Schell Games Visiting IUP!

Hello all,

I wanted to bring to your attention an exciting upcoming visitor to IUP. At 6 PM on Tues, Feb 20 in HSS 126, Reagan Heller (VP of Art) and Harley Baldwin (VP of Design) from Schell Games will be giving a presentation about what they do, what Schell games makes, and careers in video games.  Schell games is a game development company based on Pittsburgh:
This is a great opportunity for students and faculty interested in careers in and curricula dealing with game design. Please encourage your students to attend. We will be creating a poster soon—let me know if you’d like me to send you one to post in your building. We’d love to get lots of people there from all over the university.
The event is sponsored by IUP English as part of its speaker series.
Thanks for your time,

Dr. Todd Nathan Thompson
Associate Professor of English
Assistant Chair, English Department
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Paid Internship in Harrisburg

My name is Lev Boonin, a Public Policy major at Drexel University and the current Policy Intern in the Policy Office of the PA Department of Transportation. We are preparing to begin the search for our next group of interns here in the PennDOT Policy Office for the summer of 2018 and hope we might recruit one of your students. The program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. It offers exciting opportunities in the fields of transit, safety, urban development, and infrastructure and technology, with projects addressing federal infrastructure and funding issues, automated vehicle technology, alternative fuel vehicles, and a variety of mobility topics and challenges.

Interns in our Policy Office are full time paid members of PennDOT. Students must commit to at least 10 weeks (12 weeks preferable) of work and be a registered student during this period. The Policy Office is located within PennDOT’s Executive Office at the Keystone Building in Harrisburg’s Capital Complex. Our interns have come from schools such as Carnegie-Mellon University, Franklin and Marshall, Drexel University, Temple University and Lafayette College. The Policy Office is keenly interested in recruiting students who embody ethnic and gender diversity. Qualifying candidates will be interviewed by Policy Director Roger Cohen.

If you believe that you know of students who may be interested and capable of working in our Policy Office, please have them email me at with the following information:

1) A CV from the student
2) A cover letter stating the student’s relevant areas of interest

Please let your students know we are recruiting, and if any are interested, to contact me at once, as we are eager to recruit the best and brightest you have for the possibility of working in our office.
we would like if all applicants were to send in their CV and cover letters by the 24th of February.


Lev Isaac Boonin | Policy Intern
PA Department of Transportation | Policy Office
Commonwealth Keystone Building, 8th Floor
400 North Street | Harrisburg PA 17120
Phone:� 717.265.7559

ELISCO offering Advertising, Branding, and Digital Media Internship

Elisco’s Creative Café is seeking self-motivated students or recent grads that want to gain agency experience. Interns will be focusing on Elisco as their main client, as well as assisting on select client projects as needed. Over the years, some of the agency’s best interns have been offered full-time positions at the agency. Currently, three former interns work at the agency.

The internship will run from Monday, June 4th to Friday, August 3rd and is typically two to three days a week. Internship time frames are flexible and can be tailored to the student’s schedule. Internships are unpaid and are preferably for college credit. Positions are available in the following roles:


The copywriting intern will work with the creative team to develop concepts and copy for Elisco and select clients. This intern will also assist with proofing copy and final art.


The account management intern will work with the account team to manage Elisco’s social media accounts, as well as write briefs, press releases and proof creative. They will also help with any agency events.


The design intern should have experience with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. They will be assisting the creative team with Elisco social media, as well as designing and concepting.


The business development intern is ideal for someone with an academic focus on business management and sales. The intern will analyze markets and help identify business strategies and opportunities for clients and prospects. They will also write briefs, press releases, proof creative and help with agency events. The responsibilities also include some prospecting in the agency’s Salesforce database.

To apply, send your resume and any relevant work samples (if applicable) to Laura Shirley: by February 19th. Please note the role(s) that are of interest to you and let us know how you heard about this opportunity.



Laura is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania where she earned a B.S. in Graphic Design. While at Cal, she led the campus’ vanguard student-run design firm Studio 224. Laura is a member of Pittsburgh’s AIGA chapter.

For more information:

Keep Your Email Clean!

Is your email account full or almost full! How will you get updates on the internship process, reminders of due dates, and leads on possible internships? The answer: YOU WON’T!

Take time every month to empty old mail and free up space in your email account so that you can keep receiving important information about internships! These next few months are critical! Don’t miss a thing because of a stuffed email account!

Career Fair 2018

IUP will hold a career fair on February 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Kovalchick Convention Center and Athletic Complex. This is an excellent opportunity for you to connect with employers for internships and salaried positions! Be there!

Would interning through the school look as good to a potential employer as a typical internship?

Would interning through the school look as good to a potential employer as a typical internship?

This is hard to answer. Some future employers may be impressed that your university thought enough of you to hire you and some may think you were unable to secure an opportunity outside of the university. There is no way to predict how this will be interpreted. There are times when these internships are some of the best opportunities for experience that our students can get. Even so, it may not be interpreted that way by others.

The COMM Interns Manual & lectures mentioned that the university offers internships through IUP-TV, IUP-FM, and the CMPR. How would a student go about obtaining one of these internships?

The COMM Interns Manual & lectures mentioned that the university offers internships through IUP-TV, IUP-FM, and the CMPR. How would a student go about obtaining one of these internships?

This is sometimes true. You would contact the coordinator of the TV station, Dr. Kleinman, the coordinator of the radio station, Mr. Albright, or the coordinator of the CMPR, Ms. Keppich. The mistake made by most applicants is that they falsely believe that (1) this is a less formal application, (2) these organizations are required to take all applicants because they are part of the COMM department, and (3) tuition is waived because you are working for IUP. All three of those points are incorrect!

The truth is as follows. (1) You should formally apply by starting the process with a cover letter, resume, and reference list sent to the appropriate coordinator in hopes of securing an interview. (2) These operations are not required to take any interns, may not opt to take interns in any given summer, and may set very high qualification requirements like a high GPA, prior work experience, etc. (3) Tuition is not waived because you are working for IUP.

Do marketing or marketing focused internships count towards a Communications Major’s COMM 493 credits?

Do marketing or marketing focused internships count towards a Communications Major’s COMM 493 credits?

The answer is yes. Marketing is very integral to what we do which is why we have a major in Media Marketing. Ideally, you would be in that track if you wished to pursue a marketing oriented internship. Sometimes, that is not possible at this stage of your academic career. In that case, it would be a good idea to sit with me and go over your transcript to make sure that you are prepared for such an experience.

Johnstown Internship – Event Promotion

Internship description
Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau
111 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste A
Johnstown, PA 15906
(800) 237-8590

Special Events Assistant—summer

Company/Organization Description:

The Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau is the designated tourism promotion agency for Cambria County. Its mission is to attract visitors to the area through advertising, public relations, special events, and other programs. Currently, the CVB plans and executes large events such as PolkaFest and Thunder in the Valley®, which draw more than 200,000 visitors to the area.

Internship Description:

The intern(s) will work out of the bureau’s office on Roosevelt Blvd. in Johnstown and will also be required to work at the event sites during the two large events. The intern(s) will be given tasks relating to event planning, advertising, marketing, and public relations. The summer-semester interns will be required to work up to 30+ hours per week from May 2018 until mid-August 2018 and will be given a stipend based on performance.

Skills Needed:

Strong work ethic and design/planning/organization/problem solving skills are desired. Writing experience is a must. The ability to use Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Publisher is preferred. Candidate(s) must be able to work in a fast-paced, busy environment. The summer-semester candidate(s) must also be able to work during the events which take place June 1-3, 2018 and June 21-24, 2018. Candidate(s) should be seeking a degree in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism or Business Management/Marketing.

Benefits for Student(s):

The special events internship will provide the student the opportunity to be closely involved in all facets of event planning for two major events produced by the bureau. This includes writing press releases, developing media kits, producing newsletters, and taking photos amongst other tasks

Contact Information:
Olivia Bragdon, Communications Coordinator
Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau
111 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. A
Johnstown, PA 15906
(800) 237-8590