Getting Started:
Application and Agreement Form

The last day to register for an internship/practicum is listed in the schedule of classes (MTSU Dynamic Schedule).

This class is graded as Pass/Fail. You must complete ALL the requirements and assignments as specified and by the deadlines to receive a passing grade. Missing any requirements or assignments will result in a failing grade.

For information about internships or practicum experiences, whether you are a student or media firm, contact:
Dr. Greg Pitts, Director of the School of Journalism
Middle Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 64
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615-494-8925
Fax: 615-898-5682

Information from the U.S. Department of Labor concerning unpaid internships:
Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

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March 11, 2017

Bonnaroo Festival

Numerous externships.
Information: Roo17_Externs.pdf

The Contributor

social media/marketing internship, 2 editorial internships.
Information: social media: TheContributor_SocialMediaIntern_2017.pdf
editorial: TheContributor_SummerEditorialIntern_2017.pdf

March 7, 2017


Market development intern, paid.
Information: morphotrust_internship.docx

Jarrard Inc.

Summer internships: PR, journalism, politics or business or healthcare communications.
Information: Jarrard_inc.internship.pdf

March 4, 2017

Choice Publicity

5-20 hours a week, starting May.
Information: Choice_Publicity_internship.pdf

Main Street Media of Tennessee

Three internships: sports copy editor, design/pagination, website/content management.
Information: MainSt_Media_internships.pdf

Poverty & The Arts

Spring, summer, fall internships in arts, marketing and community engagement.

February 22, 2017


Summer internships, some paid. Aloompa is the leading provider of mobile technologies to live events around the world, including Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Outside Lands, X Games, and more.
Information: Aloompa internships

February 12, 2017

Fuzenet Marketing

Paid internship.
Information: fuzenetmarketing_internship.pdf

February 6, 2017

Nissan News

Paid summer internship in corporate communications.
Information: nissan_internship.pdf

January 30, 2017

Music City Media

Summer internship.
Information: music_city_internship.2017.pdf

January 27, 2017

Cheekwood Gardens

Marketing internship.
Information: cheekwood-internship.pdf

January 23, 2017

U.S. Army

Summer internships in broadcasting, photojournalism. Fort Knox, Ky.
Information: USArmy_Broadcaster_Internship.pdf

January 20, 2017

The Nashville Food Project

Marketing internship.
Information: Nashville_Food_Project-internship.doc

January 13, 2017

The Television Academy Foundation

Summer internships.
The Television Academy Foundation’s Internship Program provides over 50 internships to college students nationwide. The program gives both undergraduate and graduate students in-depth exposure to professional television production during an eight-week, paid summer period in Los Angeles.

December 22, 2016

City of Spring Hill

Communications Department internship.
Information: Spring_Hill-Communications_Internship.pdf
Contact: SpringHill_contact.jpg

December 2, 2016

YWCA Nashville

Development internship.
Information: ywca_internship.pdf

November 30, 2016

Porter Novelli

PR, digital media.
Information: Search Atlanta for 2017 Summer Intern program:

November 21, 2016

Music City Media

Marketing and social media intern.
Information: music_city_media_internship.pdf

November 17, 2016

IRTS Fellowship

International Radio and Television Society Foundation summer fellowships.
Information: IRTS summer fellowship

November 11, 2016

Titan Web Marketing Solutions

Advertising internships.
Information: Titan_Marketing_internship.pdf

The Joint Nashville

Marketing internship spring semester.
Information: Joint_Nashville_internship.pdf

Free Hearts

Publicity/newsletter internship.
Information: Free_Hearts_internship.pdf

November 7, 2016

Brickshore Media

Public Relations/Marketing and Social Media internship.
Information: brickshore_media_internship.pdf

November 4, 2016

Music City Roots

Social media internship.
Information: Music_City_Roots-internship.pdf

October 29, 2016

HCA Healthcare

Graphic design/user experience internship.
Information: hca_internship.pdf
Job link: Intern-10207-19137

October 21, 2016

St. Thomas Health

Administrative support, full time.

October 17, 2016

Music City Plastic Surgery

Information: MusicCity_plasticSurg_internship.pdf

Rutherford County Assessor’s Office

Information: Rutherford_Co_assessors_internship.pdf

Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock

Spring 2017, full-time paid, PR, journalism, politics, healthcare communications.
Information: jarrard_inc_internship.pdf

September 9, 2016

Tennessee Bankers Association

Communications internship.
Information: TBA-Internship.pdf

September 1, 2016

TKO Marketing

Two internships.
Information: tko_marketing_internship.pdf

The Seattle Times

Summer 2017 internships.
Information: Seattle_Times_summer_internships.pdf


Write blog entries about Titans.
Information: sportsblog.pdf

Year-round: Ongoing Internships

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Southeast AIDS Education & Training Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking an intern to assist in media production.
Information: Vanderbilt_Internship.pdf

American Songwriter

Editorial and marketing internships.
Information: intern-at-american-songwriter

Journal Communications Inc.
Franklin, TN

Editorial/Journalism, Social Media/Content Marketing, Video Editing, and Design Internships available year-round with flexible start and end dates.
Journal Communications Inc interns gain exposure to and experience with the many aspects of print and online magazine publishing and content promotion. Don't expect coffee runs or other random grunt work. You'll leave here with an enhanced knowledge base and tangible work to show for it. That, and you might make your small-screen debut in a company video or two!
Students primarily considered for internships with JCI are those majoring in communications fields, including journalism, public relations, graphic design and advertising. Consideration also is given to select applicants with strong writing skills in other relevant fields of study. For further information and to apply, visit

Gannett Design Studio

From the submitter: "The Gannett Design Studio in Nashville serves 12 papers in the Southeastern market, and we are currently looking for spring and summer design interns. It’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about print publication design, information design and graphics, and copy editing. Our interns are paid, and we offer flexible hours so that students could work up to 40 hours a week, should they wish to. Internships run 10 weeks with the potential for an extension."<
To apply: Design Studio Nashville

Navigation Advertising

Advertising, marketing, public relations, video production, computer science, and graphic design internships.
Information: Navigation_Advertising_internships.pdf

Legacy Consulting, PR & Events

Pr internship.
Information: LEGACY_Internship.pdf

Source Lists

These source lists are updated weekly, so keep checking:

MEO Jobs

MEOjobs is a non-commercial site that aggregates career opportunities in media, communications and the arts:
MEO Jobs Summer Internships

80 Journalism Internships and Fellowships

A list compiled by the Poynter Institute: Journalism Internships

Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (Internship Opportunities Source)

University of California at Berkeley

J-JOBS is a free service to the journalism community by the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. Sorry, J-JOBS is not available by subscription. It can be accessed at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism:


EXL Service Learning Opportunities to Enhance Student Engagement

The EXL Scholars Program has developed partnerships with area nonprofit organizations and compiled a convenient method for locating appropriate experiential and service learning opportunities for EXL participants.

This innovative database can be viewed in various ways, is very easy to use, and offers a direct way to connect students and faculty members to community partners. For questions or password access please contact: or 615-494-7849.


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