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Our Internships

Students in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts (MCMA) are encouraged to participate in internships in to gain practical experience, develop their professional networks, and explore career paths in their fields. Internships are available at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

MCMA students have interned in all sectors of media industries, including recording studios, radio stations, film production houses, photography studios, broadcast companies, newspapers, magazines, advertising firms, and beyond. Students have interned with Country Music Television, AFI, Telemundo, NBC Universal, CNN, National Geographic, and the Chicago Tribune, to name a few. Students regularly intern in major cities around the country, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Faculty and staff help support students in their internships searches, but the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts is also home to a dedicated internship office which assists students in a number of ways in their internship searches and professional development. Whether students need assistance beginning their internship search, writing a resume and cover letter, or understanding the variety of internship opportunities, the MCMA Internship Office is here to provide support each step of the way.

The MCMA Internship Office also maintains relationships with alumni and other industry professionals that sponsor student interns. The Hollywood and Nashville Internship Programs offers placement assistance to students who wish to do a for-credit summer internship in either of these cities and hosts networking events for students and alumni in those cities.

Thinking about applying for an internship? Contact the Internship Coordinator, Alicia Guebert, at akguebert@siu.edu  or your academic advisor for more information.