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.

The University of Alabama Education Abroad office is partnering with Global Academic Ventures (GAV) to offer 8-week Global Virtual Internship internships this summer with companies located in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and Ireland.

They are hosting a Zoom Lunch-n-Learn for you to learn more on March 11 at 12:30 p.m. To attend the Lunch-n-Learn, visit the following link at that time: https://uasystem.zoom.us/j/99536749685

Program includes: 

  • Placement with a professional company
  • 3 professional development sessions
  • 24/7 GAV student support
  • 15 hrs per week

Areas of internship placement: 

  • Marketing, Digital Outreach, Communications, Sales, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Data Analytics
  • Finance
  • international Business
  • Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
  • Supply Chain, Supply Sourcing and Procurement
  • Non-Profit Administration

Cost: The cost of the internship is $420 but will be reduced to $200 with an EA grant completed application.

Position Summary: We are looking for a student worker who is excited to tackle projects in a variety of areas such as public relations, marketing and communications.  Whether it is preparing and scheduling social media posts, filming and editing short videos, writing stories for our newsletter, or researching ways to engage with our alums, our student worker will be fully integrated into the Communications team.

What We Are Looking For, Specifically: We need applicants with excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong self-motivation and self-direction, organizational skills, flexibility to work on a variety of projects for a variety of people, and ability to adapt to changing tasks quickly.

Work Schedule: We are looking for someone who is available during the spring 2021 semester.  If the student will not graduate at the end of the spring 2021 semester, we have the potential to continue employment in subsequent semesters. We will coordinate with our student worker to set a schedule of no more than 15 hours of work per week.  We can also discuss with our student worker the possibility of working remotely.
Pay: Our student worker position pays $9 per hour for undergraduate students and $10 per hour for graduate students.
Interested students should apply online at the job posting here.

Title: Communication and Social Media Intern

Department: Communication Studies

Internship Description: The Communication and Social Media intern implements all communication and messages that are shared on major social media sites by the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Alabama. The intern will be responsible for creating and managing weekly content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites. Generating content may include writing feature stories about faculty teaching and research, graduate student research, and/or undergraduate student research. Generating content may also include collecting and/or reposting messages and photos from conferences and other departmental events.

Qualifications: The Communication and Social Media intern must be an undergraduate student who is junior level or higher majoring in communication studies, advertising, public relations, journalism and creative media, marketing, or a related field. Applicant must have knowledge in social media content, writing for the public, and AP writing style. Knowledge of internet content management systems is preferred. Experience in the areas of event planning, social media, graphic design, photography, and/or marketing is ideal.

In addition to providing the intern with valuable experience and a professional portfolio, this opportunity provides the possibility of earning academic credit. If the intern is a major in Communication Studies, he or she is eligible to apply for 3 hours of credit in COM 490 Field Experience in Communication Studies. If the intern is not a major in Communication Studies, he or she is eligible to apply for 3 hours of credit in the internship course sponsored by his or her academic major. The intern does not have to earn academic credit in order to participate in this internship.

Start Date: January 9, 2021.

Contact: Interested applicants should send a resume with cover letter to Dr. Heather Carmack, Department of Communication Studies, at hjcarmack@ua.edu.

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: