Summer Internships 2015

The primary purpose of an internship in the Department of Communication Arts (COM) is to provide a student with real-life work experiences related to the student’s major. An internship is part of the student’s total academic experience and is not a job per se; it is a learning opportunity having direct relationships to the student’s program of study and career interests.

Kaylee Gibson

Public Relations

PR Intern
417 Magazine, Springfield, MO

“My summer as an intern at 417 Magazine was an exciting extension of my classroom experience I was exposed to the hectic and exhilarating world of magazine publishing and saw how public relations is truly the glue that holds together the company! My internship convinced me that public relations is what I love to do.”

Josh Stephans

Digital Media Communications

Digital Media Intern
Northland Church, Longwood, FL

“My internship at Northland Church gave me an amazing opportunity to use my skills and abilities for the Kingdom, as well as gain hands on missions experience. I traveled internationally, dramatically expanded my media portfolio and worked with some incredible people. I’m so thankful for this summer and the work God has done in me and through me.”

Chris Hare

Digital Media

Digital Media Intern
Redpepper, Nashville, TN

“In the time that I’ve been here I’ve seen just how much the agency cares for its people, and how it will continue to foster their creative potential. The relationships I’ve made here are genuine, and will carry on through the next stage of my life after school. I’ve greatly enjoyed my time at redpepper and will walk away from the experience both wiser and better prepared for wherever the Lord takes me next.”

Danica Smithick

Journalism

Journalism Intern
1776 (start-up incubator), Washington, DC

“Last spring, I studied at the Washington Journalism Center and interned on the media team at a DC startup incubator called 1776 where I primarily wrote promotional pieces for different startups and reported pieces about different trends and innovation in the industries those startups fell under (education, health, energy, smart cities).”

Emily Littleton

Journalism

Journalism Intern
International Missions Board, Southeast Asia

“Having an overseas writing internship made everything I’ve learned in class come to life. Learning to work, live, and tell stories cross culturally gave me depth both as a writer and a student and helped me become more passionate about journalism and about the opportunities to work in my field after graduation.”

Meg Rushing

Public Relations

PR Intern
International Missions Board, Richmond, Virginia

“My internship experience at the International Mission Board has been incredibly educational and rewarding. Not only did the job surround me with godly mentors and friends, but it truly helped me to see how the things I am learning in school will benefit me in my future career.”

Suzanne Fletcher

Public Relations

PR Intern
Rocketown, Nashville, TN

“This summer, I served as the Events and Music Venue intern at Rocketown in Nashville, Tennessee. I worked with weddings, concerts, corporate events and did graphic design for Rocketown’s music and rentals segments. It was a summer filled with exciting events, and I learned what genuine collaboration and Christ-like work look like in action. Union has definitely prepared me to keep up with the fast-paced world that is public relations and communications.”