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.

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 Division of Student Life consists of 24 non-academic areas of campus life. Some of these departments include Dean of Students, University Recreation, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Center for Service and Leadership, and Student Health Center and Pharmacy. The External Relations department works with these areas to produce marketing and communication pieces, while utilizing the UA brand standards. External Relations also works together to produce designs for the division as a whole through social media, Capstone magazine, and other events on campus.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Current, full-time junior or senior UA student with major or minor in communications and/or graphic design • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) • Knowledge of social media channels • Creative thinker • Excellent communication skills • Organized, dependable, and detail oriented • Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified time frames

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Photography experience • Video experience • Accessibility knowledge

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in creating promotional material (digital and print) • Developing social media images • Proof and edit materials • Maintain University branding standards

Applicants should email cover letter, resume, and work samples to Christy Moody at christy.moody@ua.edu. The deadline to apply is Sept. 13, 2017 by end of day.

This internship is for the fall semester and can be used as an internship opportunity for credit. It will be compensated at $8.00/hour. Hours are flexible and can be arranged according to a student’s academic/work schedule, however the student cannot work more than 20 hours per week. Location of internship will be in 372 Rose Administration.

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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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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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Under the direction of HSWA board, the intern will be responsible for maintaining consistency between social media accounts; promoting and publicizing the animals as well as HSWA’s events and endeavors; and managing all daily social media activity.

This unpaid internship has opportunities for the summer and the fall.

Required skills:

  • Strategic communications planning
  • Strong writer
  • Social Media experience, such as being familiar and able to use all of the following accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
  • Preferred: a proficiency in graphic design and the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Preferred: photography skills

To apply, please complete this application and email to Dr. Suzanne Horsley.

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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: