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College of Education

Marketing and Communications Internship


Objective: We pay you. We mentor you within the PR/marketing/communications field. We get your great work in return.

Kudos: We’ll pat ourselves on the back. We began our internship program a couple years ago. We make sure our interns have a valuable experience and build their portfolio. Our interns have been able to get immediate job placement: one for a PR firm in Seattle, one for the Seattle Seahawks, one doing social media for a real estate firm, one working for a municipality on the westside. If you work hard, we set you up to succeed! Don’t take our word for it, though!


We can spend all day telling you how awesome this internship is. But instead, we’ll let our current and past interns tell you…

More about the internship (and how to apply)

Basic responsibilities: You’d report directly to the College of Education’s Director of Marketing and Communications, who sits on the college’s leadership team. You’d help him realize MarComm’s objectives, including its mission of “Inform. Inspire. Involve.” Public relations and external marketing strategy and tactics make up a bulk of the plan, and you’d help fulfill the goals set forth.


Specific responsibilities:

  • Actively engage in the college’s social media. This will include posting to the college’s well-established social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, LinkedIn).
  • Web updates. The College of Education uses WordPress.
  • Write stories for dissemination through web and media.
  • Develop infographics and graphic-based communications.
  • Help with Education News, a monthly college newsletter sent to external stakeholders.
  • Brainstorm brand strategy and look for avenues to build brand awareness and credibility.
  • Help grow and maintain photo library.
  • Learn and apply basic media relations strategies under the direct supervision of the director.
  • Help align media requests with appropriate source.
  • Help enhance online newsroom.
  • Integrate video and other digital media into story dissemination.
  • Other duties that arise (oh yeah, we weren’t going to forget this one J).

Prerequisites: Preference given to those who are either in Journalism and Media Production (Journalism) or Strategic Communication (Public Relations) within the Murrow College of Communication, or to those who are Marketing majors within the Carson College of Business. Preference will be given to those students certified in their major.

Appointment, Hours, and Compensation: It is expected that you’d work the Fall 2019 semester, beginning the first week of the semester, and ending the week before the semester ends. You’d work 15 hours per week. You would earn up to $12 USD per hour (DOE). We could discuss extending through Spring 2020.

To apply:

Send email expressing your intent to apply (this will be your cover letter). Attach resume and some writing samples – or other multimedia samples – you feel best reflect your ability for this position. This must be received no later than close of business on April 01, 2019.

Interviews will be conducted shortly after the deadline, and the successful candidate will be notified and formalize arrangements before the semester ends.

About the College of Education:

The College of Education is one of WSU’s oldest colleges, with its first dean taking the helm in 1918. Since that time, COE has been known primarily as a teaching and learning college, as well as an educational leadership college. The majority of certified K-12 superintendents in Washington, in fact, earned their certification through COE.

However, COE is very much a modern college, with sport management and kinesiology degrees. In fact, our undergraduate sport management degree is one of the largest degrees, by enrollment.

For more information:

Contact Brandon Chapman at or 509.335.6850.


We love remembering the good times!

Brittni and Riley Myklebust
Brittni Willis interviewing Pullman Police officer Riley Myklebust, as part of Education Eclipse. Riley is now a stellar deputy within the King County Sheriff’s Office :).
Kyla did so well working with Chappy in Fall 2016 that she was asked to come back for Spring 2017.
Trevor Havard was a great intern. He was capable of just grabbing a camera and heading to college events!
Katie Merrick in studio
Katie Merrick working in our video studio.
This internship is nothing if not fun.
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