Internships

Overview

The Department of Communication's domestic internship program gives students the opportunity to acquire practical work experience in their field of study. Students have worked throughout the United States as interns in television and radio stations, advertising agencies, public relations firms, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and newspapers. In addition, the department offers several international internship opportunities 

Students may earn from 3 to 12 internship credit hours, at a rate of 40 work hours per credit hour. COM 3900 Communication Internship counts toward the application courses requirement in the communication studies major, and the professional development courses requirement in the public relations major. Other communication majors may take COM 3900 Communication Internship to meet their electives requirement.

The DEADLINE to be registered for Summer 2022 internships is: Friday, May 10, 2022

The DEADLINE to be registered for Fall 2022 internships is: Friday, August 12, 2022

Internships undergo an approval process. Host sites must agree to:

  • provide and official internship description of expected job duties,
  • communicate intern progress with the departmental supervisor, and
  • submit a final evaluation of the intern's efforts.

Requirements

In order to qualify for the Department of Communication's internship program, a student must meet the following conditions:

  • must be a Department of Communication major;
  • be a junior (at least 60 credit hours) or a rising junior (more than 45 credit hours);
  • have a 3.0 grade point average in major courses;
  • find an internship that meets departmental approval (i.e., must be a communication internship related to the major, the internship should be performed under adequate supervision); and
  • seek approval of the opportunity from the Internship Coordinator.

Contact

Dr. Heather Paige Preston
prestonhp@appstate.edu
Internship Coordinator
Department of Communication

Students interested in setting up a domestic internship are encouraged to make an appointment with Dr. Preston to discuss possibilities and responsibilities. 

The student is responsible for finding an organization with which to do the internship and for preparing a description of internship responsibilities. 

Internship Listings

 

TitleLocationFormatInternship Description

A Simple Gesture: High Country

Boone, NC

In-Person

Communication Intern

Access 21

Charlotte, NC

In-Person

Communication Intern

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina

Raleigh, NC

In-Person

Communication Intern

APCO Worldwide

Raleigh, NC

Remote

Communication Intern

App State Athletics

Boone, NC

In-Person

Marketing Intern

Communications/PR Intern

App State Counseling & Psychological Services

Boone, NC

In-Person

Communication Intern

App State Solar Vehicle Team: Team Sunergy

Boone, NC

In-Person

Business Operations Intern

App State Scholars with Diverse Abilities

Boone, NC

In-Person

Communication Intern

App State University Advancement

Boone, NC

In-Person

Annual Giving Intern

Asheville Art Museum

Asheville, NC

In-Person

Communications - Multimedia Storytelling 

Avery Journal Times

Newland, NC 

In-Person 

Journalism Intern Summer 2022

Journalism Intern Fall 2022

About AJT Internships

 

Blue Ridge Electric 

 Lenoir, NC 

 In-Person

 Community and Public Relations Intern

Blue Ridge Fiber Festival

Sparta, NC

In-Person

Communication Intern

Cake Websites

Asheville, NC 

Remote

Social Media Intern

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce

Caldwell County, NC

In-Person

Communication Intern

Chris Ahearn Strategic Communications 

 Davidson, NC

 Remote & In-Person

 Communication Intern

Community-Engaged Leadership

 Boone, NC

 In-Person

 Graphic Design and Social Media Intern

ezTagile

Raleigh, NC

Remote

Social Media Intern

High Country Press Publications 

Boone, NC

In-Person

Communication Intern

Highland Echoes

NC

Remote

Communications & Marketing Outreach Intern

Hitachi Energy

Raleigh, NC

In-Person or Remote

Communication & Marketing Intern (Fulltime-Summer 2022)

Lees-McRae Athletics

Banner Elk, NC

In-Person

Sports Information Intern

Digital Media Intern

NASA

Various USA locations

Remote & In-Person 

NASA Intern

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University 

Durham, NC 

In-Person

Communication Intern

Parent to Parent FSN-HC

Boone, NC

In-Person

Marketing Outreach Intern

Pioneer Strategies 

 Leeland, NC

 In-Person

 PR Intern

Public Radio East

New Bern, NC

In-Person

News Intern

Pam Cook Communications

Kernersville, NC

In-Person

Public Relations & Social Media Marketing Intern

Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church

Blowing Rock, NC

Remote & In-Person 

Communication Intern 

Seacrest Studios at Levine Children's Hospital

Charlotte, NC

In-Person

Communication Intern

Valle Country Fair

Valle Crucis, NC

In-Person

Social Media Content Developer

The Virginian-Pilot Newspaper

Hampton Roads, VA

In-Person

Journalism Intern

Townsquare Interactive

Charlotte, NC

In-Person

Content Writer Intern

Wine to Water

Boone, NC

In-Person

Development and Marketing Intern