Strategic Communication Internships
Indianapolis provides experiences in a variety of professions for strategic communication majors. There are internships available at many of the large corporations such as Eli Lilly, Emmis Communication, Citizens Energy Group, Indiana Farmers Insurance, 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 & Laramore, Borshoff, the Basement, Bohlsen Group, Hirons, and BLASTmedia train students for agency work.
Local not-for-profit organizations also offer internships, such as those offered by the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, the Indianapolis Zoo, United Way of Central Indiana, American Legion National Headquarters, Downtown Indy, Inc., Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, Visit Indy, Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault, St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers, and Indiana Black Expo.
Students can be introduced to arts promotion through internships at the Indianapolis Civic Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Eiteljorg Museum, and Newfields (the Indianapolis Museum of Art).
Students may complete internships on a national or international level. Recent placements include Walmart (Bentonville, AR), Reebok (NYC), Agentry PR (NYC), Small Girls PR (NYC), and Alex Silver PR (London, UK), among others. Additionally, students can participate in the Butler University/Washington, DC 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, for example, at The White House, various Congressional offices, the Smithsonian, National Geographic and MSNBC.