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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. 

Here is a look at what some of our students are doing:


Find Opportunities

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

  • Exclusive Internships

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

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: 


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

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

To learn more about these opportunities, please contact:

Karen Peters
Internship and Student Services Specialist
Ohio University 
Scripps College of Communication
Schoonover Center 119, 1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979


Individual School Internship Requirements

The following information and links pertain to individual school requirements:

Journalism (JOUR) Faculty-approved internship is required in order to qualify for graduation. For internship-related forms and internships posted on Scripps notes:

Information and Telecommunication Systems (

Media Arts and Studies ( 

Visual Communication (VisCom) A faculty-approved paid internship is required to qualify for graduation.

Communication Studies (COMS)

To learn more about jobs and internship opportunities available, please explore this section of the website or contact Internship and Student Services Specialist Karen Peters at or 740-593-9994





Are you an employer interested in listing an internship or job with Ohio University’s Bobcat CareerLink or, even better, setting up an exclusive internship opportunity for Scripps College of Communication students? We’d love to chat with you! 

To list, discuss your internship need or design your own exclusive internship program, please contact our Internship & Student Services Specialist Karen Peters at

What is Bobcat CareerLink? 

Scripps College of Communication encourages you to check out Bobcat CareerLink.  This is Ohio University’s one-stop resource for internships, co-ops and full-time employment.  Once you have created your account, you will have 24/7 access to post jobs, review student resumes, request on-campus interviewing dates and many other recruiting services.  

To Register with Bobcat Career Link / Create an Account 

To create an account, please visit and click on "Register".  Then just follow the instructions and create an account. Contacts for the account will need to use a company email address, as we do not accept Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, Live accounts (or others ) for employers.

Once you have completed all the information needed, click on submit. When we receive your request to register and it is approved, you will be sent an email with your username and password from the Career & Leadership Development Center. Once you have your username and password information, you will be able to login and post open positions, search résumés, sign up for On-Campus Recruiting, and register for Career Fairs.

Company Profile

Special note that when you are completing your company profile you will need to make sure the Job Function and Industry is noted so you will target Scripps College students. Please be sure to mark Communications, Media, Printing/Publishing in the Industry when registering.  

When posting a position, please don’t forget to identify the Job Function category to Advertising Manager/PR, Communication, Design, Entertainment, Games & Animation, Human Resources, Journalism, Music Production & Recording, Non-Profit Organization, Photography, Public Advocacy, Public Relations, Research & Development, Screen Writing/Production, Social Media, Social Services and Telecom/Networking since this will assist our students in looking for internships.