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Internships & 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 On The Job 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.


Find Opportunities

How to Find an Internship?

Ohio internships:

National internships:

International internships:

Exclusive Internships

The Scripps College of Communication maintains relationships with alumni and friends to create exclusive internships. An exclusive internship in the college is an opportunity available only to Scripps College of Communication students.

Each of the exclusive internships programs has its own timeline, requirements and duration. Our exclusive internship programs, along with pertinent information, can be found below: 

Career and Leadership Development Center

Located on the 5th Floor of Baker Center

  • Bobcat Careerlink (Scripps database of Internships & Jobs)

Many of our internship and job opportunities are listed on the Bobcat Careerlink site, with the exception of exclusive internship programs managed by the college.

(Instructions for Registration, Uploading Resume, Search for Internship or Job)

Scripps Schools Internship Coordinators & Internship Requirements

Each school as an Internship Coordinator and the school posts internships information on their website unless noted. In addition, they assist the students in their school:

  • locating an internship
  • explaining procedure for getting credit for the experience
  • answering any questions on the internship process
  • resume review (if time allows)

J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems

School of Communication Studies

E.W. Scripps School Journalism

School of Media Arts & Studies

School of Visual Communication

Additional Internship Resource/Dean’s Office
     Karen Peters
     Internship & Student Services Internship Specialist
     Ohio University, Scripps College of Communication
     Schoonover Center- Leon Harris Student Services Center
     (740) 593-9994    
     Email for an appointment    

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

Seminar in Washington

Currently, the Scripps Howard Foundation is looking for curious, energetic college juniors and seniors who are studying journalism to report from Washington D.C. during the fall and spring semesters. Interns are paid a stipend and provided free housing in furnished apartments through the Scripps Howard Foundation. To learn more about the Semester in Washington internship, visit

Internship Scholarships

There are several opportunities for students to apply for scholarships that they can use toward their summer internship. All Scripps College of Communication students are eligible and are selected from each of our schools.

  • Scripps Next Top Intern

Established in 2014, five students are selected to compete for the title of Scripps Next Top Intern and a $3,500 scholarship and trophy. The competition runs each October on Scripps Day and is judged by the professions from the E.W. Scripps Company and the Scripps Howard Foundation.  

Students dress in business attire along with having an opportunity to impress a panel of judges while competing for a scholarship. Call for application take place each September. This event is open to all students to participate.


  • Don Perris Endowed Scholarship

Each year multiple students are awarded $4,000 to be used towards their summer internship. In 2015, eleven scholarships were awarded. Students must work a minimum of 35 hours over a 10 week period during the summer. Call for application happens after Winter Break.


  • Scripps Howard Foundation Internship Grant

Due to the generosity of the Scripps Howard Foundation, each year six internship grants are awarded a student from all of our five schools plus one for entrepreneurship internship. Each student is awarded $3,000 plus a $500 follow-up award.

Students must work a minimum of 35 hours over a 10 week period during the summer. Call for application happens after Winter break.