August 11, 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 New internships are added daily.

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

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.

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.

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, 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.

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Transportation Foundation of Los Angeles – Administrative/Social Work Intern This paid internship is with the Transportation Foundation of Los Angeles a 501(c)(3), non-profit agency. The foundation currently works in job development trying to improve job skills and providing employment opportunities. The foundation currently has three programs it is administering or applying for, two job development programs and one student internship program. Interested students should have an interest or background in social work and an ability to handle multiple administrative tasks. Military veterans will be given first consideration. This part-time internship will assist with the day-today operations of the foundation, including its’ Transitional Subsidized Employment program (TSE), Lasting Internships for Tomorrow’s Los Angeles program (LIFT LA), and the in-development Veterans Worksource Center the foundation is trying to get established. The foundation is ambitious, but small, with a staff of less than 10 people the foundation needs a committed student who is willing to work hard to help those in need. Student should be a junior, senior, or preferably, a graduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For a full job description and application instructions log-in to connectSC and view JobID 30451.

Southern California Gas Company – Engineering Intern (Undergrads Only, 2 Openings) Engineering Internship Program – Downey and South Bay area. SoCalGas offers exciting, hands-on training from skilled professionals in a variety of locations. If you are currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university you could be eligible. We look for candidates with mechanical, chemical, or any engineering major. Working directly with our Account Executives, the intern will contact commercial and industrial customers to conduct energy audits at their facilities, document gas and electric equipment, making recommendations on energy efficiency use and informing customers about Gas Company programs and services. Follow up site visits or post audits to verify energy saving measures the customer has acted on. Document energy savings at the facilities. Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and/or marketing skills. Good computer skills, analytical skills. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Your willingness to learn from others and a can-do-attitude will make your experience with SoCalGas personally and professionally rewarding. Competitive compensation and reimbursement for work-related travel are part of our investment in your future. Salary is based upon level in school and qualifications.You’ll average 16-20 hours/week (increasing to 40 hr/5 day week during school breaks) Monday - Friday (flexible with school schedule). This position reports to the Commercial/Industrial Service Manager. Please apply at

HSBC Bank –Intern ($12/hr) Make the Right Move and join a winning team! Build your career with us. HSBC - North America is a part of HSBC Group, one of the largest banking and financial service organizations in the world. Our domestic strength and extensive global network provides our employees with the best of both worlds - the friendliness of a local organization and the resources of a worldwide network - for diverse experiences and challenging career opportunities. This position is for a paid Summer-Fall Internship position located in Los Angeles, CA. Minimum 12 hours a week, days and times are flexible. Intern will assist in deal underwriting including analyzing requests for credit, conducting research, evaluating risks for credit applications and financial modeling for companies with annual revenues of $250 million - $10 billion. Intern will support Relationship Managers with prospect research, preparing pitch books, and attending customer calls where appropriate. Ensure compliance and operational risk controls are in accordance with HSBC or regulatory standards and policies. Other job duties include other administrative projects. Minimum of High School Diploma, current undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Majors in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics and Engineering are preferred. Accounting knowledge preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Strong analytical, quantitative, and organizational skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Language Skills a plus (bilingual or

multilingual). Please email resume and transcript to: Kathryn Benjamin,

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 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 ( 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 or email your resume to

UNPAID INTERNSHIPS  Alchemy Entertainment – Intern
We produced the Warner Bros./New Line feature 17 AGAIN. We are also currently in development on several other features. Our management/production company is looking for interns to help out around the office. Responsibilities include but not limited to occasional movie/TV set visits, assisting the Development Executive, reading scripts and writing coverage, answering phones and daily office

tasks. Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university. Proficient in using a computer. Highly motivated, independent and organized. I am looking for interns who could start immediately. Please include the dates and times you would be available to intern. Please e-mail a resume to .

Universal Sports – Interns (Various Departments) Universal Sports is looking for Interns for the following departments: Research, Promotions, Post Production, and Marketing. Universal Sports, formerly World Championship Sports Network (WCSN), a partnership between NBC Universal Sports and InterMedia Partners, serves as the preeminent multi-platform destination for Olympic and lifestyle sports programming. The Universal Sports Television Network and deliver an immersive experience via exclusive live and on-demand coverage of world-class competitions, interaction with top athletes and in-depth access to sports news and information year round. We are located in Westlake Village, CA. Job duties to include but not limited to assisting all departments of daily activities: fax, print, copy, and distribute documents. Filing: maintaining all files and processing important documents for all departments. Compile requested footage for highlights. Media logging. Assist Media Manager on daily media receiving. Retrieve tapes requested from the Vault. Petty Cash Reports. Printing DVD, digibeta, HD labels. Assist marketing department with packaging and mailings. Interns will have the opportunity to spend time in each department. Excellent communication skills. Outstanding analytical and database management skills. Ability to handle multiple priorities and simultaneous projects. Strong computer skills and technology skills to include Excel, Word, and Internet. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Contact us today! For consideration, please send a resume to Danielle Gordon @

Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County – Interns Make a Difference in your Community! Get hands-on experience with law and procedure relating to Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, and Employment issues. Assist people one-on-one with completing Administrative and Court forms. Help others understand Administrative and Court rules and procedures. Training and Attorney Supervision Provided. Legal Background NOT Required. Intern opportunities available in Self-Help Legal Access Centers and Domestic Abuse Self-Help Centers located at the Van Nuys, Pomona, Antelope Valley, and San Fernando courthouses. Internship opportunities available in Workers’ Rights Clinics at Pacoima, El Monte and Glendale courthouses. You must register for training! Contact Diana Avendaño, Volunteer Coordinator, (818) 834-7585 or Email:,

Demand Media – New Media Internship Do you lie awake at night wondering how you’ll be able to use your journalism, communications, marketing or English degree in a rapidly changing industry? Do you secretly wish you could turn your obsession with Facebook into an actual career? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of online publishing, but don’t know where to start? You’re in luck: Demand Media, one of the fastest-growing social media companies in the industry, is seeking six interns to work out of our Santa Monica office for the fall. Our internship program is highly structured, with an emphasis on education. Demand Media interns walk away with a polished résumé and working knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, Search Engine Optimization, Google Analytics and social media strategies. Demand Media editors fetch their own coffee. Work with editors to leverage social media tools and syndicate content across social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, digg, Yahoo! Shine and more. Choose timely articles and write compelling headlines and copy for homepage and newsletters of Demand Media properties like, LIVESTRONG.COM and Attend weekly editorial meetings and participate in brainstorming sessions. Learn Demand’s proprietary publishing process from the editors of Demand Studios, and work alongside editors to maintain and improve it. Complete a long-term final project, determined by intern interest and company need. Intern will gain

a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of online publishing. Private workshops with representatives from SEO, marketing, community, product management, and more. Gain familiarity with programs that look great on a résumé, including Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Excel. A chance to collaborate with an enthusiastic, close-knit editorial team, and contribute to the overall editorial process. Specialized résumé and cover letter workshop depending on your areas of interest and career goals. Demand Media internships are extremely competitive. All applicants must be enrolled in college courses and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants must be available 15-25 hours a week during regular business hours for eight weeks. The internship is for college credit only, but there are plenty of perks, including free parking, kitchens plentifully stocked with snacks and drinks, an office between the Third Street Promenade and the beach, and the opportunity to work at a company on the cutting edge of the journalism industry. To apply, please submit a résumé, writing sample (no research papers, please) and cover letter explaining why you want to work at Demand to Previous publishing experience and familiarity with social media are big pluses, but not requirements.

OUT OF STATE INTERNSHIPS  The White House Internship Program (Spring 2011)
President Obama believes in the capacity of young people to move America forward. He is committed to providing young leaders from across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and fostering a continued commitment to public service through the White House Internship Program. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and prepare them for future roles in public service. A Complete Application Includes: Resume, Two Brief Essays, Three Letters of Recommendation. Spring 2011 Application Deadline: 11:59 PM Sunday, October 3. For more information and to apply please visit:

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:

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