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The University of South Alabama’s Department of Communication offers students a unique opportunity to learn through hands-on experience with its internship program. 
Employers expect advertising, interpersonal, organizational communication, film, television, radio, public relations, print journalism, and broadcast students to have completed at least one internship by graduation. 
Internships offer students opportunities to gain valuable “real world” knowledge in their area of interest, earn academic credit and build their portfolio. 
A successful internship builds a students’ knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to be successful in the workplace.There are a variety of positive benefits after completing an internship. 
Students gain the following:
  • Practical experience in their field of study
  • Ability to learn their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Opportunity to explore their interests.
  • Critical knowledge about their industry.
  • Access to professional networking.
  • A portfolio to utilize when pursuing employment.
  • Build confidence in their skills.
Students need to meet the following requirements for eligibility:
  1. Hold junior or senior status.
  2. Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  3. Have a cumulative major 2.75 GPA.
  4. Approval from assigned advisor.
  5. Submission of resume and writing and/or design samples.
The communication department helps arrange internships to match students’ career interests and goals. Students have completed internships in the media, agencies, nonprofit, for-profit and related industries locally, nationally and internationally.

Find out more

Megan Sparks
Internship Coordinator
Internship Opportunities
Click here for a list of current internship opportunities.

If you're interesting in interning abroad, visit for more information.


Below is a partial list of USA Department of Communication internship sites since 1985 and/or organizations currently recruiting students. 
3 Boys and a Dog
3rd Realm
5 Rivers
92 ZEW
95 KSJ
ACCESS Magazine
Airwind Creative
Alabama Department of Public Safety
Alabama Golf Association
Alabama Power Company
Alabama Press Association Journalism Foundation
Alabama State Port Authority
American Red Cross
Bay Area Food Bank
Bel Air Mall
Boston Globe
Call News
Callis Communications, Inc.
Center for Fair Housing 
Centre for the Living Arts / Space 301
Christ United Methodist Church
City of Gulfport
City of Mobile
City of Prichard
Clear Channel
Common Read/Common World
Compass Marketing, Gulf Shores
Cooper Gyan, Inc.
Covenant Hospice
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Distinguished Young Women
Dumas Wesley Community Center
Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation
Elevator World, Inc.
Fairhope Courier
Family Promise of Coastal Alabama
Foley Press-Register
Girls Scouts of Southern Alabama
Guice Agency, Gulfport, MS
Gulf Restoration Network-New Orleans
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
Habitat for Humanity
Harbor Communications, LLC
Home Builders Association of Metro Mobile
Infirmary Health
Lewis Communications, Inc.
LIN Television Corporation
Local 15
Martis New York
Media Program MDI
Media Group
Media Com
Mobile Area Water Service System
Mobile Ballet, Inc.
Mobile Bay Magazine / PMT Publishing
Mobile Civic Center SBG
Mobile County Commission
Mobile County Public School System
Mobile Gas Service Corporation
Mobile Mental Health Center
Mobile SymphonyMudbrick Media
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Pensacola Pelicans Press-Register
Public Relations Council of Alabama
Red Square Agency, LLC
Sense Magazine
Springhill Medical Center
St. Mary Parish
Strategy Inc.
The Atmore Advance
The Calagaz Group
Mobile Museum of Art
The Prichard Report
Thomasville Times
Thompson Engineering
USA Athletics
USA Center for Archaeological Studies
USA College of Medicine
USA Continuing Education and Conference Services
USA Office of Alumni Relations
USA Theatre Department
WALA Fox 10
Washington Internship Institute


Recent Internships


Fall 2014   Summer 2014  
Travis Adkins WALA Fox 10 News Nigel Ashford Local 15
Alex Coarsey Mobile United Sharisma Bell Local 15
Ellen Corley Blue Rents Paige Billington Head Start
Kandace Cox Lewis Communications Kayla Carlile WEHT / WTVW
Robin Johns USA College of Medicine Public Relations Andrew Dollison 92ZEW
Nicole Miller GoDaddy Bowl Kendall Goldman Distinguished Young Women
Aliyah Nobles Local 15 James Grillo Red Square Gaming
Taylor P'Pool USA College of Medicine Public Relations Courtney Holifield VMR Agency
Kaleb Stargel Lewis Communications Nicole McCall USA Athletics
Anthony Wheeler WKRG 5 Kaleb Stargel Lewis Communications
    Price Vest Channel 5
Spring 2014   Fall 2013  
Jarisa Allen Distinguished Young Women Taylor Austin Wilmer Hall
Kayla Barrett Channel 10 Carson Bates Bayfest
Jimena Bellido Centre for the Living Arts Carlyn Bragg Channel 10
Brianna Ervin Mobile Gas Lori Burhing Local 15
Sally Faulk USA Athletic Media Relations Mary Beth Hartley USA Athletics
Ann Marie Hendley USA Hospitals Ashley Hoye Health and Human Services
Courtney Holifield VMR Agency Shelby Myers Channel 5
Mary Beth Lursen Mobile Bay Magazine James Rhea UTV44
Aliyah Nobles Channel 10 Casey Richardson Shrimp Basket
Ryan Onkka USA Football Video Department Kristi Williams USA College of Medicine
Daeshen Smith Local 15    
Lauren Walston Clear Channel Radio