Trifecta Team PR seeks interns

Trifecta Team PR is providing the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience by being part of our PR & Press Operations team for the 34th annual Masters Basketball Association’s National Championships.
The 2018 Masters Basketball National Championships will take place Monday, May 7 – Saturday, May 12  in Coral Springs, Fla.
The National Championship features teams from across the US and Canada competing in divisions starting at 40+ through 75+.  These elite athletes are among the best in the world in their age group and compete at a very high level.  Some of the recognizable names from past  tournaments include Tim Hardaway (former Miami Heat star), Rick Pitino (Basketball HOF Coach) and Cris Carter (former NFL star).
We’re looking for seasonal interns to assist in the lead-up to the event and also event week interns.  The seasonal interns can work remotely from campus.  Details are below for each of the opportunities.
PR Interns will be assisting the Event PR Director from March through the event.  The PR Interns will:
  • Write/edit for the Masters Basketball Association website, newsletter and event program.
  • Assist with social media planning – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. 
  • Assist with promotion of the event.
  • Assist with the planning of the Welcome Banquet program.
  • Assist with Marketing Communications.
*Intern can work remotely from campus leading up to the event. 
Application Deadline is February 21.
Press Operations Interns will be assisting the Event PR Director and working with other staff and interns during event week, May 8-12 at the Coral Springs Basketball Venue.

Among the responsibilities:

  • Assist with player database management
  • Assist in reporting game scores
  • Assist in updating team and player stats from scoresheets
  • Assist in hosting media covering the event
  • If needed, assist with Welcome Banquet
Application Deadline is March 9.
Knowledge of basketball, experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.

For more information on the event and Trifecta Team PR:
About Trifecta Team
Trifecta Team: Trusted Leaders in Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Event Management, Strategic Planning & Building Brands. The leadership and executive team of Trifecta has more than 50 years of experience in public relations, marketing, and event management. It has managed successful programs on local, national, and international scales.
Contact: Jack Heilig
Trifecta Team PR

JDRF needs Special Events Intern

JDRF – Tampa Bay Chapter
Special Events Internship
Start Date: Flexible
End Date: Flexible
Part time or full time available
Internship Description: JDRF’s Tampa Bay Chapter produces a JDRF One Walk
in April and fall Gala plus several Outreach events. Summer and fall months are
spent assisting the Chapter’s Development Coordinators with auction procurement,
communications and coordination of the event in addition to planning, coordinating
and marketing the Walk. To support these efforts JDRF also produces recruiting and
training events for audiences ranging from 40 to 500 people. These events include a
Progress to Type None Event, and a Corporate Recruitment event for the walk.

The Special Events Intern will work closely with the Development Coordinators to
prepare for and help execute these events. The Intern will be expected to provide
administrative support, work with volunteers on various projects, and provide onsite
coordination for special events. Efforts will be made to include Interns at
planning meetings, company team meetings and on event site visits. This is a great
opportunity to gain fundraising and event management experience with one of the
Nation’s largest non-profits. In addition to the Walk and Gala, our office also
coordinates community educational outreach events, and fundraising events such as
golf tournaments and a bike ride event. All event proceeds support research to find
a cure for diabetes. Each intern will be supervised and mentored by JDRF’s
Development Coordinators. JDRF will be happy to provide an evaluation and letter
of recommendation/reference at the end of your internship.
Qualification/Skills: JDRF is seeking a responsible, organized intern with a passion
for learning and making a difference. Candidates must have strong writing skills and
a comfort level with Microsoft Word and Excel. The start and end dates of the
internship are open for discussion, as well as the number of hours per week. This is
a non-paid internship; credit hours for school are available. JDRF is willing to work
with you to develop an internship that suits both JDRF and your needs!
To apply please contact Carole Brennan at cbrennan@jdrf or call 727-344-2873

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue needs interns for Public Safety Operations Center

The Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, Office of Emergency Management is seeking interns for a project involving our new Volunteer Reception Center and Hillsborough Emergency Response Operations (HERO) programs. These new initiatives are being developed in order to ensure the safety of Hillsborough County’s residents, businesses, and communities during large-scale emergencies and disasters.

 Interns will be working at the Hillsborough County Public Safety Operations Center (PSOC) in a team setting, mentored by experienced emergency management personnel. There are multiple opportunities to gain experience in the following disciplines within these projects:

Emergency Management

Mass Communications

Volunteer Management

Training Development

Media Development

Planning & Policy Development

Data Management

Government Liaison


 This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in local government with an emergency management agency in one of the largest counties in the state of Florida. This opportunity is unpaid, and hours are flexible with your students’ class schedules.

 If you are interested, please submit a resume via email at Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Mass Comm scholarship applications open, due Jan. 31

The 2018-2019 The Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications application process is underway! The Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications awards numerous scholarships annually. Most of these scholarships have been supplied by non-university organizations and individuals. Applications for these scholarships are available below.

The application deadline for scholarships is Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at 5 p.m. Recipients will be notified by Friday, February 16, 2018, and the specific scholarships awarded are announced at our annual banquet on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Please take a minute to review the flyer, confirm eligibility and create your personal statement. After you have completed these steps, you may submit the application by clicking here. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the School of Mass Communications at 813/974-2591.

Scholarship Listings flyer: Mass Comm Scholarships Schflyer2018

Syniverse seeks Public Relations Specialist

Job Posting
Jan. 11, 2018
Global technology enabler, Syniverse, is looking to add a public relations specialist to its PR team to help coordinate its global employee communications efforts. If being part of a tech company with 30 offices around the world doesn’t catch your eye, you should know Syniverse is one of the largest private employers in Tampa Bay. Plus, the company offers access to an onsite clinic, cafeteria and gym. Apply now if you’re interested, and join the award-winning PR team, which just took home a Silver Anvil last year.
This entry-level position will be responsible for assisting in the coordination and production (writing, editing and formatting) of communications primarily for internal audiences with support for external audiences included. This position also will provide project coordination and administrative support to ensure internal alignment among stakeholders.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Research, write, edit and disseminate new content and update existing content for a range of communication channels, including electronic (i.e., employee intranet, external website, email bulletins, social media), print (i.e., corporate magazine) and video
• Provide project coordination and administrative support to ensure alignment across key internal stakeholders and initiatives, including corporate philanthropy and sustainability

• Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with internal subject matter experts to ensure accuracy of communications materials

• Support industry award and speakership program, including tracking opportunities and developing nominations

Job Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English or related field
• Prefer cumulative one-year experience in a corporate 
communications/marketing communications/public relations position or internships
• Knowledge of public relations and communications principles and practices

• Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as editing experience

• Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills

• Ability to interpret and communicate complex technical concepts

• Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage and track multiple projects, and ability to multi-task 

• Ability to work independently or as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment

• Knowledge of Associated Press style

• Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
About Syniverse
We’ve been a pioneer in mobile since the dawn of the industry – over 25 years ago – and today we connect more than 1,500 mobile operators, enterprises, ISPs and OTTs in almost 200 countries. We empower enterprises to reach their  customers with services that leverage multiple mobile channels, including voice calling, text messaging, push notification, email, and social media. We also help mobile service providers address today’s challenges of connectivity and interoperability through solutions for LTE, roaming, mobile engagement, fraud, and revenue assurance that work regardless of device, network, or location.
Disclaimer Statement
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not designed to be utilized as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

LifeLink needs a PR intern


Spring 2018

Position Title:  Public Affairs Intern (Unpaid)                       Start Date: 1/16/18

OrganizationLifeLink® Foundation                                   End Date:  5/4/18

Department:  Public Affairs                                                      Work Schedule:  Mon – Fri (flexible hours)

Number of Openings:  1                                                            Hours Per Week:  15-20


Requirements:  Student must be taking internship for class credit. This is an unpaid position.


Company ProfileLifeLink® Foundation is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of life-saving and life-enhancing organs and tissue for transplantation therapy. The Foundation works in a sensitive, diligent, and compassionate manner to facilitate the donation of desperately needed organs and tissues for waiting patients, support research efforts to enhance the available supply of organs and tissue for transplant patients, improve clinical outcomes of patients post transplantation.  We are committed to inspiring the public to save lives through organ donation. To make organ transplant a reality, LifeLink Foundation focuses its attention in a number of areas.


Position Description:  The Public Affairs intern will be responsible for appropriate aspects of social media outreach, volunteer management, college outreach, public education initiatives and special projects. Position will be based in the Tampa office. Student must have transportation.


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the internship, the intern may learn how to:

  • Public Speaking/presentations to share donation information with the community
  • Write for the LifeLink volunteer newsletter
  • Design and write social media posts: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Lead a volunteer meeting/training
  • Event/Program Planning
  • Research and record demographic data for donor designation marketing
  • Contribute, as needed, to special projects as they arise (design, social media, video marketing)



Strong verbal and written communication skills

Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in public relations, marketing or a related field

Familiarity with various social media outlets

Familiarity with press releases

Knowledge of photo/video editing

Knowledge of graphic design software and principles

Student must be taking this internship for class credit


Application Instructions:  Please send resume and cover letter to