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January 29, 2019

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MJ-School Opportunities
Meet the Pros: Ashlan Cousteau
Ashlan Cousteau is a wildly successful television personality and MJ-School alum. Ashlan is the co-star of the Travel Channel's Caribbean Pirate Treasure, a former Entertainment Tonight correspondent, and a fill-in anchor for E! News. Ashlan also has production experience -- she's worked behind the scenes on The Today Show, Access Hollywood, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Saturday Night Live.

Ashlan will be holding an information session on Tuesday, February 5 from 4:00 to 5:00pm in the Halls of Fame (Carroll 128). This is a rare opportunity for students interested in any aspect of broadcast news, television, filmmaking, or production to hear from one of the industry's best. Read more about Ashlan here. Click here to sign up -- the room will fill up fast!
Other Opportunities
Photographers and Videographers Needed for Feb. 13 Conference

No Kid Hungry NC, part of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, is looking for undergraduates to help take photos and video at its 8th annual NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference. The conference is Wednesday, February 13, from 8am to 4pm at the UNC Friday Center in Chapel Hill. Volunteers will be provided with a free breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

In addition to its year-round, statewide work to increase access to nutrition programs for children, No Kid Hungry NC hosts this annual conference to highlight and celebrate innovative work being done to feed kids in our state. This year's speakers include: the NC Teacher and Principal of the Year; First Lady of North Carolina Kristin Cooper; and Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Anyone interested should contact Andrew Harrell at

City Internships Program
CI is an accelerated learning provider offering private post-secondary, non-degree granting, full-time immersive in-person courses that combine intensive classroom-based workshops and seminars, practical work experience-based training and a link to potential employers.

For students and recent graduates, CI’s programs provide the skills, experience and links to employers necessary to launch successful careers in today’s competitive and rapidly evolving employment landscape. Our Programs are open to students from any year and with any major, and they may choose a placement in one of 9 career fields: Banking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

Programs are available in 9 locations: London, Paris, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco.

Click here to learn more about CI's programs and click here to apply.

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Unpaid Internships
Corporate Social Responsibility Intern - Charlotte Hornets / Charlotte, NC
Hornets Sports & Entertainment is looking for a college student to serve as an intern for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department. The CSR intern will serve as support and administrator to the department by assisting with day-to-day and long term community initiatives. The intern will also gain hands-on experience planning and executing major events, maintaining community/corporate partnerships and working with the charitable foundation of the Charlotte Hornets.
This is a non-paid internship, a stipend is provided for transportation, food and parking expenses. You will need to able to work 20-40 hours per week. You are required to receive academic credit.  Hours will include most arena events, throughout the semester that may occur on evenings and/or weekends, including Arena Events and Hornets games. The Summer 2019 program runs from May 29, 2019 to August 9, 2019.

Click here to apply
Paid Internships
Marketing Summer Intern Immersion Program - IBM / Raleigh, NC and New York, NY
IBM is seeking the next generation of creative individuals with a hunger for innovation and a passion for marketing to join our 4 week IBM Marketing Summer Intern Immersion Program.

Marketing is leading the transformation to build cognitive businesses and create superior client experiences. It’s where strategic thinking, an agile mindset, and innovative digital technology are applied to create exceptional campaigns and customized client experiences - all fueled by data. 

As an IBM Marketing Intern, you’ll work collaboratively, as part of a team, on a project that addresses a strategic IBM Marketing business challenge. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest data scientists, social media ninjas, and world class content developers in the industry all while making an impact on IBM’s global marketing strategy. In addition to the project, the internship includes educational, networking and social activities.

Interns projects can span all areas of Marketing from Marketing Analytics, Campaign Management, Paid and Programmatic Marketing, Event Management to Social Media Marketing. Summer Intern positions are based in New York, NY or Raleigh, NC. Click here to apply.
Multiple Positions - Our State Magazine / Greensboro, NC
Our State is an award-winning publication featuring North Carolina travel, history, and culture. We have something special here, and our readers love us – they are passionate and loyal. Located in Greensboro, we are one of the fastest-growing and most successful magazines in the South. We are a 100% employee-owned company and our culture here is fun, relaxed, and casual.  We offer a no-walls environment that encourages creative freedom and collaboration. We are looking for an exceptionally talented designer who wants to be part of something big.

Our State Magazine is hiring a features editor, graphic designer and art assistant. To read more about the positions, click here.

Business Development/Account Manager - Viget / Washington, DC
At Viget, we don’t have “sales people.”  We earn new business mostly by doing great work with clients like ESPN, AARP, and WCS, and sharing what we know via articlesopen source code, and national conferences.  

Our Account Managers are responsible for doing the initial vetting, research, critical thinking, strategic planning, and relationship-building to ensure every client engagement adds to that growing body of great work. Each opportunity is a new problem to solve, a new strategy to develop—and requires a highly consultative, but efficient approach. As an Account Manager, you will work with some of the most talented designers and developers in the industry and on behalf of a wide range of exciting clients. You’ll both ask and answer hard questions, define creative solutions, and be a key part of the team that delivers results.

To apply or learn more about the position, click here.

Account Specialist/Senior Account Specialist - Eckel & Vaughn / Raleigh, NC
Eckel & Vaughan is a full-service strategic communications agency based in Raleigh, NC. We’re not a traditional ad agency. We’re a conversation agency. We get people talking to each other about our clients. Online. On the phone. In the media. And in the halls and chambers of government. We’re not a vendor or a supplier. We’re a partner. A collaborator. It’s our job to help businesses and organizations find their voice and say something important and relevant – to influence public opinion or buying behaviors. We do it by listening intently, building relationships, and then making the right connections with the right people to get the job done.

Account Specialist Responsibilities:
  • Study and internalize the overall communications strategy for each client to inform account management and decision-making.
  • Contribute to the development of a strategy that will help achieve each client’s communications and business goals.
  • Maintain and strengthen existing client relationships through regular (monthly) client reporting using quantifiable success metrics.
To apply, click here.

Executive Assistant - BPCM / New York, NY
Are you curious about how a highly successful PR agency is run? Are you a master juggler?  An administrative dynamo? Organized beyond belief?  Possess a high level of emotional intelligence?

In this role you will be supporting our founding Partners and liaising closely with the  Executive team.   To be successful, one must be a proactive self-starter who can take the lead and provide high level administrative support.  This person is smart, collaborative, organized, upbeat and efficient and prefers to work in a fast-paced yet fun environment.  Must be a solutions-driven go-getter with ability to see the big picture and pay attention to detail, handle multiple priorities at once, manage time effectively, and maintain composure and confidentiality in a fast-paced environment.

Click here to apply. 

Part-Time PR Specialist - Black Wednesday / Charlotte, NC
Black Wednesday is a boutique marketing company focused on amplifying and leveraging a brand’s message with the intention of building community, driving traffic and increasing sales, brand awareness and recognition. Concentrating on social media, marketing, events, public relations, branding and consulting, BW works to help businesses gain the exposure needed to be successful. We are dedicated to providing custom services tailored to our clients and we are always up for trying something new. This edge is what has helped us grow the business… and now we need you…

We are looking for someone who has experience with press releases, tailored pitches, national and local relationships and proven success with media placements.  This position is Part-Time; perfect for someone looking for side work (pending no issue with non-compete), a freelancer (open to doing white label PR work) or someone looking to grow within the Black Wednesday team. Pending experience, character and fit, the right person could be considered for a Full-Time position. Click here to apply.

Administrative Assistant - Azzur Group / Chapel Hill, NC
Azzur Group is a nationwide network of experts delivering professional services across the life sciences industry, Azzur Group is dedicated to providing clients with efficient, innovative quality and compliance solutions from Discovery to Delivery™. With more than 250 industry partners, including 80% of the top pharma/biotech manufacturers in the U.S., Azzur Group provides carefully calibrated and efficiently executed project management, process engineering, and compliance services. As one of the fastest growing private companies in America, Azzur Group provides clients with the consulting, facility solutions, engineering, validation, IT, technical, training, and laboratory services and solutions they need to remain innovative and competitive

This is a part time administrative assistant for our group. We are looking for a dynamic, people person for our team. We feel that an organized, detail oriented person excels in this position. This position comes with our full benefits package.  This position is responsible for performing a wide variety of comprehensive, complex, and specialized administrative duties to support the head of a functional activity within managing office functions to assure efficient operations.

Part-time job: Day shifts/ weekends - 18 to 24 hours weekly; Wage: Starting at $22/hour and dependent on experience. To apply, contact

Associate Director of Media Relations - UNC / Chapel Hill, NC
The Office of University Communications is responsible for the strategic management of the University’s overall public relations and reputation management activities. The department provides leadership, counsel and services to over 200 communicators across campus and works with those communicators to ensure a unified campus-wide communications strategy. 

Reporting to the director of media relations, the associate director of media relations will help manage the daily operations of the media relations team and handle senior-level initiatives for both the proactive and reactive media needs for the nation’s first public university. This role works with colleagues in the Office of University Communications, University leaders and communications professionals in a fast-paced and busy office that handles a high volume of breaking news issues.

The person in this role will draft communications plans for large-scale promotion initiatives and guide the media relations team on developing strategies for their announcements. They will work with the director to determine storylines that best position the University as a world-class public research institution. They will also engage in issues management and make recommendations for working with the media.

The application closes on February 11. Click here to apply.

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