Publicity & Journalism Intern

Posted on August 1st, 2016

Job Title: Publicity & Journalism Intern
Department: University Center for the Arts, Marketing Office, Rm. 112
Academic Credit Offered: Yes
Hours Per Week: 4-15 (dependent upon course credit requirements)
Internship Length: 1 Semester, with the opportunity to return based on performance
Application Deadline: Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

Position Summary
The Publicity & Journalism Intern will gain hands-on experience writing and editing professional journalism and marketing pieces for University Center for the Arts (UCA) events. This individual will work with the UCA Publicity & Marketing team to publicize events through various media, such as the Web, a digital magazine, print materials, social media, and additional outlets. This position allows students to expand their professional portfolio while working in a vibrant, creative atmosphere.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Write press releases and special interest stories (performance reviews, student profiles, etc.) for a variety of publications, including SOURCE and The Green Room online magazine (can be viewed at
• Present media pitches to local media outlets, including The Coloradoan, The Collegian, KUNC, and KCSU.
• Assist with fulfillment of publicity calendar for UCA events.
• Attend performances and rehearsals for live performance reporting and post-event recaps.
• Write social media feature content, including interviews with faculty and students.
• Collaborate with fellow interns on story ideas.
• Proofread and edit peer projects.
• Assist with on-campus marketing efforts and events.
• Uphold college and university branding and communications guidelines.
• Additional communications, marketing, and event-related duties, as assigned.

• Current CSU student, available Fall 2016
• Proficiency in Microsoft Windows
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong work ethic and commitment to detail
• Copy editing ability
• Familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat)
• Ability to excel in a collaborative, team-oriented environment and work independently
• Flexibility to work during regular office hours and evening events as needed
• Experience with video editing and/or photo journalism preferred, but not required
• Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred, but not required

To apply, please e-mail your RESUME, COVER LETTER, and WRITING SAMPLES by Friday, Sept. 9,  to:
Brandon Adams, Marketing & Publicity Assistant
Please include ‘Fall 2016 PUBLICITY INTERNSHIP’ in the subject line

About the University Center for the Arts:
The University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University provides an enriched venue in which the study and practice of Art, Dance, Music and Theatre are nurtured and sustained by building the skills and knowledge needed by future generations of arts professionals to become contributors to the essential vitality of our culture and society. For more information, visit