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Check Out InternQueen.com for New Blog !

23 03 2012

Just want to make sure everyone still knows that the new INTERNQUEEN site is at http://www.internqueen.com and my new blog, I AM INTERN, is at http://www.internqueen.com/blog ! Enjoy !





The Intern Queen’s Blog has Moved !

8 04 2009

INTERNQUEEN.COM CONNECTS STUDENTS WITH FREE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 OVER 350 INTERNSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2009!

Los Angeles, CA – April 6th – Lauren Berger, “The Intern Queen”, officially launches her website, http://www.internqueen.com, to help students search and apply for FREE internship listings at over 400 hard-to-reach companies like Marvel, Nascar, MovieLine, Universal Pictures Group, NBC, Seventeen Magazine, etc.  Berger’s internship listings have attracted over 20,000 students from around the world each month.

InternQueen.com, (http://www.internqueen.com), provides students with an internship expert. They no longer need to email their resumes to automated websites. They can reach out and personally ask The Intern Queen their questions and send her their resumes directly. This gives the user a more personal experience. Finding an internship can be a very challenging task, The Intern Queen makes students feel like they have someone on their side.

The site features tons of original content:

·         How to Get an Internship in Entertainment,

http://www.internqueen.com/blog/?p=100

·         Internships Change in Today’s Economy, https://internqueen.wordpress.com/2009/02/13/internships-change-in-todays-economy/

·         High School Internships Increase in Tough Economy, http://www.internqueen.com/blog/?p=86

 The new InternQueen.com also features “Extra Internship Coaching Services” and
“Resume/Cover Letter Makeover Services” for Students. Employers can also post internships with the Intern Queen.

Berger is dubbed “The Intern Queen” after completing 15 internships during her four years of college. She travels around the country speaking to students about the importance of internships. “I’m bridging the gap between students and their futures. When I was in school, there was no one to help me get an internship and learn to make the most of it. I can be that person for students,” says Berger. She has appeared on television shows across the nation speaking about internships and is currently running her business out of Los Angeles. Berger’s listings are powered by Quarterlife (http://www.quarterlife.com/intern), Hollywood Producer, Marshall Herskovitz’s site. She is also the current spokesperson for University of Dreams Programs, http://www.summerinternships.com.

 

REVIEWS:

“The Intern Queen is the first place we look to provide our production company with incredible candidates. She always delivers!” – Sony Pictures / Out Of The Blue Entertainment.

“Your personal service gives the applicant a sense of comfort in knowing that there is someone is looking out for them. With other internship sites, you feel as though you’re sending your resume into a sea of others, blindly, almost. The Intern Queen’s way of getting us internships is very unique because it’s kind of like a recommendation.” Simone Porter, Student, Five Towns College.

“Lauren, the Intern Queen, was eager and willing to help me get an
internship in the Entertainment Industry. She was able to forward my
resume to all the right people, and in just a week I was hired as an
intern for one of my dream companies!” – Stephanie Ramos,Student, University of California, Irvine

 

                                                                               

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NEW BLOG SITE

7 04 2009

Please change my blog address from this current one to http://www.internqueen.com/blog/ – It will now live on my new site, http://www.internqueen.com !





How to Get an Internship: Entertainment

2 04 2009

There is no question that my site, http://www.quarterlife.com/intern has a heavy focus on entertainment internships. You will find over 200 different entertainment companies on my site ranging from movie studios, television companies, publicity firms, marketing agencies, on-set movie internships, etc. But what is the secret to landing these job opportunities?

1. DON’T GIVE UP. The entertainment business is hard to get into but it can be done. If your professor or career counselor tells you that you’ve decided on a tough industry, don’t let that hold you back. Focus clearly on what you want.

2. TRY DIFFERENT THINGS. Entertainment is such a broad field and consists of so many different parts and departments. Accept internships/jobs in different areas and test them out – you never know what you might like. In college, I interned in entertainment publicity, radio, on-air promotions, drama development, etc. Interning in all of those different areas helped me figure out what I did want to do and what I didn’t want to do.

3. FIND YOUR FAVES. Just like I mentioned in the sports piece, students should research their favorite movies, producers, directors, even celebrities. Find out what companies these people work for and who they deal with on a regular basis. From your research, start to create your personal “Intern Queen Dream List”.

4. KNOW YOUR RESOURCES ON THE WEB. There are a few great Hollywood Internship resources worth mentioning. This  is where you should be looking for your Internship News:

· INTERN QUEEN’S WEBSITEhttp://www.quarterlife.com/intern.

When I first started my site, I used all of my entertainment industry relationships to really build it up. Below are some of the listings that appear on the site:

· Smoke House Pictures (LEATHERHEADS), http://www.quarterlife.com/internship/details/52

· Thunder Road Pictures, http://www.quarterlife.com/internship/details/72

· HD Films, http://www.quarterlife.com/internship/details/92

· Sony Pictures Television, http://www.quarterlife.com/internship/details/142

· Master Mind Artists Management in Brooklyn, http://www.quarterlife.com/internship/details/152

· State Street Pictures, http://www.quarterlife.com/internship/details/162

· Bang! Zoom Entertainment, http://www.quarterlife.com/internship/details/212

· EntertainmentCareers.net, http://www.entertainmentcareers.net/.

This site is quite the powerhouse when it comes to entertainment opportunities. It’s easy, reliable and it’s been around a while. I highly suggest checking out this site.

5. NON-WEB RESOURCES. There are three other resources that I do suggest students take a look at.

· THE PRINCETON REVIEW’S INTERNSHIP BIBLE. This large reference book was extremely helpful to me when I started my internship search. They update the book yearly and have great information about hundreds of internship opportunities.

· UTA JOB LIST. United Talent Agency puts out an “industry insider” list with all of the current job openings/internship positions in the entertainment world. To find a copy of this – ask everyone you know in Hollywood, professors, friends in the industry, etc. It can be tricky to get your hands on.

· HOLLYWOOD CREATIVE DIRECTORY. This reference book has every Hollywood Production company and television show listed. You can find the company phone numbers, emails, etc. Check out your local bookstore to see if they carry it and if they don’t they can probably order it for you.

6. CREATE YOUR DREAM LIST. Make your version of the “Intern Queen Dream List” by writing down 10 companies where you see yourself working in the future (think big). Next to those, write 10 smaller companies that are similar to your first 10 choices. Start researching and making notes of the company phone numbers and emails. Reach out to the companies and ask the internship coordinator what the internship application process is like.

7. KEEP MATERIALS TRADITIONAL. The entertainment companies get hundreds of internship resumes and cover letters each year. Keep everything in traditional formats unless specifically instructed to submit a “creative resume”. The internship coordinator is going to look right to your experience. They want to see that you’ve held internships before and that you are properly qualified. Market yourself well in your cover letter, use your cover letter as your bragging rights and clearly highlight your talents/experience. Make sure to avoid going on tangents in your cover letter.

8. BE PREPRARED TO START AT THE BOTTOM. If any industry is known for sort of “hazing” their interns, it’s the entertainment business. You must keep telling yourself that this is the nature of the showbiz. Most people started at the bottom as an intern or in the mailroom somewhere and they worked their way up. They make sure that other students have to do the same. You might have to do things like get coffee, copy scripts, pick up dry cleaning – focus on the end result which is a great company name on your resume and wonderful contacts to help you find your next internship or job.

9. KEEP IT ON THE “DL”. Most internships will have students sign a non-disclosure agreement which states that you cannot talk about the projects they are working on to anyone. Even if you don’t sign one of these make sure you keep your work information to yourself. If a celebrity comes into the building, don’t tell all of your friends about it – you never know WHY the celeb was at your company. They could have been making a deal that can’t be spoken about yet.  Keep the “Everyone knows Everyone” philosophy in mind. You never know who someone might tell.

I asked my friends on Twitter what they thought about Entertainment Internships:

searchguru@InternQueen take a look at http://www.showbizjobs.com20

graenewyork@InternQueen if only I were in LA 😦

brieWR@internqueen I hear that http://mandy.com is a good website for all things film-related. Lots of volunteer and internship positions.39 minutes ago from web

SiriusXMInterns@InternQueen students should definitely network. A lot of times, WHO you know can really be helpful in scoring a media internship.





How to Get an Internship: Sports

1 04 2009

 

This is a topic that’s relatively close to me because my younger brother is a huge sports fan and has participated in several sports internships (he is quite the Intern King). Whether it’s golf, tennis, baseball, football, basketball, sports medicine, sports management, sports marketing, or becoming a sports agent that you are into, sports is definitely a great world to become part of but also a hard egg to crack. I compiled some information to assist students in finding the sports internship of their dreams.

I asked my younger brother who is actively working/interning in the Sports Industry his thoughts on Sports Internships, “Right now with the economy where it is, the sports industry is looking for inexpensive help. With ticket prices and sponsorship slowly declining they are looking for innovative ways to get the sport to the fan for cheaper while still creating a profit. It’s the perfect time for interns to help out and get a beneficial learning experience.”

1.       RESEARCH YOUR FAVORITES. Get on the internet and start conducting some research on your favorite players, coaches, analysts, agents and read about how they got started. Make notes on companies that they worked for, lessons they learned along the way, their personal suggestions.

2.       REACH OUT LOCALLY. In most businesses you are required to work your way up from the bottom and sports is no exception. I suggest calling your local teams and finding out if they have any part-time job openings or internship openings during the school year or the summer. This is something that you should do as early as possible – even while in high school if possible. I’m from Tampa, Florida so my younger brother contacted the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (now the Rays), the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Storm (arena football), and the Clearwater Phillies (our minor league team).

3.       DON’T BE PICKY. You want to get a foot in the door so if you get a call to be the towel guy in your local baseball team’s clubhouse, take the position. It’s all about forming great relationships with the players, coaches, managers, operations staff, etc. You never know when these relationships will come in handy. My brother, Jonathan, started interning at the local Clearwater Phillies stadium just helping out and doing operational tasks. It wasn’t what he wanted to do but it was in the sports industry and it helped him build his contacts.

4.        TIME TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK. When sports students create their version of the “Intern Queen’s Dream List” they have some heavy research ahead of them. Because baseball is done on a seasonal basis and not by semester it requires some looking into very far ahead of time. Most baseball teams run internship programs during Spring Training or during the regular season. Many teams have programs where the students housing and expenses are covered for the entire season. Because of college credit reasons, many students cannot participate in these programs until they are juniors or seniors. Also note that sports interns often have to work more hours than interns in other companies. Your “Intern Queen’s Dream List” should have 10 dream companies nationally that you’d like to work for (teams, organizations, companies, etc) and 10 smaller-scale sports businesses. You need to write the contact phone number for each of these companies.

5.       GET ALL OF THE INFO. When you reach out to these companies you will call and ask to speak with the internship coordinator. You can also check out the company website. Make sure you get all of the information (application deadline, location, housing situation, hour requirements, salary if any, etc.)

6.       ATTEND SPORTS CONFERENCES. The sports business has several conventions throughout the year that are great for meeting the right people and networking. Check out any sporting events that are going on in your city or nearest metro area. Call the convention and ask if they have student prices. If they don’t – perhaps you can cover the event for your school newspaper and get a press pass. Just being at these conferences/conventions makes you look like an ambitious, enthusiastic individual.

7.       LOOK BEYOND THE TEAM. Yes, it’s many student’s dream to work for a sports team but sometimes that doesn’t work out. Have a Plan B and look for other options in your area. When my brother couldn’t work for a professional sports team at his school (University of Central Florida) he explored the city’s other sports companies. He found that the Golf Channel and AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) were right in the area. He ended up taking a Spring internship at AAU Sports and got to attend tons of sporting events and got the experience of helping put them together. Jonathan also did some research and came across the Orlando Sports Commission Internships, he participated in that one as well. By participating in all of these different types of internships he was able to learn all aspects of the sports industry.

8.       DON’T GIVE UP. If your internship in sports doesn’t work out, make sure you don’t give up hope. If you have your dream list in front of you – you should have at least 20 companies locally and nationally that you could apply to intern with. If one opportunity doesn’t work out, it wasn’t meant to be at that time, go onto the next. Jonathan (my brother) was super excited this past year to have an internship for the Spring of 09 with the Arena Football Team in Orlando. Well, it turns out that Arena Football got cancelled for this season. Did Jonathan give up ? Nope. He looked back at his dream list, and looked at other possibilities for sports-related internships in Orlando. He had reached out to the Orlando Sentinel (the major Orlando newspaper) and asked if they had sports internships available. They didn’t have any internships available but what they did have was PAID freelance writing positions for the sports department. Jonathan is now a PAID Sports writer for the Sentinel. That just goes to show what a positive outlook can do for you.

 

RESOURCES

1.       Intern Queen’s Website (http://www.quarterlife.com/intern)

Some of the sports internships available include:

 

·         Autograph-Cards.com in New Jersey

http://quarterlife.com/internship/details/2652

 

·         Volleyball Event Intern in Orlando

http://quarterlife.com/internship/details/2352

 

·         AAU International Marketplace Internship in Orlando

http://quarterlife.com/internship/details/2312

 

·         CBS News/Sports

http://quarterlife.com/internship/details/2112

·         Portland Sea Dogs Baseball Internship

http://quarterlife.com/internship/details/2672

 

·         Vermont Lake Monsters Baseball Internship

http://quarterlife.com/internship/details/2632

 

·         Inside Sports and Entertainment Group

http://quarterlife.com/internship/details/2042

 

·         Time Inc. (Sports Illustrated)

http://quarterlife.com/internship/details/1152

 

·         Jersey Rockhoppers Internship Hockey

http://quarterlife.com/internship/details/2972

 

2.       Work In Sports – http://www.workinsports.com/sports-jobs.asp.

This page does require a small membership fee but it’s worth it and you can use the site for one month at a very tiny price. This site always has new jobs/internships listed and the employer contact is right there for you. I encourage students to save these contacts for future use as well.

 

3.       Sports Agent Blog – http://www.sportsagentblog.com/internships/ – This site is quick and easy to use for students. All of the top agencies and sports companies are listed right in front of you with some great advice, news, and alternative information. I know the owner of this site personally and it really is amazing.

 

4.       Jobs In Sports – http://www.jobsinsports.com/?source=OverturePPC&OVRAW=sports%20internships&OVKEY=sports%20internship&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=1110978521&OVKWID=8457458021

Another cool sports website with top of the line company listings and internship/job postings.

 

I asked my friends on Twitter to talk with me about Sports Internships:

davidlpatrick@InternQueen www.leagueconnection.ning.com

susielin@InternQueen SportShooter.com sometimes have postings for internship positions and job openings.

blueyeproject@InternQueen not sure if ur into sports spshp but IEG and other Sports Sponsorship/Marketing Agencies (google them) may connect w/spts tms.

JoelFryComedy@InternQueen Dunk on LeBron. That’ll make you stand out.