Emmis Communications’ 1070 The Fan, a sports radio station in Indianapolis, offers internships in news reporting, programming, creative content and other areas. Opportunities are available year round. To learn more and apply, visit 1070 the Fan’s website.
The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500, hires interns. Communications interns will work 20-30 hours per week January-April and full-time in May. The Communications Intern will support the 500 Festival’s day-to-day communication initiatives by focusing on projects including, but not limited to: drafting press releases and pitches surrounding 500 Festival news, monitoring media outlets for media coverage, pitching and securing media coverage for 500 Festival programs and events, drafting scripting for relevant events, creating web and blog content and assisting with social media. The Communications Intern is a critical member of the 500 Festival’s marketing and communications team. The candidate must also be flexible and willing to gain hands on experience during the months of April and May for all of the 500 Festival events. This would include the ability to go above and beyond while gaining insight into some of Indiana’s largest events. All interns will learn about event set up, tear down and production of all 500 Festival events and programs. The intern must obtain educational credit from an accredited college or university. The intern will earn a weekly stipend of $200 for full-time and adjusted accordingly for part-time that will be paid at the end of each month. Click here for specific responsibilities and how to apply.
Adjutant Solutions is looking for an intern who is a self-starter to help build its social media platforms. The company would also like the intern to go to events, take pictures and write posts about the event. There may be writing opportunities in the form of Q&As and blog posts. There will be one-on-one mentorship. The hours are flexible and the student has the opportunity to work remotely part of the time. The company’s offices are located in the Stutz Building close to the IUPUI campus. The intern will be paid $13/hour. To apply, send a resume and cover letter (and have writing samples at the ready), to Erin O’Brien, Office Manager, at email@example.com. If you have questions, feel free to contact Alyssa Chase, marketing consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, click here.
The American Diabetes Association hires a marketing and communications intern each semester in Indianapolis. Interns work 15-40 hours per week promoting national public awareness campaigns locally; coordinating marketing outreach and publicity for events and programs; writing and distributing press materials; creating invitations, flyers and posters; distributing promotional materials; updating local web pages; and assisting with social media. For information, contact Sarah Schmitz, director, development, email@example.com.
Hirons Advertising + Public Relations searches for communication management, creative, and digital interns through the Amos Brown Internship program. Interns will gain valuable experiences that allow them to build their personal network, work with the agency in various capacities, and work on a capstone project. The paid summer internships are 40 hours a week. Hirons seeks 1-3 interns and priority will be given to minority students. Check the Hirons website for more details.
The Arthritis Foundation (Indiana) is hiring two interns:
- Social media internship: The Social Media Intern is responsible for coordinating and executing The Arthritis Foundation – Indiana’s social media strategy, working across key social media centered primarily in Facebook. This role offers the intern a total immersion into a busy digital recruitment business and the successful candidate will work closely with key members of staff, external social media consultants, and the agency’s constituents. This role will be instrumental in increasing our social media presence and gaining visibility for our constituents.
- Development internship: Responsibilities include assisting in the coordination of special events, facilitating post-event contact with event sponsors and writing for various publications. Must also learn to use and manage the participant database for the Arthritis Walk and/or Jingle Bell Run.
For more information, contact Kris Gertz at 317-960-4973.
Candidates must submit a resume and two references to be considered. Internships are 10-20 hours a week based on availability. Selected candidates can receive academic credit. Mileage for Arthritis Foundation related purposes will be paid.
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Arts for Learning, the oldest and largest provider of arts-in-education, is seeking an intern to assist the marketing and communications department in the planning and implementation of marketing and PR strategies. The position is flexible, 10-20 hours a week, and the intern will be paid a stipend based on performance. Candidates should have a passion for the arts, excellent writing and verbal skills, experience with organizational social media presence, knowledge of media relations, and a reliable and consistent method of transportation. Experience with AP style guidelines, design software, and photography are helpful. Applicants with majors in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing and advertising are preferred. Candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to Anya Stucky, Marketing and Communications Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Association of Women in Sports Media (AWSM) accepts up to 10 female college students interested in print/digital, broadcast or media relations, for its summer internship program. Winners will receive, in addition to the internship, a $1,000 scholarship and complimentary registration/lodging at AWSM’s annual convention. AWSM’s internship/scholarship program is open to female college students enrolled at an accredited college/university. It costs $40 to apply for non-members; the application fee for members is waived. To sign up as a student member of AWSM, click here. Check here for information on how to apply.
BLASTmedia, an agency based in Fishers, Ind., seeks interns for the following specialties: PR; social media/content marketing, creative/graphic design/video production and digital advertising. Submit your résumé, cover letter, writing samples and portfolio (or website link) to email@example.com.
Bohlsen Group, a public relations and advertising agency in Indianapolis, routinely seeks interns in the areas of design; corporate and nonprofit PR/marketing; events and entertainment; and street team. The deadline for Summer 2020 applications is Feb. 24, 2020. For more information, click here.
Borshoff, an advertising, branding and public relations agency in Indianapolis, seeks interns year-round. The ideal candidate has previous internship experience; is a junior or senior studying public relations, marketing, communications or a related field; and is able to work 15-20 hours each week. The intern will assist with media relations, project briefs, social and digital research, event planning and more. The internship is paid and the student will receive a parking stipend. Check here for internship opportunities.
The Boston Globe’s 12-week paid summer internship program places reporter-interns in the Metro, Business, Living/Arts, Health/Science and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections; the design intern creates sections fronts and information graphics for print and online; and the copy editing intern works on local and regional, national and foreign and business copy. A writing coach is provided. Learn more.
BPS Marketing hires year-round interns in the following categories: Creative; Public Relations; Marketing and Sales; Social Media and Marketing. The intern will be paid a stipend of $250 a month (based on performance). For more information, click here.
The town of Brownsburg hires public relations interns for the Parks department. The intern will work 20-40 hours per week and will be paid $8-$12 per hour. The intern will assist with planning and implementing effective messaging campaigns; update social media daily (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram); create videos for YouTube; create content for online and print publications; and document special events through digital photography and video. If interested, email résumé to Mary Louise Bewley, APR, Community Engagement Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journalism majors can earn JOUR-J492 Media Internship credit for their work with The Campus Citizen, IUPUI’s student-run online publication. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
Chalkbeat, a national nonprofit education news organization covering local public schools, seeks undergrad or graduate students to serve as summer reporting interns. Reporting teams cover schools in Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis and New York City. Interns will work 40 hours per week and receive a stipend. Check back for more information soon.
Children’s Bureau, Inc., hires development/communications interns. Click here to search for openings.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is searching for media and public relations interns for Summer 2020. Interns will work between 30-35 hours during the summer. Intern duties include writing ready-to-run stories for the website, assisting Public Relations Dircetor or Manager with media tours and visits, updating media contact lists, brainstorming potential PR or media campaigns, and more. For more information, click here and here.
The City of Fishers seeks an intern who is majoring in Communications, Public Relations, or Marketing and has a special interest in digital media and communications. This is a paid internship. The student will work 20 hours per week, but the schedule can be flexible based on the student’s class schedule. To qualify, students must have excellent oral and written communication skills, experience with all social media platforms in a professional setting, knowledge of SEO best practices and terminology and email marketing best practices. It is a bonus, but not required to have experience with Adobe Creative Suite, content management systems (i.e., WordPress, SharePoint, etc.) and web technologies (i.e., HTML, databases, etc.). Some duties include monitoring and posting on social media pages, proactively seeking digital marketing assets to include graphics, photography and video, and creating these assets using software tools, etc. Ideally, this internship would run for the entire 2019-2020 school year with additional opportunities to work in the summer of 2019 and 2020. Summer availability is preferred.
For more information and to apply, click here.
The City of Indianapolis, Department of Metropolitan Development, hires communications interns. Check back for opportunities.
The CNO Financial Group Indianapolis Monumental Marathon hires interns. Duties include preparing copy for marketing placements, preparing participant newsletters and creating content for social media channels, among other tasks. To apply, submit cover letter, résumé, and three references via email to Casey Collins, community outreach manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, click here.
Conner Prairie, an interactive history museum in Fishers, Ind., regularly hires public relations interns. Most internships take place over the summer, with students working 10 to 20 hours per week for 12 weeks. Click here to learn more and check for available positions.
Current Publishing is seeking paid interns to help produce stories and photographs for its six weekly newspapers in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, Zionsville and Geist. Assignments can include profiles, event previews, event coverage, business updates, government meetings, breaking news and various other topics. Interns have the flexibility to adjust their workload and hours as needed from week to week. Those selected must have the ability to work under tight deadlines, accept critiques of their work and be committed to accuracy.
Interns will be paid per story/photo assignment and must be able to provide their own transportation. Most work is done remotely, but interns must commit to one to two hours in the Carmel office Thursday or Friday mornings most weeks. School newspaper experience preferred.
Interested students should send a resume to email@example.com.
Current Publishing is one of Indiana’s fastest growing media companies. We’re powered by research. Date research is at the core of everything that is done on behalf of the reader and advertiser. As such, the content in Current’s weekly, consumer-focused newspapers is predicated on the results of independent marketplace research. Through the polling of readers, the researchers learned exactly what the readership expects in its newspapers, and we deliver exactly that. We’re fond of saying, “News is what our readers say it is,” because it’s the truth. In essence, we do let the community dictate the content of our products. With the power of research in hand, we pair that with blanket delivery of our products by U.S. Mail. It makes for a compelling model, and it becomes the only way we can ensure our advertising partners entry into every household. Current reaches a vast audience, with more than 132,000 households in 6 affluent communities.
The readers of Current rely on the newspapers especially for entertainment, local government, community and lifestyle news and information. They comprise a powerful and coveted demographic. Current readers, for instance, have a propensity to be highly educated, of high income and to travel up to 42.5 miles one way for entertainment, dining and retail purchases. Because Current gives the readers what they want, they linger with the papers, and because they linger with the papers the advertising partners’ messages are seen, and, ultimately, a buying decision is made. Current’s publishing model has resulted in impressive year-over year retention of advertisers.
Dani’s Dreams Innovation in Education Corp. routinely seeks marketing/public relations interns. Dani’s Dreams connects students and teachers to the world around them using media and technology to explore and create innovative student-led multimedia and STEM projects. To apply, e-mail cover letter (in body of e-mail), résumé (attachment) and work samples and/or links to: Donna Griffin, president and CEO, Dani’s Dreams Innovation in Education Corp., firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dittoe Public Relations hires public relations interns. This internship is paid and part-time or full-time options are available. Dittoe PR interns are responsible for assisting with the execution of strategic public relations and social media initiatives and contributing to the success of the firm’s clients. Interns will be mentored by intern directors and work closely with the firm’s entire staff, from account coordinators to the company’s partners.
This internship is for detail-oriented, self-starters looking to develop a well-rounded public relations skillset in an energetic and challenging environment. The ideal candidate should have strong communication skills (both verbal and written), initiative, and creativity, as well as feel comfortable juggling multiple projects and deadlines. Key tasks will focus on media relations, research and analysis, reporting, content creation, and more.
For more information, contact Vanessa Staublin at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Do317 Media (a local culture and events guide), MOKB Presents (the largest indepedent concert promoter in the Indianapolis area), The HI-FI (a live music venue in Fountain Square) and ONEBYONE Events are accepting applications for interns in various areas, including marketing, social media, web development, photo/video and graphic design. For more information, check here.
The Dow Jones News Fund College Internship Program provides students with a one week all-expenses paid training program in the latest news gathering and storytelling technologies, followed by paid internships at top media companies. Students earn $400 or more per week from news organizations and receive $1,000 scholarships from the Dow Jones News Fund. Juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply for the internship program. Internships will be available in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multimedia news editing. For more information, click here.
Downtown Indy (DI) offers a year-round internship in the marketing and communications department. The candidate should have strong organizational skills, be able to work with limited direction, be creative and have strong oral and written skills. Experience with AP style guidelines, design software, and website content management are helpful. Applicants with majors in journalism, communications, public relations, new media, tourism, marketing and advertising are preferred. The summer internship runs from May through August and is 36 hours per week. A $500 monthly stipend and additional parking allowance is offered. Mail your résumé and cover letter to Jennifer Hanson, senior communications director, Downtown Indy, 111 Monument Circle, Ste. 1900, Indianapolis, IN, 46204. Click here for more information.
Edible Indy, an Indiana publication connecting local growers, producers and food artisans season by season, is hiring an editorial intern. Juniors, seniors and graduate students are welcome to apply. Job duties include updating edibleindy.com; creating and writing one to three online posts weekly; assisting with social media; writing print articles as needed; delivering and distributing magazines; creating ideas for online round-ups, guides, neighborhood ideas and other opportunities on edibleindy.com; and attending events on behalf of Edible Indy, among other tasks.
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art seeks a highly motivated college student to assist the Marketing & Communications Department in its efforts to promote and raise awareness of the museum’s events, exhibits and programs. Through this unpaid internship, a student will have the opportunity to learn practical, valuable professional workplace skills that will bolster any resume.
Typically this position would be 20 hours per week during business hours on weekdays, but will also involve working certain required events on occasional weekends and evenings. The applicant must have reliable transportation to and from the museum in downtown Indianapolis.
The internship position helps execute various marketing and communications tasks in support of the museum’s marketing goals and objectives. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting the Marketing and Communications staff with marketing tasks at summer events indoors and outdoors
- Contacting media outlets to pitch museum exhibits and events
- Assisting in maintaining the museum’s daily presence on multiple social media platforms
- Updating multiple tourism calendars to increase online presence of museum exhibits, events and festivals
- Taking photographs and shooting video, often on short notice, of museum events and activities
- Writing items or articles for the museum’s e-newsletter, Eiteljorg Blog and Storyteller magazine, which could involve interviewing the subjects of those articles
- Creating new content for the museum’s newly-redesigned website
- Organizing office files and materials
- Delivering or distributing printed materials off-site
- Attending regular meetings internally with museum staff and externally with tourism groups to maintin marketing visibility; and other duties as assigned
This is an unpaid position, but the intern will have access to certain cost-saving privileges, including free parking 24/7 at the museum’s underground parking garage at a prime location in White River State Park, free admission to the museum and museum programs, discounts to the museum café and store, and discounts to other participating Indianapolis museums and attractions.
For more information, click here.
Eli Lilly and Company often hires summer academic contractors (interns) in communications. Lilly is looking for strong writers, quick and agile learners, and students who are able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced business environment. Project management, design and video experience is also a plus. Submit résumés (or questions) to Sonja Popp-Stahly, APR, Fellow PRSA, Lilly Global Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information.
Emmis Communications offers internships at its Indianapolis radio stations: Country 97.1 Hank FM; B105.7 Soft Rock; 93.1FM WIBC; and 1070 The Fan. To learn more and apply, visit the Emmis website.
The Hoosier State Press Association Foundation accepts applications for the Eugene S. Pulliam internship program in late winter. Students selected for the internship work at an Indiana daily or nondaily newspaper for the summer. Applicants must be residents of the state (or attending a college or university in Indiana), have at least one term of school left after completing the program and have access to reliable transportation. Click here for general information.
Firebelly Marketing is looking for someone with strong writing skills that would be able to manage its blogging program of roughly 10+ blogs per month. This includes:
- Image sourcing
- SEO best practices for the posts
- Scheduling & publishing
- Understanding of WordPress and/or RentCafe
- Understanding of keywords
- Previous experience writing about luxury apartments
The job is part-time; $25/hour. Interested? Contact Duncan Alney, Firebelly’s President and Founder, at email@example.com.
Freetown Village, Inc., has a position for a paid communications and social media intern to assist with plans, events and activities that support communication goals and objectives and to manage internal and external communications and image. Pay is $10 per hour. Candidates must have strong grasp of social media networking channels; be excellent writers and speakers; be a junior, senior or graduate student majoring in public relations, journalism, communications, new media, informatics or a related field; and have previous writing experience. Send résumés to Freetown Village, Inc., Attn: Executive Director, 625 Indiana Ave., Ste. 200, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, or email.
Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis seeks a part time, seasonal intern to advocate and raise awareness for Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis through the planning and implementation of organizational communications, public and media relations strategies, and special events. Excellent writing, presentation, and verbal communication skills, experience with organizational social media presence, knowledge of media relations and event planning, experience using email marketing and CMS systems, and a reliable and consistent method of transportation are also required. Candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to LaTasha Hudson, Vice President of Development and Public Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply by April 1 for Summer semester (May-August) and July 1 for Fall semester (August-December). Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis conducts an equal opportunity internship program. Click here for more information.
Google is seeking interns interested in meaningful and quality journalism and the intersection of journalism and technology. The 10-week summer Google News Fellowships are available at a variety of news institutes including Poynter, Nieman Journalism Lab and ProPublica. Check back soon for the 2020 application deadline. See more details here.
Indiana State Government accepts applications for the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship program. Many opportunities are available with different agencies, including positions in marketing, communications and outreach. The program provides interns the opportunity to work with state agency officials, as well as participate in a Speaker Series which features various elected officials, state agency directors and other government representatives. Governor’s Summer Interns spend at least 50 percent of their time on a predetermined project that enhances college-level skills and abilities. To be considered for the internship program, candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education. Learn more here.
Hamilton County Tourism, Inc., located in Carmel, Ind., hires paid public relations and marketing interns. The hours per week may vary, but will average around 25 hours. The position reports to the Director of Marketing and Promotions and works closely with the entire marketing team. The internship provides all-around exposure to marketing, promotions and public relations, as well as to the tourism field. For more details, click here.
Hirons & Company routinely hires interns. Check for opportunities here: http://www.hirons.com/careers/.
Students have the opportunity to apply for an internship with the Indiana House of Representatives Republicans. Interns can apply to work in communications or legislative, areas. For more information about the communications internship, contact Brittany McMurry at email@example.com. For the legislative internship, contact Zach Weismiller at firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply here.
HWC Engineering is seeking public relations interns for spring, summer and fall semesters. The intern will work collaboratively with HWC’s marketing coordinator and HWC community partners; assist with development of social media marketing strategies; assist with development of public relations plans; create and curate engaging content; and communicate and build relationships with community leaders. For more information, click here. To apply, email your resume, cover letter and three writing samples to email@example.com.