Jobs & Internships

Communication, Journalism and Media

PennWest Edinboro is committed to ensuring that students are fully prepared for life in the professional world. That's why we offer fantastic internships and job opportunities for students in the Department of Communication, Journalism and Media.


Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat. PennWest Edinboro recognizes that experiential learning is a valuable tool in helping you to make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning.

While some PennWest Edinboro majors require an internship, cooperative education, student teaching or research experience in order to graduate, many students elect to pursue an internship to augment their educational portfolio. Every major has one or more designated internship directors to assist students with identifying opportunities and coordinating credits.

Recent internships in Northwestern Pennsylvania include: Bensur Advertising, Make-A-Wish, Erie County United Way, Erie Office of the Mayor, Erie County Historical Society, American Red Cross, Epic Web Studios, Erie Brewing, Voo Doo Brewing, Erie County Bar Association, LECOM, Logistics Plus, St. Vincent Health Center, the Erie SeaWolves, WJET-TV and WQLN Public Media in Erie.

Internships our majors have completed in other parts of the country include: Atlantic Records Corp. (New York, N.Y.), the Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio), Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Clear Channel Communication, Cleveland Dept. of Veterans Affairs (Cleveland, Ohio), ESPN (Bristol, Conn.), Office of the Speaker of the House (Harrisburg, Pa.), Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Opera Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio), Vail Resorts (Vail, Colo.), Pittsburgh Penguins (Pittsburgh, Pa.), the South Philly Review (Philadelphia, Pa.), Hilton Head Resort (Hilton Head Island, S.C.), and the U.S. Olympic Committee (Colorado Springs, Colo.), among others.

If you are interested in internship experience, please contact the Department's internship coordinator, Dr. Ron Raymond,


In today’s evolving workplace, the average person will change his or her career more than seven times. Having a Communication, Journalism or Media degree provides you with the flexibility to get a job wherever you choose.

The Boro Center for Career Development assists students at the outset of their professional lives with many outstanding services, including building your resume, developing interviewing and networking skills, and connecting you to numerous job fair opportunities annually, both on and off campus.

Featured Alumni

The Communication, Journalism and Media Department at PennWest Edinboro is represented by a long list of successful alumni who have graduated with undergraduate and graduate degrees from our department. These alumni represent a wide range of careers, demonstrating the versatility and flexibility of a Communication, Journalism or Media Studies degree. Here’s a sampling of jobs our graduates hold or have held:

Contact Us

Communication, Journalism and Media
208 Compton Hall
210 East Normal Street
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2444

Tim Thompson, PhD
Department Chair
208 Compton Hall
Phone: 814-732-2162