Muma College of Business needs interns

                                                                                                                                                             The USF Muma College of Business Dean’s Office is seeking interns for the spring 2019 semester.  With registration around the corner, now is the time to apply as we prefer students earn course credit through the Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications.

We may be biased, but we think this is one of the best internship experiences for PR, journalism or advertising students.

  • You will be part of a team but you will direct yourself when it comes to your parts of a project.
  • You will get to put skills you have now into play while you learn new ones – such as how to send email blasts, how to pull and decipher metrics used to evaluate PR efforts, and how to implement special events.
  • You will be able to contribute ideas while working on some established projects that prior interns have already launched and made successful (so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel).

 

 

ABOUT THE COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP AT USF MUMA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

The communications interns work in the USF Muma College of Business Dean’s Office, serving as a regular team member for the 3.5-person staff who handle the business school’s newsletter, special events, marketing, and public relations projects – along with a million other things.

 

Interns typically work a minimum of 10 hours per week (24 hours per week for those seeking three credit hours – which we prefer!).  Work hours vary but are typically during the 8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. time frame, though some projects can be done at the intern’s home, after hours, on the sofa, while watching American Horror Story.

 

Specific projects are assigned once the full internship team has been brought on board each semester.  For the spring semester, our busiest semester, we would ideally have 1-2 marketing students and 1-2 mass communications majors join us.  Because we now have a video wall in the college, it would be terrific to have at least one telecommunications student on the team, too.

 

Some examples of projects that the spring interns handle:

  • Help plan an event featuring a nationally known speaker as we kick off the Thought Leaders Series. Tasks will range from clerical (we all stuff nametags) to bigger picture (how to promote the event on social media to day-of-event tasks (yes, interns will staff the check in table, help set up, and help clean up after the event).  Interns may assist with the creation of supplemental materials (handouts, imagery for event signage, scripting).  All will be done under the supervision of college staff.
  • Create a promotional campaign for the 25 Under 25 program targeting current USF business majors – and implementing the campaign in order to get a minimum of 125 applications. This means interns will make presentations to fraternities and sororities on the weekend, visit larger classes to promote the program, etc.  Interns will create flyers, post banners, send out email blasts – and do whatever other ideas are included on the intern-created promotional plan.
  • Plan and implement the recognition event for the 25 Under 25 program, which is typically held at Busch Gardens. Interns help write the script and completely handle set up and most of the logistics for the special event.
  • Once the 25 honorees for the 25 Under 25 campaign have been selected, write at least seven of the 25 bios for the students and schedule photo shoots, video shoots, etc. Interns help with a social media campaign to garner votes for the “most remarkable” honoree, aiming for 30,000+ pageviews for the profiles (the most important part of the project).  Interns update display cases to showcase the newly selected honorees.  Interns with videography skills may be invited to shoot the videos for the project.
  • Reach out to prior honorees to update the “where are they now” pages and, using InDesign, produce the 25 Under 25 booklets. This means making a LOT of phone calls and sending out lots of emails.
  • We have a video wall in the college now; interns with experience producing videos will have an opportunity to contribute content and help manage the wall. This would be a terrific opportunity for telecommunications students!
  • There are several smaller special events that interns will help with: an open house for the Bulls Business Community to help recruit top performing high schoolers (interns help with the direct mail and email efforts, as well as the actual event).  Other events might include the Intercollegiate Case Competition or graduation receptions.
  • Write at least three stories for the college’s general newsletter and/or the website.
  • Other duties as assigned, likely “one-off” projects where intern will handle HTML email blasts, design/distribute event invitations, help plan Executive Advisory Council meetings, or help proofread scripts and printed collaterals for lots of events.

 

WHAT YOU GET FROM THIS INTERNSHIP

This is an unpaid internship but that doesn’t mean you walk away empty-handed.  We guarantee that our interns leave with valuable new skills that will help them land a job. We work (almost) as hard as the interns to make sure that you have portfolio items and metrics that you can use to showcase how your work impacted project results.

 

Because we are located in the Dean’s Office, students selected for this opportunity have many opportunities to build their network and to meet influential business and community leaders.

 

Other bonuses: attire is (most days) business casual (no jeans, no shorts).  The office is near the Dean’s Office kitchen, where all the leftover food from lunch meetings seems to head – meaning interns frequently enjoy free lunch! Few internships will work around your class schedule more than this one will.  You won’t have to worry about driving downtown or paying for parking because we are located on campus, in BSN 201.

 

 

WHO DO WE WANT AND HOW DO YOU APPLY?

We want interns who like being part of a team.  We prefer interns who are juniors or seniors (but will consider sophomores who are go-getters!).  We like interns who have a sense of humor (but know when it is time to be serious and just get the work done). Our favorite interns have been those who asked for direction on a project and then did it – coming back to ask questions or to clarify things but not waiting to be told exactly what to do and when.

 

We are not micromanagers.  Our office is noisy and is often crowded.  Our “to do” list never ends.  Seriously.  Ask any prior intern.

 

We share this because we believe that our interns should know a few things coming in:

  • If you like a quiet, orderly workspace, this might not be the internship for you.
  • If you always tackle Step A, then Step B, and would never-ever move on to Step C while you are waiting for elements needed to finish the first two parts, then this internship is probably not for you.
  • If you want someone to tell you exactly what to do when you arrive in the morning and to have your tasks for the day all lined up before you arrive, then you probably would not enjoy this opportunity.

 

However, if you relish being able to take big chunks of a project and make it your own, then this this might be the perfect internship for you.  If you like contributing ideas that might make a project more successful (or run more smoothly), then this could be a great fit. If you are comfortable multi-tasking but you know when you have to plow through dreaded chores because the deadline is looming, this could be the internship you dream about landing.  If you like to write (and know that editors make your writing better) then this is the internship for you!

 

To apply:  send a well-written cover letter and résumé to Lorie Briggs, lbriggs@usf.edu.  Résumés submitted without cover letters are rarely considered.

 

Applications will be accepted until December 3 for internships that begin in January.

 

Applying early is to your advantage:  candidates who apply early will be interviewed early (meaning the slots could be full if you wait until December to apply).

 

 

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USF College of Arts & Sciences needs interns

CAS is looking for its next communications/technology, events, development, and marketing interns!

The USF College of Arts and Sciences Communication, Community, and Global Engagement Office is looking for creative students who are passionate about USF and the College of Arts and Sciences, and who want to make a lasting contribution to the college through: establishing effective communications and marketing initiatives, carrying out successful college events, and enhancing the college’s presence on our website and social media. If you thrive in a fast-pace environment, love learning new things, and are ready to apply your classroom knowledge to the real world, then we encourage you to apply.

We are accepting internship applications for Spring 2019. To apply, simply fill out the application form, provide a cover letter and résumé, and submit at least two writing samples, and/or design samples, or describe past events you have organized, or provide the URL to websites you have created. Send all materials to:

Lauren Taylor
USF College of Arts and Sciences
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CPR 107
Tampa, FL 33620

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Responsibilities: Assist the communication, community, and global engagement office with:

  • Marketing efforts by writing press releases and feature stories, blogging, creating video messages, tweeting, and studying Facebook trends;
  • Technology work such as writing content for the website, archiving photos, and editing;
  • Participating in the organization, coordination, and logistical support for events;
  • Assist our development staff with outreach to alumni and donors, learn how to “brand” yourself, and network with college stakeholders.

Hours: 10-20 per week
Credit: Yes, subject to department approval
Pay: No, but you can enjoy free cake at the office birthday parties (Who doesn’t love cake?)

Apply Now!

East Tampa Youth Baseball Association needs an intern (unpaid)

East Tampa Youth Basketball Association (ETYBA), Tampa Thunder and Tampa Titans seeks to fill an unpaid internship position in the Tampa Bay area.
We are seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join our dynamic non-profit boys and girls youth basketball organization. In this position, you will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of our daily routines and procedures. You will focus on learning how a 501(c)(3) organization and a youth travel basketball program operates.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities
● Assist in preparing information and research materials as needed
● Take notes and memos during meetings; type documents, drafts, and reports; sort and
manage files
● Manage databases and input information, data, and records
● Edit video footage utilizing Hudl to develop individual highlight reels
● Set up, break down, organize, and participate in the coordination of events / basketball
tournaments (Dates are TBD)
● Attend organizational functions (Board Meetings, Try-Outs, Practices, Tournaments –
some travel required)
● Shadow multiple positions/teams/coaches and support each in a variety of tasks
● Update and post supervised social media and website content; respond to web
correspondence, social media posts, and emails
Intern Requirements and Qualifications
● High school degree or equivalent; must be enrolled in an accredited university/college
program to receive credit
● Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
● Proficient in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
● Proficient in video editing software (Hudl)
● Must be 18 years of age
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Self-directed and able to work without supervision
● Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas
ABOUT ETYBA
Our mission is to provide a healthy but competitive venue for young athletes aspiring to be skilled basketball players. We believe in giving our players a firm foundation in the many individual skills required to be a strong basketball player. Equally important, our coaches teach our players to use these skills effectively as a team. Most importantly, our program will instill our players with the team core values of discipline, respect, integrity, selflessness, and commitment which will ensure continued improvement in the future.
Of utmost importance in achieving our mission for our youth athletes is that we focus on the development of our youth members as individuals and as a team. Our program emphasizes three core principles – teamwork, character development, and personal fitness – to achieve the mission. Our team program aims to teach young athletes the importance of teamwork by learning to meet, develop relationships, and work with new people in their lives to achieve excellence on the court – something that will be important throughout life. Character development occurs through good sportsmanship and ambassadorship in representing their club to the community through our community service programs, and in competitions. Personal
fitness, both physical and mental, is developed through the medium of competitive youth
basketball requiring athletes to maintain a healthy lifestyle through practices, competitions and maintaining strong academic performance.
Send resumes to RudyWebbETYBA@gmail.com

City of Tampa seeks social media intern

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING INTERNSHIP – SPRING 2019

Company: City of Tampa, Marketing & Communications Division

Office Address: 306 East Jackson Street – Tampa, FL 33602

Website: www.tampagov.net

Internship Supervisor: Jeremy Rex, Senior Graphic Artist & Digital Strategist

Contact Phone: (813) 274-8821

Contact email: Jeremy.rex@tampagov.net

 

Job description:

The City of Tampa is looking for a talented and creative Social Media Marketing Intern to assist the Marketing & Communications team in developing and implementing original content on the City’s social media platforms.  The intern will play an active role in maintaining and monitoring the City’s accounts, while helping to create new and innovative strategies to broaden the reach of their current social media platforms.

The City of Tampa currently has a presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube, with over 225,000 followers.  Their strategic goals for social media are to promote the area and its amenities, provide customer service and guidance to those who need it, educate residents and visitors on programs, initiatives and services available to them and alert the public during emergency situations.

Candidate should maintain a positive attitude under pressure, exhibit a strong work ethic and enjoy taking on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. This internship will benefit someone who is interested in marketing, community relations, education, and audience development.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Draft and post content for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in a timely manner
  • Utilize the City’s Social Media Content Calendar to strategically schedule future content
  • Perform research to find content relevant to the City’s goals as stated above
  • Develop a social media marketing campaign to increase the City’s followers
  • Schedule Snapchat Geofilters for upcoming events and/or programs
  • Track analytics for all social media platforms and report on plans or strategies to optimize reach
  • Create graphics for use on social media with Adobe Photoshop, Canva or similar program

 

Other opportunities based on availability:

  • Host a weekly Instagram or Snapchat story centered around a different topic based on current events
  • Take photographs and video to be used on social media, the website, or in the Mayor’s Weekly View eNewsletter
  • Operate Facebook Live and/or Instagram Live at community events with the Mayor

 

Requirements:

  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with mainstream social media platforms
  • Experience with Google Drive and basic photo-editing software. Experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or InDesign a plus.
  • Available to work a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • Must pass a background check and drug screening
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

 

Compensation:

This internship opportunity is unpaid.  Student seeking credit hours for internship is preferred, but not required.

 

To apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jeremy Rex at jeremy.rex@tampagov.net. The deadline to apply is December 2, 2018.

ProSun seeks interns

ProSun International is a family owned business located in St. Petersburg, Florida, specializing in the manufacturing of tanning, massage and wellness equipment. ProSun is offering internship opportunities in the areas listed below in order to help develop our Salon Support Program for customers across the United States. In this position you will be working with customers mostly in the tanning and beauty industry, and providing them with the tools necessary to grow their business. The Salon Support Program is intended for customers that do not have the time and/or skills to implement the marketing strategies needed to be successful in their market. From these internship opportunities you will gain experience working with customers, have an on-site office to work out of and gain guidance from our current marketing department. ProSun is looking to add 1-2 Interns within the next 2 weeks.

ProSun’s Salon Support Program (SSP)

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT:

ProSun’s SSP will develop a website for salon/spa clients that will be customized to their company and provide potential clients with all the information they need for their business. Our website Support will provide them with domain registration, customized emails and a contact form that allows clients to reach out to them.

Sample Template Site to be built:
Initial Package:  Single page website with images of the salon/spa with hours of operation, logos and the ability to contact the salon/spa. Theme colors will represent overall feel of the spa/salon.
This website will be built upon the WordPress platform – WordPress familiarity is a plus.

Advanced Packages: 4 Page website. Independent pages include Home, About, Pricing, Contact. This website will also be built upon the WordPress platform.

Familiarity with HTML(5) & CSS(3) a plus
Familiarity with SEO / Optimization practices a plus
Should have an understanding of design principals and color theory. Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite is strongly recommended.
FACEBOOK SUPPORT:

ProSun’s SSP will help set up salon/spa clients Facebook page, allowing them to stay active in the current social media market. Our company will provide them with posts for the month that they can easily share across their social media networks.

We will be helping salons/spas set-up Facebook for business. From there we will be creating a specified number of unique posts to be scheduled monthly.

Willingness to learn about Facebook for business, scheduling and Facebook Advertising is encouraged.
Knowledge of Facebook Pixel  and Tracking a plus

 

GOOGLE  ADS:

Prosun’s SSP will provide Google campaigns that have been proven to drive more customers to the salon and spas while also driving more web traffic to the website and Facebook Page.

You will be helping in the keyword research, creative and analytical parts of the Google Ads process. You will further help analyze campaign performance and report on these results.
AdWords and CRM Data Integration knowledge a plus

 

MARKETING TOOLS:

ProSun’s SSP will provide marketing materials that customers can display in their salon/spa to help customers understand the spa or salons tanning process and equipment.

Additional marketing materials to be created include posters, banners, monthly flyers, t-shirts, towels, tumblers, and other merchandise.

Should have an understanding of design principals and color theory. Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite is strongly recommended.
CUSTOMER SURVEYS:

ProSun’s SSP will help reach out to spa/salon customers through surveys giving them invaluable insight on how to improve their salon in the eyes of the customer. All data will be put in easy to read reports that will allow salon/spa to continually improve their business and keep customers happy.

Surveys will need to be researched and tailored for delivery to specific customers based on the salons themselves and the equipment in which they are utilizing.

Familiarity or willingness to learn about Survey Monkey, Constant Contact, and MailChimp a plus.

Knowledge of best practices for digitals surveys and email campaigns a plus.

Send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Henkemans, COO, at jenniferh@prosun.com.

 

 

 

B2 Communications seeks interns – paid

B2 Communications moves quickly and efficiently, and requires its interns to complete high-quality work, juggle multiple tasks, follow through on projects and meet deadlines. B2 interns work closely with B2’s staff and principals, receiving coaching, guidance and help throughout the internship period.
Description of Common Internship Tasks: • Support current projects involving writing, editing, researching and reporting • Research relevant media contacts through Cision and other outlets • Assist with writing media materials and other communication projects • Compile databases of clients’ media placements and monthly reports using BurrellesLuce • Reports directly to Account Executive and Senior Account Executive with additional direction from agency principals
Qualifications: • Must have excellent writing and organizational skills • Must have strong attention to detail • Must be a junior or senior, or a recent graduate, seeking a degree in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing or a related field • Understanding of Cision and BurrellesLuce (or similar programs) a plus • Involvement with PRSSA or PRSA preferred • Must have solid grasp of key computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and social media
Time Commitment: • Available for a minimum of 16 hours per week • Preferably 2 to 3 full days per week

Compensation: • $10 per hour • Can apply toward credit, if university or college allows

How to Apply: Email your resume and 2-3 writing samples to Alana Siceloff at internship@b2communications.com.

About B2 Communications: B2 Communications, located in downtown St. Petersburg, focuses on raising the visibility of our clients through strategic messaging, media relations, social media, and leveraging of community and industry involvements. We are also experts in media training, crisis communications, and creation of quality content for such channels as websites, brochures, and guest columns.

Our clients range from banking and law to real estate, health care, and tourism. No matter the type of client, we take a targeted approach designed to reach the people who can help the client’s business. For more information, visit http://www.b2communications.com/.

Moffitt Cancer Center seeks PR intern

Do you love writing? Do you like to have fun? Do you want to join a creative, dynamic team that’s making a difference in the fight against cancer? If you answered yes, you may be the next intern in Public Relations & Strategic Communication Department at Moffitt Cancer Center.
Work Responsibilities and Projects:
Media
 Draft basic public relations materials including, news releases, media alerts, fact
 sheets, appeal letters, and other materials as directed
 Meet with faculty to discuss and develop proactive pitching ideas
 Create reports on media coverage
 Send newsworthy items to appropriate Moffitt physicians, researchers, administrators and staff
 Coordinate logistics for video and photo shoots
 Compile and update media contact databases

Publications
 Research and draft articles for Moffitt publications
 Develop social media content to promote Moffitt publications

Digital Media
 Update MOFFITT.org website
 Monitor and engage in Moffitt’s social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest)
 Assist with video shoots

Community Relations
 Assist with the promotion of community relations outreach and events
 Support the development and execution of community relations events

Apply Now
This unpaid internship (approximately 20 hours per week) is open to college students.

Applicants
should have completed coursework in public relations, journalism and/or communications. Prior internships in public relations or journalism are a plus. Please email your résumé, cover letter and writing samples to:
Kim Polacek, APR, CPRC
Senior Public Relations Account Coordinator
Moffitt Cancer Center
Kim.Polacek@Moffitt.org
813-745-7408
Deadline
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018