Media & Comm Internships, Washington, DC (Expenses Paid)



In cooperation with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the University of Memphis is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for students to work and study in our nation’s capital.  The Washington Center ( maintains ties with thousands of organizations–governmental, nonprofit, corporate, and international–that can provide high quality internships in Washington, D.C.

Recognizing the potential for internships to enrich students’ educational experiences and professional preparation, the Tennessee Board of Regents has agreed to provide funds to assist students accepted for internships with The Washington Center. During Fall 2013 each student enrolled in the program may earn 12 – 15 hours of undergraduate academic credit.

Who can apply?

Applicants to this program may come from any major, as long as they hold a GPA of 2.75 or better and are at least second-semester sophomores. Those undergraduate students accepted by The Washington Center are assigned, according to their interests, to one of the following thematically organized programs:

  • Advocacy, Service and Arts
  • Business and Management
  • Global Trade and Regional Integration
  • International Affairs
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Media and Communication
  • Political Leadership
  • Science, Technology and Society

Please note: This internship will not cost any more than a regular semester at the U of M if the student is staying on campus and has a meal plan. While interns will pay U of M tuition and fees, they will also receive about $6,000 in financial assistance for The Washington Center’s housing and program fees.  All U of M financial aid arrangements (Hope Scholarship, University scholarships, etc.) remain in effect.

Application Procedures: Deadline November 2, 2012

1. Visit for additional information about The Washington Center.

2. Consult with your academic advisor to determine how this experience would fit into your degree program.

3. Complete (do not submit) the online application form  including the Resume, Issues Essay, Statement of Professional Interest, Names and email addresses of two individuals agreeing to submit letters of recommendation.

4. By November 2 submit to Dixie Crase in Manning Hall, Room 404 the following items:

  • Print copy of completed online application including the Resume, Issues Essay, and Statement of Professional Interest
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official Transcript

By December 1 students will be notified regarding the status of their applications. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of University administrators and faculty. The University will select five students to recommend for admission to the Fall 2013 program. Students recommended for admission will be required to submit an application fee.

If you have questions or need additional information contact Dixie R. Crase or phone 901-678-3102. Best wishes!

Email Ms. Crase for document on how to improve your application.

Oden Communications Marketing Intern FALL TERM 12







Our ideal candidate possesses the following characteristics:

  • Upcoming Junior or Senior pursuing an undergraduate degree at a Memphis-based college or university
  • Knowledge of basic marketing principles
  • Interest in sports marketing
  • Ability to research and compile information in a complete, organized manner
  • Demonstrate excellent project management and time management skills
  • Self-starter
  • Positive attitude, written and oral communication skills


  • Manage the client, prospect, and internal database systems
  • Follow branding guidelines provided by client corporate partners
  • Assistance in internal marketing communication project management responsibilities
  • Assistance in client case study and research development
  • Accompany staff on client & prospect meetings
  • Attend company-wide and marketing team meetings
  • Organize & manage reporting for client contractual information weekly
  • Provide written recommendations based on research information


  • Between 21 and 30 hours weekly
  • $8 an hour pay rate


All resumes may be sent to Please include Marketing Internship in subject.

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here

Dow Jones / Wall Street Journal Internship Information

Interns FAQ:
Dow Jones has paid internships at the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and Dow Jones Newswires.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions relating to the WSJ and DJ Newswires intern program. The application process is the same for both, because many of our bureaus are integrated.

1)Where are the internships?
Many are in New York, but we also have internships in our US bureaus, such as Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and Washington DC, and in our international bureaus, such as Beijing, Tokyo, Moscow and London. It helps, in your application, to indicate if you have a strong preference for a particular bureau. Each year we decide where to place interns, based on a variety of factors. We do not have an intern in every single bureau, every year.

The WSJ Europe and WSJ Asia editions, which are based in London and Hong Kong respectively, each hire an intern each year and accept applications separately. The main US-based internship program also places interns in non-US bureaus, typically Beijing and Tokyo. You can simultaneously apply to WSJE, WSJA and to the main US program.

2)Do you have internships for people who are not reporters?
Yes. We have internships for multimedia producers, videographers, graphic artists, art directors and photo editors. Our magazine, WSJ., also usually takes an intern. When you apply, you should make clear which of these categories you fall into, or if you are applying to more than one. We cannot guarantee that each department will have an intern every year.

3)Are there internships specializing in certain subjects, such as health and science reporting?
We do not have dedicated internships in specialist subjects, but we are primarily an organization of specialists so most interns will be placed in an area of specialty, such as real estate, arts, investing or NY metro. Again, it helps, when you are applying, to indicate if you have a particular interest. We usually attempt to match an interns’ background with a relevant department. Applicants who are overly specific (for example, who wish to pursue a career in architecture criticism) tend not to be selected, because we cannot guarantee to provide highly specialized training, and we also tend not to hire entry-level people who are overly specialized.

4)How long does the internship last for?
A: Ten weeks.
5)Are the interns paid?
Yes. We pay $700 a week. Benefits are not included.

6)What is the deadline to apply?
We must receive your application by November 1. Please ensure that your application is POSTED TO ARRIVE BEFORE NOVEMBER 1.
7)When is the internship?
The standard internship is over summer and begins in the first week of June. However, once you have been accepted and placed, you can do it at a different time, if your manager or bureau chief agrees.

8)Will Dow Jones sponsor my visa or pay travel costs if I intern in an overseas bureau?
You must be a citizen of the country in which your internship takes place, or you must be already legally authorized to work in that country. It is not advisable to apply with the idea that you will somehow get a visa once you are offered an internship.
If you are applying for an internship with us in the US, you must be legally authorized to work in the US. If you are applying from outside the country where you would like to intern, it is helpful to state whether you have the necessary work authorization.
In exceptional circumstances we organize a visa for interns in a bureau where there is a particular language requirement which makes it difficult to recruit top-quality candidates (for example: Tokyo, where any intern is required to be fluent in both English and Japanese).
We do not pay travel or accommodation costs. Interns for international bureaus are often recruited locally by the bureau, or they are recruited from the US among students who are already authorized to work in the relevant country, and who plan to be there, or be willing to get themselves there, for the term of the internship.
We do not pay for or arrange relocation for interns within the US.

9)Do you take unpaid interns?
Very occasionally we will take a high school student for a one-week work experience visit, and that is unpaid. Also very occasionally, we will take an intern who is paid by an outside entity (for example, if they are on a paid fellowship or scholarship, and as part of the fellowship they do an internship with us. In that case we do not pay them, because they are already being paid by the fellowship, throughout the duration of the internship).

10)What kind of clips or writing should I include in my application?
Journalism clips. College essays, creative writing and corporate reports are not really relevant to the internship. Only if you do not have any clips, or have very few, should you attach another writing sample.

11)What languages are required in the internship?
You must be fluent in English, both written and spoken. We give favorable consideration to anyone who speaks another language as well. We are especially looking for speakers of Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Arabic.
12)How do I apply?
Please submit your application by hard copy.

13)When will I hear back?
We aim to let all applicants know whether they are selected by early December. It might take a little longer to let the successful applicants know exactly where (in which city and department) they will be interning.

14)Is the internship restricted to undergraduates?
No. Anyone can apply, whether undergrad or already graduated. We would also accept someone who has never been to college, if they showed sufficient journalistic abilities and commitment. Most of our interns are final-year college students or recent graduates.

15)Things that will increase your chances of interning with us (in no particular order):
a) Be willing to intern outside New York.
b) Speak and write Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Korean, or Arabic.
c) Have some qualifications, aptitude or interest in financial and business journalism. The demand for financial journalists is generally greater than the supply.
d) Write a short cover letter, and a short, clear resume. It is preferable to highlight a couple of of achievements rather than list the duties of every single internship or summer job you have had.
e) Prove that you have broken stories, or written high-impact stories.
f) Show leadership or entrepreneurship (setting up a successful website; being editor-in-chief of your college newspaper)
g) Have some international experience, whether journalism or work experience.
h) Have already interned at other high-quality media organizations, which recommend you.
i) Have experience in daily news or a deadline-driven environment.

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here

International Paper Marketing Services Internship

Sponsoring Manager:
Beth McKeithen
Manager, Marketing Services
International Paper

International Paper’s Marketing Services group provides creative support in the areas of advertising, graphic design, photography sourcing and strategic marketing communications company-wide. This internship is designed to provide experience by performing basic graphic design, photography manipulation and print production tasks for a variety of businesses.

Scope/Job Responsibilities:
Perform graphic design functions that include creative development and production of such items as marketing/communications collateral, meeting materials, web and other quick turn projects.

Suggested projects could include the following:
• Create new PowerPoint templates
• Support senior graphic designer with projects (development & editing of marketing and communications materials or other graphics using existing templates)
• Process jobs through the in-house digital and off-set print shop center
• Organize the print resource library to ensure current items are available
• Support graphic needs for the web
• Attend print production job with our print production specialist

Experience or Skill Requirements (basic level of competency):

• Minimum GPA: 3.00
• Adobe Creative Suite (In-design, Photoshop)
• Experience with Microsoft PPT and Word (Excel a plus)
• Demonstrated basic graphic design skills
• Self-starter requiring minimal supervision

Estimated Time Requirements
• As appropriate to qualify for course credit. Estimated to be 10-12 hours a week. Days or times are flexible
• Note: We already have an established work room with computer and other related equipment available for immediate use

Benefits to the Intern:
• Opportunity to work at a Fortune 500 company marketing services group
• Gain exposure to the paper industry and the various businesses we work with
• Exposure to paper and various printing processes
• Great variety in the type of graphic design projects
• Very positive, creative work environment, highly team oriented
• Will be able to develop and/or hone skills in the graphic design area
• Course credit

• Accredited degree program that is graphic design, advertising, journalism or marketing related (must have graphic design element in the curriculum)
• Best candidates are Juniors as they have the basic skill set required
• Will work with college/university to ensure proper evaluation for course credit purposes

Compensation: $10-12 per hour, based on experience and qualifications.

Beth McKeithen
Manager, Marketing Services
International Paper
6400 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38197
Phone: 901-419-7102

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here

U of M Fall 2012 Green Internships Program

From the Office of Academic Internships:

Dear Students:

As you may know, each semester part of your tuition and fees supports the Green Campus Initiative. The University of Memphis Sustainable Campus (Green) Fee Committee provides funding for approved proposals to make the University of Memphis campus more sustainable. President Raines has stated, “To address environmental challenges, we are becoming a leader in sustainable technologies and practices while acting as a model for the community.”

The Green Fee Committee has received a request for funding for undergraduate green internships for Fall 2012. Based on funding received, selected students will be provided the opportunity to work with a campus or community partner to enhance the student’s understanding of sustainability and to assist in the organization’s efforts to promote sustainability.

If you are interested in applying for a Fall 2012 Green Internship, please review the information below and contact Dixie Crase at

Fall 2012 Green Internships Program

What is a green internship?
A green internship is an educational/work experience sponsored by a campus unit or a community organization that promotes sustainability in areas such as:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Utility conservation
  • Environmental protection
  • Recycling

Who is eligible to apply for a green internship?
Undergraduate students who have:

·        active status in the Student Support Services (SSS) Program are especially encouraged to apply.

All undergraduate students who meet the following criteria are invited to apply.

·        minimum sophomore standing at time of application

·        minimum 2.75 grade point average

·        minimum of one or more regular semesters (fall/spring) remaining before graduation
What does a green internship require?
Students selected for a Fall 2012 Green Internship are required to:

  • satisfactorily complete an approved internship learning contract
    • Internship Course in Academic Major or
    • UNIV 4000 – Community Internship
  • earn 3 semester hours of academic internship credit
  • work 150 clock hours during the semester
  • present internship experience at Green Internships Recognition Event

What do selected green interns earn?
Interns earn a stipend of $10 per hour or $1500 for the semester plus $200 to assist with tuition costs for an academic internship for a total of $1700. Stipends of $425 will be distributed at the end of September, October, November, and December 2012.

Where do selected green interns work?
Students may apply to complete a green internship with the following types of campus or community partners:


  • City and Regional Planning
  • Editor (Communications)
  • Ecological Research Center
  • Ground Water Institute
  • Student Health Services
  • Sustainability Coordinator


  • GrowMemphis (Mid-South Peace and Justice Center)
  • Highland Area Renewal Corporation
  • International Paper
  • Keep Tennessee Beautiful
  • Smith & Nephew

What types of activities do green interns perform?

  • Advertising, Advocacy, Education, Fundraising, Marketing, Project Management, Public Relations, Research, Social Media, Special Events, and other appropriate activities

For more information, contact Dixie Crase at

Internship at Mindshare Chicago *Deadline March 25*

From Mindshare Chicago:

Interested in an internship with a major media planning and buying firm? Sure you are!

Mindshare Chicago’s Intership program is taking applications for this summer. Key clients in our Chicago office that interns might get to work on: Radio Shack, BP, Kimberly Clark brands, Motorola, Abbott Laboratories, American Family Insurance.

Mindshare is definitely a great place to cut your teeth in the media biz and a great place to witness the melding of art and science that is media planning. You can learn more about Mindshare here:

Here are a few key points to keep in mind:

  • Only candidates who apply via the website will be considered for the position
  • Candidates must apply between February 15th and March 25th
  • In order to be eligible, candidates must either be graduating December, 2012 or Spring, 2013

Apply and find more information online.

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

Campaign Intern at 1 Mississippi

Title: 1 Mississippi Campaign Intern (PAID)

Location: Memphis, Tenn.


Description: The Mississippi River flows through the heart of America. It nourishes our farms and families, is a home for wildlife and provides jobs to sustain our nation’s hardworking families. But today, our great River is in trouble. Pollution from farms, untreated sewage and factories along with weak enforcement of water laws has caused our once mighty Mississippi to decline. We can help by making simple changes in our lives and standing up for the River. The 1 Mississippi campaign intern will work to protect the Mississippi River by assisting with the planning and implementation of the national 1 Mississippi campaign on a local level.

The 1 Mississippi campaign works to connect people throughout the ten-state Mississippi River region. The campaign’s main method to protect the River is to talk to people face-to-face at River festivals, events and workdays. The campaign encourages people to become River Citizens—people who pledge to help protect the River by taking simple actions. Nationally, the campaign hopes to double our numbers by recruiting 5,000 River Citizens in 2012.For the campaign, the Mississippi River basin has been divided into five regions—Minnesota/Wisconsin; Iowa; Illinois/Missouri; Tennessee/Kentucky; Arkansas/Mississippi/Louisiana. Each region has a Regional Coordinator, a small budget and a list of regional campaign goals. Each region aims to recruit 1,000 River Citizens in 2012.

Campaign interns will be part of a larger 1 Mississippi internship program. This program will include training opportunities and at least one in-person meeting with other campaign interns from around the country. Through this experience 1 Mississippi campaign interns will develop organizing skills, a unique understanding of values-based communications campaigns, public speaking and teaching experience and the ins and outs of a national environmental campaign.

To assist with the campaign’s goals, we are hiring a campaign intern for 20 hours a week for the duration of the summer, beginning at our training in mid-March until early October.

Contact: Diana Threadgill, President, Mississippi River Corridor – TN, (901) 278-8459,


  • Attend a training event the second weekend in March to attain knowledge of the campaign and skills for recruiting River Citizens
  • Work with Regional Coordinators and the National Campaign Manager to implement campaign tactics and to evolve the region’s strategy
  • Identify potential recruiting sites (fairs, festivals) and register the campaign at the events
  • Prepare and gather campaign materials for campaign events
  • Recruit and train volunteers to work at events and collect volunteer evaluation forms
  • Enter event and River Citizen data into spreadsheets
  • Coordinate FedEx shipments with regional interns and the Campaign Manager
  • Ensure proper set-up and take-down of campaign booth
  • Staff events, as necessary
  • Assist Regional Coordinators with additional organizational responsibilities


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Believe in the power of regular Americans to impact national policy
  • Able to work independently
  • Extremely well-organized with ability to create and implement tracking systems
  • Genuine interest in the Mississippi River, wetlands and environmental protection
  • Able to set and meet deadlines within a complex team
  • Comfortable communicating with a wide variety of people with an outgoing personality
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • Able and comfortable speakingin front of groups of people
  • Able to travel around the region and to at least one meeting in a different region during the campaign season
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Available for overnight training in River town in March

Preferred, but not required:

  • Previous canvassing experience (Note: This position is NOT canvassing, but similar skills are used.)
  • Personal vehicle
  • Knowledge of issues facing the Mississippi River and the surrounding areas
  • Community organizing experience

To apply: Send all letters of inquiry and resumes to Diana Threadgill,

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

University of Memphis’ Access and Diversity Internships

From the University of Memphis’ Career Services office:

Access and Diversity Support Awards for Internships

The University of Memphis Scholarship Committee has provided funding for several undergraduate awards for Access and Diversity Internships for Summer 2012. Selected students will be provided the opportunity to work with a campus or community partner to enhance the student’s career preparation and to assist in the organization’s efforts to offer appropriate services and/or products to clients.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please review the information below and submit the attached application form by February 3, 2012.

Who is eligible to apply for an award for an internship?

Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

  • are Tennessee Residents (Paid in-state tuition for Spring 2012)
  • have a minimum of 60 earned hours at time of application
  • have a minimum of 3.00 grade point average at time of application


  • are certified by the TRiO Programs as being in compliance with TRiO requirements.  Students in TRiO Programs are first generation, low income, or students with disabilities. For more information about TRiO Programs, please visit


Non TRiO students who meet ONE of the following criteria: 

  • Resident from one of the following rural West Tennessee counties: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Tipton, or Weakly
  • 1st generation student (neither parent graduated from college)
  • Member of an historically underrepresented race/ethnicity (African American, American Indian, Asian, or Hispanic)
  • Eligible for a Pell grant
  • Registered with Student Disability Services

What does an internship require?

Students selected for an Access and Diversity Award for Internship are required to:

  • participate in an Internship Preparation Workshop
  • complete an approved internship learning contract and register for an
    o   Internship Course in Academic Major or
    o   UNIV 4000 – Community Internship
  • work 150 clock hours during the summer (June 4 – August 9)
  • present internship experience at Student Affairs Access/Diversity Support Awards for Internships Recognition Event

What do selected students receive?

  • Selected students will receive a summer award of $1500 to apply towards the cost of tuition and fees, including those fees related to an academic internship.  After ALL fees have been satisfied for the semester, any excess aid will be released to the student by either direct deposit or paper check. Please refer to the Bursar’s Office Calendar for disbursement dates.

Where do selected interns work?

Students who are selected to receive the Student Affairs Access/Diversity Support Awards for Internships may work with a campus or community partner such as the Fogelman College of Business & Economics, Memphis Zoo, Memphis Botanic Gardens, Memphis Red Cross, College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, Athletics, Memphis Area Women’s Council, etc.

How do students apply for an internship?

Complete and submit an application to Courtney Cook, by 3:30 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2012.

4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program

From the American Association of Advertising Agencies:

MAIP 2012 Intern Application

We are now accepting applications for the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP). MAIP offers multicultural junior and senior college students, as well as, graduate students from 4A’s designated-portfolio schools, a 10-week paid summer internship at 4A’s member advertising agencies nationwide.  Applications are being accepted until November 4, 2011.

The 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) places multicultural students in 10-week paid, full-time summer internships at member agencies nationwide. It offers those with a serious interest in advertising the opportunity to gain real-world work experience, establish contacts within the industry, and gain a valuable professional credential that can help them gain entry-level employment after graduation. The program also offers advertising agencies an opportunity to identify, observe, and recruit student talent, and supports the 4A’s efforts to enhance the diversity of our industry.

Internships are available in the following advertising agency disciplines: Account Management, Art Direction, Broadcast Production, Copy Writing, Digital/Interactive Design, Internet Marketing, Media Buying, Media Planning, Project Management, Public Relations, Social Media and Strategic/Account Planning.

Access the application MAIP 2012 Student Application.