Have Federal Work Study? Apply to Join Our Editorial Team for Fall 2023

The Digital Media and Journalism and Communication departments are looking for an Editorial Assistant to the Department Advisor. As an editorial assistant you will help with writing and maintaining our blogs, designing newsletters, posters and fliers and posting to social media. You will also help maintain spreadsheets, send emails and announcements and other clerical/administrative work. 

We are looking for students with excellent writing, editing and design skills. You must be able to write short blog posts, emails, announcements, etc. and design posters, social media posts and newsletters. Attention to detail is a must. Experience with Canva, Instagram, WordPress and Google Sheets (or Excel) is preferred.

You can apply for this position as either a work study student or for internship credits (although if you seek internship credits, preference is given to students who have done prior internships for credit and completed the seminar.) The position begins at the start of the Fall 2022 semester. It’s a great opportunity to hone your writing and design skills and learn how to use them strategically.

Please submit your resume and a writing sample to Amy Witkus, Administrative Assistant at witkusa@newpaltz.edu

Here is a video spotlight from Abigail Hedler, who was a part of the First Year Internship Program. Click the picture to be taken to the video on our Instagram!

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Events & Comm Summer Interns Needed for Upstate Women in Film & TV

An internship with Upstate Women In Film and Television is a great opportunity to have hands-on experience in a non-for-profit organization who supports women working in the film and entertainment industry. 

Interns will learn about how our non-for-profit is formed and organized.  They will observe board meetings and learn first hand how Robert’s Rules work. Interns will be involved in the planning, organizing and execution of both live and online programs and events within our organization. Our events span across the Hudson Valley region of NY. We will cover travel expenses to live events or provide travel accommodations to you.   

 Here are some of the tasks and learning outcomes: 

  • Setting up Zoom meetings and webinars. You will learn about the basic setup along with advanced features for professional programs. 
  • Posting marketing materials on social media outlets such as: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked-In. You will learn how to market with the use of social media and the art of hashtags. 
  • Creating marketing flyers on CANVA to post on social media. This is good practice in graphic design skills. 
  • Updating the events page on our Weebly site: upwift.org. We will teach you how to edit and post to a Weebly site. 
  • Attending live events to set up, help run, and break down.  These are fun and a great way to meet people who work in the film and entertainment industry. 

 If interested, please send resume and an email of intent to info@upwift.org. 

Last Chance to Apply for Internship Eligibility for Summer or Fall 2022 — Act Now; April 8 deadline

While internships are NOT a requirement for Communication majors, they are suggested, and provide real world experience in a professional work environment.

To earn internship credits, students must apply for internship eligibility one semester before they even start looking for internships! Our department has to make sure you are ready to represent our department, internship program and SUNY New Paltz out in the work world. Continue reading