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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Chronicle of Higher Education Paid Internship

The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking four interns for the summer 2014 session, which will begin in May and last through August.  The Chronicle's internships aim to give current undergraduates and recent college graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience at the No. 1 source for news about higher education.  Applicants must show a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism with relevant coursework or prior experience.

The internships are full-time in our Washington, D.C. office. In addition to a $500 weekly stipend, academic credit can often be arranged.

Interns will report and write daily news articles for The Chronicle's Web site (which often appear subsequently in print), write news articles for other sections of the newspaper, blog, and do research for special projects.

There is very little grunt work. Interns who prove themselves as reporters and writers are often asked to write full-length features.

The Chronicle places a premium on reporting that is accurate and writing that shines. All writing, including that done by staff reporters, is carefully edited. Interns typically leave with a set of strong, varied clips.
Requirements: Experience writing for publication, either at a student newspaper or a professional publication, is required. Candidates with previous internships and deadline-reporting experience are preferred. Candidates must be able to legally work in the United States and to stay through the term of the internship. Applications should include a cover letter; a résumé with telephone, e-mail, and postal contact information; and a maximum of five varied and impressive clips. Clips should include dates and publication names. Please be sure type is large enough to read.

Applications for the internship can be sent via either e-mail or hard copy. They must be received by 5  p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2014 and sent to:
Dan Berrett
Internship Coordinator
The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037

Remember that to receive credit for an internship, you must apply at our Internship Office: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/undergrad/ous/internship.html.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Alumni Profile: Catherine Bucaria, Class of 2011

Occupation: Editorial Assistant, Random House Audio Group, Random House, Inc.

Major: English. Concentration: Honors. Minor: Business
Catherine Bucaria
What she does: “As Editorial Assistant for the Random House Audio group, I assist with manuscript review, profit & loss analysis, and acquisition of potential adult and children's audiobook titles. Once we have put together our list of titles, I coordinate seasonal title launch meetings for our division, creating PowerPoints, handouts, and presentations for all titles for the sales, marketing, publicity, and production teams. On a daily basis, I manage title set-up, pricing, and network data for all audio imprints, initiate and circulate contract drafts, coordinate weekly editorial meetings, send author audio copies, and serve as a contact person for authors, agents, and subrights personnel.”

How her English major helped: “I could not be more happy with my decision to major in English at Villanova. I was constantly challenged by my readings, professors, and the variety of courses that are required to complete the major. The writing and analytical skills that resulted from my work in those classes prepared me for workplace situations where a clear and concise, yet creative solution is required. My ability to process and comprehend material given to me and then summarize and extrapolate on the main points is a direct result of the work I did as an English major, and it has been invaluable. Thorough, thoughtful analysis of any reading or data becomes second nature to English majors and will set you apart once you enter the professional world."

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Abbey Theatre Summer Studio 2014

The course would count for your major in English.  If you have questions, contact Prof. Joseph Lennon of the English department and Irish Studies: joseph.lennon@villanova.edu.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Summer Internships with the Pennsylvania Historical Museum and Commission.

The Pennsylvania Historical Museum and Commission is now accepting applications from students who are interested in applying for The 2014 Keystone Summer Internship Program.

The deadline for submission is Friday February 14th 2014.

Students, please send the following:
1.       The 2014 Keystone Internship Application  (attached to 12/9 email to English majors from Dr. Radcliffe)
2.       Resume
3.       An essay describing why you want to pursue an internship position with The Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission.
4.       A professor’s letter of recommendation
5.       Transcripts
Please send all items to ra-phmcinterns@state.pa.us

For other questions, please contact Amy Jukus at ajukus@pa.gov

Remember that to receive credit for an internship, you must apply at our Internship Office: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/undergrad/ous/internship.html.