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.
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.
• 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered and to schedule an interview.
The American Heart Association in Alabama is currently looking for media communications, marketing, social media communications, and graphic design interns. Communication Studies majors are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.
Graphic Design Intern – American Heart Association
Locations available: Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery.
About Us: The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
About the Position: As a graphic arts student, you know the power behind dynamic visual design. Here’s your opportunity to take your creative talent to the next level: the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, is looking for a graphic design intern to start immediately. You’ll interpret our brand strategy and mission—to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke—in terms of design and advertising.
You will work closely with the communications department to create materials for both on- and offline promotions. AHA values our interns for their strong design sensibility and promotes their professional development during the term. There is a minimum commitment of 3 months, but a full semester of work is preferred.
Learn to meet daily, weekly, and long-term deadlines in a fast-paced environment:
To apply, please contact Danielle Deavours at email@example.com or (205)510-1504.
To learn more, visit heart.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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: