Calendar Confusion

There is some calendar confusion so here are the upcoming calendar items you should be aware of.

April 1:

Deadline for guaranteed processing of non-affiliated internship sites. Dr. Lenze will still accept internship applications from non-affiliated sites but can’t guarantee they will be processed in time to start your internship on May 13, 2019.

April 15:

This is the date you should have all of your internship paperwork submitted. Dr. Lenze will still accept internship applications from affiliated and non-affiliated internship sites but this is the last day he can guarantee you will be able to start your internship on May 13, 2019, even with an affiliated site.

May 1 – May 6:

Registration information for COMM 493 will likely go out via email sometime between May 3 and May 6.

May 3:

The very last day we will even consider a new internship application from an affiliated site. You will probably not start on time. Do not push your internship to this date.

May 9: 

Last day to register for your internship. At 8 am on May 10th, your internship will be canceled, your site will be notified that your internship is canceled, and you will not be able to complete your internship this summer. Once you receive the registration information, register! If you have holds on your records for any reason, clear them up NOW!!!!!!

May 13:

The earliest date you may begin your internship and count hours.

Photography / Social Media Marketing Internship

Summer Job Opportunity

| Basic Information |
Organization : Camp Merri-Mac for Girls & Camp Timberlake for Boys
Location: 1123 Montreat Rd. Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone Number: 1-828-669-8766
Websites: &

| Job Opportunity |
In search of a young man or woman who has a passion for telling story through photo. We are a Christian summer camp in Black Mountain North Carolina and are looking for someone to serve as a photographer for our summer program. This program is designed to help aspiring photographers build up their portfolios, practical experience hours, and skills. You will be expected to take a minimum of 200 photos a day and post them to our camp website, blog, and facebook. These photos will allow you to gain experience shooting action, landscapes, portraits, groups, and indoor and outdoor activities.

| Time Commitment and Perks |
Staff will arrive at camp on May 27th 2019 and depart August 9th 2019. Staff will work 6 days a week, having one day off and one evening off each week. This is a paid position and includes lodging and meals. Airport shuttle available but other transportation on own. Applicant must own personal equipment.

| Necessary Skills |
Alongside impressive photography skills, we are looking for someone that displays these personality traits:
Maturity, professionalism, positivity, grit, creativity, motivation, good with kids, and is comfortable accepting both praise and constructive feedback.

| How to Apply |
If interested in applying to work on our staff this coming summer, please fill out an application using the link. Application Link:

Harrisburg Internship at Midtown Arts Center

I am Joshua Ari Selvey Head of PR marketing for Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center.
We are looking for film/media production interns to start immediately on-site at our venue for upcoming touring musical acts. The media that will be produced by your students will be on our youtube page.

It is required that students have their own equipment and knowledge of how it works.

This is an unpaid internship, however active interns will have access to all shows during the time of their internship.
If your students are interested please forward the letter attached to this email!
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Joshua Ari Selvey
HMAC PR/Marketing Manager
Office(717) 412-4342
Cell: (717) 884-9859

7 Stages of IUPattys Participation

Stage 1: Shock and Disbelief

You are shocked and can’t believe that Dr. Lenze is once again urging you to stay away from IUPattys festivities when he knows you are an adult and can do what you want.

Stage 2: Denial

You deny that any potential harm to your internship could come from participating in IUPattys festivities. You laugh at Dr. Lenze’s concerns. Ha ha ha!

Stage 3: Guilt

Things go wrong. Photos and videos are posted to social media. You’re arrested on a minor charge. Family members freak out! Friends laugh. You feel guilty but console yourself with the knowledge that minor legal infractions and social embarrassment can’t destroy a career.

Stage 4: Anger and Bargaining

You are informed by your internship site that you are (a) no longer being considered for a potential internship or (b) your offer of an internship has been rescinded. You lash out angrily. “They can’t do that!” “I have a contract!” “I’ll call my parents!” This is followed by bargaining. “Isn’t there anything I can do?” ” Can I sue?” “I’ll never do it again!”

Stage 3: Depression, Loneliness, Reflection

You now realize you don’t have an internship. No business or organization responds to your calls. Friends are still laughing. Dr. Lenze says there is little he can do. You begin to realize that you are not going to graduate at the end of August with a Communications Media Degree.

Stage 2: Reconstruction and Working Through

Deadlines pass. St. Patrick’s day decorations are long gone. The photos and videos are still on social media and your court date is coming up. You’re now considering changing majors so you can graduate at the end of August without an internship. Mom calls. “I found a job for you at the local ice cream stand! My friend says one day you could make assistant manager.”

Stage 1: Acceptance

You arrive at your parent’s home after a long day of serving ice cream. Your first student loan bill arrives in the mail and your mother hands it to you. You accept it.

A note from Dr. Lenze

While I hope you get a few laughs from this post, your future is no laughing matter. Even when you make mistakes, even big ones, there is always hope and always a way forward. If you find yourself in trouble because you did something wrong, contact me and I will help you recover any way I can. But, the best way to handle mistakes is not to make them in the first place. Please act like a professional this weekend!

The Washington Center: Last Call!

Good afternoon,

The regular deadline for summer internships at The Washington Center has passed, but applications will be accepted until classes reach capacity. Pennsylvania state scholarships are still available, but students cannot procrastinate! Once the scholarships run out, they are gone.

Let me know if you need further information. Have a good evening!

Diane Stipcak

IUP Career and Professional Development Center

302 Pratt Hall

Indiana, PA 15705


Don’t Intern at This Philadelphia Site!

Royal Solutions in Philadelphia has been interviewing several of our students. This internship appears to be an attractive opportunity with pay and media marketing experience. It is actually a street marketing company meaning you will sell products on the street.

I will not approve this internship! It does not meet our program requirements! 

Florida Internship in Media Marketing with IUP COMM Alum

Digital Marketing Intern — Summer 2019
We are looking for a Digital Marketing Intern! Hivelocity is an IaaS Hosting company headquartered in Tampa, FL with locations in key markets throughout the country and Europe.

We provide Dedicated Servers, Colocation, Cloud Hosting, and other solutions for businesses in every vertical. This internship will be a learning experience on the ins-and-outs of the digital marketing world and an introduction to the corporate working world. Our company is listed as the number 1 best place to work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. We are a group of self-starters, who work smart and work together for the betterment of our clients — when our clients succeed, we succeed. This role will support and report to the Digital Marketing Manager.

To learn more about our company and the culture please visit our website

Curious if you’re a fit? Here is what we’re looking for:

  • Marketing excites you and you want to learn more.
  • You love to write and blog.
  • You’ve researched inbound marketing on your own, and you get it.
  • You’re analytical and have a thing for numbers.
  • You are a self-starter who doesn’t wait for work.
  • You are creative and can find the splendor in anything.
  • You’re ambitious and you work hard.
  • You are a do-er who loves fast-paced environments.

The Knowledge You Will Gain:

  • Inbound Marketing Methodology and Best Practices
  • How to create an Inbound Marketing campaign
  • Search and display advertising (PPC)
  • Social Media Marketing (Organic & Paid)
  • Keyword Research
  • ROI & KPI Reporting
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Various other Digital Marketing tasks


  • Junior or Senior seeking a degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field
  • 2.5 Minimum GPA
  • Must receive credit hours for internship

Send Applications:

Jacqueline Johnson
HIVELOCITY | Digital Marketing Manager

Internship at Smithsonian Institution

I am reaching out on behalf of the Office of Special Events at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. We are currently accepting applications for our summer 2019 internship! I would greatly appreciate if you could share this exciting opportunity with any of your students who might be interested.

Attached is an information sheet on the internship which includes testimonials from former interns.

Additional information on the internship including qualifications, responsibilities, and learning objectives can be found here.

Step by step instructions on how to apply can be found here. Be sure to list Special Events as your project choice! Applications are due Monday, April 1st. However, the application review process will begin the week of March 25th.

While unpaid, we offer a one-time $500 stipend to help with travel and transportation expenses.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

Warm Regards,


Sarah Loux

Special Events Coordinator

National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Institution