Three internship opportunities with WUSF – apply today

  1.  The WUSF/USF Zimmerman School Digital internship – We are looking for 3-5 students who MUST be Zimmerman School majors  This is the ‘entry-level’ position.      https://goo.gl/STr3dm

2.       The Nobel News internship – We are looking for 1 experienced student from any school. This is the paid position, so they must apply through the Careers@USF system and look for WUSF or job #18965.
https://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/student-employment/browse-job-openings.aspx

3.       The WUSF Radio News internship – We are looking for 1 experienced student from any school. This is an unpaid position with similar duties to #2. We’re encouraging people who are interested in the Nobel to ALSO apply for this job as well. We have to advertise them separately because of university regulations.                 https://goo.gl/qx44E3

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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).

 

 

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!

USF Health Development & Alumni Relations seeks communications/marketing and donor relations interns

https://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/giving/open-positions/

The USF Health Development and Alumni Relations office works to engage our community and inspire investment that will advance the future of health. We provide fundraising support for the colleges of medicine, nursing, public health and pharmacy, as well as USF Health institutes and the clinical practice. We develop and execute programs that cultivate increasingly rich relationships with USF Health alumni and donors through events, communications, stewardship, and personal outreach.


Communications & Marketing Intern

This semester-long internship is designed for students who have demonstrated their communication skills through classroom and volunteer experience and are ready to build their portfolios in a professional environment. Working within the communications team, interns need to be able to take direction, work independently and collaboratively, ask questions for clarification when necessary, and remain open to constructive feedback to take your skills to the next level. Attire is business casual when in the office (collared shirts and no jeans/shorts) and business professional for events or meetings with leadership. Our office is located on the north side of Fletcher Ave. near Magnolia Ave., so parking is free and always available. We appreciate that your education takes priority, so we will work around your class and exam schedule as needed. Beyond your direct responsibilities, you will be invited to project meetings to observe how communication plans are developed and implemented.

Responsibilities

  • Write profiles of alumni, scholarship recipients, faculty chair/professorship holders, and articles about donor-funded programs and research at USF Health
  • Assist in the creation of content for blogs, e-mail campaigns, online promotions, etc.
  • Contribute to social media content and scheduling for USF Health alumni Facebook pages and fundraising priorities to be amplified by other USF System communicators
  • Create multimedia content including videos and infographics for digital outreach
  • Assist with alumni and stewardship events including setup, check-in, photography and breakdown

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Junior, senior or graduate student seeking a degree in public relations, advertising, marketing, communications or a related field
  • Graphic design or video/photography skills a plus
  • Creative self-starter with initiative to learn software and identify emerging communication trends

Compensation: $10/hour for 10-20 hours per week.

To apply: Send cover letter, résumé and work samples to Davina Y. Gould, APR, Director of Communications and Marketing, Development and Alumni Relations, dlgould@health.usf.edu.


Donor Relations Intern

This position focuses on assisting the Stewardship Officer in communicating appreciation to USF Health donors for the important impact their giving has on student success, research and patient care. Interns will facilitate the gift acknowledgment process, drafting executive letters for large gifts and tracking completion and distribution. Interns should be able to take direction, work independently, and ask questions for clarification when necessary. Attire is business casual when in the office (collared shirts and no jeans/shorts) and business professional for events or meetings with leadership. Our office is located on the north side of Fletcher Ave. near Magnolia Ave., so parking is free and always available. We appreciate that your education takes priority, so we will work around your class and exam schedule as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Research, compile and develop personalized communications to inform donors about the impact of their philanthropy to USF Health
  • Interview USF Health student scholarship recipients, past and present, and write articles that show how donor-funded scholarships helped them achieve their professional and personal goals
  • Assist with stewardship events and experiences including planning, execution and follow-up
  • Compose, distribute and track donor acknowledgment letters and thank-you notes
  • Support student thank-you efforts and other stewardship activities

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Must be well organized and detail oriented
  • Junior, senior or graduate student seeking a degree in communications, journalism, English or a related field

Compensation: $10/hour for 10-20 hours per week.

To apply: Send cover letter, résumé and work samples to Davina Y. Gould, APR, Director of Communications and Marketing, Development and Alumni Relations, dlgould@health.usf.edu.

College of Education seeks social media assistant and communications student assistant (paid)

These positions are listed on the USF Careers website: 
 
Both positions pay $10 an hour and will be for about 10-20 hours per week. 
 
 

USF Athletics seeks communication intern

Athletic Communications Intern, University of South Florida

The University of South Florida Department of Athletics Communications is hiring undergraduate students for internships for class credit and work study positions. Athletic communications is an exciting industry where students will have the opportunity to learn public relations and media relations skills in the sporting industry from industry professionals.

Job Duties

At sporting events:

  • Attend sporting events such as football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball games and tennis matches and perform communications duties in the working press box or press area.
  • Media relations at sporting events including but not limited to running stats at sporting events, setting up press box, distributing statistical information and game notes, assisting media with minor requests
  • Statistical help including but not limited to spotting and inputting game plays and details
  • Content creation for social media including but not limited to taking photos and posting to USF Athletics social media accounts. This usually is an activity students enjoy and consider a privilege.

In the office:

  • Write press releases or assist with press releases about sporting events, news related to sporting teams, events, ticket sales, or other information regarding the athletic department.
  • Assist with media guides, this includes placing photos, writing copy, laying out text and photos for publication.
  • Graphic design work including creating game day programs, social media graphics, social media design and ideas, etc.
  • Create basic documents such as rosters, schedules, student athlete bios, game programs, etc.

Additional:

Communications is a broad field, and depending on the student’s interests and talents, additional duties may be decided on between the student and the supervisor. For example, if a student had a special interest in photography, videography, graphic design, social media strategy or traditional public relations, the student may be presented opportunities to work in these capacities. Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Student at USF.
  • Prefer students pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, advertising, journalism, marketing, business, photography, graphic design, or other external relations degree. Strongly preferred but not a requirement.
  • Ability to work 5-15 hours per week. Office hours are flexible around your class schedule.
  • Prefer knowledge of AP Style, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft word and excel softwares.

 

While these duties may seem basic in nature, the industry of college athletics is fast paced with many deadlines, and many people are required to execute the production of sporting events at a high level, and create fun and enjoyable learning environments for students interested in pursuing a profession in college athletics. Students may also enjoy meals at sporting events where a meal is provided, and necessary USF apparel congruent with working events.

 

Interested students should email Lorie Garnett, assistant director of communications, at loriegarnett@usf.edu, a copy of their resume, and the following information: full name, year in school, major, and why you are interested in the position. If you are qualified for work study, or wish to enroll in class credit, please indicate in the email. Students to apply by August 24 will be given priority consideration. Selected students will be invited to interview.