Author: Rand Nelson

Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. The Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agency’s media relations and public affairs during the summer.

The successful candidate will report to the Associate Director for Communications and will serve as a key member of the communications team. Duties include responding to phone and email inquiries from the media and the public on a wide range of topics, preparing for and attending Congressional hearings, coordinating meetings with outside groups and international visitors, and working on other communications projects and planning as needed.

Previous communications interns have served a frontline role representing CBO and have interacted routinely with staff in every area of the agency.


Candidates must be working toward a master’s degree, preferably in mass communications, journalism, public policy, or a related field and should have a strong focus on and interest in government or political science.

Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to effectively handle multiple tasks and complete projects under tight deadlines. Strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are required. Previous experience in journalism or media relations is desired, and familiarity with and interest in social media would be a plus.

Salary and Benefits

The hourly rate ranges from $17 to $24 and will be commensurate with educational attainment and related experience. This is a temporary position that is expected to last approximately 10 weeks between May and August of 2018. The selected candidate would be expected to work a 40-hour week, but an alternate schedule may be considered. Housing and relocation expenses are not provided, but CBO’s interns are eligible for a local transportation subsidy of up to $260 per month.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcripts, list of coursework for the spring semester and contact information for two references at First-year graduate students must also submit unofficial undergraduate transcripts. Only complete applications will be considered. Although there is no application deadline, CBO may close this position any time after February 28, 2018 after receiving a sufficient number of applications from qualified candidates.

This position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 as made applicable to CBO by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.


Nancy Fahey, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628,

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Walker Sands Communications

Looking for an exciting PR internship this summer? Walker Sands Communications is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person to serve as our summer public relations intern at our new Seattle office.


Throughout 12 weeks as a PR intern, you’ll be responsible for developing media lists, conceptualizing pitches, writing press releases and preparing contributed articles. As part of a growing office, you’ll be a contributing member of the team from day one. This means you’ll get the chance to play your part in helping to grow our West Coast presence, reputation and maybe even a tradition or two.

To succeed in this role, you should have superb writing skills and the ability to conduct web research. You must also possess a sound grasp on grammar and the editing experience to make mediocre writing stronger. If typos jump off the page at you, it’s a good sign. It’s important to have a genuine interest in the media, trends and what makes a good story. If you are a news addict or a journalist wannabe, you’ll do well here.

As part of one of Seattle’s best PR internships, you’ll work on a small team managing a number of clients that specialize in B2B sales and a variety technology sectors. This will require you to think on your feet and change gears quickly. At the end of this internship, you’ll have had in-depth exposure to what it’s really like to work as a PR professional.

Experience Required

  • Recently completed undergraduate or master’s coursework in journalism, public relations, marketing communications or business.
  • Strong writing and editing abilities.
  • Keen attention to detail and an ability to multi-task.
  • Previous PR, marketing or journalism work experience a plus.

Internship Details

  • 12-week, paid internship beginning on May 28 or June 18 (start date is your choice).
  • All PR internship candidate finalists must complete a writing test.
  • Please be sure to include your GPA on your resume.

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Universal Parks and Resorts – Orlando

Expand your universe with Universal’s Campus 2 Career Internship Program! This program can provide not only extensive learning opportunities, but real world experience as well. An Internship with Universal Parks & Resorts in Orlando offers abundant networking and exposure opportunities to one of the world’s top entertainment destinations.

Summer Internships are approximately from June 2018 – August 2018.

Internship Opportunities Commonly Available:

  • Graphic Design*
    • Design background with knowledge in creative digital tools, drawing capabilities, composition, illustration, video, motion graphics, or photography preferred.
    • Must be efficient in Photoshop. Illustrator and InDesign is preferred.
  • Social Media*
    • Assists with content creation and publishing in addition to project management and administrative functions.
    • Experience in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube desired.
    • Must be efficient in Photoshop. Illustrator and InDesign is preferred.
    • Motion Graphics experience is preferred.

*This position requires a portfolio of work examples – if available, include a web address with your resume.


  • In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution with current class standing of Sophomore or above.
  • Recent graduates will not be eligible for this program.
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is preferred.
  • An official transcript may be required upon request.
  • Preferred majors include: Illustration, Graphic Design, Animation, Fine Art, Digital Art and Design, Communications, Marketing
  • Preferred coursework completed: Figure Drawing


  • Prior internship experience related to position is preferred.


 Preferable skills for success in role includes but not limited to:

  • Must be efficient in Microsoft Office Programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities and organization.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Superior written & verbal communication skills.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and adhere to deadlines.
  • Ability to work autonomously and/or in teams.
  • Consistent attendance.

Please note the following:

  • Universal Orlando does not provide housing. Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.


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Research and Creative Activity: Risk Perception of Severe Weather Warnings

Dr. Cory Armstrong, department chair of journalism and creative media, has been awarded a research grant of $10,000 from the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.

The grant funds an examination of risk perception and behavioral intention in rural and urban communities in both Alabama and Mississippi.

Dr. Cory Armstrong

“The first thing we want to know is how people receive severe weather notifications—are they watching television, are they talking to their friends or are they checking social media?” said Armstrong. “Then we want to try and determine what specific words and visuals motivate them to action and what steps they take to prepare for severe weather.”

The study will test six different types of weather simulations often employed by broadcast meteorologists on volunteer participants in Biloxi, Pearlington, Mobile and Magnolia Springs. The participants will answer survey questions aimed at determining the effectiveness of each simulation.

Armstrong will use this research in developing guides for broadcasters, media personnel and meteorologists about effective ways to reach rural populations during severe weather outbreaks.

SLIS Kicks Off Book Bonanza for the Black Belt and Beyond

The University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies will award over $12,000 in brand new children’s and young adult books to school libraries in the Black Belt region of the state as well as to one school library in an economically deprived area of Alabama outside the Black Belt through the SLIS Book Bonanza for the Black Belt and Beyond Program.

School librarians in the Black Belt counties of Alabama and other economically disadvantaged areas of the state are encouraged to apply for books awarded by Dr. Jamie C. Naidoo, professor at The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies.


School librarians can download and complete the application sheet and email it to with “Book Bonanza” in the subject line or fax the application to (205) 348-3746. Applications are due no later than midnight on February 23, 2018. Applications are located on the program website, here.

At least six of the winning schools will be selected by February 28, 2018. Each winning school library will receive over $1800 worth of free children’s and/or young adult books. Once notified, winning school librarians will have until March 30, 2018 to claim their free books from the School of Library and Information Studies at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Books must be picked up in Tuscaloosa.

Initiated in 2009, the SLIS Book Bonanza for the Black Belt is an annual program that provides free books to school libraries in the Black Belt region each academic year. In 2017, the program donated a record $22,641 in new books to elementary, middle, and high school libraries in Alabama.  If you need additional information about the program, please visit the program website or contact Dr. Jamie C. Naidoo at

Porter Novelli – Atlanta Internship

2018 Atlanta Internship Program

Porter Novelli, named 2017 Holmes Report #1 Best Place to Work North America; 2016 PRWeek Best Place To Work; 2016 & 2015 PR News Top Place to Work is a global public relations agency that combines the power of immersion with the rigor of data to create a deeper human insight that transforms the opinions, beliefs and behaviors of those who matter most to our clients. Porter Novelli people are passionate about creating big and bold change through the power of influence, by staying one step ahead of trends in media, technology and consumer behavior, thereby guiding our clients towards positive, game changing innovation.

The intern position supports account teams as follows: assists in the development of press materials; helps coordinate meetings, special events and/or conferences; develops media lists; monitors media coverage and trends; researches consumer and marketplace trends; creates and maintains coverage reports; coordinates the development and delivery of press kits, develops and writes pitch letters and provides additional account related support as necessary.

Students or recent graduates in this program will act as fully integrated members of account teams and will be assigned a mentor for support and guidance in helping the intern get acclimated into the PR industry and business environment.


Open to current juniors and seniors and recent graduates interested in Public Relations with a major in communications, public health, public affairs, journalism, political science, marketing, English or related course study. First-rate writing and organizational skills with an attention to detail are necessary.

Previous internships required.

To be considered for an internship with Porter Novelli, please provide the following:

-A resume and cover letter with applicable experience highlighted

-Two professional or personal recommendations

-In 300 words or less, tell us why you want to work at Porter Novelli. If you have a preferred practice or specialty focus, please highlight this here.

-Optional: Up to three work samples (i.e. writing, design, reports, etc.)

Please upload your resume to our careers site and send other materials to Linda VanBrackle ( by Friday, February 16, 2018.

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Warner Music Group

With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

Job Title: Emerging Talent Associate

Deadline: April 13,2018 (10:00 am)

A little bit about our team:

Warner Music Group’s Emerging Talent Program (ETP) is a paid program designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply their skills and previous experiences to the music industry. This multidimensional, hands-on program begins by matching students to specific departments across WMG’s companies, based on their interests, for a semester-long experience. ETP is offered during the summer, fall and spring semesters.

Participating Businesses:
ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance)

Nashville Center of Excellence (COE)

Rhino Entertainment


Warner/Chappell Production

Warner Music Nashville (WMN)

Warner Bros. Records (WBR)

Warner Music Latina (WML)

WEA (Warner Elektra Atlantic)

WMG Corporate

Why this could be your next big break:

The ideal Emerging Talent Associate candidate will be passionate and knowledgeable about the music industry and its trends and embody Warner Music Group’s core values. Candidates must be professionally motivated and driven to make a career in this ever changing industry. We are looking for individuals who have a track record of success in a similar role and who has had experience with various parts of the music industry.

Here you’ll get to:

Upon joining our team, associates are fully immersed in the day-to-day activities of their assigned department. They will participate in strategic meetings, help to solve key business issues, network with our senior leadership, and offer their ideas and perspectives in order to further WMG’s global success. In addition to gaining unparalleled industry experience, working as an Emerging Talent Associate ensures that you will obtain access to incredible development opportunities, such as our Capstone Project where students will develop a business idea for Warner Music Group, based off of their department, present in front of our executives and gain real time feedback on their ideas.

Rockstar candidates will be able to:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited university or college
  • Be a senior or graduate student with an expected graduation date of 2018-2020
  • Have completed at least two previous internships in the music, media, entertainment, or tech industries

It would be music to our ears if you also had:

  • Professional goals that align with Warner Music Group’s core values and business objectives
  • Exceptional written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong passion and knowledge of the music industry/media
  • Prior work experience (part-time/summer) preferred
  • Leadership experience on or off campus preferred
  • Digital/technical savvy required

Interested in being our next summer associate? Here are our areas of opportunity:

  • A&R
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Business and Legal Affairs
  • Business Development
  • Executive
  • Internal Audit
  • International Marketing
  • Label Operations
  • Marketing
  • Radio Promotions
  • Sales

Why join us?

Warner Music Group is proud of its Emerging Talent Program , the professional development we offer to our WMG students, and the alumni network we’ve built across the country. Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.

It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music, every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company’s DNA.

Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today.

Thanks for your interest in working for Warner Music Group. We love it here, and think you will too.

Our Company is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national Origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, or any other legal recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws and the Company complies with all applicable reasonable accommodation requirements which such laws may require. Accordingly, please inform the Company’s Human Resources representative if you need an accommodation in order for you to complete any employment application-related forms or otherwise to participate in the application or selection process for the position for which you are applying. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity and will enable applicants to participate in the application and selection process and for employees to perform the essential functions of their jobs without imposing undue hardship on our Company.   The Company also will make reasonable accommodations to an applicants or employee’s religious beliefs and practices as may be required by law, unless an undue hardship would result.

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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has 9 PAID internship opportunities for Summer 2018 supported by the Robert Frederick Smith Fund for the Digitization and Curation of African American History. NMAAHC offers these internships to increase participation of groups who are underrepresented in the museum field. Opportunities take place in Washington, DC; Durham, NC; Pittsburgh, PA; Daytona Beach, FL; and Montgomery, AL.

Deadline: Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. March 15, 2018.

For full position descriptions, visit the Smith Fund Internships website:

1.       Digitization – 1 position at NMAAHC in Washington, DC

2.       Integrated Marketing Media – 1 position at NMAAHC in Washington, DC

3.       Web Content – 1 position at NMAAHC in Washington, DC

4.       Oral History Transcription – 2 positions at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL

5.       Oral History – 2 positions at the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL

6.       Collections Management – 1 position at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA

7.       Oral History and Digitization – 1 position at Stagville State Historic Site in Durham, NC

Sign up to attend an informational webinar February 5 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. The webinar will provide an overview of the internship program and step-by-step application instructions.

All internships are 12 weeks (35-40 hours per week) and paid a stipend of $600 per week. An additional $150 per week stipend for housing and transportation is available based on applicant need.

Interns will participate in formal mentorship and a calendar of professional development workshops. Attendance at the Association of African American Museums in August 2018 will be subsidized.

Email or call 202-633-4511 with questions.


Undergraduate students having completed at least one year of study, graduate students, and individuals working in the field less than 2 years.

  • An interest and background in African American history and culture studies
  • Some positions require specialized skills. Please see individual postings online for more details


Instructions for Washington, DC positions:

Application Portal:

For positions in NC, FL, PA, and AL, complete the application cover sheet and e-mail all materials as Word or PDF attachments to

Required documents for all positions:

  • Internship program application form
  • Resume
  • Academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Personal essay (use this to tell us how the internship will advance your academic/career goals)
  • Two letters of reference

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Smithsonian Associates Film Production Intern

Smithsonian Associates advances the Smithsonian Institution’s mission “to increase and diffuse knowledge” through life-enriching educational and cultural experiences inspired by the Smithsonian’s research and collections for DC-region students, families, and adults, and for learning communities nationwide.
Supports marketing and programming teams by filming and producing video content.
  •  Attend and videotape select programs for promotional purposes
  •  Develop b-roll and promotional videos as needed by the marketing department
  •  Work with program managers to put together video clips for event presentations
  •  Edit clips based on various communication channels and audiences: social media, email, teacher resources, and internal Smithsonian communication
  •  May also include photography
  •  Develop enhanced communication skills for customer relation and marketing
  •  Become familiar with common communication platforms and best practices
  •  Gain exposure to a wide variety of real life film production needs and solutions
  •  Work independently as well as cooperatively with a team in a non-profit setting
  •  Work creatively on projects for the promotion of Smithsonian programs and events
  •  Strong creative, organizational and interpersonal skills
  •  Advanced facility with computers and video editing software
  •  Aesthetic abilities and impeccable attention to detail
  •  Interest in gaining experience in marketing and programming departments
  •  Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  •  College students at the junior, senior and graduate levels studying television and film with experience in advertising communication, design, film production, screenwriting, and editing preferred.
  •  Include completed relevant coursework with application.
  •  Students must supply their own camera for projects.
25 – 32 hours/week; 1 semester (preference given to applicants who can stay a full school year)
Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm, schedule is flexible based on project needs
Jeanie Arnold, Social Media and Digital Marketing Specialist
All Smithsonian Associates internships are unpaid and housing is not provided. College credit may be granted, but must be coordinated in advance with the intern’s university/college.
S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Intern positions at Smithsonian Associates are available year-round. For more information go to
Spring – January to May
Summer – June to August
Fall – September to December
To be considered in the first round of applications, please submit your materials by the following dates:
Spring Positions – October 1
Summer Positions – February 1
Fall Positions – July 1
Applications received after these dates will still be considered on an as-needed basis.
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The Kraft Heinz Company

The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26.5 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.

Owners Only.

Kraft Heinz is laser focused on hiring top talent who want to be owners. Owners of their career, owners of their personal results and owners of The Kraft Heinz Company. We are empowered to deliver results and continuously raise the bar for ourselves and our teams. We unapologetically expect to win. The opportunities for growth and rewards are earned by the exceptional leaders at every level who deliver results with positive energy.   Distinctive performers achieve distinctive careers and will outpace their peer groups regardless of industry.

Are you ready for a seat at our table?

The Business Development Internship Program is an opportunity to be placed on a team to do meaningful work as a part of our high performing Kraft Heinz Sales Teams. This is a top talent sourcing strategy to help Kraft Heinz be the best. The individuals that are hand selected for this opportunity will join in a function specific role and be expected to deliver tangible business results during the course of their internship. The internship will be project based in nature supporting our Sales Function. In addition to a clearly defined project, you will be immersed in weekly learning opportunities and social experiences with your Kraft Heinz colleagues as well as the opportunity to understand our iconic brand portfolio.

This program is designed for those who are seeking a performance based culture where your ambitious nature, work ethic, passion, and ability to deliver results will be recognized. Having a Consumer First mindset and a passion for the food industry is a fundamental value at Kraft Heinz and a necessary quality in an intern. Selected individuals must be comfortable and confident being the face of Kraft Heinz to our customers.

This opportunity may be for you if:

  • You are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree and are currently in your Junior year eligible to complete internship in Summer 2018
  • You will relocate to the Rogers, AR Sales offices for the entirety of your internship
  • You have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or top 25% of sliding GPA scale)
  • You have a proven history of setting and delivering against personal goals and massively over delivering
  • You demonstrate a proven capability and interest in Analytics and Excel or other data management tools
  • You bring positive energy to every interaction and project
  • You possess a clear passion for customer facing interactions and delivering results through data analysis and insights
  • You have a strong verbal and written communication skills mixed with the interest and humility to interact with our consumer base
  • You show a proven ability to simplify the complex and solve the root cause of a problem
  • You enjoy winning and takes results personally and dream of being known as the best in their field
  • You prioritize demonstrated integrity as a must; you never take shortcuts when it comes to integrity


Interested in exploring this opportunity further from the perspectives of our Trainees?


Please also submit your application to our Kraft Heinz job portal by clicking on the link below. When applying, be sure to include your School, Major, and GPA.

The Kraft Heinz Company is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification. As an equal opportunity employer, the Kraft Heinz Company is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the American’s with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 847-646-0528 or for assistance.

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