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.

Posted: January 24, 2023

About:

The graduate student marketing internship at the Office for Innovation & Commercialization (OIC) allows the participant to learn about the field of Technology Transfer (intellectual property protection and Commercialization).  The intern will have the opportunity to work with the OIC staff, attend high level meetings, and interact with law interns, local innovators/start-up companies and administrators. The intern will be involved in marketing and communication strategies for OIC. The ideal candidate is someone who would like to get a better understanding of how commerce, law, and high- level scientific research interact. The position reports to the OIC Assistant Licensing Associate and Director.

Intern Assignments may include:

  • Develop and implement marketing and communications plan
  • Social media outreach and engagement (media posts, digital & print design, filming/editing video)
  • Develop alumni engagement plan for new technologies
  • Other special projects

This intern will support marketing activities for new technologies. The intern will learn about the field of technology transfer, gain a combination of experiences including contact list building, develop and implement aspects of social media communication/marketing plan, and participate in other special projects.

Preferred candidates should have a background in engineering, biology/life-sciences, chemistry, physics, computer science, business, information systems, public administration, or law. Experience working in a professional office is preferred. Candidates should be responsible, reliable, have computer skills, organization skills, and have attention to detail.

Interested candidates should attend the Lunch and Learn Session at the School of Law, Law Center on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 12 – 1 PM, tentatively set for room A112. Please direct any questions to Jeffrey Capili, Assistant Licensing Associate for OIC.

Posted: January 20, 2023

About:

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville will be hosting summer internships for undergraduate and master’s level graduate students again this summer.  The BioTrain Internship program is in its 14th year of placing students in engaging experiences in a wide variety of positions across the Institute and our associated companies. This unique internship program accepts 20 – 30 interns each summer for a nine-week session that includes a week of Biotech Boot Camp and weekly professional development seminars in addition to eight weeks of employment for students.

We are looking for students interested in computer programing, data analysis, plant genetics, lab research, marketing, business, science education, HR and bioinformatics. A wide variety of positions are available across HudsonAlpha Institute and our associated life science companies.

The HudsonAlpha BioTrain Internships are paid positions for nine weeks each summer in Huntsville. If needed, housing is provided free. Each internship opportunity is crafted with specific skill sets in mind and will be open to participants based on their educational level and area of concentration. Eligible students must be enrolled in an Alabama college or a permanent resident of Alabama and attending college elsewhere.

Check out our web page to view all the open positions, and apply here !

Don’t wait to apply – Applications close on February 15th!

Posted: January 19, 2023

Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS)

Role Description:

The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship in the United States for undergraduate and graduate students, who are U.S. citizens, to contribute to making a difference in our society. You can use your copy editing, coding, writing, and website design skills, to name a few, in this premier virtual internship program that helps to advance the work of the U.S. Government (USG).
VSFS is a U.S. Department of State-run program that is part of a growing effort to harness digital technologies and a commitment to global service among young people to facilitate new forms of engagement. Working from college and university campuses in the United States and throughout the world, U.S. citizen virtual interns are partnered with our U.S. diplomatic posts overseas and other domestic USG offices to conduct digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of our networked world.
The position is part-time and unpaid. Virtual interns work on unclassified projects for up to 10 hours per week during the academic year and can work for agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, USAID, NASA, the Smithsonian, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Intelligence Community, and the Indian Health Service, all of which have specific projects for which they need your expertise.
How to Apply: 
Students apply to VSFS July 1-31 on USAJOBS. Once they have selected the VSFS vacancy announcement, they are allowed to bid on three projects. Mentors will review applications in August and may contact VSFS candidates for a virtual interview. As part of the interview, candidates may be asked to show examples of their expertise and work. All candidates will learn by early September if they have been offered a position.
Visit careers.state.gov for more information and check out the FAQ section if you have specific questions. If you still can’t find the answer you’re looking for, reach out to the VSFS Team at VSFS@state.gov.
For an overview of the application process, visit, HERE. Lorri Olan, olanl@wlu.edu, is also available to answer questions. Do NOT wait until the last minute to review the internship postings, create your USA jobs profile or begin writing your application. This will all take time.

Information Management Specialist

Role Description:

As a full-time Foreign Service Information Management Specialist with the U.S. Department of State, you will have the opportunity to manage and operate worldwide information technology infrastructure, including PC local and wide area networks, telecommunications systems, telephone and UHF/VHF programs, and diplomatic pouch and mail services.
As U.S. diplomats work to defend and advance our nation’s interests overseas, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the safety and integrity of all information, by protecting classified material, providing on-going technical support, and optimizing systems and network operations. Every day, you’ll encounter new challenges that will broaden your expertise in the face of rapidly evolving technologies and systems outside your area of expertise. As you travel abroad and experience new cultures, your work will make a lasting impact toward building peace and prosperity worldwide.
In return for your service, you’ll have access to continued training and career development programs; health and medical coverage; federal retirement benefits; and generous paid leave. When serving overseas, you’ll be provided paid housing or an appropriate housing allowance, and paid education for dependent children K through 12.
Key Requirements:
  • Be a U.S. citizen and available for worldwide service
  • Be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Be able to obtain an appropriate Foreign Service Medical Clearance
  • Be at least 20 yrs old and at least 21 yrs old to be appointed
  • Be appointed prior to age 60 (preference eligible veterans excepted)
Visit our careers website to learn more about the Bureau of Information Resource Management, review the position requirements, and register to begin the process of joining the U.S. Department of State.
If you have specific questions, please contact DOSITRecruitment@state.gov.

Posted: January 17, 2023

About:

Internships at Jackson Spalding are a great opportunity for college seniors and recent graduates to gain valuable experience in an agency environment at either our Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX offices. We look for friendly go-getters (interns and full-time employees) who possess the five Cs: character, class, confidence, chemistry and competency. We also look for interns who are self-starters with a passion for communications, advertising and marketing who are committed to continuous learning to grow their professional experience.

Internship Requirements: 

  • Recent college graduate
  • June 2023 start date
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Resourcefulness, attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Basic time, budget, and project management skills with a preference for Asana skillsets
  • Experience with social and traditional media and ability to monitor both
  • Technical skills include mid to high-level knowledge of Microsoft Office software including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus

Internship Responsibilities: 

  • Media pitching
  • Writing press releases
  • Participation in brainstorming sessions
  • Constant communication with team members
  • Project management and ability to work on a strict deadline
  • Active involvement in day-to-day client work and project support

If you have any questions about the company or the role, reach out to 2019 C&IS PR graduate, Maret Montanari, at maretmontanari@gmail.com.

To learn more and apply, click here for the Atlanta Internship or here for the Dallas Internship.

Posted: December 15, 2022

Spectrum is seeking applicants for their 2023 Summer Internship Program. The goal of the Spectrum Intern Program is to provide current students with exposure to a real-life business setting, while giving them the opportunity to learn about our industry. Spectrum provides an atmosphere that is intended to broaden an entry level candidate’s professional understanding while promoting self-confidence, accomplishment, and career development.

Program Commitments

  • Commitment to the 10-week program
  • Attendance to kick-off conference, professional development sessions and networking activities
  • Completion of meaningful work assigned by respective department
  • Collaboration with manager/mentor and fellow interns on a cross-functional group project
  • Build relationships with business leaders
  • Establish sense of community among peers

Skills & Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited four year college or university
  • Rising Junior (current sophomore) and above
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required
  • Experience in a leadership position or within a campus organization is a plus
  • Knowledge of the telecommunications industry is desired, but is not required

To learn more and to apply, visit the Spectrum website.

Posted: December 14, 2022

Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) is hiring a Communications Intern for Summer 2023 at either the Arlington, VA or Huntsville, AL site. AR is a world recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armament sectors in support of domestic and international markets. Internships at AR provide both an opportunity and challenge for students to enhance their professional skills. A successful student-candidate will be a self-starter with a strong interest in Communications, Aerospace and Defense.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

  • 25% – Brainstorming messaging, ad concepts, media outreach opportunites. Assisting in ad hoc report development.
  • 20% – Integrating multiple sources/media into one draft communication product. Conducting special studies in a variety of occupational fields.
  • 20% – Providing recommendations for social media content and engagement.
  • 15% – Assist in drafting talking points, Q&A and other communication products.
  • 10% – Recommending communication solutions appropriate to customer requirements by analyzing and interpreting audience and desired results.
  • 10% – Collecting and analyzing data and/or statistics, conducting research and special studies, preparing reports detailing study findings and developing recommendations. Preparing charts and other graphic presentations to illustrate a function within a department and creating/revising forms for office procedures.

Requirements

  • Candidate must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related major and be returning to school upon completion of the assignment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3.2 GPA or above
  • Junior standing or above
  • Solid academic track record of accomplishment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Software applications
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with little direction
  • Leadership & teamwork skills

Requires U.S. Citizenship or status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

To learn more and to apply, visit the Aerojet Rockdyne website.

Posted: November 17, 2022

What: Numerous Internship Positions

Where: Turning Point

Hours: Hourly commitments for each internship are flexible. Interns will only be held responsible for the time they commit to work in advance.

About the Company:

Turning Point is a local domestic violence and sexual assault services provider with a variety of internship opportunities. Their internships are personalized to your learning objectives; for example, advertising students may suggest and complete campaigns; public administration students may develop management strategies; communications students may create new educational materials; and more.

Internships Being Offered: 

  • Nonprofit Administration
    • Nonprofit administration interns dive into the details of administration. Interns learn about the coordination of donations, nonprofit record-keeping, responding to client needs, and numerous other nonprofit necessities.
  • Outreach and Engagement
    • Outreach and engagement interns learn about nonprofit branding, marketing, and outreach. Interns will assist in designing materials for distribution and creatively solving problems related to nonprofit marketing and outreach.
  • Social Work and Human Development
    • Social work and human development interns work directly with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault at our shelter. Interns will assist in daily shelter operations, such as case meetings, crisis calls, client scheduling, and more

Further explanation of all three roles can be found by accessing this Internship information document.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter explaining your interest and resume to Cadence Kupfner at cadence@turningpointservices.org

Posted: November 16, 2022

What: Digital Intern

Where: RSVdesigns

Hours: 20 flexible hours a week from January to April

Job Duties:

RSVdesigns is a full-service stationery, signs, banners, and more business.  They are in search of someone who can work remotely in a limited capacity.  The duties would include the following…

  • Creating 2 posts per week for Facebook and Instagram
  • Creating 1 digital flyer per week
  • Creating 1 newsletter per week

Logos, slogans, photos, and some content for the above will be provided. While this is presented currently as a resume builder, there is potential for the position to turn into a paid position with a few more responsibilities.

How to Apply: If interested in this position, please reach out via email to rsvdesigns@gmail.com

Posted: November 16, 2022

What: The Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship seeks to attract top technology talent to the Foreign Service that reflects the diversity of the United States. The program is designed for highly talented individuals who want to pursue an IT-related undergraduate or graduate degree (such as computer science, information technology, cybersecurity, computer engineering, IT services administration, and computer systems networking and more), and a career in the Foreign Service.

Description: 

Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in our diplomatic efforts, the FAIT Fellowship program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, gender, and geographic diversity.  Women, members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need, are encouraged to apply.

The two-year fellowship program provides:

  • Up to $43,500 annually (for two years) in academic funding for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expense
  • Stipends, housing and travel allowances for the two summer internships: A domestic internship in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Department of State and an overseas internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
  • Personalized mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout the program.

Upon successful completion of the fellowship program and the State Department’s entry requirements, fellows receive an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist.  Fellows agree to a five-year commitment upon entry into the Foreign Service.

How to Apply: To apply, please visit the FAIT Fellowship website using this link.

Posted: November 16, 2022

What: The William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security (Clarke DS) Fellowship is a two-year graduate fellowship designed for individuals who want to pursue a master’s degree and a career as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent in the Foreign Service.

Description:

DSS Special Agents are sworn federal law enforcement officers, responsible for the security of Foreign Service personnel, property, and sensitive information around the world.

A high-profile State Department diversity recruitment program, the Clarke DS Fellowship aims to attract qualified candidates to the Diplomatic Security Service who represent ethnic, racial, gender, social, and geographic diversity. Women, members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need, are encouraged to apply.

The two-year fellowship program provides:

  • Up to $24,000 annually for tuition for a two-year, full-time master’s degree program.
  • Up to $18,000 annually during the two years of graduate study for room and board, books/laboratory fees, and other academic expenses, and travel between your residence and graduate school.
  • Two summer practicums (with stipends, housing, and travel allowances): one at a U.S. Department of State office in Washington, D.C., and one overseas at a U. S. embassy or consulate.
  • Personalized mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout the program.

Upon successful completion of the fellowship program and Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent. Fellows agree to a five-year commitment in the Foreign Service as a DSS Special Agent. Once appointed, DSS Special Agents are required to successfully pass a rigorous training program.

How to Apply: To apply, please visit the Clarke DS Fellowship website using this link.

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: