Communication Internships

Internships are open to juniors and seniors who have a 3.0 GPA or better. Internships are typically for 4 credit hours per semester.

With a 4-credit internship, the student is expected to work with the internship sponsor 15-20 hours per week. A maximum of 8 credits of internships may be applied toward the communication major.
Internships are available in the locations below.

Tampa

Advent Out of Home Media
Specializes in out of home media advertising (bus, rail, subway, billboard, airport, point of purchase) on a national and international (Latin America) level. Interns take an active role while assisting with market research, ad design and normal day-to-day operations. Located in Ybor City, approximately two miles from campus. Medium-size business.

Applied Media Technologies Corporation
A diversified electronic media company. Interns are involved with writing scripts, press releases, public relations and publication of press releases, client contact, gathering information, basic customer service, etc. Located three blocks from campus. Small-size business.

Business Video Productions
Primarily a "corporate" video production center, produces tapes for businesses, training, promotional, etc. Internship provides experiences with production work (shooting, editing) and "business end" of company. Located near airport, approximately four miles from campus. Medium-size business.

C.B. & Reid

Specialize in 35 mm film production. This company produces a variety of work including national commercials, segments for TV shows, etc. Non-linear video editing is also a specialty. Interns will work directly with the producer and director and will be involved in all aspects of production. Hours vary depending on what project is being produced. Located in Ybor City, approximately two miles from campus. Small-size business.

Channel 8 WFLA/NBC Affiliate

Local NBC TV affiliate with a strong news department. Internships are available in many areas, including news (writing and production), sports, advertising, graphics, station management/operations, or sales promotion and research. Located downtown, approximately one mile from campus. Medium to large-size business.

Channel 13 WTVT/Fox Affiliate

Local Fox TV affiliate with strong news and local programming departments. Internships are available in many areas, including news, new writing, sports, weather, graphics, advertising, local programming, station operation/management, promotions, and in-house marketing. Located one mile from campus. Large-size business.

Channel 28 WFTS/ABC Affiliate

Local ABC affiliate TV station. Interns will have the opportunity to work in a number of different positions which may be worked out with sponsor, including news, production of local programs, sports, advertising, master control, station operations. Located approximately four miles from campus (I-4 at Columbus). Medium-size business.

Chenowith and Faulkner

Full-service advertising agency. Internships are available in print, broadcast or public relations. Duties vary. Located one mile from campus. Medium to large-size business.

City of Tampa

Produces TV programming to promote and inform about Tampa city affairs, services and activities. Interns will be exposed to and participate in full-range of production from writing to camera to post-production. Located downtown, approximately 1/2 mile from campus. Small-size business.

Cypress Productions/CPN Television

Production company specializing in producing commercial and industrial videos, both local and national, and other "large productions" on film and high-end video. Internships offer exposure to production; students are expected to assist on shoots in any way needed. Some "office type" work is also expected. Located near Howard Franklin

Edit Suites, Inc.

A video production and editing company that produces local commercials and provides video transfer and duplication services. Located near Hyde Park Village, approximately one mile from campus. Small-size business.

Friends Offering Children Unlimited Success (FOCUS)

A coalition of community agencies involved in children's issues. Interns would assist in developing and implementing an awareness campaign that will use all forms of media to encourage proper child development. General activities include ad layout and design, writing (ad copy, proposals and grants), public speaking, desktop publishing, media coordination, research. Located downtown, approximately 3/4 mile from campus. Small-size business.

Fyvolent Whitmore Advertising

A full-service advertising agency. Intern would be involved in a variety of advertising related activities. Located downtown, approximately 1/2 mile from campus. Medium-size business.

Government Access TV

Produces programming of interest to residents of Tampa for air on local cable. Most programming is shot live through use of studio and mobile production truck. Interns are exposed to full range of production. Located downtown, approximately 1/2 mile from campus. Small to medium-size business.

Hillsborough County Bar Association

A paid internship. Interns will videotape and edit continuing legal education seminars scheduled throughout the year. Located downtown, approximately 1/2 mile from campus. Medium-size business.

Hillsborough County Cable TV Administration

Provides TV programs of interest to Hillsborough County citizens. Intern would work in production of programs that including regular shows and special programs. Responsibilities would include shooting, editing, playback, etc. Located downtown, approximately 1/2 mile from campus. Small to medium-size business.

Holland and Knight Law Firm

A full-service law firm that also handles media law cases. Interns in the media law section would be involved in research, some observation of depositions, etc. Student would work with one or two specific lawyers. Located downtown, approximately 1/8 mile from campus. Large-size business.

Hospital News of Florida

A statewide newspaper based in Tampa for healthcare providers and professionals in the healthcare business. Interns should have an interest in print media; they will re-write press releases, research story ideas and work closely with the editor. Located in Carrollwood, approximately nine miles from campus. Medium-size business.

Jones Intercable

Internship in the programming department. Work in master control, tape playback on-air, editing and production. Located next to campus. Medium-size business.

Mental Health Care, Inc.

Interns would be involved in scripting, producing, taping, and editing videos. The videos will be training videos on the subjects of sexual harassment, consumer sensitivity, interviewing techniques, and other human resource related topics. Located approximately five miles from campus (22nd St. and Hillsborough Ave.). Medium-size business.

New York Yankees Baseball Team - Spring Training Office

Assist the director of marketing with publications, including spring training and Tampa Yankees' souvenir programs, pocket schedule and media guide. Ideal for student with experience with college newspaper or yearbook. Possibility for further employment after internship. Located four miles from campus. Medium-size office in large company.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation

A nonprofit organization sponsors research, education and support for persons with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone disorder). Interns would assist the special events coordinator with national fund-raising and public relations. Knowledge of computers helpful. Reliable transportation is essential (work-related mileage reimbursed). Located three miles from campus. Small-size business.

Shooting Stars Productions

Video production facility, emphasis on post-production, high-end graphics and effects. Intern would assist in all areas of production. May be paid for special shoots. Located two miles from campus. Small-size business.

Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Team

NHL hockey team. Intern in promotion/public relations department. Responsibilities include contacting local media, working on special game promotions, and other activities associated with promoting the team. Located downtown, approximately 1/4 mile from campus. Medium to large-size business.

Tampa Bay Sports and Fitness Magazine

A sports and fitness publication aimed at the Tampa Bay area. Interns work in the production of the magazine and /or sales. In producing the magazine, interns compile information, condense and organize sports events and layout the information using computers. In sales, the intern is directly involved in handling advertising accounts for the magazine. Located downtown, approximately 1/4 mile from campus. Small to medium-size business.

Tampa City Council - Dr. Scott Paine, Council Member

Intern would work directly with Tampa City Council member Scott Paine and would assist with public relations and political activities. Located downtown, approximately 1/4 mile from campus.

Tampa Educational Cable Consortium

Produces local educational programming for air on two cable channels. Interns will be exposed to and participate in full range of production from camera (studio and field) to editing and graphics. Located 1/4 mile from campus. Small-size business.

Tampa Electric Company

Working with the audio/visual department with photography and video, corporate newsletter, corporate training tapes, promotional tapes, shooting, editing, etc., or with the corporate relations department assisting with public relations. Located downtown, approximately 1/2 mile from campus. Small department in large company.

Tampa/Hillsborough County Tourism Council

An organization which promotes tourism in Tampa/Hillsborough County. Interns would assist public relations division in working with travel writers who come to town, coordinate interviews and visits around the area. Interns would also develop press releases, maintain mailing lists, work directly with representatives of the local travel industry and track publicity generated in trade and consumer publications. Located downtown, approximately 1/4 mile from campus. Medium-size business.

Louise Thompson

Specializes in public relations and promotional work. Intern would be exposed to a wide range of company operations. Located one mile from campus (Cass St., near Rome). Small-size business.

University of South Florida Engineering Productions

Produce educational video programming for broadcast throughout state. Intern would work primarily with production, camera operation, audio, controlling live call-in questions, tape distribution, etc. Mostly studio work, some field production. This is a paid internship. Located on USF campus, approximately nine miles from campus. Medium-size organization.

Urban Business

A magazine targeted for African-American readers. Interns would be involved in writing, editing, layout, distribution and promotion of magazine. Located near Westshore Mall, approximately three miles from campus. For more information, contact Rick Sherrell at (813) 282-7317 (phone) or (813) 282-7304 (fax). Small-size business.

West and Company

A full-service advertising agency. Internships are available in areas of print, broadcast and public relations. Located downtown, approximately 1/2 mile from campus. Medium to large-size business.

WFLA-RADIO (Newsradio 970 AM)

News and talk radio format. Internships are available in news, promotions and advertising. Located near Gandy and Crosstown, approximately four miles from campus. Medium-size business.

WFLZ (Power 93)

Top 40 format radio. Interns perform office work, assist on-air personalities, work on special promotions, assist with press conferences, work in news department, and monitor scanners and wire service for news. Located near Gandy and Crosstown, approximately four miles from campus. Medium to large-size business.

WHPT 102.5 "The Point" FM; WHNZ All News 570 AM; WNZE Sports Radio 820 AM

Interns work in one of four areas: marketing, sales, production (creating the on-air show), and management. Duties vary, but all interns work closely with, if not directly with the head of each of these departments. All interns receive an exit interview/critique with the station's general manager. Located four miles from campus. Small to medium departments in large company.

Ybor City Chamber of Commerce

Promote and connect the merchants and businesses of Ybor City and the Tampa Bay area. Interns would be involved with planning, promoting, volunteer recruitment, and administrative duties for Ybor City events such as Guavaween, Ybor Arts & Crafts Show, etc. Located in Ybor City, approximately two miles from campus.
 

Clearwater

Hamilton Hall Talent Management, Inc.
Casting and scheduling of actors/actresses for film and television. Management of actors and actresses. Interns will work with talent agents. Located in Clearwater.

Independent Broadcasters Network

24-hour talk network. Interns would be involved in affiliate relations, public relations, and writing. Need good phone skills. Would represent whole network of 23-25 shows. Located 15 miles from campus. Small to medium-size business.

Neighborly Senior Services

A nonprofit organization that provides and administers services to the elderly. Interns can work in a variety of areas, including public relations/promotions and case management. Located on the other side of Howard Franklin Bridge, approximately 11 miles from campus. Medium-size business.

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Large performing arts center. Need public relations intern to handle promotion and public relations with newspapers and entertainment press. Includes writing press releases, distribution of photos and special promotions, procuring press kits from artist's agents. Located 15 miles from campus. Medium-size business.

Telemation

High-end video post-production, audio, graphic design and computer animation. Seeking students interested in broadcast design and on-air graphics. May be opportunity for student to develop a portfolio. Located 20 miles from campus (US 19 south of SR 60). Large-size business.

WXLB (98 ROCK)

Album-oriented rock station. Intern would work in news department. Responsibilities would include checking wire services and news contacts, writing news copy, and other duties. Located 14 miles from campus. Medium to large-size business.

Lakeland

WCIE (Llfe 91.1 FM)
Christian format radio station. Located 30 miles from campus. Small-size business.

Largo

Jack Walker TV Productions, Inc.
Video production of programming/ commercials. Intern would be involved in all aspects of business from production to office work. Located 20 miles from campus. Small-size business.

Madeira Beach

Spectrum Advertising
Produces local commercials and "package" advertising for local cable TV. Interns will be exposed to full range of operations from production to advertising market strategies. Located less than 40 minutes from campus. Small-size business.

Miami

WSVN Channel 7 (independent)
Internships are available in the following areas: special projects, assignment desk, sports, public relations, sales and marketing, and business administration. Interns would work directly with producers or managers in these areas. Call for internship application or more information. Located in Miami (can be taken as summer internship). Large-size business.

Orlando

Chapman Leonard Studios and Production Center
Sound stage and high-end film support equipment center. Manufacturers of the film industry standard in cranes and dollies. Interns will be exposed to films shot on Chapman's sound stage, will learn the inside language and technical aspects for all of Chapman's equipment (very valuable in the film industry), and will make contacts with film professionals. To apply, please submit a brief biography that describes what you hope to achieve with the internship. Located 60 miles from campus. Large-size business.

The Golf Channel

Interns work with the production department and have the ability to work with the producers, directors and reporters in all aspects of production. Responsibilities will include logging tapes, viewing tournaments, researching golf information, and assisting with production. Located 60 miles from campus. Large-size business.

Orlando Magic Basketball Team

Internships are available in many areas, including advertising, broadcasting/ production, broadcasting/radio, coaching, community relations, corporate sponsorship sales, youth foundation, promotions, publicity/media relations, and talent network. Must apply for internship 2-3 months in advance. Please send: resume, cover letter, a one-page statement outlining why you want to work with the Magic and what qualities you feel you can offer. For broadcast, also send a demo tape, list of three references and a list of all production experience. Must specify which semester you are interested in. Responsibilities vary. Located 60 miles from campus. Small to medium-size office in large organization.

Sarasota

Mote Marine Laboratory
A nonprofit marine research facility dedicated to marine and environmental science and education. Laboratory has tanks and aquariums, which house fish and mammals from the sea. Interns will design and create promotional material to promote the lab, write releases for public media and other public relations duties. Located in Sarasota, approximately 50 miles from campus. Small office in medium-size company.

St. Petersburg

Channel 10 WTSP/CBS Affiliate
Local CBS-TV affiliate with strong news department. Internships offered in a variety of areas, including news, local programming, and advertising. Located on St. Pete side of Gandy Bridge, approximately 10 miles from campus. Medium to large-size business.

Channel 44 WTOG, Independent

Independent TV station featuring local programming, news, and sports. Internships are available in a variety of areas, including public relations, news, sports, sports programming, advertising, and local programming. Located on St. Pete side of Gandy Bridge, approximately 10 miles from campus. Medium-size business.

Earl Palmer Brown

A full-service advertising agency. Internships are available in print, broadcast and public relations. Located in downtown St. Pete, approximately 16 miles from campus. Medium-size business.

Paragon Cable

Advertising department. Intern would receive experience with: client prospecting, proposals, client meetings, finances, scriptwriting, commercial shoots, demographic research, and office procedure. Located on the other side of Howard Franklin Bridge, approximately 12 miles from campus. Small to medium-size business.

Zephyrhills

WPAS-AM and WBSB-FM Radio
Radio station. Intern would be involved in on-air broadcasts, production and sales. Located 30 miles from campus. Small-size business.