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AAJA/Star-Advertiser internship now available

A summer journalism internship is now available, co-sponsored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and the Asian American Journalists Association of Hawaii.

It is open to all college journalism students.

The internship will be for 12 weeks, from June through August 2011. The intern will work full time, for 40 hours a week on a schedule that will be determined later. This is a paid internship.

Applications must include a cover letter, college transcript and resume.

Also recommended: Up to five work samples, plus a 150-200 word essay on why you want to pursue a career in print or online journalism, and what you hope to gain from the internship experience.

Mail packet to:

Honolulu Star-Advertiser/AAJA-Hawaii internship, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite #7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Attn: Gene Park.

You can also e-mail your application to Gene Park at gpark@staradvertiser.com.


For more information, call AAJA-Hawaii President Gene Park at (808) 529-4302, or e-mail him.

Posh Pau Hana with PRSA

Join us in a joint mixer with the Hawaii chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

You can expect up to 100 public relations professionals. This is an excellent opportunity to network with media and P.R. professionals in Hawaii. Bring a great attitude and some business cards!

Guests will be treated to DJ music, heavy pupus, drinks and swag bags with Ala Moana Center goodies, including a mystery gift card worth anywhere from $10 to $500. Fashion stylists will also be on hand showcasing the hottest must-have pieces for spring. The event is also a kick off for the mall’s Shop a Lea event.

You MUST RSVP to Gene Park by March 15, Tuesday. The AAJA chapter has up to 50 spots available, so we do need a headcount. Please RSVP by either e-mailing Gene, gpark@staradvertiser.com, or tweeting him @GenePark, or on Facebook.

Another important note: We will only accept RSVPs from current members only. If you haven’t joined AAJA yet, go here.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 22, Tuesday

Where: Ala Moana Center, under the stars, Level 3 near Vera Bradley and Nordstrom

Nextworking, Honolulu’s premier networking event, Feb. 10

Nextworking, one of Honolulu’s largest young professional events will be holding a free admission networking mixer on Thursday February 10.

Ten different organizations reach out to their networks for this quarterly networking mixer event. Enjoy Pearl’s famous happy hour specials, win raffle prizes (the grand prize is a trip to Vegas) and have the opportunity to grow your business connections. Past Nextworking events have welcomed over 300 young business professionals.

Connecting Hawaii’s Business Professionals
Thursday, February 10
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Pearl Ultralounge
No Cover
No RSVP Needed

Grand Prize (need to be present to win)
Vacations Hawaii Las Vegas Trip for Two
4 nights, 5 days
Round trip airfare for two
California Hotel
3 Meals Per Day
Airport Transfer to Hotel

Sponsoring Organizations:
Ad 2 Honolulu
American Marketing Association
Asian American Journalist Association
AT Marketing
Hawaii Jaycees
Honolulu Social Club
HPE Live
Pacific Edge Magazine
Potent Productions
Young Business Council

Remember, there is no cover or pre RSVP, so please feel free to pass this Facebook invite to your network as well.

Happy Hour specials at Pearl include
(specials end at 8:00pm)

$5 Food Specials
Mini Kobe Burgers & Steak Fries
San Francisco Style Crab Cakes
Fresh Ahi Poke with 3 Different Sauces
Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Crab, Spinach & Artichoke or Avocado Dip

Drink Specials
$3 Domestic Beers
$3 Premium Well Cocktails
$5 Martini’s, Signature Cocktails & House Wine

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

High School Junior Journos: Apply Here

High school juniors with a passion for journalism have until Feb. 15, to apply for the annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference, July 9-14, 2011, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Eligibility is limited to students who are interested in journalism careers, who demonstrate qualities of “free spirit” and who are high school juniors in the 2010-2011 academic year. Online applications and more information are available at www.freespirit.org.
The Al Neuharth Free Spirit program will select, teach, mentor and support 51 outstanding high school students, representing each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. They will participate in an all-expenses-paid journalism training conference at the Freedom Forum’s Newseum, located on Pennsylvania Avenue between the U.S. Capitol and the White House. Those who successfully
complete the five-day workshop will be awarded $1,000 scholarships that will be paid to each student’s college or university of choice in the fall of 2012.
The conference and scholarships are designed to inspire and encourage students to pursue journalism, to network with one another and to develop lifelong associations. The conference, hosted by Al Neuharth, includes full access to the Newseum, interaction with media leaders and journalists, hands-on training, tours of Washington’s landmarks, plus fun and fellowship. The Free Spirit program began in 1999 and is funded by the Freedom Forum to honor Neuharth, the founder of the Freedom Forum, Newseum and USA TODAY.

SPJ Calling for 2011 Interns

Pictured here are the interns for the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii's 2010 internship program.

Print, online and broadcast journalism and public relations internships are being offered in the summer of 2011 through the Hawaii chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Who is eligible: Preference is given to applicants who are Hawaii residents enrolled in a college or university and who went to high school in Hawaii. Preference is also given to students enrolled in a college or university in Hawaii. Applicants will be considered if they will have completed their sophomore year of college by June 2011. Recent graduates are also eligible.

The following full-time SPJ internships will consist of at least 10 weeks of work at 40 hours a week and will earn at least $3,250:

  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser (daily newspaper)
  • Pacific Business News (weekly business newspaper)
  • Hawaii Business magazine (monthly business magazine)
  • Honolulu magazine (monthly city magazine)
  • Pacific Edge magazine (quarterly business/lifestyle magazine)
  • Trade Publishing Co. (trade publications)
  • Honolulu Civil Beat (online news)
  • Alexander & Baldwin (corporate public relations)
  • Bright Light Marketing Group (public relations)
  • Hawaii News Now (television news)

The following part-time SPJ internships will consist of 8 weeks of work at 27 hours a week and will earn $1,750:

  • KHON Channel 2 (television news)
  • KITV Channel 4 (television news)
  • Hawaii Public Radio (radio news)

How to apply:

  • Visit www.hawaiispj.org to fill out an online application form.
  • Write a cover letter introducing yourself, explaining why you want an internship, listing your relevant coursework or news media experience, and three references with their contact information.
  • Include examples of your news media work. You can send these as url links; pdfs, Word or .txt files for articles; wmv files for video; or wav files for audio.

Send all materials labeled with your name to spjinterns@gmail.com.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2011

You will be contacted directly by the news media if they wish to interview you for an internship. If you are a candidate, you will be contacted by March 31.

For more information, contact SPJ’s Craig DeSilva at (808) 282-1038 or at cdesilva@hotmail.com.

Download: 2011 SPJ Internship application

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