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Internships and Jobs

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. 


Summer 2024 Opportunities
(updated 5/15/24)

Additional opportunities may be found on Handshake, LinkedIn, etc.

  • STERIS Field Communications Intern, Mentor, Ohio.
  • Ohio University Communications and Marketing is looking for early professionals and recent graduatess (especially Bobcats) who are passionate about the OHIO student experience and are willing to live and work in Athens to help create awesome social content.

    Social Media Coordinator (University)
    Social Media Coordinator (Academic)

    The Social Media Coordinators create and post day-to-day social media content on the following channels: for the University Coordinator, main institutional, Alumni Association, Student Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion; for the Academic Coordinator, academic colleges and OHIO Online.

    Coordinators will organize and populate the content calendar for their respective social media channels. They will take ownership of the social posting process, including copywriting, gathering and/or creating assets (photo, video, website, graphics, etc.), ensuring digital accessibility and OHIO brand guidelines, and creating social media posts. Using Sprout Social, and monitor day-to-day conversations and interactions with our audiences, including direct messages and questions.

    Please apply no later than Monday, May 27.  

  • PRE4CLE Communications Intern, Cleveland, Ohio, 16 hours week @ $15/hr, deadline to apply 5/31.

    PRE4CLE is a collective impact initiative working to expand access to preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds in the city of Cleveland so that every child enters kindergarten ready to succeed.

    The PRE4CLE Communication Intern will support PRE4CLE’s communication operations in numerous ways. Because of the small size of PRE4CLE's staff, interns are an integral part of PRE4CLE's communication team. Work will include social media, email, and website content creation and writing and research. Additionally, the intern will have some ability to shape the direction of their work based on their own expertise and learning goals. 

    The intern will be supervised by the Communication Manager and will work closely with the Deputy Director, Executive Director, and other team members. The intern will work 16 hours per week, depending on their needs to meet internship requirements, including occasional evening and weekend hours. 

    PRE4CLE works to provide interns with authentic and immersive learning experiences. Interns will have the opportunity to join meetings related to subjects in which they have an interest and, to some extent, guide the direction of their work. PRE4CLE is committed to providing interns with professional development opportunities. 

    Responsibilities and Expected Outcomes 

    Support for Annual Report release, including: 
    • Writing and editing 
    • Social media and communication support 

    Assist with general recruitment efforts including: 
    • Supporting PRE4CLE's marketing campaign 
    • Working with recruitment staff in the field at events to talk to parents and generate content for social media and web (on pause until in-person events resume) 

    Support PRE4CLE's communication and advocacy efforts, including: 
    • Becoming familiar with PRE4CLE's research-based communication plan and advocacy strategies as well as early childhood issues 
    • Supporting PRE4CLE's event planning efforts 
    • Writing policy briefs or other advocacy content, as needed 
    • Creating social, web, and email content, including visual content 
    • Updating website 
    • Taking photos 
    • Participating in outreach to policymakers 

    Essential Qualifications, Credentials and Technical Skills Desired 
    1. Strong written communication skills, especially with web, email, and/or social media content. 
    2. Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks and multitask. 
    3. Willingness to learn new technology and subject matter. 
    4. Interest in education and public policy, preferred. 

    Schedule and Transportation 
    Interns would be expected to complete their work between 9 and 5, Monday-Friday. If evening or weekend hours are required, plenty of notice and flex time would be provided. Interns would have the ability to set their schedule based on their other commitments and to notify their supervisor of their schedule. At this time, the intern will be able to occasionally work remotely. Reimbursement for travel outside to and from the office will be provided. 

    Compensation and Benefits 
    The PRE4CLE Communication Intern will be paid $15 per hour for up to 16 hours per week. 

    Application Process 
    To apply for the Communication Intern position, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Mary Carter, Communication Manager, at For additional questions, Mary can be reached at that email or at 216-264-1257.
  • National FFA Newsroom Journalist Intern and Multimedia Journalist Intern, Oct. 21-26, 2024, Indianapolis, Ind., deadline to apply 8/30.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets 2024-25 Season Digital Media and Content Internship, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Fairfield County and Area 20 Workforce Development Board Workforce Information and Communications Coordinator, Carroll, Ohio.Ohio Debate Commission Fall Social Media and Communications Project Intern, 10 hours/week, 14 weeks, 9/2/24-12/13/24. For more info and to apply, contact Jerry Miller, project manager, at
  • Ohioans To Stop Executions (OTSE) Social Media Summer Intern, 20 hours/week, 6/1/24-9/2/24, $1000 stipend, deadline 5/17/24.
  • NBCUniversal Academic Year 2024-2025 Internships, various locations and deadlines.
  • Fahlgren Mortine Associate Media Connections Planner, hybrid, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Legislative Service Commission Media Production Fellowship, full-time, full benefits, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Cokie Roberts Research Fellowships for Women's History, deadline 5/15.
  • Ohio University Student Engagement Ambassador, Athens, Ohio, deadline 5/15


Find Other 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

Reporting Internships & Experiential Learning for Students

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

The Scripps College of Communication has instituted new reporting forms for these types of experiences for ALL students across the college! Please help us to track the amazing internships and experiences you're completing by filling out the appropriate form at the conclusion of your experience.

If you are completing an internship whether required for graduation (e.g. the School of Journalism or the School of Visual Communication) or not, complete the form at this link:

You MUST complete the form in its entirety, complete with your supervisor name and email.

JOURNALISM students: After you have completed the Internship Report Form, your internship supervisor will receive an email from Ohio University Scripps College of Communication with an internship evaluation link and password that allows them to complete and return your internship evaluation. Your internship evaluation form is used to verify that you have completed your internships. After your internship supervisor completes your evaluation form, it will be sent to you academic advisor for approval. After your academic advisor approves your internship evaluation form, your DARS will be updated to reflect you have completed your internship requirement for your degree. 


IF you are reporting any other type of experience, such as a class community involvement project, a study away program or volunteer work that involved the application of your communication skills, please fill out the Experiential Learning Report Form at the following link:

You DO NOT need to fill out both forms. If you are unsure of which form to complete or have any other questions or concerns, please reach out to Director of Student Development Erin Roberts.