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Summer Journalism and Publishing Internships–Apply Now!

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For those of you still looking for ways to spend your summer, check out these great summer internship options for writing and publishing experience. The Pregnancy Magazine opportunity in particular is flexible, and is position that you can continue into the academic year off-site. What an awesome way to supplement your English studies with some practical experience. Make sure you head over to MOJO to apply for these positions, and to learn more!

1. Ebooks Internet Startup Intern at Zola Books in NYC

Deadline to Apply: May 14

Zola Books is a publishing-related internet startup that launches in private beta on May 7, 2012. Zola will be selling ebooks in a rich social media environment, and competing with the major ebook publishers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Google. We are seeking a group of talented, sharp and ambitious interns to be involved in the following tasks at our startup: writer and reviewer administrative support, publicity, marketing, customer service, website analysis, original business analysis and research, competitive analysis, website testing, feature and bug recommendations, social media, content development and other elements necessary to support the launch and growth of an internet company.

2. Online Assistant Editor at Pregnancy Magazine in San Francisco, CA

Deadline to Apply: June 15

Actively managing an area of the Pregnancy Magazine website, this intern will be guided by a senior editor and the publisher. You will be directly responsible for increasing website traffic through social media sources, and will manage editorial projects from campus during the semester. This is an opportunity to have a hands-on role and experience in modern publishing in an environment that will provide opportunities for personal achievement of goals for resume building. This internship must be done remotely and 5-10 hours per week is possible during the semester.

 

Forbes: The Best Internships For 2012

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In the next few weeks, thousands of summer interns will descend upon corporate America. Most hope that these 8-12 week stints will give them an advantage in the post graduation job market, and many will spend the summer stapling stacks of papers and fetching coffee for little or no pay. A lucky handful, however, will be engaged in much more valuable, challenging and educational work. Forbes has highlighted these opportunities and come out with a list of the companies that can offer you the very best internships.

Glassdoor, a social jobs and career community, has turned to interns to uncover the Top 20 Highest Rated Companies Hiring Interns Right Now, which is based entirely on feedback from interns who have previously worked at the companies. Interns who have worked at nearly 3,300 different businesses over the last three years rated their level of satisfaction with their employers and their internships on a 5-point scale. Check out this article now to learn about the top rated internships, and get some ideas for next year!

 

 

Upcoming Deadlines: Food and Agriculture Internships

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1. Sales & Marketing Intern at Vtrim Online Solutions in Middlebury, VT

Deadline to Apply: May 14

Vtrim is commercializing an online, behavioral weight management program researched and developed at UVM’s Nutrition and Food Sciences department through NIH funding. Vtrim aims to reshape the national debate on obesity in America. Solving the national obesity epidemic is no longer about individuals and diets–it’s about kindling a cultural shift to reduce obesity through education. Interning at Vtrim would include working closely with the CEO and Business Development Manager (a Midd alum!) to research potential clients, assist in marketing campaigns, and writing and designing sales and marketing information.

2. Preservation Intern at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm in Shelter Island, NY

Deadline to Apply: May 14

Sylvester Manor is a 243-acre educational farm on Shelter Island, NY. Started in 1652, the Manor has been a native hunting grounds, a triangle-trade plantation, and home to the father of modern food chemistry, Eben Norton Horsford. Today they grow vegetables for their 125-family CSA, and host a wide variety of educational programs for all ages, focusing on the connections between food, culture and place. The preservation intern would archive historic books, furniture and artwork; share exciting finds and tell the story of the Manor through the web, social media and print media; lead tours of the buildings and grounds during open house days; and assist in maintaining historic structures. This opportunity is provided by Midd alum Bennett Konesni ’04.

3. Arts and Education Intern at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm in Shelter Island, NY

Deadline to Apply: May 14

Sylvester Manor is a 243-acre educational farm on Shelter Island, NY. Started in 1652, the Manor has been a native hunting grounds, a triangle-trade plantation, and home to the father of modern food chemistry, Eben Norton Horsford. Today they grow vegetables for their 125-family CSA, and host a wide variety of educational programs for all ages, focusing on the connections between food, culture and place. They are looking for an intern that assist with planning and publicity, social networking, on-site logistics, project management & execution for Summer Youth Programs, Contra Dance Series, John Elder Literature of Food and Farming Workshop, Green Theater’s Shakespeare in the Field and other artistic/educational projects.

10 Ways To Craft Your Resume For Ultra-Short Attention Spans

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While you may have already locked down your summer plans, updating your resume is something that should happen often. You want to be sure you keep track of your latest leadership positions, academic honors, and volunteer experiences all in one place, so that when it comes time to apply for your next job, internship or fellowship you are organized and ready to submit.

 

I thought I’d share this fun take on crafting a resume. While here at Career Services we outline a specific format and guidelines to creating a professional resume, Fast Company is suggesting some creative and out-of-the-box alternatives. Kevin Purdy offers some tips for drafting a resume in the age of inattention, when employers giver your resume about six seconds to look over.

Scroll through these quirky and helpful tips to get an idea of what you should work on to make your resume stand out!

http://www.fastcompany.com/pics/10-ways-craft-your-resume-age-inattention#0

 

 

Business Internships: Finance

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The summer opportunities below focus specifically on the finance side of business, and all happen to be in New York! If you are an econ major or have an interest in working in the investment world, these positions are for you! Go ahead and draft your cover letter, update your resume, and stop by Career Services anytime 2-5pm to get some advice from a career counselor. Be sure to head over to MOJO to learn more about these three opportunities or to apply today.

1. Investment Intern at Post Capital Partners LLC in NYC

Deadline to Apply: May 14

Post Capital Partners makes minority growth capital and control buy-out investments in companies with a minimum of $10 million of revenue and $2 million of EBITDA, and they invest in companies across a broad range of industries, focusing on businesses with repeat or recurring revenue. Post Capital Partners is currently seeking an undergraduate intern to update/maintain its deal and contact database, conduct industry research and provide transaction-related support (e.g. due diligence, financial and market analysis). This would be some great hands-on career experience to anyone interested in finance and banking! This opportunity is provided by Christopher Cheang ’01, Vice President of Post Capital Partners.

2. Paid Investment Research Intern at OTR Global in Purchase, NY

Deadline to Apply: May 14

OTR Global is a premier independent and alternative research firm providing industry intelligence and information across ten industry sector. The undergraduate intern will work on a variety of business related and marketing projects with the CEO and other senior management. This role allows for great autonomy, flexibility, and hands on learning. Due to size of the firm, the projects worked on have a direct impact on the firm’s decisions and revenues.

3. Paid Private Equity Fund Intern at Bessemer Trust in NYC

Deadline to Apply: May 10

Bessemer Trust is a privately-owned, global wealth management and investment advisory firm that focuses exclusively on high-net-worth families and their foundations and endowments. This internship will provide a unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of investing in the private equity asset class at a world class wealth management firm with a long legacy of private equity investing experience. The Private Equity Fund of Funds Intern will support the Private Equity and Real Estate teams’ efforts related to investment monitoring and analysis, report on investor relations for existing private equity and real estate and other private real asset funds of funds, marketing of new funds , and more!

 

Internships in Business: Working at a Startup

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Right now, MOJO is offering a number of internship opportunities at emerging startups across the United States that are guaranteed to offer unique experience for interns. Interning at a Startup can be incredibly valuable–you get a chance to take on a real role and make significant contributions to the company just as it launches. How cool! I’ve listed below a few of these super exciting options, but be sure you stop by MOJO to learn more and apply!

1. Ebooks Internet Startup Intern at Zola Books in NYC

Deadline to Apply: May 14

Zola Books is a publishing-related internet startup that launches in private beta on May 7, 2012. Zola will be selling ebooks in a rich social media environment, and competing with the major ebook publishers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Google. We are seeking a group of talented, sharp and ambitious interns to be involved in the following tasks at our startup: writer and reviewer administrative support, publicity, marketing, customer service, website analysis, original business analysis and research, competitive analysis, website testing, feature and bug recommendations, social media, content development and other elements necessary to support the launch and growth of an internet company.

 2. Paid Associate at The Wise Old Dog in West Hartford, CT

Deadline to Apply: May 15

Set up as a retail wine, craft beer, and liquor store, The Wise Old Dog is a recently launched a new lifestyle brand that seeks a customer-base that shares its passion for delicious everyday luxuries and the fun of cooking, drinking, and entertaining all on a sensible budget. The Wise Old Dog is looking for a passionate wine, beer, and liquor lover to join them for the summer as they set up this new business. Duties and responsibilities to include: tasting wine, beer, and liquor (yes, we mean it!), working on the retail floor directly with customers, marketing campaigns and social media management, stocking, and assisting with research for new products.

3. Paid Partner Acquisition Intern at Stackpop in NYC

Deadline to Apply: May 31

Stackpop is an online marketplace that connects providers and buyers of Internet infrastructure access to real-time, curated inventory. As an intern on the Stackpop partner team you will be responsible for various key tasks that support the acquisition and relationship development of new and existing partners. We’re a young, quickly maturing, startup, so you may be need to roll up your sleeves and pitch in across different departments, however, most of your time will be spent: researching potential buyer and sellers for the marketplace, assisting Partners with uploading and maintaining their inventory, and contributing to the development of marketing material

4. Paid Localvore Merchant Sales at Localvore, Inc in South Burlington, VT

Deadline to Apply: May 14

LocalvoreToday.com is another layer of what it means to buy local in Vermont. They are a daily deal marketing service with roots from its founder’s learned experiences at Groupon. Intern duties include structuring offers and signing up local businesses to take part in our measurable marketing service. There are also other opportunities because they are a startup that will provide anyone who is interested in social media, web design and development, and economics an opportunity.

 

 

Deadlines are coming up in the next week or two, so be sure you act fast and whip up your resume and cover letter. If you need help, stop into Career Services any day of the week from 2-5pm for Drop-In hours!

Internships in Business: Marketing

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If you’re interested in entering the field of marketing , summer internships can be a great way to get the hands-on experience you’ll need to land a marketing job after graduation. Additionally, summer experiences can be an introduction to a career, as you’ll be able to meet and network with a variety of marketing professionals and gain real-world insight into how the industry works. Taking advantage of these opportunities will serve you well–and MOJO has plenty off options to help you out! Check out these marketing internships, and stay tuned for more business-related internships throughout the week! To learn more about these positions or to apply, head over to MOJO.

1. Paid Grassroots Marketing Intern at Vermont Victory Greenhouses in Cornwall, VT

Deadline to Apply: May 8

Vermont Victory Greenhouses is a local company that designs and builds small, year-round greenhouses that are attached to structures to interface with. This summer, you could be part of a team to develop and implement grass root initiatives for getting the word out on our low cost year round greenhouses. You will be responsible for developing advertizing, promoting products, and creating presentations  that inform about the merits of small year round greenhouses for food, health, heat and fun. You can go to vermontvictorygreenhouses.com to see more.

2. Paid Marketing Associate at Launcht in Buckingham, PA

Deadline to Apply: May 5

Launcht provides crowd sourcing tools and custom platforms to companies and individuals. It supplies crowd funding, crowd voting and crowd dialogue platforms primarily to institutions that support social entrepreneurs. This intern would be responsible for monitoring social media and media, updating the blog, promoting Launcht through media outlets, and more!

3. Paid Marketing Executive at Gio Marketing International in Oyster Bay, NY

Deadline to Apply: May 15

Interns will work directly with business partners and will be trained in Gio Marketing International’s Consumer Direct Marketing program. This intern will receive on the job training in introducing consumers to the on-line shopping system, and have the opportunity to work flexible hours/work from home. This opportunity provides excellent hands-on marketing experience!

4. Marketing and Development Intern at Network for Teaching Entrepreneurships (NFTE) in NYC

Deadline to Apply: May 31

NFTE’s global headquarters based in New York City, is seeking an intern for it’s Marketing and Development department. Interns would be responsible for editing and improving NFTE’s website, and researching new funding prospects. In addition, the intern would take part in marketing outreach to teachers and youth serving organizations about NFTE’s annual competition called the World Series of Innovation. This is just one of several opportunities available. Please take a look at the intern descriptions that are available on the website: http://www.nfte.com/get-involved/jobs for more details.