Resource Guide for Job/Internship Hunting

Students often ask where they can find a job or internship in the field of communication or public relations in the St. Louis area. Below are several resources that may be helpful to you!

STEP 1: LOOK AT JOB BOARDS. Apply for Jobs. Review the market. Look at a variety of things to see what communication positions are out there. Several are listed below. Maryville’s Career Connections: Maryville’s Career Education Office runs and excellent website for Maryville students and alumni. Search keywords like “public relations” and “health communication” to get started.

Twitter: Follow @MaryvilleComm for several job postings sent out on Twitter. Some other good Twitter accounts to follow for jobs are @WriterJobsSTL and @SIUESPCJobs.

Nonprofit Positions:

Communication Agencies/Firms:

Other Excellent Resources and Job Boards:

  • Public Relations Society of America – St. Louis Chapter
  • The St. Louis Egoist: Creative and advertising positions in St. Louis.
  • AdSaint: A fun board with a variety of advertising and PR posts in St. Louis.
  • InternMatch: A national site with many high-quality internship postings both nationally and in St. Louis.
  • Local Chambers of Commerce are a great way to find business in a particular geographic area of St. Louis. Do a Google search with the keyword “Chamber of Commerce” and the town you are looking for and you’ll find it. For a few examples, here are the sites for ChesterfieldMaplewoodSt. Charles, and Belleville (IL), but the list is endless.
  • St. Louis’ Corporate Employers: St. Louis is home to several large employers who often have positions available in communication-related departments. Look through the career pages of some of these major employers to see if they have any positions open in the field of communication. The St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association has an excellent list to get you started.

 STEP 2: ATTEND NETWORKING EVENTS. 

STEP 3: JOIN A YOUNG FRIENDS GROUP. 

  • Make a new friend. Do something good. There are also many young professional groups in St. Louis like Metropolis, the Young Friends of the St. Louis Art Museum the Young Friends of the St. Louis ZooThe Children’s Hospital, and many more. These groups are social but do events in the interest of a particular nonprofit organization. Almost every medium- to large- nonprofit has a group that plans events and supports the organization while giving members of the groups a chance to socialize and network. Join a young friend board of a hospital if you are interested in Health Communication. Join the Art Museum’s Young Friend group if you are interested in working at an arts organization. You all know that I am a huge supporter of our students getting involved in these organizations and/or attending an event or two every month to learn more about what is happening in our field and in our city. You never know who you’ll meet or what you’ll learn!

What other resources should be added to this list? Leave me a comment and I’ll edit it to include them. Happy internship/job hunting!

Rebecca Dohrman

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Maryville University.

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