Horizon Media Internships in NYC!

My name is Katie McKernan and I recently graduated in August from the Comm Media program at IUP. I wanted to reach out because I recently began a new position at Horizon Media in New York City and I was just made aware that they have an internship program. I don’t believe they are posting for positions yet, but it could be something to keep in mind just in case.


How do we get an affiliation agreement with a site?

This is a common question. While we already have hundreds of sites with affiliation agreements, you might find an internship with a site that has no relationship with IUP and has never signed an affiliation agreement.

There are two approaches. The first is that you may request that I send an affiliation agreement before you are offered an internship. While this has worked in the past, it is not as successful as waiting until an internship is offered.

That leads us to the second approach: Sending the affiliation agreement after an offer of an internship is made. In the second approach, the site already knows you and has decided they want you! They are much more likely to sign the agreement at this stage. I recommend that you ask me to send an affiliation agreement after you have been offered an internship.

Remember, you must submit an internship application before April 1st if the site is not affiliated.

Sports Related Internships with Washington Wild Things

I’m writing today in regards to several internships I have for the Washington Wild Things, a professional baseball team that plays in Washington and in the Frontier League (independent ball). You all are on my list of local schools and their communications-related people and I wanted to reach out, not only looking for potential matches for internships, but to try and see if you’ll pass these job descriptions on to your students at your respective schools. You will find a few handfuls of descriptions attached that detail these positions more but there are a multitude of options for communications, mass media or even sports management students ranging from things close to public relations and marketing to broadcasting and media relations. Below is a brief summary of all of the positions. To apply (for most of them), I’m simply looking for a cover letter and resume emailed to me. There are a few, for example, the play-by-play one that require a demo as something extra to that.
Some details on all of these: They start at the very beginning of May (specific date may be negotiable). They are unpaid (law that requires it), but I encourage interns to stay the whole summer – that’s really the only way you get the full experience and they won’t regret it. We are placing in some things into our internship program this year that hopefully will help to better the experience and make it better than it already is. The season runs until early September.
Broadcast Play by Play – Intern will do three innings of PxP for all 48 home games during the 2018 season as well as handle some pre- and post-game show responsibilities. Intern may also be on-air talent for video pre-game shows and more.

Broadcast Producer Intern – This is essentially a studio board op. I envision this is a great chance for a younger, aspiring sports announcer to tackle as a means of observation and getting to learn things, with an opportunity to eventually be a part of the broadcast in some capacity to be determined. This could be a student as young as a freshman (this year) going into their sophomore year.

Media Relations – It’s going to expand a little bit because it is a position I’m bringing back after the organization abandoned it for a two-year period. Basically, this person will be “in charge” of the media side of the press box. They’ll get lineups, schedule and facilitate interviews, create stat and media information packs and several more things. This is a really good opportunity for someone to learn the media side of baseball and working in sports media in general.

On-Field Master of Ceremonies – This person is on the microphone during the games running our in-game promotions as the lead member of our “street team.” We’ve won awards in the past for our in-game entertainment so I’m looking for someone outgoing, charismatic and energetic to fill this position. This is the one that MIGHT be paid.

Social Media – Social Media interns will be tasked with assisting me in the operation of all four of our social platforms (FB, Twitter, IG, Snapchat) and will be primarily responsible for helping to build our follower base on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. It will be heavy on IG and Snapchat, because we are trying to build a brand. 

Sports Journalism – This one is relatively self-explanatory. The interns here will write game recaps, log games and highlights for use by local media outlets and write feature stories for the newsletters and website. This will be, obviously, journalism heavy and we’re looking for several good writers. May also act as on-camera talent for some things.
Fan Engagement and Street Team – These people are like radio promotions people. They need to be energetic and outgoing and willing to be around the community to build the fan base and engage with the community in a way that helps build the Wild Things’ brand. In-game, they will be on the street team, helping to run in-game promotions and pre-game activities as well as do dances and t-shirt tosses and all kinds of things to create a fun atmosphere at the ballpark. This position is good for PR students, marketing students and more, because of the opportunity to sell the brand in a positive way in the community and at the park.
Public Address Announcer – There is not a description attached for this, but it is self-explanatory. I’m looking for someone reliable and with the energy to handle the job well here. This is a paid position unless it is for credit.
I’d really appreciate the opportunity to speak with your students in an informal setting and am more than happy to answer any questions. In the end, I think having a beneficial internship is a HUGE part of the college education and having just graduated in April of 2017, I know the importance of the internship to the communications field. Working in sports is not for everyone but you won’t get as much an unpredictable and changing environment than sports. So, while I encourage people who want to be in sports strongly consider applying for an internship with us, I encourage your middle-of-the-road communications student to consider us too. There are things we can create and do here they may not get somewhere else. Also, having a pro baseball team on your resume doesn’t hurt either!
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I know everyone is very busy this time of year, and I didn’t mean to make a novel out of this, but it may have happened. Again, any of this you can pass along to your students or if you have any suggestions of your students who I should reach out to, I’d be happy to hear back from you.
Kyle Dawson
Social Media and Community Relations Manager
724-579-1084 – Office
412-605-4042 – Cell

APSCUF Communications Internship (PAID)

Note from Dr. Lenze:

We do do not permit our students to go on spring internships, but they may be willing to discuss a summer internship. It looks like a good placement. Give them a call if you are interested.


Good morning.

The deadline for APSCUF’s (PAID! Housing included!) spring government/communications

internship is Monday, Oct. 30. We’re looking for undergraduates interested in government, politics, public affairs, journalism or communications. Details are here: http://www.apscuf.org/students#internship

Read testimonials from past interns:

Newton: Summer internship full of learning, experience

Rebuck: Why an APSCUF internship is for you

Matthews: 10 Reasons Why You Should Intern for APSCUF

Please share this information with promising and interested students with your news or student-government organizations or in your departments. Letters of recommendation are required, but with the deadline looming, we will accept applications with the letters forthcoming.


Thank you for your consideration.

Kathryn Morton

communications director


319 N. Front St. Harrisburg, PA 17101

1-800-932-0587, ext. 3007

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Marketing Internship That Accepts Communications Majors

Field Value
Internship Position Title Marketing Internship
Wage 0
Number of Positions 2
Hours per Week 32
Number of Weeks 15
Semesters Spring (Jan-May)
Fall (Sept-Dec)
Job Duties
Help with establishing marketing for the Faster brand
Business, Marketing, Communication majors
Is a Car Required Yes
is Proof of U.S. Citizenship Required Yes
Organization Faster
Product or Service Fitness and sports training enhanced results
First Name Megan
Last Name Meyer
Title General Manager
Phone 4124896036
Email megan@Performfaster.com
Address Line 1 4898 Campbells Run Road
Address Line 2
City Pittsburgh
State PA – Pennsylvania
Zip Code 15205
IUP Alumni No
Graduation Year
Accept Inquiries Yes
Will Accept Student Questions via Phone
LinkedIn Account Name

IUP Career Expo and Graduate School Fair 9-27-17

Please encourage your students to attend the IUP Career Expo and Graduate School Fair on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, especially if they are seeking employment after graduation, need internships, or are thinking about graduate school. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, and currently includes 53 employers and 33 graduate programs (see attached list).

Students can review the list of employers, their booth location, and web sites by downloading the free IUP Career Fair Plus app available from the App Store and Google Play.

Students will enter the Expo by first going through the Green Room, a pre-career fair prep area, where they will create a name tag, receive pointers on introducing themselves to employers, and have a photograph taken if they wish to use on business-related social media. Business attire is preferred, although students will be allowed entry as long as they are neatly dressed.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and thank you for collaborating with our department to provide opportunities for IUP students!