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February 22, 2012
Published by the USC Career Center

This weekly e-mail highlights interesting internship opportunities and other important information
that will aid you in securing an internship! The internships listed below are just a sampling of what
is available. For complete listings of all current internships, log on to ConnectSC at New internships are added daily.

During the academic semesters, we invite employers to conduct company presentations. We
strongly recommend that you attend these information sessions to learn about different industries
and organizations, as well as meet some of their key employees. Over the next two weeks
Comcast, Southern California Edison, Central Intelligence Agency, E&J Gallo, Target,
Northwestern Mutual and Aruba Networks will be on campus holding an event. Please click
this link for more details, or log-in to connectSC.

The Career Center is offering two great internship programs for 2012: Dream Dollars and The
Scheyer Family Scholarship.

The Dream Dollars Program is a unique “scholarship” program for undergraduates. The USC
Dream Dollars Program provides stipends for USC students who receive internships with a non-
profit or government organization. This program will support students hoping to gain work
experience from an unpaid internship. Students will be selected through an application and
interview process. All internships must be a minimum of six weeks during the summer. The
program provides a stipend of $1,200 for each student. Students must have an internship prior to
applying for this scholarship. For more information please go to our website: or come by STU B-1 for questions.

The Scheyer Family Scholarship, established in December of 2007, will provide an award of
$2,500 to two students enrolled in approved summer internships. Preference will be given to
sophomores, juniors or seniors with demonstrated financial need. Student recipients must have a
major in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences and have a minimum cumulative 3.0
GPA. Students must be in good academic standing and have a graduation date between December
2012 and May 2015. Students must have an internship prior to applying for this scholarship. For
more information visit: or
visit STU B-1 for questions.

USC is proud to provide you with another resource to finding that next internship! In addition to
connectSC, you can access the iNet Internship Consortium — an internship database with a
wide array of opportunities and locations. The iNet Consortium attracts employers from across the
country to post internships that are available to students from a select group of universities
including: USC, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, MIT, NYU, Northwestern, Rice, Stanford, of
Pennsylvania and Yale. Log-in to connectSC to access iNet!
    NASCAR Diversity Affairs is offering an exciting opportunity available for students. On March
    24th we will be hosting a mentorship program in Fontana during the NASCAR Nationwide Series
    Race. This is a great opportunity for students to network, and see the behind the scenes operations
    of our sport. The event is one day at the track with VIP race experience designed to expose
    ethnically diverse students to the career opportunities within the motorsports industry. Qualified
    candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be currently enrolled in a college or university and
    have an interest in a career in sports. To apply, visit Be sure to also
    check out our NASCAR Diversity Internship program which is a 10 week paid summer internship
    program open to ethnically diverse students of all majors interested in a career in sports. Qualified
    students have a minimum 3.0 GPA, an interest in a career in sports and must have completed their
    sophomore year of school. To apply, visit

    El Centro Chicano, The Latina/o Student Assembly & The Latino Business Student Association
    presents The Latino Trojan Family Reunion: A Night of Networking, happening Tuesday
    February 28th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at El Centro Chicano. This event creates an opportunity for
    alumni to come back and reach out to students (both undergraduate & graduate) to network and
    provide advice on programs to take advantage of while at USC and Keys to Life after USC. In
    addition, the event provides an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with one another. The agenda
    will be as follows: 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Appetizers and Networking; 7:00pm - 8:00pm: Discussion
    Panel featuring Trojan; Alumni from diverse fields and professions w/ Q&A; 8:00pm - 8:30pm:
    More networking and raffle. Please click here to RSVP:
    viewform?formkey=dFNDMjhFQnJmYTA3NG5YWW1pSW5JeEE6MQ. Dress: Business
    Casual Recommended. Appetizers: Catered by PORTO’S CUBAN BAKERY.

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   AIDS Research Alliance – Work-Study Intern

    AIDS Research Alliance is seeking a Reception Work-Study student to work approximately 10-15
    hours per week. A minimum four-to-six month commitment is required. The ideal candidate will
    be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and possess an out-going personality. The ideal candidate must
    also demonstrate previous customer-service, or related reception experience. The Intern will work
    in the administration department by doing the following: general clerical duties, such as answering
    phones; filing; preparation and assembling of materials; managing incoming and outgoing mail,
    and related duties; prepare correspondence and other communications; provide general support to
    the administrative staff, as needed. A baccalaureate degree or working towards degree
    preferred, 1-2 years experience working in a business environment, professional front office
    appearance, strong writing skills and computer skills (Word, Excel, Internet), ability to work in a
    complex, diverse business environment, strong interpersonal skills, good judgment, self-starter
    who is positive, prompt, able to work with little supervision, and a current CA driver’s license,
    car, and current liability insurance. If interested in applying, please send resume and cover letter
    via email to Please indicate in your letter why you are interested in the
    position and how your skills can be utilized in the position. AIDS Research Alliance is an Equal
    Opportunity Employer. No phone calls.
   Bayer HealthCare – Summer Internship

    Bayer HealthCare is a leading global specialty pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, and
    the San Francisco Bay Area is home to more than 1,800 employees focused on the research,
    development and manufacture of biologics. At Bayer's Berkeley campus, employees ensure
    clinical manufacturing and process development of new protein therapeutics while also
    manufacturing Bayer's leading hemophilia product for patients worldwide. A second supply center
    is located in Emeryville where Bayer manufactures one of the first biologic therapies introduced
    for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and safely used by patients in more than 100 countries for
    nearly two decades. Discovering novel new medicines is the mission of Bayer scientists. Mission
    Bay is home to Bayer's new U.S. Innovation Center where scientists working in the fields of
    biologics and hematology research reach out and collaborate with academic institutions and small
    life science companies with the goal of improving patient care and patient outcomes. Bayer is
    recognized for making significant investments in professional development programs for
    undergraduate and graduate students. We offer a 10-wk summer program that provides hands-on,
    practical work experience, as well as strong mentorship and extensive job skills training. Intern
    positions are available in R&D, manufacturing operations, operational excellence, procurement,
    and engineering departments. We invite qualified applicants to apply for this internship by March
    9, 2012. All applicants must apply online at All internships are located at the
    Berkeley or San Francisco, CA sites. Requirements: full time enrollment in four or five year
    accredited college or university, at least 18 years of age at the start of the internship, be a
    sophomore or higher, have an overall GPA of at least a 3.0, be able to work at least 40 hours a
    week during the summer, eligible to work in the US without employer sponsorship, successfully
    complete a medical evaluation, drug screen, and background check prior to start of employment,
    must be able to relocate at own expense. We invite qualified applicants to apply for this internship
    by March 9, 2012. All applicants must apply online at

   Course Hero, Inc. – Business Development Intern

    Course Hero is the #1 online learning platform, supplying college students at over 4,300 schools
    with the top resources and collaborative tools to broaden their education. We are expanding
    classroom walls by providing an open platform where learners and educators of all ages can share
    and access high quality learning resources in a wide variety of subjects. Whether someone strives
    to become an expert in macroeconomics or is simply interested in learning more about abstract
    expressionism, Course Hero provides the academic resources and educational tools to achieve
    those goals. Course Hero has recently partnered with Books for Africa, an international non-profit
    organization, to create the Knowledge Drive (
    Through this initiative we are strengthening the powerful academic resource that we provide for
    college students while also donating books to children and schools in Africa (33,000+ books and
    counting!). With the Knowledge Drive, Course Hero is building a brighter future for children and
    students around the world. As a leading advocate for the improvement of education through
    technology, our goals and mission have been featured in Business Week, The New York Times
    and The Wall Street Journal. This semester Course Hero is looking for ambitious entrepreneurs,
    business minds, social leaders, and tech savvy individuals who are eager to build and hone
    relevant leadership and professional skills. The ideal candidates are social, energetic, and outgoing
    with and interest in business, communications, technology and entrepreneurship. They would also
    be involved with multiples groups on campus (leadership positions a plus), experts in social media
    tools like Facebook and Twitter. If you are confident that you'd be a powerful addition to the team,
    please send your resume to Nick Zakula at

   Enterprise Rent-a-Car – Financial Services Internship: Finance Products

    Whether you’re right out of school or looking for something more out of your career, the
    Enterprise Management Training Program will put you in a position to succeed immediately.
    You’ll learn how to run a million-dollar business, maximize profits and motivate a team of
    professionals, while having fun along the way. Take your first step to success. You’ll quickly
    learn that we hired you to eventually run your own business. And you’ll have the opportunity to
    work with people as motivated and driven as you. You’ll bring your degree to the table, and we’ll
    help you make crucial business decisions in no time. We promote based on performance, not
    seniority. So if you’re looking to move quickly, our Management Training Program is for you.
    We’ll take your existing knowledge and your drive to succeed, and supplement it with training
    that will help you climb to the top. We start with orientation and classroom training. After you’re
    assigned to a local branch office, your hands-on training begins. You'll work with and learn from
    capable mentors who were once in your shoes. Does it work? Absolutely, nearly all of our
    managers and corporate executives started out as Management Trainees -- including our Chairman
    and CEO. Interested individuals apply online at

   Philmont Scout Ranch – Seasonal Summer Employment

    Philmont Scout Ranch is a national high adventure base owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of
    America National Council. It is comprised of 137,500 acres of mountainous country in the Sangre
    de Cristo mountain range in northern New Mexico, near Cimarron, NM (roughly halfway between
    Albuquerque, NM and Colorado Springs, CO). Base camp elevation is at 6,700 feet, with
    program areas reaching above 12,000 feet. We serve about 25,000 participants every summer in
    our camping and training center programs. Philmont is the largest camping operation in the world.
    Philmont Scout Ranch employs more than 1,000 seasonal staff members to operate and support
    backcountry programs, our national training center, food service, maintenance, retail operations,
    customer services, museums and ranching, and to assist the administrative staff. A wide variety of
    positions are available, including rangers, backcountry program counselors, Training Center and
    base camp support staff. Starting base salary is $1,030/month, plus room and board. Other
    position’s salaries are dependent upon experience and level of responsibility. The summer
    employment season is from late May through mid-August. For more information about summer
    seasonal employment at Philmont, please check out the visit

   Toyota Financial Services – Financial Services Internship: Finance Products

    Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is the finance and insurance
    brand for Toyota in the United States, offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota
    Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and extended service contracts through Toyota Motor
    Insurance Services (TMIS). Lexus Financial Services is the brand for financial products for Lexus
    dealers and customers. TFS currently employs over 3,300 associates nationwide, and has managed
    assets totaling more than $81 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial
    services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota
    Motor Corporation. EOE. M/F/D/V. Finance Products is the hub for product development, pricing,
    and sales analytics at TFS. The group supports the Toyota and Lexus automotive divisions as well
    as all of our Toyota and Lexus dealerships. As an intern in the TFS Finance Products Department,
    the intern will interact with staff and assist in a variety of Finance Products, business and support
    activities. Selection criteria includes enrollment at an accredited university or college, cumulative
    GPA of 3.5 or higher, willing to begin internship before summer break, and a class standing of
    junior is preferred. Candidates should apply by emailing Please
    include a resume, cover letter and the job title to which you’re applying.

   Zeno Group – Public Relations Internship

    We are currently looking for a full time intern the Zeno Los Angeles office. We are searching for
    candidates who are passionate about public relations and who have recently graduated with a
    bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, or a related field. Zeno's internship program
    is a three-month paid opportunity where you will gain valuable PR experience supporting the
    account teams in their daily activities. Applicants should have prior internship experience in public
    relations, be able to build media lists using Cision, create research reports, write press materials,
    and efficiently manage requests from multiple teams and colleagues. Expertise in Microsoft Office
    is required. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong organizational and
    multitasking skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, and the facility to drive results and to
    consistently meet deadlines are a must. Zeno Group is a national, multi-disciplinary public
    relations agency with an established presence in the DC, NY, Chicago and LA markets that was
    named Agency of the Year and Midsize Agency of the Year by PR Week in 2011. We are a Daniel
    J. Edelman agency and strive to create an entrepreneurial working environment that offers growth
    potential and career development opportunities. Zeno is a team of experienced PR professionals
    who love what they do and create award-winning work on behalf of a diverse roster of clients –
    from start-up companies to global brands. If you seek an energetic, collaborative and creative
    workplace, then we are looking for you! Email your cover letter and resume to

   Daniel Weinberg Gallery – Gallery Intern/Assistant

    Contemporary art gallery seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented intern to begin part time position
    immediately. We are looking for someone with an interest in the art world who wishes to gain
    hands-on experience in art gallery management. The ideal candidate would be reliable,
    enthusiastic, and willing to take initiative. Internship will evolve into a salaried position mid
    summer, and has the potential to grow as our exhibition program develops. Responsibilities will
    include (but are not limited to) client services, cataloging, and correspondence with galleries,
    artists, and collectors. Intern will be trained to take on administrative duties as internship becomes
    paid position. For more information about us, please visit
    Candidates should send cover letter and resume to

   Dodgers Dream Foundation – 2012 Dream Foundation Internship Program

    Dodgers Dream Foundation Student Interns will participate and learn about all aspects of the
    Dodgers Dream Foundation including the non-profits programs and fundraising efforts. Interns
    will work closely with the entire department to learn how the Dodgers Dream Foundation helps
    support the Los Angeles community in numerous areas – from education, recreation & sports,
    health and environment. For more information about the Dodgers Dream Foundation, visit the
    community section of Primary duties will include completing short term and
    long term projects under the close supervision of different members of the department on game
    days and non-game days. Game day responsibilities include assistance with pre-game activities,
    silent auctions and other duties. Additional game day and non-game day duties will include
    planning and execution of various fundraising activities. Will also include general office duties
    related to the function of the foundation and its programs. All student interns will be instructed in
    the methods behind all activities as well as the reasoning for them in the larger context of the
    foundation as well as within the industry. Candidates should be currently pursuing a Bachelors or
    Master’s degree in the Los Angeles area. Student interns must be able to receive school credit for
    this internship, and be able to submit a document from the school in order to begin the internship
    program. All candidates must be available to work the majority of the 2012 baseball season
    (beginning at the end of March) through the end of the season (October). This will entail working
    up to 50 home games during the season. Candidates will need to be flexible on non-game days to
    assist with office work, events and programs such as Dodgers Youth Baseball Camp, Charity Golf
    Invitational and Bowling Extravaganza. This may include working days, evenings, and weekends
    depending on the Dodgers home schedule and event dates. Qualified applicants should have
    excellent communication, organizational and highly interpersonal skills. Email Resume & Cover
    Letter to David Brennan at by February 24, 2012.

   MGM Studios –TV Marketing Design Intern

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is looking for qualified interns in the Television Marketing
    division who are applicable for college credit. We are looking for bright, creative self-starters with
    a winning attitude. Excellent communication skills are a must. Qualified candidates will need to
    have a strong working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite. A basic understanding of
    PowerPoint is a plus. The perfect candidate must be great at multi-tasking, work well under
    pressure, and want to show the BEST results in any given assignment. The intern must be able to
    work on a Mac platform. Design majors preferred. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is looking
    for qualified interns in the Television Marketing division who are applicable for college credit. We
    are looking for bright, creative self-starters with a winning attitude. Excellent communication
    skills are a must. Qualified candidates will need to have a strong working knowledge of the Adobe
    Creative Suite. A basic understanding of PowerPoint is a plus. The perfect candidate must be great
    at multi-tasking, work well under pressure, and want to show the BEST results in any given
    assignment. The intern must be able to work on a Mac platform. Design majors preferred. Hours
    are flexible. Resumes should be sent to Interested candidates should
    include a cover letter and samples of your work or website link. Please include "Design
    Internship" in the subject line of your email.

   Party Earth – Marketing and Product Development Internship

    Product development and awareness are two key factors in the success of Party Earth products. As
    a result, Party Earth strives to connect with its customers via a variety of Internet initiatives
    including, social networks, and other forums where Party Earth customers
    interact. Marketing and Product Development Interns participate in a number of Party Earth
    initiatives. Responsibilities include one or more of the following: Participate in product
    development activities; Research fun and social activities (i.e. hot spots, festivals, concerts, etc.) in
    major European cities and upload the latest information to the Party Earth web site; Research the
    Party Earth audience and understand how to design/market the web site to identify with the target
    demographic; Review the Party Earth web site to assess usability and functionality; Provide
    feedback on ways to improve the web site and user experience; Assist in the adaptation of Party
    Earth content to other media (i.e. podcast, mobile devices, etc.); Assist the Party Earth web
    development team in testing new web site functionality; Market and promote the Party Earth
    brand and products through various Internet communities; Research web sites, forums, and
    message boards that will enable marketing and awareness of Party Earth products among the target
    demographic; Prioritize site importance and plan an approach to promote Party Earth products on
    each site; Become an active member in online communities and post information and messages to
    promote the Party Earth brand and products; Identify and implement opportunities to maximize
    awareness and drive traffic to; Identify potential sales/partnership opportunities.
    Qualifications: Business/Marketing Major, Technical Major, or Creative Major; GPA: 3.0 or
    higher; Creative mind and writing skills; Strong desire to work in a marketing and product
    development role; Entrepreneurial spirit, pro-active mentality, and tremendous work ethic;
    Willingness to learn and also challenge the status quo; Eagerness to work in a startup company
    environment; Knowledge of web marketing, promotions, and/or web content management a plus;
    Enjoys travel, pop culture, and social activities; Language skills in German, French, Spanish, and
    Italian a plus. To apply for an internship, please submit your resume to

   The Collective – Talent Department & Management/Comedy/TV Internship
    A-list management and production company in Beverly Hills seeks a bright, motivated intern to
    work directly with a talent manager. Duties include phones, scheduling, organizing information,
    and other duties as assigned. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the skills you’ll need for the
    entertainment industry, make connections, and have a great introduction to how a busy
    management company operates. Previous desk experience preferred but not required. Candidates
    must be able to receive school credit as the position is unpaid. E-mail cover letter and resume to

   U.S. Department of State – Undergraduate Student Internships

    How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it
    would give you a greatly coveted inside look into Foreign Service, the positions and the
    responsibilities that are possible. Think of it as test-driving a career before you decide what you're
    going to do with your life. Most of all, you feel good about doing something worthwhile for your
    nation. At the U.S. Department of State, we like to say that we represent America to the world. For
    internship program details such as duties of an intern, participating offices and bureaus, types of
    internships, salary/benefit/housing information, please download the Student Internship
    Information Brochure. You must be a student accepted for enrollment, or are enrolled as a degree-
    seeking student in an accredited college or university. Or also a full- or part-time continuing
    college or university junior, or graduate student (including graduating seniors intending to go on to
    graduate school). An applicant is considered a junior if he/she will have completed all sophomore
    credits (60 or more hours or 90 quarter hours) by the time the internships begins and will be
    entering at least the junior year immediately upon completion of the internship. All applications
    are submitted online through the "Gateway to State" system, which also screens applications to
    make sure that they are complete, and that applicants meet the eligibility criteria. We are now
    accepting applications for the Fall 2012 Internship Program. Please click here to start the Gateway
    to State online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed
    applications is March 2, 2012.

   2012 Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

    The Lime Connect Fellowship Program For Students with Disabilities is our flagship program in
    the U.S. designed for highly accomplished rising juniors with disabilities. This highly selective
    program: guides Fellows through the summer internship recruitment process, connects them with
    our corporate partners - some of the world's leading corporations - for potential internships, and
    builds their confidence as a person with a disability. Applications for the 2012 Lime Connect
    Fellowship Program are open, and the deadline for submission is midnight PST on Sunday, March
    15th. Applications are reviewed as they are submitted, so don't delay! Eligibility Requirements
    include current sophomore standing at a four-year university in the United States with the
    eligibility to work. Student must be continuing studies as a full-time student for the 2012-2013
    academic year. Student must be a person with a (visible or invisible) disability.* If selected,
    candidates will attend the following all-expense paid events in New York City: May 20 or 21,
    2012 - Lime Connect Fellows Selection Super Day (all finalists), August 1 - 5, 2012 - Lime
    Connect Fellows Leadership & Development Symposium (Fellows). To apply, log into The Lime
    Network (or join and develop a profile today), and follow
    the link to our online application system. * A person with a disability is defined as someone who
    has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more
    activities that others may consider to be a daily function. This definition also includes the
    perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus (and
    70% of disabilities among the general population) are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities
    are encouraged to join The Lime Network and take full advantage of the benefits it offers.

   InterAction – The NGO Aid Map Fellowship

    NGO Aid Map is an InterAction initiative focused on collecting information on NGOs' work at the
    project level and making it accessible to donors, NGOs, businesses, governments and the public
    through an online, interactive mapping tool. In order to raise awareness of NGO Aid Map,
    InterAction will sponsor a communications fellowship to develop a communications strategy for
    NGO Aid Map and create new ways for us to bring it to a broader audience. The Fellow will
    develop a comprehensive, long-term communications strategy for NGO Aid Map. The strategy
    should incorporate innovative ideas and social media to promote NGO Aid Map to NGOs, the
    U.S. government, donors and the American public; showcase member projects; and build a
    recognizable brand for NGO Aid Map that emphasizes transparency and accountability. The
    Fellow will have a background in communications and/or public relations, and ideally an interest
    in international development and humanitarian issues in general. The fellowship will run from
    May-July 2012. The full application, qualifications, and instructions on how to apply can be found

   University of Pennsylvania Hospitality Services – Pennsylvania

    We would like to inform you about the Summer Intern Housing Program available at the
    University of Pennsylvania. We offer students interning in the Philadelphia area affordable
    and convenient summer housing options. The program enables students to live in the city during
    their internship, contributing to their "real world" experience. Given that housing can be difficult
    to find and very expensive, our Summer Intern Housing Program provides a great alternative
    solution. Students will live in the heart of University City, on our beautiful, historic campus, and
    will have easy access to all forms of public transportation. They will be housed in newly
    renovated, air conditioned residence halls that are secured 24/7 and are only accessible to the
    university community through ID card readers. Housing is available from May 20, 2012 through
    August 18, 2012. A minimum stay of four-weeks is required. All applications are due by May 12,
    2012. Applications received after the due date will not be guaranteed summer housing and will be
    considered only on the basis of availability. To apply, students will complete an easy online
    application which includes reading the occupancy agreement, faxing over a sponsorship letter and
    emailing their photo for a PennCard. A confirmation email will be sent to the student at the
    address listed in their application confirming their reservation. Students can find more information
    and apply here for housing here:

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