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. To learn more and apply, visit 1070 the Fan’s website.

The Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is seeking a spring and/or summer public relations intern to help create a public relations plan for its Inaugural Juvenile Arthritis Camp. The 501(c)3 charity would like an intern to help research, plan and coordinate a PR plan for its new camp and upcoming fundraising events. The ideal candidate will also be charged with executing the Walk to Cure Arthritis and Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis public relations plans. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: writing news releases, generating op ed pieces, updating Facebook and Twitter accounts, attending vendor fairs, planning promotional events and creating communication with past fundraisers and team captains. To apply, send resume and three writing samples including one news release, a personality profile and a public relations plan to Kendall Horvatich.

BLASTmedia, an agency based in Fishers, Ind., seeks summer 2016 interns for the following specialties: PR; social media/content marketing, creative/graphic design/video production and digital advertising. Submit your resume, cover letter, writing samples and portfolio (or website link) to

Bohlsen Group 
Bohlsen Group routinely seeks marketing/public relations interns, nonprofit public relations/marketing interns and events/entertainment interns. 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. Click here for more information.

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 and apply online.

The Campus Citizen
Journalism majors can earn JOUR-J492 Media Internship credit for their work with The Campus Citizen, IUPUI’s student-run online magazine. E-mail or Editor-in-Chief David Schroeder for more information.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
The Children’s Museum is searching for media and public relations interns for Summer and Fall 2016. Interns must work a minimum of three days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intern duties include writing press releases, researching talking points for new exhibits, and writing stories for the website and newsletters to increase brand awareness. Apply online by March 1, 2016, for summer consideration and July 1, 2016, for the fall session.

Christopher August LLC
Christopher August LLC, a digital marketing agency in Indianapolis, is looking for a creative individual to assist with custom content creation, digital marketing campaigns and social media strategies, management and implementation. The ideal intern will have Adobe knowledge and skill set, the ability to communicate effectively (more than texting) and an entrepreneurial mindset and drive. The intern should be able to think outside the box and bring ideas that will be implemented for local and international brands. The intern will have access to office and The Speak Easy in Broad Ripple. Interns will work 15-20 hours per week. The position is unpaid, but can count for JOUR-J492 internship credit at IUPUI. For more information about the company, visit To apply, send a resume and cover letter

Conrad Indianapolis
Conrad Indianapolis has openings for graphic design interns and a public relations/marketing interns throughout the year. Both interns work a minimum of 15 hours per week. The graphic design intern assists with designing advertisements; flyers; elements of social media campaigns; and hotel collateral among other materials. The public relations/marketing intern assists with creating social media content; pitching to media; recording media coverage among other tasks. The interns are unpaid, and are provided with parking passes and lunch each day. Send your resume, cover letter, and writing or design samples to Jacqueline Cromleigh.

Current Publishing
Current Publishing hires editorial, graphic design and photography interns for its weekly and monthly publications. Email your resume, cover letter and PDFs of your three best work samples to Steve Greenberg.

Dittoe Public Relations
Dittoe Public Relations, an Indianapolis-based public relations firm, offers paid internships each semester and is currenlty hiring Summer 2016 interns. Interns work 20-40 hours per week. Candidates should have basic public relations skills; be at least a sophomore in college, or a recent graduate, who’s currently studying (or studied) journalism, public relations, advertising or marketing. Interns will assist with developing news releases, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports, and social media posts among other public relations materials; developing and updating media lists and other databases; and special event activities, among other similar tasks. Send your resume, cover letter and writing samples to Britny Kalule, account executive, at Apply for the summer internship program by 5 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2016.

Do317 Media
Do317 Media (a local culture and events guide), MOKB Presents (the largest indepedent concert promoter in the Indianapolis area) and The HI-FI (a live music venue in Fountain Square) are accepting applications for the 2016 spring and summer semesters in various areas, including marketing, social media, web development, photo/video and graphic design. For more information, visit MOKB Presents and The HI-FI and Do317 internship applications.

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 web site content management are helpful. Applicants with majors in journalism, communications, public relations, new media, tourism, marketing and advertising are preferred. Apply by March 18 for Summer 2016; by June 15 for Fall 2016; and by Nov. 10 for Spring 2017. Mail your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Hanson, senior communications director, Downtown Indy, 111 Monument Circle, Ste. 1900, Indianapolis, IN, 46204.Click here for more information.

Eli Lilly and Company
Eli Lilly and Company hires summer academic contractors (interns) in communications-related positions in several departments. Positions are paid.

Emmis Communications
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.

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. The 2016 deadline is Feb. 26, 2016. Apply here.

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 resumes to Freetown Village, Inc., Attn: Executive Director, 625 Indiana Ave., Ste. 200, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, or email.

Governor’s Public Service Internship Program
Interested in a career in government? The Governor’s Public Service Internship Program is offering paid opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students across 27 different state departments, offices, and agencies for summer 2016. Many internships in communications and public relations are available. Visit the website for application details for each internship opportunity.

Indiana Black Expo, Inc.
Indiana Black Expo, Inc., hires public relations and communications and social media and digital communications interns. Internships are non-paid; minimum 25 hours per week. Check back soon for more details about 2016 internships.

Indiana Blood Center
The Indiana Blood Center seeks a junior or senior for its interactive marketing internship for the Spring 2016 semester. Duties include planning social media content; tracking monthly social media analytics; and planning and delivering a presentation on a current marketing initiative to internal staff, among other tasks. This is a paid internship. Apply online.

Indiana Chamber of Commerce
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is looking for a 2016 communications intern. 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. Email your resume, cover letter and writing samples to Michelle Kavanaugh, the director of human resources.

Indiana Farm Bureau Incorporated
Indiana Farm Bureau Incorporated (INFB) is seeking a summer public relations intern. Preference will be given to students just completing their junior year with a major in communications, journalism or a related field, but other students and recent graduates will be considered. Experience and aptitude in exploring business applications of social media and strong writing skills are required. The selected intern will be assigned to projects overseen by the INFB public relations team pertaining to timely topics important to agriculture and rural communities. Applicants should specify their areas of interest and how their background provides them the proper knowledge and abilities to excel in this internship. Visit this site for more details and to apply. Apply by Jan. 22, 2016.

The 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. Questions? Contact Ali Norman, Communications Intern Director, at

Indiana INTERNnet
Indiana INTERNnet, a web site that connects students and employers for internship opportunities, is hiring a marketing intern for Summer 2016. The intern will write materials such as e-newsletter articles and blog entries; manage social media accounts; and assist with web site managaement, among other duties. Apply by March 1, 2016. For more details and to apply, visit the Indiana INTERNnet site.

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 also assist with the following:

·      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 resume to Ana Kotchkoski, executive director, at or call her office at (267) 777-3625. Copy on the email: Kim Bailey at

Indianapolis Monthly Magazine 
Indianapolis Monthly has internship opportunities year-round in the following departments: editorial; digital media; special sections; art and photography; and videography. Internships are unpaid but can be taken for credit. For more information about the internships and how to apply, visit Indianapolis Monthly‘s website.

Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is looking for interns in several departments, including: Marketing and External Affairs; Photography; and Design. The program is open to juniors, seniors, recent graduates and graduate students. For more information, go to

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

Indianapolis Press Club Foundation fellowships
The Indianapolis Press Club Foundation funded two fellowships in 2016 for journalism students attending an Indiana college or university. Check back soon for information about possible fellowships for 2017, or e-mail for more information.

The Indianapolis Recorder
The Indianapolis Recorder, the fourth oldest-surviving African-American newspaper, seeks interns year-round and is currently hiring for the Spring 2016 semester. 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 our 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 resume and samples of work to

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 Symphony Orchestra
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) is hiring a Marketing and Communications Intern for the Spring 2016 semester. Position requires approximately 20 hours per week. Click here for full job description and requirements. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Lauren King, Digital Communications Specialist, at

Indy Eleven
Indy Eleven, Indianapolis’ professional soccer team, offers paid communications internships for students and recent graduates. Candidates should be available to work at least 20-30 hours per week, including game nights. Summer 2016 internships last May-August. Send a resume, 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, is currently seeking college students for unpaid full-time and game-day internships for the Summer (May-August) semester. Interns will get a multidimentional look into the sports industry through their internship term. Internships must be for academic credit. Submit your application here., a sports coverage website, seeks interns to cover professional sports teams of their choice. is affiliated with, and covers major sports including NCAA basketball and football, MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL. Send resumes and writing samples to Scott Peceny.

IU Communications
IU Communications seeks a student communications intern for the spring semester. The intern will help compile and create the JagNews newsletter, manage JagTV slides across campus and help with IUPUI internal newsletter. Candidates should possess strong writing, editing, and design skills; Photoshop and some technical proficiency required. $10/hour, 10-15 hours a week. Must be a current IUPUI student. Send resume, cover letter and short (1-2 page) writing sample to

IU Health
The IU Health Newsroom is looking for a social media intern to work 20 hours per week. The position is paid and onsite. Immediate start date. For more information, contact Sarah Burns, editorial and social media strategy manager, at

IU School of Medicine
The IU School of Medicine seeks a communications intern to work 15-20 hours per week. The intern will manage and create digital signage and calendar content for the IU School of Medicine, also supporting social media and a rebuild of the School’s website. Writing and editing skills required. WordPress skills a plus. Journalism, English, communications and biomedical sciences majors encouraged. Flexible hours. Position pays $10 per hour. Send resume, cover letter and 1-2 page writing sample to

IU School of Nursing
The IU School of Nursing requires an intern for the fall 2015 academic semester 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. Applicants should email a resume and up to three writing samples to Sally Krause.

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 resume 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, resume 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.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., seeks 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 15-40 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 resume, cover letter and writing samples to Deborah Cole.

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 resume 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.

NUVO Newsweekly
NUVO Newsweekly, an independently-owned alternative weekly publication, offers internship opportunities year-round for journalism, sports journalism and public relations students.

For more information, visit NUVO’s Jobs and Employment page.

PhotoTaylorSports is looking for junior and senior journalism majors to cover the Indiana Fever, the Indy Eleven and the Indy Fuel. Interns will be expected to work 15-20 hours a week for the site. Internships are unpaid but interns will be credentialed for all home games. Away games and other news will be covered from press releases. Send a copy of your resume, cover letter and a sample of your work to both Phil Taylor at and Dylan St. Clair

The Polis Center
The Polis Center at IUPUI is seeking an intern to coordinate the social media initiatives for the SAVI Community Information System. The intern will work approximately 20 hours per week from January through May 2016, with an option for extension.Click here for full details.

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, resume 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.

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.

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.

Spirit & Place
Spirit & Place, a project of The Polis Center within the IU School of Liberal Arts, seeks students to fill four undergraduate Service Learning Assistantships (SLAs) during 2015-16: Event Logistic Coordinator, Community Engagement Assistant, IUPUI Student Engagement Coordinator, and Digital Communications Coordinator. SLAs work 10 hours per week and receive a $1,500 scholarship per semester. Eligible students will have completed 15 credit hours at IUPUI, must be enrolled in 9 credit hours during fall and spring semesters, and must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. Interested candidates should contact Festival Director Pam Blevins Hinkle at or 317-278-2644.

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

The Mind Trust
The Mind Trust (TMT), the Indianapolis nonprofit that strives to give every Indianapolis student access to a high-quality school, is seeking an intern interested in learning all aspects of the public relations field. The intern will assist and report directly to the Vice President of Communications and should expect to learn the public relations field from top to bottom and learn skills that are immediately transferrable to other positions in media and public relations. The intern will work 20-24 hours per week. Click here for responsibilities, requirements, and application instructions.

The Saturday Evening Post Society
Indianapolis-based nonprofit and publisher of America’s oldest living magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, seeks to fill internship roles throughout the year:

  • Editorial Intern. Assists editorial staff with incoming unsolicited submissions, phone and e-mail queries and fiction contest submissions and with fact-checking, researching, proofreading, and writing content for magazine and special interest publications. Questions, resumes and writing samples should be sent to Jennifer Burnham.
  • Digital Media Intern. Internship is unpaid but offers college credit. Intern must be junior/senior-level student enrolled in journalism, English, or similar program/school; pursuing a career in magazine writing, editing, or digital media; familiar with nonfiction and fiction; and able to work 20-25 hours each week. The intern will assist Jesika St Clair, senior editor of the Post, with reading unsolicited manuscripts and story pitches and identifying high-quality work to be purchased; fact-checking and editing for; and creating compelling social media content on behalf of the Post. Selected candidates will be encouraged to pitch original stories for print and online, and will have the opportunity to pick the brains of those in other departments. Submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio (at least three writing samples, preferably published) to Jesika at
  • Social Media Intern. This intern will help promote The Saturday Evening Post Society’s Forever-Fit Camp. The internship is unpaid. Interested students should contact Jennifer Burnham at for more information.

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.

USA Diving
USA Diving is offering a paid Fall internship 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. Internship requires an estimated 20 hours of work per week. Interested students should send a resume, cover letter and work samples to

U.S. Kids Magazines
U.S. Kids Magazines currently publishes three award-winning children’s magazines for kids ages of 3 to 12. The magazines are devoted to an instructional approach that combines fun with learning. Currently, the magazine seeks to fill the following internship roles for the fall semester:

  • Editorial Intern. Assists editorial staff with incoming unsolicited submissions, phone and email queries, and art contest submissions and with fact-checking, researching, proofreading, and writing content for Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty magazines. Questions, resumes and writing samples should be sent to Jennifer Burnham.
  • Digital Media Intern. Assists Web staff with social media posts, updating Web content calendar, and fact-checking, researching, proofreading, and writing online content. Questions, resumes and writing samples should be sent to Jennifer Burnham.

Local station WISH-TV is looking for 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. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to by Feb. 28 for a summer internship or June 15 for a fall internship. See details about the internship program 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 a Fall 2016 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

Additional internships
For 80 more journalism internships and fellowships, see this Poynter Institute article.



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