#UDcommFUN: Spring Internship Opportunity with Congressman Carney

Congressman Carney’s office is looking for interns for the spring semester.

Positions are open in the Wilmington and Georgetown offices.  Students would need to be available for 10-15 hours per week through the spring semester.  Although the position is unpaid, the office covers parking and is flexible with scheduling. The internship can also be taken for course credit.

Applications will be due Friday, December 5.  Interested students should email, fax or mail Albert Shields a copy of their resume and a cover letter.  More information is on the website here: http://goo.gl/32pknS.

Have questions? Contact Albert at: Albert.Shields@mail.house.gov or (302) 691-7333.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Attend community meetings, business visits, and interviews with Congressman Carney.
  • Assist staff with constituent requests, including summarizing case information and distributing to appropriate staff members, sending out privacy release forms, drafting letters on behalf of Congressman Carney to federal agencies asking for their assistance.
  • Assist with press responsibilities, including drafting media advisories and press releases, tracking the Congressman’s print and online media presence, and helping to update the office social media sites.
  • Drafting letters to constituents upon requests: Eagle Scout letters, Greetings and congratulations, Letters of recommendation/support
  • Assist with policy research as appropriate

Tell Your Story: Scott Slotkin, Junior Editor for Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Scott Slotkin earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Delaware in 2011. He minored in journalism and interactive media.

Currently, Slotkin is a Junior Editor for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Among his many responsibilities, he edits content for the show, as well as for the YouTube channel and other media outlets.

But that’s not all. first-promo-for-the-tonight-show-starring-jimmy-fallon-new-era-begins

Slotkin also works at ABC, where he edits reality shows and sizzles for the network’s development department. These sizzles are pitched to a variety of networks like HGTV, DIY, Discovery, A&E, TLC and others.

Prior to ABC, Slotkin was a Jr. Editor at MLB Network, where he won a Sports Emmy award for work on MLB Tonight, their daily live studio show. Before that, he worked at Starworks Group, a marketing and branding agency, in their Branded Entertainment department.


Slotkin’s impressive career started in the heart of the First State, right here at the University of Delaware. While an undergraduate studying mass communication, Slotkin interned for a year at NBC10 in Philadelphia and also at Wired 96.5/92.5 WXTU. On campus, he was actively involved with the Student Television Network (STN 49 TV).

Pictured: Scott Slotkin holding his Sports Emmy award for his work on MLB Tonight. 

Photo source for Jimmy Fallon photo: Aceshowbiz.com

#UDCommFUN: Internship with Seventeen Magazine

Calling all interns! Seventeen is looking for Winter Marketing Interns in New York City.

See below for details and how to apply!

(Winter 2014 Term, For Credit / Unpaid) seventeen

-Will train with the Creative Services Managers and marketing staff at Seventeen on project-based advertiser proposals and program executions (e.g., creating custom blog posts, sweepstakes, videos, photo shoots, etc. for advertisers)
-May attend informational “Lunch and Learns” with the Seventeen Editor in Chief, Ann Shoket, Seventeen Publisher, Jayne Jamison, and members of the Seventeen Marketing and Advertising teams
-Assist with organizing and executing promotional events (e.g., casting models, stylists, photographers, etc. for advertiser, mall and campus events)
-Assist with organizing promotional event collateral (cover blow ups, gift bags, counter signage, etc.)
-Assist with Seventeen’s contest and sweepstakes execution (e.g., contacting winners and organizing prizing)
-Help manage Seventeen’s online promotional listings with staff
-Assisting with the upkeep of the Seventeen’s promotional social media sites, including our Style Pro Facebook page and promotional YouTube channel
-Help research and brainstorm with the Marketing team for upcoming promotional programs

NOTE: All intern applicants must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college and be able to receive college credit for the internship. The Seventeen Marketing internship is an unpaid internship opportunity.

-If interested, please forward your resume, cover letter, and dates of availability in the winter to simparato@hearst.com.

 Please include answers to following questions in the body of your email (NOTE: there is no minimum or maximum word limit to your responses).
-Have you ever read Seventeen? If so, what is your favorite thing about the magazine? If not, why not?
-Articulate your interest in marketing and advertising.
-What ad campaign/promotion has stuck in your head recently and made you think about and/or purchase a product? Why?
-What challenges do you believe face the magazine publishing industry today, and in what ways do you think these challenges can be conquered?
-Why do you feel like you would be an ideal candidate for a Seventeen Marketing Internship?

Tell Your Story: Francesca’s 2014 Boston Marathon Experience

Congratulations to Communication student, Francesca! She recently ran in the 2014 Boston Marathon. Check out her post below to find out how she won.


To people outside of New England, Patriot’s Day is just like any other Monday.  To New Englanders, Patriot’s Day is Marathon Monday, the greatest day of the year. From Hopkinton, MA, all the way to Boylston St. located in the heart of the city, streets are packed with runners and spectators from all over the world, covered in both sweat and filled with smiles.

It’s hard to think that just one year ago, Marathon Monday was nothing like this.  On April 15th, 2013, I was sitting at my desk at my internship in Wilmington, Delaware when my boss came running into my office.  Knowing that I was from the area, she informed me there was an explosion at the marathon finish line. I quickly called my family and friends who were in the city that day, but could not get a hold of any of them. I knew something was wrong.  Two bombs went off at the finish line that day, killing three people and injuring over 260.  As the events of that week unfolded, I had never felt more helpless in my life. I just felt like I had to do something. IMG_0781

As a full-time student, I never imagined I would have the time to train for a marathon.  But, here I am. I ran the 2014 Boston Marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and for all of those affected by last year’s events. With the help of my amazing friends and family, I raised over ten thousand dollars for an extremely worthy cause and took part in restoring the finish line for the city of Boston. The range of emotions felt on Marathon Monday can hardly be put into words, especially during this year’s event. The nerves you feel on the bus to the starting line.  The pain that your body encounters around the halfway marker.  The tears you form when you think about the lives that were tarnished from last year’s tragedies.  And finally, the happiness that consumes you when you cross the finish line on Boylston St.

My favorite moment of the marathon was finding my friends and family along the course. It came at mile eight, where I found my longtime family friend, with an enormous sign, “Go FRANNY!” It came at Mile 21, after the infamous three-mile incline titled “Heartbreak Hill,” where I found my best friend, screaming, crying, and sending me on my way.  And it came at mile 25 where I found my parents, sorority sisters, and University of Delaware friends, chanting my name.

Although the 2014 Boston Marathon was my first marathon ever, it will certainly not be my last. This year, the marathon ensured that we will always remember the victims, honor the heroes, and pray for those affected.  I am truly blessed to have been able to run in this historic event and experience such a life-changing event.  See you next year!



Tell Your Story: Elynsey Price, UD Communication Class of 2013

Everyone loves stories. Learning from others, gaining insight, and sneaking a peak into someone’s life is all a part of the fun in Communication! We learn from others, whether it be through a blog post, a Tweet, a photo, or a face-to-face conversation. We constantly tell our stories and today, Elynsey Price, UD Communication alumna from the Class of 2013, shares her’s.

Interested in telling your story? Email our Independent Study student, Keri Betters, today:kbetters@udel.edu


What year did you graduate from the University of Delaware?

Last year- 2013!

Where are you currently employed?  

I currently work as an Account Coordinator at Stanton Communications, a multi-specialty mid-sized Public Relations firm headquartered in Washington, DC. We serve corporations, industry associations and non-profit organizations throughout the US and abroad. We focus on education, energy, technology, health care, travel & tourism and industrial services sectors.

What are some of your every day responsibilities?

Every day I work closely with account managers and directors to execute public relations programs for our clients. I spend most of my time conducting outreach to journalists, media monitoring, coordinating interviews and briefings, assisting with event planning and developing content for social media platforms.

What is one thing someone would be surprised to know about you?

When I was younger, my dream job was to be an actress!

How did the University of Delaware prepare you for the workforce?

While I certainly had some great professors and classes at UD, I truly believe that PRSSA prepared me the most for the workforce. Between guest speakers, skill slams and many opportunities to be involved on the executive board, I feel as though I received a thorough understanding of what my future career path would be like after UD.

From one Blue Hen to another, do you have any advice for current COMM students?

Find the right balance between living in the moment and preparing yourself for the future. Enjoy your time at UD now (you have the rest of your life to worry about work!)- But also make sure you take small steps to make yourself a desirable future candidate. Companies are making a big investment when they hire you!

What is one piece of advice you received that has helped you get to where you are today?

“Never give up.”

What is a favorite memory from your college years? 

My favorite memory would have to be the priceless time I spent hanging out with my floor-mates freshman year. They turned out to be my best friends throughout college and even after graduation!

What is a favorite memory from a Communications class you took and who was the professor?

My favorite memory is whenever Professor Bartoo would give her infamous “Tip Time” In COMM309!

Will you be attending Alumni Weekend 2014? 

Yes, of course. I can’t wait!


‘Like’ The Department of Communication on Facebook

Celebrating 40 years as a Department.                                                                        Join the conversation with the hash-tag: #UDCOMM40

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Has Arrived at UD TODAY!

Today September 19, U.S. Justice Sotomayor will speak at the Bob Carpenter Center at 4 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court Justice is the author of this year’s First Year Common Reader program with her best-selling memoir, ‘My Beloved World’.

Not only is this a great honor for UD, but one of our very own undergraduate COMM students, N’kosi Oates will introduce Justice Sotomayor!  N’kosi has a double major in Communication and Political Science, and we are thrilled have him represent us at this SOLD OUT event with such an honored guest.