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September 30, 2010

Europe in the News series discussions

Curious about what is happening in Europe? Join the European Studies Consortium and the Center for German & European Studies on the last Wednesday in October and November in 1210 Heller, 2:30-3:30 p.m. for its Europe in the News series.

October 27: Greece & the Economy of Europe
November 24: Topic TBA

For more information, go online.

October 20 - Deadline to create a TV commercial for Jack Link's Beef Jerky®

Since its introduction in 2006, the Jack Link's Beef Jerky Messin' With Sasquatch campaign has infiltrated pop culture and attracted millions of fans worldwide. Here's your chance to write and shoot your very own Jack Link's TV spot. However, rather than Messin' with Sasquatch, you have full creative license to develop something completely new that plays off the "Messin' With..." theme. Messin' With Your Roommate, Messin' With Your Neighbor, Messin' With Your Little Brother - so long as Jack Link's Beef Jerky is featured in your video, it's 100 percent up to you.

A panel of judges representing Jack Link's Beef Jerky will view every submission and choose one winner that most exemplifies the true spirit of the Jack Link's Messin' With Sasquatch campaign. The winning submission will be aired nationally on ESPN and, in addition, the winning student will receive:
-A trip for two to Las Vegas to watch the winning commercial air live during an ESPN viewing party
-The chance to create a commercial that represents the No. 1 U.S. meat snack brand
-Enough Jack Link's Beef Jerky to stay satisfied all school-year long

For the official contest rules and regulations For more information, jacklinks@clynch.com or 612.375.8524

November 17 - Deadline for Associated Press photographer and photo editor internships

The Associated Press offers a highly competitive intern program each year for two positions as a photographer or photo editor. This is a paid, 12-week, individually tailored training program for full-time juniors, seniors (including fall 2010 graduates) and graduate students for the summer of 2011. For more information, click on careers tab at the bottom.

October 13 - Meet, greet and eat with congressional staffers

On Wednesday, October 13, 3-5 p.m., 250 Blegen Hall, meet with congressional staffers to discuss congressional internships one-on-one or in small groups. The congressional staffers will talk briefly about their offices, their internship programs, and how to apply for internships. But most of the time will be devoted to informal conversations between the staff and students. Plus, find out how you may earn academic credit for your internship experience.

Congressional staffers from the following offices will be included: Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Al Franken, Congresswomen Michele Bachmann and Betty McCollum, and Congressmen Keith Ellison and Erik Paulsen. Coffee and cookies will be served.

For questions, contact Rose Miskowiec, department of political science undergraduate adviser, (612) 624-8517 or r-misk@umn.edu.

October 6 - Minnesota State Senate Internship Information Session

Looking for an opportunity to gain some real-life work experience? Come to an information session Wednesday, October 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Blegen Hall, and learn about internship opportunities with Minnesota state senators. Interns are needed in spring semester at the State Capitol in St. Paul during the 2011 legislative session. Find out how you can apply for a position AND receive academic credit for your internship experience.

October 11 - Deadline for Asian American Journalists Association two internships

The Associated Press Internship is a 12-week, individually-tailored training program for students who are aspiring print, photo, graphics and multimedia journalists.

The Sports Journalism Institute Internship is a nine-week training and internship program for college students interested in sports journalism careers. Deadline is November 8, 2010

For details and application

October 21- Deadline to register for annual UMAA Etiquette Dinner

On October 28, 2010, join students and alumni for a three-course meal by D'Amico and learn how to professionally handle any dining situation. Program and dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. UMAA student members $10; students $20. Online registration is now open and ends October 21.

September 24, 2010

Next SPJ meeting is October 7 at 6:00 p.m. in room 15 Murphy Hall

Interested in journalism? Plan to stop by the next Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) student group meeting on October 7 at 6:00 p.m. in room 15 Murphy Hall.

October 7 - SPJ Hosts Investigative Author and Reporter Edwin Black

Come to room 100 Murphy Hall on Thursday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m. and hear investigative author and reporter Edwin Black speak to a smaller group of journalism students about investigative reporting before his larger speech that same day at noon.

Tuesday, September 27 - See Alan Bjerga at the Minnesota Daily

Alan Bjerga, president of the National Press Club, will be at the Minnesota Daily at 10 a.m. to speak with journalism students in a smaller group before his larger speech that day. The event will also include a tour of the Daily offices. The Minnesota Daily is located at 2221 University Avenue SE, Suite 450.

September 23, 2010

October 29 - Deadline to apply for copywriting internship with Target Corporation

Target Corporation is seeking a copywriting intern. This is a full-time, summer 2011 for Juniors (grad date range of December 2011 through August 2012) having at least a 3.0 GPA. Other qualifications for this position are provided in detail in the job description on GoldPASS. Application deadline is October 29.

October 21- Deadline to register for annual UMAA Etiquette Dinner

On October 28, 2010, join students and alumni for a three-course meal by D'Amico and learn how to professionally handle any dining situation. Program and dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. UMAA student members $10; students $20. Online registration is now open and ends October 21.

November 5-6 collegiate journalism conference in Washington, D.C.

College journalists are invited to "Post Election Reflections: Covering the Campaign of 2010," November 5-6, 2010 in Washington, D.C. presented by The Institute on Political Journalism. Early registration is $90 by October 15; $115 after. Questions: contact Joe Starrs at jstarrs@tfas.org or (800) 741-6964. See conference details.

October 15 - Deadline to apply for The Courier-Journal 2011 summer internship

The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., is seeking interns for Summer 2011. Interns must have a car. They will work 40 hours a week and be paid a $500/week. Send a resume, a letter of intent (500 word limit) and work samples to: Bennie L. Ivory, Executive Editor and Vice President/News, The Courier-Journal, 525 West Broadway, P.O. Box 740091, Louisville, KY 40201-7491. Questions, call 800-765-4011 ext. 4616 or Mary Pat Falk at mfalk@courier-journal.com

November 15 - Deadline to apply for Institute for Humane Studies Internships

The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University in Arlington, Va., offers programs, internships, scholarships and interdisciplinary seminars for undergraduate students. The journalism and production internships are offered spring, summer and fall. The Spring 2011 internship deadline November 15. More informations is online.

November 1 - Deadline to apply for Gannett Pulliam Journalism Fellowship

The 2011 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship is now accepting applications for next year's program. From a nationwide call, 20 winners will be chosen for a 10-week internship running from June 6-Aug. 12, 2011 in Indianapolis or Phoenix. Fellows will be assigned to either The Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic as reporters, photographers, graphic artists and page designers. The internships pay $650/week (transportation, housing and meals are not included). Application information is online.

October 15 - Deadline to apply for Chips Quinn Scholars Program

The Chips Quinn Scholars Program offers training, full time internships and cash awards to college students or recent graduates pursuing journalism careers. This program offers a 10-day orientation/multimedia training program in Nashville, Tenn., followed by a 10 or 12-week paid internship. Nominees must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents and have a car. Students who have not yet graduated must plan to take the Spring 2011 semester off from school. Applications are available in the SJMC Student Services Office, Room 110. For questions, contact: Karen Catone, (202) 292-6271 or kcatone@freedomforum.org

November 1 - Deadline to apply for Boston Globe summer internship

The Boston Globe summer intern program is an opportunity for college students interested in gaining practical experience on a major newspaper. This is a full time, paid 12-week job. To learn more or apply, visit them online.

September 17, 2010

Investigative Reporters and Editors -- Campus Coverage Project

The Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) seeks applications from college students interested in participating in their 2011 Campus Coverage Project. This project includes a national workshop (Jan. 6-9) being held at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Sessions focus on specific campus-coverage issues. If you have experience working for campus-related news outlets and if you have at least one year of coursework remaining you may apply. To learn more visit the IRE site.

October 7 - Deadline to apply for internships with Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity

The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity is offering paid internships for students who are interested in working in statehouse news bureaus across the country. Submit your application before October 7 to be considered. This is for internships that will run from January-June 2011. Full details are online.

October 31 - Deadline to apply for Women in Sports Internship

The Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/Scholarship program for the summer of 2011 is now accepting applications. Full-time female students currently enrolled in college are eligible to apply for the internships. Internships are offered in writing (magazines, newspapers and online) and broadcast, editing and media relations. For more information visit the application details online.

September 10, 2010

Undergraduate Research Grants Available

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduates either to work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project or to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor. UROP projects are an ideal way to bring together the University's research and teaching missions, and the program is well funded, providing 80 to 90 grants for CLA students every year.

To learn more about UROP grants visit them online.

Capital Semester in Washington, DC

The Spring 2011 Capital Semester in Washington, DC - Political Journalism Track offers amazing internship opportunities, generous scholarships, a first rate academic experience and the chance to intern in the number one news-making town in the country -- Washington, DC.

To apply, please visit the website and apply by the early deadline of October 1.

Campaign To Reduce High-risk Drinking Launches This Week

Called "The Other Hangover," the effort is an integrated ad campaign designed by a group of undergraduates from one of the SJMC's past National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) teams. The group competed in a 2009 National Student Advertising Competition where their campaign was considered one of the best and most innovative in the country. The campaign received a $75,000 grant from The Century Council to implement and evaluate the campaign. Elements of the campaign will be visible this fall both online and across campus. Read the press release online or view the campaign website online.

Register for On Campus Interviews with Top Employers

CLA Career Services is coordinating on campus interviews for students looking for summer internships or jobs after graduation in May. The participating organizations are seeking candidates who are juniors for internships, or seniors for full-time jobs.

Here is a listing of employers who will be interviewing on campus this fall:

-- Ameriprise Financial
-- Cargill
-- Hormel
-- Insight Global
-- Kohl's
-- Macy's Inc.
-- Pepsi Beverages Company
-- Target Corporation
-- Target Stores & Distribution
-- Teach for America
-- many more!

To learn more or register for an interview visit GoldPASS online.

September 9, 2010

November 1 - Deadline to apply for Denver Post Internships

The Denver Post is seeking interns to join them for 10-week summer internships. To review the requirements and application process visit their website online.

Guest Lecture: National Press Club president Alan Bjerga '98

POWER AND THE PRESS: Covering Washington in the Obama Era
Alan Bjerga, National Press Club President & SJMC alumnus

Tues., Sept. 28, 4:00 p.m.
Murphy Hall Conference Center
100 Murphy Hall, 206 Church St SE
University of Minnesota
Free and open to the public

Nearly two years into the Obama administration, reporters who cover the federal government face increased challenges in informing the public. National Press Club President and SJMC alumnus Alan Bjerga gives his perspective on what's been happening in Washington as reporters adapt to new forms of media, the new economics of news organizations and age-old questions of reporting on political power.

Co-sponsored by the SJMC and the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law

September 6, 2010

Sept. 17: Priority Deadline for SJMC Major Application

The priority application deadline for fall semester is Friday, September 17 at 4 p.m. The final deadline is Friday, September 24 at 4 p.m. We will begin accepting applications online on the first day of fall semester: Tuesday, September 7.

Students who plan to submit an Application for Major Status must attend a required Premajor Information Session. At this required meeting SJMC advising staff will give you information about the major, the three major program tracks, and the application process itself. There is time for questions.

View the listing of Premajor Information Session dates and times.

Read more about the Application Process.

Important Announcements Regarding First Day of Class

Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, September 7. If you are enrolled but do not attend the first day of class, you may lose your place in class to another student.

Instructors will take attendance and will note:


  • Any enrolled students who did NOT attend class.

  • All WAIT LIST students who did attend class.

Instructors will provide this information to the SJMC Student Services Center. If a class has vacancies, the Student Services Center will determine which WAIT LIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.

Admitted WAIT LIST students will receive a class permission number by email, using their OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS, and must enroll in the class promptly--within 24 hours--to secure their seat in the class.

September 3, 2010

October 3 - Deadline to Apply for White House Internship Program

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

Apply online by October 3 for the spring 2011 program.

Fashion & Business Student Group Seeks New Members

FAB: Fashion & Business is a fabulous new student group at the U of M. The group's objective is to provide an outlet for students of all majors who share a desire to work in the fashion industry and to connect them with professionals in the field. If interested in joining email fashion@umn.edu or visit the group on Facebook -- search "FAB".

Wisconsin Public Radio Seeks News Fellow

Interested in working in radio? Wisconsin Public Radio is looking for a recent graduate or someone in the early years of his or her career and shows promise as a radio news reporter. To learn more about the role please visit the WPR website.

November 1 - Deadline to apply for Wall Street Journal Internships

The Wall Street Journal is looking for interns to fill internships with The Wall Street Journal in the United States, Europe and Asia during summer 2011. The application is due November 1 and requires a writing test. If you are interested please visit the Dow Jones News Fund website online.

Note: There is special demand for interns who speak Mandarin and wish to work in their growing Asia office.

Expand your Network. Start a Career. Apply to the Alumni Mentor Program!

The SJMC Alumni Mentoring Program will be kicking off soon and applications are due Monday, September 27 at 4 p.m. Part of the application process will involve in-person "speed interviews" with current Alumni Board Members. When you come for your Information Meeting please be prepared to speed interview and tell the board about yourself and your interests in the Mentor Program. For more information visit the Alumni Mentor Program page on the SJMC website.

Her Campus is seeking writer correspondents for online magazine

Her Campus (HerCampus.com) is an online magazine for college women with branches at 50+ college campuses. They are seeking writers to create a branch at the University of Minnesota. If you are interested in applying to be involved please visit their website to learn more and apply.