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INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS OFFICE NEWSLETTER

August 4, 2010
Published by the USC Career Planning & Placement Center

This weekly e-mail highlights interesting internship opportunities and other important information that will
aid you in securing an internship! The internships listed below are just a sampling of what is available. For
complete listings of all current internships, log on to connectSC at http://careers.usc.edu. New internships
are added daily.

THE FALL SEMESTER IS ALMOST HERE…


We’re back!! In preparation for the fall internship season we have resumed distribution of the weekly
internship newsletter.

SAVE THE DATES


This fall semester will be full of great Career Center events, so save the dates on your calendar now. The
Career Fair will be held September 23rd. On-Campus Recruiting begins September 13th. Internship
Week will be held October 4th-8th. The fall Diversity Networking Mixer will be held on September 15th.

WALK-IN HOURS
The Internship Programs Office has daily walk-in hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00am-3:30pm.
Stop by our office in STU B1 during our walk-in hours if you have a quick question about internships,
connectSC or want to brainstorm workplace issues.

NEED COURSE CREDIT FOR AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP?


Federal labor law requires that students participating in an internship must either A) be paid by the
employer; or, B) be enrolled in an internship for-credit course. Do you have an unpaid internship and
need course credit? If so, register for one of USC’s 10+ internship courses. The Career Center instructs an
internship course, MDA 250. For a full list of internship courses offered visit the Career Center’s website,
http://careers.usc.edu or stop by our office in STU B1.

F-1 international students participating in a paid internship are required to receive Curricular Practical
Training (CPT) authorization from OIS which requires enrolling in an internship course at USC. F-1
international students participating in an unpaid internship should contact OIS for more details regarding
work authorization requirements.

HAVE YOU READ THE CAREER CENTER’S BLOG?


Go to http://careers.usc.edu/sc_at_work/ to read our regularly-updated blog focusing on work and career
issues important to the USC community. Visit often as we examine local, national and global trends. A
new topic will be introduced each Monday and Thursday. Join the discussion by posting your thoughts
and comments!
PAID INTERNSHIPS
 LA County Dept. of Public Works (IT) – Programmer/Web Developer Intern ($14/hr)
An exciting opportunity to work with Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, one of the
largest public works in the nation. Develop or maintain web sites and applications. Generate routine
reports. Research and evaluate products and services. Participate in providing presentations, demos,
and meeting with clients to gather systems requirements. More information at
http://dpw.lacounty.gov/go/intern. MUST BE A US Citizen or Permanent Resident (U.S). Public
Works is interested in student applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications: 3.0 or
better grade point average; Excellent communication skills; Ability to work well with others in a
business environment. Specific skills and experience which contribute to a successful applicant include
familiarity with desktop software, system analysis, database design, and/or web programming.
Knowledge of the following is also beneficial: HTML, C#, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, AJAX, Oracle,
SQL Server, MS Acccess, Java, JavaScript, JQuery, MonoTouch, Objective-C, Android, Active
Directory/LDAP and XML. Interns may also work with internal applications and databases related to
finance, mapping, and the environment. Please submit your resume online through connectSC to JobID
29984.

 Caruso Affiliated – Intern


The Strategic Alliances & Entertainment Intern is responsible for providing assistance to the Strategic
Alliances & Entertainment Department. The SAE department handles sponsorship, events, and
advertising at all of the Caruso Affiliated properties, including The Grove. The appropriate candidate
must have excellent work ethic and be highly organized, detail oriented, efficient and able to manage
on-going tasks and projects. Will assist with time-sensitive, project-oriented deadlines. The intern
will perform, but is not limited to, basic administrative tasks/duties as appointed. An ideal candidate
would be creative and proficient using Photoshop, Powerpoint, and Keynote to create presentations.
Some sales experience is also preferred, as the intern will be contacting outside companies to create
new business. The candidate must be willing to work during special events on evenings and weekends
as needed and will be compensated as directed by state and federal laws. Please submit your resume
and a cover letter to ndrayson@carusoaffiliated.com. All resumes must be in a professional format to
be considered. We recommend seeking resume advise from your Career Center before submitting.

 Disney Consumer Products – Communications Undergraduate Associate


Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that extends
the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys and home décor to books and magazines,
foods and beverages, stationery, electronics and animation art. This is accomplished through DCP's
various lines of business which include: Disney Toys, Disney Fashion & Home, Disney Food, Health
& Beauty and Disney Stationery. Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The
Walt Disney Company that extends the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys and
home décor to books and magazines, foods and beverages, stationery, electronics and animation art.
This is accomplished through DCP's various lines of business which include: Disney Toys, Disney
Fashion & Home, Disney Food, Health & Beauty and Disney Stationery. The Undergraduate
Associate (UGA) Program offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of Disney Consumer
Products (DCP) in a six-month paid assignment with meaningful and productive projects that allow
you to build your resume. You will be provided with challenging projects, performance feedback,
valuable networking opportunities, and many educational and social activities. Will function as staff
writer and general support for the Internal Communications department. Daily work consists of
writing, editing and publishing content to intranet (the "Portal") and licensee website
(DisneyConsumerProducts.com). Coordinating with designers for electronic messaging board
("PixieVision"). Managing content and development of Glendale events email newsletter ("DCP This
Week"). Assisting with content for social media platforms. Managing content to communicate
Creative Academy and Development classes. Applicants must be independent, self-directed and
ability to prioritize and multi-task. Strong writing and editing skills. Interpersonal skills, attention to
detail, ability to collaborate. Strong judgment. Interest in online space. Flexibility and creativity.
Certain level of tech savvy. Apply online at dcpcareers.com or email your resume to
dcp.campus@disney.com.

 CBS Television Corporation – Finance Intern ($10/hr)


CBS Television Distribution has an immediate opening for a Finance Intern in its Santa Monica, CA
office. This is a great opportunity to learn more about internal finance and accounting matters within
the television industry while interning with a dynamic industry leader in television production and
distribution. The internship does include administrative responsibilities, along with conducting
finance and accounting related research, preparation and revision of spreadsheets and other duties as
assigned. Ideal candidate will be working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
Finance or Accounting. One will possess demonstrated analytical and accounting skills and should be
proficient in Microsoft Excel. A team player who takes initiate is a must. One should have excellent
interpersonal skills with the ability to think outside of the box. Must be available 16-24 hours per
week. Please send resume to resume.reply@cbsparamount.com.

UNPAID INTERNSHIPS
 Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein Internship Program
Senator Feinstein's Los Angeles office is looking for highly motivated college students for internship
positions for the fall session. Interns support our Field Representatives and Staff Assistants in drafting
memos to the Senator, scheduling or attending meetings with staff, constituent letters, conducting
background research, phone calls, document requests, morning press clippings, research projects, and
attending events with the Senator when she is in the area. For many citizens, contact with Senator
Feinstein's office is their only experience with an elected representative. Therefore, we need polite
and friendly students with some familiarity with the American political system and current events.
Additionally, strong writing and editing skills are a plus. Flexible hours (a minimum of 12 hours/wk)
during the school year. We are very conducive to working with students' class schedules. Interested
students should submit a cover letter, resume, 3 academic/professional references (contact
information), and one page writing sample to Angeline_Macaspac@feinstein.senate.gov.

 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. – Intern


This internship provides the opportunity to earn college course credit while learning the financial and
legal aspects of the music industry. Interns will interact with financial professionals, music
supervisors, artists, etc. To gain an understanding of the process of licensing, creating and releasing
soundtracks. Analyze record sales and artist contracts. Create financial spreadsheets; including post
journal entries and publishing and royalty statement administration. Provides clerical support to
department; including data entry and filing. High School diploma or equivalent required. Must be
currently enrolled in a college or university and eligible to receive course credit for the internship.
Experience in the entertainment field preferred. PC skills required – strong knowledge of Excel
required. Ability to communicate effectively with executives and members of the creative
community. Ability to research and coordinate various projects, and identify resources. Knowledge of
basic math, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and English usage. Knowledge of report, letter, etc.
format. Interest in finance as well as music/film industry required. Must have a positive attitude and
an eagerness to learn about all facets of the entertainment industry. Must be able to communicate
effectively and tactfully with all levels of personnel. Must have the ability to work under time
constraints. Must be well organized and have good attention to detail. Must be able to handle multiple
tasks. Visit www.warnerbroscareers.com and reference req #118864BR.

 Fox Broadcasting Company – Creative Services/Marketing Intern


FOX Creative Services provides corporate marketing and production services, including video
production, electronic and print design, and special event production to FOX Broadcasting
Company. Creative Services produces dynamic inter-departmental projects/events including online
content, EPK’s, launch kits, street teams, corporate meetings, premiere and red carpet parties,
Hospitality Programs for Super Bowl, and the All-Star Game, all of which create a unique learning
opportunity for our interns. Interns provide administrative support for the Design Group, the Video
Department and Special Events. This includes, but is not limited to filing, answering phones,
researching, packing/shipping boxes, and delivering invoices to various locations on the lot. Interns
may also work on-site at various red-carpet events, such as, “Glee” Premiere Party, the Emmy’s, Fall
Launch Party, American Idol Finale Party, Teen Choice Awards, etc. In addition, interns work on a
specific project for the Design group to simulate the experience of creating and managing the
production of a Launch Kit or DJ Mailing. Also, interns will work on a creative project for the
Special Events department culminating in a presentation of concepts for specific events. These
experiences are focused on the hands-on process that provides interns with an invaluable opportunity
to contribute to the network’s corporate marketing objectives. his internship is for undergraduate
students only. Must hold at least a sophomore status at an accredited College or University. Must be
able to receive college credit for internship. Computer proficiency required in Microsoft Excel, Word,
Access, and Outlook. Must be self-motivated, dependable, detail oriented, resourceful, organized, and
be willing/able to work in an extremely fast-paced environment. Must demonstrate strong written and
verbal communication skills. Should be able to lift heavy boxes. 15-20 hours per week: 2-3 days per
week in office 10:00am – 6:00pm. We do expect a full term commitment. In order to get the most of
this experience, intern should be available to work in various LA locations, on occasional
nights/weekends and have a car. mail your resume (limit one page, PDF preferred)
to Kimberly.Sue@FOX.com. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2010.

OUT OF STATE INTERNSHIPS


 A&M Octone Records – Fall 2010 Internship (New York)
A&M/Octone Records is a record label founded on the principles of artist development and
establishing career musicians. We are home to Maroon 5, Flyleaf, K’NAAN, Hollywood Undead,
Paper Tongues and more developing artists. Located in NYC’s Union Square, the company is a joint
venture with Interscope Geffen A&M Records and is distributed by Universal Music Distribution. In
addition to our normal internship program, we are looking for an intern to take part in a special label
project for the Fall 2010 Semester. This particular internship will focus on global marketing research,
foreign entertainment law and policy and international talent searches. In addition, we will ask the
intern to participate in daily office duties such as answering phones, managing digital surfaces,
participating in label meetings and more. As the program continues, the intern will gain a large
understanding of international entertainment industries and a general understanding of how a record
label operates. Ideally, this intern would have a global understanding and an educational background
or strong interest in law, foreign policy and entertainment. Bi-lingual students are encouraged to
apply, but this is not necessary for the internship. We encourage the intern to be in the office as often
as possible, but we are willing to accommodate all schedules as much as possible. All interns will be
invited to attend artist shows, showcases and office get-togethers when available. Interns must also be
able to receive academic credit and have housing in or around the NYC area in order to qualify.
College credit required. Must have housing in New York City area. Cover letter not required but
recommended. Please submit resumes and cover letters (cover letter not required but recommended)
to: internships@amoctone.com.
 Office of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher – Fall Intern (Washington D.C.)
The office of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (CA) is seeking a conservative-minded and
enthusiastic fall intern to start in August. Duties include, but are not limited to, constituent
correspondences, attendance at briefings, hearings, and meetings, assistance with legislative research,
and aiding staff-members with various projects. The ideal candidate will be hard-working, detail-
oriented, and professional . Strong oral and written communication skills are highly valued.
California and district ties are preferred, but not required. Please email Justin.Ahn@mail.house.gov
with a resume and a cover letter indicating your prospective duration of the internship.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact the Internship Programs Office in STU B1