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Friday, November 28, 2008

Internships & Scholarships

EcoPlum Needs Writing Intern

Writing Intern
New York, NY (telecommute)

January 2009 Internship Opportuity
New Media Office at NOW on PBS

From: rvilla@ccny.cuny.edu

This unpaid internship ideally starts in January with the New Media office at NOW on PBS; the intern must be enrolled as a degree candidate and receive credit for the internship. Intern must be available to work 2-3 days a week (no Fridays); executives are looking for someone who is intelligent, responsible, and passionate about journalism's mission.

In addition this person should:

1) Be well-versed in internet research and social networking platforms like Facebook

2) Be a strong writer and competent grammarian (AP style)

3) Be interested in politics and news

4) Be receiving college credit for the experience

5) Be comfortable representing him/herself at meetings and in interpersonal communications.

The intern will be responsible for research, writing, and conceptualization of new media features related to NOW programs and the news cycle. No technical skills are necessary, though some web production experience is a plus. He/she will report to both myself and the Web Editor.


Joel Schwartzberg
Director of New Media

Robin Villa
Director of Honors
The City College of New York/CUNY
NAC Room 4/150
New York, NY 10031-9160
FAX: 212-650-7337


NBC Universal/Oxygen looking for Interns
Winter/Spring Semester (Chelsea)

Send all resumes to Melanie English, Melanie.English@nbcuni.com.

Please indicate which internship you are applying for (Marketing, Editorial, Production, Design or Social Media) in the subject line.

Oxygen is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment and is currently available in over 74 million homes. The network was launched in 2000 to fill a void in the television landscape – creating a network targeted to younger women. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's television, with a vast array of unconventional and original programming including "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency," "Coolio's Rules," "The Bad Girls Club" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood."

Type of Internship: Academic Credit REQUIRED

Education Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Grad Student

Required Hours Per Week: Part Time (10-20 hours/week)

Requested Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Photoshop (design & production intern only), CSS (production intern only), JavaScript (production intern only) and XML (production intern only)

The Digital & New Media Department is looking for interns in the following areas:
> Marketing
> Editorial
> Production
> Design
> Social Media

Below are descriptions and qualifications for each.

Description: Assist with production and promotion of digital initiatives around network programming. Monitor and update Myspace, Facebook, show message boards, etc. for corresponding initiatives. Manage photos and video. Update WAP site.
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Marketing, New Media, Communications, English or related major

Description: Daily front-end design changes. Create promotional banners (Static and animated GIF). Cut and resize photos. Assist Digital department handling various projects for a television network including: website creation, HTML newsletter, banners, Facebook and Myspace pages, WAP site, etc.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with image optimization and web standards a plus
Flash Skills preferred
Web Design, Graphics Arts, or related major

Description: Assist Online Marketing department in the handling of daily updates, maintenance, and creation of new content for the oxygen.com website. Opportunities also to help out with additional digital marketing initiatives including HTML newsletters, Facebook and Myspace pages, WAP site, etc.
Preferred Qualifications
Ability to hand-code HTML
Some experience working with CSS, JavaScript or XML
Photoshop experience and skills
Information Technology, Computer Science, Web Design or related major

Social Media
Description: Promote and build site traffic through social networks, blogs, message boards, gaming, etc.
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of social networking, blogging, internet trends, and SEO
Familiarity with widgets and online gaming
Marketing, New Media, Communications or related major

New York Women in Communications Foundation
2009 Scholarships - APPLY NOW

Attention High School Seniors, College Undergrads and Graduate Students!

You may be eligible for one of several 2009 New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarships worth up to $10,000 each!


The economy is down and college tuition is up. There's never been a more important time to apply for the financial, educational and professional support you can get from a New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship.

The deadline for completed applications, including transcripts, is January 30, 2009. The scholarship is open to students with a 3.2 minimum GPA who are permanent residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania; and to qualified students from other states who are studying at a college or university in the five boroughs of New York City. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered, so get ahead and click here for details.

Scholarships are intended for use in the 2009 -2010 academic year. Apply now! Thank you and good luck!

New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship Committee

Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media
Deadline: January 30, 2009

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create career opportunities in the media industry for minority youth through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development.

Our 2009 recruiting season is gearing up. We are currently recruiting for opportunities in major US markets and will update the recruiting list as more opportunities become available. Please check back for additional openings.

The current deadline for 2009 applications is January 30, 2009.

Please be sure to include an original and two copies of your application, along with your photo, references, transcripts and essay, in your application package. See additional details in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section.

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