Scripps Howard Communication Internship program

Making an impact on students and nonprofits

Since 2002, the Scripps Howard Foundation has funded more than 700 internships in the Greater Cincinnati region.

The Scripps Howard Communication Internship program began to further communication students’ education with hands-on experience, as well as offer additional support to nonprofit organizations in the region where both The E.W. Scripps Company and the Scripps Howard Foundation are headquartered.

The program has been mutually beneficial for students and nonprofits. Students learn new skills and the innerworkings of the nonprofit world from their supervisors. In return, students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom – and even enlighten their managers on new forms of media.

What nonprofits are saying about. . .

Kelcie Beausir

Northern Kentucky University

“After consulting with our marketing team, Kelcie created the ‘Strike a Pose’ social media contest, which invited people to take a selfie while striking a dance pose and then post it to our Twitter and Facebook pages as their contest entry. “

“Kelcie solicited and acquired the prize gifts from local merchants and other establishments. She created tweets on Twitter and Facebook posts publicizing the contest and then administered the contest, which created awareness for Dancing with the CLC Stars.

“We will use the ‘Strike a Pose’ model for future social network publicity efforts associated with our fundraiser; therefore, Kelcie’s work here has lasting impact beyond her internship.”

-John Vissman | Children’s Law Center of Northern Kentucky

Elizabeth Schultz

University of Cincinnati

“Elizabeth's impact on our organization was incredible. For years, we have struggled to represent ourselves well through marketing and social media. Her development of logos, class images, and marketing materials completely updated our public image. She was a joy to work with and an incredibly talented young woman. For the last three years. The Scripps Howard Foundation has supported amazing interns who have changed the face of Dramakinetics.”

-Mallory Dansereau | Dramakinetics of Cincinnati

Meet Megan Dillinger

Xavier University

Read her story here

Taken from “Heartlines,” Inter Parish Ministry’s newsletter.