Internship Opportunities


Our active 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 provides excellent networking opportunities.

Recent internship placements include:

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
  • Pittsburgh Magazine
  • Elias/Savion Advertising
  • Brunner
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Pitsburgh Steelers
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Pittsburgh Riverhounds
  • All four network affiliate broadcasting stations-ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX

Internship Eligibility and Requirements

NOTE: All internships done for Media department credit are course-coded as MDIA 451 with the exception of internships with Duquesne University Athletics' sports information/media relations office (recommended but not required for Sports Information and Media majors), which are coded as MDIA/SPTS 452. Any other internships with Duquesne Athletics, such as those done with Athletics' external relations and/or creative media/digital marketing offices, are coded as MDIA 451.

Here you will find a directory of companies that have worked with Media department interns. Please be mindful that contact information can go out of date very quickly. If an entry has a link to internship information, please read it before contacting the company. Some companies have protocols they expect applicants to follow and are annoyed when applicants call directly only to be told, "See our link and follow the protocol."


  1. Internship Approval Form (updated 7/26/2021)
  2. Internship Timesheet
  3. Internship Progress Report
  4. Midterm Performance Assessment Form
  5. Final Performance Assessment Form
NOTE: For the duration of the pandemic, applications for remote internships will be considered.

Internship Director Dr. Michael Dillon
514 College Hall