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BEFORE applying for any of the following internships, contact and meet with Internship Coordinator Chuck Kaufman (kaufman@txstate.edu). 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, drop it off in the main office in OM102. 

LAST UPDATED: July 9, 2019.


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  • Hot Dog Marketing is looking for a college junior, senior or recent graduate in public relations, journalism, communication studies who can help the agency CEO complete some great projects for this fast growing marketing agency.

    Deadline: April/May for Fall Internships (August – December)

    Interested in applying? Here’s what they need:

    1. 500 Word Essay

    Why do you think Hot Dog Marketing’s internship program is a great fit for you and your career?

    1. Your Resume
    2. 2 Previous Writing Samples in the form of an article, blog, or press release
    3. Creative Writing Project (500 words)

    Would you rather be a Pit Bull or a Chihuahua? Justify your answer.

    Candidates that pass the initial screening process will be asked to come in for an interview. One candidate for each semester will be chosen.

    Send your application materials to: jobs@hotdogpr.com

    Have 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. For more information, visit Pierpont Communications' website.

    Send a resume and cover letter to the following contacts, noting the office and semester for which you’d like to apply.

    Houston: alach@piercom.com
    Austin: mmoritz@piercom.com 
    Dallas: dalinterns@piercom.com

  • 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 (masscomm.txstate.edu), 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 jz18@txstate.edu.

  • BigTuna Interactive, an interactive agency specializing in web development and site optimizations. We are looking for bright and enthusiastic talent in the Austin area. An internship with BigTuna Interactive provides a unique opportunity to participate in various aspects of digital marketing, like website development, web design, search engine marketing, project management and more -- an experience rarely available at larger agencies.

    Our perfect catch has excellent written and spoken communication skills, is detail oriented, motivated and eager to learn. A positive attitude and sense of humor are necessities. Knowledge of HTML is preferred and candidate MUST be proficient in Word, Excel & PowerPoint (Mac equivalents are bonus) and be available at least 20 hours per week between 9am-6pm Monday-Friday.

    Please send your resume to jobs@bigtunainteractive.com.

  • The South by Southwest Music and Film Festival offers unpaid internships and volunteer opportunities for its international mega-event. Visit volunteer.sxsw.com/internships 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 website for more detailed job descriptions.

    Questions? Email: intern@sxsw.com

  • 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 marc@apistudyabroad.com.

    For more information, contact Smith at (512) 600-8900; Brittnay Boehr at Brittnay.Boehr@apiabroad.com; Octavia Sims at Octavia.Sims@apiabroad.com.

  • MOSAK has paid internships in Graphic Design, Interactive and Account Services.

    The graphic design position involves everything from concept development and promotion design to production and storyboarding; the interactive position requires students to be familiar with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Blogging, Tumblr and Hootsuite; the account services intern follows through with client projects, assists in strategic planning for campaigns, obtains vendor quotes for clients and does market research.

    Candidates should be junior or senior students studying advertising, marketing or a related field. Related experience from jobs, involvement in on-campus organizations or other internships is helpful.

    Interested? Send your resume to jobs@mosak.com!

  • Creative Civilization, an Aguilar/Girard Agency, offers an opportunity to create media plsn that will have an immediate impact in San Antonio. Interns phone media vendors for rate information; assist in developing media plans for 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 and cover letter to Patricia Perez at pperez@creativecivilization.com. No phone calls please.

  • T3's internship program puts students and recent grads right into the mix of doing portfolio-worthy, resume-boosting work. Work on real-world clients. Email internships@t-3.com for more information.

  • We offer variety of student and volunteer internships for anyone interested in gaining insight and experience in the film industry. All internships are unpaid. 

    Internships consist of a regular weekly work schedule within a particular AFF department and are designed to expand participants professional knowledge and experience.

    For questions about the internship and volunteer programs, or for more information on specific departments, please call 512-478-4795 or email officemanager@austinfilmfestival.com.

    To fill out an internship application, visit the Austin Film Festival website.

  • 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 events. 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 laurie@unitedway-wc.org.

  • 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 csb@haysfreepress.com. For more information, contact her at (512) 268-7862.

  • 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 www.springbox.com or email resumes to Amy Holt at amy.holt@unicast.com. General inquires, contact: hello@springbox.com or (512) 391-0065.

  • The Screamer Company, an award-winning, integrated, full-service advertising agency based in Austin, seeks interns 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.

    If you have skills in design, accounts, strategy, planning, or are looking for an internship, email your resume/CV to info@screamerco.com.

  • 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. Visit contact page at http://www.hellomilkshake.com/contact/.

  • 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 http://mercurymambo.com/contact/ or info@mercurymambo.com.

  • 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.

    Visit https://www.aaaa.org/home-page/your-career/ for more information.

  • The PM Group offers a limited number of internships to college students pursuing careers in advertising and marketing fields. Internships are available year-round. To apply, please contact the PM Group at internships@thepmgrp.com.

  • 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. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel is essential.

    Applicants must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week, Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm, at the SAS offices in San Antonio, Texas. They must also be available to work San Antonio Sports events, many of which occur on weekends and evenings, as directed by their immediate supervisors.

    Applicants must be able to provide their own housing and transportation.

    Undergraduate and graduate level students are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to students who are seeking internships for school credit.

    Interested applicants can submit a resume and cover letter to our intern coordinator, Carolyn Wheat (cwheat@sanantoniosports.org). Interviews will be scheduled with appropriate applicants.

  • The Girl Scouts of Central Texas offers internships year-round. To apply for a position, submit an intern application, criminal background check form, cover letter and resume to the Human Resource Services Department for consideration. Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email. Please print and manually complete the documents if you do not have up-to-date Adobe.

    For more information, visit http://www.gsctx.org/en/our-council/careers.html.

  • The Downtown Austin Alliance offers internships in the fall, spring and summer. The internships are for full-time undergraduate or graduate students seeking class credit. 

    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 20-25 hours a week.

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV/resume, contact information for two references, and relevant work samples. Please send all materials electronically in PDF format (5-page max) to hr@movabilityaustin.org. 

  • The Emmis Communications internship program allows students to gain valuable experience and explore potential career opportunities. Internships are open to students attending an accredited academic institution and are available at various times throughout the year depending on each entity’s program.

    Contact the following entity you are interested in for further information regarding available opportunities and the application requirements for those opportunities:

    Email: mjamali@emmisaustin.com

    Website: emmisaustin.com

    Phone: (512) 832-4068

  • 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.

    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.

    To apply for an internship, email your cover letter, resumé, and application to:  mcasas@gdc-co.com

  • One of the nation's great nonprofit organizations offers an unpaid internship but a great opportunity to gain experience and course credit.

    To find a current listing of internship opportunities, visit https://heart.jobs/texas/usa/jobs/.

  • Visit Austin is a private, nonprofit 501 C-6 corporation contracted by the City of Austin to market the city as a convention and tourism destination. Under the terms of this contract, Visit Austin also houses the Film Commission, Music Office and Sports Commission. Visit Austin seeks interns for the following departments:  Convention Sales, Convention Services, Marketing Communications, Music/Film, Tourism, Sports Commission and our Visitor Center.

    Internships at Visit Austin are paid. In addition, interns receive a monthly stipend to pay for parking and transportation. The program’s general duration is a maximum of one semester. Interns are required to work 15-20 hours per week within office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

    Applying students (sophomore level or higher preferred) must be enrolled in a college or university. Must receive school credit for internship or be enrolled in classes related to one of our departments listed above. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Systems required. Should demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and maintain professional appearance. 

    Application deadlines and start dates

    • Fall Semester:  Application deadline – August 1; Start date – week of Labor Day
    • Spring Semester:  Application deadline – November 15; Start date – week of MLK holiday
    • Summer Semester:  Application deadline – April 15; Start date – first week of June

    To apply: 
    Send your resume and cover letter to the attention of the following:

    Marketing Communications/Tourism: Christine Felton - cfelton@visitaustin.org

    Music: Omar Lozano - olozano@visitaustin.org

    Sports: Drew Hays - dhays@visitaustin.org

  • Obsessed with providing solutions that answer even the most challenging client business problem, LatinWorks is a unique and specialized agency with roots in the multicultural space.

    Interns will work 15-20 hours a week and must have a 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.

    For a current listing of internships, visit http://www.latinworks.com/careers/. Phone: (512) 479-6200.

  • 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, etc.

    Contact: https://sanmarcostexas.com/contact-us/

  • The Bullock Texas State History Museum is owned and operated by Texas's State Preservation Board.

    Offering a variety of internships the Bullock Museum in Austin, Texas, welcomes over 450,000 visitors annually with a variety of new special exhibitions, dynamic events ranging from concerts to film series to family and educational programming, the largest IMAX screen in Texas, a special effects theater, and ever-changing artifacts and installations in the Museum's trademark Texas History Galleries. As the state's official history museum, the Bullock Museum employs the best and brightest staff, who are both passionate about cultural arts and dedicated to serving the needs of every visitor.

    To view a current listing of internships, visit https://tspb.texas.gov/spb/intern/intern.html.

    Submit a resume/unofficial transcript and application to TSPB.employment@tspb.texas.gov

  • NPR is looking for students and recent graduates who are smart and creative, good researchers and excellent writers. Interns need to both work well on diverse teams and thrive with individual assignments.

    Candidates don't need to know everything about NPR or public radio, but it helps to be at least a little familiar. And it doesn't hurt to love NPR.

    Interns are expected to work full time (40 hours per week). However, during winter/spring and fall semesters, part-time interns (at least 20 hours per week) will also be accommodated.

    All interns are paid $13.25 per hour. The amount received during the internship is based on hours per week and the length of the internship period.

    For more details on unique requirements for individual internship positions (cover letter, writing sample, design portfolio for example), see the internship descriptions for more details: https://www.npr.org/about-npr/181881227/want-to-be-an-npr-intern.

     

  • GSD&M is searching for students seeking to gain hands-on experience in project-based internships to further develop their knowledge of the advertising industry. 
    GSD&M intern candidates MUST be enrolled as a Junior, Senior or Graduate level student at their college or university.

    • Relevant/Applicable majors preferred (Advertising, Radio-Television-Film)
    • Previous internship(s) a plus, but not required

    Key Characteristics/Desired Competencies:

    • Punctual
    • Talented
    • Eager, outgoing, personable
    • Team-player
    • Willingness to learn
    • Strong organizational and prioritizing skills
    • Strong communicator

    Required Skills:

    • Final Cut Pro
    • DVD Studio Pro
    • After Effects

    For a current listing of internships, visit https://www.gsdm.com/jobs/.

  • Internships are available each semester (fall, spring, and summer). All internships are unpaid and available only to undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited academic program at the time of the internship. Internship applications will only be considered if you are seeking an internship for credit or if you receive approval via a signed “Educational Endorsement” form from your university. For students at the University of Texas, only internships for credit will be considered. All internships include a 20 percent job-shadowing experience. If you are interested in gaining valuable experience in any of the departments listed below, please send a résumé and cover letter specifying the department(s) in which you would like to intern:

    INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR
    TEXAS MONTHLY
    P.O. BOX 1569
    AUSTIN, TEXAS
    78767-1569

    Fax to: 512-476-9007

    Email to: internships@texasmonthly.com

    Download our internship job descriptions here.

  • Y&R Austin is an integrated advertising and marketing agency that turns marketing complexities into compelling ideas. We’re art directors and writers, account service and media, finance and communications service, production and digital specialists.

    For a listing of current internship offerings, visit http://yr-austin.com/about-us/internships/

    Contact internship coordinator: austin.internship@yr.com.

  • 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 nad 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 Team's 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 of facility operations or sports administration and would like more information about the Team, please call (512) 245-1827.

  • The Austin Chronicle occasionally has nonpaying internship opportunities in Editorial, Production, Advertising, and Marketing. Internships vary in scope, ranging from 1-2 hour slots per week to greater commitments... from short-term projects, to those of longer duration.

    Hundreds of people apply. So to make the best impression, please heed these simple guidelines:

    * Please mail or email a cover letter stating your intentions and interests along with a résumé (including three {3} current references) and samples of your work (writing, art, photos, ad projects, social media experience, etc.) to:

    Kate Messer, Internship Director
    The Austin Chronicle
    PO Box 49066
    Austin, TX 78765
    internships@austinchronicle.com

    * Your cover letter should detail your time limitations or choice of hours and desired time frame of internship. (For example: "I am interested in a 2014 Spring Semester and am available to work Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11am-4pm.")

    * Please do not call or email to check on the status of your application, unless you have first received an initial reply from the director.

    * Please do not call or email other editors or principals at The Austin Chronicle to check on the status of your query. That would be really uncool.

  • The NBCUniversal East Coast / West Coast paid internship program provides students with real world experience, networking opportunities and in-depth exposure to the world’s leading media and entertainment company. Students may intern in a variety of fields including News, Film, Production, Marketing, IT, Broadcast Operations, Human Resources, Research and Ad Sales.

    Applicants must be pursuing an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an accredited institution. You must be a sophomore or above, with at least thirty class credits, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be eighteen years of age or older.

    For a current listing of internships, visit their website.