School of Communications students are required to earn one credit for an internship experience. Students typically do more than one internship while enrolled as an Elon student and opt for 1 or 2 credits, depending upon the demands of the particular job and/or the student’s need for credit hours.
The school features some of its interns and internship events with news releases. You can find links to recent stories below:
- Golin Unternship to take Elon senior on a six-week cross-country adventure
- Communications majors prepare for future at internship and career expo
- Strategic communications major selected for T. Howard Foundation internship program
- MacKenzie Clarken ’18 wins prestigious national advertising scholarship
- Career Moves: Internship helps jump-start Elon junior’s pursuit of journalism career
- Two communications majors selected for Scripps Howard internship program
The internship director for the School of Communications spends a portion of her time on the road making site visits at locations across the United States to ensure the quality of internship experiences. The feedback we receive from people supervising Elon students is overwhelmingly positive. They often say Elon students are the best interns they have ever employed, and they ask us for more.
A sampling of recent internships taken for academic credit (see above for a list of intern experiences):
- North Carolina, internships at VF Corp.; Duke Children’s Hospital; newspapers including The Times-News in Burlington, The News & Observer in Raleigh, The News & Record in Greensboro, The Alamance News in Graham, the Winston-Salem Journal and The Star in Shelby; Burlington Industries; RF Micro Devices; Quixote Group; North Carolina Legal Aid Service; Volunteer Center of Alamance; Webb Patterson Communications; Piedmont Associated Industries; Trone public relations agency.
- In the New York area, internships at InStyle magazine; ESPN the Magazine; David Letterman; MSNBC; Catalyst Films; “The View” and MTV.
- Internships in the Washington, D.C., area include National Geographic; Comcast Sportsnet; KM Communications; WJLA-TV; and Washington Post Interactive.
- Television station internships across the South include WGHP-TV Fox 8 in High Point, N.C.; WCIV-TV in Charleston, S.C.; WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tenn.; WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Fla.; WITF-TV public television in Harrisburg, Pa.; and WFMY-TV in Greensboro.
- Other broadcast or production company intern locations include Horizon Productions in North Carolina; Wide Eye Productions in North Carolina; The Motley Fool Radio Show in Virginia; radio station 98.7 The Zone in Greensboro, N.C.; Infinity Broadcasting in Pennsylvania; and WFYV Radio in Jacksonville, Florida.
- Political and corporate communication internships have included work in the office of Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode and at Amerigroup in Maryland; AT&T Media Services in Florida; Ocean City Advertising Agency in Maryland; and Tiffanie Williams & Co. in Massachusetts.
- Elon students have logged corporate communications internships with many minor league baseball teams such as the Hickory Crawdads and with top pro-league teams such as the Baltimore Orioles and Carolina Hurricanes.