The Communication Studies Department sponsors one-credit-hour interdisciplinary internships through the College of Arts & Science (INDS 3880 and INDS 3884).
CMST students have completed internships in a variety of areas: political campaigning, media consulting, broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, radio and television programming, and film production. To receive academic credit for an internship, students are required to write a paper about their internship experience.
Please note: Professor Courtney Travers, internship coordinator for CMST, will only advise internships for students who have declared a CMST major or minor.
Those interested in completing an interdisciplinary internship should first contact Dean Yollette Jones in the Arts & Science Dean’s Office.
Students will then need to email Professor Courtney Travers to advise the internship.
- Information on Interdisciplinary Internships from the Undergraduate Catalog
- Information on Summer Internship Subsidies from the Career Center
Current Internship Opportunities
(visit the Career Center for additional opportunities)
COLLEGE MAGAZINE STUDENT WRITERS (15 open positions), Deadline: May 10, 2018 by 6 p.m. EST
We’re seeking writers who are passionate about the college experience. College Magazine writers capture student life through weekly articles. The writing opportunity begins with an 8-week writer training to tackle active voice, show vs. tell, interviewing sources and more. Working closely with our editors, writers transform their writing skills and ultimately uncover their voice. Writers also learn social media and SEO tactics necessary for the real world of journalism.
The writer position is 10 hours a week. It’s a volunteer, intensive, and challenging writing experience. Our graduates have gone on to careers at Mashable, Vox, NBC, Seventeen Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Redbook, National Geographic, Random House, Rachel Ray Magazine and Washingtonian. We welcome applicants from all majors. Previous writing experience for a college-level publication is a plus.
To Apply: Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: College Magazine Student Writer
Event Management Intern; Marketing Intern
Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation Contact: Deanna Jones (Deanna.Jones@tn.gov)
Please see the attached flyers.
For more information, please contact Deanna Jones at Deanna.Jones@tn.gov or 865-594-5561. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and contact information for internship coordinator at their college (if applicable) to Deanna.Jones@tn.gov. Additional information about internships with the Dept. of Environment and Conservation is on our website:
Kaleidoscope Media is currently seeking a PR/Publicity Intern for the Summer of 2018. College credit required; schedule will range from 12-20 hours/week, dependent on credit requirements stated by the university. The PR/Publicity Intern will assist the Communications & PR Manager with daily tasks including but not limited to: building media lists, tracking client press coverage and drafting press releases. We’re looking for self-motivated, organized, punctual and friendly students with an eagerness to learn. Submit resume and cover letter to Hope at email@example.com
Social Media Intern
Kaleidoscope Media is currently seeking a Social Media Intern for the Summer of 2018. College credit required; schedule will range from 12-20 hours/week, dependent on credit requirements stated by the university. The Social Media Intern’s duties will include: aggregation of content for social media calendars, scheduling social posts and monitoring client social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). We’re looking for self-motivated, organized, punctual and friendly students with design experience (Adobe suite) and an eagerness to learn. Submit resume and cover letter to Hope at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaleidoscope Media is currently seeking a Marketing/Operations Intern for the Summer of 2018. College credit required; schedule will range from 12-20 hours/week, dependent on credit requirements stated by the university. The Marketing/Operations Intern will assist the Project Development Department with daily tasks including but not limited to: research for new and existing clients, event coordination assistance, small business operations and aggregation of content for social media calendars. We’re looking for self-motivated, organized, punctual and friendly students with design experience (Adobe suite) and an eagerness to learn. Submit resume and cover letter to Hope at email@example.com
Press Here, Creative Public Relations Interns
Press Here is currently seeking Summer interns for our Nashville office. We have internships available in PR, Multimedia, and Digital Marketing. This is an unpaid internship, but we can provide college credit. If you have any students who would be interested in this opportunity, please send along resumes and cover letters for consideration.
Interns are responsible for aiding in day-to-day tasks in the areas of publicity, marketing communications and new media. Responsibilities include but are not limited to scanning/clipping, updating press kits, media research, follow-up and guest list coordination.
Interested applicants should have experience in managing social media accounts on a professional level and possess in depth knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter including; paid media, audience growth, and creative engaging content. Applicants should have a passion for creative and out of the box marketing ideas.
Interested applicants should have experience in planning digital campaigns (including web, SEO/SEM, email, social media and display advertising) and experience in video production and editing is a plus.
Fall 2018 Interns, Youth Villages
Youth Villages has an internship opportunity for students who may be interested in marketing and recruiting in the social services/nonprofit realm. While most social work students are placed with our community-based counseling programs to fulfill their supervision requirements, we are also looking to cater to students interested in this field but maybe not on the counseling side.
This particular internship opportunity would be with our Foster Parent Recruiting program in Nashville and the surrounding Middle TN area. Our Treatment Foster Care services gives children who have suffered trauma & hardship the chance to become part of a loving, nurturing foster family until they and their birth families are ready to be reunified. For children who cannot be reunified with their families, our goal is to help find an adoptive family instead. We have Foster Parent Recruiters who go out and do marketing, recruiting, community networking and outreach to promote the growing need for foster parents and to generate qualified leads for foster parents. These students would get an opportunity to shadow our Foster Parent Recruiters and gain hands-on experience with marketing and recruiting for a nonprofit.
CNBC Workshops at 2018 AAJA, NAHJ, and NABJ Conventions
CNBC will be hosting three separate workshops this summer at the 2018 Journalist Association Conventions. All workshops are application-based, and flyers are attached below for more information.
The Business News Associate Workshop is designed for entry-level journalists and will take place at the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston, TX. We are thrilled to be hosting this workshop for a third year, and we are proud to say we have hired several recent graduates out of this workshop. Please see below for some of their profiles.
The Business Reporting Workshop is designed for on-air reporters and multimedia journalists with 3-5 years of professional experience and will take place at the NAHJ 2018 International Training Conference and Career Fair in Miami, FL.
The Business Producing Workshop is for journalists with 3-5 years of professional experience and will take place at the 2018 NABJ Annual Convention in Detroit, Mi.