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January 15, 2019

What a busy Tuesday!!!! If you're looking for something else with which to occupy yourself, check out the latest career-related opportunities  👀
MJ-School Opportunities
Meet the Pros: Leah Ashburn
Leah Ashburn is the president of Highland Brewing and a marketing professional with over two decades of industry experience. Leah will be holding an information session with MJ-School students on Thursday, January 24th from 9:00-10:00am. This is an amazing opportunity for those interested in spirits marketing, entrepreneurship, or careers in Asheville! Location is TBD. Click here to sign up.

Information Session: MEJO 490 - International Media Markets, China (Maymester in China)
This short-term global immersion to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong will give students an introduction to the Chinese media market, the most dominant emerging media system in the world.

Please note that this is the last information session before course applications are due on Friday, Feb. 1. The information session will be held on Thursday, January 17 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Halls of Fame.

Sports Communication Certificate Program
January 30, 2019 is the deadline to apply for the Sports Communication Certificate Program. 12 students will be admitted, and will be given priority for a seat in the MEJO 376, 377 and 476 courses.

To apply, just give Professor John Sweeney in Carroll 235 a copy of your resume and a one-page (maximum length) typed statement on why you wish to be admitted. Your reasons can be career-oriented or simply intellectual curiosity. There is no "correct" answer. Please staple a cover sheet on your application with your name, expected graduation date, sequence or major and GPA. The names of the students admitted will be posted in the general Student Records Office and Professor Sweeney's office door on Wednesday, February 13 at noon.

Students not admitted are still welcome to take the sports communication courses. They may also complete the certificate program. The formal admission simply gives you priority getting into the classes. Contact John Sweeney at if you have any questions. Click here for more information.

Other Opportunities
Student Travel Grants - Society for News Design

SNDF offers students grants to help them attend the Annual Workshop and Exhibition in Chicago on April 4-6, 2019. Each grant covers the student registration fee to the workshop as well as a $500 travel stipend. Grant recipients agree to volunteer at least eight hours assisting on-site, either with conference logistics or live Web coverage.

To apply, fill out and submit this form by January 15, 2019. If you have questions, please contact SND education director, Darren Sanefski directly at

Fellowship - Global Health Corps
A GHC fellowship is an exciting opportunity to build skills and gain experience with a high-impact health organization, but it’s also much more than that. It’s a year that will catalyze your personal and professional growth as a leader, placing you within a global and diverse network of bright, young, and committed health equity champions. It is – we hope – the beginning of the rest of your career working to transform health systems to deliver for all.

The fellowship starts with two weeks of inspiring sessions with thought leaders, bonding with your cohort, and reflections on your role as a next gen global health leader. Trainings, coaching, and mentorship continue year-round! 

GHC Fellowship applications are due tomorrow, January 16, 2019. Click here to apply.

Young Leaders Program - French-American Foundation
In this two-year program, alternating each year between France and the US, a group of 40 Young Leaders spends four to five days together discussing issues of common concern, meeting with local and global specialists, and getting to know one another. After two years as Young Leaders, participants join an active community of lifelong alumni. Alumni attend and organize events, use the network to advance common causes, and are encouraged to contribute to the program's future success.

The selection process is highly competitive. Candidates must be between 30 and 40 years old when they apply to the program. A jury evaluates candidates based on their potential to attain the highest level of leadership in their chosen profession, their ability to contribute to the enrichment of today's world, and their enthusiasm to participate and to remain an active member of the alumni community.

For more information, please visit our website or contact Katie DeMallie, Program Director, at The application is due March 20, 2019.

Carolina Challenge Makeathon
Are you a creative problem solver? Have you ever worked on a class project and wondered if it could be turned into a business? If so, The Carolina Challenge Makeathon is for you, grad or undergrad alike! 

Introducing UNC’s First Annual week-long Makeathon (February 10-16)! The Carolina Challenge Makeathon is a creative, cross-campus competition which accelerates innovative ideas into physical and digital prototypes that promote positive social impact. Students will form academically diverse teams of 3-5 members who will compete in one of two tracks: digital or physical product development. They will have special access to on-campus makerspaces, app labs, workshops, and expert mentors to design, reiterate, and enhance their products, business models, and pitches. The Makeathon culminates in a final pitch event where students and other expert judges vote to determine which teams win over $10,000 in cash and other prizes and opportunities.

Want to join in on the fun but don't know where to start? Join us for our team building workshop. You'll get the chance to mingle with other makers, strike up conversations, explore ideas and form teams. Find out more @ (January 22, 2019 | 6:30-8:30 pm | BLUE - 1st floor of Carmichael dorm) Sign up here!  

Apply for the week-long event at Applications are due Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. Learn more about the schedule, rules, and other FAQs at!

On-Campus Student Employment Fair 
You are invited to this year’s On-Campus Student Employment Fair on 2/13/19 from 8 AM to 5 PM in the Carolina Union Great Hall.  This job fair is open to employers actively seeking to fill Spring vacancies (work-study and non-work-study), those seeking to expose students to employment opportunities within their offices, solicit applications for upcoming terms, and/or inform applicants about how and when to apply to positions.

The CU Student Life and Leadership team office will be sponsoring refreshments, décor, and some entertainment/activities – with more details to come. There is no expectation that folks hosting a table at this event contribute toward the planning, or purchase incentives for attendees, but you are welcome to use the opportunity to get rid of excess office swag items and other branding material.  University Career Services and the Work-Study Team will be on hand to answer questions.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the Qualtrics survey at the following link by tomorrow, 1/11:  If you have any questions, please reach out to Jared Ward at

Styled for Success Stipend
The Styled For Success Stipend is available to UNC Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students who are receiving need based student aid and who are actively engaged in their job or internship search. The stipend may be used to purchase interview attire, only including shoes and ties and may NOT be used to purchase other clothing, accessories, handbags, briefcases or jewelry. 

To apply, click here. Applications will be reviewed or downloaded every Monday and may take up to a week to be processed.

Paid Internships
Graphic Design and Marketing Internship - WCHL and / Chapel Hill, NC
Looking for an exciting, paid, and for-credit internship? You’re in luck!

97.9 The Hill WCHL and need marketing interns with strong graphic design skills who share a passion for community involvement, connecting with people, and who are spontaneous and flexible. If you’re an enthusiastic problem-solver and like having fun, this internship is for you. This internship is open to all majors, but those with a background in communications and marketing are preferred. Familiarity with Microsoft Office and the Adobe Design Suite are also necessary.

97.9 The Hill and are centered on the community and forming relationships with both advertisers and listeners. In addition to our music programming we showcase a variety of content daily and are proud to maintain Chapel Hill’s only online newspaper.

Throughout the course of the internship, interns will: Hone graphic design skills and build a portfolio of sample work from real examples; Learn about developing a strong company presence and brand in the community; Help with various events and promotions; Learn about the station’s involvement in the community first-hand.

If you see yourself as a great fit for us, tell us why by sending your cover letter and resume to: Jada Jarillo, Marketing and Promotions Manager,

The Harold Burson Summer Internship Program - Burson Cohn & Wolfe / Multiple locations
The Harold Burson Summer Internship (HBSI) Program is a ten week, paid internship, at one of nine U.S. BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) offices. Each intern is assigned to a client team or practice group. During the internship, students work closely with experienced industry professionals. HBSI interns are given the opportunity to work as a team member, while gaining valuable work experience. Colleagues from different specialty areas of BCW conduct seminars for interns each week. Interns are also grouped into teams where they work on a special HBSI project, which they present to a senior management panel for review at the conclusion of their internship. The summer internship offers an invaluable career-development experience that can often lead to an employment opportunity with us after graduation.

The application deadline is Friday, February 1. To apply, click here.

Intern Video Editors - UNC Office of University Development / Chapel Hill, NC
The Office of University Development seeks intern video editors. The intern editor will cut pieces on a weekly basis, including promotional films and short-form videos varied in nature, on deadline. Candidate should work well independently as well as enjoy collaboration, communication and creativity within a team environment. Candidate should have strong interest in creating equal access to higher education. Applicant must be proficient in editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. Experience with Adobe AfterEffects, Cinema4D and similar is a plus. Interest in graphics work a must. Intern Editor could occasionally work on location and film independently.

Ideally seeking two intern editors: one to focus on repurposing existing footage to leverage into current content for web and social storytelling in partnership with Producer; one to work in tandem with the Lead Photographer/Videographer in planning and producing Spring ‘19 content capture and post-production on pieces such as promo films and social media content including some work on location. Interns will swap roles halfway through internship.

The schedule is 15 Weeks, 16 hours/week. Monday February 4 through Friday April 26 (LDOC), with opportunity to continue work after conclusion of spring semester. Friday March 8-Sunday March 17 off. Compensation: 15 Weeks at 16 hours/week at $17.50/hour.

Required Materials: Cover Letter and Portfolio and with role on projects included clearly identified. In progress work acceptable to share as well. Apply: Please apply with portfolio and cover letter to by 1/18/19.

Summer Interns - The Cato Institute
Are you trying to begin a career in policy, communications, or law? Do you want a rich education in contemporary policy issues—and the philosophical, historic, and economic underpinnings of those issues? A Cato internship might be right for you.

Cato’s paid internships are for undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, law students, and early-career professionals who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace—principles that, taken together, constitute libertarianism. 

Interns receive a stipend of $1000 per month. Interns who are in law school or who hold a JD receive a stipend of $1400 per month. All internships take place at the Cato Institute in Washington DC. Applications are due February 15. Click here to apply.

Consulting Associate - Magid Media Strategy Group / Minneapolis, MN
Magid is looking for a Consulting Associate to join our dynamic Media Strategy Group. You will be working in tandem with senior level consultants to provide strategic media advice to a variety of clients.

Our clients range from local news organizations and entertainment entities to local advertisers and foreign networks. In all cases, we approach each consulting engagement through a unique lens of more than 60 years of experience working with media properties.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to write copy on the fly, integrate and synthesize new data, analyze and observe digital content performance and offer tactical counsel, and present to C-suite leaders, executives and local business operators alike.

For more information and to apply, click here.
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