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Internships - Making Connections

Attending school just 25 miles from the media capital of the world significantly improves your chance of securing valuable internships that are almost sure to advance your career.

Whatever your career plans are, there are scores of internship possibilities in New York City and on Long Island.  And if you’re from out of state, many of our students intern “back home,” taking with them classroom knowledge, skills, and the Hofstra work ethic we hear our internship sites love!  Each student is guided by an internship advisor to make sure the experience is valuable for both you and the location. The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication works very closely with the Career Center to help you research an internship and then polish your resume writing and interview etiquette.

The links provided below are to connect students with professional organizations related to their area of studies. These links can help with networking, research and opportunities within the major.


  • Matt Izzo

    “My internship at The Tonight Show has provided me an amazing opportunity to put my classroom knowledge into action. I’ve learned what it takes to produce a daily, late night television show, and I’ve contributed to many different parts of the overall workflow. The staff and crew are beyond kind – their advice alone has given me insight and direction that will stay with me for years to come!”

    Matthew Izzo – Class of 2017

  • Awilda PR

    “Having the opportunity to intern at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research within the research arm of Northwell Health, was not only a dream come true, but it reassured me I was on the right career path. This internship has given me the opportunity to be hands on and use all that was taught to me in the classroom. I believe that it is a necessity for Hofstra to encourage students to obtain an internship, as there is just so much you can learn outside the classroom.”

    Awilda Pena-Luna - Class of 2017

  • Proto - Intern Experience

    Nick Proto - Class of 2017

    To learn more about Nick's internship experience, click here.

  • Ariana Ring - Intern Experience

    Ariana Ringstrom - Class of 2017

    To learn more about Ariana's internship experience, click here.

  • Mike Fuller - Intern Experience

    Michael Fuller - Class of 2017

    To learn more about Michael's internship experience, click here.

  • Melissa - Intern Experience

    Melissa Cooke - Class of 2017

    To learn more about Melissa's internship experience, click here.

  • M Thompson Cobert Show7

    “Interning with The Late Show has offered me a ton of amazing opportunities. I've met so many incredible people, learned so many new things, and, most importantly, had a blast doing it all.”

    Mark Thompson – Class of 2017

  • Jillian - John Oliver

    “Being an intern for Last Week Tonight is nothing short of a dream. I have never been in an environment where everyone is that passionate and dedicated to crafting creativity, comedy and raising awareness. I have learned invaluable experiences from an eager staff about what it is truly like to work in live television, that the classroom cannot replicate. I never wanted to leave; and it is an experience I will never stop talking about.”

    Jillian Laganelli – Class of 2018

  • "I have had a great experience at my internship thanks to the internship program. I learned so much from my internship which I will take to my next production. I was guided by my faculty advisor and internship supervisor, both were very helpful."

    Danielle Klien – Class of 2016

  • Briaden H

    “My internship at MetroFocus/WNET13 has solidified my career choice and has given me a solid foundation to enter into the television news industry.”

    Braidan Halbleib - Class of 2016

    To learn more about Braidan's internship experience, click here.

  • "I landed an internship with the editing department of News 12 Long Island through the School of Communication career fair. From the start I was treated like an employee, not a coffee-grabbing intern. Within a few days, I was editing pieces for air and helping to take in video feeds from out in the field. What I had learned in my production and editing classes at Hofstra gave me background knowledge on how everything worked, allowing me to focus my training on News 12’s specific workflow. Following my internship I was offered a freelance position with the editing department."

    Rob Arasate – Class of 2016

  • Juliet del Rio

    "I loved interning with Long Island Pulse Magazine because it gave me a lot of experience in a lot of different fields, which makes it easier for me to apply for a variety of future internships and jobs."

    Juliet del Rio – Class of 2017

  • "My internship at Glenna Freedman Public Relations has given me the opportunity to learn about the profession in ways I couldn't from inside a classroom. What's more, it has let me explore different fields of public relations, and I plan to have many more diverse internship experiences before I graduate in order to decide what career path is best for me."

    Danielle Drop – Class of 2016

  • Kaeli Van Cott - Intern Experience

    Kaeli Van Cott - Class of 2017

    To learn more about Kaeli's internship experience, click here.

  • "My first internship was an amazing experience. I got to learn everything that goes into getting a placement in the media, parts of PR that I didn't really understand before this opportunity. My career choice was validated because I had so much fun going into work every day. I was even able to attend a rooftop party and be a part of two different studio tapings in the city.”

    Heather Lanci – Class of 2017

  • Abby Sullivan

    Abbey Sullivan - Class of 2017

    To learn more about Abbey's internship experience, click here.

  • Kenton Scott

    "No classroom can teach you how to interact with a company during the stress of putting a show together that evening; through Last Week Tonight I have learned what it takes to do that."

    Kenton Scott – Class of 2017

  • "The internship program has allowed me to observe a more professional environment. It has given me a chance to see what the real world actually looks like, what it feels like, and given me a glimpse of what to expect when I get thrown into the fire. Because of the internship program, I feel more prepared and confident to tackle challenges now more than ever."

    Benjamin Lapinig – Class of 2016

  • Jen Sif

    "My internship with MSNBC’s Weekends with Alex Witt has been such an informative and exciting experience. I’ve learned the ins and outs of a live cable news broadcast while honing my research and writing skills — sometimes in the back of the shot! I could not recommend this internship more to anyone interested in broadcast news."

    Jen Sifferlen – Class of 2016

  • Danielle S

    Danielle Santucci - Class of 2016

    To learn more about Danielle's internship experience, click here.

  • "My internship has given me invaluable experience of what it means to work in a professional environment. It has made me realize I love what I study and I will keep working hard towards a job in the PR field."

    Eden Strassburg – Class of 2017

  • Brianna C

    Brianna Cunningham - Class of 2016

    To learn more about Brianna's internship experience, click here.

  • "Working as a Production and Development Intern at VH1 allowed me the incredible hands-on experience and industry insight I wanted during my internship. Viacom’s employees are all extremely helpful, friendly, and professional."

    Ariana Ringstrom, Class of 2017

  • Celia Werner

    "My internship was an amazing experience and I learned so much about the real world television industry. I wouldn't have traded this experience for anything."

    Celia Werner – Class of 2016

  • "Interning was a valuable experience as it allowed me access to a company that worked directly with many popular television shows and channels that I often watch and are highly regarded, such as HBO and AMC."

    Eric Crocombe – Class of 2016

  • Jordan Heiden7

    "My internship experience with VH1 and Logo has been an absolute dream come true. I was given the opportunity to intern for two semesters and was recently offered a full-time summer position as a junior in college. The skills I've learned through the Hofstra community have opened this door for me and now I'm doing what I love most."

    Jordan Heiden – Class of 2017

  • "My internship at We Fly Coach was a one of a kind experience, as the only intern for the company I was able to work on productions and edit content for their website, without my connections here at Hofstra this internship would never have happened, and because of that I am extremely grateful for Hofstra."

    Jenson Kassay, Class of 2016

  • Juliet del Rio

    "Working at Saturday Night Live has been one of the most fun, educational, and rewarding experiences of my life. I couldn’t have ever grown as much as a professional and made such great contacts and friends if I had never been given such a once in a lifetime opportunity. It is something I will never forget."

    Leah Aucoin – Class of 2016

  • "By interning at WNET Public Media, I worked in a busy production environment and received hands on experience at the largest public television station in the country in one of the largest media markets in the world. "

    Andrew Wagner – Class of 2016