Communications Internships

Launch a career in communications you'll love. Start with a Washington, D.C. internship!

  • TWC for Marketing, Communication and Journalism Students32:59

    TWC for Marketing, Communication and Journalism Students

    Learn how the Academic Internship Program can help you get hands-on experience for academic credit and build your professional network in the fields of marketing, communication and journalism.

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  • Beginner's Guide to Internships for Communications Majors

    Beginner's Guide to Internships for Communications Majors

    What are my career options as a communications major? Internships can help answer this question by getting you on the ground, in the studio or into the byline. Here are some examples.

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  • Molly Garton: A Monumental Experience Forging Lifelong Connections in Washington, D.C.

    Molly Garton: A Monumental Experience Forging Lifelong Connections in Washington, D.C.

    Molly Garton, Communications major from Lubbock Christian University, reflects on her professional semester experience in Washington, D.C. during spring 2020. 

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  • Claudette Enriquez: Discovering a Second Career Path in Journalism at C-SPAN

    Claudette Enriquez: Discovering a Second Career Path in Journalism at C-SPAN

    Claudette Enriquez is a Communications major at University of Pikeville interning at C-SPAN in Spring 2020. Here, she shares her career journey.

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  • Public Affairs Internship Leads to Communications Career in D.C.

    Public Affairs Internship Leads to Communications Career in D.C.

    University of Dayton graduate Kelly Miller is a Director at Banner Public Affairs and author of the 2018 book "Get Attention: Brand Building for Startups."

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  • My Internship Still Helps Me Today, Says Filmmaker and Writer Barrett Holmes Pitner

    My Internship Still Helps Me Today, Says Filmmaker and Writer Barrett Holmes Pitner

    Barrett Holmes Pitner left Furman University in South Carolina for an internship on the Hill with a then little-known congressman, Bernie Sanders.

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  • Top 5 Reasons A Journalism Major Should Intern in D.C.

    Top 5 Reasons A Journalism Major Should Intern in D.C.

    Journalism is a major and career path that requires experience and tenacity in order to be successful. Interning in D.C. prior to obtaining a career in news is one of the most beneficial steps you...

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  • Sample Internship Sites

    Sample Internship Sites

    Hundreds of nonprofit, international, private sector, and government agencies host Washington Center interns each year. This list is not exhaustive and includes only a subset of organizations at which

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  • A Day in the Life of a Communications Intern at a Nonprofit Organization

    A Day in the Life of a Communications Intern at a Nonprofit Organization

    Mireya Cabrera shares what a typical day is like as an intern on the Communications Team at Global Ties U.S., a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Department of State.

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  • My Internship Experience Opened Doors Around the World

    My Internship Experience Opened Doors Around the World

    University of Iowa grad and TWC alumna Brooke Bierhaus interned at the Smithsonian National Zoo in the video department - an experience that led to opportunities in Iceland, Costa Rica and beyond.

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  • Passion for Radio Led Navy Vet to An Internship and Promising Career Path

    Passion for Radio Led Navy Vet to An Internship and Promising Career Path

    Cedric Bagget interned at Voice of America through TWC's VET Initiative. The experience gave him a much stronger sense of purpose and belonging for his future in radio.

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  • A Week in the Life of a D.C. News Intern

    A Week in the Life of a D.C. News Intern

    Discover a week in the life of a D.C. news intern through the eyes of the University of Lynchburg's Emily Yinger, who interned at Voice of America.

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  • Intern Spotlight: Sophia Diaz1:11

    Intern Spotlight: Sophia Diaz

    Sophia Diaz of Elon University always wanted a career in theater. An internship at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals helped her realize her options weren't limited to the stage.

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  • Intern Spotlight: Mark Montegriffo, University of Manchester Grad

    Intern Spotlight: Mark Montegriffo, University of Manchester Grad

    Mark Montegriffo's love for American Politics drew him across the Atlantic to a communications internship at the D.C. public affairs firm Law Media Group.

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  • Intern Spotlight: Joseph Layton-Santos, Kansas Wesleyan

    Intern Spotlight: Joseph Layton-Santos, Kansas Wesleyan

    Joseph shares how he was able to refine his knowledge in video production, interning for Double R Productions, and the importance of creating a network that can help you achieve your career goals. 

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  • D.C. Internships Go Beyond Politics and Government

    D.C. Internships Go Beyond Politics and Government

    Madison Kendrick from Belmont University interned with Do Good, LLC, a nonprofit promotion company. The experience helped her focus her career aspirations.

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  • How Networking Led to a Dream Opportunity at a Top News Station

    How Networking Led to a Dream Opportunity at a Top News Station

    Having the opportunity to visit and shadow at ABC 7, one of the top news stations in Washington, D.C., was a surreal experience. This was possible thanks to a connection I had previously made...

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  • From D.C. Intern to Emmy Award Winning TV Executive

    From D.C. Intern to Emmy Award Winning TV Executive

    "I think it’s pure luck if you manage to get a job today if you don’t have substantial internship experience," says television producer and executive (and 1990 TWC Alumni) Patrick Ignozzi.

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  • Why Internships Are An Investment in Your Future

    Why Internships Are An Investment in Your Future

    If you are thinking about an internship next semester, you may have lots of questions. What might my internship site expect of me? What new skills will I acquire after completing my internship?...

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  • Cordova & Fernós Interns Meet with Univision's Bob Llamas

    Cordova & Fernós Interns Meet with Univision's Bob Llamas

    Students from the Córdova & Fernós Internship Program met with a top Univision executive during a meet-and-greet breakfast.

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