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Internship Opportunities


Whether you are searching for an internship in Knoxville or across the world, we can help! Our vast global connections help us pair students with organizations where they can thrive.

One of the best ways to get connected with these opportunities is through Handshake. Handshake is the UTK networking platform that connects students and grads to organizations seeking employees. It is a great way for students to search for career opportunities and utilize the UTK network to find the perfect job.


We have direct connections with many great organizations across our region. Some of the many organizations that always house our interns are Bohan, Regal Entertainment, Pyxl, Discovery, FletCHER, Moxley Carmichael, Design Sensory, MP&F, Smarter Searches, Parachute Media, Country Music Association, Tombras, American Heart Association, Ackerman PR, DVL Nashville, Y and R, Remote Area Medical.

This is just the beginning of the opportunities available to our students! Each year our student connections are growing and we are developing new partnerships.

Career Services

UTK also has the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration available to all students. Our Communication and Information representative is Bukky Abdul. She is available to help students by helping create resumes and cover letters, holding mock interviews, and more. Click here to learn more about the services available to our students.

Bukky Abdul
1015 Phillip Fulmer Way
Phone: (865) 974-5435

Vols Remote Internship Program

UT’s New York City Alumni Chapter quickly organized a virtual internship program when COVID-19 interrupted students’ summer internship plans. The VOLs Remote Internship pilot program paired five interns from CCI with social media and digital communication roles at nonprofit organizations dedicated to education. The new summer program was open to rising seniors and recent graduates with particular emphasis on recruiting first-generation college students and students from low-income communities. Interns were each paired with young CCI alumni already working in communications and digital media, and they learned how to create social media content in the voices of their organizations and gained experience using digital collaboration and social media management tools.

MAIP Program

MAIP fellows are hand-selected by industry professionals to begin their careers in advertising. Once selected, fellows engage in a 22-week, nationwide fellowship that is both virtual and in-agency. In addition to the fellowship, fellows receive professional development opportunities through virtual spring training, one-on-one coaching, MAIP labs, and various opportunities to network with MAIP alumni and industry leaders. The goal is to provide fellows with the space and opportunity to build a foundation for their careers.