Internships are a means of linking theory with practice to prepare you to work effectively in a variety of fields, including journalism, broadcast and print media, and public and organizational relations.

Internship Opportunities

An internship is a work experience — paid or unpaid — that gives you the opportunity to put your university education into practice. They are a valuable way for you to gain workplace skills and practical experience. They give you the opportunity to try out your chosen field while still in school and may also lead to a position after you graduate.

Companies and organizations where our students have interned.

  • American Jazz Museum
  • Barkley
  • CNN
  • Cumulus Media
  • Entercom Communications
  • E.W. Scripps Co.
  • Google
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Kansas City Mayor’s Office
  • The Kansas City Star
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities

Who is required to work as an intern?

Internships are required for students in Digital Journalism and Media. Junior and senior Communication majors can also earn academic credit by working as an intern.

Find Internships

Visit the UMKC Communications Internship Hub  Visit the Roo Career Network

Our internship coordinator, Linda Kurz, also posts internships outside her office at 103C Manheim Hall.

Apply for Internships

  1. Visit the UMKC Communications Internship Hub
  2. Download the internship package (docx) (Copies are available in the department office at 202 Haag Hall)
  3. Email the completed Internship Application form to the internship coordinator
  4. Once the application is approved, email a completed Communication Internship Initial Agreement to the internship coordinator.
  5. Once enrolled, you must send a mid-term progress report to the internship coordinator
  6. At the end of the semester, send your internship report to the internship coordinator