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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

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

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
  • 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.

To apply for this internship and more, visit Handshake.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has paid internship opportunities for Summer 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 in March for summer

For full position descriptions, visit the Smith Fund Internships website: https://nmaahc.si.edu/RFSInterns.

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

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.

Email RFSInternships@si.edu or call 202-633-4511 with questions.

Qualifications:

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

Application:

Instructions for Washington, DC positions:https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/internships-fellowships/internship-application-process

Application Portal: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/public

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

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

To apply for this internship and more, visit Handshake.

Discovering Alabama

The internship involves Digital Asset Management of clips and back catalog, captioning, and other standard editing duties. It is a working television show, so superb organizational skills, and the ability to pay attention to detail are must have qualities for this position.
There may be additional opportunities for small editing and on set opportunities.
The ideal candidates will have availability for either of two daily shifts (9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm) , Monday through Thursday. They would like applicants to be able to work 2 shifts per week.

Skills needed:

  • Previous knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud software (specifically Adobe Bridge and Premiere Pro) is a plus.

To apply for this posting, send a resume to Zach Travis.

Spotlight on PRCA

The UA student chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama hosted an event to honor American veterans. The C&IS student organization collaborated with an established cause, A Million Thanks, to sign holiday cards expressing gratitude to men and women who have served in the U. S. Military.

This is one of two annual service projects that PRCA does to give back to the community. It began with a desire to find an organization or cause that is meaningful and has a wide appeal to a variety of students. With Veteran’s Day in the month of November, this was the perfect opportunity.

“It’s something that everybody can connect to in some kind of way,” said Justin Washington, vice president of projects for PRCA UA. “Whether it’s a family member, or a friend—everyone knows somebody who has served in our military.”

While only one dollar was being asked to be able to sign a card, many students offered more. In addition to raising money for their cause, they were able to collect over fifty cards.

“Our veterans have done so much for us,” said Mary Catherine Molay, President of PRCA UA, “it’s the least we can do to give something back.”

Collaboration and unity are celebrated in the College of Information and Communication Sciences as core values. PRCA demonstrated these values through their work with A Million Thanks and their peers to proactively treat others with dignity and respect.

A Million Thanks began as a short-term, community service project to send a million cards and letters of appreciation. This has now grown into a full organization that grants the wishes of injured veterans, funds the education of fallen veteran’s children and continues to collect letters and cards of appreciation.

PRCA UA is an organization that give students an inside look into public relations as a career and a field of study. They are associated with a larger organization, PRCA of West Alabama.

Electionland at UA

The College of Communication and Information Sciences’ Department of Journalism and Creative Media is partnering with a coalition of organizations to create a virtual newsroom that will produce stories on voting problems as they happen. The initiative, termed Electionland, is one of the first of its kind.

By creating a virtual newsroom to produce stories on voting problems in real time, and by distributing leads about voting problems to local journalists who can follow up on them, the project aims to help those who might have been turned away to cast their ballots. It’s an issue ProPublica believes is particularly urgent this election cycle because of new legislation that could affect citizens’ access to the ballot box, and because of the doubt cast on the validity of the system by one of the presidential candidates.

“There is no more essential act in a democracy than voting,” ProPublica stated in a news release announcing Electionland. “But making sure that the balloting is open to all and efficiently administered has been, at best, a low priority for many state legislatures, a victim of misplaced priorities and, at times, political gamesmanship.”

Chip Brantley, senior lecturer of emerging media, and his team of C&IS faculty and students will aid the organization in its initiative this Election Day from their own newsroom on The University of Alabama’s campus. Using a variety of social networking sites, data software and reporting systems, the team of approximately 30 students will monitor polling sites across the states of Alabama and Mississippi.

By viewing users’ posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, the “feeders” will report voting problems to a team of professional journalists assigned to specific regions of the country. From there, the national Electionland desk – also staffed by professional journalists – will liveblog pertinent election happenings and appear on national media to discuss these issues as needed.

The University of Alabama’s Department of Journalism and Creative Media is one of only 14 journalism programs in the nation selected to participate in this year’s Electionland. Other programs include: Columbia University, CUNY, the University of North Carolina and the University of Missouri. Corporate and organizational sponsors include: ProPublica, Google News Lab, Univision, First Draft, and USA Today Network.

C&IS professors Dr. Kim Bissell, Dr. Scott Parrott, Dr. Jen Hoewe and Meredith Cummings have also contributed to the UA Electionland project.

An Advocate for the Deaf: Dr. Darrin Griffin

Dr. Darrin Griffin, assistant professor of communication studies, is an advocate for Deaf* culture and has conducted research on nonverbal communication, interpersonal communication, lies and deception. As a child of deaf adults (CODA) Griffin’s experiences have shaped his interests and scholarly work on nonverbal communication since the beginning of his academic career.

Griffin’s understanding and exploration of Deaf culture has led to several Deaf culture initiatives in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. Most recently, he hosted a training session for local law enforcement officers on best practices when working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Officers also learned basic sign language to use during traffic stops and key components of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In addition to his work with public officials, Griffin has piloted an interim course on Deaf culture. This summer, students spent two weeks immersed in Deaf culture studies on campus before traveling to Washington, D.C. where they visited Gallaudet University – a private university for the education of the Deaf. Griffin has plans to expand the curriculum to include a winter interim course with a travel component. This time, the group will head to Austin, Texas – Griffin’s home town and one of the hubs for Deaf culture in America.

*in reference to the culture surrounding individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, the “d” in deaf is capitalized.

Dr. Darrin Griffin received his undergraduate degree in Deaf studies and deaf education from the University of Texas at Austin. He then moved to Buffalo, New York where he earned his PhD. His dissertation focused on deaf schemas. For more on Griffin’s work, visit this site.