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PCM's Internship Program For Delaware Valley Students
Intern Applications Accepted All year
Delaware Intern Programs - Internship Possibilties Year-round

2012 - Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Pop Culture Madness offers year round internships and writing opportunities.

Delaware Internships
Pop Culture Madness is looking for a few interns - interested writers, reviewers, researchers, interviewers and even some people who are willing to do a little clerical work.

PCM is offering internships for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in Journalism, Freelance Writing and Research, Broadcasting and Communications in Delaware, Southern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Our successful interns have come in from likes of The University of Delaware, William Penn University, Loyola, Cornell, Emerson, Seton Hall, Eastern University and other fine institutions.

The following information will hopefully answer your general questions about the Pop Culture Madness internship.

Who?

US: Founded in 1999, Pop Culture Madness is one of the most popular music and pop culture themed sites on the internet.
(Look Up "Pop Culture" , "Pop Music" and "Pop Songs" on google!)

YOU: Enthusiastic intern/writer/reviewer/reporters looking for experience and perhaps a little fame. (Are you up for a monthly audience of 1,000,000+ people reading the words you write?) We are also looking for some assistance in the world of web design, flash and PHP.

Where?
After your training, you can often work from home or your dorm, but we would like to see you stop by the office in Claymont at least twice a week after training. The nonsmoking office is open for our hard working interns who are more than welcome to do some homework here after your PCM duties are done. The atmosphere and dress code at PCM is casual, although we may reinstate "Dress Up Tuesdays".
What To Do?
GET CLOSE TO THE STARS! Be a PCM concert reviewer!

PCM is looking for a motivated individual or two to join our team and assist with concert reviews and photography.

Many Intern and writer positions are available. Spellcheckers, for one thing. We need writers and fans (and anti-fans) of American Popular Culture... TV, Books, Movies, Magazines, Gossip, Music...

Pop Culture Madness is looking for Television fans. Whether it is American Idol, Lost, Real Housewives, Buffy or Gilligan's Island, we are looking for one-time commentaries for individual shows, celebrities or episodes and ongoing weekly play-by-play for shows like So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, etc.

We need Movie fans to write reviews for new movies in the theaters as well as DVD reviewers for new and old releases. We often get get preview screeners for upcoming films and television shows, and you can get an early viewing of many upcoming features!

Chat with celebrities! We (meaning staff AND interns) talk to celebrities every week - TV, Music, Movies, Authors and Fashionistas. We do a lot of phone and on-site interviews.

"I just talked to Topanga!"
"Thanks for talking to us today, Lady Gaga."
There are almost 1000 more interviews here.

One of our interns participated in conference calls with Holly Hunter and Kyra Sedgwick her first week!*

*Disclaimer, spoken very quickly: This of course is not a guarantee that you will speak to any of the above celebrities your first week, and is not typical of a PCM interns first week, but it is pretty close!

Music fans too? YES! We need reviewers for new and upcoming releases and reissues.

Are there other duties? Sure. These vary depending on your talents and time. Duties include but are not limited to: writing (and researching what you write), looking up trivial facts, celebrity bios, editing pictures for online use and anything else that springs up.

Simply stated, this internship is unlike any other.

Credit?

Our programs are open for college credit, or without.

Our 2011/2012 Intern Program is always open for interns, working with or without college credit.
We're pretty flexible, late afternoons into early evenings fit most student's schedules, but our day begins at 9:00 AM.

How much time is required? The internship requires a commitment of two half days per week minimum during the fall and spring and one-three days (or up to six half days) each week during the summer.

Winter Break help would be appreciated, and if for some reason you are stuck here during Spring Break, the office will be available and open.

Pay?

Yeah, right. The experience alone can be worth millions of dollars. PLUS, you can save a small fortune on DVDs, CDs and other stuff.
We interview many artists, television stars, and celebrities too.

There will be some "bonus" monies to be set aside at the end of each semester for interns who complete projects and assignments given to them.
How much is "bonus monies", you ask?
If you really must know, it will depend on how many individuals complete their assignments, how many stay throughout the semester.
A rough estimate would be $100.00 to $300.00 for each individual.

Soft drinks are always free for working interns and pizza often appears like magic at lunch and/or dinner time.

Occasional expenses for films seen in theaters and reviewed can be reimbursed, and the complete review and weekly updates of several TV shows from start to finish (American Idol for example) could result in a cash bonus. During the summer program, some semi/full time interns may be offered a paid position.

While Pop Culture Madness gets to keep and use whatever work or research you have done for us, so do you. Anything you do while working for Pop Culture Madness is viewed as "shared" property.

Are there any Prerequisites? How Do I Apply?

Video Gaming, Public Relations, Beer Pong, Marketing, Music Listening 103, Body Surfing, Trivia (any level), Advertising, English, Sarcasm, History, Wisecracking, International Studies, Lyrics Reading and Understanding, Political Science, Online Researching, Computer Science, or be very, very convincing that whatever you can do well can in some way benefit Pop Culture Madness. Participants should have basic computer skills as well as excellent written and/or oral communication skills and have at least a GPA of 2.5.

Additional requirements? This is an unpaid internship, but we are looking for people with a sense of responsibility. The student is required to get college credit on your own, but we can work with your professors if that helps. Participation in the internship program is not a guarantee of future employment, however, working for Pop Culture Madness will give you hands-on experience and adds some zing on your resume. Interested students must forward basic information via e-mail to:
Joe@popculturemadness.com.

Basic info, which we will not share outside of PCM, should include: Your real name, what people call you, age, interests, e-mail(s), your myspace and other (public) personal pages, links to other works you've done AND...

  • Your top 5 favorite films
  • Your top 5 favorite television shows
  • Your top 5 favorite bands/singers
  • Your top 3 favorite teachers ever (and why)
  • Tour top 3 worst teachers ever (and why)
  • Top 3 things that make you angry
  • Top 3 things that make you happy
  • A sentence or three that tells us something about you.

If you are interested in us, and we are interested in you, you will be asked to fill out an application and come in for a 90 minute orientation.

We ask that anyone coming in for an orientation brings three articles/stories/assignments you have written. This is NOT for grading, but we do want to see your writing style. We'd prefer 3 papers graded "A-/B-" than 3 papers graded "A+."

If you have a resume or letter(s) of recommendation, you may bring it with you, however they are not necessary for our intern program. You should currently be attending an accredited college if you are expecting credits.

If you can call during reasonable hours (before 11:00 PM, after 9:00 AM), call Joe @ 302-375-6038

Interested students must forward basic information (as above) via e-mail to Joe@popculturemadness.com.



PCM Network Websites:

World of Pop Culture

Celebrity Magnet

Grand Magazine

PCM Health & Lifestyle

Pop Culture Annual Trivia

Hot Pop Songs

PCM Television

PCM Music, Book & Film REviews

New Music News

Pop Culture.net

A Myth

UNskinny POP

PCM Club (Contests)

Pop Culture Madness is your complete trivia and entertainment news resource.
Our motto: "All The Pop Culture News That Fits, We Print!"

The websites of the PCM Network add more information every day. Well, semi-regularly. If you don't see a link for what you're looking for, then it's your responsibility to write something up, and send it in.
Everything else © copyright 1999-2013 Pop Culture Madness, unless stated otherwise.

By the way, PCM does NOT allow frequent Pop up ads, Pop under ads, or sneaky spyware. Nor do we link to sites that have excessive Pop-ups, spyware or inappropriate (all ages) material. If you find one, please let us know and they are toast!
Also, since we don't "sell out" to those Pop-up advertisers, and we're too proud (so far) to ask for donations, we'd like to proudly point out some of our carefully chosen advertisers throughout the site. They have some cool stuff that should be sitting in your room, or wrapped like a present for a friend.
Please check 'em out!

pop, as in 'popular' : (adjective) Pertaining to the common people, or the people as a whole as distinguished from any particular class.
Having characteristics attributed to the common people and intended for or suited to ordinary people.

culture: (noun) That which is excellent in the arts.
A particular stage of civilization. The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.

madness: (noun) The state of being mad. insanity, senseless folly, intense excitement or enthusiasm.

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