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 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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GRM is seeking interns for their office in Atlanta, Georgia starting in mid-May and extending to mid-August.

Applicants should have passion for the advertising profession, be a skilled communicator, a skilled writer, flexible and team oriented. Juniors, seniors and recent graduates are encouraged to apply for this paid internship.

Outline of duties: The intern will spend 25-35 hours a week getting a view of full-scope marketing duties and interaction through participation in internal and client meetings; work on real projects within current client base; assist team in developing specific recommendations, projects or analyses in support of client or agency programs; deep dive into social media use for marketing.

To apply, submit the following items to avoris@grmworks.com:

  • a resume
  • an example of your best writing
  • an answer this question: What is one thing you are a zealot for, and why?

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LaunchSquad is actively looking for summer Account Associates to join our teams in New York, San Francisco, Boston & Detroit. For more details on this opportunity and others, visit our Careers site today at www.LaunchSquad.com. To learn more about our team & company, check out our Blog & Instagram pages @launchsquad.

Launchsquad is a communications firm that identifies and communicates stories for companies we love. You’ve probably heard of a few: Okta, J.Hilburn, iHeartRadio, Acquia, Coursera. From consumer and enterprise technology start-ups to lifestyle and media companies, we partner with our clients, immerse ourselves in their product or services and build strategic communications campaigns and original content programs that reach and resonate with key audiences.

We partner with some of the most innovative, fast-growth start-ups around, the right audiences. And it’s up to us to decide how strategies align with goals to produce the results our clients need to grow their businesses. From engagement and experience management, we drive the awareness and activation that leads to lasting loyalty.

WE CALL IT HANDCRAFTED PR.

Internship Title: Corporate Communications Intern
Department: Public Relations
Reports to: Corporate Communications Manager
Location: Atlanta, GA

Position Objective:

This position exists to assist the Corporate Communications team with daily coordination and implementation of corporate and internal communications duties. Overall responsibilities include writing, editing, event planning and presentation development.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Write and edit Intranet articles and blog posts on a daily basis
  • Write and edit employee email communications
  • Assist with planning of & provide on-site support for internal events
  • Assist with planning and provide on-site support for student field trips
  • Provide planning and on-site support for local community events
  • Create PowerPoint presentations
  • Track and respond to sponsorship requests
  • Track media requests
  • Create wrap-up reports for various events and projects

Qualifications: Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (Public Relations, Journalism or related field), or equivalent background in related field of study.

Experience (Job and Industry):

  • Prior internship experience in communications/public relations/media relations
  • Experience writing for college newspaper, local publications or online blogs

Contact: Cathy Knott (Recruiter): External.Cathy.Knott@porsche.us.

The American Heart Association in Alabama is currently looking for media communications, marketing, social media communications, and graphic design interns. Communication Studies majors are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

Graphic Design Intern – American Heart Association

Locations available: Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery.

     About Us: The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

About the Position: As a graphic arts student, you know the power behind dynamic visual design. Here’s your opportunity to take your creative talent to the next level: the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, is looking for a graphic design intern to start immediately. You’ll interpret our brand strategy and mission—to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke—in terms of design and advertising.

You will work closely with the communications department to create materials for both on- and offline promotions. AHA values our interns for their strong design sensibility and promotes their professional development during the term. There is a minimum commitment of 3 months, but a full semester of work is preferred.

Learn to meet daily, weekly, and long-term deadlines in a fast-paced environment:

  • Create graphics and design layouts for print ads, flyers, email newsletters, blog, and social media.
  • Collaborate with the communications department and support campaigns with design solutions.
  • Learn how to apply design theory to marketing campaigns and advance techniques.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience creating graphics and a solid grasp of design concepts.
  • Comfort working in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Already having design software available to you is preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for the design process and attentiveness to different project goals.

To apply, please contact Danielle Deavours at danielle.deavours@heart.org or (205)510-1504.

To learn more, visit heart.org.

 

Southwest Airlines is seeking interns for Spring in the Communications Department for the Campus Reach Internship opportunity.  The position will close in September. Summer applications will begin late October.

Contact: Chelsea Buechler – People Intern – People Department – 214.792.4332

More information: https://www.southwest.com/assets/pdfs/careers/campus_reach_brochure.pdf. To apply: www.southwest.com/internships

 

CORPORATE COMMUNICATION INTERN

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop strategic communication plans for a variety of company initiatives and on a variety of subjects including: Culture, Awards, Executive Platforms, health and benefits, facilities, safety, and campus communication.
  • Assist with measurement and reporting for Executive Platforms
  • Help create content for a number of our channels including: digital signs, LUVLines (internal print magazine), blogs on SWALife (Company intranet), multimedia project requests,
  • Monitor and respond to Speakers Bureau requests

 

EDUCATION:

  • Progress towards degree, major, or minor in a Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Emerging Media, Business or Communications related field required.
  • Minimum junior status or above.
  • To be eligible must be currently enrolled as a full time student (minimum 12 credit hours).
  • Maintained 3.0 or above cumulative GPA.

 

Experience:

Communications related work experience preferred (part-time jobs, internships, etc).
Writing experience preferred (school newsletter, business, or creative).
Leadership experience is a plus.
Participation in trade/industry organizations, community involvement, and/or school clubs preferred.
Event planning experience preferred.

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge/Work Style:

Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Must possess a strong proficiency of the English language, including superior grammar, spelling, and organizational skills.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
Must have a passion for social media.
Understanding of the airline/travel industry is a plus.
Ability to work independently and the willingness to function as part of a Team.
Ability to handle multiple projects under tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
Must have ability to comprehend, proofread, and edit a variety of documents with a keen eye for accuracy and attention to detail.
Must handle confidential and sensitive information with the utmost professionalism.
Must be able to present self well to meet public and have the ability to present in large or small settings. Public speaking skills and/or experience a plus.

Provide the following information (if requested):

Resume, unofficial transcript.,“Why Southwest Airlines” essay (Length determined by author), one press release writing sample – published or un-published, letters of recommendation.

Time Commitment: Full-time – 40 hours/week. 

PAY:

$12 hourly + flight privileges

This position is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building. Apply online at www.southwest.com/careers

 


COMMUNICATIONS OR PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Intern will support communications within one of the following Teams:  Corporate, Commercial, Editorial, Measurement & Analytics, or Operational.

Public Relations (Commercial)

  • Develop strategic communication plans for a variety of company initiatives and on a variety of subjects including: New city and new route launches, international, music and entertainment, marketing, network and schedule planning.
  • Prepare written communications, such as news releases, media alerts, blogs, and social media copy.
  • Assist with day-to-day event coordination, including news events, local market events, and escorting media.
  • Public Relations administrative duties, updating media contact lists in Vocus, and media follow up calls.

Corporate Communication

  • Develop strategic communication plans for a variety of company initiatives and on a variety of subjects including: Culture, Awards, Executive Platforms, health and benefits, facilities, safety, and campus communication.
  • Assist with measurement and reporting for Executive Platforms
  • Help create content for a number of our channels including: digital signs, LUVLines (internal print magazine), blogs on SWALife (Company intranet), multimedia project requests,
  • Monitor and respond to Speakers Bureau requests

Editorial

  • Writing and content creation/curation of articles and blog posts
  • Editing and proofreading Company material
  • Content management for our external blog
  • Production assistance with our internal, weekly news program

Measurement & Analytics

  • Assist with measurement reports and ROI analysis on various communications campaigns and business initiatives.
  • Interested in data mining to find trends in news media and social media coverage.
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics, Radian 6, Cision Media Monitoring, Facebook Insights, Omniture, and other monitoring/analytics tools and databases. 

Operational Communication

  • Write and edit departmental articles/memos, blog posts, newsletters, and internal magazine stories.
  • Manage and design content for Companywide digital monitors.
  • Serve as communication liaison to field locations and/or other departments and develop strategic communication plans.
  • Assist with special projects.

Depending on the position, duties can include but are not limited to:

  • Write articles for Employee magazine, LUVLines, departmental publications, and Southwest’s onboard magazine, Spirit.
  • Prepare blog postings, press releases, memos, and letters.
  • Assist with daily communications on the Southwest Airlines corporate social media channels, scheduling the calendar daily posts/tweets to all applicable social media outlets, coordinating the editorial calendar with online activity, tracking social media influence measurements, and social media reporting.
  • Assist with measurement reports and ROI analysis on various communications campaigns and business initiatives.
  • Work with the Multimedia Team to storyboard, develop, and create webisodes and external video content.
  • Design content for digital signs.
  • Assist with loading and scheduling content for Nuts About Southwest blog and Employee departmental websites.
  • Support communication for Southwest’s community, citizenship, and sustainability/green initiatives, including communication planning, content development, and project management
  • Edit and proofread Company material.
  • Serve as communication liaison to field locations and/or other departments.
  • Participate in event planning, speech preparations, and escorting news crews
  • Attend cross-functional meetings as needed.
  • Complete special projects as needed.
  • Assist with strategic communications planning.
  • Possible travel involved. 

Basic Qualifications:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

EDUCATION:

Progress towards degree, major, or minor in a Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Emerging Media, Business or Communications related field required.

Minimum junior status or above.
To be eligible must be currently enrolled as a full time student (min. 12 credit hours).
Maintained 3.0 or above cumulative GPA.

Experience:

  • Communications related work experience preferred (part-time jobs, internships, etc).
  • Writing experience preferred (school newsletter, business, or creative).
  • Experience using the Adobe Suite a plus (specifically Photoshop).
  • Experience with measurement tools and databases (i.e. – Cision, Radian 6, Omniture, Google Analytics, etc.) preferred.
  • Leadership experience is a plus.
  • Participation in trade/industry organizations, community involvement, and/or school clubs preferred.
  • Event planning experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and skills in using social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) preferred.
  • Experience using Documentum (or other content management system) is a plus.

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge/Work Style:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Must possess a strong proficiency of the English language, including superior grammar, spelling, and organizational skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Must have a passion for social media.
  • Understanding of the airline/travel industry is a plus.
  • Possess a strong understanding of how Customers and Employees use communication channels to communicate with the Southwest brand
  • Must excel in content creation such as script writing, video editing, storytelling, and creative writing
  • Ability to work independently and the willingness to function as part of a Team.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects under tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Must have ability to comprehend, proofread, and edit a variety of documents with a keen eye for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Must handle confidential and sensitive information with the utmost professionalism.
  • Must be able to present self well to meet public and have the ability to present in large or small settings. Public speaking skills and/or experience a plus.

Provide the following information (if requested):

Resume.

Unofficial transcript.

“Why Southwest Airlines” essay (Length determined by author.)
One press release writing sample – published or un-published.
Letters of Recommendation.

Time Commitment:

Full-time – 40 hours/week. 

PAY:

$12 hourly + flight privileges

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Title: Communications, Design and Social Media Intern

Department: Women and Gender Resource Center, Division of Student Affairs

Internship Description: The Communications, Design and Social Media intern implements and evaluates the WGRC’s communications, marketing and social media programs. The intern will be responsible for developing educational outreach materials, as well as developing advertising and marketing materials to promote the WGRC’s many programming efforts.

Primary responsibilities include designing of marketing materials for events and programs, most notably fliers and social media graphics; developing news releases and effective ad copy for distribution to both the university and at-large media outlets; maintaining and updating the WGRC’s website; and generating sustainable and engaging connections with the campus and community via the WGRC’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.).

Qualifications: Intern must be junior level or higher majoring in advertising, public relations, marketing or related field. Experience in the areas of event planning, design or marketing is ideal. Applicant must be fluent in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), must have knowledge of PR writing and AP style and must have working knowledge of Hootsuite or other social media scheduling programs. Knowledge of email marketing (MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc.) and internet content management systems is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a resume with cover letter to Jackie Northrup, Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC) Assistant Director, at jmnorthrup@sa.ua.edu.

Design Intern
Location: Winfield, AL

As a design intern, you will assist the creative director in the design and execution of layouts for print, web, and mobile. You will create award-winning work that helps real clients achieve actual, measurable marketing objectives. Because that’s what we do here every single day.

Your contribution to the team will be your innovation, artistic talent, and an unwavering commitment to meet deadlines and budget.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and portfolio samples to brand@24c.co

To learn more about 24 Communications, visit: http://24c.co


Public Relations Intern
Location: Montgomery, AL

As a Public Relations intern, you will assist with public relations efforts in the form of media placement, press release development, event planning, copywriting and more. You will help increase brand exposure for our clients on a state, regional and national level.

Tenacity, professionalism, creativity and enthusiasm are fundamental to this position. We are looking for interns with a strong work ethic, relationship skills and a genuine desire to learn and grow in their career. In short, you must be willing to hustle and get it done, no matter what.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to brand@24c.co

To learn more about 24 Communications, visit: http://24c.co

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Media and Communication Interns will work with the Vice President for Marketing and Communications as well as other marketing and communications team members to coordinate press leading up to concerts and special events, while creating and distributing marketing and public relations materials.

A good fit for this position would be those interested in gaining experience in public relations, marketing, and communications.

POSITION OVERVIEW

– Assist the marketing/communications team with writing and distributing PR materials for press and internet including: general interest articles, press releases, e-blasts, print and radio advertisements.

– Assist production and physical distribution of marketing and PR materials including: posters, flyers and vouchers

– Assist with website maintenance and content updates, as well as reports

– Assist with the graphic design of concert posters and digital graphic content

– Supports the PR department in the development and maintenance of relationships with print, electronic and broadcast media to maximize positive coverage of the ASO

-Helps maintain databases and builds targeted distribution lists

– Drafts and implements PR communication vehicles including news releases, monthly calendars, press kits, media advisories, fact sheets, fun facts and trivia

– Supports the PR department in creating pitch ideas and plans that will result in maximum exposure for the organization

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

– Strong writing and editing skills

– Adobe Creative Suite knowledge a plus

-Excellent computer skills including web-based, interactive communications, video and photo editing software. HTML knowledge a plus

-Detail oriented; excellent written, verbal and organizational skills

– Knowledge of classical music and prior marketing experience a plus

-Outgoing, even tempered, extremely organized, mature person, able to work well under pressure and with all personality types

PHYSICAL AND WORKING DEMANDS:

Preferred work schedule is between approximately 10-30 hours a week. The job requires some lifting, a valid driver’s license. It is recommended that the intern bring and use his or her own personal laptop.

APPLICATION:

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Timeline of internship is dependent on candidate availability and schedule. Please send cover letter and resume to ccaplinger@alabamasymphony.com.

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