Monday, August 26, 2013

Academic editor offers tips on better writing

Academic writing can seem daunting, but following these eight simple tips from an academic editor can improve your chances of being published in peer-reviewed journals:
1) After quoting another author, don’t move on to your next point. Explain in your words what the author said and why it’s important to your argument.
2) Join a conversation and move it forward rather than simply dismissing previous work.
3) Be specific. Don’t just say scholars argue — instead restate what scholars said exactly.
4) Be careful with your words — precision is your friend. Don’t write something unless you’re willing to defend it for the next 20 years.
5) Assume readers are indifferent to your case — make your argument matter to them.
6) Avoid normative claims and assumptions. If you’re using the word clearly, then you may be speaking about opinion, not fact. Don’t assume others share your train of thought.
7) Never miss a chance to make an argument. Academic reading is intermittent — keep reminding the reader where you are and where you’re going. Always connect the pieces.
8) When in doubt, fall back on the old writing maxim: Tell them what you’re going to tell then, tell them, then tell them what you told them.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Marketing/ Communications Intern (Vinings, GA)

Paid internship...

You've probably heard of Big Data... Well this is your opportunity to be part of a team that's helping to shape the next industrial revolution. Work with a collaborative, team-oriented marketing department at a fast-growth technology startup in NW Atlanta. We're looking for an ambitious, positive and creative go-getter with a penchant for technology, mathematics or science.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mar/3584222878.html

Friday, May 11, 2012

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Magazine internship

GEORGIA Magazine—the most widely read magazine for and about Georgians—provides unique insights about Georgia personalities, travel discoveries and community happenings on a monthly basis.

Each issue celebrates the Georgia lifestyle, revealing the spirit of its people and the flavor of its past in a friendly, conversational tone. Feature articles and departments focus on what’s in it for the reader, bringing home the story in a useful, personal way that touches their lives directly.

The magazine is published by Georgia Electric membership Corp., the trade association for Georgia’s 42 customer-owned electric utilities (EMCs). The magazine also aspires to be an effective tool where these EMCs can promote community projects and efforts, communicate the importance of energy efficiency and provide useful information and news about the electric industry. (Average monthly circulation: 500,000 copies.)

-- More details here.

Monday, September 21, 2009

2010 Internship Programs Emphasize Core Values, Multimedia

PRINCETON, N.J. (Sept. 18, 2009) -- The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund's four 2010 internship programs -- multimedia, news and sports copy editing and business reporting --maintain
traditional values while evolving with the industry. Rich Holden, the Fund's executive director, said, "Copy editing, as many might suggest, is not a dying art. It may be lost, but not dying. The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund has devoted more than 40 years to finding the right students to fill the needs of the nation's newspapers. Accuracy and fairness are as important today as they were in 1968. Our interns are trained to make sure that the highest standards are upheld, regardless of the platform in which news is presented."

All interns will attend week-long training before reporting for work. Last summer, training courses for 79 interns were conducted at Temple University; the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Penn State University; the University of Missouri, Columbia; the University of Texas, Austin; Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, and  New York University.

The training cost to participating news organizations is $1,200, a 33% reduction  from 2009, for news and sports editing interns and $1,000 for multimedia and business reporting interns. This represents less than 50 percent of the overall program cost, with the rest provided by DJNF. The fund provides a $1,000 scholarship to interns returning to school after the successful completion of their summer internship.

News organizations agree to pay each intern a minimum salary of $350 a week for at least 10 weeks.
For Media Managers


Applicants in all majors from college sophomores to graduate students are invited to apply. Students apply on the Web site by clicking on Programs, then Editing or Business Reporting in the left menu. Each student must register as an Intern Applicant in order to login and complete a form. A student may be eligible to apply for all four programs. The editing programs require a one-hour editing test. A list of professor offering the exam is at Review Monitors List. Business reporting applicants must take a similar exam and upload a PDF containing three to five clips. Professional journalists and recent graduates are ineligible. The application deadline is Nov. 2.

Interns are selected and assigned in early December after a review by training program directors and professional journalists.

For more information, contact Holden at richard.holden@dowjones.com or call (609) 452-2820.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Two Internships

Here are a couple of internships posted by the Atlanta Press Club.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Health Communications Intern

MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
DEPARTMENT: National Center for Primary Care
REPORTS TO: Health Communications Specialist, Community Voices Program
POSITION SUMMARY:

Assists Communication Relations Specialist in the execution of communications functions to include marketing planning and project management services for the Community Voices Program.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Assist with:

Planning and coordination of the 2009 Community Voices Freedom’s Voice Conference and Soledad O’Brien Freedom’s Voice Awards Gala

The daily operations and coordination of the communications department

Database to including inputting and updating all established contacts

Administrative functions of the communications department to include meetings, conferences, development of mailing lists and other dissemination efforts

Drafting press releases, media advisories, letters and other related correspondence

Copy editing and proofreading all material produced and disseminated by Community Voices

Website maintenance and content update
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES


Strong written and verbal communications skills

Skill in the use of relevant software such as Microsoft Word, Access, and PowerPoint

Design and layout experience a plus

High-energy, independent worker, self-starter, resourceful and problem solver

Highly-organized, detailed and thorough, creative and positive

Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities

Ability to maintain effective working relationships

Skill in managing a variety of tasks simultaneously in a timely, accurate, and professional manner.

Strong skills in editing and proofreading

Ability to organize and meet deadlines for a variety of job requests.

Ability to work well with a variety of personalities on may levels.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Undergraduate student in Communications, Journalism,

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:

Relevant health communications experience.

Contact: Melva B. Robertson
Communications Manager
www.communityvoices.org
mrobertson -- at -- msm.edu

Editorial Internships | Creative Loafing Atlanta

Creative Loafing needs interns, I'm told. Click here for details.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Atlanta Falcons Video Services Intern

Location: Atlanta Falcons Training Complex in Flowery Branch, GA

The Atlanta Falcons New Media team has an opening for an intern. This is a non-paid internship and college credit must be received for this work experience. The internship is located at the Atlanta Falcons Headquarters in Flowery Branch, GA. Students must be able to contribute at least 20-25 hours per week including working every Wednesday and every Falcons home game (generally on Sundays). The length of the internship will correspond with the university calendar; anticipated dates are August – December 2009. Housing will not be provided by the Atlanta Falcons.

Responsibilities: Assisting with the planning and filming of in-season player interviews and other new media promotional videos.

Required Qualifications:

Familiar with Digital Media and online video and audio.

Above average skills in either Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Studio, and Avid.

Also familiar with After Effects, Motion, and Photo Shop

Experience in using a video camera; either P2 format or mini-dv.

Job Questions:

  1. How does this unpaid, for college credit internship fit into your short and long term career goals?
  1. Can you receive college credit for this work experience?
  1. What hours are you available during the week from Sunday - Saturday from August - December 2009?

Apply at http://atlantafalcons.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=25087

Friday, July 10, 2009

National Cancer Institute's Health Communications Internship Program

The National Cancer Institute's Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) is now accepting applications for its Spring 2010 intern class.

Applications for the Spring session are due by September 1st.
Apply online! See website for further details.

http://hcip.nci.nih.gov
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), the largest of the 27 institutes and centers comprising the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
The NCI recognizes that health information dissemination is key to raising public awareness about new cancer treatments, support for cancer patients and their families, and prevention strategies. To that end, in 1975 the NCI established the Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) to attract individuals interested in careers in health communications and science writing.
The HCIP gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate school graduates the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects in one of the many offices that make up the NCI. Interns will select an area of emphasis: Health Communications or Science Writing. Six- month and one- year internship terms are offered.
Successful Health Communications applicants have some science background as well as experience and/or education in any of the following areas: public health, epidemiology, public relations, health education, communications, science writing, statistics, social marketing, or journalism. Health Communications interns:

* Plan, develop, and promote cancer education programs and materials (including Web- based) for the public, cancer patients, or health professionals
* Gain experience in pre- testing and evaluating cancer prevention and treatment messages, publications, materials, and programs that reach the American public
* Participate in professional meetings and training seminars
Successful Science Writing applicants have a science background with the ability to translate complex scientific concepts into material suitable for a lay audience. Science Writing interns:

* Write fact sheets and press releases
* Answer inquiries from the press
* Attend and report on scientific meetings
* Write feature length, creative articles on the latest, most important advances in cancer research
* Participate in professional meetings and training seminars
Additional information about this program including an online application can be found by visiting http://hcip.nci.nih.gov/. If you would like hard copies of a program brochure to distribute or display, please reply to this e- mail with your mailing address and the number of copies you would like sent.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at HCIP- Contact@mail.nih.gov. If you are no longer the contact person for this program at your university/organization, please let us know and provide updated information.

Thank you for your continued support of the National Cancer Institute's Health Communications Internship Program.

Health Communications Internship Program
National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Blvd., Ste. 502
Bethesda, MD 20892- 8342
301.435.8524
301.402.3509 FAX
HCIP- Contact@mail.nih.gov
http://hcip.nci.nih.gov

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Movie blogging

This looks reasonably cool -- although it probably pays little or nothing:
BOXOFFICE Media is looking for two interns to work for our website as well as our print publication.

Boxoffice.com is a movie site devoted to providing film fans with box office data, reviews and news about every aspect of the film industry. BOXOFFICE magazine is a well-respected trade publication and it has been around for decades.

Comprehensive knowledge of the film industry is a MUST for this internship. Experience with blogging software and HTML is preferred, but not required.

This internship can be completed from home.

If you are interested, please send your resume and a brief description of why you would be a good fit to internships@boxoffice.com."

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Public Relations Intternships

Kennesaw State's Communications Department has a huge stockpile of public relations internships. Just click on the link.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

MS&L Summer Interns

The global communications agency MS&L is looking for summer interns.

Direct candidates to find the application online at www.mslworldwide.com (Click on Global Reach - Offices - North America - Atlanta, Georgia - Summer Internship Application).

Turner - Internships

Students@Work Internship Program in Atlanta is designed to provide on-the-job experience to student volunteers.

In our Atlanta offices, internships are available in the following areas:

* CNN
* Turner Entertainment Networks
* TBS International
* Turner Network Sales
* Turner Sports
* Turner Broadcasting Corporate offices
* CNN Newsource Sales
* and many more...

Click here for more information.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Marketing Internship Job - Immediate Opening

About Us:
Marketing Specifics, Inc., is a dynamic company serving the residential and commercial real estate industry. MSI takes a sophisticated approach to marketing by developing marketing strategies, advertising packages and online marketing programs. MSI also designs selling environments—providing interior design and consulting.

Job Overview:
We are currently looking for a self-motivated and inspired individual to join our talented account service team for a 30-40 hours per week (15 week session) internship, with $1,000 stipend. The candidate’s hours will be flexible to work around their school schedule, and they will report directly to an Account Executive. This ideal opportunity offers hands-on experience for an individual interested in building the foundation for their career in marketing.

Internship Responsibilities:
The MSI Internship Program offers advertising/marketing/communications students hands-on experience in an advertising agency setting. The successful candidate will support the Account Service team and participate in a broad range of marketing activities including:
• The development and execution of marketing initiatives such as print advertising and direct mail campaigns
• Project management of agency initiatives between internal departments
• Competitive analysis and research
• Media planning and placement
• Writing reports and presentations
• Brainstorming new client opportunities
• General administrative support and other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
The MSI Internship Program is open to enrolled undergraduate students who are currently working towards their relevant degree. Potential candidates will receive academic course credit from their college/university. Candidates will posses:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• The ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes
• Established organizational skills and be detailed oriented
• A positive attitude, flexibility and problem solving mentality
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), PC experience preferred


Contact:
msihiring@gmail.com
Marketing Specifics, Inc.
3050 Matlock Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144
No phone calls please

PR/ Social Media Internship - Immediate Opening

About Us:
Marketing Specifics, Inc., is a dynamic company serving the residential and commercial real estate industry. MSI takes a sophisticated approach to marketing by developing marketing strategies, advertising packages and online marketing programs. MSI also designs selling environments—providing interior design and consulting.

Job Overview:
We are currently looking for a self-motivated and inspired individual to join our talented account service team for a 30-40 hours per week (15 week session) internship, with $1,000 stipend. The candidate’s hours will be flexible to work around their school schedule, and they will report directly to an Account Executive. This ideal opportunity offers hands-on experience for an individual interested in building the foundation for their career in Public Relations.


Internship Responsibilities:
The MSI Internship Program offers advertising/marketing/communications students hands-on experience in an advertising agency setting. The successful candidate will support the Account Service team and participate in a broad range of marketing activities including:
• The development and execution of press releases for clients
• The development and execution of press releases for the agency
• Competitive analysis and research
• Blogging and other forms of social media
• Writing reports and presentations
• Brainstorming new client opportunities
• General administrative support and other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
The MSI Internship Program is open to enrolled undergraduate students who are currently working towards their relevant degree. Potential candidates will receive academic course credit from their college/university. Candidates will posses:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• The ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes
• Established organizational skills and be detailed oriented
• A positive attitude, flexibility and problem solving mentality
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), PC experience preferred


Contact:
msihiring@gmail.com
Marketing Specifics, Inc.
3050 Matlock Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144
No phone calls please

Editorial/Writing Internship - Urban Fashion and Music Blogs

AKB Media Group is currently looking for Editorial (Content) interns in the Atlanta area to write for urban fashion and music business blogs.

We are seeking motivated individuals with a strong interest in writing & editing, blogging, photography, and video production to create and manage site content. Program participants will have access to various industry events and resources to complete their assignments.

Ideal fashion editorial candidates will have a strong interest in urban fashion and the fashion industry. Knowledge of current fashion trends and designers is a must.

Ideal music editorial candidates will have a strong interest in urban music and the urban music industry. Knowledge of current artists and music business trends is preferred, but not required.

AKB Media Group interns are exposed to many facets of the entertainment industry and are actively involved in the company’s day-to-day operations. The internship program is designed to provide invaluable experiences and add value to the participant’s collegiate studies. THIS IS NOT an internship program that requires students to run errands and get coffee. Program participants are empowered and encouraged to treat the internship as the springboard to their professional careers.

PAY: All interns will receive a travel stipend with the potential for additional performance based compensation for specific assignments. School credit is available and we ask that between 8-20 hours a week (on- or off-site) be devoted to the internship. INTERNS MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR COLLEGE CREDIT.

Though not a requirement, Editorial/Content interns candidates should be pursuing journalism, fashion, and/or music industry degrees.

AKB Media Group provides a diverse portfolio of services across a number of platforms (music, film, web publishing, and new media/marketing). In the past, we have served high profile clients such as Timbaland, Jimmy Douglass, Warner Music Group, and record label executive Kevin Liles in various capacities ranging from in-studio audio services to social media management.

Please submit your resume, brief introduction/cover letter, and writing sample to jobs@akbmediagroup.com, subject line "Editorial - Fashion (ATL)" or "Editorial - Music (ATL)".

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Atlanta Examiner

The online newspaper Examiner.com is searching for a wide variety of reporters to cover beats in the city. These articles could provide great clips to show a potential employer. Apply here.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Atlanta Magazine

Atlanta magazine offers a comprehensive intern program for college students and recent graduates interested in magazine journalism and publishing. During an internship, a minimum of fifteen hours of work per week is required. Positions are unpaid but offer invaluable experience in all aspects of magazine journalism.

Click here.

AMERICAN JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION

The AJGA is looking for qualified applicants to serve as tournament communications interns. The interns will travel extensively throughout the United States during the internship and will help conduct national junior golf tournaments. In the spring, two teams of six interns each will be hired, with each intern team being comprised of Operations and Communications. In the summer, six teams of seven interns will be hired and travel with a specific travel itinerary. Tournament communications interns are responsible for performing all on-site communications and media relations duties.

Click here.

Georgia Aquarium

Always a good place to get PR experience. Here's an old link.

New Media Internship -- Deadline January 16

http://www.collegemediainnovation.org/blog/2009/01/14/my-daily-plea-for-intern-applicants/

Deadline for applications is Friday - and this is possibly the easiest
application they will ever have to give - there is no AP grammar test! :-)

Imagine getting paid ($500 for semester) and getting their content read by the likes of Derek Willis, Rob Curley, Will Sullivan, Adrian Holovaty, Robb Montgomery, Jack Lail, John Robinson, and others - top movers and shakers in online journalism.