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The Professional Internship Program

The Communication and Media Department’s Professional Internship Program, like other forms of experiential learning, is an important factor for how our students make the smooth transition from student to professional. 

Professional internships are a great way to start building a base of experience — and get classroom credit at the same time. In addition to helping our students develop the competencies employers seek in the workforce, our Professional Internship Program provides students with:

  • Opportunities to apply and practice the skills and abilities they acquire in the classroom
  • Valuable experience as a communication professional
  • Insight into specific careers or the world of work in general
  • The potential to network with other professionals
  • The capacity to hone job search skills, improve resumes, practice interviewing skills, and cultivate other abilities for a successful job search

Internship Information

  • Disney College Internship Program
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley
  • Cancer Pathways Midwest
  • Victoria National Golf Course
  • Indiana House of Representatives
  • Apex Behavioral Services
  • Pier Group (computer consultant firm)
  • VIV Digital Marketing
  • Thrive Marketing
  • Art Council of Southwestern Indiana
  • Habitat for Humanity of Evansville
  • 14 News--WFIE
  • Ace Media
  • Holly's House
  • USI Creative Services
  • USI Admissions
  • CareConnect/Person-Centered Care of Evansville
  • Fishawack: formerly Fire & Rain (marketing company)
  • Pike County Public Library
  • Trilogy Health Services 
  • Kentucky Journal of Communication
  • Lowe's Home Store
  • Evansville Living (Tucker Publishing)
  • Historic New Harmony
  • Easterseals Rehabilitation Center
  • Stone Ridge Animal Care
  • Country Financial Insurance
  • Daylily Events
  • Pleasant Valley Community Church
  • Evansville Christian Life Center, Inc.
  • Southwest Healthcare
  • Heartland Dental

To participate in the Department of Communication and Media Professional Internship Program, students must: 

  • Be a junior or senior 
  • Have consent of their academic advisor
  • Register for ADV, CMST, COMM, JRN, PRL, or RTV  489
  • Enter their internship information on Career Launch

To receive academic credit for internships, students should follow these steps:

Steps to Completing the Communication and Media Internship

Learn More About Our Current Student Interns

Lexi Reed, CMST

Feed Evansville Intern

Mary Eppler, CMST

TEENPOWER Intern at Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana

Recent Student Interns

Meredith Hagerty

Communications, Marketing, and Administrative Intern at Aurora in Evansville

Emilee Wilson

Marketing Intern for Schmidt Associates in Indianapolis