Katie Shaheen, '11, interned at Armani in London.Katie Shaheen, '11, interned at Armani in London.Internships provide unique, hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom that serve as important supplements to the learning that occurs inside the classroom. They allow students to explore areas that interest them, gain practical experience, and forge relationships that often help them when they hit the job market after graduation.

Junior and senior students in our department have a variety of options available to them. Some choose to complete an internship as part of a semester off-campus in domestic programs like The Philadelphia Center or New York Arts Program, or overseas in places such as Australia, England, Ireland, France, and Germany. Others prefer to complete internships closer to home in Albion or other parts of Michigan.

Given the breadth of Communication Studies as a field, these internships cover a diverse range of topics and industries including public relations, media production, leadership training, sports management, publishing, promotions, and working with troubled teens. Some of the organizations that have hosted these internships include:

  • Kandoo Films
  • Strutt Records
  • Sleeping Bear Press
  • Giorgio Armani Press Office
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • WDVD Radio
  • WXYZ TV Detroit
  • Fox 2 Detroit
  • Starr Commonwealth
  • Humanergy
  • Universal Cheer Associates

Employers: Please select the appropriate link below to evaluate a student's internship experience.

Internship Postings

  • Public Relations Internship at Regional Theatre Of the Palouse

    Communication Internships Apr 4, 2017 | 20:23 pm

    Employer: Regional Theatre Of the PalouseExpires: 05/13/2018All RTOP Internships share the same basic expectations. At a minimum, applicants must:Possess the knowledge and skills required to work successfully in a specific department of the theater.Be socially mature and self-confident.Be able to[…]

  • Marketing Internship at Eau Claire Children's Theatre

    Communication Internships Jan 30, 2017 | 12:36 pm

    Employer: Eau Claire Children's TheatreExpires: 02/25/2018PREFERRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:• Working towards or holding BA/BS in Theatre Arts, Marketing,Advertising, Public Relations or related field• Demonstrated marketing ability• Basic graphic design skills and knowledge of design programs• Knowledge of social marketing tools• Strong[…]

  • Graphic Design Intern at Eau Claire Children's Theatre

    Communication Internships Jan 30, 2017 | 12:34 pm

    Employer: Eau Claire Children's TheatreExpires: 02/25/2018Description:PREFERRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:• Working towards or holding BA/BS in Graphic Design, Art,Multi-Media Design, Theatre Arts or related field• Proficiency with and access to current design programs• Strong creative skills and ability to work collaborativelywith others•[…]

  • December 2018, 2019 and 2020 Grads - Paid Summer internships at INROADS

    Communication Internships Apr 29, 2016 | 01:25 am

    Employer: INROADSExpires: 05/02/2018INROADS is a leadership development program that provides under-served undergraduate college students with academic and career mentoring, leadership development and exposure to Corporate America through paid summer internships.Qualified candidates are full time students (Dec 2018, 2019 and 2020[…]

  • Internships at Auto-Owners Insurance Company

    Communication Internships Jan 5, 2016 | 15:09 pm

    Employer: Auto-Owners Insurance CompanyExpires: 03/23/2018Perform tasks pertaining tothe position in a professional setting while allowing the Company to evaluatethe participant's qualifications for possible future employment.Internship Opportunities Available:ClaimsUnderwritingInformation Technology (Lansing, MI only)Actuarial (Lansing, MI only)Accounting (Lansing, MI only)Real Estate (Lansing, MI[…]