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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

Many Communications Media students 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 can receive 6, 9, or 12 credits for an 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, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C. area.

IUP's Center for Media Production and Research (CMPR) offers on-campus summer internships. Interns have the opportunity to 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. 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

Scholarships and tuition assistance are frequently available.

Winfield Clark
  • Department of Communications Media
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 121
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1058
  • Phone: 724-357-2492
  • Fax: 724-357-5503
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.