Z School needs interns in social media, digital multimedia and digital design


Deadline: December 12

Social Media Marketing Intern

The primary duties of the Social Media Marketing Intern include managing and posting to the Zimmerman School’s social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as those of our colleague departments in the School of Social Sciences. Responsibilities include creating/updating the School’s social media marketing plan; weekly social media content calendars; writing posts; gathering multimedia; compiling monthly analytics, and other duties as needed. Candidates must have strong writing skills and present examples of both longer-form media writing and social media use. Candidates must not have inappropriate personal social media accounts.

Digital Multimedia Intern

The primary task of the Digital Multimedia Intern is to capture permanent visual representations of events and activities hosted by the Zimmerman School and the School of Social Sciences. This involves creating photographs and video, using the School’s equipment, and using photo and video editing software. This intern must know (at a minimum) basic operation of video cameras and DSLRs, as well as software including Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Candidates for this position must present a compilation reel of published work.

Digital Design Intern

The primary task of the Digital Design Intern is to create content for print and online that markets the Zimmerman School and the broader School of Social Sciences. This involves creating banners, posters, brochures and other marketing materials using the School’s software and computer equipment. This intern must be experienced with design-related software, including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Candidates for this position must present a portfolio of class work or published designs. The successful candidate either has extensive experience in high school yearbook or has taken Design and Production class in the Zimmerman School.


All positions require:

  • Strong storytelling skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A desire to tell the story of all things going on at the Zimmerman School, across all of the major sequences in PR, advertising and digital media.
  • A self-starter, someone who works proactively.
  • Flexible school and personal schedules in order to document and market Zimmerman School events and accomplishments.
  • An ability to work with various faculty to find out information for marketing content.


Apply by sending a cover letter and resume by Dec. 12, plus links to clips or portfolio/reel, to:

Wayne Garcia, Director Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications, wgarcia@usf.edu

ZSAMC Spring 2018 Internal Internships


B2 Communications is seeking PR interns (paid)

College students and recent graduates looking to gain real-world public relations experience are encouraged to apply for B2 Communications’ public relations internship program. B2 is currently accepting applications for PR interns.

Each semester, two PR interns assist the B2 team with tasks such as drafting press releases, brainstorming media pitches, developing social media content, assisting with research, and preparing client reports.

In the past, our PR interns have worked on projects for clients such as Sunstar Paramedics, St. Petersburg Free Clinic, SPCA Tampa Bay, The Tampa Bay 100, Krewe of Sant’ Yago Knight Parade and others. Read about our former interns’ experiences in Fall 2017Summer 2017Summer 2016 and Spring 2016.

B2 interns are encouraged to attend PRSA and FPRA events to further their career development and network with other PR professionals. Previously, our PR interns had the opportunity to tour the Bay News 9 studio and learn insider tips on how to pitch a TV newsroom.

B2’s ideal candidate for the PR internship meets the following requirements:

– Completed some public relations or journalism classes
– Excellent writing and organizational skills
– Strong attention to detail
– Solid grasp of key computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, Instagram)
– Available to work a minimum of 16 hours per week, preferably two to three full days

PR interns are an integral part of the account team at B2 Communications. As a boutique agency, B2’s PR interns benefit from working closely with the staff and agency principals on client projects.

See below for a full job description and directions on how to apply.

B2 Communications Internship Opportunity

B2 Communications is seeking a motivated and ambitious public relations intern. 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 Coordinators and Account Executives with additional direction from Account Managers and Principals


– 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


– $10 per hour
– Can apply toward credit, if university or college allows

To apply: Email your resume and a writing sample to Lenora Walters at internship@b2communications.com.

Wish Farms seeks in-store quality control representative (marketing)


REPORTS TO:     QC Manager and Director of Marketing

JOB PURPOSE:    Inspection of Wish Farms’ berries on-site at specific retail locations, Brand Representative

EDUCATION:      High School Diploma

Job description:

Founded in 1922 and third-generation owned, Wish Farms is a year-round supplier of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries with growing regions throughout the USA, Canada, and South America. Nationally recognized for quality and innovation, Wish Farms is an industry leader marketing and shipping produce for independent growers for over 90 years.

We have a flexible, part-time and seasonal opportunity available for an outgoing and friendly individual to join our Marketing team as an In-Store Quality Control Representative in Plant City, FL. No prior experience necessary.

The Representative is responsible for traveling to and inspecting berries at specific grocery stores in Central Florida.

Qualified individuals will need to be organized, observant, self-sufficient, and carry themselves with professionalism as they will be representing the Wish Farms brand in public.


  • Each representative will be assigned a specific territory of stores, which they will visit once per month.
  • As an extension of Wish Farms’ customer service, the rep will introduce themselves, interact and establish rapport with produce managers and/or store associates. They will be expected to answer questions or concerns of store staff as well as provide educational materials.
  • Communication available for a weekly check-in/update call for 30 min.



  • Reflect Wish Farms’ core values: Quality, Integrity, and Responsiveness
  • Friendly and approachable attitude
  • Willingness to travel short and/or long distances (All mileage is reimbursed)
  • Reliable vehicle
  • iPhone or Android phone
  • Proper attire and grooming (Wish Farms’ shirts will be provided)


Jesse Brock | Marketing Coordinator
PO Box 1839 |Plant City, FL 33564
Office: 813-752-5111 ext. 5070


Muma College of Business seeks spring interns


                                                                                                                                                              The USF Muma College of Business Dean’s Office is seeking interns for the spring 2018 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).



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 The Walking Dead.


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.
  • 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.


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.


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.




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.  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.

Applications will be accepted until December 1 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).



Office of Undergraduate Research seeks video storyteller – paid internship

Do you enjoy visual storytelling? Do you have experience with video production?

The OUR is seeking a videographer to assist with documenting student research narratives.  Applicants must possess knowledge of video production including lighting, camera operation, and post-production.  Creativity and problem solving skills are a must!

Required Skills and Expertise:

* Advanced knowledge of camera operation and lighting techniques

* Experience with video production and post-production editing

* Experience with editing programs such as Final Cut, Premiere, After Effects.

* Passionate about telling stories with images

* Demonstrated ability to work under pressure

* Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams to meet deadlines.


Position Details: Intern will…

  • be available up to 8 hours per week during the Fall 2017 semester.
  • be available to attend weekly team meetings
  • receive a stipend, which will be distributed over the course of the fall semester.


Position Criteria: Applicants must…

  • be an undergraduate  student in good academic standing
  • be enrolled full-time (9 credits) during the Fall 2017 semester
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0


How to Apply:

Please send a professional resume and a statement of interest to the OUR Assistant Director, Lisa M. Piazza- lmpiazza@usf.edu .  The statement should describe your skills, background, and experience relevant to the position.


Questions? Contact Lisa M. Piazza- lmpiazza@usf.edu




USF Undergraduate Studies and Enrollment Planning is seeking a marketing intern

 Undergraduate Studies and Enrollment Planning and Management needs a marketing intern.
Primary duties:
  • project management for creation of brochures, flyers, social media graphics, etc.  
  • taking the order from the client and submitting the project to the graphic designer
  • giving marketing advice if needed
  • reviewing design work to make sure work was completed according to client’s request and submitting it back to the client 
The student would be working with Asana project management software and it would include a lot of file management.
For more information, contact:
Cheryl Anderson
Communications & Marketing Officer
Student Affairs and Student Success

Conversa seeks graphic designers

Conversa, a public relations firm, is seeking graphic designers.
Learn more about the company here: http://conversaco.com/.
In addition, the firm is seeking interns to help coordinate the 2nd Annual Women’s Conference of Florida.
For more information:
Kelsey Lehtomaa Frouge
Managing Partner
Office: 813-579-2157
Cell: 850-321-2262