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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.

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Current Internship Opportunities
(visit the Career Center for additional opportunities)

Burson-Marsteller Strategic Communications and Public Relations, Summer Internship (due Feb. 2, 2018)

Visit to check out full program details and application procedures. Apply online by submitting one application that contains all of the following items: resume, cover letter, college transcript, press release, essay submission; letter of recommendation from educators, internship employers, or others.

See PDF of announcement Summer Internship 2018 (due Nov. 25, 2017)

Please see the attached PDF for more information.

Applicants should submit a resume, 5 to 10 published articles, a list of 3 or 4 references and a 750-word essay on why you should be selected. Your clips ideally will show a variety of work with a special emphasis on game coverage. Previous experience covering a beat is preferred.

Associates are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation.

Please mail all internship applications to:

Bill Hill
Assistant Managing Editor/
1201 E. Louis Way
Tempe, AZ 85284

If you have any questions, please contact Bill Hill at and put the words “Internship Info” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Student Media at Vanderbilt (application due Sept. 12)
Contact: Paige Clancy, Adviser, Student Media at Vanderbilt

Online Application:

Apply to be one of a small group of Vanderbilt students selected to visit Washington, D.C., for two days during fall break to meet with alumni of Student Media at Vanderbilt currently working in prominent positions at CNN, CBS, The Washington Post, and NPR. The distinguished alumni we’ll meet also will provide tours of their media organizations. The trip is sponsored by Student Media at Vanderbilt and the Career Center.

Participating students will join the Vanderbilt group in D.C. at the Hilton Garden Inn (1225 First St., NE) by 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, and participate in media tours and related activities until 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13.

The cost for students’ hotel rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn is covered by trip sponsors for up to three nights, check-in on Wednesday, Oct. 11, and check-out on Saturday, Oct. 14. This benefit is contingent on students’ successful participation in all media tours and related activities Oct. 12-13.

Travel arrangements
Staff members from Student Media at Vanderbilt will accompany student travelers on the media tours. Students will arrange and pay for their own travel to D.C., giving them the flexibility to extend their time there or travel on to another fall break destination if they wish. Students are responsible for their own ground transportation and meals. This trip is similar to previous trips hosted by Student Media and the Career Center. We’re thrilled to offer this trip to provide students an opportunity to explore the media industry in our nation’s capital.

Project CURE Internship (Nashville, TN)

Project C.U.R.E. is a humanitarian relief organization that collects, sorts, and distributes donated medical supplies and equipment to developing nations. For more information on internships, please see: or contact Danielle Walters at

Internships, Office of Governor Bill Haslam, Spring 2018
Application Information updated in early September 2017:

Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellows

The Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellowship is awarded to exceptional applicants who wish to serve and learn with the state of Tennessee’s top executive leaders. The nonpartisan program offers a competitive salary and is open to recent college graduates demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, a genuine passion for serving their community, remarkable character, and leadership abilities.

These talented and highly-motivated individuals are awarded the unique opportunity to spend two years working full-time for senior and top-ranking government officials.

Fellows will be oriented in state government by spending the first six months of the fellowship working with the office of Customer Focused Government. The enterprise-wide initiatives that fellows will support are focused exclusively on identifying and producing measurable improvements in the state’s operations. Please see the attached PDF for more information.

Mother Caroline Academy (Boston, MA)

Mother Caroline Academy is looking for upcoming/recent graduates to apply to their Teaching Fellow/Mentoring Program either as the Mentoring Program Coordinator or Program Associates.

Please send a resume, cover letter addressing relevant job related history, and three references to Jessaca Michaelsen, Director of Curriculum and Instruction:

For additional information, please see the attached PDFs: General Info | Job Description

Brand Ambassador Internship, Honey Farms Construction

Please see PDF for specific information. To apply, please submit your resume to Brian at along with a response to the following questions:

  1. What interests you about new home construction?
  2. What would make you stand out as a brand ambassador for a new home community?
  3. What about this position interests you and why would you be the right candidate?