Internships and Jobs
We at the Scripps College of Communication believe students should learn and grow both in and outside of the classroom. For a look at some of the work being done by Scripps College of Communication students and alumni, please visit our Where are they now? page.
The success of our graduates starts with a strong internship program. Internships give students valuable real-world experiences that help in gaining the experience needed to secure full-time employment in the communication industry.
To see what some of our students are doing, watch the video below.
Where would like to intern? Think about the type of internship, possible company and geographic location (city or state).
- Think about the type of internship experience you want to have. What skills do you want to build during this experience? Think about your long-term career path.
- Network – Professors, Friends, Family and other Bobcats
- Ask questions about how they got to where they are now, ask for industry feedback, and ask for tips on how to break into the industry.
- Expand network- ask if they know anyone else you need to meet and speak to.
- Always follow-up with people you meet.
- Social Media:
- LinkedIn – Get established since this is a professional networking site. Update your profile with your career accomplishments, company information and education.
- Twitter – Allows you to tap into community sharing similar interest. Look for opportunities to share your ideas, opinions and interests with people you respect professionally.
- Facebook – Great place to promote your professional brand. Post informational articles, follow trends, connect with your friends. Clean-up Facebook (remove any suspect photos) or make them private. Do not post anything you would not place on the front of the local newspaper.
- Prepare a Résumé – Assistance is available in Harris Student Support Center, Schoonover Center (Karen Peters firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Career and Leadership Development Center (5th Floor Baker Center) or your school if time allows.
- Where to look for an internship?
- Internship Newsletter from dean’s office / Karen Peters- sent electronically bi-weekly during school year providing internship offerings for all five schools.
- Scripps database of internships and jobs posted by employers is located on Ohio Handshake.
- Specific company websites – If you’re interested in a particular geographic area you may need to look at the possibilities and then make inquiries. For example, if you want to intern at a newspaper, first make a list of the newspapers in the area and then do some research on their websites to see if they list internships. If not, you might contact them and let them know you are interested.
- Investigate – Not everyone lets us know about their internships so you might need to scout some out on your own through the following websites:
- Ohio internships
- National internships
- International internships
Scripps Howard Company and Scripps Howard Foundation
In 2006, the Scripps Howard Foundation announced a $15 million gift to the Scripps College of Communication to support a wide variety of programs and initiatives involving scholarships and internships, among other things. Because of this unique partnership, Scripps College of Communication students are encouraged to explore careers at the Scripps companies. Openings can be found at scripps.com/careers.