Our internship program allows you to obtain national and international positions in media design, video production, social media, public relations, advertising, visual and interface design and user experience (UX) design.
We have numerous corporate and nonprofit sponsors in the Pittsburgh area who have placed students in internships in New York and Los Angeles. In addition to the internship program, the department has significant on-campus organizations that provide excellent networking opportunities.
If approved, Media internships can count toward college credit. Recent internship placements include:
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Pittsburgh magazine
- Elias/Savion Advertising
- American Eagle Outfitters
- Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, Pirates and Riverhounds
- All four network affiliate broadcasting stations: ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX
Digital Experience & Prototyping Lab
The Digital Experience & Prototyping Lab (DEPL) is a state-of-the-art facility available to any media student interested in studying user experience. The testing area has three user workstations, two of which are equipped with Morae software and cameras for usability testing. The third workstation is equipped with Noldus Video Observer XT observation/analysis software.
We also have a room dedicated to small meetings or focus groups, equipped with video cameras and microphones to record verbal and nonverbal communication.