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Strategic Communication

Strategic Communication Internships

Tori Farr Internship

Internship Opportunities

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 LillyEmmis CommunicationCitizens Energy Group, Indiana Farmers Insurance, and Indianapolis Power & Light Company. Students interested in sports promotion have completed internships at the Indiana PacersIndianapolis ColtsIndiana Sports CorporationUSA GymnasticsUnited States Diving, Inc.Special Olympics Indiana, and Indianapolis 500 Festival.

The city's public relations and advertising firms, such as Young & LaramoreBorshoffthe 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 ZooUnited Way of Central IndianaAmerican Legion National HeadquartersDowntown Indy, Inc.Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, Visit Indy, Indiana Coalition to End Sexual AssaultSt. Francis Hospital and Health Centers, and Indiana Black Expo.

Students can be introduced to arts promotion through internships at the Indianapolis Civic TheatreIndiana Repertory TheatreEiteljorg 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 SmithsonianNational Geographic and MSNBC.