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Internships and Employment

At UCM, your education will extend beyond the classroom to include hands-on, real-world experiences. As a public relations major, you will be required to complete an external internship. Before beginning the internship, you must complete the forms in the (pre-2016-17 catalog): Public Relations Internship Materials Application or (post-2016-17 catalog): Public Relations Internship Materials Application packet. Email Dr. Hansen-Horn at for a fillable form. Include "Request for PR Internship Fillable Form" in the subject line.

If you need help finding an internship, our PR faculty can help you navigate the process. Past internships held by UCM PR majors are listed on a white board in the PR Suite in Martin 132. Additionally, internship opportunities are often posted to the UCM PRSSA Facebook page. Another social media site that is very helpful is LinkedIn. The #PRIntern and #EntryPR group on LinkedIn offers internship opportunities daily.

UCM students have gained internship experience at a variety of organizations including:

  • American Royal
  • Panera
  • Trozzolo Communications Group
  • Midwest Dairy Association
  • Lettuce Dream
  • T-Bones
  • Geile/Leon
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort
  • Missouri State Fair
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Crossroads
  • FleishmanHillard

UCM PR graduates have secured full-time jobs at:

  • JMA Technologies
  • Bernstein-Rein
  • Silpada Designs
  • American Red Cross
  • Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
  • Dell Computers
  • Energizer
  • Fleishman-Hillard
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Momentum Worldwide
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Weber Shandwick
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • GSA