Why should YOU do an internship?

Internships offer valuable work experience that can help you land that dream job. Forbes Magazine stated that "60% of the time, that internship will turn into a job offer." Gaining experience through internships is vital in today's competitive job market.


Spring/Summer 2018 Internships


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Paid, full time. We are looking for recent

graduates or near graduates who are interested in getting their foot in the door at the LDS Church.

This is a full time internship. You will be able to work 30-40 hours a week. Much of your time

will be spent working closely with senior researchers in setting up and conducting focus groups,

creating surveys, analyzing feedback and results, and writing briefs for product stakeholders.


HEAL Utah: $500 Stipend, part time. The Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah is a grassroots

organization committed to engaging the public in efforts to protect Utah’s health and environment

from nuclear & toxic waste, and promote clean energy policy. HEAL Utah is seeking an intern

that can reach new supporters, research and write material that supports our campaigns, engage

dozens of volunteers, and assist with events.


Hill Air Force Base: Unpaid, full time. Responsible for assisting the Community Support

Coordinator through providing support for the management of cross functional operations

relating to individual/family/community resilience and individual preparedness. Will aid in

analyzing/evaluating Air Force Community Assessment results and developing the community

action plan.


The Leonardo: $1,700 stipend, part time. The Leonardo provides patrons the opportunity to

engage, explore, interact and create at the intersections of art, science and technology. The intern

will promote divergent thinking and innovative action, specifically in the realm of Mind Riot, our

state-wide innovation competition. The intern will gain strong research and development skills,

practice profession writing and communication, and receive specialized training in 21st-century

educational practices. leonardo/jobs


Mountain America Credit Union: $15/hour, full time. This internship will focus on content

creation, publicizing content and social media amplification for created and curated content. The

accepted applicant will work with MACU on researching, analyzing, and crafting content on

behalf of the company. The ideal candidate is a strong writer who multitasks and has excellent

communication skills.


Springville Museum of Art: Unpaid, part time. Gain valuable job experience in a dynamic and

beautiful setting! Internships are offered on a rotating basis by academic semester and open to

professionally directed students and graduates. Interns are assigned to a specific department and

may assist with the following: curatorial, education, and communications.


United Way of Utah County: Unpaid, part time. Using appropriate research, United Way of

Utah County identifies the community's most pressing needs and their contributing factors and

then brings together resources to achieve measurable results. Grandfamilies is a program for

grandparents, aunts and uncles, or other relatives who are raising a relative’s child because the

biological parents are unable or unwilling to do so. We provide support and education to these

families in order to help them ensure the safety and permanency of the children in their care.


Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy: $8/hour, part time. Assist Program Director in planning

and implementing professional and cultural programs for incoming International Visitors and will

research local professional resources, contact local resources, prepare programs, meet with

International Visitors, and write proposals for prospective programs.


97th Floor: Paid, part time. 97th Floor is a leading digital agency that has been in business for

over 8 yrs. We are thought leaders that speak all over the world regarding the industry. The

intern will help our team develop long-lasting online relationships while promoting 97th Floor’s

ability to help enhance each client’s online presence.


Deseret Book: $7.25/hour, full time. Deseret Book Company is a leader in the publishing,

distribution and retailing of religious books and music serving members of The Church of Jesus

Christ of Latter-day Saints. What we are offering — apart from your hourly wage — is

something that will jumpstart your career: real experience. Experience and skills that will set

you apart from the hundreds of other candidates competing for your first "real" job.


Governor Herbert’s Office (Communication/ PR Intern): Unpaid, part time. This position

will offer an array of experience in communication and public relations, in a fast-paced and

rewarding professional environment. Interns will have the unique opportunity to attend media

events with the Governor, execute strategy, author news releases, provide social media content

and assist in speechwriting, as they learn about the workings of the Governor’s Office and the

legislative process. Contact UVU Internship Services for application details.


PilmerPR: Paid, part time. Break into the world of PR or hone skills you’ve already attained.

Our interns have the write reports, research press lists, manage editorial calendars, and track

coverage. Interns use their social media know-how to represent great clients and learn from

advanced PR professionals. Hours are flexible and you can work from the convenience of your

home conducting work via internet and phone.


Thanksgiving Point: Unpaid, part time. Thanksgiving Point Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

farm, garden, and museum complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate

transformative family learning.


Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce: Unpaid, part or full time available. This internship is

designed to provide opportunities for a student to work with professionals in the field of event

planning. They will develop skills in business and community event execution as well as

successful marketing practices. As the Chamber of Commerce we also offer a great environment

to build relationships with businesses throughout Utah County.


Wallaroo Media: Unpaid, part time. Wallaroo Media is an online marketing agency in Provo.

Our internship allows for exposure to a little bit of everything that we do: content marketing,

social media, PR-driven outreach, SEO, foosball, etc.


The Walton Group: $500 stipend, part time. The Walton Group, Inc. provides a public

relations and integrated marketing team dedicated to solutions, professionalism, ethics, useable

creativity and responsive attention to clients for mutual success. Interns assist professionals with

new business development through research of potential contact, scheduling appointments for

presentations, assisting with proposals and creative ideas and meeting with potential contacts.



APCO: $11/hour, part time, fall and spring semester and full time summer internships. Global

communication and business strategy firm. Offer internships in many departments, including:

Office of the CEO, Business Development, Client Service, Corporate Marketing and

Communication, Digital Strategy, and Opinion Research. Proficiently in a foreign language

preferred. Must have prior experience in an agency setting.


Americans for Tax Reform: $8.25/hour, full time. Looking for students studying

Communication, Political Science, Economics, Accounting and Finance. Interns will be paired

with a staffer while working in research, social media, and listen to hearings on Capitol Hill.

Your application should include a Resume, Cover Letter and Writing Sample.


Department of State: Paid and unpaid internships available in DC and in embassies abroad, full

time. Intern duties include writing reports, assisting with trade negotiations, assisting with visa

work, helping Americans in distress abroad, and organizing visits/conferences of high-level

officials. Applications are due 6 months in advance of internship start date.


Heritage Foundation: Paid, full time. Interns work in homeland security, tax and budget,

communications, religion and civil society, the rule of law, and foreign affairs doing research.


LDS Public and International Affairs: Paid, full time. Interns can expect to assist with

planning, execution and follow-up for events such as the Festival of Lights Celebration at the

Washington, D.C. Temple, Ambassador Wives Dinner and Summer Family Picnic. Foreign

language ability is a plus because most of intern work will be conducted over the phone or in

person with foreign dignitaries and staff. Contact UVU Internship Services for application



National Council for Adoption: Unpaid, full time. NCFA is an established adoption advocacy

non-profit that promotes a culture of adoption through education, research, and legislative action.

Internships are available in the various departments of the NFCA: Communications,

Development, Government Relations, Public Policy and Social Work. Interns should be dedicated

to the NCFA’s mission of helping children find loving, permanent families through adoption.



Senator Orrin Hatch: $1,250 per month, full time. They try to hire one intern from UVU per

semester. Internship also available for Senate Finance Committee.


Senator Mike Lee: Paid $1,250 per month, full time.


Congressman Chris Stewart: $1,500 per month, full time.


Congressman Rob Bishop: Pay $1,800 per month stipend, full time.

Also available locally, contact UVU Internship Services for more information.


New York, New York

Discovery Communications: Paid, full-time Communications & Public Relations internships

are available in Los Angeles, New York City and Silver Spring, Maryland. Both our Network

Communications teams and our Corporate Communications teams work to brand Discovery and

its networks as a world class company and programmer. Discovery’s publicity teams ensure that

our programs get the best coverage in the media and entice people to tune in through creative

means. As an intern some of your responsibilities would include: drafting press releases,

creation of media lists, media monitoring and managing special events.


Hill+Knowlton: $15/ hour, full time. This is a formal internship designed to introduce you to

the day-to-day business of a strategic communications firm and to help you develop the essential

written and oral communicative skills required to conduct public relations activities. The

internship is merely step one toward what will become a fulfilling career for many.


Ketchum PR: Paid, full time. Students in this full time paid program will act as fully integrated

members of account teams and will be assigned a mentor for support and guidance to help them

get acclimated into PR.


Tools to help you find PR internships:

  • Click here to access the PR internships available through Utah Valley University's Internship Office.
  • National PRSSA Internship Center: Click here to find some of the most amazing PR internships across the country.  These internships are exclusively available to PRSSA members. To access these internships, you must be a PRSSA member and use your login info you received in your UVU PRSSA welcome email.
  • Follow us @uvuprssa for live updates of current internships!



PRSSA Internship Testimonials-- This could be you!

I owe the majority of my recent success to my mentors, who have all challenged me to seek MORE opportunities through internships. Since their challenge, I have engaged in 3 internships, which have all proven invaluable for my career. While I have succeeded in my internships, I have gained industry-specific knowledge and professional experience as well as developed keen professional networks for my network. If you want to kickstart your career, get an internship that will push you to learn and will drive you find your niche within your chosen industry.
— Jon Kovach Jr., PR Intern at Spectrum Science (Washington, D.C.)
I personally believe that internships are CRITICAL to the future success of any aspiring PR professional. NOW is the time that we should LEARN without fear of negative consequences. Internship providers aren’t expecting interns to be perfect. How great is that? They KNOW that we are there to grow and want to help us do it. My current internship that I acquired through PRSSA has truly shaped my personal and professional life. This internship has made me more confident in myself, my public relations knowledge and in my professional abilities. Qualities in which I believe are some of the most important things I can take into an interview.
— Britnee Bromley Nuehring, PR Intern at Thatcher+Co. PR Firm (New York City)

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