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October 29, 2018

Your body's in class but your mind is planning your Halloween costume. I can help: pull out that old jersey. Just order yourself some cat ears. Submit to the idea that you might have to repeat a costume from this weekend. And then use all that time you would've spent costume planning checking out today's list of career-related opportunities. You're welcome 😎
MJ-School Opportunities
Internship Award Applications - MJ-School
UNC School of Media and Journalism undergraduate majors who have been admitted to the school are eligible to apply for funding through a wide array of awards made possible by generous donors. The MJ-School general internship awards application close November 1. To view awards opportunities and to apply, click here.

MEJO 584 Information Session
Come learn about this year's annual International Multimedia Project class (MEJO 584), sequel to Aftermath and Cuba's New Wave. This a semester-long course where we will spend spring break in Colombia to report on the influx of Venezuelan immigrants. 

The information session will be held on Tuesday, October 30th at 5:30pm in Carroll 128.

Information Session: Washington Internship Program - The Fund for American Studies
The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is now accepting applications for its summer 2018 LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. academic internship programs based in Washington, DC. Generous scholarship funding is awarded to students based on financial need and merit.

TFAS will be holding an info session on Friday, November 2, from 12-1pm in Carroll 142. Come by to learn more about the program. Click here for more info. Contact Dana Faught at with questions. 

Meet the Pros: Maggie Engellenner
Maggie Engellenner is a part of the Digital Strategy Team at the NBA, where she manages the NBA's relationships with its social and digital partners.

Maggie will be holding an information session on Friday, November 2, from 2-3pm in Carroll 143. Her session is a great opportunity for students interested in careers in sports media to hear from a professional in the field and get career advice!

Meet the Pros: Barry Saunders
Barry Saunders was a columnist for the News & Observer for 24 years, writing about local happenings and personalities around the Triangle. Barry has also written for the Richmond County Daily Journal, the Robeson Record, the Washington North Star and the Atlanta Constitution.

Barry will be holding office hours in Carroll 161 on Thursday, November 8, from 11:00am-1:00pm. This is a great opportunity for students interested in careers in reporting and local news to pick an experienced columnist's brain. There is ONE more slot left to meet with Barry! Sign up for it slot here.

Information Session - BrightHouse Consulting
Do you dream of doing creative work that has a real, positive impact on global society? BrightHouse is a global creative consultancy that helps clients find and articulate their “Purpose,” or reason for existence, beyond selling products to fulfilling higher order societal needs. Our creative department produces films, narratives, activation ideas, and communications materials to bring Purpose to life through eloquent and compelling storytelling. Some of our recent clients include P&G, Dr Pepper, Nestle, Delta, and Mercedes-Benz. This work requires a mind for creative storytelling, a heart for social impact, and a passport for global travel.

If that sounds like you, come talk with BrightHouse staff and former interns to learn more about what we do and our paid summer internships in writing, design, art direction, and film. The information session is on Wednesday, November 14 from 5-6pm in Carroll 33.

Meet the Pros: Bridget Harrington
Bridget Harrington is the Executive Director of Innovate Raleigh, an organization working to drive Raleigh into the top five innovation hubs in the country. Bridget has 15 years of experience in marketing and entrepreneurship, including co-founding her own marketing firm, Syndicate Media Group. Bridget has worked in New York City, San Francisco and Raleigh. 

Bridget will be hosting an information session in Carroll 141 on Friday, November 16, from 1:00-2:00pm. Students interested in careers in marketing or entrepreneurship, or those interested in working in San Fransisco or New York City should attend!

Meet the Pros: Jessica Stringer
Jessica Stringer is a 2010 alum and the Executive Editor of Chapel Hill Magazine. Jessica also has experience as an editor, blogger and writer for Southern Living Magazine. 

Jessica will be holding one-on-one office hours on November 16 from 1-3pm in Carroll 161. Students interested in careers in reporting and magazine editing are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity! Click here to sign up for a meeting. Slots are first come, first served.

TODAY: Information Session for M.A./J.D. and Ph.D./J.D. Media Law Dual Degree Programs

Have you thought about what you want to do after you graduate with your undergraduate or master’s degree? Thinking about law school and a career in media law and policy? A strong background in law and mass communication can be a launching pad for a career in law, media, business, entertainment, government, public policy or academia.

The nationally renowned UNC School of Media and Journalism and School of Law have brought together these two dynamic fields to offer two exciting dual degree programs in media law and policy that allow students to earn simultaneous M.A./J.D. or Ph.D./J.D. degrees in less time than it would take to earn the individual degrees separately. 

Anyone interested in joining the active and vibrant media law community here at UNC is invited to attend the information session TODAY, 10/29, from 5-6pm in the Freedom Forum. Members of the program’s faculty and current dual degree students will be there to answer questions. Pizza will be served!

Videographer Opportunity
The Library at Mississippi State University seeks a student to conduct a brief video interview (10-20 minutes) with an author in the Chapel Hill area in advance of an upcoming event. Mississippi State will provide the questions and specs and will help schedule the interview.
The student needs to have access to appropriate video and sound recording equipment and must have demonstrated expertise in conducting video interviews. No editing is required. Footage must be supplied no later than November 9. Pay upon successful completion of the project is $150.
If interested, please contact Sarah McCullough, Coordinator of Cultural Heritage Projects, Mississippi State University
662-325-2506 (office) or 404-771-2717 (cell)

Diversity Program - POLITICO Journalism Institute / Washington, D.C.
POLITICO today announced it is accepting applications for its sixth session of the POLITICO Journalism Institute (PJI), an educational initiative focused on supporting diversity in Washington newsrooms.
The intensive 10-day program, which is designed for college students, will be held May 28 to June 7, 2019, with hands-on training for up to 12 university students or recent graduates interested in covering government and politics.

PJI students split their time between American University in Washington and POLITICO headquarters in Arlington, Va. Costs for PJI participants, including room, board and transportation, are covered by POLITICO. Applicants who are rising juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities will be given preference. Student members of minority journalism associations are encouraged to apply.
Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 pm on Jan. 15, 2019. Click here to apply now.

Relevnt's RamChat Rollout
Relevnt™ is a new location-based mobile network that’s launching on college campuses nationwide. In a promo partnership with the Daily Tar Heel, Relevnt is introducing UNC Communities. It’s a fun and engaging, independent student-run mobile directory of communities where students connect into the real-time heartbeat of all things relevant to them at UNC. 

And anchoring this new directory will be RamChat, the flagship Community where students live chat, blog, podcast, and share experiences of what’s going on around campus and town. To lead the launch of RamChat, we are recruiting highly motivated content creators to join our editorial and broadcast team to cover a variety of fun and interesting topics and events. 

Come to the Relevnt rollout on Thursday Nov 1, noon at Student Union - Room 3206A. There will be free pizza and an opportunity to make some cash. 


Spring Interns - Spectrum News / Raleigh, NC
Spectrum Networks is seeking talented, creative, technical, highly self-motivated, and enthusiastic individuals to join our team of interns! From first interview through program completion, we offer students a competitive and exciting learning experience which will position you for future news/sports journalism and production opportunities. We take great pride in nurturing up-and-coming stars of tomorrow by providing a behind-the-scenes look at Spectrum News and/or Spectrum Sports. Selected candidates will gain a unique opportunity to work alongside award-winning employees who support the organization’s growth, subscriber retention and profitability. 

Spectrum is seeking applicants for a production intern position and a digital intern position

Spring Interns - Clairemont Communications / Raleigh, NC
Clairemont is seeking a creative, highly motivated candidate for an internship with its award-winning public relations team. The candidate will work with team members to create and implement public relations strategy and creative campaigns for Clairemont’s clients.

The intern is an hourly position as determined by the terms of the offer letter.
This is an hourly paid position with course credit offered if applicable. To apply, click here.

Spring Interns - Largemouth Communications / Durham, NC
An internship at Largemouth Communications is a chance to dive into the world of agency public relations. Largemouth accepts resumes for our internship program throughout the year, but generally frames the program based on fall, spring and summer semesters. Our ideal applicant is interested in a career in public relations, has an exceptional work ethic and the desire to learn and contribute to a thriving PR agency. 

Largemouth is accepting applications for Spring 2019 interns! Interested applicants can send resumes to

Summer Internship Program - Virginia Media/The Virginian-Pilot / Multiple locations
Looking for a great place to spend the summer and work? Apply for an internship in Virginia Media’s newsrooms and live near the beach while getting real-world experience. Our internships are paid. You could fill any newsroom function: local news, features or sports reporting, online/digital, photography/videography, etc. Deadline to apply is Nov. 9. Visit for more information and application instructions.

Summer Interns - The Post and Courier / Charleston, SC
The Post and Courier is looking for talented students or recent graduates to spend 10 weeks working in the Post and Courier newsroom as a temporary full-time reporter, photographer/videographer, page designer/copy editor or digital journalist. 

A growing, independently owned news organization based in beautiful Charleston, S.C., The Post and Courier’s local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper and its reputation. Interns are paid $10 per hour for a 37.5-hour work week; they will be responsible for producing daily journalism just like the rest of the full-time staff.

Photo intern candidates should send a cover letter, resume and samples of their best work to Visuals Editor Matthew Fortner at All other candidates should send a cover letter, resume and samples of their best work to intern coordinator Stephanie Harvin at The application deadline is Dec. 15. Click here for more information. 

Summer Interns - The Seattle Times / Seattle, WA
Jump-start your career at The Seattle Times, one of the few remaining independent, local and family-owned metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. and the most-visited digital information source in Washington state. Learn how to create principled, quality journalism that has a direct impact on the local community.

Paid summer internships are available to outstanding juniors, seniors and graduate students attending a four-year college or university and pursuing a career in journalism. For 10 weeks, interns attend weekly training sessions with The Seattle Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning staff, work on a variety of assignments, and receive mentorship and an individualized skill-development plan. 

Summer 2019 internships were posted on Oct. 4 and applications are due on Nov. 19. Click here to apply

Public Relations Internship - Porsche / Atlanta, GA
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is hiring an Intern for its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The Intern will be a part of the Corporate Communications team and assist the Corporate Communications team with daily coordination and implementation of corporate duties.

This position requires excellent communication skills (both verbal and written). Overall responsibilities include writing, editing, event planning and PowerPoint presentation development. Additionally, this position requires assistance with planning of and providing on-site support for corporate events, responding to sponsorship requests, tracking media requests and creating wrap-up reports for various events and projects. The ideal candidate is proactive, resourceful, flexible, and able to multi-task and work independently.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Diversity Internship Program - NASCAR / Various Locations
NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) seeks the exceptional, the talented and the driven to contribute to its success as one of North America’s premier sports. Offering opportunities in various areas across the sport, NASCAR encourages innovation and creativity on and off the track. 

The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) is a 10-week, paid summer internship that seeks diverse undergraduate and graduate college students with high academic standing at elite institutions. NASCAR Diversity Interns contribute to the complex motorsports workforce; learn from leading sports executives in weekly Lunch and Learns; and network with industry professionals.

To see all available internships and to apply, click here. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31.

Intern - TAJ Media 
TAJ Media empowers NC communities through advocacy and education.

TAJ Media is seeking an intern. This position requires organization, familiarity with the internet, able to take high resolution screen-shots, emailing and marketing campaigns. Familiar with and videography skills, OBS Streamlabs, Adobe Premiere package, videography and animation is preferred. Additionally, able to help with selling advertising and sponsorship. You will be paid commission for your sales efforts. The ability for you to be an on-air personality and create live stream segments is also available in this opportunity. SEO skills a plus.

Interested? Contact Aaron Hall (919)260-6719;


Communications Interns - The Stimson Center / Washington, D.C.
The Stimson Center is a non partisan think tank that specializes in trans-national security issues such as nuclear non proliferation, food security, environmental security, and protecting civilians in conflict. Stimson is seeking communications interns for Spring 2019.

Stimson offers unique internship opportunities based on the values of education, participation, and hands-on practical knowledge. Based on the Center's commitment to professional development, expectations for interns are high. In return, interns can expect a challenging environment that will prepare them for full-time employment in a professional setting. Interns will gain experience with nonprofit communications, as well as an opportunity to interact with all of Stimson's programs.
For more information and to apply, click here

Diversity Fellowship Program - FleishmanHillard / Multiple locations
 FleishmanHillard is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our 2019 Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship from now through March 15, 2019. Interested students may visit our website for additional information regarding the application process, requirements and qualifications.

The fellowship targets college seniors, recent graduates and graduate students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, as well as applicants who have a passion for ethnic or cultural diversity. The fellowships are offered in public relations, graphic design, video, social content, digital and copywriting. They are up to six-to-twelve months in duration, offering a challenging work experience in one of our U.S. offices, competitive pay, professional development and senior-level mentorship. In addition, company benefits such as healthcare, 401k, vacation and family and wellness (sick) leave are included. 

Public Affairs Specialist - Federal Student Aid / Washington, D.C.
The Next Gen FSA initiative is transforming federal student aid to provide a world-class customer experience. We are using best-in-class financial services technologies to provide better outcomes for our customers and greater value to taxpayers. Among other things, we are deploying a mobile-first mobile-complete, mobile continuous digital customer service experience.

FSA is seeking a Public Affairs Specialist to supporting the timely delivery of informed, technically accurate responses to media and interagency information requests and execute strategic communications plans. 

To apply, email your résumé and two brief writing samples (no longer than one page each) demonstrating your ability to present information clearly and succinctly to Résumés and writing samples will be accepted until Nov. 7, 2018.supporting the timely delivery of informed, technically accurate responses to media and interagency information requests

Media Specialist - Dinsmore / Chicago, IL
Dinsmore is an AmLaw 200 law firm with 650+ attorneys across 26 offices nationally.

Dinsmore is seeking a media specialist to assist with marketing and communications-related tasks. Applicants should have five to seven years of related media experience. For immediate consideration, please forward resume and salary requirements to

Marketing Associates - Clarkston Consulting / Durham, NC
Do you want the opportunity to leverage and build upon marketing expertise to make a direct impact on one of the nation’s leading consulting firms? Are you looking for career growth and learning opportunities to build your digital marketing skills? Join ClarkstonConsulting as a Marketing Associate to help our expert team drive revenue growth and opportunities for our consulting practice.

We are looking for motivated, self-driven leaders who are energized by team success and interested in joining a firm that values its culture and people as its biggest strengths. We are looking for versatile leaders and innovators with 1-3 years of prior marketing experience. You’ll work on a diverse range of marketing campaigns to drive leads for the business.

If interested, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to
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