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November 14, 2018

You: I got an internship for this summer because I applied to everything I saw on the MJ Career Services listserv 💅
Your jealous friend: Weird flex but ok
MJ-School Opportunities
TODAY: Information Session - BrightHouse Consulting
Want to create great work, and do good for society? BrightHouse helps clients find their Purpose — the reason they exist beyond the bottom line. Our creative department brings it to life through compelling storytelling, from communication to activation, to have a real, positive impact on society. We’re looking for writers, art directors, and designers to join our paid summer internship program in Atlanta.

Come to our information session TODAY, November 14 from 5:00-6:15 p.m. in Carroll 33 to learn more. If you’re really interested, submit your portfolio ahead of time for a chance to grab coffee with us and chat one-on-one. Submit portfolios by November 12 to And check us out at

Meet the Pros: Bridget Harrington CANCELLED
Bridget Harrington's November 16 information session is CANCELLED. We'll be rescheduling a time after Thanksgiving Break for her to speak with interested students. Stay tuned for updated details!

Graphic Design Contractor - Wake Forest Pre-College Program
The Wake Forest Pre-College Program team is currently looking to contract a graphic designer to assist in several projects for the upcoming year. If you have experience creating infographics, brochures, and communication templates please email with your resume and link to portfolio/work samples. 

Advertising Staff - The Daily Tar Heel / Chapel Hill, NC
Are you interested in sales, advertising and marketing? The DTH advertising team is hiring now for Spring 2019. The application is due on Friday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. Click here to apply.

Foreign Correspondent Training Course - Prague, Czech Republic
Whether your dream is to work as a journalist parachuting into foreign lands, or as an activist, advocating for resolutions to global issues, our foreign reporting course will prepare you for whatever lays ahead. Not only will you learn the tips of the trade directly from working foreign correspondents, you will pursue an actual story on the streets of Prague. 

Since 2005 this course has provided hundreds of participants from around the world with the necessary skills to hit the ground running and produce compelling content. Our journalism instruction is an outgrowth of TOL’s years of experience in publishing an online news magazine and working with foreign correspondents worldwide. You’ll meet some of them in the classroom, established journalists working for media such as Reuters, The New York Times, the BBC, and Radio Free Europe. We also plan to host the course at the Reuters office in downtown Prague. The course will be held July 6 - July 21, 2018. Click here for more information.
Paid Internships
Communications Intern - General Motors / Detroit, MI
General Motors is seeking top-tier students to participate in its 2019 summer internship program within the Communications function. Benefits of this program include:
  • Robust experience working as a professional in Brand, Corporate or Manufacturing Communications at a Fortune 10 company within a span of 10 – 12 weeks
  • Competitive pay throughout the course of the internship
  • Receive free housing in the metro-Detroit area 
If interested, email your résumé to UNC alum Raeven Henry at GM is running against a tight deadline, so email your résumé by the end of this week.

Multiple Internships - Red Hat / Raleigh, NC
At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Red Hat is seeking applicants for its 2019 summer internship program. It seeks a Marketing Communications Intern, a Marketing Events Intern, and a Channel Marketing Intern. To apply or learn more about the positions, click on the links above.

Interns - Senator Maggie Hassan / Washington, D.C.
Senator Hassan offers internships in both her Washington, D.C. and New Hampshire offices. Internships in Senator Hassan’s office provide hands-on experience, allowing students to learn alongside Senator Hassan’s professional staff as they work on behalf of the people of New Hampshire.

Our internship program is intended for those who have completed at least a year of college, although applicants with compelling experience may qualify. Successful applicants will have strong writing and research skills, the ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment, and enthusiasm for engaging with constituents in person and on the phone. 

For more information and to apply, click here

Spring Intern - PurPics / Charlottesville, VA or Austin, TX 
Founded on the idea "pictures with purpose," PurPics is a platform that allows college consumers to promote the brands they love to benefit the causes they care about. After launching in 2016 at the University of Virginia, PurPics has expanded to over 40 campuses across the country and counting - working with brand partners like Lime scooters, Clif Bar, Brew Dr. Kombucha, Awake Chocolate and more. Read more about our background here. Here's a quick overview of how we work:

We are looking to hire a spring intern to support our student network management, campaign execution, and marketing efforts. As a small startup team (located in Charlottesville, VA and Austin, TX), you will quickly be an integral part of the team. We are looking for somebody with a go-getter mindset, who is creative and eager to help our business grow. We have a hands-off leadership style and would love a proactive, problem solver to join our team.  The intern will work January 7 - May 31. Hours are flexible, with a 10 hour per week minimum.

To apply, email McKenzie Layne at Please attach your PDF resume, link to LinkedIn profile, and a few sentences on why you're interested in working for a startup. Candidates selected will be asked to participate in a short phone interview.

Summer Fellows Program - Ketchum / Various Locations
It's almost that time of year! The application process for Ketchum's North America Summer Fellows Program will go live on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 12:01 am EST.

Ketchum's gamified application process gives us a tool to hire candidates based on their potential versus what they have already had the opportunity to do. While past internships are still beneficial, raw talent and creative problem solving skills are essential as well! Applicants will answer fictitious client challenges that will measure their creative, digital, writing and general PR skills. All responses will then be posted and applicants and Ketchummoderators can vote and comment on all posts. Top applicants will be chosen to proceed to the interview stage based on the points they earn.

Please note that the last day to apply to the Ketchum Summer Fellows Program is Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 9:00 pm EST. Click here for more information. 
Unpaid Internships
Spring Internships - 1893 Brand Studio / Chapel Hill, NC
1893 Brand Studio (DTH Media Corp.) is looking for students who are passionate about photo, video, writing, graphic design, web development or marketing to join our Web Design & Development, Multimedia and Campaigns teams. Our team members contribute to 1893Brand Studio’s portfolio of services for local clients, including MidiCi Italian Kitchen, Offline Chapel Hill, The Daily Tar Heel and more. Members of our Multimedia, Web Design & Development and Campaigns teams are responsible for attending weekly team meetings, executing assignments and coordinating with our Campaigns team to execute holistic marketing campaigns.

Students are required to work a minimum of 6 hours weekly in our Franklin Street office. Compensation opportunities are available based on the position, or after one semester of unpaid internship experience.

Applications will be reviewed as they come in. Please send an up-to-date resume and a cover letter addressing why you would like to work and learn with 1893 Brand Studio this school year to our Managing Director at 
Multiple Marketing Positions - Fidelity Investments / Durham, NC
At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates.

Fidelity is seeking an Associate Marketing Manager for Sales Operations, a Marketing Manager, and an Associate Marketing Manager for the Advisor-Donor team. These team members will be an integral part of driving success through project and performance management. To apply, click on the links above.

Social Media Specialist - Red Hat / Raleigh, NC
At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

The Red Hat Marketing team is looking for a Social Media Specialist to join our Corporate Communications team in Raleigh, NC. In this role, you will act as a coordinator assisting with activities, events, and programs across Red Hat’s Corporate Communications and broader Marketing Communications teams. We'll need you to be detail-oriented, with solid written and verbal communications skills, and be comfortable managing multiple tasks simultaneously while under deadline. Click here to apply.

Public Relations Specialist - Lenovo / Raleigh, NC
Lenovo is the fastest growing technology company on the planet, with growth outpacing our competition quarter after quarter! Lenovo’s fundamental belief is that Different is Better. Every day, every employee at Lenovo is focused on moving forward, rejecting traditional limits, and always seeking a better way. We are looking for the person who challenges the ordinary and seeks to innovate in learning, while also balancing execution. The Lenovo Public Relations team creates innovative brand stories, builds and enhances corporate reputation and brand equity, and engages North America stakeholders such as media, consumers, ITDMs, analysts and investors, regulators, and policymakers.  

We are looking for a Public Relations Specialist who can support the North America communications team across a number of key strategic priorities. This position will support multiple strategic priorities: North America press events; brand storytelling, content creation; executive social media, thought leadership across consumer and commercial businesses. The role is an ideal position for someone with PR agency background with excellent written and oral communications skills, ensuring a full end-to-end understanding of the integrated communications, media and stakeholder relations. To apply, click here.

Reporter - Sports Business Journal / Charlotte, NC
Sports Business Journal is seeking an entry-level reporter for a part-time/permanent position based out of its Charlotte office. This person will assist in researching, fact-checking and occasionally writing for the magazine, a weekly trade publication read by the most influential figures in sports business. Candidates must have a broad knowledge of sports and an interest in the business side of sports, and they should be creative and a self-starter. To apply for this position, send resume and writing samples to
Staff Writer - Sports Business Daily / Charlotte, NC
Sports Business Daily seeks a full-time Staff Writer for our Charlotte office. The entry-level position will be responsible for compiling, writing and copy editing daily sports business news in a fast-paced, deadline environment. Candidate must have knowledge of -- and interest in -- sports, the business of sports, current events and pop culture. Ideal candidate is a collaborative team player, as well as energetic, creative, and a self-starter. To apply for this position, send resume and writing samples to
Editorial Assistant - Sports Business Journal / Charlotte, NC
The Editorial Assistant will work closely with the TV department researching recorded TV, podcasts and radio to find relevant items for the SBD publications. They will transcribe these clips without errors in the quotes to ensure the speaker is quoted accurately. The role also includes searching newspaper and other relevant web sites for content to print, proofing/copy editing content before publishing onto the site and writing stories for Morning Buzz and THE DAILY not necessarily related to television. These are the main functions but the opportunity for original reporting and/or interviewing are available as well as writing stories for Morning Buzz, THE DAILY and Closing Bell. The Editorial Assistant will work Sun 9am-3pm; Mon-Thurs 6am-11am (29 hours per week). Pay is $10/hour.

Communications Coordinator - Disability Rights North Carolina / Raleigh, NC
Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the only organization that provides free legal advocacy services to people with all types of disabilities, of all ages, throughout North Carolina. We are NC’s designated Protection and Advocacy agency and recognized leader in advancing disability rights, well established and positioned for growth. (

The Communications Coordinator works in collaboration with DRNC staff to design and implement communications strategies to elevate the visibility and image of our work to advance the rights of people with disabilities among key stakeholders, supporters and the general public. This position is integral to both our development and advocacy strategies and offers the opportunity to build upon DRNC’s successes in creative and innovative ways. The Communications Coordinator is supervised by the Director of Development & Communications.

For more information and application instructions, click here.

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