Students in the WVU Reed College of Media are training to be professional multimedia,
multi-channel communicators, researchers, creators and strategists. If you have
a key audience you’re trying to inform, educate or persuade, a WVU Reed College
of Media student intern can bring specialized skills and knowledge to your organization
while gaining the real-world experience they’ll need to succeed in their careers.
Advertising and Public Relations – Students are honing their skills in writing, research,
design, event planning, marketing and more to produce creative, persuasive campaigns
and materials for real clients. They’re learning to build, plan and execute communications
campaigns that help companies thrive and create positive change in society.
Integrated Marketing Communications – Students undergo a curriculum that combines
courses in marketing and business administration with advertising and public
relations. This program is fully online.
Game Design and Interactive Media – There is a growing demand for interactive audiovisual
media experiences. Students in this program are exposed to the latest innovations
in digital media to create visually stunning and timely interactive experiences.
Journalism – Journalism today is about connecting people with their communities and
the world. Journalism students learn how to ask tough questions and deliver meaningful
answers 24/7 to the people who want and need to know.
Multidisciplinary Media Studies – Students can customize their major course of study
by choosing from a variety of communications and media-focused minors. For example,
a student wanting to pursue a career in political public relations can select
minors in Public Relations, Strategic Social Media and Political Science. Someone
interested in a career in interactive media development could choose minors in
Interactive Media Design, Advertising and Electronic Media.
Sports and Adventure Media – From snowboarding to football, America’s appetite for
traditional and “extreme” sports is insatiable. Fans want information fast and
on-the-go, and employers are looking for professional communicators with specialized
skills to handle the demand.
Internships can be completed during WVU’s Fall, Spring or Summer semesters.
Internships can be paid, for college credit or both. The College of Media, however,
does not require students to complete an internship for academic credit. These
credits are electives.
Internships are typically run between 10 and 16 weeks.
Internships can be for 1 credit hour (a minimum of 50 hours worked by the student),
2 credit hours (a minimum of 100 hours) or 3 credit hours (a minimum of 150 hours).
A WVU Reed College of Media staff or faculty member will oversee the student’s internship.
A site supervisor will be asked to verify the student’s hours worked each week.
Internships can be done remotely, in-person or a combination of both.
INTERESTED IN AN INTERN?
Eric Minor is the WVU Reed College of Media’s full-time internships coordinator.
Typically, Eric will ask the employer/internship “host” to write up a brief job
description which he will then share via a closed email list (weekly) with the
College’s undergraduate and graduate students. Eric will then gather resumes and
work samples from interested students and forward them to your company. If you’d
like to conduct in-person or remote informational interviews with multiple students,
Eric can also help your company coordinate your visit (or virtual “video visit”)
with our students.
If you have questions, please contact Eric at Eric.Minor@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-6117.