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.

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Founded in 1970, STYLE Advertising is a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm located in Birmingham, Ala., and remains the oldest agency in Alabama still operating under the same name for more than 40 years. We seek to inspire, spark conversations and tell client stories. Want to join us? Internship positions with our public relations and social media department are available for recent graduates or current students of public relations, marketing or communication programs for fall 2018. Internships last August to December 2018.

STYLE’s ideal intern is professional, innovative and a self-starter with a strong attention to detail, problem-solving skills, creativity, ambition and a strong work ethic. An interest in public relations and social media is a must, along with strong writing skills and knowledge of our favorite language – AP style. (Oxford comma lovers need not apply.) An understanding of and experience with social media outlets and management systems such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and the role it can play in a business’ marketing strategy is key.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist agency public relations director, public relations coordinators and other staff in day-to-day tasks for clients
  • Draft and distribute press releases
  • Participate in client and staff meetings
  • Contribute public relations and social media ideas for new business proposals and plans
  • Update and maintain agency and client social media channels
  • Perform clerical and administrative duties
  • Compile and maintain media contact lists
  • Write and edit copy for newsletters, blogs and brochures
  • Coordinate with media as assigned, in development of appropriate news stories

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to execute multifaceted tasks
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Live in or near the Birmingham area and have own form of transportation

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter, along with links to personal social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr or a blog) and 1-3 writing samples, to Katie Beck at kbeck@styleadvertising.com. Article and press release samples from class projects or assignments are great!

Crimson Tide Productions is seeking graphic design interns to create quality content for all 20 athletic teams at UA. This paid internship includes both print and digital works that will be featured on a variety of different platforms.

Location of internship: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internship start date: September, 2018
Internship end date: May, 2019

Skills required for this position:

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must enjoy Alabama Athletics (Roll Tide!)
  • Currently enrolled at UA

To apply for this posting, email your resume and portfolio (or link to portfolio) to ctp@ia.ua.edu.

The Sox Stop is an apparel company specializing in the art of custom socks and partnering with teams, schools and professional athletes to create business relationships with sponsored apparel. Under the direction of the staff, the intern(s) will learn valuable lessons and skills in the form of creative design, marketing and advertising, communication, and writing to help in their field of degree. There are 3 unpaid intern positions available. 2 interns will focus on advertising, marketing and communication, and 1 intern will specialize in graphic design.

Location of Internship: Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Start Date: September 3, 2018
End Date: December 14, 2018

Advertising, marketing and communication interns.
Preferred skills and daily tasks include:

  • Experience with photography
  • Experience with apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and snapchat
  • Assist in creating social media images
  • Assist in marketing product through aforementioned apps
  • Assist in maintaining social media pages
  • Brainstorm and present creative business ideas
  • Assist in website SEO and online presence
  • Designing writing materials for media outreach

Graphic design intern.
Preferred skills and daily tasks include:

  • Experience with graphic design programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience with digital media
  • Love of creating art and inspiring others
  • Tasked with creating weekly designs and learning from our artist
  • Tasked to help create digital media posts created by graphic art from illustrator and Photoshop

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Travis Bligh. Reference “Internship Application” and which position you are applying for, i.e. Advertising, Marketing and Communication, or Graphic Design). Applications will be viewed daily and will be accepted throughout the semester until positions filled.

The Red Cross is seeking (up to) five student interns to be on a blood drive committee this academic year in a paid internship. The primary responsibility of student interns is recruiting blood donors, educating sponsor groups, marketing blood drives and volunteering at drives.

The committee will be an official organization with the University and will require 3-5 hours of work/service per week. Each student on the committee will receive $500 toward tuition or a book scholarship, a letter of recommendation from the Red Cross’ Director of Donor Recruitment and a graduation cord.

To apply, download this form and email to Elizabeth Peelen. For more information on this program, click here.

Application deadline: August 24.

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.

Digital Marketing and Social Media Intern
Marketing – Birmingham, Alabama

Digital Marketing & Social Media Internship

The Digital Marketing & Copywriter Intern is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day activities of client digital marketing operations.

Overview

Assist Digital Marketing and Account Services teams with gathering information and executing setup tasks for digital marketing accounts

Assist in developing content for websites and social media

Campaign and account auditing

Communicate and collaborate with team and management on goals, project development, timelines, and results

Keep pace with SEO, paid search, search engines, social media and digital marketing industry trends and developments.

Professional Competencies

Enthusiasm for writing and digital marketing

Outstanding ability to think creatively, and to identify and resolve problems

Attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task in a deadline driven atmosphere

Ability to clearly and effectively articulate thoughts and points

Ability to learn new industries and new business types quickly and can apply this knowledge to digital marketing initiatives and achieving client goals

High level of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation

Excellent analytical, organizational, project management and time management skills

Professional Skills & Qualifications

Junior or Senior in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or Advertising

Proficiency in Google Documents, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Previous internship or writing experience a plus

Experience working with popular platforms (AdWords, Facebook Advertising) a plus

20-30 hours per week

Apply at https://zeekeehr.bamboohr.com/jobs.

About Highwire PR

If your communications programs haven’t evolved with your business challenges, you need fresh thinking.

A PR program based on your current goals and where you want your company to be tomorrow.

You need something different.

Enter Highwire Public Relations™— a modern high tech communications agency designed for disruptive companies. Our roots in journalism and Silicon Valley give us the drive, imagination and experience to create meaningful business results through smart communications programs.

You may be a Highwire Walker if you want to 

Work on business that excites you.

Become an extension of your clients teams to accomplish great things together.

Be part of a culture of transparency, respect, encouragement and celebration.

Apply your understanding of a changing media and influencer landscape in order to create storylines that have a life longer than a date of launch or news announcement.

Highwire Perks:
— Competitive salary
— Profit sharing
— Merit-based bonuses and promotions
— Excellent vacation policy including 3 weeks vacation plus office closure between Christmas and New Years
— 401K match
— Full medical and dental benefits
— Summer hours
— Work from home
— Regular Highwire social events
— Dedicated training at all levels including writing seminars, coaching, professional development courses and an agency commitment to invest in ongoing growth for our team

Apply for postgraduate internship openings at http://www.highwirepr.com/about/work-for-us/.

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.

KIA Motors

SUMMARY

Assist Regional Parts & Service Manager in monitoring, reporting, communicating, deploying, and following through with parts and service activities. This will include assistance for field staff on tracking dealership enrollment and engagement with corporate and regional programs. The position will also be expected to engage with the fixed ops analysis to resolve issues and answer questions. Interaction with field personnel in support of District and Regional objectives will also be expected.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY

  • Updating and modifying dealership performance data, specific to Customer Satisfaction, Parts and accessories sales, Warranty, Retention and Training.
  • Interaction with field management to streamline information gathering/dissemination.
  • Preparation of regional reports (Central Region mid-year Review, CSI trends, program enrollment status, etc.)

PERSONALLY PERFORMED DUTIES

  • Assist regional management fixed operations team.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • In progress of Bachelor’s degree.

Overall Related Experience:

  • Prior internships a plus.

SKILLS

  • Requires knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel proficiency. Good writing skills, including business communication.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Compensation is $18/hr
  • Commitment to a 10 week summer full-time internship, 40 hours a week starting in May, is required.
  • The intern will be located in Downers Grove, IL.

KIA MOTORS AMERICA is a dynamic company that is ideal for professionals who seek to accelerate their careers. Based in one of the nation’s most desirable communities in Southern California. EOE M/F/D/V. For more information about Kia, please visit our website at http://www.kia.com/

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

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