Thursday, October 22, 2009

Great Grads Internship Page

Be sure to check out the OKC Chamber's Greater Grads page for even more internships.

15 Paid Spring and Summer Internships With OPUBCO in OKC

The News and Information Center will hire at least 11 interns for the summer 2010.

The interns will be hired for departments and areas such as Local, Watchdog, Breaking News, Online, Features, Business, Sports, Presentation, Video (production and on-air) and Photo.

The interns participate in a two-day orientation and training program, are given mentors and are involved in the paper's training and coaching program. They will do work that will have a direct effect on The Oklahoman, or other OPUBCO Communication Group’s initiatives.

Students who qualify should send a cover letter, resume and five to seven examples of their work to Joe Hight, Director of Information and Development, The Oklahoman/, P.O. Box 25125, Oklahoma City 73125.

The deadline for submitting a cover letter and resume will be Dec. 4. Interviews and selections will be made by mid- to late January or earlier.

P.S. To see what the NIC summer interns of 2009 have written, go to or

P.S.S. For those of you in Oklahoma or the region: The News and Information Center will also hire four part-time spring semester interns at $10 an hour for 20 hours a week for the Local Desk, Niche Publications, Video Department and “know it” online communities from January to April. If you know of anyone interested, please have them follow the above procedure.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Nonprofit Internship in OKC - Unpaid

Public Affairs Coordinator Internship - posted 10/21/2009

Mission Statement: Dedicated to the advancement of MDA’s mission, the Association’s advocacy efforts are committed to making life better for people with muscular dystrophy. Through representation in matters of public policy and research advancement, nationally and internationally, we strive to be an effective voice for the hundreds of thousands of Americans served by MDA. We aim to encourage and facilitate active involvement of people with these diseases in the community at large as well as in matters of public policy that are of specific concern to those with disabilities. MDA’s percentage of income allocated to program services is among the highest of all nations’ largest voluntary health agencies, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

  • The Non- Profit Times 100 report on America’s charities reported MDA ranked #1 in percentage of total income received from the public.
  • U.S. News & World Report cited MDA as one of the most recognized charities in the nation.
  • MDA is the first non-profit organization honored with the American Medical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for “significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity”.
  • Money Magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, and The Non-Profit Times have all recognized MDA as one of the country’s best managed non-profit health agencies.

For more information on MDA please visit the Web site at

Start Date: ASAP

Job Type: part-time, not paid

Job Functions: Marketing relations, public affairs, event planning and public relations.

MDA is seeking highly experienced, highly motivated Public Affairs Coordinator Intern to join our team.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a willingness to really dig in and get involved immediately
  • Assists the District Director and Program Coordinator in the organization, development, and implementation of the special events
  • Be an expert developing and implementing industry-leading creative concepts
  • This one is a MUST: Have impeccable communications skills. The ability to nurture relationships with our clients, vendors, and our employees
  • Have the ability to brainstorm, think creatively and work within a team
  • Be an expert at managing and meeting aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Be willingly to take direction from staff members
  • Positive attitude is a must!

Minimum Work Requirements:

  • Must be a Junior - Graduate
  • Work 16 hours or more ( will work around class schedule)
  • Preferable getting degree in Marketing, PR or related field.

Submission Details
Send resume and references to:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Agency Internship in OKC

Internship - posted 10/13/2009

Basic Function:
Public relations firm Crosby~Volmer International Communications and Creative Oklahoma have teamed up to offer qualified students or recent graduates the exciting opportunity for a collaborative Spring 2010 internship.

Benefits to intern:

  • Gain valuable industry knowledge
  • Build resume by accumulating evidence of abilities
  • Make professional contacts

Daily duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Compiling media lists
  • Writing press releases
  • Extensive research and organizational projects
  • Making pitch and follow up calls
  • Assisting with social media plans and strategies
  • General administrative duties


  • Organized and detailed orientated with a proven ability to multi-task
  • Able to adhere to strict deadlines and take detailed direction
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel desired
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to conduct research through various methods

Communications, Journalism, and Public Relations undergraduates or recent graduates will be given preference.

Time Commitment: 10+ hrs per week

Application Instructions:
We look forward to reviewing your application. Please send resume, cover letter and applicable writing samples or clips to Andrea Kurys at, with a subject of "Intern."

Paid Agency Internship in OKC

Spring 2010 - Paid PR internship - posted 10/13/2009

The purpose of this position is to teach interns about the field of public relations and to help acclimate them to the demands of the profession. Each intern will receive hands-on, real-world experience as they team up with ‘Saxumites’ on projects such as: Public relations and media campaigns, project planning, research and intelligence gathering, writing, brand development and many others. Saxum interns are invited to join client account teams and to work alongside even senior public relations practitioners.

Applicants should be juniors, seniors or graduate students with a background in public relations, journalism, marketing, communications or broadcast journalism. Public affairs interns will be considered each spring, while Oklahoma Legislature is in session. Applicants should exhibit strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills as well as show an interest in current events, federal, state and local government, and in issues pertinent to Oklahoma. If this is you, then you will love the Saxum internship.

Job Description:
Interns will be required to perform the following tasks.

  1. Conduct research and maintain databases on an assortment of projects. Examples include maintaining media lists, tracking media results, maintaining resource library and conducting online research. A great deal of Internet research will be required.
  2. Participate in staff meetings to brainstorm ideas for current and potential clients.
  3. Assist staff in managing a variety of client projects. May include background research, planning special events, news conferences and seminars, writing press releases and other collateral material, proofreading and developing creative concepts to meet the client’s needs.
  4. Participate in client meetings.
  5. Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to taking notes in meetings and other administrative tasks.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Lindsay Laird via email at

Hours: 15 – 25 hours/week

Applications Due: Nov. 18, 2009

6305 Waterford Blvd., Suite 470
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Oklahoma State Senate Internships

Posted A Second Time on Sept. 29, 2009. INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT: Senate Communications Division
(Unpaid position/For college credit only.)

Spring Semester – 2010 (Limited number of positions available.)
Preference: Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students with a GPA of 3.0 or better
Preference: A major or minor emphasis in journalism, public relations, political science or government
Preference: Students who commit to intern February through the month of May.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2009, (or until the positions have been filled).

Internship Description:
Interns for the Senate Communications Division are responsible for assisting staff with day to day responsibilities, including distribution of news clippings internally, as well as filing and faxing press releases. Interns may also be required to write "form" press releases which require specific information to be entered into a standard template. Interns may also be asked to assist the communications staff during press conferences and other media events. Work hours will be arranged to fit the student’s schedule. Morning work hours are preferred.

Criteria for intern applicants with the Senate Communications Division:
• Applicants should be able to touch-type, with a net speed of approximately 45 wpm.
• Applicants must have good internet skills and be adept at using the internet for research, writing, and emailing press releases.
• Applicants will interview for the intern position.

A $100 transportation stipend is provided at the successful completion of the internship.

An internship with the Senate Communications Division will provide students insight as to the relationship between elected officials and the media as well as a first hand look at representative democracy in action. Interested students should have a high interest in government and communications, be responsible and accountable for their work, and behave in a mature and professional manner in the office setting.

If you want credit, contact your college campus Journalism, Public Relations, Political Science, or Government Internship Department about the college requirements regarding internships used for college credit. Applications are available with Professor Josh Watson.

Contact Cathey Jo Warner, Intern Coordinator, Oklahoma State Senate, 405/530-2353, or at

Public Relations/Marketing Internship—Spring 2010, Probably Unpaid - Oct. 15 deadline

- posted 09/29/2009

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is seeking qualified intern candidates for Spring Semester 2010. Intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience working on varied public relations and marketing tasks for a nonprofit organization. Internship is unpaid. Hours are arranged to the mutual satisfaction of both the Museum and the student.


  • Junior or senior pursuing bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, mass communications, journalism or related field
  • Strong writing skills and familiarity with AP style
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work a minimum of 12 hours a week

To apply for an internship, please submit cover letter and résumé
by October 15 to: