Category: Internship Types

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa, a local affiliate of a world-wide, non-profit organization, transforms lives through home ownership and home repair for low-income families. HFHT seeks an intern who can help the organization convey its dynamic mission to our community through public relations and advertising, especially as it relates to social media publicity for the non-profit’s construction work, and for the ReStore (the organization’s building materials and furniture thrift store). Other duties may include developing press releases, e-mail communications, newsletters, fundraising letters, newspaper advertisements, and any other form of communication to further the Habitat mission. The internship may be either a single semester or an academic year, but a full academic year is preferred.

Skills required for this position:

  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Work well with staff members, Habitat homeowners and news media professionals
  • Exceptional working knowledge of all major social media platforms

The internship will be located in the HFHT office on 35th street and will start August 28th. The deadline for this internship is August 18th. To apply for this posting, email a resume to Ellen Potts.

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Humane Society of West Alabama

Under the direction of HSWA board, the intern will be responsible for maintaining consistency between social media accounts; promoting and publicizing the animals as well as HSWA’s events and endeavors; and managing all daily social media activity.

This unpaid internship has opportunities for the summer and the fall.

Required skills:

  • Strategic communications planning
  • Strong writer
  • Social Media experience, such as being familiar and able to use all of the following accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
  • Preferred: a proficiency in graphic design and the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Preferred: photography skills

To apply, please complete this application and email to Dr. Suzanne Horsley.

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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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Yellowhammer News

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

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Time Warner/HBO

Time Warner/HBO is seeking interns to play a vital role in assisting the HBO Sports team with various elements of production, including: boxing, Real Sports, and 24/7 series.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prep and research upcoming boxing fights
  • Research and develop stories for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
  • Avid work; logging and screening for Boxing and Real Sports shoots
  • Assist with local shoots (content, equipment, etc)
  • Complete tasks on a deadline for time sensitive material
  • Conduct independent research to pitch potential stories for Real Sports
  • Contact reporters, media outlets, and sports teams for information
  • On-site assistance for boxing fights (Madison Square Garden, Barclay’s Center, etc)
  • Observing edits: boxing, Real Sports, and 24/7 series


  • Must be a rising junior or rising senior in college
  • Avid or Final Cut screening
  • Logging and editing material
  • Knowledge of HBO Sports programming: Boxing, Real Sports, Hard Knocks, 24/7.
  • Organizational skills: must be able to meet deadlines, attention to detail
  • Research skills, including but not limited to: Knowledge of/proficiency with Nexis searches of news articles, General internet research, YouTube and footage research, Public records searches, Making phone calls, pre-interviews, etc.

Click here for more information, or to apply.

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American Heart Association In Alabama

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:

  • Create graphics and design layouts for print ads, flyers, email newsletters, blog, and social media.
  • Collaborate with the communications department and support campaigns with design solutions.
  • Learn how to apply design theory to marketing campaigns and advance techniques.


  • Prior experience creating graphics and a solid grasp of design concepts.
  • Comfort working in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Already having design software available to you is preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for the design process and attentiveness to different project goals.

To apply, please contact Danielle Deavours at or (205)510-1504.

To learn more, visit


Birmingham National Senior Games

About the Internship:

The NSGA is offering a three week internship that puts you in the local sports marketing field. Intern assignments will include: photojournalism, creative journalism, and social media. This opportunity will provide a unique chance to gain daily-deadline marketing and communications experience with a nationally known large-scale sporting event. All 19 medal events will need coverage in the form of text, video and photography. A stipend for this internship will be provided.

Start date: May 29

End date: June 19

About the National Senior Games: 

The National Senior Games are held every two years in different major cities across the United States. Cities such as St. Louis, Baton Rouge, and Columbus have played host to The Games, and it is an honor for Birmingham to be selected to host in 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase its culinary scene, craft breweries, and southern hospitality! The Games include 19 sporting events performed across 14 venues city-wide. Participants range ages 50 and up, and are encouraged to compete not only in the spirit of healthy competition, but to promote active aging for seniors. Athletes range from newcomers, to enthusiasts, to former Olympians.  In order to effectively run The Games, we will need over 3,000 volunteers over the two week period.

To apply, send an email with examples of your work portfolio, resume and contact information to For more information about Knight Eady, visit

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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

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