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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The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program is the cornerstone program of the IRTS Foundation. Often referred to as a “media boot camp,” this highly selective program teaches a talented group of up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid internship in New York City, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice.
Those selected for the Fellowship receive:
  *   Round trip travel to and from NYC. (air, train, or driving mileage reimbursement)
  *   Housing at a downtown Manhattan university dormitory in a shared suite setting.
  *   A living allowance to defray cost of food and personal expenses.
  *   A full-time internship at a top New York media company that aligns with a student’s interests and career goals.
  *   Weekly events including panel discussions, company visits and speakers.
  *   The IRTS Foundation also provides extensive career counseling and networking opportunities to ensure that each student makes the most of this New York experience!
Eligible students have the chance to participate in an exciting media industry internship in New York City that includes travel, accommodations and an allowance! Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students as of April 2018.
Students selected for this highly competitive program learn about opportunities throughout the media industry, in addition to interning at a specific company where skills are matched to a corresponding area of our business. Accomplished students from all majors (including math, liberal arts, computer science, business, marketing, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.
The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program has had a key role in launching the careers of top professionals in the media business for more than 45 years.
For detailed eligibility information and to learn more click here: 2018 IRTS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP DETAILS.
APPLY NOW: The application deadline is December 3.
About IRTS: The IRTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which brings together the wisdom and power of today’s leaders to train and educate the next generation of media and communication professionals through its many educational programs and diversity initiatives. IRTS programs ensure that our business reaches its highest potential in this exciting digital age.
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Description: The Office for Technology Transfer (OTT) is looking for a high energy, highly motivated individual to help build and transmit the OTT brand and message. The student assistant will work with OTT staff to develop public messages that will help facilitate the commercialization of University technology.  Activities to perform will include 1) the research of prospective industries to determine marketing content message needs, 2) assisting OTT to develop and monitor key performance indicators of outreach efforts through tools such as Google Analytics, Social Media Analytics tools, and MixPanel to optimize said efforts 3) developing content, written and video, that enhances the OTT message & goals for distribution, 4) coordinating with OTT marketing team to create and fill in a content distribution calendar.  The technologies come from across campus and cover multiple disciplines such as engineering, biology, chemistry, library science, etc.  Additional activities might include attending OTT events and assisting with taking pictures and live Tweeting events.

Qualifications: Public relations, marketing, sales, business, engineering, or science undergraduate or graduate student. Assistant must have the ability to effectively and consciously communicate technical topics into simple, easy to understand materials.  Must be comfortable cold calling potential customers. They must also be willing to work independently and as part of a team, be comfortable asking questions and learning in an ambiguous situation, and conducting themselves in a professional manner.

Experience with digital marketing, SEO marketing, or WordPress, or the desire acquire these skills, are preferred but not required.

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours per week

Pay: Commensurate with experience and education level

If interested, please send resume and (tentative) Spring 2017 course schedule to Ben Bickerstaff with email address: bhbickerstaff@ua.edu

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Southwest Airlines is searching for interns who Live the Southwest Way. For Southwest, this means the following:

  • Having a Warrior Spirit: A good GPA, extracurricular involvement and leadership, and previous work experience
  • Having a Fun-LUVing Attitude: sense of humor, self-starter, energetic personality, good team player
  • Having a Servant’s Heart: give back to the community, put others first, strive for excellent customer service

As an intern at one of the world’s best places to work, you are exposed to a window of opportunity. Southwest Interns travel for free to any location Southwest flies and can jumpstart their career by applying for full-time positions as an internal candidate.

Applications for Summer 2018 are now open. To learn more about Southwest Airlines Internship opportunities, visit Southwest.com/internships. To apply, visit Southwest.com/careersThe deadline for this application is November 17.

 

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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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The Northern Texas Section of the PGA of America is headquartered in Dallas, and serves more than 350 golf facilities and 850
professional members across northern Texas. In addition to managing the day-to-day affairs of the Northern Texas PGA, the Section
operates the Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour (“Junior Tour”). The Junior Tour is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind with
more than 4,000 junior members and over 400 tournaments conducted annually.

INTERNSHIP DATES:
January 10 – May 15, 2018 (start and finish dates are somewhat flexible based on successful applicant’s school schedules). Deadline to apply is December 1, 2017.

DESCRIPTION:
The Northern Texas PGA is seeking two (2) qualified applicants for an 18-week internship position in media and tournament
operations during the spring of 2018. Successful applicants will be primarily responsible for assisting with the Section and
Foundation’s marketing and media relation activities. When needed, successful applicants will also assist with tournament operations.
The following information will provide you with a better understanding of everything the internship entails.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, list of references and at least three (3) relevant work samples. Letters of
recommendation are not required but are strongly encouraged. Please specify that you are applying for our Spring Media and
Operations Internship. You can find this bulletin as well as additional information on our internship program under the internship
opportunities tab at the bottom of our website at www.ntpgajuniorgolf.com. Applications will be accepted via mail or email. Please
submit all materials or questions to Sarah Braslow at sbraslow@ntpga.com.

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GirlSpring (www.girlspring.com) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower girls ages 13-18, by giving them access to the resources they need to make better life choices, informed decisions, and ultimately lead better lives. GirlSpring is seeking separate social media and blogger interns, for fall semester and for spring semester.

The Social Media Intern will work directly with the website team (Atlas Digital Marketing) to increase visitation and engagement to www.girlspring.com, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook (possibly). The intern will also perform outreach about GirlSpring to online information outlets including blogs, social networking sites, and the online communications of allied nonprofit organizations.

Bloggers will be featured on their website and on social media, will play an integral role in the web team, and in the strategic development of www.girlspring.com. This is a flexible position, and most work can be done remotely. The internship will, however, include weekly in person meetings with the web team at the GirlSpring office in Birmingham, AL.

To apply: Send an essay, 250-500 words, (jpeg, word, or pdf) explaining why you are interested in this internship and, if applicable, be sure to include some ideas on how to grow the audience for www.girlspring.com. Include name and contact information on the essay. Applications should be sent to Kristen@girlspring.com. The fall semester internship deadline is September 15 and spring semester deadline is December 1. Internships are unpaid.

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Wilbron Inc. offers a unique and rewarding intern experience for graphic design, public relations, communications, marketing and journalism college students. Students gain valuable experience in their respective field through participation in feature projects including public relations and marketing, branding, social media, community and media relations, photography, video production, event planning and much more. Each student receives a unique development plan to help guide them during their internship. Internships are non-paid. College credit is available, but not required for participation.

Email your resume along with work samples to Angela Miller and please specify the desired internship term. For questions, contact Angela Miller at 205.549.1000, ext. 102 or by email.

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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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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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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: