Internships are a great way to gain experience or gety
our foot in the door in a competitive industry. Even if you are
not sure of what you would like to do internships provide an opportunity
to get a start on your exciting career. The objectives
of an internship experience should be to gain knowledge in an
industry segment of choice, build your network and relationships
and to learn more about yourself, including your strengths and
weaknesses and career opportunities for the future.
We suggest you look at the experience as temporary. Although,
every intern has the hopes of landing a full time position, the
odds are that the experience will be just that "an internship
experience". Going in with this mindset will better prepare
you to gain the most from the experience. Remeber the jobs will
come - if you have the education, experience and network! So don't
way, get involved today!
Here's a few opportunties and success stories:
Special Olypics International Internship
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics
International provides year-round sports training and athletic
competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and
adults with mental retardation. Interns work in Sports, Public
Affairs, Chapters, Marketing, International Programs, Finance
and Administration. Perks include brown-bag luncheons with department
heads and access to small fitness room. SOI strives to provide
its participants with improved fitness and motor skills, greater
self-confidence, a more positive self-image, friendships and increased
family support. This is an Equal Employment Opportunity
What do I need? Open to college juniors and seniors as
well as college graduates. International applicants eligible.
To APPLY: Send resumes to: Special Olympics International, Attn:
Internship Coordinator, 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500, Washington,
DC 20005 or Fax Resume to Fax: 202.824.0200
Basketball Internships (NBA, WNBA & NBDL) From time
to time the teams in the NBA, WNBA and NBDL League will be looking
for interns. If you apply via NBA.com website below and check
off all of the internship notifications, you will be contacted
about specific internship opportunities with teams posting their
internships on the NBA Teams Job Board. This is a notification
only, not an application for a job. For more information log on
to NBA.com and click on employment Opportunties at the bottom
of the page.
for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) announces Scholarship/Internship
winners for 2004;
PR interns to be named later. Honors students in biochemical sciences
and classical civilization studies joined the journalism majors
among the winners in the 2003 AWSM Scholarship/Internship competition
The scholarship winners include:
Brenda Lee, senior in biochemical sciences, Harvard, Writing,
internship at Sports Illustrated
Rosanna Chea, junior in classical civilization studies, UCLA,
Copy Editing, internship at St. Petersburg Times
Larra Overton, junior in broadcast journalism and political
science, Indiana, Broadcast, internship at ESPN
More than 50 college and university students entered the competition,
a 25 percent increase over 2002 numbers, forcing judges to make
"The quality of the entrants was very high," said Fred
Brown, Director of Production Recruitment and Talent Negotiations
for ESPN Productions. Brown conducted phone interviews with each
of the candidates as part of the selection process. He contacted
the candidates after making his selection to let them know why
they did not win the AWSM competition, but invited them to enter
a separate ESPN internship competition.
Three others were selected for writing internships:
Sarah Rothschild, junior in journalism, Northwestern, internship
at The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ).
Maureen Fulton, senior in journalism, Missouri, internship at
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH).
TBA, internship at The Arizona Republic (Phoenix).
AWSM members Christine Brennan, Susan Vinella, Roxanna Pellin-Scott,
Kim Pendery and Jean Tenuta also served as judges.
The Public Relations scholarship winners and interns will
be selected at a later date.