Careers and Internships

Wherever compelling storytelling matters, you’ll find journalism and communication graduates at work.

Wherever critical thinking and solid reporting make a difference, you’ll find JMC graduates excelling. And wherever multimedia platforms are used to inform, engage and persuade, you’ll find growing demand for the skills and experiences made possible by a JMC degree.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that careers in media and communication will continue to grow through 2026, due to due to the demand for creating, editing, translating and disseminating information through a variety of platforms.

Projected Growth

JMC majors can prepare students well to enter these areas of higher-than-average projected growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Public Relations and Communications Managers: 10% growth
  • Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators: 17% growth
  • Technical Writers: 11% growth
  • Market Research Analysts: 23% growth
  • Producers and Directors: 12% growth

David Burgett, Weather Channel

Featured Internships

Explore some of our students' recent internship experiences: The Weather Channel, Pro Football Hall of Fame, WESCO International and more.

Phylicia McCorkle

Alumni Careers

From non-profit newsrooms, to software development, to global communication firms, graduates of Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) are leaders across industries. Learn about how some of them have used the skills they learned in JMC to make a difference across industries.

A Student Participates in a job fair

Internship Resources

An internship is a graduation requirement for all JMC students. Explore resources for students, intern supervisors and potential employers.