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Cistern Yard News is completely independent, uncensored, and student-run. Our team of writers, editors, photographers, and designers produce new content for our website daily. We also publish a feature magazine twice per semester. No prior experience required! If you want to help tell the stories that matter most to students, drop in on our first meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 7pm. We are located on the second floor of the Calhoun Annex, between Chapel Theater and the Treasurer’s Office. Head through the double glass doors, up the stairs, and you will see our logo. If you have any questions, feel free to email Sig Johannes at

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Did you know #TEDxCharleston is a 100% volunteer-organized effort? We’d love your help to “Shake It Up” at this year’s event on October 18 at Charleston Music Hall. Please fill out the application for our available roles. Our event is happening Oct. 18, 2017 at the Charleston Music Hall.

The American Red Cross – Palmetto South Carolina Region is looking for volunteers like you. Help serve as a transportation specialist (see job description here).

Help Save Lives in South Carolina

  • Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. As a volunteer transportation specialist, you can make sure blood is available for patients in need in South Carolina.
  • Transportation specialists deliver lifesaving blood to hospitals, ultimately giving them a sense of purpose and empowerment by knowing that they are part of the solution for helping save lives.
  • Shifts originate out of Columbia and Charleston. Weekday and weekends routes are available. Volunteers will need a valid driver’s license, a motor vehicle record and must be able to lift up to 45 lbs. 

Visit for more information. Interested volunteers should contact Kathryn Pratt at

Oceans Campus is offering an opportunity for undergraduate students of all levels to become a member of the Africa Media programs in Mossel Bay, South Africa.

Africa Media is an environmental based media company specializing in the production of photographic, video and editorial media from the African continent. Four programs are offered specializing in Wildlife Film-making, wildlife and adventure photography, underwater photography and environmental journalism:

Paid Opportunity for Journalism Student

By Candice O'Connor
Posted on 23 March 2017 | 10:48 am — 

Paid opportunity to create a 2-3 minute video about a young girl, Olivia, with Type 1 diabetes. Her family and friends are running the NY Marathon with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and are committed to raising $30,000. Through a video about her life, they plan to raise awareness.

For more information contact Abby Wallish at or 240-278-5894.


Intern with Charleston Shucker Company

By Candice O'Connor
Posted on 16 March 2017 | 11:07 am — 

For the 2017 Spring semester, Charleston Shucker Company is looking for an intern in their marketing/advertising/social media departments. The individual hired for this position will need string critical thinking skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of web and social media.

Responsibilities include/ but not limited to:


  • Research wedding and corporate gift magazines and blogs and prepare a press kit with our products to send out to publications for possible inclusion.
  • Research Holiday Gift Giving Guides (print, online and TV).
  • Create/Design a product catalog or spec sheet for wholesale retail customers.
  • Writing pitch articles for editorial in publications.
  • Research SkyMall Airline magazine contacts for potential inclusion.

Social Media/Web:

  • The Charleston Shucker Co. will be going through a total website conversion in Jan/Feb/March. This will be an opportunity to learn and contribute ideas to website improvement.
  • Drafting/writing content for Business Facebook and Instagram posts.
  • Writing content for Mailchimp customer emails.


  • Contact list of potential southeastern retailer for placement in their stores. Follow up.


To apply contact Lindsey Ballenger at; 843 819 9070

Summer 2017 White House Internship

By Candice O'Connor
Posted on 14 March 2017 | 12:00 pm — 

Please visit: to submit your Summer 2017 application.A ll application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before ***March 31, 2017 *** at 11:59 p.m. (EST).

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, must be 18 years of age on or before May 30, 2017, and must meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:

  • Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
  • Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the internship program start date.
  • Are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty–for any length of time–in the two years preceding the internship program start date.

Her Campus CofC is Looking For Contributors

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 20 February 2017 | 11:32 am — 
Her Campus CofC wants writers like you! If you would like to get involved as a contributor, or if you want to share a story idea, please email For more information visit the Her Campus CofC site and contact your classmates, Marissa Myhill and Anna Trojanowska, Her Campus CofC Correspondents. 

Earth Heart Growers Seeks Interns

By Candice O'Connor
Posted on 31 January 2017 | 12:12 pm — 

Earth Heart Growers, a SC non-profit organization, was created to help children understand sustainability practices. The main purpose of EHG is to integrate the natural sciences into the formal school curriculum through in-school garden, culinary, and baking instruction, along with a Kids Market program where the children package and distribute their homemade goods.

EHG is seeking interns to help with the website, blog, answering emails, and promoting/marketing via videos.

Contact Executive Director Liz Ramirez with any questions or concerns:




Love writing? Contribute Charleston Style & Design

By Candice O'Connor
Posted on 26 January 2017 | 2:51 pm — 

Charleston Style & Design publication is looking for contributing writers and essayists.


Charleston Style and Design invites you to submit an original, unpublished personal essay of no more than 650 words for possible publication in our quarterly department, Reflections.

Your essay should present an idea, concept or experience that you think would be of interest to our readers.

For consideration, send your essay (via e-mail only) and a short two-sentence biography to and place the words “personal essay” in the subject line.


The magazine is looking for writers with a clear, vivid style and experience writing about design and lifestyle topics. Articles range from 300 to 1000 words.

One-page queries, accompanied by clips, are welcome. They should summarize the subject, suggest an angle and explain why the topic is consistent with the magazine’s mission. Please do not send any materials you want returned.

Put your name, address, e-mail address, phone number and final word count at top right of the first page of text. And don’t forget your short one-line bio at the end.

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