Internship Opportunities

Success in a future career or further academic pursuit of our students is built upon solid utilization of integrated marketing communications theory and techniques within ever-changing business and media industries. Effective communication with business and media professionals leads to broader personal networks, and real-world experience adds to the likelihood of a rewarding career after graduation. To help our students gain an even greater professional perspective, IMC gives students a wide range of excellent learning opportunities through our internship program.

Most IMC students take advantage of internships offered through the Park School of Communications and the School of Business. Internships provide students with valuable learning experiences to apply their academic knowledge to the real-world, build their resumes with on-the-job skills, and gain firsthand knowledge of different career tracks.

Internships are available at a variety of organizations within Ithaca, New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, other major cities in the U.S., or even in or near the student’s hometown, such as:

  • Advertising or public relations agencies, such as Ogilvy, Young & Rubican, BBDO, OMD, G2, Weber Shandwick, and Ruder Finn.
  • Media organizations, such as ESPN, NBC, Us and In-Touch magazines, Yahoo!, and Sony Pictures.
  • Corporate marketing, advertising or public relations departments for a publicly or privately held company, government entity or non-profit organization, such as The Gap, Macy's, Harpoon, Xerox, and the Boston Red Sox.

Although internships are not a requirement for graduation, they are highly recommended as an important part of the college experience. Many are held during the summer.

A student may receive up to 12 internship credits. All internships are governed by specific guidelines that ensure a positive experience for both the intern and the sponsoring company. A student designs his or her own set of objectives for the internship, along with the guidance of a faculty sponsor and a field supervisor. The faculty sponsor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the internship, while the field supervisor is the intern's direct supervisor within the sponsoring company.

Please refer to our Photo Galleries for details on where our students have interned.


Many IMC majors intern at TBWAChiatDay at our Los Angeles Program and work on Apple, Pepsi, Gatorade, and Nissan advertising. One intern even won a car on The Price is Right!


"Each year our interns create and present a campaign for a public relations client. I just finished watching the two campaigns and wanted to share how proud I was to be an IC alumna. The Park intern nailed the presentation and clearly stood out as a leader "smart one" in the group. People were whispering about her 'understanding of the industry' and 'great public speaking skills.' I was so pleased to see that the Park School is still churning out graduates with both the ability to see the big picture and the tactical/professional skills necessary to compete in such a competitive job market." -Park Alumna