Student Clubs, Internships and Opportunities

Enhance Your Education

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Klein College, where the selection of campus clubs, media and internships grows every year. Through these opportunities, you’ll create valuable connections with your community, peers and professors, delve into subjects you’re passionate about, and gain knowledge and experience in different fields of study—all while building your résumé.

Whether you want to kick off your future with an internship at an advertising agency or roll up your sleeves and work on a campus publication or at a radio station, you’ll find peers and programs that strengthen your skills and broaden your perspective.

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Internships

As a Klein College student, you can obtain internships in a variety of settings related to your field of study. Internships enable you to meet new people and develop significant professional networks and personal connections, as well as provide real-world experience that can serve as a springboard for your life after graduation. Most importantly, our faculty and Klein College Career Center staff work closely with internship providers to ensure you’re treated with respect and that your work is valued.

You’ll discover new internship opportunities listed daily on Klein Connect—our exclusive internship and job portal. Here, you can complete a student profile, upload your résumé and apply for career opportunities.

It’s definitely important to get involved. When you find your niche, that’s when you find yourself. You find your support system through different organizations. I think it’s the best part about Temple—finding an organization where you can just be yourself and unleash your fullest potential.

Kayla McGuire ’23

Communication Studies Major, co-president of HER Campus

Major-specific Opportunities

All Klein College students have the opportunity to explore internships that are directly related to their degrees. Learn more about opportunities available for each major at Klein.

Advertising

All Advertising majors are required to do either a professional internship or be involved with Diamond Edge Communications, our student-run ad agency. Both offer valuable hands-on experience in professional advertising-related experiences. 

Diamond Edge works with local Philadelphia clients under the supervision of an advertising professor to research and develop digital and traditional creative materials, media plans, strategic plans and presentations. Upon completion of an internship within the advertising program, you'll prepare a portfolio of work that will be a valuable asset as you begin your career search.

Internships are often available at a variety of firms within the field of media and advertising, such as

  • advertising agencies;
  • corporate marketing departments;
  • hospitality and tourism venues;
  • interactive agencies;
  • media buying and planning firms;
  • online, print, radio and TV media outlets; and
  • production companies.

Our internship directors and faculty members and the director of Career Services will not only guide you through the process of seeking and identifying quality internship opportunities, but also help you prepare a résumé, write cover letters and create a LinkedIn page.

If you have any questions about advertising internships, please contact

Jennifer Lovrinic Freeman, assistant professor in the Advertising Department.
Phone: 215-204-7401
Email:

Learn more about opportunities as an Advertising major.

Communication and Social Influence

Though not required, internships or communications field experiences are highly recommended for Communication and Social Influence majors. In addition to earning academic credit, students will gain industry experience in a wide cross-section of organizations, including

  • community outreach and development firms,
  • communication consulting firms,
  • copywriting departments,
  • corporate strategic planning firms,
  • human resource departments,
  • fundraising and event planning organizations,
  • media relations agencies,
  • public relations firms, and
  • strategic planning firms.

Students are free to secure their own internships and communication field experiences. To do so, you must provide written proof of an opportunity and seek departmental approval.

If you have any questions about communication and social influence internships, please contact

Abigail Jones, professor at Klein College of Media and Communication.
Email: tuj21134@temple.edu

Demaris Watford, office manager in the Communication and Social Influence Department.
Email:

Learn more about opportunities as a Communication and Social Influence major.

Communication Studies

Though not required for graduation, internships are strongly recommended by the communication studies program. Internships provide you with degree credits, hands-on experience and skills for working in organizational settings all at the same time.

Placements include media- and communication-related outlets, such as

  • an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Defense,
  • community organizations,
  • international organizations,
  • major corporations, and
  • radio and TV stations.

If you have any questions about communication studies internships, please contact

Scott Gratson, director of communication studies.
Phone: 215-204-6434
Email:

Learn more about opportunities as a Communication Studies major.

Journalism

During junior or senior year of the journalism undergraduate program, you may opt to take an internship that will give you a competitive edge in the field while earning credit towards your degree. Our students have interned at for- and nonprofit companies, as well as local, state and federal government agencies. One student even spent a term working at the White House.

Though most of the opportunities are located in the tri-state area—particularly in Philadelphia and its suburbs, as well as southern New Jersey—some have been in places like Denver; New York and Washington, D.C. Regardless of location, journalism interns have gotten experience at numerous media- and journalism-related firms and agencies, including

  • corporate communications departments,
  • digital communications and new media agencies,
  • magazines,
  • newspapers,
  • online publications,
  • radio stations
  • TV stations, and
  • wire service bureaus.

Graduate Internships

At the graduate level, you may earn academic credit for an internship in a field related to journalism and mass communication that is carefully monitored and supervised. Graduate internships have requirements that include consultation with the organization or business offering the internship, specifications of the duties to be undertaken and regular reports from a designated supervisor. You may not earn academic credit for current employment experience.

You can seek approval to perform an internship at a venue of your choice. Keep in mind that in order to earn credit for your internship, the work must be with a legitimate communication-related organization and related to the fields covered in your courses.

If you have any questions about journalism internships, please contact

Sarah Landwehr, assistant professor of instruction,
director of internships.
Email:

Learn more about opportunities as a Journalism major.

Media Studies and Production

All Media Studies and Production majors are required to complete either an internship or a practicum during junior or senior year. A minimum overall GPA of 2.75 is required.

Hundreds of businesses, institutions and organizations in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and across the nation provide opportunities for our students to work in relevant professional fields while earning course credit. Opportunities are available in a variety of media-related outlets, including

  • advertising agencies,
  • graphic design and multimedia agencies,
  • radio stations,
  • recording studios,
  • sports leagues and sports media outlets,
  • TV stations, and
  • video production agencies.

If you have any questions about media studies and production internships, please contact

Betsy Leebron Tutelman, senior vice provost for strategic communications.
Phone: 215-204-2483
Email:

Learn more about opportunities as a Media Studies and Production major.

Public Relations

Public Relations Field Experience

The public relations field experience complements the PR student’s formal education. For many students, the field experience is the first opportunity to gain experience in a communication career path. The field experience should acquaint students with actual professional practices in their disciplines. It offers students the first on-site opportunity to learn about some of the realities of working in the communication field they are planning to pursue as a possible career path. The field experience typically occurs before the internship.

Internship in Public Relations

Organized professional work under supervision in public relations organizations, in nonprofits, agency or corporate settings. Students can actively seek internship opportunities on their own, or work with the PR internship director to gain valuable professional experience.

If you have any questions about Public Relations field experience or internships, please contact

David Brown, assistant professor in the Public Relations Department.
Email:

Learn more about opportunities as a Public Relations major.

Global Internships

If the thought of getting hands-on professional experience while living in a foreign country or a major U.S. metropolis sounds enticing, then Klein College’s Global Internship program can help you get there. As a global intern, you can choose from cities like Barcelona, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Paris or numerous major U.S. cities. You’ll spend three weeks on Temple’s Main Campus studying Intercultural Communication in the Workplace with other study away students before departing for a full-time internship at your chosen destination.

Each location combines exciting events, learning and travel with a résumé-building internship. The predeparture Orientation and the Intercultural Communication course will get you fully prepared for the cultural differences you’ll encounter in your host city.

If you have any questions about global internship opportunities, please contact

Allie Miller, assistant director, study away.
Phone: 215-204-2677
Email:

Learn more about global internship opportunities.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Joining a student organization can affect your career and college experience in meaningful ways. Not only will you learn how to work with a team, you’ll also gain access to exciting projects, peer support and valuable networking opportunities. As a future communication professional or scholar, an international media professional, a journalist, or a TV anchor, your participation in student organizations will support and accelerate your academic, personal and professional growth.

Aperture Photo Agency

Aperture Agency is Temple University’s only student-run photography agency. We develop young photographers through group expeditions, weekly workshops and one-on-one attention. We encourage individual photography interests as we aim to foster a lifelong passion for photography in our members. We also accept photography jobs from around the city. We aim to have fun while exploring a craft we enjoy!

Learn more about the agency.

Send us an email at and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @ApertureAgency.

Audio Professionals of Temple University

Audio Professionals of Temple University (APTU) is for anyone in Klein’s media studies and production program who is interested in audio. The main focus of the APTU club is audio projects, whether it be an audio book or radio spot, a demo for a band writing a song, or any work that other production clubs might need in audio. Members can work on their own projects, projects that people have shared to each other and collaborative projects between group members. We meet in Studio G, the premier studio of Temple, and have access to all of the studio's gear to learn and to use. If you are interested in audio production, or just learning your way around a studio, join us.

Learn more about APTU.

COMM Club

COMM Club is an extension of the Communication Studies Program at Klein College, and provides a space for those in the communication field to engage with one another through various endeavors.

Email us at and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @commclubtu.

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association. As a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Lambda Pi Eta has more than 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. Lambda Pi Eta was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. It became a part of the National Communication Association in 1988 and the official honor society of the association in July 1995. Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in Rhetoric as the three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics.

Lamda Pi Eta

  • establishes and maintains closer relationships between faculty and students;
  • explores options for graduate education in communication studies;
  • promotes and encourages professional development among communication majors;
  • provides an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication;
  • recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; and
  • stimulates interest in the communication discipline.

Learn more about this honor society.

OwlSports Update

A weekly, student-run show about Temple University’s intercollegiate athletic programs. It is anchored, edited, filmed and produced by Temple students, who can volunteer to work on the show or take it as a class.

Learn more about this broadcast.

Follow us on Twitter and YouTube @OwlSportsUpdate.

Public Relations Student Society of America

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the leading pre-professional organization for students interested in public relations and communication. With more than 300 chapters and 10,000 members nationwide, PRSSA offers members countless opportunities to succeed.

The Temple University chapter of PRSSA is the longest standing chapter in the Philadelphia region, and currently consists of over 120 members. In 2019, we celebrated our 50th anniversary.

The core of our chapter lies within three main areas: leadership, mentorship and networking. Our goal is to prepare members for a successful and well-rounded career working in the public relations field, using all of the great resources Temple University and the City of Brotherly Love have to offer.

Learn more about PRSSA.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @templeprssa.

Temple Ad Club

Examine the role advertising plays in our everyday lives and gain advertising awareness, education and hands-on experience through the Temple Ad Club. We also study advertising’s growing power and effect in the ever-expanding “real world,” while giving driven students of all majors chances to explore and express their creativity.

Learn more about the club.

Email us at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TempleAdClub.

Interested in being connected to one of Klein's Student Organizations? Email Student Success Program Coordinator Tyler DeVice at Tyler.device@temple.edu.