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Remember the good ol' days when Internship used to be an enterprising and honorable leap into the corporate world? Until, of course, that woman, Miss Lewinsky sullied its noble name by, er, extending her duties at the White House? Well, in an effort to restore the proud tradition of internship, SELEDA asked some Wodet Aleners and friends of Wodet Aleners to provide internship information for their respective companies. (If you want information on your company added to this list, please email to us at Seleda@yahoo.com)

Note: While most summer internship positions are already filled, this is a good start to fish for ideas for the future. And kids, if someone asks you to deliver pizza to their office, and you just happen to be wearing thongs... run!

Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (COSTEP).  COSTEP is an on-the-job training program for Public Health Service employees and/or college students in health-related majors. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen under 44 years of age and must meet certain physical standards. Students must have a minimum of one year's study in medical, dental, or veterinary school, or have completed a minimum of two years in dietetics, engineering, nursing, pharmacy, therapy, sanitary science, physician assistant, computer science, or medical record administration; or be enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in a health-related field. Appointments range from 31 to 120 days during any fiscal year but cannot exceed 120 days in any fiscal year Application Process Call for an application: (800) 279-1605 or (301) 594-3484 in Maryland or write: Division of Commissioned Personnel ATTN: JRCOSTEP
5600 Fishers Lane, Rm 4A-05
Rockville, MD 20857-0001

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and CNN provide 3-month internships in their Atlanta, Washington DC , New York and London offices. Internship is open to college seniors and juniors, and is unpaid.  There is a set internship schedule, but special arrangements could be made through respective department heads. Normally, the schedule is as follows:

Fall Quarter:        September-December
Winter Quarter:    January-April
Spring Quarter:    April-June
Summer Quarter:  June-September

The criteria varies on the department. Some of the divisions within TBS Inc. are: Accounting, Corporate Affairs, Entertainment, Public Relations, International Business, Legal, Media/Advertising, News Divisions (CNN, CNN International, CNN in Spanish, CNNfn and CNN SI), Photography Services, Risk Management, Sales and Sports and Sports Teams. For an application, write to Yvonne Townsend, Internship Coordinator, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.,  One CNN Center, Box 105366, Atlanta, GA  30348-5366.
Contacts in:
Washington DC: Ginny Umrani 202-515-2916
New York City:  Meredith Mason-Gambel 212-714-3378
London: 011-44-1-71-637-6787

International Relations

The Center for Public Research in Washington DC provides a couple of options: For all, candidates must be in graduate school with an International Relations background. There is a 2-3 month commitment, and it is an unpaid internship. General internship has division-wide responsibility and may require candidates to work on a wide range of foreign policy, trade or defense issues for Congress. Summer internship are difficult to obtain, but not impossible. The other kind of internship is for graduate students who are interested in international relations and Africa in particular. There are one or two internship opportunities available, and interns are assigned to work on both short-term and long-term projects on African issues ONLY.

Resumes with cover letters can be faxed to Warren Lenhart at 202-707-2615. For more information go to the CRS website at www.loc.gov/crs/info.


College students who have previously interned at Bank of America are given priority to return. However, accounting and business majors can fax a cover letter and a resume to 704-388-4317.  


HBO and Time Warner Inc. have a Summer Jobs Program for students ages 16-21 in various paid positions throughout the company. Although these are paid positions, the Program is mainly a chance to gain experience and first-hand knowledge of the business side of the entertainment industry. The deadline for 1999 has passed, but for future inquiries the contact person is Lauren Levine, Home Box Office Summer Jobs Program, 1100 Avenue of the Americas, H-3-33a, New York, NY  10036.

The HBO Credit Internship Program offers college students an opportunity to work in a corporate environment and enables them to learn how a premier cable company operates, while allowing them to gain hands-on experience, give them a head start on their prospective career paths, and provide them with an opportunity to develop contacts for their job search after graduation.

There are internship opportunities in Production (HBO NYC and Sports), Original and Film Programming, Photo Services, Advertising, Marketing, Media Relations, Finance, Accounting, Human Resources and Journalism. Internships must be taken for course credit, and are unpaid. Upon successful completion of the internship, students are awarded a $500 stipend. Candidates must be able to work a minimum of three days a week for ten weeks.

Cover letter and resumes should be sent to : HBO, Inc., 1100 Avenue of the Americas, H3-37A, New York, NY  10036. Also, more information can be found through HBO's website at www.HBO.com.

U.S. Congress

Congressman Donald M. Payne's office is presently looking for an intern. Congressman Payne (NJ) is the Ranking Member on the Africa Subcommittee of the House Committee on International Relations. We are looking for an Undergrad or Grad. student specializing in foreign affairs, international economics, international business, political science or foreign language studies. It is unpaid but has the potential to turn into something permanent if not in our office, in other offices.

Duties would include light filing, answering phones, writing constituent letters, researching various foreign affairs topics and helping to organize hearings.  Candidate really can get a lot of hands-on experience.

Contact person:
Professional Staff
Congressman Donald M. Payne
2209 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-3436
(202) 225-4160 fax


Subcommittee on Africa
H1-704 O'Neill House Office Building
(202) 226 - 4524
(202) 225 - 7419 fax

Please send your corporation's internship opportunities to Seleda@yahoo.com.