Author: Rand Nelson

Crimson Cover TV Show (DMC)

Crimson Cover TV show (WVUA) is seeking a student intern as a sales representative for its advertising/sponsorship opportunities. Crimson Cover is a weekly, pre-recorded program featuring news, opinion and analysis on Alabama athletics, primarily football. Time commitment is flexible and easy to incorporate into a busy student schedule. Commission paid on sales.

Qualifications: 3.0 cumulative GPA, reliable transportation, desire for valuable work experience, and the positive, outgoing personality necessary in the sales business.

Interested applicants please contact Chase Goodbread at (205) 310-4861.


Women’s Resource Center – UA

Title: Communications, Design and Social Media Intern

Department: Women and Gender Resource Center, Division of Student Affairs

Internship Description: The Communications, Design and Social Media intern implements and evaluates the WGRC’s communications, marketing and social media programs. The intern will be responsible for developing educational outreach materials, as well as developing advertising and marketing materials to promote the WGRC’s many programming efforts.

Primary responsibilities include designing of marketing materials for events and programs, most notably fliers and social media graphics; developing news releases and effective ad copy for distribution to both the university and at-large media outlets; maintaining and updating the WGRC’s website; and generating sustainable and engaging connections with the campus and community via the WGRC’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.).

Qualifications: Intern must be junior level or higher majoring in advertising, public relations, marketing or related field. Experience in the areas of event planning, design or marketing is ideal. Applicant must be fluent in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), must have knowledge of PR writing and AP style and must have working knowledge of Hootsuite or other social media scheduling programs. Knowledge of email marketing (MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc.) and internet content management systems is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a resume with cover letter to Jackie Northrup, Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC) Assistant Director, at

Center for Public Television (DMC)

The Center for Public Television housed in the Digital Media Center is seeking production interns year-round. Internship application deadlines are: August 1 (for fall), December 1 (for spring), and May 1 (for summer). Applications are available at Gray Lloyd ( is the point of contact for student interns at CPT.

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Alabama Public Radio (DMC)

Alabama Public Radio welcomes interns to the newsroom on a continuing basis, including fall and spring terms. Internship application deadlines are: August 1 (for fall), December 1 (for spring), and April 15 (for summer). Applications are available at the website.

Each intern is trained by the director to write his or her own story every day. Students research the story, track down interview subjects, do the interview, and write copy to be edited (all under supervision of the professional staff.)

Student writers’ material is used on APR newscasts, and interns often get to do spots for air. All from this work is done in the Digital Media Center inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Director Pat Duggins turns students into crackerjack writers, which means jobs.

Assistant News Director Stan Ingold ( is the point of contact for student interns at APR.

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24 Communications

Design Intern
Location: Winfield, AL

As a design intern, you will assist the creative director in the design and execution of layouts for print, web, and mobile. You will create award-winning work that helps real clients achieve actual, measurable marketing objectives. Because that’s what we do here every single day.

Your contribution to the team will be your innovation, artistic talent, and an unwavering commitment to meet deadlines and budget.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and portfolio samples to

To learn more about 24 Communications, visit:

Public Relations Intern
Location: Montgomery, AL

As a Public Relations intern, you will assist with public relations efforts in the form of media placement, press release development, event planning, copywriting and more. You will help increase brand exposure for our clients on a state, regional and national level.

Tenacity, professionalism, creativity and enthusiasm are fundamental to this position. We are looking for interns with a strong work ethic, relationship skills and a genuine desire to learn and grow in their career. In short, you must be willing to hustle and get it done, no matter what.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to

To learn more about 24 Communications, visit:

C&IS’ Katie Gatti a Finalist for PRWeek PR Student of the Year

Katie Gatti was selected as a finalist for Public Relations Student of the Year in the 2017 PRWeek Award. The senior, majoring in public relations, serves as director of the Capstone Agency, a nationally affiliated, student-run, integrated communications firm housed in the department of advertising and public relations. She is the first UA student to be recognized for this honor.

“I’m shocked, honored and thrilled to have been named a finalist,” Gatti said. “I feel really fortunate to have the resources in C&IS to help me prepare for the next steps.”

If selected as a top-two finalist, she will be flown to New York in March for the PRWeek Awards, where the overall winner will be announced.

“Regardless of what happens, I’m just excited to have made it this far,” Gatti said. “I almost didn’t pursue it because it was a pretty laborious application process, but I just felt this strange compulsion to do it.”

The application process included a prompt that asked to create a launch campaign for a hypothetical spokesperson character for IKEA North America. The campaign had to be backed by comprehensive research, indicating precisely why this character was a good fit for the company. The next step for Gatti will be pitching the her campaign to a PRWeek news editor.

The criteria for judging entries include creativity, writing ability and an understanding of PR principles and strategy. The judges for this award include a PRWeek senior editor, an educator and an in-house PR department leader.

“I could not be prouder of Katie and am happy she is being recognized for her outstanding work,” said Dr. Joseph Phelps, department head of advertising and public relations. “She is clearly among the top PR students in the U.S., and it is because of great UA students such as Katie and outstanding faculty that this program has been, for seven of the last nine years, among the five finalists for PRWeek’s Education Program of the Year.”

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Alabama Symphony Orchestra


Media and Communication Interns will work with the Vice President for Marketing and Communications as well as other marketing and communications team members to coordinate press leading up to concerts and special events, while creating and distributing marketing and public relations materials.

A good fit for this position would be those interested in gaining experience in public relations, marketing, and communications.


– Assist the marketing/communications team with writing and distributing PR materials for press and internet including: general interest articles, press releases, e-blasts, print and radio advertisements.

– Assist production and physical distribution of marketing and PR materials including: posters, flyers and vouchers

– Assist with website maintenance and content updates, as well as reports

– Assist with the graphic design of concert posters and digital graphic content

– Supports the PR department in the development and maintenance of relationships with print, electronic and broadcast media to maximize positive coverage of the ASO

-Helps maintain databases and builds targeted distribution lists

– Drafts and implements PR communication vehicles including news releases, monthly calendars, press kits, media advisories, fact sheets, fun facts and trivia

– Supports the PR department in creating pitch ideas and plans that will result in maximum exposure for the organization


– Strong writing and editing skills

– Adobe Creative Suite knowledge a plus

-Excellent computer skills including web-based, interactive communications, video and photo editing software. HTML knowledge a plus

-Detail oriented; excellent written, verbal and organizational skills

– Knowledge of classical music and prior marketing experience a plus

-Outgoing, even tempered, extremely organized, mature person, able to work well under pressure and with all personality types


Preferred work schedule is between approximately 10-30 hours a week. The job requires some lifting, a valid driver’s license. It is recommended that the intern bring and use his or her own personal laptop.


Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Timeline of internship is dependent on candidate availability and schedule. Please send cover letter and resume to

Bear Trap Restaurant and Bar

Bear Trap Restaurant and Bar in Tuscaloosa is seeking a student skilled in graphic design, social media management and advertising campaigns for an unpaid internship. The student should expect to spend 10 hours a week on site with owners, managers and staff for meetings in addition to time spent designing graphics and digital media. It is preferred, though not required, that the applicant be at least 21 years old.

Interested students should email a resume, brief explanation of their interest in the position and examples of their previous work: flyers, graphic designs, etc.

To apply, please email Joel A. Reaves—General Manager

Time, Inc.

Time Inc. is looking for a motivated fellow for a paid internship in Birmingham, Alabama. This is an opportunity to have hands-on experience with the pre-production, production and post-production side of a major company, working on video content for leading magazine brands including:

  • Cooking Light
  • Food & Wine
  • Health Magazine
  • People
  • Southern Living
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Time
  • Travel + Leisure

All applicants should live in or near Jefferson County, Alabama. A background with video production is necessary. A familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and Canon cameras is a preferred.

Interested parties should send their resume to