2006 NASW internship fair

NASW student members looking for great internships, or news and science organizations looking for top-flight interns should sign on for the 2006 NASW Internship Fair. The fair will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the 2006 AAAS meeting in St. Louis at the Renaissance Grand Hotel, Landmark 5.

Because of heavy student demand and limited time available for recruiters to interview all interested students, the 2006 Fair will have a new format. During the first 60-90 minutes of the Fair, recruiters will be asked to give brief (five minutes) presentations about their organizations and internship opportunities and answer any general questions for students attending the Fair. Subsequent to the presentations, students may sign up to meet with recruiters of their choice. Student meetings with recruiters are limited to 5 minutes. After each student signs up for their first choice, sign-up order will be reversed and students may sign up for their second choice. Sign-up will continue until available interview slots are filled, but sign-up order will continue to be flipped to ensure fairness. (Note: Recruiters may not be available for the same number of interview slots.)

Students: Please keep in mind that the Fair is intended to be an opportunity for NASW student members to learn about an organization's internship program and introduce themselves to recruiters in order to make a quick first impression. Meetings with recruiters are limited to five minutes each. Typically, recruiters may identify prospective interns at the Fair, but follow-up interviews and screening are certainties. Sign up will be on the day of the Fair only. Please be prepared. Make sure you have proof of NASW membership and 20 copies of your resume, list of references and clips to share with recruiters. Because of time constraints, you may not be able to meet with all recruiters, but you may leave a resume with each and follow up at your discretion during or after the AAAS meeting.

Internship coordinators: The format has been changed to make it a less grueling experience for recruiters. The initial presentation about your organization and the opportunities you have available is intended to eliminate the need to repeat that information to each prospective intern you interview. It will be helpful for everyone if recruiters have informational handouts about their organizations' internship opportunities. Please bring 50 copies. Recruiting organizations are encouraged to consider having two people work the Fair to facilitate the volume of students seeking internships. NASW volunteers will be on hand to help recruiters and students as much as possible.

Recruiters, please copy the form below and return it to Fair coordinator Terry Devitt. Deadline: Friday, Feb. 10. We have 16 tables available this year on a first-come-first-served basis.

YES! I would like a table at the NASW Internship Fair

Name of Organization: ________________________

Your name and title: ________________________

Brief description of intern duties:

Minimum qualifications:

Salary:

Dates of internship:

Details about your publication or news office:

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