The School of Communication at The Ohio State University actively encourages students to explore internship opportunities as a critical component to a well-rounded study of communication and journalism. Internships allow students to gain valuable skills and experiences in the professional world and encourage students to apply in-classroom experiences to real-world settings. Completion of at least one or two internship experiences can increase students' marketability when searching for a full-time position after graduation.
More than 50% of our students participate in an internship for academic credit prior to graduation. Internship credit is required on the Journalism major curriculum and is an elective on the Communication major curriculum. Learn more.
Where have our students interned?
MEDIA OUTLETS: Columbus Dispatch, Big Ten Network, TODAY Show, NBC4, Sinclair Broadcast Group, WBNS 10TV, local radio stations
CORPORATIONS: Nationwide Insurance, L Brands, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Disney, Coca-Cola, Kate Spade, Southwest, Unilever, Ernst & Young
GOVERNMENT: Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Senate, Canadian Parliament
NON-PROFIT: American Red Cross, COSI, Make-A-Wish, Ronald McDonald House, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
HEALTHCARE: The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Cardinal Health
MARKETING/PR: Fahlgren Mortine, Geben Communication, Edelman, Inspire PR, Lippe Taylor, Belle Communication
SPORTS: Cleveland Browns, ESPN, Columbus Crew, NFL, Columbus Blue Jackets
EVENT PLANNING AND HOSPITALITY: Embassy Suites, PromoWest Productions, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants