An internship is a hands-on experience in a professionally supervised environment where a savvy mass communication student puts classroom learning to practical use. Available in all areas of mass communication: digital advertising, journalism, political communication, public relations, digital, social media or a combination. Our students have interned at the U.S. Capitol, Smithsonian Museum of Art, The Washington Post, ESPN, Good Morning America, The U.S. Department of State, top advertising and public relations firms and literally hundreds of other businesses, government agencies and nonprofits across the nation.
Many of our students take internships for course credit. To learn more about how you can register for a for-course-credit internship, visit our Internship Experience page and fill out an application.
- Gain a better understanding of your field
- Develop a network of potential employers
- Strengthen your resume and make you more competitive on the job market
- Check out how internship experiences helped one of our alums land her dream job
To find an internship:
- Build your profile on Handshake and upload your resume; then search for an internship utilizing Handshake’s extended filter options
- Schedule an appointment with the School’s internship coordinator, Sadie Wilks, by calling 225-578-3912
- Look at the internship database
- Talk to professionals who are guest lecturers in your classes or group meetings
- Ask family and friends