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September 21, 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.
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• Adicio Inc – Accounting Intern Adicio develops interactive classified advertising software solutions for the careers, real estate, and motors markets, which serve the Internet's leading media companies and web portals. With its award-winning technology and enterprise-class software platforms, domain expertise, and customer service, Adicio delivers a private-label application that is seamlessly integrated within
online classified advertising offerings, enabling organizations to build and manage the largest, most valuable, and highest-quality communities of buyers and sellers. Adicio is seeking an entry level college student to assist the CFO and the Controller with contract administration and bookkeeping. The schedule is flexible and the compensation is negotiable. The ideal candidate will be a local college student in the process of completing a business major, be technologically savvy, a superior problem solver and go-getter. Job responsibilities include preparing monthly invoices, assisting in preparing monthly reconciliations of bank, merchant, and credit card accounts, and all other balance sheet accounts, assisting in purchasing activities and annual audit support. Process expense reports and post corporate credit cards, contract administration, rotating assignments in all areas of accounting, including AP, AR, and GL. Assisting with various projects as required. Skills, requirements and experience are as follows: 0 - 2 years of experience, a BS Degree in Accounting or Finance (transcripts will be requested), excellent knowledge of general accounting principles. Applicants should also have strong skills in Microsoft Office products (Excel and Word) and 10-key by touch, prior experience in QuickBooks Pro (or comparable accounting system) as well as excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and organizational skills. Lastly, we are looking for someone with the ability to multi-task, and have a keen attention to detail as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. High degree of confidentiality (honesty and integrity is a must). Quick learner and high level of energy. Apply via http://www.careercast.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=33652478. • Belz Commercialization Consulting Group – Marketing Intern Belz Consulting is looking for a marketing intern to conduct competitive analysis of various technology products, create pricing strategy, Identify key competitors, and analyze market sizes and growth rates. Some of the work will be face to face in Pasadena and some will be conducted remotely. The work done will be directly for the consultant and her clients. Qualifications include a Bachelors of Science in a technical field (ideally engineering, physics) and MBA candidates with marketing or economic concentrations are preferred. Applicants must have extremely strong analytical and quantitative skills. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in your major. Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Hanover Pacific, LLC – Real Estate Development Intern We are a real estate development company and would like to have someone perform administrative functions such as document meeting minutes, filing, and conducting market research for us. Other tasks would include some driving to deliver plans to municipalities and participate in meetings with clients and some due diligence research on properties. Student must be reliable and we are looking for Sophomores or Juniors Only. This is a very high profile position within our company and has interaction with clients, municipalities and our consultants. Qualifications: Strong Administrative Skills; Strong Skills with Microsoft Suites (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel); Strong Phone Skills; Quick Thinker and Self Starter Strong Communication Skills; Be a Team Player. Application Instructions: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inspire Entertainment – Project Manager Intern Inspire is America's leading full-service audio identity company, having created many of the most celebrated music audio identities and campaigns in the past decade. Partnering with leading national retail chains, corporations, and brands of every kind in America, we have created a broad range of music and entertainment initiatives that create new revenue streams, emotionally fortify their brands, and gift and incentivize customers to take desired actions. We have strong, trusted relationships with all the major music distributors and labels, the leading independent labels; all
global publishing companies; and personal relationships with the country's leading managers, music producers, artists, musicians and arrangers. We so passionately believe in the power of audio identities, and we're so confident they're going to play a much more meaningful role in brands going forward. The smartest brands in the world are recognizing and experiencing the extraordinary impact of strong audio identities — and we're so excited and proud to be leading this movement. We're happy to welcome talented interns to work with our team and are currently looking for interns to participate in a project focused internships. Projects include but are not limited to: creating point presentations, music curation projects, lead generation & market research, creative writing projects and attending music showcases for upcoming releases. As a requirement we believe people should be happy when and where they work. We believe people do their best work when they're happy in their personal lives. We don't care if you live in Los Angeles, Toronto, or Buenos Aires. What we do care about is how extraordinary you are at what you do. We don't care if you prefer working at 10 at night, or 10 in the morning. We don't care if you want to work 60 hours a week or 10 hours a week. We seek creative talent that also has an exceptional ability to persuasively communicate with clarity, intellect and passion. There are a total of five positions available and compensation is in the form of a stipend. Please send resume and cover letter to Jack@inspireentertainment.com. • iPalpiti Artists International, Inc. – Administrative Assistant/Internship A non-profit organization for artistic promotion and career advancement of exceptionally gifted, young professional classical musicians. Duties include the production of local events/concerts, tours and annual music festival in July. We are looking for a multi-talented, very organized, enthusiastic, friendly, intelligent and creative individual with experience in Publicity/Marketing, office support, data & file management. Ideal candidate is someone with excellent communication and writing skills in addition to computer savvy knowledge of Excel, HTML, Access, QuickBooks, and Photoshop. Tech-support of office network, website updates. Must appreciate classical music. The opening is immediately at $10-15/hr as qualified and 15-20 hrs a week (Flexible hours, morning preferred). The opportunity for full-time position beginning May 2012 may arise. If interested, please e-mail resume to email@example.com. • Miramax – Paid Finance Internship Miramax is a leading international film company with a library of more than 700 motion pictures. Miramax sells directly as well as licenses its titles worldwide through partnerships and digital alliances. Collectively, the Miramax library has received 284 Academy Award nominations and 68 Oscars, including four Best Picture Awards. Our Finance Intern will assist the finance team in all aspects of forecasting, accounting, and financial planning for the business, with significant exposure to live deal transactions. In addition to working closely with the company’s Controller and CFO, due to the small size of the organization, there will be numerous opportunities to interact and assist with projects for key executives heading the Creative, Business Development, Television, International, and Home Entertainment divisions. If you are interested in Investment Banking, Consulting, Strategy, Business Development, a Finance role, Private Equity or the Corporate side of a company, this is the Internship for you! Requirements/Desired Attributes include excellent Excel modeling and PowerPoint skills, experience with financial analysis and knowledge of basic accounting and corporate finance, previous internship experience in investment banking, finance or consulting a plus. Applicant would have a positive and enthusiastic attitude with the ability to think creatively and come up with innovative solutions to problems. We prefer Quantitative Majors (Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Math) in the Junior/Senior Level. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to: Internships@miramax.com and indicate on Subject line, "Finance Intern-Fall 2011 Semester".
Southwest Airlines – Spring 2012 Internships Our "NoLimits" Internship Program gives students quality real-world experience, an insider’s glance into this fascinating industry, and is guaranteed to be a FUN semester! The goal of the "NoLimits" Internship is to provide Interns with interactive learning opportunities and hands-on business experience. Each Intern will be exposed to practical workplace skills needed for his/her business field. The Intern will be able to validate his/her career decisions through this opportunity to apply classroom knowledge. Please view our website for specific openings: http://www.southwest.com/careers/internships. You must apply directly to our website for consideration. All positions are located at our Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The dates for the internship are January 17-April 27, 2012. Please contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join our facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/nolimitsinternship. High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986. Personal traits in applicants we are looking for include someone who is a quick learner, self motivated, team oriented, and has a sense of humor. Please see the specific job descriptions for more information at: http://www.southwest.com/careers/internships. All applicants must apply directly to our website: http://www.southwest.com/careers/internships. • Urbandig – Internship/ Assistant Editor Urbandig, a new iPhone app in the travel/discovery space, is looking for a Los Angeles based intern to join our editorial team. Urbandig offers local "city experiences" curated by bloggers we hand-select. We’ve been featured in TechCrunch and have been featured in the iTunes App Store under "Staff Favorites" and "New and Noteworthy". We are expanding quickly and need help on the editorial team. We are looking for an intern 10-15 hours a week, but we can be flexible on time commitment and schedule. You can work from home or a coffee shop most of the time. We offer competitive pay, plus offer school credit. Responsibilities would include working with the street team at local food/drink/art events , assisting City Scouts in LA, SF, Vancouver, NYC, Portland, DC, Chicago and Austin - writing/editing/proofing content, work with local businesses featured on Urbandig, Assisting with Urbandig events, contribute blog posts and a lot more. Qualifications include strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, attention to detail, extremely organized, experience in marketing, events, social media, or editorial is helpful, passion for exploring Los Angeles and most importantly, strong work ethic. Interested candidates email email@example.com and let us know why you're a perfect fit! Please include a writing sample (show us your personality! doesn't have to be a school project - could even be a Yelp review or a blog post!) • Wolverine Trading, LLC – Software Engineer Intern Founded in 1994, Wolverine is a diversified financial institution specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options, and futures markets. With a focus on innovation, achievement, and integrity, we take pride in serving the interests of both our clients and colleagues. Wolverine is headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and San Francisco and a proprietary trading affiliate office located in London. You will build custom, trading applications for a leader in the industry, working with a team of top technology professionals, interacting with senior partners and traders, and maintaining the systems that you design, build, test and deploy. Responsibilities include performing full life-cycle development of trading applications using C++, C#, SQL, and other languages, work with traders to determine application requirements, integrate custom systems with trading exchanges and market data vendors and support and maintain software. Qualifications for the position are a background in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, and history of
academic excellence, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. A solid understanding of object-oriented design and development, knowledge of C++, C#, .NET framework, and SQL is preferred, but not required. Please note, the job location is in Chicago. To apply, please submit your resume to www.wolve.com/si.
• Cyrus Global – Journalists Interns Imagine being an Intern for Facebook or Google when they first started, or better yet image if you were part of the Obama race in 2008. We want journalist interns that know marketing and understand how to use the social media platforms like Facebook and twitter, how to build fan pages and exciting profiles. Great information obtainer's and great interviewers. Great in front of the camera. We plan on having a significant impact on the 2012 presidential race as well as all future political and non political events. This is an unpaid internship. If interested, please submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org provide your current resume and school schedule.
IM Global – Entertainment Internship
IM Global, the leading international sales company and financier behind such films as "Paranormal Activity," "A Single Man," "Skyline," Kevin Smith's "Red State," forth-coming "Safe" with Jason Statham and "Headshot" with Sylvester Stallone, is seeking interns to start immediately. Duties include answering phones, reading scripts, and other office admin responsibilities in a fast-paced setting. The position is 2-3 days per week and unpaid, but a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in distribution, foreign sales, and film finance from one of the most successful companies in the field. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to: email@example.com.
• Josie Maran – Marketing Internship The Marketing Intern is responsible for managing and updating various projects assigned by the Marketing team. Specific ongoing projects include keeping the Marketing team informed of reviews for products, as well as updating spreadsheets as new products are launched by competitors. It is also the intern’s responsibility to stay up to date with new products and trends in order to be able to give effective and valuable feedback regarding products. Other responsibilities include Collaborate with team to create product and promotion ideas, copy, etc. Support team with competitive reviews and analysis and assist with preparations for corporate events. Manage and update documents that are used companywide, many of which contain confidential information; this includes competitive spreadsheets, product sell sheets, product release date spreadsheets, and many other documents. Requirements include being able to receive college credit, have a laptop, ability to work well with others and function effectively in a team environment, have excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task. An ideal candidate will also have strong attention to detail as well as strong written and oral communication. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel is also a plus. Only candidates who meet the above qualifications will be considered. Please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Josie Maran please visit www.josiemarancosmetics.com.
• Los Angeles World Airports – Risk Management Interns
Risk Management is hiring two volunteers to work in their Nursing Unit and their Worker's Compensation Unit. Assigned to the Workers' Compensation, this intern will assist staff with tracking open claims on database; perform manual filing of incoming documents; communicate with adjusters and others as to claim statuses; and advise injured employees of the statuses of their claims. Student must have computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office program, and a basic understanding of how to operate office equipment, including copiers and fax machines. Office/clerical intern will work hand in hand with our Employee Health Nurse. No nursing background is needed, but is a plus if the student has nursing background. All students are required to have the following documents: ID/ Drivers License, passport/ Birth Certificate, and Social Security Card. All students will be fingerprinted and badged by the LAX Security Badge Office. Volunteer participants must be at least 16 years of age, have a good work ethic and reliable transportation. Volunteers are required to be interviewed by LAWA staff prior to entering the volunteer program. Students must also be able to work at least 10 hours a week, two days a week. Students must contact Marlene or Allyson at the Business and Job Resources Division (BJRD) at (424) 646-7300 or via e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students must submit their resume and fill out the Volunteer Application. The BJRD will then review the applications and if they feel the candidate is a suitable match, we will notify the student and schedule them for interviewing, fingerprinting, orientation and badging. • MHT Luxury Alloys – Social Media/Web Developer Interns MHT Luxury Alloys is an industry leading manufacturer of after-market wheels. We manufacture a wide variety of wheels, covering every aspect of the market. Some of the wheel lines we manufacture include: Foose Wheels (Chip Foose Designs), DUB wheels, DUB.one wheels, Elite wheels, Fuel Off Road wheels, and Niche Road Wheels. This is a great opportunity for automotive enthusiasts to enter the industry and have an immediate impact in marketing and branding of our product worldwide. The marketing communications department of MHT Luxury Alloys is seeking experienced automotive enthusiasts as interns to assist on projects. For this position, the candidate will play a crucial role in managing and creating an engaging social media presence a well as contributing to our weekly blog, and other digital platforms. Other projects include photo editing as well as helping coordinate photo shoots depicting our wheels on exotic cars with celebrities. Our interns will play a crucial role in developing web content not only for our social media as well as our website, for which they can take direct credit and use in their portfolio. Interns who complete a semester will be provided with a recommendation letter. This is an exciting opportunity to learn the core aspects of the automotive industry and what goes into manufacturing and branding of aftermarket wheels. Qualifications: Junior or Senior level in bachelor’s degree program with a focus in Journalism, English, Graphic Design, Photography/Video Production and Web Development; Experience with photo editing programs, knowledge of web-based; Content Management System platforms, social media and familiarity with WordPress; Portfolio of writing and/or web projects; Volunteering as an intern at our company requires a significant commitment from our staff. As a result, we require at least a 3-month commitment from our interns. Internships will be on a voluntary basis. Depending on the project, work ethic and resources available to intern, there is a possibility of completing work remotely. To apply please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com by Friday, September 30 with the subject line “Internship.” • U.S. Representative Karen Bass – Fall Internship Program The District Office of Congress Member Karen Bass is now accepting resumes for our fall internship program. In the Congress Member’s district office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things from day-to-day office work such as answering phones and writing letters to assisting staff with constituent case work and community outreach. Our internship program enhances and develops the personal and professional goals of each intern through a well-rounded and hands on
experience and exposure to the daily functions of the district office. To apply for the fall internship program, please contact Keshia Sexton at Keshia.Sexton@mail.house.gov or call (323) 965-1422.
The Collective – Multiple Internships (President’s Assistant, Music, Partner’s Assistant, Comedy, and TV Intern) A-list management and Production Company in Beverly Hills seeks a bright, motivated intern to the president’s assistant to help with administrative tasks. Duties include heavy phones, scheduling meetings and meals, coordinating travel, organizing information, and other duties as assigned. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the skills you’ll need for starting out in the entertainment industry, and the internship provides a great introduction to how a busy agency operates. Previous desk experience preferred but not required. Candidates must be able to receive school credit as the position is unpaid. E-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The Fund for American Studies – Spring 2012 Capital Semester in Washington DC Program Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and accredited by Georgetown University, Capital Semester combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, professional development activities, site briefings and lectures led by prominent policy experts. Students choose between two tracks – public policy and political journalism. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of November 1, 2011, but students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline in order to receive 5% off the tuition balance and priority consideration for scholarship awards and internship placement. There is a substantial amount of scholarship funding available, and awards are made based on financial need and merit. Capital Semester combines hands-on professional experience for 25 hours a week with a challenging academic experience. This fast-paced, residential program provides students from around the world with the opportunities to gain an edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand. The internships are competitive placements with top sites in Washington, DC. The classes will equal 12 credits from Georgetown University. Housing is through a roommate matching process and you will live in a furnished Capitol Hill apartment in the heart of D.C. Guest Lectures will be with Washington’s top policy and industry experts. Site Briefings include the World Bank, State Department, Pentagon and Federal Reserve. You will also be participating in leadership, mentoring, and career building activities while networking and interacting with seasoned professional and student leaders from around the world. Scholarships are available and will be awarded based on merit and financial need. For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCinternships.org/CS. Should you have any questions, please email Dana Faught at email@example.com or call 1-800-741-6964.
T. Howard Foundation –Internships We are now accepting applications for the T. Howard Foundation Internship Program Class of 2012! The T. Howard Foundation internship program provides minority students with full-time paid internships in the multimedia and entertainment industry. To learn more information and to apply visit: www.t-howard.org.
US State Department – Student Internships At the U.S. Department of State, we like to say that we represent America to the world. As an intern here or abroad, you will be, too. Positions are both paid and unpaid, and many are available during spring, summer or fall. For internship program details such as duties of an intern, participating offices and bureaus, types of internships, salary/benefit/housing information, please review our website: http://careers.state.gov/students/programs#nogo.
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