March 11, 2011

Paid journalism internships with Army

A variety of paid journalism internships are available this summer with the U.S. ROTC and U.S. Army Cadet Command Public Affairs Office at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington. Specifically, internships are available in print journalism, broadcast/video journalism and new media. Pay is $50 per day.

Interns will assist in producing quality stories and images for multiple media outlets, including the Army ROTC national magazine, The Cadet, and the websites of the U.S. Army and Cadet Command. The stories are also published on Army ROTC’s official Facebook Page and Twitter feed, which serve a population of over 25,000.

The internships are open only to students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2011-2012 school year. Early submissions are encouraged.

Here are the specifics about the three types of internships:



  • Journalism internship: is 34 days in length, beginning June 8, June 12, June 16, June 20, June 25, June 29, and July. Journalists should have experience interviewing; writing news, features, headlines and photo cutlines; and possess a working knowledge of the Associated Press Stylebook and copyediting.





  • Video journalism internship: is 60 days in length, beginning June 7. Applicants should have the qualifications mentioned above, plus prove they have a grasp of how stories are produced and how video is prepared for broadcast on various online media platforms, especially YouTube and Vimeo. Interns will facilitate a wide-spectrum video journalism campaign and should have experience working with the Mac platform, OS X, and Final Cut, and have a solid understanding of visual storytelling and the use of HD recording devices, lighting, and sound.





  • New media internship: is 60 days in length, beginning June 7. Applicants should have the qualifications mentioned above, plus prove they have a grasp of various online media platforms, including YouTube, Flickr, Wordpress, Facebook, Ustream and Twitter. Interns will facilitate a wide-spectrum social media campaign, including streaming live video and social media interaction with the public.

    Deadline to apply is March 23. To apply, e-mail application materials to Public Affairs Specialist John Liston at john.liston@usacc.army.mil or mail to: U.S. Army Cadet Command ATTN: John Wayne Liston (ATCC-PAO) Box 339500 MS-83 Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9512

    Applications should include a cover letter, a resume and examples of work. Applicants should include about five stories; new media specialists can include web links to professional sites where the work is published or personal sites they feel showcases their grasp of new media technology. Cover letters should clearly state the track for which they are applying.
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