Fulbright Information Sessions

Interested in the Fulbright Program? Seeking a fully funded research or English teaching opportunity abroad? Are you graduating in 2013 or 2014, a grad student, or alum? Then it is time to start thinking about applying now!

Georgetown is a top producing Fulbright institution. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships.

Fulbright Information Sessions:

Held in the conference room of the Gervase Building, B-08:

  • Wednesday, March 20th at 6:00p
  • Tuesday, March 26th, at 6:00p

Reply to fulbright@georgetown.edu if you plan on attending one of these information sessions and/or to sign up for the Georgetown University Fulbright List-Serv.

Also, SAVE THE DATE: Fulbright Proposal Writing Workshop with Professor Erik Langer, Wednesday, April 24th, at 5:00p

Can’t make the information session?  Check out the Fulbright’s intro webinar on March 19th at 2:30p.
Details here: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/index.php?option=com_events&view=event&id=344

SPJ Georgetown Student Chapter, SPJ D.C. Pro Chapter Networking Happy Hour

Georgetown’s Master’s in Journalism students and undergrads gathered at La Tasca in Clarendon on Friday for a networking happy hour with members of the SPJ D.C. Pro Chapter. A huge thanks goes out to the Georgetown Student Chapter for organizing this event, and thanks to the Pro Chapter for sponsoring the delicious appetizers. We hope to see more of you at the next event!

(Photos courtesy of student Stephanie Melson)

2nd Annual “Jump Into Journalism!” Event

Thank you to everyone who attended the Second Annual Jump Into Journalism networking event! A special thank you goes out to the MPS Journalism alumni who took time out of their busy schedules to be a resource to students: Emily Shenk, Peter Schroeder, JP Finlay, Delece Smith-Barrow, Sasha Horne, Caitlin Huey-Burns, Kenny Abdo and Kira Zalan.

Check out more pictures here!

PR/CC program, Part Time Student Assistant

Hiring Student Assistant

Internship Dates: Spring and possibly beyond

Hours a week: 28

Reports to: Carolina Bonilla, Program Manager

The Master of Professional Studies in Pubic Relations and Corporate Communications is seeking a part time student assistant to carry out the following responsibilities:

  • Social media messaging and management
  • Internship and job search fulfillment for the weekly newsletter
  • Story collection regarding current students and alumni in the program
  • Management of confidential student files
  • Data entry and maintenance
  • Research initiatives as assigned
  • Office supply management
  • Event Planning

The student must be able to provide customer service, general office procedures, filing, file organizing, data entry, assist with special projects; and other duties as assigned.  The student should also have strong writing skills.  Applicants need to be able to work well with others and maintain a positive attitude.

Please note this position is located in Arlington, VA at the Clarendon campus located directly across the street from the Clarendon metro stop on the orange line. The position will pay $13/hour. Please submit your resume and availability to Carolina Bonilla at cb454@georgetown.edu by January 30, 2013.

Art of Freelancing Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended the Art of Freelancing workshop this past weekend!

MPS Journalism instructor Howard Yoon moderated a panel discussion with faculty member Natalie Hopkinson, Mike Madden (Editor of the Washington City Paper) and Lisa Shroder (Managing Editor of Bethesda Magazine). Students and alumni learned some tips and tricks on being a freelance journalist from the panelists. A special thank you to student Georgi-Ann Clarke who live-tweeted the event (#GUFreelance).

Watch the full streaming video of the event here, check out pictures here and click here to view the Storify.

Georgetown School of Foreign Service – Qatar, Writer and Media Officer

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service – Qatar (SFS-Q) welcomes applications for the position of Writer and Media Officer. This person will create, write, edit and develop all written collateral on behalf of the various departments and activities of SFS-Q. They will communicate written materials to various print, digital and broadcast media journalists to increase top of mind brand awareness of the university and to promote the university and its affiliated centers and activities. This is a hybrid position, combining the mission critical competence of academic and journalistic writing skills with a secondary focus of media communication.


  • Create and maintain the SFS-Q writing style guide
  • Understand audience segmentation and create written content appropriate for various target audiences, including prospective students, current students, parents, media, industry professionals and other partners/benefactors
  • Write, edit, review and proofread materials in English, such as press releases, articles and other promotional text
  • Disseminate and monitor distribution of complete media release packs, including multi-language press releases and relevant captioned/credited photographs to local/regional/international media
  • Maintain and update media contact database
  • Verify original works with authors to ensure proper attribution, conveyance of meaning and intended/authentic feeling of the original material
  • Write, edit and update scripts for events, publication or dissemination
  • Periodically create newsletter content for internal and external communities
  • Contribute to the university’s annual report
  • Create general and purpose-specific content for brochures, advertisements and publications
  • Create and update website content
  • Document and organize various proceedings and minutes of university activity for use in the future
  • Interview university personnel, sponsors, and famous figures as appropriate for various collateral and to create media quotes and content for sound bites
  • Write and update biographies for all university personnel as necessary
  • Research and ascertain information as appropriate for subject focused writings
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment to support the overall goals of the Office of Communications
  • Work as needed to make sure all deadlines are consistently met and content is always delivered in a timely manner to journalists, media, printers and others as appropriate
  • Take on unexpected challenges, new assignments and tasks for successful university operation and representation as needed