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Paid Journalism Internships! and Summer Seminars: Ethics, PoliSci, Econ, Humane Studies

Attention! Gonzaga students interested in Summer Seminars and Paid Journalism Internships!

Check out the programs offered through IHS

the Institute for Humane Studies 

How can students make the most of the summer?

Summer is the most exciting season at the Institute for Humane Studies. We’re gearing up to help students capitalize on time away from school this summer through week-long seminars, personal connections to professionals and professors, and paid internship opportunities.

Summer Seminars on the Ideas of Liberty

Application Deadline, March 31st:
You have two weeks left to apply for Summer Seminars offered by the Institute for Humane Studies. In a seminar week, you will delve into the ideas of liberty with a group of intellectually curious people from all over the world. You can also expect ample time to get acquainted with fellow students, and talk informally with the faculty lecturers. You might be amazed how much you can learn from one week of challenging discussion.

To give you a taste, here are a few topics you might encounter:

“Politics without Romance: Public Choice Economics”

“Aristotle and Adam Smith on Freedom, Virtue, & the Good Life”

“Material Inequality”

“World Poverty and International Justice”

  • Be sure to apply by the March 31st deadline!

Paid Journalism Internships

Application Deadline July 1st:
Considering becoming a journalist?  If so, turn an investigative eye toward the IHS Journalism Internship Program. The application for paid fall internships in broadcast, print, and investigative journalism is now open! Learn more:

Institute for Humane Studies – 3351 Fairfax Drive, MSN 1C5 – Arlington, VA 22201-4432

Metro (Portland) Seeks Public Affairs Specialist

Metro is seeking an Associate Public Affairs Specialist in Communications

The Associate Public Affairs Specialist supports communications activities across all Metro departments and independently develops and coordinates assigned policy and planning-related communication activities. The person in this position develops, writes and edits content for the Metro web site, print and electronic publications, and social networking sites; produces newsletters, presentations and event materials; plans and implements stakeholder, community and media engagement; advises project teams about communication issues; provides centralized coordination of several of Metro’s communication tools and work systems; and supports Metro’s intranet and online calendar.

Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in a communications field and two year of experience in public affairs or communications; or any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the job.

Deadline for general recruitment is September 1, 2009.

For full job posting and to apply, go here:

Hey Ladies, are You a Rockstar Public Speaker and a HUGE Sports Fanatic?


15918332681Recently, Nike posted through ZagTrax for a Field Reporter position looking for  a lady who is a  real mover and shaker who has high communication skills while being comfortable both in front of a camera as well as a celebrity.

As the Nike Field Reporter, you’ll jetset around the country on Nike’s dime talking to athletes, artists and culture makers. You’ll report back in the form of photos, videos and blog entries.

You have to be ready for anything and anyone. As this is being written, the current Nike Field Reporter is spending a few days just hanging out with Kobe Bryant.

Think you could keep up? Remember this isn’t a job for the camera shy. Or the easily intimidated. You’ll need to show us you can talk a good game, as well as play one. Make us laugh. Impress us with your quick wit and storytelling. Prove to us you are Nike’s next star in a 2-minute audition video and sample blog post.

 Here are the job requirements from Nike:

+ Must be an 18-24 year old girl (Sorry guys!)
+ Sorry gals, we can’t accept college or high school sports team athletes. Eligibility issues. Besides, you’re busy enough already. 
+ When picking your wardrobe, you must avoid wearing items with your school or sports team names, or logos of any sort (except Nike, of course!) 
+ Don’t reference any other teams, companies, or organizations. 
+ If you have anyone else in the video, they need to sign this waiver. 
+ No music please. We love music, it’s a rights thing. 

Maximum audition tape length: 2 mins
Deadline for submissions: June 15th, 2009 7PM PST

Finalists are announced July 1st, 2009
The Next Nike Field Reporter will be announced at the end of July


 To view the post on ZagTrax, use reference ID# 3093.   Or visit NikeWomen by clicking here

Summer Internship: Comcast SportsNet


This job was forwarded to me by a fellow Alumni who wants to see more ZAGS working with her in Portland. 



Job Title

 Summer 2009 TV Production Internship – Comcast SportsNet-NW

 Job Responsibilities

 This is an unpaid, temporary internship opportunity for a current college student to participate in the production activities of Comcast SportsNet in Portland, OR.

 Responsibilities may include some or all of the following:

  • Logistical assistance: label, log and/or organize tapes and other media
  • Assist with transportation and operation of video equipment both in studio and in a field environment
  • Assist in editing video and audio
  • Shadow producers to learn and observe functions that contribute to the production of television programs
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Minimum requirements

  •  College undergraduate status
  • Study and/or experience in broadcast journalism or related field
  • Positive attitude, desire to learn and ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Flexible hours to include occasional nights and weekends
  • Must be enrolled through college/university for college credit and will need to provide a letter from school confirming receipt of credit for experience

Send cover letter and resume to:

Comcast SportsNet-NW

Internship Program

300 N. Winning Way

Portland, OR 97227