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January 24, 2019

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MJ-School Opportunities
Bloomberg-UNC-Berkeley Business Journalism Diversity Program
Through the Bloomberg-UNC-Berkeley Business Journalism Diversity Program, students will have the opportunity to join one of two week-long programs that will show how business journalists report on what's most at stake in the economy, global stock and bond markets, government regulations and the job market. One program will be at the UNC School of Media and Journalism and one at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley.

The programs take place in May and June 2019. All costs to participants in the program, including lodging and transportation, will be covered. The deadline to apply is January 29, 2019. Click here to apply.

Holding Power Accountable Lecture Series: Caitlin Owens
Learn how a recent MEJO grad – working for a Washington media startup – is generating a lot of buzz with smart and punchy political journalism – 200 words at a time. Join us for a discussion with Caitlin Owens (MEJO ’14), a health care and policy reporter for Axios in Washington, D.C., as part of the “Holding Power Accountable” lecture series. “Holding Power Accountable” features journalists who are leading the examination of the people and organizations that hold power in society. The event will be held on Jan. 28, 2019 at 12 p.m. in the Freedom Forum. Registration is required and spots are limited. Click here to RSVP.

Meet the Pros: Ginger Melton
Ginger Melton is a PR Assistant at Tibi, a women's sportswear collection based in New York. A 2017 alum, Ginger has worked in fashion PR since her graduation. Ginger will be holding an information session via Zoom on Tuesday, January 29 from 4:00 to 5:00pm in the Halls of Fame (Carroll 128). This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in PR careers in New York, especially those seeking to work in fashion. Click here to sign up. 

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
2019 Fellowship - Venture for America
VFA is a two-year fellowship program for recent grads who want to work at a startup and create jobs in American cities. Fellows learn important startup skills at our five-week Training Camp, apply for jobs within our vetted company network, and work for two years as full-time, salaried employees in one of 18 cities. When Fellows are ready to start a company—be it two years after college or ten—VFA has the resources (like a crowdfunding competition, accelerator, and seed fund) to help make that dream a reality.

The deadline for VFA's 2019 fellowship is Monday, January 28th. To read more about VFA and start your application, click here.

Summer 2019 Academic Internship Program - The Fund for American Studies / Washington, DC
The Fund for American Studies is accepting applications for the Summer 2019 Academic Internship Program in Washington, DC.

The comprehensive program includes academic coursework through George Mason University, an internship placement, furnished housing, guest lectures, as well as a variety of opportunities for networking and professional development.

Generous scholarship funding is available, especially for those who apply by the Feb. 12 Priority Deadline. Questions can be directed to or 202.986.0384. Click here to apply.

NYU Media Studies Online Info Sessions
On Wednesday, January 30th , NYU will be conducting an online information session from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST for the NYU Summer Publishing Institute, a renowned six-week summer program for rising seniors and recent college graduates. In 2019, the program will run from June 3rd to July 12th. Click here to RSVP.

On Wednesday, February 3rd , NYU will conduct an online information session from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST for the NYU MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media, a 42-credit graduate program, now in its 23rd year, for recent college graduates. We are now accepting applications for fall 2019. Click here to RSVP.

Freelance Event Photographer
MJ-School alum Robin Hilmantel is looking to hire a photographer for her brother-in-law’s wedding in Emerald Isle on July 12. Robin is looking for an MJ-School student with a talent for photographing events. If interested, reach out to Robin at 

Robert F. Lauterborn Scholarship
Enter now to win the $1,500 Robert F. Lauterborn Scholarship by January 25, 2019, at 11:59 PM, for funds to be applied towards tuition for the 2019 - 2020 school year.

The Triangle AdFed created this scholarship fund in 2004 in honor of Robert F. Lauterborn, James L. Knight Professor of Advertising at UNC-Chapel Hill, for his outstanding contributions to advertising education. The Triangle AdFed will award one $1,500 scholarship to an outstanding local advertising student. The winner will be notified in February and recognized along with his/her advisor at the Triangle AdFed American Advertising Awards gala on February 21, 2019. Click here to learn more.

NYC Summer Housing
Thousands of interns like you enjoy calling EHS home. Choose from six EHS residences throughout NYC and relax in comfort with amenities including A/C, free wifi, fitness centers, and networking activities.

Use Promo Code RIDE and receive a $250 gift card for a rideshare service when you book your summer 2019 housing by February 18! Click here or call 1-800-297-4694 for more information.

Paid Internships
Public Relations Intern - Design Chic 
MJ grad Kristy Woodson Harvey, national bestselling novelist and author of award-winning interiors blog Design Chic, is seeking a part-time intern to assist with public relations, marketing and social media for 6-10 hours per week. Responsibilities would include listening in on a weekly 30-minute phone conversation with Kristy's PR team, sending pitches and emails to various media outlets per that week's outreach plan and creating 1-2 Instagram posts per day. Interest in interior design/fashion a huge plus. To apply or for more information email resume to check out and

Summer Event Sales Interns - Sports Promotions Group / Hillsborough, NC
Sports Promotions Group (SPG) is seeking new team members for our onsite event retail sales team. Summer Event Sales Interns will assist with our event sales and grassroots marketing efforts through the implementation of retail stores at national soccer events with major accounts throughout the U.S. during the internship window. In addition to managing event sales efforts, interns will enter the market to interact with the soccer customer base in efforts to increase consumer spending, support current partners and gain new customers. The position is compensated hourly at a $7.75/hour rate with overtime eligibility.

Click here to apply. For questions, contact Kahla Cureton at

Various Summer Internships - Viget / Durham, NC, Washington, DC and Boulder, CO
Viget is a tech agency with offices in Durham, Washington, DC and Boulder, CO. The company seeks applicants for six summer internships: Copywriter Intern, Rails Developer Intern, User Experience Intern, Design Intern, Front-End Developer Intern, and Data & Analytics Intern. 

Think of it like a bootcamp in your chosen field of creative technology. You won't do billable client work or track your time. Instead, you'll participate in an intensive training program within the heart of a leading digital agency. Read: all the excitement of agency life, without any grueling drudge work. While a typical bootcamp charges a steep tuition, Viget awards a stipend of $2500. 

Click here for more information. Applications close February 28.

Summer Internships - Crooked Media / Los Angeles, CA
In 2016, a sane conversation about politics was most needed but hardest to find. Cable news panels, you may have noticed, are not the best. We need a better conversation about politics in this country. That’s why Crooked Media launched — to talk about politics in a way that doesn’t make you want to throw your phone out the window – with shows and analysis and other forms of sweet, sweet content that inform, entertain, and inspire action.

All internships are based in Los Angeles, we unfortunately cannot accept remote candidates at the time being. Internships are paid and include access to snacks and the office doodles. Crooked is accepting applications for a Business Operations Intern, a Live Show/Writer's Assistant Intern, a Design/Production Intern, a Digital/Website Intern, and a Research/Development Intern. Click here to apply. 
Unpaid Internships
Communications Intern - Equality NC / Raleigh, NC
Equality NC, the oldest statewide LGBTQ equality organization in the United States, seeks passionate and dedicated college students for an internship opportunity in our Communications department. Interns will learn and refine a range of skills by working with the Communications Director to manage correspondences across the Equality NC staff and the public at large. This role will involve developing general cross-team strategy, drafting press releases, social media curation and day-to-day challenges brought on by the shifting political landscape and news cycle. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape campaigns surrounding the 40th anniversary of Equality NC. This internship is for 10-20 hours a week. Interested applicants should fill out this form and submit a resume and relevant writing sample to

Summer Internships - Lead for America / Chapel Hill, NC
in its first year, Lead for America has been on a path of rapid growth, cultivating partnerships with the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, the Georgetown Baker Center for Leadership and Governance, the UNC School of Government, Tufts Tisch College of Civic Life, and Cities of Service, among several others. As Lead for America’s coalition of supporters expands, new creative possibilities are opening up, giving LFA an opportunity to shape the national discourse around leadership and service to community. Those who join our team will be part of a new movement that aspires to be broader than a fellowship program alone, and ultimately engage, connect, and amplify leaders of all ages working at the local level to cultivate a community-centered culture and society that can revitalize American democracy. Interns will simultaneously be exposed to the energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, and skills of their peers and co-workers, while also taking part in crafting the identity of this nascent organization.

Lead for America seeks communications, research, programs, executive, and special projects interns. Click here to read more, and click here to apply.  
Multiple Positions - Education Week / Bethesda, MD
Education Week (, America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion, is a digital-first news operation with a 37-year track record in print and online journalism that is dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education.

Education Week is hiring a digital analyst, a junior sales account executive, a part-time associate commentary editor, and a temporary web producer. Click here to apply. 

Assistant Account Executive - Velocity OMC / New York, NY
Velocity OMC, a boutique beauty agency, is seeking an Assistant Account Executive candidate who is interested in joining a NYC advertising agency and who has passion for the beauty category. Must be a self-starter with an eager and enthusiastic attitude. Key responsibilities include meeting preparation, competitive reporting, team status aggregation, budget management, and overall support. Role includes opportunity to have visibility to senior level colleagues and clients. This agency specializes in advertising for TV, print, out-of-home, digital, and social for multiple major brand name clients.

Velocity is looking to fill the position immediately. If interested, send your resume to MJ-School grad Sarah Kearney at

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice - The DART Center
The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Wednesday, February 6 at 7 pm eastern to discuss careers in community organizing with UNC students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice. RSVP at

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including: Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline; reining in predatory lending practices; expanding access to primary health and dental care; prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training; fighting for immigrants' rights; police accountability

Positions start August 12, 2019 in Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, Columbus, OH, Richmond, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Columbia, SC, St. Petersburg, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, and Fort Myers, FL.

For more information, click here.

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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