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.

DC Homeland Security & Emergency Management

The Communications Bureau is responsible for sharing the Agency’s story through public education, media, training seminars, social media, preparedness events, and community meetings and assists the Executive Office of the Mayor in the coordination of crisis communications during emergencies. Successful candidates will be expected to work in the following capacities: assist the Communications Bureau with its social media efforts (producing content and measuring results for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), work with HSEMA’s Community Outreach Team to plan and coordinate outreach events for District residents; assist the Communications Bureau Chief with research on emergency preparedness communication best practices; write content for websites and additional emergency preparedness products for public distribution; and assist with additional administrative tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

A.     Must be proficient in using digital marketing tools (social media platforms, content management system) and demonstrate ability to offer recommendations based on digital and social media analytics

B.     Demonstrated interest in emergency management and homeland security issues

C.     Excellent written and oral communications skills required (must be able communicate specific, sometimes complex ideas to supervisors and District residents)

D.     Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

E.     Bilingual or American Sign Language fluent applicants will receive particular consideration

To apply for this internship or view more, visit Handshake.

Communications Co-op/Intern Position

About Direct Communications

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/Intern 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.

Co-op/Intern Description

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

  • 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

Responsibilities

Co-op/Intern 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)
  • One semester duration:
    • Spring, Summer, Fall semesters
  • Location: Birmingham, AL
  • Compensation: $1,600 per month. We will also 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.

The ACLU of Alabama seeks a dynamic Communications Intern to develop and implement a variety of communications strategies to build support for the ACLU’s work. An affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the mission of the ACLU of Alabama is to protect and advance the civil rights and civil liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution.  This unpaid internship is part-time and has a flexible schedule.

Key Responsibilities:

Interns will work under the direct supervision of the Communications Manager and will have an opportunity to work with the office on a variety of projects and campaigns. Key responsibilities may include:

  • Developing, creating, and editing content for the ACLU of Alabama’s website and social media platforms.

  • Assisting the Communications Manager with media outreach, such as drafting press releases or talking points.

  • Designing and writing materials that advance educational and advocacy initiatives.

  • Researching best practices and analyzing data to gather ideas and identify areas of improvement.

  • Handling administrative tasks as needed, such as updating web pages and tracking media placements.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A commitment to diversity, civil liberties, and social justice.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Fluency in another language is a plus but not required.

  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized, and detail-oriented with strong interpersonal skills and willing to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Experience with graphic design, web design, video editing, and/or social media.

 To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and one-page writing sample to rseungbickley@aclualabama.org. Reference “Internship Application” and your first and last name in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The ACLU of Alabama is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender individuals, people over 55, and people with a criminal record.

Nature of Work

This is an unpaid, Student Internship position for each of the following departments: Administration (Business Relations, Communications and Multicultural Affairs), Animal Services, City Council, Community Development, Emergency Management (EMA), Engineering, Finance, Geographic Information System (GIS), Information Technology  Services, Legal (Prosecution Office), Planning, Natural Resources and Traffic Engineering.

Visit  https://www.huntsvilleal.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-City-of-Huntsville-Student-Intern-Information.pdf (Download PDF reader) for a brief summary of the intern positions that are available in each department.

The Student Internship position is an assignment designed to accommodate an internship in a technical, public administration, or business job function. This internship requires that the student be enrolled in a college/university working toward a degree in disciplines such as Accounting, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Human Resources, Public Administration, Public Relations, Urban Development, Wastewater Design, or related field, or a student who has graduated from college no more than six (6) months prior to placement in the Internship Program. The student will develop public administration acumen and sharpen management skills in operating major functions in a public service environment. Assists in a wide variety of administrative and professional tasks in one of various city departments; provides research assistance, writes reports, and make recommendation on matters under study; gathers, compiles, tabulates and reports statistical data; acquires working knowledge of department practices, procedures, equipment and organization system; interviews and consults with officials, employees and other interested persons or groups on matters related to work assignments. Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team.Performs related work as required.

This is a ten (10) week program. Our student intern orientation is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 4, 2018. Details concerning the orientation will be sent to the chosen participants at a later date. The Internship Program will  commence June 4, 2018 and will end August 3, 2018.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
Work is primarily performed in an office environment. However, work may be performed in a field setting. Office work is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, bending, lifting or minimal physical activities. Field work requires frequent physical effort such as standing and walking. Computer work requires manual dexterity.

DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS THE CITY OF HUNTSVILLE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM RECEIVES, INCOMPLETE (INCLUDING INCOMPLETE ESSAY QUESTIONS) AND LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applicants May Obtain a Copy of the City of Huntsville’s EEOP Short Form Upon Request

Minimum Education, Training and Experience

High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency. Verification of student college enrollment is required. A 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or better cumulative GPA. Prior work experience, community involvement or participation in extra-curricular activities. Able to perform basic technical and business related functions. Applicant must be flexible and willing to work indoors and outdoors. Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).Knowledge of computers and applicable software. Knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic. Knowledge of records management policies, procedures, and processes.Knowledge of office practices, procedures and equipment.Knowledge of filing systems. Knowledge of components, parts, and other equipment in assigned area. Ability to calculate and maintain accurate records; compile and prepare detailed reports. Ability to type on a computer keyboard and applicable software performing data entry and clerical support functions. Ability to set up and manipulate spread sheets. Ability to maintain and use an alphabetical and numerical filing system. Ability to operate computer and applicable software, printer, scanner, paging system, multi-line phone system, calculator, and standard office equipment, while performing essential functions. Ability to disseminate information in a timely and accurate manner. Ability to prioritize and organize work. Ability to work on multiple tasks at one time. Ability to interact with the public and provide information in a polite and efficient manner both in person and on the telephone. Ability to speak clearly and concisely on a telephone.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates for the Student Internship program must be at least nineteen (19) years of age.

  • Candidates for the Student Internship program must provide a cover letter and resume.
  • Candidates for the Student Internship program must also complete the essay questions below. Please respond in 300-500 words–shorter submissions will be considered incomplete and those applications will not be considered. The essay questions are as follows:
  1. Explain your commitment to public service and service to the City of Huntsville generally–include an instance when you asserted your leadership in a community or civic activity, what you learned, and how you think this internship could further advance your leadership and personal goals in this area.
  2. Choose one of your preference departments and explain why you want to work there and what you would bring to the department.

Please attach the cover letter, resume and responses to the essay questions to your online application. These documents must be submitted under the “Attachment” section of the online application

To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/huntsville/jobs/2004993/student-intern?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

 

About Internship

Maddox for Governor is seeking campaign interns for our Tuscaloosa headquarters. A campaign internship is a valuable opportunity for students with interest in working in public service, government, or politics. Interns will have hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a statewide political campaign.

We are looking for hard-working and detail-oriented applicants who posses great time management and communication skills. A strong commitment to electing Mayor Walt Maddox to the Governor’s office is required. Interns must be team players and willing to help out in all departments of the campaign. Interns will work directly with campaign staff. Interns will assist in daily office operations, field work, conduct research on issues facing Alabama, prepare briefings for the candidate, staff campaign events and rallies, and various other tasks.

To apply for this internship and more, visit Handshake.

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07) is now accepting applications for internship positions in her Washington D.C. office for the summer of 2018. This is a great opportunity for students and recent graduates to learn how Congress works first hand. Interns will have a number of responsibilities, including performing legislative research, drafting letters to constituents, attending committee hearings, giving U.S. Capitol tours to visitors and providing administrative assistance to Congresswoman Sewell and her staff.  Applications are due March 9th, 2018.
Intern Requirements
  • Applicants should show an interest in public service, government, and the legislative process.
  • Preference will be given to constituents or Alabama natives, but all applications will be reviewed.
  • Applicants should have a strong academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher preferred) and be highly motivated.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that can work full time (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm).  Under special circumstances, we will accept applicants that can work a minimum of 25 hours a week.
  • Students in all fields of study are encouraged to apply.
  • Internship positions are unpaid.
To apply, clic here and follow the directions on the page. Make sure to attach your resume, cover letter and a short writing sample.
If you have any further questions regarding Congresswoman Sewell’s internship program, please call her D.C. office at 202.225.2665.

About Marshall Space Flight Center

The Marshall Space Flight Center’s capabilities and experience are essential to nearly every facet of NASA’s mission of exploration and discovery. NASA missions supported by the Marshall Center include: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Discovery Program, Hinode, International Space Station, New Frontiers Program and Technology Demonstrators Missions. Additional information available at https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/overview.html.

About Public Affairs Internship

As part of your internship, you’ll identify and tackle a public affairs problem relevant to NASA and our audiences’ needs — including media, employees and the public at large. The position would offer exposure to the NASA public affairs, media relations and social media enterprise with emphasis on media and multimedia writing with specific focus on developing creative content for use on various social media channels. You’ll participate in a poster session, where you’ll present your work to a broad audience and submit a final written paper describing your research and results. Summer applicants must apply by March 1. Applications available at https://intern.nasa.gov.

When applying, search for Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and Public Affairs or Communications office listings.

Of particular interest are students who can take initiative, write for the web and bring creative ideas to MSFC’s social media strategy.

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. The Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agency’s media relations and public affairs during the summer.

The successful candidate will report to the Associate Director for Communications and will serve as a key member of the communications team. Duties include responding to phone and email inquiries from the media and the public on a wide range of topics, preparing for and attending Congressional hearings, coordinating meetings with outside groups and international visitors, and working on other communications projects and planning as needed.

Previous communications interns have served a frontline role representing CBO and have interacted routinely with staff in every area of the agency.

Qualifications

Candidates must be working toward a master’s degree, preferably in mass communications, journalism, public policy, or a related field and should have a strong focus on and interest in government or political science.

Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to effectively handle multiple tasks and complete projects under tight deadlines. Strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are required. Previous experience in journalism or media relations is desired, and familiarity with and interest in social media would be a plus.

Salary and Benefits

The hourly rate ranges from $17 to $24 and will be commensurate with educational attainment and related experience. This is a temporary position that is expected to last approximately 10 weeks between May and August of 2018. The selected candidate would be expected to work a 40-hour week, but an alternate schedule may be considered. Housing and relocation expenses are not provided, but CBO’s interns are eligible for a local transportation subsidy of up to $260 per month.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcripts, list of coursework for the spring semester and contact information for two references at www.cbo.gov/careers. First-year graduate students must also submit unofficial undergraduate transcripts. Only complete applications will be considered. Although there is no application deadline, CBO may close this position any time after February 28, 2018 after receiving a sufficient number of applications from qualified candidates.

This position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 as made applicable to CBO by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.

Contact

Nancy Fahey, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628, careers@cbo.gov

To view this internship and more, visit Handshake.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has 9 PAID internship opportunities for Summer 2018 supported by the Robert Frederick Smith Fund for the Digitization and Curation of African American History. NMAAHC offers these internships to increase participation of groups who are underrepresented in the museum field. Opportunities take place in Washington, DC; Durham, NC; Pittsburgh, PA; Daytona Beach, FL; and Montgomery, AL.

Deadline: Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. March 15, 2018.

For full position descriptions, visit the Smith Fund Internships website: https://nmaahc.si.edu/RFSInterns.

1.       Digitization – 1 position at NMAAHC in Washington, DC

2.       Integrated Marketing Media – 1 position at NMAAHC in Washington, DC

3.       Web Content – 1 position at NMAAHC in Washington, DC

4.       Oral History Transcription – 2 positions at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL

5.       Oral History – 2 positions at the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL

6.       Collections Management – 1 position at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA

7.       Oral History and Digitization – 1 position at Stagville State Historic Site in Durham, NC

Sign up to attend an informational webinar February 5 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. The webinar will provide an overview of the internship program and step-by-step application instructions. https://tinyurl.com/y97ehx6z

All internships are 12 weeks (35-40 hours per week) and paid a stipend of $600 per week. An additional $150 per week stipend for housing and transportation is available based on applicant need.

Interns will participate in formal mentorship and a calendar of professional development workshops. Attendance at the Association of African American Museums in August 2018 will be subsidized.

Email RFSInternships@si.edu or call 202-633-4511 with questions.

Qualifications:

Undergraduate students having completed at least one year of study, graduate students, and individuals working in the field less than 2 years.

  • An interest and background in African American history and culture studies
  • Some positions require specialized skills. Please see individual postings online for more details

Application:

Instructions for Washington, DC positions:https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/internships-fellowships/internship-application-process

Application Portal: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/public

For positions in NC, FL, PA, and AL, complete the application cover sheet and e-mail all materials as Word or PDF attachments to RFSInternships@si.edu.

Required documents for all positions:

  • Internship program application form
  • Resume
  • Academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Personal essay (use this to tell us how the internship will advance your academic/career goals)
  • Two letters of reference

To apply for this internship and more, visit Handshake.

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 for this internship and more, visit Handshake.

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: