Manatee County Government seeks interns – video/communications, social media and marketing

Video/communications: (Great opportunity to work with a USF alum)

All internships/jobs: (Page 2 has the bulk of them)

WUSF Summer Internships – apply today

WUSF Public Media is a wonderful internship partner with the Zimmerman School. The applications for summer are open this week. 

The station is looking for these positions:

-a paid 40-hour radio news intern (five days a week)

Unpaid positions:

-two or three digital news interns. Digital news interns must be Zimmerman School students.

-a Health News Florida radio intern

-a social media intern (two days a week)

Go here to apply:

The deadline for the paid position is Wednesday, March 17. The deadline for the unpaid positions is March 19.

City of Tampa seeks a social media intern

Company: City of Tampa Marketing & Communications Department, Creative Services Division
Office Address: 315 East Kennedy Boulevard, 2nd Floor – Tampa, FL 33602
Internship Supervisor: Angela Pitts, Communications Strategist
Contact Phone: (813) 274-8821
Contact email:

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
The City of Tampa currently has a presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and
YouTube, with over 350,000 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
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.

• Draft and post content for social media 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
• Create short, creative videos for the City’s TikTok & Instagram Reels accounts
• 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 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 Tampa
Weekly eNewsletter
• Operate Facebook Live and/or Instagram Live at community events with the Mayor

• 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 20 hours per week
• Must pass a background check and drug screening
• Minimum GPA of 3.0

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

To apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to Angela Pitts at The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021.

USF Athletics Communications Interns Needed

USF Athletics is looking for driven interns looking to get their start in the sports public relations and communications industry. An internship with us is one of the best ways to learn how to write, create content, and produce communications content for live events and sports in the college athletics industry.

The experience you’ll get from your time with us will set you up to be ahead in any communications courses you may take and more importantly, give you the skills you need to succeed upon graduation.

*Please note due to the ongoing pandemic, in-office hours are limited and in many cases eliminated. When working at events, all interns must be wearing masks and screened prior to entry. Physical distancing will be practiced at every event. Remote work via Teams will be required.

Here’s a brief FAQ on our department!

What is Athletic Communications?

We are the communications team of USF Athletics located in the Lee Roy Selmon Athletic Center. This includes writing press releases, creating social media content, creating statistical documents and historical information to produce the best content and information for media and fans.

What do you do?

· Assist with media relations and communications efforts at live sporting events at venues like Raymond James Stadium, the Yuengling Center, Corbett Stadium, and other USF Athletics Facilities.

· Create social media content such as graphics, posts, photos, stories and more.

· Write press releases including game previews and recaps, announcements, and release other pertinent information for our sporting programs.

· Take and provide statistical information for all sports.

· Provide access to athletic teams for media members to showcase our athletic programs in the media.

· Manage rosters, schedules, player bios, and all other communications efforts for USF Athletics.

· Manage all content on and all social media channels.

What software do you use to produce media materials?

All of our content is made using the Adobe suite installed on different workstations in our office or student computers. Students will get experience working in Photoshop, InDesign, and Microsoft software.

What do I do on game days?

Media relations! A lot goes into managing a game day, especially at Raymond James Stadium. Student interns will help manage media requests, media access and credentials, press conferences, statistical information, social media opportunities, and more. These duties vary from sport to sport, but communications experience will be gained at every sporting event, and different tasks can be assigned based on skills and experience.

What do I do in the office?

While game days are exciting, there’s a lot of work that can still be done outside of the arenas. This is where we brainstorm, write press releases, create content, manage, archive stats, research records, create graphics, create game programs, track athlete’s progress towards records or big numbers, and put the pieces together to tell the story of our teams.

I don’t know how to write or design, can I still become an intern?

YES. Learning is what an internship is about, right? We’ll teach you the fundamentals of writing and designing and with enough repetition, you’ll become a veteran.

What would my workload be as an intern?

We require about one game per week and one to three days in the office each week. We work with your class and work schedule to be flexible and ensure you’re not overloaded with events but enough to see you on a regular basis. The most important thing to know is there are plenty of weekend games over the course of a semester, and plenty of office hours where you can learn and improve your skills. Sports is a ton of fun to work but it’s not a 9 to 5 job! While we can be very flexible with scheduling, reliability and dependability are things we really value, so we can plan knowing you’ll be somewhere when scheduled.

Can I do social media for USF Athletics?

We evaluate intern’s aptitude for social media, knowledge of sports and successful social media strategies, trust level and understanding of USF Athletics values, and with supervision, you can assist with social media for sports. With time, you may manage your own sports and accounts.

I love sports stats, is this the right internship for me?

Yes! If you love to track numbers and chase records, you’ll fit right in here.

I hate sports stats, is this the right internship for me?

Yes! There are plenty of facets to this job that don’t include evaluating numbers, such as social media, press releases, hosting media, administrative duties, and more.

Do I need to know about sports?

Ideally yes, but all can be learned if you feel rusty or weak in this area. Reach out for a more specific answer.

Can I do this for credit?

Yes, we accept 1, 2, or 3-credit internships with mandatory hours depending on how many credits you choose. If you’re in the Zimmerman school, speak to Wendy Whitt for more information about the deadline to submit a form for credit. If you’re in another college, talk with your faculty advisor or academic advisor for more information about enrolling in class credit.

We’re happy to provide a professional environment for learning and hands on opportunities to get real experience and work within your class schedule to get the hours you need for class credit.

Darn, I’m reading this after the start of a semester and can’t do it for credit. Am I out of luck?

No! We accept volunteers in a different capacity for semester-long volunteerships, but require that you start in the first few weeks of the semester.

Can I do this for only one semester?

No, we highly encourage you to return semester over semester, either as a volunteer (slightly different experience) or for credit. It helps build a rapport between you and our team, we trust you with our gear, assign you bigger projects and above all, you get much better at the craft. We also hire paid positions in the spring semesters, with opportunities to run your own sporting events, work with your own team and coaches and manage social media accounts. Interning with us is a great way to prepare for that opportunity.

OK, this FAQ was decent but I have some follow up questions. Whom do I contact? Reach out to Lorie Garnett at and she’ll answer as many questions as you have, and get you started to join our team.

I’m interested and want to apply! What are the next steps?

Send an email with your resume in PDF form and a personal statement indicating why you are interested and what sets you apart, to Lorie Garnett and Dan Hamilton. Email addresses are and

USF Business for Good needs interns

Hello students!  Looking for a remote Spring 2021 internship? Are you an energetic, collaborative team member interested in helping businesses use their power as a force for good? The USF Business For Good Internship is launching NEXT SEMESTER (Spring 2021) and is looking for students to join the team! Interns in this program will work in teams and partner with businesses striving toward B Corporation certification – a seal of social and environmental responsibility for businesses. In a nutshell, B Corp Certification is to businesses as Fair Trade Certified is to coffee and USDA Organic is to apples. In this internship, students will help businesses complete the B Impact Assessment (BIA), a comprehensive impact reporting software that measures 5 spheres of a business’ impact: Governance, Workers, Customers, Environment, and Community.  The USF Business For Good Internship is: Remote, Spring 2021 Tailored to ALL MAJORS Open to undergrad and grad students Offered both for and not-for-credit Practical professional development Compensated through valuable business experience, trainings, + guest lectures For more information, please see the attached Fact Sheet. If you are interested, have questions, or would like the registration form, please email our Internship Coordinator, Bekah Vigil at Weekly Info Sessions are hosted to answer questions and give more information about the internship. RSVP to one of the following info sessions here. Mondays 11:30 am – 12 pm Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 7 pm Thursdays 10 am – 10:30 am Attached File Student Fact Sheet_ USF Business For Good Internship.pdf – 171 KB

Dow Jones News Fund Accepting Applications for 2021 Summer Internships

PRINCETON, N.J. (Sept. 22, 2020) – The Dow Jones News Fundinvites college juniors, seniors and graduate students to apply forpaid summer 2021 internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing. The application deadline is Nov. 9.   The News Fund will select up to 80 college journalists for internships with news organizations across the country. Those selected will also benefit from week-long, pre-internship training, $1,500 scholarships, memberships to journalism groups and access to the DJNF alumni network for jobs and mentoring.   To be considered, students must apply by Nov. 9, and take a timed, online qualifying test. Due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, college faculty will not monitor tests this year but will still play an important role in promoting these opportunities to students. (Learn more)   Students can apply to any or all of the following programs:   Data Journalism: Those who love logic and numbers with an appetite for investigative journalism, are encouraged to apply for this program led by Investigative Reporters and Editors. The training covers how to make Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, learning computer-assisted reporting, analyzing and cleaning data in order to tell rich, often hidden, stories. Interns are placed at well-respected newspapers, digital publications and nonprofit news sites. Digital Media: Interns will build their professional portfolios at newspapers, news websites or TV or radio stations. Pre-internship training equips interns to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving media ecosystem, including tips and tools for working with video, audio, data visualization, web analytics, social media and more. Business Reporting: Strong reporters and writers with an eagerness to dive into an exciting beat should apply for the business reporting program. Interns spend a week drilling-down on finance, investing, labor issues and mergers and acquisitions before beginning work for daily newspapers, niche publications, newswires, industry publications and American City Business Journals newsweeklies. Multiplatform Editing: Students who are passionate about accuracy, fact-checking, grammar and spelling should apply for the multiplatform editing program. During training, interns hone their visual design, headline writing and line editing skills; help publish high-quality print and digital products on deadline; and strengthen their news judgment before working for newspapers, digital publications and nonprofit news sites.   The News Fund is partnering with American City Business Journals for a seventh summer to recruit and train 10 business reporting interns. The goal is to identify students who already live or go to school in one of ACBJ’s 44 markets, to increase the potential for employment after the internship ends.   DJNF interns trained and worked remotely in 2020. The News Fund has not determined if the 2021 training programs and internships will be remote, in-person or a mix. We will consult with our media partners, residency directors and follow guidance of state and local authorities. If the pre-internship trainings are in-person the News Fund will pay for interns’ travel, housing and meals. Interns are responsible for their housing and transportation costs during their internships. Students who return to school or have federal loans will receive $1,500 college scholarships.   College juniors, seniors and graduates enrolled full-time on Nov. 9 are eligible to apply, including December graduates. U.S. students studying abroad and international students already in the U.S. with work visas are also eligible.   To apply, students should visit the programs page on the News Fund’s website. After applying, students will receive an email from HireVue with the link to the timed, online test to be completed within 72 hours. Students can prepare for the test by taking practice tests found here.

Rep. Charlie Crist’s campaign needs interns and digital ambassadors

Congressman Charlie Crist’s reelection campaign is seeking interns and digital ambassadors! If you’re one of our supporters and have social media or a college student looking for communications experience, this is the role for you. The best part? You can be a part of this historic election by joining from your computer screen! For interested interns, please email a resume and 3 references to Amina Spahic at For digital ambassadors, see the attached links and join our Tuesday zoom meetings at 6 pm!

Digital Ambassador Weekly Meeting (zoom) 

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