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Television Academy Foundation Student Internship Applications Due Jan. 16

Every summer, the Television Academy Foundation offers 50 television industry internships in over 30 disciplines. These eight-week, paid positions at major media companies provide professional experience, career development and networking opportunities to talented students nationwide.

Categories Include:

Agency · Animation · Art Direction/ Set Decorating · Broadcast News · Business of Physical Production · Casting · Children’s Programming/ Development · Cinematography · Commercials · Costume Design · Development · Digital Entertainment · Documentary/ Nonfiction Production · Editing · Entertainment News · Legal & Business Affairs · Live Television Production · Marketing · Media Research · Movies for Television · Music · Post Production · Production Management · Program Planning and Scheduling · Public Relations/ Publicity · Sound · Special Visual Effects · Television Directing · Television Scriptwriting · Unscripted Television

Postmark deadline is January 16, 2018.

*Letters of recommendation without a signature will NOT be accepted.

Click here to apply today!

IRTS Now Accepting Applications for Summer Fellowship Program in NYC

IRTS Summer Fellowship Program
June 3 – August 4, 2018
New York City

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program is the cornerstone program of the IRTS Foundation. Often referred to as a “media boot camp,” this highly selective program teaches a talented group of up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid internship in New York City, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice.

Eligible students have the chance to participate in an exciting media industry internship in New York City that includes travel, accommodations and an allowance!

Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students as of April 2018.

Students selected for this highly competitive program learn about opportunities throughout the media industry, in addition to interning at a specific company where skills are matched to a corresponding area of our business. Accomplished students from all majors (including math, liberal arts, computer science, business, marketing, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program has had a key role in launching the careers of top professionals in the media business for more than 45 years.

Those selected for the Fellowship receive:

  • Round trip travel to and from NYC. (air, train, or driving mileage reimbursement)
  • Housing at a downtown Manhattan university dormitory in a shared suite setting.
  • A living allowance to defray cost of food and personal expenses.
  • A full-time internship at a top New York media company that aligns with a student’s interests and career goals.
  • Weekly events including panel discussions, company visits and speakers.
  • The IRTS Foundation also provides extensive career counseling and networking opportunities to ensure that each student makes the most of this New York experience!

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For more information or to apply, click here.

Applications due by Sunday, Dec. 3.

The IRTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which brings together the wisdom and power of today’s leaders to train and educate the next generation of media and communication professionals through its many educational programs and diversity initiatives. IRTS programs ensure that our business reaches its highest potential in this exciting digital age.

Bayside Solutions Seeks Marketing Intern

Your role as Marketing Intern will make a major impact towards Bayside Solution’s continued success in managing and developing key client relationships. We are confident in your abilities to meet personal and team goals while driving sales and revenue that contribute to the overall success of Bayside Solutions in the marketplace.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide updates to website and social media outlets
  • Work with team to create and edit meeting and event presentations
  • Assist with meeting management and events
  • Update client data in SalesForce
  • Client event communication and follow up
  • Vendor coordination for events and meetings
  • Host and Network at client and vendor events
  • Assist with Blogging and archiving of corporate events
  • Assist with coordinating and preparation of proposals, statements of qualifications, and related marketing materials.
  • Assist with creating marketing materials such as flyers, promotional advertisement, invitations, signage, etc.

Skills and Abilities

  • Maintain professional manner, attire, and grooming
  • Ability to understand, present and demonstrate visual collaboration products and services to clients
  • Effective communication and interaction with employees, clients, and colleagues and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Proactive problem prevention and issue resolution leadership
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a changing environment
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and follow up skills
  • Basic /intermediate knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, excel, internet, and outlook required
  • Ability to learn other software programs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required

To Apply

Email resumes and two design or written samples of your work to

Tampa Bay Rays Seek 2018 Broadcast Intern

The Tampa Bay Rays are looking for a driven and committed individual to participate in a season-long internship opportunity with the Rays Broadcasting department. This individual will work closely with department staff to develop and enhance radio broadcasts, produce content for, and assist with day-to-day operations. The internship will allow the intern to experience a full business cycle within the baseball industry.

For more information and to apply, visit this link.

Cox Media Group’s Annual Diversity Minority Scholarship with Paid Internship

Cox Media Group Tampa is proud to announce their annual $5,000 Diversity Scholarship along with a paid internship (flexible start/end dates and hours), available to one minority full-time student this year.

For more information and/or to apply:

Applicant Eligibility

In addition to submitting all forms and essays on or before November 10, 2017, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

Be enrolled in junior or senior year or graduate program in one of the following fields:

  • Marketing
  • Multimedia Management
  • Advertising
  • General Business
  • Mass Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Business Communication
  • Film & Media Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • New Media Production
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Visual Arts

Be enrolled and attending one of the following colleges or universities:

  • Argosy University (Tampa / Sarasota)
  • Eckerd College
  • Nova Southeastern Tampa
  • Florida Southern College
  • Pasco-Hernando State College
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Saint Leo University
  • St. Petersburg College
  • The Art Institute of Tampa
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tampa
  • Webster University

Be of minority descent:

  • Hispanic or Latino – a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.
  • Black or African American – A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander – A person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Asian – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • American Indian or Alaska Native – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Two or More Races – All persons who identify with more than one of the above races.

Be a US citizen and a resident of Hillsborough, Lakeland, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee or Sarasota County. Proof of residency required.
Must submit a 300 word essay on “The Impact and Responsibility of Media in the Local Community” or on “The Relevancy of Media in the Digital World”

Must have a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher.

Must provide an official transcript from the college or university in which you are currently enrolled.

One finalist will be chosen by CMG Tampa Scholarship Committee on November 17, 2017 with the scholarship to be awarded December 8, 2017. Internship may begin between January 8, 2018 and June 8, 2018.

Applicants will be evaluated based on their academic achievements and their essay submissions.

Description of Funds

The recipient will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses including undergraduate or graduate tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board within one year of graduation. Funds are provided by Cox Media Group and will be made payable and mailed to the student’s approved institution of higher learning by December 31, 2017.

Additional Questions

Contact Scholarship Committee Chair, Judy Altman
Phone: 727-579-2000

Enter the Congressional App Challenge Today!

Interested in app development and coding?
Enter your app into the Congressional App Challenge!
All skill levels are welcome to participate.
You can find training tutorials on the website or use your MyUSF page to check out tutorials on the online videos!

Deadline to submit your app is November 1st.

The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a public effort to encourage kids to learn how to code, through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress for their local district.

Students code original applications for the chance to be selected for recognition by their Member of Congress, win prizes, and have their work put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The district-wide competitions, now in their third year, take place from July through early November. The CAC is executed by the Congressional staff of each participating district, and coordinated by the Congressional Internet Caucus and the non-governmental sponsor of the project, the Internet Education Foundation.

Mission: The Congressional App Challenge’s mission is to inspire, include, and innovate efforts around STEM, coding, and computer science education:

  • Inspire: To inspire students from every corner of the country to explore STEM, coding and computer science through hands-on practice;
  • Include: To actively include and engage students from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in the tech community; and
  • Innovate: To innovate policymaking by connecting Members of Congress to new and emerging technologies through personal interactions with their student constituents.

A Brief History of the CAC: The idea for the Congressional App Challenge was first publicly introduced in 2013, when the House passed H. Res. 77 – Academic Competition Resolution of 2013 with overwhelming support, 411 to 3. In 2014, the House of Representatives ran a pilot version of the program, under the leadership of Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA). When over 80 Members participated, the House realized that the program’s tremendous potential. In 2015, the Committee on House Administration appointed the Internet Education Foundation, a nonpartisan nonprofit to serve as the program’s non-governmental sponsor, and launched the first official CAC under Congressional Co-Chairs Reps. Mimi Walters (R-CA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). Reps. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) took over as co-chairs in 2016, and in the first 2 years of the Challenge, the CAC has reached nearly 4000 students across 33 states.
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American Society of Magazine Editors Seeking Summer 2018 Interns

For 50 years, the American Society of Magazine Editors has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program—a ten-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington. Since the program was founded in 1967, some 1,800 college students have worked as ASME interns. Nearly 450 have gone on to successful careers in print and electronic journalism.

Only 10 percent of all Magazine Internship Program applicants are accepted. ASME interns have distinguished academic records and usually have extensive experience working on city and regional magazines or websites as well as on college newspapers or magazines.

Applications are due Dec. 1. For more information, visit the ASME site.

Dow Jones News Fund Now Accepting 2018 Applications for Paid Internships

College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for paid summer 2018 internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing. The application and test deadline is Nov. 1.

The Fund’s internship programs offer interns a week of advanced training at top universities in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing before they report to work. During each residency interns are taught the latest newsgathering, editing and storytelling technologies.

Data journalism interns are trained to collect, analyze and visualize data to unlock compelling stories; digital media interns augment their range of reporting skills using video, audio, data and social analytics; business reporters spend a week in New York learning to cover all sectors from Wall Street to personal finance and local companies; and the multiplatform editing interns hone their news judgment, headline writing, copy editing and page design skills.

The Fund and sponsoring media cover travel costs to and from training and to newsrooms. Interns are responsible for their housing and transportation costs during the internship. Students who return to school after a successful internship will receive $1,000 college scholarships.

For more information, visit the Dow Jones News Fund Internship Website.