August 29, 2015

Special Events Internship

Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Special Events and Communications Internship
Part-Time Internship
Basic Information
 Duration: 2015 Fall semester (August – November)
 Reports to Jamie Leiva, Events Coordinator
 Payment = $10/hr

Position Summary
Now is your chance to be part of a growing special events team at a major Harvard Teaching
Hospital. Mass. Eye and Ear seeks a highly motivated, self-starting student who is energetic, a
team player, results-oriented and dedicated to the achievement of personal and team goals. You
will provide support to Mass. Eye and Ear’s Development and Communications offices and gain
valuable skills and insights on event planning, marketing and fundraising.
You will have the opportunity to participate in organizing special events such as donor luncheons,
alumni events, golf tournaments and galas.
If you hesitate about working hard and working smart…this won’t be the experience for you!
A sense of humor is required.
 Assist with planning and implementing of all special events, including donor luncheons, alumni
events, golf tournaments, and galas.
 Assist with day-of-event volunteer recruitment and management (includes attending event)
 Organize, design and prepare event materials and communications including newsletters,
email blasts, social media, phone calls, etc.
 Assists with mailings, filing and other administrative tasks, as assigned.
 Comply with all State, Federal, Local regulations and laws governing the performance of this
position within this department.
 Employees must adhere to all Mass. Eye and Ear policies and procedures, attend annual
Inservice education, and emphasize the confidentiality of information, patient information and
employee information.
Education and Experience
 Position requires student to be going into his or her junior or senior year of college and have
course work and/or experience in one of more of the following areas: communications, event
planning, public relations, or nonprofit organizations.
 Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be able to commit to a minimum of 18 hours
per week (work schedule flexible).
 The ideal candidate for this position will be an outgoing, detail-oriented individual with the
ability to multi-task. Strong computer and phone skills are a must.
 Basic design skills are desirable (knowledge of InDesign or other Adobe programs are a plus).

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to:
Jamie Leiva
Additional materials such as work samples that show your talents (school projects, marketing plans, writing samples, etc.) are welcomed, but not required. Candidates of interest will be contacted for an interview.
About Mass. Eye and Ear
Mass. Eye and Ear is a specialty hospital providing unparalleled patient care for disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Mass. Eye and Ear is also an international leader in research and teaching partner of Harvard Medical School.

Archie’s Betty


An independent documentary search for the real-life characters behind Archie comics.

The documentarian (Gerald Peary, Professor of Communication and Journalism), a devoted Archie fan, searches for the real-life people behind the characters in Archie Comics, the influential teen comic strip still popular almost 75 years after its creation. Were Archie, Betty, Veronica, Moose, and Jughead based on actual students who Bob Montana, the original Archie cartoonist, had gone to high school with in the 1930s in the town of Haverhill, Massachusetts? More, is the person who inspired blonde Betty still alive?


Crystal Chandler Attends Ted Kennedy Dedication


What an opportunity it was to be at the dedication of the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute on Monday March 30th. I was on assignment for my Temple Street class and as a broadcast journalism major I couldn’t have been more excited. That day I woke up so early, around 4am, just to make sure I would be early and didn’t miss a thing! My classmate Lola Santiago and I picked up our press credentials offsite at the Bayside Expo center and then were shuttled to the institute. I really felt like a true journalist riding the shuttle bus with reporters like Janet Wu from WCVB.

In preparation for all of the important politicians who were to be there, security was tight. They checked every inch of every bag we brought, walked us through metal detectors and had a huge canine sniffing around too.  We set up our camera on the press risers next to reporters from WGBH, CNN, FOX, the Boston Globe and so many more. It was a surreal moment. So many people were there that day just to honor one man who touched the lives of many.

I remember when Senator Ted Kennedy lost his battle with cancer. My best friend and I waited in line for hours to pay our respects to the late senator. It was a scorching hot day yet the line seemed to stretch forever. Everyone came to say goodbye. It was evident that he was a very well loved man. And at the dedication of the institute I felt that same spirit.

Everyone spoke so highly of him including his republican opponents like Senator John McCain. And not one speaker could leave the podium without recalling a funny memory of Senator Kennedy that had the crowd laughing.

Then more secret service men and police officers arrived. The President had landed and was on his way! No one was allowed to exit or enter the venue at that time.

When President Obama stepped up to the podium, I was in awe. I felt like I was dreaming to see him and First Lady Michelle with my own eyes! Every moment from his first campaign, to his inauguration, to his re-election, it all went through my mind as I listened to him speak about the late Senator Kennedy. This man that I admire and respect was just yards away from me. I really couldn’t believe it.

This was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity that absolutely solidified my passion to be a reporter. It gave me the experience of what it is like to report in the real world. And I can say that this day was both an end and a beginning – a memorable end to my senior year at Suffolk and the beginning of my career as a reporter in the media world.

Crystal Chandler
Suffolk University ‘15
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Broadcast Journalism Major/Spanish Minor
Resident Assistant, 150 Tremont Residence Hall
Diversity Peer Educator, Office of Diversity Services
Public Relations Coordinator, SU Step Team
Public Relations Coordinator, Black Student Union

Opportunity for Aspiring Newscasters!

can-stock-photo_csp15232270LifeGuides is looking for an aspiring journalist/newscaster to star in a 3 minute video we’re producing in April.
LifeGuides is a company that helps millennials figure out which career path to take, and how to get there successfully by learning from the knowledge of people who have been there, done that.
We are creating a 3 minute produced newscast on what it’s like to work as a sales person at a startup.  We’ve interviewed the top sales people from some of Boston’s fastest growing companies to gather information about what the job is like, how to get the job, and where the career path will take you.  Now we need an on screen talent to help us convey our learnings.
The shoot will take place at our offices at Harvard Business School in Allston.
If you’re interested in being our on screen talent, please send your availability, headshots/links to videos you’ve appeared in, and resume to Phil Strazzulla  Thanks!

Summer Internship Opportunity



Solar Campaign Internships

Apply today at
Summer and fall internships available — apply by Friday, April 10.

Environment Massachusetts is building a clean and renewable future powered by the sun.

We could meet all of America’s energy needs by capturing just a sliver of the virtually limitless and pollution-free energy of the sun. And we’re making a lot of progress: in Massachusetts, solar energy has grown more than 100-fold since 2008.

But we’re still getting most of our electricity from dirty sources like coal and gas, and powerful fossil fuel companies threaten to stop solar in its tracks. So right now, we’re building support for a goal of 20% solar in Massachusetts by 2025. In order to persuade our governor to go big on solar energy, we’ll mobilize public support and build a powerful coalition of businesses and elected officials.

We’re also working to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of miles of streams in Massachusetts and cut global warming pollution from America’s power plants.

What do interns with Environment Massachusetts do? You’ll educate and engage more people on the most critical environmental issues of our time. You’ll get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the public support it takes to win.
Becoming a solar campaign intern

If you agree that it’s time for Massachusetts to go solar, the best way to get involved is to apply to be an Environment Massachusetts intern today. We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and are ready to make a difference now.

As an intern:
You’ll push for smart solutions to environmental problems, and build the public support it takes to win.
You’ll work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes.
And you’ll make a real difference on critical issues, while developing valuable skills and experience in one of the nation’s leading environmental nonprofits.
We’re hiring interns for the summer and for the fall semester. The deadline to apply for a summer internship is Friday, April 10.

Apply today! Visit to submit your application.

Questions? Contact Ben Hellerstein:, 617-747-4368.

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