Communications Media Internships

  • Darla Owens ’14 is now the foundation manager for the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets. She did a summer internship with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2014, and she later worked for another professional baseball team, the Washington Nationals.

    The Internship Program

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

    Latest information for Communications Media Interns

    An internship is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to work in their field of choice while receiving university credit. Students earn nine credits for a summer internship, completing 360 hours of internship work. Students can find their own sites or choose from many resources identified by the department. Students secure 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
    • Center City Film and Video
    • Elias Savion
    • iHeartMedia, Inc.
    • Kennywood Park
    • Make-a-Wish Foundation
    • Pittsburgh Pirates
    • Tesla
    • Thurner Photography
    • Vinegar Hill Creative
    • Washington Wild Things
    • WAMO
    • WJAC-TV
    • WQED
    • WTAE-TV

    IUP's Center for Media Production and Research 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
    • Mid-Atlantic Sports Consultants
    • Bravo
    • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
    • RedEye Professional Post
    • Double R Productions