Internships

Internship Opportunities

In the Communication and Media Studies department, students receive the training necessary to succeed as professional media makers, journalists, and communicators in the work force. However, the transition from classroom to career can often be tedious. Therefore, CMS students are strongly encouraged (if not required) to complete one or more internships during their time at SUNY Cortland. These internship opportunities allow students to gain real world experience in a professional setting while building both their resume and network.

Listed below are several college specific internship opportunities as well as search databases meant to help CMS students find the ideal internship for them. However, students are not limited to these lists and are welcome to secure an internship of their choosing.

All students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor before starting the internship process.


College Specific Internships

  • Blackbird Film Festival - Learn how to curate and coordinate an international film festival all while developing critical team building skills and networking with filmmakers from around the world. Fall and Spring semester internship opportunities for students interested in media production, event planning, advertising, marketing, and public relations.
  • News Channel 9 / Bridge Street - Gain on-set experience at a local television news station as a production assistant, reporter, photographer, etc. Fall, Spring and Summer opportunities available.

General Internships Websites

Media Internships

International Internships

Non-profit Internships