MSCM Internships

Internship Overview

Internships give Mass Communication majors practical experience in their chosen field in a supervised, educational and off-campus setting. Students are most successful in their internship when all four of their Mass Communication skills courses and both practicums are completed and the internship is used as a stepping-stone into a career after graduation. Students may not take any other classes during the semester they are completing their internship.

MSCM Internships

Alumni Internship Testimonials

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Emmanuel Little

Emmanuel Little

Internship at Cumulus Media
Class of 2007
Testimonial

"I look back fondly upon the internship experience that I had with Cumulus Radio. I learned more about the inner workings of a radio station, not just the on-air talent, but all the different, minute details that go into making a successful radio station."

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Kathryn Stanley

Kathryn Stanley

Internship at Ketchum Public Relations
Class of 2014
Testimonial

"Interning with Ketchum was the ultimate launch to my PR career. I’ve been able to work directly with senior leaders and executives at some of the world’s most notable companies and organizations. I feel confident that I’ve made an impact, and am honored to have spent two years as a full-time employee."

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Michael Gillett

Michael Gillett

Internship at Georgia Aquarium
Class of 2015
Testimonial

"My internship experience was absolutely amazing. My coworkers at the aquarium were always willing to teach me new video skills and let me get hands-on with their video equipment. I also had the opportunity to take on projects on my own, which really propelled my work to a new level."

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Rebekah Snider

Rebekah Snider

Milledgeville-Baldwin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Executive Director
Testimonial

As a small office, our ongoing partnership with Georgia College's Mass Communication Internship Program has been an integral relationship in aiding our team with quality work, valuable content creation, fresh perspective, and emerging trends. We have enjoyed the opportunity to mentor young students who are passionate to contribute to their areas of expertise and take pleasure in witnessing the growth of their skill set and professionalism under the tutelage of real-world workplace dynamics. We look forward to continued opportunities to foster learning experiences and the valuable professional support that students contribute to our team.

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Roddie Anne Blackwell

Roddie Anne Blackwell

Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce, Chamber President
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I just wanted to let you know that I highly recommend the Mass Comm Internship program, both for the student and the employer. We have participated in the program for about 15 years now with great success. I have had the opportunity to hire several of the interns and was able to assist others in finding employment. We found the interns' attitudes, preparedness, and quality of work exceeded our expectations. GCSU has done a great job preparing these young adults to enter the workforce. We can't wait to sign up for our next ones.

Katie Bersinger

Elevate Experiences, Chief of Staff
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We have had five Georgia College students intern with our company and each one has been excellent. The GC students come with professionalism, attention to detail, a desire to learn, and a positive attitude. I have been extremely impressed with the quality of young adults that have come to our company from Georgia College.

Tips on Finding an Internship

  • Meet with the Mass Communication Internship Coordinator to discuss your options
  • Monitor job and internship postings on the Mass Communication email list
  • Meet with your faculty mentor
  • Visit the Georgia College Career Center for a list of possibilities
  • Reach out to industry professionals
  • Attend industry conferences for networking opportunities
  • Connect with Mass Communication alumni to gain insight on their internship experiences

Download the Internship Brochure

3 Steps to Register for Your Internship

  1. Identify a media-related internship opportunity that can provide a minimum of 300 hours of experience and follows the guidelines outlined in the Internship Brochure.
  2. Email the job description to the Mass Communication internship coordinator and set up a HandShake Account. Then receive approval from Mass Communication internship coordinator and your on-site supervisor.
  3. Register online for MSCM 4960, and pay for the class.

EMPLOYER INFORMATION FOR A MSCM INTERN

For more information, please contact Mrs. Angela Criscoe, Internship Coordinator.