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1070 The Fan

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.

500 Festival

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

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 If you have questions, feel free to contact Alyssa Chase, marketing consultant, at For more information, click here.

American Diabetes Association

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,

Amos Brown Internship

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)

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.

To learn more, click here and here.

Arts for Learning

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

Association of Women in Sports Media

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

Bohlsen Group 

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

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

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.

Brownsburg Parks

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

The Campus Citizen

Journalism majors can earn JOUR-J492 Media Internship credit for their work with The Campus Citizen, IUPUI’s student-run online publication. E-mail 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.

Children’s Bureau, Inc., hires development/communications interns. Click here to search for openings.

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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.

City of Fishers

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.

City of Indianapolis, Department of Metropolitan Development 

The City of Indianapolis, Department of Metropolitan Development, hires communications interns. Check back for opportunities.

CNO Financial Group Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

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 For more information, click here.

Conner Prairie

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

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

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.

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.,

Dittoe Public Relations

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 No phone calls please.

Do317 Media

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.

Dow Jones

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, Inc.

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

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; 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; and attending events on behalf of Edible Indy, among other tasks.

Eiteljorg Museum

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

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, Click here for more information.

Emmis Communications

Emmis Communications offers internships at its Indianapolis radio stations: Country 97.1 Hank FMB105.7 Soft Rock93.1FM WIBC; and 1070 The Fan. To learn more and apply, visit the Emmis website.

Eugene S. Pulliam Internship Program

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

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:

  • Ideation
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Image sourcing
  • SEO best practices for the posts
  • Scheduling & publishing

Bonus Skills:

  • 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

Freetown Village, Inc.

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

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 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 News Lab Fellowship

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.

Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship Program

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.

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 Advertising + Public Relations

Hirons & Company routinely hires interns. Check for opportunities here:

House Republicans

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 For the legislative internship, contact Zach Weismiller at Apply here.

HWC Engineering

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


Indiana American Water

Indiana American Water seeks enthusiastic communications interns to assist with managing external and internal communications. This position will be part-time (15 hours per week). There is a possibility of some work outside these days depending on activities occurring with Indiana American Water. For more details and to apply, click here.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

The communications staff at the Office of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill seeks public relations interns. The intern should be a current junior, senior or graduate student. Duties will center on public relations and marketing. Students majoring in communications, journalism, public relations, event management and marketing are encouraged to apply.  The tasks will range from compiling news clips that include or mention the Office of the Indiana Attorney General and assist in creating the daily call log, a list of all media inquiries. The intern will also assist in facilitating interviews with TV stations, reporters, etc. The intern will draft press releases and other news releases from the office. The intern will also assist the digital team with graphics and photo/video editing. In addition, the intern may accompany the communications staff at informative public outreach events.

To apply, e-mail Kristen Williams, digital director, at and Dawn Anastasia at, and attach your résumé with a brief note in the e-mail that serves as a cover letter.

This internship is recurring – it will be offered spring, summer and fall each year.

Indiana Black Expo, Inc.

Indiana Black Expo, Inc., hires communications interns each summer. Internships are unpaid; minimum 25 hours per week. Click here for more details.

Versiti Blood Center of Indiana

The Versiti Blood Center of Indiana seeks applicants for its interactive marketing and promotions/marketing paid internships. The internships are open to juniors and seniors. Learn more and apply online.

Indiana Chamber of Commerce

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce regularly hires communications interns. The intern will assist with producing videos; writing press releases and the BizReport Newsletter; and developing ideas for social media, among similar tasks. The internship is unpaid, but can be used for college credit.

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education seeks communications interns. The Commission for Higher Education plans and coordinates Indiana’s state supported system of postsecondary education. The Commission reviews appropriation requests from the institutions, administers the state financial aid program, and oversees the board for proprietary education.

Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs

The Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs seeks undergraduate or graduate level students interested in the impact of state government on the Latino/a population in Indiana. Interns will be given the opportunity to work closely with the ICHLA Director on various projects and initiatives aimed at serving the needs of Indiana’s Latino/a population. Interns will gain significant knowledge of various Indiana government agencies including the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. Interns will be assigned to the following projects:

Language Access and Advocacy Program: Interns will focus on language access related work and language access issues afecting the Limited English Proficient or Non-English Proficient residents of Indiana. We are looking for bilingual students with a high language proficiency in Spanish to also assist in translation of documents.

Outreach and Communications: Interns will work closely on projects and initiatives targeting and interacting with the Indiana Latino/a population. Interns will be asked to handle administartive tasks pertaining to completed projects such as the expansion of our databases. Interns will work closely with the ICHLA Director as the voice of ICHLA. Interns will be asked to capture multimedia materias, provide assistance, and then produce written media pieces about those events. Interns with a major in Communications and/or Journalism and skills in website design development, photo and video editing, and social media are preferred.

Contact e-mail:

Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)

The Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF) hires interns. ICLEF provides continuing legal education programming for Indiana attorneys and is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The internship will include hands-on activity in the following aspects:

  • Social media promotion/posting of program information. This will include the opportunity to interact with seminar attendees and/or faculty presenters to obtain feedback during or after programs. Creative opportunities to communicate and share information to the legal community.
  • Intern will help with transfer to new Customer Relations Management software package.
  • Interact with ICLEF’s video replay network site coordinators to assist in scheduling of replays of programs.
  • Opportunity to meet and work with some of Indiana’s finest legal minds during the development phases of programs, as well as on the days when programs occur.

This is a compensated internship. Approximately 15-20 hours per week; $10 per hour. Parking reimbursement will be provided. Interested candidates should forward writing samples (such as press releases, blog posts, social media posts, etc.), résumé and contact information to Scott King, Executive Director, ICLEF, c/o Tonda Crawford, 230 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46204, or via email to For more information, click here.

Indiana CPA Society

The Indiana CPA Society accepts applications for communications interns. Interns are paid $15 per hour and must be juniors or seniors. Interns will write press releases, magazine articles and bios, prepare social media content and do some film/editing work. Send a résumé, cover letter and two or three work samples to VP-Communications Dave Shatkowski at

Indiana CTSI

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and IU School of Medicine Office of Research Affairs seek a paid Communications/Marketing intern and a paid Video/Photo intern. Each intern will work about 20 hours per week promoting translational research at IU, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame. Based at IUPUI, the Indiana CTSI is an NIH-funded research partnership among the three universities that helps biomedical researchers statewide by providing funding, services and training to advance their work.

To learn more about these positions, click here and here.

Indiana Democratic Party

The Indiana Democratic Party is seeking talented and dedicated individuals to fill internship roles at its headquarters in Indianapolis. Positions will be awarded through a competitive application process. This is an unpaid internship, but the Party is working to change that for this fall class of interns. Each intern must commit to working a minimum of 15 hours per week. The Party will be flexible on days and times to help accommodate class and work schedules of interns.

The communications intern will assist the communications team with all responsibilities, including but not limited to: research, finding and distributing daily news clips, drafting relevant social media content, drafting or reviewing press releases, statements, and other written materials; planning and working earned media events; helping the communications director respond to media requests; along with other administrative office work.

Internship start and end dates will be flexible based upon intern schedules and school calendars. Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Interested applicants need to submit their cover letter, resume and three professional references to Alex Fuller at Call 317-231-7122 for any additional information about this opportunity.

Indiana Historical Society

The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is seeking a creative and resourceful jack-of-all-trades who can assist with creating compelling short-form video content for the web and other digital platforms. The IHS Video Production Intern should be a self-starter who knows how to tell great stories with video and sound. This role is supervised by the Director of Public Relations but interfaces with several members of the IHS team.

This is a one-semester position (offered in the fall, spring and summer) with a contract stipend of $1,500. Students are asked to commit a minimum of 14 hours per week (with flexibility to modify based on mutual agreement) and complete a minimum of 185 hours by the semester’s end.

Exact schedule can flex from week to week, based on filming needs, student’s class schedule, and other circumstances. While not guaranteed to be comprehensive, intern candidates may request a list of anticipated evening/weekend needs for the semester they are seeking.

Click here to learn more. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and links to three online video samples to Rachel Hill Ponko, IHS Director, Public Relations, at

Indiana House of Representatives 

The Indiana House of Representatives hires communications interns. The paid, full-time internship is located at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis and will run from the beginning of January through the end of April. Interns will assist with writing press releases, columns, op-eds, e-newsletters and website content in addition to media pitching, photography, graphic design, social media and video production. Interns will work directly with Indiana State Representatives to manage media relations for print, TV and radio. You can apply online. Applications are due in October of each year.

Indiana Latino Expo (ILE)

The Indiana Latino Expo (ILE) hires interns to work on community/business outreach to raise awareness and funds for the Expo. The intern will assist with creating flyers and handouts for events; managing an online presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.); website redesign; assisting at events as needed. Interns do not need to speak Spanish but bilingual is a plus. Interested students should email a résumé to Ana Kotchkoski, executive director, at or call her office at 267-777-3625. Copy on the email: Kim Bailey at

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields hires interns in several departments, including: Marketing and Communications; Photography; and Design. The program is open to juniors, seniors, recent graduates and graduate students. For more information, click here.

Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT)

The IRT hires video production and marketing and sales interns for fall, winter and spring. Apply by April 1 for fall/summer internships and by Dec. 1 for winter/spring internships. Learn more about each internship here.

Indiana Republican Party

The Indiana Republican Party seeks fall, spring and summer communications interns. Communications interns will work directly with the executive director of strategic communications and talent development to learn first-hand how State Party communicates its message using traditional media, social media, email marketing, video and graphic design.Full-time or part-time internships are available for college credit. If you are interested, please submit a completed internship application form, resume, cover letter, three references and a one page writing sample to Derek Hugo, Intern Coordinator, at Download a copy of the application form by clicking here.

Indiana Sports Corp

The Indiana Sports Corp seeks communications and marketing interns year-round. Interns write material, manage social media, edit photos and assist with the website, among other duties. This position is full-time, unpaid. Submit a résumé and cover letter to Kara Kovert at

The Indiana State Senate

The Indiana State Senate hires communications interns. The paid, full-time internship, located at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis, runs for the spring semester. Interns will work directly with Senate media offices and press corps. You can apply online. Applications are due in October of each year.

Indianapolis Indians

Indiana’s minor league baseball team, the Indians, hires a communications intern. The intern will create and distribute news releases and advisories, create media notes, generate feature ideas, and assist with other public relations duties. This internship lasts January-September, requires 40 hours a week, and is paid $900/month or $800/month in addition to housing. Check here often.

Indianapolis Monthly Magazine 

Indianapolis Monthly has internship opportunities for spring, summer and fall in the following departments: Editorial; digital media; special sections; art and photography; and videography. According to Monthly: At the biggest magazine in the state, we don’t do fetch-coffee-and-file-this internships. You’ll be fact-checking, making sure that we’ve gotten our stories right. Writing shorter stories yourself, and contributing to larger packages. Writing for the website — there’s a blog post practically begging to be written every day. Helping us with research for stories. Attending meetings and pitching ideas. Going along on interviews. And other random work that we may not have predicted, but is important.

Now, we like to think—and we hear—that our internships are actually pretty fun. Though we do not pay, we understand the value of clips to aspiring writers/editors, and we try to get you as many writing opportunities as possible in the print magazine as well as online.

The basics: Our internships are unpaid and must be done while you’re still enrolled in college. We keep you pretty busy, and interns work 16-20 hours (your choice) per week, anytime during our office hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. You can determine your availability and then set your hours with us in advance. The spring term begins around early to mid-January, and ends around early to mid-May, depending on when you are available.

If you’re interested in applying or getting more information, please send a cover letter and résumé to Kelly Kendall, managing editor, at

Indianapolis Power & Light Company

Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) routinely hires public affairs interns. Check here for open positions.

Indianapolis Press Club Foundation fellowships

The Indianapolis Press Club Foundation funds one fellowship over the summer for a journalism student attending an Indiana college or university. Email Jenny Labalme with questions at

The Indianapolis Recorder

The Indianapolis Recorder, the fourth oldest-surviving African-American newspaper, seeks interns year-round. Internship opportunities are available in several departments, including editorial, sales, marketing, graphic design and human resources. Daily responsibilities could include writing stories for both online and print, taking photos, managing social media pages, designing graphics for the newspaper, speaking with prospective sales clients and managing daily administrative tasks. Although the internship is unpaid, selected students are actively engaged in the production of the newspaper and gain hands-on experience. College credit is available. Candidates should be juniors or seniors pursuing a journalism degree or a degree related to the position they are seeking. Please send résumé and samples of work to

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) hires marketing and communications interns. Check here for opportunities. The position requires approximately 20 hours per week. To apply, send a résumé and cover letter to

Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo offers year-round internships in the field of public relations. Internships are open to current college students (who are at least at the junior level) and recent graduates. Interns work 20 to 40 hours per week for 12 consecutive weeks. Public relations interns work with the media, the Zoo’s social media strategies, video and press releases. Check out this page for more information.

Indy Eleven

Indy Eleven, Indianapolis’ professional soccer team, seeks students and recent graduates for a paid marketing internship. Candidates should be available to work at least 20-30 hours per week, including game nights. Fall internships run September-December. Send a résumé, cover letter, a list of three professional/personal references, and at least three writing samples to For more information, visit Indy Eleven’s internship page

Indy Fuel

Indianapolis’ professional hockey team, the Indy Fuel, seeks college students for internships for the Summer and Fall semesters. Interns will get a multidimensional look into the sports industry through their internship term. Internships must be for academic credit. Submit your application here.

Inside INdiana Business

Inside INdiana Business seeks editorial and production interns.

Editorial internships:

Successful candidates will be responsible for assisting the IIB content team in meeting deadlines and achieving goals. Responsibilities include research and content preparation for the EMMY-award-winning Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick television program as well as the daily Inside Edge e-newsletters, and Inside Indiana Business Radio.

Production internships:

Successful candidates will be responsible for assisting reporters and the IIB content team in preparing for, shooting and editing weekly television segments as well as additional video needs. Additional responsibilities include research, work with graphic production and assisting producers as needed with weekly taping of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.

Click here for more information and to learn how to apply.

IU Communications

IU Communications routinely hires social media interns. The intern will pitch and create news stories and multimedia content for faculty, staff and students on the IUPUI campus. The intern will gain experience writing engaging feature stories and short news briefs and assisting with social media posts on Twitter and Facebook. In addition, the intern will help edit photos for and enter content into the IUPUI newsroom’s web content management system. Stories will appear on the News at IU website. Candidates need strong writing skills, a keen attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple deadlines, in addition to an eye/ear for interesting stories. Experience with video storytelling, web content management systems, Adobe Creative Suite, organizational social media strategy, and graphic design are a plus. Work schedule is flexible; up to 29 hours per week. Intern will be paid $10.15/hour. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to editor Bethany Nolan,, and Amber Denney,

IU Health

Indiana University Health Indianapolis Suburban Region (serving IU Health North, Saxony, Tipton & West Hospitals) is hiring a paid Summer 2020 communications intern. The intern will support multiple internal and external communication channels as supervised/directed by senior associates, primarily focused on social media, public relations and internal communications. The ideal candidate would have strong writing skills with the ability to write to AP style and IU Health brand standards; videography/photography and editing experience is preferred. Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro is a strong plus. The intern may expect to perform work at any of the suburban region hospitals (IU Health North in Carmel, IU Health West in Avon, IU Health Saxony in Fishers), but will have their home base at IU Health West in Avon. The candidate will start in May, work full-time through the summer, with the potential to continue through the fall semester. For more details, click here.

IU School of Informatics, Indianapolis

The School of Informatics is looking for a journalism/public relations major for an internship position. The school is developing a journaling tool for young women and needs help with storytelling and PR for its application. The intern will work between 10 to 15 hours per week and the position is unpaid. The intern will brainstorm, strategize, and create content for a mobile application the school will be launching in three months. Duties include: Gathering story ideas and writing/producing news stories; working with the team to generate copy for phone application; working with the team to generate copy for new website currently under development; fact-checking, proofreading, formatting and editing as necessary; and creating videos and other multimedia communications to supplement news stories. Interested students should email

IU School of Medicine

The IU School of Medicine seeks a communications intern to work 15-20 hours per week. The intern will create multimedia stories promoting the school to internal and external audiences, including on social media, blogs, email newsletters and the website. Writing and editing skills are required. Experience in videography, photography, graphic design and social media management for an organization are a plus. Journalism, English, communications, informatics and biomedical sciences majors are encouraged to apply. Flexible hours. The position pays $11 per hour. Send résumé, cover letter and two to three writing or multimedia communications samples to Whitney Walker at

IU School of Nursing

The IU School of Nursing requires an intern to assist with program recruitment and outreach. The hired student will aid the recruitment and outreach coordinator through writing press releases and news stories; creating and managing recruitment projects; managing the school’s social media presence; writing and updating brochures; and attending recruiting events. Interested candidates should be of junior or senior standing, have strong written and verbal skills, and display a working knowledge of social media management. For more information, see the full listing here. Applicants should email a résumé and up to three writing samples to Sally Krause at  

IUPUI Center for Service and Learning (CSL)

The IUPUI Center for Service and Learning (CSL) hires a Communications and Outreach Intern for the Office of Student Employment. CSL seeks to make service a distinctive aspect of the educational culture at IUPUI. The mission of CSL is to engage students, faculty, staff, and community members in educationally meaningful service to promote learning and development, advance best practice and research, achieve community goals through partnerships, and further the civic engagement mission of IUPUI. Click here for information on a recent position opening.

IUPUI CyberLab 

The IUPUI CyberLab is looking for a social media and marketing intern who will write blog posts, coordinate promotional events and create marketing materials. The student will be paid $10 an hour for up to 10 hours each week. However, he or she can work up to 20 hours each week for college credit. E-mail your résumé to Alice Zhao, project coordinator.

The IUPUI Athletics Department often has unpaid photography internships available for contributors to the website. For details, contact Ed Holdaway, IUPUI Athletics’ Assistant A.D./Communications, by email.

IUPUI Life-Health Sciences Internship Program

The Life-Health Sciences Internship Program at IUPUI often offers communications-related positions. Interns will work an average of 10 hours each week. Complete an application form and attach your cover letter, résumé and three references. For more details about available internships and the application process, visit LHSI’s website. Applications are due in March of each year.

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Julian Center

The Julian Center seeks communications interns. The intern will work 10-15 hours a week creating social media content, a weekly newsletter, and representing the center at outreach events. Candidates can submit a résumé and cover letter by mail or email. Check here for more details.

Jump IN for Healthy Kids

Jump IN, a community-wide effort to empower kids in Central Indiana to live healthier lives, seeks a marketing and communications intern. Jump IN’s Marketing and Communications Intern is responsible for supporting internal and external communications, including blog posting, website, social media, and newsletter correspondence, as well as helping lead the 5-2-1-0 awareness campaign. The Intern will report to the Communications Director.

The intern must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program, among other requirements. Click here for more information. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to: Megan McKinney Cooper, Communications Director,

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., seeks unpaid public relations interns. The selected candidates will assist with creating and distributing marketing materials; writing and editing press releases; creating content for social media; and attending KIB events among other similar tasks. The internship is 15-30 hours per week. Students can apply online.

Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence

Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence (LSMCE) seeks an intern to write newsletter articles, social media blurbs, website spotlight blurbs, interview students and faculty at the LSMCE partner campuses via telephone, and help with the print materials for the LSMCE Annual Conference in October. The internship is work-study eligible, 10-12 hours per week, $10 per hour, and can be for the semester, or for the year. To apply, please send résumé, cover letter and writing samples to Deborah Cole.

Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all, seeks a strategic communciations intern for Summer 2020. The candidate will provide support and assistance on specific projects for Lumina’s strategic communications team. This will involve: preparation for the late summer rollout of Lumina’s 2021-25 strategic plan; the fall release of a new book by Lumina’s president and CEO; and other tasks as assigned aligning with intern’s individual interests, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The intern will work for 12 weeks from approximately May 11 to July 31. The intern will be paid $15-$18 per hour, depending on experience. The intern will work at least 20 hours a week; maximum of 40 hours. Apply by Feb. 28, 2020. For more details, click here.


MediaFuel, a digital creative agency based in Fishers, Ind., hires interns in public relations, communications and marketing. The agency specializes in website design, graphic design, video production, marketing and branding. Send your résumé and work samples to

Miebach Consulting

Miebach Consulting, a global supply chain consultancy headquartered in Indianapolis, seeks a paid public relations intern to assist in managing social media, email campaigns, blog content and website upkeep at its Indianapolis location. Contact Kevin Vo.

National Federation of State High School Associations

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is the national service and administrative organization for high school athletic and fine arts programs. NFHS seeks an intern for its Publications/Communications Department at its national headquarters in Indianapolis. The ideal candidate will be a graduate or undergraduate student who is working toward or has completed a degree in journalism, mass communication, athletic administration or other related program. The intern will gain hands-on experiences in various areas: Writing hard news and feature articles for the High School Today magazine; writing for under the direction of the assistant director of communications; assisting with social media outreach; writing press releases; researching record performances and assisting with the National High School Sports Record Book; assisting with the National High School Hall of Fame. Pay is $7.25 per hour. To apply, send a cover letter, résumé, writing samples and a reference list to Chris Boone, For more information, click here.

NCAA Digital

NCAA Digital (Turner Sports) offers full-time postgraduate internships in editorial, multimedia, marketing/PR, and other areas. The internship is based in Atlanta, Ga., and is an 11-month position with benefits and paid vacation included. The program runs from August to July each year. For more information and to learn how to apply, click here.

New Hope of Indiana

New Hope of Indiana, a nonprofit organization that compassionately supports the most vulnerable in our community — those with disabilities, those dealing with poverty, and the underserved — seeks an unpaid public relations intern. The Development/PR intern will serve an integral role providing support in a wide variety of areas including overseeing social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), assisting with quarterly external newsletter and monthly internal newsletter, helping to coordinate Young Professionals Group and providing marketing/PR strategy. Five to 15 hours per week (negotiable). Skills needed: Strong writing and communication skills. Knowledge of social media. Willingness to share ideas and take ownership of projects. To apply, send your résumé and cover letter to Larry Messing, Manager of Development, at


NPR is now accepting applications for a variety of internships in journalism-related fields, including social media, the digital news editorial desk, media relations, photo editing, and visual design among others. Most of the internships are located in Washington D.C., though other bureaus may have positions open. The intern will work January-April for the spring semester, or May-August in the summer. The internships are 40 hours/week and paid. Interns may receive academic credit if their institution offers the option. See details for each internship and apply here.

Pathways Career Podcast

The IU School of Medicine is looking for a work study-eligible student to assist with the Pathways Career Podcast. The student will assist with all aspects of the podcast, from production to editing to publication. Students will also help promote the podcast. The position is part-time and work study only. For more information, click here and contact Lauren Easterling,

Peace Learning Center

Peace Learning Center, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit located inside Eagle Creek Park, offers communications internships. The intern’s responsibilities include: Documenting the center’s programs with photos and stories; assisting with maintenance of website; producing blog posts; attending programs, events and conferences to promote the center; maintaining and updating media contact database; assisting with social media; among other duties. Click here for more information about this opportunity.

Pivot Marketing

Pivot Marketing routinely hires public relations interns. Duties include PR support (e.g. drafting pitches, writing blogs, creating media lists, pitching to the media, and identifying prospective visiting journalists), team support (e.g. brainstorming, office duties as needed, and attending events), and research support (e.g. conducting competitor research, brand audits, and compiling analytics for media reports). Check back soon for new positions.

Polis Center at IUPUI

The Polis Center at IUPUI regularly seeks social media interns. Interns promote the SAVI Community Information System (SAVI), an invaluable free online data resource which helps nonprofit organizations, academia, and government agencies improve strategic planning, fundraising, and programming efforts. The intern’s primary goal is to increase the visibility and awareness of SAVI over the previous year via social media. In addition to a blog on, the Polis Center has a presence on the following social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. For more details, click here.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky hires digital and social media interns. E-mail your completed internship application and résumé to interns.volunteers@ppink.orgFind the application here.

The Propylaeum Historic Foundation, Inc.

The Propylaeum Historic Foundation, Inc., is hiring a social media/marketing communications intern. The intern will work with the Event and Marketing Director. The position is part-time (10 to 20 hours per week) unpaid; however, depending on experience, a stipend may be negotiated. Send a cover letter, résumé and links to two or more social networking profiles (to demonstrate experience, interest and knowledge of social media communications) to Elizabeth A. Turner, Event and Marketing Director, at

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship

College juniors, seniors and recent graduates can apply for the Pulliam Fellowship program, which places students at The Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic, Gannett Co. newspapers. Pulliam Fellows gain hands-on newsroom experience, and are paid $650 per week during the 10-week program. For more information, visit The Indianapolis Star’s website.

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Shank Public Relations Counselors

Shank Public Relations Counselors has openings for public relations interns who can work 22-40 hours each week. For more information, visit the Shank web site.

Shepherd Insurance & Financial Services

Shepherd Insurance & Financial Services seeks a paid digital marketing intern. The intern will be assisting the current Media Development Specialist. It is possible the intern will be hired full-time. Click here for the full-time job description. The intern should be a junior or senior, have video experience, and be familiar with Adobe Premiere Pro and Creative Cloud. Shepherd Insurance & Financial Services is flexible on hours (willing to work with school schedules), and is located in Carmel, Ind. The student would need to be on-site for most of the internship, but has the option to work remotely once they are familiar with the content. To apply, email your resume to Danielle Partain, HR Generalist, at

Society of Professional Journalists

SPJ seeks postgraduate communications interns. This is a two-year salaried position for a candidate who already posesses a bachelor’s degree. The intern is responsible for internal and external communication, creating editorial content and managing marketing campaigns. Check back here soon.

SOURCE River West

SOURCE River West is an organization that provides education and economic initiatives to promote and encourage business ownership by assisting in the launch of entrepreneurial ventures and supporting start-up to scale-up businesses that create jobs, improve the quality of life, and strengthen the community in Indianapolis’ Near West and central Indiana. SOURCE River West regularly seeks paid social media/program assistant interns. This position is primarily responsible for providing assistance with social media and website support for SOURCE River West. Additional responsibilities include: maintaining online course calendars and attendee information, data entry, marketing material creation, and other tasks/events, as well as technical, marketing, administrative/clerical, and any other assistance to the SOURCE River West Operations Manager and Center Director. The intern will gain a diverse array of experiences in business marketing and nonprofit management skills. The internship will also provide the student with networking and exposure to business startup developments, business leaders and entrepreneurs, diverse communities, and other community entities of influence, which could be helpful for future career opportunities and experience.

For more information, click here.

Special Olympics Indiana

Special Olympics Indiana seeks an intelligent, resourceful and passionate intern to help the organization expand its public relations and marketing efforts. The Marketing and PR Intern will work under the direction of the Manager of Marketing and Public Relations. Intern will perform tasks such as social media management, news release writing, media relations, event marketing and writing. Click here for full job description. Interested applicants should contact Rachel Jones.

State Champs Network

State Champs Network is seeking freelancers to write content for its web site, These stringers will be covering high school sports in Indianapolis. State Champs Network has been covering preps for 12 years in Michigan, and made the expansion into Indiana this fall. Depending on time and distance involved, stringers will be paid $25-50 per game story and $125-$150 per feature story. State Champs Network will work around other commitments students may have. Interested students should email editor Matt Mowery at Include resume and clips (links are fine, if the stories are online) in the email.


StrataBlue is a full-service digital marketing agency equipped with a team of subject matter experts trained to help companies grow their business online. They are currently seeking to fill multiple internship positions for the academic year, including social media marketing, content marketing, digital advertising and graphic design. Applicants must be of junior or senior standing; willing to commute in the Indy-area; have exceptional writing ability; knowledge of all major social networks; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite; and be a motivated team player. To apply, submit resume, cover letter and writing/portfolio samples to


TechPoint, a growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech community, hires public relations interns. The PR intern supports the execution of TechPoint’s owned and earned channels to increase the positive awareness of TechPoint and its tech ecosystem. The PR intern supports TechPoint’s external brand perception across multiple platforms and formats to drive engagement, participation, retention, and positive brand appeal and recognition for TechPoint, its companies, and its Indy tech ecosystem. The PR intern will be responsible for media relations, and content and publishing for TechPoint Index. Candidates must have exceptional writing skills, be instinctive in great storytelling, have the ability to absorb a lot of information and discern what is important, be creative and open to new ideas, possess organizational skills and have the ability to adapt to a fast-moving work environment. WordPress experience preferred but not required.

TechPoint is an initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). CICP is the employer. The PR Intern is a non-exempt position and resides in the TechPoint office in Salesforce Tower. Some travel will be required inside the Indianapolis area.

The Gays Of Our Lives podcast

The Gays Of Our Lives podcast seeks an intern to act as a producer and help with social media, weekly shoots and getting clips together for the upcoming week’s show. The intern will work approximately 3-5 hours a week. The internship is unpaid. Interested students should contact Lissa Sears at 317-417-7666.

The Mind Trust

The Mind Trust is an education reform nonprofit striving to provide every Indianapolis student, regardless of circumstances, the opportunity to receive an excellent education. The Mind Trust is seeking a communications intern to support the implementation of The Mind Trust’s strategic communications plan. The intern will assist the Director of Communications and other staff members with all media and public relations and communications efforts. The intern will work 15-25 hours per week. The intern will receive a stipend, adjusted for the amount of time they are able to commit to the internship. The Mind Trust will also support the intern in receiving course credit for the experience, if possible, from their college or university. Click here for more information. To apply, e-mail a cover letter and résumé to with the subject line “Communications Internship Application.”

The Saturday Evening Post Society

Indianapolis-based nonprofit and publisher of America’s oldest living magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, seeks editorial and digital media interns. Editorial interns assist editorial staff with incoming unsolicited submissions, phone and e-mail queries, fiction contest submissions and with fact-checking, researching, proofreading, and writing content for magazine and special interest publications. Digital media interns will help with writing web copy, crafting social media posts, researching trends and topics and compiling and evaluating web analytics. Interested students should send questions, resumes and writing samples to Jennifer Burnham at

The Times of Noblesville

The Times of Noblesville, a small community five-day-a-week newspaper, seeks unpaid news desk interns. This general assignment position entails everything from news to photography, with heavy emphasis on shooting photos. Intern would be able to cover government and school board meetings, events, and an array of activities. Interested students should send an e-mail to news editor Betsy Reason at Include a resume, cover letter, three clips (feature, news and best article of your choice), and three best journalistic photos. The subject line should read: Attention Betsy Reason, internship position.

Traders Point Christian Church  

Traders Point Christian Church runs a leadership residency program for recent graduates and those looking to begin or explore a career in ministry. There are several ministry areas, including communications. A communications leadership resident will get a behind-the-scenes look at church communications, and walk away with the skills and knowledge to serve churches and ministries through communications tools and initiatives. The leadership residency is a 12-month program from June to May each year. Residents are full time and compensated at an hourly rate. For more information, click here and contact

USA Diving

USA Diving is offering paid internships for students with strong communication backgrounds. Intern responsibilities include writing articles for the USA Diving website, social media, writing newsletters, sending press releases and promotional materials and assisting the Senior Public Relations Director with day-to-day activities. The internship requires an estimated 20-30 hours of work per week. Interested students should send a résumé, cover letter and work samples to

USA Football

USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, regularly seeks communications interns. Interns assist with story development, draft news releases, create media alerts and fact sheets and write editorial material. The position is paid and full-time. Check here for open positions and here for more details.

Victory Sun, Inc.

Victory Sun, Inc., offers paid internships. The candidate should have strong organizational skills, be able to work with limited direction, be strategic and have strong oral and written skills. Experience with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word required. Experience with AP guidelines is a bonus, but not required (Victory Sun has a stylebook handy for your use). Prospective interns should have a reliable method of transportation. Send résumé and cover letter to: ATTN: Megan Zehring, VP Customer Experience, PO BOX 199114, Indianapolis, IN, 46219,

Visit Indy

Visit Indy routinely seeks communications interns to work approximately 20 hours per week. Check here for opportunities.


Wave1 is a media/business center built to grow brands. With a global network of over 100 shows, 20 advancing businesses, and a micro-lending department that has connected startups with over 75k in funding, Wave1 is not only elevating the city of Indianapolis, but the world. The internship at Wave1 is designed to give experience around producing and publishing content for a media company, marketing/communications, and also creative writing such as captions and show summaries. This is a fun and modern space with a team of young, innovative minds. Centered in Downtown Indianapolis, Wave1 has the first live interactive street studio in the state.

The intern will be responsible for helping with projects related to growing and spreading awareness for the business and its network. The intern will be using Photoshop, Premiere Pro/Final Cut Pro, and other related platforms for content creation. The internship is unpaid, but hours can be flexible.


  • Graphic Design, Video Production, Marketing, Communications, and/or Journalism: 1 Year


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location

  • Downtown Indianapolis

To apply, contact: Wyatt Felling, 317-540-2753 or 317-527-1106,


WISH-TV seeks interns in news reporting, sports, photography, promotion, graphic arts, sales and marketing, Internet, community affairs and broadcast engineering. Internships are for academic credit only for juniors and seniors. See details about the internship program here.

Women4Change Indiana

Women4Change Indiana, an inclusive, non-partisan and grassroots organization to promote the health, safety and respect of all Hoosiers, hires marketing, communications and program intern. The intern will work approximately 15 hours per week. The internship is open to juniors and seniors with strong communications and marketing backgrounds. The intern will focus on digital media, marketing, design, crafting written content, event-specific communications needs and various program coordination needs. The intern will be paid $10 per hour, with a total stipend for the duration of the position not to exceed $3,000. More details about the internship are listed here.


Local NBC affiliate WTHR-TV offers internships for juniors and seniors in news, sports, weather, photography, producing and social media. Interns are needed to work various shifts including days, nights, Sunrise and weekends. Interns complete a self-edited news package for their resume. Email a resume to to apply for an internship. Find details on the WTHR website here.


WZPL and WXNT for Entercom Indianapolis are looking for part-time employees to help with sports shows and, occasionally, promotions. Students will work about 10 hours per week. Specifically, 99.5 WZPL Indianapolis (host of the Smiley Morning Show) is looking for a student intern this fall semester. Job responsibilities include screening phones calls, helping co-produce programs, scheduling show guest, recording and pulling voice tracks and updating social media pages. Applicant must be familiar with audio editing in Adobe audition. Position is unpaid. The hours are early, 5-10 a.m. Monday-Friday for fall semester, but will provide valuable experience working in a fast-paced radio environment and internship credit. Interested students should e-mail a resume to

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis hires summer interns. Interns will gain valuable experience in supporting, planning and implementing public relations and communications programs for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. The following skills will be developed as well as a keen understanding of how PR and communications can be used to support a nonprofit’s strategic plan and mission.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Copywriting and design – Research, write, edit and design, essentially create compelling content for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, including:
    • News releases, blogs, newsletters, promotional email and social media posts
    • Produce supporting video, photography, design and other digital assets for use in promotions; must adhere to YMCA Brand Guidelines and Style Guide.
  • Help implement enterprise social media plan:
    • Attend planning meetings, contribute to editorial calendar, run monthly reports, make recommendations.
  • Assist with media relations/crisis communications:
    • Draft media advisories and pitches; follow up to secure coverage.
    • Distribute collateral to news stations, media blitz style as needed.
    • Monitor media tracking daily, run monthly report, write summary and make recommendations.
    • Assist in crisis communications response as needed.
  • Assist with community relations:
    • Respond to partnership requests from community, civic and private organizations. Determine whether participation would be mutually beneficial and support our mission.
    • Staff event booths and provide partnership fulfillment as needed.

For more information, click here.

Zeta Tau Alpha

Zeta Tau Alpha seeks paid interns to work in the Communication Department. This role will specifically assist with ideation and creation of social media content, as well as some potential writing projects for the blog and Themis magazine. Zeta Tau Alpha communication internship. Send your résumé and cover letter to Ashley Sherman, Director of Communication, at

Additional internships

For 85 more journalism internships and fellowships, see this Poynter Institute article.


Firebelly Marketing

Firebelly Marketing seeks a full-time Social Media Marketing Manager position. Click here for more information.

IU Studios

IU Studios is seeking Journalism/PR students who are interested in picking up photo and video assignments on and around the IUPUI campus. (IU Studios in Bloomington covers marketing and communications efforts for the university.) Portfolio or reel review required. Work should demonstrate ability in the responsibility areas listed below. Pay based on experience. For more information, contact Chris Meyer at

Photo Responsibilities:

  • Studio-style and location (environmental) portraits with available light and monolights.
  • Events – usually a two-hour-plus commitment, gathering candid photos as well as images of keynote speakers and activities.
  • Process and edit photos for review and send electronically to clients and partners.

Video Responsibilities:

  • Interview and b roll capture.
  • Non-linear editing.
  • Event coverage.

Necessary Skills:

  • Proficiency with DSLR/mirrorless or professional video cameras and lenses.
  • Experience preferred using location lighting.
  • Experience preferred using Adobe image-editing and video-editing software as well as metadata entry with Photo Mechanic.

The Seymour Tribune

The Seymour Tribune will be hiring a sports editor. Soon-to-be graduating students and alumni that are interested can send a resume and a few clips to editor Aubrey Woods at

Check back for more jobs soon!