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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: October 25, 2018.


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  • 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

  • Spurs Sports and Entertainment is looking for talented, innovative and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in a fast paced environment to join our family.

    For a current listing of internships, visit https://www.nba.com/spurs/our-jobs.

  • 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 TAB, an Austin-based trade association representing the interests of the state's 1,200-plus free, over-the-air radio and television stations, offers a link to job postings throughout the states.

    For a listing of internships, visit https://www.tab.org/job-bank/internships.

  • For many years, San Antonians have grown up with The Great Day morning variety show on KENS-5. Now you can work as an intern with Monica Nino. Interns may do work on camera or edit other segments, among performing other work. Internships are available during fall, spring and summer. Work hours are from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    Send your resume and a cover letter to mnino@kens5.com.

  • Unpaid internships are offered at FOX 7 each semester. To be eligible, you must be a college JR/SR undergraduate majoring in a communications-related field, and you must receive class credit for the internship. (Proof of college credit must be provided.) To apply, submit a resume and a cover letter indicating your specific area(s) of interest. No phone calls, please. To ensure consideration, applications must be received six weeks prior to the beginning of each semester.

    Contact Human Resources:

    KTBC FOX 7

    119 E. 10th Street

    Austin, TX 78701

    Fax: 512-494-2040

    email: KTBCinternship@foxtv.com

  • Internships available for fall, spring and summer. Electronic Media students interested in working for KEYE-TV or Telemundo, send a cover letter and resume to Tiffani Butler tbutler@keyetv.com.

  • 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

  • 1023media is a creative video production company based in Austin TX (however we travel worldwide) that specializes in branding products, services, or ideas with video. 1023media offers everything from concept development through distribution.

    For more information, contact 1023media@gmail.com. Write 'Intern Application' in the subject line.

  • 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.

  • Univision offers internships for students interested in a career in broadcast journalism and television production. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed all basic courses in their field of study prior to the internship period.

    Contact, Ms. Clara Tuffyas at (713) 662-4545 and Houston45Intern@univision.com.

  • KUT is accepting applications for radio and music internships. The station is interested in aspiring radio journalists and students who are familiar with public radio and would like to give it a try. All internships are unpaid but provide an excellent opportunity for credit and great work experience for your resume.

    To apply, review the details below.

    Internships are available with:

    • KUTX Music
    • KUT News (on-air and online)
    • Texas Standard
    • KUT/X Multimedia

    For more information, visit http://kut.org/jobs.

  • 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.

  • Border Media is a multimedia company specializing in local radio, digital, social and on-demand entertainment. The largest privately-owned Hispanic-focused radio company in the United States, serve five Texas markets - Austin, Laredo, Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio and Waco.

    It is looking for juniors, seniors or graduate students to work from 10 to 40 hours a week at its Austin office. Internships are unpaid.

    The programming intern works with the operation manager, listens to music calls, sits in with on-air talent and learns the elements of an on-air shift; the production intern works in studio with the production director and staff, work production equipment, learns the basics of commercial production skills, writes and edits commercials and promos and may do voiceovers for commercials (if Spanish is strong enough).

    Send resumes to: careers@bmpradio.com.

    For more information, call (214) 692-2247.

  • Elephant Productions, a film, video and multimedia production company in Austin, is accepting interns for the summer. Interns will get experience on shoots and will handle administrative tasks. Interns are required to produce a student film, seeing through the whole process of making a short film. They will write, direct, produce and edit a complete short film.

    Interns work between 15 to 20 hours a week, preferably in five-hour increments. This internship is unpaid.

    Contact Robyn Beck, associate producer, at (512) 302-3120.

  • SiriusXM Radio offers a variety of internships that provide practical experience and offer considerable growth opportunity.

    Internships are paid and academic credit is optional. However, all students applying and participating in the internship program must be enrolled in a U.S. based college, university or trade school. You will be asked to provide proof of enrollment if you are accepted to the program. Internship positions require you to be able to work 16 hours minimum per week and only up to 20 hours maximum per week.

    Our Summer program runs 10 weeks, and the Fall and Spring programs are 12 weeks long. Resumes will be accepted and interviews will begin 2 – 3 months prior to the start of the program. All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Each position has different requirements, so please review the job descriptions carefully and apply to the position(s) that you would like to be considered for. Basic computer skills, professionalism, a passion for learning and a positive attitude are a must for anyone being considered.

    For more information, visit https://www.siriusxm.com/careers/internships.

  • POTUS, the all-politics news channel on the Sirius XM Satellite Radio, is looking for summer interns in the nation's capital. The station is looking for candidates with extensive radio experience with vast knowledge or passion for politics.

    Send resumes and cover letters to Joanna Roufa Welch, POTUS "Morning Briefing" producer at joanna.welch@siriusxm.com or (202) 380-1674.

  • Spectrum, formerly Time Warner Cable News, a 24-hour station, offers students a great opportunity to learn all facets of the television news business. Electronic media and print journalism students are urged to apply on their website.

  • 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.

  • Turner offers a variety of internship programs for college juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates. Opportunities are available year-round across our News, Entertainment, Sports, and Corporate divisions and include hands-on learning experience in a variety of functions including: Editorial, Production, Design, PR, Marketing, Digital, Finance, Accounting and Technology.

    All internship positions are paid and range from 10-12 weeks in duration for undergraduate internships and 11 months for post-graduate internship positions. Internships are offered in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, & Washington DC.

    For more information: www.turnerjobs.com

  • AMS Pictures is always looking for strong, creative people with diverse interests and backgrounds to contribute to their service offerings and storytelling repertoire.

    Feel free to browse the postings on this site and see if there is an opportunity that fits what you bring to the party. If there is a connection, click the "Apply Now" button on the detailed job description page to complete an application.  We ask that you follow instructions fully during the application process to make sure we get all of the information we need to move you forward in our hiring process. 

    If applying for a creative position, don’t forget to post a link to your reel or material so we can take a look at your work.

    And if you are striving to find your career path, we have internship opportunities available for qualified students. More information available when you click to apply.

  • Under the supervision of the Production & Operations Manager, interns will be responsible for assisting the staff in various phases of production. The internship program is designed to provide opportunities for students to learn about all phases of production, including:

    • Pre-production coordination
    • Studio production and client events
    • Post-production

    In accordance with KLRU intern programs, the intern must:

    • Be in attendance of an accredited college or university at the undergraduate or graduate level
    • Earn academic credit for internship
    • Provide confirmation of credit eligibility from college registrar’s office
    • Work a minimum of 10 hours per week, 150 hours per semester

    Internship is unpaid.

    Interested applicants should submit a resume, letter of intent, which should include information regarding applicable software knowledge, and three references via email to:

    Emily Steele (esteele@klru.org) Production Manager

    Annual Internship Application Deadlines:

    • Summer Semester: April 15
    • Fall Semester: August 10
    • Spring Semester: November 30
  • 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 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/.

  • The internship program offers college students the opportunity to develop a working knowledge of and gain experience in the film, television, animation and video game industries. We are seeking students with excellent communication skills who want to learn how these industries work, and contribute to the film commission’s efforts to promote and expand these industries in Texas.

    Deadlines

    Spring Semester: January - May 
    (Application Deadline: November 1)

    Summer Semester: June - August
    (Application Deadline: April 1)

    Fall Semester: September - December 
    (Application Deadline: July 15)

    To apply, visit https://gov.texas.gov/film/page/internships.

  • AP's news internships are paid and highly selective 12-week programs, meant to provide individually tailored training for students aspiring to be cross-format journalists.

    Internships are open to U.S. and international students as well as recent graduates.

    Applicants must be either:

    • Current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree (juniors and seniors only) or
    • Current full-time graduate students or
    • Students who will graduate December 2017 or later

    For more information, visit https://www.ap.org/careers/internships.