Wednesday, April 9, 2014

USSF Interviews Candidates for the 2014 World Cup Internships

By: Kelly Fisher
IIJ Assistant

Students from the schools of the Scripps College of Communication interviewed for an opportunity of a life-time to intern with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The World Cup is one of the largest sporting events in the world.
The interviews were conducted by a USSF executive, director of communications, Mr. Neil Buethe, at the Schoonover Center of Communication in Athens, Ohio, assisted by the director of the Institute for International Journalism, Dr. Yusuf Kalyango, in the E.W. School of Journalism.
Kalyango said students will be selected within “a couple days” after the interviews take place.
Ten students will be selected for the internship, which begins June 7 and ends on July 3, 2014. Winners will be announced by April 16, 2014.
Students will have the opportunity to explore Brazil by traveling to Manaus, Natal, or Recife to cover the games in which the U.S. National Team will be playing, and they will perform some journalistic and strategic communication work under the supervision of the USSF.

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