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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 - April 12, 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: 

WME | IMG (Miss Universe) 2018 Internships (Spring and Fall Recruitment) [PDF]

        - Works and travels with Miss Universe Organizations plus works with other brands of William Morris Entertainment (WME/IMP): NY fashion Week, UFC, World’s Strongest Man and much more!

        - Deadline has reopened for this position! Send cover letter and resume to Karen Peters at

  • WME | IMG Public Relations Internship [ABOUT]  |  [APPLICATION PDF]
    - Works exclusively on Miss Universe Organization and owned by WME/ IMP.

        - Deadline has passed

Career and Leadership Development Center

Supports the University community.
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.

  • BCCL Student User Guide

Detailed guide to better understand Bobcat CareerLink.

Bobcat CareerLink Student User Guide [PDF]
(Instructions for Registration, Uploading Resume, Search for Internship or Job)

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

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
     Harris Student Support Center
     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 after winter break for the 2018 SH Internship Grant Application.