Communication Studies Internships

T. Howard Foundation Internship Program | Posted September 12, 2017

The T. Howard foundation is back to recruit Towson students for its internship program! Last year the foundation hosted an info session which over 50 TU students attended. Ultimately, eight students were selected for their internship program (a large percentage of their final talent pool!). The T. Howard Foundation’s mission is to promote diversity in the media and entertainment industries by increasing the number of diverse and underrepresented groups and underserved communities working in the industry. They do this by placing college students from these underrepresented groups into internships with some of the leading employers in the industry: HBO, BET, Comcast, NBC/Universal, Discovery Communications, ESPN, Facebook, Showtime, Viacom, and many more!

This year’s info session will be held from noon – 1 p.m. in Van Bokkelen 204 on Wednesday, Sept 20th. The event is for students in all majors interested in working in the media & entertainment industries (not just those in the communications and media majors). There will be a limited amount of first-come, first-served pizza as well.

Maryland State Bar Association Communications Internship | Posted August 30, 2017

The Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) is a voluntary, non-profit membership organization comprised of approximately 24,000 attorneys and judges across the state of Maryland.

Our Communications Internship opportunities are based out of our Baltimore headquarters location, but interns will extensively cover events in the field, which may require travel to other Maryland counties. These internships provide an opportunity to experience a journalist’s role and to be part of a communications team working both in print and online. Interns work closely with the Communications Intern Supervisor to cover Association events, conduct interviews, write articles, and take and process photographs and video. Interns can expect to have their work published in print and online on a regular basis. Each intern is expected to handle on average two (2) assignments per week, to be identified and delegated by the Communications Intern Supervisor. Total estimated time, per candidate, would be 10-15 hours per week for a period of one (1) semester (approximately 12 weeks). This estimate is based on planning/consultation with Supervisor, associated travel, time onsite, and editing/processing. There will be an option, if mutually agreed upon by both the intern and MSBA, to extend this duration for an overall period of up to 12 months.

Internships are paid. There is a weekly expectation of 10-15 hours per week, but schedules are flexible and will vary. This is an excellent opportunity for a communications/journalism student seeking to build their portfolio.

You will need to provide a resume and cover letter which outlines your goals for an internship.

  • Qualifications: Journalism, Communications or Media Major in a Bachelor's Degree Program, Reliable transportation
  • Hours Per Week: 10-15, Flexible
  • Wage/Salary: $12.50/hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates should:

  • Be an upper level college student majoring in Marketing, Communications/Journalism or Public Relations
  • Be professional, have initiative, take direction well, be able to meet deadlines and work well on their own
  • Be skilled in writing, photojournalism, videography
  • Interns must possess a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Interns will be expected to cover field events, and are responsible for their own transportation to and from.

 To apply:

Email cover letter and resume to internships@msba.org

Academic Credit Internship Program, City of Baltimore Department of Human Resources | Posted May 3, 2017

The Department of Human Resources (DHR), City of Baltimore has launched its Academic Credit Internship Program (ACIP) for Fall 2017. The mission of the ACIP is to introduce student participants to public service principles; provide practical application work experience; and assist with preparing them to enter and/or advance in a public sector environment while earning credits toward their degree requirements. Student participants may choose to apply to work with a specific partnering Agency or within their field of study.

For more information about the ACIP, please visit the city's human resources website, where you can also find all academic credit internship postings.

To receive consideration to participate in the ACIP, student applicants must be:

  • At least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree; and interested in working in a Public sector environment
  • A junior/senior undergraduate or graduate student
  • Willing and able to intern for a minimum of sixteen (16) hours per week during a full semester (typically 16 weeks)
  • In good academic standing (confirmed by most recent official transcript or letter from the Registrar’s office)
  • Able to provide a letter or statement on the institution’s letterhead, from an authorized official at the institution confirming the student applicants’ eligibility to receive academic credit after completion of  the 16 week internship program; and must,
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from a professor, instructor, counselor and/or an immediate supervisor
  • Submit a written narrative explaining why he/she is interested in interning for the City of Baltimore

The ACIP is a year round three semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) program, and operational during four (4) three-month periods in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.  

All completed applications should be emailed to njukang.asong@baltimorecity.gov
or mailed to:

Academic Credit Internship Program
Department of Human Resources, City of Baltimore
ATTN: NJ Asong
HR Business Partner
201 East Baltimore St
Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21220

Social Media Intern for City Councilman Zeke Cohen | Posted May 3, 2017

Title: Social Media Intern

Number of Openings: 1

Hours per Week: 10 - 15 hours - flexible weekday schedule. Intern is welcome and encouraged to attend our Monday morning team meeting.

Location: Baltimore City Hall - 100 Holliday St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Salary Type: Unpaid

Start Date: Beginning summer 2017

Job Description: The Councilman’s office seeks a self-motivated, creative individual with
interest and knowledge of social media marketing. The social media intern will be responsible
for creating, implementing, and sustaining a social media plan for Councilman Cohen’s office.
This plan will promote, brand, and create awareness of the 1st District City Council office and Southeast Baltimore activity.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and raise brand awareness and online reputatioEvaluate, monitor, and develop social media channels (currently in use: Facebook,
    Twitter, Instagram)
  • Work collaboratively with office staff to create content and protect brand quality
  • Conduct ongoing social media market research and development
  • Create and maintain social media policy and guidelines
  • Create and manage analytics for consistent performance improvement and regular
    reporting

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and video format
  • Strong time management skills and strict adherence to deadlines
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to create and drive an agenda with minimal supervision
  • Fiercely reliable

If interested in applying, please email a one-page cover letter and resume to Councilman
Cohen’s Chief of Staff, Michael Castagnola at Michael.Castagnola@baltimorecity.gov.

Communications Internship, Annapolis Maritime Museum | Posted May 2, 2017

Spend your summer by the Bay! The Annapolis Maritime Museum educates youth and adults about the Annapolis area's rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events.

Annapolis Maritime Museum needs an intelligent, strategic, and resourceful intern to help the organization expand its public relations and marketing efforts. The Communication Intern will work under the direction of the Development Director in four main areas: media relations, social media, special events, and grant writing research. This is an exciting opportunity for a young professional to contribute to the growth of an environmental educations program with a Chesapeake Bay organization, while gaining hands on experience in nonprofit management.

Earn college credit while advancing your career in communications and engaging with the Chesapeake Bay environment!

Location: Annapolis, MD

Responsibilities include:

  • Create, develop, and implement social media strategies aimed at increasing awareness about AMM.
  • Assist with brainstorming, creating, and distributing marketing materials for Museum’s special events.
  • Draft basic public relations materials including, news releases, media alerts, fact sheets, appeal letters, and other materials as directed.
  • Track AMM’s news coverage and seek follow-up opportunities with reporters.
  • Research environmental grants and drafts grant submissions.
  • Complete communications projects as assigned.

Position Hours: 15 hours a week depending on college credit needed; on-site work hours in the morning time frame, with an occasional afternoon, evening time depending on schedule.

Please send resume and one writing sample to: development@amaritime.org

Communication and Marketing Internship, Salute Military Golf Association | Posted February 27, 2017

  • Reports to SMGA Executive Director
  • Can work remotely

General Areas of Responsibility

  1. Communications
  •  Revise, maintain, and update SMGA website.
  • Manage social media presence (Facebook/Twitter/YouTube)
  • Develop new social media campaigns
  • Edit/distribute quarterly newsletter
  • Write press releases, conduct outreach to media outlets.

2. Marketing

  • Manage design of newsletters, brochures, annual reports, and other printed materials
  • Develop/manage appropriate partnerships with wounded warrior organizations, golf clubs and golf organizations, corporations, and individuals

Education & Experience

  • Working toward a degree in communications, marketing, sports management, or related degree
  • Experience working independently and with offsite management preferred
  • A desire to give back to our nations wounded and injured veterans

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to accuracy and detail, strong organizational skills and follow-through
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Reporting and/or copy-editing background preferred
  • Understanding of and experience with social media
  • Ability to work in sensitive situations with utmost discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Self-motivated, positive, outgoing, personable and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups

About the Salute Military Golf Association

The SMGA’s mission is to provide rehabilitative golf programs, experiences, and family inclusive golf opportunities for post 9/11 wounded war veterans in an effort to improve the quality of life for these American heroes. Eligible veterans and service members include those wounded or injured in post 9/11 military operations, including those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). With programs available nationwide, the SMGA serves thousands of veterans and their families annually. SMGA routinely directs more than 90% of its donations to programming. In SMGA’s latest audited financials, 87% of all funds were used to directly support wounded and injured post-9/11 veterans.

Contact

Dan Pflieger, Executive Director, 301-525-1639, dan@salutemilitarygolf.org

The Victory Institute | Posted February 10, 2017

The Victory Institute invites outstanding LGBT college students to apply to the Victory Congressional Internship for Summer 2017. The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress.

The program includes a generous stipend, housing in D.C., placement in a congressional internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C., as well as travel and registration to the LGBT Leaders 2017 Conference. Applications for Summer 2017 are due February 17.

The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science. 

Maryland State Archives | Posted January 22, 2017

Maryland State Archives has paid summer internships and year round openings which are unpaid, including volunteer and academic credit internships. For more informaton visit the department's internship page or e-mail emily.squires@maryland.gov.

Wolf Trap Internships | Posted January 5, 2017

Experience the arts with a paid summer internship or apprenticeship at Wolf Trap!

Internships: Applications are due FEBRUARY 1 
Apprenticeships: Applications are due MARCH 1

  • Paid full-time and part-time positions
  • Duration is 12 weeks with flexible start and end dates 
    (Wolf Trap Opera Apprenticeships can be 14 weeks)
  • Gain project-based training and experience
  • Work with staff and other interns on meaningful projects, as an integral part of the Wolf Trap team
  • Interact with Wolf Trap board members, patrons, and business leaders

Wolf Trap Foundation is accessible by public transit, though personal transportation is recommended.

Summer positions are offered in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Box office/group sales
  • Communications & marketing
  • Development
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Wolf Trap Opera Apprenticeships

For more information, visit the Wolf Trap application page.

Shriver Center Fellowships | Posted December 12, 2016

The Shriver Center at UMBC coordinates several Public Service Scholars fellowship programs on behalf of the state of Maryland. These fellowships provide students across Maryland the opportunity to develop as future leaders in Maryland’s public and social sectors. 

Maryland Chamber of Commerce Internship, Event Planning & Promotion | Posted December 6, 2016

Job Description:

  • Conduct research, make site visits (with Chamber staff), and find resources to help staff make decisions about event possibilities
  • Assist in identifying event opportunities and generating interest
  • Works closely with other staff members in promoting Chamber events to target audiences
  • Assists in preparing a variety of publications, materials, and programs for events
  • Assists in maintaining the Chamber website ensuring that event and program updates are made on a timely basis
  • Attends signature events
  • Assists on the "day of" in set-up, preparation, hosting registration table and troubleshooting
  • May be asked to assist with social media, pre-and post-event coverage
  • Assist with event registration
  • Aid in database management

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and speaking
  • Excellent organization skills and experience with project management
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and work assignments from a variety of staff and volunteers
  • Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision.
  • Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality

Application Instructions:

If you interested in this great opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter. Visit this page for more information.

Maryland Chamber of Commerce Internship, Communications & Marketing Intern | Posted December 6, 2016

Job Description:

  • Assist with daily operations within the office
  • Aid in creating and executing social media based marketing plans for growing member awareness of benefit programs
  • Creating social media posts with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more.
  • Assist with the writing and design of website
  • Providing support at Chamber events
  • Aid in database management

Qualifications:

  • Be creative and confident, willing to pitch ideas for new marketing tools and strategies
  • Have excellent writing, editing and communication skills
  • Experience in infographics software
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision.
  • Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit your resume, cover letter and a sample of your work. Visit this page for more information.

Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) Summer Internship Program | Posted November 20, 2016

The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps is a paid summer internship program that places undergraduate students from around the country at reproductive rights and social justice organizations for ten-week summer internships. The RRASC program defines reproductive rights broadly to include movements advocating for human rights, economic justice, racial equality, queer rights, immigrants' rights, access to health services, and youth empowerment among others.  Our partner organizations span the country and work with and for various communities.  Since our program started in 1999, CLPP has placed over 350 interns at more than 100 organizations. 

RRASC internships are substantive with interns participating in organizing, advocacy, direct service, community health, education, research, public policy and more.  All interns receive a $3,500 stipend and complete an intensive internship training at the annual CLPP conference.

Read more about RRASC, confirm your eligibility, learn about our current and former RRASC interns, browse our host organizations, and request more information.

Susan G. Komen Communications and Development Intern | Posted September 8, 2016

Komen Maryland is looking for an independent and coachable individual to join our team to promote the mission of Susan G. Komen Maryland and enhance our communications, marketing and fundraising efforts.

Internship Description:

  • Assist with a variety of writing and promotion projects: social media, newsletter, emails, press releases, and blogs.
  • Research as needed on sponsor and media prospects.
  • Help with planning and preparation for signature events, such as the Race for the Cure and the Giving Tuesday Luncheon.
  • Other general office duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum junior class standing
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Knowledge of Susan G. Komen
  • Graphic design knowledge a plus

Time Commitment:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Minimum 15 hours per week
  • Duration 1 Semester

Benefits:

  • Gain knowledge and skills in communications and non-profits
  • Work for a nationally recognized organization with a strong brand
  • Numerous networking opportunities
  • Personal satisfaction to make a difference

Contact Information: Susan G. Komen Maryland, Sasha Lea, Volunteer & Operations Manager, 200 E. Joppa Rd., Ste. 407, Towson, MD 2128, 410.938.8990 Phone, slea@komenmd.org

To Apply:                    

Please submit a cover letter and resume to slea@komenmd.org, or fax to     410.321.9208, attention Sasha Lea.              

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Events Internship | Posted September 1, 2016

There are jobs, and then there are jobs where you get to make a difference. Members of our dedicated OrchKids team see the way music changes lives on a daily basis. We’re growing and looking for some great people who want to share that power of music with our exceptional students.

OrchKids is a year-round, during and after school, music program designed to create social change and nurture promising futures for youth in Baltimore City neighborhoods. OrchKids is the cornerstone of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s efforts to expand their relevance within the broad and diverse Baltimore community. In collaboration with several community partners, including Baltimore City Public Schools, OrchKids provides music education, instruments, academic instruction, meals, as well as performance and mentorship opportunities at no cost. Currently OrchKids works with six public schools in Baltimore City, serving children from Pre-K through 9th grade.

Job Summary:

  • Assist with the scheduling of OrchKids events
  • Help plan logistics for event
  • Create and manage event kits that have all tools necessary for successful event execution
  • Staff concerts, fundraisers, and community events

Qualifications:

  • Motivation and Passion
  • Self-starter with ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Articulate and professional in manner
  • Extroverted personality and the ability to create and manage external relationships
  • A can-do spirit and willingness to pitch in wherever needed

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to rgilmer@bsomusic.org No phone calls please. Relocation assistance is not provided. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.