The Internship Experience
Students in the mass communication program must complete a 240-hour internship for two hours of academic credit prior to graduation. (Download the Internship Experience packet below for more information.) Students are encouraged to participate in more than one internship; the value of real-word experience cannot be overstated.
Most students complete their internships during the summer after their sophomore or junior years. Students are responsible for securing their internship positions; however, they should consult with their major advisor. Most internships for communication majors are unpaid, but the experience can be incredibly rewarding. Some internships even lead to full-time jobs after graduation.
Where Our Students Have Interned
Harding's mass communication students have worked media-related internships at news outlets, creative agencies, production companies and non-profit organizations throughout the world. Below are a few examples of where our students have served. Ask your major advisor for a more complete list of employers who have hired interns from Harding's mass communication program in previous years.
CNN — Atlanta, Ga.
Fox News — New York and Washington, D.C.
MSNBC — New York
NBC Studios — New York
VH1 — Santa Monica, Calif.
Country Music Television — Nashville, Tenn.
KTVI News (Fox) — St. Louis, Mo.
KARK News (NBC) — Little Rock, Ark.
KATV News (ABC) — Little Rock, Ark.
KTHV News (CBS) —Little Rock, Ark.
KLRT News (Fox) — Little Rock, Ark.
WPBT (PBS) — Miami, Fla.
KXAN News (NBC) — Austin, Texas
San Bernardino County Sun — San Bernardino, Calif.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram — Bedford, Texas
Daily News Journal — Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Arkansas Democrat Gazette — Little Rock, Ark.
Erie Times — Erie, Pa.
Revolution Pictures — Nashville, Tenn.
Stone and Ward Advertising — Little Rock, Ark.
Detroit Pistons Basketball Team — Auburn Hills, Mich.
United Way — Mobile, Ala.
Brookings Institution — Washington, D.C.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center — Huntsville, Ala.
American Red Cross — Philadephia, Pa.
Ford Motor Company — Dearborn, Mich.
American Lung Association — Greenville, Ill.
Walmart — Bentonville, Ark.
Disney World — Orlando, Fla.
Click the appropriate form below to download it.
The Internship Experience.pdf — Information and forms necessary for a successful internship experience.
Advertising Intern Evaluation Form.pdf
Broadcast Journalism Intern Evaluation Form.pdf
Electronic Media Production Intern Evaluation Form.pdf
Journalism Intern Evaluation Form.pdf
Public Relations Intern Evaluation Form.pdf
Web Design and Interactive Media Intern Evaluation Form.pdf