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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.


Bi-weekly Internship Newsletter

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The Scripps College of Communication publishes a bi-weekly Internship Newsletter during the academic year (fall and spring semesters). The newsletter serves to aid students in finding internships, scholarships and jobs as well as provide information for other career and personal development opportunities.

Scripps College of Communication Internship Newsletter - Sept. 26, 2018 [LINK]

Find Opportunities

How to Find an Internship? [PDF]

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:

TODAY Show (Spring Recruitment) [PDF]

2019 Spring Semester TODAY Show [ABOUT & APPLICATION PDF]
•    Deadline: OCTOBER 12, 2018

WME | IMG (Miss Universe) 2019 Internships (Spring and Fall Recruitment) [PDF]

Looking for an exciting and engaging internship in NYC? Check out the 2019 Web/ Video opportunity with Miss Universe!
The Digital Multimedia Department at Miss Universe and IMG Original Content is responsible for anything and everything that goes on the web surrounding the MUO brand and telecasts. The intern will shoot, edit, direct and produce unique content for our website and social media platforms and will be involved on location with either our national or international telecasts. This is a paid internship that functions like an entry-level position.  
This internship has two sessions in 2019: January - June OR July - December. (Six months in NYC)
  • Cover Letter
    • Business-formatted letter 
    • Specify to which session you are applying (Session 1: January 2019-June 2019 or Session 2: July 2019- December 2019)
    • Address the cover letter to: Michael Mytnick, Digital Supervising Producer, IMG Original Content 
  • Links to eligible work
    • An example of a documentary piece and something that is social media savvy (think Buzzfeed, NowThis)
    • Each work should have been shot or edited by you
    • Can be done outside or inside a class
    • Looking for pieces: 30 second to 2 minutes in length
Email Application to Karen Peters BY OCT. 12.
Interviews will be the week October 22. 
WME | IMG Digital Multimedia Internship [ABOUT] 
•    Works and travels with Miss Universe Organizations plus works with other brands of William Morris Entertainment (WME/IMG): NY fashion Week, UFC, World’s Strongest Man and much more!
•    Deadline: OCTOBER 12


Ohio Department of Public Safety (Spring 2019 Recruitment)

Looking for a spring internship experience?  The Ohio Department of Public Safety in Columbus has great opportunities. During spring semester these internships allow you to work 16 hours (two 8-hour days) a week in Columbus and also go to school if your schedule allows.  Plus, this is a good paying internship. Exclusive internships offered each semester for a Copy Writer/ Editor Intern, Social Media Intern and new Web Design Internship.

These are exciting student internship experiences in the areas of public safety. Interns will be rotated through their seven divisions pushing messages out such as seatbelt safety, drug enforcement and education along with communications to help reduce human trafficking plus much more.

If interested, send Karen Peters ( cover letter and resume after reading job description by OCTOBER 19, 2018.


Career and Leadership Development Center

The Career & Leadership Development Center is committed to holistic preparation of all Ohio University students and alumni/ae for active development and implementation of career and leadership skills necessary in our global community.

Baker University Center, 533
(740) 593-2909

Handshake Student Portal (Database of internships and jobs)

Ohio University has switched to Handshake, the leading career platform used at over 400 colleges and more than 200,000 employers.

Used by all Fortune 500 companies, Handshake allows you to discover and favorite jobs at top financial institutions, cutting edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more. You can also receive personal recommendations based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history.

Login today to complete your profile and put your best self forward to employers. And, be sure to download Handshake Mobile (iOS) to discover jobs on the go and to stay on track with reminders for application deadlines and direct messages from employers.

Finding a job can be daunting, but Handshake is here to help you take the first step towards building a great career and fulfilling your potential.

CLDC Career Closet

The CLDC Career Closet provides students with business professional and business casual clothes for interviews, career fairs, formal events or any career-related function, both on and off campus. Students can borrow any item of clothing they need and are not required to return anything. We encourage students to keep the clothes they find.

CLDC Student Services

Career Coaching - Gain personalized attention through career coaching. Whether you are exploring major or career options, preparing a resume, or job searching, our professional career coaches customize appointments to meet your priorities.

Leadership Coaching - Develop key skills essential to employers through leadership coaching
•    Develop greater self-awareness
•    Set two, short term goals to improve your experience within one leadership skill
•    Learn to articulate this skill in a professional setting

Mock Interviews - Enhance your interviewing skills through a CLDC mock interview (In person, Phone and SKYPE) and gain valuable insights for improving your performance.

Leadership Development - Excel in your college and professional career through the development of leadership skills. The CLDC emphasizes six leadership skills, carefully selected based on research into the qualities that employers value most. The skills are self-awareness, team development, problem solving, interpersonal development, adaptability and innovation.
•    CLDC Certificates
•    Leadership Courses
•    Pepsi Scholars

CLDC Events

Career & Internship Fair
•    Fall and Spring Semesters
•    Prepare for the Fair - CLDC offers opportunities to learn about professional dress, resumes and cover letters, and job searching.

Work That Matters (Non-Profit and Service Fair)
Connect with non-profit and service organizations to learn about career, internship, and volunteer opportunities in their sectors.

Grad School Fair
Explore graduate education programs throughout the region. Get to know the variety of opportunities available in your interest area and meet recruiters from those universities in one convenient location.

Part-Time, On-Campus and Seasonal Employment Fair

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 of Journalism

School of Media Arts & Studies

School of Visual Communication

Additional Internship Resource/Harris Student Support Center
     Karen Peters
     Internship and Student Services Specialist
     Ohio University, Scripps College of Communication
     Schoonover Center 108, 1 Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701
     (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

Internship Scholarships

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

  • Don Perris Endowed Scholarship

Each year multiple students are awarded $4,000 to be used towards their summer internship. Students must work a minimum of 35 hours over a 10 week period during the summer. The application process starts after Winter Break. Open to all Scripps College of Communication juniors and seniors.

Don Perris Application [PDF]

  • Scripps Howard Foundation Internship Grant

Due to the generosity of the Scripps Howard Foundation, each year internship grants are awarded for students from our schools. Each student is awarded $3,000 plus a $500 follow-up award and students must work a minimum of 35 hours over a 10 week period during the summer. The application process starts after winter break.

Check back next year for the 2019 SH Internship Grant Application.