College of Communication
Strategic Communication: PR & Advertising


All Strategic Communication majors are encouraged to complete one or more internships during their junior or senior years. The internship program includes one-on-one assistance with resume preparation, selection of internship possibilities, interview skills and a group orientation session prior to beginning the internship. At the conclusion of the semester, the student will also have prepared a professional presented portfolio of projects completed during the internship.

Jill Lewman '07, Intern
St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers

Indianapolis, the 14th largest U.S. city, provides experiences in a variety of professions for the integrated communication major. There are internships available at many of the large corporations such as Emmis Communication, Citizens Gas and Coke and Indianapolis Power & Light Company. Students interested in sports promotion have completed internships at the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Sports Corporation, USA Gymnastics, United States Diving, Inc., Special Olympics, Indiana and Indianapolis 500 Festival.

The city's public relations and advertising firms, such as Young and Laramore, Borshoff, Publicis and Shank Public Relations, train students for agency work.

Pacers Interns
Kristen Blankenship '06 & Sarah Myer '06
Interning with the Indiana Pacers

The not-for-profit organizations-St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers, American College of Sports Medicine, Indiana Black Expo, United Way of Central Indiana, American Legion National Headquarters, Indianapolis Downtown, Inc., Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association and the Children's Museum-also offer internships.

Students can be introduced to arts promotion through internships at the Indianapolis Civic Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Eiteljorg Museum, and Indianapolis Museum of Art. Read about the artists-management internship experience of Strategic Communication major Katie Carlson.

Students may complete internships on a national level through the Butler University/Washington D.C. Semester Intern Program. This program is designed to offer internship opportunities and enables students to earn up to 20 credits in a flexible combination of coursework and interning. While in Washington, D.C, students have interned at The White House, various Congressional offices, the Smithsonian, National Geographic and MSNBC.