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May 25, 2010

Coalition of MN Businesses seeks interns

The Coalition of Minnesota Businesses is seeking talented, enthusiastic interns to help advance - an innovative statewide grassroots initiative.

Interns will work directly with leaders at the MN Chamber of Commerce and the MN Business Partnership and interact with leaders and employees of the over 20,000 employers represented by the Coalition of Minnesota Businesses.

Candidates should possess at least some of the following characteristics:

• Energetic, outgoing individuals who aren't afraid to start up conversations with people you meet on the street

Students studying:
- Journalism/ mass communications
- Audio-visual / media technology
- Political Science
- Sociology / Psychology
• Interest/experience in community organizing, student leadership and participation in on- and off-campus student organizations
• Highly engaged/comfortable with social media
• Willing to travel and work unusual hours
• Not hyper-partisan - able to understand political issues from perspective of differing ideologies

Job Description
mymn interns will perform a variety of tasks depending on your skills and interests, including:

• Promote mymn through guerilla marketing at community events, coffee shops, festivals, etc.
• Conduct on-camera interviews with Minnesotans
• Shoot and edit video
• Write short blog posts
• Create and promote mymn contests and campaigns on social media
• Develop creative new content for mymn.org

Hours and Compensation
• Interns will work 25-30 hours per week; specific times will vary by day and activity
• Interns will be paid a weekly stipend to cover meals/travel expenses

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to Taylor Pettis at tpettis@mymn.org.

Communications Internship for Global Agricultural Research Center in Mexico

The Corporate Communications unit of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center is looking for an intern to help with writing, editing, and public relations. Located outside Mexico City, CIMMYT is a non-profit, international research organization that develops and promotes improved maize and wheat varieties and cropping systems for farmers in developing countries.

The communications intern will work full-time assisting science writers/editors in duties such as:

* Editing and proofing articles for a weekly, internal newsletter.
* Reporting, researching, and writing articles for a bi-monthly e-newsletter distributed to an external audience of thousands.
* Publicizing the impacts of CIMMYT's research.
* Editing scientific articles for international publication.
* Developing content about projects, results, meetings, and partnerships for CIMMYT's website and blog.
* Monitoring the media for agricultural development-related articles.
* Drafting text for pamphlets, posters, and presentations.
* Other information management and dissemination tasks, as agreed.

The ideal candidate should be able to commit for one year as of July 1, 2010 and have a background in communications, journalism, or international development, an undergraduate degree, and writing or editing experience in English. Knowledge of Spanish, science, and agriculture are advantages. CIMMYT offers interns a modest monthly stipend, health insurance, costs for housing, and the arrival and return ticket to and from Mexico. To apply, please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, two writing samples (preferably non-academic), and contact information for two references to Mike Listman (m.listman@cgiar.org) by June 4, 2010

May 17, 2010

Internships at The Reporters Committee - Washington, D.C.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is seeking applications from outstanding students (or recent grads) for journalism and legal internships for the fall semester and beyond. Internships are located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

The Reporters Committee is a small organization that relies heavily on its interns to provide significant contributions to its publications and legal work. Interns report and write on free press and media law issues for our magazine, Web site and guidebooks and assist the staff of lawyers in conducting research to help reporters overcome legal hurdles covering the news.

More information is available at The Reporters Committee website.

May 13, 2010

SJMC Work Study Position - 2010/11 Academic Year

The School of Journalism is seeking an Undergraduate Research Assistant for 2010-11 Academic Year. Students who are interested in helping to develop and maintain a website on the future of journalism in general and newspapers in particular will be considered.

Experience in website development and maintenance as well as proficiency with Microsoft Excel is preferred, and knowledge of the news business also desirable. Hours are flexible (10-15 hours a week).

Please contact Dan Sullivan for more information, and to apply for this position.

Fulbright Info Sessions in May and June

The Graduate School Fellowship Office is hosting six Fulbright Information Sessions for students interested in conducting research abroad during the 2011-12 academic year. The meetings will be held in Room 433 Johnston Hall, between May 20 and June 10.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and the application deadline is Wednesday, September 8, 2010. For more details, visit the Graduate School Fellowship Office web page.

May 10, 2010

Summer Jobs with Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc, a national organization that specializes in building grassroots support for progressive organizations, is hiring students across the country to take part in summer campaigns.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Mari Schimmer or visit the Grassroots Campaigns website to apply online.

May 6, 2010

"Preparing Future Faculty" Retreat - May 20

Future Faculty Members! Please join the Center for Teaching and Learning for a "Preparing Future Faculty" Retreat on Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 114-116 of the University Office Plaza.

The retreat will include workshops on academic job searches and interactive lectures. Attendees will talk to faculty experts from local colleges and universities about finding an academic position.

The registration fee for this retreat is $10, which includes workshop materials and light refreshments. For retreat registration, visit the Center for Teaching and Learning website.

Summer Writing Workshop: Professional Practice

Professional Practice, a summer writing workshop, (WRIT 8505, Registration #82363) is open to graduate students who are completing a research report or other writing project.

Students will work on individual projects with the support of a writers' workshop and collaboration from others in the class.

Contact Professor Bernadette Longo if you have questions about whether this class can help you complete your graduate degree requirements.

May 5, 2010

Attend the See Change conference for free!

Are you a journalism major interested in visual communication?
Attend the See Change Visual Communication Conference for free!
The SJMC is hosting some of the best and brightest creatives at the See Change Conference on May 20 & 21. Here's your chance to go for free!

The conference will include a Thursday opening night dinner with keynote speaker Nigel Holmes (explanation graphics designer). In addition to Holmes, the speaker roster includes interactive designer and Pentagram partner Lisa Strausfeld; photographer Rodney Smith; co-founder and executive creative director Gary Koepke of the adverstising agency Modernista!; creative director of Real Simple Janet Froelich; designer, entrepreneur, and strategist Doug Powell; and designer Sharon Werner. Read more about the speakers.

The SJMC will pay the registration fee for the first 20 declared journalism majors who are interested in visual communication and would like to attend the See Change conference on May 20 & 21. You must submit your registration online.

Please select "check" as your payment option when completing the registration process. After you've registered, you will receive a confirmation email. Please print a copy of that email and bring it along with a check for $25 (payable to the University of Minnesota) to Maggie Cosgrove in room 110 Murphy Hall no later than Wednesday, May 12, 4pm.

After attending and providing proof of attendance, your check will be returned to you. We will cash the checks for students who cannot demonstrate proof of attendance.

May 3, 2010

SJMC seeks editorial assistant

Looking for a job on campus for the 2010-11 academic year? The SJMC communications office is hiring an editorial assistant. You must have work study. Apply online at http://z.umn.edu/editasst.

Start date will be sometime in September 2010.
Required qualifications:

  • Work-Study funds required for the 2010-11 academic year.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with feature writing, proofreading, copyediting.

  • Video editing and production skills.

  • Basic Photography Skills and experience using Photoshop.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Strong computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant coursework and/or experience in journalism and mass communication preferred.

  • Web software experience, either Adobe Contribute or Dreamweaver.

  • Advanced photography skills.

  • Design software experience such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.