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.

Consider an internship as part of your degree pathway in Mass Communications 

Planning for your future career begins now. Employers seek prospective employees with degree skills and training and also proven work-related experiences. 

A Mass Communications student in Creative Media Productions, Strategic Communications, or Journalism sequences can take MCOM 444 - Internship (between 1-3 credits) as an elective toward their major. 

Contact the Department of Mass Communications internship coordinator to register. 

Review Internship Opportunities Below

Additional internships found in Handshake

1. 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

Ask yourself: What are you passionate about? What mass communications career area do you want to know more about? What skills and training do you have that you hope to gain more experience in?

  • Attend an SCSU Job Fair
  • Visit HandshakeA Career Center platform that opens the door to internship opportunities
  • Visit Websites: If there is a specific business you are interested in, search their job opportunities for internship applications
  • Visit LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a useful platform for gaining and growing your professional network and where individuals may post links to internships within their area of work
  • Contact: You may wish to contact local or state radio stations, news stations, newspapers, advertising or PR firms, etc. Be prepared to speak to someone who may be the internship supervisor and ask about their internship application process. 

2. Getting an Internship

Tips on Getting an Internship

An internship is an exciting opportunity that allows students to actively engage with a company and work creatively in an industry they are interested in.
  • Resume: get feedback prior to submission
  • Network: attend job fairs, talk to faculty, search Handshake
  • Mock Interviews: participate in training interviews prior to applying
  • Interview Questions: be professional and have questions ready to ask
  • Paid v. Unpaid: you may get credits for paid or unpaid internships. Don't let a non-paying position pass by if it presents a great professional, networking, and portfolio-building experience.

 

3. How to Register for MCOM 444 Internship Credits

  1. Contact the Mass Communications internship coordinator.
  2. Register your internship on Handshake.
    • How to report your Internship
      • Log-in and click "Report an internship" 
      • Select your term (Fall, Spring, Summer)
      • Enter the company information, confirmation and description of experience
      • Identify the number of hours you will work per week and the number of credits
  3. CLA and the Mass Communications Internship Coordinator will review and process your Internship application. 
  4. Once approved, you will receive a notification from Mass Communications with permission to enroll in MCOM 444.
  5. Upon registration, you will be added to the MCOM 444 Class on D2L.

NOTE: You should not start an internship for credit without following these steps. 

4. Successful Completion of MCOM 444

Intern requirements: 

  • Maintain contact with the Internship Coordinator using the D2L platform
  • Be professional and complete work expectations
  • Submit a final Internship Completion Survey

Supervisor requirements:

  • Submit a final Internship Report that will advise successful completion of the internship 
Internship Credits:
  • Can be earned over the Fall, Spring or Summer terms
  • 1-3 MCOM 444 credits in total
    • 1 Credit = 50 hrs/work
    • 2 Credits = 100 hrs/work
    • 3 Credits = 150 hrs/work

What happens if there is a change during an internship? 

  • Contact the Mass Communications internship coordinator immediately

Public Relations

St. Cloud

  • Public Relations and Marketing - University Communications at St. Cloud State University – St. Cloud, MN
    Contact:  University Communications / ucomm@stcloudstate.edu 

  • Sports Media Relations – St. Cloud State University Athletics – St. Cloud, MN
    Contact:  Tom Nelson / tcnelson@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-3102
  • Public Relations - Central Minnesota Ballet Academy LLC – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact: Samantha Collen / Sammy_Russia@yahoo.com / Ph. (320) 282-4885 (leave a message)

  • Public Relations – SCSU Career Services -- St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact: Desiree Wickman / djwickman@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:  Gail Ivers / Givers@stcloudareachamber.com / Ph. 320-656-3809
  • Public Relations/Social Media – Bruno Press – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Mary Bruno / mary@mcbrunopress.com / Ph. 612-327-2542

  • 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 – 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

  • Public Relations/Marketing – Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines – Waite Park, Minnesota (St. Cloud)
    Contact: Nancy McMullen / nmcmullen@girlscoutslp.org / Ph. 320-247-4562

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

  • Newspaper — St. Cloud Times — St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Lisa Schwarz, News Director / lschwarz@stcloudtimes.com / 320-255-8760

  • Newspaper — SCSU University Chronicle — St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact:  Tim Hennagir / tlhennagir@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-3293

Minneapolis/St. Paul

  • Newspaper – Minneapolis Star Tribune — Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:  Colleen Stoxen / cstoxen@startribune.com / Ph. 612-673-7467

  • 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:  Andrew Sailer / agsailer@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-5218

  • 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

  • TV/Video Production – Diversified Media Resources (DMR) – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact: Dan Barth / www.dmrpioneer.com / Ph. 320-251-3935

  • TV/Video Production / JimmyOgraphy – St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Contact: James Hoffman / james@jimmyography.com / Ph. 320-308-8002

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:  Andrew Sailer / agsailer@stcloudstate.edu / Ph. 320-308-5218

  • 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
  • Social Media Production – High School Activities Hub – St. Paul, Minnesota
    Contact:  Lance Hughes / Lance.Hughes@HighSchoolActivitiesHub.com / Ph. 612-220-8340

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
  • Marketing – Walker-An In-Store Branding Agency – Monticello, Minnesota
    Contact:  Leah Schaal / lschaal@walker-instore.com / Ph. 763-271-4953

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