Interns

Endowed Student Interns

Earnings from the R.G. “Gene” Puckett Student Internship Endowment Fund and the Ardelle and Hardy Clemons Endowment Fund for Student Internships provide support for the student internship program for ABPnews/Herald. For information about ways you can support this program or for details on how to apply for an internship contact David Wilkinson, Executive Director and Publisher, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 254-744-7737.

You can also download our Intern Guidelines and Expectations

Internships

ABPnews/Herald offers semester and summer internships with the flexibility of matching responsibilities and learning opportunities with students' interests, skills and experience.

Our goal is to provide a challenging and rewarding experience that will help an intern prepare for a professional career through practical, hands-on experience. Our expectation is that each intern functions as a productive member of ABPnews/Herald's team. The student should demonstrate initiative, discipline, creativity, the capacity to perform at a high level with limited on-site supervision, an eagerness to learn, and a commitment to ABPnews/Herald's mission and vision. ABPnews/Herald staff will collaborate with the intern to establish reasonable expectations, instructive feedback and evaluation and appropriate customization to maximize the experience.

Preference is given to graduate students or juniors and seniors with outstanding abilities, superior academic performance and previous workplace experience or internship placement.

Stipend: A $500 stipend is provided for a one-semester internship based on an average of 8 to 10 hours a week. The stipend may be enhanced based on previous experience and the availability to invest more than 10 hours weekly. Stipends for summer internships are negotiable based on the candidate's skills and experience and the availability of funds.

Editorial concentration:

Write, proof and edit news and feature articles

 Write headlines, teasers and other copy and assist with production of ABPnews/Herald e-newsletter

 Conduct research and preliminary interviews for news and feature articles

 Participate in content planning and development

 Develop and edit website content

 Write for and post content for social media and interactive communication platforms including Facebook and Twitter

 Assist with compilation of aggregated third-party news, features and opinion

 Assist with moderating comments and features

 Assist with uploading photos, videos and other media

Marketing and development concentration:

 Produce direct marketing strategies for

      Website

      Push e-mail services

      RSS newsfeeds

      Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms

      Direct mail

 Produce multimedia fundraising materials

Produce marketing and promotion for development events

 Assist in planning and providing logistical support for development events

Develop advertising strategies for

      Generating traffic and promoting content on website

      Display ads for website and e-newsletter

      Online donations

 Produce website enhancements and develop and edit content for website

 Assist with planning to add and improve revenue streams

 Plan and support marketing and development projects

 Conduct development related research

Applications: Send inquiry, resume with academic and any professional references and portfolio or other samples of your work to:

David Wilkinson, Executive Director and Publisher
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
3116 Maple Ave., Waco, TX 76707
(254) 744-7737 

Previous Interns:

Daniel Wallace - Baylor University (undergraduate), Waco, TX - Spring 2013

Andrew Gardner - The College of William & Mary (undergraduate), Williamsburg, VA  - Spring 2012, Summer 2012

Alice Horner - Washington College (graduate), Chestertown, MD - Spring 2012

Megain Bain - Baylor University (undergraduate), Waco, TX - Spring 2011