Changes to Prior Post

Please note: this is an amended version to the previous post. Only face-to-face internships are canceled. Remote internships are, at this time, still possible for Summer 2020.

Seniors Will Still Be Able To Graduate!

March 30, 2020: Chancellor Greenstein announced today the suspension of in-person classes across Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities will continue through the summer session, and all in-person learning experiences, including clinical rotations, internships, student teaching and field trips, are suspended.

Rest assured, the Communications Media faculty are working to offer alternatives to face-to-face COMM 493: Internships so that all Senior Communication Majors who were planning to graduate by August or December will still be able to do so. In the coming days, the department will formulate a plan and communicate it to you. You are our majors and we will take care of you!

2020 COMM INTERNSHIPS

Seniors Will Still Be Able To Graduate!

March 30, 2020: Chancellor Greenstein announced today the suspension of in-person classes across Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities will continue through the summer session, and all in-person learning experiences, including clinical rotations, internships, student teaching and field trips, are suspended.

Rest assured, the Communications Media faculty are working to replace COMM 493: Internship so that all Senior Communication Majors who were planning to graduate by August or December will still be able to do so. In the coming days, the department will formulate a plan and communicate it to you. You are our majors and we will take care of you!

Office Hours

I will be in office hours today from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. I will not be in office hours tomorrow or Wednesday. My family and I are moving to a new home.  I will, however, be available to help you. If you need to talk to me over the next two days, call me at 724-840-8295. I will be happy to help you between 9 am and 7 pm.

Dr. Lenze’s Complete Virtual Office Hours

Here are my virtual office hours for the remainder of the semester as well as links to the Zoom room where you can speak directly to me during those office hours. These are also now located on the home page of this site.

Monday Office Hour: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/159577367

Tuesday Office Hour: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/732250021

Wednesday Office Hour: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/640694463

Thursday Office Hour: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/100507196

Friday Office Hour: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/599749545

Adjustments to COMM Internship Program

First, let me say that your faculty have been working hard to make sure you graduate on time! You are our majors and we will always do what is in your best interest. In these very difficult times, remain calm and know you have advocates working for you!

The Department’s Curriculum Committee met and worked out some changes to the program that should make it easier for you to find an internship this summer. Please be advised, especially if you are a junior, these changes are only for Summer 2020 due to the ongoing situation with Covid19.

Adjustments for Summer 2020

  • The department will extend the internship completion date into the fall. An Incomplete (I grade) will be awarded for the summer grade. You will work out the exact date and requirements with your COMM 493 instructor. This will allow you to accept internships that start after June. Dr. Lenze will accept applications for internships into June on a case by case basis using the COMMINTERNS website and application process.
  • The department will allow interns to work remotely. Logging hours is still required. In the past, you had to work in a professional office. You may now work remotely, so long as you are still supervised remotely by a professional and log your hours. Remember, you must work 40 hours for each credit (COMM 493 – 9 Credits – 360 hours & COMM 793 – 6 credits – 240 hours).
  • The department will strongly consider approving an internship for any work experience that is professional in nature, with supervision by a professional. This includes professional work that is on the fringe of our discipline including sales, management, coaching, and officer level military duty. It is up to the student to justify the experience on the departmental application.
  • The department recommends that students who are not graduating by May 2021 should strongly consider completing the internship in Summer 2021.

Dr. Lenze’s Virtual Office Hours

Below are links to my office hours, each day. I have set up a different Zoom room for each day of the week.

Monday Office Hour: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Under Construction

Tuesday Office Hour: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Under Construction

Wednesday Office Hour: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Under Construction

Thursday Office Hour: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/100507196

Friday Office Hour: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/599749545

Dr. Lenze’s Office Hours

I am holding office hours in the Zoom Room during my normal office hours. They are as follows.

MWF 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

TR 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

I will post a link on this site approximately five minutes before the office hour begins. I’m still here and ready to help you find an internship!

Multiple Internships at IUP This Summer

Center for Media Production and Research (CMPR) Summer Internship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Join our team as a production intern and put your creative skills to work as you are assigned in multiple areas of the production process. You will exercise your multitasking abilities as you assist in the developing ideas, video pieces, website design, and social media by performing any task assigned, whether it is in the field or studio production, conducting research, or running errands in the office.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development of relevant stories for television, online streaming, social media, websites, or other platforms.
  • Research topics using a variety of sources.
  • Communication with directors, managers, and other clients of the CMPR as a professional always.
  • Support projects by taking detailed notes during meetings and other tasks as assigned.
  • Produce and edit video content that adheres to the CMPR guidelines and standards for sharing on social media, video streaming services, and other platforms.
  • Provide expertise in all components of the production process, including writing, sound, lighting, camera, editing, and post production.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by ensuring all necessary tasks are performed in a proficient manner that adheres to the quality expected by IUP and the CMPR.

Job Skills and Qualifications

Required:

  • Basic production skills
  • Basic use of production software such as those included in the Adobe Suite
  • Able to take direction and be professional at all times

Preferred:

  • Excellent verbal and communications skills
  • Writing skills for scripts, reports, and news releases
  • Working knowledge of camera setup and operation, lighting skills, editing skills, graphic skills, or some area of the video, graphics, animation, audio used in producing high end products for our clients
  • Working knowledge of web design, social media, and the like

Dress and decorum:

  • When working with our clients you will always wear business casual clothing. No exceptions.
  • No open toed shoes like flip flops or sandals will be allowed.
  • When in the office and not working with clients, you are not permitted to wear yoga pants, sweats, or cut offs of any kind. Cargo pants, jeans (without holes), or capri’s are acceptable. No t-shirts with sports teams or writing will be allowed. IUP apparel is okay to wear. All apparel should be clean.

Hours and Duration:

The 9 credit internships will start on May 11th and end on July 21st or earlier once hours are completed.

The 6 credit internships will start on May 11th and end on July 7th or earlier once hours are completed.

Work hours are Monday – Friday, 8am until 4pm, you will have a working lunch which means-BRING YOUR LUNCH. You may be asked to work other hours or weekends as needed based on projects.

Internship Policies and Expectations:

Policy on hours: I am willing to be flexible to allow for doctors’ appointments or one three-day weekend in your nine- or six-week internship. However, that will require you to extend your end date to make up for any missed hours. All internships must be completed by July 31st. You will need to provide written documentation to your supervisor at least a week in advance for any time which you plan to be away from the internship.

My expectation: You will be in the office during the hours stated above unless otherwise communicated by the Director of the CMPR. Multiple tardiness will be noted in your file and communicated with your faculty internship advisor. You will need to provide an excuse from a doctor for any medical appointments as well as notify me by phone before 8am that you plan to be out. Failure to comply with any policies will be discussed with your faculty internship advisor.

Acceptance based on a successful interview.

Contact Jeff Fratangeli, director of the Center for Media Production and Research at jefffrat@iup.edu, or call 724-357-4719.