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Internships

For current internship opportunities, click here.

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)

Strategic Communications Summer Internships, Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock (Nashville and Chicago, Application Deadline: March 15)
Contact: Courtney Williams

We are seeking recent college graduates interested in a full-time internship with one of the nation’s fastest-growing and top-ranked healthcare strategic communications and engagement firms. Qualified candidates will be recent college graduates pursuing a career in public relations, journalism, politics, or business or healthcare communications. Qualified candidates must write well, present well, demonstrate professionalism, happily perform interesting – and the occasional mundane — tasks, and work well in a high-stakes campaign environment with our eclectic team. Candidates who are eager to learn, have an interest in the healthcare industry and have a thirst to contribute instead of observe are encouraged to apply. We accept interns for the spring, summer and fall in our Nashville-area and Chicago offices. All internships are paid.

To apply for a Nashville internship, send a resume, writing sample and cover letter to Courtney Williams at cwilliams@jarrardinc.com. For Chicago internships, send to Taylor Stanford at tstanford@jarrardinc.com. For more information, please visit: https://jarrardinc.com/join-our-team/internships/


Marketing Communications Internship, Arup (Summer 2019, LA and NYC)

During your internship at Arup, you’ll have the chance to work with some of the most highly respected engineers and specialists in the world. You’ll also get the opportunity to work on exciting and significant projects, delivering quality work that has a positive and lasting influence on the community and the environment. For more information, please follow the link: https://arupjobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=NEW0000KX&lang=en


Public Relations Internship, The Bradford Group

Our paid spring internship program offers college juniors, seniors and recent graduates an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fast-paced world of integrated public relations and marketing. Interns actively participate in the life of the agency and are involved in writing, media relations, PR valuations and social media – producing real work under the guidance of agency professionals.

Our spring intern could work anywhere from 10-40 hours a week, depending on their schedule and we are able to work with the university to provide college credit. We would love if you could share this opportunity with your students!

We ask that students submit a resume and cover letter to internships@bradfordgroup.com to apply. More information about the position is also posted on our website: https://www.bradfordgroup.com/join-our-team/career-opportunities/public-relations-intern/


Internship Program, Sesame Street (Summer 2019: Apply by March 15, 2019)

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Delivered through a variety of platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and community engagement, its research-based programs are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve. For more information, visit us at www.sesameworkshop.org.

The Summer Internship Program will give undergrad students an opportunity to gain experience in a business environment. As a Sesame Workshop Intern you will learn from the best minds in the industry and contribute to our success. This is a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic group in an organization dedicated to the education of children. Our aim is to reach out to a diverse college population to increase awareness and interest in the areas of non-profit and children’s media. We believe having a workforce that reflects our diverse and culturally rich society is essential to our success.

For more information, please see the attached flyer.


Summer Interns, Riverwood Mansion Event Space, East Nashville (Contact: jacey@riverwoodmansion.com with resume to apply.

Riverwood Mansion combines excellent personal service with an organized planning process to give the ideal event experience. The inclusive venue is an one-stop-shop fully equipped to produce a range of events from conception to completion, including weddings, corporate functions, holiday parties, anniversaries, festivals, music videos, and more! The intern(s) will work alongside the Events Department to help with the preparation of event documents and coordinates with sales, and customers to ensure consistent, high level service throughout pre-event, event and post-event phases.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Communications Intern, Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Public Defender’s Office

Please see the flyer for more information.

Please send resume and cover letter to Dr. Candis White, candiswhite@jis.nashville.org; Subject line: Internship Application (Communications).


Entry-level recruiters, StaffSource (Nashville)

Contact: Emily Evans (eevans@staffsource.com)


Publicity Intern, 117Entertainment Group

Contact: Heather Trotter, heather@117group.com

Responsibilities:

• Drafting/sending basic marketing and public relations materials including press releases, media alerts, tour press, etc.

• Assist with media activities (photo shoots, video shoots, interviews and press tours) and arrangements

• Administrative duties such as filing, copying, phone duties and running errands

• Other similar tasks/assignments as needed

Experience with social media, Google Drive, Dropbox, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, MailChimp (email marketing) and Cision (database) a plus


Paid Journalism Internship, Washington DC

Please see the attached flyer for more information. With any questions, please contact Kelleigh Huber at khuber@yaf.org.

Summer 2019: May 27 – August 16

Deadline to apply: March 3, 2019

Compensation: $1,200/month

How to Apply:

Step 1: Fill out our online application. https://njc.yaf.org/apply/

Step 2: Upon completing the online application, you will be redirected to a document upload page: https://njc.yaf.org/documents/. Please upload:

* Cover letter

* A current resume

* 2-3 writing samples (published news clips are preferred)

* Transcript (official or unofficial)