INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS OFFICE NEWSLETTER
January 26, 2011
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.
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The Career Planning & Placement Center is now on Facebook and Twitter. Become a fan on Facebook
and follow us on Twitter (@USCCareerCenter) for the latest updates on workshops, events, and jobs.
CAREER FEST IS NEXT WEEK!
Career Fest 2011, January 31-February 4, a week of events for USC students centered on topics related
to work, success and values engaging the entire university community. Whether you are a freshman and
have not decided your major, a sophomore/junior thinking about internships or a senior about to graduate
we have an event for you! The week will include panels, discussions, workshops and networking events
hosted by departments across the USC campus. For more information and full list of events/workshops
visit the Career Fest website, http://careers.usc.edu/careerfest/.
SPRING 2011 EVENTS! SAVE THE DATE!
On-Campus Recruiting begins January 31. The Career Fair will be held February 10. Internship
Week will be held February 14-17. The Diversity Networking Mixer will be held on February 16.
CAREER CENTER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
The Career Planning & Placement Center is offering two great summer internship programs for 2011:
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: http://careers.usc.edu/students/internships/dream-dollars/ or attend one of our
Dream Dollars Information Sessions on either March 1 or 3, 12-12:30pm in STU B-3.
The Scheyer Family Scholarship for Summer Interns, 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 USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students
must be in good academic standing and must have a graduation date between December 2011 and May
2014. Students must have an internship prior to applying for this scholarship. For more information please
go to our website: http://careers.usc.edu/students/internships/scheyer-family-scholarship/ or attend one of
our Information Sessions on February 24 or March 23, 12-12:30pm in STU B-3.
LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT INTERNSHIP?
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, Georgetown,
MIT, NYU, Northwestern, Rice, Stanford, Duke, University of Pennsylvania and Yale. Log-in to
connectSC to access iNet!
TWO DAYS LEFT TO RECEIVE COURSE CREDIT FOR UNPAID INTERNSHIP!
The last day to register for an internship course is this Friday, January 28th. If you need course credit
for an unpaid internship, register TODAY!
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 10+ 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.
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) – Career Program Internship
Earn $700 - $1300 a week in a mentored summer internship and have a challenging, high-paying job
waiting for you on graduation day! The Career Program at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity
(SEO) offers paid internships to underrepresented students of color from all majors. There are many
programs to choose from: Accounting-Finance, Asset Management, Investment Banking, Sales and
Trading, Investment Research, Information Technology, Corporate Law, Corporate Financial
Leadership and Nonprofit. Our brand is expanding into the West Coast as we’re now partnered with
Kaiser Permanente in Oakland through partnership with the Corporate Financial Leadership program-
one of our fastest growing, most rewarding, and highest offer rate program in class. Don’t miss out on
what can be the opportunity of a lifetime! Our final deadline to apply is January 31st so you still have
time if you start your online application TODAY! Please visit http://www.seo-
usa.org/Career/Career_Program_Overview the application and more information.
SEE College Prep– Summer Staff Positions
SEE College Prep is the largest non-profit organization in California offering SAT preparation and
college counseling services to low-income students, and will soon become the largest in the United
States. Our programs have helped more than 1,000 low-income high school students improve their
SAT scores and become the first in their families to go to college. We are searching for dynamic
college undergraduates who will join our team as Mentors, Lead Mentors, and Interns and spend the
summer in the Bay Area or Los Angeles. For 7 weeks, they work in the classroom providing direct
support to our high school seniors. Mentors guide 8 groups of 3 students through the SAT Reasoning
exam and the college admissions process, and build their confidence. Exceptional undergraduates can
apply to join our team as Lead Mentors, who are responsible for eight groups of students as well as
the performance of the other three mentors at their site. Interns play a critical role in the success of
our summer program and our plans to expand the program in future years. They work in SEE’s
regional offices in South San Francisco and Los Angeles, collaborating directly with program staff on
high-impact projects in a variety fields including: Development, Human Resources, Information
Technology, Media, Programs, Public Relations, Research, and Strategy. Previous tutoring or SAT
prep experience is not required. Qualities of successful mentors and interns are strong communication
skills, strong organizational skills, enjoy meeting new people, ability to explain concepts and
processed in different ways to ensure student understanding. Summer staff will receive a stipend for
their work: lead mentors $3000, mentors, $2300, and interns variable based on time commitment.
Mentors and Lead Mentors: Full-time commitment: about 40 hours of work per week. M-F for eight
weeks during the summer from late June to mid-August (actual dates vary by school site). Mentors
should have no other significant time commitments that would interfere with one week of training and
seven weeks of programming. Interns: 20-40 hours per week for 6-10 weeks during the summer (we
are most interested in full-time interns but are willing to consider those who can only make a part-
time commitment). Submit resume and application via email to SEECollegePrep.email@example.com by
Friday, January 28, 2011. If you have questions, please contact Susan Tu, Southern California
Managing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESPN – Summer Internship Program (75 Openings)
ESPN is offering paid summer internships in a variety of departments including: production, creative
services, digital media and emerging technology, sales and marketing, among others. The work
schedule consists of 40 hours/week for duration of 10 weeks. Job locations are Bristol, CT, New
York, NY, and Los Angeles, CA. All majors are welcome to apply. Students within 12 months of
graduation are encouraged to apply for positions by visiting www.espncareers.com. Click on
SEARCH JOBS to locate internship positions. The application deadline is February 15, 2011.
BANDAI – Summer Internship Program (Tokyo, Japan)
As one of the world's leading toy companies, Bandai is constantly searching for new ways to
conceptualize, develop, and market products. We are currently seeking applicants for open positions
in Product Development: game programmer and business producer. The game programmer position
involves programming video games for a variety of platforms, mainly using the C++ computer
language. The business producer position involves marketing, sales, coordination, and anything else
related to making a video game profitable. Any students/recent graduates who are interested in
working for either Bandai or NAMCO BANDAI Games must first participate in the summer
immersion program at the respective company. Undergraduate students who are in their third or four
year of college, graduate students who have no more than one year left of their graduate program, and
recent graduates are eligible to apply for positions at either company. Bandai will accept applications
between January 10 - February 21, 2011. For program details and requirements please visit our
website, http://www.bandai.co.jp/recruit/eo/index.html. Bandai provides round trip airfare, stipend
and housing for interns.
Alchemy Entertainment – Intern
We produced the Warner Bros./New Line feature 17 AGAIN. We are also currently in development
on several other features. Our management/production company is looking for interns to help out
around the office. Responsibilities include but not limited to occasional movie/TV set visits, assisting
the Development Executive, reading scripts and writing coverage, answering phones and daily office
tasks. Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university. Highly motivated, independent and
organized. I am looking for interns available to start in January. Please include the dates and times
you would be available to intern. Please e-mail a resume to email@example.com.
Condé Nast – 2011 Summer Intern Program
Condé Nast’s highly competitive summer program provides interns with the opportunity to work
hands-on alongside professionals in our Editorial, Advertising and Corporate departments, and is
intended for academic credit only. The passionate and focused students selected will experience what
it is like to be part of a team at a multi-platform media company, home to many of the world’s most
celebrated brands committed to editorial excellence, consumer engagement and media innovation.
If you are a US citizen, permanent resident of the US or lawfully in the US on an authorized visa for
the duration of the internship and a rising college junior or senior enrolled in an accredited
educational institution, with a demonstrated interest in media, and are available to work a full-time
schedule for the entirety of the program, you are eligible to apply. The 2011 program will run nine
weeks, June 6 - August 5 and is intended for academic credit. You will be required to provide a letter
from your school confirming receipt of credit. Positions are located at Condé Nast headquarters in
New York City. Students must provide their own housing and transportation. The submission
deadline is February 11, 2011.We invite you to submit an application to the 2011 Condé Nast
Summer Intern Program: http://www.condenastcareers.com/internprogram.cfm.
State Assembly Internship – Speaker John A. Pérez’s Office of Member Services Internship
One of the best ways to learn the inner workings of government is through a State Assembly
internship program. Speaker John A. Pérez is looking for bright, self-motivated, energetic individuals
that are interested in learning the dynamics of working in a district office. Speaker John A. Pérez
represents the cities of Los Angeles, Huntington Park, Maywood and Vernon and parts of
unincorporated East Los Angeles. The Speaker’s Office of Member Services (SOMS) is offering
unpaid internships for spring and summer semester 2010. As an intern you will provide support to
staff with special events, constituent services, and special projects related to general administrative
duties of the district office. The ideal candidate must be a junior or senior in an undergraduate
program, or enrolled in a graduate program by the start date of your internship. The ideal candidate
will be majoring in Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, Economics, English,
Communications, Public Relations, or other similar major. Qualified candidates should possess
excellent written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills, strong organizational skills,
proficient in Microsoft Office, and strong research skills. Must develop clear knowledge and
understanding of principles, functions, practices and operations of the California State. Fluency in
Spanish, Korean, Tagalong, Japanese, and/Chinese a plus. Successful candidates will be expected to
work between 10-16 hours a week. Although unpaid, interns receive important benefits like working
directly with elected officials, community leaders, and local residents on issues and events related to
the 46thth Assembly District. Interns may also qualify for internship credit from their university or
school, as well as earn a letter of recommendation from the Speaker. Please mail, fax or e-mail
resume, cover letter, application, writing sample to Enrique Gasca at 300 S. Spring St., Room 16505,
Los Angeles, CA 90013, phone (213) 620-2082. Positions are open based on availability. Internship
terms will be determined based on availability and needs of the district office.
The Fund for American Studies, Georgetown University – Summer 2011 Live.Learn.Internship
Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, the Institutes
combine substantive internships for 30-35 a week, courses for academic credit, career development
activities, site briefings and lectures led by prominent policy experts. These fast-paced, eight-week
residential programs provide students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in
today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of
Washington first-hand. Each Institute offers classroom study, internships, and special events. The
summer Institutes have a combined enrollment of close to 400 and the semester enrollment is
approximately 50. Students in the summer are housed together at Georgetown University while the
Capital Semester students live in furnished residential buildings located on Capitol Hill. Sample past
internship sites include congressional offices, federal agencies, foreign embassies, national news
centers, and DC-area nonprofits. Program elements include classes, housing, guest lectures, site
briefings, leadership and professional development, networking, and scholarships. Students will be
accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of March 3, 2011. Students applying by the
Priority Deadline of February 3, 2011 will be given preference in admissions and priority scholarship
consideration. For more information and an online application, please visit our website
www.DCinternships.org or contact Elizabeth Matecki, Recruitment and Admissions Assistant, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-741-6964. Please click on this link for an informational brochure:
City of Philadelphia – Mayor’s Internship Program
The Mayor's Internship Program (MIP) is a ten-week unpaid internship beginning June 6, 2011 and
ending August 12, 2011. Mayor's Interns work on projects and tasks providing research,
administrative, and staff assistance to city managers. Interns are required to commit to 25 hours per
week and to be available to work the duration of the internship program. Applicants must be current
undergraduate or graduate-level students (recently graduated seniors may be considered). A
background in one or more of the following areas is desired: law, business/management,
communications, public policy, economics, finance, human resources, social services, or public
administration. Application consists of four sections including the application form, resume, essay,
and references. For more information, visit http://www.phila.gov/experiencephila/mayor.html.
Applicants must complete all parts of the application and email or mail the application to the Office
of Leadership Investment no later than 5 p.m. EST by February 22, 2011.
Maximum Impact, Deloitte's Alternative Spring Break
Spring break lasts a week, your impact could last a lifetime Save the Date! Maximum Impact 2011:
Deloitte's Alternative Spring Break. It's your spring break. Good fun. Great friends. Priceless
memories. And a lasting impact. Our fourth annual Maximum Impact: Deloitte's Alternative Spring
Break will be in Washington, D.C March 12-18, 2011. Produced with United Way, we'll be
supporting students in at-risk communities - inside and outside the classroom. Turn your time off
from school into time spent improving the lives of those in need. You'll also learn more about
professional services and make important connections with fellow students around the country and
Deloitte employees who are as passionate about helping people as you are. How far will you take it?
Apply now: Maximum Impact 2011 Website: http://www.deloitte.com/us/asb Listen to the podcast:
Maximum Impact 2010: Deloitte's Alternative Spring Break: http://careers.deloitte.com/united-
Piedmont Environmental Council Fellowship Program
The PEC Fellowship program is much more than an internship! The seven week program is designed
to provide college students and recent graduates with comprehensive exposure to PEC's work in the
Piedmont region and Virginia. Fellows will experience a hands-on approach to learning about PEC
through field-trips, classroom discussions, and individual practicum projects. Wherever possible,
classroom lessons are followed with practical applications and field trips. During the 2010 program,
students heard from 67 different speakers and went on 35 different fieldtrips to sites around Piedmont
to learn about the topics covered in the classroom through hands-on activities. PEC is pleased to
provide accepted 2011 Fellows assistance with local housing, classroom facilities, activities and
special project expenses, a small living stipend, and an unforgettable experience! Visit
www.pecva.org/fellowship to download an application. Applications are due March 11, 2011.
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STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact the Internship Programs Office in STU B1