The Emmis Communications internship program allows students to gain valuable experience and explore potential career opportunities. Internships are open to students attending an accredited academic institution and are available at various times throughout the year depending on each entity’s program.


Thank you for your interest regarding Emmis Internships. We have internship opportunities in various departments that correspond to the academic calendars for Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter semesters. These positions usually last for a period of 12 weeks.

The Emmis Communications internship program is open to college students attending an accredited college or university. The internship program allows students majoring in the communications or related fields to gain valuable experience and explore potential career opportunities by providing them with training similar to that which would be given in an educational environment. Students in the internship program will complement, rather than displace, the work of paid employees while at the same time providing students with significant educational benefits.

Students are assigned projects that allow them to become familiar with a variety of departments and their role in the company. Students who receive college credit are preferred. If college credit is not available, students may provide documentation from their school stating that the internship is approved and/or sponsored by the school as educationally relevant. The student is responsible for obtaining the necessary paperwork from their school. (This includes evaluation forms and other documents needing to be signed by Emmis Communications).

All internships are unpaid and there is no entitlement to a paid job at the conclusion of the internship.


  • Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • Minimum Academic Requirements 2.0 GPA
  • Completed Internship Application
  • Submit Resume (w/Application)
  • Completed Educational Endorsement (w/Application) from college or university (Confirming that student is receiving college credit or that internship is educationally relevant)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (Letter should be from a college or university instructor, department chair, adviser or professor)



(Varies depending on University requirements & station department heads)

Average of 20 hours or less per week unless college credit guidelines (for those unpaid interns receiving college credit) state differently.


Please complete the Internship Application and Educational Endorsement and return it via email to the address listed below along with a copy of your resume and one letter of recommendation. Thank you again for your interest in internships with Emmis Communications.



ART/GRAPHIC DESIGN, Indianapolis Monthly Todd Urban,

EDITORIAL, Indianapolis Monthly Kelly Kendall,



ALL DEPARTMENTS, Austin Radio (Star 93.3, Latino 102.7, Alternative Austin 101X, 93.7 KLBJ, KLBJ News Radio, Austin City Limits Radio 97.1, LA Z 107.1, BOBFM 103.5)

-Marla Jamali,

ALL DEPARTMENTS, Indianapolis Radio (Network IN, B105.7, WIBC 93.1 FM, HANKFM 97.1, 1070 the FAN)

-Stephanie Abbott,

ALL DEPARTMENTS, New York Radio (WLIB, 107.5 WBLS, HOT97)

-Pat Robinson,



Internships are available throughout the calendar year in the following departments/entities.


PUBLISHING Indianapolis Monthly, Indianapolis (IN)


Excellent opportunity for aspiring designers to see the inner workings of a monthly magazine. You will contribute as a member of the staff by assisting the Design Director, going to photo shoots with our photographer, and designing whatever is needed each day. Candidates should be detail-oriented, very proactive, and have the ability to multitask correctly and efficiently. Any candidate must possess a strong grasp of Adobe Suite products, especially InDesign and PhotoShop. We support a MacIntosh environment.


Come work in the most fun newsroom in the city. Youll be fact-checking, making sure that weve gotten our stories right. Writing shorter stories yourself, and contributing to larger packages. Writing for the websitetheres a blog post practically begging to be written every day. Helping us with research for stories. Attending meetings and pitching ideas. Going along on interviews. And other random work that we may not have predicted, but is important.


RADIO stations located in Austin (TX), Indianapolis (IN) and New York (NY)


Interns will work directly with Community Outreach department to research community-based relationships with corporate partners, government entities, non-profit organizations and foundations. Interns will learn and participate in the sales process in conjunction with implementing cause and social marketing campaigns.


Potential interns will learn from our digital team how to create unique video, audio and written content that relates to the station brands and is made available on our station websites. Interns will explore the nontraditional side of radio that is quickly becoming a huge part of marketing. During this internship, interns will be working with all forms of digital media including but not limited to video, social media and web design.


Interns will work directly with our IT/Engineering team learning how to resolve computer problems staff might have and what it takes to keep a radio station on-air.


Student will observe the fast-paced atmosphere of the Newsroom, including the gathering and dissemination of news stories. News reporting interns can choose between a focus in news content or news production. News content interns will work directly with reporters both on and offsite discovering how they write their stories. News production interns will work directly with the producers to see how topics go from discussion to on-air.


Students will learn the processes of commercial creation and management, including conception, writing, voice, production, and distribution. Interns will also learn about all departments connected with creative services and how all collaborate to create successful marketing campaigns for clients. Students may participate in brainstorm meetings, loading commercials for airplay and may participate in creation of commercials.


Interns have the opportunity to see the everyday decisions that go into keeping a station on air and keeping listeners tuned in every day. Interns will shadow side by side with each stations programming department to see various tasks including music scheduling, station imaging & content brainstorms. Interns will learn from on-air talents board operation, taking phone requests and general administrative support. During this internship, interns may have the opportunity to work as a board operator, producer or on-air talent for our programming departments.


Students will observe the fast-paced atmosphere learning what it takes to execute station and client events. Interns will spend time with members of the Promotions Department taking an in depth look at all of the moving pieces that go into producing and executing events both large and small. Student will have the opportunity to engage with all departments as they gain an understanding of event creation in all phases of the process – from conception to completion.


Sales marketing interns will learn firsthand the sales process from initial client meeting to closing the deal. Throughout the semester interns will have the opportunity to participate in this process by actively assisting Account Representatives and Sales Marketing Directors in the creation and coordination of marketing and promotional activities. Students will learn phone etiquette, presentation skills, writing and production of radio commercials, computer software that applies to media sales. Students will also learn how to and the importance of interaction between advertisers and the radio station. Students will also accompany Account Executives on sales calls and attend station sales meetings when necessary. Some light filing and typing may be involved. Intern candidates should understand the basics of Power Point, Word, Excel and Outlook as they are given projects, including sales proposals for clients.