Applications open for WUSF Public Media digital news internships


WUSF Public Media is looking for college students ready to work in and contribute to a professional newsroom that serves one of the largest media markets in the United States.

Our USF Zimmerman School digital news interns work with a graduate assistant and the WUSF news team researching, writing and producing stories for online platforms and sometimes for radio broadcast.

WUSF is a public media newsroom, meaning it’s not all about breaking news here. Interns will develop solid journalism skills, and get a better understanding of explaining why a story matters not just to students on a university campus, but to nearly 5 million people living in the region.

The WUSF/ZSchool digital internships are for one semester and will begin around the start of the upcoming semester. An orientation will take place during the first or second week of classes.

Digital Interns are eligible to receive one-hour internship credit for this experience.

Applicants should be good writers who are able to take constructive criticism during the editing process.

Duties: Students spend one full day a week working on assignments, conducting interviews, shooting still photos and videos and writing news stories on deadline for an audience that lives in 13 Tampa Bay-area counties.
Average Number of Hours Per Week: 8 hours per week

Schedule: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. one day a week (Monday-Friday). No partial day shifts are available.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants must admitted to the USF Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications in Tampa.

Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidate will be an active consumer of local and national news (including NPR) and should have knowledge of or has taken courses related to journalism, communications and/or public broadcasting. Experience reporting and writing for other publications, including student newspapers and stations, is strongly encouraged.



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

FWS students: USF Library’s Digital Media Commons seeks part-time DMC specialist


The Digital Media Commons is seeking a creative self-starter to fill a part-time DMC Specialist position. The main priority of this job is to run the DMC front desk, which includes checking patrons into the lab, checking equipment in and out, and answering questions about the Adobe Creative Cloud software for our patrons as needed. Customer service skills are essential. In addition, if you don’t have experience working with cameras or Adobe Creative Cloud software, you will be required to learn how to do this in order to best assist our patrons working on digital projects. Once you reach proficiency, you will also be required to conduct 45-minute one-on-one appointments with our patrons to help guide them in their photo/video projects.

Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud is not required; however, an interest in graphic design and video production is crucial. We’re looking for people who enjoy working independently, and with a team, and are anxious to learn new skills!

If you are interested and feel that this describes you, please send an email to for more information. Note that a Federal Work Study award is REQUIRED for this position and will be able to work up to 20 hours a week.


Chick-fil-A New Tampa store seeks marketing intern

From the Marketing Director for the local Chick-fil-A restaurant in New Tampa:

I am contacting you to see if there is a student that would be interested in interning in my department. This position could offer compensation. This student may also be a shared resource with Training and Recruiting. Therefore, this student will gain experience in:

– In-store marketing of seasonal products as received from CFA Corporate

– In-store compliance of marketing collateral such as POP, menu boards, nutrition sheets, community boards, reader board, tray liners and more. (This area will require multi-tasking but also attention to the Guest Experience. The student will have an opportunity to be creative and develop messaging that is suitable and attractive to the market based on relevant topics)

– In-store training requirements that include, but not limited to, station checklists and other avenues of ensuring efficiency in the restaurant. Student will work with a few other senior managers in creating a system that ensures success in opening the store and closing the store

– In-store operation improvements for the Catering Department

– Long-Range Planning for social media strategies such as Facebook and Instagram. This student may actually own this in its entirety

– Community relations in meeting with PTAs from various schools to determine partnership opportunities with CFA in 2017-2018 school year.

– Access to phenomenal Corporate training videos, marketing plans and artwork in order to develop impactful guest communications (at store-level, catering and in the community).

Hopefully the list above gives a good idea of what learning opportunities are available. Most of the work will be completed from our Marketing office which is located approximately 2 miles away from the store in a corporate office park.

Email resume and cover letter to:

Marketing Director

Chick-fil-A New Tampa at I-75

17513 Bruce B Downs Blvd

Tampa, Florida 33647



Campus Recreation is hiring a Fitness Marketing Assistant

Hourly Wage: $9.00 per hour


The Fitness Marketing Assistant will report to directly to the Graduate Assistant for Fitness and indirectly to the Campus Recreation Marketing Officers. The primary duties of the Fitness Marketing Assistant are to create marketing materials for fitness special events. This includes graphic design work, photography, and video recording and editing. Other duties include designing weekly social media content, attend weekly marketing meetings, tabling at events, and taking photo/video at fitness events as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design marketing materials for fitness programs and services i.e. flyers, social media graphics, and promotional videos.
  • Designing fitness-related social media content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Attend weekly marketing meetings and act as liaison between marketing team and fitness admin team
  • Promote fitness programs and services through tabling at various events on campus
  • Regularly attend fitness events for photography/video recording for the purpose of acquiring future marketing materials
  • Participate in other campus recreation departmental events, trainings, or meetings as needed/required
  • Maintain current certifications related to personal training including CPR/First Aid/AED for the duration of the internship appointment

Average Number of Hours per Week: 15 hours per week

Schedule: Flexible

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Enrolled student at the USF Tampa Campus
  • Available to work some weekdays, weeknights, and weekends
  • General knowledge of fitness/recreation activities
  • Experience designing and scheduling social media content
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience with photography/video recording
  • Basic graphic design experience and video editing
  • Current First Aid/CPR/AED certifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Experience writing marketing plans
  • Experience with social media management programs i.e. Hootsuite


Standard Learning Objectives:

As a result of this position, student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic employability skills such as: timeliness to work, appropriate dress, interpersonal communication, and time management
  • Receive and solicit feedback from supervisor and effectively apply feedback on the job
  • Assess workplace and demonstrate how personal talents, skills, and knowledge fit into the employer’s goals, mission, and vision
  • Demonstrate his or her professional brand (identity)
  • Communicate transferable and functional skills to prospective employers

Additional Information for Applicants: The Campus Recreation fitness program is looking for a qualified applicant for the Fitness Marketing Assistant position. This position is critical to the successful promotion of fitness related programs and services. This position is great for a student looking for practical experience in multimedia, graphic design, and social media management to build resume and portfolio. This position is a one-year appointment and is eligible for renewal upon a successful evaluation. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, a visual portfolio of previous work if available, and 2 references. Deadline to apply for this position is Monday, April 17, 2017. Apply through Careers@USF, Job ID: 12715.

Contact Information for Questions about Recruitment: For more information please contact Molly Gower at 813-974-2778 or

Learn public policy in the Fall 2017 Legislative Internship Program


LIP Brochure


The USF Florida Institute of Government (FIOG) is seeking candidates for the Legislative Internship Program (LIP)  for Fall 2017.

This internship provides students with an opportunity to learn about the public policy issues facing Florida and to participate in the legislative process by interning in the offices of local, state, and federal elected officials.

LIP students work 9 hours per a week in the offices of federal, state, and local legislators or think tank/policy agencies. These offices are actively involved in Tampa Bay’s economic development, transportation, environmental protection, education, health, social welfare, and/or public finance. LIP students will be matched with an official or organization based on their interests. 

LIP students also participate in the LIP seminar to discuss their internship experiences, issues facing Tampa Bay, and the policy initiatives created to solve them. Students selected to participate in LIP will be awarded a $300 USF Alumni Association Scholarship.

DEADLINE: The application process is open until filled. 

Attached below is the LIP Brochure and Application. For more information and/or inquires please visit the USF School of Public Affairs website,

Palm Beach Post seeks spring semester paid photojournalism intern

The Palm Beach Post is offering a 16-week paid internship in photojournalism from to January 17 to April 28, 2017.
The salary for the internship is $475 / week, which does not include room, board or transportation. We are always happy to help you find a place to live in the area. We supply camera equipment and pay for mileage.
This is an advanced internship in which you will be producing photo and video stories for our websites and social media channels as well as daily photojournalism for all sections of the newspaper. You must be a good journalist who can gather accurate facts, quotes and information for your visual report.
Applications must be here no later than January 1, 2017.
Please include the following:
*Resume*  One-page autobiography  *List of three references
 *A link to an online portfolio.
Send your information to:
 If you do not receive an email confirmation, then call me at 561-722-0140.
Greg Lovett
Multimedia Director
The Palm Beach Post