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Darla Owens (2014) completed a summer internship with the Pittsburgh Pirates and is currently a community relations assistant with the Washington Nationals major league baseball team.

The Internship Program

Communications Media students often find their internship experience is one of the most important parts of their IUP education.

An internship is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to work in their field of choice while receiving university credit. Students receive nine credits for a nine-week summer internship, and may either find their own sites or choose from many resources identified by the department. Students have found internships at radio and TV stations, sports teams, magazines, graphic design firms, promotion agencies, private corporations, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, and many more sites. Students typically intern in Pennsylvania, New York and the Washington, D.C. area.

Some of our many internships sites include:

  • Altoona Curve
  • American Heart Association
  • Broad Street Music Group
  • CBS Radio - Pittsburgh
  • Center City Film and Video
  • Elias Savion
  • Gatesman & Dave
  • iHeartMedia, Inc.
  • Jenna Communications
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Renda Broadcasting
  • Root Sports
  • Vinegar Hill Creative
  • Washington Wild Things
  • WAMO
  • WJAC-TV
  • WQED
  • WTAE-TV

IUP's Center for Media Production and Research (CMPR) offers on-campus summer internships. Interns work with real clients and gain real-world experience. Students broaden their production and promotions skills while networking with many different professionals.

The Washington Center, located in Washington, D.C., offers internships that are integrated academic and work experiences in government, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. TWC interns participate in academic seminars featuring speakers who are leaders in government, media, and the D.C. community. Scholarships and tuition assistance are frequently available.

IUP Communications Media students have interned at organizations such as: 

  • Voice of America
  • Smithsonian Museums of Asian Art
  • Public Broadcasting System
  • National PTA
  • Bravo
  • Cumulus Media
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • RedEye Professional Post
  • Double R Productions 
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