Department of Mass Communications

Internships

Internships (COMM 444) are not required for students, but they are highly recommended as part of the 6-8 elective credits required for all majors. Internships help students build a portfolio of professional work and a set of professional contacts that are important to getting a job in their chosen field.

Gain valuable professional experience, along with a portfolio and be ready to launch your career before graduation.

Start thinking about your future career now, not after you graduate.  Employers look for prospective employees with proven work experience and having one or more internships before you graduate is highly recommended.

COMM 444/Internship is a Mass Comm elective and can be done for 1-3 credits.  Take a look at the following internship categories and find one in your media field.  When you get an internship, please email Mass Comm Professor Mark Mills at mlmills@stcloudstate.edu for registration instructions.

Review Internships Below

Finding an Internship

Students can find internships on their own or visit Career Center. The internship should be directly relevant to the students chosen field of mass media study and can be paid or unpaid experiences.

Tips of Finding an Internship

  • If you’re looking for a radio internship, contact all the radio stations in St. Cloud and the Twin Cities.  In St. Cloud, WJON and KCLD are good ones.
  • If you’re looking for a TV news, sports, or video production internship, contact all the TV stations and/or video production companies in the Twin Cities. 
  • If you’re looking for an advertising internship, contact all the advertising agencies in St. Cloud and the Twin Cities.
  • If you’re looking for a print journalism (newspaper or magazine) internship, contact the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud and/or any newspapers or magazines in Minnesota.  Try your hometown newspaper.
  • If you’re looking for a public relations internship, contact all the Public Relations agencies in St. Cloud and the Twin Cities and check out the attached list of St. Cloud organizations.

Getting an Internship

Tips on Getting an Internship

  • Make a list of questions you will ask the internship provider when you call and email them. Ask what their specific skill requirements are and if it is paid.  Tip - Ask the pay question last!
  • Some internships require specific media skills and some general. Good writing skills are normally required.
  • Most internships are paid, but some are not. Don’t pass up an internship that will give you good professional experience and a good portfolio because it is not paid. 
  • Now take a look at the following internships and see what you can find!  If you don’t see anything you like, follow the instructions at the end of this page to see a much wider array of Mass Comm internships listed by SCSU Career Services.

Steps to set up an internship

Once you have made arrangements with the host/employer for an internship you are ready to sign up for the class.

  • Contact the instructor of record (the internship coordinator) for the COMM 444 course about your intentions to sign up for the course. 
  • You cannot register for COMM 444 via e-services without speaking to the internship coordinator.
  • The internship coordinator will ask you to fill out a one-page form that provides information about where you will be working, who your supervisor is, your hours, nature of work, etc.
  • You also must register your internship with the Career Center. To do that, follow the instructions for How to report your Internship. Please log in and on the left side of the screen, click "Report an internship." Then select the term in which you are interning (spring, summer fall). After that click "Other" and follow the instructions to register. You cannot officially start your internship until you report it to Career Services.

Earning the Credits

Interns must email the internship coordinator weekly reports of what they did that week. Respond promptly to all emails from the internship coordinator during your internship. Be diligent. These are all important parts of your grade for this course. Your onsite boss’s assessment of your work always weighs heavily in the grade.

At the end of the internship you will be emailed a questionnaire about your experiences. Return it promptly.

Post a short public review of your internship on Facebook to help other students know good places to intern. 

Internship credit can be earned in fall, spring or summer terms. One internship credit roughly equals 50 hours of work. So a three credit internship would require 150 credits over a 15-week term or 10 hours per week. Internships usually consist of no more than three credits per term.

Public Relations


St. Cloud

  • Public Relations and Marketing - Marketing and Communications for St. Cloud State University – St. Cloud, MN
    Contact:  Adam Hammer / aehammer@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-2104

  • Sports Media Relations – St. Cloud State University Athletics – St. Cloud, MN
    Contact:  Tom Nelson / tcnelson@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-3102

  • Public Relations – SCSU Career Services -- St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Shajive Jeganathan / careergrad4@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-2151

  • Public Relations/Video/Web Production–SCSU Education Abroad Program–St. Cloud
    Contact:  Jacob Kinning / jmkinning@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-4288

  • Public Relations — SCSU Campus Rec -- St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:   Brian Johnson / bjohnson@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-6003

  • Public Relations – SCSU Communication Studies -- St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact: Jeff Ringer / ringer@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-2217

  • Public Relations/Social Media -- Ailetron LLC -- St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Shajve Jeganathan / Shajivej@gbjets.com / Ph. 763-568-2583

  • Public Relations/Advertising – All-Star Nutrition – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Jordan Bialke / jordanbialke@gmail.com / Ph. 320-250-2955

  • Public Relations/Event Planning – St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce–St. Cloud, MN
    Contact:  Sheri Wegner / swegner@stcloudareachamber.com / Ph. 320-656-3831

  • Public Relations – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Trina Dietz / tdietz@ccstcloud.org / Ph. 320-650-1644

  • Public Relations/Advertising/Social Media – DAYTA Marketing – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Shantel Walz / Shantel@daytamarketing.com / Ph. 320-345-7307

  • Public Relations – United Way of Central Minnesota – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Jessica Johnson / JJohnson@unitedwayhelps.org / Ph. 320-252-0227

  • Public Relations – St. Cloud Hospital (CentraCare) – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Joy Plamann / PlamannJ@centracare.com / Ph. 320-255-5785

  • Public Relations – Tri-County Humane Society – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Jon Rand / jontchs@hotmail.com / Ph. 320-252-0896

  • Public Relations – Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota -- St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Aimee Minnerath/ aminnerath@bgcmn.org / Ph.  320-252-7616

  • Public Relations/Advertising – St Cloud YMCA -- St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Mandy Wolvert / mandy.wolvert@scymca.org / Ph. 320-224-6153

  • Public Relations – SCSU Women’s Center -- St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Jane Olsen / jolsen@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-4958

  • Public Relations – Park Industries -- St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Stephanie Kadlec / skadlec@parkindustries.com / Ph. 320-251-5077

  • Public Relations/Advertising – Sterling Catering Events — St. Cloud, MN
    Contact:  Michelle Borresch / michelle@greenmill.com / Ph. 320-259-6455

  • Public Relations – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud / St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Trina Dietz / Trina.Dietz@ccstcloud.org / Ph. 320-650-1644

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Outstate Minnesota

Outside of Minnesota

  • Public Relations – Auto Sert — Frederich, Wisconsin
    Contact:  David Romanowski / drtrap@aol.com / Ph. 715-327-4924

  • Public Relations — Janey Lopaty Public Relations — Los Angeles, California
    Contact:  Suji Kim / sujikik59_3dj@indeedmail.com / Ph. 818-515-8883 

Advertising


St. Cloud

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Outside of Minnesota

  • Advertising - Fargo Force Hockey (USHL Hockey League)-Fargo, North Dakota
    Contact:  Brian K. / briank@fargoforce.com / Ph. 701-356-7656

 

Newspaper/Magazine/Online Journalism


St. Cloud

Minneapolis/St. Paul

  • Newspaper – Minneapolis Star Tribune – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Human Resources / StarTribuneCompany.com/jobs / Ph. 612-673-4000

  • Newspaper – St. Paul Pioneer Press – St. Paul, Minnesota
    Contact:  Human Resources / infodesk@pioneerpress.com / Ph. 651-228-5020

  • Magazine — Minnesota Monthly Magazine -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Erik Tormoen / etormoen@greenspring.com / Ph. 612-371-5800

Outstate Minnesota

Outside of Minnesota

  • Newspaper — Eastern Arizona Courier -- Safford, Arizona
    Contact:  David Bell / editor@eacourier.com / Ph. 928-428-2560

 

TV/Video Production


St. Cloud

  • Video and Web Production – SCSU Education Abroad Program
    Contact:  Jacob Kinning / jmkinning@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-4288

  • TV, Video, and Web Sports Production – St. Cloud State University Athletics
    Contact:  Cole Mayer / cemayer@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-2293

  • TV Sports Production – St. Cloud Rox Baseball Team / St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Scott Schreiner / scott@stcloudrox.com / Ph. 320-240-9798

  • TV Sports Production – Arcteksat (Produces SCSU Hockey) – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Brian Stanley / bstanley@arcteksat.com / Ph. 612-308-9079

Minneapolis/St. Paul

  • TV Production — WCCO TV -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Scott Wooldridge / swooldridge@wcco.com / Ph. (612) 339-4444

  • TV Production – Twin Cities Public TV (TPT) – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Bianca Rhodes /  bianca_rhodes2000@yahoo.com / Ph. 651-222-1717

  • Video Production — Common World Productions — Arden Hills, Minnesota
    Contact:  Chris Nason / chris@commonworld.com / Ph. 651- 582-0502

  • TV/Video Production – Minnesota Film and Television – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Troy Parkinson / troy@mnfilmtv.org / Ph. 612-767-0095

  • Video and Web Production — Anoka Middle School for the Arts — Anoka, Minnesota
    Contact:  Alison Almos / Alison.almos@anoka.k12.mn.us / Ph. 763-506-5055

  • TV and Video Production — City of St. Louis Park - St. Louis Park, Minnesota
    Contact:  Jacqueline Larson / jlarson@stlouispark.org / Ph. 952-924-2500

  • Video Production & Broadcast News — The Broadcast Factory — Champlin, MN
    Contact:  Stephen Cobb / stephen.cobb@anoka.k12.mn.us / Ph. 763-506-6800
  • 3-D Video Production – Golden Shovel Agency – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Greg Kolbjornsen / gkolbjornsen@gmail.com / Ph. 612-720-6311

  • Video Production — Eagle Brook Church — Lino Lakes, Minnesota
    Contact:  Molly Howells / molly.howells@eaglebrookchurch.com / Ph. 651-429-9227

Outstate Minnesota

  • TV Production — KAAL — Rochester, Minnesota
    Contact:  Brad Voigt / bvoigt@hbi.com / Ph. 507-288-7555

  • TV and Video Production — Waconia Chamber of Commerce — Waconia, Minnesota
    Contact: Kellie Sites / ksites@destinationwaconia.org / Ph. 952-442-5812

  • Video Production – Just For Kix Dance Studio - Brainerd, Minnesota
    Contact:  Nick Weeks / nick.weeks@justforkix.com / Ph. 763-226-9203

  • TV Production - Pioneer Public Television- Appleton, Minnesota  
    Contact:  Tim Bakken / tbakken@pioneer.org / Ph. 320-289-2622

TV News


St. Cloud

  • News Video Production for Website - WJON Radio/Townsquare Media - St. Cloud, MN
    Contact:  Ashli Overlund / ashli@minnesotasnewcountry.com / Ph. 320-252-9897

  • TV Production/Broadcast Engineering – SCSU Television Station (UTVS) – St. Cloud, MN
    Contact:  Derrick Silvestri / dcsilvestri@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-4784

Minneapolis/St. Paul

  • TV News — KSTP-TV -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Timothy Burns / tburns@hbi.com
  • TV News -- WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Angela Benson / akbenson@wcco.cbs.com / Ph. 612-339-4444
  • TV News – KARE-11 TV – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Julie Anderson, Exec. Producer / janderson@kare11.com / Ph. 763-797-7220
  • TV News – Fox 9 TV (KMSP-TV) – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Lori Lees Fisher, Exec. Producer / Lori.Fisher@FOXTV.com / Ph. 952-946-5715

Outstate Minnesota

  • TV News — KTTC-TV/KXLT-TV — Rochester, Minnesota
    Contact:  Noel Sederstrom, News Director / nsederstrom@kttc.com /  Ph. 269-251-0998
  • TV News -- KAAL-TV -- Rochester, Minnesota
    Contact:  David Springer, News Director / dspringer@hbi.com / Ph. 507-993-9696 
  • TV News — KBJR-TV — Duluth, Minnesota
    Contact:  Kevin Jacobsen / kjacobsen@kbjr6.com / Ph. 218-720-9600
  • TV News – WDIO-TV – Duluth, Minnesota
    Contact:  Steve Goodspeed, News Director / Sgoodspeed@wdio.com / Ph. 218-727-6864
  • TV News – Lakeland News – Brainerd, Minnesota
    Contact:  Dennis Weimann, News Director / dweimann@lptv.org / Ph. 218-333-3050
  • TV News – KAWE-TV/KAWB-TV – Bemidji, Minnesota
    Contact:  Dennis Weimann, News Director / dweimann@lptv.org / Ph. 218-333-3012

Outside of Minnesota

  • TV News – WEAU-TV 13 News – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    Contact:  Lisa Patrow, News Director / lisa.patrow@weau.com / Ph. 715-852-1581
  • TV News – WQOW-TV News 18 – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    Contact:  Dan Schillinger, News Director / dschillinger@wqow.com / Ph. 715-852-5920
  • TV News – KOTA-TV - Rapid City, South Dakota
    Contact:  Phil Buehler, News Director / Buehler@kotatv.com / Ph. 605-394-7777
  • TV News - WDAY-TV - Fargo, North Dakota
    Contact:  Jeff Nelson, News Director / jnelson@wday.com / Ph. 701-241-5312
  • TV News - KVRR-TV - Fargo, North Dakota
    Contact:  Joe Radske, News Director / Ph. 701-277-1515
  • TV News — WGN-TV — Chicago, Illinois
    Contact:  Meghan McBride / mmcbride@wgntv.com / Ph. 773-528-2311

TV Sports


St. Cloud

  • TV/Video/Web Sports – St. Cloud State University Athletics – St. Cloud, MN
    Contact:  Cole Mayer / cemayer@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-2293

  • TV Sports – St. Cloud Rox Baseball Team / St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Scott Schreiner / scott@stcloudrox.com / Ph. 320-240-9798

  • TV/Web Sports – Arcteksat (Produces SCSU Hockey) – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Brian Stanley / bstanley@arcteksat.com / Ph. 612-308-9079

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Outstate Minnesota

  • TV Sports – KEYC-TV — Mankato, Minnesota
    Contact:  Dan Ruiter / TVruiter@keyc.com / Ph. 507-625-7905

  • TV Sports — KBJR-TV — Duluth, Minnesota
    Contact:  Lance Veeser / lveeser@kbjr6.com / Ph. 218-720-9600

Outside of Minnesota

  • TV/Web Sports  – Lincoln Saltdogs — Lincoln, Nebraska
    Contact:  Cade McFadden / cadem@saltdogs.com / Ph. 402-474-2255
     
  • TV/Web Sports – Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League Baseball) - Eau Claire, Wisc.
    Contact:  Spencer Larson, G.M. / slarson@eauclaireexpress.com / Ph. 715-839-7788

TV Weather


Minnesota

Outside of Minnesota

  • TV Weather — KVVR — Fargo, North Dakota
    Contact:  Rob Kupec / rkupec@kvvr.com / Ph. 701-277-1515

  • TV News - WDAY-TV - Fargo, North Dakota
    Contact:  Jeff Nelson, News Director / jnelson@wday.com / Ph. 701-241-5312

Radio


St. Cloud

  • Radio  –  WJON Radio/Townsquare Media (townsquareinteractive.com) - St. Cloud, MN  
    Contact:  Ashli Overlund / ashli@minnesotasnewcountry.com / Ph. 320-252-9897

  • Radio – KNSI Radio/Wild Country 99 (Wildcountry99.com) – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Matt Wood / mwood@leightonbroadcasting.com / Ph. 320-251-1450

  • Radio – KCLD-FM Radio (Leighton Broadcasting) – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Kat / Kat@leightonbroadcasting.com / Ph. 320-251-1047

  • News Radio/Photography – Minnesota Public Radio/KSNR 88.9 FM – Collegeville, MN
    Contact:  Lorna Benson / lbenson@mpr.org / Ph. 320-290-1424

  • Radio -- KVSC-FM Radio – St. Cloud State University – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Jo McMullen / JLmcmullen@stcloudstate.edu or
    Jim Gray / jwgray@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-3066

Minneapolis/St. Paul

  • Radio — KQRS -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Andrea Erickson / andrea.erickson@cumulus.com /  Ph. 612-554-3754

  • Radio – 93X KXXR-FM Radio – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Ross Hoffman / ross93X@gmail.com / Ph. 651-989-9393

  • News Radio – Minnesota Public Radio – St. Paul, MN and other parts of Minnesota
    Contact:  https://apmgcareers.org/ -- Ph. 651-290-1500

  • Sports Radio and Radio Promotions – KFAN Sports Radio – Minneapolis, MN
    Contact:  Francie Kennedy / franciekennedy@Iheartradio.com / Ph. 952-417-3000

Outstate Minnesota

Outside of Minnesota

  • Radio – Entercom Radio – Hales Corners, Wisconsin (near Milwaukee)
    Contact:  Will Fuentes / Will.Fuentes@entercom.com / Ph. 414-529-1250
  • News Radio – Wisconsin Public Radio – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    Contact:  Dean Kallenbach / dean.kallenbach@wpr.org / Ph. 715-839-3868
  • News/Talk Radio –- WGEM News/Talk 105 – Quincy, Illinois
    Contact:  Chad Mahoney, News Director – camahoney@wgem.com / Ph. 217-228-6600
  • Sports Radio – WGEM AM ESPN 1440 – Quincy, Illinois
    Contact:  Broc Hampsmire / bhampsmire@wgem.com / Ph. 217-228-6634
  • Sports Radio — Waterloo Bucks — Waterloo, Iowa
    Contact: Morgan Hawk / mhawk@kernels.com /  Ph. 319-232-0500
  • Sports Radio — Mile High Sports Radio—Denver, Colorado
    Contact:  Dan Fellman / dfellman@milehighsports.com /  Ph. 303-650-1795
  • Radio — 2HotRadio — Atlanta, Georgia
    Contact: Dave ‘DJ Outlet’ / hr@2hottickets.com/  Ph. 404-946-8660

Graphic Design/Web Design/Social Media Design


St. Cloud

Minneapolis/St. Paul

  • Social Media Design — Minnesota Department of Human Rights — St. Paul, Minnesota
    Contact:  Christine Dufour / Christine.dufour@state.mn.us / Ph. 651.539.1100 
  • Content Design – VOST Inc. – Burnsville, Minnesota
    Contact:  Jessica Joly / Jessica@vostinc.com / Ph.  612-518-3300

Outstate Minnesota

Outside of Minnesota

  • Social Media Design — Entercom Radio — Hales Corners, Wisconsin
    Contact:  Will Fuentes / will.fuentes@entercom.com / Ph.  414-529-7602
  • Graphic Design - Fargo Force Hockey (USHL Hockey League) - Fargo, North Dakota
    Contact:  Brian K. / briank@fargoforce.com / Ph. 701-356-7656

Marketing


St. Cloud

  • Marketing – United Cerebral Palsy of Central MN -- St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Carl Newbanks / carl@ucpcentralmn.org / Ph. 320-253-0765
  • Marketing/Public Relations – Northwestern Mutual – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  John Prelvitz / john.prelvitz@nm.com / Ph. 320-223-6652
  • Marketing – Eich Motor Company — St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Joe Sullivan / linkedin.com/in/joe-sullivan-a9b30250 / Ph. 320-258-2671
  • Marketing –- Central McGowan -- St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Erin Brun / erin@centralmcgowan.com /  Ph. 320-252-5292
  • Marketing –- Granite City Real Estate –- St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Peg Eisenreich / peg@granitecityproperties.com / Ph. 320-253-0003
  • Marketing — St. Cloud State University — St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Dennis Mergen / djmergen@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 651-395-0609

Minneapolis/St. Paul

  • Marketing/Promotions — Sue McLean and Associates -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Patricia McLean / patricia@suemclean.com / Ph. 612-343-8662
  • Marketing/Advertising – NorthGate Minnesota -- Bloomington, Minnesota
    Contact:  Gabriel Hanson / gabrieldhanson@gmail.com / Ph. 952-222-3883
  • Marketing — Target Corporation — Plymouth, Minnesota
    Contact:  Danika Lindquist / Danika.lundquist@target.com / Ph. 763-553-0302
  • Marketing — Rein in Sarcoma — Shoreview, Minnesota
    Contact:  Janelle Calhoun / calhounris@gmail.com / Ph. 844-727-2662
  • Marketing — IHeart Media — St. Louis Park, Minnesota
    Contact:  John Jansen / johnjansen@iheartmedia.com /  Ph. 952-417-3110

Outside of Minnesota

  • Marketing — Daktronics — Brookings, South Dakota
    Contact:  Heath Rasche / heath.rasche@daktronics.com / Ph. 800-325-8766
  • Marketing — Black Hills Works — Rapid City, South Dakota
    Contact:  Helen Usera / husera@bhws.com /  Ph. 605-431-1473

Photography

Outside of Minnesota

  • Photography -- Voss Studios -- Wausau, Wisconsin
    Contact:  Paula and Emily / info@Vossstudios.com / Ph. 715-241-9770