Summer Courses Offered by the Communication Department

Summer courses are a great way to catch up or get ahead with credits. All summer courses are offered online, which means that you can complete them from anywhere you have internet service. This summer the Communication department is offering the following classes:

  • CMM 214 Storytelling and Culture
  • CMM 355 Nonverbal Communication, taught by Stellina Chapman
  • CMM 359 Communication Among Cultures, taught by Stellina Chapman
  • LIN 413 Sociolinguistics, taught by Oksana Laleko

Registration for the summer session opens on April 12. You do not need your advisor’s permission to register for summer courses. Be sure to check the start and end dates of each class on the Summer 2021 schedule of classes.

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1-Credit Internship with Historic Huguenot Street – Starts Immediately

Historic Huguenot Street is looking for an intern to start immediately on this 1-credit internship. This internship is reserved for a student who has already completed an internship and does not need the internship seminar.

To ensure that the museum’s new virtual programming is accessible to a wide audience, Historic Huguenot Street needs help with video captioning, alt-text descriptions on social media and its website, and more. This would be a short-term project (40 to 50 hours) working remotely. This is an unpaid volunteer position, and interns must have their own access to a computer and WiFi. Work starts immediately and the department hopes to have it completed before the end of June.

Please email with your qualifications. Must have prior knowledge in social-media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Social Media Internship at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch

Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is looking for interns for the fall, and possibly the summer. Interns will be in charge of social media and marketing, and will help manage the ranch’s online presence.

Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is a vacation spot located in Kerhonkson, NY.

To apply, email Mike Offner at

PR Internship at Redd Said Fred

Redd Said Fred is looking for interns for the summer and fall. These internships are focused on communications and public relations.

Redd Said Fred is creative studio designing well curated interiors and product lines to articulate a solutions-based approach towards sustainability, wellness, community, and authenticity.

POSITION: PR/ Communications

DESCRIPTION: Redd Said Fred is looking for a creative, self-starter to assist in marketing and communication efforts. The intern will work alongside the owners.

• Update social media accounts with fresh content to improve engagement and outreach
• Conduct research to find articles and stories relevant to our core values and interests
• Distribute flyers, graphics and other marketing material for major events
• Update website
• Handle online inquiries appropriately
• Update and track our blog subscribers list
• Track social media interaction and fanbase growth and provide owner with monthly updates
• Provides assistance with special events
• Takes photographs of completed spaces

• Interest in interior design, visual merchandising and event planning
• Interest in photography and has experience using a camera
• Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communications
• Ability to work independently and in collaboration with the team
• Be flexible and willing to take on other tasks in this start-up environment
• Familiarity with key social media tools (e.g. Facebook and Instagram) and with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
• An entrepreneurial attitude
• Experience with website management
• Experience in writing blogs or educational social media posts
• Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
• Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus

To apply, email Brooke Nelson at

Summer and Fall Internships at Kingston Design Connection

Kingston Design Connection is looking for interns for summer and fall.

For summer, they are looking for:

Two students to work with our marketing team to support new video series in partnership with Chronogram magazine and other marketing activities for the Kingston Design Showhouse.

For fall, they are looking for:

Three to five students to work with our marketing team to support the 2020 Kingston Design Showhouse and special events.

To apply, email Maryline Damour,, and Jessica Williams,

Marketing Internship at Proctors Collaborative (Summer and Fall)

Marketing internship with Proctors Collaborative

This internship’s focuses include:

  • Marketing Account Management
  • Copywriting
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Videography

These internships report directly to a member of the Marketing team. The marketing department is a dynamic department that manages the marketing plans and community outreach for Proctors, UPH and theREP. Responsibilities can involve dissemination of marketing materials, assisting with community outreach, participating in marketing meetings and brainstorming, researching outreach techniques, working with street teams, assisting with community activities and events, contributing to social media and other duties as assigned. All opportunities in this department provide each intern with a well-rounded marketing agency experience while focusing on their interest.

To apply, email Education Director Christine Sheehan at, or apply online here:

Remote Social Media Internship at Amberwood Press (Summer and Fall)

Amberwood Press is looking for interns for their summer and fall website and social media internship.

This internship is for the purpose of giving a student the opportunity to participate in growing and maintaining two very different websites. One, Literary Ladies Guide ( celebrates the lives and work of classic women authors (with a secondary subject of women journalists from the past). The Vegan Atlas ( is a site for vegan recipes and lifestyle.

This internship can work for a media and communications student or a journalism major. My past two interns and I really enjoyed our time together and the content they created has been viewed by tens of thousands of readers, and views continue to grow over time!

For the intern, the experience would include researching topics, creating posts, and helping to expand the social reach of the site. The intern will be involved as follows, and I can provide remote training for all skills:

– Learn the back end of running websites with the WordPress platform.
– Learn to create good SEO (Search Engine Optimization ) with the Yoast plug-in.
– Create 2 to 3 new posts per week on a mutually agreed upon topic (I have lots of web-friendly topic prompts on hand). Learn what goes into creating good content for the web.
– Create shareable graphics for Facebook and Pinterest using Canva or graphics program of their choice.
– Maintain and continue to build social media accounts, especially Facebook and Instagram. Keep records of metrics to see what’s working, and build on successes.

This has always been a remote internship, so this would work especially well now. How it would look is that we could meet more often at first over Facetime or Skype for training in the skills; in the past, I’d meet with the students more frequently at first, then once they were comfortable with WordPress, we would just meet once a week for 2 to 3 hours, with communication as needed in between.

This internship can be tailored to the students’ goals and objectives. If she or he wants to build a portfolio of online published work, that’s a given. If they want to focus more on creating content for social media, that works, too. If a student has a passion for food and wants to build a food photography portfolio, that’s another possibility.

To apply, email Nava Atlas at

Summer Internship With Energize NY

Energize NY is looking for two interns for the summer. Interns will be in charge of “Clean Energy Outreach.”

Energize NY, or Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC), is a New York State non-profit, local development corporation that operates EIC OPEN C-PACE for the benefit of its member municipalities, which include counties and cities across New York State, as well as towns in Westchester County.

To get more information and to apply, email Carolyn at

Energize NY

Summer and Fall Internships at Breast Cancer Options Inc.

Breast Cancer Options is looking for one intern for summer and one intern for fall.

This internship involves all aspects of PR including media, PR online, flyers and brochures, event planning and organization, etc.

The internship involves the following duties:
-Advertising-plan approach, identify prospects, solicit ads for event program
-Press release
-News articles
-PSA radio/TV
-Community calendars- print/online. Local, regional and national.

To apply, email Hope Nemiroff at

Breast Cancer Options inc.

Spirit of Resilience Summer and Fall Internships

Spirit of Resilience has 3-5 internship opportunities for summer and fall.

This internship is for students with a passion for Earth care, social justice and promoting a new paradigm for living on Earth.

Interns work with staff and community stakeholders to complete segments of Spirit of Resilience. They develop promotional strategies with well defined goals to help Spirit of Resilience build a mailing list, engage digital conversations and invite speaking engagements. Production Assistants effectively interact with Technical Assistants using archived and original recordings, to create sound drops of various lengths for use in show segments and promotions.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to Rev Dele at
Applicants should identify which skill set they bring to the table (sound engineers, social media managers, website managers, etc.). You will receive a work culture statement if accepted for an interview.