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Rhetoric and Media Studies

Opportunities

Portland offers great opportunities for field learning, in all sorts of areas—media production, advertising, public relations, human resources, public opinion research, and a lot more. Academic credit is awarded to RHMS majors for supervised internships that apply what students have learned in their RHMS coursework.

Department majors regularly receive listserv notices about internship and practicum opportunities. The Lewis & Clark Career Center also maintains listings.  Upon securing an internship, students should identify a member of the RHMS faculty with whom they have taken relevant coursework and then work with that faculty member to complete an Internship/Practicum Learning Agreement. The agreement must be completed and submitted to the registrar’s office before the internship or practicum begins.

Here are just a few of our RHMS internship placements over the past several years:

  • NIKE, Inc., marketing
  • William Temple House (non-profit counseling and social services center)
  • Portland Visitors Association, public relations
  • The Portland Oregonian newspaper
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, social media
  • KGW-TV, television production, news reporting
  • Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group, environmental communication
  • Graphic Arts Publishing Co., magazine production and layout
  • Azumano Travel, international travel agency
  • Riverplace Hotel, sales and marketing
  • MTV/VH-1, marketing and production
  • Portland Trailblazers, events planning
  • Burnside Records, independent music production
  • Artists for a Hate-Free America
  • Waggoner Edstrom, public relations and advertising
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • The Salvation Army
  • Bitch Media, nonprofit independent feminist media
  • YWCA, social media

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