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.

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 summer internships are 40 hours a week and paid. Hirons seeks 1-3 interns and priority will be given to minority students. Apply by Feb. 21, 2018. Check the Hirons website for more details. 

Association of Women in Sports Media
The Association of Women in Sports Media (AWSM) is accepting up to 10 female college students interested in print/digital, broadcast or media relations, for its Summer 2018 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. Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors and not graduate BEFORE Summer 2018. 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. Memberships must be approved before you can apply for free, so don't delay. Apply here by Oct. 31.

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. Apply by Sept. 15, 2017, for Spring 2018 internships. 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 will hire a Summer 2018 public relations intern 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. Click here for more information. If interested, email résumé to Mary Louise Bewley, APR, Community Engagement Manager, at 

Carpender, Dana (Author)
More interested in working with personalities than corporations? Dana Carpender is a best-selling author, mostly cookbooks. She has sold more than a million books, but is looking to increase her profile. Carpender seeks a bright, energetic public relations intern to focus on improving her platform. Social media savvy essential, along with help revamping website and shopping her for interviews on radio, television, print or online. $10/hour, 15 hours a week, with a bonus for excellent results. Three months duration, with the possibility to extend. Interested? E-mail

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 soon for the Summer 2018 deadline. Learn more. 

Children’s Bureau, Inc.
Children’s Bureau, Inc., is hiring two paid digital media interns for Summer 2017 – one in nonprofit marketing and one in corporate fundraising:

  • Nonprofit marketing: This intern will plan and implement weekly social media content; create graphics for use in social media, website and more; track and report social media metrics; updates and SEO for; and assist with creating and scheduling email campaigns. The student must have a minimum of intermediate design skills with a knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. The intern will work 40 hours per week. A stipend will be awarded at the end of 12 weeks. Click here for more information.
  • Corporate fundraising: This intern will design, schedule and track daily social media posts; use Adobe InDesign to create visually appealing, interactive review packets for partner companies; develop engaging content for email marketing; coordinate logistics for monthly meet and greet events and corporate networking, among other duties. The student must be a junior or senior in good standing. The student must have a minimum of intermediate design skills with a knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. The intern will work 20 hours per week (full time consideration for the right applicant). A stipend will be awarded at the end of 12 weeks. Click here for more information.

Children's Museum of Indianapolis
The Children's Museum is searching for media and public relations interns. 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. For more information, click here.

City of Indianapolis, Department of Metropolitan Development 
The City of Indianapolis, Department of Metropolitan Development, is searching for a part-time Summer 2017 communications intern. The intern will serve as a social media communications liaison within the department. This includes, but is not limited to, posting and sharing content related to department and community initiatives, promoting public meetings, live sharing from events, and building the awareness of the department to the public. The position will develop strategies for engaging the public and may develop and/or generate and distribute marketing and communications support materials. Click here for more details. To apply, e-mail your résumé and cover letter to Lindsey Richardt, Chief Communications Officer, at Lindsey.Richardt@Indy.Gov.

CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon hires communications 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 hires editorial, graphic design and photography interns for its weekly and monthly publications. E-mail your résumé, cover letter and PDFs of your three best work samples to Steve Greenberg

Dani’s Dreams Innovation in Education Corp.
Dani’s Dreams Innovation in Education Corp. seeks a marketing/PR intern to implement a marketing/PR plan developed by IUPUI PR students. 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. The intern will work from Jan. 5, 2018-Dec. 5, 2018. Stipend included. Click here for more details. 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, an Indianapolis-based public relations firm, offers paid internships each semester. 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 résumé, cover letter and writing samples to Britny Kalule, account executive, at Application information is posted here

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. Apply by March 1, 2018, for Summer 2018; by April 7, 2018, for Fall 2018; and by Nov. 18, 2018, for Spring 2019. 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 1-3 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. Check JagJobs for full description. 

Electric Consumer Magazine
Electric Consumer, a print and electronic magazine delivered to approximately 250,000 Indiana elective cooperatives members each month, seeks an intern. Electric Consumer is produced by Indiana Electric Cooperatives. Duties include assisting with updates to the magazine’s website; supporting social media efforts; assisting with proofreading, writing, photography and layout for the magazine; assisting with events, projects and printed materials; and helping with administrative duties as needed. To apply, submit your résumé, work samples (or link to an online portfolio) and a cover letter to Amy Stansfield at More details available here

Eli Lilly and Company 
Eli Lilly and Company is hiring three academic contractors (interns) in Global Communications for Summer 2018. Two communications interns will support a variety of areas within the company. One communications intern will specifically be assigned to Eli Lilly's Diversity and Inclusion office. 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,, by Feb. 26, 2018. Click here for more information. 

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. Click here for general information.

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 Dec. 1 for Spring semester opportunities (January-May); 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 2018 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. The 2017 Governor's Summer Internship program recipients are paid a rate of $11.30 per hour. 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., is looking to hire a Public Relations and Marketing Intern. The position will assist with marketing and public relations initiatives and reports to the Director of Marketing and Promotions. This paid internship runs from mid-May 2018 through early August 2018. The hours per week vary between 15 to 30 and may include some evenings and weekends. Apply by Feb. 20. For more details, click here.

Hendricks County Flyer
The Hendricks County Flyer is looking for writers to cover high school sports in Hendricks County. Deadline experience preferred. This is a paid position. Interested students should email a résumé and a couple of clips completed on deadline to: Dylan Trimpe, sports editor,

Hirons & Company Advertising + Public Relations
Hirons & Company routinely hires interns. Check for opportunities here:

House Republicans Internship
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. 

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill
The communications staff at the Office of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill seeks two public relations interns to work approximately 16- to 20 hours per week for course credit. The intern should be a current junior, senior or graduate student. The intern will need to have his or her own transportation, their own laptop and must be able to start Sept. 5. The intern will work out of the Indiana Government Center South in Indianapolis. The internship will last until Dec. 5. 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 Corey Elliot, press secretary, at, copy 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. 

Indiana Blood Center
The Indiana Blood Center 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 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 2 or 3 work samples to VP-Communications Dave Shatkowski at

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. 

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

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 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 Indiana Sports Corp will be hiring an intern for the fall 2017 semester in late summer.

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 Museum of Art
The Indianapolis Museum of Art 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. Apply by Oct. 20, 2017, for the Spring 2018 semester, and by March 9, 2018, for Summer 2018.

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. Spring applications are due Nov. 10. 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., 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 a résumé and writing samples to Scott Peceny.

IU Communications
IU Communications routinely hires social media interns. Check back again soon for future opportunities. 

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 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.

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. Details here.

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

Lauth Investigations International, Inc.
Lauth Investigations International, Inc., Lost Assets Division is an Indianapolis-based private investigation firm that specializes in returning lost assets to the rightful owners throughout the U.S. Lauth Investigations is seeking unpaid interns. The part-time position involves investigating and locating people by working directly with many human and non-human sources such as third-party databases and various websties and verbal communication. The purpose of the searches is to locate the rightful owner of assets that have been transferred from the financial holder to the state's unclaimed property division. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. More details available here

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.

Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY)
MCCOY is seeking a journalism intern to support and coordinate its monthly television show aired on local government channel TV – “Our Kids, Our Families, Our Communities.” The intern will be responsible for planning, researching and assessing ideas, and coordinating the show taping. The intern will also have the opportunity to help with writing web content and developing written content for various early intervention & prevention initiatives. Interns will work 15-20 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship, eligible for journalism internship credit. This internship runs mid-May to August. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to Mitzi Wilson, Early Intervention & Prevention Initiative Director at MCCOY, Inc., 1375 W. 16th Street, Indianapolis IN 46202.

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

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, especially as it relates to 40th anniversary planning for 2018. 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.

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. Applications are being accepted for Fall 2017.

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. 

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 résumé, cover letter and a sample of your work to both Phil Taylor at and Dylan St. Clair at

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 Find 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

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.

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.

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.

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 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. Check back soon for information on how to apply for the 2018-19 Leadership Residency. For more information, 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 a summer and fall 2018 paid internship for students. 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. The internship runs from May 16, 2018 through Aug. 25, 2018, with an option to continue through Nov. 23, 2018. The internship will average 20 hours per week. Please be aware, some weeks will surpass 20 hours. Selected intern(s) will be in office on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, May through August. Applicants must be available on the following dates to be considered:

  • Friday, May 25, 2018, 3 p.m. until after Midnight
  • Saturday, July 7, 2018, 3 p.m. until after Midnight
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8 a.m. until after Midnight
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018, 3 p.m. until after Midnight
  • Saturday, August 25, 2018, 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

 To be considered for the extended internship, you must be available on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 21, 2018, 1 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 5, 2018, 3 p.m. until Midnight
  • Friday, November 23, 2018 (Friday after Thanksgiving)
  • 1-2 additional week night/Saturdays to be mutually agreed upon

The above dates are vital, large-scale community events on which the applicant will work directly and must serve on site. An $8 per hour student stipend will be paid every two weeks for the duration of the internship. Please apply by Feb. 28, 2018. Send résumé and cover letter to: ATTN:  Megan Zehring, VP Customer Experience, PO BOX 199114, Indianapolis, IN, 46219, Click here for more information. 

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

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, is hiring a paid Summer 2017 marketing, communications and program intern. The intern will work approximately 25 hours per week May-August 2017. 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

Zeta Tau Alpha
Zeta Tau Alpha is seeking a paid intern to work in the Communication Department for the fall semester. 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. Click here for more details. Send your résumé and cover letter to Ashley Sherman, Director of Communication, at 

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

The Banner Graphic
The Banner Graphic, a four-day-a-week publication in Greencastle, Ind., has an opening for a full-time paginator. Job duties will include daily pagination of our newspaper, as well as special sections and tabloids and other design duties as assigned. Proven experience with Macintosh, InDesign and Photoshop are required. The ability to work in a deadline-driven environment is ideal. Candidates should have a working knowledge of AP Style. Job also requires the ability to format and publish stories on the Banner Graphic website, The job will be evening hours, five nights a week.

Interested? Send resume, cover letter and design samples to Eric Bernsee, Editor, 100 N. Jackson St., Box 509, Greencastle, IN 46135 or e-mail No phone calls or walk-ins, please. For more information, visit:

Greensburg Daily News
The Greensburg Daily News seeks full-time staff reporter (covering city meetings, school board and features and assisting with sports coverage, etc.). E-mail résumé and three clips to Title the email "Staff Writer Opening." This is an entry-level position. 

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