MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIPS

For the listings below, more detailed information is available in the Internship Office.

** Newest Opportunities Listed First**

City of Hartford Mayor's Office (SPRING, SUMMER, FALL). The Mayor's Office is looking for interns to work in Constituent Services and the Communications Office. They are interested in public policy students, students that have experience with editing and creating websites or video/TV (for the community access channel), English majors and others that may be interested in pursuing careers in public service. Contact: Ms. Sarah Barr, Director of Communications, 550 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06103, 860-522-4888, x6217, barrs001@hartford.gov. (1/07)

BEACON - Biomedical Engineering Alliance and Consortium SPRING, SUMMER, FALL. A non-profit business providing services to members in the medical, academic, and corporate world all devoted to medical device technology. Services include seminars, symnposia, conferences, newsletters, and meetings. BEACON wishes to provide its members with a bi-weekly online newsletter (1-2 pages) with updates on the industry, activities, member ideas, etc. An intern with strong research and writing skills is needed to research, design and write this newsletter. No prior knowledge of the industry is needed, as training will be provided. There will also be some general office duties required from time to time. BEACON is located on the busline near Hartford Hospital, with free parking available. Contact: Terri Wilson, Assistant Executive Director, BEACON, 1 Congress Street, Suite 201, Hartford CT 06114, 860 547-1995, theresa.wilson@beaconalliance.org. (11/06)

Adams & Knight Advertising & Public Relations FALL, SPRING. Marketing agency providing print, broadcast and electronic communications services. Intern needed in account services department, to learn work flow through the agency, and how agency interacts with clients and creates effective communications. Client-facing and internal projects available. Contact Alisse Pratt, Adams & Knight Advertising Inc., 136 Simsbury Road, Avon, CT, 860 676-2300, alisse@adamsknight.com. (10/06) 

CONNECTICUT CONCIERGE MAGAZINE SUMMER, FALL, SPRING. Magazine premieres October, 2006, will be published quarterly and will be the ultimate source for local activities, entertainment and dining statewide. Interns will receive hands-on experience in the publishing world, working with the editor and photographers, performing extensive research on tourism destinations, attending photo shoots when possible. Heavy phone contact and Web research required. Writing opportunities exist for qualified candidates. Flexible schedule, 10-12 hours/week, in East Hartford. Please send resume and letter of intent to Liz Haley, Principal, Haley & Associates Publishing: lizhaley@comcast.net

St. Paul Travelers SPRING. Corporate community affairs internship: assist staff in developing/executing strategies for internal and external audiences. Duties include but are not limited to: assisting with management of community events, promoting foundation  activities through web site articles/email announcements; coordinating/attending St. Paul Travelers-sponsored events; coordinating employee volunteers for walks, marathons, food drives, etc., coordinating advertisements for program booklets/playbills; assisting with reports/other administrative tasks; providing customer service. Primary location will be in Hartford, but assistance at other locations in state may be needed. Please email or mail cover letter, resume and one writing sample to: Tara Spain, Community Affairs Manager, St. Paul Travelers, One Tower Square - 3CR, Hartford, CT 06183. Fax: 860-954-8497. Email: TNSPAIN@stpaultravelers.com. Monetary compensation. (1/06)

Chartwells SPRING. Trinity College food service company. Intern will assist with development of marketing communications, marketing plan, advertising and maintaining web site. Please contact Ed Taraskewich, Director of Dining Services, at 860-297-2311. Stipend: $8.00/hour. (11/05)

City of Hartford, Mayor's Office, Dept. of Communications SPRING, SUMMER, FALL. Intern will report to the Director of Communications. Through observation and participation, intern will learn  about promoting the Mayor's initiatives for the City of Hartford. Will have regular contact with media representatives through phone conferences and by tracking/monitoring media coverage. Applicant should have strong research/writing skills, and be team player. Please contact Ms. Sarah Barr, Director of Communications, 550 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06103, 860-522-4888, x6217, barrs001@hartford.gov. No stipend. (11/05)

Office of Hartford City Councilman Jim Boucher SPRING, SUMMER, FALL. The Hartford City Council is a body of elected officials serving 4-year terms. Members are responsible for ordinance and policy development, budget approval and other governmental oversights.  Two internships with Councilman Boucher focus on issues of education, health and human services, finance and public safety. Specifically: one internship involves comparative practice research - choosing one current issue and analyzing that issue based on comparative best practices and other policy assessments.  The second opportunity is in the area of communications: writing updates on key issues with which the Council is involved, and developing Council updates that could be posted on City government web sites, or distributed to the public. Please contact Jim Boucher, 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103, 860-525-8510, or jboucher@hartford.gov. No stipend. (10/05)

Captured Time Productions, LLC FALL, SPRING, SUMMER. Emmy Award-winning documentary production company. Interns will participate in all aspects of documentary film-making, including (but not limited to) research, tape logging, digitizing video, running errands and general production office duties. Will also have opportunities to shoot, and assist editors as needed.  16 hours/week, minimum (2 weekdays). Please contact Yvonne Reelick, Production Coordinator, at 55 Hutchinson Parkway, Litchfield, CT 06759, 860-567-0675; email: captime#@optonline.net. No stipend. (8/05)

Danbury Trashers, LLC FALL, SPRING. Professional hockey team and a member of the United Hockey League. Most games held Friday and Saturday nights, occasional Sunday and weeknights. Several types of internships available: Video Crew - running control room equipment, operating cameras, music program, other duties as needed. Familiarity with operation of video and control room equipment, basic graphic arts knowledge desirable. Crew members must be at arena 1.5 hours before start of games. Public Relations - assist Director of Communications with tasks such as gathering news clippings, assisting with writing/distribution of media notes at home games, assisting broadcaster during game to ensure up-to-date information, attending some PR events, calling media outlets, escorting media members to locker room and supervising pre/post-game interviews, other miscellaneous duties as needed. Prior related experience preferred. Must be available for all home games and some office hours while team is on the road. Sales/Marketing - prospect businesses/organizations to present advertising packages, call businesses to set up advertising sales appointments for staff, shadow staff on visits to businesses, create proof-of-performance packages to present to advertisers, organize mass mailings. Please contact Phil Giubileo, Director of Communications, at 866-565-7825, x117. 60 Newtown Road, Suite 43, Danbury, CT 06810. No stipend. (7/05)

Marlin Entertainment SUMMER, FALL, SPRING. Firm provides full range of promotional and marketing services to a variety of clients in cable television, and in the broadcasting, consumer products, e-commerce and film industries. Clients include HBO, Sci-Fi Channel, A&E, Comedy Central and Finlandia Vodka. Firm has been ranked in Promo Magazine's list of the top 100 promotion agencies for the past five years. Students will be exposed to the daily operations of a marketing agency, will have opportunities to work with clients. and will come away with skills needed to succeed in this field. Activities will include  concept development, market research, budget analysis. Candidates should possess good analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent written/oral communication skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. Part-time and full-time internships available, with flexibility to work around school schedules. Please send resume to Ms. Cecily Andrews, 1720 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880. No stipend. (4/05)

United Technologies Corporation SUMMER.  UTC is a $37 billion company whose products include Carrier Heating and Cooling, Chubb Security Systems, Hamilton Sundstrand Aerospace Systems, Otis Elevators and Escalators, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky Helicopters and UTC Power Fuel Cells. Corporate office in Hartford seeking intern to assist with the development and content writing for the Executive Communication Toolbox, a Web-based internal portal that UTC executives and Communications staff will use while preparing speeches/presentations. Good writing/research skills and comfort with the  Web required. Must be comfortable working under tight deadlines. Please submit resume and a letter stating why you would like to work for UTC to John Mayo, Director of Internal Communications & Development, United Technologies Building (corner of Main & Pearl Streets), Hartford, CT 06101. 860-728-7548. Stipend available (based on college credit hours earned to date). (2/05)

The Partnership for Strong Communities SPRING, SUMMER. Education and advocacy group whose mission is to advance supportive housing, affordable housing, community development and the promotion of sound housing policy options. Several different internship opportunities available: Compilation of Statistics & Authorship of Monthly Narrative on CT's Leading Housing Indicators (for economics/finance major): to measure housing availability, affordability, industry health. Lyceum Speaker Series: contact constituent groups to develop lists of potential speakers. Develop series of high level policy explorations for public and private sector opinion leaders, journalists and activists. Development of Student Art, Essay and Public Speaking Contests on homelessness, housing policy and community development: work with CT associations of boards of education, superintendents, teacher unions, PTO's, individual schools and students to think, write, examine the meaning of home and the integral - if taken for granted - role that the safety/security of a home plays in our lives. Research/Development of Marketing Plans for The Lyceum, Affordable Housing Campaign and Next Step Initiative for Supportive Housing (for communications, marketing, public policy student): adapting affordable housing campaigns from other states facing similar problems to a campaign that would work in CT. Conference Planning & Development (for public policy student): arrange for speakers, demographically develop strategic audience in conjunction with the CT Conference of Municipalities and CCSU. Affordable Design (for student in architecture, art or design): update website feature on design, develop new film exhibit, oversee visiting Affordable Housing Design Show. Partnership Partners' Regional Report (for student with strong reporting, writing, policy skills): reporting, publishing, circulating monthly newsletter.  Please contact David Fink or Shelby Mertes at 860-244-0066, The Lyceum 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT 06106. No stipend (11/04)