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									INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS OFFICE NEWSLETTER
November 25, 2009
Published by the USC Career Planning & Placement 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 http://careers.usc.edu. New internships
are added daily.


HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Are you looking for an internship? If so, log-in to connectSC and apply now. There are currently 340+
internship opportunities listed on connectSC. Log-in today!


PIPER JAFFRAY: WOMEN IN INVESTMENT BANKING PRE-INTERNSHIP
OPPORTUNITY
If you’re currently a female undergraduate sophomore or junior and are interested in learning about a
career as an investment banking analyst, this program is for you! Piper Jaffray is offering a unique, two-
week pre-internship opportunity to a select group of top-performing female undergraduate sophomores
and juniors. It is designed to identify outstanding candidates for our summer internship program and help
further the firm’s diversity initiatives. The pre-internship will run from Monday, Jan. 4 − Friday, Jan.15,
2010. A small stipend will be paid to program participants. Participating juniors will be eligible for our
paid summer 2010 internship program and participating sophomores will be eligible for our paid summer
2011 internship program. If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume by Nov. 29th,
2009, http://tbe.taleo.net/NA8/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PIPER_JAFFRAY&cws=4&rid=189.
Candidates will be contacted for interviews following the deadline.


TIME IS RUNNING OUT! GLOBAL FELLOWS’ APPLICATIONS DUE SOON!
There are less than three weeks left to turn in you Global Fellows Internship Program application.
Applications and supporting materials must be completed and returned to the Internship Programs Office
(STU B1) by 5:00 pm on December 11, 2009. Visit our website, http://careers.usc.edu to print the
application. If you were unable to attend one of our Global Fellows Information Sessions please visit our
website to listen to a podcast, http://careers.usc.edu/podcasts/.

The Global Fellows Internship Program encourages exploration of international work experience. This
is a competitive internship program that provides selected students with international internship
experience in Asia. The program is open to U.S. citizens of all majors and provides stipends for USC
undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors graduating in December) to live and work in
Asia for eight weeks during the summer.


NEED COURSE CREDIT FOR AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP?
Federal labor law requires that students participating in an internship must either A) be paid by the
employer; or, B) be enrolled in an internship for-credit course. Do you have an unpaid internship and
need course credit? If so, register for one of USC’s 15+ internship courses. For a full list of internship
courses offered visit the Career Center’s website, http://careers.usc.edu or stop by our office in STU B1.
HAVE YOU READ THE CAREER CENTER’S BLOG?
Go to http://careers.usc.edu/sc_at_work/ to read our regularly-updated blog focusing on work and career
issues important to the USC community. Visit often as we examine local, national and global trends. A
new topic will be introduced each Monday and Thursday. Join the discussion by posting your thoughts
and comments!


PAID INTERNSHIPS
 T. Howard Foundation – Internship Program (Summer)
    The T. Howard Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to increasing
    diversity in the multimedia and entertainment industry. Focusing on women and multi-ethnic groups,
    the foundation carries out its mission through a comprehensive program for college students that
    consists of: an internship program that gives students industry knowledge and experience;
    professional development, that prepares students for their internship and the corporate environment;
    career awareness that recruits students by making them aware of career opportunities in the industry;
    and industry awareness that identifies and recruits multimedia organizations that will host interns.
    Students who become T. Howard interns are placed at major media companies that partner with the
    Foundation in support of our mission. A few of those partners include Comcast, DIRECTV,
    Discovery, ESPN, FOX, HBO, Intelsat, Lifetime, MTV, NBC Universal, Rainbow Media, Showtime,
    Time Warner Cable, and Turner Network Sales. Participating companies partner with the T. Howard
    Foundation to select and host interns. All application materials are due December 1, 2009 for summer
    2010 internships. To apply visit our website, http://www.t-howard.org/index.html


   Weidmann, Franck & Yun PC – Legal Intern (2 Openings, $12/hr)
    Part-time legal intern will speak with current and potential clients, assist attorneys and law clerks with
    client meetings and learn various steps of the litigation process. This is an ideal position for a junior
    or senior undergraduate pre-law major. The ideal candidate will have an excellent phone manner, be
    able to multi-task and take initiative. Please email your resume and cover letter to
    rweidmann@weidmannlaw.com.


   Los Angeles Universal Preschool – Advancement & Public Affairs Intern ($750-1,000/month)
    Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) is a dynamic public benefit corporation created in 2004
    and funded by First 5 LA - the commission established by Proposition 10. LAUP’s goal is to make
    voluntary, high-quality preschool available to every four-year-old child in Los Angeles County,
    regardless of their family’s income, by 2014. The LAUP offices are centrally located in downtown
    Los Angeles. LAUP's Fund Development department develops understanding and support among the
    various constituencies of LAUP in order to secure the resources (partnerships, collaborations, grants,
    and contributions) required to fulfill LAUP’s mission and vision. LAUP’s Public Affairs Department
    also develops support for the LAUP mission with policy makers, community leaders, and other
    stakeholders. Through a variety of strategies, we aim to raise the profile of early childhood education
    and LAUP's role in creating opportunities for families to enroll their children in high-quality
    preschool programs. Intern will perform data entry in Raiser's Edge fundraising database. Assist Vice
    President with scheduling and maintaining calendar. Process invoices. Take meeting minutes.
    Conduct Research on legislative issues. Help craft communications on state and federal legislation.
    Assist with the implementation of stakeholder events. Compile data for distribution to key
    stakeholders. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Minimum two (2) years of college
    required. BA/BS degree preferred. Educational background and/or work experience in education,
    child development, family studies, public policy, social work, or a related field a plus. Interns will
    earn a stipend of $750-$1000/month (varies based on experience and education level). LAUP will
    reimburse interns for parking costs OR up to $60/month for public transportation costs. This position
    requires a commitment of up 19 hours per week for at least three months. Schedule will be 9AM to
    1PM on at least 4 days per week, and 9AM-12PM on 1 day a week. Experience with Microsoft Word,
    Excel and PowerPoint required; Raiser's Edge a plus. Flexible, self-motivated, and interested in
    learning about preschool and public policy. Please apply via our website at www.laup.net; click on
    Careers, then Job Opportunities, then the search button to see all open jobs. Click on the link for the
    Advancement & Public Affairs Intern to apply. http://www.laup.net/jobs.php


   Best Shot Foundation – Pnock Out Pneumonia Dodgeball Tournament Intern ($1,000 stipend)
    The Best Shot Foundation was founded in 2009 to fight pneumonia, the leading cause of death of
    children under five. Every year, pneumonia kills two million children, more than HIV, malaria, and
    measles combined. The Best Shot Foundation is organizing a national dodgeball tournament to raise
    funds and increase awareness, in coordination with World Pneumonia Day on November 2. The
    ‘Pnock out Pneumonia’ Games will involve dozens of campuses, hundreds of teams, and thousands of
    players. Would you like to save the lives of children in developing countries? Do you want valuable,
    real-world experience in managing an event from start to finish? We are seeking a motivated,
    enthusiastic university student (graduate or undergraduate), to help manage the Pnock Out Pneumonia
    dodgeball tournament in markets across the country. Regional Tournament Coordinators will receive
    hands-on experience in helping to plan a landmark event that is part of a national movement to end
    childhood pneumonia. His/her primary role will be to organize a local dodgeball tournament and
    support participating teams as they raise funds for the fight against childhood pneumonia. Successful
    candidates will be highly motivated, enthusiastic, and reliable, with a passion for humanitarian
    causes. The Regional Tournament Coordinator position will provide valuable, real-world experience
    for those planning to enter the not-for-profit, marketing or event-planning field after graduation.
    Successful applicants will be those with a commitment to humanitarian causes. Excellent oral and
    written communication skills. The ability to work unsupervised and be a self-starter. Previous
    experience with student groups preferred. Experience organizing events preferred. A strong track
    record of being responsive and reliable. Employment will run December through April (with a break
    for winter break), approximately 10 hours a week. To apply please send the following to jobs@best-
    shot.org: (1) cover letter (2) résumé (3) 2-page (or so) writing sample (4) available start date (5) list of
    your three to five key accomplishments. For more information, visit www.pnock.org/rtcinternship.
    Decisions are rolling, so apply today.


   NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program ($6,000+ stipend)
    NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program Internship provides students with the opportunity to
    receive hands-on experience and prepare students for the work force. Students will work with a
    mentor in a specific field of study on a project related to NASA’s mission. This is a great way for
    students to further obtain their academic and career goals. The internship is offered Summer, Spring
    and Fall semesters. Summer session lasts for 10 weeks and interns receive a stipend of $6,000. Spring
    and Fall sessions last for 15 weeks and students receive a $9,000 stipend. To qualify students: must
    be enrolled at an accredited university and majoring in either science, technology, engineering, and
    mathematics. Must have a 3.0 GPA. Must have sophomore, junior, or senior status. Must be U.S.
    Citizen. Apply online at http://usrp.usra.edu



UNPAID INTERNSHIPS
 Los Angeles Opera – Public Relations Intern
    The LA Opera seeks a Public Relations Intern who will report to the Director of Public Relations.
    Internship activities will include research projects and organization of PR media assets, focusing on
    social media outlets and other potential web-based PR activities. Qualified candidates must receive
    credit from an accredited college or university for the internship. This is a non-paid position.
    Qualified candidates will currently be pursuing a four-year degree in Public Relations or a related
    field. Graduates may be eligible as long as college credit can be received. Knowledge of opera or
    classical music is a plus. Please send résumé to jobs@laopera.com.


   Diane’s Beachwear – Fashion Intern (2 Openings)
    Not sure what you would like to do in the Fashion Industry? Well, this is your chance to experience a
    little of everything! Diane’s is looking for an ambitious and energetic individual that would like to
    explore the world of fashion by assisting our Director of Marketing with several projects. Two interns
    will be selected for the Spring Program. Some of the responsibilities will include and are not limited
    to: E-Commerce – pulling orders, packaging, uploading new products; Special Events – making
    goodie bags, charity gift bags, misc. event preparation; Order & Fulfillment – checking in new
    merchandise, inventory cleanups; Filing & Paperwork – filing invoices, creating in-store binders and
    training materials, entering incoming database e-mails. Please e-mail and cover letter and resume.
    Non-Paid, Academic Credit ONLY. Email your resume to melaniem@dianesbeachwear.com


   NBC Universal – Human Resources Intern
    NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development,
    production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information. NBC Universal’s HR/Staffing
    department is looking for a Spring 2010 intern to assist coordinators and specialists with all aspects of
    the hiring process. Duties include, but are not limited to: Posting jobs, processing applications,
    communicating with perspective candidates, Assisting with background checks, Working on special
    projects for the Staffing and HR Systems departments. In addition, interns will learn more about HR
    in the entertainment industry through job shadowing, informational interviews and intern-specific
    events. The intern will also gain experience working with an Applicant Tracking System as well as
    hiring laws and practices. Must be able to receive academic credit (no exceptions). Enrolled in a
    Bachelor’s/Master’s program (sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student). Proficient in Microsoft
    Word, Excel and Outlook. Please email resumes and cover letter to Dionna.Muldrow@nbcuni.com


   Allure Magazine – Intern to West Coast Editor
    As an intern to the West Coast editor and her assistant at Allure magazine you will have the
    opportunity to work directly with editorial, beauty, and fashion production of the magazine. You will
    have the chance to assist and style on the west coast photo shoots for Allure as well as research
    potential products and story ideas for the magazine. It is a fabulous opportunity for anyone hoping to
    learn and gain experience with working for a magazine - especially in the realm of fashion! A
    hardworking and self-motivated individual, someone who can learn quickly and independently with
    the hopes of pursuing an editorial career. Great organizational and communication skills, who can
    complete tasks and projects in a timely manner. An interest in fashion and beauty is always a plus!
    Looking to fill openings from Monday till Friday, 8-15 hrs/week. Please send resume and cover letter
    to Vicoria_Land@condenast.com



FELLOWSHIPS
Drum Major Institute Scholars
The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (DMI) is a think tank staffed by young progressives who want
to drive public policy, not just lament its failures. We created DMI Scholars to build a farm team of
young leaders brining their activism to public policy careers in government, think tanks, campaigns and
advocacy. Our Summer Institute for DMI Scholars will be in New York City, August 1-15, 2010. There,
you will learn to approach problems through a policy lens and meet people on the front lines fighting for
fair and just public policy. After our intensive summer training, we will help you explore careers in this
field through internships with our progressive partners. If you want to learn how to make an impact on the
policies that impact you, apply to DMI Scholars today, http://www.dmischolars.com.


2010 International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
The Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center of Howard University, in cooperation with the U.S.
Department of State, invites college sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply for the International Affairs
Summer Enrichment Program at Howard University. This program is designed to help students,
particularly African-American and other minority group students, increase their understanding of
international affairs issues and learn about and prepare for career opportunities in international affairs.
This will be a six-week program, for which up to 9 credit hours (three courses) of academic credit in
international studies may be awarded. The program emphasizes skills, strategies, and knowledge students
will need to master for success in the area of international affairs and in the competitive Foreign Service
examination process. To give participants greater insight into the policymaking process and international
affairs careers, the program includes visits to the State Department, other U.S. government agencies, and
Capitol Hill, as well as meetings with representatives of non-governmental groups. The Rangel Program
will cover tuition, travel, room, and board for students accepted into the program. Participants also
receive a stipend. Students must be American citizens, be full-time undergraduate students who have
completed their sophomore year in college before the program begins, and have at least a 3.2 grade point
average. The selection committee may consider students who have completed their freshman year if they
have significant international experience. Application deadline February 12, 2010. Application
requirements and instructions available at www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm.


Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program
Howard University, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, invites outstanding individuals
interested in international affairs and careers in the U.S. Foreign Service to apply for the 2010 Charles B.
Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowships. Graduating seniors and recent college graduates with
strong academic records and an interest in international affairs are encouraged to apply. The Rangel
Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the
Foreign Service and those with financial need. Those selected will receive support for graduate school
and enter into one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available. We expect to provide 20
fellowships in 2010. Program Benefits:
      An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington,
         D.C.
      Two paid summer internships, one on Capitol Hill the summer after selection and one overseas
         in a U.S. embassy during the summer between the first and second years of graduate school.
      Up to $34,000 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree
         in international affairs, public administration or other relevant area to the work of the Foreign
         Service.
      Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship
      Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the
         program and Foreign Service entry requirements, with a contractual agreement committing each
         Rangel Fellow to a minimum of three years of service as a Foreign Service Officer

Must be US citizen. Must be seeking admission to enter a graduate school in the fall of 2010 for a two-
year program. Must have cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of
application. Additional information and application materials are available at
http://www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm
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