Internship Supervisors

Internships are a required and critical component of our student’s professional development. Our primary expectations are that the internship site provides project-based work, the necessary workspace and equipment, inclusion in the work team, regular training, supervision, and constructive feedback. While some nonprofit organizations aren’t always able to pay an intern, a stipend or hourly wage is encouraged, but not required. Students are mandated to concurrently enroll in an internship course that provides opportunity for reflection and professional development. The internship director, Amber Moser, serves as a partner with the internship supervisor and student.

Recruit ElonComm Interns

In recent years, School of Communications interns have accepted roles with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Benjamin Moore, Comcast NBCUniversal, Creative Artists Agency, Edelman, First Citizens Bank, Fox Sports, Havas Group, Imagine Entertainment, Jack Morton Worldwide, Los Angeles Rams, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Marine Mammal Center, Mike Tollin Productions, Modern Luxury Media, Pendo, PepsiCo, QVC, SportsMEDIA Technology, Wayfair, and WWAY TV.

We welcome you to post any available internships on our internal database, the Elon Job Network. The Elon Job Network (EJN) allows employers to post jobs and internships, as well as register for on-campus events. Elon students have 24/7 access to the database. For more information, contact Ryan Taube, associate director of corporate and employer relations in the School of Communications.

Federal law requires financial compensation of interns unless the internship satisfies criteria outlined by the U.S. Department of Labor. To maintain the integrity of Elon’s internship program and to ensure that students are provided with beneficial internships, all employers posting unpaid internships must abide by the Department of Labor criteria established under the Fair Labor Standards Act. For your reference, those guidelines are listed below:

  • The intern and the employer clearly understand there is no expectation of compensation. (But we encourage companies to provide financial compensation as they are able.)
  • The internship provides training that is like that which is given in an educational environment, including hands-on training.
  • The internship is tied to the intern’s formal education program by integrated coursework and the receipt of academic credit.
  • The internship accommodates the intern’s academic commitments by corresponding to the academic calendar. And the internship’s duration is limited to the period in which the opportunity provides the intern with beneficial learning.
  • The intern’s work complements, rather than displaces, the work of paid employees while providing significant educational benefits to the intern.
  • The intern and the employer understand that the internship is conducted without entitlement to a paid job at the conclusion of the internship.