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August 31, 2011 Published by the USC Career 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 Internship Program 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.
FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT MENTOR PROGRAM
Are you the first in your family to attend college? Would you like to enter into a mentorship with an alumnus who was also the first in their family to attend college? The USC Career Center invites you to participate in our First Generation College Student Mentor Program. This program will provide “real world” exposure to the working world through a mentorship that focuses on professional and career development. Students will be paired with USC alumni who also are first generation college students. If you are interested in participating in this mentor program please download and complete an application at http://careers.usc.edu/docs/forms/First_Generation_Mentee_Application_Form.pdf. Completed applications must be turned in to the Career Center Internship Programs office by 5:00 pm on September 16, 2011.
DIVERSITY NETWORKING MIXER
The Career Center invites you to attend our fall Diversity Networking Mixer on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 6-8pm in our Lounge (STU 110). We are committed to facilitating an understanding and appreciation of diversity within the Trojan community. Come meet and network with top employers from the entertainment, finance, business and more that are looking for diverse members of the Trojan Family! Food will be provided! Please RSVP via connectSC.
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 15+ internship courses. 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.
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. Next week Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Bain & Co., Fidelity, Bank of America and more will be on campus holding events. Please click this link for more details, http://careers.usc.edu/eventcalendar/events/ or log-in to connectSC.
SAVE THE DATES
This fall semester will be full of great Career Center events, so save the dates on your calendar now. OnCampus Recruiting begins September 12th. The Career Fair will be held September 22nd. Internship Week will be held October 3rd – 6th.
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• Allied Integrated Marketing – Strategic Alliances & Branded Entertainment Intern Work closely with the Strategic Alliance and Branded Entertainment division of Allied Integrated Marketing to develop Partnerships Marketing/Promotions service offering, including: Develop and maintain relationships with studios and other entertainment content providers; Develop and maintain relationships with consumer brand companies; Design and pitch implementation of national promotional campaigns to meet both entertainment and brand client objectives; Work with existing and new entertainment and brand relationships to introduce Allied’s marketing capabilities outside of entertainment promotions. Internship Specific Duties: Create presentations highlighting client’s film or brand offerings; Attend meetings with clients to better understand marketing and promotions; Search the web, and update team, regarding client’s latest offerings (e.g. a new film or product release), as well as competitive activities; Update status reports and agendas highlighting information learned in meetings; Work closely with team to set up meetings including decorating room, creating goody bags, designing presentation look and feel, etc; Participate in brainstorm meetings in an effort to create creative executions for brand partnerships. Interested students can submit
their resumes and cover letter to Caitlin Scanlan at email@example.com. •
mOcean – Graphic Design Interns
mOcean is looking for (2) motion graphics interns for the fall semester. You will be working in either our West LA location or Burbank--working with great teams on some high profile projects. Looking for junior and senior level in college, as well as graduates. Candidates must be: Fluent in CS5 photoshop, illustrator, after effects; working knowledge of Cinema 4D; knowledge of Maya is a huge plus; typographic knowledge; must be able to work at least 2 days a week; great time management skills; must have a great attitude. At mOcean, we take our work very seriously, but do not let it impact ourselves. We are friendly, fun, and like a laugh to relax once in awhile. Application Instructions: send resume, cover letter, with your portfolio and/or reel to firstname.lastname@example.org. • Original Retro Brand – Research & Analytics Intern
Original Retro Brand, a company in the apparel industry based in Los Angeles, is looking for a person proficient in Excel, pivot tables and complicated worksheets. Knowledge of Microsoft Access is a plus. The intern will need to analyze inventory productivity and various other ad hoc reports. For more information about our organization, please review our website, http://www.originalretrobrand.com/. To apply, please send resume to email@example.com. •
Sony Pictures Imageworks – Fall Internship
Sony Pictures Imageworks has immediate openings for paid Interns to work in the (Computer/Technology) Systems Group in our Culver City facility. Duties and responsibilities include but will not be limited to the following: Moving/relocating systems and peripherals; Organizing in-house inventory of parts/computers/peripherals; Scrubbing disks; Monitor distributions and calibrations; Reviewing outstanding HelpDesk tickets and following up on them; Help update documentation for Systems’ in-house "Wikipedia" pages for various processes and procedures; ·Depending on skill set/background could be used for some Level 1 troubleshooting and/or configuration of systems. Qualifications: Education Focus: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science. Internships or work experience is a plus. Duration: 1 or 2 semesters. If you are interested in being considered, please forward a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Att: Samantha Prince).
TMZ – Journalism and Television Production Interns
TMZ on TV, TMZ.com, and TooFab.com are currently accepting applications for interns for the Fall 2011 semester. Applicants must receive class credit in order to qualify for the program. This is a paid internship. Students who apply must have a passion for entertainment news, be familiar with current events and pop culture, and be eager to learn and work hard. There are several positions available within the following departments: Assignment Desk, Photo Gallery & Clearances, Publicity, and Post Production. Positions will be given out based on merit. If you are interested, please email your resume and references to email@example.com. In addition, please include a cover letter explaining why you want to intern with TMZ and what you hope to learn during the program.
Alchemy Entertainment – Fall Internship
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 are not limited to 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 for the Fall semester. Please include the dates and times you would be available to intern. Please e-mail a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. • Bld Restaurant –Internship
During your internship you will be involved in all aspects of hospitality management and restaurant operations. This is an opportunity for anyone who has ever considered opening their own restaurant or who wants to challenge their entrepreneurial spirit. The ideal candidate will be creative, outgoing and possess a strong attention to detail. You will be involved in guest relations from your very first day on the job. We are a neighborhood restaurant and take great pride in our place within the community. During your time with us you will develop a knowledge of menu design, chef driven kitchen operations and, participate in tastings of spirits, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages. You will have the opportunity to sit in on an actual Profit and Loss meeting, analyzing controllable/non-controllable expenses, ordering and inventory systems, cost of sales and more. The ideal candidate must be available for a total of at least 20 hours per week, be enrolled in a University and be eligible to receive school credit. Please submit your cover letter and resume to Anuar@bldrestaurant.com.
City Year – Marketing & Research Interns
City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. In communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, these diverse young leaders help turn around high-need schools and get at-risk students back on track to graduation by working to improve their attendance, behavior and course performance. For more information, please visit cityyear.org. City Year Los Angeles is currently looking for a dedicated intern who can connect service-minded students to City Year by creating and implementing campus-based marketing and publicity campaigns throughout the academic year. This position reports to the communications and recruitment departments. Qualifications: Junior or Senior standing, Strong interest in non-profit and/or education sector, Strong analytical, writing, and communications skills, Knowledge of campus-based student organizations (clubs, associations, Greek life, etc.) a plus, Knowledge of communications, marketing, and social media a plus, Academic credit required for internship, Available to work 10-12 hours per week (5 hours to be completed on Fridays in Downtown LA office). Responsibilities: Develop strategies for on-campus recruitment initiatives, Research traditional and social media publicity opportunities, Conduct on-campus outreach including classroom presentations, attending club meetings, etc, Identify key characteristics of student leaders on college campuses, Execute an integrated marketing campaign to increase City Year brand awareness among college students, Connect student groups to service opportunities. Benefits: Networking opportunities with professionals in the university, non-profit, education, corporate and government sectors, Professional and leadership development opportunities, Gain experience in creating and implementing marketing and publicity campaigns. How to Apply: submit a cover letter and resume to Recruitment Manager Daniel Ochoa by Friday, September 2, 2011 at email@example.com. For more information about City Year, please visit www.cityyear.org/losangeles.
Community Collection – Fashion Merchandising Interns
Coming in October, Community Collection is the newest online shopping destination that brings a twist to the current e-commerce fashion shopping experience. Based in Los Angeles, our company is looking to hire a motivated and enthusiastic intern to assist our merchandising department and join our innovative and dynamic team. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the rapidly growing fashion e-commerce industry and get a great understanding of the merchandising process. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age; Must be currently enrolled or a recent graduate of an accredited college, university or trade school; Must have valid driver's license and insured vehicle; Must have an avid interest in fashion and philanthropy; Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, particularly MS Excel; Must be detail oriented. If interested, please send resume and brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game Show Network – Business & Legal Affairs Internship
The primary learning objectives for this internship is to learn protocols of communication and how important information is managed in legal and business affairs. Intern will understand the business implications of deal terms. They will understand the contract administration process. Also, they will gain familiarity and experience with a wide range of business issues in entertainment, and gain office skills for use in legal and business affairs work. Specific tasks and projects: Assisting in managing information contained in GSN's agreements, and GSN's compliance with agreement requirements; typing agreements and correspondence, following up on matters as requested. Possible trademark and copyright work compiling status and research; Comparing documents for deal terms. And, depending on the skill level, reviewing agreements and compiling rights exploitation information. Interns will help update files and keep them current. Help keep production files up to date. Subject to attorney approval, occasional phone calls with GSN online subsidiary executives. Student may be invited to other meetings as permitted by department head, possibly programming status meeting and business affairs meeting. Successful intern will be professional, computer savvy, able to multi-task, have basic office skills, have excellent communication and organizational skills. All interns must provide proof of school enrollment to be considered for any intern position. Days: Monday - Friday ( Minimum 3 days per week); Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm - Various available and flexible schedules; Duration of Internship: September - November ( Flexible with various school schedules). Any student that is interested can send their resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please indicate the department you are interested in for immediate consideration. To learn about GSN, please visit www.gsn.com.
Game Show Network – Creative Services Internship
The primary learning objectives of this internship is to gain an understanding of print design & production, the creative process and client management. Specific tasks and projects: Intern will update project management online request system, research on materials, premiums, photography and inspiration, organize all campaigns and creative assets, GSN upfront, project management and execution of sales presentation materials and competitive analysis on research and collecting competitive brand and TV/creative campaigns. Successful intern will be professional, computer savvy, able to multi-task, have basic office skills, have excellent communication and organizational skills. All interns must provide proof of school enrollment to be considered for any intern position. Days: Monday - Friday ( Minimum 3 days per week); Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm - Various available and flexible schedules; Duration of Internship: September - November ( Flexible with various school schedules). Any student that is interested can send their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the department you are interested in for immediate consideration. To learn about GSN, please visit www.gsn.com.
Game Show Network – Distribution & Affiliate Marketing Internship
The primary learning objectives for this internship is to provide and develop an in-depth understanding of
the affiliate sales and marketing functions at GSN. Students will learn to understand the tools and tactics used in developing promotions to drive value with affiliates. Specific tasks and projects: Position includes assisting the Administration of Affiliate Marketing and Affiliate Sales initiatives; Assisting with project management and reporting, organizing corporate meetings, trade shows and special events. Interns will occasionally have the opportunity to accompany sales staff to daytime Affiliate events to handle event logistics; Lifting, packing and loading exhibit materials. Interns will assist in updating and coordination of print and video presentations used at trade shows and meetings; Work with Creative Services, On-Air, On-Line, and Research departments to gather marketing materials and presentations for the sales group. Will organize GSN sales materials, tapes, and premium inventory items for sales group; Update and post content on GSN affiliate website. Interns will assist with affiliate promotions fulfillment of prizing, sell-in materials, and tracking; assist in delivering invoices and expense reports to finance. Student will be invited to weekly staff meetings and will work with other departments such as Marketing, Research and Programming. Successful intern will be professional, computer savvy, able to multi-task, have basic office skills, have excellent communication and organizational skills. All interns must provide proof of school enrollment to be considered for any intern position. Days: Monday Friday ( Minimum 3 days per week); Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm - Various available and flexible schedules; Duration of Internship: September - November ( Flexible with various school schedules). Any student that is interested can send their resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please indicate the department you are interested in for immediate consideration. To learn about GSN, please visit www.gsn.com.
Game Show Network – Programming & Production Internship
The primary learning objectives for this internship is to provide a well rounded experience in the Programming department to learn how the various entities work with each other to create a unique network identity. Students will be invited to the Programming department meetings, development and pitch meetings and Business & Legal Affairs meetings. Students will be exposed to Marketing, Business & Legal Affairs, Public Relations and Digital departments. Specific tasks and projects: Students will assist in maintaining the pitch and passed pitch logs; assist in updating the competitive report; read and research trade publications and other periodicals for trends and interesting stories; assist talent department in researching potential talent online; assist with production and scheduling, as needed; develop and present their own unique idea (will be a final project). Student will be invited to the programming department meetings, development and pitch meetings and Business & Legal Affairs meetings. Successful intern will be professional, computer savvy, able to multi-task, have basic office skills, have excellent communication and organizational skills. All interns must provide proof of school enrollment to be considered for any intern position. Days: Monday - Friday ( Minimum 3 days per week); Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm - Various available and flexible schedules; Duration of Internship: September - November ( Flexible with various school schedules). Any student that is interested can send their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the department you are interested in for immediate consideration. To learn about GSN, please visit www.gsn.com.
K1 Capital Advisors –Intern
We're looking for motivated college freshmen, sophomores and juniors to join our team to assist with research. Responsibilities include doing market research on targeted industries, profiling investment targets, assisting associates with general duties and data entry. Successful interns will be considered for a summer associate position. Qualifications: We encourage students with all majors to apply. Application Instructions: Please e-mail your resume to email@example.com. • LA County District Attorney – High Tech Crime Div. – Cybercrime Internship
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office High Technology Crime Division is responsible for the investigation and vertical prosecution of technology related crimes within our region. Our case load
includes network intrusion (hacking), identity theft and access card fraud, theft of trade secrets and intellectual property, counterfeiting, theft of telecommunications services, money laundering and child exploitation on the Internet. Interns will work on meaningful projects in the following areas: System hardening and administration (Linux / OS X); Knowledge and data mining systems for criminal investigation and prosecution; Workflow and collaboration tools; Cryptography and distributed processing; Computer systems security, compliance, and auditing; Penetration testing. Qualifications: Skills relevant to one or more of the topics listed above; Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful residency; Criminal background investigation; Minimum commitment of 12 hours per week; Current or matriculating undergraduate or graduate student. (Limited exceptions on case-by-case basis.) If interested, please send a brief statement of interest and résumé to the internship coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. • LA County District Attorney – High Tech Crime Div. – Graphic Design Internship
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office High Technology Crime Division is responsible for the investigation and vertical prosecution of technology related crimes within our region. Our The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office High Technology Crime Division is responsible for the investigation and vertical prosecution of technology related crimes within our region. Our case load includes network intrusion (hacking), identity theft and access card fraud, theft of trade secrets and intellectual property, counterfeiting, theft of telecommunications services, money laundering and child exploitation on the Internet. Teaching is a vital part of our mission. Our multimedia educational materials are used nationally and internationally to train police officers, criminal prosecutors, and forensic examiners. The Division is accepting applications for our graphic design internship program. All positions are volunteer or for academic credit. Interns will design and realize meaningful projects such as courtroom exhibits, video podcasts, animated presentations, web and GUI design, and interactive teaching materials. Our graphics lab is equipped with loaded Mac Pro workstations, dual cinema displays, and Adobe CS 5.5. Qualifications: Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful residency (permanent residency not required); Criminal background investigation; Minimum commitment of 12 hours per week; Current or matriculating undergraduate or graduate student. (Limited exceptions on case-by-case basis.) If interested, please send a brief statement of interest and résumé/portfolio to the internship coordinator, email@example.com. •
OneSchool – Fall Internship
Hungry for some startup experience that will give you valuable connections and add an edge to your resume? OneSchool is offering the chance for USC students to be the OneSchool Campus Founders. OneSchool is a mobile app that connects students to the places, things, and people around them. Need that extra 3 minutes to study for your exam? We’ll let you know exactly where the bus is. Want to stay updated with campus news and talk with 17,000 other classmates? We’ve got that covered for you too. OneSchool is launching at 25 schools this fall, and USC is one of them. The USC Campus Founder will work directly with the Marketing Team. The role includes organizing promo events and developing and executing marketing campaigns. We are looking for someone who enjoys interacting with people, has a good understanding of social media, and wants to help transform campus life. You can check out the app at http://oneschool.com/. How to Apply: Send us a resume, but don’t limit yourself to just that. Show us the unique successes you’ve had, whether it’s your piece of YouTube art or your hilarious blog. If you can present yourself in a compelling way then you have what it takes to represent OneSchool. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. •
Picotte Weddings – Fall Internship
We are a boutique wedding photography studio located near Old Town Pasadena. We specialize in natural light. If you'd like to learn more about us, please visit: www.picotteweddings.com. We are looking for an intern to help out with the business side of a photography company. We need someone to do a mixture of
designing blogs, assembling clients proof books, preparing newsletters, organizing and running errands (gas money will be provided). This position has the possibility of becoming a paid, part-time job. We are looking for 10 to 15 hours a week, Monday - Thursday (flexible hours.) Qualifications include being comfortable using a Mac, Adobe InDesign CS5, Bridge CS5, Wordpress and Mail chimp. We are looking some who is open minded, detail oriented, a hard worker and a joy to be around. This is a two person company and you will certainly get some personal experience on how to run a photography business. Please email a cover letter & resume to: email@example.com.
Precision Productions + Post – Editorial Intern
For close to twenty years, film studios, television networks, advertising agencies as well as brands Directly have had projects crafted with precision. We’ve been honored with Telly, Promax, and Summit Awards. We deliver promotional and media solutions for clients around the globe. Our worlds of experience provide insights into brand strategy, concept development, creative direction, promotion, commercial production, branding, print, web, broadcast design, post production and entertainment marketing. Seeking motivated students looking to gain credit and experience in a production / postproduction environment. We offer editorial, sound mixing and motion graphic design opportunities for qualified candidates. This is an unpaid internship but we will pay for any mileage incurred and we'll buy lunch daily. If interested, please submit your resume to Jason at Jason@precisionpost.com.
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