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.

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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The Rick and Bubba Show offers year-round internships in for both radio and television. Internship positions are filled on a quarterly basis through submission of the internship packets below.

Radio Intern Packet: http://oldrickandbubba.zeekeeinteractive.com/pdf/Rick%20&%20Bubba%20Radio%20Internship%20Application%20Packet.pdf
TV Intern Packet: http://oldrickandbubba.zeekeeinteractive.com/pdf/Rick%20&%20Bubba%20TV%20Internship%20Application%20Packet.pdf

Questions should be directed to Michael Helms, at the Rick and Bubba Show, at helmsey@rickandbubba.com.

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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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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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The internship in the acquisitions department of The University of Alabama Press, the scholarly and academic publishing division of the University of Alabama System, consists of weekly onsite administrative activities. The intern is expected to be available at the Press offices in the McMillan Building on the University of Alabama campus every week throughout the semester, for a minimum of ten hours per week. This is an unpaid internship, but the student should acquire a priceless introduction to the publishing business.

Duties and responsibilities are according to priorities and to expose the intern to the workings of the department, and over the course of a semester the intern is expected to be responsible for some of the following activities:

  • Research the qualifications and credentials of potential peer reviewers for scholarly manuscripts.
  • Research potential authors for editor to meet with at conferences.
  • Evaluate the potential of two or more manuscripts.
  • Evaluate art for a project.
  • Prepare project description and reader bios for an editorial board packet.
  • Review at least one book contract.
  • Attend at least two weekly staff meetings and one editorial board meeting.

If the acquisitions intern is so inclined and the opportunities are available, the intern may assist in the activities of other departments of the press, including Manuscript Editorial, Copyright and Permissions, and Sales and Marketing.

To apply, please email Wendi Schnaufer, senior acquisitions editor at the University of Alabama Press (wschnaufer@uapress.ua.edu), stating your interest and providing a brief bio and contact info. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2017.

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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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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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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 contribute@yellowhammernews.com.

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The Delta Air Lines intern will gain experience and be assessed for future entry-level consideration by assisting Corporate Communications leaders in meeting and carrying out the necessary communications strategies and tactics for the company. This includes assisting with message development for leaders on key communications issues/events, assisting with spokesperson for the airline, preparing talking points and Q&A on key corporate issues, supporting corporate communications vehicles and handling special projects as assigned.

Practices safety-conscious behaviors in all operational processes and procedures. Qualified candidate MUST be enrolled as a degree-seeking, current/active student in an accredited program at a college and/or university. Must be studying Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Media, Communication or other related discipline. The student must have successfully completed 30 semester (45 quarter hours) of study with a 2.5 GPA. Candidate must be detail-oriented, can communicate effectively and legibly with all levels of personnel, very organized & has working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Intern will be expected to have strong written and oral communications skills, adhere to deadlines, and be thorough.

This internship takes place in Atlanta, Georgia over the course of Summer 2017. To apply for this posting, click here.

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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: