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September 26, 2011

Wall Street Journal Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2012 Internship Program

Undergraduate and graduate students who intend on a career in journalism are encouraged to apply for the Wall Street Journal Summer Internship Program. The 10-week internship program places students in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and other bureaus across the country. Internships are available in the art, video and website divisions. Applications must be turned in by November 1, 2011. For more information, click here.

Apply Now for the Walt Disney World Media Relations Professional Internship

Gain real-world experience during a seven-month, paid internship at the Happiest Place on Earth. As part of the team at Walt Disney World Media Relations, you'll write press releases, assist with the production of video news releases, host media in Walt Disney World parks, work special events, write articles or interview subjects for Walt Disney World's e-newsletter and write blogs and Facebook posts. The program runs Jan. 12, 2011 through June 9, 2012. Applications are due October 7, 2011. For more information, click here.

Multicultural Advertising Intern Program Now Accepting Applications

MAIP offers multicultural junior and senior college students, as well as graduate students, a chance to experience a 10-week paid summer internship at an advertising agency. Gain practical work experience, build a portfolio and establish industry contacts. Applications are due November 4, 2011 for the 2012 summer. For more information or to apply, click here.

U of M Law School Offers Early Admission to Current Students

Degree-seeking, University of Minnesota seniors are able to apply to the University of Minnesota Law School in an early admission option. The option is open only to seniors who have not taken the LSAT and who will not apply to any other law school. For more information, click here.

September 19, 2011

Students Receive Discount to Oct. 6 Beardsley Lecture

In honor of the late John Beardsley, the Beardsley lecture honors the public relations guru's legacy with a lecture about new ways of communicating.

Sponsored by Minnesota Public Relations Student Association (PRSA), Padilla Speer Beardsley and the University of Minnesota, this year's lecture features Michael Chorost, Ph.D., a technology theorist who, most recently, wrote his memoir about recovering his hearing with a cochlear implant.

The lecture will take place October 6, 2011 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities West Bank Campus.

The lecture is $25 for students and $50 for the general public. But, the first 30 students (graduate or undergraduate) to register by coming to room 115 in Murphy Hall will receive a $15 discount and will only have to pay $10 (check made out to the University of Minnesota only). You must bring the check when you register.

For more information about the lecture, click here.

Apply for the Political Journalism Capital Semester at Georgetown University

This semester-long program held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. offers students interested in political journalism the opportunity to gain internships, transferable class credits, scholarships and insight on political reporting and writing.

Held January 11-April 28, 2012, the program allows for aspiring journalists to get hands-on professional experience and pairs a 25-hour work week with an academic experience.

Hear guest lectures from top print and broadcast journalists, network with seasoned professionals, earn generous scholarships and get an internship at a top news or media organization or communications or PR firm.

Apply by October 1 and get 5 percent off tuition. Final deadline is November 10, 2011.

For more information or to apply, click here.

IRE Announces Campus Coverage Project

Applications are now being accepted for a full scholarship to attend a three-day investigative reporting workshop in Phoenix, January 5-8, 2012. The Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) workshop includes panels, story brainstorming sessions and reporting classes to enhance in-depth reporting skills.

At the workshop, participants will learn how to use the do investigative research on the Internet, enhance interview skills, examine issues on the University of Minnesota campus and read documents to find stories.

The scholarship covers travel, lodging and registration. To apply you must have experience reporting for a campus-related news organization and must have at least one year left of coursework.

Applications are due September 30, 2011. For more information or to apply, click here.

Win $500 in Student Essay Contest About Free Speech

As part of the Liberty Tree events taking place Nov. 14-17, 2011, a student essay contest about free speech is being held. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to enter and the winner will get $500 and have his/her essay published in The Star Tribune.

The essay topic is "Living in a World of Hate: How Should Communities Deal with Hate Speech?"

For more information about the essay contest, including how to enter, click here.
For more information about the week's Liberty Tree events, click here.

September 12, 2011

Association for Women in Sports Media Accepting Applications for 2012 Scholarship/Internship Program

AWSM has placed more than 100 young women in paid internships at such employers as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, MLB.com and a variety of newspapers around the country. For the summer of 2012, the organization looks to place a dozen applicants into sports internships.

The program is open to female undergraduate, graduate or graduating class of 2012 students.

The top applicant in each of the writing, broadcast, editing and media relations categories will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a paid trip to the 2012 convention in Chicago. All other students selected for an internship will receive a $500 scholarship.

Applications are due Oct. 31. For more information or to apply, click here.

Emmy Gala Seeks Student Volunteers

The Upper Midwest chapter of the Emmy is looking for about 20-30 student volunteers to help out on Emmy night (Sept. 24) at the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Students will work with industry professionals on various projects from being on stage to hand out statues, to ushers, social media, videos (photographers, editors), runners, ushers and so on. The organization needs help starting at noon to help set-up the stage, assist with silent auction and more. Student volunteers will need two sets of clothes (working clothes and gala dress clothes) but you will get food and drinks as part of the volunteering!

Interact with professionals, see the Upper Midwest Emmy awards gala up close and maybe do a little bit of networking!

If you are interested, email your phone number, school information and area of interest ASAP.

SJMC Hosts Panel About the Future of the Magazine

Creative turmoil in the publishing world, iconic magazines are vanishing and everything (and we mean everything) is put online with little to no profit for publishing companies. Apps, social media, smart phones and e-readers are revolutionizing the world of magazines and publishing.

With this uncertainty in the industry, what's the future for magazine writers, designers and editors? Our expert panel discusses Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Murphy Hall auditorium (130) at 7 p.m.

Panel features David Schimke, the editor in chief of the Utne Reader, Deborah Hopp, publisher of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and vice president of MSP Communications and media guru Kate Byrne.

ScanDigital Offers $1,000 Scholarships To Journalism Students

ScanDigital is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to journalism and photography majors for Spring 2012 semester. The scholarship was started to encourage passionate photography students to further enhance and improve their photography skills.

In order to apply, students must submit an essay and answer a few questions about academic history and professional goals.

For more information or to apply, click here. Applications are due Dec. 31, 2011.

September 2, 2011

Earn Credit Outside of SJMC for Internships

If you have an internship and are looking for an upper-level course outside of the journalism school, Internship Reflection: Making Meaning of Your Experience (ID 3208) may be a good fit for you.

The class helps students tie their internships to their personal goals. In the class, you'll learn what it means to be a professional working in the professional world, plus you will evaluate your internship experience and develop a stronger resume using the skills from your internship.

Students should have an internship secured and in place, beginning in either August or September 2011. Interested students should email Paul Timmins, the Career Services Director, for approval.

Tour Campus Radio Station Radio K on Sept. 15

Campus radio station Radio K, run and operated by U of MN students, is hosting a tour of its studios on September 15. See where shows take place, equipment used and learn about opportunities for students at the station.

The tour runs 5-6 p.m. on September 15 in 610 Rarig on the West Bank. To learn more, check out the station's website.