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Bradenton Marauders Baseball Writing Internship Available

Job Description

  • Serve as beat writer covering the Bradenton Marauders, Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Attend 1-2 home games at team’s LECOM Park during weeks in which the team has 1-2 home games – travel to nearby away games is optional but NOT required.
  • File a weekly notebook summarizing happenings, results, statistics, etc. of the club.
  • Provide a weekly 5-10 minute soundbyte for inclusion in a weekly Minor League Podcast. This would be comprised of quotes, interviews, filed audio reports, etc.  (will assist in production)
  • Special in-detph features and interviews as directed (player interviews, coach interviews/feature stories, etc)
  • 2-3 in-depth podcast appearances over the course of the season (done remotely)

Revenue Sharing

  • PBD offers a revenue sharing program based on production and unique pageview performance.
  • To qualify, a writer must post a minimum of FIVE pieces per calendar month.
  • Once the minimum is reached, writers are eligible for a $25 payout.
  • Payouts are made one month after end of current month to allow for accurate reporting. (For example, John Doe meets all requirements for payout in January. On February 28, his statistics for January are finalized, and payout is given March 1)


Jason Rollison
Sports Columnist,
PODCAST: The Pirates Breakdown Podcast

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) Seeks Public Relations Intern

The airport is seeking an unpaid intern interested in assisting the Airport Public Relations Director. St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is a commercial service airport serving over 1.8 million passengers in 2016, primarily visitors to the Tampa Bay area.   Commercial, General Aviation, Military and Cargo operations are based at PIE.

Airport Public Relations responsibilities include: Public Relations and Communications, Media Relations, Website and Social Media, Special Events & Promotions, Community Relations, Educational Tours with schools and community groups, Customer Service/Tourism Information management, Volunteer Airport Ambassador management, etc.

The internship is flexible in both schedule and assignments based on availability, interests and skills.

College Students majoring in the fields of Public Relations, Media & Communications, Hospitality, Business Marketing, English, and Education may be interested in an internship opportunity at the airport. All interested students may apply, regardless of major, by submitting cover letter and resume.

Highly Desired skills: Excellent communication skills, written and oral; social media knowledge and application; initiative, independence, and organization.

Additional skills in Graphic Design, Photography, and Video may be included in projects if student is skilled and interested.

For More Information, Contact Airport Coordinator:

Michele Routh, Public Relations Director
St. Pete- Clearwater International Airport
14700- Terminal Blvd. Suite 221
Clearwater, FL 33762 || 727-453-7879

Association of Health Care Journalists Awarding Academic Health Journalism Conference Fellowships

The Association of Health Care Journalists, with support from funders, provides financial assistance to college journalism students and college journalism instructors who wish to attend AHCJ’s annual conference From April 20, 2017 – April 23, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

Fellowships are open to U.S.-based students majoring in journalism or mass communication with a special interest in covering health or health care. Professors and other college instructors who are teaching health-related journalism are also welcome to apply.

If selected for a fellowship, you may be asked to write an AHCJ website blog post, take pictures or shoot video of a conference session.

Students will be asked to share a room with another student fellow.

Fellowship includes:

  • Conference registration fee
  • One year’s membership in AHCJ (new or extended)
  • Up to four nights in conference hotel (Wed.-Sat.)
  • Up to $400 for travel assistance within the continental United States.

    This may not cover ALL travel costs.

Submit a Health Journalism Fellowship Application online.

The deadline is noon CT, Feb. 24.

Questions? Contact Ev Ruch-Graham at or 573-884-8103.

GenFKD Video Journalism Fellowship Available

GenFKD, a 501(c)(3) funded by a founder of Home Depot, is looking for on-campus video journalists to contribute content for national syndication. Our media partners include Sinclair Broadcast and their Millennial-centric brand Circa.

Seeking an on-camera presence, fully independent video journalists (shoot, edit, etc) who can produce one compelling on-campus news package per week. The package should be relevant to a national audience.

If you’re searching for exposure on a nationally-consumed platform, this fellowship could be a perfect fit for you. You will also be mentored by a seasoned Investigative Journalist and have access to a number of relevant resources.

If you want to know more about GenFKD, check out You can also visit to familiarize yourself with the website where most of the student-generated content would be syndicated.

Contact with any questions.

USFSP Career Center Seeks PAID Spring 2017 Intern


A Career Center Media Intern is a USFSP student who will work directly with Career Center staff and marketing team to create videos on various career related topics and events. The intern will be supervised by the Employer Relations Coordinator to support in promotion and outreach efforts. This is a unique opportunity to work on campus, apply video making/editing skills learned in the classroom, and gain valuable career related skills that you can apply to a future job search.

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize skills learned in the classroom to design and create videos
  • Learn about social media marketing techniques
  • Develop at least 5 videos during the Spring semester

Pay Grade: $9.00 p/hr
Hours: 10+ hrs per week
Schedule: flexible
Start date: a.s.a.p.

Job Duties

  • Manage the USFSP Career Center YouTube Channel.
  • Brainstorm creative video ideas to promote Career Center services offered to USFSP students.
  • Design and implement the creation of informational videos for our website, social media accounts, and other outreach platforms.
  • Create a five minute video for classroom presentations.
  • Research other comparable higher education institutions for video ideas.
  • Live stream videos at our Career Center events in collaboration with our Social Media Manager.
  • Work with students, faculty, staff, and campus partners to develop marketing campaigns.
  • Meet weekly with Marketing Team and Employer Relations Coordinator.



  • Previous video making/editing experience
  • Previous volunteer and/or student club experience
  • Ability to take initiative plus high level of reliability
  • Great customer service skills
  • Organized and timely
  • Initiative and follow through abilities


  • Interest in social media marketing
  • Career Center advocates
  • Photoshop proficient


Journalism Scholarships Available for Polish Americans

The Kosciuszko Foundation, An American Center for Polish Culture is currently accepting applications for tuition scholarships for academic year 2017-2018. Eligible candidates are US citizens of Polish descent and US permanent residents of Polish heritage for full-time studies. Funding is available for studies in journalism.

Qualified students evidence interest in or involvement in the Polish American community and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,000 and are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicant must show proof of Polish descent. Apply on-line now and through January 17, 2017. Details are found at:

Scholarship decisions are made by the Scholarship Committee of the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Winners will be notified May 25, 2017.

The Kosciuszko Foundation is a 501 c (3) not-for-profit organization engaged in educational and cultural relations between the United States and Poland. Besides the Tuition Scholarship programs for graduate level studies in the US, the Foundation supports Year Abroad language studies, Graduate Studies and Research in Poland; undergraduates majoring in the natural sciences; and short term summer language studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.

ESPN hosting Meet and Greet at USF Tampa

ESPN will be coming to campus the afternoon of Saturday, January 7th to highlight their programs and discuss internship and entry-level opportunities. This is a free event for students, and ESPN will be buying pizzas for an NFL Wild Card watch party where ESPN will be showing students how they run live stats during the game.

Panel Discussion 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Learn about Internships and Entry-Level Opportunities
Oval Theatre – 2nd Floor of the Marshall Student Center

Breakout Sessions 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
These breakout sessions will feature Q/A for these specific ESPN units.
Marshall Student Center, Room #3705 – Content Associate Program
Marshall Student Center, Room #3707 – Stats and Info and Production Ops

NFL Playoff Watch Party/Mock Live Environment for ESPN stats 4:50 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Learn how ESPN produces stats during a live sporting event.
Marshall Student Center Ballroom

For more information or to register, visit this link.

The Penny Hoarder Seeks a PAID Writing Intern – With Benefits!

Are you a good writer who is eager to learn more? Want to learn how to write in a lively, helpful voice and grow a website?

Taylor Media is looking for an intern writer for The Penny Hoarder, a popular blog about ways to make and save money. This is your chance to work for the nation’s fastest-growing private media company.

This paid internship also offers benefits for full-time positions.

Please see the internship listing for further details.

If you are interested in the position, please contact Dr. Tony Silvia at

American Society of Magazine Editors Seeking Summer 2017 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.

IRTS Summer Fellowship Program: June 4 – August 5, 2017, New York City

The 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.
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!
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 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.
For detailed eligibility information and to learn more click here: 2017 IRTS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP DETAILS.
Applications due December 1st.
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