In the Department of Communication we believe that a high-quality internship provides a valuable opportunity for majors to gain exposure to communication careers while acquiring skills, contacts, and work products that will help upon entrance to the job market. We currently offer up to 4 credits to students with internships, 1 to 2 credits per quarter.

To receive credit you must complete 5 communication courses and fill out the COM 395 Application Form

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Participate in i2i: Interview to Internship, where company representatives come to the Department for a few hours to conduct several 15-minute interviews with UW Comm students in CMU 102. Come dressed to impress with resume in hand for a shot to intern with leading Seattle companies.

leadersUPi2i: LeadersUp

Established by Starbucks in 2013, LeadersUP aspires to address the national challenge of six million young people not at work or at school by bridging the divide between the business challenge of finding and keeping the best talent and the untapped potential of the next generation.

Communications Intern

The LeadersUp Communications Intern will work closely with the Communications and Public Affairs Manager in creating content, collateral materials that visualize LeadersUp’s impact and mission to a broad range of audiences through traditional communications and social media channels. This opportunity is ideal for a highly efficient junior/senior level student who would like to diversify their portfolio by having the flexibility of working directly with a national organization in addressing the youth unemployment crisis.

25 to 40 hours per week, paid stipend, May to August 2015

WHEN: Thursday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to noon

Alaskai2i: Alaska Airlines Magazine

Paradigm Communications Group, the Seattle-based publisher of Alaska Airlines Magazine and Horizon Edition Magazine, is seeking editorial interns. Interns have the opportunity to write several short articles, which are published with the intern’s byline, for two in-flight magazines that are viewed by more than a million travelers per month. The internships are unpaid and are 20 hours per week for three months. Hours are flexible, but fixed schedules are encouraged, typically two full days and a half-day each week.

Other duties include: Researching story concepts, conducting interviews, fact-checking, developing event calendars, and assisting with editorial research and art queries.

WHEN: Thursday, April 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.

KPLU 88.5 2012 NEW NPR WO PPMi2i: KPLU

Marketing and Promotions Intern

Interns will contribute to on-air content by curating the KPLU online calendar of events, provide support for KPLU’s School of Jazz education program (duties vary depending on time of year), update and maintain School of Jazz web and Facebook pages, assist with maintaining Google AdWorks global marketing campaign for Jazz24, assist at KPLU events and interface with staff, listeners, and sponsor. Digital audio editing experience is a plus, but not a requirement.

10-15 hours per week, unpaid, 3 months long

WHEN: Thursday, May 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.

425business-logoi2i: 425 Business Magazine

Editorial Internship

425 Business offers writing/editing internships year-round. Internships typically run 10-25 hours per week for 3 months at a time. Interns gain real-world experience in publishing, design and journalism. A small stipend plus fun work perks are included in our internship programs.

Applicants should have strong writing skills, intellectual curiosity and possess the ability to tell a story. Successful candidates will understand the importance of deadlines, teamwork and independent thinking. Coursework in journalism, communications, marketing, business and writing are helpful, but not required. An understanding of business topics is a plus. This position is best fit for students at the junior or senior level, or recent college graduates. Duties include blog posts, research, copy editing, copy writing, fact checking and potential feature writing.

Interns will work from the Bellevue office. It is suggested to bring clips to your interview.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Student Spotlights and Locations

UW Comm students have interned at these companies and more. Click ‘Student Blog Post’ to read first-hand experiences from students who have held internships at the company listed:

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