THE SEMESTER AHEAD…
11/17-25: Thanksgiving Break
11/26: National Assembly Applications Close at noon
11/27: Virtual Guest Speaker
11/27-29: Ugly Sweater Sale
12/4: Pre-Finals Mental Health Workshop
HIGH SCHOOL OUTREACH
We are currently putting together a committee to visit high schools in the Bloomington-Normal area. We will present about PRSSA and teach high schoolers about a new career option they may not be aware of! If you have any questions or would like to join the committee, contact Sydney Kendle: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s that time of year to start searching for and applying to internships to gain real-world experience that will build your resume and expand on what you are learning in the classroom. As a dues-paying member, you have access to internship opportunities provided at the national level. We also provide our members with updated internship applications at our weekly meetings.
Senator Richard Durbin offers an internship program for undergraduate students of all majors, and graduate and law students who are interested in experiencing the day-to-day operations of a Senator's office. Applications for Summer 2019 internships are now open! Internship opportunities are in Illinois and Washington, D.C. Tasks include conducting legislative research, assisting with casework matters, working with the press team and more. This is the perfect internship for those interested in political public relations! To learn more, click here.
The public relations firm Ketchum is looking for interns for its 2019 Summer Fellows Program. During the internship, individuals will work with clients, participate in agency events, write client materials and more. Ketchum’s application process involves an interactive application game! Applications go live on January 1, 2019. Visit Ketchum’s website to learn more about this opportunity. There is also more information about the internship in an attachment below.
The Wall Street Journal, an American news organization, is currently looking for interns for several summer 2019 internship positions. Internships are in New York and include a News Design Internship, Reporting Internships in the Americas, Video Internship, Magazine Internship and more. To view a full list of The Wall Street Journal’s internship opportunities and to apply, click here.
Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2019 Journalism and Communications Academic Internship Programs in Washington, DC. This program includes undergraduate academic credit from George Mason University, internship placement with a media or PR organization in the Washington, DC Metro Area, and fully-furnished on-campus housing. Possible internship sites include The Washington Times and The New York Times. Students who are members of PRSSA will be given priority consideration during the internship placement process. For more information, visit DC Internship’s website.
The O’Brien Team is searching for a sophomore-level ISU student to fulfill a social media position. The O’Brien Team is an auto dealership group in town with four locations. This position will manage all social media platforms, attend events to take photos and more. There are some evening and weekend requirements. If you have any further questions about the position or would like to apply, please email Paul Hepp at email@example.com. Please submit a cover letter and resume to apply.
COUNTRY Financial in Bloomington is accepting applications for its Public Relations Internship for summer 2019. Responsibilities include tracking traditional and social media mentions daily, assisting with planning media campaigns, developing story ideas and more. For additional information about this internship and to apply, click here. COUNTRY Financial is also searching for a Knowledge Analyst Intern, Training Design Intern, and Instructional Design Intern for summer 2019.
Assurance, an independent insurance brokerage firm in Schaumburg, Ill is looking for a Marketing Intern. The position involves hands-on involvement in all aspects of the Assurance marketing and communications department. Responsibilities include writing blog posts, contributing to Assurance’s social media strategy via social listening, supporting webinar and video efforts by transcribing content and more. For more information and to apply, visit Assurance’s website.
For more information about available internships, contact Tom Lamonica at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know of any internships that would be valuable to our members, please email email@example.com.
It’s time to start searching for scholarships! ISU has plenty of university-wide scholarships available. The College of Arts and Sciences as well as the School of Communication websites list current scholarship opportunities. Check out all the scholarships today and get your applications ready!
PRSSA dues-paying members have access to thousands of communication and public relations job openings across the world! You can log in to the PRSA Jobcenter with your MyPRSA account, which is activated once you join PRSSA.
PRSSA UGLY SWEATER SALE
PRSSA’s Ugly Sweater Sale is Nov. 27-29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fell Hall Lobby. The price is $15 per sweater or two sweaters for $25. We accept cash and Venmo. We also need people to help sell the sweaters in Fell Hall Lobby! If you are interested in working the table (it’s easy!), click here to sign up.
PRSSA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
The 2019 PRSSA National Assembly will take place in Portland, Ore. on April 4-7, 2019. Each year, ISU PRSSA sends one general dues-paying member as a representative. Interested? Send in your resume, a cover letter, and your availability for an interview the week after we return from break to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Nov. 26.
Please let us know your accomplishments (internships, scholarships, awards, etc.) so we can acknowledge your hard work! Email: email@example.com
PRogressive image (PRi): Student-run public relations firm that provides students with pre-professional experience by working with real world clients.
Relations: This committee is here to help you improve your writing, editing and research skills.
Development: Helps plan and execute all Chapter socials and fundraising events.
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SEE YOU AFTER THANKSGIVING BREAK!
Hope to see you at our next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. in SCH 138!
Megan Pellock - President