This webpage serves as a resource for C&IS students to search for internships in communication and media. The job postings are intended for all undergraduate majors and are for internships located in the state, region and internationally. No representations are made about the job postings included on this site. Advertisement of these job postings should not be interpreted as an endorsement or otherwise encouragement for students to apply for positions. Students bear the burden of researching all employers, and terms of employment, before responding to the job postings.

Employer: U.S. Dept. of Interior – Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Job Type: Internship – Full-Time

The Semester Intern will be involved in
developing their portfolio through drafting press releases, working on briefing
documents, developing web content, conducting research around current policies,
and more. The Semester Intern will work with the Chief of Communications, as
well as the legislative affairs and other staff, to support the needs of the
office in a myriad of ways.

The Semester Internship Program provides a career exploration opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates. Interns work in OSMRE Headquarters, regional, and field offices and gain professional experience with a federal regulatory agency.Interns conduct research assignments and participate in group projects to build their resumes in their fields of interest. Assignments include environmental science, community development, communications, data analysis, and more.Must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution, vocational school, or be a recent graduateSummer Semester (10 weeks), Spring Semester (15 weeks), Fall Semester (15 weeks). To apply, click here.

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Direct Communications, one of Alabama’s most dynamic public relations firms and located in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking a communications co-op student. We will provide you with challenging, hands-on experiences in a practical, learning environment. With client sectors ranging from healthcare, energy, environment, conservation, general business and governmental entities, your broad-range of experiences obtained while with Direct Communications, will serve as a springboard to a wide-range of career options upon graduation.

Our ideal candidates are students who are juniors or seniors majoring in Communications, Public Relations, Political Science or Journalism. Students should be ambitious, self-starters with excellent writing, communication, computer/technology/digital skills, as well as possessing excellent professional and organizational skills.

Qualifications include:

• Entering junior or senior year, in-process of bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, or related field of study
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Attention to detail and outstanding proofing skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to multi-task and work as part of a team
• Desire to learn and grow career-building skills
• Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, PDF and Photoshop editing, is a plus

Coop students should be prepared to enter a professional office and be motivated to work hard each day. Duties include, but are not limited to: preparing a wide selection of written and creative materials, monitoring news coverage (traditional and digital) for client issues, facilitating a variety of social media engagement and analysis, maintaining reporter databases, and conducting research into strategic communications best practices, website development and graphic design support.

Details:

Full Time (40 hours a week)
Spring 2018 Semester (January – April 2018)
Location: Birmingham, AL
Compensation: $1,600 per month. May assist in providing college credit, if needed.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Charlotte Smith at info@dcwins.com to be considered and to schedule an interview.

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Peritus PR is looking for an intern in the fields of public relations and public affairs. Both of these internships are paid, working 20-30 hours a week over a 2-4 month duration.

Public Relations:

A Peritus intern will assist the entire team with various public relations efforts dedicated to support and help each client achieve their unique communications goals. Requirements for this posting are:

  • Working towards or recently earned a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, political science, public relations and or marketing.
  • Strong grammatical skills, including knowledge of AP Style
  • Relevant campaign/intern experience with public relations and/or politics.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong research and organizational skills.
  • Self sufficient time-management skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • The focus to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Loyal client service mentality and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Possess the ability to provide professional counsel and account support for our clients.

Public Affairs:

A Public Affairs Intern with Peritus PR will assist the public affairs team with various communications, research and grassroots efforts to help each client achieve their unique policy or issue-related initiatives and goals. Our public affairs internship attracts students who are interested in the political process or learning more about how communications plays a role in educating and influencing stakeholders important to our clients. Public affairs interns provide hands-on advocacy and grassroots support in a variety of industries and will gain experience in meaningful community relations campaigns. Requirements for this posting are:

  • Working towards or recently earned a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism,
    political science, public relations and/or marketing.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong grammatical skills and AP style knowledge.
  • Relevant campaign/intern experience with public relations and/or politics.
  • A passion for scanning relevant news, trends and current events for clients’ industries.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self sufficient time-management skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Loyal client service mentality and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Possess the ability to provide professional counsel and account support for our clients.

To apply for either of these postings, send your resume, three writing samples and a cover letter to the Peritus team no later than July 31, 2017.

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Student interns for NASA will collaborate on sophisticated communications campaigns as they create web features, press releases, newsletter articles, social media posts, digital content, video news releases and contribute to press conferences, media visits and interviews. Students will track and analyze the effectiveness of communications tactics. Interns will participate in media and outreach events. Interns will contribute to social media content and posts, media relations stories and postings as well as employee communications, informational and promotional materials and event communications plans and products.

Interns would work part-time while in school and most interns have the potential to be hired as a full-time government employee. Only the first 75 students on list will be considered. Any applications received up until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time the day the limit is reached will be considered.

This internship, located in Huntsville, Alabama, begins in September 2017.

To apply for this internship, click here.

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Are you a young journalist looking for experience writing about state politics, faith and culture, sports, or business? If so, join the Yellowhammer team.

Yellowhammer News is a conservative outlet publishing stories to thousands of people, including some of Alabama’s most influential power players. Now, with YHN’s new contributors program, you can get a slice of the action.

If interested, potential writers should reach out and apply as soon as possible, as selection is very competitive.

To apply, submit a 1,000 word writing sample for evaluation to contribute@yellowhammernews.com.

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UA Career Center - The UA Career Center partners with students as they explore possibilities, develop skills and connect with opportunities. Log on to Crimson Careers to review additional internships and full-time employment opportunities.

Industry Immersion - Consider an Industry Immersion trip to visit a city of interest and network with industry professionals over three days and four nights.

If you are seeking course credit for your internships, please contact the Internship Coordinator for your major to make these arrangements prior to the term in which your internship will begin: