Blogging Intern

Company: 
Competition, Not Conflict
City: 
Eugene
State: 
OR
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"Competition, Not Conflict" (CNC) operates as a cross between ADR and sports law. CNC incorporates the law school, the undergrad university, and the graduate masters programs involving sports. (http://www.competitionnotconflict.com

 I am looking for two bloggers to contribute once a week to this blog. It is a great opportunity and it will look good on your resume.

Here are the basics.

Who: the blog is composed of mostly students. I would like to keep it this way. Our staff includes college athletes, cheerleaders, and professors. I would love to hear from you if you are interested.

What: you will be in charge of one article per week, from 300-500 words, usually (up to you), about an issue involving conflict in sports. This is a wide range. Examples of current columns are Small Talk (examines the little-guy in sports-think, non-bcs, little league world series, high school, etc.) and Pro-Say (pro sports). Ken Pendleton, a brilliant professor and the biggest sport trivia nerd you will ever meet, also contributes extremely well-written articles that, frankly, you cannot compete with, but hey, it's okay. 

Where: Online. That is the great thing. You submit an article, I approve it. You get to post this great blog to your resume and on facebook for all your friends to see. Check it out http://competitionnotconflict.blogspot.com/

When: Once a week, about 1-2 hrs commitment, plus a meeting every other week where we talk sports and eat pizza for free. You will start ASAP, and the internship will last through the end of the school year (end of spring term).

Why: You get exposed to a lot of professionals in a great group. CNC has helped the Oregon football team come up with a reward system for good off the field behavior, worked with the NY Yankees (yes, really), and attracted really high-profile speakers to come talk at the school.

How: Send me a writing sample, a short (a paragraph) cover letter type intro, and a pitch for a column. Keep in mind that a good column combines sports with conflict, whether that is how conflict was solved wisely or not so wisely. It needs to be flexible enough that you can write about it every week (talking about one athlete or just the NBA lockout every week, for example, won't cut it).

Lastly, if you have any questions, about CNC or school in general (study habits, where to get some good food, what life is really all about) don't hesitate to contact Scott Ficklin at Ficklin@uoregon.edu.

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Application Instructions: 

Send Scott Ficklin a writing sample, a short (a paragraph) cover letter type intro, and a pitch for a column at Ficklin@uoregon.edu. Keep in mind that a good column combines sports with conflict, whether that is how conflict was solved wisely or not so wisely. It needs to be flexible enough that you can write about it every week (talking about one athlete or just the NBA lockout every week, for example, won't cut it).