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BEFORE applying for any internships not on this list, contact and meet with Internship Coordinator Chuck Kaufman ( Any internship you seek must provide opportunities to produce work for an  internship portfolio. If you wish to receive course credit for an internship, download and complete the Internship Application. Don't forget to submit an unofficial transcript with your completed application. Then, trop it off in the main office in OM102. LAST UPDATED: January 2, 2018.


Press releases, social media, websites and more. Hot Dog Marketing has one internship position available each semester. Send a resume and and two writing samples to and two 500-word essays. Essay 1: “Why do you think Hot Dog Marketing’s internship program is a great fit for you and your career?” Essay 2: “Would you rather be a Pit Bull or a Chihuahua? Justify your answer.” Send your resume to Questions? Call (512) 537-6575.


Pierpont Communications, an integrated communications agency, offers internships in Account Services, Project Management and Online Ad Management. Responsibilities include coordination and contribution to account services, internal traffic, design, development and editorial projects. Interns will work with the Digital Brand Strategist in conjunction with account service teams. Basic knowledge of the Adobe CC, Google Analytics, SEO and both Mac/PC operation is beneficial. Send resumes to Hunter Dodson at

Bring toolbox to manage social, website

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University is seeking interns to assist in content creation, social media marketing, web design and web analytics. Work with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication website (, analyzing user behavior with Google Analytics, redesigning several landing pages, promoting the school using Twitter and other social media tools and updating the SJMC blog. Students must have a working knowledge of HTML/CSS. Students who are self-starters are invited to send your resumes to Jon Zmikly (OM230Z) at

BigTuna Interactive, is an interactive agency specializing in web development and site optimizations. An internship with BigTuna Interactive provides anopportunity in various aspects of digital marketing — website development, web design, search engine marketing, project management and conversion rate optimization. Candidates must have a basic understanding of SEO, social media marketing strategy and execution, familiarity with Drupal development, web design principles, Google analytics, Google Tag Manager, CrazyEgg, Moz, Optimizely, GitHub and other programs. Send an email and cover letter to

SXSW 2018  / All sequences
The South by Southwest Music and Film Festival offers unpaid internships and volunteer opportunities for its international mega-event in the following areas. Dates this year are March 9-18. Visit for more information. SXSW week typically occurs during Spring Break. The internships require up to 20 hours a week, plus a full-time commitment during the mega-event dates. Most of the positions require skills with Word, Excel and FileMaker Pro; excellent writing and Web research skills. Visit the SXSW Web site for more detailed job descriptions.
 Tech Internship • Studio SX Coordinator Internship • Registration Internship • Film Public Relations Internship • Interactive Bloggership • Housing Internship • Planning Internship • Music Production Volunteer Coordinator Internship • Volunteer Coordinator Internship • New Media Internship • Interactive Internship. Questions? Email:

Graphic Design Intern

Academic Programs International, an Austin-based study abroad organization, seeks a graphic design intern to work with its creative director. The position is paid. The intern will have an opportunity to work on web banners, fliers, catalogs, student packets, on-site handbooks, videos, promotional products and e-books/catalogs. Send a resume to Marc Smith at For more information contact Smith at (512) 600-8900; Brittnay Boehr at; Octavia Sims at

Paid Internships

MOSAK has three paid internships for the fall — in Strategic Marketing, Graphic Design and Social Media and Interactive and Account Services. Strategic marketing involves trafficking client projects, campaign planning, copywriting and editing, among other tasks; the graphic design position involves everything from concept development and promotion design to production and storyboarding; the social media position requires students to be familiar with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Blogging, Tumblr and Hootsuite. Basic photoshop, HTML/CSS and CMS experience is preferred; video editing skills a definite bonus. Email resumes immediately to

Media buying internship

Looking for junior and senior advertising students interested in media planning. The media internship, which is unpaid, is an extensive introduction to "the real world" of media planning and buying. An intern will assist full-time media planners/buyers, helping with vendor relations, media research, flowcharts, preliminary planning and schedule reconciliation. Interns learn the media planning and buying software program used by 90 percent of the top U.S. agencies as well as gain general planning and buying skills in every Texas market. We encourage interns to work approximately 12 hours per week. Send email and cover letter to Monica Davis at

Advertising / Media Buying

Creative Civilization, an Aguilar/Girard Agency, offers an opportunity to create media plans that will have an immediate impact in San Antonio. Interns  phone media vendors for rate information; assist in developing media plans for the general and Hispanic markets, utilizing various media (radio, television, print and outdoor); gather research information for RFPs and current clients; and participate in brainstorming sessions, among other duties.  Candidates must be creative, dependable, professional; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; and have strong organization skills. The position is unpaid. Submit your resume in a Microsoft Word Document or PDF to No phone calls please. Creative Civilization is located at 421 Sixth Street, San Antonio, 78205.


T3's internship program puts students and recent grads right into the mix of doing portfolio-worthy, resuming-boosting work. Work on real-world clients. Send resumes and any questions to: Email for more information.

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL — Learn about the film industry

Candidates for the Austin Film Festival are encouraged to send resumes to Samantha Johnson, office manager, at Administrative internships will not generate portfolio work, so they are ineligible for credit. Visit and complete an internship application. Attach a copy of your resume. Then, mail, fax or deliver the information to Austin Film Festival, 1801 Salina, Austin, Texas 78702 (fax: 512-478-6205). Click the "Internship" link at for detailed descriptions.

— Unpaid internship with United Way

United Way of Williamson County seeks interns to work with  the development director and the focus will be on fundraising activities. Duties will include some communications, development of fundraising and marketing materials, prospect research and assisting with our signature event in March. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office; experience with InDesign is a plus. Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter, three references and a writing sample to Laurie Garza at

— Commission-based ad sales

The Hays Free Press, a weekly serving Hays County is looking for a personable, outgoing advertising person to work in ad sales in the San Marcos/Kyle area. The position is commission-based. The more you sell the more money you earn. It’s possible the position could become a full-time job as the market expands. Send resumes to Cyndy Slovak-Barton, co-publisher of the Hays Free Press at For more information contact her at (512) 268-7862.

SPRINGBOX — Learn to generate interactive content

Springbox has an opening for a copywriting intern. The intern will work with other copywriters to create content for websites, banner ad campaigns and other interactive media; draft press releases, media alerts and social media collateral; create and upload content for blogs and social media; and research emerging media trends. Candidates should have a working knowledge of html, experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, strong oral and writing skills; and the ability to coordinate multiple projects independently and as part of a team. The internship is unpaid and calls for 20 hours per week. Apply online at or e-mail resumes to Amy Holt at General inquiries, contact: or (512) 391-0065. 

— Unpaid internship in Austin for full-service agency

The Screamer Company, an award-winning, integrated, full-service advertising agency based in Austin, seeks unpaid internships to help with print production, photography, design support, traditional and digital presentation preparation and website management. Interns work 12 to 15 hours a week in a team environment and should have the following skill sets: Print production (all of Adobe Creative Suite, iWork); graphic design; Web development; hand skills to mock up brochures and other presentation materials; flash movies; and photography. The Screamer Company specializes in branding, print and broadcast advertising, direct response marketing, Web services, research and strategy, media planning and buying and Hispanic marketing. See Contact Form on website: 

— Brand Builders

Marfa Public Radio, Ballet Austin, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the Blanton Museum of Art, Moreland Properties and the Dell Children’s Museum are among this agency’s client list. The agency recently moved to 4203 Guadalupe in Austin. Visit contact page at

— Hispanic Marketing

Mercury Mambo, located in downtown Austin, delivers targeted Hispanic marketing strategies for some of the most recognized brands in today’s market. It understands the Hispanic audience and provides solutions that are “as culturally relevant as they are unforgettable.” It engages the marketplace online through social media and mobile marketing. Contact them at

10 Weeks — Paid

The American Association of Advertising Agencies offers the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) for Asian-American, Latino, African-American, Native American or multiracial students. Students accepted into the program work at real advertising agencies, take on real job responsibilities, and learn from real-world business situations and industry professionals. Students selected for the annual 10-week paid summer internship program (June to mid-August) hone their skills in one of the following advertising disciplines: Account Management, Art Direction, Copywriting, Broadcast/Print Production, Digital/Interactive Technologies, Media Planning/Buying, New Business, Public Relations and Strategic/Account Planning. Students must have a minimum 3.0, but students with a GPA of 2.7 to 2.9 must complete an additional essay to apply. Visit  for more information.

— Corporate responsibility meets the arts

Wyatt Brand, a publicity/marketing/branding/design agency, is looking for interns to support its work for large/small arts organizations, creative businesses, artists, visionaries, music ensembles, collectives, and so forth. As business grows, the firm needs assistance in event promotion, creation and distribution of press releases, graphic design under direction, partnerships and promotions, copy writing/editing, podcasting/blogging, and working directly with clients to solve their problems. If you would like your internship to be mainly design-centered, please have an online or physical portfolio of your work show us. Requirements of this unpaid internship are at least two semesters of undergraduate study, familiarity with Macs, and a level of familiarity with MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Mac's iLife.  Please submit a resume and an introductory note to—no phone calls please. 

THE PM GROUP— San Antonio

The PM Group offers a limited number of internships to college students pursuing careers in the advertising and marketing fields. Internships are available throughout the entire calendar year. To apply, please contact the appropriate person in your area of interest at (210) 490-2554: Account service: Rosalyn McMahon at

— Public Relations/Marketing/Event Management

The nonprofit San Antonio Sports Foundation has several unpaid internships every semester.  Interns can expect to gain experience in public relations, advertising, marketing, event management and promotions.  While schedules may accommodate a student’s availability and course requirements, interns are expected to work at least 15 hours a week and to be available for all Sports Foundation events during the semester. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel is essential. Public relations internship candidates must submit a writing sample. Send a cover letter and resume to Carolyn Wheat at or 210-820-2102. The San Antonio Sports Foundation is located in the Alamodome at 100 Montana St., San Antonio, Texas 78203.

GIRL SCOUTS OF CENTRAL TEXAS — Graphic design, photography

The Girl Scouts of Central Texas needs graphic design support in its Communications Department. Assist with design and layout of communication materials for both print and the Web; photograph events and help with photo editing and photo library management; develop content for communication materials. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator a must. Contact Haila Yates, communications director, at (512) 490-2304.

— Watch a city grow

Downtown Austin Alliance seeks interns for fall, spring and summer. The student would work on a range of marketing and communications projects, including communications strategy planning, media relations, social network marketing, writing, events planning and database building and other administrative tasks. The student should be at least a junior and plan to work 20 to 25 hours a week. Send resumes to For more information call (512) 469-1766.

JOB BANK  — Texas Daily Newspaper Association                                             The Texas Daily Newspaper Association produces an excellent job bank for all facets of the newspaper industry, from the news desk to the advertising desk. Visit frequently for job updates.

EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO  — Home to Six Stations

Emmis Austin Radio is looking for interns to work in promotions and advertising. The positions are unpaid. Contact Marla D. Jamali, internship coordinator, at (512) 832-4074 or Emmis Austin Radio is home to six stations: KLBJ, 590-AM, 93.7-FM; BOB-103.5-FM;101X-FM; HOT 93.3-FM; and KGSR 103.1-FM.

— Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association seeks graduate students, graduating seniors or undergraduates entering their junior or senior years studying public relations, communications, journalism, advertising or marketing to coordinate regional public relations efforts for special events, fundraisers, public service campaigns and the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. Qualified candidates should possess strong writing and communication skills, be self-motivated and be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. Experience in writing press releases, media advisories and pitching material to the news media is a plus. Regional Public Affairs Coordinators' positions in Texas are available in Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. The summer internship runs from 12 to 16 weeks, depending on individual school schedules; salary starts at $350 per week. Interns will receive training, direction and support from MDA’s regional and national offices. For more information about MDA, visit For more information and to apply online, visit A cover letter, resume and writing sample will be required to complete the application. Contact: Roxan Olivas, assistant director of public information, Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, Ari. 85718,


Guerra DeBerry Coody of San Antonio offers several unpaid internships for the fall, spring and summer. Interns for the full-service agency can expect to get involved in a variety of areas, including account service/marketing, creative/graphic design, copywriting, public relations, promotions and broadcast. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel is essential. Deadline for the fall internship is the first week of July; for the spring by Thanksgiving; and for the summer is the first of April. Send a cover letter and resume to GDC is located at 219 E. Houston Street Suite 350, San Antonio. For more information call (210) 236-5000.


One of the nation's great nonprofit organizations offers an unpaid internship but a great opportunity to gain experience and course credit. Interns work with Pat Byrum, corporate marketing director. If you are interested in event planning, you have a chance to work on the Heart Ball, Go Red and a fall golf tournament. Send a cover letter and resume to


Now accepting applications for advertising graphic designer with award-winning Central Texas semi-weekly newspaper. Job duties include building advertisements, scanning photographs and some page layout and design. Previous newspaper experience is helpful. Benefits include paid vacation, Scott & White health insurance and dental insurance. Please send resume, references and samples of work to Jim Lowe, Editor, Lampasas Dispatch Record, Box 631, Lampasas, Texas 76550 or e-mail: No phone calls, please.


The 10th District of the American Ad Federation offers an internship JobLine FREE on its website: Check the website often as listings are added regularly. Look for available internships during all seasons in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.


The Austin Music Marketing Office promotes Austin as the Live Music Capital of the World®. The diversity of Austin music, whether it's blues, rock and Latino or jazz, classical and country, helps bring millions visitors to Austin's 200 live music venues each year. The office connects meeting and event planners with nearly 2,000 musical acts in the city through the Hire an Austin Musician program; encourages meeting and event planners to utilize live music venues as alternative event sites; acts as a liaison between the music community and city government to help ensure the success of Austin's $600 million music industry. Candidates interested in interning at the Austin Music Office should send a cover letter and resume to Christine Felton, marketing communications at; for graphic design, Ashley Dowgwillo at The office is located at 301 Congress Avenue, Ste. 200, Austin, Texas 78701, (512) 583-7203.

— Interest in the Hispanic Market, Unpaid in Austin

LatinWorks seeks internships to be part of various teams. They will tackle a case study for one of its clients and make contributions to “LatinWired,” the agency’s in-house newsletter. Interns also participate in the company’s Portfolio Workshop for creatives, planners and account managers; its “Lunch and Learn” with the LatinWorks executive team; Intern Lunch and Happy Hour. Interns get free parking and the opportunity to shadow in other departments. They will work 15 to 20 hours a week and have proven interest in the Hispanic market. Spanish skills and prior agency experience are a plus but not required. Internships are available in Account Management, Creative, Account Planning, Media Planning, Media Buying, Promotions, Production, Digital Media and Finance. Apply online at Email:


AMS Pictures (, with studios in Dallas and Austin, has internships for broadcasting and advertising students. Visit

— San Marcos

The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce offers unpaid internships for PR and advertising students. Expect to produce collateral materials and a variety of digital communications—Web support, blogs, electronic newsletters. Contact:

— Bob Bullock Museum

Work at the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum. Internship applications are available through the State Preservation Board. Download at Robert Hicks handles the PR internships; Shaady Ghadessy, marketing specialist, handles marketing/advertising positions.


KLRU, creators and producers of such programs as Austin City Limits and Texas Monthly Talks, offers unpaid internships for all semesters in a variety of departments, among them: Corporate Support; Events; Grants and Research. Check the website for qualifications for each internship. Interns work a minimum of 12 hours per week or 150 hours per semester. Individual departments will/can customize job descriptions and hours work to meet their specific needs. Applicants should submit cover letters and resumes to: KLRU, P.O. Box 7158, Austin, Texas 78713. Production intern candidates should contact: Colleen Nelson, production department, Visit 


Deadline for summer internships with National Public Radio (NPR) in Washington, D.C., or Culver City, Cal., is Feb. 15. ( See the website for applications. They should be sent to: National Public Radio, Human Resources Department 635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Fax (202) 513-3047. Applicants should choose among the following internship opportunities (see website for qualifications): All Things Considered; All Songs Considered; the Arts and Entertainment Desk; Audience and Corporate Research; Audio Engineering; Communications/Creative Design; Communications/Publicity and Events; Communications/Public and Media Relations; Corporate Communications; Corporate Sponsorship; Day to Day Show; Development; Digital Media, Editorial; Digital Media, Technical; Executive Producer, Intern Edition; Member & Program Services/Station Relations; Music Unit Internship; National Desk; New (African-American) Show with Michel Martin; News and Notes; NPR Labs; On-Air Fundraising and Promotion; Ombudsman Internship: Radio Expeditions, co-produced by NPR and the National Geographic Society; Science Desk; Talk of the Nation; Washington Desk; Weekend Edition, Saturday; and Weekend Edition, Sunday Internship. Online portal:


GSD&M offers internships in the following pertinent categories: Account Service, Broadcast, Business Development/PR, Creative, Creative Project Management, Marketplace Planning and Media. Junior and senior students apply by visiting (click Careers) and completing the agency's online application. GSD&M internships are part-time and paid.


The award-winning publication offers unpaid internships each semester in various areas at its Austin home. It also offers advertising internships in its Houston, Dallas and New York offices. In Austin, internships are available in advertising, custom publishing, editorial, marketing services, new media, production and marketing/advertising research. Candidates interested in gaining valuable experience in any of these departments should send a resume and cover letter to: Internship Coordinator, Texas Monthly, P.O. Box 1569, Austin, Texas 78767-1569; fax to (512) 476-9007; or email to: Please specify which department noted above interests you.


Interested in applying for a future internship at Y&R Austin? Summer applications are due March 15. Visit for an application. Email them to Christina Blanco-Adams, internship program director,  austin.internship@yr.com


Makos Advertising of Austin ( lists NASCAR, Lone Star Beer and Wilsonart Flooring among its clients. Students should send cover letters and resumes and prepare to present a portfolio to Cara Patterson, Makos Advertising, 720 Brazos Street, Suite 800, Austin, Texas 78701, (512) 469-5900. E-mail:


The Athletic Marketing Team is a group of undergraduate and graduate students interested in sports marketing and game operations.  The Team has many opportunities for students interested in gaining hands-on experience and being a part of Bobcat sports.  As a member, you work directly with the Texas State University Athletic Department and the 16 NCAA Division 1 intercollegiate sports programs at the University. The Team¹s responsibilities include marketing, game operations and presentation, group ticket sales and special event planning and production. In addition to being an important part of Bobcat Athletics, The Team hears from guest speakers in the sports marketing and administration fields, takes trips to learn how other intercollegiate and professional teams operate and has the opportunity to travel with the department to conference tournaments and competitions.  If you are interested in a career in sports marketing, event planning, game or facility operations or sports administration and would like more information about The Team please call (512) 245-1827.

— Talent Development Program

Gannett Co., Inc. ( is accepting applications for the 2018 class of its award-winning Talent Development Program. More information and an application can be found at Participants will receive career guidance, feedback, mentoring and multiple layers of work experience. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Gannett Co., Inc. publishes 85 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY. The company also owns nearly 1,000 nondaily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in the United States. The 2018 training program will begin with an orientation at Gannett's headquarters on the first week of June. Participants will be placed in full-time positions at Gannett locations nationwide. Applications are due by the end of February for consideration for the program. All applicants will be notified by mid-April of their selection status. Questions: Adriana Brockman, Gannett Co., Inc.. College and Professional Recruiter, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Va. 22107,