Michigan Association of Communication Studies


Ever have questions you need answered about communications but don't have time to schedule an advising appointment, or just need a quick answer to a simple question? Most importantly, do you ever wish you had someone to provide class or professor recommendations?

We are here to help! MACS offers peer advising (meaning we are students, just like you). Simply e- mail us with any questions you may have. We have extra experience in the Communications Studies department and would love to help. We promise to respond rapidly and with our best answers. And if we don't know the answer, we'll notify our supervisor (so you don't have to) and then get back to you!

With questions, please contact Jordan Murray at jordtice@umich.edu and she'll respond in a timely manner! Jordan is happy to answer ANY questions, concerns, or issues you have.


Internship Opportunities


TGIN Online Media/Blog Intern Wanted

Thank God It's Natural is a manufacturer of natural and eco-friendly products for the hair, body and home, and one of the fastest growing social media portals on the Internet for African-American women interested in issues related to health, wellness and natural living (over 1M blog views). We are looking to take our online presence to the next level and are searching for a qualified candidate studying Journalism, English or Marketing to become our next Online Magazine Intern. This is a high level internship with a lot of strategic assignments. Our founder/CEO is a Harvard College and Law School grad, and has a tremendous business acumen. Interns will have the opportunity to work directly with her and will walk away with very marketable skills and a glowing recommendation. Interns can work from home (or Starbucks), but should be comfy in virtually all virtual environments.


- Write stories having to do with nutrition, fitness, health and wellness
- Assist with managing Thank God I’m Natural’s blog by responding to user comments.
- Manage contact/relationships with guest bloggers
- Manage requests for sponsorship/advertising
- Review metrics of traffic statistics, reports and blog comment feedback
- Troubleshoot and repair bugs and other technical problems

Ideal Candidate:

- Experienced and comfortable with WordPress
- Crisp, professional writing style that adheres to our brand standards
- Generally aware of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Organized, driven, and passionate about healthy lifestyles

To apply, send an email to thankgodimnatural@gmail.com with "Blog Internship" in the subject line, with your resume and a short paragraph telling us why you’re the right person for the job!

Applicants must be available to work 6-8 hrs each week.

Please email resume, writing samples, cover letter and unofficial transcript to thankgodimnatural@gmail.com.

About TGIN:

Seven years ago, Harvard graduate and organic lifestyle expert, Chris-Tia Donaldson would have never believed you if you told her she would be running one of the fastest growing health and beauty companies for African-American households. After years of research, product development, and testing, Chris-Tia developed tgin, her own line of natural products for the hair, body, and home, to compliment her best-selling book Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair. With over 45,000+ Facebook fans, 15,000+ Twitter followers, a growing international mailing list, and over 1 million blog views, Thank God I'm Natural is one of the fastest growing social media portals for African-American households interested in issues related to health, wellness, and natural living. Thank God I'm Natural has also been featured on ABC News, Fox News, WGN News, and in USA Today, Essence Magazine, and numerous other outlets. By promoting a message of natural living, Chris-Tia is showing the average American that eating healthy, exercising regularly, and living well does not have to cost a fortune.

Takeda - 2011 Summer Internship - Corporate Communications

Takeda's internship program blends real world experience with an extensive overview of the pharmaceutical industry. Knowledgeable mentors will provide guidance as you gain professional hands-on experience.  The summer internship program is 12 weeks in length and offers a unique perspective into a world-class pharmaceutical company. Compensation is competitive, and financed temporary housing is available to those who qualify. Our internship program also provides you the opportunity to network with people at Takeda through various planned events and activities.

To aim is to introduce students or recent graduates to a corporate communications department in the pharmaceutical industry, offering daily department activities and learning broader communication and public relations strategies. The intern will be an active member of the Corporate Communications team and will gain hands-on experience by being involved in: media relations, Web site and press material development, special event coordination, community outreach and internal strategy sessions.

The Takeda Corporate Communications department seeks candidates who are eager to learn about the many aspects of a corporate public relations environment and dealing with the various challenging elements facing the pharmaceutical industry.


  • Assisting in the development and execution of PR campaigns for Takeda
  • Preparing communication materials for internal review and internal/external distribution
  • Developing media materials and implementing media relations efforts for corporate and/or compound/product news
  • Conducting research to support PR campaigns
  • Assisting with daily media monitoring and organizing media coverage
  • Drafting content for Takeda's corporate intranet and Web sites, assist with appropriate content posting
  • Assisting with corporate initiatives including community outreach, charitable giving and associated events


  • Enrolled in a U.S. accredited university
  • Public Relations/Journalism/Mass Communication majors preferred (must be entering Junior year or above).
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word

We are driven to improve people's lives.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Internship at Cartier

Cartier, a world-renowned luxury jeweler, is currently looking for an advertising intern in their New York location. It is a nine-month paid internship.

If you are interested in applying, send an email to Melissa.Pordy@cartier.com with a copy of your resume.

Jessica Zelvin, a recent Comm alum, has been kind enough to forward MACS this great opportunity. She has held this advertising internship position since graduating in April and will be leaving Cartier for a full-time position in January. If anyone has questions regarding the internship, Jessica has said she would be more than happy to speak with any interested students; just email her at jessicazelvin@gmail.com.

This position has a start date of on or around January 3rd, 2012, so be sure you have the availability to start right away! Apply Soon!

Fox News Internship

Are you looking for a rewarding and fast-paced internship in broadcast media this summer? Fox News is looking for motivated, ambitious students who are seeking to expand their knowledge, improve their skills and kick-start their career. Apply to become part of Fox News Channel University and intern at one of six locations across the U.S.

Fox News has one of the premier internship opportunities in the industry. FNCU consistently graduates well-rounded news professionals. They are committed to providing you with an educational, supportive, and rewarding semester.

An internship with FNCU will offer you hands-on experience and guidance from top professionals, engaging and informative seminars, and opportunities to showcase your skills and build your professional portfolio on FNCU’s website. FNCU interns graduate the program with the knowledge and experience to thrive in a news environment.

Applications for the SUMMER term will open on December 1st and close on February 1st. Get your application in early!!!

If you have any questions about interning with Fox News Channel University don't hesitate to email me with any questions. I'd love to share my experience at FNCU with you!

Also, go on Facebook and "Like" the FNCU Facebook page!

Thank you!
Lauren Blanchard
UMich Communications '12


General Description: Here are a bunch of internships from Cheryl for Comm Concentrators for 2010-2011: