The IRTS Foundation is a New York City-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which brings together the wisdom and power of today’s leaders to train and educate the next generation of media and communication professionals. Our programs and diversity initiatives help ensure that the business responsible for informing, entertaining, and educating the public reaches its highest potential in this exciting digital age.
The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the media industry and business world through a nine-week, expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Fellows gain full-time, “real world” experience at New York-based media companies. In addition, the Fellowship provides the opportunity to network with industry professionals, take related field trips, and attend panels, lectures, and group discussions.
The Summer Fellowship Program is competitive. Students must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students at the time of application. For detailed eligibility information, log on here and follow the link to “College Programs” or click here.
All applications should be sent to SUBMIT@IRTS.ORG
USA TODAY invites college writers and journalists to submit their work to our National Gallery of Writing. Through this gallery, we hope to build and support a community of young writers because you are our next reporters and editors!
Our curator will select the best submissions to be displayed in our gallery. And each month, of the submissions we displayed, we will select the top few pieces to be critiqued by one of our own editors. This editor will then provide you with his/her professional feedback on the merits of your writing.
Why should you submit your work?To publish your best work in a highly visible way.
>> To have staff at USA TODAY take a look at what you can do.
>> To potentially get feedback on your writing by an editor from the nation’s #1 newspaper.
>> To be able to boast on your resume that your work has been published in USA TODAY’s National Gallery of Writing.
>> To be a part of USA TODAY’s community of up and coming journalists.
How can you submit your work?
Simple, just go to our gallery here.
Email the gallery curator, Dr. Sara Davis, at email@example.com.
For those graduating seniors interested in careers in book, magazine and digital publishing, consider the Master of Science in Publishing Program at New York University.
The 42-credit graduate program in publishing is now in its 13th year. As the industry transforms itself in this digital era, NYU has integrated interactive media into its curriculum. It offers students a strong foundation in all the print and digital skills needed to succeed in the book and magazine industries.
NYU is now accepting students for spring and fall, 2010. For more information about our program, students may call 212-992-3232, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website here. Students may also be interested in our blog, here.
The 7th annual Fox News Channel College Challenge is starting soon! Students wishing to participate must research, write, create and submit a broadcast news story that they deem newsworthy. A panel from the Fox News Channel will then review the entries.
$10,000 scholarship to be split amongst the winning team
$10,000 grant for participating college
A trip to New York City to appear on the Fox News Channel
An internship at Fox News Channel (for juniors)
An interview at Fox News Channel (for seniors)
Students wishing to participate must sign up no later than Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009.
Entries must be submitted no later than Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1010.
For more information, click here.
Marist College in New York City is offering semester-long internships in the field of Mass Media!
In addition to living on the upper east side of Manhattan and working with world-renowned faculty at Marist College, interns will have the opportunity to work at some of the biggest names in TV, PR agencies, sports teams, and more!
Click here for more information!
Applications are now available for the 2010-2011 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship to be awarded for study abroad. The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship program is the largest privately sponsored International Scholarship program in the World. The program began in 1947 and has sponsored more than 34,000 scholars at a cost in excess of $400 million dollars. During their studies abroad, the Ambassadorial Scholars act as Ambassadors of Goodwill through appearances before Rotary clubs, schools, civic organizations and other forums. The scholars represent their homeland and work to improve and further International understanding.
Rotary International District 7280 is offering one Ambassadorial Scholarship for study abroad for one academic year. It provides funding up to $25,000 for tuition and fees, round-trip transportation, room, board, some educational supplies, and language training, if necessary.
For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Scott, Scholarship Coordinator, at email@example.com.
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Mullen, based in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a full service modern advertising agency, a brand defined by a strong and enduring culture of collective entrepreneurialism. For more information, click here.
The PR department handles media relations, event planning, prepares press kits and releases, develops media lists, researches reference materials and conducts client interaction.
Interns will be involved in the inner workings of the agency and will be included in many projects, which will enable them to gain valuable insight and practical work experience.
Interns can expect to stay busy through a variety of tasks and projects. Some tasks include: conducting online research, compiling media lists, clipping reports, placing media follow-up calls, helping to plan press conferences/events, assembling press kits, and writing press materials.
Interns should be outgoing and possess excellent writing and communication skills. Interns should be comfortable using Microsoft Office Tools and various research programs. Most importantly, interns should be eager to learn and possess good interpersonal skills.
Please send resume/cover letter to Jessica.Zachar@Mullen.com or call 412-402-0113.
IHS Journalism Internships provide a stipend, housing allowance, and travel allowance. Placements are available for spring, summer and fall. The deadline for spring placement is November 15, the deadline for the summer is January 31. For more information, please click here or here.
* Newspaper & Print track: Interns are placed at daily newspapers across the country and participate in an opening career building workshop. The internship offers real reporting assignments – interns this summer averaged 30 clips.
* Broadcast Journalism track: Interns work at major media networks or news production houses on projects such as researching news stories and setting up interviews. Last year we sponsored internships at CNN in Atlanta, ABC’s “20/20” in Manhattan, and Fox News in Los Angeles, among others.
* Investigative Journalism track : Interns work under the guidance and supervision of a professional investigative journalist, writing, researching and analyzing state policy.
IHS Production Internships offer placements in feature film, documentaries, video game development and animation. Placements are available for spring, summer and fall and take place in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and other major media centers across the country. Past internship hosts have included Warner Brothers, Focus Features, Big Mouth Productions, and more. We consider applicants at all levels of experience — from extensive camera work and training in Final Cut Pro to simply a general interest and desire to work in the film and media industry. Find out more here.
State and Federal Policy
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program offers internships for students and recent graduates interested in public policy at the state or federal level. All placements offer participation in the Washington DC opening and closing workshops, a $1,500 stipend, travel reimbursement, and housing (or a housing allowance). DC based interns will attend weekly lectures, panels, and small group discussions on current policy topics. Application Deadline: January 31, 2009.
* State-Based Policy: Placements available at policy organizations in over 20 states.
* Public Policy: Interns will spend the summer working at think tanks and nonprofit organizations around the Washington, DC area.
SCHOLARSHIPSMaster of Fine Arts
IHS Film & Fiction Scholarships award up to $10,000 for tuition and expenses. Open to all students who will be pursuing an MFA full-time in the 2009-2010 school year. The application is online; the deadline to apply is January 15. More information is available here.
Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
The Humane Studies Fellowships award up to $12,000 to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, including the fields of law and journalism, who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work. Open to all students pursuing a degree full-time in the 2009-2010 academic year. The deadline to apply is December 31. For more information, click here.
The Grove City College Communication Studies Department is looking to create a venue in which to share ideas, projects, and personal creative works of either visual or written form. It will be a place of community, a place to celebrate the works within our discipline and to be able to view and appreciate the creativity of fellow students.
Feel free to send your own media to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you enjoy your stay. Come again soon!