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We at the Scripps College of Communication believe students should learn and grow both in and outside of the classroom. Find out more about some of the work being done by Scripps College of Communication students and alumni!

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. 

 

Find Opportunities

How to Find an Internship

  1. Where would like to intern? Think about the type of internship, possible company and geographic location (city or state).

  2. 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.
     
  3. Network on LinkedIn and the Bobcat Network with 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 your network by asking if they know anyone else you need to meet and with whom to speak.
    • 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.
  4. Prepare a Résumé – Assistance is through the Career Network (5th Floor Baker Center).
     
  5. Where to look for an internship?
    • Handshake - As an Ohio University student, you already have an account! Log in, fill out your profile and use the search tools to find opportunities from throughout the country and the world.
    • Student Development Newsletter from the dean’s office - This is sent each week directly to your OHIO email in-box. If you aren't seeing it, search your Spam, Clutter or Junk folders for emails from "Scripps College of Communication via 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:

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.


Reporting Internships & Experiential Learning for Students

Are you an Ohio University Scripps College of Communication student headed into an internship experience this summer or completing experiential learning? We'd love to know about it!

The Scripps College of Communication is instituting new reporting forms for these types of experiences beginning this summer for ALL students across the college! Please help us to track the amazing internships and experiences you're completing by filling out the following forms at the conclusion of your experience:

These forms automatically trigger an email to your supervisor for evaluation purposes, helping you to meet requirements for your individual programs. Please reach out to Director of Student Development Erin Roberts with questions or concerns!

 


Summer 2022 Opportunities
(updated 6/23/22)

  • NIVA Conference 2022 Onsite Event Staff, July 10-12, 2002, Cleveland, Ohio, paid at $15/hr.
     
  • U.S. Senator Rob Portman Internships, Washington, DC and Ohio offices. These internships are designed primarily for students who have completed at least one full year of collegiate undergraduate coursework and preference is given to students who are residents of Ohio. Deadline for the fall 2022 application is July 31, 2022.
     
  • Scholarships360 part-time Content Writer, remote

    Scholarships360 is a technology company that helps students pay for college with expert advice, recommendations, and tools. We're growing quickly and on pace to help over 2 million students fund their educational future.

    To accelerate this growth, we’re hiring part-time content writers to work on new content initiatives. These positions are 100% remote, paid ($15 per hour) and would require 15-25 hours of work per week. If you are passionate about education and writing, keep on reading to learn more!
    Here’s what the role will look like:
    •    Write new pieces of content per week on topics related to scholarships, financial aid, and college admissions
    •    Research and generate ideas for new content
    •    Help us maintain an engaging, student-centric brand voice
    •    You will report to the Director of Content

    Here’s what we’re looking for in an applicant:
    •    Current college student, graduate student, or recent college graduate
    •    Writing experience as a student blogger, intern, or writer for your college newspaper
    •    Understanding of the scholarship and financial aid process (either through personal experience or work study at your college)
    •    Self-starter who is able to meet deadlines and work in a remote work environment
    •    Growth mindset and willingness to take constructive criticism

    Perks of this role include:
    •    Experience working at an early-stage tech company
    •    SEO and content marketing training
    •    Flexible schedule to work anywhere
    •    $15/ hour

    How to apply:
    Please send in the following to will@scholarships360.org:
    •    Resume
    •    2-3 writing samples
    •    A few sentences about why you would be a good fit for this position

  • Mission2Move Social Media Intern (paid $20/hour)

    Job Responsibilities:
    Creating and publishing content on all social media platforms, including Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram, to grow an audience, build brand awareness, and ultimately, boost sales.

    Qualifications:
    -robust social media presence
    -documented experience with TikTok and Instagram
    -A strong verbal and written communicator

    At The Calm Caterpillar we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    Send resumes to Sarah@thecalmcaterpillar.com.
     

  • The Spectrum News Fellowship is a 9-month, paid rotational program that gives students in their senior year of undergraduate or final year of graduate school the unique opportunity to experience a 24/7 newsroom firsthand. Fellows rotate through three tracks, Digital Journalism, Multimedia Journalism, and Production, receiving one-on-one mentorship, skills-based training, exposure to executive leadership, and more in each track. After rotating through the tracks during the school year, upon graduation and successful completion of the program, Fellows are given the first chance to apply to available job opportunities in any Spectrum News market.
     

    Do you love storytelling? Are you passionate about shining a light on important issues? Are you ready to tell the stories that matter and give a voice to underserved communities?

    With over 1,000 journalists, Spectrum News focuses on local politics, weather, and issues that matter most to our audience.

    Become a Spectrum News Fellow!
    Spectrum News’ mission is to strengthen democracy through the power of local news. We are a group of multiplatform local news networks - in more than 60+ TV markets in 12 states + Washington, D.C. - dedicated to unbiased journalism that provides our audience with the information they need to be engaged citizens.
     

    This school-year rotational program gives you the unique opportunity to experience the newsroom firsthand.

    Fellows will rotate through three tracks:
    1) Digital Journalism – Join our digital team as you learn how to report for digital platforms, including our mobile app, social media, websites, and podcasts. In this track, you will write original digital stories, cover breaking news, edit, write, and send social media posts, and more.
    2) Production – At Spectrum News, producers are artists who craft narratives to help our audience make sense of the news of the day. In the Production track, you will learn hands-on skills, including how to edit videos, create graphics, and build newscast rundowns, in addition to gaining a deep understanding of the art of newscast flow.
    3) Multimedia Journalism – Our journalists go out into their communities to uncover the stories that matter. As an MMJ, you will create character-driven stories, conduct follow-up interviews, and learn the ins and outs of video editing. There will also be an emphasis on beat reporting and becoming a subject matter expert in your chosen topic.

    Upon graduation and successful completion of the program, you will be given the first chance to apply to available job opportunities in any Spectrum News market (ranging from Honolulu, Hawaii to Portland, Maine to anywhere in between).

  • Tulsa World Staff News Writer & Staff Photographer, contact: Jason Collington, editor, at (918) 581-8464 or jason.collington@tulsaworld.com 
     
  • Gongwer Staff Writer, Michigan office, deadline 6/30.

    Gongwer News Service, Michigan’s premier publication on state government and politics, seeks a staff writer to join its reporting team. The staff writer’s beat will involve coverage of the Michigan House of Representatives, elections and other state government news.

    For more than 60 years, Gongwer has been a place where journalists can build a career covering the unpredictable and exciting world of Michigan government and politics. Gongwer puts a priority on mentoring and caring for its employees with ample opportunities for advancement. Our current executive editor started at Gongwer as the House reporter, and our managing editor started at Gongwer as an intern.

    A family-owned company, Gongwer has a long tradition of providing competitive salaries and outstanding benefits not generally found in the journalism industry. In the past 15 years, while the rest of the news industry has slashed the size of its staff and cut pay, Gongwer has expanded its team and continued to increase salaries.

    Gongwer staff receive strong benefits rare in journalism – an employer match and profit sharing contribution for their 401(k), a top-rated health insurance plan and other insurance, paid vacation and offices for each employee. Gongwer offers a flexible work environment and the option to work remotely on Mondays and Fridays and when the Legislature is not in session.

    Another benefit Gongwer employees receive are paid days off on all state government holidays. That’s 13 additional paid days off a year in addition to vacation time.

    Gongwer’s workplace culture is one of teamwork and collaboration.

    Covering the Michigan House of Representatives is a prime beat. You’ll be working at the press tables on the floor of the House in the Capitol as well as covering committees, press conferences and digging for enterprise.

    Because Gongwer’s reporters and editors are known for their expertise, they are frequently asked to participate as guests on television news programs and for interviews by radio networks.

    Candidates should have a passion for reporting on politics, government and policy.

    Candidates should be able to balance handling anywhere from one to four stories per day with producing enterprise stories. They also need to balance generating their own story ideas with those assigned to them.

    Reporters can step off their beat for a time to work on enterprise projects.

    In-person work will generally take place in downtown Lansing. However, reporters are occasionally assigned to events that require driving to different parts of Michigan.

    Applicants should submit a resume, links to or copies of four to six clips of their work and a cover letter to Executive Editor and Publisher Zach Gorchow via email at zgorchow@gongwer.com by June 30.

    Gongwer News Service is an equal opportunity employer.
     
  • HD Media Company owns The Herald-Dispatch and Charleston Gazette-Mail and several weeklies in West Virginia and is currently looking for two Digital Multimedia Interns to work in Huntington and possibly Charleston for the summer (through mid-August). These positions can turn into one full-time position. The internships will pay $12 per hour and can be 24 hours to full time. HD Media Company is looking for digitally savvy people to help with its social media presence, track analytics of its reporters and multimedia efforts, help and assist in the promotion of its multi-media efforts, and more. If interested, contact Jill Briggs, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at 304.526.2806 or jbriggs@hdmediallc.com.
     
  • Katie Couric Media Social Media Producer, remote.
     
  • Hannah Rose Communications Summer/Fall semester 2022 intern. Hannah Rose Communications seeks one or two students eager to learn about the communications profession, especially as it pertains to internal communications (executive communications, change communications, internal audience messaging, etc.) and values-driven messaging (Diversity & Inclusion and pro bono messaging, etc.) This is an excellent opportunity for a student who is a strong writer and wants to learn more about comms from someone with in-house and consulting experience.  This is a fully remote unpaid opportunity that should work around and complement your academic schedule/classes. Roughly ten hours per week, but flexibility will be utilized for the right student. If interested, mail resume and a note to HannahRoseCommunications@Gmail.com for consideration.
     
  • Fahlgren Mortine Integrated Communications Intern, Columbus, Ohio or remote.
     
  • NuFlow Technologies seeks a Video Producer who is responsible for producing videos for the training of technical staff and corporate promotional videos of varying lengths and complexity. Video shoots will take place inside and outside. Training videos will utilize a variety of pipe lining equipment, set-up, and personnel. 

    This is a paid internship opportunity and an ideal opportunity for a motivated individual to gain a wide range of video production experience.

    The Video Producer is responsible for producing videos for the training of technical staff and corporate promotional videos of varying lengths and complexity. Video shoots will take place inside and outside. Training videos will utilize a variety of pipe lining equipment, set-up, and personnel.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1.    Works with the marketing team and subject matter experts to conceptualize and design videos ensuring the training processes and other goals and objectives are captured clearly.
    2.    Provides input and direction to staff and executes processes to meet goals of the shoot. Ensures production schedules are met.
    3.    Transports, sets up, and operates production equipment, including video cameras, audio, lighting, and other equipment for shooting in house or on site in the field (in sometimes challenging environments).
    4.    Editing and post-production, outputting in a variety of formats.
    5.    Editing existing video content (including adding text overlays, graphical elements, etc.).
    6.    Maintains video and audio production equipment; assists in repair and upkeep of studio and production sets and assets.
    7.    Maintains equipment inventory.
    8.    Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Educational Requirements

    •    High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience related to this job description
    •    Enrolled in media or visual arts college certificate, degree, or equivalent program

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    •    This position requires blend of creative, planning, and project execution skills
    •    Ability to set up, configure, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain all required equipment to capture video, sound, lighting, and other required equipment
    •    Competent in common editing applications and procedures (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, or similar)
    •    Knowledge of professional audio and video editing and post-production procedures, techniques, and standards
    •    Works effectively in a team environment with strong interpersonal and written communication skills
    •    Ability to effectively manage time, schedules, and priorities
     
    Additional Details

    •    This is a full-time position, but hours could fluctuate based on project schedules.
    •    Likely pay range: $15-17/hour.
    •    Dates of the internship are flexible. Ideally, the intern would start in May. The assignment will last a minimum of three months.
    •    Rolling deadline.
    •    Instructions to apply: Send cover letter and resume to Craig Choisser, Marketing Director, at cchoisser@aquamcorp.com.

  • KOLN 10/11 Now News Reporter MMJ, Lincoln, Neb.

    1011NOW is looking for a driven journalist for the role of general assignment news reporter in our main Lincoln newsroom. You will be an integral part of the top news team in the area, bringing unique local stories, from enterprising ideas to telling polished, effective stories live on-air.

    General Responsibilities:
    •    Enterprise story ideas that matter to viewers in Lincoln
    •    Track and manage sources and stories within your assigned beat
    •    Execute all aspects of storytelling, scheduling shoots and interviews, shooting video, writing scripts, editing, and going live as needed
    •    Be a multi-platform storyteller, with regular posts to social media and the station's website and news apps
    •    Meet tight daily deadlines
    •    Respond urgently and appropriately to breaking and developing news
    •    Shift to be determined

    Qualifications:
    •    On-air experience and a consistent track record of meeting deadlines
    •    Ability to shoot and edit video, and effectively communicate live on-air
    •    Flexibility in scheduling, to respond to the changing news landscape
    •    A four-year degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent professional experience
    •    Familiarity with ENPS, Avid or Edius Editing, TVU, ARC Publishing, Sony ENG, Social Media a plus

    Must have a valid Driver’s License with a good driving record. Employment is contingent on successfully passing a driving record check.

    About KOLN:
    KOLN is the CBS affiliate in the Lincoln, Hastings, Kearney market. Located in the thriving capital city of Lincoln, the station is the area`s dominant news leader, with number one newscasts in every daypart. The 1011NOW news brand is well-known throughout the region as a trusted source for quality news, weather, and sports coverage.

    About Gray Television:
    Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
    As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full- time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

    PLEASE SUBMIT RESUMES ELECTRONICALLY

    Online at:
    www.gray.tv/applynow or https://gray.tv/careers

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
    Or by mail to: KOLN/KGIN TV
    Attn: Human Resources
    840 N 40th St Lincoln NE 68503

  • The Dayton Daily News Business Reporter. The Dayton Daily News is looking for an all-media journalist who will investigate, write and produce business content for all of our media brands, with a special emphasis on small businesses, business innovation and their impact on jobs and the economy in our region. 
     
  • The Dayton Daily News Investigative Reporter. The Dayton Daily News seeks a curious investigative reporter who is an expert on public records, knows how to ask tough questions and will find solutions to the biggest issues facing the Miami Valley through their reporting.