Tuesday, June 23, 2009

How about a semester in Washington?

This great opportunity just came across my desk -- and it reminds me to make you aware of the opportunity to spend a semester or summer at IC's Washington, DC program. I visited our facilities and Dr. Deborah Curry, the DC Program Director, in May and I was really pleased to hear about the terrific courses, special tours and speakers, and internships there. (Not to mention that our center is within a short walk to the Washington Zoo and an eclectic and diverse neighborhood of restaurants and shops!) Anyway....

The Student Press Law Center in the Washington DC area is offering PAID internships. You'd come away with experience working on their print magazine, website, and their Twitter and social networking pages. Former SPLC interns are working at U.S. News and World Report, CNN and in many other interesting legal and journalistic jobs, and it is especially excellent training for anyone who might be looking down the road at law school.


Deadline: July 10 for fall internships

This is one of many opportunities available in the Washington metro area. Park students have worked at internships including event planning, journalism, not-for-profit fundraising, museum promotions, marketing and PR, and radio programming. Some of our intern sites there include

Start planning now for next year and beyond. Internships are one of the most important factors in helping you decide on your career focus and to gaining entry into this competitive job market. Beyond being the seat of government, Washington is full of museums, Ad/PR agencies, embassies, broadcast stations, not-for-profit organizations, and news organizations.

When you get back, talk with your advisor, Eloise Greene (our internship coordinator here in Park) or Dr. Deb Curry about the possibilities.

Friday, June 19, 2009

$2000. prize for short how-to videos

Attention - emerging creative media-makers and instructional designers:

Howcast (a website with short how-to videos on almost any subject imaginable) is launching its very first video contest, the How-To Video Challenge. Deadline July 29.

They're asking filmmakers and video artists to dream up a fresh, original approach to the how-to video. First prize is $2000. Some impressive judges are lined up -- Peter Baxter, Slamdance Film Festival; Jeff Cooperman, The Colbert Report; Katherine Sharpe, ReadyMade Magazine; Tim Sullivan, Magical Elves (Project Runway, Top Chef). And, the top submissions will be showcased across the web. This is a great opportunity to have your work showcased.

How-To Video Challenge Guidelines: http://www.howcast.com/contests/The-Howcast-Emerging-Filmmakers-Program-HowTo-Video-Challenge/details

How-To Video Challenge Official Rules: http://www.howcast.com/contests/The-Howcast-Emerging-Filmmakers-Program-HowTo-Video-Challenge/rules

Enter Now! http://www.howcast.com/videochallenge