The Harrington School of Communication is committed to preparing our graduates for the real world. Connecting our students with exciting internship opportunities provides essential, hands-on career experience. Employers want candidates who set themselves apart from the crowd, and students who’ve completed internships show applicable work experience outside the classroom.
“I started the internship doing simple tasks such as archiving footage and assisting producers on shoots and worked my way up to producing my first full-length show, ‘Dinner and a Show,’ a half-hour about places to eat and enjoy a show in the Boston area. Throughout this program, I’ve learned a lot about myself, been exposed to new opportunities, and interacted with many amazing people.”
Communications and Film/Media ’23 major Sarima Omodu-Amadi spent two summers as a production intern for WCVB Chronicle through the Emma Bowen Foundation.
Internships are built directly into many Harrington programs, but all majors are encouraged to apply for one or several internships during their time at Harrington. Students are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary opportunities ranging from film companies, non-profit organizations, PR agencies, sports teams to news broadcasters.
“I have found our ongoing work with Harrington School students to be successful. The students combine passion, an understanding of modern-day communications, and intelligence with everything they tackle with MikeWorldWide. The Harrington School students are well prepared for the workforce.”Bret Werner ’93
“It was a pleasure working with the Harrington School intern program. We chose two candidates who started in June and they adapted quickly to our organization, making significant contributions to our marketing efforts, including helping our teams create new blog articles, podcasts, videos, and infographics.”Cynthia Abbott
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
The Harrington School and Workplace Options
We partner with Workplace Options (WPO) to provide students with internships and experiential learning opportunities.
Three Harrington School students worked with WPO to create content on entering the workforce and joining the WPO team.
Students have secured dynamic internships at The New York Times, Disney, Panasonic, iHeartMedia, Tokyo Journal International, New England Revolution, Marriott International, Rhode Island Monthly, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and more.
Students who hold internships can also earn credit while gaining valuable work experience.
Along with the internships, Harrington School students can take advantage of internal positions. Opportunities include Social Media Research Lab Assistants, Media Equipment Center Service Specialists, Harrington School Office Assistants, Brand Ambassadors, Social Media Agency Interns, Sports Production Crew, and Broadcast Center Assistants.
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