Oakland University Career Center’s Student to Professional Organization
Student to Professional is a student organization at Oakland University that strives to give students the necessary skills to successfully transition into the working world by organizing and assisting with on-campus business events. The intern will work closely with the organization advisor to assist in the planning and preparation of the annual Student to Professional Conference by writing press releases, letters, and other documents to advertise the event; editing and publishing internal documents; attending all organization meetings; attending and assisting in on-campus events; and utilizing various social media outlets to promote the organization. Other roles and activities can be
Business providing high quality, fun, and affordable educational supplemental materials in the following areas: foreign languages, English, social studies, and science. As a company, we believe that learning should and can be fun! Interns assist with the product development process, market existing products, assist with purchasing, and do data entry for interactive games. Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Internet explorer a plus.
Oakland Business Review
This is a weekly newspaper based in Novi devoted to reporting on and monitoring the businesses and business deals in Oakland County. The intern will work closely with the editor, and will be actively engaged in researching and writing stories, making contacts in the business community, attending conferences, etc. This is a challenging and exciting position for someone with excellent research and writing skills, and would be especially good for someone with a journalism minor, though that is not a prerequisite for the position.
Based in Farmington Hills, Thomson Gale is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. It is best known for its reference works, magazine and newspaper articles, and the 600 databases it maintains online, in print and in microform. Interns help to develop Thomson Gale products, such as text books or on-line resource systems. In some cases, interns take on project leadership responsibility for the development of a new product. (Only available in summer; students should Google them for application info and follow guidelines.)
Troy-based advertising firm. This position involves developing advertising copy, slogans, and campaigns; it can also include writing press releases, calling journalists and verifying interest and facts, and researching potential stories. Students must contact the company themselves to apply. http://www.smz.com/Contact/Directions.aspx
OU Media Relations Department
An interest in a media relations career is a prerequisite for this internship. New media skills are also desirable. The intern will be responsible for attending select events on campus and writing Web stories (to appear on the News at OU Web site), drafting press releases, building the existing list of e-mail addresses for reporters in out-of-state and national markets, filing clips and producing clip reports, enhancing and consistently updating the Reporter Resources Web site, expanding the existing list of faculty experts, and tracking and reporting on public blogs and video sites (like YouTube) to monitor OU’s reputation. Additional duties, time permitting, may include proofreading Web stories and compiling the weekly student and faculty/staff broadcasts. For credit only.
Blue Care Network
Health care communications internship. Students write copy for internal and/or external publications; copy includes newsletter articles, letters, brochures, electronic and print manual pages, Web pages, training presentations, e-mail/fax messages, on hold voice messages. Position requires excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills that translate into clear, accurate, and comprehensive communications, and knowledge of or desire to learn one or more of the following software packages used in communications: Acrobat Professional, InDesign, PageMaker, PowerPoint, Excel, Dream weaver, FrontPage, Visio, and Access.