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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.

Also see:

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

Social Media Intern, Athletic Venture

Athletic Venture is a startup sports media platform looking for a social media intern. The company potentially could pay a small monthly stipend to the student selected.  The student would be working on team that includes NFL and NBA athletes, so they certainly need an interest in sports. Once the platform is launched we will be looking to major VC funding and will likely end up hiring a full time social media position, which would hopefully be filled by the intern.

MADE Internship Program

The MADE (Marketing and Advertising Education) summer internship is a leadership development program for students interested in becoming the future leaders of the marketing and advertising industry. Founded as a partnership between the ANA’s Educational Foundation and the Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing, the MADE internship places an undergraduate junior or senior in a summer intern program at one of more than 40 premier companies, with participants including MasterCard, IBM, Hyatt, Sephora, BBDO, McCann, Ogilvy & Mather, Viacom, and NBC. Positioned as the “common app” for summer intern programs, this paid program is designed to provide students with the skills, the mentors, and the training that will help them thrive in the industry.

Ogilvy Advertising

2018 Summer Internship Program – New York:—new-york/job

2018 Associates Program – New York:—new-york/job

More about the positions is posted in DoreWays.

MIT Amgen Scholars Program

Undergraduates will participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program will conduct full-time research, attend seminars and workshops, present their research, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and attend a mid-summer symposium at UCLA.

Twenty undergraduates, 15 visiting students and 5 MIT students, will be admitted to the program. Participants will be paid $4,500 for the summer, receive on-campus housing, a food allowance, and visiting Scholars will be provided travel to/from Boston.

For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Creative Intern, GS&F Public Relations

GS&F is looking for creative can-doers who are ready to come in and hit the ground running. The ideal candidate is a current student, recent graduate or aspiring creative professional with an expressed interest in advertising and creative design. As an intern, you will work with GS&F’s creative team on real client projects—and get paid for your genius/weirdness!

For more information, please see:

Insight Counseling Centers, Marketing and Communication Internship

Insight Counseling Centers has an internship opportunity opening up in Spring 2018. This is particularly fitting for students interested in the marketing and public relations of non-profit services. Please see attached PDF for more information.

To apply, please contact Abbie Culbertson, Director of Marketing & Communications, at 615-383-2115 x110 or, Social Media Intern is looking for a bright young student to intern as head of Social Media. We are launching a sports social media platform in early 2018, but want to start ramping up our social media presence.

We do have funding and could potentially pay a small monthly stipend to the student selected. The student would be working on team that includes NFL and NBA athletes, so they certainly need an interest in sports. Once the platform is launched we will be looking to major VC funding and will likely end up hiring a full time social media position which would hopefully be filled by the intern

StudioNow, Spring Internship Positions

StudioNow needs new interns for the Spring. Attached are descriptions of the available internships, and feel free to contact

Internship 1 | Internship 2 | Internship 3

Internship, Nashville Public Library

Apply at

James H. Dunn Junior Fellowship Opportunity (due Jan. 15, 2018)

Dunn Fellows are recruited from public and private colleges and universities across the nation. Qualified applicants must have completed a bachelor’s or higher graduate degree in the 18 months prior to the program’s commencement and must demonstrate a commitment to excellence through academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and community/public service involvement. The program begins on the first weekday in August and ends on July 31st of the following year.

Fellows spend one week of August receiving an orientation to state government including tours, policy discussions, a panel of program alumni, and a brown bag lunch with senior staff, among other activities. After the orientation period, fellows return to their home office to work under the direction of their supervisor.

Dunn Fellows are paid $31,332 annually and receive full state benefits. See attached PDF for more information.

University School of Nashville

USN has the following opportunities:
Internship – Business Office Assistant
Internship – Diversity and Community Life
Middle School Apprentice Teacher (This is new and exciting, particularly for a student of color curious about education as a career path. Does not need to be an education student.)

Please see the attached flyers for more information.

Big Island Farms, Spring and Summer Internships (Hawaii)

Our team coalesces around a shared vision of sustainability, community, and the desire to understand how to live off the land through a process of discovering the deeper rooted connections that we all share within the holistic connection of organic permaculture. We are searching for like-minded individuals who we can share our knowledge with and who can also leave their mark at Big Island Farms.

Please see the website to see full program details.

The Frist Internships

Internships are designed to introduce college students to the many career pathways offered within a non-collecting nonprofit arts center. Internships are offered during the school year, coinciding with the fall and spring semesters and summer break. The internship program is ideal for students participating in independent studies or courses that require internships or practicum credits which students may arrange academic credit through their colleges and universities.

Internship projects are based on the applicant’s academic requirements, skills and interests, and the needs of the Frist Center. Students receive guidance by the Frist Center staff and educators, as well as the cooperating educator from their college or university.

The following departments/areas within the Frist Center offer internships:

  • Communications
  • Curatorial
  • Design
  • Development
  • Education

Preference given to juniors, seniors, graduate students, and international students; in exceptional cases sophomores or freshman will be considered with faculty recommendations. Majors in art history, arts management, business, communications, education, English, graphic design, marketing, museum studies, studio art, and/or related areas of study are desired.

DoreWays Job ID #57015

American Junior Golf Association Internship

PDF available here. To learn more, go to

Internships, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Click on each internship for more info. They’ll also be posted on DoreWays.

  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Facilities and Operations Maintenance
  • Human Resources
  • Healthcare Administration Graduate Internship
  • Patient and Family Experience
  • Security Management
  • Housing and Patient Services

Internship Opportunity, Forward TN

This is a paid internship for a state-wide non-profit leading the fight to move Tennessee forward.
This is a good fit for those progressives with good communication skills and the ability to organize and lead others.

Thanks for sharing with students who may benefit! Feel free to call with any questions.

Internship, Warner Music

Listed below are areas of opportunity:
• A&R
• Creative Sync Licensing
• Digital Accounts
• Digital marketing
• Fan Clubs & Communities
• Fan Engagement
• Film/TV Sync Licensing
• Finance
• International Marketing
• Label Operations
• Licensing
• Licensing Admin
• Marketing
• Mechanical Licensing
• Promotions
• Publicity
• Sales and Commercial Revenue
• Studio Services

Students can learn more on DoreWays. Job ID #56471

Students are welcome to attend Drop-in Hours and the Info-session. More information is attached in PDFs.

Podcast Host, UNMUTE

We’re looking for engaging and compelling hosts for the following channels:

Fashion / Travel Bloggers
a TMZ/Pop Culture type channel Talk Show
Health & Fitness
Sex Talk (i.e. Dr. Drew)
Connoisseur Talk (Food, Desert, Wine)
The Commuter (Rush Hour) Talk show


This is an UNPAID position but an AWESOME opportunity to get your voice out there.

Please see the attached PDF or email for more information.

Writers Needed, The Sports Quotient:

See attached PDF.

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

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.