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February 16, 2011
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.
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IT’S INTERNSHIP WEEK! ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT!
Come listen to panelists from a variety of industries sharing information you need to know! Employers will share their industry insight with a focus on internships and career advice, followed by a session in which you are welcome to network and distribute your resume to employers. Internship Week will be held in the Trojan Presentation Room, STU B3. For more information and a list of participating employers visit our website, http://careers.usc.edu//students/internships/internship-week/ or log in to connectSC. *Attend the Non-Profit Internship Week panel to hear more information about the Dream Dollars Program.
COMPANY PROFILE EVENTS
During the academic semesters, we invite employers to conduct company presentations. We strongly recommend that you attend these information sessions to learn about different industries and organizations, as well as meet some of their key employees. Over the next two weeks ZS Associates, General Electric, Triage Consulting, and Macy’s will be on campus holding an event. Please click this link for more details, http://careers.usc.edu/eventcalendar/events/ or log-in to connectSC.
CAREER CENTER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
The Career Planning & Placement Center is offering two great summer internship programs for 2011: Dream Dollars and The Scheyer Family Scholarship. The Dream Dollars Program is a unique ―scholarship‖ program for undergraduates. The USC Dream Dollars Program provides stipends for USC students who receive internships with a non-profit or government organization. This program will support students hoping to gain work experience from an unpaid internship. Students will be selected through an application and interview process. All internships must be a minimum of six weeks during the summer. The program provides a stipend of $1,200 for each student. Students must have an internship prior to applying for this scholarship. For more information please go to our website: http://careers.usc.edu/students/internships/dream-dollars/ or attend one of our Dream Dollars Information Sessions on either March 1 or 3, 12-12:30pm in STU B-3. The Scheyer Family Scholarship for Summer Interns, established in December of 2007, will provide an award of $2,500 to two students enrolled in approved summer internships. Preference will be given to sophomores, juniors or seniors with demonstrated financial need. Student recipients must have a major in the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students
must be in good academic standing and must have a graduation date between December 2011 and May 2014. Students must have an internship prior to applying for this scholarship. For more information please go to our website: http://careers.usc.edu/students/internships/scheyer-family-scholarship/ or attend one of our Information Sessions on February 24 or March 23, 12-12:30pm in STU B-3.
LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT INTERNSHIP?
USC is proud to provide you with another resource to finding that next internship! In addition to connectSC, you can access the iNet Internship Consortium — an internship database with a wide array of opportunities and locations. The iNet Consortium attracts employers from across the country to post internships that are available to students from a select group of universities including: USC, Georgetown, MIT, NYU, Northwestern, Rice, Stanford, Duke, University of Pennsylvania and Yale. Log-in to connectSC to access iNet!
Relativity Media – Marketing and Distribution Internship ($8/hr) Relativity Media is looking for a smart, reliable intern for their Marketing and Distribution departments. Qualified candidates should be able to commit 5 days a week to the internship and have a car and valid driver‘s license. All the usual intern duties apply: answering phones, doing runs, administrative help, refilling supplies, supporting the assistants, as well as learning to run reports and doing research. Interested candidates should have strong computer skills (experience with Microsoft Outlook, Excel necessary, HTML a plus), excellent communication skills and be very motivated. There is plenty of room to learn and grow in this role. This is an hourly paid position; the hours are expected to be 9am-5pm. Please send references, a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com and be sure to put "Marketing/Distribution Internship" in the subject line. Work schedule is from 9am-5pm and is for approximately 40 hrs/week. Americans for Tax Reform – Intern Americans for Tax Reform is currently recruiting summer interns to work May through August 2011. Americans for Tax Reform offers the chance to work alongside some of the best political advocates in Washington, as well as the opportunity for increasing responsibility. Interns are assigned to work on policy issues side by side with members of our staff. As a key part of the ATR team, interns work on projects such as the Taxpayer Protection Pledge (both federal and state candidates pledge not to raise taxes), the American Shareholders Association (focusing on eliminating the Death Tax, expanding Lifetime Savings Accounts and Retirement Savings Accounts, social security reform), and the Cost of Government Day, a report identifying and calculating government spending as a cost to taxpayers. Applicants must be organized, responsible, independent, and effective under deadlines. Exceptional written and oral communication skills are a must. Interns are required to have a professional demeanor and phone manner. Applicants should have a strong interest in tax reform and economic policy, and a fundamental orientation toward liberty. Part-time hours are available; full-time interns receive a stipend of $250/week, with part-time stipends varying. The positions can be taken for credit through the applicant's home university or college, coinciding with spring, summer, and fall semester dates. Our offices are ideally located at 722 12th Street, NW, in the heart of Washington D.C. ATR is Metro accessible-located across the street from Metro Center. Please send a resume, a short writing sample (no more than five pages), a cover letter with your interest in ATR outlined, and a list of three references to: Candice N. Boyer firstname.lastname@example.org Please use ‗Internship Application‘ as the subject line of your email. Please direct all questions to Ms. Boyer. City of Anaheim – Public Relations Intern The City of Anaheim‘s External Affairs Office has an opening for an intern to assist with writing, media relations and communication strategies for the City, while maintaining relationships with
Anaheim‘s well-known organizations such as Anaheim Ducks, Angels Baseball, USA Volleyball and Disneyland Resort. The City looks to enhance its visibility among the Major League Baseball and Olympic sports industries. This is a great opportunity to build your portfolio with experience in journalism, promotions, relationship building, media pitching and event planning. Start date would be immediate, and would end May 2011. Qualifications include: Currently be enrolled in upper division or graduate classes in an accredited college or university program, be a self-starter, detail oriented and well organized, possess strong written and oral communication skills, possess an interest and desire to seek out interesting story lines/angles, conduct research and produce informative and creative articles, be able to work independently, multitask and meet deadlines, present oneself in a professional manner at all times, and be competent in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge in Adobe systems, Microsoft Office Publisher, and video editing is desired. Qualified candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and three writing samples to: City of Anaheim, External Affairs Office, Attn: Erin D. Wahlen, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., 7th Floor, Anaheim, CA 92805. E-mail: email@example.com. Resumes and writing samples will be accepted on a continuous basis until filled. Pixar Animation Studios – Animation Intern Summer 2011 Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. Pixar offers an exciting internship program intended to give students valuable "hands on" experience and exposure to our unique production environment. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn from working professionals – to experience first hand "the day in the life of a Pixar Animator". Through our extensive 12-week animation training course, Animation Interns will work in collaboration with Animation Mentors to do the following: Using our proprietary animation software, your acting skills and animation ability, you will be supported and challenged as you work through a set of assignments beginning with the bouncing ball, and ending up with a full body acting shot. Gain knowledge of the production pipeline process and attend animation dailies. Qualifications include working towards a degree in classical animation, film, or related field. Demo reel (or work in progress) that demonstrates application of the principles of animation to tell a story with meaning through movement. Ability to use acting skills to bring characters to life, strong understanding of animation principles, an art background, storytelling skills, computer animation experience preferred, organized and detail-oriented, great attitude and work ethic. Please apply online directly at our website: http://www.pixar.com/companyinfo/jobs/index.html (Click on Intern & Recent Grads Listings). All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 PM PST on Monday, April 4, 2011. Application term is for Summer 2011 (June-August).
UNPAID INTERNSHIPS Electronic Dance Music Blog/I Can Give You House Records – Intern
Electronic Dance Music blog and digital record label I Can Give You House Records is now recruiting interns for part-time positions to begin working as soon as possible. The blog focuses on presenting readers with the most up to date house/dance music. The label focuses on searching for and signing artists and producers, as well as promoting our current releases using social media and email marketing. We are also interested in event planning and programming. I Can Give You House receives passes to most Los Angeles events for photo, video, and written reviews. We will offer these passes to interns with photo/video/writing skills if applicable. We are looking to fill positions in the following positions: writers, event photographers, interview and event, videographers, multi-media content editors (Photoshop, Final Cut, iMovie, etc.), graphic designers, social media marketing Applicants should be organized, responsible, independent and able to meet deadlines. Strong writing skills are a huge plus and applicants seeking to be writers should have decent knowledge of modern day house music. The current positions would not be paid, but employees would receive tickets to cover events from time to time and would be a future of I Can Give You House Records
and icangiveyouhouse.com. At the end of the semester, there may be opportunities for paid work. Please send a resume and an example of past work, if available, with the subject "Job Application" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CelebritySociety Magazine –Editorial Intern We are a philanthropic luxury life style magazine based in Beverly Hills and we are offering a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of running a magazine publication. This position will provide opportunities for working directly with the editor. This will be an unpaid internship but will receive college credit if needed. Qualification include: Strong writing, professional phone, sales and networking skills. Must be highly motivated, organized, be attentive to detail, have good interpersonal skills; be enthusiastic about working with a growing publication and able to work on long-term projects independently. Must be tech savvy, you will be contributing to our current social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) To apply, email cover letter and resume ASAP to email@example.com Public Relations – Assistant Intern Boutique PR firm needing assistance with basic duties such as answering calls, updating press lists/contact information, and helping with upcoming events. Major organizational skills required. Need someone meticulous -extremely thorough, a good researcher and very smart. Looking for a gogetter, someone to take charge and give fresh ideas. Home office with dogs so must be an animal lover. Laid back environment, flexible hours. Laptop needed. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Areas of focus: travel, food, wine, art, animal-arena, non-profit and event production TOWN HALL Los Angeles – Programming and Marketing Intern Our mission is to present issues that affect the daily lives of Angelenos and provide a platform for the discussion of solutions from a nonpartisan viewpoint. TOWN HALL embodies the value of civic engagement. People come to our events to listen, speak, and engage their own critical thinking skills while learning in the most direct way - through live, person-to-person conversations. The Programming and Marketing intern will provide event and conference assistance, perform speaker research including event briefing packets and promotional materials, identifying key constituents as well as file updating, database clean-up and entry and other duties as assigned. The Programming and Marketing intern applicant should have an interest in civic issues, marketing or event planning. Ideal candidates are college students in Communications, Public Affairs/Administration, Political Science/Public Policy or Business. Candidates should: be proficient on Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel, have strong written and verbal English communication skills, must be comfortable with learning protocol, database applications, archiving and research via the internet. Interns will use archives and present day events to assist in marketing campaigns conducted in print and electronic formats. Interns must be available 10-20 hours a week. (Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Also, interns must arrange, if selected, to complete the internship for credit only (2-4 units). Besides an outstanding learning opportunity, TOWN HALL will compensate up to $6/day for parking. Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Lindsey Horowitz at email@example.com The subject line of the email should read ‗PROGRAMMING AND MARKETING INTERN." If you have any questions, please call Lindsey Horowitz at 213-312-9308. Applications are due by Friday, April 1, 2011. Who What Wear – Editorial Intern Who What Wear is currently seeking interns for Spring and Summer 2011 and beyond. We are looking for motivated candidates who have a strong interest in fashion and trends, as well as a wide knowledge of social networking platforms, online stores, and celebrities and tastemakers. We are looking for individuals who are efficient and proactive with exceptional taste. Please be prepared to
work hard, wear many different hats, and put in long hours in this amazing hands-on environment. Our unique internship program offers participants the ability to learn about all aspects of this online fashion magazine and media company. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: daily viral marketing (twitter, facebook, tumblr, posting on blogs), assisting the editorial team in sleuthing out alternative, shopable product for stories, maintaining organization of the Market Room and assisting the fashion dept with clothing sample storage, participating in group pitch sessions, visiting showrooms and PR firms to pick up and returns samples, helping with administrative errands and tasks. School credit is offered, but not required. Candidates should able to commit to 2-3 full days a week for a minimum of six months. Who What Wear is located in Los Angeles and candidates must currently be in school and have a car. Interested parties must submit their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Editorial Internship.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ambassador Program Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is looking for on-campus student ambassadors for the 2011-2012 academic year! The student ambassadors will engage with the OECD and plan activities to raise awareness of the organization and its work on their campuses. During their one-year ambassadorships the students will develop and organize on-campus programs and events featuring the work of the OECD. Based on their performance, two finalists will be selected to attend the OECD Forum in Paris in May 2011. The student ambassadors are selected by a competitive application process and represent colleges and universities from across the United States where students and faculty use OECD data and analytical publications in their teaching and research. During the training weekend, the students visited Washington, DC and participated in lectures and workshops to prepare for their roles as OECD Student Ambassadors during the upcoming academic year. The time commitment will include: an initial training weekend in Washington, DC June 18 &19 th and should not exceed 40 hours per semester. Based on performance, two student ambassadors will be invited to attend the OECD Forum in Paris in May 2012. Expenses for both of these trips plus a budget for expenses related to promotional activities on campus will be paid by the OECD. Deadline for applications are April 1, 2011. The application will comprise of a personal statement describing your motivation to participate in the program and some ideas for promotional events, a résumé and two letters of recommendations. The ideal candidate is a sophomore or junior at the time of application who has completed significant coursework in economics and has an interest in international relations. Please email all materials to Kathleen.email@example.com. Students may send any questions in advance of the application to the same email.
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