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Quick reminder that we're continuously posting new opportunities -- internships, employment, scholarships -- over on our website at SHSJC:

Internship Opportunities -- many have deadlines coming up!

Scholarship Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

And did you know that A.D. Marisa Porto is happy to look over your resume and/or LinkedIn profile before you submit? Reach out to her at marisa.porto@hamptonu.edu or via phone at 757-727-5713

3/8 Deadline: Innovation Challene for Spotify: A Challenge and an Internship Program

The Innovation Challenge is a chance for Spotify to hear from creative and innovative students attending officially recognized Historic Black College & Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutes (HSI). Each year, we identify a number of business challenges faced by our Spotify teams and formulate each into an Innovation Challenge (think similar to a business case problem). HBCU & HSI students are asked to consider submitting solutions to the challenge(s) of their choosing.

Finalists are selected to pitch their solution to our Spotify teams and winners are ultimately given an internship spot in our Global Summer Internship Program to work directly on the challenge solution they presented. This opportunity is for students are interested in an internship at Spotify. Apply here today! Applications close on March 8th at 11:59pm EST.

Verizon and CGI U 2021 Social Innovation Challenge

The Verizon and CGI U 2021 Social Innovation Challenge is for current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as CGI U alumni, to develop projects that leverage next-generation technologies to advance one of three issue areas: immersive education technology, climate justice, and health equity in the U.S. This challenge will highlight the power of technology-based solutions to address significant societal challenges.

A design sprint will be held March 8-12, 2021 to provide teams with additional insight into the issue areas, coaching and guidance from Clinton Foundation and Verizon Experts, additional resources, and networking opportunities with other applicants. Specific event details forthcoming to all registrants. This virtual design sprint is free for all participants.

Register now!

For more information on the challenge and how to apply by April 1, please visit cgiu.org/verizonchallenge or email the CGI U team at cgiu@clintonglobalinitiative.org

NEW CLASS: Investigative Journalism (JAC 451)

Our JAC 451 Investigative Journalism class will be available as an elective in Fall 2021.

Be sure to sign up for it as soon as you can during preregistration this spring, since it likely will fill up quickly.

Pre-requisite: JAC 210

Reach out to your advisor for more!

2/24 Zoom: Come talk to some of the best investigative journalists in news

Do you want break big news stories that uncover fraud or corruption? Come talk to some of the best investigative journalists in news at our panel tomorrow.

• Cynthia Galli, chief of investigative projects for ABC News in New York.

• Susan Chira is editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that investigates the U.S. criminal justice system.

• Mark J. Rochester is editor-in-chief of Type Investigations, a nonprofit news organization that holds the powerful accountable.

• Christopher Tyree is executive director and co-founder of the Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism.

When: Feb 24, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting.

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpc-qhrT4sHtJvJ7QAm521aQl3YoQe8aZq

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Interested in a career or internship in Media and Advertising?

Interested in a career or internship in Media and Advertising? Join dozens of your Hampton classmates who have taken this course and landed roles.

Check out The Boyd Initiative, a program that provides HBCU students and graduates free enrollment in a media and advertising fundamentals course. Thousands of professionals across the globe have completed this award-winning course. The course is sponsored by companies like NBCUniversal, Fox Corp, ViacomCBS, Roku, who are given student resume upon their completion of the Five, 1.5-hour session program. Almost 200 students have completed The Boyd Initiative and are actively being matched with job and internship opportunities and mentors. To learn more about the program, please go to https://www.theboydinitiative.com/students, fill out the form on the bottom of the page, and set a time to speak with Steven.

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Employment Opp: Marketing and Events Coordinator (Full-Time)

The Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (OACB), a non-profit trade association providing advocacy, communications, technical assistance, and professional development support to Ohio's 88 county boards of DD, seeks a Marketing and Events Coordinator.

This position will play a significant role in planning the operational and logistical aspects of OACB's in-person events and virtual meetings, including two large (1000+ participant) conferences held in Columbus each year. Between events, the Coordinator will also assist with general internal marketing and communications tasks such as managing social media content, creating/formatting various e-mail publications, and maintaining member data within the association's CRM platform. The position will require substantial interaction with OACB members; applicants must have excellent written and verbal communications skills as well as a customer-experience-centered attitude.

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience ($40,000/year minimum);
  • Generous universal paid time off with regular step increases based upon years of service;
  • Employer-provided health, vision, and dental insurance;
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) annual mental health counseling session entitlement;
  • 401(k) with up to 5% employee contribution match;
  • Flexible remote work options; and
  • A positive, supportive workplace culture committed to personal growth and work-life balance.

Required Availability: This is a full-time, overtime-exempt position. The Coordinator will work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (or general equivalent), excluding holidays. Limited evening work will be required during the association's conferences in May and December of each year.

Position Location:

Given the nature of this position, OACB has a strong preference for candidates based in the State of Ohio. All association employees are currently working in a remote or "work-from-home" arrangement for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, with in-person responsibilities expected to become more common in mid-to-late 2021. If the Coordinator is required to work on-site, OACB is committed to following all public health requirements and best practices. PPE will be provided and social distancing will be enforced during all in-person interactions. Upon the conclusion of the pandemic, OACB will re-evaluate the work location of all employees in line with the needs of our members and the wishes of individual association employees.

How to Apply:

Send a resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples to OACB Communications Director Erich Hiner at ehiner@oacbdd.org with "Marketing and Events Coordinator" in the subject line no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Important Skills and Traits (minimum requirements)

  • 1-3 years minimum experience in communications, public relations, and/or event coordination (work completed as an undergraduate or graduate student may be considered if it is well-documented and of high quality).
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivate, anticipate project needs, and meet simultaneous deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Positive, down-to-earth demeanor to relate to and communicate with a diverse customer base of association members from different backgrounds and at different levels of professional seniority.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to switch between various writing styles (educational, technical, marketing/promotion, etc.) throughout the course of a typical day.
  • Practice with maintaining an organizational voice across platforms and projecting OACB's customer-first approach in all member interactions.
  • Hands-on experience with complex event planning/coordination and the ability to see potential problems and pitfalls before they happen (i.e. wording that may confuse customers, incomplete processes, unclear communication of expectations, etc.).
  • Ability to think about events and internal processes from a customer's perspective and adapt/improve those processes. OACB is looking for an attendee advocate who can make customers feel heard and taken care of.
  • Experience with content management systems and online form builders.
  • Experience with social media community management, specifically Facebook and Twitter.
  • Functional understanding of event financials and basic cost/revenue.
  • Computer, program, and office skills typical of a modern professional position (i.e. e-mail, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Zoom, etc.).

Bonus Skills and Attributes (experience that will make you stand out from other applicants)

  • Familiarity with Ohio's developmental disability service delivery system and state government structure;
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Audition);
  • Photography skills;
  • Experience with publication layout/design; and
  • Spoken/written languages other than English.

How You Will Contribute to Our Mission: Event Planning and Management (50%)

  • Act as general point of contact for customers seeking information about OACB's professional development opportunities and answer inquiries in a timely fashion.
  • Work with OACB staff organizing online and in-person trainings to plan registration emails and event-related communications.
  • Create registration forms and oversee digital registration of in-person and online events through OACB's proprietary event tracking software, answering member inquiries as they arise.
  • Track professional development credits granted for OACB events by state regulators and county board superintendents and maintain the association's event credit records.
  • Ensure that continuing professional development units are prepared for distribution after all OACB events and answer customer questions related to attendance and credits.
  • Interface with event vendors, plan booth layouts for events in conjunction with OACB operations staff, and ensure vendors have a positive on-site experience.
  • Set up OACB-owned equipment as needed, including digital projectors, presentation laptops, wireless presentation remotes, and other devices as requested.
  • Deliver meal-counts to venue catering staff by established deadlines and ensure consistent quality on site alongside OACB's operations staff.
  • Gather content for and edit event programs, ensuring that all event-related literature is clear, concise, and error-free.
  • Act as in-session Zoom tech during digital events, answering customers' questions and troubleshooting technical issues.
  • Work with OACB administrative staff to ensure that event billing is processed and that billing-related customer service inquiries are replied to promptly.

Communications Support (40%)

  • Help monitor and manage OACB's online social media communities on Facebook and Twitter, identifying social media content for posts and moderating comments.
  • Collect and archive news stories featuring OACB members on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Assist colleagues in writing and editing a variety of materials including (but not limited to) event literature, state-level advocacy documents, training materials, presentations, website announcements, and more.
  • Contribute to and proofread OACB e-publications to ensure they are error-free.
  • Maintain an Events Calendar for OACB members of upcoming trainings (free and paid) and update the OACB website regularly.
  • Document OACB events on social media, tagging and interacting with county boards of DD and affiliate members to establish and build online rapport.
  • Monitor OACB's online reputation and those of association members, reporting potential communications needs to the Communications Director.

Administrative Support/Other Duties (10%)

  • Maintain OACB's email distribution lists in the association's email marketing platform, ensuring that all publication data is kept up to date.
  • Maintain OACB's email listservs, adding and removing members as needed within association policies and procedures.
  • Update OACB's online Member Directory as needed, assisting members with routine changes and elevating technical issues when required.
  • Other basic administrative duties as assigned.


Employment Opp: Sabin Vaccine Institute Seeks Social Media & Graphic Design Associate

Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington, D.C., is looking to hire a full-time Social Media and Graphic Design Associate  to manage all social media accounts and support the organization by creating impactful designs for a wide variety of audiences. This role would be well suited for a recent graduate from a graphic design, communications, or similar program. Please see link: https://www.sabin.org/careers/social-media-and-graphic-design-associate

3/3 Info Session: NYU Summer Publishing Institute

This year the NYU Summer Publishing Institute will take place as a virtual three week program from June 7 to June 25, 2021. We are also pleased to offer a number of scholarship opportunities for NYU SPI 2021 students.

Online Information Sessions

These information sessions are a great opportunity for students to learn more about two leading publishing programs, each of which provides a different pathway to publishing. Details and the RSVP links are below.

March 3, 2021 at 6:00pm EST

NYU SPS Center for Publishing Online Information Session (RSVP here)

The NYU Summer Publishing Institute is a renowned summer program for rising seniors and recent college graduates. In 2021, the program will run as a modified, three week virtual program from June 7 to June 25th. (Note, for the fourth year, we are opening the program to rising college seniors.) The Application Deadline for SPI 2021 is March 22, 2021.

2/23 6pm: Call My Agent: Launch A Creative Career

Call My Agent: Launch A Creative Career

Join us on Tuesday, February 23, at 6:00 PM ET and hear from agents in film, television, music, journalism and publishing share how they discover top talent, take a collaborative approach to serving their clients, and what it takes to jump-start a career in this fast-paced, dynamic field.


Kara Baker, Manager, Avalon Management

Regina Brooks, Founder and President, Serendipity Literary Agency

Ben Schildkraut, Music Touring Agent, Creative Artists Agency

Jaia Thomas, Sports and Entertainment Attorney; Founder, Diverse Representation

Moderator: Claire Atkinson, Chief Media Correspondent, Insider

Register here: Center for Communication

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