learn a great deal not only from the executive director but from many chamber members. Please send resume and cover letter to: Bill Kokenos at P. O. Box 484 Lake Orion, MI 48361.
Benzinga (located in Southfield) seeks public relations/marketing intern. This financial media company seeks a driven and talented individual to join their team and earn college credit. Daily tasks will include working with social media and blogging. Organizational skills will be put to use as well as editorial and writing. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments and possess an understanding of basic media relations skills. A working knowledge of computers as well as word processing and database management software is necessary. Send your resume and cover letter to Katey Stapleton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
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 email at firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please.
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 email@example.com.
The Bottomless Toy Chest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to delivering interactive toys, crafts and hands-on activities to children going through cancer treatment in local hospitals. Their mission is to lift the spirits of young cancer patients by providing them with engaging, empowering activities while they are going through treatment. They are seeking a computer-savvy student to be in charge of updating and helping design their website, working on events and fundraising efforts, as well as taking part in other miscellaneous projects. The Bottomless Toy Chest is a small nonprofit, which means every person who works there has the opportunity to make a big difference and offer their input. This internship includes a lot of hands-on experience with the inner workings of a small company and how it is run. You should have an interest in nonprofits and be willing to work on a team and assist in daily operations. If you're motivated, industrious and good at working with people, this is the right job for you. Email your resume and cover letter to Mickey Guisewite at Mickey@bottomlesstoychest.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email the development director at email@example.com with a resume, cover letter and one reference.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inside Sales Representative Internship – ePS (e-Procurement Services Inc.) is a Michigan-based global provider of intelligent, robust, e-procurement Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). They seek a strategic, results-driven inside sales representative intern. If you are a dynamic, driven individual who has the hunger to start a career in sales, they invite you to be a part of their world-class business development team. Sales candidates should be self-directed, able to balance team approach and personal initiative. The position is open to college juniors and seniors seeking a degree in business administration, marketing, management, finance or a related field with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The internship offers commission payments on all sales and class credits when applicable. Based on performance and availability a full-time salary position is an option after three months. Responsibilities include building and maintaining an in-depth knowledge of ePS products, partners and markets; managing closed loop evaluation cycle within account and drive deployment; generating and following up on provided sales leads and meeting or exceeding assigned quotas; qualifying direct opportunities in petroleum and grocery retail, wholesale distribution, minority tier one, and supporting supplier markets and moving them through the sales process including closing sales where required; developing proposals; conducting web presentations to prospective clients; maintaining detailed communication logs for all contacts utilizing CRM database (Cool Life Systems). Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Ann Zach at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Maggie Sisco at email@example.com. This internship accepts interns in the summer, fall and winter semesters. Please contact Justin or Maggie for due dates.
Interested in new media technology? Giant Eel Productions is offering internships that guarantee hands-on experience with 3D, mobile media, AR and tons of other emerging media. Giant Eel Productions mission as a company is to harmonize the technical with the creative. Interns will have the opportunity to work at many levels of the company, from business-building to marketing strategy to supporting the actual productions themselves. Ideal candidates have a strong interest in the media/entertainment industry, can work independently and manage multi-tiered task lists, and are able to learn quickly and complete work on a deadline. Interns will have the opportunity to observe the 3D workflow, from concept to post-production, as well as become familiar with the rapidly evolving dynamics of the 3D media industry. Interns will work in one of three specializations: project management, production or business. Project management interns will gain an overview of the 3D process and will help logistically support the busy production schedule. Production interns will work on individual productions, joining the creative team and the production crew for the shoot itself. Business interns will learn the skills of writing decks, aggressively gaining market share and the structure of 3D CPM and licensing arrangements. These positions are intensive but rewarding; only apply if you consider yourself someone who enjoys working. Please submit resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Arthritis Foundation Michigan Chapter – The foundation, based in Troy, seeks a public relations intern. The intern will gain experience in event planning in the nonprofit sector. He/she will be required to do small writing samples of public service announcements and press releases, solicit media for promotions, and help head up the Arthritis Run/Walks. This will include maintaining event logistics, acquiring in-kind donations and team recruitment. Other tasks could include travel, making phone calls and compiling/sorting databases. Multiple event attendance will be required. The internship is offered for credit only. Please submit your resume and cover letter to Laurie Rupp at email@example.com.
Metro Parent Publishing Group/BLAC Detroit Magazine is looking for interns interested in event coordination, public relations and marketing. This internship includes assisting with multiple events, utilizing written and verbal communication skills, and working in a professional environment with many opportunities. Interested students should send a resume to Marina Acovska, assistant events coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Light Go Music Publicity – Located in Ferndale, the Green Light Go 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 to Miranda Johnson at email@example.com.
Search Solutions Digital Media-Marketing Internship – Interns assist in all digital marketing efforts for a range of clients. Duties include writing press releases, developing web content, writing blog posts for clients, using HTML, website management, analyzing web traffic and impressions, managing online advertising budgets, monitoring search engine optimization, and working with a variety of social networking sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr and more. Search Solutions Digital Media is located in Royal Oak. This is an unpaid internship. Approximate hours per week are 15 or more. Job Function: Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Web Development, Writing. Candidates must be a junior or senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in PR, journalism, marketing or a related field; have great writing and editing skills; proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint); knowledge of Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Publisher preferred; some knowledge of HTML and Wordpress preferred; web, photography and videography skills a plus; willingness to assist with all aspects of the organization as needed; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work independently; driven, self-motivated and enthusiastic; must be a self-starter. Please send resume and cover letter to Amanda Friedt, public relations and web content manager, Search Solutions Digital Media, at Friedt.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, you may call (248) 416-4358.
93.1 Doug-FM and 96.3 WDVD Promotions Department is seeking students who are looking to gain valuable “hands-on” experience in the field of public relations and radio broadcasting. If you are outgoing, dedicated and believe you have what it takes to be a success in the radio business, we want to hear from you! 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 also are assigned day-to-day office duties to learn how a radio station operates “behind the scenes." The Promotions Internship Program is open only to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. The 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. For more information, contact Bill Hielscher at Bill.Hielscher@cumulus.com. Contact fax number: (313) 873-9290. This internship is available all semesters.
Jay Towers in the Morning Show on Fresh 100.3 is seeking an intern with a good sense of humor and who also is creative, willing to learn, and quick to learn. Tasks include talking to listeners, taking winner information, posting pictures and video onto the station's website, printing the morning topics, printing news stories, searching the Internet for audio to accompany content, keeping binders and spreadsheets up to date and current, filling out the show sheet and listening to hours and hours of audio. Students able to do minor audio editing are highly desired. Students who are not morning people and don't like to have fun should not apply. The hours are 4:45-10 a.m., either T/Th or MWF. Send resume and cover letter to Jenna Cork, executive producer, at email@example.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.
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 Amanda at Amanda@89xradio.com or mail to 30100 Telegraph, Ste. 460, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.
Radio One Inc. Detroit is looking for interns. Join the Radio One Inc. team as an intern and learn valuable information about the broadcasting industry. This is a 3-6 month college-level internship with primary responsibilities including, but not limited to, corresponding with vendors and/or venue organizations regarding upcoming concerts or station promotional events, assisting with the distribution of marketing materials, event planning, and general office projects. The internship is unpaid, but college credit will be given. To qualify for an internship at Radio One Inc. applicants must be currently enrolled in a college degree program and eligible to earn internship credit; a major in broadcasting, marketing or communications preferred; must be 18 years or older and possess valid school identification (and be of junior/senior status); must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; must be organized, self motivated and a dependable team player. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with promotions and marketing events, with data collection and retention of radio contest winner’s information, with research for on-air personalities, with programming and promotional content on the web; with administrative duties, such as filing, photocopying and collating; assisting all departments including Promotions, Marketing, Programming, Production, Web Services and Engineering. To apply, please go to www.Radio-One.com or contact Internship Coordinator Kelli Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 259-4126.
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 email@example.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.
Campbell-Ewald in Warren is looking for a media communications intern to join their team. Campbell-Ewald is the largest communications agency in Michigan and among the 10 largest in the United States. This is an amazing opportunity for students interested in public relations and media communications. The intern will assist media communication planners and buyers in developing, executing and stewarding plans and points-of-view; participate in brainstorming sessions; contribute new ideas across all media – traditional, digital and non-traditional; assist with analyzing the communication efforts of clients’ competitors; and perform other duties as assigned. Campbell-Ewald is looking for an intern who is fluent in Word, Excel and PowerPoint; possesses strong written and oral communication skills; exhibits a genuine interest in and passion for communications; displays a high level of effort; follows through on projects to successful completion; transfers knowledge from one project to the next; is both highly accurate and organized while also being a creative thinker; is punctual and regular in attendance; is flexible and adaptable to change; and is respectful of others and a collaborative team player. Interested students may submit a cover letter and resume, preferably via email, to Amy Wellington, human resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This internship is available every semester.
The internship program through Public Relations at Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak. Beaumont is affiliated with one of the largest hospitals in the United States. As Beaumont positions itself to be one of the finest academic medical centers in the nation, the quality of its interns and the internship program should similarly reflect the organization’s goals. They are seeking one intern in public relations and another one in media relations. Both should possess strong, proven writing skills; a professional demeanor and willingness to learn; ability to take and implement constructive criticism; and strong skills in MS Office, Internet searches and research, and social media. Please send your resume and cover letter, along with two to three writing samples from past internships, school projects, etc., to Rebecca Calappi at RCalappi@beaumonthospitals.com. Beaumont is seeking interns all semesters.
The internship program through Community Affairs at Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak/Troy. The community affairs intern is involved in planning community events, updating information on the political community, arranging speakers bureau presentations, and more. The web marketing intern will assist with developing and implementing web marketing plans, including creation of content and design, web applications and programs. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to Darlene Niksic at email@example.com. Beaumont is seeking interns all semesters.
Special Olympics Michigan is seeking two development and public relations interns at the Southeast Office in Auburn Hills. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- Sales & Marketing
- Event Planning
- Radio Broadcasting
- Radio Production
- Television Broadcasting
- Television Production
- Grant Writing
- 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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